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Tucson Dog Trainers

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Play Your Way Obedience
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelley F.
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I now use the book in all my service dog training

Dog Squad U
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Monica R.
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So far I've been very impressed with Dog Squad U. I really liked the YouTube videos of dog training in action. I was able to get a great feel for how the the trainer works with the dogs and their owners! I had a great idea of what to expect and what questions to ask. I've had an in-home initial evaluation and I was very pleased and impressed with the trainer and training during that time. I'm looking forward to working with Joe and getting help training my puppy.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua D.
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We did a board and train package with Manners and More and I could not be more pleased with the results. Our little dog Baxter was uncontrollable jumping on us all the time, he had no leash manners at all, would not come when called. We gave him to Nathen and were amazed with the results. Baxter now will stay in a designated space (willingly) when we put him there for as long as we need. He now sits for attention in front of us instead of jumping on us constantly. He has awesome leash manners and he comes to us when called. Baxter went from the worst dog in the house to best trained dog by far. He is a joy to have again. Granted, we had to learn how to command our own dog. We had to learn how to communicate with our dog (included) so the things he learned while away could be duplicated at home. The follow ups were great so that at first if he regressed we were able to address it and get him back on track. Great Trainer! Great Training!

Wheels Walks and Wags
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy B.
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Mel responded to our request very quickly and has been very easy to work with. She has been wonderful with our dog, and she's very knowledgeable having vet tech and dog training experience. I highly recommend her!

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff G.
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Joe and Marci were very personable from the very first time we met. I was also impressed with how much they know about dogs! I learned a lot from them at each session and it was actually easy to use their instructions daily to improve our dogs behavior.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy D.
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Joe has built a great relationship with our puppy and is a great teacher. We are very impressed with his skill and knowledge of dog behavior. With Joe’s help, our puppy is developing into an incredible pet that everyone loves being around. We couldn’t be happier!

Deana Fritton
5.0
from 1 review
    Kaylah A.
    Verified review

    Deana was an over all wonderful person to work with, her over all charisma was great, she's amazing with my dogs as well

    About

    I'm currently a senior at the University of Arizona. I'm an out-of-state student from Seattle. I have been pet sitting now for five years and love the commitment. I don't have a business due to having another job as a wine salesman and being a full-time student, but I have a lot of passion for animals. Many clients are interested in my work for the main reason that I'm reasonably priced compared to professional businesses. What I believe makes my business great is the idea to keep each day active. My main goals while on the job include staying healthy (active, running, parks, walks, etc.), being responsible (keeping hydrated, food, etc.), and working hard for my clients as well as their pets.

    • 33 years in business
    About

    I have lots of experience with dogs. I ran my own kennel and training school for a few years in Guadalajara, Mexico. I'm a very active and energetic person. I'm always looking for the best way to keep myself busy and dogs used to be my passion, my job and my business for long time. My prices are very reasonable since I know all the details needed to take care for dogs.

    About

    Let your dog become the best well-behaved dog! I have weekly rates. I am willing to work with any breed.

    About

    I walk dogs and bath and feed them also. I care for any other animals. I love animals, and I have many of my own. So I hope to care for others.

    About

    I am a single mom of two looking to make money by only working a few days a week. I'm great with animals, and I love walking.

    About

    I have a dog that is a therapeutic PTSD dog. I have my own residence. I am willing to travel depending on the distance, because taking public transportation or members come to me.

    About

    I live in Tucson, AZ. I have five small dogs. I am good with animals. I can walk your dogs. I can check up on them and feed them if you are out of town. I can drive to your home.

    About

    I am a Tucsonan based dog walker and pet sitter. I began walking dogs when I was in the fifth grade. I love animals. I am very reliable and dependable.

    About

    I am a very nice person and love dogs. I can walk your dogs and watch them, if needed. I can play with them or run with them if they're more of an exercise type of dog.

    About

    I have several years of experience with animal behavior, with dog training, with pet sitting, etc. Let me know how I can help.

    About

    I'm retired and I love dogs. I've lived here in Tucson for 12 years now. I retired from Lambert International Airport in the Eng. department and I came here. I have the time and transportation. I'm a volunteer at the V. A. two days a week for 4 hours.

    About

    I developed a compassionate relationship with dogs after a life experience. I treat dogs today with kindness and compassion.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Because I love what I do, I am also dedicated too keeping both my customers and there furry friends happy. Happy puppies is affordable and convienient too those whom need my services now or later.

    About

    Over 25 years experience handling all breeds of dogs. I like to improve your pets overall quality of life with simple methods easy to learn and maintain. Accessing the overall health, nutrition and safety of your pet is my top priority.

    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

    Tucson, AZ

    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Details
      I am getting a goldendoodle puppy and am looking for someone to take puppy home and crate train etc. I will be getting her on Saturday July 20th She will be 8 weeks old.
    • $400
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Vail, AZ

    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Small (1-15 lbs)
    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Details
      7 wk old Rottweiler needs obedience training. She also is having some issues with occasional snapping and growling with us when removing her from an undesirable object or picking her up. If going to training, will need to do after she receives her immunizations.
    • $597.5
      Average price

    Need Dog Trainer for a Husky and Chow Chow Mix

    Tucson, AZ

    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Details
      Husky and Chow chow mix
    • $800
      Average price
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