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

Ashley R.

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I would highly recommend hiring Raquel! She was amazing. My dog Kona would constantly bark at any stranger that would enter the house. On walks she would bark at dogs, people, bikes or anything else that came past us. I didn't know how to correct this behavior. She had never gotten to the point where she had bitten anyone however I knew I needed to do something about the situation before it got worse. Within an hour of Raquel coming to my house Kona was a changed dog. We took her on a walk and after some correcting from Raquel, Kona was walking calmly by my side. I was almost in shock! When she left I was given exercises to work on with Kona in order to improve even more. Most importantly she trained me as the owner by giving me the proper tools on how to correct the behavior. It will take a lot of work and practice which doesn't just happen over night. I hope to eventually be able to take her to any dog friendly places we can go. I am so grateful and glad that I chose Raquel. With her one visit she was able to do more than many of the other dog training places that offer multiple classes. Spend the money right the first time and hire Raquel

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.

Arek K.

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Raquel is an EXCELLENT trainer. She came to my house, provided my family and I tools and tips on how to properly train our husky, and immediately modified our pup's behavior while she was there. She was professional, courteous, warm and incredibly knowledgeable. She knew exactly what needed to be done and she executed it flawlessly. I would highly recommend Raquel to any of my friends and to anyone who are seriously considering training their dog.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 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
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 42 min

Marine P.

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DeeCee is awesome!! She truly is a dog lover and committed to her work. I needed help training my rescue dog to become a service dog and she did a wonderful job teaching us all the tips and tricks. She's very passionate about her work, which translates into great results when training your dog. She's very flexible and willing to help in any way she can. I highly recommend her. Thanks DeeCee!

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

(58)

  • 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.

Howard W.

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John has been doing a great job with our Puppy (Rottweiler). It's been amazing how he commands her attention and already has her performing basic tasks (sit, lay down, stay, etc.). Clearly, John loves dogs and has a talent for working with them. Our Puppy gets excited as soon as she sees him arrive - he makes learning fun!! Strongly recommend -- Dog-Skool -- for your dog's training needs.

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!

Sophie M.

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Denise is amazing! From the moment we first met, we knew we made the a great choice for our pups. We have two dogs, one is 5 and the other is 9 months. Denise is really hands on in her approach to dog training and we learned so much from our time with her. We are much more confident in teaching our dogs how to behave and they are much happier with the new rules we have set in place. Thanks Denise!!

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.

  • 26 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Long Beach, CA

Terry A.

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Thank Goodness for Cassidy! In a moment of insanity we got ourselves 2 rescue pups, not thinking what it would take to train these cute little babies in the midst of a crazy schedule. Cassidy came to the rescue. She came up to meet us, checked out a yard for unsafe plants, screened off an area that could be dangerous for the little ones and then scooped up our pups for a 10 day Camp Cassidy experience and brought back two much calmer pups. They go into their crates at night without a whimper and get better daily with the commands she taught us. The price was unbeatable and we know our puppies got tons of love.I know she does other services but having her take them and take over the whole intro period was a godsend. The moment we met her we knew we could trust her. And her love of animals is apparent. I would recommend her to anyone who wants some help training their dogs. She even teared up when she had to leave them with us and say good bye. Give her a call, relief is on the way.

Halima D.

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I contacted Cassidy for a 5-day intensive boarding/training for my 4-year old shepherd who had not been able to socialize well with other dogs or people. Honored and grateful to have found her, noticed an immediate improvement in his behavior after the 5 day intensive, but moreover received much needed instruction and guidance to help continue his training at home and beyond. I had experienced reactivity and aggressiveness in my dog; Cassidy's work with us really brought about massive change in how I think about my dog, our interactions, and his behavior toward other dogs and people. She earned my trust, my dog's trust, and I highly recommend her services!

Tina S.

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I would highly recommend Cassidy's services. She truly understands dogs and their behavior but more importantly understands human behavior. She helped me to see how my actions were affecting how my dog reacted. Since making the changes she recommended training my dog has become much easier and enjoyable for both of us.

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  • 41 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Cordell W.

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We hire Duane to help train our Pomeranian Boingo. Duane met with us to discuss the process. He came prepared with a nice training course binder for us to keep. This is helpful to refer to later! We quickly learned that dog training is largely people training too. I wasn't expecting that, but it makes perfect sense. Dogs are creatures of habit it's true so the training is hands on with the people too. Duane impressed us with his thorough knowledge of dog training as well as his professionalism. He is also very kind and caring. I would recommended him to anyone who has a dog in the family.

