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Birmingham Obedience Trainers

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Redemption Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Alison P.
    Verified review

    I've known and worked with Rilinda of Redemption Dog Training for over 7 years now. She works with my personal dogs as well as being my rescue's main trainer for all of our foster dogs. I've never met a more talented woman who absolutely loves what she does. She trains people and educates dogs... that is the difference. She is positive, force free, and never uses harsh corrections or hardware such as choke, prong or shock collars. She is a natural and the dogs truly feed off of her calm approach to working with them. As a dog owner, you should search out the very best trainer for you and your dog. If you have found Redemption Dog Training, then look no further. Get ready to be bond with your dog like never before, but it takes work on your part too. Any dog, any breed, any size - give Redemption a try!

    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!

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

    Sam is a professional who knows what she’s doing when it comes to training! She’s patient and always makes sure to take her time so that are done right the first time while also making sure to explain the training techniques effectively to their owners. My dog Apollo was a mess when we adopted him, extreme separation anxiety, food aggression and a number of other problems. Yet after a couple of sessions with him when she was in the area, he blossomed and we've been able to continue training on our own through her guidance. I can’t wait to work with her more in the future when we're in the area!

    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.

        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.

        • 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 provide pet training as well as help with potty training, walking nicely on a loose leash, reliable recall (comes when called), and regular obedience behaviors (such as sit, down, stay, etc.). I'll work with your pet in your environment (home).

        About

        I am a balanced trainer with a heart for people AND dogs. I offer affordable in-home training, private, and group sessions for dogs of all ages and breeds.

        • 7 years in business
        About

        We have the most state of the art and dog-friendly facility to care for dogs 24/7. It was built by dog trainers for our own dogs and to have a place anyone would want to leave their pet. We might close the doors at night and lock up, but we are staffed 24/7, so we can keep the our facility looking brand-new and the cleanest possible, all while making sure that all the dogs are cared for; we don't leave! Dog safety is number one for us! Another reason is that someone is always here, but we also run such an open facility. All dogs must pass a temperament test, so they can be in all of our open-play groups. We do not stack and pack dogs! We are dog trainers who socialize dogs in large groups every day, all day. It makes for happy dogs and happy owners! If they do fail the temperament test, we usually train them. Since the dog's safety is so important, we keep the numbers low, and everything is scheduled.

        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

        We offer extensive obedience and retriever training. We offer training programs of obedience, basic waterfowl and advanced competitor program.

        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

        We stand out because we offer all these services: We specialize in finding the dog you’ve always wanted, with an emphasis on pedigree research and breeder relations. Our services include: Pet Finder Service We take the pain out of the process. Breeder Relations We ensure professional dealings and confidentiality when appropriate. Training & Obedience We do more than just make your dog sit. Pet Photography We capture moments that you can keep forever. Referrals for additional services may be available upon request.

        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!

        • 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

        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

        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 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 is also our approach to giving you the dog you have always wanted. Our team combines decades of experience training top-tier dogs with a passion for psychology (both dog and people), behavioral study, and the latest in media and technology. The two locations serve thousands of local dogs and owners, each location seeing 100-125 dogs per day, offering simple peace of mind for the dog's owners and striving every day to make an improvement in every dog. It also became very clear to us that technology was going to be a large part of our future. With the launch of the new website in 2014, it gave us an opportunity to not only help dogs locally, but to also help dogs across the globe that had no access to a good dog trainer who could help them with their problems. Influenced by many great pioneers of the digital age, there is something that stirs inside us that pushes the team to create new tools and techniques for educating people.

        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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