Does Your Dog Need Manners?

Live in (or near) Kyle, TX?


We Can Transform Your Unruly Dog into a Well-Behaved Family Member

*Big results in only a month (many people see results the first week!)

A unique, private classroom for your dog.

Similar to "doggie daycare", except with learning!

How Does It Work?

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays...

    Just bring your dog to us two days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), and we’ll take it from there! We will keep you updated on your dog’s progress and assign you homework each week – don’t worry… most people find it really fun and you can do it in your free time!

  • All Day Learning

    Just drop your dog off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning – your dog will be in great hands learning and having fun the whole day! Then pick up at the end of the day (we’ll schedule a specific pick-up time for you between 3:00 and 5:00 pm). It’s so easy!

  • Who Can Sign Up?

    Day Camp is for any dog – any breed – age 4 months and up. We only ask that the dog not be aggressive toward people or other dogs. The Academic Hound DOES work with aggression issues… but not in Day Camp. Call 512-999-1121 if you are unsure if your dog would be considered aggressive, or if you would like to inquire about another form of training instead.

The Academic Hound Difference

AKA: What we offer that sets us apart

  • Quality Service From a Certified Trainer with 15+ Years of Experience

  • All-Day Learning Experiences for Your Dog

  • Small Class Size in a Home Setting = Lots of Focus on Each Dog

  • Owner-Training Throughout Program Including an Hour Lesson at Your Home

  • No “one-size-fits-all” training

  • No harsh methods (everything is fair)

  • No bribery (you won’t need to carry hot dogs in your pocket 100% of the time in order for your dog to do a command)

Still not sure if Day Camp is right for you and your dog? For a limited time, we are offering FREE EVALUATIONS at your own home! Meet the trainer, talk about your dog, and learn more about our programs!


Excited to get started but want more info?

Interested in a FREE EVALUATION?

Click below to fill out a short form. Our trainer will contact you personally.

Or call us at 512-999-1121

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Who is The Academic Hound?

The Academic Hound is Shay Estrada. Shay is a Certified Professional Trainer, who graduated from the National K9 School for Dog Trainers in the year 2000. She is a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, as well as a member of the National K9 Dog Trainers Association. She is dedicated to providing her clients the most effective solutions for their pets.