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  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Christy B.
Verified review

Shayne has made training my puppy both easy and enjoyable! I never realized how simple it could be! She has been very patient with all of my questions and offered common sense solutions to some problems I had been experiencing with my dog. I highly recommend Shayne to anyone who wants to have a well behaved dog and lots of fun while training!

Paws & Claws Animal Training
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wendy Hata-Hall
Verified review

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.

Perfect Paws
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Sara H.
    Verified review

    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 :)

    All Ears Dog Training
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Gina B.
    Verified review

    I have worked with Debbie now for a little over 6 weeks with my dog Lena focusing on socialization and reactivity around other dogs in public and at home. I wanted to be able to bring Lena along to events outside in public areas and feel comfortable and in control of my pet. Lena has attended 3-4 outside dinners at restaurants with people and other dogs, gone into petsmart on adoption Saturdays, and walked around downtown areas since training with Debbie. All of which were not possible or very stressful before. I am so happy I have trained with Debbie All Ears Dog Training and look forward to continue working with my dog and improving our time together :) I would highly recommend training to improve your bond with your pet and overall lifestyle!

    Karlie's Dog Training
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lisa W.
    Verified review

    Karlie was amazing. We have used her multiple times now and couldn’t be happier! She kept us in the loop while we were gone, and went above and beyond! Thank you!!!

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sarah R.
    Verified review

    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.

    About

    We are a full-time pet care service. We offer in-home pet sitting, pooper scooper service, doggy walk service and dog training service. We are licensed and insured. We also belong to the National Association of Professional Pet Care Service.

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    I love to train animals I be training them since I was 12 I'm 18 years old and I love animal and would love to pet sit your animal

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    No two dogs are the same so no training program should ever be same. I like to create a program that will best be understood by the clients dog. This will pave the way for clear communication and a better overall relationship between the dog and it's owner. As for my experience, I have spent thousands of hours training high drive dogs in obedience and protection work. This experience has made my skills much more effective when it comes to lower drive pets.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    Kennels Von Felsrucken offers personalized training and behavior modification in your home or in our dog camp. We are serving all of California. Located in San Luis Obispo County.

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    Dogspring Training offers premium dog training, board and train and behavior solution services in Fresno and Clovis, California. We help busy people transform difficult dogs. We will guide you to the perfect family puppy or dog. Through each step of the process, you'll have the support you need to fix issues with barking, jumping, pulling, whining, lunging, biting and house training. Dogspring Training was founded by Nate Hess, who is a graduate of Stanford University and the Karen Pryor Academy and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the International Association of Animal Behavioral Consultants (IAABC) and the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program (AKC CGC). We help take your out of control "wild child" pup and turn them into a lovely family pet. In our premium board and train your dog lives with a full-time professional dog trainer in a home environment, allowing us to tailor the training to real-world situations. We then build on this success with private lessons and group practice sessions to give you everything you need to transform your dog. Our primary service area covers Fresno and Clovis, but people bring their dogs fro the surrounding Central Valley, including Madera, Coursegold, Mariposa, Hanford, Selma, and Merced. We also put tons of free training information on Fresno's most popular dog training Facebook page. For aspiring professional dog trainers, we also offer intensives to teach you the essentials of both business and dog training. A better dog -- and a less stressful life -- are just weeks away.

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    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.

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    I offer dog care, pet sitting, basic training, playgroups, and pet walking. I give every pet the royal treatment while their parents are away.

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    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.

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    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!

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    I use positive reinforcement. Training this way makes your dog feel like they're doing the commands to plead you not because they're made to do them. Whisk makes for a happier dog and that's what I like the see happy we'll trained dogs

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    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.

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

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We are a licensed, insured and bonded pet service company that offers force-free, science-based dog training, professional in-home pet sitting and dog walking services. Our services are available in Fresno/Clovis, Coarsegold and Oakhurst, California. Please visit our pet sitting and certified dog training pages for specific service locations. With Yosemite Bark, you can rest assured your pet care professional is up-to-date with the pet care industry standards and best practices. We strive to provide you with the effective tools you need to live harmoniously with your pets. Our techniques are safe for both you and your pet. They are easy to learn and apply and will actually enhance and strengthen the relationship you have with your pets. If you're a dog owner looking to solve a particular behavioral problem, a new puppy parent, or a family burdened by the question of who will take care of the pets while you're away from home, contact us today.

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    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.

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    Nick is certified, through Animal Behavioral College (ABC), to teach and train professional-class obedience. Nick trains dogs in all shapes and sizes from extralarge breeds even down to small and toy breeds. Nick is what you would call a "toolbox trainer". There are a variety of different methods to training, and he uses the best method to suite your individual dog. Please contact me at my e-mail address or at Nick's Dog Training on Facebook. You can also call me.

    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.

    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.

    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?
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