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  • 8 years in business
  • 688 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Brendan G.

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To say that my husky/shepherd puppy had become a problem around my place would be an understatement. It had reached the point where I could barely study in my own place and I'd rarely have guests. Nonstop barking and biting had been the biggest issues, along with the damage he had done to my chairs, doors, and walls. Initially, I expected a long term plan that I would have to employ to shift my puppy's behavior using techniques Raquel was going to provide. To my surprise the major change occurred in a matter of hours. My puppy was basically a new dog by the end of the session and that I owe entirely to Raquel. While I still have to enforce the rules of the house, I now have an amazingly obedient puppy and would love to recommend Happy Paws Dog Training to anyone struggling with their dog's behavior.

Kathy G.

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We were very impressed with Raquel and her training. We were at our wits end with our 8 month old lab Molly. Despite her having attended 2 group dog training courses at our local pet store, she was out of control. She had taken over our household and was creating discord by her bad behavior for all who reside here, including our 6 year old lab and our cat. Raquel worked with our family, gave us knowledge and skills on how to work with Molly to regain control of our home. Her training encompassed the whole family as we all had our own way of dealing with Molly's behavior. Molly was truly a different dog at the end of our intensive training. We know we still have much work to do but we are encouraged that we now have the skill to continue and the support and encouragement from Raquel.

Veronica Z.

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Raquel was great she knows a lot about dog training was very helpful are dog Oreo is a different dog know last night after she left I used the skills that she trained us on with Oreo and it work. I called a couple of other dog trainers but after reading her reviews I decided to go with Raquel and I am happy that I did she is wonderful.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

D. F.

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I hired Karen to help us with my newly rescued cockapoo that had a serious issue with aggressive behavior and biting. The first session with Karen was in my home for three hours. In that time Karen explained her background, philosophy, and approach to dog training, where I am the pack leader, not my dog.. The information she gave us was invaluable, and we worked with Jax, using everything Karen advised us to do. When we had our next session, Karen first sat with us to hear how things were going, and I was so excited to tell her of Jax's progress! I would definitely recommend Karen of Bow Wow Method to help you train your dog. She is friendly, professional, experienced, and reasonably priced. 👍🏼😊

Rachel P.

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Karen is amazing - she is attentive, informative, and very considerate of the concerns I have as a pet owner. She introduced training tactics to me that will help me establish a respectful relationship with my dog. It's training that is beneficial for both me and my dog. I can't wait to continue the working relationship with her and Abby!

Shari G.

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We have our first puppy and we were struggling with many dog training issues (integration with two adult cats, potty training, biting, barking - the works!) and Karen was a great partner in helping us communicate better with our puppy and achieve great results. She is knowledgeable, passionate, and eager to make a difference.

  • 18 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min

Gina T.

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Somehow reading a book with common-sense dog training tips did not give us confidence. Dee Cee shows you these methods & how they work--but it is up to you to do it over and over till you and your dog get it. Our dog did not have hard issues so were were looking for guidance more than a trainer that would come multiple times. Dee Cee showed us insider tips and all the details..demonstrating with our dog... to give us methods & confidence. She left 2 tools to use as we will continue to work with our dog. We wanted an hour private session in our home to target 3 simple issues and Dee Cee was just what we needed.

Jan L.

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We were pleased with her techniques and we received a lot of good suggestions. I recommend DC to anyone needing dog training. Jan and Steve Lentz

Michael W.

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Serious about dog training, consumate professional

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Dog-Skool

4.9

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  • 13 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Anna J.

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John is one of the best dog trainers that I've met. I have a three year old recently adopted American Eskimo with issues such as leash pulling, nipping people who doesn't give him attention, and general insecurity issues. I have seen other dog trainers trying to get help, but without result. John took the time to get to know my dog and evaluate him based on what he saw and previous conversations with me. He helped me understand my dog and what I need to do to help him. Apparently, I have a dog that thinks he's an alpha and he taught me how to address this. I need more classes to address my dogs leash pulling and more, and I am glad that John didn't try to address all issues in one session because I don't think that would have been very helpful in the long run. Training a dog is not done in an hour, it takes more time than that. I highly recommend John.

Sally K.

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John is calm, confident and professional. He is amazing! Dog training is as much about training the owners as it is training the dog. He explains how dogs think and how we communicate with them. Best money I've spent in a while. I'd highly recommend this trainer!

Sabrina N.

