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  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
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Theress F.
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I think she is great. Our first visit was canceled due to an unforseen situation of my husband was on life support fighting for his life, but it did not stop her from answering my questions regarding my dog's behavior. She is caring and cares about what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer.

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suki lau
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Margo T.
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Delightful and easy going. Arrived on time and my dog, and I immediately liked her!

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Peter H.
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Joan's approach to behavioral training is very integrated taking into account the dog's environment, diet, and activity level. It's so nice to have a trainer that can make additional recommendations beyond the standard behavioral instructions to include changes in dietary and health needs to improve the training process. We asked Joan for help with our Dachshund/Poodle cross after repeated accidents in the apartment. Within two sessions we were communicating with our puppy to understand when she needs to go out, when she just wants to play, etc. Joan has been a huge help, she's punctual and extraordinarily good with the dogs and brings a tremendous value to the process beyond just learning how to "sit." As with any dog trainer it's important to know that as the owner you're being trained as well requiring a good dose of humility. Joan handles this without condescension and always remains positive. I recommend her for training and general dog care consulting!

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  • 14 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Gail J.
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I will review when the dog training is complete but my first impression was positive, in fact A+. On time to first visit to my home, friendly immediately to my dog and professional in greeting my husband and me and in how she outlined her strategies to get my Lab to jump into the tailgate area of my small SUV.

Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Cathi O.
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Our new rescue pup Roxie needed basic obedience training and we discovered Suzanne Rodda while searching the internet for local dog trainers. Suzanne knows her stuff ! We have worked with her over the last month and a half and the difference in Roxie is obvious. Suzanne's approach is to not only train your dog, but to train YOU to work with your dog as well. It's a win win combination. We had a few challenges facing us along the way BUT Suzanne's flexibility and commitment to us made working with her easy and a pleasure. She has our recommendation as an excellent trainer.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie B.
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Andrew has been great to work with. He has excellent attention to detail, and followed up on all my questions and concerns. He uses a very positive approach, which is very effective. Andrew is a very talented dog trainer, and I highly recommend him.

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Diamonds in the Ruff
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Heidi D.
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Excellent, Robin is a great dog trainer. I can see the difference in my puppy only after 2 trainings!

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MondioPup, Inc.
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex C.
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I met with another dog trainer for a consultation, but decided to invest in Adrienne's three-week board and train program instead and it was totally worth it! My 6 month-old Brittany Spaniel was an independent and high-energy pup. She did not have much of a food or toy drive for attempting training on my own. She came back from Adrienne's program with much more self-control and a complete set of manners! I'll be sending her back to Adrienne when she's a bit older for some fine tuning, but in the meantime- I've got myself a much more manageable puppy!

Canine Communications
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Lori O.
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When I found Christine on Thumbtack, I was at the end of my rope. My boyfriend and I had adopted a 1 year old American bulldog mix from a rescue in NY and were having trouble getting him to listen to us or bond with us, were experiencing a lot of behavioral issues and even some aggression and were considering bringing him back because we felt we were in over our heads. We had reached out to the rescue we adopted him from for help finding a trainer and they kept blowing us off. The rescue claimed to have spent donor money on his training, but all he had really learned was how to get treats and would not even do basic commands like sit or stay if food wasn't in the picture. Finally, in desperation, I googled dog trainers in my area and thumbtack popped up. I filled out a form and within minutes I received a reply from Christine DiCarlo at Canine Communications. I emailed her and she said I could call her any time so I did so immediately. Over the phone she could sense how desperate I felt and she drove an hour to come meet with us. She immediately assessed the situation and explained to me what was going on and how to fix it. We have been working with her for about 6 weeks and both humans and dogs are doing much better and have settled into our new lives. We even adopted another rescue puppy and Christine told me exactly how to introduce the pup to the dog and the home, thus saving us future problems. There have been a couple of desperate phone calls to Christine and every time I'm freaking out, she talks me off the ledge and everything settles back down. Without Christine, I don't think we would have gotten through the rough patches. She has trained me in what to do to have well behaved and secure dogs and in how to read my dogs because before her, I have to admit, I was clueless and an emotional wreck. We are all so lucky to have found her and her services. She really cares about us and our dogs, she knows what she's doing and she has saved my family and my sanity!

