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Hollister German Shepherd Trainers

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  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

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
Anita B.
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Not done yet, but really pleased with initial training session. Max worked very well with Amy and we got lots of great tips to settle down this rescued, adolescent German Shepherd!

Sit Stay Wag Dog Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

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!

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Beth M.
Verified review

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!

Pet Care Services
4.2
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Whitley K.
Verified review

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.

Grace W.
Verified review

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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We talked to Toni on the phone and she was very helpful although our puppy is to young to be trained she gave us a lot of insight on what we could do meanwhile. We haven't officially hired her yet but we plan to when our puppy is old enough to be trained.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Raz Z.
Verified review

Kris is the best friend we could find for our year and a half young german shepherd puppy- Hero. We needed help for for some playtime with Hero as we were temporarily not able to play with him. Best friend Back up is the perfect name, as we were so happy to see our fur baby happy! :) We will keep asking Kris for support everytime we need it. 100% recommend her to anyone for exceptional services, being super flexible, helpful and timely in all she does!!

  • 18 years in business
Rhonda F.
Verified review

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
Ashley M.
Verified review

ZoomRoom Campbell is Disneyland for dogs and the best University at the same time. All three of my fur babies attend classes, as well as use the private gym time. I can't compliment the staff and trainers enough.

Calliflora & Fauna
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol P.
Verified review

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.'

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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.

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

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Annette Elsten is a dog obedience trainer who offers reliable services to pet owners. She does group and private dog training as well as walking, sitting, grooming, feeding, medicating and playing.

  • 4 years in business
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Enrique Benavidez is among the personal trainers who train dogs effectively. He also offers pet sitting, dog walking and behavior modification services. Check out his rates.

  • 20 years in business
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  • 13 years in business
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