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  • 15 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Carol B.

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We highly recommend Beth and Wayne for your all dog training needs. Together they are a great team and both are very knowledgeable, helpful, responsive, fun to learn from, reliable, and their true goal is to help you and your pet enjoy each other through love, bonding, and teaching your dog good manners.

Vicky H.

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Beth and Wayne were amazing to work with! Much love and care they have for my pets situation. Their training techniques were easy to follow and apply. Gemma (dog) is already responding well to me on commands. Thanks Beth and Wayne!

Katie H.

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Beth and Wayne were incredible! We learned such great tips that our dog has already started to pick up on! They were very patient and had a way of explaining things that just made sense. I cannot recommend them enough!

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

Karen N.

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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!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

Brooke M.

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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.

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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.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 hours
  • Fort Collins, CO

Yvette M.

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Only two personal lessons in and my dog who use to run off can now work off leash with distractions. Adam is an awesome trainer. We were about to take our dog to the pound because of all the running off but now she is happy and calm and has great doggie msnnerd

Janet J.

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We are still in training...so far so good. We have a difficult dog who needs lots of work. We feel confident that the training will accomplish all of our needs.

Leanne B.

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Dedicated and knowledgable.

  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours

Ava M.

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Oh my goodness, where should I even begin?? Through an unfortunate set of circumstances I inherited a physically tiny but hugely horridly behaved Chihuahua, Bruxly. This little menace hated everything and I swear she came in like a guided missile set to destroy! She dug up my garden, jumped into the trash can and carried pieces off to all corners of the house, terrorized my other dog and you name it - she piddled on it. Mostly though, she really hated my husband. She'd come flying out of nowhere with a terrible screaming and just jump on him and then run away again. She was always very sweet with me and I loved her but I was just out of breath from the stress. My husband was yelling and threatening to leave, my poor dog Henrietta was a nervous wreck and I had already worked with 3 trainers who had basically tucked their tails and run when they met Bruxly... When I was connected with Kyli from Frontier K-9 Training it was like someone had given me CPR! She was so calm and knowledgeable and took the time to really explain to me why Bruxly was behaving this way and how we could change it. She helped me understand not only how to teach and use new good behaviors to replace the old naughty ones, but also how to modify Bruxly's environment and routine to break her out of old habits and encourage her into better ones. It's taken a fair bit of work but Kyli was so patient and kind, she was truly a miracle for my household! She clearly and thoroughly answered my endless questions and she was just wonderful with Bruxly and Henrietta. Her love of dogs and love of training and teaching are unmatched in any of the other trainers I worked with or spoke to. Her diverse background and experience in dog (and people!) training give her a real advantage, whether it's teaching basic obedience behaviors or evaluating and fixing problem behaviors.... She helped us with it all! I'm just so grateful to have met and worked with Kyli, my home is finally a more peaceful place again. I'm confident I can continue to help Bruxly make good choices and I know if I need any help or advice Kyli will be there for us. I highly recommend Frontier K-9 Training, I could not be happier with my experience!

Lindsay W.

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Kyli helped train our Golden Retriever Hofi. Prior to working with Kyli our dog had only completed a basic puppy training class. Kyli helped us train Hofi using a pinch and electronic collar. At the end of training, Hofi was able to obey commands on and off leash which very important to us as we are avid hikers. We recently had a baby and Hofi's training has been very helpful in helping him learn how to behave around the baby. Overall, we were very happy with Kyli's knowledge, patience, and experience as a dog trainer. She has a passion for training dogs and it shows in work.

Marlene K.

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Kyli is an amazing trainer. She is very professional and will backup her training. My dog is better behaved, not only has my dog learned but she has taught us as well. Would recommend her highly.

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

Sarah S.

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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.

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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!

Ashley B.

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Alex has a philosophy of dog training/leadership that goes so far beyond and so much deeper than anything I had heard in the past from dog training classes. In just a couple of private sessions, I have learned more from him about my dog and myself than I did in 6 weeks of puppy training classes. Alex understands dogs AND people, and this makes him a great trainer.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fort Collins, CO

Vicki M.

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My grand-dog, Baloo, was staying with us for a brief time. Whenever someone was in the front of our house in the street or someone would come to the door, he would bark. He would want to be in their space. Aurora was at our house and saw how the dog was behaving. She asked me if she could work with him and I was more than willing for her intervention. She worked with him for about 10 minutes while I was observing. I was totally amazed at his positive reaction. I have tried what she showed me since and it has worked. Most of the time I didn't need to touch him. She would snap her finger at the same time make a sh-shing sound, never raising her voice, and assertive touch to the side of his neck. He obeyed and understood in about 5 minutes.Since I was so impressed with how Aurora worked with Baloo I highly recommend her for anyone considering or needing dog training.

