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  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candy E.
Verified review

Not only has Carrie Abrams taken my GSD puppy through Puppy Kindergarten, she is also helping train my pup as a Service Dog. Our training has taken place in a myriad of places and experiences. I'm very pleased with our progress!

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OmniCanine Services
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 62 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!

My Life Unleashed
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 39 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

M.O.C K-9 Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 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!

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!

Jennifer Poole
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Jason P.
    Verified review

    My large Labrador Retrieve, Koa, contracted Botulism causing paralysis in his back legs and partial paralysis in his neck & rib cage muscles. As a result he was unable to walk and had difficulty breathing. Koa required 24 hr. care during recovery. Jennifer took care of him during the day (around 10hrs) while I was at work. Caring for Koa was not easy. A 125lb dog who could not get up to use the bathroom required cleaning him up & his bed area pads and sheets. He also needed be lifted so his resting position was changed every couple hours. As well as, to recover it was important he walked with assistance (physically lifting and supporting his hind quarters) multiple times a day. A very challenging task. Koa had to be hand feed, temperature checked often, monitored continuously, and given multiple medications throughout the day. Jennifer did it all with amazing care. She was always so loving towards Koa. She took better care of my sweet boy than I have ever been take care of in my stays in hospitals Jennifer is AMAZING!.

    Brandi’s Dog Training
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Yamil G.
    Verified review

    Brandi was a true dog professional. You could see results immediately after a training session. I'm confident with her instructions and follow-through. My dog's a better animal for this training. Thanks, Brandi!

    • 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!

    Top Dog Pawtential
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tanya K.
    Verified review

    I noticed a positive difference after the first class. My pup, Ollie, loves to learn new skills and socialize with the rest of the class!

    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.

      Laura Santi
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Laura C.
        Verified review

        Laura did a great job of caring for our 2 dogs while we were away. She is always dependable to arrive at the specified times and went above and beyond what we asked her to do with them. It's such a comfort knowing she was there for our dogs when we were away.

        • 7 years in business
        About

        I'm young so I got alot of energy to play and walk your dog.

        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

        Hello. I'm Zuly, and I offer pet sitting and dog walking services. I will come to you, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

        About

        I'm a young man looking to earn some summer cash. I'm very responsible and kind. I can watch your pets, walk pets, do small labor jobs, and all-around kind of 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.

        About

        We provide professional in-home pet care to the Colorado Springs area. Pets love us; owners trust us.

        About

        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.

        About

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

        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.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I walk the dogs. I do not hurt them, and I won't be mean to the world. I was born in Colorado, and I love dogs.

        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.

        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.

        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?

        Actual Requests

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        Need a Dog Trainer

        Castle Rock, CO

        • Dog training type
          Obedience, Behavioral Modification
        • Dog age(s)
          3-4 years
        • Dog size
          Small
        • Details
          Cannot train this Shih-zuh to obey. He is constantly jumping and barking at people outside and inside our home. He shakes with anxiety when our son in law visits.
        • $500
          Average price

        Need a Dog Trainer for a Dog Obedience

        Colorado Springs, CO

        • Dog training type
          Obedience, Behavioral Modification
        • Dog age(s)
          Puppy
        • Dog size
          Large
        • Details
          I have a puppy, 4 mos old, basic obedience needed (and he is leash-aggressive so that's a focus area). Also, i have an almost two year old who i would want to add to the mix after the first few sessions, perhaps. Your thoughts? And how much does this cost?

        Need a Dog Trainer

        Erie, CO

        • Dog training type
          Obedience
        • Dog age(s)
          3-4 years
        • Dog size
          Medium
        • Details
          Nala is a very high energy dog. She is very good in the house for the most part except when new people come over she gets extremely excited. She is easily distracted outdoors and has a very poor recall command when we tell her to come back.
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