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The Top Dog Trainer
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy E.
Verified review

When I contacted Beth, I had dog who was anxious and nervous. He was constantly pulling during our walks, and he wasn't always friendly with other people. Beth gave me the skills, knowledge, and confidence, I needed to be successful in training my dog. I am happy to say, my dog is now a pleasure to walk, and he has become much more friendly to the people he encounters. I highly reccommend Beth!

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  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Chelse M.
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I have an English mastiff whom I was reading wrong. So I ran into a girl who knew Paula and swore that she is the best with dogs and she also said Paula brought down the euthanize rate at the local shelters. I was skeptical because I have never had a dog trainer come to work with my dogs. My mastiff was a little different from my other dogs so I was in need of someone who knew what they were doing. When Paula came to meet djanga, the dog was doing her normal barking and showed some of her nervousness. Paula just came to just be around her pursay, and it was just so djanga could see that she's not a threat or anyone to be worried about. Paula has the most open personality and it's like these dogs just feel that vibe and soak it up. Djanga doesn't feel comfortable around most adults but she loved Paula from day two haha. I know that Paula can solve all dogs issues if not strive to give her all trying to. She would come in and we would take djanga out come back in let her chew on an antler to release her tension then go back out. It worked, I thought my dog was a goner. Djanga was getting so much better and Paula would bring different things to introduce her too, ( including her daughter). I bought a super nice leash off of her that djanga worked really well with and a few antlers. Djanga got to where she was looking for her weekly tennis ball in Paula's bag and was super happy to see her. That's not the only good thing though she is very adamant about working the dog and getting them to where they need to be to feel comfortable in their environments and just calm no stress. She did that for djanga and I'm so thankful for that. Djanga today is a better dog then she's ever been I still use her tools to this day and it has made the world so much easier to handle for her. Paula is a great person and the dogs love her but she is very patient and calm with them. Her rates are super affordable, and she will come to you where ever you are. If anyone has the chance to work with her or her work with their dog, it'll be the most wonderful experience you will ever have with a dog trainer. The only thing I would change is I would live to see Paula travel and help dogs around the world I know she could make a difference in our shelters today.

Dogpanion, LLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Ylfa M.
Verified review

Mel has given us an enormous amount of confidence in our daily training. Our dog is from a shelter, and he came with leash reactivity. He quickly feels overwhelmed and anxious on a leash, and his deep bark and 40 pounds have caused a lot of people to either get upset with us for having him or offer tons of advice about "prong collars" and "teaching him who's dominant". We were starting to feel like we were terrible parents! Mel reassured us that our dog is well-adjusted and capable of conquering his fears. We've been using the positive reinforcement training these past 3 weeks and are happy to say that we have seen a positive change! We are better able to recognize his needs and respond appropriately thanks to the patient training by Mel. We will have work to do for a few more months yet, but we feel much more confident about taking it on!

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Taylor Made Working Dogs
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

San Diego Dog Training
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey P.
Verified review

I’m still in the process of training my dog

K9 Positive Training
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn F.
Verified review

Mike worked with dog, Rocco, and I to prepare for the CGC test. He is not only an excellent trainer, who has perfected his skill set and demonstrates passion combined with eternal patience, he is very personable and caring. He was just as invested in Rocco's success as I was. I could not recommend him more highly. We hope to continue training with Mike and go on to take therapy dog and maybe service dog tests in the future.

Tricks for Treats
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah J.
Verified review

I've been working with Heidi for awhile now. When I first started, my dog had a lot of issues with other dogs. He was very reactive and afraid of them and we couldn't even go for a walk outside the house without it being a nightmare. It's been about a month, and my dog walks like a gentleman now, right next to me. Heidi has been working with me on desensitization. We do lots of treats every time we see another dog, from a far distance, and my dog no longer fears them. The distance is slowly decreasing. I like that Heidi is affordable. Her rate is much lower than other trainers I have worked with, and the results are better. I had almost given up on training my dog, Brutus, when a friend referred me to Heidi. I like that she doesn't use choke chains or pinch collars. I've had trainers tell me these were the only options for my dog and she has proven to me that they aren't. She explained to me right away why these methods don't work, the psychology behind it, and that they are better options that may take longer but won't make my dog go back to old habits because this way we are treating the emotions behind the behavior, and the cause, not just the symptoms (the barking and reactivity). I will be continuing to work with her and referring her to friends for years to come. Thank you! Also, I'm not sure why the bad review but that doesn't sound like Heidi at all. I have friends who are working with her as well, and her fees are explained very clearly on her website, in her contract, and in person. She charges $80 per session when they are paid for individually, and $65 per session when they are paid for in groups of 3. I buy in groups of 3 so training is costing me about $200 a month! And that rate is about half of what most of the local trainers in San Diego charge. Of the previous trainers I worked with, one charged me $125 per session to stick a prong collar on my dog and gave no actual training. And it made my dog worse. The other charge me $100 per session and told me that my dog would need a behaviorist and referred me to someone who was charging $3000 for boarding camp. So at $65 a session I couldn't ask for a better deal compared to what is out there.

