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Top 10 Aggressive Dog Trainers near Oakland, CA

10. Pawgress Dog Training
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from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Oakland, CA
"Perhaps because our pitty was a stray before, she was not house trained and were defensively-aggressive towards other dogs which basically made the daily regular dog walk around the neighborhood next to impossible.. We soon figured we need professional help to sort out this staggering situation (short dog walk, less exercise for a young pitty, more frustration/ energy abundance = a viscous cycle). From there, we found Rusty/ Pawgress thru Thumbtack. Rusty had thoroughly observed, analyzed and explained where our dog frustration/ disobedience issues may root from. We then went from multiple indoor sessions to gradually outdoor training sessions. In hindsight, I think the most important training wasn't necessarily during the lesson itself, but thru the training exercises that Rusty recommended for us to practice on our own when he is not around! Thanks to Rusty, the main effort is to re-educate ourselves and learn more about behavior adjustment training. Its also pertinent to acknowledge that there's no magic switch that can turn a dog into an obedient super dog immediately. For context (and this should go wo saying, apparently each dog and each owner cases will be different), we had roughly 10 lessons with Rusty that spanned approx. across 4 months. With Rusty's lessons and persistent similar practices when Rusty's not around, our pit now would not keep on lunging during walk/ fully house trained (no more peed on carpet or destructive behaviors due to separation anxiety). We even went to camping and local dog park (off leash) for the first time. Without a doubt, that's significant upgrades to our dog (& ours) lives. If you and your dog are going thru similar struggle, I highly recommend look no further and schedule a meet w/ Rusty. Its a no-brainer to look for professional help and proper training if you seek for a better relationship w/ your furry friends which goes a long way. So here's to Rusty, thank you for guiding us thru the difficult and frustrating times w/ our pit. We wish Pawgress will continue to bloom and more frustrated dog-owners will consider to scout for your assistance to better their situations. Cheers!"
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Danielle H.

Pawgress Dog Training

Rusty at Pawgress dog training has been an absolutely amazing trainer for our reactive cattle dog/ border collie mix. He has really given us so much information and shined light on some new techniques and strategies! We have found it so useful to have our dog practice with his dogs and we love the feedback and guidance! His PDFs have helped us to be able to practice and apply at home in between trainings as well! We can’t thank Rusty enough for the work this far! We look forward to training every week as we see our dog (and us!) make strides!

Apr 14, 2018

Dianne G.

Nu Pawspective

We have been sending our dog to Susan at Nu Pawspective for about a year now. Susan is an intelligent trainer with a "dog whisperer" instinct for dogs. Our dog loves going with Susan every day and always comes home exhausted and happy. We are thankful to have someone whom we trust to care for our dog as much as Susan does.

Jul 28, 2017

Janie S.

Dog's Gone Mild dog training

Logan is very professional you can tell he loves animals his work quality is awesome my dog is now a happier dog and I must admit so am . his teaching techniques are so easy to follow he truly is worth it I am extremely happy with him Thank you Jane S

May 12, 2017

Julie E.

Pete's Dog Behavior Training

Pete has a very calm and good manner with the dogs and so much useful instructions for training, which help manage the behaviors. We really like his kind, but stern approach with repetition vs. other trainers who are very aggressive physically and verbally with the dogs. Pete't training style fits well with our personalities as dog parents. We will start putting into practice what we've learned and plan to use Pete's services again for additional training advice.

May 21, 2016

Sally M.

Executive Canine Services

Les has been great in working with my 85 yr old mom and her newly adopted shelter dog, Milo. Milo is an affectionate sweetheart, but becomes aggressive towards other dogs when out on walks. We were concerned that he may not be a good fit for my mom. Les is taking the time to work with my mom and Milo on basic commands, in order to help my mom establish the role of leader, as well as the aggression issue. She has gained more confidence in handling Milo, and does not want to give up on her little buddy! Les is very calm, and a delight to work with (Milo thinks so too). He is also very reasonably priced. Thanks Les!

Apr 11, 2015

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