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His great he have so much love and care for our dog since his training my dog I can sleep every night with no worries

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  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Riverside, CA

Onagh H.

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As a Disabled Veteran with the need of a PTSD Service Dog, Denise has provided the only consistent progress in my treatment with her focus on Training both me and my dog. She is exceptionally suited for training Beterans and keeping us “In the Moment” with exercises in Mindfulness. Denise empowers her clients not just with confidence training but with the Armor of Knowledge. She educated clients on all aspects of ADA Laws giving us confidence in our rights and confidence in our Dog Handling and Training. The value is exceptional and long lasting!

Nova A.

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I am currently working on service dog training with Denise. She is AMAZING!! My SD I'm training is also the first dog I've ever owned. That being said, Denise is really patient with me as I learn how to be a good dog owner as well as train my dog. She is very go with the flow with the training, as far as if I have anything come up in between classes, we address the problem and work through it right away. I'm so happy she's a part of our lives! Best most professional service I've recieved.

Jenny L.

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Service Dog training. She really works to understand your needs and ability to make the training process go smoothly and get your dog to the highest ability possible.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Jennifer V.

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Melissa is an awesome dog training. Just from one session, we saw a difference in our dog Frankie. She also has walking services that helps our Frankie with his anxiety. And not to mention more training time on the leash when she takes him out for his midday walks. She's flexible and very accommodating. I highly recommend her! Thanks Melissa!

Pam B.

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We have an 8 month old lab that we were having trouble with her jumping on people and nipping all the time. After the first day of training we saw a great improvement. She also walks very nicely on a leash now and doesn't tug anymore. I would highly recommend Ruff Pup Dog Training!

Pax P.

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Great working with Melissa. She is professional, kind and really helped me with training my dog. Thanks, Melissa.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Milagros M.

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THE BEST! If you're looking for a cleaning service that arrives 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment and is detail oriented, then you want Kris Cleaning. The team was beyond amazing and with two children under 3 and two dogs, they made sure to clean every square inch of my house and they exceeded my expectations. So much that I have now scheduled standing appointments every 3 months. Thanks Kris!!

Jordan G.

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Amazing! Best cleaning service I have ever used. Team is caring, on time, thorough, and delivers amazing results. Highly, highly recommended!

Darren B.

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I'm extremely happy with my house cleaning. They did a very thorough job. My home is now spotless and organized. Thank you so much!

  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • Santa Ana, CA

Chris L.

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Steve is an incredible, elite master trainer. He holds the key to unlocking all of your dogs' best attributes. He has done wonders for my dogs, and I have witnessed him doing even more for others. There's nothing that this man can't fix about your dog. But, you must be willing to put in the time and do what it takes to maintain. I have two mixed breeds (brother and sister) that have severe separation anxiety, when they weren't near each other. They were completely co dependent on each other, fearful and extremely sensitive to everything around them. They would whine and bark when separated. Steve had them for less than two weeks, and now they have no problem, at all being separated. He taught me how to build their confidence, and help them succeed. Which has made training them in obedience much easier. They now have the will to work, and the desire to learn more. As do I. He has inspired me so much that it has now become my passion, and I am now his apprentice. What I love most about the way that he trains, is that he is very gentle and patient with the dogs. He is by far more concerned with the dogs' well-being than anything else. He can be pretty tough on the owners, but once you come to realize why, you really can't be mad at him. The issues that your dog has, are typically there because of you. Your dog is a mirror of yourself. Once you've accepted that, you can then both change together, building the bond between you and your dog even stronger. But, you must be part of the change in order for it to work. Wendy is my senior master trainer, and I have learned so much already from both of them. They have taught me beginner and advanced obedience, behavior work, tracking, scent detection, how to show in AKC competitions, how to train movie dogs, and much more. Through the skills that I have acquired from them, I am now teaching my own classes and training dogs daily, using the same incredible methods that these amazing dog trainers have taught me. I highly recommend Steve and Wendy, and all of their trainers to anyone who truly cares for their dog.

Jason S.

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Steve was very good when it came to training my dogs. He told me he liked a challenge, and my little Yorkies were. My dogs are totally different after his training. I'd recommend him to anyone. Steve took the time to show me the correct ways to walk my dogs. They are very obedient now. Steve also showed me everything I was doing wrong from feeding them, crating them, and playing with them. I can't thank him enough.

Phyllis G.

