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Alpha K-9 Academy
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Fiona L.
Verified review

We love Tammy ! We have a 2-year old Aussie with pretty serious issues regarding: charging at the door barking (scaring guests), barking at random noises, biting (yikes! but yes.. many times to even friends and family), and leash aggression. We had 2 trainers before. One was at the prestigious Cali-K9 which was like training your dog to almost be like a police dog with a lot of consequences including pulling very hard on the chain where they want his two front feet to literally be lifted ( we didn't want to do this at all .. but we trusted them because of their amazing reviews )..this caused our anxious pup to become a very anxious dog, esp. to strangers... we then went with another trainer from Pet Food Express who was purely positive reinforcement. Here, she had him locked away in the room for months without social interaction in order to try to desensitize him and slowly introduce him back to people and triggers. THIS DID NOT WORK. If anything, his habits got worse and we forgot what it was like to even have a dog anymore :( We reached a very sad point, full of tears, where we discussed the fact that we might have to give him away but we decided maybe board & train was the next step. There are articles out there saying this method is not suggested because it might not be long lasting, or maybe the dog might just listen to the trainer and not you. Anyways, we came across Tammy and at first was very hesitant. As a millennial couple both working in high-tech.. we were killing ourselves over online research. Thumbtack wasn't a service I ever used before so I trusted other sites like Yelp & Facebook which Tammy didn't have too much of a presence on :( We did a bunch of research and even paid $100 for a consultation with Lori Hamilton - but it didn't feel right.. but she was still on our radar as another top option. When we met Tammy, she seemed incredibly sweet, genuine, & honest. As she is going full-time as a dog trainer, I knew she was going to treat our dog Finn as an individual and not just a number or revenue. She truly cared about his life and happiness. Eventually we made the decision to go with Tammy, reason being is because we know not everyone is as tech-savvy and we went with social media all-stars like Cali-K9 before which didn't go well.. so we couldn't judge a trainer just based on online presence. When we got Finn back from Board & Train you could tell how much he adored her. It was crazy! When she walked away he locked his eyes and body towards her. When she comes for our trainings now, our dog throws his body on her and rubs himself missing her. This is how I know she spent a lot of time with him instead of just shipping him off, and crossing our fingers that Finn was getting the training attention he needs. Forward 2 months, Finn is not perfect but he is x10 more manageable and we know what to do if he reacts in any way. He now goes to work with my boyfriend as an office pup, we aren't scared to take him downtown, he rarely barks at the Amazon dude (this could be fixed very fast before it happens). My boyfriend and I are so happy we went with Tammy now! She is the most patient person ever and I am so excited to have her integrated in our lives. She has helped us find so much different solutions regardless if its testing individual techniques or even supplements to help with Finn's anxiety. The greatest gift she gave us is the confidence that we are a great dog owner and that we also have the greatest dog! Put time and effort in your dog & Tammy will always do the same! We are continuing to board with Tammy when we go on vacations, so our relationship will definitely continue for a long time <3 (:

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Nu Pawspective
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dianne G.
Verified review

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.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mary G.
Verified review

Christina was great with my dog. They went on an hour walk and he came home and was ready for a nap. She made him a friend for life with treats. She will be coming back again this week.

The Heart of Caregiving
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Susan V.
Verified review

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!

  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany W.
Verified review

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Alan H.
Verified review

Toni is a great dog and people person. We are satisfied with the results and happy with the process.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen P.
Verified review

My dog, Kacie, was the most sweet, but stubborn dog. I could not get her to stop chewing/eating everything in site,including the sheetrock on the wall if there was nothing else in her area to chew! I also could not housebreak her and she barked/howled often at nothing. I tried to crate train her as well, but it was a fight to just get her into the crate. I went to Kris for help. She trained her and I could not believe the results. Kacie stopped chewing on things. She would go in her crate when told. She was housebroken. She rarely barked or howled unless someone came to the door (or the answering machine went on lol). I truly thought she switched my dog with another lol I would highly recommend Kris for training your dogs. She is amazing!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kshetrajna R.
Verified review

It has been excellent to have Caitlin take care of our dog. She has been extremely flexible to accommodate a lot of our last minute requests and my dog loves to visit her and her dogs :).

