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Cozy K9 Care & Kamp
4.6
from 156 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My dog Tristan, a standard poodle, is getting elderly and has arthritis with very bad weakness in his back legs so it has gotten to the point that taking him to a groomer is too hard on him and more dangerous of him getting hurt. I am so thankful I found Desiree who does in-home groom visits where Tristan can be comfortable, not have to stand so long and can now even lay down in the comfort of my home and get groomed. Desiree was on time, she took time to let Tristan warm up to her, she was so gentle and has the experience to gently handle my elderly dog, she cleaned up after, she was so friendly and easy to talk to and Tristan looked wonderful afterwards! She even helped put a name to a possible health problem just from hearing Tristan cough so will ask my vet about it. I am so happy to have found Desiree and she has gained a permanent customer.

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Wagtime Dog Training
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra K.
Verified review

Don is very professional and conscientious. His dog training methods are proving to be very effective for our 4 month old puppy. I recommend him highly.

ForrestGlenn Kennels
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Charles O.
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We are in the process of training our dog, Bailey and Kevin is doing a great job.

  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan S.
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I signed up for the three week training retreat and the difference between my dog before training and after was astounding. He went from lunging, pulling on the leash, and aggressive, to calm and obedient. This is a no-nonsense company. They train you and your dog how to be successful and encourage you to be the best owner you can be. My dog has made an amazing transformation... I strongly suggest their board and training program!

Faith's Dog Training
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Aiko S.
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We have a pit bull mix we adopted from a shelter, and worked with Faith for several months. We loved working with her. She was so warm, yet firm with our dog, and her training was very effective! Her directions were always very clear. We especially appreciated her style of training, which is "positive reinforcement." We highly recommend her!

Denise McDaniel Grooming
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan C.
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Denise did a fantastic job grooming my little Corgi. I highly recommend her for all your dog grooming needs.

Leash Loverz Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi D.
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We met with Kevin for an initial consultation for our 2 boxers. In the short time he spent with us, our dogs learned so very much. Kevin showed an instant connection with our boys and we are excited to start working with him. He was able to answer all our questions and provide honest answers.

El Dorado Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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Darcie is great at what she does and has a wealth of knowledge for dog training. She responds very quickly and is available via phone/text/email to answer any questions once you become her client. Darcie came to our house and assessed our delicate situation with my dog I’ve had for 9 years that has nervous and aggressive tendencies. We just welcomed our newborn baby recently and were needing some serious help with my husband and i getting on the same page for how to better train our dog as, before the baby, she kind of had free reign of the house and training techniques were not established so we needed some help in how to get our dog to follow our directions and live in a safer environment with the new baby now in the picture. Darcie helped us lay down some ground rules and also many techniques to use to help distract the dog from getting nervous and “jealous” when the baby is around me. After our first training session, she sent us an email afterwards reviewing everything we went over so we had some detailed notes to look back on, and also made sure to follow up afterwards on if we had any questions or concerns with the new training techniques she went over with my husband and i. We had one other training session afterwards to review how things were going and also went over some new techniques to assist with getting our dog to maintain her barking when the doorbell is rang/knocked on. We now have some great tools to help manage our situation better thanks to Darcie. Another great thing is she is not “pushy” and works on a customer needs basis so she will not try to “sell” you on getting some type of training package deal, rather schedule her to come train as needed. Thanks so much Darcie for your help and we look forward to touching base with you as time goes on!

Tug Dogs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara D.
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Our dog,Bambi, stays at Tug Dogs for a month at a time when we go out of town, a few times a year. Sometimes she is also there for a shorter stay. She is treated like a member of the family, with kindness, love and respect, The care, training and socialization she receives there is far superior to any she has had from other trainers. We have total confidence that she is in the best place she could possibly be! The care Bambi gets at Tug Dogs is way above the highest rating on your scale! We recommend Tug Dog without reservation!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dawn M.
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Really competent, conscientious pet sitter. One of the few that I trust with my dogs.

Paw's
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Angela S.
Verified review

Julie was there to take care of our lab while we were at work. She would come over and let him out of his kennel and play with him, and feed him, and she also played with our other dog. My dog Ryder loved seeing her everyday!! It definately put our minds at ease knowing we could put our trust in her to care of our dog, they are like our kids!! Thanks Julie!

Netty's Pet Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Kimani S.
    Verified review

    Annette took care of my boxer Kara for a few days and she was great .she took her hiking and my dog loves her.

    Sandra A.
    Verified review

    The individuals who contacted me were very professional and knowledgeable.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I love animals of all sorts so I am pleased to take your pets on walks as much as needed. I truly have a special love for animals and love being out and about with all of them. If you are looking for a person who you can trust and know your family member is in good hands then try me out. I take great pride in how i treat all of them.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    About

    I am an animal lover especially for dogs. I had an all American bulldog. He got up to 143 lbs. So, I am very capable of handling a big pup. I chose to do this because I specialize in taking care of animals on a daily basis. If you request me to walk/care for your dog, it would be a great pleasure!

    About

    I am a homemaker. I would love to help taking the dogs for the walk or feed the pets while you are on vacation.

    About

    When I walk with animals, either in the heat of summer or dead of winter, I truly enjoy myself. I like getting to know the owners and the animals I meet to create a more positive, friendly experience.

    About

    We offer basic obedience, private and group sessions. We also offer training and testing for service dogs.

    About

    I walk dogs, I train, play, parks, toys and I make my own healthy treats. I am available when needed. I am very flexible.

    About

    My name is Jessica. I love animals. I get along great with dogs, cats, birds, etc., and they like me too. I love walking them and letting them get their energy out. I am 18 years old, and I am very responsible.

    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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    Need Dog Training Services

    Danville, CA

    • Dog training type
      Sports Training
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      Our dog Tay would like to do agility training.
    • $200
      Average price
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