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Birmingham Aggressive Dog Trainers

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

Susan bathed my large dog for me and helped with a few other dog related duties for me. She did a great job and is so good with my dog.

Puppy Cutz & Pawz
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jo K.
Verified review

Cindy is the best groomer. She took extra time with my 60 pound mix, he is very skiddish. When I say very I mean he doesn't like to be picked up, touched or "handled" by strangers or even me....he is difficult to say the least. I didn't think it was possible but because She took extra time...befriended him and I was amazed that he not only allowed her to bath him but he is also groomed and looks wonderful. Not only will I be using her in the future but I will not let anyone else take care of my dogs. She also groomed my little mix Tippie and she is now so adorable with the way she cut her...Thank you Cindy you are an Angle sent to take care of our furry families.

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
Sandy S.
Verified review

Lauren is professional, knowledgable and very easy to work with! She is making huge strides with my Fur Baby and he responds to her beautifully. Am so very pleased I chose Lauren and am very excited about the results of a well behaved, calm and obedient dog!

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

    My Pet Rottweiler was trained with K-9 Impression Academy and I have to say I am very satisfied they did an exceptional job with Directions and Setting him up with a scheduled routine through the day.

    • 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!!!

    Beechner's Pet Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 18 years in business
    Deb S.
    Verified review

    Trained my dog to be a medical assistance dog within 1 year and still works with her on occasion. Melinda cares about animals and seems to have a gift in animal/human communication/interaction. Her prices are fair and often below most other professionals within the industry.

    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.

      • 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

      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

      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

      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.

      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 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

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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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