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Chico K9 Trainers

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from 3 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tisha P.
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We are so grateful we found Joulie! It's obvious she is comfortable not only around a stubborn puppy but a deaf one at that! She trains with a soft hand, kind heart and is intuitive of the needs of our dog to give him the best learning experience possible. She is a wealth of knowledge and we highly recommend her to anyone looking for help with their dog.

In Line Canine
from 2 reviews
    Alexson B.
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    I got a puppy from a shelter about 4 months ago. She is super sweet super loving and knows how to sit stay and down. She is great with me and my boyfriend and great with other dogs. Unfortunately the one thing that she isn't great at is being near other people. She is so afraid of other people that she barks and barks. It was getting so bad we were nervous to take her out in public. So far I've done one private training session with In Line Canine and it was extremely helpful! We learned so much in one session! That night she sent us 4 weeks of homework. Each week is a stepping stone of how to help our pup to be less scared. We assumed it would be a pre made homework list but it's amazingly detailed and personal toward me and my dog! She also sent me a list of recommended toys for my dog to help her mentally and physically. I can't wait to make another session with her! I highly recommend In Line Canine!!!!!!

    • 35 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Desiree V.
    Verified review

    My German Shepherd is difficult to handle. Joule has many years of training and had no problems with my dog. I am so happy I finally found someone to watch him. Joule took great care of him and I thank her very much.

    • 6 years in business


    We can do in 2 weeks what will take you 1 year of hard work training your dog. In your home or at our training campus, you interview us and decide. All packages include private plus weekly training classes at a park with other customers and their dogs, plus discounted boarding for the life of your dog. Call Laurie.


    Top Dog Retrievers offers top-quality dog boarding and dog training facilities for Northern California. We are located in Northern California's Sacramento Valley in the town of Red Bluff, CA. We offer top-quality AKC Labrador stud service, yellow Labrador Retriever puppies, black Labrador Retriever puppies, chocolate Labrador Retriever puppies, started Labradors, and companion Labradors for sale. Our services include boarding, formal gun dog training, adult obedience training, puppy boarding, puppy obedience training, puppy bird introduction, puppy gun introduction, puppy crate training, and our "No-puppy-left-behind" training program.

    • 3 years in business

    Hey. My name is Andrew Faulkner, and I'm a dog trainer in Northern California. I got my start training gun dogs for a large kennel in Oroville, CA. Along with training retrievers, I am also very experienced with all-breed obedience training and client relations. Teaching owners how to handle/continue training with their dog is a passion of mine. Most recently, I have been working with medical alert dogs, specifically diabetic alert dogs on obedience, public access and scent and alert training. I have been training for over 8 years and love every second of it!


    I use only positive reinforcement methods on dogs. Training sessions are held at the dogs' home because I believe that they learn best in their own environment. I originally trained show Paint and Quarter horses for over 20 years. When I retired, I realized that I missed working with animals and their owners, so I started this small community business. I've always trained my own dogs, using the same positive reinforcement method I use on horses, so I set out to learn everything about dog training. My goal is to keep dogs out of shelters by providing them with solid training and educating their owners on how animals think and relate to their environment and to the people who interact with them. I do basic obedience training on dogs, and I also teach their owners how to do the training themselves: - Sit - Stay - Recall (come when called) - Jumping - Play biting - Housebreaking - Dealing with unacceptable chewing - Crate training - Good manners at home and in public - Interspecies relationships - Getting along with other dogs If what you need is not listed here, just ask me about it. Field trips are offered after the dogs learn the basic commands. Discounts are available for packages of five or more lessons. Other specials are often available. Contact me for more information.

    • 17 years in business

    Canine Training Solutions (CTS) provides private in-home training. CTS comes to the dog owner and trains the dog owner to train their dog.


    I am good at what I do!


    We help dogs gain a better relationship with their people through the language of love and leadership. I take my job very personally. I can come to you if conditions allow or you can come to me. We will have private 1-3 hour sessions four consecutive weeks depending on the needs of your team. A team consists of your pet and his or her humans. If you want to rid yourself of frustrated feelings toward your partner and gain a mutual respect relationship call me in to help!


    I train all breeds for basic obedience and most behavior issues. I compete in a sport called schutzhund , both show and trail work. I also have a huge passion for training and showing all breeds to prepare for show :)

    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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