Austin Dog Training: Chihuahua Mix Came All The Way From Puerto Rico!

Pumpkin WheelerClient’s Name:Spencer

Dog’s Name: “Pumpkin”

City: Austin

Breed: Chihuahua mix

Likes:Chewing dog toys, playing with neighborhood dogs.

Pet-Peeves:Taking a bath, going into crate.

Favorite Toy:Stuffed walrus, stuffed pig…or any other stuffed animals! She chews on them and likes to rip out the stuffing.

Favorite Treat: Bacon cubes.

Favorite Walk: She likes to walk around our neighborhood because of all the smells!

Best Trick: Sit and shake.

Arrival Story: Spencer befriended Pumpkin while we were vacationing in Puerto Rico. She was a stray dog. He helped the rescue team capture here so that she could go to the vet. She flew to Austin about 1 week later. Our whole family was smitten over her and felt she needed to be a part of our family!! Unanimous

Why Training with Sit Means Sit:Spencer wants a sweet, gentle and obedient companion dog. He chose Sit Means Sit because they use soft voices and are gentle to the dogs but also know how to teach them.

Motto:Little Black Deer! She looks like a baby deer.

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San Antonio Dog Training: Cane Corso Gives High Fives!

Creed PlummerClient’s Name:Lawson and Jen

Dog’s Name: “Cristiano’s Da Honorable Creed”

City: San Antonio

Breed: Cane Corso

Likes:Creed loves to sleep, ride in the car, and play with basketballs, soccer and volleyballs. He plays tug too.

Pet-Peeves:He doesn’t like being alone because he’s a Velcro dog…lol.

Favorite Toy:Basketball, he likes to pop them.

Favorite Treat: Anything with good flavor.

Favorite Walk: He loves walks anywhere, neighborhoods, parks, doesn’t matter. If you go, he’ll go.

Best Trick: He has the slowest high five/paw give, but it’s awesome.

Arrival Story: Creed was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma and his breeder contacted us from Facebook. We were looking for a male that was nice and calm and that is certainly Creed. We didn’t just buy a pup, we were matched with Creed because he fit our lifestyle, wants and needs. His breeder is AWESOME!

Why Training with Sit Means Sit:We were referred by a friend and we wanted to do more work with Creed, especially to get him and us comfortable off leash. After our first appointment at Sit Means Sit with Donnie, we were sold.

Motto:Mr. Ladies Man – For some reason he always turns his charm on for female vets, vet techs, and other women in general. He’s ridiculous lol.

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San Antonio Dog Training: German Shepherd Plays Soccer !

Shalom ValentinClient’s Name:Frank

Dog’s Name: “Shalom”

City: San Antonio

Breed: German Shepherd

Likes:Run and walk with us and be around us.

Pet-Peeves:Little barking dogs and laying her flat on her back.

Favorite Toy:Soccer balls.

Favorite Treat: Bones,peanut butter,turkey and ham.

Favorite Walk: Likes to go on walks anywhere.

Best Trick: Plays soccer.

Arrival Story: In 2012 arrived from Texan Breeder and granddaughter of two time Obedience Champ in Germany. We wanted a loyal companion, running partner, friend and guardian. She is the youngest of our three dogs ( we have a Shitzu and a Goldie). She loves to be around them, they are older and don’t like her because of her energy. Shalom is sweet to them.

Why Training with Sit Means Sit:We need her to obey us on command with surrounding distractions. She will please us without distractions but as soon a younger or smaller dog barks at her or somebody rings the bell or approaches the home she goes wild, Shalom responds to correction with a prong but takes awhile to calm down. We will like her to come to us on command, stop on her tracks unleashed on command, stop barking on command. We want a loyal and safe dog around dogs and people. She does loves her Vet techs and whoever handles her.

Motto:Strong and sweet! We teach her commands in Hebrew (Shev=Sit, Atsor =Stop, Kadima= Forward)and down in english with hand signal).

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Facebook Review: Training even in a high traffic public setting

JenPJen P.
5 Star Facebook Review

We recently enrolled our 17 month old italian mastiffs in Sit Means Sit training. We had already gone through a basic commands/obedience class with another trainer, and Sit Means Sit was a great next step for us. With a large breed dog (two in our case), having control in high stimulus situations is a must.

We just finished our 3 private sessions & are ready to join the transitional group class. After only 3 sessions with our trainer Donnie, and follow-up training at home on our part, we can already see a major difference! Our dogs are working on place, heel, come from a distance and waiting on their release word to do anything else….even in a high traffic public setting (Brackenridge Park by the zoo).

It’s reassuring to know that with a little more work we can allow them to be off-leash and not worry about them running off & getting in to trouble.

If you’re looking for a great place to train your dog, regardless of size, I would definitely recommend giving Sit Means Sit a call. You won’t be disappointed!

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San Antonio Dog Training: Briard Likes To Show Off!

Bugatti HouseClient’s Name:Kimberly

Dog’s Name: “Bugatti”

City: San Antonio

Breed: Briard

Likes:Car rides, walks, showing, swimming.

Pet-Peeves:Bath time.

Favorite Toy:Squeaky ball – plays fetch with it. Large pull ball – plays tug of war.

Favorite Treat: Natural Balance Food Rolls and boiled Liver or Chicken treats.

Favorite Walk: Walking with Carbon and her mom and dad – Edisa and Craig.

Best Trick: Sit and shake.