Nicole O.

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Aurora knew exactly what our dog needed. She was very knowledgeable about the personality traits of our dog. She was patient and worked diligently with him and with us to help us give him exactly what he needed. We learned a lot about what Sammy needs. We now have the proper tools to help him be the best dog he can be. We love him and love the knowledge that Aurora brought to us about him! I would recommend her to anyone that needs a little work to do with their dog or a lot of work. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!

Mckenzie M.

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Having a one-on-one dog training routine with Rorie has not only helped my dogs performance but now I understand animal behavior. I now have the knowledge to correct my dog in ways he can understand and realize what I’m asking of him. Every animal is unique and Rorie has the ability to adapt for all needs.

  • 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.

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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.

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

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

Morgan R.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

  • 2 years in business
  • Cheyenne, WY

Danie T.

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My dog did two weeks of full immersion training. I absolutely love the progress my dog has made working with Victoria! She took my hyperactive pup and turned him into a well behaved dog. Not only did I love her my dog did too. She taught my dog behavioral manners and the training has allowed me to feel comfortable inviting people in to my house as wells as made me feel more comfortable taking him in public. Since my dog is a medium sized dog, before she worked with him I was afraid to have him around small children and other people because I was afraid he would jump on them and knock him down. Now that he has completed his training program I can trust my dog around children of ages and trust that he will not be a nuisance to people coming into the home. I 100% recommend Victoria and I can't wait to do more training in the future!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Longmont, CO

Kathy F.

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Professional, organized and willing to work with our inconsistent schedules.

  • Boulder, CO

Karen S.

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I used Rocky Paws for over 5 years. They trained and helped to socialize my dog as well as doing daily walks and boarding her. They are responsible, punctual, kind and loving. I couldn't have asked for better care. I would highly recommend them.

  • Louisville, CO

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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. 🐶

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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.

  • Broomfield, CO

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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.

  • Broomfield, CO

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I provide dog training, pet sitting, and dog walking. I became a dog walker/trainer and pet sitter not only because I love animals, but I also want to help pet owners have more positive experiences with their pets. I am an experienced dog trainer and can help with developing manners in your pup! I specialize in working with rescue dogs. I also provide that much-needed exercise on those days you need to work to keep your dog(s) happy and healthy. I have experience giving medicine to cats and dogs and am available for pet sitting as well. I am flexible with times and understand that your animals hold a special place in your heart and homes. I perform all of my services with the utmost care and in a humane and responsible ways. I use positive reinforcement techniques for training and can help with general manners for dogs, socialization, and house training. My goals during training, walking, and pet sitting are to keep pets safe, for them to have fun, and to help establish more positive interactions between pets and their owners!

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

About

I am from a family of dog breeders and have experience and the competence needed to train dogs to sit, lay down, stay, fetch, stay out of rooms without a pet gate, stop jumping, stay in the yard without a fence or an electric boundary, and walk on a leash without pulling. Wouldn't you like to know that you can work or go out of town and your dog will get the love, care, and exercise it needs while you are away? Wouldn't you love to be able to walk your dog to the store, leave him outside unleashed, and know that he or she won't run away? I believe your dog deserves personal attention. So, you won't find me walking your dog along with five others at the same time. I'd love to have your business and am available for flexible hours and last-minute walk. My rates are flexible.

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International Hearing Dog, Inc. trains dogs to assist the hearing impaired, with and without multiple disabilities, at no cost to the recipient throughout the US and Canada. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Henderson, CO. We have been in business since 1979 and are the original hearing dog program. Since our beginning, we have placed over 1,100 hearing dogs across our service area. IHDI rescues dogs from local animal shelters and gives them a second chance by training them to help the deaf and hearing impaired.

  • 6 years in business
  • Fort Collins, CO

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We believe that training should be a mutually beneficial process, with the handler learning with the dog. We are also a strong believer in no physical contact while training, as the dogs become reliant on the physical contact. We cover everything, from barking, biting/nipping, leashing walking, jumping, basic obedience, anxiety, reactivity and aggression to CGC work, all in the comfort of your home. We specialize in working with reactive and aggressive dogs.

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I do dog training and behavior modification, dog walking, wedding pet taxi along with other pet services!

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Just adopted an 8 month Great Dane/Boxer/Pitbull? mix. He is a very large, strong, dominant dog and I need to be able to declare my position in the relationship if we are going to keep him and feel safe.
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