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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!

Tara and Gary continue to do wonders with our Belgian Malinois, Bucky, and our mini Labradoodle, Ruby! Their 2nd week (more commands/distractions) and the one-on-one training with us, to ensure what they had learned would be carried out correctly at home, was amazing. They were able to socialize with other dogs and people/children. The maintenance walks they provide also allow for us to address any issues (new or old) before they become major problems. We will continue to reach out to AAK9 along this Dog Parents Journey!Antoinette JohnsonJune 30, 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
3 things. 1. If you’re looking for a trainer - stop. This is who you need to contact. I knew in the beginning of our assessment that All Around K9 would be the perfect fit for me and my bub. 2. BEYOND qualified and caring. I learned so much about dogs AND myself during our time together. There was a minute that didn’t align to an objective and there was genuine care from start to finish. 3. YOU will have work to do. Although you can drop your K9 off, I feel it is imperative that YOU get as much hands on training with AAK9 as possible. You can have the most well trained dog in the world, but if you don’t know how to control it, you doing it a disservice.Kristin Marie DMarch 27, 2022
Tara did an amazing job with my puppies Pebbles and Bam Bam!!! They were just four months old when they went to AAK9 for two weeks of boarding and training. Tara sent us several video updates to see their progress and called us to let us know how they were doing. I missed them so much when they were gone, but it was totally worth it!!! My tiny babies came home smart, patient, grown up and THEY LISTEN TO ME!!!! I am so glad we sent them at a young age. Everything they needed to learn about how to be a “good dog” they learned from Tara and her team. We have never had any behavioral problems with our pups thanks to Tara! Pebbles and Bam Bam get so excited to see Tara, Bea and Gary every time we attend the group sessions! They love them like family♥️ Highly recommend AAK9!!Monika PriorMarch 23, 2022
I highly recommend and strongly suggest using All Around K9 if you’re looking for the best trainers in San Antonio. Tara was beyond amazing and I cannot thank her enough for training my Australian Shepherd. So the story behind my Aussie, she was a rescue and when we adopted her we knew we were in for a wild ride. However the first night she attacked my older dog and we quickly realized we had zero control as it was tough separating her from him. We tried to do our best with training and offer as much support but we were at our wit’s end. After countless times of trying to restrain her from fighting with my older dog and fighting us to restrain her from doing anything she wasn’t supposed to do, we decided to search for a local trainer. We made the commitment to saving our girl and we decided to invest in finding the most highly recommended trainer in town. We had a friend Laura Mason share her experience and after doing more research I decided to take her in for a consultation. This was probably the best decision I ever made in my life. Just in the short period of time I saw a difference and we decided to do the 2 week board and train. My husband and I came by during that period do some training as well with her. Took home notes and studied the commands we learned. We picked up Roxy while meeting Tara at Lowes and did some more training inside the store. My little rescue was a changed girl. Things have been so wonderful now! She is so playful with my Max and doesn’t hurt him. Most importantly she doesn’t fight with him or us anymore. She’s such a sweetheart. We have kept doing our homework with her and it seems like she’s getting better everyday. She now listens to our commands and is behaving extremely well. My Roxy is living her best life now with so much love and attention. We truly love her so much and now can’t imagine life without her. We owe all of this to Tara. Her expertise, skill set and patience changed and improved my rescue’s life. We will use her for any future pets and will be forever grateful to her and the whole All Around K9 trainers. Looking forward to the maintenance walks and group trainings. -Caroline and Michael ContrerasCaroline ContrerasMarch 22, 2022
It’s only been a few days since Gary and Tara came over to help us address a few dogs that have gotten out of hand. They gave us the tools we needed to see a difference with the promise that if we followed through we would see a difference. It has been 2 days and I already see a GIANT difference. They know what they are doing, and putting in the work seems to make a difference.Becky SmithMarch 14, 2022
Great experience with Gary and All Around K9. I was originally hesitant to use a balanced training approach to my super sensitive pup. But Gary was wonderful in his approach and mannerisms and helped make my 120 lb Wolfhound much more enjoyable to walk while giving me the confidence to overcome my anxiety and interact correctly with my dog.Brandi StagerFebruary 24, 2022

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