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Cozy K9 Care & Kamp
4.6
from 157 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My dog Tristan, a standard poodle, is getting elderly and has arthritis with very bad weakness in his back legs so it has gotten to the point that taking him to a groomer is too hard on him and more dangerous of him getting hurt. I am so thankful I found Desiree who does in-home groom visits where Tristan can be comfortable, not have to stand so long and can now even lay down in the comfort of my home and get groomed. Desiree was on time, she took time to let Tristan warm up to her, she was so gentle and has the experience to gently handle my elderly dog, she cleaned up after, she was so friendly and easy to talk to and Tristan looked wonderful afterwards! She even helped put a name to a possible health problem just from hearing Tristan cough so will ask my vet about it. I am so happy to have found Desiree and she has gained a permanent customer.

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Wagtime Dog Training
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra K.
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Don is very professional and conscientious. His dog training methods are proving to be very effective for our 4 month old puppy. I recommend him highly.

ForrestGlenn Kennels
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Eric L.
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He came to my house and started training my dog right away. He knows his stuff and the price was very fair. Highly recommend him.

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Executive Canine Services
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren J.
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Les is friendly and offers real world solutions for dog training. He has taught my husband and I important tips on how we can get it dog to follow our commands better and to reduce negative behavior. We look forward to continuing to work with him to develop our dog's skills.

  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Juan V.
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Tierney is an absolute godsend! She got our Sophie over some pretty amazing hurdles. Sophie had recently become very aggressive on walks to the point of being uncontrollable! We were worried we would never be able to walk her safely again! With Tierney's help we are now able to have calm and enjoyable walks. We loved Tierney so much we immediately took our new puppy to her, and he is also making amazing strides wth Tierney! I would recommend Unleash The beast-Dog Training for wild dogs and It's amazing owner Tierney to anyone needing help with their dog!

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California Canine
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary A.
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I can't say enough good things about California Canine. The training is superb and I have no doubt you'd have to travel pretty far to find anything comparable. This trainer is very experienced, amazingly knowledgeable, utterly professional, answering every question I had and providing all the help I needed in order to ensure that my six-year-old German Shepherd rescue dog (and I!) could learn the skills we needed so that this could remain her forever home. What my dog and I have learned in this process is invaluable, and worth every single dollar. I am so grateful that I was fortunate enough to discover this fine and excellent resource.

  • 20 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriel P.
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Great experience. Very excited about getting my dog trained.

Walkie Doggies
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Megan M.
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Renata exudes goodness and was thorough in her inquiries about my dog's needs. I definitely hope to hire her again as needed for dog walks.

Silver Lining Pet Services
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen M.
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Sue has been working with me and my two min pins, Coco and Tootsie on behavior modification issues. I was at the point of contacting the breeder to give one of them back - basically at the end of my rope. I'd worked with other dog. trainers, but Sue explained and showed how to manage and modify behavior that was easy to comprehend and made sense. I am not exaggerating when I say she has literally changed my life and helped me rethink how to interact with my girls. I am very grateful.

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tina C.
Verified review

We were very pleased with Jenni. She was very informative and gave us plenty of effective advise. She took our unruly puppy for training and 5 weeks later returned to us a very pleasant obedient and enjoyable dog. It is obvious that her main concern is the care of our pets. We are forever grateful. Thank you Jenni.

Leash Loverz Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi D.
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We met with Kevin for an initial consultation for our 2 boxers. In the short time he spent with us, our dogs learned so very much. Kevin showed an instant connection with our boys and we are excited to start working with him. He was able to answer all our questions and provide honest answers.

El Dorado Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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Darcie is great at what she does and has a wealth of knowledge for dog training. She responds very quickly and is available via phone/text/email to answer any questions once you become her client. Darcie came to our house and assessed our delicate situation with my dog I’ve had for 9 years that has nervous and aggressive tendencies. We just welcomed our newborn baby recently and were needing some serious help with my husband and i getting on the same page for how to better train our dog as, before the baby, she kind of had free reign of the house and training techniques were not established so we needed some help in how to get our dog to follow our directions and live in a safer environment with the new baby now in the picture. Darcie helped us lay down some ground rules and also many techniques to use to help distract the dog from getting nervous and “jealous” when the baby is around me. After our first training session, she sent us an email afterwards reviewing everything we went over so we had some detailed notes to look back on, and also made sure to follow up afterwards on if we had any questions or concerns with the new training techniques she went over with my husband and i. We had one other training session afterwards to review how things were going and also went over some new techniques to assist with getting our dog to maintain her barking when the doorbell is rang/knocked on. We now have some great tools to help manage our situation better thanks to Darcie. Another great thing is she is not “pushy” and works on a customer needs basis so she will not try to “sell” you on getting some type of training package deal, rather schedule her to come train as needed. Thanks so much Darcie for your help and we look forward to touching base with you as time goes on!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dawn M.
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Really competent, conscientious pet sitter. One of the few that I trust with my dogs.

Coyne's Canines
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tara S.
Verified review

I am an owner of an extremely protective 160 pound St. Bernard. She has extreme issues with social interactions with people if they are not family. I was so fortunate to find Coune's Canines. Stacy was extremely brave on that first visit. My dog lunges at her many times and barked non stop. She came back! And we tried her entering the house with my dog in her cage. This went on for many weeks but finally a breakthrough my dog allowed her to pet her through the cage. Now Stacy is easily her good friend! She can walk her around the property play inside with her and when I tell my dog she is coming to visit she is very excited. I never thought I would find anyone that would work with my temperamental girl. But I would highly recommend Coyne's Canines. They care about your pet and treat them like their own.

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My work stands out because of the love I have for animals and the fact that I am very honest and dependable.

  • 4 years in business
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Reliability.

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I love taking care of your pets with a positive manner and attitude with full respect to the pet and owner. I have a 2-year-old daughter and a new puppy. I'm willing to do anything the owner needs done for the pet, including washing, walking, feeding, and any other service needed for the pet. It's not just dogs, cats are accepted as well.

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We are the best choice for personalized dog training. From basic obedience to behavior problem solving, we will help you get results immediately. Commands you will learn: Sit, Down, Stay, Go to your bed, Heel, Come, Leave-it, Outside, Inside and more! Problems we can help you solve: Barking, Jumping, Growling, Digging, Chewing, Mouthing, Separation anxiety, acting fearful, aggression and more! If you need help with your dog call us today!

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Animals are my absolute favorite. Some people call me an "animal whisperer" because I know how animals are feeling when interacting with them and what they want. I own two dogs myself, a German shepherd and a Chihuahua, and they mean the world to me.

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I am a one on one trainer and I like to get to know the dogs characteristics before I start training. Every puppy has it's on personality that's what makes this job so enjoying and exiting for 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.

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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