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Russellville Dog Trainers

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Clay's Top Dog
from 10 reviews
    John W.
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    Play is very knowledgeable about dog training. Easy to talk to and willing to help in anyway

    Conway Canine Companions
    from 7 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Penny H.
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    I have taken several classes at Conway Canine Companions. Pamela has always done a great job training me and my dog.

    Conway's Pet Nana
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Pat W.
    Verified review

    Conway’s Pet Nana takes care of our four dogs. She not only feeds and waters them but gives them lots of personal attention. While we are away she keeps us updated on how things are going. Mary is very professional, and we are fortunate to have her for our pet sitter.


    I am really nice to the dogs and don't slap or hit them and I am really patient with them.


    Ma's Little Paws is a small USDA licensed and inspected kennel. We have been breeding dogs since 1997 and breeding Shiba Inu since 1999. We are a retired couple who love animals, dogs being among our favorite. We enjoy having the puppies around to play with; they are like our 14 grandchildren who also enjoy playing with the puppies, and we can spoil them and send them home. We only raised Shiba Inu in the past, and we have raised other breeds. All of our puppies are registered with APRI. Our products are general pet supplies, bowls and dishes, cages and carriers, collars and leashes, dog food, and grooming supplies. Our services include the following: * Dog Grooming * Pet Nail Trimming * Boarding * Doggy Day Care * Shampooing * Bathing * Boarding and Sitting * Day Care * Exercising * Play * Trained Care * Peer Socializing Our specialties are small dogs, dog care, spayed, house broken, doggy day care, exercise, and dog watching. We were established in 1997.


    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 help people with training needs. My background is former police k-9 trainer with five years of training under my belt. I have two years of experience at PetSmart as a full time trainer where I trained all kinds of dogs and was recommended a lot..

    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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