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Traction Dog Training Club provides intensive in-home dog training programs to Austin, Texas. Our unique dog training programs combine one-on-one training sessions for your dog as well as regular family coaching sessions.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Trainer!

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texas' original
homeschool program

Daily training for your dog in their own home

and neighborhood in Austin, all while you're at work.

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homeschool: how it works

96% of people choose the Homeschool program.


1: customize your training agenda

Schedule a consultation with our dog trainers in Austin to build a custom training program that makes sense for your dog and family. 

Following your phone consultation, you'll receive an email package with everything you need to get started in one place.  A signed training agreement and a $199 deposit officially reserve your training dates.

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2: complete a 3-week program

Monday through Thursday each week consists of one-on-one training sessions between dog(s) and trainer in your Austin home and neighborhood.  This minimizes distractions for both dog and trainer and allows the most progress possible to take place.

Friday each week consists of a private coaching session with the family.  Your trainer will explain the best training methods for your dog, demonstrate your dog's new skills, and coach each owner as learn to use and enforce the new skills.

3: plan continued education

Following your 3 week program, your dog has lifetime priority access to our Petsitting Program, our Varsity Subscription, and After-School Programs like agility, nosework, rally obedience, trick training, and more! 

The Varsity Subscription covers one session with your trainer monthly to tweak, improve, and add on to your dog's skills.

In addition, the Homeschool program includes 2 free follow-up sessions.

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Homeschool effective fast straghtforward

homeschool program

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tutoring program

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private lessons

3 week program with four 1:1 training sessions and one coaching session with the owner(s) each week.


Includes 2 free follow-up sessions & priority access to Petsitting and After-School programs.

Best for people who want superior results or have busy schedules.

4 week program with one 1:1 training session and one coaching session with the owner(s) each week.

Includes intial in-person consultation.

Best for people who want to be hands-on in achieving results.  Homework is required.

Individual private coaching sessions with the owners.

Best for people who want training touch-ups or have some training experience.

Not available for off leash or behavior training.




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Available to Graduates of the Homeschool & Tutoring Programs

The Petsitting Program

Board your dogs in a Traction Dog Trainer's private Texas home as the only extra guest.  Keep training consistent even while you're away.

The Varsity Subscription

Subscribe to one monthly lesson with your trainer in Austin to continue making tweaks, advancements and improvements, or simply to make sure training never slips up.

After-School Programs

Enroll in a 5-week group class to try out extracurricular activities with your dog! 

You'll try agility, nosework, disc, rally obedience, CGC/therapy certification, and trick training!

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meet the trainers

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mara soo
lion, bear & elk trainer

  • Trained upper-level sport horses across the US

  • Trained mountain lions, bears, elk, bald eagles, otters and owls professionally

  • Competes in APPDA and PSA (protection and patrol dogs)

Tina Chavez and Doberman Vida PSA training

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top 10% ne po po graudate

  • Learned directly from Bart Bellon, inventor of many modern dog training methods

  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen, S.T.A.R., and Trick Dog Evaluator

  • Competes in APPDA and PSA (protection and patrol dogs)

Will Coggins and Shepherd Bako hiking off leash

will coggins
special ops, swat, & fbi k9 trainer

  • Certified MWD Handler in obedience, patrol, and narcotics and explosives detection

  • Graduated Marine Corps K9's intensive training course in long range off leash training

  • Conducted dog training seminars for the Naval Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Homeland Security, ATF, FBI, NCIS, and NPD

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service area & faq
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Service Area & Out-of-Service-Area Protocols

Our service area includes any address within a 20 minute commute from 6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78731.

If you are outside this area, no worries!

You can meet us in Austin for training, or pay extra fees and we'll come to your home anyway.

Schedule a phone consultation to get an exact quote if you are outside our service area.

Frequently Asked Questions

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schedule a free consult

What is your primary goal or concern for your dog?
How comfortable is your dog with new people?

What Happens Next?

Complete your 3-5 week Custom Training Program

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Reserve your Program Dates by Paying a $199 Deposit and Signing our Training Agreement

Enjoy our Petsitting, After-School, and Varsity programs, Lifelong!


The Traction Dog Training Club was born in 2020 in Boulder, Colorado and was instantly a success, training hundreds of dogs and growing to 3 cities within the first 6 months.  What makes Traction such a hit? It was uniquely founded on class, quality, and a reliably elite experience.  We not only train Austin's classiest dogs, we provide the classiest experience.  You will only find the industry's best trainers on our team, backed by an expectation of straightforward interactions and clear results.  This is a reflection of the relationship we strive to build between you and your dog, as well as your community.  We hope to continue a relationship with you for years, covering each of your canine needs and providing a lifelong go-to for you and your dog.

Thank you for joining the Traction Dog Training Club!