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KK9 Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Strong Bond Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Frontier K-9 Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Aurora's Animal Service
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Heal to Howl
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie M.
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Still working out the details on Siena's training. Looking forward to working more with Emily.

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diana V.
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Extremely responsive and we have had great results with our pup so far! The training is 6 weeks at minimum. He will come to your place or you can meet him somewhere. He give you homework to complete daily. If you do the work, it will pay off! Totally worth the time and money!

In Good Paws Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Rocky Paws Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
    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.

    Revolution K9, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    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!

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    I am an experienced trainer specializing in positive reinforcement training. I have studied canine behavior and can assist with many behavioral problems. My specialties are puppy and basic obedience training. I also offer pet sitting in your home, and am experienced with many types of animals. I have worked in a veterinary setting and feel comfortable administering most medications for any special needs pets.

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    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    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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    I do dog training and behavior modification, dog walking, wedding pet taxi along with other pet services!

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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.

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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.

    • 6 years in business
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    We are passionate, energetic and patient. We want to help you and the dog succeed in the best, and easiest, way possible.

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    I can do basic obedience training and tricks leash training as well as no pulling or forging on the leash from it k9.

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    Train Tracks LLC offers affordable private in-home consultations. From basic obedience to fearful and aggressive animals, you will see long-lasting results while building a closer relationship to your pet.

    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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