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Cozy K9 Care & Kamp
from 161 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 288 hires on Thumbtack
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My dog Tristan, a standard poodle, is getting elderly and has arthritis with very bad weakness in his back legs so it has gotten to the point that taking him to a groomer is too hard on him and more dangerous of him getting hurt. I am so thankful I found Desiree who does in-home groom visits where Tristan can be comfortable, not have to stand so long and can now even lay down in the comfort of my home and get groomed. Desiree was on time, she took time to let Tristan warm up to her, she was so gentle and has the experience to gently handle my elderly dog, she cleaned up after, she was so friendly and easy to talk to and Tristan looked wonderful afterwards! She even helped put a name to a possible health problem just from hearing Tristan cough so will ask my vet about it. I am so happy to have found Desiree and she has gained a permanent customer.

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Wagtime Dog Training
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
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Sandra K.
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Don is very professional and conscientious. His dog training methods are proving to be very effective for our 4 month old puppy. I recommend him highly.

ForrestGlenn Kennels
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Charles O.
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We are in the process of training our dog, Bailey and Kevin is doing a great job.

El Dorado Dog Training
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica J.
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Darcie is great at what she does and has a wealth of knowledge for dog training. She responds very quickly and is available via phone/text/email to answer any questions once you become her client. Darcie came to our house and assessed our delicate situation with my dog I’ve had for 9 years that has nervous and aggressive tendencies. We just welcomed our newborn baby recently and were needing some serious help with my husband and i getting on the same page for how to better train our dog as, before the baby, she kind of had free reign of the house and training techniques were not established so we needed some help in how to get our dog to follow our directions and live in a safer environment with the new baby now in the picture. Darcie helped us lay down some ground rules and also many techniques to use to help distract the dog from getting nervous and “jealous” when the baby is around me. After our first training session, she sent us an email afterwards reviewing everything we went over so we had some detailed notes to look back on, and also made sure to follow up afterwards on if we had any questions or concerns with the new training techniques she went over with my husband and i. We had one other training session afterwards to review how things were going and also went over some new techniques to assist with getting our dog to maintain her barking when the doorbell is rang/knocked on. We now have some great tools to help manage our situation better thanks to Darcie. Another great thing is she is not “pushy” and works on a customer needs basis so she will not try to “sell” you on getting some type of training package deal, rather schedule her to come train as needed. Thanks so much Darcie for your help and we look forward to touching base with you as time goes on!

Tiffany Marsh
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Regina W.
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I went through Tiffany for training my miniature schnauzer Onyx, I was having trouble with Onyx on and off leash. He was very leash reactive when people approached and very stimulated when dogs where around. Tiffany walked me though reading his body language and how to redirect his attention. She was very patient with both Onyx and myself, she took her time to make sure I was comfortable with giving Onyx his commands and helping me with advice for training at home which was great. Onyx has been showing great improvement and we continue to see Tiffany for one on one sessions. I personally recommend training with Tiffany because of her amazing understanding of dog behavior, the use of positive reinforcement, great understanding of obedience training, and also educating owners on continuing working with their dogs at home.

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tina C.
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We were very pleased with Jenni. She was very informative and gave us plenty of effective advise. She took our unruly puppy for training and 5 weeks later returned to us a very pleasant obedient and enjoyable dog. It is obvious that her main concern is the care of our pets. We are forever grateful. Thank you Jenni.

Faithful Paws Pet Services
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Lisa M.
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Faith has walked and bathed Jaxson since the day I got him. She is a kind & gentle young lady, but strong enough to handle the dogs. She is always prompt and courteous. If I need special attention, she's been there for us - whether I tip her or not! Jax LOVES his 'auntie Faith'. [no relation] He waits patiently at 'his' window until he sees that glittery van... Then "BARKBARKBARK..." I never worry because I have complete confident in Faith's abilities.

Gilliam Pet Care
from 1 review
    KAREN H.
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    We offer basic obedience, private and group sessions. We also offer training and testing for service dogs.


    I babysit. I have 10 years of experience working with children, and I also have a four-year-old daughter. I enjoy working with kids. I'm fun and energetic and will interact with the kids. I have references upon request. I am willing to work out a reasonable price based on what works best for the particular situation.


    I offer personalized training for your dog by listening to your concerns and goals.

    • 4 years in business


    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I love animals of all sorts so I am pleased to take your pets on walks as much as needed. I truly have a special love for animals and love being out and about with all of them. If you are looking for a person who you can trust and know your family member is in good hands then try me out. I take great pride in how i treat all of them.


    When I walk with animals, either in the heat of summer or dead of winter, I truly enjoy myself. I like getting to know the owners and the animals I meet to create a more positive, friendly experience.


    We walk dogs, and we can take care of them as well. We are located in Napa Valley and are very excited about dogs and have been around dogs our whole lives.


    Attending one of our training sessions will change you and your dogs life for ever in a positive way.


    I am not a professional, but am very good with dogs and interacting with them. Generally, I'm really good at communicating with them, and having them listen. Give me a chance to train the doggie, and I'm certain we will get the result that you want.

    • 4 years in business

    Because I am a women of my word and its filled with integrity, honesty, willingness, open minded, compassionate, faithful and a very loving individual.


    I take dogs of all ages and types for walks and dog parks. I also do pet sitting and ensure the safety of your animals. I clean up after them and make sure they are fed in a timely matter, and I also play and love them also.


    I am very outgoing and adventurous person. I love taking my siblings and pets to the park and playing with them. I love kids, and animals. I usually take the dogs that I walk to parks after we go on our walk and let them run around a play for a little bit before I take them home.


    I have always been passionate about dogs, and now I have taken that love to the next level by offering clients a safe and loving environment for their pets to stay in. I also offer basic dog training (not behavior modification).

    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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