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Alpha K-9 Academy
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kathy C.
Verified review

Tammy began training and working with our chocolate lab when he was 11 months old. While our dog went to stay with Tammy for 2 weeks, we often wondered what was occurring, as we knew that Rudi was strong willed as a puppy and often destructive. During the 2 week training time, we would get messages and even a video or 2 sent to us, showing the progress that she was making with Rudi. After 2 weeks, Rudi returned with behaviors on lease that made realize that with consistency our dog could demonstrate and practice good training behaviors. Tammy has a strong communication system established with our dog so he understands what is expected of him when we walk or work in the house. He really looks forward to seeing Tammy. Even more, Tammy continues to work with us and our dog on a weekly basis, working to train us as well as the dog. We are so pleased with our dog, his training ( which is praise based, not treat based) and our weekly sessions with Tammy. She really wants everyone to be successful.

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Nu Pawspective
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Natalie K.
Verified review

My puppy Minnie gets excited even hearing Susan's voice on the phone, she loves her so much. It's also amazing knowing she has an exhausting afternoon and I don't have to worry about drop off or pickup. And on top of all that Susan is always willing to help - on the phone or in person - with various training issues Minnie is having. I couldn't manage Minnie without her!!

The Heart of Caregiving
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Deb R.
Verified review

We had a great initial consultation with Sonia. She came to our home and met our 2 Aussies. Her insights, recommendations and demeanor was so helpful. I highly recommend Sonia to help you with your training.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia C.
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Tricia is the best. She is so knowledgeable about many dog breeds and has great advice on how to work with a dog to overcome any problem areas. I highly recommend Tricia for training or pet sitting services. Your dog would be in very good hands.

  • 22 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Anita B.
Verified review

Not done yet, but really pleased with initial training session. Max worked very well with Amy and we got lots of great tips to settle down this rescued, adolescent German Shepherd!

Phoebe Bault
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline K.
Verified review

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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shaunda T.
Verified review

Lisa is knowledgeable and very helpful. She taught me a lot about what's going on with my dog and how to mondify her behavior. I'm still working on it, but my dog is making improvement. I highly recommend Lisa as a valuable resource for any training or behavior issues you are having with your dog.

The Canine's Voice
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ken G.
Verified review

I've been working with Sabrielle for almost two years now. I wouldn't trust my dogs with anyone else. She knows how to inspire the right behavior. My dogs love her. I've referred her to many. Call her now!

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ami B.
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I have learned so much through Dallas! My dog can be very challenging at times, but with her hands-on help and instruction, I am gaining more and more mental control over him and am slowly becoming more calm and assertive. Being predominantly boxer, my dog is high anxiety - and unfortunately, so am I. I'd say training with her is not only therapy for my dog, but for me as well. I had not realized how sensitive my dog is to my body language; watching him with Dallas or even hearing about how he behaves with friends or family really brought this need to center myself to my attention. All of what we learned in training we can continue to use for years to come, but I also like that when I am feeling overwhelmed by him, Dallas is happy to step in and get me back on track and balanced. One thing that is very important for people to understand is that you get out what you put it. It is imperative to work with your dog on the skills you have learned and regularly. I must admit that I am not always perfect with this aspect of training, but because the skills you learn are not lost, when life settles down I am able to go back in full-force. If you are willing to put in the time, really *listen*, and make sure you understand what you are being taught, her training is worth every penny!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jen P.
Verified review

My dog, Kacie, was the most sweet, but stubborn dog. I could not get her to stop chewing/eating everything in site,including the sheetrock on the wall if there was nothing else in her area to chew! I also could not housebreak her and she barked/howled often at nothing. I tried to crate train her as well, but it was a fight to just get her into the crate. I went to Kris for help. She trained her and I could not believe the results. Kacie stopped chewing on things. She would go in her crate when told. She was housebroken. She rarely barked or howled unless someone came to the door (or the answering machine went on lol). I truly thought she switched my dog with another lol I would highly recommend Kris for training your dogs. She is amazing!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kshetrajna R.
Verified review

It has been excellent to have Caitlin take care of our dog. She has been extremely flexible to accommodate a lot of our last minute requests and my dog loves to visit her and her dogs :).

Hands on Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemarie A.
Verified review

Still training with Gloria, she is very professional, and provides good handouts of skills we teach and more.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I like to get to know the dog and their personalities in order to apply the right training that would be right for that dog.

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Worried your furry friend is lonely or isn't getting enough exercise while you're at work? Need someone to pet sit while on vacation? Maybe your dog could use some training? Let me help. With The Canine Constitutional, I offer a wide variety of services, so get in contact with me, and we can work towards getting your dog to be happy and behaved.

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I have the canine companion you've always dreamed of! Integrating many different training techniques customized for each individual dog. I will work with you and your pet at the daycare and boarding facility inside Carmel Holistic Veterinary Clinic, or meet you at your home, the dog park or anywhere else that will help make you and your dog comfortable! Please check out my website for my profile, product recommendation and contact info!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I like animals, especially dogs. I also have worked with dogs before in a training program. I helped dog named Bobby with uneven-sized legs get trained and later, adopted. I am a certified junior dog trainer.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Besides doing dog sitting, walking & my Real World Dog Training is by far result oriented training with different training methods. But most importantly I provide professional & service satisfaction, I'm a friendly down to earth person for me it's important to do business the right and fair way and build a long lasting relationship with my clients.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am not a business. I do this because I like all dogs, and they need to be loving and have no bad behavior problem. I can train most all dogs! I can remove any wildlife. I have had most of all different animals.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We are training dogs in only three hours for one day dog training. What makes the business great is we show the dog owners how to handle their pets the right way.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am experienced with most breeds of dogs and temperaments and have even trained cats to walk long distances which is hard to do. Let me tell you that CPR/basic vet-related skills are necessary for any animal handler, but not my line of work, but I am more than competent in an emergency. I am expert at breaking up dog fights. I also provide behavioral modification for both cats and dogs to get the animal friend you deserve.

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Dog training and boarding is my passion. Every dog need a pack leader, I can teach you how to become one! Dog boarding is in home, dogs get access to big backyard fully landscaped and sleep in our den. Dogs receive exercise daily.

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