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New Braunfels Animal Behaviorists

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Good Dog Training
4.9
from 320 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 715 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrew K.
Verified review

I have worked with trainers in the past, but Rona brought a much different perspective to it! She's very in depth about how her training works, why the training is designed like it is, and why my dog acts like he does in various situations. She also does a good job of focusing on the dog getting things right, and not correcting my dog every time he doesn't act as I want. She is very positive, and firmly believes no dog is that far away from behaving exactly how I want. She also knows a lot about dog nutrition and ties this into the training and rewards that I am giving my dog. I cannot say enough positive things, and I will be using her again for a follow up session. Rona is very passionate about dogs, and training, and made us feel great going forward. It was also good to hear someone tell us what we were doing wrong, and why it was wrong rather than only focusing on the behavior of the dog. I would recommend her to everyone with any dog, big or small!!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie K.
Verified review

Taylor is a professional in every way. She came prepared for the problem and offered and demonstrated techniques that worked immediately. It was really an eye opener. Her confidence with and in the dogs made a world of difference in their behavior. We were having problems with our dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior towards other dogs. By the end of the session, we had both dogs inside the dog park, showing no aggression. She followed up with a written synopsis of the problem and steps to take for behavior change. I would highly recommend Taylor. She has a complete grasp of dogs and their behavior, and is not afraid to " think outside the box" to problem solve. She is a pleasure to work with, and dogs respond very positively to her!

  • 8 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Christy E.
Verified review

All of the above. Megan is a Miracle worker!!!! We just love our new Mollie! Mollie is such a sweet dog and her manners are exceptional! We can't say enough good things about Megan and Off Leash K9 Training LLC, San Antonio. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!! Dennis and Christy Elam.

Patriot Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph J.
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I've known Benny for a while. Every animal that he trains is a work of art. Always a great trainer and consummate professional. Recommend him for any task with any animal.

Canine Moxy
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Chad G.
Verified review

Kris at Canine Moxy is very knowledgable about dog behavior, especially big/working dogs like our Malamute and Husky/Shepherd mix. He is a great instructor, giving you simple exercises to do with your dogs between training to continue the lessons, and is at your service anytime you have questions. Price can't be beat for all you get with Canine Moxy.

Blue Rose Pet Care
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Rhonda P.
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Marissa is a Rockstar Petsitter! As a licensed Vet Tech, professional photographer, with superior interpersonal skills with both animals and humans, and a professionalism that can't be done without, you and your pet will never want another petsitter! About the Visits: I elected to have Marissa visit my Ashley 3 times a week, 1 hour a day (which started out as 1 hour a week but being away for so long and knowing how much of an impact Marissa makes on my little Ashley I have asked her to come more frequently). Ashley's favorite thing to do is to go outside so for the first 45 minutes Marissa is taking pictures of Ashley's adventures outdoors. The last 15 minutes are spent back inside the house where she gives ashley her favorite treat - Fancy Feast Broth - and we Skype. I am on one end; Marissa and Ashley on the other. I can see my little Ashley LIVE while Marissa provides me an overview of her visit with Ashley, as she plays with her in the background. At which time she will also let me know of any concerns she might have about Ashley's health and/or add a funny stories of something Ashley did that day. I look forward to these visits as nothing warms my heart more, as I also know Ashley looks forward to her visits with Marissa. Thank you Marissa and Blue Rose Pet Care, We Love you!!! Rhonda and Ashley

Green Mountain K-9
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kierstin S.
Verified review

Daniel has been great with our dogs. He’s given us a great foundation to create better behaved dogs that has been very successful. Our friends and family have commented on the changes they’ve seen in our dogs already. Daniel doesn’t treat the behavior but instead shows us how to change the behavior from the source of the problem. He’s very patient and kind and I would recommend him to anyone looking for help with their dogs.

Premier Pet TLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michele M.
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Samantha and Julie were great! We contacted Premier Pet TLC as the first on our list of possible sitters and we didn't have to look any further! From our first meet & greet, Samantha went out of her way to gain the trust of our loving fur babies. We had them come twice a day to walk our dog, change litter, and feed everybody, and stay overnight for 4 nights so our animals wouldn't get lonely. Samantha went above and beyond with our youngest cat, Toby, who has confidence issues. By the end of her stay, our normally very shy boy was coming out of his safe place to investigate and show her some love at dinner time. Their online portal is fantastic to use and makes it easy to schedule future visits. Through the portal, we were sent progress reports after each visit, which included photos and updates on how everybody was doing. We even got special Mother's Day greeting photos from each of our adorable pets! We loved Premier Pet TLC so much, that it was a joy to accept Samantha's offer for a behavioral session with Toby to help work on his kitty confidence, and we very much look forward to it. We will now always recommend Premier Pet TLC to anybody who asks, and if we could give an even higher rating we absolutely would. If you're looking for a caring sitter to take care of your pets while you're away, there is no better choice!

