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The Trained Canine
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Donna D.
Verified review

I contacted Kim about our new rescue adoption, Keira, a husky/shepherd mix. Keira had some bad habits that needed to be resolved, as well as learning basic commands. In addition, we needed her socialized with our cats. I liked how Kim used a variety of methods in working with Keira--not just a "one size fits all" approach. She has extensive experience in working with GSD as well, so she provided a lot of insight into the "thinking" of this breed. We learned so much & Keira responded to the training. I would highly recommend Kim to others that want an individual approach to training their dog.

SixPaws Dog School
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa T.
Verified review

Veronique dog sat and helped me train my dogs. They love Veronique and she showed us some simple, effective ways to break them of their bad habits. She has such a natural ability to see things we never noticed--she knows dogs.

Fox K9 Company
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin T.
Verified review

We loved Sophia! She is very personable and we knew Hank was in great hands while he was boarded and trained. We especially found the follow-up lessons to be beneficial in helping us put his new skills to use and practice commands. We are sad that Sophia is moving, but thankful for all the help she has provided us and our dog Hank!

My Best Friend Obedience
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Patty C.
Verified review

I was referred to Karen by private party and saw her listing in Thumbtack. Karen is extremely responsive to call you and she takes the time to learn about you and your pet's needs before making an appointment. The lesson was excellent. Karen connected wonderfully with both my dog and me. My puppy was guarding food to the degree I was very concerned it would develop into a serious problem. Karen provided several strategies to diminish the behavior. She gave me written instructions which are great for reference. I saw a change in behavior with just the first session. I highly recommend Karen. She clearly enjoys dogs and working with owners to create best friends.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Holly T.
Verified review

We have 2 dog and 1 started being aggressive toward the other. Within a few days of contact Stephani came over and reviewed our dogs and our situation, came up with a plan, got my husband on board with the training (THAT was a miracle!) and started training us how to handle our dogs better. She's very thorough and has a very behavioral approach (dog whisperer-ish) which we really connected with. We look forward to our learning sessions, Thanks Stephani!

Home for Hounds
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Jeanne P.
    Verified review

    T'was my lucky day indeed the day I found Lois Hampton. We arranged a meet and greet meeting and I, as well as my little dog, GraciBel, were immediately comfortable with Lois and her husband George, GraciBel had been abused and was leery of any other human being, especially men. GB was immediately comfortable with both Lois and George. Lois does indeed go above and beyond the call in many ways, One of the wonderful things she always does is to keep you updated of what is going on with your pet while in her care. She is kind, and loving, and so caring. During your pet's visit, she takes the time to send emails to let you know how your pet is adjusting and, in addition, sends photographs. On our second visit, she sent me a photograph of GraciBel, sitting atop the sofa, wrapped around George's neck. I immediately knew this is a kind and gentle man as GraciBel would not get near a man at this stage of our rescue. From that time, when I pulled up to their home to drop her off for a visit, she would wag her tail, jump out of the car, and run up to the door. What a wonderful feeling! Lois and her husband, George, are wonderful people. The quality of their caring for your pet is beyond description. I am totally and completely at ease and comfortable when little GraciBel is in their care. I can think of nothing that would improve our experinece with these lovely people. In addition they are so accommodating. If a schedule changes, there is never a problem. They accommodate you in every way. In summary, my limited vocabulary does ot allow me to adequately describe these two wonderful people - Lois and George Hamptom - and what they have added to GraciBel's life and the caring and love and help they have given to her and to me in GB's transition from an abused little dog to a lovable little girl.. And for that I shall always be grateful. They are the best of the best! T'was indeed my lucky day when I met them and to now have them in our lives.

    Paws for Love
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Katherine C.
      Verified review

      I received a referral for Tara from one of my pet activist friends. I am particular about who I let care for my dogs and she did a fantastic job caring for and grooming my dog Guinness. My husband and I call Tara the dog whisperer. She has a calm demeanor that my dogs sense and respond to.

      The Purrfect Pet Sitter
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Linda L.
      Verified review

      She gave a bath to my husky and lab mix and did a great job. I felt bad though cause they got her drenched with their shaking. She was smart and brought her own towel. Was very gentle with dogs and clearly is an animal person. Great job!

      Mtn Top K-9 Training
      5.0
      from 1 review
        LaVonne L.
        Verified review

        Tami is an incredible trainer and problem solver. She makes sure any problems you might have with your critter are addressed. My experience with her has been excellent. When training is over should a new problem arise, Tami is right there for you. She came to my house to help with a problem I was having with my dog. Needless to say, she solved the problem. You can not go wrong with letting Tami and your critters meet, learn and have fun.

        About

        I've been training dogs and their owners since 2003. Walking and day care services are also available. I've been the owner/operator of Rancho Notorious Dog Rescue from 2003 to 2013.

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        I will care for dogs like my own child. I walk dogs, feed them, shower them. I can do in house care and overnight care

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        There is no one in this area who comes close to having my level of education or experience. I have a graduate degree that focused on zoology and animal learning, plus numerous training certifications that I maintain by continued practice of current training methods and continuing education. I have worked in a variety of environments including: veterinary clinics, federal government, Colorado and California state governments, behavior department at the University of California, and animal shelters where I worked with thousands of dogs. Since 2005 I have mentored countless dog trainers and offer lectures for dog trainers to earn their continuing education credits. In summary, I teach other teachers. My methods use effective reinforcement techniques, (not archaic punishment techniques from 20-100 years ago) and are in-line with leaders of the field from behavior departments in universities, veterinary behaviorists, applied animal behaviorist, and top-notch humane societies around the nation.

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        We offer a fun and positive puppy kindergarten classes in the country. Who: You and your puppy - over 12 weeks of age What: Puppy Kindergarten and Socialization Class When: Saturdays at 4:00 P.M. or 5:30 P.M. Where: Somis, CA - Central Ventura County Why: To build a solid relationship between you and your puppy. We teach socialization and beginning obedience using positive, fun, effective methods. Trainers have over 20 years of successful experience.

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        Natural Rhythm Animal Training offers in-home training and obedience classes for dogs of all ages and temperaments. We concentrate on bringing the human-animal family in sync, creating a harmonious household that meets the needs of all members. We offer creative and compassionate problem solving for humans and their animals.

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        its not just one service I'm offering its three and I take pride in what I do don't just do it for the profit I do because I love it

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        I walk, take care of and watch dogs and other pets. I travel to the customer, and I make being on time a priority. I work around the customer's schedule, and I am flexible.

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        The Santa Barbara Flyers is the oldest dog training club in Santa Barbara, having worked and played in the area since 1985. We teach beginning obedience, advanced obedience for AKC competition and agility. We offer approved trials/competitions for the United States Dog Agility Association. We have terrific and experienced teachers whose only objective is to teach you how to have as much fun with your dogs as we have with ours. Our agility classes are held in Santa Barbara on Saturday mornings. The location and days of our obedience classes vary with the season but are always in Santa Barbara.

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        I walk and sit dogs. I've done it a lot of times. I understand how people can be so busy and can't walk their dogs, or have to go out of town where dogs just can't go. I will do everything I can to make sure the dogs are safe and happy.

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        I can feed, play and walk your doggy and give it lots of love while he is in my care. I can also give it a bath and brush its teeth.

        About

        I walk dogs and take care of them. I also clean them and feed them as well. You can also trust me with your pets.

        • 5 years in business
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        Newhall, CA

        • Dog training type
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        • Dog age(s)
          1-2 years
        • Dog size(s)
          Medium (16-45 lbs)
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