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Diamonds in the Ruff
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rich L.
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I purchased my German Shepherd from Robin last fall and he has honestly been such an amazing dog (not to mention gorgeous coat). She worked with him prior to me picking him up and he was virtually house broken already and only had a couple accidents in the house (less than 5). She had also worked with me one on one with training both Moose and myself how to respond to certain issues and how to train his commands. I definitely recommend Robin for her dog training skills and think she does a wonder job and is very experienced especially with GS dogs.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Lynsey J.
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Incredibly professional and also one of the most knowledgeable dog trainers i have ever met. Her ability to understand our needs was only exceeded by the one thing genuineness by which she engaged us and our dogs. We have 5 dogs . One of the dogs ,Jake, is a rescue and has just been introduced to the family. Being a male, there were some issues with introducing him to the other male, Baxter. Niamh adressed the problem immediately and educated us on how to continue the process. She is also available any time we need her and if not at that moment- she will return the call / text as soon as possible. We look so forward to continuing our relationship with her and having her continue to educate and assist us with all of our training needs. It is amazing to have an incredible Dog Trainer but it is even more amazing to have an incredible educator as well.

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MondioPup, Inc.
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
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Best investment ever ! Dakota is like a new puppy she respects us and we know how to handle her now Adrienne is an excellent trainer and we are thrilled to have found her We invested in the three-week board and train and since that time we feel that we have so much better control of our German Shepherd puppy and Adrienne is always available for follow-up questions Dakota is now eight months old and she was six months old when she attended the board and train. We have decided to send Dakota for boarding when we go away so she can have additional reinforcement because she is doing so well. She used to be so hyper and excited all the time and she was always very good-natured but now she is under control and in the house is very calm and she respects authority We no longer have issues with her counter surfing or going to places in the house where we don't want her. We both highly recommend Adriennes board and train program it's worth the investment in your dog we now have a very loving calm puppy and our house

  • 26 years in business
  • 276 hires on Thumbtack
Josh P.
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Kathy breeds the best German shorthair pointer's I've ever seen. I have seen many different dogs throughout the years of Upland game hunting and hers by far the best around in New England. The male that I bought off of her is phenomenal in the field. I have and will continue to reference friends and people to Cady falls!

Canine Communications
4.7
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!

ACTK9
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Siobhan P.
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It's hard to know who to choose when hiring any professional. I have an 8 month old German Shepherd, and after doing much research trainers, I decided to go with ACT K9. I was so impressed from the very beginning! During the evaluation, I met John and Lindsey and 2 of John's dogs. I have never met more trained dogs in my life. John's interaction with them was amazing. A week later we started training my dog, Sasha. After one lesson, she was already learning to heel. We have only had 2 lessons so far, but Sasha is already listening so much better. John and Lindsey really know what they're doing. The training is as much for me as it is for my dog. I'm so happy I chose them!!!

Caliber K-9
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jodie G.
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We couldn't be any more pleased with our training from Ken at Caliber K-9 and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for training for their dogs. We have a 4 year old Boxer mix named Wrigley who started nipping at our 8 and 11 year old children about the time that I got pregnant. With twins on the way, we needed a solution for our dog quickly. We interviewed multiple trainers including a few very highly rated trainers in Boston. We were told a variety of things about our dog including that the only option was the put him down. My husband and I were at a loss of what to do and didn't have a good feeling about what anyone was telling us. And then Ken came over for a free evaluation. He was the only trainer to focus on Wrigley just as much as us. This made a huge impression on us, along with Ken's approach and dedication. We decided to hire Ken on the spot without needing to discuss it privately. I'm writing this during our fifth week of training and our dog isn't even home for good yet. I hope this shows how much we would recommend Ken. Wrigley was a challenge for him due to the "squirrels in his head" and his lack of drive. We feel confident that we will be able to take over when Wrigley comes home and continue onto a better path with Wrigley in our home. Ken has boosted his confidence, addressed many handling issues, taught him obedience and taught us and our children how to continue the work at home. Wrigley came home for a night's stay this week and things were great during the trial run. The other trainers sold an idea of a guaranteed fix and then would send your dog home. This just wasn't realistic for our situation. Ken has offered to keep Wrigley for an extra week at no cost in order to have a smoother transition when coming home. We've also discussed additional ways that Ken can help us in the months to come including helping me take Wrigley to an anxiety-fueled vet appt., boarding Wrigley when our twins come and helping to introduce Wrigley to the new babies. Also, the one-on-one attention that your dog would get with Ken is far and above what anyone else is offering! I feel like Ken could double his price and still be worth it compared to the others we interviewed. We feel so incredibly fortunate that Ken was available when we needed his help. He's also a friend now for many years to come. You won't be disappointed in hiring him.

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.

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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 !!!!!!!

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I train dogs mostly, the regular sit, stay, paw, lay, etc. Im very good at what I do. I am just starting out and am trying to make this a big thing, so support Pet Trainer Pro!

Kalels K9s

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  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

Fido & Freud
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacy G.
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I can't say enough good things about Nachwaechter German Shepherds. From the start Lindsay has been so informative and helpful. When it was time to pick a puppy she helped decided which one would best suit our lifestyle and he has been nothing but perfect. Her and John took him for their board and train program and he is so obedient and sweet. They were patient with us on learning all of his commands and followed up often and even took him back to further his training because they wanted him perfect for us. You guys have really been amazing and I can't thank you enough for being so supportive and accommodating to our individual needs. It's apparent your true love for the breed and thank you for all of your kindness and wisdom with my boy.

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.

Bob The Dog Trainer
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
DC C.
Verified review

Bob is a magical dog trainer. You are totally memorized by just watching him train your dog. You feel safe and comfortable with his training and he always gets the job done. There is no one else compared to his training he makes the impossible happen. He's your man.....

Kritzercreek Training
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

Michele is very knowledgable about training puppies. She came to the house and taught us how to train the puppy . Now it's up to us to use what we have learned she is always available for questions which is great-

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