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Casa Grande Dog Trainers

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Dog Training By Cat
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Nina D.
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Cat was phenomenal. She is a very kind woman and made dog training fun and easy.

East Valley K9 Services
4.7
from 18 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 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 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

Wolf's Dog Training
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Corrina H.
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An overall great experience, always on time, helpful, knowledgeable and left with a list of priority tasks each week. Always available to contact with questions and clarification. Great training at a very decent price as well! Has helped change some negative behaviors in my service dog in training so he can get back on the path to an amazing working dog!

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tim B.
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Super sweet girl. My dog loves her! I wouldn't have to think twice about asking her to watch my dog again. Thank you!!

All 4 Paws Training LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy W.
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Myra is an amazing human being and a GREAT trainer of dogs & humans. She has changed my life with helping me train my AWESOME Service Dog.

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

Amy Staley
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashely A.
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I would absolutely recommend Amy to my friends and family! Amy was extremely friendly and knowledgeable during our training sessions. She offered great feedback and different things I could try to correct some bad behavior. We are definitely on our way to a very well behaved dog!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim K.
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I booked with Samantha through DogVacay and have used her regularly. From the time she responded to my message, to the meet and greet, and all through each stay my dog has had with her she has kept us informed and happy. My dog always comes home happy and worn out! She has two fantastic dogs, they are super friendly and my dog has a blast with them. Her puppy is a ball of energy and can keep up with my crazy girl! Samantha was even available to me when I had last minute travel plans over memorial day weekend, which was awesome because I know how busy she was that weekend! I will use her every time I need to as long as she is available.

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I love animals. I am great with them. I love walking animals so they will get good excersise. I am super friendly, loving and caring.

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I am able to treat your furry kids great time and give them joy, wagging tails and juicy treats. I have five dogs, one is half German Shepard and pit and four others are mixed chihuahuas, and all their names are Bigs, Leo, Roxanne, Socks and Cambria. I'll treat your four-legged friends as if they're my dogs.

  • 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.

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We are AZ K9s. We just started, and we dog sit and dog walk. We also do doggie cleanup. K9s are our life; we worked so hard to be good to them. We all have animals, so we know how protective you can be, but we hope you know that you can trust us.

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I love to walk dogs at night and overnight stays. I have a very friendly dog that would love to play with other dogs. I do have a full-time job during the day, but get home by 5:00 PM and I have weekends available. I am very reasonable.

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I work at Walgreens as a clerk. I do pet sitting on the side for my extra interest and income. I have been dog sitting since I was a teenager. Dogs are my favorite type of animal. They are a added joy in my life, and without any interaction with them, I feel not as happy with myself, and life is not as much fun.

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I will walk your dogs as well as watch them at your home. Depending on the situation, I'm the girl for you.

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Personalized one-on-one training with up front expectations and goals. You learn first hand how to communicate and accomplish things with your pup, not by miracle programs or expensive gadgets.

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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I do a good job cleaning your house and am really fast. I am really good with pets. I can babysit too.

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I connect with my clients and am committed to the success of their training and development of an appropriately behaved dog within the family environment. Experience and dedication.

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I don't just walk the dog and call it a job. I form a relationship with the pet and its owner. Walking dogs is something I love to do and it should be a joyful experience for your pet. I NEVER discipline another person's pet because I would be very upset if anyone ever did so to mine. I treat your pets the way I would expect anyone else to treat mine.

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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