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Signature K9 Training Academy

austin/round rock/ pflugerville/ georgetown/cedar park/leander

(99)
5 hires on Bark
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Signature K9 Training Academy

austin/round rock/ pflugerville/ georgetown/cedar park/leander

(99)
5 hires on Bark

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Welcome to Signature K9 Training Academy, the best dog trainers in America’s best city for dogs! Whether you live the busy Austin city life and need boarding, or you enjoy one of the many outdoor activities that the greater Austin area has to offer and would like off leash obedience, we have all your dog training needs covered.

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Sue

14 October 2019

Excellent service, and only a text away for a question. It's been 3 months since training, and everything still sticks. We are a much happier family, and our pups are much happier too. Our pound puppy had severe confidence issues and couldn't bond with us - she is now integral member of family, and she is a very happy dog. We now use Signature K9 exclusively for training and boarding needs. More...

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Darcy

3 October 2019

LONG POST— SUMMARY OF IT IS PLEASE DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY. It’s taken me awhile to post my review of this company and I’m only now starting to get over the trauma this company has inflicted. I sent my golden retriever puppy away for a two week board and train with the intentions of them helping fix his separation anxiety, walk better on leash, stop jumping, and just generally better obedience. He was already very good for being an 8 month old puppy, but there were just a couple behaviors I needed help eliminating.
I initially spoke with Lexus and she assured me that she would be able to help. A few days before he was supposed to go, I received a call saying that Lexus could no longer take him and he would be going with Mandy but all of the trainers worked together and would be able to give each support when needed.
When I got my dog back, nothing was different and my dog actually seemed to have worse separation anxiety than before and more negative behaviors. He also came back with a papilloma in his mouth for which I had to see a vet. I worked really hard with him for the next several days hoping it was just him getting used to being home. After I saw no signs of improvement, I asked for the follow up appointment to be moved up so that we could continue working on these behaviors and I never received a response.
I never received a personal response but did receive a generic text message from them asking for my review of the training and I told them I honestly felt like I had flushed $2000 down the toilet. Dan reached out very quickly to see what the problem was and to see if he could help. I sent him videos I had of my dog’s behavior and he agreed to come see us. He and Mandy came to my apartment and he was quite defensive. He kept asking me why I did things a certain way and I told him that is what Mandy had taught me and she agreed and said that is what she told me to do. At the end of this meeting, he offered for Mandy to take my dog for another ten days and would continue working on his skills and introduce off leash Ecollar training. He said he would be there to support her and make sure I was satisfied with the training.
Mandy texted me 5 days later saying she could drop him off after 8 days of training. I said that would work but I get off work late that night so she said she would drop him off the next day. I thought everything was going well, despite not receiving any training videos from her. I get a call from Lexus the day I was supposed to get my puppy back saying that they were going to keep him for another week (it honestly didn’t even feel like they were asking my permission). I initially agreed, but then became afraid that maybe he had been hurt or ran away (look for other post where owner was not notified when their dog ran away). I asked to pick him up that day and that I had already given them over 3 weeks with him and didn’t understand why I was just finding out that day that they needed more time. After an hour and a half of them giving me the run around and then telling me how sorry they were and that Mandy was on the verge of being terminated (I have the text messages if anyone would like to see), I was finally given the address where I could pick him up.
When I arrived, my goal was to get myself and my dog out of there safely. When she finally took me to my dog, he was shaking in a crate. Dan never reached out to me after this. I emailed him a few days later telling him how upset I was over the treatment of my dog and asked how he could put him back with a seemingly inept trainer that was on the verge of being fired after he promised me he would be there to help Mandy with the training. I asked for my money to be returned since NONE of the behaviors I wanted them to work on have improved. Dan responded with such disrespect and blamed me for pulling my dog out early. Dan took ZERO ownership of his trainer and her inability to train my dog. Do not trust this man with your dog. I felt bullied and belittled and worry that he would do the same to another trusting customer. I have emails if anyone would like to see how he spoke to me and decide for yourself if this is someone you’d like to do business with. I am still considering legal action, but wanted to share this post first so others do not make the same mistake I did. I fully expect that they will try to diminish everything I wrote, but I never write negative reviews and I absolutely don’t take the impact of a negative review lightly.
