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Mesa Dog Trainers

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Dog Training
4.5
from 225 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 406 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke K.
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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 126 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 359 hires on Thumbtack
Angela D.
Verified review

My experience with K9 Katelynn dog training has been excellent. When Tom first met my dog, I described him to a friend as "magical with dogs" - silly, but true. It is immediately evident that he has significant experience training both dogs and their owners. It takes work to make progress; I felt a bit like I was in school with my two 20 minute sessions (at a minimum) of dog training "homework" per day. It was very rewarding to see my dog's progress. Tom had an answer to every question I asked, and if you do what he says, you WILL see results. That being said - you have to do what he says! If you are looking for someone to magically fix your dog, you are in the wrong place. Tom teaches you - the owner - how to work with your dog and train him effectively.

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

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

I love your Dog Pet Services
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Scott K.
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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.

Hunter Canine
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Alex D.
Verified review

Being new to dog ownership and the "dog world" I was skeptical about training in general. I knew I didn't want some kid from petsmart training me dog but at the same time I wasn't looking for someone who was an elitist and looked down on me for not knowing much about training. I found hunter canine on thumbtack kind of at random. Andrew called me and thoroughly answered all my questions and concerns. The price was fair and comparable to other professional trainers I had inquired about. Having just completed beginner obedience I can say that these guys are great. It's obvious from the minute you start class that Andrew and Chad are passionate about what they do. The facility is amazing, it's big, it's clean, and the trainers are knowledgable and helpful. In just 8 short weeks we've seen massive changes our dogs behavior. The class objectives are clear and the trainers are always attentive to any issue you may have with your dog during class. Even in the group classes the trainers still provide ample one on one time with each dog and their handlers. We enjoyed the class so much that we have enrolled our dog in the CGC prep class and plan on doing more training in the future. I would recommend Hunter Canine to anyone looking for training, if you show up to class and do your part (practicing what you've learned) you won't be disappointed...

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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
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!

East Valley K9 Services
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 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
4.7
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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
January S.
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Jocelyn takes very good care of my dog. I am very happy with her service. She is also very flexible. Thanks for helping!!

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Waggin' Train LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 12 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!

Tricia's Pet Sitting
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
Verified review

Tricia was exceptional. She clearly loves dogs, is very flexible, trustworthy, and even stopped by to pick up my 2 dogs which makes life easier before a trip. I've used many other dog sitters in the past and Tricia would be my first choice. She even sent pictures of the pair while I was away. And when I returned from my vacation, my 2 dogs were more relaxed than ever. Clearly my dogs were well taken care of. Would highly recommend Tricia's.

FurBabies & Friends
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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When Kristie lived in Minnesota she watched, trained, bathed, gave my dog his medications, and walked, my Great Dane for many years. She is very reliable and treats every dog like her own. Dogs are truly her passion and I would not hesitate to have her help you with yours.

  • 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!

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.

  • 4 years in business
About

I really enjoy and find it therapeutic for myself and also a good exercise to us both. I also give baths, only if requested! I'm used to big dogs. I'm open to all requests. Thank you for your time.

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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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
About

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

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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Need a Dog Trainer for 2 Young Dogs

Avondale, AZ

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    2 young dogs with lots of energy

Need Dog Training

Tucson, AZ

  • Dog training type
    Assistance / disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    Owner in a wheelchair
  • $2000
    Average price

Need a Dog Training Service

Marana, AZ

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Assistance / disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    I have an adopted puppy that was born @ Pima animal control on 6/20/12. I'd like her trained I also have a 3 y/o Gordon setter that I would like trained in obedience and assistance/disabilities. He is 98lbs. When he is at his best, he is 87 lbs.
  • $1500
    Average price
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