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Dog Training
4.5
from 232 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 419 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 131 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 373 hires on Thumbtack
Lee P.
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I would highly recommend K9Katelynn Dog Training I have a Briew Yorkie 10 months old and Tom worked with her and she is so much calmer and does her camands. Very happy I chose them. LKP

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Fit Dog Training
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice T.
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I was in search of a trainer for weeks; I didn't want group classes or to leave my dog somewhere for weeks for someone else to train. I really wanted someone to come to my home and train my husband and I on managing our Springer Spaniel puppy. We hit the jackpot when we were referred to Elisa Levenbaum, Fit Dog Training. Our first meeting she said "I'm here to help break his bad habits but not break his spirit" and she has done just that. She made the lessons personalized to what we wanted to work on. Elisa, has shown us how to work with Jax and break some habits and teach him commands that he easily obeys and enjoys. She is always available for questions and has some really great advise in all areas of dog ownership. We are 6 lessons into an 8 lesson package and Jax is doing fabulous. I would highly recommend Elisa to anyone with any aged dog. Our Jax loves her and so do we!

I love your Dog Pet Services
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Deb B.
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Kimberly came to my home to help me with my two dogs (puppy and older dog) that seemed to be not getting along. She was willing to do an assessment and she gave me amazing feedback as to dog behavior that I did not understand. She was great at interpreting the problem and offered a wonderful solution that is already starting to work. I would highly recommend Kimberly for dog training.

Happy Fur Baby Pet Care
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Maria R.
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Beth does go above and beyond. She is caring and gives helpful tips on training my dog. When I leave I feel confident that my dog will be well taken care of.

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Spot On Obedience Training
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nikki E.
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Renee's classes were so relaxed and fun. We got a new puppy and this was the first time I'd ever gone to dog training classes. Renee explains how a dog thinks and learns. Teaching them new things is easier than I though it would be. You do need time and patience. I wish I would have done it with our previous dogs. Thanks Renee!

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Mary's Pet Sitting Services
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy D.
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Mary demonstrated compassion in caring for our dogs. When one of our dogs got sick, Mary not only cleaned up the mess, she lovingly cleaned the soiled area on my dog. Mary is a trustworthy resource and cared for our dogs as if they were her own. We highly recommend Mary, and will use her services again.

East Valley K9 Services
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Megan T.
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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 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Christi J.
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I just love how she help me to get my dog to stay off of my little siblings and the other dogs too. I love how she has my little brothers be involved with the training. She is so good with dogs and I recommend her she will give you good tips

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Waggin' Train LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly T.
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People comment on my well behaved and obedient dogs - it is because of training from Waggin' Train. Waggin Train helped me train my dogs based on my lifestyle and needs and my dogs' personality. Waggin' Train also helped me introduce an adopted dog into my home. Amazing results - the new dog is quickly learning and my other dog is loving her new sister quicker than I expected. Thanks Waggin' Train!

FurBabies & Friends
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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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.

Aunt Laura's Pet Service
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
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I must start out by saying my dogs aren't the most welcoming however Laura exceeded our expectations she is absolutely amazing with our dogs they love her and took to her almost instantly. Her uplifting presence leaves you wondering when Aunt Laura will be back! Wish we would have found her sooner!

Canines4kids
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
Verified review

We are excited to be working with Carol. Already after our first training we see changes in how our Lab is responding to us. I look forward to our future sessions.

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

Eileen and Ben were fabulous! They worked with us on vocal commands and how to respond to our dogs when other dogs approach. They brought their 2 pits within them to help with the training. Plus our neighbors pup (in training) was also there. We thank them and will be calling them again for more 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.

Animal Care and Exercise
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zana S.
Verified review

Maggie is a very experienced and educated handler and owner of dogs and horses. I trust very few people with the care of my animals and she is one of them! Many times I would agree "if you want a job done right you have to do it yourself" but that's not the case with Maggie. Friendly, educated, and experienced. That's all you need to know!

About

I love dogs, and I need a job, so with the fact that I love dogs made me decide to become a dog walker/sitter. I have experience with watching and walking dogs. While watching your dog, I like to include playtime, walking, feeding, and cleaning (your dog).

  • 4 years in business
About

I really enjoy and find it therapeutic for myself and also a good exercise to us both. I also give baths, only if requested! I'm used to big dogs. I'm open to all requests. Thank you for your time.

About

I will travel to your home, or you can travel to mine. I will feed and care for your animals. I am experienced with horses, cats and dogs. No aggressive breeds. Must declare breed and number of days upon request. Client must pay for quote.

  • 9 years in business
About

We will confidently train any dog no matter the breed or the problem. We are proud to stand behind our lifetime guarantee. Our method is all natural and causes no harm to the dogs at all. We simply use a leash to express our expectations and get proven results. We establish your role as a dog owner and develop the expectations customized to you needs. The additional services we offer are the following: * Puppy or New Dog Owner Preparation * Behavior Modification * AKC/UKC/CGC/Service/Therapy (TDI)/Utility Dog * Personal/Home Protection * Trick/Agility Training, and Fetch and Release * Submersion and Depth Challenges * Search and Rescue * Endurance Development * Baby/Child/Teenager Training * Baby/Child Acceptance and Safety *Dog Training Apprenticeship/Developing Program

About

I take dogs for a walk, clean houses and also babysit. I am able to do anything that you ask me to.

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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Need a Dog Trainer

Phoenix, AZ

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • $106.67
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer for Behavioral Modification

Maricopa, AZ

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    Would like to stop constant barking and going to bathroom in house
  • $125
    Average price

Need Dog Obedience Training

Prescott, AZ

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs), Other (3.5 months)
  • Details
    Very attentive dog. I need the training!
  • $85
    Average price
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