Everyday Canine
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Sarah S.
    Verified review

    Excellent experience. Had no idea training a dog could be like this. It's like we're starting over with our dog and this time we know what we're doing!

    Fenway's Runway
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Elaine G.
    Verified review

    Care is an amazing pet care sitter! Every time I go to pick up my pup Rascal, her and Fenway are happily trying to get in the last few minutes of playing before she has to go home. Rascal comes home super happy, and tired from all her play time, walking and trips to the dog park. Leaving my pup with Care definitely eases my mind when I am away-especially since I can follow their adventures under her own special hashtag, #rascalisfamous, on Instagram!

    The Cognitive Dogs
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Patty G.
    Verified review

    Kim is an OUTSTANDING trainer....extremely patient and helpful. Don't hesitate to engage her to help with whatever dog-related training issue you might have. She has been our Agility trainer for months, and our dog has progressed well beyond my expectations.

    K9Connection
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Emily B.
    Verified review

    They washed groomed and watched my dog while I was busy getting other tasks finished. They were friendly and my dog was happy and adorable.

    About

    I will walk your dog(s) while you're at work. I love most breeds and enjoy being around animals. Long or short walks, early morning or in the afternoon, I got you covered.

    About

    I am a college student. I have lots of experience with dogs such as raising, feeding and obedience training.

    About

    I have a natural connection with animals. Ive never actually owned animals as a child until my teenage years. I have a very bold personality and I tend to be very playful and motherly to animals haha.

    About

    Local dog walker in Poway. Fun, adventurous, and loving. I realize how important our furry friends are to us, most of them being like family. It's important to make sure that they have plenty of exercise throughout the day for them to remain healthy and happy. It's also important for your floors to remain clean of pet waste while you are at work.

    • 2 years in business
    About

    At Durkee's Dogs, we care for your dog like he/she is one of our own. We know first hand that our dogs are our babies, and they're unique in what they like/dislike and we cater to those special needs.

    About

    We do pet grooming, washing, sitting, training, walking bathing, trimming of nails, sharing, cleaning of Easter, and express anal gland. The kinds of animals we service are dogs, cats, horses, and everything in between! Our professional credentials and years in the industry have equipped us with the best techniques to groom your pets, while making a meaningful connection all at the same time. We love what we do and we only provide the best at Cheryl and David Gillis Dog Grooming!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I send pictures to the owners everyday through the phone or email, to relieve them of any worries they may have. I run around the neighborhood, take pets to parks, near beaches. I walk one at a time every three hours.

    About

    I use the latest positive reinforcement methods that are scientifically proven to work, and have lasting effects on all animals, and even humans. I have been training dogs for 7 years. I am a certified professional dog trainer, and I am a natural teacher. I am a full-time teacher, and I train dogs part-time. I train my own dogs, and I compete in canine freestyle and agility. I have an experience with many different breeds and training issues. Lastly, I have won the Ch10 A-List award in San Diego for the best dog training for the last two years.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    About

    We provide a wide variety of services in dog walking and pet sitting. From private walks to assistance with special needs pets, we treat you and your pets like family! We offer flexible care times and customized rates to suit your needs. Are you a nurse, doctor, or anyone else who works 12 hour shifts? Great! Because we even offer late night walks!

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    Need a Dog Trainer

    Nuevo, CA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Guard / Protection, Sports / hunting
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      He is a 6 month old puppy we adopted from a shelter. He is having some aggression with our older dog

    Need a Pet Trainer for Small Dog

    San Diego, CA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      I need help in teaching my Coton that I am the leader of the pack; also help with his separation anxiety
    • $75
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Chula Vista, CA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      this dog chews and will distorys any item not out of sight. He also has dug up the back yard and the flower beds. Need to try to stop this behavior
    • $489
      Average price
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