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Hello Darcy, First, I would like to note that your consultation was originally scheduled with Lexus, but due to an emergency call, Mandy held your consultation instead. Lexus was never scheduled to take Bash and therefore this was never changed. Trainer Mandy was who you consulted with and hired. As we proved through screenshots, your message asking to move up your follow-up lesson was never received. The last time Mandy had spoken with you, you told her that you would let her know if the follow-up needed to be moved up. The first time I or anyone from my management team heard about your unsatisfactory experience was upon reading your reply to our review request. I immediately reached out to you to address your concerns. I personally took the time to come meet with you and evaluate Bash. This was the first time I had met you or handled Bash. During my evaluation, he did a perfect heel, perfect sit stays, a perfect place, and every command I asked him to on the first verbal cue. If Mandy had not trained Bash, he would not have been able to do any of those commands. During our visit, I was not asking you why you were doing things because I was being defensive. I asked because you were not doing things the correct way; such as correcting Bash before giving him a command, letting him forge on the heel, letting him jump, etc. Once we established that there was some miscommunication in the way Mandy explained things, I went ahead and explained it better for you. The reason dogs develop separation anxiety is because of how the owner interacts with their dog. So Darcy, the way that you interact with Bash is literally the reason Bash has separation anxiety and we tried our best to explain that to you. Although Bash’s obedience commands were up to standard, I did notice some residual behavioral issues. So, I offered to take him back for a 10 day E-Collar Board and train at NO COST to you. This package is normally $1250. There was about a month between the time we dropped Bash off from the first board and train and when we picked him up for the second. During that time, you decided to go against our professional advice and use your own shock collar on level 63. This set us back when he started his e-collar board and train, as he was already desensitized to the stimulation due to the over-stimulation of the shock collar you used. Even with the setback, we were able to successfully condition Bash to our e-collar. The day before he was scheduled to go home, Lexus and I discussed his progress and agreed that we wanted to keep him an extra few days/1 week max (FREE OF CHARGE). We decided this because we wanted to go the extra mile and ensure your second experience with us was better than the first. To our surprise, you were extremely unreasonable and proceeded to harshly accuse us of wrongdoings and assumed the training had not been accomplished. We tried to explain to you that all we were doing was polishing everything up so that the transition back home went as smoothly as possible. Again, you reacted unreasonably and against our recommendation came to pick up Bash. We tried reaching you by phone but you were at work, so you could only text. I assume that that’s why it took an hour and a half to get Lexus’s address, and not because we were giving you the runaround. Lexus has CCTV cameras on all the dogs in her home. We reviewed the cameras the day of the incident and we did not see any evidence of Bash shaking. We understand that you were emotional and may have thought he was shaking, but Bash was fine. Also, I do not know what or who made you fear for your's or Bash’s safety. We were more than cordial with you, and at no time jeopardized you or Bash’s safety. I did not reach out to you immediately after you took Bash home because you were very clear that you did not want any communication from us and stated that the relationship was ruined. I was simply giving you the space that you asked for. When you messaged me days later, I responded within the hour, and again took the time to explain to you that we were simply wanting to polish off Bash’s training because of the setback. You proceeded to belittle and degrade my staff, disrespect me, make false accusations, and demand your money back. I again tried to deescalate the situation by explaining the facts of the situation. However, they fell on deaf ears. You are the only person who has had this experience. We have successfully rehabilitated many dogs with behavior issues in the past, and Bash would have been just as successful if you had only been more cooperative and reasonable. Whether your personal expectations were met or not, the time was put in and the training was done. Therefore, I can not refund you for a service that was rendered. I have personally offered plenty of trainer support and free training on top of that. You simply refuse to listen to our guidance and do the training the way we’ve attempted to teach you. While I am always sorry to hear about a client's negative experience with my company, I am deeply offended by your lack of cooperation and erroneous allegation. Our attorney has been put on notice and we would gladly meet with you in court to disprove these false allegations. We lament you feel this way and the outcome but wish you and bash the best of luck. Sincerely, Daniel De La Pena

