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Pine Bluff K9 Trainers

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Paws Mahal, LLC
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Gayla K.
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Carol came right on time and was very professional! She knows her stuff, and we already feel like we've got a leg-up on training our 11 week old puppy thanks to her!!

Hugs and Gentle Tugs
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Leslie B.
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I used Aunjel for pet sitting because I knew her from when she went way out of her way to help me with training a pitbull I rescued. Not that I expected anything else but she was Outstanding! She kept our two dogs at her home for an extended weekend. Her house and yard were spotless. Dogs were minimally confined; either segregated or allowed to socialize depending on their temperament. Appropriate supervision was very apparent. We got daily text updates - some with photos or videos. And the dogs were very happy when we returned. Not a bit traumatized - I think they enjoyed it. I would not hesitate to user her again or recommend her to a friend.

Oh Behave Dog School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I have been training dogs for more than 25 years. I compete in AKC events, and do community work with my dogs. My methods revolve around positive reinforcement, so the dogs think they are playing while you are actually training them. Benifits of training are seen within 30 min.

Off Leash K9 Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Zach B.
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    (Let me just start this review by saying I was initially a huge skeptic and very diligent at researching the best obdienece training for my my two dogs: Maggie who's a 1 year old German shepherd and Loki who is a 4 month black lab) Amber and Off Leash K9 have been such an absolute pleasure to work with since day 1! I initially reached out to her on FB after seeing some of her fantastic before and after board and trains. We were able to schedule a consultation for a few days later and she walked me through the entire process while assessing my year old German shepherd, Maggie. (I was initially a little worried about the e-collar, but after Amber had me experience it for myself, I knew it would be perfectly safe for Maggie) The 2 week board and train is hands down the best thing I've ever done for my dog! She went from a rambunctious high-strung shepherd to a very well behaved dog that scores me tons of compliments in public! Loki, my 4 month puppy has already completed a few puppy lessons. We can't wait to enroll her in more formal training soon once she's old enough! THANK YOU AMBER and Off Leash for helping our little family so much! We love you guys - Zach, Maggie & Loki

    Eric B.
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    We had our dog, Prince, for 7 years before we decided to send him to Gerald Williams for training. Prince was a good dog but had issues with jumping, pulling the leash while on a walk, and staying in whatever position (sit, lie down, etc.) you commanded. When Prince bit me because of irritation from a gastrointestinal illness, I decided to get rid of him. My husband spoke with Gerald and we decided to send him to Gerald for training. Within the first few hours, Gerald sent us pictures of Prince obeying commands and looking like a different dog! We were shocked! Gerald had completed his training with Prince within a matter of days and spent an evening going over his observations with us. His observations of handler and dog behavior were spot on. He brought some things to our attention that we obviously missed. He taught us how to give commands and how to ensure that Prince remains in that command as long as it is given. Prince returned to us 100% better and we owe it to Gerald’s training. ~ Eric & Natasha Brown, Oklahoma City, OK

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

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    All work is done by me and the dogs love when they get a chance to come back.

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    I love dogs and a well trained dog is so much more enjoyable.

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    I provide AKC Canine Good Citizen obedience training and behavior modification for aggression, fear, and all other issues that arise in the canine/human relationship. I also perform assessments for shelters and rescues. I give annual seminars for the Arkansas State Animal Control Association and various cities on dog behavior, safety and communication.

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    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.

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    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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    I teach basic tricks and correct bad behavior. I also groom as well. Because I do both, I am able to help dogs become more comfortable with any dog groomer.

    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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