Dog Training

We bring over 20 years of experience in dog training and behavior problem solving to you and your dog in your home. If you’re looking for San Antonio dog training or Austin dog training, we’re the team for you!

Our Goal

A Dog’s Path’s goal is to help you understand your dog better and strengthen your leadership skills. We will give you both the information you need to understand your dog’s behavior and the training skills you need to get your dog to respect you. That makes for a happy relationship for both of you! A Dog’s Path’s offers basic to advanced obedience training, as well as behavioral problem solving.

In-home dog training programs:

Our programs give you the convenience of scheduling appointment times that fit your schedule – we have daytime, evening, and Saturday hours from 8am to 2pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Are a great way to get the whole family involved – you all take an active role in the learning process and have  “hands on” training experience. Allow us to observe and correct behavior problems where they usually occur – which is in your home and around your neighborhood. We use a variety of training methods that are individually tailored for each dog’s personality and needs. We can work with any dog from age fourteen weeks to older dogs. Ask us about our puppy and clicker training programs!

We are problem solving experts!

  • Potty training management
  • Separation anxiety
  • Resource guarding
  • Leash aggression
  • Dog or people aggression issues
  • Multiple pet issues
  • New baby at home
  • Jumping up
  • Digging
  • Dog Park acclimation assessments

Basic Obedience:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Come when called
  • Go to your bed
  • Good leash manners

Pricing

Pricing for our six week in-home basic training programs start at $540.00 Ask us about multiple pet discounts. We offer Milatary, Senior Citizens (65 and older) and newly adopted dogs (adopted from local shelters) a 10% discount. Give us a call today to schedule your free 45 minute evaluation!

Service Areas

We service many areas from Austin to San Antonio dog training – if you don’t see your area listed, please call us! 830-312–3953

  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • San Marcos
  • New Braunsfel
  • Bee Caves
  • Canyon Lake
  • Wimberly
  • Boerne
  • New Berlin
  • Martindale
  • Hunter
  • New Braunfels
  • Alamo Heights
  • Seguin
  • Kyle
  • Buda
  • Red Wood
  • West Lake Hills
  • Mcqueeney
  • Converse
  • Universal City
  • Selma
  • Kingsbury

Why do dogs need training?

Officially, a dog is a human’s best friend. Dogs are a joy to have around. They can be loyal, playful, loving, and an eagerness for life. But not all dogs are equal. Dogs were once wild animals, and while some have come afar to connect with humans naturally, some dogs still have aggressive, beastly tendencies that are hard to tame without help from professional dog trainers.

What is dog training?

Dog training involves teaching the pet how to respond to the owner’s commands as well as getting it to perform tasks that would otherwise not be possible. Dog training is done by dog trainers. These professionals work with pet-owners to provide basic obedience training or train for more specialized tasks such as hunting, search and rescue, etc. Depending on your dog’s attribute and personality, dog trainers employ a variety of methods to teach new skills. Popular dog training procedures include:

  • Negative reinforcement
  • Koehler method
  • Dominance-based training
  • Relationship-based training
  • Clicker training

The issues dog training can solve

Dog training is crucial for developing a unique relationship with your pet. As mentioned before, not all dogs are created equal. Individualized instruction can help address the following unique dog problems:

Separation anxiety

Teaching your dog to self-pacify, rest, and manage on its own while you are away is vital. Especially for loving dog-owners who like parting their sheets for their dog to jump in and take a nap. If you like sleeping with your dog, know that if he suffers from separation anxiety, then he won’t handle well being left alone during the day.

Potty training management

Perhaps you've got yourself a new puppy or adopted an older dog, either way, potty training is essential. These involve showing him where to potty, training him to hold it till they reach this spot, and how to notify you when it's time to do their business. Potty training will help keep your home clean by preventing your pet from pottying everywhere.

Resource guarding

Dogs are naturally protective of their 'high-value' items. They snap and growl at people or dogs who want to mess with their foods, plastic bag, etc. While this is a great skill to have, it tends to get dangerous when dogs start biting. Dogs should, therefore, be taught on the art of letting go sometimes.

Speaking of aggression issues, if you are the type who keeps yelling at your dog, poking and pinning him down while strapping electronic collars around his neck, you risk turning him into a Cujo. Treat your dog gently.

Leash aggression

Have you ever tried walking a dog with leash aggression issues? It is not an experience you'd want to try again. Dogs become aggressive while on a leash if they feel frustrated or uncomfortable. Training to prevent leash reactivity involves identifying the source of discomfort and desensitizing the dog to this stimulus.

Preparing a dog for the arrival of a new baby

Training can also tune your dog to your pregnancy and prepare him/her for the new baby. This involves smoothing away unwanted habits, introducing him/her to the baby’s scent, and establishing limits around the nursery. Children love toys, and so do dogs; this training also focuses on preventing aggressive resource guarding behavior too.

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