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  • 358 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours
  • Englewood, CO

Jocelyn B.

Verified review

We have two relatively larger dog that became very territorial when moved homes. We called other trainers at first that had us, growl at our dogs or leave them when we go places. The whole reason what got dogs was so that we could play with them outside the home not just inside the home. So we called Eric, and immediately after the first training there was a huge difference in their behavior, and it only continues to get better from there. I will call and recommend Eric to any person who is looking for proper, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic dog training. It is apparent that Eric loves dogs, and that he wants to make the relationship between you and your dog the best it can be.

Molly D.

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I called Eric after getting a new dog which was not potty trained yet and a bit of a handful. The advice he gave me over the phone was remarkable. By the time we got together for the first training session, our boy was completely trained. I credit Eric and his advice with this. Eric was never rushed and no question was a stupid question. The training sessions were wonderful, and he lets you know when you no longer need his services. He will take your call at any time to answer any questions you may have, right on the spot. Eric is credible, knowledgeable, affordable, reliable, caring, and very easy to work with. I highly recommend Dog Training with Eric!

Karen M.

Verified review

Our puppy was marking in our house and nipping at our neighbors. Eric very quickly identified what needed to be addressed and the training started within minutes of arriving at our house. Within 10 days we had a new dog!! I cannot say enough good things about Eric and his approach to dog training. He was available via phone and text for questions that arose as we were working with our dog. And, he came back out to our house to make sure our inlaws understand how to work with the dog. Thank you ERIC!!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 42 min

Doris C.

Verified review

My dog Lilly and I started in September with Dion. Each class was a learning experience. I am very pleased to say Lilly (golden-doodle) is a well mannered dog on leash and when people come over. Its a commitment for you and the dog. Real time training (park setting) is great as you and the dog experience the squirrels, other dogs, people and the every day sounds. As the issue of either the owner or the dog or both (LOL) arose Dion would correct you/dog. Dion is very accommodating. I reviewed all the dog trainers I could find. And am So pleased to have been able to choose the Right trainer for us. We can walk without issue. When Lilly wants to act up I (the leader) now know what I need to do. Thanks Dion for your dedication to better living of dog and human.

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.

John P.

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We have tried a couple of different dog trainers with different styles of training. Ancillary K9 gave us results.

  • 17 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Sabrina K.

Verified review

The progress I've seen within a few sessions is absolutely amazing. Peter has shown me how to communicate with my 6 year old boxer in ways I never thought possible. I learned more about her body language and behavior in 30 minutes than I had in the previous 6 years owning her! Peter works to improve the relationship between dog and owner, not just training the dog to take commands. It's about building trust and respect. Totally worth the money and effort. If you're looking to create a positive relationship with your pet, Better Manners is most definitely the one to call.

Wendy B.

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Pete was the third trainer I hired to work with our rescue dog and I literally feel like he saved our life with her. I was ready to give up! My dog was out of control, testy, aggressive with other dogs and afraid of bikes of all things. Pete has made it possible for me to have peaceful walks and a very well behaved dog. As an added bonus, he comes to our house so all of her training happens in the environment she is in regularly rather than some training center. I would recommend Pete to anyone who wants a well trained dog and a better understanding of their dog's mind.

Susan P.

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Pete was a life saver. He taught us the techniques we needed to change our dog's behavior. We went from chaos to calm and began to enjoy our new puppy. Pete always listened to our concerns and provide guidance. Having the training in our house allowed us to work with our dog in her environment.

  • 26 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Phyllis H.

Verified review

Teresa is such an awesome trainer to work with. She has a deep understanding of how to help you understand your dog so you can be successful at training your dog. She's very professional. I appreciate that she only uses positive tactics and is so patient! I highly recommend her and will continue to learn as much as I can from her.

Patrick M.

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Great experience i would recommend this for anybody who wants good real deal effective training for there dog.

Ed D.

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Great choice for complete dog training

  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 43 min

Carly T.

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We have worked with Ann for a week now and have been very pleased with our experience. We have a large hound who seems to like Ann quite a bit. She is good at communicating when she arrives and leaves our house. This is our first experience with a dog walker and we have been very pleased.

