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Rona was great helping us understand why Addie, our German Shepherd was barking and not listening to commands. We need more training! Addie loved and listened to Rona from the minute she came to our house. No shock collar...just training!!!
I live in Galveston and I took my 10 month old corgi pup to Aloha after not being very satisfied with the results from local obedience classes. Taking Macy to Kevin and the Aloha facility was well worth the drive! I couldn't be happier with the training Macy received there. She came home a much calmer and mannerly dog, while still retaining her cute, saucy personality. We live in a high rise condo and it's important to me to have a well behaved dog. Macy is now very well versed in basic commands and Kevin also helped us address a couple of unique issues with city traffic and condo living. The Aloha facility itself is very impressive. It's is well planned out and the board and train program offers some extras I thought were really great. The ability to to remotely view the dogs in real time was a major comfort, especially the first few days when separation anxiety was high. Kevin communicated with us on a daily basis and sent many pictures showing their activities at every step of the training program. He also promptly addressed all of our questions and concerns throughout, with the added bonus of his very likeable, approachable personality and great sense of humor. One of the components I liked best about Kevin's program were the multiple daily "pack walks". Macy got to experience off leash walks with other dogs who were being boarded or trained at the facility which includes acres of fenced in gorgeous, natural terrain. The pictures Kevin sent reflected just how much Macy enjoyed the walks. As a result, she is now very calm when we encounter other dogs in our dog friendly complex and on walks, or at the dog park. I'm happy to say I received exactly what I hoped for for Macy with Kevin at Aloha. I honestly and without reservation give Aloha my highest recommendation. It's worth the drive, however far!
Selene did a wonderful job with Harvey! He is a challenge but has improved so much! I would recommend K9 training to anyone.
I took my 2 Akitas to K9 Mastery after exhausting all other options. Kobe, my 120 Lb male was extremely dog aggressive and had already been kicked out of Triple Crown/Starmark's basic obedience class. Not only was he aggressive towards other dogs, but he would redirect at me when I tried to control him. Previous trainers were scared of him and frankly I don't blame them. I had pretty much given up on getting him under control when someone told me about Christie. She said that she never turns any dog away so I immediately enrolled him. Christie made remarkable progress in the first lesson and by the second class he was completely under control around other dogs. He graduated basic obedience and I was even able to take him to Dogtoberfest at the Domain, where we were surrounded by other dogs. That would never have been possible before training with Christie. Kobe is so well behaved that I enrolled Keiko, my female Akita at K9 Mastery as well. Keiko had already graduated from Triple Crown/Starmark but she was not nearly as obedient as Kobe. Now when I take them in public, everyone mentions how well behaved they are. I plan to take them through all levels of training up to advanced. If you have an aggressive dog, Christie is the only option in my opinion.
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!
Our dog Raider loves Casey! I can see significant improvement in how Raider acts on walks after Casey's training. We are looking forward to more progress!
Went to Canine Academy for training with my 9 month old German Shepherd puppy. He had reached the stage where if something doesn't change, he would have to go. I talked to Lisa, the owner, who told me that the toughest time was between 8 and 14 months, and that she was confident training would help. We went, and it did! The training was casual but focused. My 11 y/o daughter came with and spent a lot of time working with the dog. It's obvious the instructors know what they are doing and have had experience with many types of dogs. I would absolutely recommend this place...and I have!
I can’t say enough about Jennifer and Lucky Star Dog Training. I have a 1yr old Shepard that had behavioral issues. I dropped him off at Jennifer’s lovely home facility, and 3 weeks later picked up a totally different dog! Jennifer taught him basic obedience, manners, and he had zero social issues with other dogs. She taught me how to communicate with him and consistently reinforce behaviors. I have a happy, fun, obedient dog I can take anywhere! Amazing!
We got immediate and positive results with sarah of Training Tails. We plan a follow up and highly recommend her methods and training
I adopted a dog that was totally out of control. I took 5 training lessons from Tori at Riverdog Academy and it was life changing. She taught me how to train my dog and she helped me understand how to “talk”to my dog. Now my beautiful pup is a wonderful, well behaved, energetic, member of our household. I have recommended her to all of my dog owning friends. Brenda
Outstanding with dogs; very professional and knowledgeable. Super glad to find her!
Michelle was fantastic! She came to my home to work with me and my puppy, Bennet. We worked on all kinds of things from obedience to loose leash walking to greeting other people and dogs. Bennet has been making such progress, I don't know what we would do without Michelle's help!
Very Precise and clear instructions. Helpful. Will continue.
My dog responded well to the trainer and her dog even though he is very shy.
My training methods are gentle, allowing the animal I work with to choose the to shape themselves to the behaviors I am offering to them in my program.
We offer a full range of classes to fit everybody's needs within your family. From puppy training, family-friendly classes, adolescent to adult dog training, agility dog training, stay and train, private lessons, outdoor behavior training, to fear and aggression behavior counseling, and more. In all our training programs, our main purpose is to support quality relationships between canine and human family members. Hearts and Paws programs, based on learning theory, use reward-based methods. Educating the dog the proper behavior as the best choice minimizes the need for frequent corrections and lessens the frequency of the wrong behavior. This methodology promotes more attention and affinity from your dog to you. Attending one of our regularly scheduled home manners classes is a good way to know more about all of our classes. "Together For Life" is our motto. We offer free home manner classes, because national studies reveal that most dogs handed over to shelters are owner-surrendered-misbehaving adolescents. This class is designed to provide you strategies and information that will help you deal with problems such as digging, barking, chewing, running off, house-training, jumping up, and more. We want to assist you in keeping your dog and having a quality relationship. To find out how you can attend, visit our website, and click on "Home Manners".
I specialize in service and hearing dog training. I enjoy training dogs that are given a job to people people.
We have over twenty years of experience working with dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Our specialty is rehabilitating "hopeless cases," especially aggressive and reactive dogs. Through our work with area shelters and rescue groups, we have reformed many dogs who would have been euthanized, and made them suitable for adoption. We offer classes on various topics that are limited to only 4 dogs, so that everyone gets ample one-on-one attention and practice. Some of our customers prefer the convenience and flexible schedule of our private, customized sessions held at our facility in East Austin or at their location. Finally, we have our board and train program of intense behavioral modification for truly tough cases or just a basic brush-up on manners and obedience, while the owners are on vacation or traveling. Please visit our website for more details about schedules and pricing, training tips, articles, videos, and other information.
"We help to strengthen the bond between human and dog. Clear communication is key. To achieve this communication, we make training a way of life. Training your dog should never be a burden. Our mission is to give you a harmonious life with your dog."
I help train behavior dogs and give basic help to owners having issues. Examples are chewing, biting, jumping, barking, and many more.
I am a nationally certified professional dog trainer by CPDT-KA and work with dogs and their people in obedience and behavior modification.