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Cindy Olson Tudyk

9 September 2019

We purchased three private lessons and had Daniel as our trainer. We saw a great improvement in our dog after only one training session. We put in the work and it showed, our dog was really learning from the techniques that Daniel showed us. We completed the three sessions and I could not be any happier. Our dog is doing great and has excelled in her learning due to Daniel’s extensive training knowledge. We plan to take a break and then purchase another three sessions for advanced training. K9 offers many other services including boarding, train and board, and group sessions. I highly recommend their services. More...

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Dylan K.

20 August 2019

My wife and I had previously used Signature K9 Academy for a 3-week Board and train with our, at that time, year old husky. We experienced amazing results in that time, so much so that we recently contacted Signature K9 to board our dog while we were away. Once again, the crew and Signature K9 exceeded our expectations. Not only is there property beautiful, spacious and incredibly conducive to dog play/training, we recieved daily updates with pictures and videos of our pup. Fine tuning and reinforcement of the training techniques was provided, so not only did I have reassurance that our dog was in great and loving hands, she was also reviewing the training she previously learned. All in all, Signature K9 once again exceeded our expectations, it's such a huge relief knowing our dog is in such great hands when with them. More...

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Kristen A.

14 August 2019

We had a great experience with Daniel at Signature K9 and are very happy with our mature and well-behaved pup!  Daniel was extremely patient and answered all 14,368 of my questions.  We plan on boarding with him in the future and continuing with private lessons.  Thank you for helping us!! More...

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Margaret

8 August 2019

Mandy was amazing! Our dog is so much calmer and listens to us. Huge difference!

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Lizzie Bowne

1 August 2019

Great place; would recommend to anyone. The trainer is amazing and always willing to help... Even after we finished training!! He really helped our dog, the results were better than any training place we have experienced. More...

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31 July 2019

I reached out to Signature K9 when I realized that my 1yo, Intact German Shepherd was showing some behavior issues that I did not know how to address.  I am able to bring my dog "Leko" to work every day, which is great, but presented some challenges.  At 1yo, Leko had never been away from me for more than a few hours, I could bring him almost everywhere, so I did, this led to some behavior problems related to lack of confidence.  The first assessment that Trainer Lexus did with us was so eye opening.  She saw exactly what his behavior patterns were and knew what he needed.  More importantly, after watching Lexus interact with my dog I knew that I could have total confidence that he was being cared for, trained and loved on.  A two week board and train was absolutely life changing for both Leko and I.  His new confidence translated into less barking at strangers and increased ease around new people and situations.  Since Lekos board and train, Trainer Lexus has been available for all sorts of questions and advice on how do address new issues and challenges.  I could not have asked for a better experience with a trainer.  Trainer Lexus has extensive background in dog training and it shows.  The results speak for themselves.  I have a "good" dog and we are still working off and on with Lexus to refine and improve.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to trust the dog trainer, I could not imagine training anywhere else.  Signature K9 has been in all ways fantastic. More...

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Ellinoora Laine

21 July 2019

Training and boarding with this company is one of the best things you can do for your dog - and yourself! We started talking to Danny from Signature K9 before we adopted a dog - and we couldn't be happier that we did. Danny made everything very easy for us from the get go, taking initiative in calling and carefully listening to us and what we were looking to achieve. He even came out to evaluate some of our options when we found ourselves torn on which dog to adopt. His wisdom and experience paved the way for a smooth adoption when we adopted our sweet husky mix girl Lumi on May 18th 2019. Danny held a lesson for us on how to properly introduce Lumi into our lives the day we brought her home. He gave us solid guidelines on how to start implementing a new family member into our daily life and everything worked out almost like magic! We also did a 2-week board and train which has easily been some of the best money we have ever spent! Lumi came back with a new set of skills and newfound confidence! The place command Danny perfected in the 2 weeks of training has been a life-changer for our family. Both Lumi and us have come out happier and more confident from our Signature K9 experience - which still continues, as Danny has been extremely forth coming with advice every time we've encountered a problem. After doing a private lesson, 2-week board and train and 4 days of boarding, we are happy returning customers. One could say we have nothing but praises to sing about this wonderful dog training and boarding service. We feel both the owners and dogs are truly and deeply cared for and that Signature K9 is truly passionate and excited about the work that they do. We couldn't recommend them more! More...

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Helena Collins

28 June 2019

Daniel is an absolute professional! My husky puppy was constantly counter surfing, jumping, pulling on leash, running on couches, and overall never listened. My pup was running me and I was ready to give up. After several other failed training groups, I decided to call Signature K9. Daniel is very responsive and knowledgeable. 2 minutes in to the consult, he had my husky listening and learning. After his 2 week board & train, he came back a NEW DOG. My neighbors and friends were shocked. I was amazed. It has been several months since the training and my pup is still sharp. For example- today I ordered in, food was here, dog ran to the door, I put him in “place”, opened the door, eat my food, released him off of place. If that isn’t a good dog then I don’t know what is! His leash manners are amazing, no jumping, commands are met and he isn’t a counter- surfer. My dog enjoys more freedom now because of it. During our recent follow up, Daniel gave me some tips on what I’ve been doing wrong that we’re really helpful, and I know that if any time I need some help, Daniel is a text away. I’m looking forward to working with him more for off leash training, and am glad to have someone that I trust & who knows my dog to board him while I am away. I highly recommend him, and I’m pretty sure my dog does too. More...

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Paula Clark Owen

27 June 2019

5 Stars Kudos to Daniel and Matt at Signature K9 for their work with our 1 yr old puppy, Willow! She came back from training a happy and well-behaved pup. She is much better on the leash and has learned place and to come when called. We can even open the door without her running out! We really appreciated the videos so we could see how she was doing and see that she was happy! Daniel and Matt spent a great deal of time teaching us what she had learned so that we can keep helping her be her best self! The care and attention that they give the dogs is evident when you see how well the dogs respond. When we add another dog to our family, Daniel and Signature K9 will be our first call! More...