Amber T.

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Duane is a magician! He worked with me to train Mystic when she was a pup and now at 13 years old, people still marvel at how well-behaved she is. We have had several offers to buy her from us because of her manners. Duane is patient and has so much experience and knowledge. This is not the typical group training from your local big box pet supply house. It is personal, one on one, and customized to the specific issues or needs of the client. I can't imagine a better partner in properly training a dog to be a well-mannered member of the family.

Tara K.

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Duane helped teach us how to work with our Shepard mix. Our beautiful pet was crazy hyper and didn't want to listen. With Duane's guidance, she now listens and is the best dog. I highly recommend Duane for dog training.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 65 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.

  • 32 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

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.

Gene S.

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Who doesn't know Lassie? When I was a kid Lassie was long running tv show. I never missed it. Bob's grandfather, Rudd, trained Lassie. Then his dad took over the family business, and Bob followed suit. I met Bob while we both worked in the financial services industry. He actually set up a day for my daughter and niece to spend a day playing with Lassie at Lassie's house. Imagine a child having the chance to just spend a day playing with Lassie? She has never forgotten it, and still has pictures around her room of her and Lassie. I know that Bob has developed a dog training business that has turned out very successfully for him. He does a great job.

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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  • 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: 9 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: 46 min

Renee S.

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I didn't realize that there are many aspects to training a dog. Lulu had prior training, and working those techniques into the training with a personal trainer was sometimes confusing for me. It is true, you have to teach the owner of the dog!!! You must be determined to work with your dog every day, positive mind, and learn to relax yourself and your dog!!! I learned some new techniques, that will help me in my training of Lulu. With so much information, and an hour worth of time, I did feel overwhelmed. But was given paperwork on each activity we did. Which was emailed to me. I would suggest to space your classes, making sure your pup understands the lesson before scheduling the next class.

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.

James D.

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Just a thank you for your wonderful assistance in training the mighty Samson to be even a better dog than he was before. Your training shows leadership with an eye on details. We look forward to getting even more training from you. Sincerely, James Duncan

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  • 17 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

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.

Youna K.

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Stefanie is always on time! We have a small dogs that was spoiled like crazy. We've been working with Stefanie for only 2 times so far and we see a change in the behavior of our dog! Our dog Kona is following instructions and commands very well after just a couple of training's! Kona seems to be more relaxed and getting used to house rules.....! Stefanie is always on time, explains everything and give you simple and easy to follow trick to get rid of bad habits with your dog!

Cindy L.

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We're learning some great basics to help our puppy transition into a well-trained dog. Looking forward to our future sessions to continue the training!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 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

(13)

  • 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.

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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.

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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!!!

Dayna M.

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We sent our 9 month old puppy to Love Ur K9 for the family pet training program. It took about 9 days total. We were very impressed with the training our dog received and how receptive he was to us implementing his new commands. Kevin was very thorough in teaching us all that our dog had learned and it took us a while to get comfortable, but once we did, he has shown flying colors. We are so excited to know that we have a way to train our dog new things and instill good behavior in him. Kevin, Gabby, and Latoya were great in explaining why and how they train and their philosophies behind their training. I always know that they are just a phone call or text away if I have any questions and the group classes are great as well. We recommend Love Ur K9 to EVERYONE as we have had such a great experience!

Theresa D.

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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.

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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!

  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Vas G.

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If I could leave more stars, I would. Daryl worked with our German Shepherd Lexi who was a rescue with severe fear and aggression issues. Daryl worked with Lexi and our family so we could provide the best environment for Lexi. We were able to enjoy our pet and Lexi became more confident and less stressed. We continued our training and are in contact with Daryl. Daryl is honest with his assessment and will not sugar coat anything. Lexi was never afraid of Daryl and I could see the bond and respect they had for each other. Whether basic training, fear or aggression issues or whatever you need, Daryl and his crew at America's Best Dog Trainers will be there to help because they genuinely care for your animal and its wellbeing. Thank you for helping our family. Please don't hesitate to call him.

Anne-Elizabeth S.

