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San Antonio Canine Professionals

Browse these canine professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Antonio.

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Dirty Dawg Wash Plus
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charlotte H.
Verified review

Wow, what a team of professionals! My two boys were a mess and after a few hours of TLC they came out looking brand new! Loved the cut, care and attention spent to make them look so good. They had been traumatized by a big box store groomer and this team handled them perfectly. THANKS

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  • 2 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill A.
Verified review

She was very knowledgeable and our dogs responded to her wonderfully.

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Champion K9 Companions
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin J.
Verified review

I have done 2 of the 3 sessions I purchased. It's been a good experience and I've received a lot of useful tips to help me with my puppy.

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Happy Paws Fit & Sit
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue P.
Verified review

I met with Christine this afternoon to discuss caring for our two kitties. She was very professional and seemed to be a very caring pet caregiver. We hired her to care for our babies and do not think this will be the last time we use her services.

Grooming by Melanie
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Marla C.
Verified review

Melanie is very sweet and has a very nice professional dog grooming room out of her home. I felt comfortable leaving my 3.5 month old Shih Tzu with her. Turns out my pooch is naturally terrified of the clippers, so when it came time for the trimming he flipped out. Melanie called me right away and I went to pick him up. I'll admit I was a little disappointed that he didn't get groomed but after having a horrible experience with another groomer I realize she had excellent judgment in what my dog could handle. I texted her back after and thanked her for knowing when she needed to call me and what was best for my puppy. She said she's willing to try again next time he needs grooming and maybe let me stay to help him relax and chill. She clearly cares for the pets she grooms and seems like a great person.

Blue Rose Pet Care
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Amber P.
Verified review

Marissa was wonderful!! On time and fabulous with geriatric dogs! (13yo, 11yo & 5yo) Thank you, Marissa!

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.

Wild About Grooming
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
J'nina W.
Verified review

Excellent service right in front of my house. I don't drive and have a service dog and having her groomed without having to arrange transportation to & from a groomer is a God send

SA-AA Contracting
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
Verified review

I needed my living room painted and came to Ronney to do they job. He is very professional, and makes sure that the job is done right. The work quality is perfect, there’s no dripped paint on the trim and the coats are even. My family and I are very happy with the results.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jill S.
Verified review

Croix was responsive, on time, creative solving our problem and very professional. He even had to make a run to home depot! Because it was more work than we originally thought, we negotiated extra $$. He was upfront about it and is very reasonable - didn’t try to overcharge us. Will definitely hire him again.

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A & R lawn & landscape
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel M.
Verified review

Excellent experience with Angel - I would highly recommend him! He was so kind and accommodating when working with our schedule. He showed up on time, completed the job quickly and properly, and was very professional throughout the process. We planned to hire Angel once, but due to the value we received we are working out an ongoing schedule with him for lawn care. We look forward to working with Angel in the future and recommend him to anyone looking for lawn care services.

Elisha's Positive Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Coleen M.
Verified review

Highly Recommend Elisha!! One of our dogs was about to find a new forever home. After a few sessions, Elisha trained all of us, we were able to keep the dog and everyone lives happily together.

Team Dog with Yasmin
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dee D.
Verified review

It's definitely about training the human! But pup did great! Learning to walk on leash, sit;release, down;release, praise,praise,praise!! I swear her in-house manners have already begun improving.

Chelsea Miller Pet Sitter
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kim B.
Verified review

Dog walking, Chelsea is professional, polite, timely, and my dogs love her! I would highly recommend her to everyone needing help with their dogs. I plan on continuing our arrangement.

Rover Misbehaving?
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Taylor J.
    Verified review

    Sharon is a gem! I have taken my dog Gus to her for both boarding and puppy classes. She is by far one of the most patient animal trainers that I know. Her heart is devoted to loving and caring for animals. She is also very experienced, professional, and flexible with schedules. Your animal will have top notch care at her boarding facility where she spends many hours of her day walking with your pet. Her small operation ensures that your pet gets the care it deserves and is treated like family.

    • 10 years in business
    Brittany D.
    Verified review

    Glenda was very professional and responded to emails promptly. She asked questions to make sure she understood fully what I was needing help with and offered solid advice and a training plan to accomplish those goals. She was never late and provided great quality work. The issues I had with my dogs were resolved with Glenda's help. She uses only modern training methods of positive reinforcement rather than rely on shock collars, prong collars, or other punishments so I felt very comfortable with her around my dogs. This is unlike most trainers who want quick results through old methods of training at the cost of your relationship with your dogs.The cost of her training was very reasonable and the service she provided well exceeded the cost. She is a great trainer with tons of experience. She is patient and knows the best way to help you (or will direct you to someone who can if she cannot which is a huge indicator of the level of care she has for her job... she isn't just going to take every case just for the money, she really wants to help you out, even if its with someone else). She's incredible and you won't regret working with her.

    • 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.

    Thomas Taylor
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Joe K.
      Verified review

      Mr. Thomas Taylor, did an excellent job taking care of my Great Dane, Miladi. I am very impressed with the effort he shows, and his professionalism. Miladi does not shy away from Mr Taylor at all. I would definitely recommend Mr Taylor, and his services to anyone.

      Sister's House Cleaning
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Joseph S.
        Verified review

        Lili did a great job. It was so nice coming hope to a sparkling home!! Super professional. I highly recommend Lili.

        • 12 years in business
        About

        I provide professional, certified, force-free dog training that works. Training can make your dog and family happier and strengthen the bond you share with your dog. I offer private and group training and behavior modification. I teach in my indoor air-conditioned business, or at your home. I began training professionally over 10 years ago and keep up to date with continuing education and networking. I earned and maintain my CDPT-KA through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

        Cruising Canine

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          We are a mobile pet spa where we come to you to provide less stress for both you and your furry friends! We also offer drop-off appointments at a discounted rate (in the Seaworld area).

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          What is included in a dog grooming?

          Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

          Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

          What does a dog walker do?

          We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

          • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
          • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
          • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
          • What are your different walk routes?
          • When will you pick up and drop off?
          • How will we communicate?
          • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
          • What’s your cancellation policy?
          • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
          • How and how often do I pay you?
          • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

          What is a dog groomer?

          A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

          What is a dog groomer?

          Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

          A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

          What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

          It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

          • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
          • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
          • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
          • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
          • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
          • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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