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The Top Dog Trainer
4.9
from 101 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lorie C.
Verified review

The training began the second Beth walked in my door and my dogs started acting up. We have two rescue dogs, one is a smooth collie and the other is a cairn terrier mix. The collie has a herding issue with my grandsons and the terrier has nervous aggression. After her first visit, the terrier was already responding to her methods. One week later the dogs have made a noticeable improvement. It was amazing. Beth is a straightforward, no nonsense caring trainer for both of my dogs. Her methods are positive and rewarding. We are working on week three and Beth has given me the tools to be a more positive, assertive dog owner and life is getting better! Both of my dogs have made tremendous progress with Beth's training method. I HIGHLY recommend her for your dog training needs.

Top Pro
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Chelse M.
Verified review

I have an English mastiff whom I was reading wrong. So I ran into a girl who knew Paula and swore that she is the best with dogs and she also said Paula brought down the euthanize rate at the local shelters. I was skeptical because I have never had a dog trainer come to work with my dogs. My mastiff was a little different from my other dogs so I was in need of someone who knew what they were doing. When Paula came to meet djanga, the dog was doing her normal barking and showed some of her nervousness. Paula just came to just be around her pursay, and it was just so djanga could see that she's not a threat or anyone to be worried about. Paula has the most open personality and it's like these dogs just feel that vibe and soak it up. Djanga doesn't feel comfortable around most adults but she loved Paula from day two haha. I know that Paula can solve all dogs issues if not strive to give her all trying to. She would come in and we would take djanga out come back in let her chew on an antler to release her tension then go back out. It worked, I thought my dog was a goner. Djanga was getting so much better and Paula would bring different things to introduce her too, ( including her daughter). I bought a super nice leash off of her that djanga worked really well with and a few antlers. Djanga got to where she was looking for her weekly tennis ball in Paula's bag and was super happy to see her. That's not the only good thing though she is very adamant about working the dog and getting them to where they need to be to feel comfortable in their environments and just calm no stress. She did that for djanga and I'm so thankful for that. Djanga today is a better dog then she's ever been I still use her tools to this day and it has made the world so much easier to handle for her. Paula is a great person and the dogs love her but she is very patient and calm with them. Her rates are super affordable, and she will come to you where ever you are. If anyone has the chance to work with her or her work with their dog, it'll be the most wonderful experience you will ever have with a dog trainer. The only thing I would change is I would live to see Paula travel and help dogs around the world I know she could make a difference in our shelters today.

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Dogma Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Josh S.
Verified review

Above and beyond all expectations I had. I had a 1.5 year dog was an aggressor, and would start fights with dogs constantly. She was able to socialize my dog with other dogs and stopped all the aggression. Not only did the training work, but she would pick up and drop off my dog while I was at work. She has a through training program and was able to teach obedience and patients to my dog. I would recommend to anyone who needs helps. This is a trainer that cares and loves dogs!

Dogpanion, LLC
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Denise B.
Verified review

Working with Mel has been fantastic. She is a terrific trainer. She's patient and teaches training techniques in an accessible way that's easy for an inexperienced dog owner to understand and implement. Working with her has given me a lot of confidence with my dog. I would recommend her to anyone who's looking for one on one positive dog training.

Pet Matters San Diego
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ann S.
Verified review

Very grateful for Lis's arranged phone call, our meeting with Cesar and Lis tomorrow, and their professionalism. Looking forward to working with them for my precious dog Quincy!

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Taylor Made Working Dogs
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 33 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.

Peticularly Perfect
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Maxine Y.
Verified review

Allison was very patient with our dog and made sure he improved his fear and anxiety so he could train with the other dogs. Great dog home away from home.

Heather's Pet Sitting & More
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
Verified review

Heather was outstanding! She took care of my dogs and cat, including two medications for one of my dog's who is older. When I returned home all my animals were calm and happy. I will definitely use Heather again!

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Dog Vibes Only
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stacy M.
Verified review

Breanna helped our once fearful and skiddish puppy blossom into the now confident and playful dog! Highly recommend!

San Diego Dog Training
3.4
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah O.
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Rachel is a excellent dog trainer, she is very patient.

Walks to Wags
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Heather R.
Verified review

Josh and Walk to Wags have been a life saver for my dogs. They are reliable, accommodating, and trustworthy.

Dog Wild San Diego
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine K.
Verified review

Kristen is great with my timid Sheltie, Helen. She knows just what to do to bring Helen out of her shell. I’m very thankful and grateful to Kristen for taking such good care of my dog.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha R.
Verified review

Melissa has been here twice already, and our Rottweiler puppy has really improved a lot. I would highly recommend her to train anyone's puppy/dog She is still working with us

Pawtopia
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Elin B.
Verified review

Krissy was very relaxed and extremely knowledgable. She spent true quality time working with me and my puppy. I recommend her highly!

Trainings.Dog
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
Verified review

I am so excited I found Vivien. My dog loves her and I feel so much more relaxed knowing she is in great, capable loving hands.

Corys pet services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sita L.
Verified review

Hired Cory to take care of my four dogs and she did an amazing job. Would highly recommend her and use her again in the future.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am an experienced dog handler and trainer. My goal is to provide you with peace of mind when you're away from your pet. I like to use current technology and the use of apps to stay connected with your pets.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Welcome to Down To Earth Dogs A place full of “pawsitive” energy where your dog can be a dog! Whether you’re away for work, on vacation, or just need to spend some time taking care of you, Down-to-Earth Dogs can help. We specialize in doggie daycare and overnight boarding designed to provide your dog with excitement and adventure while putting your mind at ease. With over 10 years of dog training, rescuing and volunteering, we will provide your dog with a pawsitive environment where he can thrive. Our company is earth friendly using 100% biodegradable bags, natural dog treats, and non-toxic cleaners. We even provide electronic invoices to do our part to save the trees!

  • New on Thumbtack
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We tailor our training to all of your specific needs, not cookie cutter types of training.

  • New on Thumbtack
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The Dandy Dog Walker is a full-service dog walking and pet sitting company. We offer expert care to you and your pets, giving you peace of mind and the care that your pet deserves.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a passionate "pawrent" and care for all furry friends. I do anything, from daily walks to exercising, socializing, and sitting. I care for all pets as if they were my own and will ensure their fun and safety.

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Need a Dog Trainer

Lake Elsinore, CA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    american bull dog, female 9 weeks, currently a indoor pup needing potty training assistance
  • $250
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer for 2 Staffordshire Puppies

San Juan Capistrano, CA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy, 5 or more years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    i have two puppies and a 11 year old and need help
  • $100
    Average price
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