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Apple Valley In-Home Dog Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 19 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
Verified review

Mrs. Kim Caldwell is a dog trainer and she's helping me with my dog Rocky, she is a pleasant person to work with and learn to teach my dog, lookin forward to continue working with her. Satisfied costumer 😊👍

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca C.
Verified review

Our trainer Denise has been such a great help with our crazy puppy. We hired her when the pup was 5 months old . We were in desperate need of training . Our pup was pottying in the house even though we had designated a spot for her to go. It was exhausting cleaning up after her all day. With Denise's help and expertise , our pup has learned were to go potty and we have learned as well the importance of consistency . It is evident that Denise is gifted as a dog trainer and our experience with her has been very professional . It is obvious she loves animals and there is a gentle way to train. Thanks Denise With love from Summer and the Courtney family:)

Happy Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Elma D.
Verified review

He's awesome! We just had 2 lessons and my Toby is a changed dog. I had other trainers before and didn't get the results we needed for Toby on how to behave . Looking forward to more lessons.

DogOn Fun
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jim S.
Verified review

Shireen showed up on time and with in a few minutes I knew that after using several trainers she was the right person for my problem, I have a well trained dog but needed special help to make him perfect. Thank you very much Shireen!!! Nico is doing better already. (-:

Pet Sitting Services
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Miki C.
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This was the first time that I was leaving Sasha (my dog) with someone who was not a family member. However, I knew how much of an animal lover Barb was from when we worked together. She sent me periodic text messages and pics from, and/or I texted whenever I missed, Sasha. In addition, Sasha had fun playing with Barb's dogs as she is an only pet at home. I came home to a very happy Sasha. I highly recommend Barb and am planning on Sasha staying with her on my next vacation.

Dog Training & Care
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mikey M.
Verified review

I've known Mike for quite a few years. I have two small Chihuahua mixes and have introduced them to Mike and his animals in the past couple years with great success. His skills and his dog abilities delete and train the other dogs in the right direction definitely have helped out my animals. I would recommend Mike for anyone who is looking for someone to help train their pets and or pet with any kind of issues from walking and or exercise to behavior issues!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Martha C.
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We hired Dixie for our 4 year old shepherd for her anxiety issues. We had a very bad experience with another "dog trainer" so we were apprehensive about any dog trainers. Dixie was referred to us & we are so glad we called! She is wonderful! Patient, calm & a wealth of information! In 2 weeks with her help & advice we are seeing improvements with our dog! I highly recommend Dixie.

Harmony K9 Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren M.
Verified review

Carissa was my trainer and she is the absolute best! She was super professional and friendly which I really appreciated. She was able to really train my dog Zuke when I was the most frustrated with his progress. He has had a complete turn around since Carissa has been working with him and I am truly grateful to her for it. She took the time to give me tips and tricks on how to handle him on the leash, his former biting problem and helped with his whining and barking. My next dog I will definitely be calling her directly I can't imagine anyone else helping me or working with my pups!!!

Dogma Pet Care
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
Verified review

LOVE this company! I've never had a dog walker before, so I wasn't really sure what to expect. I was pleased to find out that Thor loves Megan, his new dog walker. Seeing as my work hours aren't getting any shorter, I'm happy I can trust Dogma to give me some peace of mind that Thor will be happy when I get home.

Got Dogs Get Training
3.7
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
Verified review

Kevin is a professional trainer: I was fortunate to have him answer my request for a puppy trainer: at the time two puppies...after one training session I realized that I had one puppy too many and found my aggressive puppy a kingdom of his own! giggle Kevin showed up on time each Saturday (6 lessons) and arrived prepared with a training agenda that he held to: My puppy is 4 months old, male and German Shepherd so it is extremely important because of the size dog he will become for him to have good training and manners! Kevin taught him: to sit/stay, to walk calmly on lead (not pulling on the leash), to go up and down a car loading ramp. I am (extremely grateful for this training because it is a relief to have it done in preparation for the future). Kevin and I walked 'Bear' down the street to socialize him with the neighbor dogs...he learned to walk by them without challenging them to a 'fence-run-bark'! We are still working on this. I was a bit apprehensive when beginning training and Kevin told me "when you are nervous it travels all the way down the leash in to the dog and the dog knows"... We graduated Basic obedience training last Saturday 12-17-16 and received a Merit Certificate for both of us and Bear received a Rawhide bone too. Kudos to Kevin for such good training and patience with both of us! I highly recommend him for your training needs...

