Day School & Training

The DeBono Dog Behavior Center, located within Howl n' Woof grounds, provides all of our training services.

The DeBono Dog Behavior Center's Day School programs are immersive training services where you drop your dog off twice per week for full days. During the day, your dog receives a combination of of individual training, group training, and structured playtime with other dogs. Day School programs include Group Classes on Saturdays, during which you are taught how to implement what the dog has been learning throughout the week.

There are two Day School options, depending on your dog's socialization history:

The Life Skills Certificate Program focuses on 15 skills specifically chosen to help you and your dog navigate your way through the most challenging social situations.

The Socialization Program focuses on improving your dog's interactions with other dogs, humans, and/or the environment, while also teaching them many the skills from Life Skills Program.

All Day School Programs also include training on a fully equipped agility course.

A 30 minute Behavior Evaluation is required before enrolling your dog in Day School. 

Quality training is one of the best investments you can make to maximize the life you have with your dog. Day School is a great way to get your dog on the right track.

So that each dog is given plenty of individual attention, the number of dogs that are accepted into Day School is limited to 12. 

The DeBono Dog Behavior Center also provides intensive Problem Buster workshops for overcoming behavior problems and Private Lessons. 

As one of the most trusted trainers in Austin, Steve DeBono specializes in problems relating to fear, anxiety, and "aggressive" behavior. He is well known for the work he does helping owners and dogs overcome complex behavior problems using gentle, reward-based methods. Steve has a Masters Degree in Psychology from UT, studying dog behavior as part of Dr. Sam Gosling's Animal Personality Research Lab

Steve's website is also a great resource for dog training content. He offers a free 6 Minute a Day Dog Training course, a comprehensive puppy raising guide, and much more.