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South Lake Tahoe Aggressive Dog Trainers

Browse these aggressive dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South Lake Tahoe.

  • 21 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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Our female dogs have struggles with dog aggression and have been raised without strong boundaries. Our dog daycare owner strongly suggested I call Robert due to the fantastic results he saw with another aggressive dog that also attended the same daycare. I knew from watching the video of Robert and his dog Rabbeye that he would be able to fix "our" problem communicating with our dogs. We had many lengthy talks with Robert prior to boarding/training school. The day came for the dogs to leave us and go with Robert and I was hoping he wouldn't be on time so we could have more time before saying goodbye. Unfortunately for us Robert is extremely punctual. Watching him sweetly greet our dogs the first time put my nervous mind at ease. I knew I was handing my dogs over to a man who truly understands dogs and dog training. While our dogs were with him he made many calls to update us on the training. His easy going style of sharing his expertise helps us better understand and communicate with our dogs. Robert also has follow up group sessions for owner training. It brought tears to my eyes to see my dogs calmly practicing leash work around other dogs. As a 20 year educator I recognize a terrific teacher when I see one. Robert is very clear in his explanations and models what successful training looks like. I owe all our future adventures with our dogs to Robert Webb. Look out, World, The Kings are coming out to explore!

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Dog Gone Smart
from 30 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael A.
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There are many factors to choosing a dog trainer, and the other dog trainer seems to be excellent! I needed someone close by and it is so convenient that she is nearby. I think this is a great way to shop around and give people choices and it was so easy! Thank you, Michael Aranda

K9WAGIN Dog Training
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jill E.
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We are over the moon in our 1st experience w/ Kerri. Trust me, we are not inexperienced w/ dog trainers. We have a unique rescue dog w/ some real challenging, fear agression behavior. The first two trainers didn't really look into our dogs past and truly assess his current behavior...nobody really wanted to deal w/ him and his circumstances. Kerri came to our home, assessed us, our home environment and our dog. Our dog immediately succumbed to her training. She taught us real life techniques to put to use immediately. Now we know what direction we're going in, and our dog can feel safe that we've got his back. We're putting our best alpha feet forward and we'll keep working w/ Kerri, to keep us working w/ our dog to make him be, the best he can be. We love him. Thank you Kerri. Jill & Terry Smith. Reno, Nv

Off Leash K9 Training
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff A.
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Off Leash K9 training is the best training you can put your dog through. Unbelievable is all I have to say!! Worth every penny and more. You will not be disappointed, I guarantee you. Your dog will be amazing and everyone will be super jealous of you!!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Susan W.
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In the process of training with Mobile K9. My dog loves the active agility training she receives. Don Keeps her mind active and her body agile:) Love this trainer!

Dog Trainer Dale
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sue F.
Verified review

Ellen Dale Rand is an excellent dog trainer with experience and knowledge that puts her at the top of her field. I have felt totally confident in her ability with my dogs and I give high praise for her expertise in all areas of dog training. She is reliable and trustworthy when scheduling private appointments or group classes. You won't be disappointed!

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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.

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.

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?
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