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Pleasanton Service Dog Training Programs

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Pete's Dog Behavior Training
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
April S.
Verified review

Pete gave us a great starting point to start training our dog with behavioral problems. We started working on impulse control, feeding rituals, and commanding her attention in a stressful environment for our dog.

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Devoted Dog Training
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elaine M.
Verified review

Courtney was very helpful to us in guiding our puppy through her second fear phase. She was very knowledgeable, explained things well, and answered all of our questions. We will work with her again without hesitation if our dog needs additional training.

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Alpha K-9 Academy
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
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Fiona L.
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We love Tammy ! We have a 2-year old Aussie with pretty serious issues regarding: charging at the door barking (scaring guests), barking at random noises, biting (yikes! but yes.. many times to even friends and family), and leash aggression. We had 2 trainers before. One was at the prestigious Cali-K9 which was like training your dog to almost be like a police dog with a lot of consequences including pulling very hard on the chain where they want his two front feet to literally be lifted ( we didn't want to do this at all .. but we trusted them because of their amazing reviews )..this caused our anxious pup to become a very anxious dog, esp. to strangers... we then went with another trainer from Pet Food Express who was purely positive reinforcement. Here, she had him locked away in the room for months without social interaction in order to try to desensitize him and slowly introduce him back to people and triggers. THIS DID NOT WORK. If anything, his habits got worse and we forgot what it was like to even have a dog anymore :( We reached a very sad point, full of tears, where we discussed the fact that we might have to give him away but we decided maybe board & train was the next step. There are articles out there saying this method is not suggested because it might not be long lasting, or maybe the dog might just listen to the trainer and not you. Anyways, we came across Tammy and at first was very hesitant. As a millennial couple both working in high-tech.. we were killing ourselves over online research. Thumbtack wasn't a service I ever used before so I trusted other sites like Yelp & Facebook which Tammy didn't have too much of a presence on :( We did a bunch of research and even paid $100 for a consultation with Lori Hamilton - but it didn't feel right.. but she was still on our radar as another top option. When we met Tammy, she seemed incredibly sweet, genuine, & honest. As she is going full-time as a dog trainer, I knew she was going to treat our dog Finn as an individual and not just a number or revenue. She truly cared about his life and happiness. Eventually we made the decision to go with Tammy, reason being is because we know not everyone is as tech-savvy and we went with social media all-stars like Cali-K9 before which didn't go well.. so we couldn't judge a trainer just based on online presence. When we got Finn back from Board & Train you could tell how much he adored her. It was crazy! When she walked away he locked his eyes and body towards her. When she comes for our trainings now, our dog throws his body on her and rubs himself missing her. This is how I know she spent a lot of time with him instead of just shipping him off, and crossing our fingers that Finn was getting the training attention he needs. Forward 2 months, Finn is not perfect but he is x10 more manageable and we know what to do if he reacts in any way. He now goes to work with my boyfriend as an office pup, we aren't scared to take him downtown, he rarely barks at the Amazon dude (this could be fixed very fast before it happens). My boyfriend and I are so happy we went with Tammy now! She is the most patient person ever and I am so excited to have her integrated in our lives. She has helped us find so much different solutions regardless if its testing individual techniques or even supplements to help with Finn's anxiety. The greatest gift she gave us is the confidence that we are a great dog owner and that we also have the greatest dog! Put time and effort in your dog & Tammy will always do the same! We are continuing to board with Tammy when we go on vacations, so our relationship will definitely continue for a long time <3 (:

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Executive Canine Services
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Sebastian B.
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Excellent dog training service. Highly recommend.

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Nu Pawspective
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy H.
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Susan truly cares for dogs' wellbeing and has great knowledge and patience of solving doggies' behavioral problems. I highly recommend her daycare and boarding/training services. It is money worth spending as the quality of her service is excellent (and beyond expectation). Susan is very professional and pleasant to work with compared to other trainers and service providers in the area. She is a great partner for dog owners who want the best for their doggies.

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4 Way Stop
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy J.
Verified review

Gary is very prompt & professional. We're impressed with his immediate connection with our dog & clarity with us. Had no problem with signing up for his training program. His instincts were right on target with our dog (and with us). Will follow up with review after we've completed training.

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California Canine
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Victoria S.
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We adopted a 6 month old Great Pyrenees mix that had terrible socialization problems. She was scared of the littlest thing, except people! We couldn't go out in public without her fawning over everyone and then in the blink of an eye, be terrified because a cart rolled past her. Did helped us round out her socialization with a training program that we could actually adhere to. She listened to what our lifestyle entails and what we were capable of doing at the time. It made us feel like we could actually help as opposed to all the other trainers who made us feel like we just couldn't do enough. Thank you California Canine for giving our puppy a new sense of confidence to enjoy the world with!

