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Dog Training
4.5
from 193 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 368 hires on Thumbtack
James H.
Verified review

Bruce was great! He worked with my busy schedule and was able to come to my house last minute. Rocky (My GSD) took to him like they knew each other for years. Bruce gave me great advice and tips to keep us on the right path for training and socialization.

K9katelynn
4.4
from 95 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 291 hires on Thumbtack
Chris M.
Verified review

I hired K9 Katelyn to help train my australian shepherd and liked his approach of positive reinforcement. I've done dog training classes in the past, but hands down I've never learned as much as I did by going through this program. I took at least a page of notes during every session which aided me greatly when we practiced during the week. I literally feel like I have a book of knowledge now and could train any new dog on my own now. And the only reason I think I could do that is because of the copious notes I was asked to take each week during our training sessions. My dog is super well behaved, was able to learn all the skills, and is very obedient now. I can't thank Tom and K9 Katelyn enough for helping me train my dog.

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Nate Dog Training
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary E. W.
Verified review

I have been working with Nate for several months. His knowledge of dog behaviors & training methods are unsurpassed. He has given me essential information while training my young, exuberant Aussie. Lucy is a much better behaved pet/famy member since meeting Nate. I would recommend Nate to anyone who would like a well behaved dog!!

I love your Dog Pet Services
4.7
from 38 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Deb B.
Verified review

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Lyn S.
Verified review

Anita did the grooming from my home without restraints, loosing her temper, or her patience. She let them loose, to collect themselves, allowing the massive adrenaline to subside. Cats, unlike dogs, need a specialized groomer who knows first hand their unique ability to turn anxiety into a full on drama production. Groomers wanting cats use to grooming might use excessive restraints if the situation changes. Anita never did and even iced her clippers so they wouldn't overheat and burn my cats. Anita will be grooming my cats twice a year and bathing De Fang Boy and Bella in the coming months. I can't imagine calling anyone else.

Hunter Canine
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia F.
Verified review

Working with Hunter Canine has been amazing for myself and my year and a half old pitbull mix we rescued last summer. We realized she struggled with socialization with other dogs and it had escalated into fights with our other dogs. I was almost at the end of my rope. Since working with Hunter Canine she is now more responsive to us and getting along with my other dogs. After just 5 weeks of classes she was able to be in a Down stay within a 2 meter circle of 12 other dogs without any issues. I'm so proud of what she's been able to do and I'm so thankful for the help from Hunter Canine. I'm going to continue on my training classes with her cause I know it hkeeps her happy, healthy and calm.

Dog Training By Cat
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Bonna S.
Verified review

I met Cat as a volunteer with a dog rescue organization and quickly learned to respect and value her evaluative and training expertise. She has a calm, confident, and loving demeanor that dogs respond to immediately. We adopted an adult, rescued Doberman that Cat had been instrumental in getting out of a shelter. She believed that he had great potential and was really a very sweet guy that just needed love, attention, and some training. Being a rescue dog we didn’t know his history or the root of socialization problems he had. Cat’s behavioral training helped us to understand the possible causes and she taught us techniques to help him relax and interact with other dogs more calmly. We’ve seen a marked improvement and as we continue working with her, I believe we’ll see more success with his issues. Cat is much more than a trainer; she puts you at ease and gives you confidence that you can succeed in working effectively to train and understand your dog.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Kathrine Breeden, Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited (PCT-A) is a behavioral consultant I can confidently and highly recommend to help with any problem you may be experiencing with your dog and/or for basic manners training. As a colleague, I know her to be one of the most competent as well as loving dog teachers you and your dog could hope to find. Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology

Catherine P.
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Too bad you only offer 5 stars for your rating as my experience with Cherene and Wizedogs was so much more! When Franklin found me last year, he was pretty beat up, had been on the streets for at least 6 months! After 9 months, we realized that our love was not enough! He was pretty much limited to his pinned in area and yard. The minute he came into the house, he would have a potty melt down. We found Cherene on Thumbtack and she took him in and now we have a housebroken dog, who comes when called, sits on command AND shakes hands, heels when he walks on leash next to me and is now a big part of our family! I highly recommend Cherene for your dog training and boarding! She is definitely dog's best friend! Best call I ever made!!!

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joe P.
Verified review

Paws-itively a great experience. We have 3 great dogs that are even greater after being trained by AZ Pawz. We are especially impressed with the socialization training of our one "difficult" little guy. All three can now enjoy the dog park and walks in our busy neighborhood. We also had a barking problem which is much improved after some AZ Pawz training. AZ Pawz trains the dog owner, not just the dog............and I am a much better and happier dog lover after their training assistance. Pawz-itively awesome!!!!!

Endless Pawsibilities LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
Verified review

As a first time dog parent, I wanted to get my lab puppy into training as soon as possible. Roxann answered my numerous questions about training and even met with me to answer more questions before we agreed to work together. Roxann worked with my pup and me for five weeks. She also gave tutorials to my parents who were in town so all were communicating the same way to the dog. Roxann was patient and reviewed the lessons as needed. Now my dog is in puppy kindergarten. I am so very glad for the private lessons with Roxann before going to this group class. My dog is much more successful because of the private lessons.

East Valley K9 Services
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Merilee R.
Verified review

I arrived home and my 3 dogs were happy and healthy. My home was in perfect condition. I will use Two Dogs Dancing and Brandi again!

Robin's Nest
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Amy M.
Verified review

Robin's rapport and expertise in dealing with dogs and dog behavior is exceptional! She is firm but compassionate. I'm not sure I know anyone who is more in love with being around dogs than Robin. This is truly what she was meant to do. I can unequivocally recommend Robin...you and your dog will be better for it!

