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Ceres K9 Trainers

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California Canine
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary A.
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I can't say enough good things about California Canine. The training is superb and I have no doubt you'd have to travel pretty far to find anything comparable. This trainer is very experienced, amazingly knowledgeable, utterly professional, answering every question I had and providing all the help I needed in order to ensure that my six-year-old German Shepherd rescue dog (and I!) could learn the skills we needed so that this could remain her forever home. What my dog and I have learned in this process is invaluable, and worth every single dollar. I am so grateful that I was fortunate enough to discover this fine and excellent resource.

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4 Way Stop
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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APRIL F.
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Gary is doing an absolutely amazing job with my Doberman Magnum! couldn't have asked for better help! we currently did basic training with him (loose leash walking, leave it, release) and just showing us as the owner how we should be the leader in our "pack" and how magnum should look for us for commands. I will definitely continue intermediate/advance training and further more training with Gary! Thank you Gary! -April & Magnum

  • 20 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Kelly is knowledgeable and willing to help with dogs specific training issues.

Fyntoon Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Donna I.
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Sheila helped us train our Beagle. She came twice a week and took Zoe to the dog park where she helped her socialize, taught her basic commands and worked her out. We also left Zoe with Sheila when we were out of town for a week; I'd not hesitate to do that again. Zoe loves Sheila and her dogs! I'd recommend Sheila to anyone needing help with training or dog sitting. Great job, Sheila!

Focused Canine Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jacque C.
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We came to Focused Canine Academy for help with overexcited reactivity when seeing other dogs. Nicole has provided us with knowledge and tools to keep our pup relaxed and focused. She offers multiple techniques and helps determine the best method for your dog. Nicole is not only a great dog trainer but an awesome coach for humans too! She is very personable and provides feedback and advice to strengthen the communication between you and your dog. Training sessions were fun and never felt rushed. Highly reccomend!

Gentle Touch Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara F.
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A lot of one on one training

Dog Obedience Classes
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy A.
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Great experience! She taught us so much in such a short amount of time! Thanks so much for the private lesson, I think it made a world of difference!! I would definitely recommend Janet to anyone who needs a great dog trainer!

Bone-A-Fide Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy N.
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Good, clear instruction; Dog and handler learned a lot. My dog and I really liked the gentle approach. we will try for the Canine Good Citizen certificate next.

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I have trained police K9 for 12 years. I have trained obedience on all types of dogs. I am very good with behavior issues also. I can also house-sit and pet sit for any amount of time.

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We train dogs to be great family pets and protectors. We make people happy with our business. The thing that makes us great is the love and hard work we spend with the dogs.

  • 41 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I have been training dogs for 55 years. I have trained in most every disciplines. My training is based on not only the dog but also the owners. Your lifestyle and your dog must work together. The breed or mix of breeds also determine your dogs behavior. This combination of factors are essential to that well behaved dog. I don't believe in robot training for your dog and know that you train a Terrier, including pit bulls, different that you train a Poodle. I have had German Shepherds, Smooth Fox Terriers, Manchester Terriers, Whippet, Poodle, Afghan Hounds and Borzoi. I am now an American Kennel Club judge and also judge international shows.

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Just think 8 weeks from chaos to control! We offer dog obedience training, private and group classes, board and train, personal protection, problem solving (aggression issues), evaluations, police dogs, and Schutzhund, a German sport for dogs and their handlers.

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@ Protectors K9 Academy we love helping ppl become better dog handlers, helping them understand they must be the leader of their pack , by motivating your dog you will see great results

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I provide positive reinforcement for thumbs and paws. I take time to truly know your fur babies. I love them enough to socialize them and reward their good behaviors.

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We offer positive-reinforcement dog training and more. We also offer dog walking and pet sitting services too!

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Thriving Canine offers a variety of services for eliminating your dog's unwanted behavior, improving manners and sharpening obedience skills. Thriving Canine believes in a balanced approach to dog training. By integrating positive reinforcement and traditional training methods, all-the-while focusing on the intrinsic value of the human-dog bond, you'll not only have a dog who loves to learn, you'll have a companion who responds reliably and is not touch sensitive. Thriving Canine offers basic to advanced obedience classes and puppy classes in Morgan Hill, agility classes and recall clinics in Gilroy and private training anywhere in the Califonia Bay Area including San Francisco, San Jose, Los Gatos and Monterey. We also offer private training in the Los Angeles Area.

  • 14 years in business
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My philosophy is obedient companions plus educated owners equal "forever homes". I practice positive reinforcement training through the art of natural dogmanship. My services are the following: - Dog training - Animal behavior modification consultation - Pet sitting/boarding - Vacation care - Caring for furry kids for more than 18 years

  • 18 years in business
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We offer puppy classes, group obedience classes, private in-home lessons, behavior consultations, and AKC CGC and STAR Puppy evaluation. Our goal is for you to "enjoy your dog". Let us help you make your dog the best companion he or she can be. Classes are available in Turlock, Modesto and Salida. Visit our website.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The best thing you gain by training with Bance K9 other then a trained dog, is the knowledge and understanding of how to train your dog.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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At FCA, we believe every dog has the right to be trained on how to understand us and our silly ways. Building a relationship and communication is what we focus on.

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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