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Selma Dog Trainers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney B.
Verified review

I met Shayne over 9 years ago at a dog show, and was extremely impressed with her natural abilities with animals and good nature. Over the years I've worked on and off with her, and have been blown away by how hard she works at always bettering her business as well as her skill. I've worked with some of her clients that come to the grooming shop and I could not believe how well rounded these dogs became. Not only the dogs, but the owners seem to be more knowledgeable and capable of handling their pets properly. As a dog groomer and as a professional I highly recommend Star Maker dog Training to all of my clients!!

Way of a Dog
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy H.
Verified review

I rescued a pit/mix from a shelter back East.Her name is Molly and when she arrived at her new home she was out of control..I knew I needed desperate help with training Molly .I then called Fresno bully rescue and they referred me to Joe.What a big difference .He is well educated with dogs and is a great trainer.He also teaches the owner different tactics to use when training your pet..Joe does not need to use treats to train and he has the most resonabe rates then others.I would highly recommend Joe Ozier from way of dog .

Best in Show
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Tammy M.
    Verified review

    Charlotte and Pete are two of the most beautiful people. They showed two of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and their experience with grooming is the best! I wouldn't go anywhere else to have a dog groomed because of their experience with all breeds and their knowledge of coat types, textures and what products work best for each. You're the best!!

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    You can love your dog but you must know how to Lead your dog. Private in-home Dog training sessions are available. On FB at DogTrainer559.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sarah R.
    Verified review

    Off-Leash K9 Training is bar none the standard by which every dog should be trained in obedience. They get the job done and get it done right.

    Smiles Dog Service
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Emeline C.
      Verified review

      Emeline has been watching our shitszu and Chihuahua for 3 months and i couldnt be happier with her service. Always professional and polite. Shes flexible with times and my girls get playtime so theyre pooped when they get home, just how i like them! I recommend her to anyone looking for longterm (or short time) sitter whos reliable and responsible. Thank you Emeline for everything the girls adore you

      About

      no other company can give the dogs love like I can

      About

      I am a college kid majoring in education looking for some extra cash. I'm willing to do anything you need me to do.

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      I offer dog care, pet sitting, basic training, playgroups, and pet walking. I give every pet the royal treatment while their parents are away.

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      I use a variety of techniques for training, after all each dog has a different personality. One technique might work well with one dog but not another. Some dogs require more time and patience than others. I never use any harsh methods or harmful methods. I believe that a well trained dog is much happier and healthier.

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      I use positive reinforcement. Training this way makes your dog feel like they're doing the commands to plead you not because they're made to do them. Whisk makes for a happier dog and that's what I like the see happy we'll trained dogs

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      For 3 years that I was an in-home caregiver, I cooked and cleaned for my clients so I am aware that people like things done differently. I make it a point to make sure to do what you need done the way you would like it done. I am also great with animals so if you need a dog walker, I am also able to do that as well as feed and bathe. If you need meals prepared, I'm a great cook also.

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      I'm 19 years old. I am just a kid trying to do what I love. I have 3 blue pointer show dogs. Animals are great to work with, better than flipping burgers somewhere.

      About

      Our mission is to make sure that you and your dog achieve your training goals. We believe that our success is measured by your success, and our mission isn't complete until you and your dog have accomplished your objectives. We offer a variety of dog training services and products, which include the following: * Agility * Kinderpuppy Classes * Canine Good Citizen * FitFido * Private Training * Pet Supplies An important component of our classes is teaching positive reinforcement techniques and how to communicate and train your dog. We limit the size of our group classes, to ensure you and your dog receive plenty of individual attention.

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      At Alpha K9 Academies, we work with dogs of all ages and sizes. We offer basic manners class, advanced class/ CGC, therapy dog, and agility training. Our basic manners group packages are listed as follows: - Ruff package $130.00. Six weeks of training. This class comes with certification, and problem solving. - Diamond in the ruff package $150.00. Six weeks of training. This class comes with certification, problem solving and a one year guarantee. - Happy hound package $200.00. Six weeks of training. Comes with certification, problem solving, lifetime guarantee, free leash or collar, and $25.00 is donated to the Central Valley Rescue Railroad. - Private Lessons $500.00. plus travel time depending on your location. These classes are held at the comfort of your own home. They are designed to accommodate those with busy schedules. - Doggy boot camp $3,400.00. For those who wish to drop their dogs off 4 days a week for 4 hours a day. Please let us know if we can lock you into a spot for any of these class dates. Please don't delay! These classes fill very fast. Big or small, we train them all!

      About

      I pet sit and dog walk while people are out of town,at work, or even if they just need extra help with their pets. I also dog walk on a regular basis. I houseclean as well! I love what I do and hope to hear from you soon!

      • 7 years in business
      About

      We are a licensed, insured and bonded pet service company that offers force-free, science-based dog training, professional in-home pet sitting and dog walking services. Our services are available in Fresno/Clovis, Coarsegold and Oakhurst, California. Please visit our pet sitting and certified dog training pages for specific service locations. With Yosemite Bark, you can rest assured your pet care professional is up-to-date with the pet care industry standards and best practices. We strive to provide you with the effective tools you need to live harmoniously with your pets. Our techniques are safe for both you and your pet. They are easy to learn and apply and will actually enhance and strengthen the relationship you have with your pets. If you're a dog owner looking to solve a particular behavioral problem, a new puppy parent, or a family burdened by the question of who will take care of the pets while you're away from home, contact us today.

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      I am a dog trainer. I have always enjoyed training dogs. I want to help dog owners who are having troubles training their dogs.

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      I will make you feel comfortable leaving your pets at home again. I will love them like they were mine.

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      I offer obedience, correct behavior problems for older dogs. I train older dogs to become CGC, CGCA, and start service dog obedience. This is a one-on-one dog training; I only train one dog at a time.

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      Excellent grooming and cage free. Very clean environment for all of us

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How old should a puppy be for training?

      Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

      In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

      Which dog training method is best?

      The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

      • What type of training methods do you use?
      • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
      • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

      How long does it take to train a puppy?

      Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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      • Dog training type
        Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        3+ years
      • Dog size(s)
        Large (46-70 lbs)
      • Details
        He is a rescued dog and was allowed to get on furniture and I want to stop that

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Clovis, CA

      • Dog training type
        Assistance / Disabilities
      • Dog age(s)
        3+ years
      • Dog size(s)
        Medium (16-45 lbs)
      • Details
        I have 2 Australian shepherds. 1 male, 1 female. Both are 4 years old. They have completed obedience training and have some beginning herding training.
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