Carolyn K.

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Ann walked my son's dog Otis for a couple of days and did a good job. My son has had a friend move in that will be helping with the dog walking so Ann wasn't needed any longer. Ann seemed very nice and seemed to genuinely like Otis, she was very sweet to Otis.

Tanya T.

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I met her she was on time, my dog liked her, unfortunately we only were able to do 1 training session. When I had an issue with the dog she went out of her way to help find a place for the dog.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Jennifer L.

Verified review

Chris helped us work with our 3 year old Australian Shepherd who we felt had become aggressive and unmanageable after being attacked by another dog. Our dog had previously been through 3 other training programs with other trainers that did not seem to be as effective as we needed them to be. Chris is a thoughtful and dedicated trainer. He does not sugar coat things and make unrealistic promises. While working with our misbehaving pooch, he explained that without our dedication to correct bad behavior, the dog would not succeed. Training a dog is not something you do for awhile, it's a forever process, and Chris helped us understand that and be successful. He used smart techniques and explained what our behavior was relaying to our dog. He helped us take control of tough situations and also helped us understand why some situations would continue to be challenging, but would get better. Ultimately, Chris cares deeply for the dogs he works with, and it comes though in all of his interactions. We loved the time we were able to spend working with Chris and would recommend him to anyone interested in a quality 1:1 experience.

Cindy B.

Verified review

Chris knows his stuff! If you need help with training your dog he's the one to go to! We had our pup stay with Chris and when he came back to our house he was a model dog! It was pretty amazing that what Chris taught him didn't go away when he left Chris' home - it stuck with our pup back at our house. We definitely recommend Chris!

Greg B.

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Christopher was very nologable and easy to work with and really changed our dogs demener. Christopher went out of his way to work with my wife and I on training the dogs and how to handle our dogs on walks and house behavior and playtime. We would highly recommend Christopher . Greg & Laurie

TOP PRO
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Karen N.

Verified review

Kay worked miracles with my Tibetan Terrier Puppy! She also worked miracles with me--i'm more confident and am seeing results from her showing me how to work with Rocky. Kay is calm in her time working with Rocky and i can see her love of dogs in the way she talks and loves on him. She is very skilled and has great results with dogs coming into being great companions. THANK YOU KAY!

Stacey J.

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We love Kay and are so happy to have her working with us on puppy training. She is full of helpful ideas and has been instrumental in teaching each of us (3 teenagers included) how to best train and get the results we are looking for. Each session she brings new information and tools to train with and our puppy just loves her. We are so grateful to have her with us on this journey!

Amber P.

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Kay is so friendly and helpful. She provided much needed assistance for both my dogs and their very different issues. I highly recommend her!

TOP PRO
  • 1 year in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min

Brooke M.

Verified review

We adopted Chappy last year thinking that he was just a little on the shy side. But just days after bringing him home he started snapping and growling at visitors, and avoiding us. Thankfully we found Scott. He really took the time to help us understand our dog's behavior and how we could effectively influence it in a positive way. He showed us the little changes we could make to help Chappy feel more comfortable in our home and with strangers. Within weeks his aggression was gone and if you met him today you’d never guess that our happy, playful dog was ever fearful or aggressive. We’d recommend Scott to anyone looking for dog training and can’t imagine where we’d be without his help.

Jordan B.

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Scott was amazing! He met our rambunctious pup, Burt and made an astute detailed plan of the steps we need to take to help our little guy with anxiety. The meeting was professional, informative and honestly, enjoyable! I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking dog training.

Pam F.

Verified review

Prompt, friendly, informative response and ongoing communication. He's a joy to work with - and our dog loves the training sessions! We're learning (dog and humans!) so much from Scott. It's obvious he loves dogs, and has found his calling (!). Highly recommended.

  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Natalia O.

