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Bristol Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

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Diamonds in the Ruff
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bradley W.
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Used 2nd of 7 training dog sessions. Excellant experiance. Profressional trainer, looking for great results. Would recommend to all. Brad Worzella

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  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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MondioPup, Inc.
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa G.
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Adrienne is a dedicated trainer who puts the dogs needs first. An excellent problem solver, using fair and consistent methods. I have personally had great results leaving a sport dog in her care for a board and train. My dog received the structured work she needed. I would not hesitate using this trainer in the future. I highly recommend using Adrienne for any training your dog needs.

  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires 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.

Bred For Life
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Travis K.
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Joyce works great with my female Rottweiler. When I hired her my pup had previous training of basic commands, and was well behaved. Joyce enabled me to have more control of my dog, and she is now able to go out with me without a leash. With her style of dog training it gave me a deeper bond with my dog. In addition, it has given me peace of mind that my dog will listen to the commands that I am giving her. I would recommend Joyce to any dog owner regardless of what needs they may have. I have recommended Joyce to my girlfriend and they have just started training her Shiba Inu! It has been such a great time working with her. Every training session she sends out a recap of the training so you don't miss a beat.

Have a Heart Dog Training
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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My 9 month old Husky has been a crazy, ball of energy since I got him and he had absolutely no listening skills. Koda has been trained by Kelly since he was 4 months old and he has improved drastically! He used to be so crazy that I even thought I may have to get rid of him because he was too much for my grandpa to handle and now I couldn't picture my life without him! He is much easier to handle and I have Kelly to thank for that! Now I am going to keep enstilling the lessons Kelly taught me for Koda and prepare him for his next step which is when he turns 1 he will do his last training class and take the service dog exam. I wouldn't of ever thought Koda would come this far.

Pampered Pals Pet Care
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha H.
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I have only used Sarah once so far but will not hesitate to again. I moved into a new City and immediately needed to be out of town and have someone lined up to take care of my dog. It could not have been more chaotic with the move, a Holiday, and the last minute request and Sarah was incredibly accommodating for the whole experience. When I arrived home my dog was happy and clearly well taken care of. I will absolutely be calling her again in the future.

  • 39 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia B.
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I am looking into training and certification for my dog to become a service dog they have answered all my questions

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Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Malinda E.
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Josh is an amazing trainer and very dedicated. He was able to try many different methods of training when one didn't work for our dog.

  • 23 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie S.
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Meghan--Thank you so much for all of the pet sitting and training. Georgie is a new dog, and we are better pet parents! You are fantastic, and we are so grateful. We look forward to having you back soon.

Canine Communications
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Elisabeth C.
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Christine aka "the new dog whisperer" not only taught me how to train my dog she took the time to get to know me. She was spot on with dog training and behavioral issues. She helped me become "the leader of the pack" using dog-friendly, techniques (NO SHOCK COLLAR, OR HARSH METHODS EVER!!!). Her goal was for my dog to love and respect me not fear me . She will work with you in your home addressing issues such as housebreaking, separation anxiety, aggression, jumping up, puppy nipping, walking on leash, and much more. Christine can help you with ANY BREED, ANY AGE, ANY ISSUE! Christine was available to help work around my hectic schedule and allowed time for the whole family to be involved. Before Christine trained Roxy our "French Mastiff" Roxy was jumping up on our company , barking non-stop , pulling on the leash to the point we could not walk her without our arms being pulled outta our sockets, begging for food and not listening to her commands such as sit , stay and come . With just a few shorts weeks Roxy was and is a changed dog . She is gentle , never jumps up on people or furniture . Our Roxy couldn't have made this transition without the training of Christine!

Kritzercreek Training
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel W.
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Very nice, knowledgable, answered all of our questions and then some. Showed us proper techniques in handling and training out dog. Nothing negative to say.

Canine Company
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 40 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.

Debbie's 4 Dogs
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan M.
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Debbie is absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend working with her. We rescued a puppy who has a ton of energy and has some habits which can really test our patience. Debbie helped us to have hope and confidence in ourselves and showed us that we can help our dog be her best! It’s evident that Debbie loves what she does and she immediately had a calming effect on our dog. By implementing the strategies that Debbie provided, we’ve noticed a big difference in our dog- even after just one training session! Training a puppy requires a lot of patience and it’s easy to become a bit defeated or feel like it’s never going to work. Debbie is extremely supportive and knowledgeable and will show you that it is possible.

Professional Pet Services
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leah Margaret Bursey
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Erika is an amazing person who built her company from the ground up. She is always early or on time, always interacts with the customer (owner), LOVES what she does. Has great success training, loving, and interacting with the animals. Overall I rate this as excellent due to the fact that she must be an animal whisperer. Highly recommended for anyone who needs training, walking, pet sitting and any other pet related service!

  • 56 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa T.
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Nick training sessions train more than just the dog, he trains the owner as well. I had to go out of town recently and I trust no one else but nick to watch after my dog. Nikhil trained my dog, Toro while I was on vacation so it was the obvious thing to do because you get a 2in 1 deal with boarding & training. He is the real dog whisperer, You won't find a better trainer anywhere! He will be my trainer for life! Thanks, Nick !

Beth V.
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Gina is an excellent Trainer and teacher , Patient , Compassionate and has a passion for helping. Goes out of her way to assist and help. To sum it up EXCELLENT !!!!!!!

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

Heather B.

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I am a certified dog trainer, and I can train for service dogs obedience and search and rescue. I love spending time with dogs to teach them helpful skills, and I have lots of experience. I am a huge dog lover. I'm not afraid of any dog no matter what size it is. I look forward to meeting with you and your dog or dogs.

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I have a wonderful fenced-in area and a quiet, peaceful setting to care for your dog. I have experience training border collies, one of the most intelligent, but high-strung breeds. I can give your pet much care and gentle persuasion for good behavior.

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    We love dogs and all animals. We want to train dogs. If you want to hire someone who can train your dogs, hire me because I am the best!

    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.

    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?

    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.

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