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About Einstein K9

The Einstein K9 Philosophy

Einstein K9 utilizes positive reinforcement methodology to set you and your pup up for success! Marine mammals, birds of prey, and big cats are all trained successfully using positive reinforcement, why not your dog? Einstein K9 uses training methods designed to eliminate stress and build the bond between you and your furry family member!

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Einstein K9 | Dog training in Texas

Our Story

Einstein K9 got it’s start in 2018 when Brianna saw the great need for specialized dog training for the San Antonio community.

Each dog and family has their own story and deserves specific training based on their individual needs. The more Brianna began to connect and build relationships, the more Einstein K9 began to grow!

We now offer services in the San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas areas. We have been able to bring together a group of passionate, dependable, and talented individual trainers to bring the best services Texas has to offer!


The Einstein K9 Team

Leadership Team

Brianna Acevedo

Brianna Acevedo graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Throughout college she taught basic, intermediate, and advanced level K9 obedience courses. During her time at Texas A&M, she volunteered her services training service dogs to be placed with disabled individuals.

Brianna has employment experience as a lead trainer working with a variety of K9s including pets, therapy dogs, service dogs, narcotic detection dogs, bomb detection dogs, and patrol dogs. Brianna has titled dogs in Mondioring, Protection Sports Association, and AKC Nosework.

Currently Brianna devotes her free time as a K9 handler for Texas Search and Rescue (TEXSAR). She trains her personal dogs to assist in the location of missing persons and deploys on missions around the state of Texas.

Courtney Brown

Courtney is based in Dallas, TX, but began her dog training career working with service dogs at Texas A&M University. She assisted in the raising and training of service dogs for four years, including one year serving as President of the organization. She actively trains and competes in a variety of dog sports, including schutzhund/IGP, mondioring, agility, competition obedience, rally obedience, scentwork, barn hunt, and dock diving. She attends seminars on competition training and dog behavior across the country, taking a special interest in building drive and motivation, proper toy play mechanics, and managing arousal in working and sport dogs.

Courtney specializes in board&train, in-home private lessons, puppy socialization, and decompression hikes.

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Angie Leonberger

Growing up in a family of animal lovers & conservationists, Angie came by her devotion to animals of all species honestly. As soon as she was able, she became employed at an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital where she began her journey towards what would become her career. She attended Illinois State University through the Animal Science sequence where she furthered her knowledge in animal husbandry.

Altogether, Angie has over 15 years of experience as a veterinary technician working in day practice, emergency and house call services. She has successfully competed in a variety of sports, often at the highest levels. These sports would include field trials (hound), earthdog, agility, lure coursing, coursing ability, conformation, rally obedience, barn hunt, scent work, dock diving, French ring, Mondioring & IGP.

Caitlin Hill

Caitlin is passionate about serving people and their dogs. She has studied behavior and training with an emphasis on ethical science-based training solutions for 10 years. She got her start at Karen Pryor Academy and has since worked a variety of cases alongside a host of awesome trainers and behavior specialists. She is certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

She enjoys solving a variety of training puzzles, but she especially loves helping reactive and anxious dogs find their confidence. Her favorite thing about being a dog trainer is helping to deepen the understanding between people and their dogs.

James Haney

James Haney grew up with a strong love of dogs. As an adult, he joined the armed forces where he served as a Military Working Dog Handler and also as a Kennel Master. Throughout his 13 year career in the working dog field, James noticed that going outside of just what the military offered and exploring different aspects of the sport and service dog world really helped him to handle just about any dog you can throw at him.

Now that he is done with his time in the service, James spends a lot of his spare time training with the Local Police Departments K9 units in the South Texas area spreading the knowledge that he has gained to strengthen K9 teams and make sure they are extremely confident in the work they do. James continues to further his education by attending K9 conferences across the nation and most of all learns from every dog he has the privilege to train with.

Sarah Alvarado, CPDT-KA

Sarah discovered a passion for training and behavior when she took her first dog home from a local shelter while attending Texas A&M University. Throughout college she worked in a veterinary office. She graduated with a degree in Animal Science in 2007 and began teaching group puppy and obedience classes in 2010. In 2014 she began working with service dogs. For three years she worked with female inmates in the Texas prison system teaching service dog training and handling.

Sarah is committed to continuing education and regularly attends seminars and conferences to improve her knowledge and skill. In September of 2017 she became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed. Currently, she is pursuing competitive nosework with her personal dog. She shares her home with her husband, an 8-year-old Catahoula, a 3-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, and two 13-year-old cats.

Savannah Reynolds

Savannah attended her first dog show when she was 8 years old and was instantly hooked. She has been working professionally in the animal industry for over 13 years. As well as training, she is an all-breed master groomer. Savannah has employment experience in multiple faucets of the animal industry including veterinary medicine, animal grooming, and neonatal/wildlife rehabilitation.

Savannah got her start training hunting dogs and actively trains and participates in multiple dog sports including conformation showing, mondioring, PSA, AKC obedience, rally obedience, barn hunt, and fast CAT! Savannah has extensive experience handling and working with reactive, fearful, and special needs animals as well as a number of large and exotic animals. In her free time she can be found attending seminars, training her Belgian shepherds, hiking, and volunteering her time working with special needs animals.

Taylor Annino

From a young age, Taylor has loved animals of all shapes and sizes. Her first introduction to the dog world was her grandmother putting the Westminster Dog Show on the TV for them to watch together. She’s worked with neonatal litters and helped find placement for numerous rescues. She’s worked in veterinary medicine and loves to care for and help animals. However, she wanted to be more hands on and involved in canine behavior and training.

She originally started training in IGP with her German Shepherd. Now having 2 German Shepherds she participates and competes in several dog sports such as PSA, Dock Diving, Lure Coursing, FastCAT, and Scent Work. She’s attended many seminars to broaden her knowledge and help advance her abilities as a handler. She enjoys studying dog behavior, training methodology, animal sciences, and aims to be well-rounded in all things animals/dogs.

Whitney Spence, CPDT-KA

Whitney has always had a love for animals. Her family adopted a Jack Russell/Black Lab mix named Hollywood. They very quickly realized they needed help as she was very people and dog reactive. They found a trainer and it opened Whitney’s eyes to the world of dog training. She began to research how dogs’ minds work and how to help dogs problem solve , which led her to find positive reinforcement training.

She now has a strong passion for working with reactivity and misunderstood dogs. Nothing makes her happier than being able to help owners understand and build a connection with their dogs. She doesn’t just train the dogs, but she trains the humans too! Whitney began training professionally in 2015. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She continues going to conferences and attending virtual lectures to continue growing in the ever evolving science-based training. Whitney has a Border Collie mix, Kimchi, and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Soju.

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