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Happy Paws Dog Training LA
4.9
from 245 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 703 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alejandro M.
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Let me start off by saying that Raquel exceeded all expectations by far and we feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her. We recently adopted a pocket pit bull terrier from the shelter and named her Reina. We have had pretty good success on our own with house training, kennel training, and obedience within our home. The issue is whenever we took Reina outside, we realized we cannot walk past other dogs in the neighborhood. Before Raquel, we hired a trainer and also someone else to 'socialize' her and both failed terribly. After tons of online research, we realized that she has 'fear aggression'. We needed help from a mental standpoint. We desperately needed a 'behavioral specialist'. We needed someone to assess her psychologically so that we know what's going on in her head and more importantly, for us as dog owners to also be trained on how to manage the situation moving forward. That is where Raquel's expertise comes in. Right from the start, you know she is the real deal. Even though we have been trying our best with different techniques, nothing compared to hiring an actual dog whisperer. Raquel will be able to analyze you and your dog, and know exactly where to fill in the cracks of the foundation you have already set. She will teach you how to communicate with your dog with the correct energy you will need in order to set you up for success. Raquel is very patient and super easy to get along with. She will waste no time in your session and tackle the very issue you are having with your dog. On top of all this, Raquel will always be available for help once she knows your case. This alone is priceless and the investment is by far worth it and more. Very knowledgeable and her experience alone should set her apart from so many. We are extremely happy to say that Raquel gave us the confidence and the right tools to finally move in the right direction with rehabilitating Reina's aggression. No more clouding our minds with the internet confusing ourselves and our dog. We would and will, highly recommend Raquel to anyone else who needs special help with their fur baby!!!! :-)

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  • 12 years in business
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura B.
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Karen is a dog whisperer! We got a new 8 week year old puppy that's now 4 months old and he was absolutely out of control. He had so much energy and was too smart for his own good. Karen helped us take control as the pack leaders and taught us how to be the Alpha Dog with him. She is more than a dog/puppy trainer, she is a people trainer too. She is extremely knowledgeable and helped us so much. Our pup now listens to us and is so much better on his leash, greeting guests, and finally potty trained! I highly recommend her to anyone in need of training for their sweet pup! :)

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Dog-Skool
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
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Oai L.
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John is an amazing trainer. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for some obedience training for their pups. He is punctual, professional, and passionate about what he does.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael F.
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Denise has done wonders with Piesko. Denise is calm focused and I think subtly is training me to be a better owner of my dog. Apparently my dog knows how and what to do and Denise shows me how to to get it out of my girl. Denise seems like a natural with dogs and their owners

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Your Best Companion
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Johanne Z.
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I first met Duane Overturf over 15 years ago, when he came to my home to train my dog Jumbuck. He assessed the dog immediately before deciding on the training. Training in the dog park followed the training at home. Apart from my dog having a wonderful character, he turned out to be one of my best dogs regarding obedience and reliability. About two years later he also came to our home to train Jumbuck's companion, a totally different type of dog, who also understood very quickly what was required of him. Duane has a knack for getting dogs to feel relaxed and make training enjoyable. He is very reliable, thorough, and i enjoyed working with him.

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Ruff Pup Dog Training
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Weatherwax Dog Training
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Joe V.
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I adopted a 3 year old Jack Russell named Jack who had severe behavior issues such as: trying to bite other dogs and people, excessive barking and destruction of property. I could not take him on walks nor have visitors to my home without confining him. Two trainers before Bob had no success and I was at my wits end when a friend told me about Bob. Jack was now 6 years old and I had my reservations of successful training of a dog his age. Bob was patient, loving and firm with Jack and me. He taught me how to maintain the training and also trained me as well ! He was punctual and would tailor each session to Jack's particular stamina that day. Bob is a perfectionist, he believed in Jack and he would not rest until he brought out all of Jack's good personality traits while exorcising the bad behavior. He worked with Jack at crowded public places, at home, and around other dogs extensively. Bob proved to me that he indeed could teach an "old" dog new tricks ! As a testament to the amazing transformation that Bob gave Jack: I made Jack a service dog to my mom going everywhere she went and Jack accepted a rescue dog into my home for three years without issues. Sadly, Jack succumbed to cancer last June. I tried desperately to save him, and he was in the hands of several specialists and underwent many procedures. I heard over and over again how good and sweet Jack was with everyone. I said to myself "if you only knew !". Thanks Bob, for your help to give us the last few years of sheer joy with Jack...we will never forget you.

