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Love My Dog Birmingham
from 3 reviews
    Angel M.
    Verified review

    Awesome experience. I learned so much along with my Dog. I think we both had training . Always a phone call away or text if I had questions. I will be further training my dog and no doubts about who will be doing it...

    Joanna's Dog Training
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Ashley B.
    Verified review

    Great job of tailoring training to the owner and dog. Has great enthusiasm for what she is doing and loves what she is doing. I have two dogs with vastly different personalities, and she was able to adapt training styles for their personalities. One of mine even passed her CGC test recently after training with Joanna.

    Darrell k9
    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 will enjoy what he does for you and the enhancements your pet receive.


      I work with the client and the dog.


      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!


      We provide a full-time training and boarding facility for dogs. We offer the following services: - Obedience programs - Behavior programs - Hunting and tracking programs

      • 19 years in business

      We will retrain your dogs brain. Apply and practice natural horsemanship canine. Perform neurostimulation on our pups we breed thereby establishing from neonates proper behaviour. I am an AKC breeder of merit. Dog canine trainer, from basic puppy training and service dog training to stopping unwanted barking. Working for Purina helped me to become a dog canine nutrition expert. I can reposition the alpha pack status for enduring life long behaviour modification. No food. No clickers. I train with hand signals and love for reward.


      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).

      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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