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Hartford Guard Dog Trainers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Kim G.
Verified review

She was very good. She just had to cut my dogs nails & my dog gets kind of nervous. But everything went very well. I will recommend her to everyone.

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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.

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
Joanne A.
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Adrienne Mesko is an outstanding dog trainer, and those seven words are an understatement. I have only superb things to say. Adrienne has impeccable training credentials, a lifetime spent around animals, a perfect environment for training dogs inside and outside, and, most of all, a sound, consistent, thoughtful, intelligent and effective approach. And very reasonable rates for the astonishingly good training results. When I looked for a dog trainer on Thumbtack, it was as an almost a last ditch attempt. I'd tried everything with Kai, it seemed: not once, but twice at New Skete, the best in-home trainers for problem dogs that I could find in NYC, consults with excellent vets, Chinese herbs, nutrition changes, working at home every day, every leash/harness/muzzle/collar imaginable, but still he had seriously problematic behaviors: over-protectiveness and resulting aggression that led to lungeing and barking at other dogs and people and even several biting incidents. He's a strong adolescent male GSD, and his pulling on the leash led to dislocated knees and herniated discs. He's a love of a guy, however, and he'd had a difficult first six months (4 homes), and it was worth anything to give him a chance. So I went on my new Thumbtack app (it had worked well for me before) and Adrienne's credentials and skills sounded perfect for what we needed. You can see from the photo below how well he does with other dogs after his "board and train" with Adrienne. He's a dream on a leash. He's well behaved at home, hanging out peacefully on his raised bed "place," no more destructive behaviors to get attention. He listens, pays attention, and stops instantly when told "no," rather than making his own rules. His behaviors now match the smart, affectionate dog he always was on the inside. She's trained his humans to use the training approach she taught him, so all he's learned can come home with him. I will be thanking Adrienne Mesko for the rest of my days! And I'd be happy to talk about her work in person.

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
Daniel W.
Verified review

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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Leslye S.
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First session of dog training. Trainer was prompt, knowledgeable and articulate.

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.

Natasha Ewen
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Faith B.
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Natasha was mine and my pup's trainer. It takes two (or should I say three) to achieve great results. With Natasha's guidance I now have a 90 lb. Bernese Mountain Dog that sticks to me like glue when we are out on the farm doing chores. It was alot of constant work but the results are especially rewarding. Thanks Natasha!

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret S.
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Elise is a very highly regarded professional trainer who has phenomenal knowledge and experience with dog behavior and handling. I was referred to Elise by another dog trainer because of my exuberant little Jack Russell with impulse control issues. She is a sweet dog, but she was hard to train and hard to live with. Over the course of three working sessions and a couple of clinics, I learned a lot about dog behavior and handling and received a lot of encouragement from Elise about my dog's potential. My friends and I are constantly amazed by the progress I have made with my Jack Russell, and I'm now working with Elise to prepare my dog for her first obedience trials, to improve my technique and my dog's focus. I really wish I had known Elise when I was training my Brittany, and I look forward to continuing to work with her with my current and future dogs.

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

Sarah's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Cyndie V.
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I highly recommend Sarah's Pet Sitting. I have used their services to walk my greyhound and Chinese Cresteds. They are always a pleasure to correspond with and my fur babies and not so fur babies ( hairless dogs) love them. I trust them in my home without reservation. My greyhound is a special needs animal and they are wonderful with him. Most recently I became mom to a beautiful Sphynx cat. My dog did not get along well with our new addition. So I hired their pet trainer to help with the adjustment and they are progressing nicely. Thank you Sarah! Cyndie- Meriden CT

  • 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.

Fido & Freud
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
Verified review

Amazing!! I couldn't be happier with the training my two shepherds recieved. They are wonderful off leash, I can bring them anywhere! I get compliments on how well they are trained all the time. If you want high quality training of your dog you've found the perfect place. I would and will take all my future dogs here. Titan (17 months when trained) and Layla (7 months when trained) are still well behaved and listen. Yet act like dogs, they still have their own personalities, that was no broken from them in training as some other trainers have done.

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.

Rad Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia J.
Verified review

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

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!

About

I am a friendly dog sitter and walker, and I will also provide training if interested. I love God, and I'm very trustworthy with your loved one.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am very patient with animals.My heart is set for there future just like a humans.

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