Hearts and Paws
Together for Life

Club Pup Kids and Dogs Camp 2018

"The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic!" -Henry Ward Beecher

The relationship of a child with their dog can teach so much about respect, discipline, communication, and responsibility. Hearts and Paws Club Pup Kids Camps create an atmosphere to:
  • strengthen the relationship between the child and their dog.
  • instruct how the dog’s mind perceives the world physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  • impart skills necessary to work with dogs as a serious hobby or potential career.
  • encourage creativity, problem solving, and teamwork through group projects and games.
Activities are held in spacious indoor, air-conditioned training areas as well as a large, outdoor agility field.
We have camps designed for campers from age 6 - 9 years and 9 - 16 years old. Teams are put together according to age with appropriate challenges.

Summer Camps for kids and dogs is an incredible way to get your kids involved in caring for and training your family canine members.
Your family doesn't have a canine family member...No Problem. We work with many rescue organizations to provide campers to work with a pre-screened companion. This greatly helps them go to a permanent home!  We will even try to match you with a breed in need.

Our Summer camps fill up quickly! So get your camper registered as soon as possible.
Our camps are held at our new Hearts and Paws Training Center conveniently located in North Austin at
13291 Pond Springs Road.
Click Here for directions.
Our camps offer a unique opportunity for campers to learn about leadership, teamwork, and the wonderful world of dogs.
Watch this testimonial video from the perspective of counselors, campers, and their parents:

Below is information on our regular Companion Camps, Advance Gameskills Camps, and Small Paws Camps:

Summer Camps Details & Schedules

Companion Camp

Introductory Course for first time campers or those choosing to work with rescue dogs. (Campers 9-16 yrs old)

Companion Camp Dates:

TBA June 2018
TBA July 2018 

*Italicized Camp dates have less than 5 slots left
*Underlined Camp dates are FULL
(To get on a waiting list for a full camp, register for that camp.)
Camp Includes
  • Come explore your dog's five senses - Learn the different ways your dog's ears, eyes and especially nose affect your dog's perceptions in daily life.

Gameskills Camp

For Campers & Companions who have completed the Companion Camp. (Campers 9-16 yrs old)

Gameskills Camp Dates:

TBA June 2018
TBA July 2018 

*Italicized Camp dates have less than 5 slots left
*Underlined Camp dates are FULL
(To get on a waiting list for a full camp, register for that camp.)

Camp Includes
  • Navigate your walking skills through the Water Relay, win it all at the Recall Doggie Race Track
  • Persevere in the Down Stay Lifeline
  • Use your knowledge to gain huge rewards in Dog Jeopardy

Schedule for both camps!

Monday - Friday

Drop offs between
7:30 - 7:50 a.m.

Camp Starts: 8 a.m.
Camp Ends: 3 p.m.

Pick ups between
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

After Care Available until 5 p.m.*
*For additional charge of $10 per hour.  Must be prearranged and reserved.
Please let us know if you need to pick up earlier for an urgent reason. The afternoon activities are designed around team efforts and missing members effect the outcome.

Campers bring their own lunches (Monday - Thursday)

Hearts and Paws will provide juice, water, and healthy snacks for morning and afternoon breaks.

Hearts and Paws will provide pizza and soft drinks for lunch on Friday!

Small Paws Camp

(Half-day camp for campers 6-9 yrs old)

Small Paws Camp Dates

TBA July 2018
TBA August 2018

*Italicized Camp dates have less than 5 slots left
*Underlined Camp dates are FULL

Camp Cost
One Week- $325

A $175 deposit is required to secure registration (non-refundable within 4 weeks of camp start unless slot can be filled). Balance is due 3 weeks before camp.
What is in the Camp?
  • Dog Behavior - How dogs communicate like us and how they are different.
  • The Dog's Five Senses- Did you know that dogs have strong senses like Super Heroes?
  • Basic training skills - sit, stand, down, come when called, walking on a loose leash and more.
  • Introduction to Agility Training Obstacles
  • Dog Body Language- How do you know if a dog is friendly or not?
  • Tricks
  • Costume Contest/Fashion Show/Trick Showcase 

Mandatory Interviews for all camps!

