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Happy Paws Dog Training LA
4.9
from 252 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 716 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nelly B.
Verified review

Raquel has changed our lives!!! She came out to work with our German Shepherd, who we found out was highly prey-driven, and quite a bit neurotic. She helped us understand her behaviors, and what we could do to redirect her. She spent two and a half hours with us, and it was money well spent! We didn't want to post our review right away, to make sure the training stuck. I have to say, we, and our dog, have retained what we learned in one session with Raquel, and the change has been dramatic. Walks are extremely enjoyable now, not a tug-of-war, like they used to be. Our dog knows her limits, and we really only correct her occasionally now. We are forever grateful for the knowledge and expertise that Raquel imparted to us and our dog. We highly recommend her services to anyone in need of a GREAT trainer!

Dee Cee's Dog House
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa Q.
Verified review

We called Dee Cee because our daughter's new 3 month old Gampr puppy and our 5 year old Australian Shepherd could NOT get along. It was causing an incredible amount of tension in our home and the dogs were both extremely stressed. Our Aussie and the puppy could not be in the same room at the same time and if they were there was a fight. I wish I could say all of the fights have stopped, we remain a work in progress. But after just one visit our doggies are friendly. They share toys, space and this morning they even shared a doggie bed! THIS would not have happened last week.. Thank you!! DeeCee for your help and expertise. Everyone is AMAZED.

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Your Best Companion
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mohan L.
Verified review

Duane was outstanding. He really knows his trade. I needed help with a very anxious and aggressive German Shepherd. With in one session he had My dog corrected and he was the sweetest dog ever met. By session 2 and three he dog was playing in the dog park with other dogs and socializing. By session 4 I was able to take them to the restaurant where dog owners were allowed to bring their pets ...and I was so proud of as he was best behaved dog there. I was in fact even complimented on how well behaved my dog was. This would not of been possible without a great trainer. I was a little reluctant initially because his rate seemed a bit higher than his counterparts. But then again you get what you pay for. When you break it down on the hourly perspective he's not that much more expensive. I got a "Bentley" as opposed to a "Toyota Tercel"...thanks Duane you're awesome and not a hyped up television dog trainer...Its the real deal.

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Weatherwax Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark H.
Verified review

I first met Robert back in 1994, when he was living here in Lancaster, CA. At the time, I owned a pair of dogs - Sheba, a Bavarian Shepherd, and Princess, a Lab/Chow mix. As a loyal fan of the "Lassie" movies and TV series', I was well aware of the Weatherwax Family's "pedigree" (pardon the pun) with regard to dog training. So when Robert offered his assistance with the training of my animals, I jumped at the opportunity! The thing I remember most, is a statement he made before any training began. Robert told me that he would train ME to train my dogs, believing it was best for them to learn commands from me, their owner, not some stranger. His training methods were clever, patient, humane and well-thought-out, and worked like a charm. Soon, both dogs were well-behaved and obedient, following commands based on hand-signals only (a common practice with TV and movie animals)! While both dogs benefitted tremendously, Princess truly excelled, at one time able to follow nearly 20 different commands! All on hand-signals! Sadly, both dogs are long-gone to Doggy Heaven, but I've never forgotten them or the training methods I learned from Robert. I cannot offer a higher recommendation.

Cassidy's Pet Assistance
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Tami S.
Verified review

It doesn't get any better than Cassidy's Care! I love my little Sweetpea so much, it's so important to find someone with a super big heart for animals. Well, Cassidy is so respectful to animals and others. I am so grateful to have had countless overnights and even a few times, Sweetpea has had to even stay days at a time. Cassidy has a clean, tidy and loving home which is Sweetpea’s home away from home. The big bonus is Cassidy is a dog trainer too! Sweetpea continues to improve on all levels each and every time she's been in Cassidy’s care. On a personal note, I love Cassidy's sense of humor, oh goodness, I'm always smiling around Cassidy! That joy is also good for animals too :))) If you’re looking for the very best, Cassidy is it!

Mander's Best Friends
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

Sally was my absolute savior! I had to leave out of town, last minute, and was gone for close to a week. I entrusted Sally with keys to my home even though we just met hours before my departure. She was great with the animals, came over more times than we originally agreed to, and cleaned up after the animals when one of them had an incredible mess :( I cannot stop raving about Sally! She not only "saved" me by taking care of my three dogs: Great Pyrenees (120 lbs), German Shepherd (100 lbs) and Minpin...but she also garnered a client for life!

