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Coronado Dog Trainers

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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
Margret M.
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We are an older couple who have never owned a dog before so the training process seemed overwhelming before our session with Beth Jeffery. Beth is a warm, immediately likeable person who has a very practical method that she communicates in a motivating way. Since she's written a book on the subject of training puppies, she knows how to share her information in a way you can remember and put into practice after she's gone. It's made a big difference to to us because she is able to let us understand how what we do and say is interpreted by our dog. We now appreciate our dog in a new way because we relate with our dog differently. Our dog is better behaved and more confident too. It's been rewarding and fun too!

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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.
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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
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey P.
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I’m still in the process of training my dog

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

    Crowncierge
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sharrie W.
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    Sam has always done a great job pet sitting my two dogs, as well as providing daily walks and playtime for them. He's a true animal lover and now he is the only one I trust him with "my babies" for their daily care and overnight care when needed.

    Cassie's Pet Services
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ashley W.
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    Cassie was absolutely helpful when learning more about grooming care for my Akita/Lab. She did a great job helping my dog feel more relaxed as I observed her clipping his nails and then bathing him. Upon returning, Cassie was very friendly and my dog looked great, definitely worth hiring a professional.

    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.

    Tracy's Dog Training
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Anna M.
    Verified review

    Tracy is wonderful and listens to our needs. She was able to answer all of my concerns being a new puppy owner which decreased the anxiety that comes with having no puppy experience. She uses positive reinforcement with her training.

    Bark Avenue Promenade
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Margaret O.
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    Libby was so great with our high maintenance dogs. She took extra time getting to know their quirks and provided personalized care -- always keeping in touch with pictures and texts. We hope to work with her again in the future!

    About

    I would like to help someone with dog walking. I love dogs. For me, it is not a job; it is a pleasure.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I love dogs and wanted to open a business in dog sitting. I wanted to earn money to rent a shop, and I also know a little bit of Spanish. I am also good with dogs. If you are interested, please let me know.

    • 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 are a San Diego-based dog training company. To ensure that you and your dog accomplish your training goals is our mission. We have the expertise to help, whether your goals are related to basic manners, obedience, dog sports, or severe behavioral issues. Happy Dog Happy Owner believes that our success is measured by your success, and our mission is not complete until you and your dog have accomplished your objectives. Happy Dog Happy Owner offers a variety of group classes and private training options; from agility to obedience, to water sports and everything in between. Teaching you how to communicate with and train your dog is an important component of our classes. We limit the size of our group classes, ensuring that you and your dog receive plenty of undivided attention.

    About

    Welcome to Down To Earth Dogs A place full of “pawsitive” energy where your dog can be a dog! Whether you’re away for work, on vacation, or just need to spend some time taking care of you, Down-to-Earth Dogs can help. We specialize in doggie daycare and overnight boarding designed to provide your dog with excitement and adventure while putting your mind at ease. With over 10 years of dog training, rescuing and volunteering, we will provide your dog with a pawsitive environment where he can thrive. Our company is earth friendly using 100% biodegradable bags, natural dog treats, and non-toxic cleaners. We even provide electronic invoices to do our part to save the trees!

    • 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.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Our job description includes taking care of your dogs and keeping them safe, feeding, waking, and bathing. Grooming them could also be provided. We can do everything that involves dog sitting.

    About

    I am a passionate "pawrent" and care for all furry friends. I do anything, from daily walks to exercising, socializing, and sitting. I care for all pets as if they were my own and will ensure their fun and safety.

    About

    I have two dogs and one cat myself. I have a chihuahua and a German Shepherd Lab mixed. I walk them everyday, sometimes twice a day. I give them baths, brush their teeth and cut their nails. Brushing your pet's teeth can be an option but cutting nails might not, unless I'm familiar with the pet.

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