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  • 18 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Stephen K.

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I highly recommend Beth Jeffery. She is a very likable and an extremely capable dog training professional. She is easy to communicate with, she listens and was very respectful in correcting some of the actions and attitudes that I had. I thought I knew more than I did as I have had well behaved large dogs before. She was very knowledgeable and “Cash”, my Labrador 8 month old puppy took to her immediately. She taught me some corrections of the things I was doing and the response with Cash was immediate and impressive. I am partially disabled and plan to develop him into a service companion, but still enjoy him as the spirit dog he is. We have only seen her once and we are looking forward to working more with her. Beth’s expertise, guidance and caring is excellent. Her price structure is very reasonable and you won’t go wrong in working with her. Thank You. Stephen Kit Taylor, D.C., N.M.D.

Margret M.

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We are an older couple who have never owned a dog before so the training process seemed overwhelming before our session with Beth Jeffery. Beth is a warm, immediately likeable person who has a very practical method that she communicates in a motivating way. Since she's written a book on the subject of training puppies, she knows how to share her information in a way you can remember and put into practice after she's gone. It's made a big difference to to us because she is able to let us understand how what we do and say is interpreted by our dog. We now appreciate our dog in a new way because we relate with our dog differently. Our dog is better behaved and more confident too. It's been rewarding and fun too!

Kathy E.

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When I contacted Beth, I had dog who was anxious and nervous. He was constantly pulling during our walks, and he wasn't always friendly with other people. Beth gave me the skills, knowledge, and confidence, I needed to be successful in training my dog. I am happy to say, my dog is now a pleasure to walk, and he has become much more friendly to the people he encounters. I highly reccommend Beth!

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Dog-Skool

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  • 13 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 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.

Pax P.

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John was awesome with training me and my dog. John took the time to get to know our needs and current situation and also helped us with dog socialization. John is very knowledgable and offered great expert advice. He also helped us with introduction to a dog park and helped me to understand the things to look for when introducting my dog into a new environment such as a dog park. I would highly recommend John to all my friends family and anyone else. He definitely helped with positive reinforcement.

Sally K.

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John is calm, confident and professional. He is amazing! Dog training is as much about training the owners as it is training the dog. He explains how dogs think and how we communicate with them. Best money I've spent in a while. I'd highly recommend this trainer!

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  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Riverside, CA

Nova A.

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I am currently working on service dog training with Denise. She is AMAZING!! My SD I'm training is also the first dog I've ever owned. That being said, Denise is really patient with me as I learn how to be a good dog owner as well as train my dog. She is very go with the flow with the training, as far as if I have anything come up in between classes, we address the problem and work through it right away. I'm so happy she's a part of our lives! Best most professional service I've recieved.

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.

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  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours
  • San Marcos, CA

Chelse M.

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I have an English mastiff whom I was reading wrong. So I ran into a girl who knew Paula and swore that she is the best with dogs and she also said Paula brought down the euthanize rate at the local shelters. I was skeptical because I have never had a dog trainer come to work with my dogs. My mastiff was a little different from my other dogs so I was in need of someone who knew what they were doing. When Paula came to meet djanga, the dog was doing her normal barking and showed some of her nervousness. Paula just came to just be around her pursay, and it was just so djanga could see that she's not a threat or anyone to be worried about. Paula has the most open personality and it's like these dogs just feel that vibe and soak it up. Djanga doesn't feel comfortable around most adults but she loved Paula from day two haha. I know that Paula can solve all dogs issues if not strive to give her all trying to. She would come in and we would take djanga out come back in let her chew on an antler to release her tension then go back out. It worked, I thought my dog was a goner. Djanga was getting so much better and Paula would bring different things to introduce her too, ( including her daughter). I bought a super nice leash off of her that djanga worked really well with and a few antlers. Djanga got to where she was looking for her weekly tennis ball in Paula's bag and was super happy to see her. That's not the only good thing though she is very adamant about working the dog and getting them to where they need to be to feel comfortable in their environments and just calm no stress. She did that for djanga and I'm so thankful for that. Djanga today is a better dog then she's ever been I still use her tools to this day and it has made the world so much easier to handle for her. Paula is a great person and the dogs love her but she is very patient and calm with them. Her rates are super affordable, and she will come to you where ever you are. If anyone has the chance to work with her or her work with their dog, it'll be the most wonderful experience you will ever have with a dog trainer. The only thing I would change is I would live to see Paula travel and help dogs around the world I know she could make a difference in our shelters today.

