The Max Dog Trainer
The Max Dog Trainer

The Max Dog Trainer

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Introduction
If you're like me, our dogs are family. That's why I train with a LIMA (Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive) mentality. I take into consideration what your dog loves and your schedule to make the learning as efficient as possible. It's all tailored around the pet you'd like to have. Finally, I train you as much as the dog so you can gently take over. Check out Instagram @maxdogtrainer1 for some awesome training videos!!
Overview

Hired 31 times

1 employee

9 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash and Venmo.

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2019

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Specialties
Dog training type

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

38 reviews

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Vidya Y.
Jun 12, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Destructive behavior • House training • Leash pulling • Digging • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Jack M.
Apr 13, 2019
Max is wonderful, will definitely come back
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Kailey H.
Sep 21, 2020
I cannot recommend Max highly enough! He's an amazing trainer and person. My boyfriend and I have a German shepherd mix 1 year old female named Luna. We've had her since she was 8 weeks old but we never socialized her properly. As a result, she was very reactive to both people and other dogs. Going on walks (or anywhere really) used to be a nightmare because she would bark and lunge at everything she saw. We tried group lessons but that didn't work because they couldn't cater to our specific needs. I tried watching just about every video I could find on how to deal with reactivity in dogs but I still couldn't seem to help Luna. I was at a loss and was afraid nothing would work. We knew we needed a more personal touch and that's when I decided to call Max. Before our first session, he called me up to ask specific questions about Luna. Already I could tell how much he cares. During our first session, he assessed Luna from a distance as she barked and lunged at him. He was not phased at all. He gave us the tools we needed to better communicate with Luna and correct my behavior as well as hers. He constructively told me why what I was doing in the past wasn't working and what I should do moving forward to help both myself and Luna. By the end of the first session, we were taking Luna for a walk and she did not bark or lunge at anyone we passed! My boyfriend and I were in awe. Something was finally working! Every week we would go on walks with Max and he would show us what we were doing right, what we were doing wrong, and how to reward or correct Luna. He gives us homework to complete before the next session and checks in with us in between sessions to see if we have any questions or concerns. Luna has improved by leaps and bounds and continues to do so. It's easy to put in the work when you can see the results and improvement so clearly. Max has given us the tools we need to help Luna with reactivity. I highly recommend him!
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Meredith C.
Apr 11, 2021
I found Max through a random lady in my neighborhood who was walking her two puppies which were so well behaved that I had to ask her who trained them. In just a few hour-long sessions, he turned my jumpy, overexcited puppy into a loving family pet through purely positive reinforcement and fun games that educate the dog. Our pup is now a breeze to walk, follows the commands "sit," "down," "stay," "come," "leave it," and "drop it." We are now moving on to swimming in the pool and off-leash training. Max is super knowledgeable about dog behavior, communicative, always on time, respectful, and professional. The personalized private instruction is super efficient and invaluable for the money. Look no further.
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Rachael A.
Apr 1, 2019
Max far exceeded any expectations I had. His keen ability to observe and adjust to you and your dog’s needs is amazing. I’ve seen incredible progress. His kind but intelligent manner relaxes you into becoming in sync with your pup in a way that’s beyond special. He’s worth every penny and more.
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