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Schertz Guard Dog Trainers

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  • 2 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie K.
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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!

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Champion K9 Companions
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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My little dog is very fearful.-frightened of strangers. Not the K9 trainer! My dog was analyzed and I was told exactly what could be done to help her. And how it would be done

  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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Carol Anne is a life saver! I had an accident and will not be able to walk my large active collie for several months. Carol Anne has not only done a magnificent job of bonding with and exercising my dog, she is also continuing my dog's behavioral training. I cannot recommend Waggin' Tails more highly! Thank you, Carol Anne

  • 8 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Marcela S.
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Bill has done such an amazing job with Aubrey! Before having him as my dog trainer, I thought that training my puppy was impossible. Aubrey was very disobedient, never listened when I called, aggressive with other dogs, and destroyed just about anything. I was running out of options, and considered giving my puppy away. K9 training was my last resort, and my best investment! Just a few days at Off Leash K9 training, and Aubrey transformed into new dog! He contacted me frequently about Aubrey's progress and was always happy to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend him to anyone with dog issues!

Patriot Dog Training
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Charles H.
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There are many people who call themselves dog trainers but there are very few who can actually produce results and are in fact the best in the business Don't waste your time with anyone else but Benito Olsen & Patriot Dog Training. I guarantee you will not regret using Patriot Dog Training as your dog trainer and you will get outstanding. Don't settle for less or mess with the rest when you can have the best. Benito Olson & Patriot Dog Training are as good as it gets. Cannot recommend highly enough!!!!

Canine Moxy
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly B.
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From the first day I brough Bambi home from the shelter, she was not a fun dog to walk. She would go crazy if we saw another dog while walking, so I began to avoid other dogs whenever possible. But after five years of that and a few failed attempts with other trainers (who labeled her with "dog aggression" or "barrier frustration"), one day she got off leash and sent a dog to the emergency vet. That's when we met Kris. Despite her history, Kris knew just within minutes after meeting Bambi that it was a socialization issue, not aggression. After just a few hours with Kris, Bambi had made great strides, and after just a few days she was playing at the off leash dog park! Kris understands dogs - from pack dynamics to individual temperament - unlike any trainer I've worked with. He has a calm, confident, and positive training style that relies on the reinforcement of good behavior instead of treats or punishment. He has transformed Bambi into a differnt dog, and I know that there isn't a dog (or owner) out there he can't help.

  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
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I began obedience training with my new dog (new to me, but one-year-old) highly skeptical that either of us would learn a thing. I was absolutely wrong--Gretta learned to heel, sit, lie down, go to her "place," and stay; I learned all the things I'd been doing wrong for so many years! Amy is an amazing instructor--knowledgeable, systematic, patient, and so much fun. I wholeheartedly recommend Paws About Town to anyone wishing to have a more obedient and therefore safer dog.

Green Mountain K-9
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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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.

  • 12 years in business
Pooja S.
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Kevin is a fantastic trainer -- for dogs AND their people! He has been so patient with our foster dog and has helped us all adjust to our changing environment. Kevin was even available last-minute to help us when our foster dog and family cat were not getting along. He helped us not only assess the situation but also keep both animals happy and safe. I truly believe that it is Kevin's guidance and the support from our Dog Rescue that carried us through the initial days as first-time fosters. Kevin helped make the experience a very rewarding one, and in turn helped us open up our home to a dog in need. Thank you Kevin for your patience, honesty and dedication. Two paws up!

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alena M.
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Marlene is so great! What I liked most was her experience and knowledge. She isn't just some trainer who went through a seminar and now thinks they are a dog trainer. I wasn't sure I even needed help thinking I could do it myself no problem. But after meeting with her I realized just how little I know about training and my dog's behavior. I realized this was an investment for the next 10-12 years that I would be spending with my pooch and am so grateful for the wealth of knowledge she provided. Marlene loves dogs and helping people and it shows.

