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Lancaster Dog Trainers

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Happy Paws Dog Training LA
4.9
from 253 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 720 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Justin B.
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Raquel is amazing, we have three rescue dogs, all terrier mixes, all our babies which we care very much about, so much that we probably spoiled them way too often to where they began to rule us. One session with Raquel and she reprogramed them all to be almost perfect walkers, the barking has gone way down almost completely gone, the three dogs are noticeably a lot more happy then they have ever been. These results are all within a couple days, its night and day with them now to what we were used to. Couldn't recommend her more, hire her now if you have ever thought about dog training, don't go anywhere else. Raquel is the best.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hank S.
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Have had a lot of improvement with my dogs behavior working with Karen. She seems to really have a lot of knowledge regarding dog training and it's working.

Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 74 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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Your Best Companion
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue S.
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Worked with our newest rescue dog, as well as our two other dogs. We thought we needed help with the new one to integrate her and begin training but realized right away - that all three needed help. He is great at explaining dog training in new ways that make great sense and suddenly seem so easy and obvious. He had all three dogs behaving on leash, and taught them all to lie down before he left. He even got our littlest who is terrified of everyone to calm down and take treats from him (NEVER happens with strangers). We have booked three more sessions.

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Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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Robert (Robbie) and his Dad Robert Sr. always utilized the kindest techniques in dog training in Hollywood and abroad and always treated their dogs with love, dignity and respect. They are the "rockstars" of the industry.

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Stefanie Pelka Dog Training
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Bonnie A.
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Stefanie has trained 4 of my dogs over more than 10 years and I cannot sing her praises enough! She has true compassion for all animals and has rescued and found homes for countless number of dogs. She has a real gift of "talking" to the dogs -- she can read their personalities and they bond with her. She is experienced, professional, strict but kind and understands all breeds -- purebreds and mixed. She assesses the situation, background, needs, etc. of the owner/s as well as the dog and adjusts her training method accordingly. Above and beyond her dog training skills, Stefanie is a warm, principled, caring person. I consider her a friend as much as my dogs' trainer.

Pupparazzi Petcare
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
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My dog Bambina usually suffers from separation anxiety, and in the care of Miki with Pupparazzi Pet care, she was so happy and relaxed she never realized i was away. Miki has a way with dogs and really understands them. I highly recommend !!!

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EveryDog
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Feet & Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Monica S.
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Tracy is great for dog training, but she is also a great personal trainer. She has kept both of us focused on our exercise goals! Her classes are fun and rigorous.

Ayumi - Paw by Paw
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
SIAMAK S.
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All aspects of Paw by Paw is amazing. Ayeumi is so kind, patient and understanding of the dogs that she is training. She got our dog as a baby and then he went back 8 months later and a 100 lbs heavier. Her training of both the dog and owner is superb as well as her assistance when needed. I would recommend her absolutely and proudly.

Good Girl Gracie
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Grey B.
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Cheryl is by far the best pet sitter we have ever had. She is thoroughly responsible, trustworthy, caring, loving, and attentive. She kept in constant contact with us (which was important to us) and took excellent care of out 4 legged family. Cheryl took our dog on at least 2 walks a day - thanks for setting that expectation high - and made sure that all of the cats (including our special needs kitty) got plenty of love on a daily basis. Cheryl is very highly recommended by us and our critters!

Furree Friends Pet Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ursula W.
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I have been using her services since my puppy was 6 months, and he is now 3 1/2 years old. She has been watching my dog for the past three years, and my dog is quite picky on what he likes and doesn't like! What I like the most about her services is that she is VERY flexible, many times I have last minute jobs, and she is ALWAYS readily available to take him in. I also enjoy that she sometimes has other small dogs for him to play with, but not where it is overwhelming like a doggie daycare (my dog likes to be just with one person or dogs similar to his sweet temperament). He always wags his tail when I drop him off, and is always happy to see her daughter (my dog loves kids). When I pick him up, he is always tired and passes right out once I leave to go back home, meaning he had fun and was busy while staying over. She also caters do his diet and bathroom regime. She makes sure that when you leave your dog with her, that your dog is treated the same way as you would treat him/her. I would highly recommend her services especially if your dog is picky and you want that more personal touch in a doggie day care service.