Kyla Weller
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shawn F.
Verified review

Kyla is patient, experienced, and great to work with. She knows a ton of information about dog behavior and helps owners understand their dog's behavior better. Although primarily she works with the pit bull breed and larger dog breeds, she worked with our 23 lb Jack Russel mix. She is quick to respond to texts and phone calls. We noticed changes in our dog's behavior almost immediately. He had difficulty with new people and dogs coming to our house and passing dogs on walks. She gave us quick and easy tips to work with our dog at home as well. Kyla's mentality about training dogs to be balanced and healthy really stuck with us. We highly recommend her!

Rooted Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donald M.
Verified review

Great personality and dog oriented, and willing to do whatever she can to help in the training of my dog plus the time she puts in walking my dog!

Upward Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jenna S.
Verified review

My completely spoiled Hound Dog needed help in many areas. After working with Brieana at Upward Dog Training, I learned so much. I followed her advice and tips and I'm happy to say, me and my dog Lion have a 100% better relationship. Once I learned how to teach him, he learned so fast. I had a great experience and have recommended them to my friends and family.

Whitney's Petcare
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
Verified review

My husband and I always have a hard time getting out of town with our 3 fur babies at home. It's always a burden and difficulty trying to coordinate with family and friends so we finally decided to give a pet sitter a go! Right away I was relieved to find how down to earth and sweet Whitney is and you can definitely tell she really loves what she does! I was very pleased with her prices and she was very understanding of the special needs and medications one of our older dogs requires. I was overall happy to have my mind at rest knowing they were being taken care to full the extent of their needs from diet, medication to exercise. I would definitely recommend her!

ufuria
3.0
from 2 reviews
    Judy F.
    Verified review

    I have been going to Ufuria for play care, grooming, and boarding. I have had only positive experiences. My dog LOVES going there even to be groomed. Soo, Irwin and the entire staff have always been professional and caring. I am amazed how they remember not only all the dogs names that walk in the door; but even the owners. I went on a recent vacation and only went because I knew I could trust the staff at Ufuria to treat my Bella like a family member. They even posted her on Facebook and answered my Emails to keep me updated on her status so I could relax and enjoy my trip. Soo would never turn away any reasonable client; she cares too much about the pets that enter her doors.

    Aisha's Dog Training
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Charles F.
    Verified review

    Aisha came by to evaluate my dog and says he is fine as is. I liked her honesty and the way she interacted with the dogs. Id I ever need a trainer I know who to call.

    Liana Oliveri
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Katie D.
    Verified review

    Liana is a fantastic dog trainer! She trained my dog Momo and I am very happy with the result. She's kind and professional and very passionate about her work. I highly recommend her talents to anyone who's looking to train their dogs.

    Pet Pro Yogi
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Christina S.
    Verified review

    I was in need of a pet sitter for four days. Yogita happened to be available to pet sit my dog in her home. She promptly replied to my request, which I greatly appreciated. We communicated via e-mails, which she kindly gave me a brief background of herself. I felt comfortable communicating with her, because she was professional, and overall a very warm and friendly person. I appreciated the fact that she asked questions regarding my dog, his habits, his personality, his likes, his dislikes and if he had any health issues. She really showed interest in taking care of him. I dropped off my dog at her home and he immediately took a liking to her. She informed me of outdoor activities that she had planned to do with my dog while in her care. Yogita kept in communication with me during the time that I was away out of town. This really made me feel at ease, knowing that I had left my pet with a responsible person. I am definitely going to keep Yogita Sharma as a future Pet sitter. She did a wonderful job in caring for my dog! I highly recommend her!

    About

    I work on dogs on how to do things for you. I'll give you a clue using your voice, including a very high and loud tone and pitch, tone and word that you mean it. That is what owner's should do according to Jeremy Throckmorton. He works with Victoria Stilwell.

    Ranch-Run-Amuk

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a certified dog trainer and behavioral specialist. We have a really fun training yard. I offer three classes for $20.00. I've been doing training for over 25 years. I believe that animals are a lot like us and learn from mistakes; I believe that it takes three years to fully train a dog. I go at the pace of the dog and owner. I take each dog and train them to their human's lifestyle. We teach words to the dogs and teach body language to the humans. I use many different methods. We need to understand that they are just animals, not robots, and make mistakes just like us. It's how we learn.

      Brasi K-9 Academy

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        Services offered: - On and off leash obedience - Puppy starter obedience and socialization - Private one-on one obedience - Home and personal protection - Boarding - Dog walking

        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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