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Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela S.
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Carrie worked with my three rowdy Dachshunds, who before Carrie's training, were very hard to handle. My fist dachshund, Keizer was extremely dominate and difficult to handle. My second dachshund, Spencer, is my old man and was terribly timid and had extreme separation anxiety; and my third dachshund, Osckar, had potty problems and would not listen to commands. I was running out of hope before I met Carrie. I did not know where to turn. I met Carrie Abrams at a dog training seminar and had a chance to speak with her afterwards on my three dachshunds. She was happy to help me with my dachshunds in a private consultation. I was so impressed by Carrie's methods and her level of knowledge on not only dog training, yet also dog behavior. Carrie was an expert in both fields and I automatically knew that she would be able to help my three horror cases. Carrie was very helpful and used the tools and knowledge which she had to begin shaping my dogs into well-balanced, well-behaved, and well-situated family members. I would highly recommend Carrie to any dog owner who would like an dog who is not only well-trained in obedience, yet also a dog who is trained to become a healthier and more well-balanced being. Carrie is a professional and an expert in her field of dog behavior and took my three dachshunds from having extreme behavioral problems to very well-adjusted and happier animals. For example, with my Spencer, my old man, Carrie helped him along with not only potty training (not a wet floor in over 14 months), yet also helped him in his behavior, to become more relaxed and more able to focus on what I need him to do. I am very impressed and would give Carrie a 10/10 review. Thank you Carrie for helping me gain my dachshunds as part of my family!

House of Dog Training
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Liz P.
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A very positive experience. Astrid is working tirelessly with my difficulty breed dog to understand him and help him overcome his behavioral issues. I recommend House of Dog Training as one of the best.

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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!

Behav-n-Dogs
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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We have 3 puppies under a year old, and they needed to learn some manners! So after reviewing plenty of dog trainers in the area, I decided Rachael seemed like the best option for our needs! She spent 3 hours at our first session (we were only having the oldest 2 evulated; however, she still spent time with the little one!) the dogs in one hour of her being there were already amazing me!! I couldn't believe they were my dogs! She's been very accommodating to our busy schedules, and is always available when needed! I highly recommend Rachael for all your dog training needs. She has made my 3 puppies well mannered!!

Canine Coach, Inc.
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine H.
Verified review

Linda is an excellent dog trainer. We could not be happier with the guidance and patience that Linda provides us as we are learning how to raise a well behaved puppy. Linda has thorough knowledge on every aspect of training and demonstrates and explains techniques till it sinks in. Linda welcomes all questions without judgment. Several stages of

Refined K9
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Eric P.
Verified review

Sarah is an amazing dog trainer. You can immediately tell how passionate she is about everything related to canines. She made my experience comfortable and was extremely with providing pointers on how to best take care of my two pups.

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 Defined Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mateo G.
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Excellent trainer., great with dogs. Taught my puppy tricks in a matter of minutes

Perfect Pups
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yvette V.
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Nannette is one of the most loving animal caregivers around. She has a vast knowledge of the canine world in every area. She has spent countless hours working with service dogs, rescuing, agility and Positive Reinforcement training methods. She is my go to person if I am stumped or if I need anything dog related. I would trust her with my animals anytime, and I don't trust many. My dogs are my life. She treats them all with the love and compassion that I would. Highly recommend her.

MarathonK9 Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Helen B.
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Clover is very professional and my dog took to him immediately which is not normal for her. I have had quite a few sessions with him and she has conquered so many of her fears and is much more attentive to me and we have built a much stronger bond. Would recommend him to anyone and already have sent many others his way !!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy B.
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Jenn is a master problem solver. As a teacher by background she knows both canines and their humans have different learning styles which have to be considered in every situation. She is able to break down a training topic or issue and build toward a solid, positive outcome. Jenn has long been my go to trainer for not only competitive obedience but also creating a livable and enjoyable interaction with my dogs at home and in public. There is no better investment than Jenn for dog training. She is the best!

