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Pete's Dog Behavior Training
4.8
from 75 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Zachary M.
Verified review

Pete came to help a first time dog trainer (myself) with my new rescue dog. Just as he says is needed for success he was calm cool collected. He gave a lot of ritual information to help with the relationship of me and the dog. She already does better on walks (yes same day) with using the prong collar. We worked with her on place and the same day she is using the spot to relax which has made her less anxious! Very knowledgable and is straightforward on how to train your dog and most importantly yourself! We are key to our dogs success.

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 34 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Katrina P.
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Les is fantastic! He is truly dedicated and passionate about the services he provides. Not only is he a great trainer and dog walker companion, his pet delivery service is perfect for anyone in need of a drop off or pick up that just doesn't work in your schedule. I highly recommend giving him a shot, you will NOT be disappointed!

A Better Dog Trainer
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Barbra V.
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My Newfypoo pup Jelly Bean is a handful, especially considering I have never had a dog before. I was fortunate enough to stumble on John Vinton's site, after being dropouts from Sirius group puppy training. His technique is unique as he does not advocate stuffing the dog with never ending treats. Instead, consistent reinforcement of commands accompanied with appropriate overwhelming praise when deserved. We're only 3 lessons in. I am so proud of my Bean, especially when compared to other dogs we meet on our walks. We both still have a lot to learn and with the help of "A Better Dog Trainer" I know we'll be successful.

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Nu Pawspective
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Miki H.
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Susan is a truly wonderful dog trainer! She is incredibly knowledgeable and thinks of things from the dog's perspective. She is very patient (both with us and our pup) and has tons of great insights and ideas. She is really dedicated to helping us create a great relationship with our pup, and I highly recommend her!

Who's Training Who?
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Aliza A.
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Debbie DeMello has helped me a lot in dealing with behavioral issues I was having with my dog. She is caring, direct, and knows what makes dogs tick! She helped me with practical suggestions, training tips, and follow-up. She also teaches small classes which I am continuing to attend with my dog. Great trainer!

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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
Casey B.
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George is amazing! A very dedicated trainer who knows what he's doing. I hired George to board and train my pit mix who has aggression issues with other dogs as well as having horrible leash manners. George came to my home, assessed my dog free of charge, and was able to give me a plan of what can be done in the week and a half that we were on vacation. While away, he was quick to answer all of my worried questions and provide videos of the activities they were doing. George is not the first trainer that I've left my dog with while away. Although the last trainers were nice and professional, my dog was still dog aggressive and was still pulling on a leash. And we left her with them a lot longer. As well as did a couple training sessions with them. George was able to teach her leash manners, as well as not mind other dogs when we go on walks. I haven't enjoyed walking my dog since she was a puppy! Her manners completely changed when he brought her back. She's now a joy to walk. He was nice enough to give my husband and I a crash course on how to keep up with her training. He didn't push us to buy a training package or anything. He just assured us that if we have any questions or concerns, to let him know. We've kept in touch even after her board and train. That says a lot about a trainer who cares enough to take time out of his busy day to make sure all the training is still going ok. Thank you for all you did for my Milan!

  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Monique S.
Verified review

Jackie is a very talented dog trainer. She is at the same time sweet and strong. She teaches at the same time the dogs and the owners. We highly recommend her.

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Puppy Love Puppy Camp
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
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Emily was amazing with Winston! I couldn't have asked for a better trainer for my puppy! In the 4 weeks of training he became a much more obedient and well mannered little pup. I am more than confident to recommend Emily and her training camp to whom ever needs an efficient and responsible trainer.

Majyk Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kara A.
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great dog trainer!

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Mindful Paw
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Matt H.
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Emily is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable dog trainers I have ever met. I contracted her when I adopted a rescue with severe separation anxiety and who never had any formal training. Within 6 weeks my pup mastered basic commands, and we were well on our way to overcoming his separation anxiety. I would recommend Emily without hesitation to anyone looking for expert help!

Wagging Tails Training
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Tara V.
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Shauna is an amazing talented dog trainer. She worked her magical and brought our very timid dog out of her she'll. We definitely plan to take more classes with her and would recommend her to anyone.

  • 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!

Domestic Pets
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
Verified review

Mary is a wonderful and conscience dog care walker and sitter. My young boxer mix jumps up and down when he sees Mary come near - and dogs know who the can trust and love. Mary even has her Dad pick up rawhides for my dog Cooper when she see I am low! Please know that when you are away, Mary has your dog WELL cared for.

Ruff Translation
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susan N.
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We have a black lab who we got when he was 7 weeks old. When we got him, we were told that he had a mellow personality and that he would be calm. This was not true. Our puppy was a handful, high energy, and out of control. We tried classes, and a trainer, and things did not improve. We found Juniper, and she turned the situation around. She is excellent with dogs and puppies. She was able to provide the right training for our dog, which included positive reinforcement, and proper exercise and diet. Juniper also gave us a lot of pointers about how to interact with our dog. One of our challenges was that our dog had no attention span. Juniper taught us how to do mental training exercises with our dog that enabled him to increase his attention span. And he really enjoyed these too. Theo is still a high energy dog, but he is also obedient and fun to be around. Juniper found a dog park nearby, and we take him every week for a vigorous game of fetch, which he loves. We now live in the house in a more harmonious way and we are very grateful. It took a lot of human and dog social skills to transform our complicated situation into something that works. Juniper has what it takes to understand both your dog and you.

Trail Hounds
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha O.
Verified review

I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Dachsund mix. I've been needing help training her for a number of reasons. I have a really bad back and had the idea to train Mia to be my service animal. I was looking around for a dog trainer and met Christina! She helped us with Mia heeling, waiting and helped teach us both how to do certain tricks like pick stuff up for me when I can't bend down. It's been a long road but I can say that with the help of Christina, Mia and I would not be where we are today. Mia no longer pulls on the leash, is no longer leash reactive, now waits and stays in place, and is the calmest dog when we go to stores, etc. Thank You Christina!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

She did a great job helping me get the apartment organized and manage excess clutter. As an added bonus - the dog and cat just adores her!

  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
About

Kendall has taken her experience, work ethic, drive, and love for dogs to Offleash K9 Training as Head Trainer for San Francisco. With 20 Owners Testimonials & Reviews she has solidified herself as the best trainer for you and your dog for San Francisco. Offleash K9 Training San Francisco is certified Evaluators for: AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Star Puppy, Community Canine, Urban CGC, Therapy Pets Unlimited, and The Foundation for Service Dog Support. Regardless of what breed, age, or size your dog is, whether your dog is a seasoned pro or an amateur, we guarantee we will get you amazing results!

Cabaltera's Dog Trainer

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  • New on Thumbtack
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My services include: - Dog house breaking - Basic obedience - Advance training - Guard training This will be 45 min. everyday and five days a week or 20 days training in one month. After one month of training, then one day of turnover of commands from the dog trainer to the owner of the dog. The dog trainer shall teach the dog owner on how to make a proper way of making command with hand signs to their dog. After one month of training, the dog becomes a more disciplined, more behaved working dog or guard dog.

For The Love of Pet's

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  • New on Thumbtack
About

I have been training dogs for nine years and I love all animals. I have a strong understanding with cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and much more. I hope to help animals and humans alike. I love to care for them and give lots of love when their humans are away. I am a dog trainer, pet sitter, and pet photographer. I give loads of love and understanding. I am training dogs hands on, including behavioral problems and basic training. I am here to help owners find out what their dogs are saying and what they need. All dogs need to be trained a bit different. I am here to help you find that way with your dog.

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