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Bessemer Dog Trainers

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The Paw Slinger
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
Verified review

She gave my Morkie, Cooper his first grooming and did a great job! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a nice dog groomer who takes her time and makes your pet feel comfortable and relaxed.

Good Dog, Best Friend
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

As a dog trainer myself, I have personally trained with Sam. Sam has wonderful people skills and can manage well, does well with answering questions and can properly demonstrate skills needed to show how things should be done with their dog. She connects with dogs very well and has an incredible understanding of the dog world, whether it be mentally or physically. Sam is also a talented groomer and does an incredible job! Sam is a wonderful trainer, groomer and overall great pet professional. You won't be disappointed in her!

Precision Canine, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

We have just started with training my 11 week old deaf Great Dane pup. But I can already see improvement. Lauren is great!

K-9 Impression Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Lina B.
    Verified review

    Contacted K-9 Impression Academy about obedience training for my dog. I am very pleased with the training she has received so far. Her recall is excellent. She sit, down, leave-it, stay and heel on and off leash. She is now in their personal protection program and is doing great.

    Darrell k9
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Wesley C.
      Verified review

      Mr.Darrell is not your average trainer, he reads your pet and gives you sound and valid information, which makes the overall experience in training your pet. He has patience for the pet and the client..you will enjoy what he does for you and the enhancements your pet receive.

      • 2 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Cary M.
      Verified review

      My little cookie was so happy and tired..Little toung hanging out..thanks so much Jodie and David..H walks the big dogs and provides security for her and the babies..Felt very good letting her go with them..

      The Barking Zone
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 15 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      DONNA W.
      Verified review

      Rick Clark is an awesome trainer. Loui has just started the second week of his board in training. Rick has been enormously patient with my Loui who has a boat load of anxiety issues. Rick has been working with Loui to build confidence, getting him to relax and chill out. It's been challenging for my Loui but he's making good progress. I highly recommend Rick and The Barking Zone!!!

      About

      Offering group classes and private instruction in K9 Nose Work®, AKC Obedience, Rally, CGC/CGCA/UCGC testing, Puppy Socialization, class sizes are small so clients receive more personal attention.

      About

      I don't really have a real business but this is just something that I'm trying to start. I love walking, playing, and training dogs. I like to show people that dogs are important, and have feelings and personalities as well.

      About

      I started this service for my friends to begin with. I noticed that people needed someone to take care of their animals, feed them, walk them, just spend quality time with them while owners were on vacation, or an unexpected family emergency caused them to have to leave town. Families love their animals, they are part of the family. I am there to step in and take that extra stress and worry off of your shoulders. So, you can enjoy your family vacation, honeymoon, or deal with a family loss. My friends that I helped and assured that I would take care of their best friend (cat, dog, fish, bird, etc) were relieved to know that was one less thing they had to worry about. Our animals know when something is wrong or if they are being left. I step in and keep them happy until their family returns! What makes my business work for me is I love animals! I love my job! And i will treat your best friend, as if it were my own!

      About

      I can handle any size or breed of dog and am happy to walk, play, and even work with them a little on obedience training. I can take them around the block or to a dog park or play with them in your yard. Pet sitting is a possibility but only on certain days as I have classes in the morning from Monday to Thursday.

      About

      Our aim is to give your dog a "home away from home," so we offer a variety of services that you won't easily find anywhere else in Birmingham. We can provide training and boarding. Come on by, and see what we have to offer!

      About

      The Cahaba Beach experience is designed with the comfort, security and safety of your furry family member in mind. Come see what our brand-new, state-of-the-art facility has to offer! We offer dog parks, day care, boarding and training.

      • 14 years in business
      About

      We are an all-breed trainer. We have over 32 years of experience and have been in business for over 10 years. We train dogs for obedience, preparation for companion pet certification, personality assessments, new puppy/rescue dog consultations, and aggressive dog assessments. We offer group, private and board with training programs. We have programs to fit the needs and schedule of just about anyone.

      About

      I am an 18-year-old experienced dog sitter who is looking to save money for college. I can provide walks/exercise, attention and playtime and administer meds, and I have a flexible schedule. I have eight dogs in my family, and animal care is my passion.

      About

      I love to have fun with animals. I love the outdoors, as well as walking, running, bathing and feeding. So, if you're looking for a fun and exciting person to walk your dog, I am the one you need.

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      I have two dogs myself, and I love animals. I understand that when work or life gets in the way, you'll need some help in getting your pet's exercise.

      About

      Hi! I'm Sarah. I live in Tuscaloosa, AL, and provide pet care services. I offer boarding for pets, walking, feeding and some grooming.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      We stand out because at SBR we have two full time trainers which allows us to spend a lot more one on one time with the dogs and get more sessions in with each dog compared to only having one trainer.

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      I have 25yrs experiece in the bully breeds, we specialize in. Also behaviors as in dog aggression, human aggression, unruly and out of control behavior. Also can train for basic obedience. Some protection work. We have 10+ yrs in grooming, nothing special, puppy cuts, basic trims, nail trims, baths, dips etc... Show training available, have 15 years of showing dogs experience.

      About

      We train dogs. We train people. Creative Dog Training is not just our name; it explains our approach to giving you the dog you have always wanted.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How old should a puppy be for training?

      Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

      In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

      Which dog training method is best?

      The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

      • What type of training methods do you use?
      • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
      • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

      How long does it take to train a puppy?

      Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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