Best Dog Ltd.
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Brent M.
Verified review

Nora and Nancy are awesome! I've not yet met their other trainer, Lisa, but I've heard great things about her. My BC puppy and I have attended Beginner, Intermediate Obedience and Intro to Agility classes. We have had so much fun and learned a bunch. Also, I've picked up many techniques to work on outside of class. These are great folks who use positive training methods which I feel are critical for a Border Collie's temperment. The only reason I didn't rate 5 stars is due to the small interior training area (which can be both good and not so good) but is controlled by smaller class sizes. Luckily, sections of the class can move outdoors as needed. I have been extremely happy with the the instruction for both myself and my Border Collie. Two thumbs up! :-)

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!

Prestige K9
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
Verified review

Boundless Canine has experienced trainers that truly understand dog behavior. They spend the time to get to know each dog and their family, and adjust the training to fit the dog

Kathlyn Ross
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Leticia T.
    Verified review

    Kathlyn has gone above and beyond to help me train my Adira Faith. Not only has she drove all the way to Denver on multiple occasions to fit in a lesson during the week, but she has also been available to me if I had any questions or concerns throughout my training and becoming a part of the community of other service animal owners. Most importantly she has helped me get a gofundme up and running after a failed experience I had with a friend starting a campaign for Adira. I would highly recommend Kathlyn as you and your pups trainer. You will not be disappointed.

    All Breed Rescue & Training
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
      Jackie C.
      Verified review

      I have taken my pit bull to All Breed her whole life from puppy classes to advanced classes, now we are working on NoseWork and Rally Love the positive-brain stimulated training. I fostered a abused pit bull/bulldog mix from them and to see how they brought her out of her shell is amazing, I finally adopted her after I saw how each class gave her more confidence. Now I foster failed with a pit bull mix pup and he is going through the classes as well. I have never seen such EXCELLENT puppy classes available 3x's week with a different emphasis each day for the pups including several vet visits. The big plus is you get the best training in Colorado Springs but they rescue at risk dogs from the shelter offer training to the fosters family's and the adopting families. ROCK a hidden treasure in the Springs!

      • 11 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Jaime T.
      Verified review

      We have been using Luke and Sit Means Sit Dog Training since June 2013 and we cannot be more pleased then ever. Our dog Sasha would go crazy if we walked her on a leash and ran into another dog - she would go crazy just to say hello to the other dog (no aggression issues). Our dog now is a completely different pet - she can be walked without a leash, taken to stores and we never have an issue We cannot recommend Luke and his fellow trainers ENOUGH - they saved us from a nightmare pet. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP

      • 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.

      • 7 years in business
      About

      I had over one year of lead time in training dogs of various breeds in a fast paced, high-stress environment with a proven record of success. I am proficient at administering to the special needs of dogs facing a wide range of behavioral and health issues. I have expertise in administering to the medical needs of sick dogs or those in fights. Relevant Skills • Obedience Training • “Alphamanship” • Kennel Training • Adverse Training • Vet Checks • Dog Handler • Positive Training • Dog Grooming • Results Oriented Experience Dog Trainer - CCI, Canon City, CO, 18 Months •Established expertise in basic dog obedience •Success at training 12 dogs of various breeds for family placement •K-9 grooming for all breeds •Journal work for family on how dog progressed Camp Counselor Camp Bow Wow, Denver, CO., 6 Months •K-9 grooming for all breeds •Camp Counselor feeding dogs, cleaning kennels •Keep dogs from fighting and trying to establish alphamanship Custodian CCI, Canon City, CO., 4 Years •Operated floor burnisher, buffer and industrial shampoo •Stripped, waxed, buffed and maintained industrial floors •Certified to clean blood and bio-hazard spills in industrial environments •Clean and sanitized restrooms and general use areas •Experience with chemical safety and ratios Education and Training •GED - Lakewood, CO, 1985 •Level One Custodial Certificate - Limon, CO, 2006 •Beginning dog trainer certificate - Canon City, CO, 2013

      • 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

      Lucky Dog trainers offer puppy kindergarten, pet dog obedience, agility, behavior consults, and training seminars. We use reward-based techniques that will improve the pet/owner bond while training an obedient 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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