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America's Best Dog Trainers has helped me train 3 Dobermans. Each dog had its own personality and Daryl and his crew were wonderful in getting each of my dogs in line. It was important to me to be a responsible dog owner and have total control of my dogs in public and at home. I love training my dogs with this group...everyone is really focused on working the dogs and there is great support and camaraderie.

Thumbtack Customer

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I've had an amazing experience with Daryl. I had never had a puppy before, so not only was Daryl extremely helpful with information about puppy training but he was also very comforting and supportive throughout my entire process. Definitely recommend Daryl and his services!!!

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

Karen A.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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❤️

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Pat G.

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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.

Jack M.

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Zoom Room and the team are very educated and know how to share thier knowledge base with a regular person. I have been attending classes since my dog was a puppy and it shows in the level of training and obedience he has in public.

Jamie J.

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Zoom Room is an outstanding facility for raising a well mannered dog with many other fun classes in addition to obedience. They welcome you and treat you like family!

  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

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!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min
  • Los Angeles, CA

Anina G.

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LeNai is a professional through and through and knows dogs amazingly well and can handle every size of dog. Walking, training, playing - she is a pro! But what really makes the difference for me, is that she is treating your dog like it is her own. She gives my Sasha so much love and helps her overcome her separation anxiety. She gives updates every day, and I can 100% rely on her. When I go on my trips, I have 100% peace of mind leaving my dog with LeNai.

Juliet L.

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LeNai is the best! We searched a long time for someone that we could trust to care for our sweet pups. Our search ended when we found LeNai. Words can’t express how thankful we are to have her help!!!

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

Mary C.

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Michael is a great trainer and provides lots of info for me to also work on my dog personally. I also love the organization’s mission makes this training experience more meaningful knowing it will help them donate service dogs.

  • 2 years in business
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Sherman Oaks, CA

Mimi G.

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I was having problems with my dog, Bella, jumping up when I was getting her food ready and Jay helped me stop her from doing that. Bella would always pull on her walks and Jay helped me with that as well. He gave me clear explanations as to why Bella was behaving that way and how I needed to take control to stop that behavior. He showed me how to take control of Bella and not have Bella control the situation. I would highly recommend Jay's services. He's great with dogs and they seem to really like him and listen to him as well.

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

Gretchen B.

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We were fortunate enough to connect with Susan (our "fairy dogmother") shortly after getting our puppy, and we've been working with her for the past five months. What a difference she has made in our lives, and in the way that we interact with our puppy! Susan's approach is gentle and loving, rather than stern and forceful. She teaches primarily through positive reinforcement, and it's amazing to see our puppy respond. In just a few short months, our German Shepherd has become well-adapted and obeys simple commands. Susan engenders respect and trust from our puppy, and he is astoundingly eager to obey her; she has done a wonderful job of training us as well! Most importantly, her training teaches patience, persistence, and positive interaction with your pet. There are no "pinch" collars involved in Susan's training, no loud berating or punishment of your puppy. Instead, she trains the puppy with encouragement and reward (for our dog Max, that means treats and back scratches). Something that I strongly believe helped our pet to trust Susan and want to please her was "puppy camp," during which our puppy stayed with Susan for several days while we were out of town. While we were initially reluctant to leave our brand new puppy, when we returned, our puppy already had the foundations of strong training, and our subsequent training has been much easier because of that. I highly recommend Susan's training for your puppy or dog, and to the extent possible, I advise that all family members participate in getting trained so everyone in the family is on the same page. You will bless the day that you found your "fairy dogmother!"

Richard C.

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When we got our puppy, one of our best decisions was to sign up for Illuminado Dog Training. We were happy to find the program to be customizable to our schedule and lifestyle needs. Having the trainer come to our home a few times a week gave us the opportunity to learn in small steps, reinforcing each step before taking the next. It also allowed us to quickly verify and validate what we learned. With two of us learning to train our puppy, we did not always agree on what we thought the trainer had advised. Having the trainer stop by every few days allowed us to check out what she said and ensure we were handling our puppy’s training consistently. Also, having the training in our home allowed the trainer to see and evaluate what would work best for us in our environment. We’re happy to say we could not be more pleased with the results. Thank you Illuminado! Our happy (now well-behaved) puppy thanks you, too!!!

Maria U.

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Susan's a very gifted trainer. She is training our puppy and we see fantastic resuLts.

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