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Nate Dog Training
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Shawna G.
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I called Nate Dog Training because I was at my wit's end with my dog Rizzo. Rizzo is a pug/brussels griffon mix (we think) and is estimated to be between 3-4 years old. The rescue I adopted Rizzo from didn't know much about his background, only that he was found in a park and seemed to be very weary of men. I thought Rizzo would eventually warm up to my male roommate, but he didn't show any improvement after several months. He would hide behind desks and under beds when my roommate was in the room and refused to let anyone but me take him outside. He also had a habit of barking continuously when left alone. So, I called Nate. I thought it was too good to be true when Nate told me it might take as little as one session to see improvement, but it was true! Rizzo's behavior has improved greatly in a fairly short amount of time after only one training session. The methods Nate uses are fairly easy to follow and make perfect sense. He even made suggestions for food/treat choices that Rizzo not only loves, but are healthy for him! Overall, I felt that the training guidelines Nate provided are incredibly helpful and I'm optimistic that Rizzo's behavior will continue to improve as we continue to follow the regiment. Best of all, Nate is always available to answer questions. I have already texted him several times to get clarification on some things or insight on behaviors Rizzo has started to develop and Nate has responded promptly. I cannot recommend Nate Dog Training highly enough!

East Valley K9 Services
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 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
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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She answered my questions regarding training my dog.

JENS BATH SHACK
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Diane O.
Verified review

At first I was a little Leary of an at home groomer. I decided to leave Missy anyway, and I'm glad I did. Jennifer did a great job and my dog was happy. She did a much "finer" cut and detail than the local 'pets store' or my vet. Feet, nails, butt, ears were all clean and I'm pretty fussy. Thanks Jennifer. 🐶

Wolf's Dog Training
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Corrina H.
Verified review

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!

Stellar Pups
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jen H.
Verified review

Let me start off by saying that I rarely write reviews. I diligently read every review for any good or service I’m interested in but I just never seem to write a review about my experience. That being said, we received several responses from different trainers in regards to my inquiry. Sam from Stellar Pup responded quickly and provided a great price. I spoke with her on the phone and immediately felt comfortable with her service and price so I booked her for a training session in our home. I was upfront and told her I was interested in the package for 6 visits but wouldn’t make that commitment until our first session was complete. She arrived exactly at the time we set up and immediately went to work on our main concern which was biting (we have a goldendoodle and she was only about 12 weeks old at the time). Sam has been such a great trainer and our Mayzie is just in love with her. I highly recommend hiring Sam from Stellar Pup for any and all of your dog training requirements.

All 4 Paws Training LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

All 4 Paws Training is a wonderful group to train with. The classes are fun and informative. It was a relief when I found them as I was training my first service dog and they helped me through every step.

  • 5 years in business
Ann F.
Verified review

Yes, Mark is my brother. :) He has always been wonderful with animals. He treats dogs with patience and kindness, yet he is firm when he needs to be. He works well with both my 16 yr old Lab and 6 yr old Golden. He is also very reliable and trustworthy. He will do a great job with your precious pup. I highly recommend him.

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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. Seeing satisfied customers who have a better understanding and relationship with their dog

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I clean after the dog, feed and give the water needed. I walk dogs to the park near my home as well.

  • 4 years in business
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Do you need help with your pet? We provide dog walking, sitting, and all type's of training to keep you and your pet happy!

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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.

  • 9 years in business
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I am experienced in law enforcement, and my pick of a major in college was of course criminal justice. I love training large dogs who seem aggressive, because I know they can be made into militant partners and obedient friends. Training K-9 dogs taught me to be thankful for my fellow peacekeepers, human and K-9 alike. I am affordable, and I will even train your dog while improving stance mobility and muscle toning. Call or text me for affordable quotes all day!

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

  • 9 years in business
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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

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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. What I like most is just being around the dogs. Dogs have been my favorite animal (after wolves) for as long as I can remember. And like I stated earlier I don't really see it as a job but rather a hobby, so after a long day at the office it's nice to go out for a little stroll with my best friends!

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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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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.

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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