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Prescott Dog Trainers

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Prescott K9 Academy
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Beth F.
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Michael is an excellent trainer!! He takes the time to talk to you, explain everything in detail, and really cares for your animal and you!! I would highly recommended them for all your training dog needs!!

Lori's Lovin the Dogs
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy Y.
Verified review

Lori is really good with dogs and understands their behavior. She is reliable and trustworthy, both of which are extremely important to my husband and I. I highly recommend Lori for any dog training/pet sitting/check ins that you may need.

RebalancedK9
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy H.
Verified review

I cannot thank Tony and Rebalanced K9 enough for all they did for us, throughout the course of Shadow's training Tony was always available to address any questions or concerns I had he offered ideas and suggestions that have helped so very much. I have gained confidence and the necessary tools to continue Shadow's training to help him become the best he can be. Since our training ended one of Shadow's favorite things is our weekend trip to downtown Prescott Square where he meets lots of other people and other dogs, each week he does better and better. Before our training I would never have been able to take him downtown. I called several dog trainers before calling Tony and Rebalanced K9, for me the choice was clear. I could hear the passion and enthusiasm in his voice as he explained the program to me. Thank you Tony and Rebalanced K9!!!!

Legacy Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
Verified review

After being out of dog training for years Jan showed me how to train my puppy who is very sensitive to loud or harsh corrections, and how to get the dog use to loud noises and to be around people. I recommend Jan to anybody.

In Loving Arms Pet Care
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kai R.
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Two large, young dogs loved her! I felt good knowing she is a vet tech.

Hillside K-9 Academy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie K.
Verified review

Just today while walking Pepper I thanked Jennifer and Shawn for the help they gave us in building a great dog. If your dog needs a miracle, calm them today.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
Verified review

What a treasure Jeffrey is! He spent five sessions training both our dogs and us. He was a fountain of information and genuinely cared for our dogs and for us as a "family." We can say without reservation that he and his gentle but clear and consistent training sessions totally transformed our dogs. On top of that, we continue to have a friendly relationship and look forward to visiting with him and his dogs from time to time. We enthusiastically recommend him for any dog training needs.

Sherry R.
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Molly and Lisa watch my senior dog Ruby when I'm out of town (at least once a month). I noticed that Ruby is happier and less stressed when I do come back than she has been with other sitters. These ladies are naturals and you can tell they LOVE animals. I highly recommend.

Doggedly Devoted
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
Deborah W.
Verified review

Julie does an outstanding job for me and my mother. She takes care of both the cats and dogs and they love her. I don't have to worry about a thing. Once, I ran out of medicine for my cat and Julie actually called my vet, went by the componding pharmacy and got the medicine for me and didn't even bother me with that! What great service. She is dependable, always there when you need her and I could not ask for more. She has become essential to us!

About

I am specializing in rare and off-breeds training with basic obedience to personal protection. We will help you fix any problem you have. We are extremely passionate about the work we do here at OutKast K-9; therefore, we also offer a lifetime guarantee on the training we put into your dog. There's no more going back to Petsmart and paying an additional $60.00 for training that is not guaranteed and ends in six short weeks. We give each client the individual attention we think everybody deserves. Come check us out!

About

I provide phone consultation, then I do house call. I have been working with dogs my entire life. I was a vet tech at age 19. I have been a groomer, owner of a grooming school and dog training in the same location in Florida for 21 years. I have many other certifications as well. I have many references.

About

Warren Eckstein is the internationally syndicated radio host of The Pet Show for over 25 years. With decades of experience in animal behaviors and training, He has trained thousands of animals and appeared on numerous TV shows such as The Today Show, Live! with Regis & Kathy Lee, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, 20/20 and more. He can lend his professional expertise to you and your pets through his one-on-one consultations.

About

I train dogs to be well behaved and to follow instructions. I also house sit any animal in your home or mine.

About

Unleashed dog training teaches how to have a deeper relationship and bonding with your dog through training

  • 44 years in business
About

I train dogs in AKC dog showmanship. I can train dogs from basic, novice, open, utility, and agility. I have been training dogs for 20 years. I have also owned two dog kennels. I have also been on the flagstaff drill team with the Flagstaff Kennel Club. I have also owned seven doberman pinchers and show them at AKC dog shows.

Q & A

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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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