Awesome Mannered Canines
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Tasha C.
Verified review

I highly, highly recommend Brenda at Awesome Mannered Canines! She is an outstanding trainer, and it is clear that she loves what she does! I have worked with a couple of other trainers over the years, and no one has wowed me until I started working with Brenda! I have taken three dogs through her group classes, and every time has been a fantastic experience. Not only do the dogs learn their commands, but they also learn how to behave around other dogs, and in public places! Brenda goes above and beyond just basic puppy training. By the end of the six week class, it is clear that each and every dog enrolled has made tremendous progress! I have also seen remarkable successes in dogs that Brenda has worked with to correct problem behaviors. Two of the dogs in Brenda's Canine Good Citizen class (which dog and I attended as well) had previously worked with her due to leash-reaction issues, and are now on their way to earning their CGC - that's amazing progress!! She helped my pit bull, Arya and I earn her Canine Good Citizen certification last year, and it's been an amazing experience. I honestly couldn't recommend her more highly!

Balancing Paws Dog Care
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Gail P.
Verified review

Yoni came to my house to assess all of my dogs as I had multiple issues in the home regarding my dogs ( I also foster) up to and including fights to the point I was actually scared of the animals I had adopted through rescue. He gave me tips and tools and guided me with simple instructions to handle the many dogs I have. Just a few short months later I am honestly no longer scared of them fighting and we have seen just a drastic change in theirs and my attitude with pack walks. I worked my way up to where I walk all five of them at once. I am also confident enough in myself as a pack leader with my personal dogs that I feel able to start fostering again. Thank you Yoni for being one of the tools and teachers to help me get to this point with my animals. Thanks also being an available resource when I have a question or concern. That alone is invaluable for someone who constantly brings home new animals to foster.

  • 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.

Quality K-9
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Katie D.
Verified review

When we welcomed our Labrador retriever puppy, Charlie, into our family almost three years ago, we wanted her to be a part of our active lifestyle in a stress-free way. We knew that would require an investment of our time and resources into basic obedience training, but what we didn’t realize at the time was how profound an impact that training would have on us as a family. We first left Charlie with Angelika and Tino when she was just 10 weeks old for a 2-week board and train in their home. We had interviewed other dog trainers prior but it wasn’t until we met Angelika that we really felt at peace with leaving our new puppy. The foundation of on-leash training Charlie received during that stay was an eye-opening experience into what was possible for her. In the weekly follow-up classes that we attended (which we still attend 2.5 years later!) it became apparent to us just how much of dog training is human training. Angelika and Tino worked patiently with us as we learned to effectively communicate with Charlie as leaders of her pack. We also realized how much Charlie thrives in a training environment. Learning and practicing new commands has provided a purposeful, positive outlet for her energy and has helped to foster her happy, calm, and loving temperament. Much to Charlie’s delight, we continue to send her back for board and trains (i.e. “camp”) whenever we go out of town for more than a couple of days. She’s progressed so much in her off-leash training that she is able to stay off-leash while at the park, hiking, and on other outdoor adventures. We have complete and total trust that we’re in control of her at all times, allowing us to enjoy these experiences with absolutely zero stress. We’re not exaggerating when we say that on a daily basis, we receive compliments from complete strangers that we meet in parks, on trails, or in other public places who are blown away by how well behaved Charlie is. Aside from obedience training, Angelika and Tino have been instrumental in training Charlie to perform a number of medically-related service tasks, enabling me to have her registered as my service animal and join me wherever I go. She’s also an appreciated visitor at Craig’s mom’s memory care home, where, thanks to our work with Quality K9, she is able to interact with all of the residents in a calm and gentle manner, bringing joy into their lives with her regular visits. Our time with Charlie has been amazing and Angelika and Tino have played an integral role in that. In working with them, we’ve realized that you can’t put a price on the quality of life that comes from having a well-trained companion. As long as we have dogs, they’ll have Angelika and Tino in their lives!

Wiley K-9 Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cath S.
Verified review

This is some of our best money spent! Veronica knows her stuff! It is amazing how well she understood Wendle"s behavior. Wendle is a rescue. We thought he was abused in his past life, and was turning aggressive.. It turns out, he wasn't abused. He was not socialized as a young dog. He was so fearful, it was making him dangerous. Veronica set out a plan of action. We followed her recommendations, did our training exercises, and Wendle has shown great improvements! Veronica even taught us what each bark means! Veronica made it possible to understand Wendle's bad behavior and ways to correct it! She encourages questions and she wants follow ups; a truly caring, amazing pet behaviorist! Thank you Veronica for making our lives a happier place!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel F.
Verified review

Karen is wonderful! We have three large dogs and our two males have not been getting along and have gotten into several fights. My husband and I had done everything we could think of and now we need to bring in an expert. Karen is that expert! I interviewed several different trainers and she is the only one that I felt confident in. My animals are my children and I needed someone that understood that connection and who I felt loved animals as much as I do. Who was training dogs because she wanted to make a difference. It has only been a few weeks, but we can see a difference in our animals. She is always there for us to answer questions or give us advice. I can not say enough about how wonderful and knowledgeable she is. I know that I made the right choice when choosing Karen as our trainer.

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
Jeanie M.
Verified review

Alexander took our 1 1/2 year old Labradoodle for a month to train him on some behavioral issues. We've had him back now for more than a week, and, oh my, what a difference! We have a different dog...more well-mannered, obedient, social, and relaxed. Now it is up to us to follow through with all the training and instruction from Alexander. I know this is a big part of making Reagan a "good citizen." But we are thrilled so far. We will have a follow-up session or two at our house. I hope we measure up in keeping Reagan the new dog he has become. Alexander is great to work with...his approach is professional, intelligent, and humane. And patient!

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