Arrival Story: I will never forget – driving from Texas to Ohio and his breeder interviewing me and then asking me are you ready to see your puppy? She took him out of a crate and placed him in my arms – it makes me happy cry every time I think of that “moment”.

Why Training with Sit Means Sit:To help Bugatti and I be the best we can be together. As a Pet mom and as a handler.

Motto:Silly boy – he makes me smile everyday – many times a day….

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San Antonio Dog Training: Catahoula/East Texas Cur Sunbathes On The Top Step At The Pool!

Luna PriceClient’s Name:John

Dog’s Name: “Luna”

City: San Antonio

Breed: Catahoula/East Texas Cur

Likes:Sit in the pool on the top step. Loves to chase birds and go to the doggy park. Also loves to be scratched.

Pet-Peeves:Put on her harness. She runs from it and goes stiff when it’s on her.

Favorite Toy:Squeaky ball – plays fetch with it. Large pull ball – plays tug of war.

Favorite Treat: Haven’t found one she didn’t like.

Favorite Walk: Likes to go on walks anywhere.

Best Trick: Shake paws!

Arrival Story: Got Luna from a coworker. She was supposed to go to another owner but they couldn’t take her and we saw her picture and fell in love with her.

Why Training with Sit Means Sit:She had an incident at doggy daycare. Sit means sit was recommended by the daycare she had the incident at.

Motto:Stubborn. She only listens when she wants to.

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Austin Dog Training: American Staff Mix Always Excited To Explore!

Macy ChaumontClient’s Name:Stephanie

Dog’s Name: “Macy”

City: Austin

Breed: Am Staff Mix

Likes:Macy loves to hit the trail and go exploring. She loves a good climb or swim. She also really loves to sleep and be pet.

Pet-Peeves:She seems a little nervous in the car. Doesn’t like getting her nails trimmed or teeth brushed, but her least favorite thing is being in the same house with a dishwasher or hairdryer on.

Favorite Toy:Any squeaky toy, and Macy loves to remove the squeaker and the stuffing pronto.

Favorite Treat: She loves Happy Hips treats, but all meaty treats are like Christmas for Macy.

Favorite Walk: Loves Bull Creek and Town Lake.

Best Trick: She just knows sit and shake. :)

Arrival Story: Macy and her sisters were found by a dumpster, covered in ticks at around 6 weeks old. The woman who found them dropped them off at a vet clinic where a coworker’s wife worked, so that’s how I met her. I took her home the day I went up there, and I love this pup! She’s my first dog, and I’m so glad I have her!

Why Training with Sit Means Sit:Want Macy to come when called off leash, quit pulling on leash, and drop things when I say (other dogs’ toys, kids’ toys)

Motto:Life is Beautiful! Macy is excited to explore and smell everything!

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Three Dogs With Very Similar Problems, All Solved the Same Way Through Training!

Carrie, Kelli , Alex and Krystal with Sit Means Sit Austin had three very different dogs for our immersion board and train program. But they all had very similar problems that needed addressed. The four girls each had their own approach how to solve the problems with the dogs. But they all had the same result: a very well trained dog!!

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Austin Dog Training: Silver Labrador Can’t Be Without Her Stuffed Monkey!

Karma LathamClient’s Name:Heidi

Dog’s Name: “Karma”

City: Elgin

Breed: Silver Labrador

Likes:Carry toys in her mouth, rough house with her brother, and ride in the car.

Pet-Peeves:Be still & listen….too many other fun things to be doing!

Favorite Toy:“Monk” the stuffed monkey- loves to carry “Monk” around everywhere making it squeak. Crinkle ball- fetch & keep away from brother.

Favorite Treat: C.E.T. HEXtra dental chews & Fruitables (anything with pumpkin).

Favorite Walk: Loves to go to the vet clinic so she can play in the yard with her friend/the clinic dog Shazaam (a Jack Russell mix).

Best Trick: Working on this.

Why Training with Sit Means Sit:Karma needs boundaries & listening skills so that our smaller 4 legged fur kids can be more relaxed around her as well as any human friends that visit. Chose Sit Means Sit because I have met a past trainee with amazing manners & behavior.

Motto:“SQUIRREL” because she is easily distracted and always busy!!

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San Antonio Dog Training: Pit Mix Known As Cuddle Bug!

Client’s Name:KarenBrin Pitcher

Dog’s Name: “Brin”

City: San Antonio

Breed: Pit Mix

Likes:Tug, chew, play, take walks and cuddle. Small living things…cats, dogs, raccoons, squirrels.

Pet-Peeves:Large living things…dogs and deer.OH…and taking a bath!

Favorite Toy:Anything that squeaks, can be torn apart or tugged with.

Favorite Treat: Just about anything.

Favorite Walk: Parks work out the best, she is most aggressive on walks around the neighborhood (however, she spends most of her walks in the neighborhood).

Best Trick: Sleeping…

Arrival Story: I adopted her from the City of SA Animal Care Center the end of January 2015. She was 8 months old and had been mistreated and was very malnourished, weighing only 20 lbs. Within 3 months she weighed over 50 lbs and began to be a true puppy.

Why Training with Sit Means Sit:Once she “grew into herself”, she become very aggressive on a leash.I have two 10 year old dogs and I walk them all together. I need to be able to control all three without worry that Brin will hurt someone.

Motto:Shadow, Cuddle-bug, Playful!

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