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Vallejo Animal Behaviorists

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Pete's Dog Behavior Training
4.8
from 80 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
Verified review

Pete was great with my dog. He was on time and extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior.

Logan's Animal Training
4.7
from 56 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela L.
Verified review

Our first training session was Wonderful! Logan was professional, informative and extremely compassionate, calm and helpful. After listening to our "story," issues and concerns about our dog's behavior, and then observing us together, he provided easy and clear instructions on how to make life more enjoyable for us And our pet. We cannot wait for the next session!

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Devoted Dog Training
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz C.
Verified review

Courtney is one heck of an amazing trainer! She is not only wonderful with dogs, but she also has an incredible talent for working with people, too. She will help you to understand your dog's behaviors and she emphasizes fixing problematic behaviors instead of just managing them. I can't recommend her enough for anything from puppy training to advanced obedience and fear-based behaviors.

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Executive Canine Services
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike R.
Verified review

I recently adopted two mature, medium-sized dogs from Southern California. After hearing lots of horror stories from the previous owner regarding how they behaved, I was nervous about them being a good fit. After a chance meeting with Les in a parking lot, I called to see if he would help me with assessing their behavior and work on socializing them with other dogs. I couldn't be happier with the results. His guidance lead ME to higher levels of confidence which has lead to our being relaxed and confident with having them out in public settings as well as with the neighborhood dogs and children.

A Better Dog Trainer
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
Verified review

John is very knowledgeable about the psychology of dogs and he came to our house to show us how to deal with the specific problems we were having at home. Taking our dog out to another trainer was not addressing our specific behavior problems at home. John is very nice and caring of our dog and we have been very happy with his dog training. He has given us the tools that we need to work on our dogs behavior and let our dog be an active member of our family.

Dirty Paws
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

Kevin impressed us with his willingness to work around our schedules and to patiently manage our young rescue dog. Our dog reacted to him better than others we interviewed so, in a sense, she chose Kevin. His rates are very competitive too. We hope this is the beginning of a long and successful relationship!

Majyk Paws Dog Training
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan K.
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Maj is a fantastic trainer. She is kind and patient with me, which makes me much more comfortable doing the things I need to do with my dog. She is wonderful with my dog and models the behavior I need to have with him so I learn even when she’s not teaching that specific skill. My dog is much better behaved and, while he’s always been a happy dog, he’s even happier now. He is definitely calmer. Thank you Maj!

  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne R.
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Jackie was easy to work with and we had no concerns in leaving our spoiled cat in her care. She is very conscience and loving of animals.

Erika's pet care
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi L.
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Erika takes excellent care of my cats. She always sends pictures or videos and status updates when she is watching them. They seem happier and calmer when I get home than they have when I used other cat sitters. She follows care instructions well, is very easy to schedule with and her rates are competitive. She's clearly an animal lover!

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4 Paws Concierge
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
NICOLE M.
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Krystal is absolutely amazing. I knew she as a great fit right from our initial communication and confirmed during our first meeting and subsequent visits. She has a true love for animals and it show in her work. I'll definitely be contacting Krystal again for future pet sitting needs.

Walkie Doggies
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
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Walkie Doggies is a great business to work with. Renata is very skilled with dogs (and other animals!) and brings a wealth of experience to her work. She is prompt, very easy-going, and goes the extra mile for your beloved pet. Her prices are very fair and I will keep using her well into the future!

In Home Pet Sitter
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Harriett H.
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It is an honor to recommend Robyn Potts as your pet companion / house sitter. It is because of her that we are finally able to take worry-free vacations after adopting a mother-daughter dog duo three years ago. I can’t say enough good things about Robyn. As a dog sitter, she was willing to treat our (spoiled) dogs the way we do: many kisses and cuddles and letting them sleep with her. As a matter of fact, after keeping them the first time, she returned to our house for a social visit, and I got a little jealous! My usually reluctant canines were ecstatic to see her, running circles around her, wanting to be held, sitting by her on the sofa (rather than me – unheard of!) and wanting to follow her out. I knew then Robyn was a ‘find’! As a house sitter, I am always completely comfortable with Robyn. She’s neat and tidy, confident about taking care of any problems that might arise [we live on a floating home], and totally trustworthy! I almost hesitate to recommend her because it creates competition for her time :-), but as a pet family, I know that it’s difficult to find sitters who are honest, capable, and warm – so I feel I must share.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marlyna S.
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Lisa is a wonderful trainer and dog walker. She is knowledgeable about dog behavior and what works well. Lisa trained our dog for obedience commands and everyone raves about how well behaved our little guy is. I'd recommend Lisa highly. Our little one loves her.

YEEEPAW!
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia H.
Verified review

YeePaw! has really made our transition to a new city a delight for my fur babies. Eliot, the owner, established a wonderful bond with our bulldog, Daisy, in a few short weeks. He also helped to care for our 16.5 year old Jack Russell while she was under hospice. Eliot has an uncanny ability to read and respond to animal behavior. He has taught Daisy how to play and relate to other dogs. I've hired several dog walkers/sitters over the last 15 years, and YeePaw! is undoubtedly the best pet care available in the Bay Area. I highly recommend anyone with dogs use YeePaw! for all of their pet care needs.

Silver Lining Pet Services
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen M.
Verified review

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.

PuppyLuv Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sharla M.
Verified review

I really appreciate the work quality of Kelli on how she handle my dog's behavior. She is very responsive in my question and she really knows what she is doing. I can see and feel how she value and love what she is doing. I would highly recommend her to handle your dog behavior too....

Anne’s Pet Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Jackie W.
Verified review

Anne is fabulous. She is dependable and super flexible with our schedule. I would highly recommend Anne for all your pet sitting needs. Our fur baby LOVES Anne. She is always so happy to see her which makes us feel great. Anne has also taken care of her when we were away. It gives us such a peace of mind knowing our girl is so well taken cared of. Anne is great. She is loving, sweet and loves the animals that are in her care. She is our go to person and we love having her take care of our precious girl. You will not go wrong with Anne.

The Canine's Voice
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Ken G.
Verified review

I've been working with Sabrielle for almost two years now. I wouldn't trust my dogs with anyone else. She knows how to inspire the right behavior. My dogs love her. I've referred her to many. Call her now!

Lauren's Animal Care

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I respond to my client's needs by listening and communicating clearly. I am dependable, trustworthy, mature, and I'm doing what I've loved to do my whole life which is caring for animals.

    Animals & Pet Sitting

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I'm currently a student at UCB and looking for a part time job working with animals. I've grown up with animals all my life, including many farms and animals of my own. I have free days except Tuesday and Thursday with exceptions and would love to spend time with all lovely creatures. I love to take dogs to parks or go on hikes but have experience with all different kinds of animals.

      Fan of the Fur

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        I pay attention to detail, responsible, and I care how my products come out because it is a reflextion of me

        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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