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Hollister K9 Trainers

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The Heart of Caregiving
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb R.
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We had a great initial consultation with Sonia. She came to our home and met our 2 Aussies. Her insights, recommendations and demeanor was so helpful. I highly recommend Sonia to help you with your training.

  • 22 years in business
  • 13 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!

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia C.
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Tricia is the best. She is so knowledgeable about many dog breeds and has great advice on how to work with a dog to overcome any problem areas. I highly recommend Tricia for training or pet sitting services. Your dog would be in very good hands.

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline K.
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Phoebe is an amazing dog-walker. She's super great with my dog and has worked with us on training her too. Norah's gotten so much better in her walking and obedience. I can trust Phoebe with Norah anytime and she always goes above and beyond with her. I'm so glad I found her!

Marie S.
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Off Leash trained my beagle through their board and train program. He would pull on the leash and had zero recall. After training, he's like a different dog. I was sent daily updates. The process from start to finish was top notch. Highly recommend them for your dog training needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
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Toni is OUTSTANDING in Her training experience and personality !!! makes training fun and exciting for both Humans and dogs ....We Like the way she trains and "WE" have our homework of repeat session training until she comes back...and were excited to show Toni ALL that our dog has learned =)

theIRF
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Marcia T.
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Robert's advice is worth your time. A consult could ultimately save you costly mistakes with your business. Whether training a dog to obey or the owner to be in control or advising a person with business pursuits one word. Listen. He has always been patient when answering my questions. His insights are helpful. Again, listen, you may not hear what you want to but you will hear what may be the right answer.

  • 18 years in business
Ami B.
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I have learned so much through Dallas! My dog can be very challenging at times, but with her hands-on help and instruction, I am gaining more and more mental control over him and am slowly becoming more calm and assertive. Being predominantly boxer, my dog is high anxiety - and unfortunately, so am I. I'd say training with her is not only therapy for my dog, but for me as well. I had not realized how sensitive my dog is to my body language; watching him with Dallas or even hearing about how he behaves with friends or family really brought this need to center myself to my attention. All of what we learned in training we can continue to use for years to come, but I also like that when I am feeling overwhelmed by him, Dallas is happy to step in and get me back on track and balanced. One thing that is very important for people to understand is that you get out what you put it. It is imperative to work with your dog on the skills you have learned and regularly. I must admit that I am not always perfect with this aspect of training, but because the skills you learn are not lost, when life settles down I am able to go back in full-force. If you are willing to put in the time, really *listen*, and make sure you understand what you are being taught, her training is worth every penny!

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

Hands on Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemarie A.
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Still training with Gloria, she is very professional, and provides good handouts of skills we teach and more.

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I am not a business. I do this because I like all dogs, and they need to be loving and have no bad behavior problem. I can train most all dogs! I can remove any wildlife. I have had most of all different animals.

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Worried your furry friend is lonely or isn't getting enough exercise while you're at work? Need someone to pet sit while on vacation? Maybe your dog could use some training? Let me help. With The Canine Constitutional, I offer a wide variety of services, so get in contact with me, and we can work towards getting your dog to be happy and behaved.

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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.

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Hi there, my name is Kayla Eve I am a 23-year-old registered veterinary technician. I am offering my Canine mobile services as an affordable option for all customers and their canine companions. I have over 10 years experience in the canine service industry.

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I have over 25 years of training and showing my dogs through the Mixed Breed Dog Club of America(MBDCA) and 2 1/2 years as a pet trainer for PetsMart in Pittsburg, CA. I have worked with many dogs, including some of my own, to find solutions to their various problems behaviors such as fear of men, dog aggression, food aggression and timidness towards other dogs and humans. I have great patience with the dogs but the owner has to be willing to keep reinforcing what I teach them using reward-based training, love and patience.

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We are training dogs in only three hours for one day dog training. What makes the business great is we show the dog owners how to handle their pets the right way.

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I like animals, especially dogs. I also have worked with dogs before in a training program. I helped dog named Bobby with uneven-sized legs get trained and later, adopted. I am a certified junior dog trainer.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Besides doing dog sitting, walking & my Real World Dog Training is by far result oriented training with different training methods. But most importantly I provide professional & service satisfaction, I'm a friendly down to earth person for me it's important to do business the right and fair way and build a long lasting relationship with my clients.

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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!

  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide high-quality dog obedience/pet training for the canine and the family. I am a dog/human coach, building a better relationship between you and your beloved family member. It has been my life passion to connect people with their dogs through fun motivational training methods and to help humans understand the canine mind.I am committed to training people and improving their relationships with their canine family members. I grew up in a family who raised and trained Competition Obedience dogs. At a very young age I was immersed in the AKC World of Dog Sports, traveling all over the West Coast learning about Obedience Tournaments and all levels of showing.I have raised and trained 10 Golden Retrievers that live with me, putting Master titles on my dogs in Obedience and Agility. I trained & titled dogs in Tracking, Hunting, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International titles. I am a member of the Norcal Golden Retriever Club, and the Golden Retriever Club of America, as well as an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen, Canine Companion Evaluator & AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator. Whatever you needs are to incorporate your beloved pet into your family I can help you with. Chemistry and honesty are important for us to work together.

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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