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Alpha K-9 Academy
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brandi M.
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Tammy is a wonderful dog trainer! I have had my dog for three years now. In the first year of adopting my dog from rescue center; he had a lot of anxiety and bark non- stop. In about seven months with working with the techniques Tammy would suggest he no longer barks when I'm not home. I encourage and recommend Tammy as your dog trainer . She has a lot of knowledge on the psychology of dog behavior , and you will see your dog have major improvements.

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Nu Pawspective
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dianne G.
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We have been sending our dog to Susan at Nu Pawspective for about a year now. Susan is an intelligent trainer with a "dog whisperer" instinct for dogs. Our dog loves going with Susan every day and always comes home exhausted and happy. We are thankful to have someone whom we trust to care for our dog as much as Susan does.

The Heart of Caregiving
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Susan V.
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I had a meet & greet with Sonia yesterday; she brought her "pack" of dogs to meet my dog, who is sometimes aggressive toward other dogs. Sonia really seems to know her stuff, and gave me great advice on dealing with my dog!! And he behaved pretty well around all her dogs, thanks to her coaching! I was impressed!

American Canine Institute
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Joel C.
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Gene is polite and well versed in the area of dog training. So far we are in the puppy class and hope to progress to Protection training. He cares for his own dogs and the dogs of others. Couldnt recommend a better dog trainer in the area. So far all his predictions were correct about our Belgian Malinois. Droopy ears no longer droop. Hire him. You wont regret it.

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando B.
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Phoebe B trained our German Shepard dog and of all the trainers we have used she made the most progress in helping the dog to become more comfortable with different people and situations. She also took care of both our dogs and the dogs are very excited when they see Phoebe. Phoebe is very personable, open, and patient. We liked her a lot and had she not moved away from our area, we would continue to have her train and care for our dogs. She is also a very sincere and nice person! Would highly recommend her.

Pet Care Services
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Whitley K.
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Stella not only watched my puppy but trained him this past week! She has saved my life with the potty training and it only took her a few days!!! She is very knowledgeable when it comes to puppies. Everything went smoothly! I was so happy to get updates and pictures of him everyday. I'll be using her again for sure.

Sit Stay Wag Dog Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Karen C.
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I absolutely endorse Lauren Flato and Sit Stay Wag Dog Training. First, Lauren is a vet; she knows when a problem is behavioral and when it should be checked by your veterinarian. Second, she specializes in animal behavior. This is not just an interest of hers, it is something that she has studied. Third Lauren simply "gets" animals. And more importantly, Lauren "gets" owners. My husband, our pup Abby and I are living proof. My husband and I were brand new dog owners of an adorable, but very scared ~2 year old rescue that spent 7 weeks in the Oakland pound - a kill shelter filled primarily with Pit Bulls and aggressive Chiuauas. Although Abby - a 14 lb Maltipoo mix has always been a little snuggle bug with us, she was snippy, barky and unpredictable with anyone else. We went to other trainers who told us that our dog was aggressive, dangerous and "needs to be reprimanded and know she is not the alpha in your house." Although we didn't know anything about dogs, this intuitively just didn't seem right. In utter desperation after several missteps with other trainers I found the website for American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior which led me to Lauren. From the first home visit, I knew we were in the right hands. Lauren provided clear information and explanations about what was happening. She provided simple homework assignments and shared the importance of confidence, consistency and patience. No matter how much or how little Abby seemed progressed from visit to visit, Lauren always found something positive about Abby's behavior - or ours! Today Abby is an entirely different dog. She no longer cowers when we call her; she happily accepts petting from our friends and can walk down the street without barking at every single person she passes. She's not perfect and neither are we, but we continue to work and improve. We're currently practicing the skills and lessons that Lauren taught us and will continue to consult with her for refreshers or additional advice as the need arises. If you have a dog with problems - or you are a new pet-owner without past experience - do yourself and your dog a favor and call Lauren. There is only upside to working with Sit Stay Wag Dog Training!

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Grace W.
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They were the best dog trainers around. My dog failed out of 2 other places and I really needed help! Thank goodness we found off leash!

Canine Higher Learning
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Sheila G.
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Cecilia of Canine Higher Learning Is The Dog Whisperer . She has trained my dog for puppy , basic , advanced and some private classes , She has an awesome style and the Dogs love her .I have sent all my friends and family to her, and they were pleased too. I would not let anyone else work with my animals , she is the best.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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Cannot find a more knowledgeable or caring dog trainer than Tricia. I took my Scottie and Min Pin to classes with Tricia for years until I moved out of the area. When I went out of town I would leave my dogs with Tricia to care for them, they loved her and her dog Zeus to death! The move made me appreciate her even more. Everyone comments on how well behaved my dogs are and I always attribute it to the best dog trainer in the country.

  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany W.
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We got a rescue puppy. While adorable, she's got many of the behavior issues rescue dogs may come with, especially destructive anxiety. I've trained dogs before, and this dog has made me run out of ideas. Amy has consulted with me many times on ways to reduce her anxiety and help her with everything from getting the hang of potty training to not nipping at the kids. She has always tried her hardest and done her best. All with positive reinforcement methods too! She's taken on tough cases and doesn't give up. She's great at coaching owners too so we can genuinely help the dog. If you're not working with Amy, you don't have the best - yet! Give her a hollar!

