Arvada, CO365 Dog Trainers near you

Where do you need the dog trainer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Arvada Dog Trainers

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

Top Pro
Ancillary K9
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doris C.
Verified review

My dog Lilly and I started in September with Dion. Each class was a learning experience. I am very pleased to say Lilly (golden-doodle) is a well mannered dog on leash and when people come over. Its a commitment for you and the dog. Real time training (park setting) is great as you and the dog experience the squirrels, other dogs, people and the every day sounds. As the issue of either the owner or the dog or both (LOL) arose Dion would correct you/dog. Dion is very accommodating. I reviewed all the dog trainers I could find. And am So pleased to have been able to choose the Right trainer for us. We can walk without issue. When Lilly wants to act up I (the leader) now know what I need to do. Thanks Dion for your dedication to better living of dog and human.

Better Manners Dog Training
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Diane K.
Verified review

Better manners dog trainer contacted me immediately and gave me a lot of information on his services and why he thinks they're are value. I will probably hire him to train my dog I'm just working out a time frame

Top Pro
KK9 Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey J.
Verified review

We love Kay and are so happy to have her working with us on puppy training. She is full of helpful ideas and has been instrumental in teaching each of us (3 teenagers included) how to best train and get the results we are looking for. Each session she brings new information and tools to train with and our puppy just loves her. We are so grateful to have her with us on this journey!

Strong Bond Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Emily M.
Verified review

I met Alex Canby the second week I moved to Boulder. We immediately connected when I showed him the picture of Gus, my Great Dane (I have to show everybody his picture). Alex then told me he was a therapy and behavioral dog trainer. I was immediately interested in hearing more as I have always wanted Gus to be a therapy dog, but, more importantly, Gus hadn’t made the move yet, and I was concerned how he would adjust. Alex offered me his contact information in case Gus had any issues adjusting. I am a student at CU Boulder and was heading out for my first day of classes. Gus was nervous in his new environment, and being a Great Dane, he was able to convince me with his size to miss all of my classes and stay with him. Gus literally held on to me as I tried to leave. When I finally left, he tried jumping through the window and attempted breaking through the door of my apartment. I had no choice but to email my professors and say I would not be attending class. For the rest of the week, I took Gus to daycare, but the costs were adding up. I contacted Alex, who offered me some great tips on how to make Gus more comfortable. I was surprised to see how quickly I saw results. I even told Alex he should charge more based on the quick and effective results. It was certainly less expensive than daycare, and Gus was actually learning to be a better dog. Since then, I have stayed in contact with Alex for Gus's random behavioral issues. Alex always has an answer and helps me correct the issues right away. In addition, as time permits, I have anticipations to work with Alex to pursue Gus as a therapy dog. I have already recommended him to many and will continue to do so. Emily Morrison Boulder, CO

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trini S.
Verified review

Bill is very patient with the dogs and handlers and is very knowledgeable about training.

303 Walks, LLC.
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Julia F.
Verified review

Vandy was amazing with our dogs. She spent the weekend with them at our house and did a fantastic job. She can train dogs she loves dogs and I will never us a boarding service again. Highly recommend. She will send u updates so u dont worry including pictures of how your animals are doing.

M.O.C K-9 Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
Verified review

We highly recommend Adam Deaver and M.O.C. K-9 for your dog training needs. We just completed ten sessions with our year old lab mix, Baylor, and he went from a dog we couldn’t walk without wearing work gloves because he pulled so hard to walking at a perfect heel. He knows to go to his place when we sit sit down for a meal and does so without even being told! He can sit or lay in the front yard or at the park and watch our three kids play without fear of his running off. Through use of Adam’s easy to follow methods of consistency and accountability, Baylor has become a better canine citizen who is a pleasant part of our family!

  • 29 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Matt C.
Verified review

Dan has been wonderful with both of our dogs. We had no idea what we were doing wrong. After one session, we have seen impressive results. No longer do we have 2 unruly dogs running the house. Instead we have 2 dogs who are starting to learn patience and manners. Dan was confident he could help us and we are already seeing incredible results. Our aggression and hyperactivity issues have been corrected using very easy techniques and methods that take moments to practice. Dan was patient and understanding and someone who truly loves and understands dogs. We can't wait to work with him more. Thank you Dan! His techniques truly work and we are already seeing great progress after 1 session. We highly recommend Dan!

M&E Pet Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen P.
Verified review

M&E are wonderful, they take great care of our dog and they take great pictures!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kathy F.
Verified review

Professional, organized and willing to work with our inconsistent schedules.

Dog Care
5.0
from 1 review
    Olivia W.
    Verified review

    Meggie really cares about the animas! Knows how to work with dogs.

    Away Sitter
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I stay at your home 24/7 to take care of your pets. I charge $50.00 per day. I am a certified dog trainer by the Animal Behavior College. I help train dogs for Urban Tracking.

    Boarding and Beyond
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Alana B.
    Verified review

    Victoria with Furever Behavior Dog Training is a wonderful trainer. Our dog was a rescue who had lived on the streets and he had many issues. Our dog guarded his food and toys, did not know basic obedience or manners, was not housebroken, did not know to come when called, did not know how to walk on a leash without pulling my arm off, did not know about or like his crate and more. After working with Victoria, we learned how to give our dog the cues he needed to get the behaviors we all wanted. He quickly learned to love his crate as his safe and special place, housebreaking was rapid and our dog learned to trust us. Victoria gave us the tools and skills we needed to be good dog owners and our dog responded positively and swiftly to Victoria's techniques. And, speaking of positive, Victoria only uses positive training methods -- no punishment. And our dog loved, loved, loved Victoria. Well done!

    About

    I do dog training and behavior modification, dog walking, wedding pet taxi along with other pet services!

    About

    If you are looking for some help with your dog, then look no further. I love dogs and have worked with Ted Terroux's dog training, as well as Animal Behavior College. I would love to to walk your dog or dogs and/or provide obedience training as well. I will also work with you to help maintain your dog's training.

    About

    I am 40, love dogs and have family experience with them. I have cerebral palsy, am very strong physically, have excellent hearing, am speech challenged, and would bus to and from your home. My job coach with the state of CO (Berk Sterling) is writing this email and will respond electronically for me, and I would love to interview with you.

    About

    I have been providing pet services such as daily walks and vacation visits for over seven years. My services include but are not limited to walking/playing; giving food, water, treats and medications; bringing in mail; taking trash in and out; switch blinds and lights around so it looks like someone is home; and watering plants. I am experienced with dogs, cats, birds, snakes, lizards, turtles, guinea pigs, rabbits, hermit crabs, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, ferrets, hedgehogs, tarantulas, and fish.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a college student who loves all types of animals, mostly dogs. I am looking to help out others, so I can contribute to my college tuition. The thing I love most about dogs is that they are nonstop lovers and care about others, oftentimes more than they do for themselves. Dogs always bring me joy and happiness, and I will be very grateful to work with dogs. I do not have any dog of my own simply because I am in college and can't afford any extra expenses, but I do help my girlfriend's family take care of their dogs weekly. So I do have a bit of experience working with dogs.

    About

    We are a family-owned and operated facility open since 1978. We have indoor-outdoor run dog boarding, all-breed grooming, all-breed obedience and problem behavior training with master trainers and a supplies shop.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Use a unique instinct-based approach that does not require excessive treats, force, or gimmicks. To learn more please visit my website: thecaninecounselor.com

    About

    I am a highly experienced dog trainer who can teach you to communicate with your dog. Build a relationship and teach him to obey your verbal commands and hand signals within his environment. So you may have a successful relationship with your doggie or dogs. 🐶

    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.

    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.

    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?
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.