Kelly L.

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Paula has made such a huge impact on our family. Our dog Blue was barking at people, barking at dogs, running away and generally didn't seem happy. Typically one of our kids would accidentally let him out and this created a cycle of anxiety, stress and embarrassment as we couldn't get him back. he ran around the neighborhood barking at people, barking at dogs and chasing cars, not to mention running from us as we frantically tried to get him back. This created a lot of stress in our busy family of six. We love our dog but didn't see how anyone could change him. Paula came in and she didn't just "train" our dog. She works with our dog of course, but also has been educating our entire family on how to play, teach, and interact with Blue. She has provided us with so much insight and has given us countless tools to use with Blue. We have been working with Paula for almost two months now and the changes we've seen in our dog are incredible. We now have ways to play with him, and interact with him that are changing his behaviors. It's truly like he is a changed dog. Paula is compassionate, caring and has been a true blessing to our dog and our entire family.

Debra D.

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Paula is an amazing dog trainer! She has provided me with so much new and relevant information that has been crucial in helping me with my foster dog. Thanks to her tips and her information on dog behavior, I have had great success with my dog's crate training and her behavior towards guests at the door. I highly recommend Paula to anyone who is in need to of help. She is more than a "teach them to sit" type of trainer -- she understands dog behavior and carefully explains how humans can work with dogs to give them skills to succeed.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 38 min

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.

Lorie H.

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A patient, experienced trainer who makes you feel success with your dog training is indeed possible! Daniel senses the correct way to deal with your dog's needs and is very successful in his approach to training and is very reasonably priced. He's got my vote!

Sue F.

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Dan was helpful in training our Russell Terrier. He helped us with a discipline and praise approach in training our dog and we had good results. He provided us with information and tools that were very helpful. Mike F.

  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 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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  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

Josh S.

Verified review

Above and beyond all expectations I had. I had a 1.5 year dog was an aggressor, and would start fights with dogs constantly. She was able to socialize my dog with other dogs and stopped all the aggression. Not only did the training work, but she would pick up and drop off my dog while I was at work. She has a through training program and was able to teach obedience and patients to my dog. I would recommend to anyone who needs helps. This is a trainer that cares and loves dogs!

Billy G.

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monica was very nice really good with my dog. she was absolute joy to be around and my dog now knows all the command s, and she came to my house,was there intill my dog had learned what we discussed. She went above and beyond what I expected very good dog trainer and I would recommend her to anybody. if you're thinking about having someone train your dog I would call her. she really helped my dog and I out.

Michele D.

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So far, so great! Monica demonstrates high skills and I hope to work with her for as long as it takes to train our dog. Monica is a delightful person.

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Kandee C.

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Really easy to work with! Very responsive to our needs. Obviously love our dogs! Send adorable photos at each visit. I feel very confident allowing Peticularly Perfect in our home, and to take care of our prized possessions--our dogs. After finding them on Thumbtack, will not look any further for our dog sitting needs.

Marcella W.

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Petcularly perfect does cat and house sitting for me. Allison is a great manager and Kate is a great siitter. I have two kitties and one is very shy. Kate does a great job at being sensitive to the issue. We work as a team to solve any issues and I am able to relax if I have to be away. They are a good group!

Maxine Y.

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Allison was very patient with our dog and made sure he improved his fear and anxiety so he could train with the other dogs. Great dog home away from home.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 34 min

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!

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!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Jessica V.

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I bought a dog (german shepherd puppy) from Kris a couple years ago for sport work. He set me up with training and my dog is THE best trained dog I have ever owned. She has a balanced and stable temperament on top of fantastic obedience and protection. I am so incredibly happy with her and Kris is extremely knowledgeable in dog behavior and dog training of all aspects. I recommend Taylor made Working Dogs for any source of dog training or buying.

Julia S.

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Kris is an Excellent trainer! Experienced, knowledgeable in all areas Competition, Protection, IPO training, & Obedience to name a few, and do not forget an Awesome Breeder!!

Tom H.

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Very professional and knowledgeable, have trained me and the dogs. The instructors are very courteous and professional.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Kim B.

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Audrey scheduled us right away for a consultation to help with our food aggressive dog. Within one week using her training and tips any family member can pull our dogs food away with out getting biten or even a growl. Our German Shepard will now wait patiently in a calm "sit" position till we put his food back for him. Looking forward to more training!

