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El Paso Service Dog Training Programs

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K9s of the Rockies
5.0
from 1 review
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeannette F.
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Enrique helped me get rid of some couches. He was courteous, punctual and affordable. He was very careful in removing the furniture. I would definitely hire Enrique again. Thanks.

  • 10 years in business
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We personally spend time with your pet during walk and play times. we take every safety precaution that we can. every door to the facility is double doored and pets are never left to themselves. Except those who need to be such as sugar gliders, reptiles, fish, ect.

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I am a high school student in El Paso, Tx. I am an absolute animal lover. I will walk, groom and play with your dog for a fee of $8 per hour, at a minimum of 2 hrs. Animals mean a lot to me. When I get into college I want to study to become a veterinarian. Right now, I'm just looking into a job to babysit, groom, and walk animals.

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American Service Dogs is a full-service K9 training facility with experience ranging from basic obedience to fully trained service dogs and working dogs. We are an Active Dog, CaliberDog, and Ray Allen retailer.

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I will walk and care for your pets when you are away. I preferably do in-home visits when you are away. Pets are family too!

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Happy Pets Hotel is a place where fur kids can come play, learn and stay the night. We provide indoor and outdoor activities, so our furry guests never feel bored or alone. We can assure that your furry friend will be very well taken care of while you are away on vacation or at work. We provide ALL guests with an hour of play time plus numerous potty breaks throughout the day. Happy Pets Hotel is also a training facility where we use the best techniques to teach your fur kid how to behave properly while around distractions. During their stay, we can provide training programs so you can come home to a well-mannered dog.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I specialize in improving the relationship between pets and pets' parents. I do good-manners training along with specific-problem training.

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Training dogs begins with understanding them. I have spent the last 11 years working with working dogs and specialize in obedience training, protection training and more.

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I have taken care of many animals such as cats, reptiles and mainly, dogs. My duties include walking, bathing and feeding neighborhood pets during work hours. I also volunteered at an animal hospital assisting the veterinarian with animal care and preparation for examinations, monitoring animals for changes in behavior after exams or surgery and maintaining cleanliness of animal-holding areas.

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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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