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Pawgress Dog Training
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel K.
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Rusty has exceeded above and beyond my hopes for a trainer. After our first complimentary consultation for him to assess my pups behavior as well as for me to assess whether Rusty was the right trainer for us, I knew I had landed on one of the best. He possesses an incredible wealth of knowledge that he conveys efficiently and proficiently giving you the tools to truly carry over the work done in the sessions to every day life with your dog. He is professional, patient, and creative in his training, not to mention a true dog whisperer. While I originally sought Rusty's guidance for foundational obedience training and separation anxiety, it evolved to using him to assist in the journey of training my pup to be a therapy dog. Along the way, my dog suffered an traumatic experience while under the care of a sitter and adopted fear behaviors that had not existed before. I called Rusty right away for advice and help. We adjusted our sessions to address the immediate concerns so they would not become permanent. He was a complete blessing and my pup is successfully on the mend. Rusty is so well-versed in many areas of dog-training (he's your one-stop shop!) Whether you need short-term assistance, long-term, or varying areas of concerns, look no further. You don't need to take my word for it, just take advantage of the complimentary consultation and see for yourself. Absolutely no regrets here.

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  • 20 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Kelly is knowledgeable and willing to help with dogs specific training issues.

The Heart of Caregiving
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Susan V.
Verified review

I had a meet & greet with Sonia yesterday; she brought her "pack" of dogs to meet my dog, who is sometimes aggressive toward other dogs. Sonia really seems to know her stuff, and gave me great advice on dealing with my dog!! And he behaved pretty well around all her dogs, thanks to her coaching! I was impressed!

Notched to an OTCH
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Coralie D.
Verified review

I attended Jorge's obedience training class with my service dog in training; his class has been a valuable experience both me and my dog. Jorge helped me communicate better with my dog, rely less on training tools and more on body language, and resolved several minor issues by simply making training more fun for both of us. It has been great having my dog practice focusing on me without her working gear on and with the dog distractions of both a group class, and the other people & dogs in the training facility!

Pet Care Services
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Whitley K.
Verified review

Stella not only watched my puppy but trained him this past week! She has saved my life with the potty training and it only took her a few days!!! She is very knowledgeable when it comes to puppies. Everything went smoothly! I was so happy to get updates and pictures of him everyday. I'll be using her again for sure.

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline K.
Verified review

Phoebe is an amazing dog-walker. She's super great with my dog and has worked with us on training her too. Norah's gotten so much better in her walking and obedience. I can trust Phoebe with Norah anytime and she always goes above and beyond with her. I'm so glad I found her!

Playground Hounds
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Brandon is wonderful!! I hired him to walk my Pit/Bulldog mix. He is responsible, respectful and loves dogs! He has been so great with my little Ruby even doing some training as part of her walks. I highly reccomend him and hope one day my little girl will behave enough to join his group walks.

FearLess Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dale A.
Verified review

Chris worked our Lab-mix, Zoe, to stop her habit of jumping on people. Chris is professional, observant, and patient. And, most importantly her training is based on kindness. She was able to assess both Zoe's and our particular needs and worked accordingly to help us. Throughout our session Chris took her time not only teaching Zoe, but also teaching us. And, Chris has given us further support through a follow-up e-mail checking on Zoe's progress. With Chris's help we are well on our way to success!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kshetrajna R.
Verified review

It has been excellent to have Caitlin take care of our dog. She has been extremely flexible to accommodate a lot of our last minute requests and my dog loves to visit her and her dogs :).

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Besides doing dog sitting, walking & my Real World Dog Training is by far result oriented training with different training methods. But most importantly I provide professional & service satisfaction, I'm a friendly down to earth person for me it's important to do business the right and fair way and build a long lasting relationship with my clients.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I like to get to know the dog and their personalities in order to apply the right training that would be right for that dog.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am not a business. I do this because I like all dogs, and they need to be loving and have no bad behavior problem. I can train most all dogs! I can remove any wildlife. I have had most of all different animals.

  • 41 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
About

I have been training dogs for 55 years. I have trained in most every disciplines. My training is based on not only the dog but also the owners. Your lifestyle and your dog must work together. The breed or mix of breeds also determine your dogs behavior. This combination of factors are essential to that well behaved dog. I don't believe in robot training for your dog and know that you train a Terrier, including pit bulls, different that you train a Poodle. I have had German Shepherds, Smooth Fox Terriers, Manchester Terriers, Whippet, Poodle, Afghan Hounds and Borzoi. I am now an American Kennel Club judge and also judge international shows.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My work is all about what the dogs needs so everything can go well make sure everything together as one and make my customers happy

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