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Meghan Yoss

27 June 2019

We just got our six month puppy back from Mandy. He stayed with her for two weeks and came back such a good boy. He was jumping on our kids and stealing toys, barking at everything. Now he knows so much more and listens. I love how Mandy taught him place. We had six kids running by him and he just stayed and watched. It was amazing. She sets a great foundation of obedience and now we work and continue to teach. It’s a great program. And I love how she sent photos and videos of Babi throughout his stay. Our kids loved that. Thanks Mandy. More...

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Katie Ann

24 June 2019

We are so pleased with the training Bruschi received with Signature K9! With an active large breed dog joining our family, we knew we needed a great foundation of training and Dan delivered

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Jessica Schiff

10 June 2019

Finally got our baby back after 3 weeks of training with Mandy. Being separated so long from our fur baby, we loved getting all of the pictures and video/text updates along the way. He has learned so much, and we are excited to continue working and strengthening all the skills he’s learned. Mandy has been an amazing trainer and you can tell Chief had gotten attached, especially by his reaction after she had left. We will, without a doubt, recommend Signature K9 Training Academy, to anyone looking to get quality training, with a caring and loving staff. More...

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John Montgomery

10 June 2019

Our puppy just got back from his training and we are very pleased with the results! Mandy was great with Chief and we loved getting the videos of his progress! We highly recommend Signature K9 and their staff! More...

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Karimme Cavazos

19 May 2019

We got our Frida girl back today! I just want to say WOW!! Frida came back a totally different girl all thanks to Mandy and the Signature K9 team. Mandy was amazing at keeping me updated on Fridas progress with her daily videos and letting me know what they have been working on. Frida is still a puppy and for her to learn what she has learned has definitely amazed me. Once again thank you Mandy for all the hard work you put in training Frida More...

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Amy Muse

30 April 2019

Daniel did a great job giving confidence to our little Milo. He helped Annie with her leash walking too! Both dogs have the "place" command down and it is truly amazing to see them stay when I open the door to let people in the house and they aren't jumping or barking at them. It really has changed our world! Thank you so much! More...

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Candace R-Carson Pearson

11 April 2019

Daniel is amazing!!! He took our fearful Chow Chow and made her a confident and happy dog! For any and all dog training needs Signature K9 is where you should go!

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Kaye

6 April 2019

Very helpful and informative in initial phone call. Answered all my questions.

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Heather Reynolds

5 April 2019

The staff is wonderful! Our trainer Mandy did a great job with our Molly

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Ashtynn Williams

18 March 2019

I definitely recommend this company especially Mandi, I have a six month old pit and the difference she made with him is amazing! She also gave me some great tips on getting him through his teething stage. Very very happy! More...

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Patsy Martinez

17 March 2019

Trainer Lexus helped K9 Lady so much! she has come a long way all because of Trainer Lexus! I would definitely recommend her and team!!

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Kathleen Easterday

16 March 2019

Their 28 day board and train is fantastic. I would especially recommend it for every rescue dog. Doctor Pepper came to us as a 6 year old who had lived 5 years, mostly in the backyard. He had then gone to a Dalmatian rescue in Virginia for 6 months.When I saw his photo, I fell in love!.But the reality wasn't quite as lovable. His training had been pretty random, and he had a lot of bad habits, grabbing things, and counter surfing. He was basically unruly to put it bluntly. When he bit my husband twice, with no obvious trigger, and then tried a 3rd time, we seriously considered putting him down, but truly desired to give him the benefit of the doubt and try some serious training. Lexus came and met with us, and when she left our home she took Doc with her. She posted photos of his training, and gave us almost daily reports on how he was doing. When she brought him back to us, she spent several hours going through the training she had done, and how we could reinforce it at home. We have seen so much improvement in his behavior, and there hasn't been any problem with biting. He's good with our other dog, and now fits well into our family. I know this post is long, but Signature has been truly a miracle worker with our boy. Yes, I said "our boy"! We are so thankful that we made the decision to train. More...

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Chris Navarro

5 March 2019

When we first got a German Shepherd we had no idea what we were in for. After several months of trying to train our boy ourselves we knew we were in over our heads. We reached out in search for some personal trainers and that's when we found Lexus with Signature K9 training Academy. Lexus knows her stuff! She was able to train our Zeke for advanced obedience. Lexus not only works with your dog but bonds with them. Our Zeke loves Lexus so much he pees in excitement every time he sees her! We highly recommend Signature K9 Training academy and we couldn't be happier with having Lexus train our boy! More...

