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Logan's Animal Training
4.7
from 58 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Janie S.
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Logan is very professional you can tell he loves animals his work quality is awesome my dog is now a happier dog and I must admit so am . his teaching techniques are so easy to follow he truly is worth it I am extremely happy with him Thank you Jane S

ForrestGlenn Kennels
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Adam G.
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After years of my miniature Australian shepherd pulling on the leash and generally being unruly on walks, Kevin was able to show me how to walk him on a slack leash in 2 sessions. I never thought my hyper-mini could behave so well on walks, but already mid-course through his 8 session package I am seeing great results. I highly recommend Kevin to anyone searching for a Sacramento dog trainer.

Your K9 Guy
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Fanny K.
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We're working with Todd to reinforce training with our adopted german shepherd puppy Zoey and to help her - and us - work with her anxiety issues. Immediately, Zoey took to Todd, and we could see that Todd really understood her - both as the breed and an individual puppy. Todd has given us some really helpful tips to practice after our training sessions, and we have noticed great improvements in Zoey! Todd is amazing! We call him the dog whisperer - it's truly wonderful to see how he connects with Zoey and his insights are invaluable. If you need someone who is caring, knows what he's doing, respects your puppy, and responds quickly to your emails/calls/texts, Todd is your person.

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel N.
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Nunzio abate (Leo in Vallejo) was truly outstanding with our precious Boyo. Boyo is an 8month boxer and went from a dog that chose when to obey to being a first time obedient pup with incredible listening qualities and excellent follow through. If anyone is needing their dog trainer Nunzio is your man - he is kind and yet full of authority. We couldn’t recommend this program more. The teaching and tools applied are life changing for this Mum of four kids and a lively boxer! Rachel Naramore

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California Canine
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike R.
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Didi is a very knowledgeable dog trainer. She is patient, focused and explains in detail the methods she uses and the reasons therefore. She also provides written instructions to assist your recall of the training methods she uses. My dog is responding very favorably.

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4 Way Stop
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tess M.
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Gary was more than punctual considering he drive from out of town. He is a master of what he does -- if I may call him a "dog whisperer", it would be most appropriate. Instantly, he commanded & controlled my 3 dogs. One of the dogs that is normally skittish stayed in the room and one of the dogs that usually barks at strangers seemed "at home" with Gary right away. In just 1 session, I had better controls of my 3 dogs. Feeding time is not a chaotic and noisy as it normally is. I felt my stress subsided quite a bit in just 1 session. I so appreciate the top notch service that Gary provided. I am so grateful and will use him again in the future. In addition, I will recommend him every time the opportunity presents itself.

Wagging Tails Training
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jay L.
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We have been working with Shauna since our Doberman was 10 weeks old. We started off with her beginner class and went all the way though to get our dog AKC CGC certified. Shauna is a great trainer who taught us a lot of great techniques. She is very patient and our doberman loves her.

  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Susan G.
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Susan Newell is an absolutely fabulous dog trainer. I have a 9 year old rescue Pointer mix, with serious issues including, barrier aggression, biting, and environmental sensitivity. Susan worked with the dog and helped me to understand him Today he is loving, has confidence and is very a stand up and well adjusted guy. We would not have made it without Susan. She is professional, timely and truly cares about her clients (people and dogs). I highly recommend her. Susan Gray, Davis,

Healing Paws Training
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Louie A.
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Miranda's work ethic is like no other. Her passion for training stands out in her professionalism. Miranda is very reliable and consistently arrives as scheduled. Miranda's strong points make her the best in her field of work. She is very observant and knowledgeable when it comes to training the dog owner. Miranda is very compassionate and patient when working with young dogs and new dog owners. Miranda possesses a special skill with training dogs with different needs. She has extensive experience that makes her the best at training. What sets her apart from other programs is her love for what she does. Miranda is highly recommended for all levels of training and any type of breed. Miranda's ability to connect the handler with their dog is phenomenal. She has a true gift to help both develop to their full potential.

Fyntoon Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor O.
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Sheila is awesome! She has worked and connected well with my rescue puppy Marley. We worked on obedience with Marley and Sheila was very knowledgeable and gave us many tools to work with our pup. She truly loves and cares for animals and that's very important to have in a dog trainer. She has also promoted my dog bandana business and I thought that was so nice of her. She truly is a honest and amazing dog trainer and I recommend to anyone! Thanks Sheila!!