K9 Vacay LA
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Hector H.
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It's amazing how fast my dogs behaviour changed due to K9 Vacay! Hiring her is a must if your dog is a complete bratt! I literally saw change the first time she met my dog. My dog just just listened to her and behaved soo much better. She taught me how I should treat my dog and how to react in different situations. Amazing experience! I would definitely recommend K9 Vacay to anyone with a fur baby. If she helped my Siberian Husky, she can help any dog!

At Home Mobile Grooming
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ida G.
Verified review

We are extremely pleased with Mary Crowley's grooming skills and interaction with our animals. Our dogs like her and they look beautiful! Also it is so nice for them that she comes to the house so no trauma having to go in the car and be "left" to be groomed in an unfamiliar place.

About

I offer compassionate, in-home training for people and their dogs to introduce healthy structure and guidelines to create more successful communication with their dogs. The areas that I cover are the following: jumping, lunging, barking, walking successfully on leash, resource guarding and aggression among other various behavioral issues.

  • 4 years in business
About

I enjoy my work greatly. I am determined to make sure that your dogs are treated well and are enjoying their time with me. Being a hard worker means that I will exceed your expectations and provide the very best service I can.

About

I travel to clients' homes to take their dogs for a walk. I can also stay for additional play time and feeding. I grew up around dogs and have always loved taking care of them. I would be thrilled to help my clients provide the best care possible for their pets.

About

I am an animal lover. I have cats and dogs of which I've participated in formal training of my K9 German Shepherd. I have a very flexible schedule; thus, I can make life easier for you! I'm athletic and can easily manage large-size dogs. Let's set up an introduction between myself and your pup!

  • 20 years in business
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Over 20 years experience in Zookeeping, Veterinary and the pet care industry. Reliable, responsible, caring and affordable. The best care for your fur babies!!

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Pet Boarding Service, Dog Sitter, Pet Groomer, Dog Walking, Day Care & Sitting

About

Parker and Friends Pet Sitting is a professional pet care provider serving Los Angeles. Our small and committed staff of pet sitters are dedicated to keeping all animals safe, happy and healthy. We specialize in helping out busy pet parents with sporadic schedules. Please call or text to schedule your free consultation. Our services include: * cat sitting * daily dog walks * overnights * exercise hikes * pet taxi rides

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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Need a Dog Trainer

Los Angeles, CA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years, 5 or more years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    JR Terrier mix lunges and barks when he sees other dogs on our walks. He is a scoundrel. My chihuahua mix (usually very sweet) follows JR's lead of bad behavior when together.
  • $199
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

San Gabriel, CA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    3-4 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    in home w/ senior woman with reduced mobility
  • $295
    Average price

Need a Dog Training Service in North Hollywood

North Hollywood, CA

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    3-4 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    I have a 4 year old pitbull Lola. Lola was fine around other dogs when I first rescued her from the Philadelphia SPCA 3.5 years ago and it was up until an unfortunate event at a dog part where she was attacked by a chow mix dog (she did not fight back whatsoever) that her demeanor changed around other dogs and she was more reserved. My boyfriend and I later adopted another female dog (a doberman mix) and for a year they got along perfectly!! One day though our doberman mix Zoey suddenly out of nowhere (we still cannot figure out what the trigger was) attacked Lola and really bad. She needed stiches and it took what seemed like forever for myself to break them up. Stupidly we thought this was an isolated incident since nothing out of the ordinary had changed. 2 more times would Lola be attacked only the last time finally trying to fight back by biting Zoey's ear and leg. Lola now has scars on her face, neck, and legs from these incidents. Since then we rotated the dogs out so only one would be out of their room at a time and did this for another year or so. Currently my boyfriend and I have gone separate ways and split the dogs up leaving me with my Lola. She now is extremely reactive around any dog she sees and once an excited dog has become a barker and growler if another dog comes close and immediately gets into fight/flight mode. Seeing that she is a pitbull this worries me because they have the bad rap and are usually the breeds blamed for any aggressive incident. I would love to hear about any services that you offer that could help get my Lola comfortable with other dogs again so I don't have anxiety every time I take her for walks in fear another dog will get too close and set her off. I make sure if I see another dog I turn her around or distract her until the other dog passes but she's still so young and don't want her to be fearful the rest of her life and one day would love if she could have another fur-sibling. She is fine with cats (I have one) and they are best friends and she is gentle and playful never showing ANY aggression or nervousness with him. It just seems to be dogs.
  • $85
    Average price
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