Jenne Mundy: Catprofiler
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Jenne Mundy helped us so much with our cat Frankie, who believes he's an infant. For about a year, he was waking me up multiple times throughout the night begging for food and attention. Jenne came over and spent some time with Frankie and helped us develop a plan to get him back on track. I won't divulge her secrets, but I can now sleep through the night uninterrupted. Jenne truly loves and understands our feline friends, and she's worth every penny. She's a pleasure to work with!

Knine Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Angela H.
Verified review

We have a 5 year old pit bull that has been a stubborn, dog aggressive, and high anxiety dog since he was very young. He has a lot of energy but because of his behavior I was unable to take him on walks. Kelly, from Knine training showed me the proper way to use his pinch collar which stopped his pulling on walks all together. He responded extremely well to the corrections I was giving him with the pinch collar. Kelly has personalized the training by listening to our dogs existing problems and showing my husband and I the proper way to correct him. Kelly is always very patient and gives us great feedback which is always effective. Our dog has improved by leaps and bounds in just a matter of weeks with the help from Kelly. We appreciate everything she has done so far to help our dog and we look forward to continuing our training with her.

Game Time Dog Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Steve Q.
    Verified review

    Good job to Amy!! She's been running my dogs off and on for the past 8 months and I love the fact that I don't have to worry about them while at work, or if I take a short vacation out of town. Boxer and Tina get plenty of exercise when I'm away -- twice a day! It's that time of the year for me -- VERY busy -- and it's one less thing that I have to worry about if I'm on a business trip. I also have Amy come over to walk them around the noon hour so they're not inside for 9-10 hrs while at work. The best thing is that both Boxer and Tina seem to be more relaxed when I come home from work. They're behaving much better in the apartment and when I take them on walks! It's a win-win with less stress on them, and me!! Amy is GREAT with both of my dogs and really cares about the well being of animals in general! If you're in need of pet services -- I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AMY'S JOGGIN DOGS!!

    Texas pet sitting
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Tiffany B.
    Verified review

    Upon the first meeting with Hilary, I felt that she had a really great attitude and willingness to do whatever it took to make my dog feel comfortable. Super Big Plus...She was able to start right away, which took a lot of stress off of my mind. She's also very easy to work with for any adjustments to the daily/weekly walking schedule. I have a lot of gratitude for her choice to work with animals and it gives me peace of mind, that she knows her stuff.

    Treasure Fielding
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Richard R.
      Verified review

      Friendly lady, my dog Sky absolutely loves playing with her, and definitely a plus that she works around animals.

      House Sitting
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Shannon P.
      Verified review

      Cheryl took very good care of my dog and cat over the weekend. She was easy to contact and to set up dates to meet my animals. She even sent me a picture to let me know they were ok. I will use her in the furture to take care of my animals.

      Active Animals
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Lauren J.
        Verified review

        He was super polite and worked amazingly with my dog. She was genuinely happy when she got back and a little tired so I know she really did go running and seemed to be so excited to be around him before and after.

        • 3 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Jacob M.
        Verified review

        Derek is extremely professional and is great with animals. He has been walking my dog for several weeks now and I couldn't be happier with the level of service provided. I have recommended Bones and Leashes Pet Service to friends in the area.

        About

        We do all of the Following: * Dog Walking * Bathing * General Animal Care * Medication Administration * Overnight Care * Extended Vacation Care * Care for any Non Violent Animal * House Sitting * Light Cleaning * Light laundry Future services with us will include dog grooming.

        About

        Our services are firmly grounded in wellness care, through which we take measures to prevent illness and manage ongoing good health. We also offer a full range of services and treatment options to handle any medical, diagnostic or surgical need that may arise for your pet. From routine checkups to critical care and everything in between, we've got you covered. We'll even bring our care to you through our convenient house-call services if necessary. One thing is for certain: You'll never find a more dedicated partner than us! In addition to our extensive list of medical services, we also offer a number of general pet care options. Our full-service boarding provides a place for your pet to stay during your next trip out of town. Meanwhile, our professional grooming services are available to help get your loved one looking and feeling his or her best.

        • 26 years in business
        About

        I am an internationally renowned expert animal communicator with extensive training and over 30 years of experience. I have helped over 7,500 animals and their parents all over the world. I specialize in show horses and love teaching students how to connect and communicate with animals themselves. It has been my pleasure to teach other animal communicators how to master this craft. As a full time animal communicator I am continually enhancing my skills to better serve my clients.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I love my dog, Fiona, so much, and I will treat every animal as if they are part of my family. I look forward to meeting you and your pet! I also take credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club.

        About

        I am an ABC certified dog trainer in the San Antonio area. I specialize in behavior problems as well as basic and advanced obedience.

        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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