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Devoted Dog Training
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Claudia W.
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Courtney met with my six-month-old Labradoodle puppy, Charlie, and me for more than a half hour for free. She helped us come up with a plan for training Charlie. He is an exuberant puppy with some anxiety about going outdoors and meeting new people. (We followed the vet guidelines to keep our puppy inside before he completed his vaccine schedule, resulting in anxiety and fear of the unknown.) Courtney inspired us with her calm manner and knowledge of dogs and dog owners. With Courtney's help I think Charlie will overcome some bad habits--barking and anxiety from everyday stimulation. We have a plan to work with Courtney for 4 sessions. Thank you, Courtney.

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Alpha K-9 Academy
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary F.
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Tammy has been very helpful in socializing and training my young German Shephard. She is totally accommodating in addressing special requests - going to the dog park with us, assisting with introducing neighborhood dogs to my dog.

Logan's Animal Training
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Janie S.
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Logan is very professional you can tell he loves animals his work quality is awesome my dog is now a happier dog and I must admit so am . his teaching techniques are so easy to follow he truly is worth it I am extremely happy with him Thank you Jane S

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Executive Canine Services
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Tina W.
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Great job ! Les was great with our puppy dog and my kids !

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Your K9 Guy
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thomas B.
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K9 Guy has been of exceptional help in getting my dog to use the dog run. He has provided excellent feedback and follow-through.

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Pawgress Dog Training
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
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Rusty at Pawgress dog training has been an absolutely amazing trainer for our reactive cattle dog/ border collie mix. He has really given us so much information and shined light on some new techniques and strategies! We have found it so useful to have our dog practice with his dogs and we love the feedback and guidance! His PDFs have helped us to be able to practice and apply at home in between trainings as well! We can’t thank Rusty enough for the work this far! We look forward to training every week as we see our dog (and us!) make strides!

Notched to an OTCH
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Travis C.
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I learned everything I know about dog training from Jorge. He's extremely gifted, enormously friendly, and very knowledgeable. A true paragon in his field. My relationship with my dog is so much more rewarding thanks to him. I learned from Jorge that dog training is less about drills and commands and more about building a bridge of communication between my dog and myself. My dog knows how I think and what I expect of him and I know how he thinks and learns. Armed with that knowledge anything is possible between us! Thank you, Jorge, for all you do! Whether you're looking for a competitive obedience coach, a trainer for your family pet, an expert groomer, or just an amazing friend, you'll find that Jorge has it all!

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Puppy Love Puppy Camp
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Biana R.
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Emily is fantastic! She began working with our 6 month old weim only 4 weeks ago, and he is already a different dog. He has learned to be better on the leash, developing better response to commands such as sit and stay. Emily truly listens to the needs of the family and is very responsive to the individual dog needs. She is dependable, responsible and when you meet her, you can just feel her passion and dedication to puppy training. She sent us regular daily updates about our puppy's progress, including video clips. When we first started, our puppy was shy of other dogs, but after only 2 weeks, he was braver and more assertive in the dog park with other pets. Emily is a pleasure to work with and we have just signed up for another 4 weeks of training to continue building on the progress our doggies has made. She is down to earth and caring. She is also not afraid to say when something isn't working, which we truly appreciated. Our dog didn't like the halti leash, so after a couple of weeks of training, Emily came up with a different leash option and was very honest about the reasons for the change. It's refreshing to work with such a professional. Thank you, Emily, for all your dedication and hard work!

Wagging Tails Training
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jay L.
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We have been working with Shauna since our Doberman was 10 weeks old. We started off with her beginner class and went all the way though to get our dog AKC CGC certified. Shauna is a great trainer who taught us a lot of great techniques. She is very patient and our doberman loves her.

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline K.
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Phoebe is an amazing dog-walker. She's super great with my dog and has worked with us on training her too. Norah's gotten so much better in her walking and obedience. I can trust Phoebe with Norah anytime and she always goes above and beyond with her. I'm so glad I found her!

Complete Dog Obedience
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Yin-Yin C.
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Jennifer come to my home to teach my dog, and she did good job! After one session and I follow training method to do the training, my dog behavior is much better and he knows where is his stable pee spot! Thanks to jennifer and my dog, both of u are awesome!

Sit Stay Wag Dog Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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Lauren is probably one of the best trainer I have ever had for my dog. She is patient and comes up with unique ideas for training. I would not want anyone else traing my service dog. She believes in giving treats,and no raised voices when the dog does something wrong. Moki and I were extremely satisfied with Lauren and consider her part of our family.

