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Glendale Obedience Trainers

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Dog Training
4.5
from 224 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 405 hires on Thumbtack
Thelma T.
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The over all training. Bruce took the time to teach me on how to walk, handle bad behaviours and general obedience training on my two puppies. I would recommend him to my families and friends in the future.

K9katelynn
4.4
from 126 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 358 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
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Highly recommend K9Katelynn - had a wonderful experience and gained so much training knowledge. My Portuguese Water Dog puppy has learned so many things and is improving every day with his obedience training. Big thanks to K9Katelynn!

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Fit Dog Training
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenn C.
Verified review

Elisa is an amazing and caring dog trainer. She has been a dog obedience trainer for many years. She helped me with my two dogs. They are more obedient and walk better on the leash. I would highly recommend her for your next dog trainer! You won't be disappointed!

I love your Dog Pet Services
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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Highly recommend Kim. She knows what she is doing and how to help you learn to train your dog. She's calm, soft spoken but firm with the dogs. We brought a Aussie puppy into the house with 2 adult Aussies. One of the adults wouldn't accept the puppy, having to be restrained. Within one week they were buddies and playmates. We then focused on basic obedience-sit, stay, down, come, leave it, etc. The dogs all responded to her approach quickly as did my wife and I. We will continue to work with her on heel & socialization. Her cost is very reasonable as is her offer of availability without further cost long term. Meet her, discuss her approach, you'll be quite pleased with the process and results.

Hunter Canine
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Christine J.
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We have four dogs. They're all different breeds, ages, and temperaments, and all obedience school drop-outs. We were struggling with aggression and territorial issues, and going crazy with their incessant barking. I was a little skeptical that another attempt at obedience training would be successful, but decided to try a private lesson with Andrew ( knowing I was not committed to continue if I wasn't happy). I was immediately impressed by Andrew's professionalism, knowledge and commitment to restoring a peaceful and respectful relationship with our dogs. With his guidance, the dogs are much more pleasant to have around and we are finally able to take them out in public without fear of them barking and lunging at other dogs. Andrew has shown us, in just five sessions, how to show our dogs love and attention the right way so they know what appropriate behavior is expected in return. Our bond with the dogs has grown stronger through training, and my family and I couldn't be happier with the results Andrew helped us achieve.

Dog Training By Cat
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Bernie U.
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I have tried obedience classes with my exuberant, hyper maltese previously with limited success. Cat trained my eccentric little pup to sit, wait, leave it, touch and come, as well as worked on her barking with one week of daily one-on-one training. It is obvious that she is very experienced and talented. I felt safe knowing how happy my puppy would be there with her big beautiful yard and friendly demeanour. I highly recommend Cat for dog training!!

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Spot On Obedience Training
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Markita S.
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Spot On Obedience Training didn't just help us "train" our dog. She helped us to understand why our dog behaved the way she did, and then helped us to change that behavior.

East Valley K9 Services
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Mayank P.
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I'm a first time dog owner and really had no idea what I was doing. We found Brandy on Thumbtack site and we decided to give it a shot. Max was already 7 months old so we had no idea what she would know so the idea of obedience training sounded wonderful. Brandy definitely taught the basics as well as the other things that we wanted with our dog. Brandy also talked through issues we've had, given great advice and tips and Working with Max on them has definitely made a huge difference. Max has learnt some amazing behaviors. He can sit, come, sleep and walk loosely on a leash. Our bond with our puppy is incredible and we owe a lot to Brandy for helping me overcome my fear of dogs. I recommend her for owners with dogs of any age. Brandy came to our house and totally understood my dog's dilemmas. She taught positive training techniques that actually worked! She helped us prevent Max from resource guarding and regain order in the house.

Families and Animals
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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She answered my questions regarding training my dog.

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Waggin' Train LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Aimee C.
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Dianne was great! She was personable and flexible working with my schedule. My dog made great strides with her, and we are well on our way to getting him registered as a service dog! If I wasn't moving, I'd be continuing my training and training my future dogs with Dianne. I 100% recommend her services.

FurBabies & Friends
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mickey F.
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Kris is one of those rare people that has an instant connection and intuition about the dogs. They trust & learn from her right away! She can teach you how to be a great human to your pet & have years of enjoyment!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
Verified review

I went to take a tour of the school prior to having my training and I was very happy with how the staff treated me. Very friendly and helpful. Answered all my questions and was completely honest. And I think hats very important when it comes to working with animals. The facility was organized and clean. Which is awesome for me since I will also be boarding my pups there in the near future! I can't wait to start my training!! Thank you!

Amy Staley
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ashely A.
Verified review

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!

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.

Altruistic K9
4.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Megan S.
Verified review

So far my dog loved Brandon, and in my consultation I am applying what I saw him do with my dog, and its working. Looking forward to the real training, for me and my pup!

  • 4 years in business
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I go out of my way to help ensure the animals are well taken care of, above and beyond.

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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.

  • 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!

  • 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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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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