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Happy Paws Dog Training LA
4.9
from 247 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 710 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Teal O.
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Raquel immediately understood Kuma's (our 1-year-old Chow Chow's) personality and geared her training for it. Kuma is stubborn and lazy and she would only listen to us when she felt like it. Raquel shared some techniques and tools to encourage Kuma to start listening to us and we were amazed at how quickly Kuma started listening to us. Thank you Raquel!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 199 hires on Thumbtack
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Earle L.
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Karen is very knowledgeable and very passionate about what she does. I have done some research on dog training, and I very much agree with her methodology of relating to the dogs on a pack level. Karen did a fantastic job of conveying this information to us and really breaking out what key actions would show the dogs that we are the pack leader. I know that we have to right tools now to help make our puppers less stressed and lead happy and healthy lives.

Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 70 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 198 hires on Thumbtack
Sara C.
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DeeCee was great! She came to me in Malibu and worked with my puppy, Milo, for 90 minutes. She taught me how to be more firm but also incredibly loving with my puppy and how to prepare him for service dog training. She affirmed what I did right and corrected what I did wrong and did an altogether great job. Milo loved her too! Would recommend! Many thanks from us!

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Dog-Skool
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
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Dahana M.
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General training not to be scard of people

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  • 3 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Vance M.
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Denise was great with my German Shepard name Misty. When I started with her Misty was jumping and pulling me where I could not control her. After two months I was able to train with her in 4 Paws for Patriots. She is now a certified service dog. We would not have been able to complete that task without her training. Vance Myers

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Happy Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Katherine C.
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I had the idea on the correct way to walk your dog but never understood how. Ralf weber gave me a boost of confidence on how to handle my APBT. I look forward in the futrure training sections and would absolutely recommend Ralf to anyone who needs help!

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Your Best Companion
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ana F.
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A HUGE thank to Duane for all the training and change he has brought to my rescue, Bagel. I adopted Bagel a little over a year ago, he was the perfect dog. However, 2 weeks into his adoption he became aggressive with someone going into my apartment complex. It was the most terrifying situation ever & from that moment on everything changed. He would lunge at everyone and everything when I walked him, I was so anxious to even take him out around the block. I knew I had to make a decision to either get private training or take him back to the shelter. I brought in 2 other trainers before I found Duane. Both just sat on my couch and told me he was too aggressive to do any type of treat based training, etc. and that they couldn't help. I contacted Duane as a recommendation from a co-worker. On the first day, Bagel learned several commands, he didn't even know how to sit before Duane!! Every session, he improved. We conquered public areas, the dog park, and have started working on in-home aggression since Bagel gets particularly aggressive when someone comes in my home. Bagel even boards with Duane when I go out of town and he's always accommodating to my schedule. SO incredibly thankful I was able to find Duane, he helped me change a rescue's life and am eternally grateful for him!

Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Richard C.
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I have known Robert since he was a teen ager. He grew up with Lassie and the dog training business. He always had a natural love for dogs and it shows in his ability in training them. I would highly recommend him for any needs you might have with your dog. Richard

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Stefanie Pelka Dog Training
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 31 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.

Wagging Pack
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Cesar E.
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Tim did a great job training our Yorkie and he also taught us how to handle situations indoors and outdoors. Tim is very accessible, enthusiastic and caring. He is very reliable person and very punctual to his appointments. Best dog trainer in Los Angeles, CA!

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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.

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Angellily Pet Care
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa C.
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From our very first training Angela made such a difference with our three dogs and gave us great pointers to improve on their behavior. So fortunate to have found such an awesome trainer!!

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Love Ur K9
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andrew F.
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Love Ur K9 saved our relationship with our puppy. Our dog went through two trainers and destroyed an endless array of items in our house when we finally found Kevin and Love Ur K9. After training with Kevin, our dog is like a whole new pet - still playful and lovely, but obedient and a joy to have in the house.

Epic Dog Pros
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Leanne C.
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Vince is very knowledgeable! I look forward to working with him training Triten!

  • 19 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Dominique M.
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Great experience with DogWood K9!!! Ron has helped us train our German shepherd puppy so well! She walks without pulling, doesn't jump, doesn't bite, is well behaved around other dogs and can walk without a leash taking voice commands from us! Couldn't be happier!! Thank you Dogwood K9 training!!!

PENNY's POOCHES
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Taeana S.
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-She gave me useful tips to use with my dog. -Gave me homework to do to work on consistently doing training -Friendly -Understanding -Patient

EveryDog
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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EveryDog - Orange County
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jessica K.
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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!

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

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!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie W.
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Daniele is an instinctual, thorough, heart centered, Cat & Dog Behaviorist / Whisperer. She has incredible knowledge about animals, she is literally a walking encyclopedia on the subject. Daniele has the ability to assess & evaluate your pet accurately based on their specific personality and then put together a complete training package to resolve any challenges you may be facing. Her process is quick, fun and very clear. She and her team are a complete one stop shop for pets. Anything you might need from nutritionalists, cage free doggie daycare, pet jewelry designers, homeopathic medicines and formulas, water therapists and even a pet massage therapist to mention a few. She is dedicated to not only your results but also to helping you get a deeper understanding of your pet so you'll be able to communicate to them more thoroughly with ease. I would highly recommend her with confidence to anyone who needs help with their pet... especially if it's a rescue pet she's AWESOME!

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