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South Lake Tahoe Dog Trainers

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  • 21 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie Anne M.
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I have a pit bull terrier, baloo is 4 years old and the love of our family. Robert was a true dog whisperer! He took our sweet boy and helped him not be aggressive with our neighbors young children as well as our own. Within two weeks Robert had our dog calm, obedient and socialized with young ones. Mr. Webb's professionalism and knowledge are seemingly endless. He is a dog trainer with the highest level of integrity. He immediately created a bond with our animal, as well as our entire family. I would offer my highest recomendation to this company. Too see my baloo return home from training, always with his tail wagging whenever Mr. Webb is with our sweet baloo gives me such an eased heart and mind. Our family never questions his methods, Robert goes out of his way to address any concerns we have always. This is truly an investment in our a belovefd pet that was worth every penny! I with no reservations recomend Who's Walking Who Dog Training, Mr. Webb is is excellence personified with animals.

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Dog Gone Smart
4.9
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

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Desiree's Dog Training
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelsey H.
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Desiree has been so fun to work with, and my dog loves her training days. She is so excited to practice her new lessons every week, and I really see a difference in obedience, and affection towards me. Thanks Desiree!

Off Leash K9 Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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I've been to multiple trainers and there the best thank you off leash k9

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anita C.
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He had some great ideas. Time will tell as we will need to work with our dog taking his advice into consideration

Sit Means Sit Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Barbara R.
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Brittany is the volunteer coordinator for the US Wolf Refuge here in Nevada. She takes the extra time to see that all of the animals in her care are excellently taken care of. She is the person to go to for all your pet sitting needs, my dog Roxie loves her.

Linda's Pet Grooming
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gwen R.
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Linda was amazing, best our dog has ever had

Angelique Carl
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
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Thank you Angelique! We greatly appreciated the care and energy you put into both caring for our family dog as well as the house through your communication to us, attention and love for animals, and general positivity. We'd love to have you back again!

Noriega dog training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Carissa R.
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Natasha has been an excellent help in successfully training my German Shepherd, showing me techniques that I may have not have learned outside of her skilled lessons. She has been training both me and my puppy which has given mysti and I a chance to form a life long bond of obedience and understanding. Although we are still training, and will be for awhile longer, I know that I can depend on Natasha for any training obstacles we may encounter, and together we will overcome...I will highly recommend her to everyone.

Dog Sports America
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily G.
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John was super knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful during our first lesson at Dog Sports America. If you are interested in barn hunt or other dog sports and looking for a local and friendly place to go, John is your guy!

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
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Bettina came to our home to clip the nails on our 6 Dachshunds. She was awesome, the dogs loved her and her assistant! I would recommend these folks for all your pets grooming needs.

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What I do is take care of your dog, as simple as that. I have no problems with dogs. I love all of them! Do you need a dog sitter? Look no more. You found your guy!

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I do dog walking and house sitting. I have been doing this for over half a year, and I have many references and letter of recommendations. Please contact me for further information. You and your pets will be happy you did!

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I love pets. I walk them, play with them as well as make them feel loved. I treat them how I want to be treated. Your dog will be in good hands.

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I have a passion for all animals and love to give them love and care. I'm friendly, energetic, and patient to all creations of life.

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I'm never late and I bond and work well with animals, I treat animals as I would want to be treated sure they aren't humans but they can feel and love and be happy and upset just like human beings, because they deserve to be taken care of as well.

  • 11 years in business
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High level of knowledge and experience with large working breeds. We love to train the hardest dogs around!

  • 4 years in business
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We provide dog training for all breeds of dogs on a private lesson scale, and we formulate a training plan to your dogs training needs.

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I dog sit and walk and do some basic training. I will pet sit dogs in my home. I have a dog and run a nice backyard with lots of toys. I have two dogs, a Brittany Spaniel male fix-it and a 6-month-old Whippet.

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I was raised on a farm and enjoy the outdoors. I like walking dogs. I have trained my own in the past. I am a mature and capable female.

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I will come to your home, pick up your dogs and take them for long walks through parks, by the river, etc.

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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.

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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