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Fresno Dog Behavior Specialists

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  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Olga P.
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When I was looking for a dog trainer, I searched through a lot of web sites and looked at different trainers’ biographies. I wanted to find a trainer that is experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about their work. Shayne’s biography impressed me. I knew right away that I want her to be my dog’s trainer. I attended one of her classes to analyze her methods and was pleasantly surprised how confident and experienced she was with dogs. I'm a first time dog owner. My 1.5 year old Doberman went through Basic / Intermediate / Advanced obedience classes with Shayne. It seems like Shayne has this magic power over the dogs; she knows exactly how to handle a dog to make it perform the task and succeed. I am never tired of watching her interact with dogs. She always points to areas that need improvement and shows the right way to achieve the goal. I hope to continue working with her. Next week we are starting a new class – Rally/Obedience competition prep. I am very excited and am looking forward to actually start competing in rally/obedience. I want my dog to be the best dog she could possible be – reliable, loyal, obedient; everything Dobermans are known for.

Way of a Dog
4.6
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy H.
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I rescued a pit/mix from a shelter back East.Her name is Molly and when she arrived at her new home she was out of control..I knew I needed desperate help with training Molly .I then called Fresno bully rescue and they referred me to Joe.What a big difference .He is well educated with dogs and is a great trainer.He also teaches the owner different tactics to use when training your pet..Joe does not need to use treats to train and he has the most resonabe rates then others.I would highly recommend Joe Ozier from way of dog .

Perfect Paws
5.0
from 2 reviews
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Sara H.
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I worked with Karrie at Perfect Paws and I have never seen such amazing progress in my shiba inu! As a puppy, you want to think you are doing everything you can to keep as many "bad habits" at bay, but there is always something that rears its ugly head. I have had other trainers I've worked with before, but Karrie really understands what it means to be a behavioralist. I went from having a over-anxious and chew up my carpets dog to having a perfectly tempered dog who has never chewed on the carpets again! She helped me not only understand the length at which my behavior affects my dog, but also helped me truly understand the needs of dogs. There is a HUGE difference between dog and human psychology. Her approach may be direct and something you are definitely not used to, but give her a chance and she will prove to you in less than 15 minutes that she can change your dog's life and your's!! Thank you Karrie! I don't know what I would have done without you :)

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Terri M.
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Kim Toepfer is experienced, insightful, patient and kind; all rolled into one wonderful Dog Trainer! I highly recommend her if you have a dog that exhibits behavior problems, because she is excellent in helping train you, to a new level of confidence and understanding, so that you can move forward and train your dog.

Kenyon's Doggy Training

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I have been around animals (especially dogs and cats) for 25 years. Living the life of a veterinarian's daughter from the age of 5 has taught me many valuable lessons in the animal kingdom and life. When it comes to the pet world, one can learn "how to respond" to certain animals in a certain ways. I have the animal background and the capability to help others to understand their companion and pet. Those who are not so familiar or comfortable with animals, those who are just curious to learn about dogs and cats alike (my main specialty in animals is canines and felines), I am not here to give any veterinary advice, however, I can refer you to some great veterinarians, depending upon the situation or species of the animal. What I can do for you is give you the valuable tools needed to shape yours and your family's relationship with your dog or cat. I have great danes; everyone's first reaction is to their size, but they and most dogs are so much more in depth than that; think about how the chihuahua behaves as opposed to the great dane. It's not always just how the breed generally behaves (which is key in how the training process of your pet will progress), but also equally important in integrating and training your new family member is you and how you will interact with your pet. I can give basic knowledge of typical breed behaviors, how you may be able to help along the process, calm the dog when over-excited, over-whelmed or just possibly unruly. This training is not only going to train your dog, but you. It takes commitment, dedication and love if your pet training is to succeed (and your pet is not the only one in training, in fact it will be you that will be doing most of the training and transforming). Learning how to react to a canine's response(s) will give you most of the knowledge you will need to train your pet to your specific lifestyle (i.e. children in the home, timid behavior and overly-excited). Also, I will bring my great dane to you for various occasions such as introducing children to large dogs (he loves kids and loves to play), introducing those who are weary of dogs or large dogs, how to interact with your pet, family interactions, basic obedience training, and show parties for entertainment with "his" unscripted, but always incredible show (because he just loves to be center stage and loves kids even more). If you have any questions that I may be able to answer, just let me know.

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