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Ventura K9 Trainers

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  • 12 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Earle L.
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Karen is very knowledgeable and very passionate about what she does. I have done some research on dog training, and I very much agree with her methodology of relating to the dogs on a pack level. Karen did a fantastic job of conveying this information to us and really breaking out what key actions would show the dogs that we are the pack leader. I know that we have to right tools now to help make our puppers less stressed and lead happy and healthy lives.

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Your Best Companion
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Johanne Z.
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I first met Duane Overturf over 15 years ago, when he came to my home to train my dog Jumbuck. He assessed the dog immediately before deciding on the training. Training in the dog park followed the training at home. Apart from my dog having a wonderful character, he turned out to be one of my best dogs regarding obedience and reliability. About two years later he also came to our home to train Jumbuck's companion, a totally different type of dog, who also understood very quickly what was required of him. Duane has a knack for getting dogs to feel relaxed and make training enjoyable. He is very reliable, thorough, and i enjoyed working with him.

Weatherwax Dog Training
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Mark H.
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I first met Robert back in 1994, when he was living here in Lancaster, CA. At the time, I owned a pair of dogs - Sheba, a Bavarian Shepherd, and Princess, a Lab/Chow mix. As a loyal fan of the "Lassie" movies and TV series', I was well aware of the Weatherwax Family's "pedigree" (pardon the pun) with regard to dog training. So when Robert offered his assistance with the training of my animals, I jumped at the opportunity! The thing I remember most, is a statement he made before any training began. Robert told me that he would train ME to train my dogs, believing it was best for them to learn commands from me, their owner, not some stranger. His training methods were clever, patient, humane and well-thought-out, and worked like a charm. Soon, both dogs were well-behaved and obedient, following commands based on hand-signals only (a common practice with TV and movie animals)! While both dogs benefitted tremendously, Princess truly excelled, at one time able to follow nearly 20 different commands! All on hand-signals! Sadly, both dogs are long-gone to Doggy Heaven, but I've never forgotten them or the training methods I learned from Robert. I cannot offer a higher recommendation.

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Santa Monica Paws
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
SAMANTHA L.
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Pawsability was above and beyond anything I could have imagined! I have a new rescue dog and I wanted to make sure she stayed in our home when we went away. We also wanted to start her off on some basic training so we hired Pawsability to come and take care of Sky. We had a meet and greet at my house and Theresa spent a good hour explaining her services and even giving us tips to help us w our new rescue. During the stay they took sky on the daily trips they do as part of the community daycare program and Sky got to be socialized and have "on the job" training with other dogs and new people. We were sent texts, videos and photos frequently with wonderful updates about sky's progress. My house was left beautifully and Theresa even washed the sheets and towels she used. She left a report and set up our final training session that was included in our board and train fee. Oh and the fee was extremely reasonable. When we returned home Our dog was happy, healthy and had learned the beginnings of obedience training. I couldn't be happier and highly recommend this service. We will definitely enroll Sky in their daycare as well.

EveryDog
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn G.
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Dave was such a great help to us in training our dog (or us, really)! He really took the time to explain the process and work with Sadie to overcome her fearful reaction to other dogs. She's made great progress & we look forward to more training sessions in the future. Highly recommended! Oh, and Sadie absolutely LOVES HIM.

Ali's Pet Care
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Linda P.
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Due to an injury I am unable to walk my dog. After speaking with Ali on the phone, I knew found the right person. Her love for dogs is obvious, and my dog loves her too. Ali reinforces the training I have already done with my dog and challenges her with new experiences on their walk. I would highly recommend Ali for any pet care needs, and will continue to use her in the future even when I'm better.

PENNY's POOCHES
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Taeana S.
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-She gave me useful tips to use with my dog. -Gave me homework to do to work on consistently doing training -Friendly -Understanding -Patient

Zivan D.
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It is very nice to work with Marcia at class. She is patient, understanding and very well versed in dog training techniques in addition to understanding dogs and their behavior in relation to their owners. I always look forward to her classes. And so too does my dog. She knows a lot.

3 Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jen is friendly and positive. She had some very helpful suggestions on getting the potty training from a 75% to 100% success rate. I had not left the puppy alone and she helped me find an area that was safe with suggestions on how to set it up. Worked on basic training (sitting, walking on leash, etc.). I felt like I got a lot out of our session. I will be calling on her again in a few weeks for additional help.

