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Santa Barbara K9 Trainers

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YesK-9
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Delaney A.
Verified review

I was a fan of Lindsey's syndicated column well before I knew she was inciteful about dogs. Then I saw her on a cover of a magazine one day, along with her two dogs, and the story she wrote was really funny, but also really smart, about dog behavior, and it's similarities to human behavior. My only complaint about Lindsey and dog training, is that she has very limited availability, and will only take on a few dogs that people are always begging her to take on. But if she does, it's so great.

The Trained Canine
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Ron V.
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I have been involved with showing and breeding dogs, along with competition in herding for 30+ years. I have owned several different breeds over the years and have always done my own training. I decided to adopt a pit bull puppy that I had been fostering. She was only a few months old, and was scared of everything. I thought she would eventually grow out of it, but she didn't. I tried everything I could think of, but her fear continued to get worse, to the point of her not wanting to go outside. I employed Kim from The Trained Canine to help. What Kim was able to do with my girl was amazing! She is now a happy and confident, carefree dog, with no more fear, but the best part is that Kim showed me how to work with my dog in such a way that she 100% engaged with me, and the bond I now have with my dog is like no other. Kim made the training fun for all of us. Kim's knowledge and diversity in dog training and behavior modification are 2nd to none. I would highly recommend Kim for any type of dog training.

Pawsitive Pup Dog Training
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Mary H.
Verified review

Barb did a great job talking about her philosophy and then showing us as well. She really got to know what we really wanted to accomplish and went the extra mile with some guidance and research to ensure that we understood our role in training Ernie. And she made it fun for all of us. At the end of our session Barb let us know that she is our trainer for life and that is truly invaluable.

SixPaws Dog School
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Tom N.
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I requested a dog trainer through thumbtack and within minutes , I received quotes. The dog trainer I have now has done a great job and is very professional in her work.

Nina's Dog services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Claire H.
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Nina is great with all kinds of animals! She is very patient and compassionate to all furry creatures and treats them as if they are her own. She is also great with training animals and giving them more than enough love, which is most important!

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

Karen at My Best Friend Obedience is awesome. My dog is very wild around other dogs and taking him for walks isn't fun. Since I've had 1 training session with Karen I've been able to calm him down before our walks and he's more obedient. The techniques she taught me have gone a long way with him. I can't wait until our next training session. I would recommend My Best Friend Obedience to everybody because they are trainers with compassion and understanding. Thank you for helping me and my dog enjoy our daily walks. This is something that we've been wanting for awhile and I'm so glad I found you on Thumbtack.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Holly T.
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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!

Jenifer J.
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My dog Dixie is a little challenge. Within a week my dog went from lunging at food when dropped, to completely ignoring dropped food. Also to leaving me alone while I am eating. While we are still working through some thing with Jessica, the improvements I have seen are amazing. Dixie loves seeing Jessica and looks forward to our training sessions. She has improved the relationship between Dixie and I and we look forward to continuing our training.

Paws @ Play
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Deedee V.
Verified review

Karen is an amazing instructor who can immediately determine what each team's weaknesses are while also making use of the strengths. Her approach is positive and constructive with the dog's well-being always in mind. Dinah and I have learned so much in her classes, but have truly enjoyed them too. She has given me the confidence to start competing soon - I can't wait!

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

    Do you love your pets? Do you feel bad about leaving them alone while you're at work or out of town? Look no further! Here at K9 Companion, we pride ourselves in delivering reliable and compassionate animal care. We know that your animals are your family, and with years of experience and a deep appreciation for our furry friends, we treat your family like our family! Whether you're looking for someone to help with a quick potty break, an invigorating walk, an adventurous hike, or even sleepovers for your furry friends, we're here for you! We have many years of experience with a wide array of animals and specialize in large and extra large dog breeds. We are thrilled to work with all breeds. Email us for more information on services offered and availability. K9 Companion - where your family is our family!

    About

    I house-sit for pets, and I am a pet walker and trainer. I have had pets my whole life. I use to breed Labrador Retrievers. I have been taking care of dogs, cats, fish, birds and horses for over 40 years, first for friends then professionally. I have a great love for all animals, and I would love to be of service to anyone in need.

    About

    Our beginning class teaches beginning dog obedience and dog manners. The follow up classes works to advance the dog in obedience skills and then introduces the dog to beginning skills for such dog sports as rally obedience, therapy dog work, agility, flyball and formal obedience. We have some basic teaching methods, but realize that all dogs are different and sometimes need to be taught in different ways, so we adapt the method to the dog. I have been a school teacher for over 30 years, and also have taught and competed in a variety of dog sports and activities for over 30 years. We believe in happy, well behaved dogs and having fun in class. Come join us! See our website for times and locations.

    About

    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.

    About

    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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    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.

    About

    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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    I have years of experience with dogs and know how to work with the dogs. Most people can't do it when it comes to walking. I can get a dog to walk well and enjoy the walk. I travel to you and can do various lengths of walking depending on what you need!

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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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