Bryan P.

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Audrey and her team are very professional and confident. They made me and Baby comfortable right from the start. Audrey was getting results 10 minutes after meeting my Puppy.

Karina A.

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She is a very nice person and I trust my dog with her completely!!

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  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min
  • Perris, CA

Becca S.

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After working with David during the last couple of months, it's clear that he understands solution based approaches. Means different methods and solutions to each situation. Impressive training ability! David is very knowledgeable & his professional conduct gives way to his even friendlier demeanor. I can call him in between training sessions with any questions and he gives great care and concern to each call.

Stephanie L.

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David is a great trainer. He has helped us tremendously with our Pitbull Shiloh. He was reactive towards other dogs and we just couldn't take him anywhere. We were looking for a long term trainer we can rely on and David has definitely been reliable. We did his behavior modification then his basic obedience and his advanced obedience. Shiloh can now walk nicely on his leash around other dogs even in stores!

Mariah T.

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Amazing! David was amazing with my dog. I had a dog who had several issues on top of not having any obedience. We tried other trainers before him and they couldn't help him. We finally found David and he did a wonderful job. He got our dog to stop lunging, barking, tearing up our things, helped us build a bond, and taught him obedience commands. I am very grateful for everything he's done.

  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Juliana D.

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Britta is an outstanding trainer, but even more importantly, she is an outstanding person with a very kind and gentle heart. Our puppy Bob started in her Puppy Basics for 3 class at 7 weeks and just finished the Good Manner's for 3 at almost 7 months old. It has been a very rewarding and enjoyable 15 weeks with Britta! Not only does he listen to his commands, but he looks forward to his training time and as a result, is a very happy, well trained dog. Bob was a very wiggly, wild puppy who had a hard time channeling his energy and listening to commands. After just 5 weeks with Britta, Bob had a very strong recall, knew basic behaviors, and had the foundation for more advanced training. By the end of the 15 week series, we have built an amazing connection with Bob and he understands and listens to a long list commands in a variety of settings (dog beach, park, etc.). Britta is possibly the best animal handler we have ever met. She is patient and kind, she uses positive reinforcement, and she offered a wealth of knowledge on dog training and how to shape any behavior we want Bob to do. It is truly the kind of training that you can keep building on for the dog's lifetime. Not only has she trained Bob to be an excellent dog, but she trained us as well to be confident pet parents!

Jayme F.

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I adopted Bailey from the Oceanside Humane Society when she was 7 months old. I was informed I was her third owner in her short life. Bailey was timid, hid food, urinated in the house, & generally unattached to our family. After researching canine training methods, I chose clicker training, & contacted Britta's Animal Training. Britta's lessons focused on correcting behaviors I was concerned with. Before a lesson she previewed what we would work on, after she would review, then later that day send me an email outlining what we did, & the homework we were to work on. I wanted to be able to bring Bailey to Farmer's Markets, street fairs, etc. Britta, suggested we meet at a Farmer's Market, she trained Bailey, while showing, and telling me what I needed to do, pay attention to, how to interact with people, children, & other dogs. This was invaluable. Bailey is the first dog I've had that when I walk in the door I'm not worried about something being ruined, chewed, a mess. Britta's training gave Bailey confidence, she doesn't hide, she's in the middle of the family.

Patty G.

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We've taken several of Britta's puppy training "good manners" classes, as well as using Britta as a trusted dog sitterl. She is a wonderful trainer and our dog has come SO far since we started working with Britta. I would unhesitatingly recommend Britta to anyone who loves their dog and just wants a good training experience that is built around positive reinforcement.

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

Bryan P.

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Ted Bellmyer / 5ok9 is my first choice for boarding school / training for dogs. It's obvious that Ted really understands and loves dogs. I have seen him resolve issues with mine, and several other people's dogs through his training / boarding process. Even when training is not required, and I have to travel, Ted is my first choice for dog boarding, because I know he will take great care of my dogs. I have recommended his boarding to coworkers and friends, and will continue to recommend him to everyone who might need dog boarding or training.

TOMMY S.

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Nothing could've been better!! We just had one task for Ted which was transitioning our (people and dog) aggressive German Shepherd into a friendly and tame dog. The results were astounding when we saw him after board training!!! It was like seeing a brand new dog approaching us!! Thanks so much Ted!! 10/10 would recommend

Kris T.

