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The Top Dog Trainer
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy D.
Verified review

We have a rescue young dog that had some serious issues w/other dogs. Beth helped me understand him and how to face his issues from his point of view. After the first visit, we could tell the difference in his behavior. She truly understands dogs. She very professional and wants to help right away with whatever needs we may have. Her method of training is all positive re-enforcement with the dog, which is exactly what I wanted. No strong arm training. I highly recommend her and am extremely satisfied with her method.

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  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Virginia K.
Verified review

In my opinion, you would be hard-pressed to find a more suitable canine behavioral counselor and trainer than Paula Phillips. First of all, let me say that Paula is one of the nicest people that I have had the privilege of getting to know. Right from the start, it was obvious that Paula has the heart, warmth, compassion, patience, sense of ethics, and spirit needed to succeed in her profession. It also became evident that Paula possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience that she so willingly shared with us. I became acquainted with Paula when she worked with my husband and me to train our newly adopted 6 month old puppy. Paula spent many hours showing and teaching us how to incorporate this 7 pound bundle of joy and energy into our lifestyle. She assisted us with potty training, behavior discipline, selecting appropriate toys and chews, stopping excessive barking and playful biting, just to name a few things. She was very thorough when it came to finding out what we needed in order for family and dog to live in harmony. She asked many questions and listened to our concerns before determining the best plan of action for us. After each session, Paula always sent us a follow-up and summary of what we did and what "homework" we needed to do in order to reinforce what we learned at that session. She made herself available by phone, text, and email, to answer any questions or to address concerns. I know that I asked the same questions more than once, but she always responded promptly and cheerfully. Her words of wisdom were always helpful. My puppy adored her and always greeted her as if she was one of the family. Utilizing Paula's knowledge and experience has made my husband and I feel more responsible and competent in raising a puppy. If someone needs any type of assistance or advice when it comes to canine behavior and training, do not hesitate to contact Paula Phillips. She is an asset to her profession, but more importantly, she is a terrific human being!

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan D.
Verified review

Amazing! Our dogs were so loved and cared for. Lori and her team went above and beyond taking care of our 2 dogs for an entire week! HIGHLY recommended for individuals who love their pets like children and want the absolute best care! Made our pups feel extra important and like they were the only 2 dogs they were caring for!

Just Four Paws, Inc.
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Steven D.
Verified review

Nikole was exceptionally attentive to our two dogs and our cat. I felt very confident leaving our animals in her care.

Dogpanion, LLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Tiziana B.
Verified review

I would honestly give many more stars if possible! Mel is that very rare combination of knowledge, excellence (she is highly educated on everything canine), skill and compassionate attitude. She has a true understanding of the world of canine and will meet you where you are at! Believe me, after many so called "experts" coming over and "helping" me with my dogs the wrong way, Mel is a breath of fresh air! I now have complete confidence that my 3 rescued pooches can become more confident, able and better canine citizens! It is such a relief to know we are in the hands of an expert! Do yourself a favor and save yourself time and money when looking for an OUTSTANDING trainer. Just called Mel!

Nancy Morehead
4.3
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Tony K.
Verified review

Nancy and her assistant, Eric, did a GREAT job on cleaning our house for the new owner. The house smelled great and you would never have known dogs also lived there. Five star rating!

Peace Love and Walks
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary M.
Verified review

Our dog, Cooper was a rescued golden doodle who had spent most of his year day in a crate. When we got him he was difficult to keep under control when he saw orher dogs. Megan worked with him, found a great trainer who worked with Cooper and all of us to help him adjust. Megan was wonderful with Cooper and he adored her. We adored her as well and miss her so much. Anyone who hires her will love her as well. Rosemary Merriam

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Taylor Made Working Dogs
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jessica V.
Verified review

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.

ADA Flooring
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Maria M.
Verified review

Floor had been jackhammered for plumbing repairs. ADA removed remaining broken tiles and laid new tile. They were professional, on time and reasonably priced. The floor looks great!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terry P.
Verified review

Great group of trained professionals..

San Diego Dog Training
4.3
from 15 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey P.
Verified review

I’m still in the process of training my dog

The Yeller Pet Services
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Angi N.
Verified review

Yeller Pet services were efficient, affordable, and so friendly and professional with both my dog and I. Will definitely book again!

Tricks for Treats
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
Verified review

I’ve avoided hiring a local dog trainer or taking my dog to obedience school because of time and expense. When I learned I could get a 30 minute consultation for just $25, I figured I had nothing to lose. The phone call went far beyond my expectations—Heidi was so helpful. She quickly assessed my dog’s primary behavior patterns based on his breed (hound/terrier/shepherd mix) and suggested types of agility training he would respond to. Then she laid out 3 simple obedience lessons we could work on as a basis for further training. Her advice was simple, clear, and based solely on positive reinforcement. She recommended books to read and types of treats and treat bags to use—I have a full page of notes and am excited to get started. The consultation is SUCH a great value, and Heidi’s friendly, non-judgmental professionalism was exactly what I needed to feel confident that my dog and I will make progress.

