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Davis Dog Trainers

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Cozy K9 Care & Kamp
4.6
from 159 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 286 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

Desiree was a delite to work with. It was my first time using Thumbtack and I loved the convenience of the service. I love the fact that she comes into our home and I was able to stay with my puppy during her grooming.

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Wagtime Dog Training
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra K.
Verified review

Don is very professional and conscientious. His dog training methods are proving to be very effective for our 4 month old puppy. I recommend him highly.

ForrestGlenn Kennels
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn V.
Verified review

I received many responses from my inquiry for a dog trainer on Thumbtack. Kevin was the first to actually call me. We chatted about my needs and concerns and immediately felt I was making the right decision in selecting him. I received so many great tips and my little Lola and I have a better relationship because of it. I now know how to handle certain situations and it's not as big of a deal as I thought it would be. Since my dog is 14 weeks old, I decided to have Kevin come back once a week for 4 weeks so he could assess our progress and help us through the next stage. I would highly recommend Kevin for your dog training needs. Not only is he helping me with training, he's also assessed her food intake, food quality and gave me some additional tips on my crate training efforts.

  • 20 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriel P.
Verified review

Great experience. Very excited about getting my dog trained.

El Dorado Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
Verified review

Darcie is great at what she does and has a wealth of knowledge for dog training. She responds very quickly and is available via phone/text/email to answer any questions once you become her client. Darcie came to our house and assessed our delicate situation with my dog I’ve had for 9 years that has nervous and aggressive tendencies. We just welcomed our newborn baby recently and were needing some serious help with my husband and i getting on the same page for how to better train our dog as, before the baby, she kind of had free reign of the house and training techniques were not established so we needed some help in how to get our dog to follow our directions and live in a safer environment with the new baby now in the picture. Darcie helped us lay down some ground rules and also many techniques to use to help distract the dog from getting nervous and “jealous” when the baby is around me. After our first training session, she sent us an email afterwards reviewing everything we went over so we had some detailed notes to look back on, and also made sure to follow up afterwards on if we had any questions or concerns with the new training techniques she went over with my husband and i. We had one other training session afterwards to review how things were going and also went over some new techniques to assist with getting our dog to maintain her barking when the doorbell is rang/knocked on. We now have some great tools to help manage our situation better thanks to Darcie. Another great thing is she is not “pushy” and works on a customer needs basis so she will not try to “sell” you on getting some type of training package deal, rather schedule her to come train as needed. Thanks so much Darcie for your help and we look forward to touching base with you as time goes on!

Silver Lining Pet Services
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen M.
Verified review

Sue has been working with me and my two min pins, Coco and Tootsie on behavior modification issues. I was at the point of contacting the breeder to give one of them back - basically at the end of my rope. I'd worked with other dog. trainers, but Sue explained and showed how to manage and modify behavior that was easy to comprehend and made sense. I am not exaggerating when I say she has literally changed my life and helped me rethink how to interact with my girls. I am very grateful.

petbuddies
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patti S.
Verified review

Claire has taken care of my dog, Loretta , for over 2 yrs. I travel for work and I always know that my dog will be loved and well-cared for while I’m away. It’s such a relief knowing that Loretta is in such good hands. I highly recommend petbuddies!! Claire truly loves Loretta like her own.

Tiffany Marsh
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Regina W.
Verified review

I went through Tiffany for training my miniature schnauzer Onyx, I was having trouble with Onyx on and off leash. He was very leash reactive when people approached and very stimulated when dogs where around. Tiffany walked me though reading his body language and how to redirect his attention. She was very patient with both Onyx and myself, she took her time to make sure I was comfortable with giving Onyx his commands and helping me with advice for training at home which was great. Onyx has been showing great improvement and we continue to see Tiffany for one on one sessions. I personally recommend training with Tiffany because of her amazing understanding of dog behavior, the use of positive reinforcement, great understanding of obedience training, and also educating owners on continuing working with their dogs at home.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dawn M.
Verified review

Really competent, conscientious pet sitter. One of the few that I trust with my dogs.

The Polished Pup
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen R.
Verified review

Sherry was very loving to our dog, kind but in control of his behavior, and gave me good tips on how to retrain him in a positive way. I was already doing some of the recommended ideas , but she helped me refine them. Gwen and Wylie the terrier.

About

I do most jobs, including pets from large to small. Whether it is a mid-day or alternating day walks to full vacations, I have the experience, including a veterinary medicine degree and do injections and recovery. I work with keeping your training in place and can add to what you are already doing. I work well with seniors and behavioral needs. I am an animal lover, and your pets' needs come first before anything else. Please check my website to read about my skills, education and praises from clients.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I love animals of all sorts so I am pleased to take your pets on walks as much as needed. I truly have a special love for animals and love being out and about with all of them. If you are looking for a person who you can trust and know your family member is in good hands then try me out. I take great pride in how i treat all of them.

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I am a homemaker. I would love to help taking the dogs for the walk or feed the pets while you are on vacation.

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We offer basic obedience, private and group sessions. We also offer training and testing for service dogs.

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I offer the following services: * Coat Brushing with eye-and-hand examination to identify lumps and bumps or cold, hot, hard or tender muscles * Toothbrushing with canine tooth paste * Ear Cleaning with formulated canine ear cleaner * Nail Trimming * Dog Bathing * Dog Walking

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I walk dogs, I train, play, parks, toys and I make my own healthy treats. I am available when needed. I am very flexible.

  • 20 years in business
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Many consider me the #1 dog trainer in North America because no one is getting better results with behavioral problem solving, especially with aggressive dogs, AND, No one is getting better results when it comes to getting dogs to listen OFF-LEASH without SHOCK COLLARS.

  • 4 years in business
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Because I am a women of my word and its filled with integrity, honesty, willingness, open minded, compassionate, faithful and a very loving individual.

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I love taking care of your pets with a positive manner and attitude with full respect to the pet and owner. I have a 2-year-old daughter and a new puppy. I'm willing to do anything the owner needs done for the pet, including washing, walking, feeding, and any other service needed for the pet. It's not just dogs, cats are accepted as well.

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I walk dogs part-time. I have a car, and am willing to drive to my clients. I love animals, and am located in the Benicia area. I have over five years of experience house and dog sitting as well.

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I have always been passionate about dogs, and now I have taken that love to the next level by offering clients a safe and loving environment for their pets to stay in. I also offer basic dog training (not behavior modification).

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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Need a Dog Trainer

Fairfield, CA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    The puppies are only about 10 weeks old but at times the growl and get aggresive and bite.

Need Dog Training

Stockton, CA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    Our "baby" will turn 1 year old on 7/10/13. She has been fixed. She is also primarily an indoor dog in a home with 2 adults, both with physical disabilities/limitations, 2 boys (11 & 15), and 2 cats. :)
  • $75
    Average price
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