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Bullhead City Dog Trainers

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K9 Advantage
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Richard B.
Verified review

We have 4 larger dogs which we trained with Roy. They are not only amazingly well trained, but I have taken them into stores with leashes and also with no leashes. This has been permitted for reason of their training. When another customer once asked a clerk why I was allowed to have no leashes, she said it is for reason that they are far better behaved with no issues, with no leash, than most dogs are with a leash. On a leash, they walk with no pulling and tugging. With no leash, they walk sit and lay on either voice or hand command. Our vet and her staff had said our 4 dogs are the best trained dogs they see. This comment has been also made by our dog groomer. Some have said our dogs are better behaved than most children. Either my wife or I have, by ourselves, taken all 4 dogs to the vet without issue. A comment by a lady observing me with one dog in a store who asked me to demonstrate some things he could do said: "He does that because he loves you, not because he is afraid of you." I was touched by her comments. We have in the past taken in dogs from the Pound and otherwise, worked with Roy on their beginning training, and then placed them in wonderful homes; two are on ranches. If you will listen, do what Roy teaches, and continue the training both within the sessions and outside the sessions, you should have success. Of course, feeding your dogs properly, keep their shots current, etc. it will add to your enjoying the journey with many memorable times.

A Class Above Pet Salon
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim B.
Verified review

I was very pleased with the service I received. My dogs looked great and didn't seem nervous when we picked them up. I would recommend for sure.

Lynda M.
Verified review

Jaymie takes very good care of our dogs while we are away. She treats them very well and always goes the extra mile to make sure they are happy and safe. The dogs love her! She also sends us photos of the pups everyday to let us see how they are doing. They always look happy! Absolutely recommend Jaymie for taking wonderful care of our dogs!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erika R.
Verified review

Was better than I expected. Set up a private lesson to try to help the dog, and better understand why he's acting out. Will keep up program, so my husband understands and learns from the experience.

  • 5 years in business
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3 years experience, large dog specialist. Aggressive ok!

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A good pet sitting business that looks out for your animals and make them our number 1 priority. If you are going on vacation or going to be out of town, JP's Dog Sitting Service is the prime place to go.

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I'm a professional dog walker and pet sitter. Whether you need daily dog walks, someone to check your pet while you are at work or away, in need of your yard scooped or your dog needs a bath, I have a service for you! I am licensed, insured and bonded.

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I am a motivational dog trainer and use positive reinforcement with my training classes. My goal is to help the family unit enjoy their pets more by having a well behaved dog.

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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.

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.

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?
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