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OCK-9Services
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

SW K9 Rehab Inc., Non-Profit
4.5
from 30 reviews
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
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Steve and his team are abosultely fabulous, so very friendly and down to earth!!! We left our 4 year Old English Bulldog, Boris, with him for a 14-21 day boot camp to help with aggression and obedience. While Boris was learning at boot camp, Steve had my husband and I learning as well though one of his beginner training DVD. After practicing with the DVD and several calls with Steve (he was always available for questions whenever they came up), our whole perspective on pet ownership and responsibility shifted for the betterment of our entire family! Every family member has a role and a job, Boris included!!! Boris was ready to come home at 14 days because he responded so well to the training. When we arrived to get him, my husband and I did a nice hour long training session with Steve and two of his wonderful trainers. We feel very confident with the skills and tools SW K9 has given us to continue Boris' success! It's also extremely nice that they call and check up on him/us even after the job is finished. Our relationship with Steve and his trainers will definitely continue beyond this one job!

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Santa Monica Paws
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 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.

EveryDog
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Karren L.
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He knows animals. Dave has a way with my dog. My puppy likes him and listens to the commands.

  • 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.

PENNY's POOCHES
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Elisa M.
Verified review

Petra is great and very patient with our dog Tobi that doesn’t get along with our cat but already after 3 lessons is improving and also learning obedience commands!

America's Best Dog Trainers
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Renee H.
Verified review

Daryl is wonderful! He is super responsive and available. Answered all my questions promptly and sent me videos of my dog during the time he was being boarded and trained. Daryl is extremely professional and considers us part of his family. The dogs he works with are unbelievably well trained. It seems like he does a lot of personal protection dog training, although we took my Corgi puppy to him for obedience training. My puppy is very “willful” and needed an extra week of training and Daryl was incredibly accommodating for us. I couldn’t believe he would be willing to go the extra mile to make sure we and our dog are satisfied. Thanks Daryl!

  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sean H.
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Teresa Howard of dog training club of Los Angeles helped me with my aggressive pitbull. My dog is doing much better thanks to Teresa dog training. She was very patient and persistent.

Linda P.
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Marcia's knowledge of the subjects I was interested in plus her training location being convenient attracted me to her classes. Her kind and patient manner is what has kept us taking her classes as often as we can. Obedience, nose work, agility and Canine Good Citizen training and testing have turned out to have more benefits than I had anticipated. The self-confidence my young rescue has now, let's me see the mature dog he has the chance of being. Marcia provides us with info on local events, economical training tools and has a lesson plan she follows, complete with handouts at the end of each lesson. Her enthusiastic reports on the agility events she and her dog compete in on the weekends gives us a picture of protocol, the language, and course technique. It has made me feel confident I can someday do it too. She has taught me how to train my dog. Yesterday while hiking in the Eastern Sierra, we came to a part of the trail that was congested with sticker bushes. He halted ahead of me, (we are only talking 10 in high and a foot deep) without thinking I said, "Jake, jump". Over he went. My little 13 lb, less than 2 yr. old, dog remembered what we learned during the agility jumping phase of Marcia's class. I could not have been more proud. Two days before that while shopping in a dog friendly sporting goods store in that area, we practiced his down/stay while I ck'd out the clothes. He did so well. It makes traveling with our dogs a pleasure. The more well behaved they are the more places welcome them.

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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

Zoom Room Redondo Beach
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Pat G.
Verified review

Zoom Room Redondo Beach is great place to have fun with your BFF. Cash and Dolci love all the people who work there. Every one is so helpful and you can tell they love their jobs. They have classes for everything from obedience, Agilty, tricks, Good canine citizen classes & therapy dog training classes. After one visit you will be hooked.

Desirable Family Pets
4.6
from 6 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa G.
Verified review

My puppy, Khloe, just finished Connie's 6 week obedience class. Connie is a great trainer and Khloe learned a lot! I highly recommend her.

The Driven Dog
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ivy C.
Verified review

I have been using The Driven Dog for two years now. Karin helped me find the perfect dog for me and has been there every step of the way. She was very professional and offered a lot of options that fit my busy work schedule. She answered all the questions I have even if it was at random hours. The board and train was wonderful. My dog learned basic obedience and came back to me so much better. Beyond that she has offered many classes to further our growth as a team. It's always a good feeling to walk around my with dog and have people compliment how good she is even at her young puppy age. I'd highly recommend her to everyone and will continue using her.

Dog Is Life

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I am an dog obedience trainer in the Los Angeles area who specializes in using positive reinforcement methods. I teach dogs of all ages and breeds obedience training to have polite manners. My career started in West Hollywood where I've trained hundreds of rescue/adopted, mixed and purebred dogs. My goal is to facilitate communication between pet parent and dog in order to produce a greater quality of life for you and your dog. All dogs deserve the chance to prove that they belong in the family, and it starts with obedience training. I specialize in potty training, loose-leash walking, barking, aggression and basic commands.

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