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Steve Welch of K9 Dog Training came to visit us and spent a great deal of time detailing his program and how it works. Steve and his associate, Wendy, were friendly, kind and considerate. As a result we let Babe, are Boston Terrier, and deeply loved little girl go with them to Training. We know she is happy and safe and in caring hands. I feel certain she'll return with some good lessons learned.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 37 min

Alexa R.

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I own a year and a half year old, 70 lb Stafforshire terrier. I found Daniel's training business online and he was very quick to respond. I was having anxiety issues with Rocky. He was also not around a lot of other dogs so he was not taught proper socializing, thus causing him anxiety and insecurities. Daniel was able to provide the assurance that Rocky would respond well to his method of training. We have been working together only a few months on a weekly to bi weekly basis and Rocky has super manners. He is meeting dogs with respect and confidence. He is now progressing his obedience and starting Psyciatric Service dog training. I'm very happy with Daniel's service.

Lorie H.

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A patient, experienced trainer who makes you feel success with your dog training is indeed possible! Daniel senses the correct way to deal with your dog's needs and is very successful in his approach to training and is very reasonably priced. He's got my vote!

Sue F.

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Dan was helpful in training our Russell Terrier. He helped us with a discipline and praise approach in training our dog and we had good results. He provided us with information and tools that were very helpful. Mike F.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

Michael A.

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Angela came to the house to help us with our new puppy training! From the minute she came in, we knew she was the perfect trainer! Our dog responded so well to her. Every single time she comes to the house, she is punctual, professional, super friendly, and great at what she does! You will not be disappointed. She is a dog whisperer!

Scott V.

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Angela did a wonderful job looking after our fur kids! We have one dog, two kitties and a foster kitty that she watched over. She walked our dog twice a day, played with the kitties and even brought our mail in! She will send you updates and pictures if you ask her to. I highly recommend her, she did a great job!

Michelle Q.

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Angela is training my little 14 week old Havanese. Toy breeds are always a challenge and she's done a great job so far. She's patient, knowledgeable and works with me with home work assignments in order to build on the lessons my pooch and I are learning. I would recommend Angela to any new dog owner.

EveryDog

4.9

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  • 13 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Carolyn G.

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Dave was such a great help to us in training our dog (or us, really)! He really took the time to explain the process and work with Sadie to overcome her fearful reaction to other dogs. She's made great progress & we look forward to more training sessions in the future. Highly recommended! Oh, and Sadie absolutely LOVES HIM.

Rebecca L.

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Dave is top notch. He cares totally about you and your dogs, he's wicked smart and is up to date on the best way to solve any problems with the dogs. And his training style is SO simple and effective. I have realized (as do most people, I think) that it is YOU he is training. Once the owner gets it, so does the dog!

Todd R.

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So far so good! On time. Nice guy. Professional dog lover with Andy R.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

SAMANTHA L.

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Pawsability was above and beyond anything I could have imagined! I have a new rescue dog and I wanted to make sure she stayed in our home when we went away. We also wanted to start her off on some basic training so we hired Pawsability to come and take care of Sky. We had a meet and greet at my house and Theresa spent a good hour explaining her services and even giving us tips to help us w our new rescue. During the stay they took sky on the daily trips they do as part of the community daycare program and Sky got to be socialized and have "on the job" training with other dogs and new people. We were sent texts, videos and photos frequently with wonderful updates about sky's progress. My house was left beautifully and Theresa even washed the sheets and towels she used. She left a report and set up our final training session that was included in our board and train fee. Oh and the fee was extremely reasonable. When we returned home Our dog was happy, healthy and had learned the beginnings of obedience training. I couldn't be happier and highly recommend this service. We will definitely enroll Sky in their daycare as well.

Lisa S.

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They were very knowledgeable about training and gave me a very good plan to start out with my dog. They were very accommodating to my busy schedule and arrived right on time. I would definetely recommend for all of your training needs.

Judy B.

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Theresa is a treasure. In fact, she's pretty amazing! Her knowledge is only exceeded by her talent with dogs. I'm learning a lot, as well Judy B and "Leonardo"

  • 19 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Stephanie R.

