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Ancillary K9
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Better Manners Dog Training
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina K.
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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.

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KK9 Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacey J.
Verified review

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
Chloe R.
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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.

Rub-A-Dog Pet Services, LLC
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kim E.
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Lissa took excellent care of my two dogs and cat over an extended weekend getaway. I was so pleased with the communication and attention to every detail that she provided every day. Lissa was very careful to follow my instructions and guidelines. When I arrived home, it was obvious that my dogs were very well cared for, exercised and in a very calm and peaceful state. I've had previous experience with other pet sitting services where I arrived home to unkept, anxiety-ridden, and over-excitable pets and it was so nice NOT to have to re-train them. It was also a great benefit to get regular text messages every day along with beautiful pictures of all three of my girls, giving me peace of mind while I was away that my animals were being shown a lot of attention and love. The service I received with Lissa has made it easier for me to plan weekend getaways and deal with my hectic work schedule, knowing I have someone so trustworthy to take excellent care of my pets when I am unable to. Thanks so much, Lissa!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenifer W.
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My 10 month old puppy was attacked while we were out on a walk in March 2017. At the time, I was waiting until he turned 1 year old to start training with an organization so he could one day be my Service Dog. Due to the attack and the mental damage it caused, the organization was no longer a good choice, so a friend recommended Rocky Mountain Canine Academy. I attended a class in May 2017 and it was exactly what I was looking for. Since June 2017 we have been training once a week, almost every week, but due to scheduling and my puppy’s mental state, we started with one-on-one training where the trainer and I would meet at different locations to get my puppy used to being in different “work” environments (for example: stores, skate parks, gyms, etc). The trainer is affordable, personable, flexible, and really knows how to work with dogs with different behavioral issues and their owners. As his owner, I needed retraining after the attack and the trainer has been incredibly patient with me. The trainer bases and tweaks the training towards what you want to work on. For example, after working one-on-one for a few months, I felt that we would benefit from a group class as both my puppy and I was still very skittish around other dogs. I definitely recommend Rocky Mountain Canine Academy to everyone. My puppy is now 2 years old and is doing great! I have received so many compliments of my dog’s progress and I could not have done it without Rocky Mountain Canine Academy! Both my dog and I have come a long way and I intend to continue training with them for the foreseeable future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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I have taken several dog training classes with Helena. She is a terrific trainer, both of dogs and of their humans. She has a good rapport with animals and a gentle, patient approach. I would highly recommend her to work with your beloved pets.

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.

Boarding and Beyond
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alana B.
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Victoria with Furever Behavior Dog Training is a wonderful trainer. Our dog was a rescue who had lived on the streets and he had many issues. Our dog guarded his food and toys, did not know basic obedience or manners, was not housebroken, did not know to come when called, did not know how to walk on a leash without pulling my arm off, did not know about or like his crate and more. After working with Victoria, we learned how to give our dog the cues he needed to get the behaviors we all wanted. He quickly learned to love his crate as his safe and special place, housebreaking was rapid and our dog learned to trust us. Victoria gave us the tools and skills we needed to be good dog owners and our dog responded positively and swiftly to Victoria's techniques. And, speaking of positive, Victoria only uses positive training methods -- no punishment. And our dog loved, loved, loved Victoria. Well done!

Rocky Paws Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
    Karen S.
    Verified review

    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.

    About

    When results matter, choose our no excuses and among-the-best-in-Denver dog training system! ESPN, The Outdoor Channel, Animal Planet, and K9 units have all caught the buzz! Come, see what another trainer doesn’t want you to know that our speed of transformation and results are established, and we’ll prove it to you too! Schedule a free, no-obligation educational consultation with your dog to see what thousands of families all over our fifty areas already know. Do not get stuck with just tired and traditional outcomes; expect more! Talk is cheap; we’ll show you! See for yourself; we have a new dog training video everyday and a portfolio of over 700 videos of our work online at our website. Ask yourself: do I walk my dog around distractions with ease and confidence? Am I able to keep her controlled when the doorbell rings? Is he making me nuts when he's in the yard, and I am in the house? If he is in the creek, off his leash, will my training stand once he sees wildlife? Is she fun to have at our barbecues? Can my kids or wife take care of her when she is excited? Do we occasionally leave him home because it's easier? Our programs include puppy management, behavior modification, basic and advanced obedience, one-on-one and group training, and aggressive dog training. All are aimed at giving you and your dog the best relationship you can have. The Sit Means Sit dog obedience training system is a proven and time-tested obedience training system which is recognized internationally for its speed of transformation and simplicity. The best part of the program starts with our free demonstration. The demo shows you your dog’s potential with our training system, so you can carry out a qualified decision that's free of any obligation. From our initial introduction to our lifetime support systems covered in all of our programs, you will feel confident in your choice, and your trust will be rewarded. We've been serving the Colorado Front Range for more than nine years! Sit Means Sit has several "Best of" wins, dozens of local and national media appearances, multiple locations, postal and government employee bite prevention training, professional K9 training, daycare and schools visits, as well as hundreds of veterinary referrals. You can be reassured that you as well as your dog will be thrilled with your results! "We are revolutionizing the world of dog training."

    About

    Dog training is more than "sit". Your dog should be enjoyable to be around. I'd like to help your dog become your best friend! My own training has been by a pack of wolves over a 30-year period. At that time, they have taught me a great deal about behavior and training techniques. They have taught me to think outside the box, and needless to say, positive is always best.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We have a unique backround in which we have worked with over 50 different species of animals in zoos and aquariums. From tigers to sea lions, polar bears to bald eagles, we have learned how to successfully work with a vast variety of animals and do it all using positive reinforcement. No shock collars and no dominance or fear-based training.

    About

    We are one of two dog training organizations in the Denver Metro area that specializes in working with highly aggressive, territorial, anti-social dogs with known bite history who need hard targeting of their confidence levels, tolerance to their surroundings, command obedience, socialability, and proper leadership.

    About

    I am a one-man operation. I love dogs and have a gift teaching individuals or groups. I have a great gift in teaching dog owners how to work and to be the leader of the pact. I specialize in deaf animals.

    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

    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.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    We offer free online video dog training lessons to teach your dog tricks, manners, and obedience with introductions to the sports of dog agility, canine freestyle, and competition obedience. Please view our website for lessons. Using positive reinforcement, we focus on the basics of being a good pet by showing you how to teach your dog activities that stimulate their mental and physical abilities, so your dog knows what to do instead of gaining your attention through bad behaviors. We do not offer classes, all training is through videos on our website. For tips on finding a trainer, search for the blog article "How to find a good trainer" on our website.

    About

    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. 🐶

    About

    If you are looking for some help with your dog, then look no further. I love dogs and have worked with Ted Terroux's dog training, as well as Animal Behavior College. I would love to to walk your dog or dogs and/or provide obedience training as well. I will also work with you to help maintain your dog's training.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    Use a unique instinct-based approach that does not require excessive treats, force, or gimmicks. To learn more please visit my website: thecaninecounselor.com

    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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