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Apache Junction K9 Trainers

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Dog Training
4.5
from 225 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 406 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke K.
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Great Experience! Fast response and appointment. Our new nine month old shelter rescue refused to walk on a leash was even scared of the leash/collar. He would sit down and refuse to move. We travel a lot so leash training is imperative when staying in hotels! Bruce's training skills are exceptional, whether the training is for the dog or myself lol...it worked! He had my little puppy walking on a leash/wearing the collar within one session.. this is after one month of me trying to train him myself. Every day since he's been walking with a collar and a leash with no problems.... of course he still get scared here and there of other digs or people but is doing so well! We felt that Bruce's skillful and gentle approach really helped our little Kingston. Highly recommend. Thanks Bruce!

K9katelynn
4.4
from 126 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 359 hires on Thumbtack
Angela D.
Verified review

My experience with K9 Katelynn dog training has been excellent. When Tom first met my dog, I described him to a friend as "magical with dogs" - silly, but true. It is immediately evident that he has significant experience training both dogs and their owners. It takes work to make progress; I felt a bit like I was in school with my two 20 minute sessions (at a minimum) of dog training "homework" per day. It was very rewarding to see my dog's progress. Tom had an answer to every question I asked, and if you do what he says, you WILL see results. That being said - you have to do what he says! If you are looking for someone to magically fix your dog, you are in the wrong place. Tom teaches you - the owner - how to work with your dog and train him effectively.

Nate Dog Training
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Eric G.
Verified review

I have known Nate for many years; even before he was in the dog training business. I worked along side of him in the hospitality industry for years. Nate has always had an amazing drive, amazing customer service, an unreal ability to teach and patience for days. I've alwsys known Nate to have a love for animals and that starting his own dog training business was his goal. What I greatly respected was Nate didn't want to open a business as soon as he could; he wanted to open it when he knew he could be the best. I got my dog a rescue almost 4 years ago, and my dog suffered from separation anxiety, and other issues. My dog was a rescue from an abusive home. I knew my dog needed help, and I knew Nate had a great reputation. However to be honest i was hesitant to call Nate. The main reason being I don't like to mix friendship and business. After some thought I reached out, and im so glad I did. While I've known Nate for years, he never treated me any different. He was so professional and dedicated and exactly what I needed and what my dog Grover needed. Nate is a perfectionist, an amazing teacher to you as a pet owner and exactly what your dog needs. You never will feel as if though you are not able to ask Nate any question at any tkme. He is responsive and professional and the best! Some trainers may be cheaper, but with Nate you get what you pay for! He is the best! An example of how great Nate did with my dog... I work in a public job where I attend many huge events attended by thousands. After my dog and I worked with Nate, we now attend those events. Children are constantly petting and pulling and doing children like things to my dog. Grover never reacts in any negative fashion. Grover has no issues with the crowd the noises... All he cares about is making me as an owner happy and proud. In closing if you go with any other trainer you are wasting your money! Nate is the best with your dog and with you!

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Fit Dog Training
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
AJ R.
Verified review

I am really impressed with Elisa's responsiveness so far and am very impressed with her experience and knowledge. I just hired her and haven't had my first session so the jury is still out on how successful she will be training my 16 week old puppy (and his 63 year old human).

I love your Dog Pet Services
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Tom Z.
Verified review

Kim did an outstanding Job training our 12 week old Bluenose pitbull "Blue". She is patient and persistent and she creates iimmediate results. At the end of the two weeks Blue no longer jumps up on people when they walk in and will sit stay heel and lay down on command. I highly reccomend Kim to anyone that is looking to have a well mannered dog.

Hunter Canine
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Alex D.
Verified review

Being new to dog ownership and the "dog world" I was skeptical about training in general. I knew I didn't want some kid from petsmart training me dog but at the same time I wasn't looking for someone who was an elitist and looked down on me for not knowing much about training. I found hunter canine on thumbtack kind of at random. Andrew called me and thoroughly answered all my questions and concerns. The price was fair and comparable to other professional trainers I had inquired about. Having just completed beginner obedience I can say that these guys are great. It's obvious from the minute you start class that Andrew and Chad are passionate about what they do. The facility is amazing, it's big, it's clean, and the trainers are knowledgable and helpful. In just 8 short weeks we've seen massive changes our dogs behavior. The class objectives are clear and the trainers are always attentive to any issue you may have with your dog during class. Even in the group classes the trainers still provide ample one on one time with each dog and their handlers. We enjoyed the class so much that we have enrolled our dog in the CGC prep class and plan on doing more training in the future. I would recommend Hunter Canine to anyone looking for training, if you show up to class and do your part (practicing what you've learned) you won't be disappointed...

