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Westminster 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.
Verified review

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
Robert D.
Verified review

Pete is an excellent trainer. Even though, with previous dogs, we have been through several types of training. Having Pete in the home he shows us real world ways to train our Samoyed puppy in such a way as she doesn't forget what she learned as soon as she leaves the trainer's premise. Highly recommend Better Manners for any dog training needs.

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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.
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.
Verified review

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.

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.

M.O.C K-9 Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
Verified review

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
Matt C.
Verified review

Dan has been wonderful with both of our dogs. We had no idea what we were doing wrong. After one session, we have seen impressive results. No longer do we have 2 unruly dogs running the house. Instead we have 2 dogs who are starting to learn patience and manners. Dan was confident he could help us and we are already seeing incredible results. Our aggression and hyperactivity issues have been corrected using very easy techniques and methods that take moments to practice. Dan was patient and understanding and someone who truly loves and understands dogs. We can't wait to work with him more. Thank you Dan! His techniques truly work and we are already seeing great progress after 1 session. We highly recommend Dan!

Rolida Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zach W.
Verified review

Matt did an incredible job training our dog Lucy. I worked every week with her and trained her at her pace instead of trying to rush her. I really appreciated his care and understanding of our dogs feelings. He was very flexible with the classes which was great for our schedules. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to obedience train their dog.

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.

    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.

    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

    I am a Parker based pet sitter/dog walker. I have a passion for animals and for the care of your furry family member while their mom/dad is away. I have over 10 years of pet care experience.

    About

    Everything that I do for my 4 legged clients, is done straight from my heart. I truly love animals and everything that they bring to our lives, so that is really the most special thing that I can offer to your pet, my heart. That will shine through in everything that I do for them. I am in this business because I want to be, not because I have to be and you'll be able to see that in everything that I do for you and your furry one.

    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

    Liz Croegaert with Summit K9 Training helps dog owners with serious dog problems find peace of mind, while they will feel empowered to take back control of their life and their relationship with their dog.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a college student who loves all types of animals, mostly dogs. I am looking to help out others, so I can contribute to my college tuition. The thing I love most about dogs is that they are nonstop lovers and care about others, oftentimes more than they do for themselves. Dogs always bring me joy and happiness, and I will be very grateful to work with dogs. I do not have any dog of my own simply because I am in college and can't afford any extra expenses, but I do help my girlfriend's family take care of their dogs weekly. So I do have a bit of experience working with dogs.

    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    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.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    As mention previously I have worked in or at least study most of the fields related to the pet industry. This gives me a unique outlook on the overall care your pet should receive.

    About

    I provide dog walking / pet care services to people who frequently travel. I have been dog walking/ pet sitting since 2003. I started out for my neighbor who frequently travels and have been taking care of her dogs and other pets over the years. I recently moved to the Denver area to get into the workout business but also would like to continue with these services.

    About

    My husband (who also works with Pet Play) and I share a mutual love for animals. We have no children, but we do have four dogs that are our babies! We will treat your pets like one of our own!

    About

    I provide pet sitting and dog walking services. I love and respect all animals. I take care of them as if they were my own.

    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?

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Dog Trainer

    Louisville, CO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Small (1-15 lbs)
    • Details
      I am looking for someone who can teach my new puppy some standard things like, loose leash walking and greeting guests as the doorbell rings etc. He is a Terrier mix, 5 months old.

    Need a Dog Whisperer

    Denver, CO

    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Small (1-15 lbs)
    • Details
      I have 2 poodle puppies. One is 4 months old and the other one is 5 months old.

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Parker, CO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 6-12 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Small (1-15 lbs)
    • Details
      I have three chihuahuas and need help with marking, barking and potty training.
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