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Norwalk Dog Behavior Specialists

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  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Theress F.
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I think she is great. Our first visit was canceled due to an unforseen situation of my husband was on life support fighting for his life, but it did not stop her from answering my questions regarding my dog's behavior. She is caring and cares about what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike K.
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Our trainer , Caitlin was so impressive with her knowledge on dog psychology, she made us feel so comfortable, always being encouraging , positive and patient. We never felt judged in the least , she was so cool and down to earth, exactly what we needed , I would highly recommend them to anyone hesitating getting a trainer for fear of feeling judged, I'm so happy we made the commitment, it made a world of difference with basic obedience in our puppy and 6 yr old beagle loved it as well!

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina B.
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She was very patient with my dog, my dog gravitated to her very quickly, she showed me different techniques to use with my dog to help my dog with his aggressiveness. She arrived early, she started training at arrival and stayed the entire time. She gave the dog treats, I will recommend her, she was very professional and very passionate about her job.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Jay J.
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Niamh is extremely talented and amazing with dogs. She is very professional but also has a terrific personality and understanding of what causes dog behavior. My dog and I learned a lot after only 1 session - highly recommended!

Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Amie P.
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Being a first time puppy owner Suzanne taught me many great techniques while working with our puppy. She also gave me great feedback and advice on training our puppy. She showed me that with patience and constant practice our puppy's behavior will get better. Thank you for your knowledge.

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  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Ariana is fantastic! We've had one session so far and the difference in my dog's behavior is remarkable. Looking forward to future sessions with her!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Krystyna C.
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Andrew gave us great tips on improving our dog's behavior. He was also very good with training our dog. Highly recommend.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Lea M.
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we recently got a new 3.5 month old frenchie who is just so adorable but had some habits set in, from her litter buddies. we contacted karin for help on where to begin and how to train our frenchie into the city lifestyle. our first meeting with karin, opened up our eyes on some bad habits that we didn’t know we were promoting with our puppy. karin was thorough in explaining puppy behavior and how our frenchie understands our body language. yesterday was our third meeting with karin and beau (our frenchie) is very much familiar with the emergency recall, sit, sit with stay, come, down, crate, walking on a loose leash, behaving appropriately with other dogs (our older frenchie) and potty training. also, karin has been available through text at all times during the day and night. she likes to know when beau has done something good or bad at the time it happens, so that any bad learning can be addressed immediately. we are so thankful for meeting karin and can’t wait for our next sessions.

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Diamonds in the Ruff
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert V.
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Robin has been helping us train our one year old puppy, Bernie, for a few months now and the results have been outstanding. Robin is very professional and always comes prepared for every session, even bringing the treats for training. Not only does Robin come to help us train our dog , but she also supplied us with literature and information to help us teach our 8 year old daughter to recognize the moods and behaviors of all dogs. Additionally, Robin always makes time for any questions and concerns that we may have, either during training or with a quick text or email in between sessions. Robin is a pleasure to work with and our dog Bernie Is always excited to see her when she comes for training. We highly recommend Robin to all who may need her services. Thanks so much. From Bob, Jen and Eva, East Haven CT.

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MondioPup, Inc.
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Canine Communications
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 73 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!

Bred For Life
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Sergio P.
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Joyce has very easy training methods. She has showed me techniques that have improved my bulldog's behavior. My English bulldog has come a long way with her help. My bulldog is more obedient towards me and less jumpy. I would definitely recommend Joyce to others that looking for a dog trainer.

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha C.
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We are so happy to have met Debbie! She is an absolute pleasure. She helped me and my fiancee learn how to be the best owners to our new puppy Bodie. She truly cares for each animal she works with and wants the best for both owner and dog. Being a pretty anxious person, Debbie was so patient and helpful. She never left without us fully understanding what is expected and always made sure we could do it on our own. She is a fabulous trainer and person. She even gave us great tips for healthy homemade treats for our dog. I would recommend her 1000 times over to anyone who is looking for help with their dog, new or old.

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Charlotte E.
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Jessica has been instrumental in helping us transition to our new life as dog owners! She is super competent/ experienced with dogs, training and dog behavior/ psychology. She is also super reliable, trustworthy and kind. I couldn’t recommend her more.

Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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  • 39 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Frank S.
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I put out a call and Interdyne answered. Gave a lot of free advice with a caring, warm and compassionate attitude. I had an intractable and difficult health problem for a born-feral irascible cat, who despite her behavior I love

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
S. R.
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Gus gave us excellent advice and educated us so that we better understand our dog's behavior. Our rotties responded very well to him and his training techniques and we are continuing to work on training them ourselves. I am more confident now, that we can do this! Thank you Gus!

  • 39 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Maritza C.
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Rick is the best I have a siberian husky which I thought would never listen and thanks to him he is a completely different dog.I thought he was untrainable but he listens to his commands very well.If I decide to get another dog he will definintely go to Rick.

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.

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k9advanced dog training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina B.
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Jolean went above and beyond to train my dog. Given that my dog is seven and she is very strong and stubborn, Jolean really had her work cut out for her. When I got her back today I couldn't believe how obedient she has become as a result of Jolean's work. I can't thank her enough! My girl is so happy now that she knows what is expected of her and she knows how to behave!

Sundog Pet Care
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis P.
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Chelsea is totally knowledgeable about dog behavior and was able to help with Lola's leash pulling and her anxiety causing growling and lunging at other dogs. We are now working on adjusting the dog's behavior with rewards and my behavior with the leash. I am looking forward to having a dog that enjoys her walks.

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