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Dog Training
4.6
from 236 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 425 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia C.
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IN home consultation re puppy training

K9katelynn
4.4
from 137 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 395 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
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Great experience! Very pleased with the training for our puppy (lab) Cody. We will continue to use all the techniques we've learned in Cody's development. Thanks

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Fit Dog Training
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anderson S.
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This was great training for my puppy. He is so much more disciplined and even calmer! He picks up on new tricks faster and still retains the old tricks he’s learned. He now has manners and never really misbehaves anymore!! This was an awesome experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a dog training service!

Nate Dog Training
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Amy A.
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We were looking for someone to come help us with a rescue puppy and Nate was recommended on a community Facebook page. We have a 5-year-old female English Bulldog and rescued a 6-month-old male Rottweiler. We wanted to have someone help us with not only training a puppy that had no structure or potty training, but also how to have a positive, happy environment for both of the dogs. Nate was able to come to our house a few days after initial contact. He is very knowledgeable dog trainer. He listened to our concerns and questions and worked with the puppy on how to make crate training a positive experience, being on a leash, and how to help him "learn" the stairs. He also gave suggestions on how to keep (both) dogs on a schedule that works for us, but helps keep them physically and mentally stimulated. He was a great help and very supportive of what we had already been able to do with the puppy. He gave us many things to work on, offered his services anytime, and was the best thing we could have done for our dogs and our family. We plan to have him back in a month or so (and visits in the future) to help us with any other concerns as the puppy gets older and we all are adjusting. Clinton and Amy A.

I love your Dog Pet Services
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Shane M.
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Kim is a wonderful dog trainer she helped my wife and I train our two month old great Dane she was very stern and she showed love at the same time which was very important to us she taught him several commands very quickly after the training Kim continuously calls tofollow up and make sure that he is still doing all of his commands well which he is my wife and I are very thankful that we found Kim and we highly recommend her to anyone that needs help training a puppy or even an adult dog we really think you would be very satisfied with someone of her skills

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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
Leslie B.
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Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Renee is great. She is very calm, knowledgeable, patient, and was great at teaching and empowering our whole family to feel confident in training our puppy. Looking forward to our next appointment 🐶

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
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

Precision Paws LLC
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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I have a very large puppy who realized his size and started taking stuff off the counter. Precision Paws was able to help me teach him to sit and stay and take treats gently instead of snapping at them like a crocodile. Will definitely work with them more as he grows and progresses

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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.
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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.
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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
Lee M.
Verified review

My Saint Bernard still has a lot of puppy in him so he's not the easiest to handle but Jen did a great job with his grooming.

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!

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

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.

Teresa P.
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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!

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!

Pup Teacher Inc.

New To Thumbtack

    About

    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.

    Anton's Pet Service

    New To Thumbtack

    • 4 years in business
    About

    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!

    Animal Training

    New To Thumbtack

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I have the experience of training many different species of animals. I believe there are many different ways to train one thing, you just have to figure out what works best for the animal and the trainer. The animals of course! My passion is working with animals of any kind.

    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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