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Centennial Dog Trainers

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Ancillary K9
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annette M.
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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.
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We just started with this relationship with Better Manners Dog Training but are extremely hopeful and impressed so far!

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OmniCanine Services
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 70 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!

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

My Life Unleashed
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
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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

Chill Out Dog Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel T.
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Chill Out Dog Training is fantastic! Scott got my Shiba Inu, Lula more focused during walks, responding to commands, and more confident interacting with other dogs in just three sessions. Highly recommend Chill Out Dog! Thanks, Scott!

Elite K-9 Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jeannie Wagner
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Dedicated, professional, and excellent services for your dog training needs! Chris is so personable and always excited to work with new clients and their dogs. Elite K-9 Training will exceed your expectations!

M.O.C K-9 Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
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We highly recommend Adam Deaver and M.O.C. K-9 for your dog training needs. We just completed ten sessions with our year old lab mix, Baylor, and he went from a dog we couldn’t walk without wearing work gloves because he pulled so hard to walking at a perfect heel. He knows to go to his place when we sit sit down for a meal and does so without even being told! He can sit or lay in the front yard or at the park and watch our three kids play without fear of his running off. Through use of Adam’s easy to follow methods of consistency and accountability, Baylor has become a better canine citizen who is a pleasant part of our family!

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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.

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We are a safe, fun, and friendly pet service facility. We offer boarding in a safe and climate-controlled indoor and outdoor kennel. The one thing our guests and their owners love the most about us is that we let your pet be a pet! Our groomers have 5 plus and 10 plus years experience in all breeds. We have specialized shampoos, everything from oatmeal and crystal white to flea, tick, and skunk treatments! Our trainers have 30 plus years of experience in obedience training, behavioral modification, and trick training. We have three different programs to fit your needs; we want to help you help your pet! All of our staff love animals and want to meet you and your special friend. We invite you and your pet to share this experience with us. Feel free to give us a call at the number listed above!

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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.

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We are a family-owned and operated facility open since 1978. We have indoor-outdoor run dog boarding, all-breed grooming, all-breed obedience and problem behavior training with master trainers and a supplies shop.

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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.

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Dogs Unlimited is where the product meets passion. Gun dog trainers, upland bird hunters and waterfowlers know that when it comes to their passion Dogs Unlimited is here to supply them with the product, knowledge and advice they need to make a day in the field as successful and rewarding as they imagine it to be.

  • 5 years in business
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We have a unique backround in which we have worked with over 50 different species of animals in zoos and aquariums. From tigers to sea lions, polar bears to bald eagles, we have learned how to successfully work with a vast variety of animals and do it all using positive reinforcement. No shock collars and no dominance or fear-based training. Building a relationship with our clients and watching their eyes light up when their dog exhibits a desired behavior that they have never seen before.

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

  • 9 years in business
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I am prompt and pet conscientious meaning I am reliable. Your family pet or pets are my friends. The animals

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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.

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I work alone. I do dog/puppy training, walking and pet sitting. I have a very high passion for animals, and I love working with animals.

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We provide doggie day care and boarding services. This is "where your dog can be a dog!" We offer live webcams, so you can watch your dog 24/7!

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When results matter, choose our no excuses and among-the-best-in-Denver dog training system! ESPN, The Outdoor Channel, Animal Planet, and K9 units have all caught the buzz! Come, see what another trainer doesn’t want you to know that our speed of transformation and results are established, and we’ll prove it to you too! Schedule a free, no-obligation educational consultation with your dog to see what thousands of families all over our fifty areas already know. Do not get stuck with just tired and traditional outcomes; expect more! Talk is cheap; we’ll show you! See for yourself; we have a new dog training video everyday and a portfolio of over 700 videos of our work online at our website. Ask yourself: do I walk my dog around distractions with ease and confidence? Am I able to keep her controlled when the doorbell rings? Is he making me nuts when he's in the yard, and I am in the house? If he is in the creek, off his leash, will my training stand once he sees wildlife? Is she fun to have at our barbecues? Can my kids or wife take care of her when she is excited? Do we occasionally leave him home because it's easier? Our programs include puppy management, behavior modification, basic and advanced obedience, one-on-one and group training, and aggressive dog training. All are aimed at giving you and your dog the best relationship you can have. The Sit Means Sit dog obedience training system is a proven and time-tested obedience training system which is recognized internationally for its speed of transformation and simplicity. The best part of the program starts with our free demonstration. The demo shows you your dog’s potential with our training system, so you can carry out a qualified decision that's free of any obligation. From our initial introduction to our lifetime support systems covered in all of our programs, you will feel confident in your choice, and your trust will be rewarded. We've been serving the Colorado Front Range for more than nine years! Sit Means Sit has several "Best of" wins, dozens of local and national media appearances, multiple locations, postal and government employee bite prevention training, professional K9 training, daycare and schools visits, as well as hundreds of veterinary referrals. You can be reassured that you as well as your dog will be thrilled with your results! "We are revolutionizing the world of dog training."

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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