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We are so grateful for finding Dogwood K9 Training Experience and working with Ron. Our rescue dog, Jackson, was a stray with no prior training and some behavioral issues that we couldn’t address on our own. Jackson had human aggression towards males, did not listen to commands, jumped on furniture, nipping, chasing our cats, incessant barking, anxiety, the list goes on. By working with Ron we have learned how to address all of these issues through behavior modification training. The best part of working with Ron is that he makes it fun for the dog by using games as a primary means of training. Jackson loves going to Ron’s classes and surprisingly isn’t aggressive towards him in any way, probably due to Ron’s sweet and caring nature towards dogs that Jackson can sense. Ron’s training method starts with the basics and then we build upon the foundation using baby steps so that the dog progressively works up the full commands, while truly understanding them. Our dog’s behavior has done a 180 since we started training and he shows respect for us now. This is after a different trainer told us we should probably take our dog to the shelter because he is going to be too hard train (a lost cause, as they say). Ron’s ultra-positive attitude towards Jackson helped us see that although he is not a perfect dog, he is the perfect dog for us. Ron is a truly exceptional dog trainer. Don’t expect magic; it takes hard work to counter-condition a dog with bad habits like Jackson, but Ron’s expertise will equip you with all of the tools that you need to work with your dog. What I like about the classes is that Ron is training ME to work with my dog so that I can continue to use his tactics long after our classes end. Through his guidance I am creating a long-lasting bond with my dog based on respect, but mostly based on FUN! We love Dogwood!

Sa C.

Verified review

Ron is the best dog trainer ever! His love for dogs shows in his gentle, calm, and effective training techniques. He trains dog owners just as much as their dogs, and he has successful results. Under Ron's tutelage, my shelter pit bull blossomed from a fearful, anxiety-filled dog into a dog with confidence and self-esteem. She has really come a long way, in large part thanks to Ron and his teachings. Ron is also the least expensive dog trainer I have encountered. His rates are reasonable, for such high-quality training.

Sallie P.

Verified review

Dog Trainer. Ron has decades of knowledge and experience working with dogs and their people. Anyone would do well to work with him.

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  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Redondo Beach, CA

Danielle H.

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Love Ur K9 is the best decision I ever made for my Mini Australian Shepherd, Camo. I cannot say enough how good they have been to me, and my dog. I am forever grateful for everything they have done for us. Here's the full story: I heard about Kevin through a friend who had a great experience after her dog was trained by Kevin. I was looking for a dog trainer who could not only help with obedience training my three month old puppy, but also work on some dominance behavior issues. I had read so many books on raising a puppy, and also grew up in a family with many dogs so I thought I knew what I was doing. Our first meeting with Kevin was in our home, where he met Camo, and got a better understanding of our home setup and routines. It is also where Camo was comfortable and displaying some early signs of dominant behavior. Kevin immediately picked up on this and made some changes to the way in which we interact with Camo. We started puppy behavior and obedience training that same week. Kevin also trained us as handlers, so that we understood the training and could repeat it at home, that way Camo would not be able to default back to bad behaviour. When Camo was 9 months old, we heard that we had to move to Australia for my husband's work. There was no way that I could make the move without Camo. Australia is extremely strict with importing pets, and theres a six month intensive preparation of vet checks, and massive costs involved before dogs are allowed to enter the country. We had to leave two months after we heard the news so we had to make a plan for Camo in the meant time. Kevin took Camo into his home for four months, looking after him, doing service dog training with him, and helping with many arrangements to get Camo reunited with us. Camo joined us in Australia in June and I am elated to have my best friend back by my side once again. He is still full of personality, but by far the most obedient, trained and socialised dog in Melbourne!!! THANK YOU Love Ur K9, from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Lisa L.

Verified review

I brought my 2 year old male pit bull to Kevin 6 months ago when my dog started experiencing some significant leash aggression towards other dogs. The problem was getting progressively worse and I couldn't walk him with other dogs present (even on the other side of the street). Kevin took him in for training and there has been a huge improvement. My dog is able to walk normally on a leash (doesn't pull like crazy like he used to). He is able to see other dogs on his walk and no longer react (huge improvement!) and he is all around a better trained dog. After the training camp, I had several sessions with Kevin (and my dog walker) and Kevin taught us all the techniques and commands he had used with my dog. Kevin is very responsive and answers all of my questions promptly. I would highly recommend him for training for any dog issues. Kevin also takes dogs in for boarding where he does a little training refresher course. My dog has gone in multiple times since his training whenever I've had to go out of town and my dog really enjoys his time there.

Theresa D.

Verified review

The Dawson Family loves Love Ur K9! Kevin and his team have done wonders with our dog. Since we've had Love Ur K9 help us train our beagle, our beagle can stay in down position for an hour, walk by our side with her head up on leash, and can control her howling. The best part about Love Ur K9 is that this team heavily involves the owners; they'll teach you about the training they are doing with your dog, so that when your dog comes home, you can continue to improve upon your dog's behavior!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min

Jessica K.

