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Little Rock Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

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Paws Mahal, LLC
from 66 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marilyn C.
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So happy with Carol and her staff in training my dog!! She is very committed to getting the best results possible and is willing to go above and beyond in helping to achieve great results. Would highly recommend anyone needing basic obedience to advanced training with their dog to enlist the help of Paws Mahal!!

Canine Camp Courage
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tara S.
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I have a foster dog presently with BYB . My boy came with a many issues ..found in the streets of hartford ct . starved and very neglected. We took him from an animal Control on his last day before he would be euth. No known issues yet ..once in the home. .he needed to be kept away from the world and all of its simple exposures ..pulled hard on leash ,not seemingly friendly towards dogs ,strangers,his own reflection caused reaction ,always in a high state of energy ,reactive towards just about everything except the few people in his foster world . We heard about Byb and knew he had to be here to be able to function in his world . Sean snd Amy literally have changed his whole world ..his future exsists balanced ,cofindent,trusting,happy,soooo very obedient and eager to learn NOW . He loves his pack now and is the sweet ,trusting ,good boy we knew was waiting to shine ..byb has empowered Trillion to be the best dog he can be me the human ..teaching patience ..the transformation is life changing and we are infinitely greatful to BYB.

Hugs and Gentle Tugs
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Betsy B.
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Aunjel is my go to person for any training needs or questions. She helped me every step of the way when I was training my puppy. Although she no longer lives close to me I know that she is just a phone call away to help or answer all the questions I have. I highly recommend her to everyone I meet. You won't find anyone as compassionate as she is.


Are you dealing with aggressive or neurotic behaviors? Do you have a large-breed dog running your life? I have all dogs and breed experience.

  • 17 years in business

The following are offered: * CPR Classes * First Aid Classes * Dog Training * DJ Work * Electronics Repairs * Firefighter Classes * OSHA Classes


Refer to my website. I am Durham Haus Working Dogs of Arkansas. Thank you for your interest. Contact me now to know more about my services.


I am training dogs for skilled companions and/or therapy dogs. I have experience with all breeds and temperament. I can do it in your place or mine.

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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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