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Hemet German Shepherd Trainers

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  • 19 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
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Adrianne A.
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Kym is an amazing person!! She is wonderful to work with and did an amazing job educating us on how to train our dog, a 6 month old German Shepherd. She loves what she does and it is very apparent in her work. I highly recommend her!

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Best Paw Forward
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany R.
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I have learned so much from Valerie. She is so experienced and knowledgable about dogs and actually trains the human to better communicate with our dogs. If you are serious about getting an expert to assist you and your dog then I would recommend Valerie hands down. She is the Best in the Valley! My German Shepherd Kai & I thank her for the continued training that we do. It has made me a more confident dog owner for sure.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Debb W.
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She is great with my German Shepherd puppy. Harley is so attentive to her! If i have any questions between classes I can call or text her and she answers quickly! Gives great advice and ideas. Very supportive! HIGHLY recommend!

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  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Judy L.
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We are very happy with the results we’ve seen with our German Shepherd, Bella. The training techniques are not quick-fixes, not a way to demand control, but rather a gradual building of relationship and trust, which leads to greater confidence in both the dog and the owner. We have a solid relationship with our dog now. Things that were a power struggle in the beginning, come much more naturally.

Honor K9
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
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Mark was fantastic, he definitely helped my boyfriend and I understand our german shepard/husky mix a bit better and gave us lots of tips on how to fix our concerns with her, which was barking and even growling/lunging at people. We will definitely be going back in a few months for a follow up and will go to him for all our future dog training needs. He kept things easy to understand and you can really tell he is passionate about what he does. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a dog trainer

OCK-9Services
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Marco T.
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Daniel really knows his stuff. We now have 2 happy and friendly German shepherds. All the advice we received on introducing a new dog to our family worked. After 3 hrs of training session and about 7 days of follow the steps/advise….from walking w/muzzles, walking 20 feet apart, and finally walking side by side with no aggression, Max (new dog) and Foxy accepted each other. We are very happy with the success we had and we highly recom’d Daniel to work with your dogs.

The Dog Listener
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra M.
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Emily is AMAZING! After one hour with her our German shepherd was already behaving better. She explained in depth the behaviors of our dog and then had us do some hands on training with him. She has classes every week which are convient and affordable! I strongly recommend her!!!

i Speak Dog Training
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Doralynn L.
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My friend recommended Tommy to me when i got my German Shepard puppy. it was his best idea ever! Tommy was so kind and gentle eith the 4 And 2 legged members if his class. He asked about what food we were feeding, what our breeds were made for,etc and then began training the Owners rather than the dogs. After 6 weeks we saw improvement in bith the owners and dogs and after performing thr basic commands and a trick, we all received diplomas! I loved the place so much that i let Simon go to doggie day care to socialize with dogs of all sizes and breeds. 2 years later i got another shepard, Lancaster, and Tommy’s training helped me so much having 2 large boys but they are so sociable and friendly and i love them to death and they love their Mommy. Thanks ro Tommy’ classes we have a happy househokd !!

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K.O. Dog Training
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca P.
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I would highly recommend K.O. Dog Training. The trainers, Philip and Michelle were great to work with. They were prompt to each session and made themselves available in between in case I had questions or concerns. They were very patient with me as a new puppy owner and great with my dog, Teddy. Our sessions are over and they made it clear that they are an available resource to me for the life of my dog. I am very pleased with the progress that Teddy (and I) have made.

  • 17 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jennie R.
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Cat helped us with our dog Diesel. He is a German Shepherd that had behavior problems and aggression towards dogs and people. She is a top notch dog trainer. She took the time to learn about Diesel and what his needs were and then worked and trained him to be a better dog. Some dog trainers only have one way of training. Cat is not this way. She can assess your situation and your dog and work with you to come up with a plan that will meet your needs. She uses many styles of training and will find the one that will work for you and your pet. Cat has always been punctual with all of our appointments. Cat and all the staff at The Laundered Mutt & Training Center are kind, friendly and love animals. Thank you Cat for helping Diesel to be a better dog and for helping us to be better dog owners!!

