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Happy Paws Dog Training LA
4.9
from 245 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 703 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Meryl V.
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Raquel is absolutely amazing! I have two 1-year old female pitbull/labrador mixes that desperately needed training. They knew basic commands such as sit, lie down and shake. However, they never had proper training before. There was constant unruly behavior - jumping on guests and leash pulling among others. Less than an hour into our session, my dogs were listening and staying put - something I could never get them to do. I've had other trainers come by who would sit and go through the animal behavior stuff and as soon as their time was up, they were gone without going through any exercise training. Raquel put in the time and was willing to stay until they got through exercises. I can't thank her enough. My dogs are much more calm now and I was able to bring them to a friend's house without worrying if they'd get into it with the other dogs or people. She's well worth the money!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
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Derek O.
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Karen really understands the mindset and psychology of dogs, which was so helpful for us to understand why our dog was acting the way he was. We really appreciated her explanations of our dog's behavior, like biting, barking and pulling on the leash, so that we could start learning how to better communicate with our dog. We definitely gained insight and tips on how to train our dog from Karen and would recommend her for anyone who needs help understanding their dog's actions. In addition, Karen is extremely dedicated to her work. You can tell through her engaging stories, but also by the fact that she is willing to go above and beyond to help your family.

Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 66 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer T.
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I had a private training session with Dee Cee, and it was worth every penny! She has a real passion for training dogs and she is very respectful, clear, thorough and effective. My dog Gubi has behavior problems and Dee Cee came up with methods that immediately worked! She also gave me great tools and tips to use in the future. I was so impressed with Gubi's progress in just a day and I feel like I know my dog much better now. Thank you Dee Cee!!

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Your Best Companion
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Hakob H.
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Very knowledgeable on pet behavior. My dog can finally go to dog parks and everywhere else with me. Thank you. I also recommend my cousin to him. His dog was one of the worst behaved dogs that I've seen (80 pound American Pit bull). This dog is like a brand new dog now. Thank you again.

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Ruff Pup Dog Training
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Louise J.
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After one session, we saw noticeable improvements in our dog's behavior. Melissa is very responsive and helped us with some bad behavior we were seeing. She showed real concern. She's also great with my daughter who wants to ge involved in the process.

Wagging Pack
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Alex K.
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Timothy is well informed and great with our dogs. Do not let his age and experience fool you. He knows what he is doing. He gave us a free consultation which was basically an hour lesson accompanied with detailed notes to help us continue. His hourly rate is much more affordable than some of the others that were offered. One of our dogs is a bit fearful and will take a few lessons which we could not have afforded with many of the other trainers. Plus, they are trained in our home. The most important thing is he is teaching us how to improve our dogs behavior simply by how we approach them. I look forward to continuing our first lesson package. We can already see a major difference in them.

Weatherwax Dog Training
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
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Robbie Weatherwax is a caring and skillful dog trainer and animal behavioralist. He is kind to his customers and gives excellent instruction to their dogs. John Lovins

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Angellily Pet Care
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Nick S.
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Angela was amazing with helping us train our puppy! She's very knowledgeable and understands dog behavior very well. She's great assessing the dogs needs and correcting any negative behaviors. As a new puppy owner she helped put a lot of our concerns to rest. Great trainer, 10/10, would recommend to any dog owner.

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Santa Monica Paws
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Sophia K.
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Theresa and Brad have been wonderful with our dog. They are knowledgable, responsive and love animals. Highly recommend!

EveryDog
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Maria P.
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Dave was great helping us train our boxer puppy. He is now 6 months and still is a work in progress but thanks to Dave we have the tools to raise him as a well behave dog. Dave is very responsible and really cares about the dogs he trains. I really recommend everydog for anybody that is looking for a good trainer.

Ali's Pet Care
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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I am so pleased with my experience with Alison. She is always professional and has a great love for animals. I work 12-14 hour days and Alison comes by everyday to take them for a walk.She lets me know how the walks go with my pups after every trip. I continue to use her services every week and I recommend her to everyone =)

America's Best Dog Trainers
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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We are so grateful for Daryl! His team transformed our dogs' behaviors and our household!

Where the Heart Is
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Eric S.
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To whom it may concern, I am writing to recommend Jo-Jeanne Rapier, whom I have known and employed for the past nine years. Jo-Jeanne provided day care, walks, medication administering, boarding, and transportation for my Border Collie, Cilla as well as house sitting, as I was often working out of town. Sometimes those jobs came on short notice and I came to rely heavily on her services and with her dependability, punctuality and trustworthiness, I was never disappointed. I always returned to a happy, healthy, and well groomed dog, my house in pristine condition, and with Jo-Jeanne’s green thumb, my garden always looked better than how I left it. In the final months of Cilla’s life, Jo-Jeanne’s compassionate care was invaluable. She doted on Cilla, as if she was her own, and made that difficult time in Cilla’s life, and mine, an easier transition. With Jo-Jeanne’s past involvement of running her own dog rescue, Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association, she is also a staunch advocate of animal rights. And I have witnessed first hand her skills and abilities in working with many kinds of animals and I would give her my highest recommendation with the care of any of your pets. If I can provide any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at: (818)-434-1123 Sincerely, Eric Sandlin

  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy F.
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My dog would nip at anyone who wouldn't pay attention to her. It was becoming a dangerous problem so I contacted Teresa. Her lessons and vast knowledge of dog behavior has literally reformed my dog! She doesn't nip anymore and I can trust her around people!