Wagging Pack
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Sara E.
Verified review

Awesome trainer. My german shepherd puppy was a bit of a handful and we really needed some support in teaching positive behaviors. Timothy was the perfect trainer. Always on-time, professional, courteous and attentive. He went above and beyond. He helped our pup learn sit, stay, lay down, wait, drop it, touch, to walk on a loose leash, and become less distracted by the outside like UPS men, cats, people, etc. He even led us through potty training our puppy successful from inside to out. Assisted us with crate training, correct harness/leashes and proper chew toys. Even helped us with some tricks like roll over, play dead, jump, and more. Invaluable experience. We have a much more respectful pup!

Santa Monica Paws
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Anne A.
Verified review

In one week my shepherd mix puppies are already 100% more manageable. We have a schedule and routine which works for all of us and the puppies are doing great!

The Trained Canine
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Lars C.
Verified review

My wife and I contacted Kimberlee and several other trainers for help with our now five-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, Abby. We got Abby from a rescue to be a companion for our four-year-old Viszla who could match his energy, and - oh boy - we overshot the mark. We chose Kimberly because of her detailed and personalized initial response to our reaching out for help. Abby is extremely high energy, and, though we exercise the dogs a lot, this manifested as an over-the-top nervous energy, with shaking, spinning, yipping, and an otherwise delightful vibrating tail. She was also fearful of new situations and noises. We boarded Abby with Kimberlee for an extended period, and followed this with home visits to track progress and train both us and Abby. Kimberlee was very patient, caring, and skilled at harnessing Abby's energy in a positive way. She adapted her approach as appropriate to find out what works best for Abby, and adjusted her training plan based on what she observed at the home visits. She equipped us with better strategies for short-circuiting Abby's obsessive behaviors. Now four months in, we are delighted with the result, and wholeheartedly recommend The Trained Canine.

Love Ur K9
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle H.
Verified review

Love Ur K9 is the best decision I ever made for my Mini Australian Shepherd, Camo. I cannot say enough how good they have been to me, and my dog. I am forever grateful for everything they have done for us. Here's the full story: I heard about Kevin through a friend who had a great experience after her dog was trained by Kevin. I was looking for a dog trainer who could not only help with obedience training my three month old puppy, but also work on some dominance behavior issues. I had read so many books on raising a puppy, and also grew up in a family with many dogs so I thought I knew what I was doing. Our first meeting with Kevin was in our home, where he met Camo, and got a better understanding of our home setup and routines. It is also where Camo was comfortable and displaying some early signs of dominant behavior. Kevin immediately picked up on this and made some changes to the way in which we interact with Camo. We started puppy behavior and obedience training that same week. Kevin also trained us as handlers, so that we understood the training and could repeat it at home, that way Camo would not be able to default back to bad behaviour. When Camo was 9 months old, we heard that we had to move to Australia for my husband's work. There was no way that I could make the move without Camo. Australia is extremely strict with importing pets, and theres a six month intensive preparation of vet checks, and massive costs involved before dogs are allowed to enter the country. We had to leave two months after we heard the news so we had to make a plan for Camo in the meant time. Kevin took Camo into his home for four months, looking after him, doing service dog training with him, and helping with many arrangements to get Camo reunited with us. Camo joined us in Australia in June and I am elated to have my best friend back by my side once again. He is still full of personality, but by far the most obedient, trained and socialised dog in Melbourne!!! THANK YOU Love Ur K9, from the bottom of our hearts!!!

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

Barb did an amazing job with my 4 month old german Shepard puppy! She was very enthusiastic and eager to help! She was confident with her knowledge and that made me feel so relieved I found her! I'm excited to continue working with her!

America's Best Dog Trainers
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Vas G.
Verified review

If I could leave more stars, I would. Daryl worked with our German Shepherd Lexi who was a rescue with severe fear and aggression issues. Daryl worked with Lexi and our family so we could provide the best environment for Lexi. We were able to enjoy our pet and Lexi became more confident and less stressed. We continued our training and are in contact with Daryl. Daryl is honest with his assessment and will not sugar coat anything. Lexi was never afraid of Daryl and I could see the bond and respect they had for each other. Whether basic training, fear or aggression issues or whatever you need, Daryl and his crew at America's Best Dog Trainers will be there to help because they genuinely care for your animal and its wellbeing. Thank you for helping our family. Please don't hesitate to call him.

