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Boulder Dog Trainers

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Ancillary K9
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annette M.
Verified review

Very Informative about training my puppy and how to stop him from bad behavior. He also help us with our 6yr dog. From runming out the door when we get home or leave. Overall it was a great experiences on how to train our dog.

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

We just started with this relationship with Better Manners Dog Training but are extremely hopeful and impressed so far!

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KK9 Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 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
Sarah S.
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Alex is an exceptional trainer. I have a rescue dog that is part wolf and, particularly as he got into his teens, testing boundaries became exhaustive. I started working with Alex to train my dog as a service animal, but what I've come to appreciate most is Alex's teachings around Leading with Respect. Not only do we learn to develop a relationship from a solid foundation of mutual respect (pup & I), but also what leading looks like in the canine world. This covers everything from having a happy and satisfying experience with the pup to training the basics like greeting people and other dogs calmly, not pulling on leash, and patiently waiting where asked until released. While it's been a relief to have someone who can work with us to shift out unwanted behaviors and cement desired ones, it's been a total joy to see my dog change his patterns and know it's because I've learned better ways to work with him. My pup is genuinely happier for it and subsequently a generally well-behaved teen (we regularly get compliments). He's shifted from being terrified of dogs and people to wanting more of both and remembering to listen. Alex always shows up -- present and listening to what's going on. Good days or not he meets us where we're at and tunes in to what's needed. In addition to teaching tangible skills, Alex gets that dog training and life intersect. Learning to lead my dog's pack means playing with learning to lead more in my life. Teaching him to trust me works when I trust myself. Etc. If you just want tips and tricks to train you dog. Alex has you covered. If you want your dog to show up and work with you, Alex can work with you to show up more for yourself and in your life. What sets Alex apart is his genuine enthusiasm for working together to shift everyday patterns. Patterns that feed into what's not working with my dog, what I want for him, and the experiences I want for myself.

Rub-A-Dog Pet Services, LLC
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria R.
Verified review

Lissa is great with our dogs and cat! She is incredibly kind to them, and it is obvious the work she puts in to helping our pets with their individual challenges. In addition, she is incredibly flexible, and its great to get photo updates from her every day! Definitely love working with her and feel very comfortable putting my pets in her hands!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim F.
Verified review

Bill, at Rocky Mountain Canine Academy, has been a great asset in working with us and our puppy. Bill communicates well, both prior to coming, and during the training. This has lead to effective training with our puppy. We also feel that the price is fair. Would definitely recommend.

Top Pro
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Yvette M.
Verified review

Only two personal lessons in and my dog who use to run off can now work off leash with distractions. Adam is an awesome trainer. We were about to take our dog to the pound because of all the running off but now she is happy and calm and has great doggie msnnerd

Lisa Packard
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dale C.
Verified review

She is a kind, caring individual. While caring for my dog while I was out of town, she ensured the well being and comfort of my girl. She is also a fabulous cook as I have her fix a few meals a week for me.

Dog Care
5.0
from 1 review
    Olivia W.
    Verified review

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

    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 just graduated from college, and I am looking for a job! I love pets, but I know that now is not a good time for me to get one of my own. That is why I want to hang out with and care for your pets! I am very responsible and flexible with hours, so I will really be up for whatever you need me to do.

    About

    I am a one-man operation. I love dogs and have a gift teaching individuals or groups. I have a great gift in teaching dog owners how to work and to be the leader of the pact. I specialize in deaf animals.

    About

    Hi, my name is Alyssa, and I'm a student at the University of Denver and a Colorado native who is possessing all the love for the outdoors that the phrase brings to mind. I'm an experienced pet caretaker with experience in daily check-ins to provide the basics like water, walks and play time, bathroom breaks, and some love and attention, of course, as well as more prolonged periods of care, ranging from a weekend to 3 weeks though I am available for longer. That may or may not involve in-home stays (entirely based on your preference and the needs of your pets). I'm available days and nights, rain, shine, or snow, and I look forward to meeting your pet care needs!

    • 10 years in business
    About

    We offer free online video dog training lessons to teach your dog tricks, manners, and obedience with introductions to the sports of dog agility, canine freestyle, and competition obedience. Please view our website for lessons. Using positive reinforcement, we focus on the basics of being a good pet by showing you how to teach your dog activities that stimulate their mental and physical abilities, so your dog knows what to do instead of gaining your attention through bad behaviors. We do not offer classes, all training is through videos on our website. For tips on finding a trainer, search for the blog article "How to find a good trainer" on our website.

    About

    I provide pet sitting and dog walking services. I love and respect all animals. I take care of them as if they were my own.

    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. 🐶

    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.

    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

    We are fully licensed and bonded! We take pride in providing services to meet the needs of loving owners and their furry friends. Whether you are a business professional working long hours or having trouble finding time for your little ball of fur, we are here to help. Our specialists want to get your precious pal out of the house and into the fresh air. Our mission: to look after each and every animal in our care as if they were our own. Our service commitment: to create a specialized, dependable, and compassionate service to our clients.

    • 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.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Obedience Training for a Puppy

    Colorado Springs, CO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      We just need help housebreaking our new 16 wk old black lab. potty train/manners etc
    • $90
      Average price

    Need a Hearing Impaired Dog Trainer

    Castle Rock, CO

    • Dog training type
      Assistance / disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      3-4 years
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      Hearing impaired

    Need Dog Trainer

    Denver, CO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      Have another dog a year older then her
    • $150
      Average price
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