Verified review

This review is long overdue. We worked with Dave a few months back and he is fantastic! My husband and I have a 19month old Goldendoodle who has had previous training, puppy training through Petsmart and Petco but none of it compared to the training we received from Dave. He is great at what he does and explains things in a way that make total sense, like why didn't I think of this before?! He uses positive reinforcement training, which was huge for us. Dave works with your schedule and is flexible, he emails you after every session to go over what you've learned and how to continue the training when he's not around. We see a total difference in our dog after having sessions with Dave, we are looking forward to having him back in the near future to continue our training!

Sally B.

Verified review

We are very excited to get going on training our dog with Dave. He came to our house on Saturday, and spent over an hour discussing our dogs needs, and Dave's philosophy on training. (Free consultation) We were very impressed, and feel that he will be a great fit for our family.

Kathy P.

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Dave is a dedicated, caring and knowledgeable dog trainer. We will use him!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Kim B.

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Audrey scheduled us right away for a consultation to help with our food aggressive dog. Within one week using her training and tips any family member can pull our dogs food away with out getting biten or even a growl. Our German Shepard will now wait patiently in a calm "sit" position till we put his food back for him. Looking forward to more training!

Bryan P.

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Audrey and her team are very professional and confident. They made me and Baby comfortable right from the start. Audrey was getting results 10 minutes after meeting my Puppy.

Karina A.

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She is a very nice person and I trust my dog with her completely!!

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  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min
  • Perris, CA

Becca S.

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After working with David during the last couple of months, it's clear that he understands solution based approaches. Means different methods and solutions to each situation. Impressive training ability! David is very knowledgeable & his professional conduct gives way to his even friendlier demeanor. I can call him in between training sessions with any questions and he gives great care and concern to each call.

Stephanie L.

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David is a great trainer. He has helped us tremendously with our Pitbull Shiloh. He was reactive towards other dogs and we just couldn't take him anywhere. We were looking for a long term trainer we can rely on and David has definitely been reliable. We did his behavior modification then his basic obedience and his advanced obedience. Shiloh can now walk nicely on his leash around other dogs even in stores!

Mariah T.

Verified review

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Karen A.

Verified review

I have a GSD with a serious case of separation anxiety. We got pet walkers to help and Jessie was one of them. Jessie was not afraid, took control, and my dog loves her. Jessie is prompt, will let you know if she notices anything wrong, and will make suggestions on food/training if you need help. She goes above and beyond - she helped search for my dog when sable escaped the vet/boarding kennel facility on her own time. I highly recommend Jessie's walking and overnight pet sitting.

Sherridan R.

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Jessie is knowledgeable and reliable about walking dogs. She has some training experience. My dog is very leash reactive and I'm not totally comfortable letting him go with someone without my supervision. Jessie was willing to let me do that. For now, I've postponed dog walking, but not because of Walk'n Wag'n. They seem to be a reliable and professional company. I would recommend them.

Natalie R.

Verified review

Jessie is very professional and my dogs love her. She is even helping work with one of our dogs to become less leash reactive towards other dogs. She send me frequent updates and pictures of the dogs. I highly recommend her!!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Carole W.

Verified review

I met DANIELE LARGO outside my bank about a year and a half ago. She had such a beautiful, uplifting energy about her. I thought she was so beautiful and happy, and I just wanted to get to know her. She has such an inviting demeanor; we just started talking. Somehow we ended up talking about dogs. She is a remarkable person and dog whisperer extraordinaire. We have three cute little white rescue dogs and have been putting up with a lot of mischief from them. We'd call one and he/she would turn and walk the other way; plus, two different dogs each thought they were the alpha! We had toileting problems, too much unwanted barking, they were impossible to walk, you get the picture. We love them so much - Jack, J.J. and Kate. We're planning to move sometime soon, and for so long I'd been thinking about what to do about our doggie situation. I knew I needed to do something - SOON. Sweet Daniele had been keeping in touch with me during the gap since meeting, but momentarily I had forgotten about Danielle's special talent. Surprise, she called me the next day! Since we started working with Daniele things have really changed around here. We see the changes as each day goes by. Joe and I have worked with the dogs in all the ways she has taught us and it has really paid off. Yes, people need to get engaged in the learning process along with their pets. We have learned so much about understanding dog behavior, an essential part of having a great relationship with your precious baby. Danielle is so in-tune with our dogs and the ways we all relate together, that she understands what's going on with all of us. They each have different issues and they all love Daniele. They are anxious to please her, and now they focus with us much better also. Each one has really stepped up and they are falling into line as a cohesive family unit. We already have less barking, less toileting problems, less jealousy, and more obedience. Our home is happier and calmer thanks to this special lady. We highly recommend her for anyone having problems with their animals, or, if they just want to have a better trained dog, or other issues. Daniele has also helped our doggies, and Joe and I to better health with the Protandim she carries. What a difference! She has so many great ideas that have helped us accomplish our goals, for our doggies and ourselves. We couldn't be happier that we engaged Daniele to help us. Call Daniele, she's worth more than you can imagine...you won't be sorry! With Gratitude, Carole and Joe Wike

