Dog Training

Our Approach To Dog Training

Pawsitive Solutions believes that dogs are valued family members. If your dog is jumping on visitors, going potty in the house, pulling on the leash, nipping or just not listening…I can help with these and many other issues! Marlene uses the latest positive reinforcement training and operant conditioning to improve behaviors. Her techniques give you the tools needed to design a happy, healthy learning environment, which will create eager and motivated dogs that are excited to learn.

Pawsitive Solutions’ innovative and entertaining approach to dog training in San Antonio has yielded amazing, long-lasting results and has earned the respect of many dog owners.

Her program will give owners the skills necessary to continue to shape their dog’s responses after his training with Pawsitive Solutions. This helps keep your dog’s training consistent and always delivers the best results.

In-Home Canine Training

In-Home Training provides the perfect way to train, working one-on-one with Marlene. She will coach you through the steps in each lesson, then you practice with your dog until the next session. This opens the door of communication between you and your dog and allows you to learn how to teach your dog basic commands, as well as solve common behavioral problems.

The key to solving behavioral problems is to understand what motivates your dog to act inappropriately. Remember, we all repeat behaviors that are rewarding and avoid behaviors that are not. So we want to reward the positive behaviors and redirect the undesirable ones. Your home is the perfect environment for conducting dog obedience training because it is your dog’s comfort zone. By creating a focused, comfortable environment, Marlene believes dogs actually respond to training quicker.


In-Home Dog Training Rates for Dogs and Puppies

  • Locations up to 15 miles from my home.  $525
  • Locations over 15 miles from my home.  $600
  • At ‘my’ home.  $450

All packages include 3 Lessons. The first lesson lasts 1½- 2 hours; the other lessons are one hour.

Group Dog Training Classes

professional dog trainer in San Antonio2Our Group Dog Training Classes are the most economical form of dog training in San Antonio. Bringing you and your dog together with others generates camaraderie as you see the dogs develop and grow as a group. However, this is a very distracting environment and may not be an  option for everyone. Feel free to call me to discuss if this is a good choice for your family.

Dog Training Group Classes are offered in the Boerne area for the Boerne Parks & Recreation Department  and Sessions run for six consecutive weeks. The first class is a two hour orientation without your dog. The  other classes are one hour. Semi-private classes are also available. Get three or more friends together, and I  will teach a class for your group at the location of your choice.



Puppy / Basic Manners Classes

Puppy Manners Class (Dogs Ages 2-5 Months)

  • Mondays, 6:30- 7:30 pm

2015 Dates
Session I: February 23- March 30
Session II: April 13-May 18
Session III: Sept 21-Nov 2 (Skip Oct 12)

Basic Manners Class (Dogs Ages 5 Months or Older)

  • Mondays, 7:45- 8:45 pm

2015 Dates
Session I: February 23- March 30
Session II: April 13-May 18
Session III: Sept 21-Nov 2 (Skip Oct 12)

Intro to Therapy Dogs (pre-requisite: Puppy Manners or Dog Manners)

  • Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 AM

2015 Dates
Session I: April 14- May 19
Session II: Sept 22-Oct 27

  • Location: Patrick Health Public Library (Back Lawn)
  • Number of meetings per session: 6
  • Class fee: $130
  • Instructor: Marlene Ring
  • Registration Online

Me and My Dog Class (child’s ages 8-18)

  • Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM

2015 Dates
Summer Session: June 22- June 26

  • Location: Patrick Health Public Library (Back Lawn)
  • Class fee: $60
  • Instructor: Marlene Ring
  • Registration Online