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Gilroy Animal Behaviorists

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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
Resa W.
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Susan is a true lover of dogs as well as taking her career seriously and keeping abreast of all the most up to date information on dog health. I feel Susan cares for my Ariel as if she was her own and that gives me great peace of mind.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rona R.
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Christina had an affinity for animals and they love her. Our pup looks forward to her walks, kisses, and love. Thank you for taking care of our fur baby as if he was your own!

Pet Care Services
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne T.
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She took care of Scrappy my 14 year old Cat. I really appreciate how caring she is because he is getting older and sometimes throws up. I think she is a genuine person and animal lover. I would highly recommend her

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Beth M.
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Phoebe is an animal behavior miracle worker and the best in the industry as far as I m concerned! I cannot say enough good things about working with her! In fact, I don t think words could do justice to how highly I regard her and how positively impact she has been to my life and my family (dog-children included, of course!)! I have two German Shepherd Dogs who are the loves of my life, but they can certainly be a handful without proper training, reinforcement and care. When I first met Phoebe, I only had my female GSD, Ranger, who was about 1yr old at the time and she owned me , so to speak (completely my fault). Thankfully, Phoebe was able to correct some of Ranger s bad behavior s (again, my fault), train me on being a good leader, and get her basic obedience in check, all while maintaining Ranger s personality and attitude . Soon after Phoebe began working with Ranger, my family decided to get a second GSD, Stryker. This time, we worked with Phoebe throughout the entire process of obtaining a new dog, i.e., selecting the right breeder; puppy testing to choose a puppy with the best temperament for my family; selecting a great veterinarian; proper nutrition and supplements; preventing injuries; choosing safe toys; socializing the new puppy; and, introducing the new puppy to the family and to my other dog, Ranger. Once Stryker was old enough, Phoebe trained him extensively and he is now just about the perfect dog, a gentle giant! I now get compliments almost daily on the behavior of my dogs during walks, but to be completely honest, if my dogs were not as well-trained, I probably wouldn't be able to walk them at all. Finally, to top it all off, Phoebe is just a great human being with a work ethic like no other. She has stayed in my home several times with my dogs for extended periods of time and not only have I always returned to clean, better-behaved dogs, but also to an immaculate house! I could go on forever. If anyone is on the fence about hiring her, feel free to call or email me. Choosing Phoebe to work with your beloved dogs will be one of the wisest decisions you make for both your dogs and your family!

Laura's Pet Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brad K.
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The first time I met Laura I knew she was a huge animal lover. My sheltie, Charlie, is usually reserved around people he doesn't know, but he took to Laura immediately. In fact, he couldn't wait for Laura to take him on his daily walks - whenever she arrived, he would be at the door ready to go. Charlie also liked to go to Laura's house for pet sitting. I felt very comfortable leaving Charlie at Laura's house because the other dogs she was sitting for were always friendly and never aggressive toward Charlie or toward each other. I highly, highly, recommend Laura Tait for all of her pet services - she's a real gem.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gosia H.
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Tricia is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. She was very thorough in asking questions to assess my dog, and in our very first session I saw positive changes to my dog's behavior. Tricia followed up with an email reviewing everything we had worked on and discussed. She did not try to sell me a package of lessons. I am definitely planning to continue with her

  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sveta M.
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We learned a lot from Amy about dogs behavior. And started applying it it right away. Works like a charm. :) will continue working together. Thanks Amy.

Pet Walker and Sitter
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rajani B.
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We would highly recommend Andrew as a pet care-giver in the Bay Area. He proved himself to be extremely responsible, trustworthy and professional. We were very happy with the services he provided. He was required to provide care for our 7 year old lab-mix, Rusty. A big dog who needs a lot of exercise. The schedule required 3 day-time visits, at 8am, 12:30pm and again at 5pm, to walk, feed and play with our dog, over the two-week period that we were away. Andrew is obviously very comfortable around animals and our dog loved him. We had other arrangements for overnight care, however, Andrew did everything we asked of him and after our initial meetings with him, my husband and I were very comfortable with his ability to be conscious of the security of our home during these visits. Our dog was very, well taken care of during our absence. We will definitely hire him again, whenever the need arises.

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.'

Evie Werner
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christy N.
Verified review

I have known Evie Werner for over 5 years now and have used both her pet sitting/walking and organizing services. Evie is the biggest animal lover I have ever know and would do (and has!) done most anything to spare an animal. Her organization skills are exceptional and no matter what the job, Evie can get it done. I highly recommend Evie Werner and commend her for her patience and love of animals and her work ethic in dealing with other people's possessions.

theIRF
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Linda C.
Verified review

Robert was instrumental in teaching our Beagle puppy "good" behaviors. He stressed, that dogs are hardwired to be in a pack and its an important need for them to have an Alpha person leading them. Robert was loving, yet firm with our pet. Robert came to our home, he was on time and a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable.

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I respond to my client's needs by listening and communicating clearly. I am dependable, trustworthy, mature, and I'm doing what I've loved to do my whole life which is caring for animals.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I walk, feed, clean, and bath dogs. I sit dogs at home. I have 10 years of experience. I worked for the shelter of San Jose and Vac Rocker Hospital.

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Mer Maids is a housecleaning, house sitting and animal sitting based business. We are very reliable. We get the job you need done. We prefer local business, however, we will travel some distance for the right client.

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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.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are licensed, bonded and insured. All staff are background and reference checked animal professionals; such as, dog trainers, vet tech's/assistants; including animal science educated!

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Veterinary Services, Grooming, Boarding & Rehabilitation

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Are you looking for a dog walker or a pet sitter? Do you have a job that requires a flexible schedule or has an unusual task list? Do you need a pet sitter for a reptile or pocket animal? Sarah's Pet Service is what you're looking for if you want the business that caters to you and your pets' needs while not breaking your bank account. I am energetic, joyful, loving, detail oriented and trustworthy, and I'm comfortable with most, if not all, household/farm pets. I am experienced in dog, cat, fish, bird, reptile and farm animal care. Please click on my website to learn more about me and how to contact or set up appointments.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a passionate animal lover and aspiring pre-veterinary sciences student, willing to help you with the maintenance and care of your furry friends! I have experience in working with both the conventional pet species (i.e. dogs, cats, etc.) and exotics. In addition, I have over seven years of experience in riding horses on the local/A-rated show circuits in hunters, jumpers and equitation, and I am willing to help you out with whatever services you would need for your equines.

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I'm a young active person who is looking to expand and further her knowledge of animals and would love to care, walk and help in any way with your pet. I walk and care for any animal.

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