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Centennial 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
Robert D.
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Pete is an excellent trainer. Even though, with previous dogs, we have been through several types of training. Having Pete in the home he shows us real world ways to train our Samoyed puppy in such a way as she doesn't forget what she learned as soon as she leaves the trainer's premise. Highly recommend Better Manners for any dog training needs.

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OmniCanine Services
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill B.
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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!

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.

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  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda S.
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My dog Pixie and I have been working with Michelle for the last few months, and it has been life changing! Pixie's habit of jumping on people, pulling hard on the leash during walks and her reactivity to dogs (and bunnies!) were all making it difficult to have fun and enjoy my dog. Within 5 minutes of meeting my dog, Michelle had Pixie listening and focused on her, and following all the basic commands she gets too excited to follow around new people! It was so impressive! Michelle is always professional, and always willing to spend whatever time the dog and owner need during that session to introduce and practice new things. She is great about answering questions and giving homework that really reinforces the training. We have worked on door manners, greetings, walking easily on leash and her reactivity to dogs and bunnies! It really is like having a new dog! All with positive reinforcement (no awful shock collar!). And the best part, Michelle is teaching me how to be a better friend to my dog, by helping me pay better attention to Pixie's reactions to the world around her. I plan on getting another dog in the future, and I will definitely have Michelle at Peak train my new baby as well! (Picture is of Pixie in a down-wait with treats on feet)

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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.

Pet Care
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Hazel V.
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Christina really cared about my dog while I was away. She continually kept me updated on what my dog was doing and sent plenty of pictures. It is obvious that she loves dogs and cares for them as if they were her "babies." I would defenitly recommend her to anyone!

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!

  • 6 years in business
John B.
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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.
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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.

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

Push Performance
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Penny E.
Verified review

We hired Brandon to mow our lawn, he has always been prompt, reliable and done a great job! He let us know immediately when his mower died in the middle of mowing (we were not home at the time), and returned to finish the job the next day.

  • 12 years in business
Chris A.
Verified review

She actually worked with my dog, took the time to find out what needed to be done, what he responded to more and he actually learned from. Definitely recommend to everyone!

Eric P.
Verified review

Nicole does a great job with my two Bulldogs. She is always on time and never has a problem doing the little things like giving them their medication or feeding them if asked. She really cares about thr dogs and always gives me a report after she leaves. I'm very grateful she is around.

About

My husband (who also works with Pet Play) and I share a mutual love for animals. We have no children, but we do have four dogs that are our babies! We will treat your pets like one of our own!

About

We are one of two dog training organizations in the Denver Metro area that specializes in working with highly aggressive, territorial, anti-social dogs with known bite history who need hard targeting of their confidence levels, tolerance to their surroundings, command obedience, socialability, and proper leadership.

About

I love animals. I walk, train, and sit for pets. I'm available 3:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. I like you to e-mail me. It would be the best way to contact me.

About

I love babies and animals and work part-time for home health. I would like to work at home, babysitting or dog sitting.

About

Dog training is more than "sit". Your dog should be enjoyable to be around. I'd like to help your dog become your best friend! My own training has been by a pack of wolves over a 30-year period. At that time, they have taught me a great deal about behavior and training techniques. They have taught me to think outside the box, and needless to say, positive is always best.

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!

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.

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 Dog Trainer

Boulder, CO

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    Can not get her to stop eliminating in the house

Need a Dog Trainer

Manitou Springs, CO

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    5 or more years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    bites food issues won't stay come sit play he ignores you if you want to get his attention
  • $150
    Average price

Need Dog Training

Aurora, CO

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    The biggest issue that we are having is that the male dogs like to pee inside the house and anywhere.
  • $80
    Average price
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