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Fresno Dog Socialization Classes

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  • 8 years in business
  • 57 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.

Paws & Claws Animal Training
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy Hata-Hall
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Shelly is an awesome Trainer. She has given me the tools to use dog training commands into my daily routine. She has worked with basic obedience, desensitizing, front door training (my dogs go crazy with door bell ringing, knocking and rushing to greet guests), how to handle my dogs fence fighting with neighbor's dog, and teaching me how to control my dogs while walking with my baby stroller.

Best in Show
from 3 reviews
    Allison K.
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    Love, LOVE Best In Show! Won't go anywhere else! Home away from home for our dogs! They love going to see "Auntie Charlotte". She is amazing!

    • 18 years in business
    Brandi W.
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    Catherine is a very professional and friendly worker. Always punctual and flexible. Our dogs loved her straight off. We will use her again.

    Smiles Dog Service
    from 1 review
      Emeline C.
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      Emeline has been watching our shitszu and Chihuahua for 3 months and i couldnt be happier with her service. Always professional and polite. Shes flexible with times and my girls get playtime so theyre pooped when they get home, just how i like them! I recommend her to anyone looking for longterm (or short time) sitter whos reliable and responsible. Thank you Emeline for everything the girls adore you

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Sarah R.
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      Off-Leash K9 Training is bar none the standard by which every dog should be trained in obedience. They get the job done and get it done right.


      I don't have a business, but I will walk your dog if needed. You can contact whenever during the summer.


      If you are looking for someone to take care of your dog while you're out of town, or trying to get your dog to simply shake hands I am willing to provide that service for you. I can also train your dog into becoming less afraid of other dogs. For instance, my dog used to be afraid if other bigger dogs. With more exposure from the dogs he's afraid of, he is not afraid anymore. He doesn't growl or cower under me anymore. If you have any other questions please feel free to let me know.


      I am a college kid majoring in education looking for some extra cash. I'm willing to do anything you need me to do.


      I use a variety of techniques for training, after all each dog has a different personality. One technique might work well with one dog but not another. Some dogs require more time and patience than others. I never use any harsh methods or harmful methods. I believe that a well trained dog is much happier and healthier. I love working physically and mentally. And I do both while training. I want people to enjoy their dogs as I do mine. I understand how challenging training a dog can be and yes it can be difficult at times. But seeing a dog transform makes my heart smile. And that is rewarding


      no other company can give the dogs love like I can playing with the anmails


      Our mission is to make sure that you and your dog achieve your training goals. We believe that our success is measured by your success, and our mission isn't complete until you and your dog have accomplished your objectives. We offer a variety of dog training services and products, which include the following: * Agility * Kinderpuppy Classes * Canine Good Citizen * FitFido * Private Training * Pet Supplies An important component of our classes is teaching positive reinforcement techniques and how to communicate and train your dog. We limit the size of our group classes, to ensure you and your dog receive plenty of individual attention.


      Excellent grooming and cage free. Very clean environment for all of us Each animal has a different personality and when working with them can b very hilarious


      I'm 19 years old. I am just a kid trying to do what I love. I have 3 blue pointer show dogs. Animals are great to work with, better than flipping burgers somewhere.


      For 3 years that I was an in-home caregiver, I cooked and cleaned for my clients so I am aware that people like things done differently. I make it a point to make sure to do what you need done the way you would like it done. I am also great with animals so if you need a dog walker, I am also able to do that as well as feed and bathe. If you need meals prepared, I'm a great cook also.


      At Alpha K9 Academies, we work with dogs of all ages and sizes. We offer basic manners class, advanced class/ CGC, therapy dog, and agility training. Our basic manners group packages are listed as follows: - Ruff package $130.00. Six weeks of training. This class comes with certification, and problem solving. - Diamond in the ruff package $150.00. Six weeks of training. This class comes with certification, problem solving and a one year guarantee. - Happy hound package $200.00. Six weeks of training. Comes with certification, problem solving, lifetime guarantee, free leash or collar, and $25.00 is donated to the Central Valley Rescue Railroad. - Private Lessons $500.00. plus travel time depending on your location. These classes are held at the comfort of your own home. They are designed to accommodate those with busy schedules. - Doggy boot camp $3,400.00. For those who wish to drop their dogs off 4 days a week for 4 hours a day. Please let us know if we can lock you into a spot for any of these class dates. Please don't delay! These classes fill very fast. Big or small, we train them all!


      I am a dog trainer. I have always enjoyed training dogs. I want to help dog owners who are having troubles training their dogs.


      I offer obedience, correct behavior problems for older dogs. I train older dogs to become CGC, CGCA, and start service dog obedience. This is a one-on-one dog training; I only train one dog at a time.


      I pet sit and dog walk while people are out of town,at work, or even if they just need extra help with their pets. I also dog walk on a regular basis. I houseclean as well! I love what I do and hope to hear from you soon!


      I will make you feel comfortable leaving your pets at home again. I will love them like they were mine.


      First off, I love dogs, and this is why I chose to dog-sit. Next, I do almost any job you need me to do, like watching them, walking dogs and more. This is why you should hire me to dog-sit your dog.

      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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