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Taylor Made Working Dogs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica V.
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I bought a dog (german shepherd puppy) from Kris a couple years ago for sport work. He set me up with training and my dog is THE best trained dog I have ever owned. She has a balanced and stable temperament on top of fantastic obedience and protection. I am so incredibly happy with her and Kris is extremely knowledgeable in dog behavior and dog training of all aspects. I recommend Taylor made Working Dogs for any source of dog training or buying.

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Mariah T.
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Amazing! David was amazing with my dog. I had a dog who had several issues on top of not having any obedience. We tried other trainers before him and they couldn't help him. We finally found David and he did a wonderful job. He got our dog to stop lunging, barking, tearing up our things, helped us build a bond, and taught him obedience commands. I am very grateful for everything he's done.

Leashless.Dog
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
TOMMY S.
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Nothing could've been better!! We just had one task for Ted which was transitioning our (people and dog) aggressive German Shepherd into a friendly and tame dog. The results were astounding when we saw him after board training!!! It was like seeing a brand new dog approaching us!! Thanks so much Ted!! 10/10 would recommend

It's a Dogs Life Inc.
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Carol Y.
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We have been working with Dwain since 2009 when we adopted a 9-month old German Shepherd from a rescue organization. Captain needed lots of exercise and Dwain still works with him a couple times a week. Dwain is professional, responsible and deeply committed to helping animals. He regularly attends conferences and seminars to improve his skills and knowledge. We trust him completely to take care of our animals and our dogs love him!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Martha C.
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We hired Dixie for our 4 year old shepherd for her anxiety issues. We had a very bad experience with another "dog trainer" so we were apprehensive about any dog trainers. Dixie was referred to us & we are so glad we called! She is wonderful! Patient, calm & a wealth of information! In 2 weeks with her help & advice we are seeing improvements with our dog! I highly recommend Dixie.

Mac's Canine Consultant's
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Paul S.
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Cynthia has worked wonders with our German Shepherd puppy. We started working with her when our puppy was about 4 months old and it’s been a great success. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is serious about training their dog.

Dog Services Unlimited
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 49 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kent D.
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Obedient instructor, Rose, is a great trainer because she has helped my German Shepherd to be okay around other dogs and this is amazing otherwise my aggressive dog would harm other dogs. Instructors April and her Husband make my other German Shepherd cannot wait to attend agility class. I like Dog Services Unlimited so much that I signed up for Frisbee class and cannot wait to enroll in this as well as Work-And-Play classes.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Justin R.
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My German Shepherd was out of control before i went to offleash k9. These trainers really bring the best out of your dog. I now have full control and am able to enjoy a better quality of life with my pup.

Pacific Coast Pet Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Christie S.
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I have just communicated with Brad and was extremely happy with his knowledge and willingness to assist with my needs for assistance with training a German Shepherd strong willed, stubborn and handsome. Thank you Brad for getting back to me so quickly and making my Christmas Present a reality. Gratefully, Christie

Steller Paws
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Shanae J.
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Max helped us with out 2 year old German shepherd. Was very good with him and very patient. Explained things to us in a way we understood without making us feel stupid. Would highly reccomend using Max!

About

I am a dog behaviorist and trainer with over 34 years of experience. I specialize in house and yard manners, treating aggression and separation anxiety. My unique facility is located in Chino, CA. I offer private in-home training, private training at my facility, board-and-train at my facility, and dog boarding when you just need a fabulous place to put your dog up for a few days. I can build a training program around your individual training wish list and budget. My programs start at as low as $100, and I offer a lifetime guarantee on my training! (See my website for details on my lifetime guarantee.) In addition, I also offer Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinics throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. This is a valuable life-saving skill designed to protect not only your pet, but you as well! If this sounds interesting to you, please visit my Rattlesnake Avoidance website.

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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