  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michele M.
Verified review

Daniele not only helped improve the overall health of my Golden Retriever but she also provided me with the tools & knowledge to handle her anxiety issues. Now Jasmin is a very healthy & sassy 13 yo!! Daniele also helped create an even stronger family bond with my 3 1/2 yo German Shepherd mix by addressing some of his behavioral issues. Daniele has always made herself available in emergency situations and never hesitates to go the extra mile. She is a true animal lover and we are very thankful to have her in our lives.

L.A. Dog Behaviorist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alejandra F.
Verified review

I have a year old German Shepard who was really hard to walk and consistently pulled and throw tantrums but after on session my dog (Leo) changed. He showed me how to walk him and what to do in case he acts out. He was really patient and professional and I wan very happy with the outcome.

The Driven Dog
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cinthia T.
Verified review

Before Karin, I had a dog and human aggressive German Shepherd Husky mix. Layla would react to every single dog that we saw when we were on walks which made it very difficult to walk her. As for people, when someone got to close she'd snap and lunge at them. We did a 3 week board and train program with Karin and was probably the best decision I made. We had gone through a couple of trainers and finally found the right one. Layla now walks and ignores any dog we pass and people can come up to us and talk without her reacting. Not only does Karin help you with your dog but she also explains what you, as the handler, need to work on. Even after the board and train, advance group class is available to continue working with your dog around a controlled environment. Needless to say, we're happy we found her. Definitely a well knowledge and amazing trainer.

Lorenzo's dog Training Team
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 31 years in business
Amir J.
Verified review

Fahim Jan is so amazing! He helped make a huge difference in my relationship with my 1 year old German shepherd. His behavior had gotten so bad that we were contemplating giving him up. He has a gift for getting my dog to listen and learn commands. He turned my rambunctious dog into a the most well behaved dog on the block that I can take anywhere with me. He affirmed aspect of training that I wondered about and taught me so much about how to understand and be a leader of my home. There is peace and balance in my house now that my dog is not barking at every noise he hears. I highly reccomend Fahim. He is trustworthy, was patient with me and my dog, thorough, and overall caring to our needs. We are lucky to have found Lorenzo's when we did. Thank you Fahim and Lorenzo's dog traininng team.

Pure Canine Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Devin W.
Verified review

Absolutely the best choice. I have a 11 week old german shepherd who couldnt learn with 2 other trainers. Pure canine is the most helpful and is a real pleasure to work with. My dog is doing great and we can now share a mutually happy life. I did the 4 week course and in that short time we covered sit, down, place, leave it, drop it, repsect threshold, drop it and bark and quite on command, and create trainning. I will be signing up with her again for advanced training.

New World Animals
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
Verified review

Jen is currently training my 2 German Shepherd puppies. She has great knowledge of how to handle animals and get a desired response from them. She is very dependable and my puppies race to meet her. They enjoy the lessons and I can see the progress they are making in getting manners. We love Jen!

What a GOOD DOG! LA
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Vinod M.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Dianne Lawrence when she gave our puppy (mixed german shepherd/lab) obedience training including walking on a leash and most important, teaching the dog how to behave around people and other dogs. Her style is gentle, but firm, and commands respect from the dog without being harsh. She also focuses on the human relationship with the dog and makes you understand your role in the dog's behavior. Dianne's focus is not to personally train the dog, but to teach you as a dog owner to train the dog. Along with the general obedience training, Dianne also taught us how to train our dog to sit, lie down, come, and stay. We have nothing but positive things to say about Dianne and recommend her wholeheartedly as a fantastic dog trainer. Our dog loved Dianne, and was eagerly wagging his tail every time he saw her.

  • 10 years in business
Jamie A.
Verified review

Shay and her very well behaved German Shepherd Luna have been my neighbor for a few years. I lovingly call the duo The Mayors of Marina del Rey as when we walk through the neighborhood, I am constantly amazed at how many people stop her and comment on how well behaved her dog is. It's always fun to see Shay take one look at an animal and be able to determine what the issue is and why that animal isn't behaving as it's owner wishes. She's always willing to give a quick tip on a correction for a dog. The owners are always thrilled at how quickly and easily Shays recommendations work on their dogs. The only dogs I have ever let in my apartment are Luna or dogs that Shay has trained, as I know they are not going to chew on anything, not pee on anything, and in general behave! I tell all of my friends if they have a dog, they have to call Shay. Even if your dog doesn't have major behavior issues, her connection that she has with animals and owners is sure going to help you enjoy your pet even more!

Wonderland Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jordan C.
Verified review

Amazing experience with this trainer, a very smart and pleasant person to work with and was great with my little pomeranian (: also did a few lessons with my shepherd and turned his bad behavior around 180 degrees, my dogs love her and I would definitely do business with her again.

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