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Seguin Animal Behaviorists

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Good Dog Training
4.9
from 329 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 749 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
  • 80 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!

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K9 Kenny
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa F.
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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!

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.
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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.

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The Dog Chick
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nic A.
Verified review

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!

Green Mountain K-9
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 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.

  • 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.

Jenne Mundy: Catprofiler
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lorena V.
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I contacted Jenne to help us introduce a rescued kitten to her two older grumpy brothers. I have not enough words to thank Jenne for her professionalism, patience, guidance and overall help. She not only guided us step by step but she always gave us excellent advise and always explained the reasons why the cats were acting in a certain way. She has gone above and beyond for us and I would not hesitate to consult her again. The peace of mind that I had knowing I could call/text an expert like her is priceless. I recommend her tremendously to anyone who wants to be successful introducing new cats or having problems with any cat's behavior. Thank you Jenne!

Jennifer
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Michael G.
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    I have had Jennifer looking after my dogs for many years. It’s important for me to know that my fur babies are well taken care of and have their needs met when I am not around. I trust Jennifer with my animals, and knowing she has a long extensive background with animal care puts my mind it ease. Her professionalism and work ethics is exactly what I expect and can rely on her being on time. The value of her service is truly exceptional and till today she is the primary person I will call.

    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.

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Amy M.
    Verified review

    We highly recommend Terry. Our dog, Tango was a challenge for us, jumping and pulling on the leash, we couldn’t even have people over without her going crazy. We knew we need to call a trainer but most use either shock collars or treats and I wanted someone who could just understand my dog and show us how to train her without bribery or shocking her. So I saw Terrys website and called. Terry is excellent with Tango. He explained why she does the things she she does and gave us LOGICAL solutions for her behavior problems. Now we can enjoy Tango and not feel overwhelmed by her! Terry gave us a companion. My only regret is not calling him sooner!

    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.

    Rosie's Buddys
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Chelsea B.
      Verified review

      Rosie is dedicated to ensuring the happiness, safety and well being of animals. Her selfless actions for fostering dogs in particular is truly admirable. She fostered my puppy before he came home to live with me and it was clear he was well taken care of, loved and trained! I highly recommend Rosie to work with any animal. I will be forever grateful to her for all her fostering of innocent homeless dogs.

      • 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.

      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.

      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.

      • 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.

      • 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. Helping people better understand their animals, to connect and communicate at deeper levels is a life changing experience. Understanding animal's viewpoints is always fascinating.

      About

      All through my life, I wanted to train animals and help others train their pets. It always seemed as a great way to see your hard work and time pay off. I have always liked that with proper training, the right behaviors will come out in animals, whether they are good or bad. I want to extend out to others to show them the different ways and techniques on how to handle, from a misbehaving dog to a temperamental horse. I'm here to help you exceed that goal on giving Fido another chance.

      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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