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Scottsdale Animal Behaviorists

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Dog Training
4.5
from 193 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 368 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany H.
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Bruce was extremely helpful for my pup, Bruno, and myself. Bruno has been having aggression issues since I rescued him from the pound a couple months ago. Bruce helped me out when I first adopted Bruno and gave me valuable pointers on how to handle his unusual behavior. When Bruno started exhibiting more aggressive behavior and was not improving, Bruce came back out to help us a second time, free of charge. I am extremely helpful for everything he has taught us and I cannot wait to see improvement with my pup. I would recommend Bruce for everyone, because he not only knows a lot about dogs and their behavior, but he also is a very friendly and engaging trainer. He teaches us how to handle our dogs' behavior so that we can continue to train while he is not present. Bruce showed me that he truly cares about my pup's well-being, as well as my own. He is great!

K9katelynn
4.4
from 99 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 294 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy H.
Verified review

Tom is very knowledgeable regarding dog behavior and is helping us recall necessary owner habits to let go of for a more successful training of our magnificent mastiff.

I love your Dog Pet Services
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Deb B.
Verified review

Kimberly came to my home to help me with my two dogs (puppy and older dog) that seemed to be not getting along. She was willing to do an assessment and she gave me amazing feedback as to dog behavior that I did not understand. She was great at interpreting the problem and offered a wonderful solution that is already starting to work. I would highly recommend Kimberly for dog training.

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Fit Dog Training
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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My dog Sammie would bark at then jump up at anyone that would come to the door (including my mom with a new hip). Elisa got him to stop that behavior, and even got him to stop going for the trash. I would definitely recommend Elisa to anyone who needs a trainer and a dog lover for their "spirited" pet!

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

Dog Training By Cat
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Heather P.
Verified review

Cat is amazing!!!! She has helped us with multiple dogs. Every time -she has not only trained our dogs but also taught us how to continue getting the good behavior out of our dogs. You can tell she genuinely cares about our dogs. We couldn't have don't it without the help from Cat! I would definitely recommend her! She has become part of our family!

Mary's Pet Sitting Services
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
April L.
Verified review

After speaking to Mary, I felt confident that she would take good care of my pet bunny, Geneva. She is VERY knowledgeable about animals and animal health, she seemed gentle and made a connection with Geneva easily. She was also quickly to respond and great about sending updates. I felt safe leaving my keys with her and she went out of her way to return them promptly. I will definitely hire her again in the future!

Spot On Obedience Training
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
R. A.
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We are so pleased with Spot On Obedience Training. During our first session we were given tips that have already been implemented and made a huge difference in our interaction with and our dogs' behavior.

Families and Animals
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryle H.
Verified review

First impression was great! Cheri was early for our appt, and took the time to get to know our puppy Kirby. We had a great first training hour!

East Valley K9 Services
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine S.
Verified review

Brandy is amazing! Our dog requires a lot of patience and we couldn't ask for a more professional resource than Brandy. She is working with us to help make our business trips less stressful for our dog and she is persistent in her efforts to build a strong relationship with our dog. With our business travel increasing, 5 business week trips, yes that is correct, five weeks of trips on the books for the coming months so far... We are extremely thankful to have connected with Brandy.

Waggin' Train LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gillian P.
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I really like working with Dianne. Her knowledge of dogs and their behavior is outstanding!. Her opinion on what's occurring in a given situation, albeit behavioral or developmental (like a growth stage), is invaluable. The tips she gives on what to do in order to support a happy and healthy person-dog relationship are very useful. I never feel as though our sessions are confined by a time limit, and the support she gives via phone, email, and text is exceptional. When Dianne says call, text, or email at any time with any question or concern, she means it and will quickly respond. I am in awe when I watch her work with my puppy, and I appreciate her patience in watching me 'attempt' to repeat her excellent execution in handling/training. I can see myself working with her throughout my puppy's lifetime, as Dianne's help has been a priceless investment.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Julie L.
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It is with pleasure that I offer this recommendation for Julie Daly and her pet sitting service. I was in (desperate) need of someone who is dependable, compassionate, and gentle, and also someone who could provide the extra attention needed for a dog that struggles with separation anxiety. Julie came to my rescue and I consider myself very lucky to have found her. Although I have known Julie for only a few months, she has lovingly watched my anxiety-ridden boy multiple times a week so I could run daily errands, go to dinner or a movie with friends and travel out-of-town to be with my gravely ill father. She is a godsend. Her easy manner was a good match for my nervous Beagle and it is such a relief to know someone so caring and calm is with him. Since meeting Julie, I have peace of mind whenever I leave whether it is for a few hours or for two weeks. Julie is a wonderful individual who conducts herself in a friendly and professional manner. She is trustworthy and very generous of her time and most importantly, gentle with my anxious dog. I can tell she genuinely enjoys taking care of animals and feels deeply responsible for their well-being. I appreciate that Julie takes the time to let my dog warm up to her and I love seeing how well he responds to her. Although it's always difficult to leave our pets, knowing that Julie will be taking care of my boy gives me piece of mind. It is without hesitation that I highly recommend Julie to anyone who is looking for a pet sitter who is kind, trustworthy, responsible and compassionate.

  • 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!

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lara V.
Verified review

Naseem was a godsend to me when I needed her in an emergency! She picked up and delivered my precious girl. She is very good w/ animals and my cat was quite at home and comfortable with her. I highly recommend Naseem she is also a very sweet girl.

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ann F.
Verified review

Yes, Mark is my brother. :) He has always been wonderful with animals. He treats dogs with patience and kindness, yet he is firm when he needs to be. He works well with both my 16 yr old Lab and 6 yr old Golden. He is also very reliable and trustworthy. He will do a great job with your precious pup. I highly recommend him.

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Harmony Animal Behavior will help you and your pet to live together in harmony. Barbara Bingham Deutscher, CPBT-KA, CPBC, uses scientifically sound, practical, effective, and thoughtful strategies. Barb is an IATCB (International Avian Trainer's Certification Board) certified Professional Bird Trainer (CPBT-KA) and an IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant (CPBC). Barb is friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable working with you to achieve your goals. She can handle all animals. She is specializing in birds. Barbara Bingham Deutscher, CPBC, CPBT-KA Harmony Animal Behavior Working WITH all animals IAABC Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant IATCB Certified Professional Bird Trainer

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I love animals. I grew up with dogs. I have two cats. I also have two dogs. Animals are of utmost importance to me!

  • New on Thumbtack
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When people first get meet me I often get told "I have never met anyone like you before". This is because at first glance I appear as your average 19 year old boy. The more you spend real face-to-face time with me, almost everyone picks up on a very genuine, real vibe. For this reason I am not as social with my peers. It is hard to find legitimate, good-hearted people in this world. I have found my surrounding student body is typically caught up in their own lives, out for themselves, and/or don't see the big picture in life. I don't waste my time with them, instead I practice patience in finding people willing to put the same into relationships for the same good reasons as I. So, I have maybe a handful of actual friends, I have my family, and a lot of free time to spend caring for the sweet innocent souls of our beloved pets.You will have trouble finding someone with my loyalty and genuine heart.

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