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Corpus Christi Dog Trainers

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Sit n pretty grooming
from 10 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Molly K.
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I love bringing my dog to Skyla for a grooming. It's very clear she cares deeply for each dog that walks through her doors. Not to mention she gave my girl the best grooming BY FAR she has ever had. She smelled so good for over 2 weeks. I would recommend Sit'n Pretty to anyone. Her prices are unmatched as well.

Animal Smart Training
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Betty W.
Verified review

Very kind to the pet with no punishment involved. Understands well the "psyche" of our pet; Sugar looks forward to training sessions both with Andrea and with us. She (the dog) is responding well to training. I may yet (with more work) have a dog who's good behavior I can show off! Andrea also enjoys interacting with our other dog who is Sugar's best friend and hates to be left out or separated from her for long. I work with dogs and cats (with the occasional pocket pet) all day long as a veterinarian and am not easily impressed; Andrea has impressed me and I have been recommending her to clients of mine.

  • 1 year in business
George S.
Verified review

Incredibly knowledgeable, always willing to help correct addtional issues mentioned throughout the course of training. Definitely goes above and beyond to ensure the dogs are trained to the level of expectation of both himself and his clients.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dannielle Z.
Verified review

They have the sweetest staff, my very shy dog went straight to them! And they took care of her perfectly! And I love the free bandana they gave her!

CC Dog Walks
from 1 review
    Whitney W.
    Verified review

    I love working with Tiffany Villarreal. She is so good with my dog and is extremely flexible. She sends me pictures throughout the day so I know what they are up to. She doesn’t just take her out, but takes her on walks and to the dog park to make sure she’s having an enjoyable day. I would highly recommend Tiffany to anyone that is looking for a professional dog walker.


    We have dog training and grooming. We also have services for horses, goats, rabbits, and birds. We offer supplies.

    Master Trainer Co

    New To Thumbtack


      Tony, a master trainer, has been in Corpus Christi since 1990. His experience as a veterinarian and work as a K9 unit trainer has given him unmatched experience in the training of dogs. He has participated in dog shows throughout the United States. His experience as a judge, trainer and handler is evident in his "students." His "students" have received 2UDX, 5UD, 8CDX, 50CD, and 1 Schutzhund III (maximum obedience training). He specializes in problems requiring behavior modifications.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How old should a puppy be for training?

      Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

      In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

      Which dog training method is best?

      The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

      • What type of training methods do you use?
      • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
      • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

      How long does it take to train a puppy?

      Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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