Boulder, CO72 psychiatric service dog trainers near you

Where do you need the psychiatric service 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.

Boulder Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

Browse these psychiatric service dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Boulder.

Dog Training with Eric
4.9
from 179 reviews
  • 359 hires on Thumbtack
Peter S.
Verified review

Once you understand obedience training is as much as training the dog as it is training you, then you both will benefit. Eric is great at this. He is amazing with dogs. Our 9 month old rescue is very outsider aggressive. Within a few minutes Eric had her quiet and sitting by his side. You can tell this is more then just a job for Eric; this is a passion. We have our homework and a real challenge, but with Eric the end result of a calm obedient dog is attainable.

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
Sabrina K.
Verified review

The progress I've seen within a few sessions is absolutely amazing. Peter has shown me how to communicate with my 6 year old boxer in ways I never thought possible. I learned more about her body language and behavior in 30 minutes than I had in the previous 6 years owning her! Peter works to improve the relationship between dog and owner, not just training the dog to take commands. It's about building trust and respect. Totally worth the money and effort. If you're looking to create a positive relationship with your pet, Better Manners is most definitely the one to call.

Top Pro
Canine Companion Consulting
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol B.
Verified review

We highly recommend Beth and Wayne for your all dog training needs. Together they are a great team and both are very knowledgeable, helpful, responsive, fun to learn from, reliable, and their true goal is to help you and your pet enjoy each other through love, bonding, and teaching your dog good manners.

Top Pro
Christopher's Canines
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy B.
Verified review

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!

  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Natalia O.
Verified review

Sean was absolutey incredible with our American Bull dog 🐶, Enzo. Enzo is such an important part of my life that I wouldn’t just trust anyone to watch my fur baby! Not only is Sean professional and has incredible work quality, he has such a remarkable way with dogs. Any time we would drop Enzo off for Sean to watch him, whether it be for a day or a week, Enzo would be ecstatic. He never got that way when we would take him to any other doggy day camp. Not only did I know Enzo was in great hands, Sean would send me updates and videos of him playing with his dogs which always put my mind at ease and made me so happy that Enzo was having a blast. Even after a couple of days with Sean, we noticed that Enzo was actually behaving better in general and seemed happier to please us. That just shows how much attention, care, and training he was receiving. I would highly recommend Harmony House to anyone that needs training or dog sitting. Sean is awesome and his love for dogs and making them and their masters happy is what makes it harmonious indeed.

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

Training with Strong Bond is unlike any other pet service I've experienced. The focus is truly on building a relationship with your dog which is based upon respect and leadership. It tuned into my dog's natural instincts causing an unbreakable bond that is challenged and strengthened in every moment I spend with my dog. I was given plenty of take home knowledge that I can practice on my own, in every interaction I have with my dog. Strong bond training might even be tapping into making me a better person in every aspect of my life. This can be as much human training as it is dog training if you are willing to put the in work that it requires to have a healthy relationship with your pet.

Mama Bear Pet Care
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen W.
Verified review

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.

Safe And Sound Pet Care LLC
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
Verified review

Tanya has watched my dog on numerous occasions and I always feel comfortable and confident that he is in good hands with Safe and Sound Pet Care. It's also very nice to know that she has the experience of caring for large numbers animals in a professional environment and knows how to look after my dog's specific medical needs. I've dealt with quite a few pet sitters in the past, and Safe and Sound is among the most professional out there.

Sit.Stay.Fetch! LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jill E.
Verified review

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!

Top Pro
Rogue Foothill Dog Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe K.
Verified review

Could not have asked for a better experience with Rogue Foothill Dog Training. The owner Allison's communication was incredible as she sent me daily texts and photo updates of my dog's progress. Their training is effective and I highly recommend for anyone searching for dog training/boarding.

K-911 Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Pam F.
Verified review

Prompt, friendly, informative response and ongoing communication. He's a joy to work with - and our dog loves the training sessions! We're learning (dog and humans!) so much from Scott. It's obvious he loves dogs, and has found his calling (!). Highly recommended.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol T.
Verified review

Good Dog ! Walking and Sitting does a wonderful job helping my dogs to get the exercise and socialization they love, in a play group. Reliable, dog behavior training, attentive to dogs at all times, and animal lover. Great communication. Always has your dog's best interests and safety as a priority. You and your pet will love them.

Noble Beast Dog Training
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Melody T.
Verified review

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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Skyler S.
Verified review

I wish I could give 10 stars! Joey provided a board-and-train for my dog Mia. I am very excited to have her home, as she has transformed into an obedient and confident dog! Joey did an amazing job with her, and actually built a bond with her. I can tell after having her home that Joey was very attentive and gentle with her, which makes me very happy. I will most definitely be using Denver protection dogs & behavior training for more advanced training in the future, and certainly will reccomend to anyone with a dog! The only thing I would suggest to better the board and train service, would be to send humans pictures of their fur babies while they are away 😊

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angelita A.
Verified review

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cliff M.
Verified review

Robbin did a great job taking care of our dogs while we were out of town. They seemed happy and well taken care of when we got back. We definitely recommend her services!

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shane T.
Verified review

Susan is such a nice person and an absolute pet lover. When she first met my dog she was as excited as he was. She sends me updates with how he is doing on the walks and was very open to any special request I had when it came to my pets routine and training.

Train Tracks LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Christine R.
Verified review

I got much needed information about my dog's behavior plus learned to train my dog in the basic steps I was looking for. Kate was not only helpful but patient to be sure I understood the concept of clicker training. I am very happy with the results and would highly recommend her services.

With Love Pet Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Steven S.
Verified review

I contacted Lea to help with training my one year old Newfoundland, Indy. Indy is a reactive dog and is nervous around strangers, often times barking when they get too close or approach him inappropriately. For her first training session with Indy she came to the home. She was not intimidated by his size or his very intimidating bark. It didn't take more then 15-20 mins for Indy to begin feeling comfortable and to start interacting with Lea. By the end of our first session he was already leaning up against her leg and had accepted her as a friend. She offers very affordable prices compared to other trainers and has a very flexible schedule. Most importantly Lea seems to genuinely care about the animal she is training and has a unique ability to understand and work with dogs. I would highly recommend her for any problem you may be having. She has definitely helped me with Indy. I would call her again for any problem I was having without hesitation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline C.
Verified review

Tyler has been great with my dog and I. We keep running into traffic problems, but regardless he comes with his best foot forward and is really understanding to all situations. My dog has already started to make progress and it shows - he has been working with us on anxiety. He is a great dog trainer!

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.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.