Pawsitively Pet Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber T.
Verified review

We had her come over and walk our dog while we were out of town for a week. She not only walked our dog, but gave her loving attention that she needed. We are very appreciative for everything she has done for us. Will definitely seek out her services again!

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I have the canine companion you've always dreamed of! Integrating many different training techniques customized for each individual dog. I will work with you and your pet at the daycare and boarding facility inside Carmel Holistic Veterinary Clinic, or meet you at your home, the dog park or anywhere else that will help make you and your dog comfortable! Please check out my website for my profile, product recommendation and contact info!

  • New on Thumbtack
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Hi. I'm a very responsive person and caring. I have also been a dog owner myself. I am also a doggy lover who loves to take dogs on walks. My favorite dog breeds are chihuahua and terrier mix. Another dog breeds that I like are pit bulls and huskies. I am willing to go travel to take care of the dog. I have a flexible schedule.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have an enthusiasm for animal care. To me, this is not just a job. I truly care about the animals I care for, making sure to look out for their well-being.

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I have extensive experience training and caring for dogs. I have worked with special needs animals as well and ensure a well pampered (while still well disciplined) pup and I guarantee you will notice improvements in your dog's behavior as long as you stay consistent to any pointers I share with you.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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With over 20 years of canine and other pet experience, Mel's provides passionate and extraordinary care to all pets, as if they were their own. Mel's is especially catered to dog walking and other canine care. Dog walking can be easily customized based on specifics needs. If Fido needs a run or just a potty break, Mel's will take care of it for you. Mel's also provides over night stays at client's homes for pet care.

  • New on Thumbtack
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If you need help with pet care, dog walking, pet sitting, house cleaning from a trusted, respectful and caring professional, then I am your girl! Our pets get lonely during the day and would love a little extra attention to get them through that time when you are away. I would come to your home and give them love and care, walk and play with your dog(s), clean up any mess they made, brush, feed and provide water too, if requested. Cats don't like to be walked, but I offer the above services for them as well. Rats, hamsters, birds, snakes, and fish, I've had them all and know how to care for them. I offer housecleaning services as well. Sometimes just the company of someone in the home is good enough for your pet.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I like to get to know the dog and their personalities in order to apply the right training that would be right for that dog.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have two wonderful dogs at the moment (beagles), but I would like to earn some extra money besides the money I earn from doing chores. I am comfortable walking and taking care of all dogs, but I preferred those who are potty and/or crate trained. I am in high school, but I am a great caretaker. I love walking and playing with dogs, and I will even groom your dog! I love all kinds of dogs, so I will take care any kind. Contact me if you're interested. I have walked and taken cared of dogs around my neighborhood, so I have tons of practice.

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Are you taking a little trip and don't wanna leave your pooch in a kennel? Do you have a busy work schedule but still want him to get the exercise that it needs? I've got you covered for all your puppies' needs. I have great experience with dogs and flexible hours.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Hi, there! I am a stay-at-home mom (to a baby and a two-year old dog) with over 12 years of dog-caring experience. I offer dog walking and sitting at very competitive rates. Are you worried about your dog at home while you are working long hours? My female havanese and I can help.

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Danish-Swedish Farmdogs USA (DSFUSA) is dedicated to providing high-quality canine educational opportunities for anyone interested in learning more about our canine companions. DSFUSA sponsors live canine seminars and workshops as well as virtual online webinars®. DSFUSA offers continuing education credits (CEUs) for various canine professionals, such as certified trainers, veterinary technicians, and more. For each educational offering, information regarding CEUs will be posted.

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