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Sacramento Canine Professionals

Browse these canine professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sacramento.

Cozy K9 Care & Kamp
4.6
from 159 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 286 hires on Thumbtack
Paul M.
Verified review

Desiree was prompt to the home visit. She provided additional services that I had not expected for the grooming of the pet. She was professional and recommended suggestions for the care of our dog.

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Hoppy Tails Animal Care
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
Verified review

Tiffany is great! Very friendly and professional. My cats were super calm when I came home from my trip so I could tell they were in great hands while I was away. Tiffany also saved the day when we arrived home and discovered we had misplaced our keys! She drove out to meet us. I was so relieved! Thanks again for the fabulous service :)

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Wagtime Dog Training
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Bobbi M.
Verified review

We had our first meeting with Don today, to help us with our dogs training. He was right on time, very friendly and cordial, and within 5 minutes, had Peanut responding to his commands! It was amazing! Our goal was to teach our little one some manners, no barking and jumping on guests when they arrive! No licking of any bare skin he can find, and the biggest issue is separation anxiety. Don had specific suggestions for dealing with the anxiety issue, and he is even going to loan us a product to deter the barking, so we can see if it works with Peanut before we buy it! All in all, we are very pleased, and would recommend Don to anyone who wants a good honest and caring trainer.

ForrestGlenn Kennels
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna C.
Verified review

Great trainer. Listens to what you want and are expecting your dog to do. Easy to work with he works around your schedule. Best part the training is done in your area or home, where your dog is having problems. The reason we chose him is that he knows the Great Dane breed and we wanted someone who is as familiar with large breeds. Definitely would recommend (trainer) has a great personality and is very knowledgeable. Our dog Theo is so much more enjoyable and fun to walk now.

Dani's Pawsitive Pet Care
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Brent R.
Verified review

Dani does an excellent job with my Mastiff named Cali. I would highly recommend her if your looking for her dog services.

Nicole's Mobile Pet Grooming
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Tandy A.
Verified review

Nicole was awesome. So friendly and knowledgeable. She groomed my beast who has tons of under coat. He came back looking like a new dog. Not to mention he smelled amazing. She also groomed our little dog. Both dogs seemed very pleased and so was I. Great service!

  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn B.
Verified review

If I could give 100 stars I would. There is nothing more comforting than knowing that your pet is with a professional who really cares. I can't express how grateful I am to have found Unleash the Beast.

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Judy S.
Verified review

I can't say enough abI can't say enough about K9 Training, Southern Ca, but more important trainers Gunner and Tom. They are passionate about dogs and helping canines learn. I handed over to them TWO 8 month old rambunctious Dobermans I fondly called "my hounds from hell" and received two totally disciplined, focused working dogs. Gunner not only went above and beyond with all the training but with his TLC and care when they weren't training. These dogs were totally devoted to Gunner but transferred that devotion and respect right back to me. They were able to perform all tasks ( too many to mention) the first day alone with me with that same respect. Throughout the two weeks I got several videos a day to keep me up to date with each achievement. This is worth every penny. Check out my girl, Liesel on you tube. Be as amazed as I was! It's the real deal. I'm so proud of them! Thanks Gunner and Tom! 😘❤️out K9 Training, Southern Ca, but more important trainers Gunner and Tom. They are passionate about dogs and helping canines learn. I handed over to them TWO 8 month old rambunctious Dobermans I fondly called "my hounds from hell" and received two totally disciplined, focused working dogs. Gunner not only went above and beyond with all the training but with his TLC and care when they weren't training. These dogs were totally devoted to Gunner but transferred that devotion and respect right back to me. They were able to perform all tasks ( too many to mention) the first day alone with me with that same respect. Throughout the two weeks I got several videos a day to keep me up to date with each achievement. This is worth every penny. Check out my girl, It's the real deal. I'm so proud of them! Thanks Gunner and Tom! 😘❤️

Playful Pal Pet Care
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara G.
Verified review

We left our dog Milly with Emilia for three days. Emilia and her family treated Milly as part of their family. We were thrilled and so happy to find someone so caring and concerned about our dog's welfare. Milly had a great time. And we have arrangements to leave her with Emilia again. We highly recommend her for your pet. She gets a gold star in our book!🐶

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Heather Grimes
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Our pet sitter gave us a last minute cancelation. Heather responded right away and was very professional. Our cats took to her right away. We were able enjoy our trip without worry.

  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lelah R.
Verified review

We are so happy with Terra! She is down to earth and explains things very well. It's amazing how much difference there is with our German shepherd and Border Collie mix. Not only has been training the dogs, she has been training the entire family. She is very patient and thorough. She also had great advice on the type of beds and leashes for the dogs. So far. All her advice has been wonderful! She even spent time with us talking about different food types. We couldn't have asked for a better trainer! I would highly recommend her to anyone having difficulty with their pooches!

Critter Sitters
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rubi M.
Verified review

She was on time and was very helpful with the dogs. I felt very comfortable with her walking one of the dogs who is rather a challenge to walk.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim K.
Verified review

A-1 Glass, Jaspar, were prompt & professional. will hire again.

Healing Paws Training
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Louie A.
Verified review

Miranda's work ethic is like no other. Her passion for training stands out in her professionalism. Miranda is very reliable and consistently arrives as scheduled. Miranda's strong points make her the best in her field of work. She is very observant and knowledgeable when it comes to training the dog owner. Miranda is very compassionate and patient when working with young dogs and new dog owners. Miranda possesses a special skill with training dogs with different needs. She has extensive experience that makes her the best at training. What sets her apart from other programs is her love for what she does. Miranda is highly recommended for all levels of training and any type of breed. Miranda's ability to connect the handler with their dog is phenomenal. She has a true gift to help both develop to their full potential.

One Fine Canine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

Presley has really helped us work with our dog around some anxiety issues. We are making good progress, and appreciate the assistance of One Fine Canine.

Miss Lia Woof
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Russell G.
Verified review

Miss Lia woof was upbeat, professional, and took very good care of my dog Gelert! She obviously loves animals and Lia herself, a gorgeous Cocker, loved playing with my little dude, a 2 year old pug, 5/5 stars I will be coming back!

T A Rossi
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Abby K.
Verified review

This is an ongoing project that we hope to continue doing business with TA Rossi. He has been very responsive and professional .

American Canine Institute
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 59 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sam W.
Verified review

Bob has helped with my dogs for over 10 years. He has trained them (all), watched and boarded them, and just overall taken care of them for this entire time. His experience is unrivaled and there is no one I trust more with my babies!

Emily Pankratz
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Robin K.
Verified review

Very caring of the animals she works with.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monica B.
Verified review

Alecia has been very easy to work with. She communicates well and is very friendly. My dog can be a bit skittish but he took to Alecia right away. Happy to work with her, and will continue to use her services.

Gilliam Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
    KAREN H.
    Verified review

    MR. GILLIAM TOOK CARE OF OUR DOGS ON MANY OCCASSIONS. IT IS OBVIOUS HE LOVES AND CARES FOR ANIMALS. HE'S RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH. WHEN HE WATCHES OVER MY CANINE BABIES, I KNOW THEY'RE IN GOOD HANDS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM. SINCERELY, KAREN.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does a dog walker do?

    We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

    • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
    • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
    • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
    • What are your different walk routes?
    • When will you pick up and drop off?
    • How will we communicate?
    • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
    • What’s your cancellation policy?
    • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
    • How and how often do I pay you?
    • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

    What is included in a dog grooming?

    Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

    Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

    What is a dog groomer?

    A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

    What is a dog groomer?

    Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

    A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

    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.

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