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Coronado Dog Trainers

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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
Stephen K.
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I highly recommend Beth Jeffery. She is a very likable and an extremely capable dog training professional. She is easy to communicate with, she listens and was very respectful in correcting some of the actions and attitudes that I had. I thought I knew more than I did as I have had well behaved large dogs before. She was very knowledgeable and “Cash”, my Labrador 8 month old puppy took to her immediately. She taught me some corrections of the things I was doing and the response with Cash was immediate and impressive. I am partially disabled and plan to develop him into a service companion, but still enjoy him as the spirit dog he is. We have only seen her once and we are looking forward to working more with her. Beth’s expertise, guidance and caring is excellent. Her price structure is very reasonable and you won’t go wrong in working with her. Thank You. Stephen Kit Taylor, D.C., N.M.D.

Dogpanion, LLC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Denise B.
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Working with Mel has been fantastic. She is a terrific trainer. She's patient and teaches training techniques in an accessible way that's easy for an inexperienced dog owner to understand and implement. Working with her has given me a lot of confidence with my dog. I would recommend her to anyone who's looking for one on one positive dog training.

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

Pet Matters San Diego
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
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Very grateful for Lis's arranged phone call, our meeting with Cesar and Lis tomorrow, and their professionalism. Looking forward to working with them for my precious dog Quincy!

San Diego Dog Training
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey P.
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I’m still in the process of training my dog

K9 Positive Training
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn F.
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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.

Everyday Canine
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Allen C.
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I highly recommend Nick for people who are serious about training their dog. We had a wonderful experience while learning a lot and were given the tools to continue training our dog. Nick was professional and we felt comfortable with him right away. He was very experienced and our dog was surprisingly receptive to him. He was understanding of what was important to us and what we wanted to do. He did a great job communicating not just what to do and how to do it, but also why we should do it that way.  That was crucial because training is ongoing and we need to be able to do it on our own. Now that we’ve completed our sessions, my wife and I feel very confident in continuing what we learned and advancing with our dog.

Dog Vibes Only
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy M.
Verified review

Breanna helped our once fearful and skiddish puppy blossom into the now confident and playful dog! Highly recommend!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Nick L.
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The dog training for when all other training fails. Long story short Ed has the experince and proper guidance to turn even the most unruly dog into a great pet and companion.

Inception K9 Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
June B.
Verified review

Just finishing my puppy training and couldn’t be happier with the results. My pup responded well to the positive training techniques. Highly recommend.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Becky B.
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I have known Bree for 9 years and have taken 4 dogs to training classes with her!! She is a very positive trainer and takes the time each animal needs to get to the next level!! Never anything negative to say and never criticizes anyone regardless of wether it's being done correctly or not!! Very patient and it's obvious her work is her passion!!! Have also attended classes at her home with essential oils. Her knowledge continues to grow and she's always answering questions to better help 2 and 4 legged alike!!!

A Dog Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Justin Y.
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Aditor is amazing with all kinds of dogs. He is especially gentle with my older somewhat grumpy jack russell and now when he arrives Roscoe gets so excited and jumps all over and makes the craziest little happy noises of excitement. I would definitely suggest him to all of my dog owner friends looking for a reliable doggie sitter/walker.

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

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.

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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I am an experienced dog handler and trainer. My goal is to provide you with peace of mind when you're away from your pet. I like to use current technology and the use of apps to stay connected with your pets.

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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.

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I'm a good dog walker. I love dogs, and I care for dogs. You don't have to go about anything. If he says yes, just pay me. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

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I am a certified dog trainer using only positive methods for positive results. I can offer private training or class environment. I also offer specific training for owners looking to have their dog certified to perform therapy work.

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I am an experienced animal handler/sitter providing dog walking, pet watering and feeding, plant watering, and mail pick-up services in the Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Mira Mesa, and Poway areas. Discounts Offered - I offer discounts to clients in need of regular, recurring weekly (Monday through Friday) services. Education - I am a BA Psychology major, minor in Biology with an emphasis in animal behavior. Experience - I'm experienced with both large and small dog breeds, cats, rodents and reptiles. Insured - Yes, I am a member of and insured by Pet Sitters Associates, LLC. Notable Places Of Employment - San Diego Wild Animal Park and Sea World San Diego. Schedule - I am very flexible.

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I have more experience than your average dog trainer. With an extensive background in exotic animal training and behavior I know what works for your animal, whether it be a dog, goat or monkey.

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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