East Valley K9 Services
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Megan T.
Verified review

I love Brandy and Steve. They have paid very close attention to my two dogs, Charlie and Frankie. We came in with two hyper active working dogs that had little training but have picked up so much information in training class. I am trying to beg them to do a level 2 training class for my dogs to be in. I love how attentive they were before and after class with Frankie and Charlie. I also realized a lot of the work was to train me. They have trained me well. I spend 30 min a day with both of my dogs training them separately with all the tricks they taught me in there class. I would highly recommended this obedience class with Brandy and Steve. They are very reasonably priced as well as they answered my response to their services within minutes. They treat my dogs as there own and send out weekly emails regarding all the dogs in the class and what we need to work on. On the off hours of training Brandy answers my texts and sends me additional info regarding activities for working dogs that she thinks would be good for my babes. One week I didn’t have a second handler and she had her husband help me out. She’s a serious gem and moving forward I will only work with her. She’s passionate about what she does and understands dogs so well! Thanks Brandy!

Families and Animals
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tom G.
Verified review

She answered my questions regarding training my dog.

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Waggin' Train LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aimee C.
Verified review

Dianne was great! She was personable and flexible working with my schedule. My dog made great strides with her, and we are well on our way to getting him registered as a service dog! If I wasn't moving, I'd be continuing my training and training my future dogs with Dianne. I 100% recommend her services.

Citizen K9 Pet Care
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
Verified review

Hubby and I had to take a trip out to Chicago and didn't know what to do with our new cat Axle! Axle was found on the streets, in a car engine, trying to stay warm and we had just adopted her a few months prior. I contacted Diana and Citizen K9 last-minute, in a bit of a panic because I was uneasy of leaving Axle alone and with a stranger. Diana was a Godsend. She asked me questions beforehand that I didn't even think about bringing up, like if Axle was an independent or needy cat. She really knows her stuff. She sent me a picture of Axle while we were gone, which really put me at ease. Everything went smoothly and we were beyond satisfied with the service. Would definitely recommend and use again!

FurBabies & Friends
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

When Kristie lived in Minnesota she watched, trained, bathed, gave my dog his medications, and walked, my Great Dane for many years. She is very reliable and treats every dog like her own. Dogs are truly her passion and I would not hesitate to have her help you with yours.

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Terry K.
Verified review

My dogs had incredible training and were well taken care of during the times we had to board them. It is a pleasure taking them to this facility. I highly recommend it.

Tao of Balance
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney G.
Verified review

I highly reccomend Ben and Aileen of K9 Lifestyle. Their communication throughout the experience was on point. They worked us into their schedule quickly, took the time necessary to work with my dog and me, and also took the time to follow up after and see how things are going. Ben and Aileen were great with my dog, she loved them and they taught me techniques in every area I needed help. I would and will use k9 lifestyle again. Thank you guys very much for your help!!

Lorenzo's Dog Training Team
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurel C.
Verified review

Anton worked with us on training our Aussie puppy Bailey. Bailey was a little crazy and we knew we needed professional help to train him. Lorenzo's was referred by our vet, along with several other trainers. After speaking with each of the companies they referred and speaking to other personal recommendations we received from friends, we went with Lorenzo's. From the first time I spoke with Anton, I felt a trust in him. He was very understanding of what we wanted and worked with us until both he and the family thought Bailey was in a good place with his training. Anton was very understanding of each of our family members and where they were personally at with Bailey's training. He took the extra time on each session to make sure we were working with Bailey and comfortable with the lessons we had previously used, as well as the new lesson for the day. He was also very accommodating to our work and school schedules, which helped us tremendously. The cost of the training and tools were more expensive than what we were originally looking to spend, we feel that the training program was totally worth the expense. We continue to work with Bailey and his training on a personal level. What is even better is that we have the option to take him to group training sessions on a regular basis with Lorenzo's for as long as we would like. I would recommend Lorenzo's very highly.

Altruistic K9
4.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Megan S.
Verified review

So far my dog loved Brandon, and in my consultation I am applying what I saw him do with my dog, and its working. Looking forward to the real training, for me and my pup!

  • 6 years in business
About

We work with disabled folks to help then train their own service dogs. We offer programs for mobility assistance, wheelchair assistance, PTSD Service Dogs as well as public access training and testing. We also offer boarding and training for basic house manners and obedience training.

  • 5 years in business
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I have the experience of training many different species of animals. I believe there are many different ways to train one thing, you just have to figure out what works best for the animal and the trainer.

  • 19 years in business
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Jade is a Nationally Registered EMT and also holds a 4 year Master's degree in Acupuncture. In her pre-med studies she has taken over 9 collegiate courses in normal, abnormal and developmental psychology.

  • 9 years in business
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  • 4 years in business
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I go out of my way to help ensure the animals are well taken care of, above and beyond.

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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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