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Desert Hot Springs Dog Trainers

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  • 19 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny F.
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Kym has a number of years experience with dog training. She has five dogs of her own plus she privately trains dogs at her home. Her technique is a combination of gentle and firm with alot of positive reinforcement. My dog and I trained at the Yucaipa Oak Glen Park location. She recommended taking your dog for two 45 minute walks per day so I would take my dog for a long walk at the park before training. I had concerns the dogs would fight but she has never had that happen. She instructs the owners to keep the dogs apart at all times. If you train at this location you will need to pay at the Yucaipa Community Center at the park prior to the class. They are open until 9pm. Remember to bring treats with you for each session. Kym trains with treats until the dogs have learned each command.

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Best Paw Forward
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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It was so refreshing to meet and work with Val. She is everything that you could hope for when in need of a dog trainer. From the moment I saw her ad, to our first phone conversation, and then our first training session, I continue to be impressed with her perfessionalism and dog training experience. After just one session, I learned so many things about my two dogs. Val taught me many valuable lessons when interacting with my dogs. I saw immediate results with Val's instruction, and I'm already looking forward to the new knowledge our second training session brings. I would highly recommend Val to any of my friends/family who have questions about their dogs behavior, or need help training their dog.

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Mariah T.
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Amazing! David was amazing with my dog. I had a dog who had several issues on top of not having any obedience. We tried other trainers before him and they couldn't help him. We finally found David and he did a wonderful job. He got our dog to stop lunging, barking, tearing up our things, helped us build a bond, and taught him obedience commands. I am very grateful for everything he's done.

Leashless.Dog
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan P.
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Ted Bellmyer / 5ok9 is my first choice for boarding school / training for dogs. It's obvious that Ted really understands and loves dogs. I have seen him resolve issues with mine, and several other people's dogs through his training / boarding process. Even when training is not required, and I have to travel, Ted is my first choice for dog boarding, because I know he will take great care of my dogs. I have recommended his boarding to coworkers and friends, and will continue to recommend him to everyone who might need dog boarding or training.

Better K9
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Kim B.
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Audrey scheduled us right away for a consultation to help with our food aggressive dog. Within one week using her training and tips any family member can pull our dogs food away with out getting biten or even a growl. Our German Shepard will now wait patiently in a calm "sit" position till we put his food back for him. Looking forward to more training!

Mimi's Pet Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Wayen D.
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Jennifer has just gained a new lifelong customer. She took care of my dog flawlessly while i was gone for a few days. Prices are great and the service is second to none. I Highly recommend her. She's simply head and shoulders above the rest.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Phil S.
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The crew at Off Leash k9 Training Palm Springs surpasses my expectations. I really didn’t know if there was any hope for me or my puppy, but the training my dog received, and the education I was given was second to none. I can literally take my dog anywhere now and she doesn’t even need a leash. It’s literally a different dog experience when you can let them roam off Leash with the confidence that they’ll come when called, and Off Leash of Palm Springs can deliver that life changing experience in just 14 days! Thank you so much to Morgan and her staff.

29K9 Dog Training
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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We enjoy the puppy training and look forward to more sessions

Canine Support Teams, Inc
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sally W.
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    The trainers at CST really know their stuff! Helped me see the mistakes I was making and suddenly the DOG's behavior was loads better. Positive, effective affordable. 5-stars!

    Jennifer Martinez
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jordan De La Torre D.
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    Jennifer Martinez is amazing, I've had the chance to experience seeing Jennifer work. I can tell you one thing for sure she will show your dog obedience, who's in charge , and how to interact with your pet . She showed me how my attitude around my pet can change my pets feelings and attitude as well , I have gotten very nervous when big dogs would pass while walking my dog I have gotten very nervous and tense and she told me to relax and trust my dog as well after being around a big dog I calmed down as well as my dog , the training Jennifer show is with a passion. Jennifer is an amazing person to trust and work with .

    A.C Dog Training
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Amber F.
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    I love how much April loves dogs and cares about dogs. She does positive training which is what we want. Very excited

    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Melissa B.
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    She got my dogs right in. They are very clean and happy. Me too. We'll see her next month. She groomed my cat too. He is a happy cat :)

    About

    All Star Coco Dog Training, LLC specializes in obedience and good manner training for your puppy or adult dog. Our mission is to provide dog owners with the proper skills to enable effective communication with their dogs and to strengthen the relationship between animal-human bond by learning how to use effective reward methods. Each class focuses on giving you and your pooch the solid foundation for having a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle in and out of your home. It's never too early nor too late to train your dog to be a good canine in your home and your community. Our training methods are based on positive reinforcement. The classes are conducted in your dog's home environment by developing canine life and social skills . A trained dog is a happy dog.

    About

    Hello! My name is Linda Villanueva. If you are looking for someone who loves dogs and enjoys walking, bathing and playing along with dogs, then please contact me, and let me do the work for you. Thank you.

    About

    Being able to modify your pets behavior. With no force added

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I am a very responsible worker. I'm running a multiple businesses, I love animals and am a caring a respectful person. I don't make excuses.and if people are not satisfied with my service I'll refund the money.because that's how positive I am that you won't be disappointed in my work skills

    About

    I can help with walking your dogs or even start teaching them the basic tricks, like sit, walk on a leash, etc. I have experience with various breeds of dogs. I have even walked wolves and wolf dogs.

    About

    I walk, play, and teach dogs of any kind and age. You will be able to have your free time when it's time for you to take care of your business.

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    I will walk, feed, wash and clean your dog. I love all different types of animals, and I'm every friendly.

    About

    I am an avid animal lover. When I lived in Pacoima near LA, I had several dogs to tend to. I walked three small dogs and four large dogs, including a red nose pitt, a blue nose pitt, one husky, a golden retriever, a Pomeranian and two chihuahuas. Walking my large dogs was difficult at first because they would bark at the other dogs around them. I decided to take routes that the dogs were more agreeable with the dogs, so that they could enjoy their walks. I sometimes jog with the pets, run with them and stop at dog parks; it all depends on the owner's personal preference.

    About

    I love animals of all kinds. I can walk your pet, clean their home, or just play, and do anything to make them happy.

    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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