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Goodyear Dog Trainers

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Dog Training
4.6
from 237 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 425 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke K.
Verified review

Great Experience! Fast response and appointment. Our new nine month old shelter rescue refused to walk on a leash was even scared of the leash/collar. He would sit down and refuse to move. We travel a lot so leash training is imperative when staying in hotels! Bruce's training skills are exceptional, whether the training is for the dog or myself lol...it worked! He had my little puppy walking on a leash/wearing the collar within one session.. this is after one month of me trying to train him myself. Every day since he's been walking with a collar and a leash with no problems.... of course he still get scared here and there of other digs or people but is doing so well! We felt that Bruce's skillful and gentle approach really helped our little Kingston. Highly recommend. Thanks Bruce!

K9katelynn
4.4
from 137 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 396 hires on Thumbtack
Heath H.
Verified review

Trainer is clearly knowledgeable and individualizes the training to your dog's needs. He has very courteous in working around both our schedules and when emergencies/illness occur. I think you'll be encouraged when you sit during the initial consultation.

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Fit Dog Training
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David R.
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My puppy was a disaster until we found her! She’s great at accommodating busy schedules and my puppy absolutely loved her! Great personalized attention that you can’t get in group dog training sessions

Nate Dog Training
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney S.
Verified review

We have two dogs. One is a female, three year old Pitbull mix named Katy and the other is a one year old male Rottweiler/German shepherd mix named Wally. Both are rescues. We first contacted Nate after taking in Wally. He was a very sick pup found by our daughter on the reservation. Thankfully we were able to tackle his advanced case of tick fever. Once Wally learned what it felt like to be healthy, we saw his true out of control colors. Walking him was a nightmare because he went crazy every time he saw a rabbit or bird. His favorite place to sleep was on our kitchen table. Everything (rugs, clothing, and pictures on shelves) was considered to be a toy that he felt needed to be destructed. Furthermore, once Wally came into our house, our once sweet and demure Katy decided that she needed to start acting up on walks as well; she turned into a bucking bronco if we were anywhere near another dog. Nate provided us with in-home training, with direct training while actually out walking the dogs, and with training while at the park around other dogs. Nate demonstrated techniques and then observed us do the same. As a result of Nate’s direct training with our dogs, his demonstrations with our dogs, his analysis of our actions, the education he provided us about dog psychology, and a lot of training/follow through on our part we now have two different family members. Just last night, Katy and I sat on a hill near the dog park at Pecos Park and watched out-of-control dogs come in and out of the area and pass us by. Katy sat, good as gold, just enjoying the sights  While Wally still loves his toys, he now knows what he can and what he can’t play with and when it is ok to go crazy with his toys. We will continue to train and follow through with what Nate taught us but the difference in our household in less than 3 months has been amazing! We obviously highly recommend Nate for dog training services…..so do Katy and Wally!

  • 8 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
Verified review

We acquired a rescue lab and had no idea what this boy knew... We hired Balanced Pooches dog training and could not be more impressed with the service John provided. Our boy Tucker is a totally different dog today then he was the day we got him.... We have all learned so much, and We are all works in progress. John was truly interested in working with all of us so we were all on the same page as far as training and building a great relationship to make a balanced home. I don't think words could explain how much this man cares to make every relationship between you and your pet a wonderful one. Hiring John was the best decision we made, and we highly recommend him.

I love your Dog Pet Services
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

Kim did an outstanding job with our Rottweiler puppy. She was very thorough and we started seeing the transformation with our dog by the 2nd lesson. Her follow up with us was excellent. I highly recommend Kim to anyone that needs dog training.

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Spot On Obedience Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nikki E.
Verified review

Renee's classes were so relaxed and fun. We got a new puppy and this was the first time I'd ever gone to dog training classes. Renee explains how a dog thinks and learns. Teaching them new things is easier than I though it would be. You do need time and patience. I wish I would have done it with our previous dogs. Thanks Renee!

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Mary's Pet Sitting Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy D.
Verified review

Mary demonstrated compassion in caring for our dogs. When one of our dogs got sick, Mary not only cleaned up the mess, she lovingly cleaned the soiled area on my dog. Mary is a trustworthy resource and cared for our dogs as if they were her own. We highly recommend Mary, and will use her services again.

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.
Verified review

She answered my questions regarding training my dog.

Precision Paws LLC
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ann D.
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Coty is an excellent trainer. He works magic with the dogs and is great at explaining his philosophy so you can continue to work with your dog effectively afterwards.

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Waggin' Train LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly T.
Verified review

People comment on my well behaved and obedient dogs - it is because of training from Waggin' Train. Waggin Train helped me train my dogs based on my lifestyle and needs and my dogs' personality. Waggin' Train also helped me introduce an adopted dog into my home. Amazing results - the new dog is quickly learning and my other dog is loving her new sister quicker than I expected. Thanks Waggin' Train!

FurBabies & Friends
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura C.
Verified review

We had our first meeting with Fur Babies and you can definitely tell she knows and love dogs. After our session we were left with some great information and tools to help us better understand and teach our dog. We look forward to our next training session.

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. 🐶

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.

  • 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!

Animal Care and Exercise
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zana S.
Verified review

Maggie is a very experienced and educated handler and owner of dogs and horses. I trust very few people with the care of my animals and she is one of them! Many times I would agree "if you want a job done right you have to do it yourself" but that's not the case with Maggie. Friendly, educated, and experienced. That's all you need to know!

Teresa P.
Verified review

Being involved with Schutzhund for the past 10 years, and more recently AKC, i have attended several seminars. But, it was not until a couple of years ago when i attended my first seminar with Uschi that everything came together. When our club was later asked who they would want to bring back for another seminar, everyone said Uschi, hands down! Since then i have traveled long distances to attend her seminars, and it is always well worth it! My relationship with my dog has improved and i am more confident as a handler. When no one else could help with training challenges with my dog, it was Uschi who took us to the next level! I am also now doing agility with my dog and Uschi has helped so much with that too! I always get compliments on my dogs performance! Uschi trains the handler and can read a dog better than anyone i have ever trained with! Not just one breed of dog, but ANY breed! Not just Schutzhund but AKC obedience and agility! I always look forward to training with Uschi!. She is patient but firm and always fun! Uschi is absolutely the best trainer i have ever worked with!

About

We love pets, so we will visit, hug, play with, walk and feed them as needed. We are flexible about breed.

Carol's Pet Care

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I can take care of your pets if you go out of town or for any other occasions. I can also walk your dogs.

    Doug's Dog Walking

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      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.

      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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