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Canon City Dog Trainers

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

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  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendell C.
Verified review

I want to leave a review for Carrie after having experienced working with such an amazing trainer. My story is actually sad-as I was in-need of a service dog for quite some time. I ended up going to the shelter, just hoping to find any dog that would fit but sadly I found no dog until my third trip, when I found my Fife, a black perfect little poodle. I knew she would make a wonderful service dog for me, but I needed someone to help me train her for which I needed her. I surfed for countless days through trainers who offered their training at an oddly low price and many of them had no clue what they were doing. I met Carrie when she sent me a quote which was really reasonable for service dog training, which entails a lot of dedicated work. Carrie walked me through the process, was extremely knowledgeable throughout the process, and stood by me every step of the way. What I liked about her was the fact that she was so knowledgeable and would help, but also expected you to work with the dog to get them to the point where they would perform well as service dogs. Her methods are impressive and her Labrador is a wonderfully trained dog, who is a great example dog in terms of what Carrie truly knows. I really think anyone who needs a service dog needs to meet Carrie! You won't be disappointing. I was not!

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OmniCanine Services
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill B.
Verified review

The thing about Michael is that he not only knows the mechanics of dog training , he obviously enjoys seeing individual progress in both animal and handler. Although there are standard mechanics for getting a dog from point A to Point B, the process and speed is an individual thing. This is what I learned from him. Now, after Michaels help, my GSD Roman is a stud!

My Life Unleashed
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
Verified review

Lisa came over with some material for me to read up on and we worked on some drills with my dog. It was a great experience

K9to5
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katharine J.
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Christine is an incredibly knowledgeable dog trainer who teaches with patience and encouragement. She gets to know the dogs and their owners and gives them the tools they need to work together successfully. She is amazing in group classes and one-on-one, tuning into what each dog and owner needs. If you and your dog want to learn and have fun together, get into one of Christine's classes!

Jennifer Poole
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Jason P.
    Verified review

    My large Labrador Retrieve, Koa, contracted Botulism causing paralysis in his back legs and partial paralysis in his neck & rib cage muscles. As a result he was unable to walk and had difficulty breathing. Koa required 24 hr. care during recovery. Jennifer took care of him during the day (around 10hrs) while I was at work. Caring for Koa was not easy. A 125lb dog who could not get up to use the bathroom required cleaning him up & his bed area pads and sheets. He also needed be lifted so his resting position was changed every couple hours. As well as, to recover it was important he walked with assistance (physically lifting and supporting his hind quarters) multiple times a day. A very challenging task. Koa had to be hand feed, temperature checked often, monitored continuously, and given multiple medications throughout the day. Jennifer did it all with amazing care. She was always so loving towards Koa. She took better care of my sweet boy than I have ever been take care of in my stays in hospitals Jennifer is AMAZING!.

    Brandi’s Dog Training
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Yamil G.
    Verified review

    Brandi was a true dog professional. You could see results immediately after a training session. I'm confident with her instructions and follow-through. My dog's a better animal for this training. Thanks, Brandi!

    Catalina C.
    Verified review

    We had a great experience with Jessica. She truly seems to love animals. Our dogs tend to get sensitive tummies when we have to go somewhere, but they did great with Jessica, she came to our house to meet the dogs, and we sat down and talked about them and a schedule. We came back from our mini vacation and the dogs seemed happy, and the left a daily report of the dogs and what they did, which I really liked. She even gathered our mail and had it waiting for us. Her rates are the best I have found. Will definitely use her again, and recommend her services.

    Laura Santi
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Laura C.
      Verified review

      Laura did a great job of caring for our 2 dogs while we were away. She is always dependable to arrive at the specified times and went above and beyond what we asked her to do with them. It's such a comfort knowing she was there for our dogs when we were away.

      Top Dog Pawtential
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Tanya K.
      Verified review

      I noticed a positive difference after the first class. My pup, Ollie, loves to learn new skills and socialize with the rest of the class!

      About

      My goal as an animal trainer is to teach the owners how to communicate and train their dogs do what their dog responds to them as owner and trainer, not just as owner.

      About

      I work one on one with clients, striving to get them and their dog(s) on the same page and communicating with one another.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I strive on dogs being obedient but tend to lean more towards the owner's willingness to learn. I believe that it is the owner's responsibility to spend time with their animal on a regular basis. Repetition is the key to success.

      About

      I'm a young man looking to earn some summer cash. I'm very responsible and kind. I can watch your pets, walk pets, do small labor jobs, and all-around kind of help.

      About

      I can take care of your furry babies when you can't! I love them all and treat them like they are mine. No dog is too big or critter to small for me. I have experience with many types of pets and can even help with basic grooming.

      About

      I walk dogs and am capable of walking multiple at a time if they're leash trained. I pet sit. That includes any pet except birds. If you will be out of house for multiple days, I pick up after the pets (litter, outside) and cages (not hamster/gerbil cages). I've been doing this for a total of seven years for other people. I am very trustworthy and safe with animals. I love them so much. I make sure to take care of any animal, and I go over and out for the animal a lot of the time!

      About

      I like working with pets especially dogs and cats, training them and taking care of them. I used to work at Pet Smart, so I would be very good at this job.

      About

      I have no business. If iI see an opportunity I'm interested in, I look into it. I'm a very honest individual and would love to help you. I can house-sit, dog sit, walk dogs, cook, and clean. I can do whatever you need. So, in this case, I will walk your puppy.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I walk the dogs. I do not hurt them, and I won't be mean to the world. I was born in Colorado, and I love dogs.

      About

      I offer basic obedience training for dogs of all ages. I have one-on-one training for two days a week. I provide reasonable price each day.

      About

      We provide professional in-home pet care to the Colorado Springs area. Pets love us; owners trust us.

      About

      We are a company that has a diverse dog training program. We are certified service dog trainers, basic obedience and advanced obedience trainers. We are very knowledgeable on the national and international laws for service dogs and are able to assist you in traveling with your service dog. Our company philosophy is to breed responsibly, train properly, and send globally.

      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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