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Louisville Dog Trainers

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Ancillary K9
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 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 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim F.
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Bill, at Rocky Mountain Canine Academy, has been a great asset in working with us and our puppy. Bill communicates well, both prior to coming, and during the training. This has lead to effective training with our puppy. We also feel that the price is fair. Would definitely recommend.

M.O.C K-9 Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
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We highly recommend Adam Deaver and M.O.C. K-9 for your dog training needs. We just completed ten sessions with our year old lab mix, Baylor, and he went from a dog we couldn’t walk without wearing work gloves because he pulled so hard to walking at a perfect heel. He knows to go to his place when we sit sit down for a meal and does so without even being told! He can sit or lay in the front yard or at the park and watch our three kids play without fear of his running off. Through use of Adam’s easy to follow methods of consistency and accountability, Baylor has become a better canine citizen who is a pleasant part of our family!

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  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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.

  • 29 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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We recently moved from a house to an apartment, leaving our dogs needing some help to adjust. Dan explained dog behavior to us before showing us techniques. We practiced with our dogs and was very pleased with their progress. We will continue to work with them. Thank you Dan!

Alison Palmer
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Nick S.
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Alison took care of my dog Harvey. He misses he so very much. I highly recommend Alison as a pet care specialist.

Life, Simplified
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
James C.
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Patricia helped me out immensely during a very hard time in my life. My mother had been admitted into the hospital for an extended period of time leaving her 3 cats and large dog alone. As I was busy with work, it make it impossible for me to care for them properly. Thank God for Patricia who'd been highly recommended by a friend. She arrived promptly and took charge of the situation leaving me with the peace of mind I needed to see to my mother's health. Patricia went out of her way to only care for the animals but also spent quality time with them, playing and just hanging with them. She made sure the pets were well fed and that they never felt abandoned or lonely. Patricia was a life saver and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable, warm assistant no matter the calling.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bob K.
Verified review

The folks have been dependable and caring about my dog... I highly recommend them!

Away Sitter
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

I stay at your home 24/7 to take care of your pets. I charge $50.00 per day. I am a certified dog trainer by the Animal Behavior College. I help train dogs for Urban Tracking.

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!

TLC4URPETS
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danielle A.
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Fantastic! I would recommend Doreen to anyone, my pups are very happy and I love getting an update and a picture every day

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

About

Hello, my name is Kate, and I just moved to Denver, Colorado, from Livonia, Michigan! I love being outdoors and love being around animals! My hobbies include hiking, biking, reading, gardening, and painting. When living in Michigan, my parents had a Goldendoodle named Murphy who was packed full of energy. Our nightly ritual was going to the park and playing Frisbee for hours until we were both worn out! I am a very reliable person with a great work ethic! I am friendly and would love to work with you and your pups!

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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.

  • 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.

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

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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."

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.

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.

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?

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Need a Dog Trainer

Littleton, CO

  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 6-12 months, 1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Details
    2 dogs. One 1.5 years old. One is 6 years old.
  • $500
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Colorado Springs, CO

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    I am an active duty service member and I would like to see about getting my dog trained to be a service animal for me.

Need a Dog Trainer

Colorado Springs, CO

  • Dog training type
    Assistance / Disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months, 1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    Goldendoodle. Very smart. Has most basic commands down. Need hearing and allergy service.
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