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Hartford Group Dog Trainers

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  • 33 years in business
  • 365 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
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We spent a great afternoon with Janice at our home today --- While our dog is #1 (fewest) on the list of problems she usually deals with, she fitted us into her busy schedule, which was not just an aide for our family/pack but also for Laura who she is training as another dog therapist... Janice explained to all of us the pack psychology and ways to work on modifying behavior...who knew that diet was a large part of the puzzle? Or that early dog-hood experiences would have such a lasting innate behavioral underpinning... We are looking forward to growing with what we have learned

Have a Heart Dog Training
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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Kelli is awesome! We've only had two training sessions but already have seen a huge difference in our dog. She really focuses on the training issues you are having and helps you work through those. I highly recommend!

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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
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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MondioPup, Inc.
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca T.
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I have had an excellent experience working with Adrienne Mesko. She provided a 4 week board and train session for my 2 yr old, 85lb. Terrier-mix, Winny. She was immediately responsive to all my inquiries from my initial contact, throughout training and after training was completed. She clearly laid out a plan for my dog's training. She was professional, clear and courteous in all business matters. Adrienne is a top notch dog trainer. She took on the daunting task of working with my difficult dog with confidence and understanding. She provided the level of training that she promised in the amount of time she estimated. She gave regular updates and progress reports. I am thrilled with my dog's progress and behavior. After the training was completed Adrienne spent time with me answering my questions, demonstrating equipment use and worked with me and Winny to transfer the knowledge of methods that worked so effectively with my dog. Due to her efforts I now have a dog who is well behaved and responsive. In addition, Adrienne is a kind and considerate person who took the time to listen and help. She is terrific to work with and I highly recommend her board and train program and off-leash training.

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.

ACTK9
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Beth D.
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John has an objective eye and vast knowledge for training any and all dog types. He truly understands the relationship between a dog and their owner and during training he provides timely and constructive feedback. John helped both myself and my husband be more aware of our body language and how our mannerisms set the tone with how our dog reacts and empowered us to be the "alpha" dog so to speak in order to have a well balanced dog. Without hesitation we would recommend John as a qualified trainer. Beth and Scott D.

Alpha Dog Obedience Center
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth H.
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Ivan Rios seems to be doing a good job in training our dog. Our dog name is Goldie and she is going on 9 months old. I was going to try training Goldie myself, but I do not have the patience or experience to train Goldie. We like Ivan because he is a caring and knowledgeable person. Goldie has a way to go before her training is complete. We feel Goldie is in good hands, and know she will be trained when her training sessions are complete I would like to rate my overall experience again when Goldie's training is complete. Kenneth & Ruth Hawkins

Stonehill Kennel LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Perry S.
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My wife and I highly recommend stone hill kennel's training program for any dog, but for high drive, dominant or troubled dogs their 6 week in kennel training program is a must. at first glance it seems expensive, but if you break it down over the years you will have a perfect and obedient dog it is not expensive at all. These guys are professionals in every way.Chris helped us before we even got our german shepherd puppy about the dogs place in our pack when we bring him home.This is the part most people don't understand and end up giving their dog away or worse putting the dog down. His many years of dealing with all kinds of what I call " tough "dogs and the mindset of these dogs is so valuable. He really spent a lot of time with us to make sure we understood how to follow through with the training and how to live with a well balanced dog. His staff are all very professional and make you feel at ease. they really spend as much time as you need with them. We can't finish without saying how much we both think of Dan Hartley, he is just a great guy and a super dog trainer. He is the greatest asset to the kennel. he was so patient with us and never made us feel foolish even though we did. He walked us through every step of training, explaining everything.He has handled all types of dogs, and always figures out the best plan for each dog. We had a very tough and dominant german shepherd and Dan did such a great job with him it was unbelievable. The dog is just so obedient and loves to work. Most importantly my wife and the dog are inseparable. it's a great feeling. I have had 4 german shepherd dogs and none as well behaved as our present dog trained at Stonehill. Overall ,I would say Stonehill kennel is an excellent choice for your dog. Whatever type of dog you have. They have the total package for you. Perry and Diane Simone

Natasha Ewen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Catherine N.
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Took several training classes with 2 of our dogs. Natasha was always positive, kind, enthusiastic and wonderful to work with. Hope she starts training around here again!

