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Longmont Animal Behaviorists

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Ancillary K9
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ransley E.
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Very happy with the work Dion has done with our new pup. He is responding very well to the methods employed. Dion seem very good at identifying dog personality traits and how best to go about getting results. He is very direct and to the point which we see very much as a positive in this sort of job. Would highly recommend his services. The training is more expensive than other options out there, but after multiple conversations with other trainers, he seemed like the best fit for our needs. Other trainers interviewed told us many of the behaviors our dog was exhibiting may not be trainable. Dion was up to the task and has done an excellent job.

Laura's Lessons
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Erin W.
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Laura has helped me get back in the saddle after 18 years. Her horses are fantastic, well rounded, safe, and offer a challenge for riders of all levels. Laura's riding lessons are approximately 1 hour, however she has allowed my lessons to go over the time schedules when needed. She is a good instructor for learning the basics and more. She takes the time to properly address safety for horse and rider as well as the details required to properly care for and own a horse. The care and time she puts into her horses is reflected by the amazing fitness level and happy attitude her animals have.

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

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KK9 Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Kay is amazing. Our Border Collie started learning on day one. She clearly understands how different animals respond to different situations, motivations, etc. We could not be more happy with our experience.

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Christopher's Canines
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mackenzie M.
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Chris completely changed the bad behavior of my dog. He taught me how to break my own bad habits as a pet owner that I didn't even know I had. I'm so thankful for the time he invested into me and my animal!

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  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel Duzan
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I highly recommend Adam at Sit Means Sit Northern Colorado!We rescued our chocolate lab, Toby, when he was around 1 and . Inside our home, he has always been calm, friendly with visitors, and pretty responsive to basic commands (sit, down, waiting for permission before eating). He loves children and lets my very young nephew ride him and pull on him without displaying any signs of aggression.The moment he would step outside, it became very clear that he wasnt socialized as a puppy. He became overly-excited, pulling on his leash, and barking while lunging at any animal or person he would see. At dog parks, he avoids the other dogs playing or tries to hump them. Taking him outside anywhere quickly became a very tense and embarrassing experience.Adam has been wonderful with helping us to correct the effects of our dog not being socialized. We began training about six weeks ago. Within the first two weeks, I was able to walk Toby without him pulling. By week four, I was able to start taking him into pet-friendly stores. While we are still working on his ability to approach dogs and people calmly, there has been significant progress! We can walk him off leash pretty well too, but currently, only in a controlled environment since we are still working on the latter.

Strong Bond Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Leanne W.
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Alex has been helping me improve my happiness as well as my dogs. I have seen greatly improved behavior from my dog and we are still working at getting where we want to be. I feel more confident every week!

Chill Out Dog Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Agnieszka J.
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I was taken by how friendly yet clear in his directions in teaching processes he was. He answered all my questions and then showed me how to change my two Cavaliers behavior during feeding times. He also showed me how to train them to stay away from the table during my dinners. Miracles! With one class from knowledgeable trainer I am on good path to success!

Elite K-9 Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Katie Carlson Mooney
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Adam is always very kind and professional and our dog loves him! We have seen great improvement in our dog's behavior since we began working with Adam, and we're excited to see what he continues to learn. We appreciate how easy it is to schedule with Adam and how he continues to share new information with us as he is always enhancing his own skill set. After working with many different trainers for different pets over the years, I can definitely say, Adam is the best!

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.

M.O.C K-9 Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Leeanne H.
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Adam has been great to work with - I have seen such positive improvements in my dog’s behavior. It’s always easy to schedule a session and I learn so much about how to maintain good behavior with my dog along the way!

Canine Obedience Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia D.
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Our Thumtack contact was a very knowledgeable and confident trainer names Andi Nault. She was not dissuaded by my very active Rhodesian Ridgeback who loves people and any dog withing eye view. She worked patiently with us, gave us some new tools to use with Penny and lots of encouragement. She offered doggy daycare which I thought might be useful and it was. Penny learned to read the cues of the other dogs that didn't want to roughhouse. Andi was very good with Penny, consistent, confident, reassuring and had other options to offer us if we wanted them but no pressure. She recommended Boarding facilities we had no knowledge of, other trainers, behavioral specialists, hour long dogie play time, etc. I highly recommend Andi Nault for whatever dog behavior you want to address.

Big & Small We Feed 'em All
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Krista G.
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    Amanda is amazing with animal needs and wants! I have seen her with her own animals dogs to cats to chickens, and she is always great with them!

    Alison Palmer
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Catherine G.
    Verified review

    Alison has taken my dog Pig for 60-minute walks several times. Long walks really help burn up Pig's excess energy and help her sleep better. Alison is reliable and responsible and I can tell how much she loves Pig!

    About

    Crawl, Slither, Play, Exotics is a company starting to build itself up. We are about rescuing animals and caring for them to eventually give them to loving homes. We will walk your dog(s) as often as preferred per week. The total cost depends on size of dog. We have owned sugar gliders, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, hedge hogs, rats, mice, dogs, cats, fishes, lizards, snakes, and even a chameleon. We have a diabetic dog and are personally experienced with giving medication. We all have worked at doggie daycares and have gone to training classes to learn about taking care of animals. We are all in college to improve our knowledge of all different types of animals.

    About

    Animals on Acres specializes in multi-pet homes, high energy dogs and special needs animals but we accept ANY animal or situation that you may have. Our reputation is top notch and the website recommendations from our current customers prove it.

    About

    Our services include: * behavior modification * in-home training * dog walks * pet sitting * transport of pets * play dates/socialization * work with diabetic animals

    • 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

    About

    I went to school with animals on the brain. Originally focused on veterinary medicine, I was drawn down a different path for animal care. I respect all animals and adore the chance to observe up close or from afar.

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    I pay more attention to the animals then my phone or anything. I will even dress them up. Sometimes train them. Clean their houses. Taking Care of animals.

    About

    I grew up with all kinds of animals - rodents, cats, dogs, and horses. I started working with dogs when I was 15 years old. Now a days I work front desk at a dog training center and in my spare time, I volunteer as a dog trainer for the Dumb Friends League and I volunteer at a Boxer rescue here in Denver. I'm very comfortable with dogs of all sizes and when your dog is with me, he/she will be both physically and mentally stimulated since I love long walks and I always bring puzzle toys for the dogs. I have always been very passionate about animals, so it was always natural for me to find a career working with them. I love training, challenge, and care for animals. I train my own cat (Fur) in both obedience and agility.

    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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