Fox K9 Company
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin T.
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We loved Sophia! She is very personable and we knew Hank was in great hands while he was boarded and trained. We especially found the follow-up lessons to be beneficial in helping us put his new skills to use and practice commands. We are sad that Sophia is moving, but thankful for all the help she has provided us and our dog Hank!

New World Animals
4.7
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
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I am super excited to work with Jennifer. My dog Junior and I just had our dog training consultation, and we cant wait to learn what she has to teach us. She already gave me a few basic tips, and pointed out stuff I would have never seen before... and the best part, she didn't try to sell herself to me. Super easy going, and friendly too. I highly recommend giving her a call!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Holly T.
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We have 2 dog and 1 started being aggressive toward the other. Within a few days of contact Stephani came over and reviewed our dogs and our situation, came up with a plan, got my husband on board with the training (THAT was a miracle!) and started training us how to handle our dogs better. She's very thorough and has a very behavioral approach (dog whisperer-ish) which we really connected with. We look forward to our learning sessions, Thanks Stephani!

Natalie's Dog Camp
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Saori N.
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Her training was so helpful. I recommend her from my experience. My dog Craig , (Manchester terrier, male) had a trained by Natalie when he was 4 years old. Because he has a "hyper" personality, he needed a little discipline. I surprised how he changed after basic training. After Natalie gave him a basic behavior modification, his behavior has so much better than before. Craig became more calm, less barking at home, be able to walk with owner's pace when he walk. He also learned " Stay". Now he can sit and wait for his meal even for a 1minute ! He has been patient after trained with Natalie. She is trustworthy as well. I worried about relationship between dog and trainer at first, yet she was able to make good relationship. My dog trust her, and enjoyed training with her. Natalie gave us a great experience and knowledge.

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We are an all-inclusive destination for K9s, only offering over 20 years of experience in training, boarding, grooming, wellness, and daycare. Visit our website to find more information about our rates, policies, and what we offer your pet! Most importantly, come take a tour and see for yourself. You won't want your beloved pooch staying anywhere else or be trained anywhere else! K9s Only - Your All-Incisive Destination for K9s!

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Professional VIP dog trainers, we provide a once stop shop for your pooch, from VIP pamering, special walks on the beach to the best tailored made dog training sessions

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a heart and soul, professional and personalized dog training service. We offer free consultations and in home services for your comfort. Most of all, my training and background of over 10 years in the field allows me to work with all dogs and all cases including aggressive cases! Visit my website to learn more about me!

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There is no one in this area who comes close to having my level of education or experience. I have a graduate degree that focused on zoology and animal learning, plus numerous training certifications that I maintain by continued practice of current training methods and continuing education. I have worked in a variety of environments including: veterinary clinics, federal government, Colorado and California state governments, behavior department at the University of California, and animal shelters where I worked with thousands of dogs. Since 2005 I have mentored countless dog trainers and offer lectures for dog trainers to earn their continuing education credits. In summary, I teach other teachers. My methods use effective reinforcement techniques, (not archaic punishment techniques from 20-100 years ago) and are in-line with leaders of the field from behavior departments in universities, veterinary behaviorists, applied animal behaviorist, and top-notch humane societies around the nation.

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I do dog training from basic to some advance. I do animal behavior assessments to see how their behaviors are towards other humans and other animals. I do dog walking and play with animals. I love working with animal and learning about each and everyone's behavior.

  • 20 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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It is very hard to find Training Groups that offer both dog training & walking making your dogs rehabilitation a greater possibility, and more effective.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We offer affordable dog and puppy training at your home, affordable group classes in North Hollywood and Woodland Hills, puppy kindergarten classes, walk training, board and train services, and small dog boarding in a home setting. - Mentor/trainer for Animal Behavior College (ABC) - Trainer for Basic Obedience Course for East Valley Shelter in Van Nuys - Affordable training supplies and private education - Dog intuit

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The Santa Barbara Flyers is the oldest dog training club in Santa Barbara, having worked and played in the area since 1985. We teach beginning obedience, advanced obedience for AKC competition and agility. We offer approved trials/competitions for the United States Dog Agility Association. We have terrific and experienced teachers whose only objective is to teach you how to have as much fun with your dogs as we have with ours. Our agility classes are held in Santa Barbara on Saturday mornings. The location and days of our obedience classes vary with the season but are always in Santa Barbara.

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