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Redding K9 Trainers

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Trudi O.
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Kelly is a very talented groomer and dog trainer. She trained three of my dogs over the past 25 years and each one was able to retain what they had learned for more than ten years after their lessons with no upkeep from me. She is truly amazing! She can take a very unruly dog, no matter what the breed, and teach it to behave and walk calmly on a leash. She also gave me lessons on how to properly work my dogs on and off leash, which is really fun!

Bernita M.
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Lower Lassen K9 helped us turn an out-of-control rescue dog into a well-behaved, obedient dog who gets compliments everywhere we go! Lower Lassen trainers are excellent at tailoring an individualized training program to suit the personality and traits of each dog and owner. We tried several other dog training programs, but Lower Lassen is the one program that finally worked!

Fun 'N Fancy Dog Training
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    Elaine W.
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    I have trained with Fun 'N Fancy Dog Training for six productive years. I brought my German Shepherd puppy to train with Judy and her patience, expertise and knowledge was so keen that I brought my second German Shepherd pup as well. I have tried a few other trainers...but have always felt BEST with Judy! I would highly recommened Judy for all dog training needs.

    • 16 years in business

    I teach you how to communicate with your dog and help you become a strong pack leader. I offer free in-home evaluation and consultation. No dog is ever turned down.


    With more than 40 years' experience in all kinds of pet care and training, Berk's Buddies has your pet's health and happiness as our first priority! Dogs, cats, reptiles, amphibians, birds, rodents, and even fish are in knowledgeable and caring hands while you're away. Berk's Buddies is an 'in-home' service, so your home has the security of an occupant during your absence as well. Our goal is to have your pet love us almost as much as they love you! We also have dog obedience training and aquarium maintenance services available.


    Top Dog Retrievers offers top-quality dog boarding and dog training facilities for Northern California. We are located in Northern California's Sacramento Valley in the town of Red Bluff, CA. We offer top-quality AKC Labrador stud service, yellow Labrador Retriever puppies, black Labrador Retriever puppies, chocolate Labrador Retriever puppies, started Labradors, and companion Labradors for sale. Our services include boarding, formal gun dog training, adult obedience training, puppy boarding, puppy obedience training, puppy bird introduction, puppy gun introduction, puppy crate training, and our "No-puppy-left-behind" training program.


    I am a professional dog trainer. Please visit my website. I am able to teach you how to solve behavioral problems and put you back in control of your dog. Obedience lessons are available. Never rely on treats again.

    • 5 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack

    Most Certified Dog Trainers are required to take continuing education courses each year. I am no exception. Staying up to date with the most recent canine behavioral and cognition studies, I continue to adapt my training to bring you what will work fastest and have longer retention.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How old should a puppy be for training?

    Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

    In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

    Which dog training method is best?

    The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

    • What type of training methods do you use?
    • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
    • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

    How long does it take to train a puppy?

    Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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