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Seguin Dog Trainers

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Good Dog Training
4.9
from 326 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 741 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

The trainer gave me great tips as to how to start training my dog and getting her to comeback to me. One of my biggest fears would be that she would run off, but now through following her tips, my dog comes back when called and follows me around off leash areas without too much concern!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney K.
Verified review

I was very happy with Taylor and will continue to work with her. I'm always concerned having someone new come to my home which is busy with kids. She was able to work with me and my dog throughout the distractions that are typical for our household. She was also friendly and comfortable to be around. She helped me figure out things I can improve on and implement some new things to work on! I'm so excited 👍🏻

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Champion K9 Companions
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin J.
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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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K9 Kenny
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kendra B.
Verified review

We highly recommend K-9 Kenny for dog training. We originally wanted to prepare our Pit Bull for our upcoming newborn. Specifically, we thought we needed to introduce Zeus to baby sounds and smells in order to prepare him for the huge addition. K-9 Kenny suggested we work on obedience training instead as a way to maintain control of our pup. The six sessions were money well spent! We now have a 6 week old baby, and Zeus is the most amazing dog and big brother ever. Before the training, I was unable to walk Zeus because I had no control over him. Today, I am able to walk Zeus and the newborn without any reservations or issues. Zeus is so obedient. K-9 Kenny was attentive in listening to our concerns and list of bad behaviors Zeus had, and he successfully developed a strategic plan each week to attack the issues. Kenny followed up each week with an elaborate email describing what we worked on. Not only is K-9 Kenny amazing at training, his friendliness and personality makes the training experience enjoyable. We are forever blessed to have met K-9 Kenny, and Zeus misses him already!

  • 7 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Ja L.
Verified review

I was looking for puppy training up and down San Antonio and I decided on Carol Anne. Best decision! She did and taught so much in two hours for a great price as far as I'm concerned. She knew her stuff and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking dog training.

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The Dog Chick
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michaela B.
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Tiffany was wonderful with our old man (dog) Carl! He had some medical issues and needed attention throughout the day while we were at work. Tiffany went above and beyond to make sure his needs were met! Thank you Tiffany!

Green Mountain K-9
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

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.

Riverdog Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Patrick Steger
    Verified review

    I highly recommend M. Victoria Garcia (Tori). She invests time in you and your dog(s); getting to know the "family" and building a training plan that will really work for you and your dog(s). I cannot stress strongly enough how knowledgable Tori is regarding dog training and behavior. She knows her stuff! Take the time to have a consultation with her and you will learn that you, and more importantly your dog(s) are in expert hands. Stop reading and call her now!

    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.

    Bulletproof Dog Training
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Casey L.
    Verified review

    We have a 9 month old French Mastiff who is a big big dog and we couldn’t even walk him because he was just tugging and impossible to manage. After his two weeks with Bill and Megan he was walking off leash and obeying several important commands. It’s like we have the dog we always dreamed of owning. Now we will have our French Bulldog go in and be transformed as well. Can’t wait to continue working with our dogs so we can all have the best relationship. Thank you Bulletproof!

    Rosie's Buddys
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Virginia D.
      Verified review

      Rosie volunteered her time as a foster mom for Alamo Rescue Friends, a non-profit dog rescue group in San Antonio. She provided wonderful canine care. Rosie is committed to the best interests and well-being of the dogs in her care. She is responsible, attentive, and a pleasure to work with.

      A Better Dog Training, Inc.
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Shelly R.
      Verified review

      My husband and I have been very happy to have found Janet Echavarry from A Better Dog Training, Inc. We had adopted a rescue dog back in March. The we decided to have him trained as well. Our dog Pistol Pete has been so great since we went through the training. He gets so excited every time Ms. Jan comes over to the house and now since the training is complete, knowing that we can contact her anytime, if we ever need anything or have any questions or concerns. She is wonderful and so helpful. We also take Pistol Pete over to spend time boarding with Ms. Jan for a few days to a week when we are out of town. We are very happy knowing he is being taken care of when we can't be home with him. She has the most clean environment for your pets and they all have a great space to run around and meet new friends. Every dog we saw there were so happy and comfortable in their own kennel. That made me happy knowing when we leave our dog there, he is kept comfortable, happy and spoiled in his air conditioned area and it was always clean!!! And it does not smell like a kennel in there and that really made me happy! If you are thinking about getting your pet trained, you could not pick a better person, or company to do this. We did our homework before choosing her. We contacted several other places in our area but was not happy with any of them and then Ms. Jan was recommended to us by our Vet's office. She came highly recommended and we are so glad we have her taking care of our dog. She is like family to us now and couldn't be happier with the professionalism and services she provides to her clients. So if you are in need of a wonderful, caring and loving person to take care of your pets or need them trained, you really need to check out Janet Echavarry from A Better Dog Training, Inc. You will be very satisfied that you did.

      • 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.

      About

      I am willing to take care of anyone's dog anytime. I love dogs. I have one of my own that is 6 months old. I believe that dogs are part of the family and should be treated as such.

      About

      I walk and feed your dogs, and interact with them. I play and take very good care of them like if they were my very own. For small dogs, I charge $5.00 an hour and for big dogs, I charge $10.00 an hour. If interested, contact me. My name is Cesar.

      About

      We offer affordable, reliable, and loving pet services to residents of the Circle C Ranch area in Austin, TX. We treat our animals gently and with care, whether it's training your dog to fetch a stick or administering his medication. We are backed by years of experience of pet ownership, and treat each animals as if they were our own. We are respectful to pet owners, and do our best to create a complete solution for our clients.

      About

      My services include dog walking and pet care. Pets are very important to me. I have a fox terrier. I consider it my second child and best friend. Pets are so much more than just a companion; most times they become the love of our life!

      • 16 years in business
      About

      Services: Problem Solving, Board and Train, Obedience Training, Protection Training, Article Scent Training, Socialization, Puppy Training, Good Manners, Yard Clean up, Personalized Supplies

      About

      I like dogs and enjoy walking as an exercise that is healthy for the dogs and myself. I'm careful not to put anyone, the dogs or any person or animal they may encounter, in jeopardy.

      About

      I love & care about these pet and animals. That's what I have done since I was young. It's what I love doing, taking and caring for these animals that need the love and action. I'm a big animal lover, it's what I love.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I love dogs and have had many in the past. I know how hard it is to leave them alone for hours so I am the person who knows how to take care for your baby.

      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.

      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.

      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?
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