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 took our 6 month old blue heeler, and after the two weeks, Daisy was outstanding! Tara, Gary, and Morgan all did an amazing job with training Daisy. Definitely take your puppy to them if you need training done!Megan PenaJanuary 11, 2022
Just 3 weeks after adopting my 4 year old dog, Martin, from the humane society; I wanted to make sure not only myself as a first time dog owner, but Martin, was trained appropriately. I bought a package of training sessions to see how we both did. I learned so much from Gary and Tara, from things like proper leashes, collars, crating, traveling with dogs, food, to teaching Martin basic commands and handling. Martin was a quick learner and he did so well. I have nothing but awesome things to say about All Around K9 Training and my experience. One of the biggest reasons (aside from the positive reviews I read) I chose All Around K9 Training, was they don’t exclusively list that they use one type of training tool, like all of the other K9 training cites in San Antonio that I looked into. They assess your dog as an individual and make a game plan specifically for him/her. I loved the individuality of the training and care provided.Jennifer LaknerJanuary 10, 2022
Wow! I’m so thoroughly impressed by the training my girl, Indie, received when we dropped her off with Tara and Gary for the 2 week board and train program. While Indie was a sweetheart, she was extremely reactive and anxious while on walks. The Indie I got back was so much more secure in her self and no longer reactive! She follows every command like a pro and I feel like such a better dog mom now that she’s no longer scared of everything that walks by. Tara and Gary really took the time to teach my husband and I the proper way to continue with her training and made sure we understood and did right by Indie. I can’t recommend them enough. Having gone through a different board and train program for my other dog, Tara and Gary are god-sent. If you want trainers who really take the time to not only teach your dog but you as the owner, please go with them. AAK9 training is very much worth the investment and your pup will thank you for it.Lyanni GuzmanJanuary 6, 2022
All Around K9 Training helped us with our "scared of everything but acts tough" guy. They helped give our GSD a foundation of confidence, and gave us tools that will help him grow into a confident, friendly, well rounded pup.Maribel WollmannNovember 16, 2021
We sent our 8 month old lab Sophie to the 2 week training with Bea, and it felt like we got a different dog back at the end.
Sophie was so much more obedient, calm, and well-mannered. She no longer pulls on our walks. She doesn’t jump up on us, or try to bite and nip us when we pet her. She knows the leave it command now which is so helpful since Sophie likes to eat EVERYTHING. Ultimately, she’s still our fun, crazy Sophie, but we’ll trained.
We highly recommend AAK9! They did an awesome job training both us and Sophie!Angela FlemingNovember 8, 2021
Tara and Gary were referred to us by a neighbor who was happy with the training. Tara responded quickly when I reached out and we had a consultation about our 2.5 year old Jack. We felt confident they would be able to help our rehomed pup and set up a date for a 2 week board and train. Jack suffered from severe anxiety and showed signs of aggression. He was also terrified of his crate and was fearful of everything. Our vet also suggested training would be more successful than administering medication. We wanted to do everything we can to help him because he was also super loving and wanted love in return.
We received updates, pictures and video via text messages and also hopped on a call when needed. We attended 2 training sessions with Jack and let me just say… what a transformation!!! He was like a new pup when he came home.
Tara and Gary know what they’re doing and they do a wonderful job with the training. We learned a lot about how to deal with dogs and looking at things from a different perspective. There is no doubt in my mind they are passionate about what they do and making sure they are well trained. They are the only ones we would trust to care for Jack and we can’t thank them enough for helping out our buddy. 1000% would recommend and worth every penny.Donna DavisNovember 4, 2021
My wife and I brought our puppy Ryker to Gary and Tara for some serious fear aggression/anxiety issues. I have been trying to think of something, anything, negative to say about this experience, but nothing but positivity comes to mind. Gary and Tara both took care of our fur baby and eased our minds about the entire process. Three weeks of board and train and we brought home a new dog. He not only obeys, has manners, but we can take him out in public now. Just today, someone actually told us how behaved our dog was, never could we expect to be complimented in such a great way and we owe it all to Gary and Tara.
They communicated with us through the entire process, updated us along the way, and even had us over multiple times to show us what needs to be done to keep up with Ryker’s training. We cannot recommend them enough and will continue to use Gary and Tara for maintenance training, to ensure Ryker stays in the best shape, as he was when we picked him up from their home!Richard GagnonOctober 28, 2021
I put my Doberman through the 2 week training course. Bea was my main trainer, and took very well care of her. I got pictures and videos throughout the two weeks. She was returned to me with proper greeting, house manners, and other obedience training. She also listens so much better on our walks/runs. She stays by my side and no longer tries to interact with other people or dogs. Since reinforcing what Bea has taught my dog, I am now able to run off-leash with my Doberman and she still listens.
It's been months since I have completed training and am very happy with the results. I can still text Bea and she is still very helpful if I have any questions. The maintenance walks held monthly are also very nice to meet in person to help troubleshoot anything that you or your pup may need a refresher on.
Overall very satisfied. Expectations were definitely met and my pup is much more enjoyable to take in public as well as having her around the house.matthew McadenOctober 27, 2021
All I can say is WOW! In just two weeks, Bea turned our “overly energetic” 8 month old GSP (Whiskey) into an amazing and obedient dog. The “before and after” is almost too incredible to be true! So obvious that these people love both the animals they take on to train AND their profession. If you’re considering training, just do it! I highly recommend All Around K9!!!
Will SteeleWill SteeleOctober 5, 2021
Engaging All Around K9 Training was the best decision we could have made when it came to the care of our 5 year old German Sheperd, Nacho. We adopted Nacho from a shelter, and we want to be able to take him everywhere with us as a family. These guys were so responsive, so professional, and so passionate about training for our dog! The skills we learned through their two-week boarding program have allowed us to bond with Nacho and vice versa, and we feel 100% confident with him now around other animals and in public places. Just could not be happier with our whole experience.Marisa BonoSeptember 21, 2021