Castle Rock, CO91 Good Dog Trainers near you

Where do you need the good 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.

Castle Rock Good Dog Trainers

Browse these good dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Castle Rock.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason T.
Verified review

Carrie is a very good dog trainer and nice person to work with. It was nice that she comes to our home to train our dogs with us.

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
Wendy B.
Verified review

Pete was the third trainer I hired to work with our rescue dog and I literally feel like he saved our life with her. I was ready to give up! My dog was out of control, testy, aggressive with other dogs and afraid of bikes of all things. Pete has made it possible for me to have peaceful walks and a very well behaved dog. As an added bonus, he comes to our house so all of her training happens in the environment she is in regularly rather than some training center. I would recommend Pete to anyone who wants a well trained dog and a better understanding of their dog's mind.

Top Pro
OmniCanine Services
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 53 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dean C.
Verified review

Joey Baker has the experience to develop a dog to its full potential.His love of dogs and training he always demonstrates.I recommend him highly

VIPet Sitter Service, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Cheryl M.
Verified review

Cindy, with VIPet Sitter Service, and her employees, has been our animal caregiver for several years. Not only does she take great care of our dog Holly and cat Murphy but she waters my plants inside and out, brings in the mail, and turns on an evening light. She has also administered insulin for our cat in the past. Last May we had flooding in the basement and one of her employees was first on the scene. Cindy was called and immediately started bailing water and using our wet vac to pull 55 gallons of water out of the basement. Without her help we would've had much worse flooding. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help us out-for both our animals and our home. Cheryl and Tom. We have full trust in Cindy and her staff.

My Life Unleashed
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 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

Canine Obedience Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janesse C.
Verified review

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.

K9to5
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katharine J.
Verified review

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!

  • 6 years in business
John B.
Verified review

Annie is very passionate about animals, especially dogs and takes the time and care make sure they are well taken care of. Annie has taken care of my dog a number of times and it has always been a good experience for me and my dog.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
Verified review

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.

In Good Paws Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole G.
Verified review

So my dog has been experiencing some slight dog aggression on our walks. I called Patrice and she was very good about getting back to me and getting something set up. She is very knowledgeable about dog behavior and assessing what the actual problem was. I have only had 2 sessions, but I am feeling very confident that with her training we are going to have much happier walks! I highly recommend her services!

Rolida Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angela I.
Verified review

Matt was a great trainer. Our dog is now 100% off leash capable! Matt has done wonders! He also came to us and trained our dog in her enviroment. Matt exceeded all of our expectations!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeannie C.
Verified review

Sarah did a great job training my dogs... well she really trained me how to train my dogs. My crazy dogs responded well to her and surprised me by actually listening to her and following her commands! Her services are affordable and she's very patient and effective. I'm not good with consistency, but she gave me such easy homework that I was able to practice with each dog a few minutes each day, and her tips really worked! I call her the dog whisperer!

Rebecca G.
Verified review

My Aussie is a happy, healthy eight year old, but he was always really difficult to take for a walk. He just didn't respond to the leash, no matter the collar or the trainer, and I'd tried several of each. I would come home from what should have been a pleasant walk in tears. Then I found Rick. Now long walks with Rolly are a blessing for us both, and his obedience training has made living with my active guy much easier and more fun. I am sooooo grateful. I've also watched Rick with other dogs. He is a master of his craft. Big, little, tough or timid, he knows how to help them and how to help you, so your bond and time together become more fun and rewarding.

V's Pet Service
5.0
from 1 review
    Jennifer B.
    Verified review

    Veronica dog sat our English Bulldog at our house for 3 days while we were on vacation. Veronica is SO good with our dog Samantha! Samantha absolutely loves Veronica. She has dog sat for us several times since. She was always on time and made sure to do everything by our specifications. I would highly recommend Veronica to pet sit for anyone looking for a caring attentive pet sitter.

    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!

    • 5 years in business
    About

    As mention previously I have worked in or at least study most of the fields related to the pet industry. This gives me a unique outlook on the overall care your pet should receive.

    About

    I provide dog training, pet sitting, and dog walking. I became a dog walker/trainer and pet sitter not only because I love animals, but I also want to help pet owners have more positive experiences with their pets. I am an experienced dog trainer and can help with developing manners in your pup! I specialize in working with rescue dogs. I also provide that much-needed exercise on those days you need to work to keep your dog(s) happy and healthy. I have experience giving medicine to cats and dogs and am available for pet sitting as well. I am flexible with times and understand that your animals hold a special place in your heart and homes. I perform all of my services with the utmost care and in a humane and responsible ways. I use positive reinforcement techniques for training and can help with general manners for dogs, socialization, and house training. My goals during training, walking, and pet sitting are to keep pets safe, for them to have fun, and to help establish more positive interactions between pets and their owners!

    • 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 love dogs and helping people. These are my top two favorite things in a part-time hobby. Sign me up! I've never lived in a house without at least three dogs, sometimes as high as six or seven. So, there isn't much that I can't handle. Why I want to sit? I work for myself from home. I have loads of time on my hands, and I already take care of my dogs. They love it when we have company! Whether I come to your place or they come to mine, your dogs will get the best of care and attention. I may even do some training with them!

    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.