Obedience and Behavior Training You Can Trust

Our mission at Bed & Biscuit is to help improve the quality of life for people and their pets through science-based, positive training methods.

People-centered training

Our training emphasizes training you to train your dog because we believe no one knows your dog better than you do.

We always use positive reinforcement and minimally aversive training methods. There’s never any emotional or physical discomfort.
The curriculum and methods we use are sound scientific principles based on how animals learn and the study of dogs as a species.

Our Dog & Puppy Training Classes

Bed & Biscuit offers classes for adult dogs and puppies. All of our classes are private or small groups of 3-5. By keeping our classes small, we’re able to help you accomplish all of your individual training objectives.

Dog Training Fundamentals Class

If your dog is over six months old you’ll begin in the Dog Training Fundamentals class. In this class, a certified dog trainer in Austin, TX will show you how to teach your dog the fundamental skills for living a happy life in the world full of people. We’ll teach you how to communicate, motivate and be a strong but compassionate leader for your dog.

Puppy Parenting 101

If your dog is a puppy (under six months), there are specific goals you should focus on during this developmental period. Because it’s so important to start your puppy off on the “right paw”, we offer low cost puppy training classes. An expert puppy trainer will help your dog develop good social skills with both people and other pups. Puppies will begin the process of learning how to live comfortably in their environment and how to adapt to new or different situations. This class is ideal for pet owners who plan to take our Dog Training Fundamentals course.

Other Classes

Bed & Biscuit also offers specialized programs, which are designed to help you meet your individual training objectives. Programs include:

  • How Dogs Learn (FREE Seminar)
  • Advanced Dog Training (Prerequisite – Dog Training Fundamentals)
  • Basic Tricks (Prerequisite – Dog Training Fundamentals)

 Call Us Today to Discuss Which Class is Best for You and Your Dog!

Professional Dog Training Q&A


Not all canines are going to be search and rescue dogs, and that’s okay. They can still benefit from professional dog training. Dogs became domesticated thousands of years ago, but it can still be hard for them to adjust to life with humans.

Professional dog training helps owners learn to speak to their dogs in a way they will comprehend. Clear communication keeps your dog safe and helps them understand the dynamic of your relationship. We encourage all dog owners to sign up for our free How Dogs Learn seminar. You’ll learn basic techniques that work and more about why professional dog training is important.


We teach a number of topics including obedience and puppy socialization, but our training techniques are always positive and people-centered. We never use devices, tools or methods that cause physical or mental duress.

Our dog training specialties include:

  • Obedience lessons
  • Professional puppy training
  • Dog Tricks

Our programs were designed by Elizabeth Givens and are taught by our Certified SAFE-TIs (SAFE Training Instructors). Our dog and puppy trainers have spent hundreds of hours handling and training all kinds of canines, including German Shepard and related breeds. What defines our trainers best is their dedication to improving the quality of life for pet owners and their dogs.


Yes, it’s definitely possible to train your dog to come when called. It’s a part of our dog obedience training in the fundamentals and advanced classes. You can take their skills a step further with the Basic Tricks course where you’ll learn to teach your dog to come, shake, lay down and more.


Exactly when to start dog training can vary from one pet to the next. We typically recommend that owners begin training at a professional facility or academy as early as possible. Ideally this process will begin when your dog is a puppy so that bad habits don’t form. No matter what age your dog is when you begin training, it’s important to understand how your dog learns and processes information.