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Dylan Klieber

21 February 2019

My wife and I recently enrolled our 1-year old husky in Signature K9 Training Academy’s 21-day board and train to improve her boundaries, House manners, and leash training. Our pup came back to us with her quirky personality still intact but a remarkable improvement in her obedience. She has been an absolute dream since completing her training, and the extensive hand-off with Danny and Janelle helped ensure that my wife and I could continue to build upon the skills she learned at Signature K9. Thanks so much Danny and Janelle, we are so grateful for your help! More...

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Sajjon Boodoo

16 February 2019

Came to Signature K9 Training Academy for some tweaking on my dogs training because of bad training in the past. I was really hesitant on having pay for extra training for it to probably not work out but least to say a big thank you to Mandy for taking Goliath and getting him right. I would also like to thank Daniel for giving me good insight on how the past training had affected Goliath and why he acted how he did. I can’t thank the trainers at Signature K9 Training Academy enough and in the future when I get another dog I plan on coming back to them for training. It’s very clear upon the consultation that the trainers are the real deal and know that they’re talking about. Call me bias but make sure to ask for Mandy to be your dogs trainer she’s the best even Goliath said so. :)) More...

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Brenda Bounds

10 February 2019

Amazing K9 trainers!! I was trying to train my 10 month toy Aussie commands on my own, but not having any luck. I wanted to put her in a stay and train program, but after reading a couple of articles, I was concerned the training would cause Zoey to lose her quirky personality and come back to me fearful. I heard about trainer Daniel from the radio and contacted him. I told Daniel my concerns and instead of being on the defensive, he was professional and able to address them. I decided to put Zoey in the 21 day board and train curriculum. Daniel kept me in the loop throughout the whole process by sending me photos and videos of my little wiggle butt and the sideways walk that Aussies are known for when excited. Another reason I like Signature K9 Training Academy, is that Zoey stayed in the trainer's home and was not left alone during the night. This was another one of my concerns because Zoey sometimes has stomach issues. Daniel and Zoey's trainer, Janelle, went the extra mile to find treats/food that her stomach tolerated. I could go on and on about Daniel and Janelle, but what I am most impressed with is their passion in training Zoey and getting dramatic results. I am so thankful I found out about Trainer Daniel. My little Zoey was returned to me knowing her commands. I am so proud of my fur baby. Although Daniel did a great job going over Zoey's commands with me, I was nervous as if I was a new mom. After the training was complete and Zoey received her certificate, I contacted Daniel with questions and he immediately responded and again put my fears at ease. He even sent me a list of the commands and what to do if she breaks command. Daniel assured me we are a "team" in Zoey's training process. Again, thank you Daniel and Janelle for keeping Zoey safe while in your care and for teaching her manners! More...

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Melissa Arroyo

4 February 2019

Don’t over think, hire Daniel now! We bought a standard poodle last summer and loved him from day 1...or rather, we only loved him the first day we brought him home! He was bad from the getgo. Playful biting that sometimes caused blood shed, pooping in the house, counter surfing, not listening, and running away were just a few things coco did wrong every day. We tried training classes ourselves but unless you have hours of free time every day you need K9 expertise. Coco spent 3 weeks with daniel and is now an amazing dog and a happy part of our family. Dont wait, hire daniel today. More...

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Bianca Yesenia Torres-Ramirez

28 January 2019

I had to re-home my dog because my husband came down on orders and we weren’t able to take him. His new owners took him to Signature K9 Training Academy. Trainer Daniel kept us updated on how he was doing and sending pictures which was amazing. They made Balto AKA Rocky into an amazing dog! I highly recommend Signature K9 Training Academy to everyone! More...

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Katie Potts Carruth

28 January 2019

I am so thankful We found Signature K9 training Academy. We brought our rescue pup home and needed help ASAP. Lexus was incredible from the moment she answered the phone. She loved and cared for our pup and he came home a new dog after the 21 day train and board! THEN we did e collar training and I’m happy to say my dog is the best in the world. We go to the trails and parks and restaurants and he handles life like a champ. He even handles my 3 year old climbing and messing with him. I can not praise Signature K9 enough! Especially Lexus!! More...

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Jessica Campos

9 January 2019

About a month ago I desperately contacted Danny De La Pena who had attended to one of our networking events as a sponsor and had been recommended by my friend Kristi France. Daniel was at my house in just few hours after our chat. I will never forget I wrote him “help me or this dog will need a new home” and he said “is it that bad?” Well, he came and saw it with his eyes. My level of frustration as a pet owner. I love them but they were at a point when I was seriously considering to give up. I must say, I have 2 new dogs. Not only the results are amazing but the process that Daniel follows is outstanding. The price is amazing too. We had received a quote before from another place and it was double the price. 5,000 stars !! More...

