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Dog Training with Eric
4.9
from 179 reviews
  • 359 hires on Thumbtack
Patt S.
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We worked Eric on training our 2 year’s old adopted mutt. She is a high energy large size dog with a puppy mentality. Before, walking or playing with her was a chore since it would take more than an hour to drain her energy. We had dog training classes at pet store but it only somewhat worked when we have treat in our hand. Eric provided us with more structure activities which include walking with backpack, sit-stay and “leave it” routine. He doesn’t use treat which we found worked better for us. Eric also provided guidance to become B pack leader which helps us tremendously. With training cater toward specific requests and concern areas; Our dog is becoming more and more calm and obedience. The pricing is very reasonable, and he always willing to answer questions outside the session. Eric is very patient and observance, we would recommend him to anyone.

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Ancillary K9
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Doris C.
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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.

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Clever Canine LLC
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Phyllis H.
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Teresa is such an awesome trainer to work with. She has a deep understanding of how to help you understand your dog so you can be successful at training your dog. She's very professional. I appreciate that she only uses positive tactics and is so patient! I highly recommend her and will continue to learn as much as I can from her.

Full Pawtential Dog Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Ronny H.
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Megan is easy to work with and is easy to understand what you need to do to assist with training a dog with positive reinforcements.

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Christopher's Canines
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy B.
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Chris knows his stuff! If you need help with training your dog he's the one to go to! We had our pup stay with Chris and when he came back to our house he was a model dog! It was pretty amazing that what Chris taught him didn't go away when he left Chris' home - it stuck with our pup back at our house. We definitely recommend Chris!

  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel M.
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Training my dog is still a work in progress, however my experience with Claire and Backcounty Buddies has been amazing. My dog is terrible. Terrible. Never once did I feel like I'd done something wrong by being the owner of a true monster dog. Everything feels like it's do-able!

Strong Bond Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
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Alex has a philosophy of dog training/leadership that goes so far beyond and so much deeper than anything I had heard in the past from dog training classes. In just a couple of private sessions, I have learned more from him about my dog and myself than I did in 6 weeks of puppy training classes. Alex understands dogs AND people, and this makes him a great trainer.

Mama Bear Pet Care
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen W.
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Jane Skarka has been my neighbor for many years during which she has cared for and rescued numerous animals. Caring for dogs and cats is the central passion of her life. My need for pet care emerged during the past year and I never even considered anyone other than Jane. She is loving, trustworthy and reliable. My standard poodle, Kobey, goes berserk with joy when she comes to get him for trips to the dog park or day care. (I'm a bit jealous.) Jane has managed to transform Kobey from a cat chaser to a cat lover and gives me great advice on pet care and training tips. She is much more to my dog than a petsitter, I consider her to be his "goddess mother" and wholeheartedly endorse her services.

Sit.Stay.Fetch! LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jill E.
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I have utilized Sit.Stay.Fetch for dog walking as well as dog training. I have found the dog training amazing! The training style was exactly what I was looking for. It has helped myself and my dogs reach some great goals. As for the dog walking, I know they are in great hands and I have total piece of mind while at work. Sit.Stay.Fetch! also has flexible walking and training times which are invaluable to me!

Noble Beast Dog Training
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Melody T.
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This place is the absolute best they really care for the dogs they are training. This class just has the basic training for what every dog needs to learn to be obedient. I will defiantly be continuing classes with Noble Beast Dog Training.

Chill Out Dog Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lin G.
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I Don't know what I would have done without Scott. He sure was a big help in training my dog. I would highly recomend him. So glad I found him on line.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Angelita A.
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Bill is great with our German Shepard. Our family rescued her and is teaching us how to manage her and get rid of some of her bad habits. He is very knowledgeable about dogs and knows how to take command of our dog. We still need more training and Bill is coming weekly to help us. Thanks Bill.

Elite K-9 Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
David Mooney
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Working with Adam for the last few weeks with our dog has sharpened his discipline considerably. Adam has always gone above and beyond the standard walk you dog through repetitive commands dog classes. He provides one on one coaching to help you and your dog. Adam and Elite K9 provide an excellent service!

Canine Obedience Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janesse C.
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Andi's basic obedience class was great. Our dog loved her and learned a lot. We feel that after the class we now have the knowledge to continue working and perfecting our dog's skills. Definitely recommend Andi's class.

Waggin' Tail Dog Training
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Timothy H.
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Its been a great overall experience with Waggin' Tail Dog Training. He has taught me to be more confident with my dog and that was led her to respect me as her leader. I used to dread our morning walks now I look forward to our morning bonding time. I would recommend him to anybody. Waggin' Tail Dog training has surpassed all expectations I had.

Best Dog Ltd.
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Joan M.
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Nora was very helpful and gave me very good suggestions on how to keep our dogs on track with their potty training. I would definitely recommend Best Dog Ltd.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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I have taken several dog training classes with Helena. She is a terrific trainer, both of dogs and of their humans. She has a good rapport with animals and a gentle, patient approach. I would highly recommend her to work with your beloved pets.

Paw School
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nick S.
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Collen was great! Very knowledgable and willing to listen to our needs with our dog. Always was willing to research additional information if she did not have an answer. Definitely would recommend Paw School for any level of obedience or training.

Namastay Training, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kaylie P.
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Jennifer helped us have a dog that we can take everywhere. We started classes with her when our dog was a puppy and just continue to take classes as we love her style of teaching. Her group classes are wonderful as they allow us to work with distracting environments and be around other dogs. You can tell she LOVES her job and wants what is best for you and your dog. She is always happy to stay late and answer your specific questions too! I would highly recommend her to anyone with any age dog as she has a gift for working with dogs.

Rolida Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zach W.
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Matt did an incredible job training our dog Lucy. I worked every week with her and trained her at her pace instead of trying to rush her. I really appreciated his care and understanding of our dogs feelings. He was very flexible with the classes which was great for our schedules. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to obedience train their dog.

Rod Butts Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erin F.
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We had a great experience working with Rod. We've experienced the pet store training classes, and compaired to Rod's classes the pet store classes are a waste of money, in my opinion. Rod helped us work through and manage our 120 lb Mastiff's dog agression issues. I think every family with dogs can benefit from a good trainer. Rod helps teach you how to work with your dog, on a case by case basis.

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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