El Dorado Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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I desperately needed a dog trainer to come to my house. Darcy is reliable, she knows her business, she is kind and sweet with the dogs, she trains me effectively and reasonably priced.

Silver Lining Pet Services
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen M.
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Sue has been working with me and my two min pins, Coco and Tootsie on behavior modification issues. I was at the point of contacting the breeder to give one of them back - basically at the end of my rope. I'd worked with other dog. trainers, but Sue explained and showed how to manage and modify behavior that was easy to comprehend and made sense. I am not exaggerating when I say she has literally changed my life and helped me rethink how to interact with my girls. I am very grateful.

Intuitive Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Bridgette J.
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I had the pleasure of working with Jamie and she really made a difference with my stubborn Lhasa Apso. My dog had the tendency to get overly excited when outside on his lead around other dogs. This made it extremely hard to take him places because it gave people the wrong impression. After only a couple of sessions with Jamie, he started to calm down and listen more attentively to me. Now Peace walks beautifully on his lead and is much more approachable!!! I would highly recommend Jamie to all of my friends!!!

Petagogy Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Sally J.
    Verified review

    Karen is a perceptive trainer who was knowledgable about dog behavior. While I only had four sessions with her, those session were quite helpful. I think anyone and their dog would benefit from working with Karen.

    • 4 years in business
    Shari C.
    Verified review

    Pam continues to amaze me with how well she trains both people and dogs alike. I have had the opportunity to learn from Pam as one of her students and I continue to see the benefits our shelter dogs have as a direct result of Pam's teaching techniques. I have found Pam's teaching style to be friendly, patient and professional, leaving both students and dogs on a positive note and a sense of accomplishment. If you're looking for a dog trainer with a lot of experience training multiple students and dogs each day with positive results, I highly recommend, Pam Francis-Tuss.

    Peaceful Dog Training
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Ashly P.
    Verified review

    My husband and I have worked with Joyce for almost a year now. Words cannot describe our fondness of her. She has and always will be more than a dog trainer. In addition to her exceptional dog training services, Joyce provided us with tips on proper dog nutrition. The first day we met Joyce, she asked to take a look at our dog's food. My husband and I were so impressed as she skimmed through the list of ingredients on the dog food bag, nodding her head yes and no. She is passionate about the well being of all dogs and is always researching and learning new things to pass on to her clients. She is peaceful (very soft spoken), reliable, and of course - SHE KNOWS DOGS!!! Not only has Joyce improved the quality of our dog's already wonderful life, but she has also left a mark on our hearts that will never be forgotten. Anyone would be lucky to have Joyce in their dog's life at some capacity, rather it be as a trainer, walker, consultant or plain old friend. Thank you Joyce! Ashly Patton Ashly Patton

    Gentle Touch Dog Training
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Dan H.
    Verified review

    I have a French Bulldog, I have learned how to train my dog with out forcing him and he did not respond to being forced . Thank you Connie for teaching me a better way, My dog likes to learn now and we have a good time. I have been able to teach him many tricks and also obedience skills . This class has made it possible for me to start Therapy dog testing . Gizmo and I are Grateful

    Docile Dogs Home Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Linda G.
    Verified review

    I used Docile Dogs last year when I was living in Elk Grove for five days of petsitting my two Springer Spaniels. Steve, the trainer/sitter did a fantastic job and even taught my dogs how to walk properly on a leash w/o pulling! I was very impressed with the notes he left me on my dogs' progress in their training session. I highly recommend Docile Dogs..his professionalism & knowledge of dog training was top notch!

    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Capital City K9 is a non-profit organization that trains local rescue dogs as service dogs for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. While, our main focus is helping individuals claim their lives again after a traumatic events, we also help those not looking for a service dog, but a very obedient furry-friend. If you are looking for basic obedience to a behavior modification, look no further. capitalcityk9.org info @ capitalcityk9.org

    Sacramento Dog Training

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We believe in taking a very gentle approach. A lot of positive reinforcement and love.

      A Better Choice Pet Care

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I'm a certified Master Dog Training dog obedience trainer. I have also been certified with the U.S. Department of Labor in their 4,000-hour Canine Care and Obedience apprenticeship program. I am an experienced pet sitter and house sitter.

        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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