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Parker Dog Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle N.
Verified review

Carrie was absolutely amazing in working with my Schnauzer, who was very unfriendly toward most men and some women. After helping me use desensitization methods, as well as protocol, which helped my dog move past this overwhelming anxiety of new people, Carrie helped me to train my dog to be a Canine Good Citizen, which I am very happy about. In recommending Best Friends Dog Training for future clients, I would emphasize the fact that Carrie works conscientiously, and with motive, and is a women with a very amazing gift in working with animals of all types. She is a wonderful behaviorist, and from my perspective, as a School Psychologist, she is one of the top behaviorist in the animal-behavior field, who truly knows what she is talking about. Thank you Carrie for all you have done for my dog and myself.

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Ancillary K9
5.0
from 46 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
Kateri H.
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We just started with this relationship with Better Manners Dog Training but are extremely hopeful and impressed so far!

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OmniCanine Services
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill B.
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The thing about Michael is that he not only knows the mechanics of dog training , he obviously enjoys seeing individual progress in both animal and handler. Although there are standard mechanics for getting a dog from point A to Point B, the process and speed is an individual thing. This is what I learned from him. Now, after Michaels help, my GSD Roman is a stud!

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

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim F.
Verified review

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.

Chill Out Dog Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lin G.
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I Don't know what I would have done without Scott. He sure was a big help in training my dog. I would highly recomend him. So glad I found him on line.

My Life Unleashed
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
Verified review

Lisa came over with some material for me to read up on and we worked on some drills with my dog. It was a great experience

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!

  • 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!

K9to5
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katharine J.
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Christine is an incredibly knowledgeable dog trainer who teaches with patience and encouragement. She gets to know the dogs and their owners and gives them the tools they need to work together successfully. She is amazing in group classes and one-on-one, tuning into what each dog and owner needs. If you and your dog want to learn and have fun together, get into one of Christine's classes!

FreeLANCE Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn E.
Verified review

Lance was professional and knowledgeable. He spent more than the allotted appointment time working with us and our dog. He listened to our needs and then showed us how to accomplish our goals working with our dog. He is enthusiastic and made the training fun for us and our dog.

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.

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.
Verified review

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!

Rebecca G.
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My Aussie is a happy, healthy eight year old, but he was always really difficult to take for a walk. He just didn't respond to the leash, no matter the collar or the trainer, and I'd tried several of each. I would come home from what should have been a pleasant walk in tears. Then I found Rick. Now long walks with Rolly are a blessing for us both, and his obedience training has made living with my active guy much easier and more fun. I am sooooo grateful. I've also watched Rick with other dogs. He is a master of his craft. Big, little, tough or timid, he knows how to help them and how to help you, so your bond and time together become more fun and rewarding.

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.

About

We offer modern and positive reward-based training. There are no chokes, prongs or e-collars, ever. I have 16 years of experience as a certified professional dog trainer, CPDT-KA and AKC evaluator.

About

We are a safe, fun, and friendly pet service facility. We offer boarding in a safe and climate-controlled indoor and outdoor kennel. The one thing our guests and their owners love the most about us is that we let your pet be a pet! Our groomers have 5 plus and 10 plus years experience in all breeds. We have specialized shampoos, everything from oatmeal and crystal white to flea, tick, and skunk treatments! Our trainers have 30 plus years of experience in obedience training, behavioral modification, and trick training. We have three different programs to fit your needs; we want to help you help your pet! All of our staff love animals and want to meet you and your special friend. We invite you and your pet to share this experience with us. Feel free to give us a call at the number listed above!

About

I have been providing pet services such as daily walks and vacation visits for over seven years. My services include but are not limited to walking/playing; giving food, water, treats and medications; bringing in mail; taking trash in and out; switch blinds and lights around so it looks like someone is home; and watering plants. I am experienced with dogs, cats, birds, snakes, lizards, turtles, guinea pigs, rabbits, hermit crabs, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, ferrets, hedgehogs, tarantulas, and fish.

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 Whisperer

Longmont, CO

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    My dog hates people, especially men.
  • $85
    Average price

Need a Dog Obedience Trainer

Parker, CO

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    I have a standard poodle, as of March 16, Very good breeder.

Need a Dog Trainer for a Boarder Collie

Colorado Springs, CO

  • Dog training type
    Assistance / disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    boarder collie
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