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Vanessa G.
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I went to several different dog trainers for my crazy dog. And she was the only one that could get him to stop his unusual habit

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Rhonda F.
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Dallas is a joy to work with. She has trained me to train the dog. All of her techniques involved positive reinforcement rather than punishment. Outstanding trainer.

The Dog Connections
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dena R.
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Zoom-Room Campbell is the best! Always clean and packed with fun treats & equipment. Kim Rappaport is an excellent trainer. She is patient with me and my young Vizsla. I have learned so much and my dog loves our time training together. She uses positive reinforcement and my dog is always excited to work with her. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for dog training. I'm looking forward to starting agility training as soon as we get through our basic classes.

Calliflora & Fauna
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol P.
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Review for Cally Davis Last Fall we adopted a 13 month old German Shepherd from our local Animal Shelter. I have had 6 GS companions in my life but none of these were adopted. All of them have been wonderful Canine Citizens and two of them involved in various 'therapy work' with people. One reason I adopted a German Shepherd: this was my way of thanking this breed for bringing so much joy into my life. I wanted to take care of one who otherwise might not have life in this world..and share the joy of canine-human companionship with her. However, it only took a few weeks for me to realize that bringing in a young dog, whose history I did not know, was very, very different from raising and training a puppy 7 - 9 weeks old!! From both her scars and her behavior, I realized she had been so abused & unsocialized that my main priority was to offer her unconditional love and the certainty of a Home here for her. After three months, I realized that unconditional love is not enough - Coco needed guidance to help her rethink her responses, collaborate with the humans caring for her, and make her needs known without being destructive of household objects. She needed specific help to overcome her intense anxiety and fear of people..and occasionally of other dogs. Being a young German Shepherd she also needed lots of good exercise. Unfortunately, she came into our lives at a time when our own usual rhythms were radically interrupted. My husband was in the hospital and rehab for four months....this occurred six months after she came into our family. All the previous work I had done with her starting rapidly slipping away as she wondered if she was being abandoned and she began her frequent attempts to hide under our house. It was about the time my husband returned home that I met Cally Davis....she was recommended to me by one of my Vet's Techs who also told me that there would be times when Cally would want to have her own dog (Amber) along in both the teaching and exercising sessions with Coco. I started not to call Cally because I did not want Coco to have to compete, with another dog, Amber, for Cally's attention....and what a mistake that would have been!! The combination of Cally and Amber as Coco's Teachers is just superb. Not only has Cally introduced and taught leash etiquette, good social skills, and how Coco can moderate her own excitable behaviors; the combination of Cally and Amber have allowed Coco experiences with another dog-as-teacher that are invaluable. I no longer worry about taking Coco to dog parks or in spaces where we might encounter other dogs, children playing, and great commotion as one can experience in the County Parks here in Santa Cruz. Under Cally's tutelage, I actually look forward to training sessions that involve real challenges for Coco in learning to trust other humans and dogs; learning not to be fearful when some new 'event' happens in her life. She's a smart dog and, through Cally's work with her, she has learned to use her intelligence in ways that benefit her and make her experience in the world a joyful one. In essence, through Cally's work....and my own follow-through with this work: now Coco walks easily on leash, responds quickly to my requests of her, and has a comfort level in the world that I worried she would never gain in any place other than within our home. I can take her...and I do...everywhere I go and know she will be fine; and others will enjoy her company! She is more than fine!: Coco receives many positive comments about her 'way of being,' rarely do we go anywhere that some stranger doesn't make the observation equivalent to: "What a smart, wonderful dog.." It is quite clear to me that the profound changes in her are due in large part to her work with Cally - as well as with Cally and Amber! I especially recommend Cally for those people who have adopted dogs and are unsure of how to read their dog's behaviors or how to assist their dog in making changes that are necessary if this adoption is to prosper both the Canine and the Humans in the 'Family Constellation.'

Hands on Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemarie A.
Verified review

Still training with Gloria, she is very professional, and provides good handouts of skills we teach and more.

Step By Step Connection
1.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
Verified review

Lillac Komanski is an excellent dog trainer! Whatever problems we are having with our dog, she teaches us just what to do to resolve the issue. She also gives us tools to deal with other situations that may come up. Lillac's guidance, help, and support are invaluable in training our pet. We have been using her services for years and continue to be extremely happy with her work!

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Karina Shrader is one of the most reliable home dog trainers out there. Kindly check out her Thumbtack profile for other services that she offers.

  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Let your worries on your dog behavioral problems rest on Pam Tyson as she offers quality pet training services. She specializes in canine obedience training and dog behavior solutions.

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I provide basic, intermediate and advanced training and behavior modification. I use positive reinforcement training and clicker training.

  • 20 years in business
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Looking for intensive training for aggressive dogs? David Baron is a professional dog trainer who offers unconventional and effective dog training methods to promote canine obedience.

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I am an AKC certified dog trainer. I use Ceaser Milian's methods to train your dog. I am willing to work with the owners step by step to help them out.

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I am a professional dog walker and dog sitter. Animals love me because I love them! I have over 20 years of experience with dog sitting and animal training.

  • 8 years in business
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I have a deep connection with dogs that no one else has, I can tell when they are hurt, happy, anxious, nervous etc.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Dog Behavior Rehab offers puppy obedience training services. They have a team of local dog trainers who also do dog private lessons.

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