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Rona is a true "dog person." My very reserved Aussie was literally eating out of her hand! We spent much of the hour assessing my situation, and she taught me a basic game to teach the dogs to focus on me, which is central to all further obedience training. She explains the way the dog looks at things very thoroughly and logically, which is so helpful in understanding the exercises. She reviewed my dog food and treats with tips about dog nutrition, and gave excellent suggestions for alleviating boredom/mild anxiety in the kennel.
We highly recommend K-9 Kenny for dog training. We originally wanted to prepare our Pit Bull for our upcoming newborn. Specifically, we thought we needed to introduce Zeus to baby sounds and smells in order to prepare him for the huge addition. K-9 Kenny suggested we work on obedience training instead as a way to maintain control of our pup. The six sessions were money well spent! We now have a 6 week old baby, and Zeus is the most amazing dog and big brother ever. Before the training, I was unable to walk Zeus because I had no control over him. Today, I am able to walk Zeus and the newborn without any reservations or issues. Zeus is so obedient. K-9 Kenny was attentive in listening to our concerns and list of bad behaviors Zeus had, and he successfully developed a strategic plan each week to attack the issues. Kenny followed up each week with an elaborate email describing what we worked on. Not only is K-9 Kenny amazing at training, his friendliness and personality makes the training experience enjoyable. We are forever blessed to have met K-9 Kenny, and Zeus misses him already!
We adopted Ruger in March(2015) and one of the requirements of Houston Doberman Rescue is to enroll him in obedience training. We chose Aloha Development Center and we are very pleased with the results. Ruger is much calmer and focused when we are interacting with him with less needless barking,which was a problem we wanted addressed. We would definitely recommend Aloha Canine Development Center.
Really liked working with them. We were super worried about how our Great Dame would react to a trainer, because he has such bad public manners and is super crazy toward people and animals, but they were willing to work with us and meet us a few times before training so our dog would feel comfortable when they did take him for two weeks. We had a great response with their training and are continuing to work with them after the two weeks.
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.
My dog has made a lot of progress in just two visits so far. Corey is professional and very knowledgeable about dog training. I like that he comes to my house and works with both of us on setting boundaries around the house and with the cat. I highly recommend using this trainer.
First of all, it's obvious that Casey really cares about helping people/families to be trained to get the best out of their dog. He works to set up a good foundation of the basics, then identifies issues and the best way to approach them. He also gives plenty of tasks to do between sessions. In a month I've already seen tremendous improvement in my puppy's training and behaviors. I would highly recommend Casey for individualized training for your new or old family member!
Brought both our 'boys' (Bouvier des Flanders - head strong!) to Canine Academy for puppy training nearly 10 years ago and have continued to use them for boarding since then. Can't say enough good things about Lisa and her crew. The boys are so well-behaved (and know some pretty great tricks) and perk up when we say "Are we going to see Lisa?" Highly Recommend for training and/or boarding!
Jennifer at Lucky Star is an excellent dog trainer. She is extremely knowledgeable and she truly cares about the well being of your dog. We started taking our border collie to her at a young age and we constantly get compliments on how well behaved our (very hyper) dog is. Whether you’re looking for general obedience training, boarding, or doggy daycare, Jennifer at Lucky Star is the among the best there is.
I found Julie while I was exploring the variety of things (shows, events, competitions) my dog could experience. I was referred to her for instruction in what is called Nosework (a fun search and scenting activity). Through this experience Julie has introduced me to methods of training that have developed my relationship with my dog I didnt know was possible. Buddy (my 70 lb rescued mutt) and I are growing every day in our understanding of each other. I can better understand his behavior cues and He understands what Im asking of Him.
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
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!
Her & Him Dog Training is a local Austin dog training company, we use positive reinforcement. Our philosophy is not to use pain, fear, or intimidation; but rather to make training fun for you and your dog and to create a solid foundation for your team work to help your dog become a welcomed member of society. Reed Villarreal has 8+ years of dog training experience working with anything from basic obedience to behavior modification for problems such as separation anxiety, reactivity (barking and lunging at other dogs), and aggression. We offer both private and in home day training options to help you reach your goals.
Very Precise and clear instructions. Helpful. Will continue.
My dog responded well to the trainer and her dog even though he is very shy.
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 specialize in service and hearing dog training. I enjoy training dogs that are given a job to people people.
I am a nationally certified professional dog trainer by CPDT-KA and work with dogs and their people in obedience and behavior modification.
I help train behavior dogs and give basic help to owners having issues. Examples are chewing, biting, jumping, barking, and many more.