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A productive lesson. Rona was great with our timid puppy. She gave us games to help our puppy come out of her shell, and had resource knowledge for us to utilize in the Austin area. Rona was able to help us with the type of collars, leases. & treats that would work best for "positive reinforcement training" our puppy. She is knowledgeable with the special requirements for giant breeds.
Taylor knows her stuff. She always tells you the reasoning for her methods and helps you to understand what your dog is feeling. Tay is very gentle with our puppy and works incredibly hard the entire time she is with you for training.
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.
Kevin provided an introductory training for our pup with great results. We now have the basics to work with, hoping that he will continue to progress as we reinforce the basic behavior training taught at Aloha.
Really liked working with them. We were super worried about how our Great Dame would react to a trainer, because he has such bad public manners and is super crazy toward people and animals, but they were willing to work with us and meet us a few times before training so our dog would feel comfortable when they did take him for two weeks. We had a great response with their training and are continuing to work with them after the two weeks.
My dog needed to be trained as a mobility service animal. I found Kris quite by chance, at my vet's office. It turned out to be a great match for us. He is very experienced and talented. He trained my dog in such a timely and effective way, that I didn't think was possible. Kris went above and beyond my expectations as a trainer. He has been a tremendous help in training my dog to be an effective tool for me to be an independent individual, and function on my own and get around without anyone's help. I recommend Kris to anyone how needs to train their dog as service animals.
What a great dog trainer! His experience and ongoing refresher training is exemplary. Great personal touch explaining his protocol and then our big sweet pit bull responded very well. She did very well in our first training and learned a lot. Couldn’t be happier.
Brought both our 'boys' (Bouvier des Flanders - head strong!) to Canine Academy for puppy training nearly 10 years ago and have continued to use them for boarding since then. Can't say enough good things about Lisa and her crew. The boys are so well-behaved (and know some pretty great tricks) and perk up when we say "Are we going to see Lisa?" Highly Recommend for training and/or boarding!
I've worked with Becca for almost a year. I started as a volunteer under her supervision, and I began fostering a service dog in training (4 month old lab puppy) shortly thereafter. I've attended several of her classes and participated in service dog specific training with my foster dog puppy. Her methods are totally volitional, which was a new concept for me for training a dog, and I was amazed to see the results. There was nothing but positive reinforcement and an overabundant desire to educate her students so that they would get visible results. Becca always clearly communicated the lesson, outlined the steps, the goal of the exercise, and assisted her students personally when they struggled with either their dog or the concept. She is extremely patient, an effective speaker, provides awesome illustrative examples of the topic, and writes notes for those to practice at home. She is clearly passionate about her work and dedicated to dog owners and their dogs. I highly recommend Becca for assessments, training of all kinds, and boarding services. She is truly a dog lover and understands our four-legged friends more than I could hope to.
Wonderful to work with listening to my requests. Also, the pup came back even better behaved!
I found Julie while I was exploring the variety of things (shows, events, competitions) my dog could experience. I was referred to her for instruction in what is called Nosework (a fun search and scenting activity). Through this experience Julie has introduced me to methods of training that have developed my relationship with my dog I didnt know was possible. Buddy (my 70 lb rescued mutt) and I are growing every day in our understanding of each other. I can better understand his behavior cues and He understands what Im asking of Him.
Viri did a board and train for my 5 year old dog, Nona. Up until Viri took her in, she would not listen and was just very high energy. 2 weeks after leaving Nona with Viri she was a whole new dog. She learned multiple commands and actually holds those commands until told it is ok to move around. I'm giving Viri a 5 star rating because I never thought Nona had a chance to be an obedient dog until Viri gave her a chance. You can also tell she just has a way with dogs.
Working with The Wise Hound has been an absolute pleasure! Her knowledge of dogs and her passion for teaching really made training my dog so much fun! I never would have imaged the transformation my dog went through as a result of her fantastic guidance. If you are thinking about getting your dog trained, you can't go wrong with The Wise Hound! Thank you so much for everything you did for me and my pup!
Her & Him Dog Training is a local Austin dog training company, we use positive reinforcement. Our philosophy is not to use pain, fear, or intimidation; but rather to make training fun for you and your dog and to create a solid foundation for your team work to help your dog become a welcomed member of society. Reed Villarreal has 8+ years of dog training experience working with anything from basic obedience to behavior modification for problems such as separation anxiety, reactivity (barking and lunging at other dogs), and aggression. We offer both private and in home day training options to help you reach your goals.
Lauren helped take care of our puppy, Pearl, while Pearl's family was out of town. Lot's of details were envolved. Very prompt and thorough, plus, Pearl just loves her, too!
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.
My dog responded well to the trainer and her dog even though he is very shy.
My training methods are gentle, allowing the animal I work with to choose the to shape themselves to the behaviors I am offering to them in my program.
I am an ABC certified dog trainer in the San Antonio area. I specialize in behavior problems as well as basic and advanced obedience.
We offer a full range of classes to fit everybody's needs within your family. From puppy training, family-friendly classes, adolescent to adult dog training, agility dog training, stay and train, private lessons, outdoor behavior training, to fear and aggression behavior counseling, and more. In all our training programs, our main purpose is to support quality relationships between canine and human family members. Hearts and Paws programs, based on learning theory, use reward-based methods. Educating the dog the proper behavior as the best choice minimizes the need for frequent corrections and lessens the frequency of the wrong behavior. This methodology promotes more attention and affinity from your dog to you. Attending one of our regularly scheduled home manners classes is a good way to know more about all of our classes. "Together For Life" is our motto. We offer free home manner classes, because national studies reveal that most dogs handed over to shelters are owner-surrendered-misbehaving adolescents. This class is designed to provide you strategies and information that will help you deal with problems such as digging, barking, chewing, running off, house-training, jumping up, and more. We want to assist you in keeping your dog and having a quality relationship. To find out how you can attend, visit our website, and click on "Home Manners".
I specialize in service and hearing dog training. I enjoy training dogs that are given a job to people people.