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I've worked with Ted for four years now. He is by far the best dog trainer I'm Riverside county and my go to referral for that area. Super guy!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours
  • San Diego, CA

Bobbie L.

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She did a great job to train my dog. She is very patient. My puppy is very difficult to train. She used 2 hours to led her walk down my driveway without pulling. Made her understand "come" means come to me. Afterall, she only charge me one session which the original planned time is 1 hour while she actually spent 2 hours to do the job. I will recommend her to puppy owner particular those need special attentions.

Ismail C.

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2 month Ago, my German shepherd was out of control . Now I feel like if I have a new dog and thanks to the amazing coach he is able to Sit at any given time, he stopped pulling the leash when I take him on a walk, he is able to wait when I want to leave the house without having him trying to come outside with me or run outside and many more cool things !! They are amazing group - Ismail

Deborah O.

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Rachel is a excellent dog trainer, she is very patient.

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Erin E.

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Maureen was very responsive to texts/calls/emails. She made sure to address the individual needs of my family/pet. She packed in so much information into just one session and provided us with some unexpected extras. We have already seen an improvement in our puppy's behavior after one session. I love her positive approach to modifying behavior. She was also super patient with us (first time dog parents). We had some very basic questions but she spent extra time with us to make sure we were set before she left. Will definitely use her again and refer friends in need of doggy help.

Rhonda F.

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Canines 4 Life was a wonderful resource for me and my rescue dog. They thoughtfully listened to the issues I was having and gave me a whole host of training tips and suggestions — tips that really made a difference. The trainer was compassionate and encouraging, and very knowledgeable in the areas in which I needed assistance.

Kathy B.

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We are about to come to the end of the first month with Maureen working with my dogs and pups. I couldn’t be happier with her! She is good with each dog and works methodically to move them toward the goals I identified. She is always very professional and kind with the dogs. Kathy Bailey Sunny Daze Labradors

  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Debbie C.

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My daughter rescued a frenchie and we didn’t know what she had been through. We knew she was super sweet and very loving and smart but she had some really bad issues....... wanting to “kill” the TV when and animal was on and also she had leash aggression. So today Tommy came to the rescue. First of all he is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of dogs and second Stella was so comfortable around him. Within 10 minutes we had her TV behavior under control, I was shocked and we did work on walking on a leash...... I learned I needed to be in control and by Tommy teaching me what to do made it so easy for Stella..... I can’t wait for our second lesson, what a pleasure it will be to have a well trained rescued dog!

Gary C.

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xlnt time spent!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Lake Elsinore, CA

Caitlyn B.

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After doing hours of research and training on my own with my young dog, I was at my wits end with everything from potty training, to walking nicely. After speaking with Holly from Furry Tail Dog Training, we identified all of my concerns, and she gave me a clear and easy plan to help me guide my wild puppy to becoming a lovable, and manageable dog! We are so grateful for her help, because I am now taking my dog on walks with a lose lead when once I didn't think it was possible! And potty training woes are a thing of the distant past!

Thumbtack Customer

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She’s giving me good information, my dog is learning quick I have to keep it up at home. she’s given me great tools to practice.

Megan I.

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Holly did great with my pup and was very flexible with my schedule.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

M. A.

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Jay from Carnivore Planet has excellent dog training skills but more than that, he can relate and relay his knowledge to the human. Our training is on going, but I am confident our dog will come out a wonderful , happy family member! I am having fun with my dog as he learns and no longer dread his classes.

Shannon O.

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Great place for all your canine nutrition needs. Not to mention training & grooming. One stop does it all. Professional & knowledgeable staff as well.

Tom B.

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Jay is helping us be better dog owners. His knowledge and expertise are exceptional. Our dog is learning to be well mannered and obedient.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min

Lisa M.

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nikki did a great job training our dog louie we went with the three week train n board ,also planning to brush up on training and will board louie again when we go on vacation this summer . great job!! Lisa McKendall

Brian E.

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Excellent service, great communication. My dogs learned a ton. It was a great head start on their training journey. I'm very satisfied with the service.

  • 8 years in business
  • Response time: 45 min
  • Temecula, CA

Chad S.

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Mariah has been amazing with all our dogs, from puppies to adults to shelter pets. She is able to accommodate dogs from any background and personality, and has the skills to immediately command their attention and respect!

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My dog has basic training, and is a bed bug detection dog. I am looking for him to become more obedient and to learn to walk on his leash without pulling.
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