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Encinitas Dog Trainers

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The Top Dog Trainer
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda C.
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I had an exceptional situation bringing 2 older dogs from a home with a doggie door to an apartment with no direct access to outdoors where there were numerous encounters with other people & many other pets. My dogs barked constantly at the new environment. With only minimal sessions my “top dog trainer” had the furkids leash trained, pottying outside & tolerant of other people & pets. Beth is a miracle worker in my book!!

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Dog-Skool
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna J.
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John is one of the best dog trainers that I've met. I have a three year old recently adopted American Eskimo with issues such as leash pulling, nipping people who doesn't give him attention, and general insecurity issues. I have seen other dog trainers trying to get help, but without result. John took the time to get to know my dog and evaluate him based on what he saw and previous conversations with me. He helped me understand my dog and what I need to do to help him. Apparently, I have a dog that thinks he's an alpha and he taught me how to address this. I need more classes to address my dogs leash pulling and more, and I am glad that John didn't try to address all issues in one session because I don't think that would have been very helpful in the long run. Training a dog is not done in an hour, it takes more time than that. I highly recommend John.

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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
Kana T.
Verified review

Mel is a terrific and patient dog trainer. She trains the owners how to speak to the dogs to get the best results through positive reinforcement. We went back for a higher level class, and were very happy to see how quickly our dog, Max, was able to learn new commands and become calmer!

i Speak Dog Training
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Megan W.
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Tommy Stark is by far the best dog trainer I have ever known. He's extremely knowledgeable and always helpful. I have a large male Rottweiler who is an absolute joy to have in every and all situations due to Tommy's training. Anytime I've ever had a question about our dog Tommy is always there to help. I highly recommend Tommy Stark. He is the best of the best! Just ask Gronk.

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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.

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Canines4Life
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Corrina W.
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We love Maureen! She is patient and answers any questions I have during the week! She makes a personalized training schedule based on your families needs. I love that she shows my kids how to work with our puppy as well! We are learning how to raise a well behaved puppy with Maureen's help! We are already getting compliments on how well our puppy listens to us! The difference between our untrained dog and our new puppy is night and day.

San Diego Dog Training
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah O.
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Rachel is a excellent dog trainer, she is very patient.

Bark to Basics
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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Melissa has been great, our dog has come a long way since we began training. Our dog had a door bolting issue, since we have had 2 sessions with Melissa, I am able to tell her to sit at the door mat, then tell her to stay without a leash while I walk all the way down my front door entrance to the sidewalk while she waits patiently for me to come back. And we still have our final session tomorrow. In addition, she has given us many more tips. I would definitely recommend Bark to Basics. Christine Powell

Mimi's Pet Services
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn K.
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Jennifer walks my dog three times a week and my dog loves her!

Tricks for Treats
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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I’ve avoided hiring a local dog trainer or taking my dog to obedience school because of time and expense. When I learned I could get a 30 minute consultation for just $25, I figured I had nothing to lose. The phone call went far beyond my expectations—Heidi was so helpful. She quickly assessed my dog’s primary behavior patterns based on his breed (hound/terrier/shepherd mix) and suggested types of agility training he would respond to. Then she laid out 3 simple obedience lessons we could work on as a basis for further training. Her advice was simple, clear, and based solely on positive reinforcement. She recommended books to read and types of treats and treat bags to use—I have a full page of notes and am excited to get started. The consultation is SUCH a great value, and Heidi’s friendly, non-judgmental professionalism was exactly what I needed to feel confident that my dog and I will make progress.

Everyday Canine
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Allen C.
    Verified review

    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.

    K9 City Play & Stay inc.
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 29 years in business
    • 15 hires on Thumbtack
    Bo P.
    Verified review

    Bo went in pulling on the leash and crazy excited when he saw another dog. One hour later he walked out calmly and was completely unphased by other dogs he saw. I've got to keep it up, but Paul got me and Bo back on track!

    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.

    Dog Training by Heather
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Deborah M.
    Verified review

    Heather was very accommodating and understanding. She joined with us when expressing our frustrations with our dogs' behavior issues and was patient but firm when showing us how to correct some of the issues. Heather reassured us that progress will happen if we are consistent and provided easy to do exercises with our dogs. We look forward to working with her next weekend!

    Mara's Dog Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nella C.
    Verified review

    Very quick service, and friendly!

    About

    Wag! enables dog owners to track their dog being walked live on a GPS map right from their phone! After each walk, the dog owner gets a report card of how many miles and minutes your dog walked, along with a photo from the walk!

    About

    Local dog walker in Poway. Fun, adventurous, and loving. I realize how important our furry friends are to us, most of them being like family. It's important to make sure that they have plenty of exercise throughout the day for them to remain healthy and happy. It's also important for your floors to remain clean of pet waste while you are at work.

    About

    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.

    About

    I love walking and meeting new dogs! It's a great way exercise. I can come to you either mornings or afternoons, any day of the week. I have a French bulldog who is very active, he loves going on walks, runs, swims, road trips, eating out, and loves hanging with a pack.

    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.

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