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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
Kari M.
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FIVE STARS! Beth is wonderful!! I have a 6 year old Yorkie that has separation anxiety and displays very disruptive behavior regularly. Beth came to my home and got right down to business. She was very knowledgeable and with her help my dog has made huge improvements in just a matter of weeks! Of course, training a dog takes time to make a full change, but just having the information she provided really helped me to know what to do and how consistently I have to do it. It also gives me peace of mind knowing if I have further questions, she is there to help me out! I highly recommend using Beth to help train your furry friends.

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  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristen H.
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Paula has been such a wonderful trainer for our puppy who was full of anxiety and too much for us to handle. We needed professional help! Just a few weeks ago we started training and Izzy (puppy) was jumping, counter surfing, biting, and destroying property. She still has some of these behaviors but they are lessening and improving A LOT! Paula is incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and inspiring – as her business name implies. She always spends extra time with us and is happy to explain over and over again so we can understand what our dogs behavior. She truly speaks the dog language. Give her a try – you will be very happy with the results – we are!

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Dogma Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Veronica B.
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Excellent services I would recommend dogma to everyone, my baby cloud was a chewer hated her leash used the bathroom in the house a lot and also would bit anyone’s hands she spent her first hour there and was a trained she learned so fast. I love the service and will continue with refresher training for her. Monica is amazing.

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

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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.
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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.

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

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Dog Vibes Only
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
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I’ve got a bully who was pushing around the other members in my household. We are a multi generation house and he didn’t want anyone else near me , or the couch, or the bed.... Breanna was excellent! Aight all the members in the house to be active , train, walk and not let him push them around. She turned an uncomfortable situation into a happy household. Strongly recommended.

San Diego Dog Training
3.4
from 14 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lysa E.
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We have a high spirited English Cream Retriever that had been neglected because of busy schedules and such. Emily was our trainer. She worked miracles with our pup. It was important to me for my children to be part of the training. Emily was so good with them, explained why things were done a certain way and very patient with us all. You can tell that this work is a true passion for her and it shows in her dedication.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Missy C.
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We brought our very wild border collie puppy, Max, to Pawsitive Principles for puppy training thinking this would be quite the sports challenge for Bree. We were amazed at how quickly she was able to gain Max's trust and attention. At the second class, Bree was able to teach Max to lie down, using no words or treats, only her eyes, in about 15 seconds. I was shocked (and lost a bet) to say the least. Classes were run with logical progression. Training was tailored to each dog in the class based on their current abilities. Both dogs and owners had a lot of fun. Bree has the rare ability to understand dogs so she can help owners train their pets in a kind, positive manner which makes it enjoyable for all! I would highly recommend any training at Pawsitive Principles.

Dog Wild San Diego
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cari S.
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Experienced Animal professionals who are passionate and genuinely excited about their customers. Communicative, strong knowledge in dog behavior, and so flexible!

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn K.
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Melissa has helped with our new dog who had serious abandonment issues. Our dog is now much more social and less anxious thru the positive training Melissa emphasized. She really loves her work.

Pawtopia
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Elin B.
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Krissy was very relaxed and extremely knowledgable. She spent true quality time working with me and my puppy. I recommend her highly!

Dog Training by Heather
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah M.
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Heather was very accommodating and understanding. She joined with us when expressing our frustrations with our dogs' behavior issues and was patient but firm when showing us how to correct some of the issues. Heather reassured us that progress will happen if we are consistent and provided easy to do exercises with our dogs. We look forward to working with her next weekend!

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Joe just loves all dogs and can train any. I've never met a dog that I did not like. Please call, and give me a chance; you will not be sorry. I will walk, run and train your dog with loving care.

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I am a certified dog trainer using only positive methods for positive results. I can offer private training or class environment. I also offer specific training for owners looking to have their dog certified to perform therapy work.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a San Diego-based dog training company. To ensure that you and your dog accomplish your training goals is our mission. We have the expertise to help, whether your goals are related to basic manners, obedience, dog sports, or severe behavioral issues. Happy Dog Happy Owner believes that our success is measured by your success, and our mission is not complete until you and your dog have accomplished your objectives. Happy Dog Happy Owner offers a variety of group classes and private training options; from agility to obedience, to water sports and everything in between. Teaching you how to communicate with and train your dog is an important component of our classes. We limit the size of our group classes, ensuring that you and your dog receive plenty of undivided attention.

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

  • 27 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a certified pet dog trainer through the CCPDT, and my knowledge and skills were assessed. I have 24 years of professional experience, and I train, from basic to advanced obedience, behavior modification, backyard agility, and trick training. I am a certified AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, and community canine evaluator.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I use the latest positive reinforcement methods that are scientifically proven to work, and have lasting effects on all animals, and even humans. I have been training dogs for 7 years. I am a certified professional dog trainer, and I am a natural teacher. I am a full-time teacher, and I train dogs part-time. I train my own dogs, and I compete in canine freestyle and agility. I have an experience with many different breeds and training issues. Lastly, I have won the Ch10 A-List award in San Diego for the best dog training for the last two years.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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What separates us from others, are not only the reliable quick results we are able to provide you. But, also the unmatched benefits you receive from working with us are unlimited

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have 5 years of experience in basic obedience and have had lots of success in working with pet parents to help tackle any issues that need to be worked on. From tugging on a leash to resource guarding, to teaching your new puppy their name and where it’s appropriate to go potty! You name it and together we work towards a better relationship! I believe in strengthening the bond between pet and pet parent and helping them to understand and communicate with one another better for the best results!

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