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Turlock Dog Trainers

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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
Kurt H.
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Gary is very knowledgeable helpful easy going with the dogs dogs are learning very quickly we appreciate again thanks for all your hard work

  • 20 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriel P.
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Great experience. Very excited about getting my dog trained.

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!!

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

Bone-A-Fide Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy N.
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Good, clear instruction; Dog and handler learned a lot. My dog and I really liked the gentle approach. we will try for the Canine Good Citizen certificate next.

Emily Beck
5.0
from 1 review
    Ally H.
    Verified review

    Emily has taken care of our Golden Retriever and black lab on a handful of occasions, and she is wonderful! She has so much experience with all sorts of dogs, so I knew that our energetic (but sometimes anxious) dogs were in good hands. She knew what to do when introducing them to others , and they got plenty of exercise with her and came back to us tired and happy. It's so great to drop them off at a home that you know will give them so much love and attention during the day. Highly recommend!

    Kimberly's Pet Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Britni M.
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      Kim watched my dog Nala for my husband and I while we went on vacation. I got pictures of their adventures which made me feel very comfortable and happy to see my dog having fun! When I came back Nala was happy as can be. I fully intent on using Kim to watch Nala and help me with her when needed. I would recommend her to anyone as I know you would be very satisfied with her services as well!!

      Cynthia's Pet Care
      3.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I want to help you with your dog(s) and to play and walk with your pets. I am good with dogs and love walking them.

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      Here at Sal's Dog Care, we can take care of animals who need care. The owner, Sal, currently owns four very happy dogs who are under very good care. He can do the same for your dogs.

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      I will travel to your home and walk your dog for any length of time you need. I will walk two dogs at a time if needed. I also offer other services like cleaning up dog waste from your yard. You would have to have a shovel or whatever you usually use to clean up the dog waste. I will clean it up when I'm done. You just tell me where you would like me to put the dog waste at.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      At FCA, we believe every dog has the right to be trained on how to understand us and our silly ways. Building a relationship and communication is what we focus on.

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      I have trained police K9 for 12 years. I have trained obedience on all types of dogs. I am very good with behavior issues also. I can also house-sit and pet sit for any amount of time.

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      I'm a dog lover, and I'm willing to walk and feed your dog. Your dogs will be in safe hands. So, don't worry while you're on a business trip or on vacation.

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      We train dogs to be great family pets and protectors. We make people happy with our business. The thing that makes us great is the love and hard work we spend with the dogs.

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      I love dogs and all pets, and I love helping them get their exercise and feeding when their "parents" are busy. I'm thorough, patient and loving with animals.

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      I am a homemaker. I would love to help taking the dogs for the walk or feed the pets while you are on vacation.

      • 41 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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      I have been training dogs for 55 years. I have trained in most every disciplines. My training is based on not only the dog but also the owners. Your lifestyle and your dog must work together. The breed or mix of breeds also determine your dogs behavior. This combination of factors are essential to that well behaved dog. I don't believe in robot training for your dog and know that you train a Terrier, including pit bulls, different that you train a Poodle. I have had German Shepherds, Smooth Fox Terriers, Manchester Terriers, Whippet, Poodle, Afghan Hounds and Borzoi. I am now an American Kennel Club judge and also judge international shows.

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      I provide dog sitting in your house or mine. I have extensive dog knowledge and unbelievable care and love for your pet.

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      I love pets. I sit then walk them, clean them and do whatever you need. I love all kinds -- big, small, huge and tiny. Thanks.

      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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