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Kelly Campbell

15 December 2018

Just had a meeting Lexus... was very worried at first with my baby Steven.. I am totally 100% at ease with them helping my Dog! look forward to the results!

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Taylor Gross

13 December 2018

My go to referral for anyone seeking experienced K9 training in Texas!

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Crystal Turnbull

11 December 2018

I loved working with Signature K9 Training Academy in Austin. My pup, Chloe, went in for obedience and behavioral modification. She doesn't always get along with other dogs and I needed help keeping her under control for her safety and the safety of other pets. Living in an apartment this was problematic considering how difficult it was to take her out into public or around town with me. After training with Signature I now feel comfortable taking her to tailgates and other places around town with me. She's under control and has so much more fun on walks around town. Her fear issues will always be something we work on, but with Signature helping I feel educated enough to keep up the training they instilled in Chloe and keep her and other pups safe while we're out in public. Plus they board dogs they've trained previously, so I know she'll be staying with someone that understands her and will enforce the training they taught her. I love that they train in home with real world scenarios rather than a facility to leave pets in over night. Chloe has always been a perfect pup in controlled environments, I needed help outside of that and Signature K9 Training Academy delivered. More...

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Kristi France

6 December 2018

They were amazing to work with. A dog we had rescued had serious issues with guarding high value items that he didn’t want to give up. This isn’t safe for a dog to do and it makes them hard to place as a rescue. So we called Lexus to our house. She evaluated Cooper and felt that in board training was best to correct this behavior. Lexus was sueccesfully able to address his bad behavior during this time. He learned that “out” meant drop whatever is in your mouth immediately! Cooper has since been placed in a great home and he is thriving! So glad to have found Lexus so that Cooper can have the amazing life he always deserved. More...

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Jennifer Rose Smith

5 December 2018

I sent my golden retriever, Moon, to stay with Daniel for three weeks. He came back a brand new boy! He likes his crate now, walks politely on his leash, and even knows commands like "sit", "down", and "place". Life with Moon is SO much more fun now that he knows the rules. Daniel is truly an expert and a lifesaver! More...

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Vicki Hansen

3 December 2018

We appreciate the time that went into helping us understand and train our dog. Lexus did a great job and we’d recommend her any time!

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Phino Cristian Ponce

21 November 2018

Known Danny for many years now he is dependable, trustworthy, and professional. He is that person to get the job done.

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Jessica Moreno

17 November 2018

I’m so happy I found you! You guys are the best! Keep up the great work! �

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Ryan Santore

17 November 2018

Very professional and knowledgeable trainers. Everything is broken down to the finest detail so that the pet owner understands what to do and why its done that way. The trainers love animals and their job which shows when they are assisting you learn how to train your dog. More...

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David Torres

17 November 2018

Highly dedicated group of individuals whose passion and motivation transfer to every dog they train. The customer service is outstanding and as the customer you truly feel involved and part of your dogs transformation. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my dogs beside the trainers at United K9 Academy. More...

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Jonathan Elwood

17 November 2018

Top notch veteran owned company. The team loves what they do and are great at it. Watch the videos they are awesome and the dogs are so happy to have a purpose. I wouldn't trust anyone more than United k9 with my pup. Keep up the great work. More...

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Adam Barnes

17 November 2018

United K9 was VERY professional and good to my dog Roxy! She is a rescue and had no obedience training what so ever. Sadly she was also petrified of men due to beatings and being shot with bb guns. Danny her trainer went above and beyond to make her the new happy dog she is today. She is now very obedient and obeys commands on the spot! She is also open and calm with everyone now including men! She is definitely a happier puppy and enjoying life now! United K9 Academy is the best and I highly recommend them especially for rescues. They are patient and kind and truly love what they do! 5 Stars all day to these guys. Keep up the good work! More...

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Rachel Roth

17 November 2018

Our puppy, Murphy, has learned so much from United K9 Academy! He is still the same playful and energetic puppy, but now acts appropriate in public, at home, and on a leash. The staff has been great at teaching my husband and I as well as our dog, so that the training can be continued and strengthened at home. So appreciative for Daniel! More...

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Alyssa Sharr

17 November 2018

The staff at United K9 Austin is incredibly professional and attentive to your dogs needs. My husband and I were first time dog owners and enrolled our new pup in the puppy head start program. We worked with trainer Daniel, who has taught our puppy all of the necessities for a well-trained family dog. Daniel was easy to work with, easy to communicate with, and clearly cared about our dog just as much as we do. He exceeded our expectations for what our puppy could do, and even taught us much needed knowledge about puppy-owning, like the vaccinations we need to give our dog and milestones she should hit. Throughout the boarding process, Daniel provided us with updates, videos, and pictures of our puppy so we could watch her progress. It was an easy choice to trust United K9 Academy in Austin to give our dog the training she needed! More...

