Specializing in problems relating to fear, anxiety, and “aggressive” behavior
over 16 weeks old
A Better Best Friend Training Programs
A Better Best Friend (BBF) Training Programs are intensive services that give you and your dog the tools you need to become better best friends to one another and to the community.
A Better Best Friend
Combines Training, Daycare, and Group Classes for comprehensive learning and enrichment. There are two options for Day School based on how your dog interacts with other dogs and people:
A Better Best Friend
Problem Busters Workshops
Take control of specific problems with your dog’s behavior once and for all!
In most cases, the first step is to bring your dog to our Behavior Center for an Evaluation. Together, we will define your goals and identify the best path to reach them based on your lifestyle.
To learn about Behavior Evaluations:
16 weeks old & under
The most important tasks for new puppy parents are to socialize with many different types of dogs, people, and environments (without overwhelming!), and begin teaching self-control over their impulses. Additionally, they often need help with:
- potty training
- chewing stuff up
Our two puppy programs will help you with all of these issues and more!
Puppy 911 is our free step-by-step guide for raising puppies right. If you are having problems with potty training, mouthing/biting, chewing, jumping:
Puppy Gatherings are donation based, weekly classes for puppies under 16 weeks. If you are looking for ways to safely socialize your puppy:
Three Easy Steps for Booking Training
1. Select the date and time of your first appointment.
Use the online calendar to schedule Group Classes, Private Lessons, or Day School!
2. Purchase a Monthly Plan.
Choose between flexible Plans for any budget. Plans can be upgraded, downgraded, or cancelled at any time.
3. Submit intake forms.
After you’ve purchased your Plan, you will need to complete a form or two and provide vaccination records (depending on the services you selected).
Send me details about the behavior problems you are having using the form below.
Steve’s War Against Phone Tag
I hate phone tag and I imagine so do you. So join me in waging war against this insidious time-waster!
Because I am hands on working with dogs or clients, I often cannot pick up my phone. This leaves me a backlog of voicemails to return. I set aside some time to call people back, only to reach their voicemail. They then call me back and once again I am unable to take the call. And back and forth we go. The fact is that once we finally do connect on the phone, the information I give is information I could have much more efficiently through an email. Phone tag is a huge time suck and high source of anxiety for me! So I’ve waged a War against Phone Tag and will only answer inquiries through email. If you’d like to speak with me before committing to one of our training plans, I offer low cost options such as Orientation Classes and Behavior Evaluations. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but I do this so that I can maximize the time I spend helping my clients and dogs. Trust me, and I will help you too. Thanks for your understanding!
Day School, Behavior Evaluations & Group Classes are held at the DeBono Dog Behavior Center located at:
10010 Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX, 78748