Dog Trainer

Dog Obedience Training in San Antonio, TX

Our training and education staff come from a very diverse and experienced background in the field of handler education and dog obedience training in San Antonio, Von Ormy, Bulverde, and Schertz, TX. At Ivy League Canine Academy, we strive to be an educational institution not just for the dog, but the owners, too. Whether you choose to enroll in a multi-week board and training package, individual private lessons or a combination of the two, you’ll be enrolled in a package that you will be taking part in a program that ensures a quality education and dog socialization program for your entire family.

The dog trainers at Ivy League Canine Academy use positive training methods and techniques for dog behavior modifications, teach basic and advanced obedience, and properly socialize your pet. The proven results of our work ensure that you are making an investment that will truly change your life.

Meet Your Pet’s New Teacher

For expert dog obedience training and dog socialization in San Antonio, TX, entrust your pup to our expert, Alex Schnell. Alex’s lifelong passion for dogs has driven him to become an elite dog trainer. Throughout the last decade, Alex has mastered dog training through his experiences working for canine programs in Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security.


The most important factor that Alex has learned throughout his canine career is that every dog learns differently. Like humans, dogs must be trained as the individual they are. Alex’s expertise does not stop at the end of the leash. For six years he has educated and trained military members, law enforcement, and pet owners the skills necessary to maintain a successful relationship with their dog.

As an expert dog trainer, Alex has the following professional certifications and qualifications:

  • Special Operations Multi-Purpose Canine Master Trainer Certification
  • Department of Defense Supervisor Trainer Course
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Transportation Security Administration Canine Training Instructor
  • GAK9 Tactical Trailing Instructor Certificate
  • Vohne Liche Kennels Substance Detection Trainer Certificate
  • Vohne Liche Kennels Apprehension Certificate
  • Controlled Aggression Trainer Certificate
  • Military Working Dog Handler Course
  • Specialized Search Dog Handler Course
  • E-Collar Instructor Course

Balanced Training Methods

At Ivy League Canine Academy, we use a balance of positive reinforcement and consequence to create dog behavior modifications, teach basic and advanced obedience and properly socialize your pet. Our methods ensure there is a healthy and clear understanding for your dog of the goals that you have for them. The proven results of our work ensure that you are making an investment that will last for the life of your pet and truly change your life

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Providing You and Your Pet With a Lifetime of Learning

At Ivy League Canine Academy, it’s our dog trainers’ mission to help you and your dog live a fulfilling life. From dog socialization to dog behavior modifications, we follow a strategy of teaching both pet and owner, strengthening your relationship as you learn together. Contact us today at 210-724-5733 to learn more about our training packages, open to San Antonio, TX owners and their pets.