Pampered Pals Pet Care
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Gail T.
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Sarah watched my dogs for 10 days about a month ago. I have two dogs and work from home so they have beyond extreme separation anxiety, so I was very tentative to travel, but had to leave the country so taking my dogs with me was not an option. A close friend of mine recommended her to me and I tried it. I am so beyond grateful for Sarah and her services. She brought my dogs everywhere with her, fortunately she has a job allowing her to bring them to work with her, she brought them to local dog parks and even brought them to a dog bakery to pick out their own snacks and then stopped at PetSmart to let them pick out some new toys, much more than I would ever expect any petsitter to do. She kept me updated sending me at least two texts with pictures of my babies and responded to all my messages. My female dog, Madison, takes a while to warm up to people and can be snippy, Sarah had no issues at all with her and Madison trusted her within minutes of Sarah watching her. I returned home to a wonderful picture collage of my dogs "Vacation with Sarah" and them happily asleep in their beds snuggled with their new toys, I have Sarah routinely come take them on trips now as they love to leave the house and adventure with her, they always come home super happy and then sadly walk around for at least an hour after she leaves. I couldn't have found a better pet sitter if I had duplicated myself! She truly is amazing

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha C.
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We are so happy to have met Debbie! She is an absolute pleasure. She helped me and my fiancee learn how to be the best owners to our new puppy Bodie. She truly cares for each animal she works with and wants the best for both owner and dog. Being a pretty anxious person, Debbie was so patient and helpful. She never left without us fully understanding what is expected and always made sure we could do it on our own. She is a fabulous trainer and person. She even gave us great tips for healthy homemade treats for our dog. I would recommend her 1000 times over to anyone who is looking for help with their dog, new or old.

Bred For Life
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sergio P.
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Joyce has very easy training methods. She has showed me techniques that have improved my bulldog's behavior. My English bulldog has come a long way with her help. My bulldog is more obedient towards me and less jumpy. I would definitely recommend Joyce to others that looking for a dog trainer.

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Charlotte E.
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Jessica has been instrumental in helping us transition to our new life as dog owners! She is super competent/ experienced with dogs, training and dog behavior/ psychology. She is also super reliable, trustworthy and kind. I couldn’t recommend her more.

Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sammy S.
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I reached out to Josh for help because my dog would lash out at other dogs when we went for walks, hikes, etc. I was very pleased with his work! He arrived on time, earlier than expected, to really make sure I got the most out of my session. The quality of his work is very professional and you could tell he truly cares about helping you and your dog! He is very knowledgeable in numerous different behavioral issues, which was impressive. He taught me how to take control of my dog and now my dog is doing much better socially. Josh also responded to my emails in a timely mannner when I would have quick questions. I would highly recommend this service!!

Canine Company
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Janine C.
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We worked with The Canine Company for one session of dog training. While they are great for obedience training they were not suited for our needs. We were specifically looking for someone who could help us acclimate our new dog to our cats that have been in our family for two years.

Bone-afide Dog Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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Sue Grey is a terrific trainer of dog, and a great teacher to us human owners as well. She is knowledgable, patient, consistent, and helps in developing a strong bond with your dog. I have found our sessions invaluable, especially for some persistent problems such as keeping the dog from jumping to people as soon as they enter the house, and keeping the dog from dragging me all over the neighborhood. She is very practical, and provides excellent feed-back. Highly recommended.

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k9advanced dog training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Maryann R.
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My 8 month old shar pei was a good dog. Smart too but true to his breed he was stubborn!! I had tried other trainers who helped but he needed more. Hiring JOLEAN at k9 advanced was the best choice I made!! She worked wonders w my dog and he truly tested her expertise and skill!! He was a true challenge for her but I now have a well trained dog and friend. Jolean was dedicated and determined that he be the dog I hoped he would be. I am very thankful to Jolean and highly recommend her. She far exceeded my expectations.

Rose Walks Dogs
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
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rose has agreed to care for my young mischievous Siamese cat....we enjoyed a pleasant visit...hope to give her "real time" in April, and jult

London Dog Care
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jill V.
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Laura along with her mom tag team pet sitting. I have three dogs and a cat. Their services are remarkable. I didn't have a worry and they were experiencing a blizzard!!!! All was well when I returned home. They are truly caring and professional pet sitters!!!

Rad Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia J.
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Ana is the best trainer I have ever worked with. She worked through my 9 year old American Bulldog's aggressiveness like a pro! He is now comfortable around strangers & unfamiliar dogs and has learned a handful of commands. I would definitely recommend Ana to any dog parent out there looking for an exceptional and dedicated trainer.

Nikki S.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brooke S.
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Nicole is very professional and GREAT with my dogs. I have a boxer, malamute, and a Great Dane mix and she is able to control them all on walks. I’m able to be at ease throughout the day knowing that they are all taken care of and get ample exercise thanks to her. Highly recommend her for any and all of your pets needs weather it be a walk, hike, or an overnight visit. Below is one of the photos she’s sent of two of my babies 🤗

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