  • 5 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Felipe C.
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Simply put Koru K9 is awesome. I've made 3 behavior change sessions in the course of 1.5 months and puppy is way way better. She used to be a very nervous dog, afraid of everything and anything. Now she is calm, relaxed, walk beautifully by our side, doesn't bark to other dogs walking around. She still has lots to learn and training is an ongoing process, Koru K9 will teach you how to make your dog a better dog, they are great!

Canine Higher Learning
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael U.
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Cecilia's help turned a traumatized shelter dog into a Guinness World Record holder! I took my puppy Abbie to Cecilia's puppy obedience course right after adopting her. Of course, Abbie had issues to work through. The fundamentals that Cecilia provides has carried through for Abbie's entire life and not only rehabilitated her, but gave her the confidence to try - and then discover that she enjoyed - dog surfing. Today, Abbie has won dozens of contests, been featured on TV and movies, and currently holds two Guinness World Records for longest wave surfed by a dog! Thanks Cecilia for helping Abbie become one of the most active and fun-loving pups in the world!

Twin Pines Pet Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marlyna S.
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Lisa is a wonderful trainer and dog walker. She is knowledgeable about dog behavior and what works well. Lisa trained our dog for obedience commands and everyone raves about how well behaved our little guy is. I'd recommend Lisa highly. Our little one loves her.

Honest Creature Care
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Conner W.
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Heather helped with obedience training my beagle, who is very stubborn. They did verbal commands, leash training, house training and manners, and Heather has had a lasting positive influence on my dog. She is very professional and thorough, and she brings real experience and methodology to create a personalized training outline, which helps maintain the behaviors. 10/10, would recommend again.

Tailored Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa K.
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Ally - was great. We had a private class with her and liked her so much we signed up for her obedience class. She gave us some good insights on the dog breed we rescued and great recommendations on toys, food and grooming. She has a very natural way with training dogs. Watch her timing and movements when training, she knows the right moment to ask things and is a pros at keeping the attention of even the most ADD dogs.

Diana Luu Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marian S.
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We loved Diana and so did our pup, Homer! We had just gotten a puppy in the house and were so overwhelmed with how to start training. Diana was easy to talk to and clearly loves dogs. Best of all, she gave us easy, concrete homework to do with Homer every day. When we finally enrolled him in puppy school, everyone was impressed with how well-behaved he was!

Meg Johnson Dog Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angela G.
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I have worked with Meg since my dog was 4 months old, up to when he turned 1 year old. Meg not only trained beginning and advance obedience with my dog but also helped us through other dog issues (behavior, vet references, etc). I also want to note that potty training was a breeze with her methods. Meg has knowledge about using positive methods in training. Not only does she work with the dog, but she works with you on how to handle/train your dog. The life style I want with my dog was to take him everywhere with me and I am able to do that with a dog I trust. We’ve been to the beach, road trips, crowded festivals, stores, friend’s houses, etc… Everywhere I go– I get compliments on how amazingly well behaved he is in a chaotic environment. It’s nice to get my dog to sit and obey me in a place full of chaos– where I can take a photo with him sitting next to me or be able to have dinner out in the town with my friends with my dog laying at my feet or going on a stroll with my dog walking nicely beside me. Also, Meg's technique help save my dog’s life before he ran into the street, I was able to call him back right in front of me. Thanks Meg! I highly recommend her for training !!! Totally worth it!!

Urban k9 Adventures
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Char-Leen C.
Verified review

Stoakly, had issues with leash pulling, attentiveness and general obedience. After working with Keynoe with his 3 week transformative program, Stoakly is a completely different dog! Listens to basic commands when we walk and is so much calmer. We even had the opportunity to hang out with other dogs at the local park - the dogs got along so well and Keynoe managed all their behaviors at once. I was really impressed by how easy Keynoe is to work with, his professionalism and flexibility when working with me and Stoakly 1:1. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for help with training and even if you just want a fun and reliable friend for your dog.

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We offer affordable dog training in your home. We focus on teaching basic obedience exercises and on the resolution of basic behavior problems. A well-trained dog is a happy dog. Really! Dogs want to know how to live with us in peace and harmony. We charge about 50% of the usual one-on-one rate, less than some group classes! Candace Hardy, the owner-trainer, is an Animal Behavior College trained and certified dog trainer, and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

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