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carole W.
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I met DANIELE LARGO outside my bank about a year and a half ago. She had such a beautiful, uplifting energy about her. I thought she was so beautiful and happy, and I just wanted to get to know her. She has such an inviting demeanor; we just started talking. Somehow we ended up talking about dogs. She is a remarkable person and dog whisperer extraordinaire. We have three cute little white rescue dogs and have been putting up with a lot of mischief from them. We'd call one and he/she would turn and walk the other way; plus, two different dogs each thought they were the alpha! We had toileting problems, too much unwanted barking, they were impossible to walk, you get the picture. We love them so much - Jack, J.J. and Kate. We're planning to move sometime soon, and for so long I'd been thinking about what to do about our doggie situation. I knew I needed to do something - SOON. Sweet Daniele had been keeping in touch with me during the gap since meeting, but momentarily I had forgotten about Danielle's special talent. Surprise, she called me the next day! Since we started working with Daniele things have really changed around here. We see the changes as each day goes by. Joe and I have worked with the dogs in all the ways she has taught us and it has really paid off. Yes, people need to get engaged in the learning process along with their pets. We have learned so much about understanding dog behavior, an essential part of having a great relationship with your precious baby. Danielle is so in-tune with our dogs and the ways we all relate together, that she understands what's going on with all of us. They each have different issues and they all love Daniele. They are anxious to please her, and now they focus with us much better also. Each one has really stepped up and they are falling into line as a cohesive family unit. We already have less barking, less toileting problems, less jealousy, and more obedience. Our home is happier and calmer thanks to this special lady. We highly recommend her for anyone having problems with their animals, or, if they just want to have a better trained dog, or other issues. Daniele has also helped our doggies, and Joe and I to better health with the Protandim she carries. What a difference! She has so many great ideas that have helped us accomplish our goals, for our doggies and ourselves. We couldn't be happier that we engaged Daniele to help us. Call Daniele, she's worth more than you can imagine...you won't be sorry! With Gratitude, Carole and Joe Wike

  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
Verified review

When I adopted my dog Lucky, I knew had behavior problems. Unless Lucky knew you, he would be very aggressive, unlike his normal, sweet self. I tried asking for help from others but their advice didn't work. I accepted that Lucky may always be aggressive, which was a bummer because I enjoyed taking him to the park and to the beach, but was always worried about what mood he'd be in. I'm still shocked at M's work, in 4 lessons Lucky has done a complete 180. Before the training, he wouldn't listen to me for simple commands like sit, and would constantly pull and try to control our walks. After the first lesson, Lucky began to easily listen to my commands for "sit" and "stay". Now that training is complete, I only have to ask him once to "leave it"/"stop" when he starts to act aggressively towards others! Lucky is also able to sit/stay and down/stay for at least half a minute, and knows to wait for me to signal him to enter or leave the house. It seemed like this progress would never come or take months, but thanks to M we were able to do this in a month!

Ali's Pet Service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Paul P.
Verified review

Conscientious, loving, understands animals. Has a gift for dealing with animals. Vet trained. Only care giver I'd ever use.

New World Animals
4.7
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

Jen is currently training my 2 German Shepherd puppies. She has great knowledge of how to handle animals and get a desired response from them. She is very dependable and my puppies race to meet her. They enjoy the lessons and I can see the progress they are making in getting manners. We love Jen!

Natalie's Dog Camp
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Saori N.
Verified review

Her training was so helpful. I recommend her from my experience. My dog Craig , (Manchester terrier, male) had a trained by Natalie when he was 4 years old. Because he has a "hyper" personality, he needed a little discipline. I surprised how he changed after basic training. After Natalie gave him a basic behavior modification, his behavior has so much better than before. Craig became more calm, less barking at home, be able to walk with owner's pace when he walk. He also learned " Stay". Now he can sit and wait for his meal even for a 1minute ! He has been patient after trained with Natalie. She is trustworthy as well. I worried about relationship between dog and trainer at first, yet she was able to make good relationship. My dog trust her, and enjoyed training with her. Natalie gave us a great experience and knowledge.

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There is no one in this area who comes close to having my level of education or experience. I have a graduate degree that focused on zoology and animal learning, plus numerous training certifications that I maintain by continued practice of current training methods and continuing education. I have worked in a variety of environments including: veterinary clinics, federal government, Colorado and California state governments, behavior department at the University of California, and animal shelters where I worked with thousands of dogs. Since 2005 I have mentored countless dog trainers and offer lectures for dog trainers to earn their continuing education credits. In summary, I teach other teachers. My methods use effective reinforcement techniques, (not archaic punishment techniques from 20-100 years ago) and are in-line with leaders of the field from behavior departments in universities, veterinary behaviorists, applied animal behaviorist, and top-notch humane societies around the nation.

Joe's Pet Solutions

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I pet sit and walk your dog, clean your aquarium and help you with any animal that you're not comfortable dealing with. For any situation, I have a solution. I have over 20 years of experience with all animals, including fish, reptiles and rodents, and I'm currently avian certified thru PIJAC. I can clip your bird's wings. I get you started on a successful fish tank of any size. Contact me today for your solution. I am very reasonable. I have a contact at a pet shop too, so any product that you need from me you will get automatic 20% off. I provide pee pads, filters, kitty litters, foods and anything you can think of that a common pet store would carry, even certain livestock.

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