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The Top Dog Trainer
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amaris E.
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Beth did a great job! We have a German Shepherd puppy that was really difficult on walks. Uncontrollable pulling and barking at everything! Both are a work in progress still because she is still a puppy but the tools that we have now are definitely the most effective things we've tried! Also started having issues jumping on people... no more of that!

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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.
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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.

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Erika Bresee, CPDT-KA
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Kendyl M.
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Erika is my go-to person for dog training and dog sitting! I have two rescue dogs, both adopted at the age of two with no training. Needless to say I needed help badly! Now my pups sit and wait to go in and out of doors, and they will do most anything for a treat. It's also nice to be able to go out of town and not have to worry about my fur babies! She's the only one I trust with them (and also to stay at my home with them), and she sends me plenty of updates while I'm gone.

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  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Judy L.
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We are very happy with the results we’ve seen with our German Shepherd, Bella. The training techniques are not quick-fixes, not a way to demand control, but rather a gradual building of relationship and trust, which leads to greater confidence in both the dog and the owner. We have a solid relationship with our dog now. Things that were a power struggle in the beginning, come much more naturally.

Tricks for Treats
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy S.
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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.

K9 Positive Training
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly M.
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I hired Mike to help train me and my dog to be able to pass the required tests to become a Therapy team. I loved working with him...Mike makes the training not seem like work but instead fun. Emma (my dog) and I are truly thankful for the wonderful work he did with us. We are enjoying our therapy work as a team :)

Dogpanion, LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Lori M.
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Mel trained my puppy, Bentley. Mel went over and above the call of duty to help me with some behavioral issues I was dealing with. She was amazing. She was patient, taught me step by step how to address issues, and Mel has an awesome work ethic. I rate her work ethics-outstanding!!!! Mel has a wonderful personality, and I adore her.

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christine L.
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Ed has been our dog trainer for about two years now. We could have stopped going to class a long time ago, but my dog and I had so much fun we keep going back. Ed has helped turn my rescue "project" into a perfect gentleman with hands-on classes and clear, no nonsense instruction. He is reliable, enthusiastic, and cares about your results. Class is an hour, but he is always willing to spend the extra time it takes to get it right.

The Human Dog Coach
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jodi L.
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I knew and admired Gonzalo as a dog trainer for years before he worked with me and my bull mastiff puppy Jameson. There's a natural ease to his demeanor with dogs that takes the pressure off "training". His patient and thoughtful Approach made it easy for me to slow down and become attuned to my puppy, the time we were spending together and what I wanted us to accomplish. He sees the unique relationship between each dog and owner and helps them to find a balance. I've been able to easily integrate his helpful hints, techniques and perspective in to our daily routine. I still seek Gonzalo's counsel from across the country and will continue to do so no matter where we end up.

Up Your Fit
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremiah S.
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I have a bad back and a weak core and I started to work with Maggie once a week. Once I started working with her, the constant pain I had in my back was slowly being diminshed, and my core started to get stronger than it has been in years. As a result of her work, I was able to do this canoe race and finish higher than I have ever finished before. She is a great trainer that will address whatever needs you have for whatever fitness level you want to achieve.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Krystal M.
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I have had the pleasure of working with Bree at Pawsitive Principles with several of my dogs. She has assisted me with private training to work on home based issues as well as group classes. I have utilized her recommendations for a rattlesnake training course for three of my dogs and it was a great life saving experience. I hve also taken her Rally training classes and it is the best training and bonding experience I have had with my dogs. I highly recommend Pawsitive Principles for all types of training as well as dog sport activities. Your four legged friend will also thank you!

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Get Pawsitive Dog Training
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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Sarah is one of the most compassionate and empathetic dog trainers I know. I interned with her to become a dog trainer, myself, but had been training dogs for years prior. Some insights she have me into techniques I had taken for granted were remarkable. Her methods elicit results so quickly. I get real pleasure out of just watching her work and it has made me a better trainer as well. I own and train the Guinness Worls Record surfing dog, Abbie Girl.

  • 30 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Dr. Patrick Melese is one of the very few veterinary specialists board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and for many years was the only one in the Southern California area. He uses state of the art, humane, proven and gentle pet-oriented methods to help pet owners solve behavior problems they are having with their pet. Unlike non-veterinary doctors and dog trainers, as a veterinary specialist Dr. Melese is held by local, state and national legal and professional standards to provide you with the best, most legitimate and cost effective methods and practice available.

North County Dog Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna K.
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Shelley is an incredible person and Dog trainer. Her passion for animals far exceeds her Job description. Her methods are right on and they WORK. I highly recommend Shelley, she is worth every penny.

Leash Pullers
3.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Claire B.
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Daniel has a gift! He is so calm with our busy Rottweiler puppy! Not only does he really care about dogs, but he is an excellent trainer. He teaches our puppy 2-3 new behaviors in each session and then shows me how to reinforce the training. I believe his client list will grow quickly so I would get on his list as soon as possible! On top of his great skills, you have to add his amazing affordability. He has been a wonderful find and we are so thankful to have been able to hire him.

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