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Austin Dog Socialization Classes

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Good Dog Training
from 317 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 708 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert A.
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Rona was great, so informative, we learned so much in one hour how to correct our dogs problems. Rona is so patient with teaching us and so positive in her ways of teaching our dog, our dog just loves her. We are looking forward to working with her again. Would highly recommend her training techniques.

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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My newly-adopted, two-year old, purebred German Shepherd had no 'dog socialization skills', and was fearfully aggressive with all dogs. His idea of a leash is what he attached to his human to take him/her wherever, at a speed he deemed appropriate. He had other undesirable traits and lacked those which are desirable. Well, within 24-48 hours Jax was running and playing with his new friends; learning what was undesirable; learning new desirable traits; and within 7-8 days was making Field Trips to Home Depot and Lowe's. Kevin is a true professional who obviously loves animals - both his and those of his customers. My proof of just how positive an experience Jax had was when we returned a few days later and Jax went running to Kevin - a strong bond was formed. A TEXAS-SIZE thank you to Aloha Canine Development Center for a positive experience beyond expectations.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie P.
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Although at this time I cannot afford my dog in training. She was so kind to give me some pointers. I'll use her in the future!

K9 Mastery LLC
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
April P.
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Christie has worked miracles for me and my dog, teaching my dog not to be fearful and me how to lead my dog. She's highly responsive and very understanding. She's made me a confident pack leader. I recommend her training services to anyone with a dog, regardless of size, age, or experience.

Canine Moxy
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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I can't say enough good things about Kris and Canine Moxy! My husband and I rescued a German Shepherd mix from the middle of nowhere and have fallen head over heels for her over the past year. Despite the fact that she is the sweetest dog to us, we couldn't seem to shake her fear and "aggressive" behavior towards other dogs. When Kris arrived for her two-hour consultation I was immediately impressed - not only is he a trainer, but he is an animal behaviorist and was able to read things like her posture and reactivity to stressful scenarios. We chose to send our dog to a week long training with Kris at his house, and saw HUGE results. His analysis was that she was actually a feral dog and hadn't learned how to socialize with other animals at all before being rescued. He was great about sending updates and pictures while she was away, which made the experience much less stressful on her overprotective parents! Since working with Kris, our dog has transformed from a dog that would enter into extreme panic mode when passing another dog on a walk to being able to go to a dog park and have positive interactions with other dogs. Hiring Kris was the best decision we have ever made, and we plan to continue working with him!!

1st Class K-9 Dog Training
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Skipper K.
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At this time I'm quite pleased with 1st Class K9 Dog Training and Cory V. Very professional, respectful, responsive and punctual. Cory up on meeting my puppy went wright to worke and had him work in a more positive manner is short order. I believe this company is going to be a good value for the money!

  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth H.
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This was my first experience taking a dog to obedience classes. Amy was knowledgable, patient, and fun to work with. My dog made lots of progress.

Lucky Star Dog Training
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Debbie B.
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Jen is the whole package. Not only did she train our Jett in a short amount of time but she also taught us what to do. Our lives are less frustrating now that Jett knows what is expected and our walks are peaceful and give us quality time together. Daycare at Jen’s is a real treat for Jett and taught her how to socialize with other dogs. Thanks Jen !

Serenity Pet Care
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Denise T.
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I've worked with Becca for almost a year. I started as a volunteer under her supervision, and I began fostering a service dog in training (4 month old lab puppy) shortly thereafter. I've attended several of her classes and participated in service dog specific training with my foster dog puppy. Her methods are totally volitional, which was a new concept for me for training a dog, and I was amazed to see the results. There was nothing but positive reinforcement and an overabundant desire to educate her students so that they would get visible results. Becca always clearly communicated the lesson, outlined the steps, the goal of the exercise, and assisted her students personally when they struggled with either their dog or the concept. She is extremely patient, an effective speaker, provides awesome illustrative examples of the topic, and writes notes for those to practice at home. She is clearly passionate about her work and dedicated to dog owners and their dogs. I highly recommend Becca for assessments, training of all kinds, and boarding services. She is truly a dog lover and understands our four-legged friends more than I could hope to.

Game Time Dog Services
from 3 reviews
    Doug H.
    Verified review

    Amy has been jogging with our Doberman "Moose" for the last couple of months. Moose was a rescue dog and is quite shy around strangers and new surroundings. She has does an absolutely wonderful job with him and he now adores her. She has helped him tremendously with his socialization. I would highly recommend Amy or Germaine.

    Marissa M.
    Verified review

    Kim has provided my husband and I with the confidence and tools needed to manage our sweet but anxious 3 year old shepherd mix around unfamiliar people/situations. Kim did a great job on educating us on our dog's behaviors and then explained how we can manage them. We have learned so much and will continue to implement what we have learned.

    Riverdog Academy
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Patrick S.
    Verified review

    Tori really knows her stuff. I've trained many dogs over the years, and have been learning new, more effective techniques to train my current furry family member. She spends the time to get to know the family members as well as the dog(s). She knows the various breeds of dogs and how to leverage their strengths and work with any difficult behavior. I am so very happy to have Tori working with us (my wife, me and Buddy). I highly recommend her!

    The Wise Hound
    from 2 reviews
      Renata V.
      Verified review

      The services Corinna provides are invaluable. My fiancé and I adopted a 1 year old Shetland Sheepdog, Roy, half a year ago and we have been struggling with his behavioral issues on a daily basis ever since. As responsible dog parents, we immediately signed Roy up for a 6 week training session at Petco. While it was a great start, it did not fix our main problem of him barking and lunging at strangers. A few weeks later, being at a desperate state of mind, we signed him up for 10 more training sessions with a different trainer that came highly recommended by a peer. Thousands of dollars later and we did not see the results. We began to lose hope. We finally decided to give Roy to Corinna for board and train. I was hesitant at first because I wanted to be the one to do the training so Roy can learn to listen to me. However, Corinna explained that everything Roy will learn is transferable. Corinna was very patient and answered all of our questions to make us feel comfortable with the process. She even sent us photos and videos of Roy and the progress they were making every couple of days. We were in complete disbelief to see what Corinna has done. She completely transformed Roy from an anxious and stressed out dog into an obedient, happy dog. She has done the unimaginable in just 2 weeks. We saw significant improvement after just a few days and the progress that other trainers were not able to achieve in months. When it was time for us to take Roy back, Corinna spent hours teaching us how to speak/interact with Roy. She was completely accurate in saying that everything she has taught Roy is transferable. We are finally able to take Roy out for long walks stress free! If you want to enjoy your dog sign him up for classes with Corinna! She is a magician :)

      Summit Canine Adventures
      from 2 reviews
        Bob L.
        Verified review

        Steven is fantastic! He takes 3 of my dogs hiking each week and exercises them, leash training and helps them socialize in a pack. My dogs are much happier and healthier!

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