Sandy Meadow Farm
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
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I have known Missy Kielbasa for 5 years and in that time, she has done an exceptional job at obedience training. She is very professional and my dogs adore her. I have giant breed dogs and they can be challenging to train at times, but Missy knows exactly what to do and I am amazed at how well they do with her. Missy also takes the extra time to help you if you are having a hard time getting a technique just right. A++ Highly recommended!!

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.

Polite Paws LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara F.
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Dallas looks forward to working and seeing Jade. She is always positive with her approach and doesn't give negative comments! We love her classes which even with other dogs she manages to make time for each dog and owner. Love her!!!

  • New on Thumbtack
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.

Cape Cod Dog Trainer
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jason K.
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I adopted a young Black Lab, with almost no training. He was ill behaved and wasn't listening. John watched him and understood the training that he needed immediately. Even after the first few hours of training John did, I noticed a change. Over the next week a big difference. John understands dogs and how to curb their bad behavior. He has had several German dogs of his own, so he knows how to work with Alpha dogs. I highly recommend John. If you have a young dog or even an older problematic dog, give him a try, you will see a change, I did.

Dog Pals
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sarah O.
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Jim Helms is a fantastic trainer. He has a connection with his students that makes training their dogs fun. He is always upbeat, gives great compliments, and makes learning fun. He has a wealth of knowledge in the field of dog behavior and training. He helps strengthen the bond between owner and their dog(s), he lets them feel that anything is possible even the most challenging dog. He is professional, honest, and at times rather funny. He is a trainer that is approachable and willing to lend a listening ear and sound advice. As a colleague of his I myself have learned a few tricks from him. Overall, Jim Helms is the whole package from being able to teach dog training classes, tackle difficult cases, teach fun classes like scent work and tricks to agility, he runs successful workshops and his belief that owners should be fully prepared and informed on the what if's as in his First Aid and CPR class, his healthy class for dogs, and so much more. Jim Helms is a top notch Dog Trainer.

Rosetta Bone
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna K.
Verified review

Brenda helped my boyfriend and I work with Zoe , our Pomeranian mix) on how to sit ,taught us an emergency recall , worked on "down" , "leave it", and also for Zoe to be more comfortable walking on her leash which was an issue we were having. Brenda did an amazing job with Zoe , she really knew what she was doing and knew the best way for our puppy to learn ! Zoe picked up on everything really quickly! Brenda also worked with my boyfriend and I so that WE knew how to help and teach Zoe. Brenda also helped Zoe with her potty training as she was only 3 months when we started training. She's doing really well with it and one of the great things about working with Brenda is she travels to YOU! It's a great convenience to be able to train your dog in THEIR home versus bringing them somewhere to be trained. Your dog learns in their environment and aren't distracted by other dogs. She shows you the best way to set up for potty training so your dog learns quickly to go outside instead of the house. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone , she's a true animal lover and works with your dog until they get it , she went above and beyond , was always on time, and was a pleasure to work with!

Thosedogs!
4.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
Verified review

My husband and I adapted Maryberri a rescue dog, she is a Chihuahua mix she was very timid and sweet but turned very aggressive around her food to the Point we were concerned about having our young grandchildren over to visit. We called Brian Goldrick for an in-home evaluation and training. Brian was very professional and extremely helpful teaching us how to work with Maryberri using the click and treat training,the six class training course has brought out the best in Mary Berry. Still a bit timid but a more relaxed and happy dog. We hope to work more with Brian as a refresher class now and again . Sincerely Sue Bewsee

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We offer a complete family dog program as well as agility, competition obedience, rally, nosework, barn hunt, flyball and therapy dog classes. We also offer private training and behavior consults.

PAWS Training Group

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  • New on Thumbtack
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The PAWS Training Group is a diverse organization, specializing in many different forms of training. We focus on everything, from basic obedience skills for your new puppy or adult adoption, all the way up to rehabilitating dogs with extreme aggression or anxiety issues. We are skilled in many different forms of training, and we will tailor our training style to suit your needs and respect your values. We do home appointments and training camps, as well as numerous specialty camps focusing on exactly what you're looking for! Check out our website and give us a call!

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I have had customers come to me when I lived in Texas asking me to train their dogs, some Doberman, Great Dane that was a challenge he was 4 yrs old. It is advised to train a dog as early as possible. The younger the better.The old saying goes you can't teach an old dog new tricks is hog wash,, A dog loves to learn if you give it the right incentive. some dogs it doesn't take long to train and others seems like forever, but I enjoy the challenge with each and every one .

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