Verified review

Sean was absolutey incredible with our American Bull dog 🐶, Enzo. Enzo is such an important part of my life that I wouldn’t just trust anyone to watch my fur baby! Not only is Sean professional and has incredible work quality, he has such a remarkable way with dogs. Any time we would drop Enzo off for Sean to watch him, whether it be for a day or a week, Enzo would be ecstatic. He never got that way when we would take him to any other doggy day camp. Not only did I know Enzo was in great hands, Sean would send me updates and videos of him playing with his dogs which always put my mind at ease and made me so happy that Enzo was having a blast. Even after a couple of days with Sean, we noticed that Enzo was actually behaving better in general and seemed happier to please us. That just shows how much attention, care, and training he was receiving. I would highly recommend Harmony House to anyone that needs training or dog sitting. Sean is awesome and his love for dogs and making them and their masters happy is what makes it harmonious indeed.

Jennifer K.

Verified review

Sean is an excellent dog trainer and all-around great guy. His knowledge, professionalism, training techniques and dedication to dogs is top notch! (And Daisy dog absolutely adores him.)

CC F.

Verified review

Sean is an attentive and professional dog trainer. Amazing work.

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Skyler S.

Verified review

I wish I could give 10 stars! Joey provided a board-and-train for my dog Mia. I am very excited to have her home, as she has transformed into an obedient and confident dog! Joey did an amazing job with her, and actually built a bond with her. I can tell after having her home that Joey was very attentive and gentle with her, which makes me very happy. I will most definitely be using Denver protection dogs & behavior training for more advanced training in the future, and certainly will reccomend to anyone with a dog! The only thing I would suggest to better the board and train service, would be to send humans pictures of their fur babies while they are away 😊

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

Jennifer W.

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Joey has helped handle and train my dogs on many occasions, and I would most certainly recommend him to anyone.

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min

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! :-)

Fawn K.

Verified review

My husband has been taking his Golden for training there and he absolutely loves. My husband is a wounded veteran and loves the small class and that they will work with a dog and their owner until they master the task.

Joan M.

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Nora was very helpful and gave me very good suggestions on how to keep our dogs on track with their potty training. I would definitely recommend Best Dog Ltd.

  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Daniel G.

Verified review

The training I have been doing with Bill have been very good. He uses a step by step program and in very consistent in the training. We started with the very basics of sit and down and have built on it. Unlike other training where they teach one thing do it once and then move to another thing, Bill does a lot of repetition which I believe is very important for the puppy to remember. I have also seen the work he has done with another dog that is more advanced as to where I am and I see where I can take my puppies training to. I really enjoy working with Bill and would recommend him to anyone.

Angelita A.

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Bill is great with our German Shepard. Our family rescued her and is teaching us how to manage her and get rid of some of her bad habits. He is very knowledgeable about dogs and knows how to take command of our dog. We still need more training and Bill is coming weekly to help us. Thanks Bill.

Paul H.

Verified review

Bill is a great trainer with lots of experience. He is very knowledgable and has a lot of patience with the handler and the dog.

  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Sarah S.

Verified review

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.

Christine B.

Verified review

After a few training sessions, I can already tell a difference in the relationship I have with my dog! And that my dog has with me. Alex’s training style was exactly what my dog and I needed, as it involves more self reflection than just a quick-fix. We not not only focus on what’s going on with my dog, but also what’s going on with myself. If you come into the training humble and willing to learn, you can actually get to the root of some long standing obstacles you may have with your dog. I’m amazed at the realizations I’ve had in how I might be contributing to my dogs challenges. Even though we’re only a few sessions in, I am getting the sense that this training will have long lasting positive effects. If you’re looking for something that goes beyond just training your dog to “sit and stay”, this is the training for you. Your dog will only love you more for it!

Chloe R.

Verified review

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Longmont, CO

Curtis R.

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Emily has taken care of my pets for a long time. You can tell she cares very much about them and puts in 110% effort all the time to make sure they can thrive. She makes my life easier!

Shannon F.

Verified review

Emily is so great with my pup and is working with her on leash reactivity and sound sensitivity. She is highly professional and we couldn't be happier!

Debbie M.

Verified review

Still working out the details on Siena's training. Looking forward to working more with Emily.

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 45 min

Matt C.