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Cydney Elson

22 October 2018

I did the 14 day board and train to work on leash manners, place and socialization with a baby. Before my dog went I was being dragged by my dog on walks and was afraid he would get too excited and hurt my newborn. Now I lead the walks and I can put my newborn on her play at on the ground and put my dog in a place command and not have to worry about him hurting her. I would definitely recommend Daniel he’s a great trainer. More...

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Courtney 'Wilson' Halchak

18 October 2018

My 10 month old GSD/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, Wanda, was a total spazzy mess with absolutely no obedience whatsoever. We signed her up for a 14 day board and train, and she came back a different dog in the best way possible. She is so much more calm, exhibits manners, and holds her place stay for up to an hour. This was the best possible investment we could have made in our dog’s life. We are now budgeting for a 21 day board and train to work on off leash behavior. More...

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Jimmy Rines

15 September 2018

I served in Iraq with Danny he is very professional and knows his stuff you could not have a better person to handle your best friend.

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Nick Sharr

14 September 2018

Trainer Daniel worked with our puppy, ducky, in the Head Start Puppy Program. In just a few short weeks, our puppy learned many commands and made it through her first fear imprint period! Daniel was professional and easy to work with. He is clearly an expert in the field and taught not only our dog, but my wife and I as well. Highly recommend especially to other new dog owners like us! More...

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Katey Long-Ferenzi

18 August 2018

We just dropped our boy Bowie off with Lexus for 21 days and couldn't be more confident or excited! We were able to sit with her, discuss our concerns and have a frank conversation. Can't wait to see where our teenage boy is in 21 days! More...

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Alyssa Sharr

5 August 2018

The staff at Signature K9 is incredibly professional and attentive to your dogs needs. My husband and I were first time dog owners and enrolled our new pup in the puppy head start program. We worked with trainer Daniel, who has taught our puppy all of the necessities for a well-trained family dog. Daniel was easy to work with, easy to communicate with, and clearly cared about our dog just as much as we do. He exceeded our expectations for what our puppy could do, and even taught us much needed knowledge about puppy-owning, like the vaccinations we need to give our dog and milestones she should hit. Throughout the boarding process, Daniel provided us with updates, videos, and pictures of our puppy so we could watch her progress. It was an easy choice to trust Signature K9 to give our dog the training she needed! More...

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Rachel Roth

2 August 2018

Our puppy, Murphy, has learned so much from Signature K9 Training Academy! He is still the same playful and energetic puppy, but now acts appropriate in public, at home, and on a leash. The staff has been great at teaching my husband and I as well as our dog, so that the training can be continued and strengthened at home. So appreciative for Daniel! More...

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Nate Wayne

22 June 2018

Veterans doing an amazing job bringing obedience to our four legged companions. Highly recommended.

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Normay Borgelin

17 June 2018

Definitely some of the best trainers I've come across. Experts in their field and very professional. I highly recommend them.

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Danny Scudder

5 June 2018

Great trainers and was very impressed by them all being Veterans.

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Ta'Neisha Neece Prewitt

5 June 2018

So amazed by their work!!!! Please stop by and check them out I absolutely love them!!!

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Ana Moreno

5 June 2018

Just amazing! I would highly recommend!

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Sebastian Castano

5 June 2018

You guys are awesome, all the videos are great !!

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Kiel 'Tex' May

4 June 2018

Owner knows his stuff, and you can tell he really cares about what he is doing. Awesome training for your puppers.

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Gabbi Mae Siska

4 June 2018

amazing job training my pup! Danny showed such professionalism, very pleased with the work! highly recommend!

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Jesse Phillips

4 June 2018

A highly professional and veteran owned organization that supports local law enforcement and first responders. This organization plays a vital role in giving back to and supporting its community.

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James Murray

4 June 2018

good service and they’re really willing to work with you to accommodate anything you or your dog needs.

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Jonathan Walling

4 June 2018

Highly professional and provides an outstanding service. Danny cares for the development, growth and bond formed between owner and dog.

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Makayla Wilinski

4 June 2018

Danny is an awesome trainer. A little dedication, time, and patience goes a long way. Aries is an excellent example of all of Danny’s hard work!

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David Torres

4 June 2018

Highly dedicated group of individuals whose passion and motivation transfer to every dog they train. The customer service is outstanding and as the customer you truly feel involved and part of your dogs transformation. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my dogs beside the trainers at Signature K9 Academy. More...