Trina’s Pet Sitting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Trina R.
Verified review

Jennifer O. March 12, 2017 VERIFIED STAY Trina has been checking in on my pups while we're at school and work and has been very patient with my dogs who tend to be very leery of new people. She sends me a report on how it went each day, putting my mind at ease and is making progress with my little ones, which I'm sure isn't easy. I really appreciate having her as our doggie-sitter. ============================= Laura D. February 1, 2017 VERIFIED STAY We're so glad we found Trina! With three dogs and a cat, it's been hard to find quality in-house pet care in Vallejo, but Trina was wonderful. We felt completely at ease having her stay in our home and the animals clearly think she's the best. We are certain we will be using Trina again in the future. ============================== Susan F. December 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina did a home visit for our older hound. He is a lover, but can be very picky when it comes to eating. Trina spent lots of time with him and even got him to eat! She spent the extra time to clean up after him, and wrote us a lovely note detailing how he did with her while we were gone. We feel very comfortable using Trina, and look forward to using her in the future. ============================== Teresa B. July 21, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina was a wonderful help when I went on vacation and had no one to watch my two shiba inus. She was prompt and very professional in responding. Very accommodating with regards to my dogs needs as well as mine. She was very sweet to my two little children when meeting them. The dogs were in good spirits upon my return and I could tell they were well cared for. I appreciate that she let me know each time she was at the house, and it was exactly what we agreed on. She also brought in my mail and ensured the house was intact, in addition the house was how I left it upon my return. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing care for their animals and I will be calling on her again! Thank you Trina. ================================ Ben S. July 19, 2016 VERIFIED STAY Trina is WONDERFUL! We left our two dogs with Trina to be sat for two nights while we went Rafting & Camping, and then to an event in San Francisco the next day. The dogs ABSOLUTELY loved her! She has a 10 year old Boxer named Max, and Cash, my partners tiny little 5lb. Chihuahua, hung with his new buddy on Trina's living room couch. Tilly, my 12lb. Jack/Pom mix adores Trina as well, and loves going on walks with Max. PERFECT SITUATION for us -- Trina lives about 2 minutes away from us, and she also agreed to take the dogs again last minute for another night the following weekend, while we go kayaking. She's a lovely person, and is VERY thorough, and VERY responsive to her clients needs, both human and canine. I HIGHLY recommended her and her services.

Karin's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Julie F.
Verified review

We hired Karin to pet sit several times for our 3 large dogs, Carlos, Cassie an Joey. Within a few visits Karin knew each of our dogs' personalities which showed me how much she loves and cares for animals as well as the amount of quality time she spent with them on each visit. She is extremely reliable and available at a moments notice which took the anxiety out of traveling for us knowing our dogs were getting great care and attention. She also checks in regularly, sends pictures and makes sure our house was in order before we arrives home. I would not hesitate to recommend Karin to anyone looking for a petsitter. She is the best!

Everyday Canine
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Nate S.
    Verified review

    I loved my puppy, but he was a real pain in the butt and I was having trouble with training. We did a series of training sessions with Everyday Canine, and we learned how easy it could be to train our pup. Now our puppy knows lots of commands and he actually listens. Would recommend to anyone with a wily pup!

    • 23 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Julie M.
    Verified review

    We’ve used Best Friends pet services for the last 4 Year’s and can rely on them to take great care of our dogs and cats. They’re professional and can always count on our pets to be cared for as if they were their own.

    • 6 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Zach B.
    Verified review

    I have been very pleased in my experience with Tanya's dog walking service. I use her services when I travel for work and really appreciate the GPS tracking of the walk. She also sends pictures from each interaction which are great to see when I'm on the road. She is always on time, always professional, and has a great passion and love for the animals in her care. I would highly recommend!

    Cassie's Pet Services
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jennifer H.
    Verified review

    Cassie is a family friend and we have known her for over 7 years. She used to walk my dogs Molly and Karo when my family and I went on vacation. Once she became a Groomer she offered to groom Molly and give Karo baths. She has always treated our dogs with care and passion.

    Contented K9
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Philip W.
    Verified review

    Very professional. Great with dogs!

    Alex's Pet Sitting
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Whitnee B.
      Verified review

      Hired Alex to pet sit our cats while we went out of town last weekend. Was nervous to leave our fur babies with just anyone; however, upon meeting Alex at our consultation, I knew she was someone I could trust. Alex is very professional, accommodating and reliable! She also kept us up to date on how our cats were doing and sent pictures of them while they were under her care! Would highly recommend Alex and look forward to having her take care our fur babies in the future!!!

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