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Centennial Puppy Trainerss

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Ancillary K9
5.0
from 45 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 24 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Rogue Foothill Dog Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Bryan R.
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Easily the best choice I made for training my dog. Allison is very professional and takes her job very seriously. You can tell she has a true passion for this profession.

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

My Life Unleashed
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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Working with Lisa has been wonderful. She is still working with me to help Austin become a better puppy than he is already!

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

FreeLANCE Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christy M.
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Lance has an extensive knowledge on dog behavior and it shows in every aspect of his training. He was able to help us train our puppy to do basic things such as sit and stay, leave it, and even ring a doorbell to go outside to potty. Lance is able to adapt his training based on the response of the dog and our needs/requests. I HIGHLY recommend Lance. You won't be disappointed!

  • 29 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
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Dan - has been a great help to me and my puppy (who is VERY fearful). He is helping to give me the tools that I need to be the leader of our pack with the goal of getting some of his fears at a manageable level so that he can enjoy walks and time outside with me. We are making progress and that is what is important to me.

Rolida Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zach W.
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Matt did an incredible job training our dog Lucy. I worked every week with her and trained her at her pace instead of trying to rush her. I really appreciated his care and understanding of our dogs feelings. He was very flexible with the classes which was great for our schedules. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to obedience train their dog.

Broadview Kennels
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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Karena and her staff are so sweet! She gave my bunny special attention even though they don't usually board bunny she set up a special room for him and he got to hop around the office when the dogs were out. Just like home:)

Paw 5 Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Bethany C.
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    Breanna is awesome! She is absolutely awesome with dogs! She is so knowledgeable and I love her techniques! I highly recommend her and trust her fully with my dogs!

    About

    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.

    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.

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

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    I am a one-man operation. I love dogs and have a gift teaching individuals or groups. I have a great gift in teaching dog owners how to work and to be the leader of the pact. I specialize in deaf animals.

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    I am a highly experienced dog trainer who can teach you to communicate with your dog. Build a relationship and teach him to obey your verbal commands and hand signals within his environment. So you may have a successful relationship with your doggie or dogs. 🐶

    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

    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.

    About

    Liz Croegaert with Summit K9 Training helps dog owners with serious dog problems find peace of mind, while they will feel empowered to take back control of their life and their relationship with their dog.

    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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