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Cozy K9 Care & Kamp
4.6
from 157 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
DANA C.
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Desiree and her assistant Ronnie took such great care of grooming my Jake and even did a nail trim on my Bud! He's such a scaredy pup and she took her time and calmed him down afterward. Her vet experience helps a lot! The doggos and I love her!

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Wagtime Dog Training
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Jenn C.
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Great!!! In-home training for my puppy.

  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lexie W.
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I have known Tierney since 2014 and I am still blown away by her knowledge and skill in dog training/behavior. In June of 2015, I I purchased a 3 year old female Belgian Malinois named Vue that Tierney had put foundations on. This was my first working dog and Tierney did a great job answering all my questions and educating me on the breed as well as making sure that this dog was going to be a good fit for me. Vue was given to me with a foundation in protection work, sport work, nose work, and extremely solid obedience work. Two years with Vue and I can tell you that this is the best dog I have ever had! We have such a strong bond and work perfect together. I would not be where I am with Vue if it wasn't for the skills that Tierney had developed with her. Tierney has been there every step of the way for Vue and I. She has always checked up on us and made sure everything was going good. I know I can always contact her with even the most absurd dog training questions and she always gives me an honest and helpful answer. She continues to help me expand Vue's potential. I appreciate how Tierney uses a wide variety of training methods to create one that is appropriate for the dog and trainer she is working with. She is a problem solver and looks at the big picture when evaluating certain behaviors in a dog. Tierney develops a strong relationship with her clients and dogs she works with. Thanks Tierney!

Faith's Dog Training
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Robin P.
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Faith helped us connect with our new bloodhound puppy. Her training methods are calm and realistic. She taught us how to be productive dog owners as well. We could not have asked for better!

Walkie Doggies
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Diane I.
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She is very knowledgeable. We saw our dog improve within one training.

One Fine Canine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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WOW!! What a great experience. Presley (One Fine Canine) met and exceeded my expectations at every level. I've worked with several dog trainers in the past, and I have to say this by far was the most successful training that we've had. One thing that I really liked is that she listened to my concerns. Presley is extremely knowledgeable and was able to share that knowledge with me in a way that I could clearly understand. You can tell that Presley is very passionate about what she does and the animals and owners that she helps. Plus my dog (Tucker) loved her. I will definitely call Presley again if the need for additional training arises.

  • 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.

Leash Loverz Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi D.
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We met with Kevin for an initial consultation for our 2 boxers. In the short time he spent with us, our dogs learned so very much. Kevin showed an instant connection with our boys and we are excited to start working with him. He was able to answer all our questions and provide honest answers.

El Dorado Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 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!

Ruff Translation
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susan N.
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We have a black lab who we got when he was 7 weeks old. When we got him, we were told that he had a mellow personality and that he would be calm. This was not true. Our puppy was a handful, high energy, and out of control. We tried classes, and a trainer, and things did not improve. We found Juniper, and she turned the situation around. She is excellent with dogs and puppies. She was able to provide the right training for our dog, which included positive reinforcement, and proper exercise and diet. Juniper also gave us a lot of pointers about how to interact with our dog. One of our challenges was that our dog had no attention span. Juniper taught us how to do mental training exercises with our dog that enabled him to increase his attention span. And he really enjoyed these too. Theo is still a high energy dog, but he is also obedient and fun to be around. Juniper found a dog park nearby, and we take him every week for a vigorous game of fetch, which he loves. We now live in the house in a more harmonious way and we are very grateful. It took a lot of human and dog social skills to transform our complicated situation into something that works. Juniper has what it takes to understand both your dog and you.

Tug Dogs
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leona M.
Verified review

Erin, watched my puppy for 6 hrs. And said my puppy is smart and needs no further training by them and for me to be consistent with Buster taking him out every morning and after sleep and play to go potty and it's been a week and he is doing very well....he is smart. Thanks to Erin.

Micaela's Pet Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Susan T.
Verified review

Micaela came to our house to work with our two dogs, both about 2 1/2 years old and in need of some basic obedience and leash training. She had a great way with the dogs, was very observant of their behavior and temperaments, and was patient with both them and me! That last part was important because some of the training techniques do not seem intuitive to me. Additionally, Micaela followed up with an email that reviewed what we had done and included specific instructions about how we should work with the dogs. It's only been one session, but I was very pleased.

About

We offer basic obedience, private and group sessions. We also offer training and testing for service dogs.

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I do house cleaning, babysitting, dog training and others. For anything you need help with, I'd be glad to lend a hand.

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

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I have years of experience with animals, and take great pride in what i do. Im professional, friendly, and genuinly concerned with ensuring your pets are cared for while your away, and providing information and tools to help improve the relationship between you and your pets!

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

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My name is Jennyfer. I have been living in this area on and off for 36 years. I have been taking care of animals all my life. I feel that a house is not whole without an animal in it. I have had many jobs taking care of other people's pets, and I see their pets as a member of my family when I'm taking care of them. I am a certified dog trainer and have a degree from Animal Behavior College. I have been training dogs professionally since 2006 but my parents say that I have been training dogs and animals since I was three. I took care of all the neighborhood animals when people were away and trained some of their dogs. I have experience with all types of animals, from horses to mice. I offer the following: * Dog training: group, private, daycare, or board and train * Pet sitting in your house * Boarding in my home * Dog walking

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We are the best choice for personalized dog training. From basic obedience to behavior problem solving, we will help you get results immediately. Commands you will learn: Sit, Down, Stay, Go to your bed, Heel, Come, Leave-it, Outside, Inside and more! Problems we can help you solve: Barking, Jumping, Growling, Digging, Chewing, Mouthing, Separation anxiety, acting fearful, aggression and more! If you need help with your dog call us today!

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My services include: - Dog house breaking - Basic obedience - Advance training - Guard training This will be 45 min. everyday and five days a week or 20 days training in one month. After one month of training, then one day of turnover of commands from the dog trainer to the owner of the dog. The dog trainer shall teach the dog owner on how to make a proper way of making command with hand signs to their dog. After one month of training, the dog becomes a more disciplined, more behaved working dog or guard dog.

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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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