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Victorville Guard Dog Trainers

Browse these guard dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Victorville.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy C.
Verified review

Mrs. Kim Caldwell is a dog trainer and she's helping me with my dog Rocky, she is a pleasant person to work with and learn to teach my dog, lookin forward to continue working with her. Satisfied costumer 😊👍

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris I.
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Denise is awesome, is great at not only training dogs but the handler as well.

Happy Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Elma D.
Verified review

He's awesome! We just had 2 lessons and my Toby is a changed dog. I had other trainers before and didn't get the results we needed for Toby on how to behave . Looking forward to more lessons.

  • 32 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Debra F.
Verified review

We have had two other dog trainers come out previously, and we could not solve these issues with our dog. Our dog has a "herding" behavior and kind of scolds my other dog when he is in trouble and tries to stop me also if I scold my other dog. There are other issues as well that no one had been able to help me with. We called Julie a few weeks ago and she has been out a few times. She is wonderful. She is caring and loving towards the dogs. She is working with our dogs with a different approach then we had before. She has us working with different types of collars. She does not charge by the hour, just a flat fee. She has been here sometimes about 3 hours working with us. I had to call her one day with a question and she always calls back promptly. She is always there for support also. I am seeing a lot of progress with our dog in the different way Julie has taught us to work with him better. I would highly recommend her.

DogOn Fun
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jim S.
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Shireen showed up on time and with in a few minutes I knew that after using several trainers she was the right person for my problem, I have a well trained dog but needed special help to make him perfect. Thank you very much Shireen!!! Nico is doing better already. (-:

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Martha C.
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We hired Dixie for our 4 year old shepherd for her anxiety issues. We had a very bad experience with another "dog trainer" so we were apprehensive about any dog trainers. Dixie was referred to us & we are so glad we called! She is wonderful! Patient, calm & a wealth of information! In 2 weeks with her help & advice we are seeing improvements with our dog! I highly recommend Dixie.

Harmony K9 Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Lauren M.
Verified review

Carissa was my trainer and she is the absolute best! She was super professional and friendly which I really appreciated. She was able to really train my dog Zuke when I was the most frustrated with his progress. He has had a complete turn around since Carissa has been working with him and I am truly grateful to her for it. She took the time to give me tips and tricks on how to handle him on the leash, his former biting problem and helped with his whining and barking. My next dog I will definitely be calling her directly I can't imagine anyone else helping me or working with my pups!!!

Got Dogs Get Training
3.7
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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We were about to get rid of our dog but found found Kevin the dog trainer on thumbtack. He whipped our dog into shape in just 6 weeks! Now we can take Cocoa anywhere without being embarrassed by his old ways. Kevin was very knowledgeable, friendly, prompt, and very affordable. We have already recommended him to our friends and family for their own problem animals. Thank you Kevin for the reassurance that our dog is obidient and friendly.

Pure Canine Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Devin W.
Verified review

Absolutely the best choice. I have a 11 week old german shepherd who couldnt learn with 2 other trainers. Pure canine is the most helpful and is a real pleasure to work with. My dog is doing great and we can now share a mutually happy life. I did the 4 week course and in that short time we covered sit, down, place, leave it, drop it, repsect threshold, drop it and bark and quite on command, and create trainning. I will be signing up with her again for advanced training.

Kyla Weller
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adam S.
Verified review

Great experience hiring Kyla. I found her here and was able to hire her last minute before a trip out of town. She got in touch with me almost immediately and was even willing to pick up my dog to make things more convenient for me. While we were gone she sent daily updates and videos of our dog. We knew our dog was in great hands.

Upward Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jenna S.
Verified review

My completely spoiled Hound Dog needed help in many areas. After working with Brieana at Upward Dog Training, I learned so much. I followed her advice and tips and I'm happy to say, me and my dog Lion have a 100% better relationship. Once I learned how to teach him, he learned so fast. I had a great experience and have recommended them to my friends and family.

Rooted Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Donald M.
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Great personality and dog oriented, and willing to do whatever she can to help in the training of my dog plus the time she puts in walking my dog!

Enrron S.
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Anna is the best trainer. She has transformed my dog. She was patient and she taught my dog all his commands and how to behave on a leash and in the house. I can't thank her enough. She is wonderful. I recommend her so much.

My Gunny Bear Cares, Corp.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
Verified review

Michael is a great trainer and provides lots of info for me to also work on my dog personally. I also love the organization’s mission makes this training experience more meaningful knowing it will help them donate service dogs.

Aisha's Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charles F.
Verified review

Aisha came by to evaluate my dog and says he is fine as is. I liked her honesty and the way she interacted with the dogs. Id I ever need a trainer I know who to call.

Liana Oliveri
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katie D.
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Liana is a fantastic dog trainer! She trained my dog Momo and I am very happy with the result. She's kind and professional and very passionate about her work. I highly recommend her talents to anyone who's looking to train their dogs.

Z Dog
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Viviana P.
Verified review

Franco is the most amazing dog trainer! After much research, I decided to go with Franco over many other training classes. I am so glad I did. He trained my 12 week pug puppy. Franco provided a lot of useful information, education and modeled how to teach my puppy. Franco's classes are extremely reasonable in price...extremely competitive. Franco only uses positive reinforcement, which was very important to me in choosing a trainer. Franco was willing to answer any questions I had related to behaviors, food choices, or hygiene. I will definitely be back to work with Franco.

Hunting Dog Trainer
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
Larry W.
Verified review

Carl trained my bird dog seven years ago and did a fantastic job. My dog points, finds the birds, retrieved the birds, Carl trained my Britanny to be a great bird dog as he is today.

Ranch-Run-Amuk

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I am a certified dog trainer and behavioral specialist. We have a really fun training yard. I offer three classes for $20.00. I've been doing training for over 25 years. I believe that animals are a lot like us and learn from mistakes; I believe that it takes three years to fully train a dog. I go at the pace of the dog and owner. I take each dog and train them to their human's lifestyle. We teach words to the dogs and teach body language to the humans. I use many different methods. We need to understand that they are just animals, not robots, and make mistakes just like us. It's how we learn.

    Brasi K-9 Academy

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Services offered: - On and off leash obedience - Puppy starter obedience and socialization - Private one-on one obedience - Home and personal protection - Boarding - Dog walking

      About

      I work on dogs on how to do things for you. I'll give you a clue using your voice, including a very high and loud tone and pitch, tone and word that you mean it. That is what owner's should do according to Jeremy Throckmorton. He works with Victoria Stilwell.

      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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