Riverdog Academy
from 5 reviews
    Ann F.
    Verified review

    Loved working with the trainer. She not only trained my dogs but also very helpful by providing the right tools to continuing training at home on a day to day bases. My dogs today are house trained and most important have great social skills with people and other dogs.

    Knine Training
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Courtney R.
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    I'm working with Kelly to train a service dog for myself. She has been absolutely wonderful every step of the way (she even went with me to meet my SD prospect). Kelly's approach to training is customized to each individual dog/handler pair. At our first training session she assessed our dog/handler relationship as well as my dog's personality to determine the best training methods for us. Kelly is wonderful about making sure you understand the reasoning behind the methods used, and she is quick to make adjustments based on your dog's response or lack there of to each method. Even after the first session, I saw a huge improvement with my dog after applying Kelly's suggestions. In addition to being an amazing dog trainer, she is an all around joy to work with. I highly recommend hiring Kelly as your trainer. You won't regret it!

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Donna P.
    Verified review

    Terry, the dog trainer, has been a great dog trainer. I have tried out many in and around the area where I live, and have never had any success. This time I am seeing successes that I never thought possible. My dog is making great strides. Yes, she has a long way to go, and so do I, but with Terry's help, I believe we are achieving that goal well. Terry is very professional, yet very down to earth, and will talk to you about what he wants you to do. He models everything for you, then he gives you the leash and lets you do the work with your dog. He offers good information and helps you to correct the areas in which you might be doing something wrong. He also seems to do so until he sees you are getting it right. He explains well, and he doesn't just say ok, now you do it. He observes closely and helps you. His work quality is tip top, and he is very responsive to the dog's needs as well as any needs the owner has in working with the dog. He knows what he is doing, and he knows how to teach people . Terry is rarely ever late, but if for some reason, he is going to be a few minutes late, he always calls me to let me know this. Value can mean one of two things to me. I always think of it in a monetary way first, and as far as the money that I have spent and am spending, I believe these lessons are a great price for the money. I think they are worth every penny I have put out for them. I think about not only being worth the money for the lessons, but when I think about it, this man drives all over the place, and the price is worth it for the 35 - 40 mi drive he makes to come help and teach me to teach my dog. I realize too, that he has expenses, and he has to pay for gasoline, so the monetary price I pay is definitely worth it. I really cannot express what kind of value Terry and the lessons exhibit on a teaching and content level. I think this is the most valuable thing I have learned in a long time. I cannot measure the value that the lessons have for my dog and me. I believe she feels like she has more structure, and I am feeling positive and excited , because I am learning to be her leader instead of the other way around. I am also feeling more respected by her. I am so happy that I found Always Faithful Dog Training and that I have Terry to help me and show me how to handle my dog !

    In Balance Dog
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nick N.
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    Nikolas is a very insightful and knowledgeable dog trainer, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a personal trainer.


    I am teaching effective operant conditioning and communication skills to enhance the human/canine bond in San Antonio, TX.


    I am a certified AKC (American Kennel Club) and CGC (Canine Good Citizen Evaluator). I offer positive reinforcement training from things as simple as sit, down, stay, come, leave it, wait and heel. I offer fixing behavior problems like barking, jumping, pulling, bolting out doors, getting food off counters, aggressive tendencies, etc.


    I offer a reliable dog sitting and training at a low and affordable cost. I am an experienced dog trainer for the military.


    I am not a licensed trainer, but I have been training dogs for about 8 years now. Mainly obedience but have some experience in training dogs for bird hunting I love all animals. The joy animals bring to families is one you cant put a price on. Having a dog to stick by your side no matter what is an amazing feeling


    Hello. My name is Alex Hakspiel, and I love to help out as many paws as possible. I have experience not only with house training, but with personal protection as well. Does your dog like to bark at everything or even chase cars? I can assure you that we can change all of that with a peaceful method of using verbal and hand commands. We'll be using all sorts of different approaches to rid of the problem without using negative punishment because I believe hitting your dog is like hitting your grandmother -- you just don't do it. My clients have a guarantee that my training will work, and if not, I'll fully refund the cost for the training sessions.

    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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