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Happy Paws Dog Training LA
4.9
from 247 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 710 hires on Thumbtack
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Fredd L.
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Efficient, Effective and well worth the money. In a couple of hours both I and my dog were retrained with lasting results. What more can I say? Very professional and both dog and people friendly.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Karen is an amazing trainer. After just 1 session, the behavior of my 4 dogs changed for the better. It is amazing how quickly they learned. She does work in a way that dogs understand, but it might seem counter-intuitive to humans. She talks about how your dog can read your mind. Don't worry, she knows what she is doing because the dogs respond to her energy immediately. I have used many dog trainers: I felt her prices were affordable, and she was able to accomplish my dog goals quickly. Highly Recommend!

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Dog-Skool
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph S.
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I have just completed my personalized training course with Canine Companions as of May 31st and the entire experience was enlightening and delightful. My furry friend is a 3 year old male blue nose Pit Bull terrier and I needed a knowledgeable professional to teach me how to best train and care for my friend. Kym not only did that but so much more. I understand dog hierarchy and the leader/follower tendencies of the pack mentality so much more thoroughly now. She not only taught me what works with dogs and how to keep their respect and obedience but WHY it works as well. I didn't have to overcome any severe issues with my Pittie, as he has a great general disposition as it is. What we worked on was asserting my role as a leader to him and how to make my boy know that I was in charge and that he could trust in me and follow my direction all in a safe, positive, learning environment. You never have to lift a hand to your dog if you know how to properly address the issues you have with them! After three sessions with Kym I am now to able to walk him on the leash with him at my side and no longer pulling and dragging along to the next spot for him to sniff or mark, I AM IN CONTROL, and he happily rambles on along side me enjoying the walk and accepting my direction without challenging it. Among that huge step in my relationship with him we learned how to properly reinforce the basic commands with a dog that I feel personally are oft overlooked as to how critical they are to a dogs growth and the relationship you share with them. I know how to execute these commands in a way to will not confuse my pup or contradict other commands I have given thus confusing the poor guy. Kym not only helped me fix his bad habits, but my own bad habits as well. I thank her dearly for that. Kym was on time with our meetings, always had treats on hand to reinforce his training, and was always more than happy to teach helpful tips and advice on proper care and health topics concerning our four legged friends. I can proudly show off my friendly and obedient Pit Bull Terrier thanks to Kym and her vast amount of knowledge and care she has for these creatures. It was the very best time and money I have spent with my dog and I absolutely believe that EVERY dog owner should experience instruction such as hers, everyone would benefit from responsible owners and safe healthy and happy pets!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Amber S.
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Compassionate K9 Mobile Dog Grooming was excellent. Kevin was on time, very informative and caring for our dogs. I would highly recommend anyone seeking a groomer who is passionate and caring to utilize Compassionate K9 Dog Grooming. Thank you Compassionate K9 Dog Grooming (Kevin) for everything!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris M.
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Denise helped me get my dog trained to be a service dog for my mobility, my seizures, my Tramatic Brain Injury, and my PTSD. She was not only patient but also very through with the training. Couldn't be happier and I am always giving her number out to everyone who wants to get their dog trained!!!

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Happy Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony C.
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Our Golden Retriever puppy was very hard to control. He was constantly chewing on everything including our hands and feet. We needed help so we hired Happy Dog Training. Ralf has been working with our dog Teddy for 6 weeks and he is now well behaved and totally manageable. Ralf is a very knowledgable in the area of canine behavior and his knowledge has resulted in excellent results I highly recommend Ralf and his staff.

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Critter Sitters
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristi L.
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Sarah took care of our turtle for 5 days, you could tell right away her love for all animals. She was professional and courteous and we will definitely be using her services in the future.

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Peace of Mind Pet Concierge
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel M.
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I recently moved back to the Long Beach area and was looking for someone to walk my dog while I was a work. I did my research and came across Becky Rose and boy am I glad I did! She treats my baby aka 2 year old Beagle with such love and care! I love getting the text updates and photos everyday thank you for treating Bagel like your own Becky!

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Math and Physics Tutoring
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Daniel is working with my daughter in Math & Calculus. He is very professional, knowledge of math, honest and clear. He was also very good at identifying her weakenesses. I would recommend him to anybody that needs help with math, calculus! Monica

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  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Meghan D.
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Amazing! Our dogs were so loved and cared for. Lori and her team went above and beyond taking care of our 2 dogs for an entire week! HIGHLY recommended for individuals who love their pets like children and want the absolute best care! Made our pups feel extra important and like they were the only 2 dogs they were caring for!

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Santa Monica Paws
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Epic Dog Pros
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Janette D.
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Arturo is such an amazing trainer!!! He has helped and coached us on how to control our dogs aggression. He not only trained our dog but taught us how to properly train her. He’s helped restore confidence both in us and our dog to allow her to be her loving social self again! We could not have done it without Arturos dedication and patience!

  • 19 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
James W.
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So far, the experience has been satisfactory. We have only attended one of 8 sessions at this time. Ron is very professional and eager to share his knowledge of canine obedience training.

Canines4Life
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Linda J.
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Canines 4 Life has been doing excellent job with our dogs ... Maureen is professional and caring. She loves working with dogs and helping people with their dogs . we highly recommend using Canines 4

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EveryDog - Orange County
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy P.
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Dave is a dedicated, caring and knowledgeable dog trainer. We will use him!

Tracie's Pet Service
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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Tracie took care of my cat and pet rat for a week while I was out of town. Both critters happy and healthy when I returned. Would definitely use again.

Doggie Do Pet Services
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Micheal B.
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Our dog, Coconut, received puppy training through Laguna Niguel City classes taught by Wendy, about two years ago. Ever since then, we have used Wendy's help for training, dog walking, as well as pet boarding services. There are a few major points to mention about Doggie Do Pet Services / Wendy Brookhyser: 1. She is very reliable, responsible, and caring. 2. Our dog, Coconut, absolutely loves and adores her. 3. Wendy is one of the best trainers we have seen. To our eyes, she is an expert in dog training and dog behavior. In addition to puppy training, Wendy helped us with Canine Good Citizen training, and Coconut passed the test with flying colors one year ago. 4. Last, but not least, when Coconut returns from pet boarding with Wendy, he has played so much that he sleeps for a day or two!!!

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  • 18 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.

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Glitterati paw spa
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Denise M.
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I am so thankful to have found Maddi and Glitterati Pet Spa. Our dog is almost 15 years old and the last visit to his previous groomer had declared he was unable to groom him. I told Maddi of this and she stepped up to the plate and hit a home run with our beloved dog. Thank you Thumbtack once again for connecting me with a professional! I highly recommend Glitterati Pet Spa!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
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My pet has been so much happier now that Lisa has been walking him. She always provides pictures and little notes on how my dog is doing while I am at work. Overall I have had a great experience with her as my dog walker.

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