Campers must have an interview with dogs, including rescue dog recipients and campers that have been to camp previously.

This interview is to:
  • Assess the dog's temperament in a group**
  • Assess the dog’s physical ability to participate in the activities**
  • Discuss safe handling techniques and dog body language
  • Present equipment needs
  • Sign Medical Release Form

**If your personal dog is possibly not physically or socially suited for camp, we can arrange to provide a rescue dog from a no-kill organization for your camper to train.**

 
​Teach your dog essential training skills - sit, stand, down, stay, wait at doors, come when called, walking on a loose leash.
Introduction to Agility Training Obstacles - Jumps,Tunnels, A-frame, Dog Walk, Chute, and Tire JumpLearn how to keep your dog clean and healthy through brushing and bathing.
Understanding Human-to-Dog Body Language - Dog signals that show friendliness, fear, stress, and relaxation and Human signals that will relax or stress dogs.
Discover and identify different Dog Breeds and Characteristics.Perform fantastic tricks and show off your dog's style in our Costume & Trick Showcase.
Finally, take home some of the camp with you in our creative Doggie Arts and Crafts, Camp Picture, and Dog Safety Certificate.

Upon Completion Campers receive:
Certificate of Completion
Camp T-shirt
Group Picture

Camp Cost
One Week: $425
Two Weeks: $825 (This is a returning camper discount and will be credited to any camp after initial camp.)

A $175 deposit per week is required to secure registration (non-refundable within 4 weeks of camp start unless slot can be filled). Balance is due 3 weeks before camp.

Returning Camper/Sibling receives an additional $25 discount per camp.
  • Take your dog to the next level in Agility with the See Saw. Weave Poles and Wing Jumps
  • Learn how to Sequence multiple obstacles in a row
  • Super Stays for up to 5 minutes with distraction.
  • Rescue Recall- teach your dog to find you out of sight!
  • Using Toys, Touch and Events as rewards
  • Stretching and Massage techniques to relax and prevent injury
  • Advanced Tricks and Skills like those used in the movies!
  • Overview of various Dog Sports
  • Team building skills using Improv techniques
  • Work together as a team - creating an original skit to showcase your whole teams talents and creativity for the Parent Showcase.

Upon Completion Campers receive
Certificate of Completion
Camp T-shirt
Group Picture

Camp Cost
One Week: $425
Two Weeks: $825 (This is a returning camper discount and will be credited to any camp after initial camp.)

A $175 deposit per week is required to secure registration (non-refundable within 4 weeks of camp start unless slot can be filled). Balance is due 3 weeks before camp.
NOTE: Campers and Companions must have attended a Companion Camp before attending a Gameskill Camp. This includes rescues dogs.

Returning Camper/Sibling receives an additional $25 discount per camp.

Have Hearts - Have Paws - Have Fun!

Small Paws Camp Schedule

Monday - Friday

Drop offs between
7:30 - 7:50 a.m.

Camp Starts: 8 a.m.
Camp Ends: 12 p.m.

Pick ups between
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

After Care Available until 3 p.m.*
*For additional charge
​If you are using a rescue or foster dog, the interview must not exceed 2 weeks before the camp date.

We will notify you of interview times and dates after application and deposits are received by the 10th of April.

Interviews are usually held on Saturday afternoons in groups of six and take approximately one hour. Please try to schedule your interview as close to your camp date as possible. Dogs must be 6 months or older at the start of camp to participate.

For more information call 512-249-7255.

You will receive a confirmation email which includes an invoice for the camp deposit along with a secure link to use a credit or debit card or a PayPal account to pay for your deposit. If you want to pay by check, please mail to Hearts and Paws 13291 Pond Springs Rd. Austin ,TX 78750.