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Chula Vista Canine Professionals

Browse these canine professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chula Vista.

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The Top Dog Trainer
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy D.
Verified review

We have a rescue young dog that had some serious issues w/other dogs. Beth helped me understand him and how to face his issues from his point of view. After the first visit, we could tell the difference in his behavior. She truly understands dogs. She very professional and wants to help right away with whatever needs we may have. Her method of training is all positive re-enforcement with the dog, which is exactly what I wanted. No strong arm training. I highly recommend her and am extremely satisfied with her method.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Georgene P.
Verified review

Nicolette did a fantastic job with our cat. She's very professional and caring. We will definitely use her again.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan D.
Verified review

Amazing! Our dogs were so loved and cared for. Lori and her team went above and beyond taking care of our 2 dogs for an entire week! HIGHLY recommended for individuals who love their pets like children and want the absolute best care! Made our pups feel extra important and like they were the only 2 dogs they were caring for!

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Just Four Paws, Inc.
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven D.
Verified review

Nikole was exceptionally attentive to our two dogs and our cat. I felt very confident leaving our animals in her care.

Dogpanion, LLC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Tiziana B.
Verified review

I would honestly give many more stars if possible! Mel is that very rare combination of knowledge, excellence (she is highly educated on everything canine), skill and compassionate attitude. She has a true understanding of the world of canine and will meet you where you are at! Believe me, after many so called "experts" coming over and "helping" me with my dogs the wrong way, Mel is a breath of fresh air! I now have complete confidence that my 3 rescued pooches can become more confident, able and better canine citizens! It is such a relief to know we are in the hands of an expert! Do yourself a favor and save yourself time and money when looking for an OUTSTANDING trainer. Just called Mel!

Top Pro
Taylor Made Working Dogs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica V.
Verified review

I bought a dog (german shepherd puppy) from Kris a couple years ago for sport work. He set me up with training and my dog is THE best trained dog I have ever owned. She has a balanced and stable temperament on top of fantastic obedience and protection. I am so incredibly happy with her and Kris is extremely knowledgeable in dog behavior and dog training of all aspects. I recommend Taylor made Working Dogs for any source of dog training or buying.

  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Terri E.
Verified review

Michele is the only person I will entrust to take care of my Molly when we have to leave her behind! She is trained in grooming, first aid, dog training and lots more but the biggest reason is dogs just LOVE her and she loves them! She is reasonably priced and gives lots of extra attention to all the dogs in her care. Try her out, you won't be disappointed!!!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly O.
Verified review

Juliet came and stayed with my 3 dogs last week for the first time. I was so happy to have her in our home! She was very professional yet very loving and caring to our dogs! I loved how she sent updates via text with pictures or videos. I'm looking forward to her taking care of our fur babies in November.

Busy Bea
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna M.
Verified review

Bea is professional and always happy to have her clean for my clients yachts . I would recommend her with 5 star service . Look forward to doing lot's of business in the future.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry P.
Verified review

Great group of trained professionals..

San Diego Dog Training
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey P.
Verified review

I’m still in the process of training my dog

The Yeller Pet Services
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Angi N.
Verified review

Yeller Pet services were efficient, affordable, and so friendly and professional with both my dog and I. Will definitely book again!

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Kandee C.
Verified review

Really easy to work with! Very responsive to our needs. Obviously love our dogs! Send adorable photos at each visit. I feel very confident allowing Peticularly Perfect in our home, and to take care of our prized possessions--our dogs. After finding them on Thumbtack, will not look any further for our dog sitting needs.

Everyday Canine
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nate S.
Verified review

I loved my puppy, but he was a real pain in the butt and I was having trouble with training. We did a series of training sessions with Everyday Canine, and we learned how easy it could be to train our pup. Now our puppy knows lots of commands and he actually listens. Would recommend to anyone with a wily pup!