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Janelle De La Pena

4 June 2018

Danny trained all of my dogs! Amazing trainer! Definitely recommend board and train! It’s totally worth the time. You have a vacation from your dog and when you get them back, they’re well mannered! Very happy with my services!

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Chase Cowan

4 June 2018

Wonderful group of professionals and dedicated to what they do. Their customer service is on point and they treat your dog like family. Highly recommended!

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Larry Howard

4 June 2018

Excellent training program with visible, verifiable results in dog behavior. The trainer is a very calm, patient, dog loving person. Great communication before during and after the training with an extensive session at the end of the program to demonstrate dog following the learned commands and to train the handler. Highly recommended ! More...

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D.j. Hamilton

4 June 2018

Military Police, Veteran owned with unbelievable intelligence and knowledgable staff. You won’t regret any kind of business and/or experiences you encounter with them and they will always have the answers to any questions you may have.

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Alex Montiel

4 June 2018

Awesome Veteran owned company that’s LEO and first responder friendly! The trainers are great and definitely know what they’re doing. Man’s best friend sometimes needs a nudge in the right direction and these guys can help with anything from basic obidience to service and therapy dog training. Highly recommend these guys! More...

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Stephanie La Cava

4 June 2018

The trainers are highly professional and really good with the dogs. They have great communication skills with the owners so that you know exactly how your dog is being trained and their progress. They make you feel very comfortable and that your dog is in good hands! More...

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Adam Barnes

4 June 2018

Danny was VERY professional and good to my dog Roxy! She is a rescue and had no obedience training what so ever. Sadly she was also petrified of men due to beatings and being shot with bb guns. Danny went above and beyond to make her the new happy dog she is today. She is now very obedient and obeys commands on the spot! She is also open and calm with everyone now including men! She is definitely a happier puppy and enjoying life now! Daniel De La Pena is the best and I highly recommend him especially for rescues. He is patient and kind and truly loves what he does! 5 Stars all day!!!!. Keep up the good work! More...

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Andrew Griesel

4 June 2018

Incredibly knowledgeable trainers, who are obviously passionate about their dogs and what they do. Highly recommended!

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Kyle Wesley Turner

4 June 2018

Amazing trainer, would recommend before any other company or trainer!!

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Melissa Thatsall

4 June 2018

❤️❤️❤️

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Valentina Castano

4 June 2018

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Nick Marguccio

4 June 2018

Definitely Recommend!!

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Matt Kunce

4 June 2018

Knowledgeable, friendly, professional.

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Jennifer Serra

4 June 2018

5 star service!!

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Argy Morales

4 June 2018

HOOAH!

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Megan Vzo

4 June 2018

Awesome work!

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Manny Madden

4 June 2018

Outstanding!

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Brett Rossi

4 June 2018

Awesome

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Gabriela Villamizar

4 June 2018

The best!

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Leslie Ann Houghton

4 June 2018

Great people! Great training!

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Arturo Duran

4 June 2018

Extremely professional, highly recommended!

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Denny Katona

4 June 2018

Tremendous veteran owned company!

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Arthur Harper

4 June 2018

Extremely dedicated and professional.

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Jonathan Abrahamson

4 June 2018

Your in good hands here

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Ashley Lynn

4 June 2018

Absolutely amazing trainers, animals, and all around program!

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Melanie Dubbs

4 June 2018

Great place! Awesome people!!

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Chelsea Ilana

4 June 2018

Great trainers, would highly recommend!

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Jeromiah Lizama

4 June 2018

Awesome trainer dedicated to helping dogs and their owners.

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John Coury

4 June 2018

Signature K9 Training Academy really helped me with my puppy who is super energetic.

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Jahaira Duran

4 June 2018

Danny is such an incredible and caring trainer!

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Breannah Ellisor

4 June 2018

Very knowledgeable and good with the dogs.

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John J Coble III

4 June 2018

All trainers were exceptionally professional and knowledgeable. If I ever need advice or future training with my dogs there is no one else I would take them to.

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Shannon Eliizabeth

4 June 2018

Awesome people doing awesome things. Best and safest hands for your dogs training �

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Michael Sligh

19 April 2018

Great trainer ... highly recommend first class training and dynamic support ...

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Here at Signature K9 Training Academy we are firm believers in making the training fit the dog, and not the other way around. Everyone of our trainers has taken the time to learn different methods, techniques, and approaches in dog training to ensure quality results and fundamentals are instilled in your K9 companion. Our team of professionals strive to educate dog owners and empower them to build a strong relationship with their dog through hands on instruction. Ready to unleash your Signature K9? Give us a call today!

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