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  • 92 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
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
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Elaine Z.
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Excellent dog/people trainer! It is obvious that Mary Jean loves what she does.

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  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy F.
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Words can't describe how much Ariana means to us. After rescuing a 72lb AmStaff with behavioral issues, we asked Ariana to help guide us through training our sweet, strong boy. Ariana's tireless patience, humor and knowledge made training our dog a fun, bonding experience instead of a stressful one. Her commitment to ensuring our collective success and a healthy, happy dog was evident in every hour she spent with us. Work with Ariana- she is a joy who also knows her dog training stuff!

Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Cathi O.
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Our new rescue pup Roxie needed basic obedience training and we discovered Suzanne Rodda while searching the internet for local dog trainers. Suzanne knows her stuff ! We have worked with her over the last month and a half and the difference in Roxie is obvious. Suzanne's approach is to not only train your dog, but to train YOU to work with your dog as well. It's a win win combination. We had a few challenges facing us along the way BUT Suzanne's flexibility and commitment to us made working with her easy and a pleasure. She has our recommendation as an excellent trainer.

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Diamonds in the Ruff
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Jean R.
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Joan got down to business in a warm and caring way. She worked well with my dog, my daughter and I giving us successful tips on training and coaching.

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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
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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.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie B.
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Andrew has been great to work with. He has excellent attention to detail, and followed up on all my questions and concerns. He uses a very positive approach, which is very effective. Andrew is a very talented dog trainer, and I highly recommend him.

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 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.

Bred For Life
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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Joyce is fantastic!! My husband and I had a three-month old wheaten terrier puppy when we hired Joyce. We were looking for help with potty training, basic obedience, leashing walking and helping our little guy become a part of our family. We cannot say enough positive things about what Joyce and her training methods have done for us. Our puppy was at ease immediately with Joyce and loves his training sessions. He has come leaps and bounds in his training using her easy to follow methods and improves after every session. After a few short months, he follows commands, is almost house broken and actually listens to us now! Joyce is professional, flexible with scheduling, kind, and very affectionate with our puppy. It's obvious how much she is a natural with animals. We also use Joyce for boarding when traveling. We are confident that our puppy is in safe, capable and loving hands when he spends time at Joyce's house with her (and Corcega!). She'll even send photos, videos and multiple daily calls and texts with updates for you, the individual service she provides for your pup is so much better than doggie daycare. If you are looking for a dog trainer, dog walker or a happy place for your dog when you're away on vacation, we highly recommend Joyce and her services to any dog owner.

Pampered Pals Pet Care
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Gina D.
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Sarah is wonderful. Very responsible and has a good understanding of different dogs temperaments. Communicates quickly and sends wonderful pictures of the dogs out on their walks. My dog is loving her! I have owned dogs for over 40 years and would highly recommend her to any dog owner.

  • 39 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
John J.
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We have tried many dog trainers with many different techniques over the 35 years of having dogs. None came anywhere close to the effectiveness of Rick's handling of our golden doodle. We were on the verge of giving our dog away when we first met Rick. After a reasonable number of sessions, he transformed him into a completely different and oh so delightful pet. And the neat thing about Rick's techniques, our dog showed improvement after the very first session and just continued to get better as we went through the winter. Rick truly worked magic.

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  • 39 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Elaina A.
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Mr. Stone is extremely professional and spent a lot of time with me wallking me through the process of what it would take to get my dog trained with the skills I require

Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sammy S.
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I reached out to Josh for help because my dog would lash out at other dogs when we went for walks, hikes, etc. I was very pleased with his work! He arrived on time, earlier than expected, to really make sure I got the most out of my session. The quality of his work is very professional and you could tell he truly cares about helping you and your dog! He is very knowledgeable in numerous different behavioral issues, which was impressive. He taught me how to take control of my dog and now my dog is doing much better socially. Josh also responded to my emails in a timely mannner when I would have quick questions. I would highly recommend this service!!

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 17 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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Doggie Do Right Dog Training
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen E.
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Roxanne was wonderful! Brody is doing so much better now after his three week Board and Train! She gave me detailed instructions on how to keep him on a schedule and a bunch of great tips! He learned a lot with Roxanne as his trainer and he is a difficult dog to train. Affectionately known as the "energizer bunny"!! Thank you Roxanne. - Karen E.

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ricardo H.
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Training in walking the dog and preventing from just moping on guests. He did a terrific job! Very patient and explained everything

The K-9 Center
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jim H.
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I trained my dog Aldo with John for about 1.5 years had a great time and learned a lot

World Canine
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robin P.
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Chris was such a pleasure to work with! I have a 2 yr old male GSD that was out of control- he was very aggressive with people and dogs alike. We searched and spoke with many "qualified" dog trainers to no avail. After speaking with Chris, my husband and I were confident that he could help us. And that he absolutely did! He explained to us that each dog is different so it may be one session, it may be 4, but, he will fix it. And he did! 2 sessions and we are now the proud owners of a well behaved, proper boy. Highly recommend! Thanks again Chris!

The Pup Professional
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tony M.
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Our puppy loved him, we loved him, very professional and reliable. Great response for last minute notice. Very caring for dogs and have a lot of patience

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