Mary R.

Verified review

Daniele is amazing. Four years ago there was this little white dog laying in the middle of my intersection. No one could get him & cars were driving around him. I called Daniele and she came over & got him for me. He was the same dog I had seen a year ago. She helped with his anxiety & abandonment issues. Happy turned out to be the sweetest dog. Daniele was so patient with me. Happy was an older dog, passed way Jan.12th. Daniele recently brought me a rescue terrier mix. I recently lost my husband in Aug. I thought maybe this was a mistake, but it wasn't. He is a lively little thing& a challenge. He makes me laugh a lot. Daniele is really, amazing with Biscuit. He thinks everything is a game, terrier and only 2 yrs. old. Daniele can get him to do anything and then she passes it on to me. I don't know what I'd do w/o her. Me & biscuit look forward to our appt. each week. Biscuit can now focus and be still, sit, come, walk on leash w/o pulling. He's becoming quite obedient. She's done all of this in 3wks. She really knows what the pet needs. She even can see what they've been through. This more than training, she has a God given gift.

Jenefer S.

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Daniele was amazing....instant connection with my dog and me. I know she will be able to give me and my furbaby the peace we desperately need❤️

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Erin E.

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Maureen was very responsive to texts/calls/emails. She made sure to address the individual needs of my family/pet. She packed in so much information into just one session and provided us with some unexpected extras. We have already seen an improvement in our puppy's behavior after one session. I love her positive approach to modifying behavior. She was also super patient with us (first time dog parents). We had some very basic questions but she spent extra time with us to make sure we were set before she left. Will definitely use her again and refer friends in need of doggy help.

Rhonda F.

Verified review

Canines 4 Life was a wonderful resource for me and my rescue dog. They thoughtfully listened to the issues I was having and gave me a whole host of training tips and suggestions — tips that really made a difference. The trainer was compassionate and encouraging, and very knowledgeable in the areas in which I needed assistance.

Kathy B.

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We are about to come to the end of the first month with Maureen working with my dogs and pups. I couldn’t be happier with her! She is good with each dog and works methodically to move them toward the goals I identified. She is always very professional and kind with the dogs. Kathy Bailey Sunny Daze Labradors

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Kyle M.

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When I adopted my dog Lucky, I knew had behavior problems. Unless Lucky knew you, he would be very aggressive, unlike his normal, sweet self. I tried asking for help from others but their advice didn't work. I accepted that Lucky may always be aggressive, which was a bummer because I enjoyed taking him to the park and to the beach, but was always worried about what mood he'd be in. I'm still shocked at M's work, in 4 lessons Lucky has done a complete 180. Before the training, he wouldn't listen to me for simple commands like sit, and would constantly pull and try to control our walks. After the first lesson, Lucky began to easily listen to my commands for "sit" and "stay". Now that training is complete, I only have to ask him once to "leave it"/"stop" when he starts to act aggressively towards others! Lucky is also able to sit/stay and down/stay for at least half a minute, and knows to wait for me to signal him to enter or leave the house. It seemed like this progress would never come or take months, but thanks to M we were able to do this in a month!

Laila M.

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I spoke with many dog trainers , but couldn't find someone who understood hazels problem !. Till I spoke with marge, in 4 sessions only I saw a huge difference in her , she was more relaxed confident and was reacting to things much better, I have rebooked with marge for another month , to cover everything she needs to become the dog she deserves to be , thanx marge for everything

Regina C.

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Great dog training - Marge is awesome with dogs and people! She comes to your home, always gives a reminder text and is always reliable. Love them!

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