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Basic dog training (jumping on me, eye contact) as well as specific training for being around children. Rona gave me 3 exercises to do with excellent explanations as well as advice on the crate, food, treats, dog behavior in general, you name it! Tons of information. I can't wait for our next session:) You will get your money's worth plus some!
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!
I highly recommend Kenny! He is very personable and professional. Communication was outstanding. Our dog’s behavior has vastly improved after 5 sessions, and we now have the tools to continue working with him after our final session. Thanks, Kenny!
We had our 2 dogs (pit/lab mix & pit) go thru the board and train at Aloha. What a change it made in their behavior. No more bolting out the door or jumping on the couch and my favorite, no more jumping on the back door trying to get in without first waiting for the command. Kevin is very knowledgable about dog behavior and provided great feedback. Of course we will still need to continue to work with our dogs but without Kevin and the two week board & training we wouldn't be a far along as we are now. So very pleased we found Kevin and we will continue to use Aloha Canine for boarding when we take vacation. Beautiful facility - Kevin is the best... Karen & Dustie
Selene has been great at training our 5 year old Lab/Mastiff. She explains what to do and why and learns all she can about the dogs temperament so she can make specific recommendations.
I've had the pleasure of working with Christie both recently and over the last several years. She is an excellent trainer! She has saved many shelter dogs that would have otherwise had a very unhappy ending. She is professional, punctual, very knowledgeable about dog behavior, and her training program has wonderful results. I look forward to working with her for years to come! I would highly recommend her services if are looking for a trainer in general or if your dog has aggression issues.
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.
We have been super pleased with Tiffany and her reliability. She is so easy to work with and helpful in a pinch with her "can-do" attitude. She is a genuine animal lover, and our dogs are always happy to see her. She's very responsive, and we've been so glad to have found her for home care instead of kennels!
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
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.
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 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!
Becca has been an absolute life saver for us. She is so patient and kind and the one person I completely trust to care for our fur babies. Her knowledge of caring for animals as well as her training experience make her our go to person for pet sitting and training.
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.
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!!
The services Corinna provides are invaluable. My fiancé and I adopted a 1 year old Shetland Sheepdog, Roy, half a year ago and we have been struggling with his behavioral issues on a daily basis ever since. As responsible dog parents, we immediately signed Roy up for a 6 week training session at Petco. While it was a great start, it did not fix our main problem of him barking and lunging at strangers. A few weeks later, being at a desperate state of mind, we signed him up for 10 more training sessions with a different trainer that came highly recommended by a peer. Thousands of dollars later and we did not see the results. We began to lose hope. We finally decided to give Roy to Corinna for board and train. I was hesitant at first because I wanted to be the one to do the training so Roy can learn to listen to me. However, Corinna explained that everything Roy will learn is transferable. Corinna was very patient and answered all of our questions to make us feel comfortable with the process. She even sent us photos and videos of Roy and the progress they were making every couple of days. We were in complete disbelief to see what Corinna has done. She completely transformed Roy from an anxious and stressed out dog into an obedient, happy dog. She has done the unimaginable in just 2 weeks. We saw significant improvement after just a few days and the progress that other trainers were not able to achieve in months. When it was time for us to take Roy back, Corinna spent hours teaching us how to speak/interact with Roy. She was completely accurate in saying that everything she has taught Roy is transferable. We are finally able to take Roy out for long walks stress free! If you want to enjoy your dog sign him up for classes with Corinna! She is a magician :)
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.
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.
I am an ABC certified dog trainer in the San Antonio area. I specialize in behavior problems as well as basic and advanced obedience.
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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.
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.