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At All Around K9 Training, we focus on improving the relationships between dogs and their owners by teaching effective communication techniques. We believe in balanced training techniques to achieve that goal. We will provide you with all of the training tools and knowledge you need to succeed!

We tailor the training to your situation. That way, we can focus on the specific goals that you have for your dog. The basics of our approach include structure and discipline. Then, we teach you how to incorporate everything into your daily life. Once dogs have a clear understanding of what is expected of them, they can thrive!

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While it is no doubt important to work on your dog’s confidence, we have found that it is just as essential to work on the other end of the leash. You, as a handler, play an integral part in your dog’s success. While dogs are incredibly intelligent and intuitive, they still require regular maintenance and reinforcement of commands. This is why one of our primary goals is to spend the extra time with you teaching you how to work with your dog.

Dogs are just as varied as people when it comes to personality! A one size fits all approach doesn’t work when it comes to behavioral modification. We strive to show you how to interpret your dog’s needs and how to meet them successfully. For instance, if one of your complaints is that your dog excessively barks, it is first necessary to determine the root cause of that barking. In some dogs, the reason is excitement, while in others, it is a symptom of fear. By dealing with the underlying issue, we can help alleviate the barking!

We had a amazing experience putting our 1 year old Australian Shepherd Koda through the 2 week boarding program. Before the program he was a VERY anxious/aggressive toward other dogs and unknown people. Whenever we would try to take him for a walk he pull, nip, and bark uncontrollably. Overall, we were very concerned about his behavior in the long run. Tara and Gary sent us updates on Koda with pictures and information on how he was doing. When he came back from training he was a MUCH better behaved pup. He listens much better and is exceptionally better with dogs and people. We were also given proper instruction on how to follow the training. This includes the proper amount of exercise he needs, how to correct him, instruction on the use of basic commands, ecollar, and most importantly to be patient as it is a learning process. Tara and Gary were very kind and answered all of our questions even after the training. We are very grateful for all the hard work they did with our pup and I’m sure he is too!Emily SegoviaAugust 17, 2022
We are very much impressed with the changes in our dog! We sent in a very active dog that was constantly jumping on and nipping at the children. Our dog came back completely well trained and easy to manage following the training guidelines given to us. Tara and Gary made sure we understood what we needed to do to continue/ maintain the training, as well as what to expect from our dog. We learned to give our active dog tasks, which helped his over all behavior. Now the entire family has an enjoyable time playing and training with our dog; the kids especially love the chance to play with the dog without scratches! We highly recommend All around K9 training!Bridget De AndaAugust 12, 2022
Excellent dog training at All-Around K-9!! Not only was my Pip a changed dog, Tara spent time with me, the owner, longer and more thoroughly than any other dog trainer I’ve ever employed. 5 stars!Susan SmithAugust 12, 2022
Great people. They did an awesome jobNathan BernalAugust 12, 2022
Extremely happy with my experience with All Around k9. Gary and Tara are amazing trainers, they go above and beyond.Daniela SanciprianAugust 12, 2022
Tara and Gary did a phenomenal job training our rescue. In four weeks we went from struggling to to thriving and now we are walking our dog off leash. They changed the game for us. I highly recommend AAK9 for your dogs training needs.Charles HumphreyAugust 10, 2022
This place has the best training! We brought our very unruly dog to them and now we have a very obedient dog who I can walk without worrying about her jumping all over people or running away from me. Would highly recommend!!!Mary Beth BjerkenJune 30, 2022
We can’t recommend Gary and Tara enough. They did an outstanding job with our puppy and it has made such a difference. They always make time to answer our questions and work with us on behavior and habits at home. They truly love what they do and they are exceptional at it. They are worth every penny and we definitely recommend them.Leena LaugerJune 30, 2022
AAK9 training is outstanding. It is amazing how much our relationship with our dog has improved with the training, and techniques that they gave us. I highly recommend to anyone seeking to train their dog.James ByrneApril 22, 2022
Wow is what comes to mind when talking about All Around K9 Training. Our goal for Radar was to make him a therapy dog for me to use when counseling school children. In efforts to make that happen, we put our dog through a board and train with another company who had lots of ads on the Internet. To make a long story short, we were very disappointed when the trainer called and told us that our dog would not be a good candidate for a therapy dog. She recommended that we look for another dog to train. Prior to going to that company, our dog was very comfortable around all animals on and off the leash. Unfortunately, when we got him back, he was leash aggressive and wanted to attack people and animals. We were so disappointed. We quickly found out that the trainer they assigned to our dog had just graduated from high school. We felt totally let down. One night while working at the Children's Bereavement Center, a lady shows up with her therapy dog that was so well behaved. After talking to her, I found out that Tara and her husband Gary from All Around K9 Training, trained her dog. She told me that her dog, after only two weeks, came back as a totally different dog. She recommended that I contact them and explain what had happened to our dog with his training. I contacted All Around K9 Training and scheduled a consultation with Tara and Gary. Within 5 minutes, we knew Tara and Gary were highly experienced trainers. They began to pull dogs out of their kennel and evaluated how our dog reacted to their dogs. They immediately saw what the problem was and began using corrections to address the issues. Within just a few minutes, they had our dog feeling comfortable and confident around their dogs. They spent close to 2 hours with us even though we had not hired them yet. We were extremely impressed with them and knew this was the company we would use. We stopped looking at the point. Within a couple of weeks, Tara called and told us that she had a cancellation and wanted to know if we were ready to begin Radar's training. We dropped off Radar and within one week, Tara schedules a meeting with us. This meeting was not only to see Radar's progress but it was to train us. They will make sure that everything they do, you do at home. Again, we spent about 2 hours going through training. This did not stop there. We must have had at least 3 meetings with them before getting our dog back. When we did get Radar back, we could not believe the transformation. He was a totally different dog. He listened to every command, was always on point, he ignored, dogs ducks, people, traffic noises, cars, and other people calling him. His primary focus was on the person training him. We are so excited with the change and are now excited to take him everywhere we go. You should see the people's reaction when they see how well he behaves all around San Antonio. Oh, and the message we received about him not being a good candidate as a therapy dog, well look at the photo and you tell me if that is the case. Our kids and staff at my school love Radar. He brings so much joy to everyone he meets which could never have been possible without All Around K9 Training. Don't make the same mistake we did and just go with anyone. Schedule your consultation and talk to Gary and Tara first. After you meet with them, you will see that no one else will even come close to what they do. These trainers are truly miracle workers. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!!!!! Roland Cornejoroland cornejoApril 9, 2022

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