Trina’s Pet Sitting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Trina R.
Verified review

Jennifer O. March 12, 2017 VERIFIED STAY Trina has been checking in on my pups while we're at school and work and has been very patient with my dogs who tend to be very leery of new people. She sends me a report on how it went each day, putting my mind at ease and is making progress with my little ones, which I'm sure isn't easy. I really appreciate having her as our doggie-sitter. ============================= Laura D. February 1, 2017 VERIFIED STAY We're so glad we found Trina! With three dogs and a cat, it's been hard to find quality in-house pet care in Vallejo, but Trina was wonderful. We felt completely at ease having her stay in our home and the animals clearly think she's the best. We are certain we will be using Trina again in the future. ============================== Susan F. December 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina did a home visit for our older hound. He is a lover, but can be very picky when it comes to eating. Trina spent lots of time with him and even got him to eat! She spent the extra time to clean up after him, and wrote us a lovely note detailing how he did with her while we were gone. We feel very comfortable using Trina, and look forward to using her in the future. ============================== Teresa B. July 21, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina was a wonderful help when I went on vacation and had no one to watch my two shiba inus. She was prompt and very professional in responding. Very accommodating with regards to my dogs needs as well as mine. She was very sweet to my two little children when meeting them. The dogs were in good spirits upon my return and I could tell they were well cared for. I appreciate that she let me know each time she was at the house, and it was exactly what we agreed on. She also brought in my mail and ensured the house was intact, in addition the house was how I left it upon my return. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing care for their animals and I will be calling on her again! Thank you Trina. ================================ Ben S. July 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina is WONDERFUL! We left our two dogs with Trina to be sat for two nights while we went Rafting & Camping, and then to an event in San Francisco the next day. The dogs ABSOLUTELY loved her! She has a 10 year old Boxer named Max, and Cash, my partners tiny little 5lb. Chihuahua, hung with his new buddy on Trina's living room couch. Tilly, my 12lb. Jack/Pom mix adores Trina as well, and loves going on walks with Max. PERFECT SITUATION for us -- Trina lives about 2 minutes away from us, and she also agreed to take the dogs again last minute for another night the following weekend, while we go kayaking. She's a lovely person, and is VERY thorough, and VERY responsive to her clients needs, both human and canine. I HIGHLY recommended her and her services.

DogLove San Diego
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Nicholas N.
Verified review

Erica is all of the above, and then some...she is that rare combination of very responsible, professional, and thorough, blended with warmth and enthusiasm. Her boarding service is peerless, and her positive reinforcement training is a huge asset. Oh, and her canine partner - Sampson - makes everyone visiting dog feel welcome. He’s a hoot.

AMYLOVESDOGS.COM
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Lauren B.
Verified review

For years, our neighbors looked after our 2 dogs when we traveled out of town, but with this recent trip, our travel plans coincided with theirs and so we turned to Plan B~ Amy Loves Dogs. For one week, Amy took care of our Border Collie and Australian Shepherd while we were across the country. She stayed in our home, fed, walked, hung out and played with our dogs. Right from the beginning, I knew they were in good hands with sweet talking Amy. Watching how they responded to her during her first visits to the house, I had peace of mind knowing she was with them and that our home would also be looked after. During our trip, I received daily text updates from Amy about the fun staycation the pups were having and it sounded like everything was going well. Upon our return, we found a clean house (Bonus!) and a couple of content and happy dogs.

  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie H.
Verified review

She spent extra time and care with our dog because he's a puppy. She did an excellent job and we will be working with her continuously.

Happy Time Paws
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Anna W.
Verified review

She is the best. I still have her spend time with my pets. She will clean walk bathe feed. She covers it all!

Alex's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 1 review
    Whitnee B.
    Verified review

    Hired Alex to pet sit our cats while we went out of town last weekend. Was nervous to leave our fur babies with just anyone; however, upon meeting Alex at our consultation, I knew she was someone I could trust. Alex is very professional, accommodating and reliable! She also kept us up to date on how our cats were doing and sent pictures of them while they were under her care! Would highly recommend Alex and look forward to having her take care our fur babies in the future!!!

    Charlene C.
    Verified review

    Ashley gave my baby the best haircut ever. Riptide isn't always was the best customer, but Ashley took care of her like the caring professional she is. She takes care of all our dogs.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does a dog walker do?

    We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

    • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
    • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
    • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
    • What are your different walk routes?
    • When will you pick up and drop off?
    • How will we communicate?
    • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
    • What’s your cancellation policy?
    • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
    • How and how often do I pay you?
    • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

    What is included in a dog grooming?

    Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

    Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

    What is a dog groomer?

    A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

    What is a dog groomer?

    Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

    A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

    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.

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