Verified review

Dan has been wonderful with both of our dogs. We had no idea what we were doing wrong. After one session, we have seen impressive results. No longer do we have 2 unruly dogs running the house. Instead we have 2 dogs who are starting to learn patience and manners. Dan was confident he could help us and we are already seeing incredible results. Our aggression and hyperactivity issues have been corrected using very easy techniques and methods that take moments to practice. Dan was patient and understanding and someone who truly loves and understands dogs. We can't wait to work with him more. Thank you Dan! His techniques truly work and we are already seeing great progress after 1 session. We highly recommend Dan!

Natalie S.

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A friend glowingly recommended Dan and Bark Busters so I tracked him down and hired him to help my daughter and son in law with their two rescues. They were very please with the training provided and were truly impressed with the immediate results! Thank you Dan for your expertise and the peace of mind that your training provides. I have hired Dan to assist with my new rescue also. This one is a work in progress, but I feel confident that with Dan's training methods we can bring him around to being a polite and trusted family member.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Morgan R.

Verified review

Rogue Foothill Dog Training continues to provide an incredibly positive experience for both myself and my dog. Allison is punctual, professional and proficient. In addition to working effectively with my dog, she has been patient and readily available to advise me on various scenarios outside of training sessions. It is obvious that training dogs is a passion of Allison's. She is dedicated to teaching skills and strategies to both myself and my dog, in an effort to create a happy, healthy relationship. Allison's facilities are of high quality and we feel confident using RFDT services and recommending them to other dog lovers. 5 stars for Rogue Foothill Dog Training and 5 stars for Allison.

Brandon M.

Verified review

Allison was able to take my dog Lady from being totally aggressive with other dogs, to being... fine. In an afternoon. I had never seen anything like it from Lady. My mind was blown. She gave me tips on how to keep her that way outside of training, too, which was just as valuable.

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

Only one session so far, but dog now walks on leash, gets in car. Nice firm, but not threatening manner.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Thornton, CO

Lisa G.

Verified review

My husband and I got in contact with Patrice to help work with our reactive dog, Alice. We wanted to minimizing some of her behaviors on walks, like barking and lunging at other dogs, buses, trucks, bikes....pretty much anything moving. We also wanted to work on her manners when meeting new people at our house, and barking at things out the window. We appreciated the initial meeting with Patrice where she listened thoroughly to our needs, asked questions to get a better understanding, and prioritize our goals. From there, we scheduled private lessons about once a week, and saw Alice's confidence build. She LOVED Patrice, and because the training was all positive and involved her favorite thing, food, she was a very happy participant and picked up things quickly! After a session, Patrice would send out a very detailed email to summarize our training, clarify our training "homework" for the week, and she was always available to answer questions or help troubleshoot challenges in between sessions, and even check in after we ended our training program to make sure things were still going well. Alice is so much better on walks, even when buses, trucks, or other dogs are in close proximity. It's made our walks pleasant and successful when they used to be stressful. We had a friend visit who took Alice for a walk recently and didn't know we had done training -- she raved about the change in Alice on walks! We were so proud and excited to share that our training had paid off.

Nicole G.

Verified review

So my dog has been experiencing some slight dog aggression on our walks. I called Patrice and she was very good about getting back to me and getting something set up. She is very knowledgeable about dog behavior and assessing what the actual problem was. I have only had 2 sessions, but I am feeling very confident that with her training we are going to have much happier walks! I highly recommend her services!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Aurora, CO

Mary S.

Verified review

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:)

  • 10 years in business
  • Denver, CO

Phyllis H.

Verified review

I am a dog groomer and I have seen many so called trained dogs, but in nearly 40 years of grooming I have never seen anyone with more expertise and loving caring handling of each individual dog. His knowledge never ceases to amaze and I have many clients that use his services. I personally have had him work with me and my dog! He is the BEST

Limon's Training

New To Thumbtack

  • Aurora, CO

About

I train dogs. I make sure they are handled properly and treated nicely. I only want satisfied customers.

Derek's Happy Dogs

New To Thumbtack

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Boulder, CO

About

I give dogs individual care. For me, it's not about how many dogs I can take on one walk. It's about quality time. I am also a great dog trainer and you will notice better behaviors after a few weeks.

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