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Bristol In-Home Dog Trainers

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  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
John D.
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Neeve did an excellent job with my dog. We began to see a change in his demeanor almost immediately. She was extremely positive and worked with me to come up with a realistic plan for my dog. We discussed followup visits and training. She worked around my schedule. I highly recommend Neeve and her dog training skills.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Inga M.
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Andrew came to work initially with my 2 dogs,doing training at the house and s local park. He spent time asking questions so as to truly understand what I hoped to get out of the sessions. When an unforeseen problem arose concerning the interaction between one of my dogs and my sisters new puppy,even though he was on holiday in America he researched the problem consultanting other trainers and vets before skyping me for an hour to help talk through management techniques. Defiantly goes the extra mile would highly recommend him.

Have a Heart Dog Training
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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For the first day my son and myself learned a lot about our 2 dogs, was easy, and the trainer was well prepared to teach the dogs and both of us a lot of good stuff, that we can use for life with our dogs Thank You :)

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Diamonds in the Ruff
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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I needed help to modify my over excitable champion boxer, CH high tech Duffy Semper Fi at Marlboro. Trainer Displayed great concern and caring while training my dog. Trainer has great abilities to analyze the dog behaviors. Wholly recommend for anyone who needs help with an overzealous dog.

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Murphdog & Company
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Don S.
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Jenna is very knowledgeable about dogs, she gave us the advice we needed. She will be training our dog further, very satisfied!

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!

Kritzercreek Training
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Marlee R.
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Michele is very knowledgable when it comes to training dogs. She came one time so far and my almost 1 year old Golden (who pulled me down the stairs and broke 3 of my fingers) is now walking very calmly on a leash.

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

Bred For Life
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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Joyce is fantastic!! My husband and I had a three-month old wheaten terrier puppy when we hired Joyce. We were looking for help with potty training, basic obedience, leashing walking and helping our little guy become a part of our family. We cannot say enough positive things about what Joyce and her training methods have done for us. Our puppy was at ease immediately with Joyce and loves his training sessions. He has come leaps and bounds in his training using her easy to follow methods and improves after every session. After a few short months, he follows commands, is almost house broken and actually listens to us now! Joyce is professional, flexible with scheduling, kind, and very affectionate with our puppy. It's obvious how much she is a natural with animals. We also use Joyce for boarding when traveling. We are confident that our puppy is in safe, capable and loving hands when he spends time at Joyce's house with her (and Corcega!). She'll even send photos, videos and multiple daily calls and texts with updates for you, the individual service she provides for your pup is so much better than doggie daycare. If you are looking for a dog trainer, dog walker or a happy place for your dog when you're away on vacation, we highly recommend Joyce and her services to any dog owner.

Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 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!!

Bone-afide Dog Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Meg S.
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Bone-afide Dog Training is fun, results oriented and my favorite hour of the week! Sue is an outstanding and patient trainer and Patch and I have both learned a lot.

Top Notch Dog Training
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dominique M.
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excellent dog trainer, using positive reinforcement techniques.. Pat achieves tremendous results..

Canine Cadre LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Angelica A.
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The most important lesson that I learned while training my dog at Canine Cadre is communication. Lenny and Mary Ellen of Canine Cadre are excellent in this area. Once the basics were mastered with my dog, I was able to teach my dog to be obedient with hand gestures through Canine Cadre classes. The most important thing to me is Lenny and Mary Ellen has been there throughout the life of my dog. My Carla (Rottweiler) will be 11 years old this October. I highly recommend Canine Cadre.

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Lynn T.
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Gina has helped me both with an eight week basic training class for my reactive do. She has also helped me with issues I have had with my dog at home. She is always available for my questions and offers knowledgeable advice. Gina gives positive feedback and encouragement. My dog is a work in progress so I know I will continue to contact her in the future for help and suggestions.

  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie P.
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As a teacher, I spend every day in the classroom. When it came to getting help training my dog, I couldn't face another classroom so I called Terry at Beyond Borders. I'm so happy I did! She is knowledgeable, patient (with people and dogs alike) and super flexible with schedules. I am happy to recommend her service and experience to others.

Em 4 Dogs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jim S.
Verified review

Best dog behavior trainer you will fine, makes your puppy/and owners feel a new understanding of needs and expectations. If you have tried "trainers" please give Em4Dogs a try, you will be amazed with the results.

Pet sitter
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Paige D.
Verified review

Perfect! Amazing! Above and beyond! Andrea is forever welcome in our home and will be our forever pet sitter! We have three crazy dogs and going on vacation is hard, we don't enjoy kenneling our dogs and having family take all three is a hassle so we decided to try to find a pet sitter and couldn't be happier. We were nervous having a stranger come to our home, especially with one of my dogs being aggressive towards new people and one being only six months old but after meeting Andrea, we knew she could handle it. Andrea responded immediately to all my texts and sent me videos of the dogs and I didn't even ask! She made us feel so comfortable that our home and dogs were taken care of and allowed us to enjoy our vacation. The best part of all when we came home the dogs were tired out and we could all relax before our busy schedules started again. Thank you so much, Andrea!!!!

World Canine
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robin P.
Verified review

Chris was such a pleasure to work with! I have a 2 yr old male GSD that was out of control- he was very aggressive with people and dogs alike. We searched and spoke with many "qualified" dog trainers to no avail. After speaking with Chris, my husband and I were confident that he could help us. And that he absolutely did! He explained to us that each dog is different so it may be one session, it may be 4, but, he will fix it. And he did! 2 sessions and we are now the proud owners of a well behaved, proper boy. Highly recommend! Thanks again Chris!

  • 40 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John R.
Verified review

I called Alert Canine Training Solutions because my dog had a bad habit of jumping on our guests in our home. Within three weeks Matt had the dog trained to go to her bed and stay there by saying the command "Place". Matt is extremely knowledgeable in his field of dog training and I would highly recommend him.

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About

I live in Norwich, CT, and I graduated from animal behavior college spring of 2014. I work as an animal control officer, and I also train dogs. I have basic obedience classes and will travel to your home for private lessons for tougher problems.

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