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  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Nannette L.
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We were looking for a trainer for our 7 month old puppy for behavior training. We had one visit so far and were very happy with the information we learned. I would recommend coexisting canine training..

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Suzanne's Pet Services
from 38 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
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Messiane C.
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Wonderful experience with Suzanne who has worked beautifully with our 10 month old dog and was able to give us lots of practical advice to train the dog. Suzannne was also very good with the children, helping them understand their role in the dog's training.

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Diamonds in the Ruff
from 36 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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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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MondioPup, Inc.
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 43 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.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Gina R.
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Andrew was excellent! He is very relaxed and clear with instructions, and knew just how to get my dog, Pippin, to love him from the first moment they met. I'd done some training on my own with Pippin, but we reached a road block where I wasn't sure how to continue to make progress with him. Andrew helped break the steps down to be really manageable, and with some consistent homework on my part, we made huge leaps! Where we started: Pippin knew a few commands like sit and lay down while in the house, but whenever there were new people, other dogs or distractions, he would get hyperactive and wouldn't listen at all... On walks, most of the time it was like he didn't even realize I was there, and it was almost impossible to catch his attention. Where we ended up after training with Andrew: Pippin is now MUCH more polite when greeting people and other dogs, walks calmly outside and is a great listener! Even friends and family members have commented on how calm, relaxed and obedient he has become! I'm thrilled that by using the techniques we covered with Andrew, Pippin and I have developed a stronger bond and healthier habits that will ultimately keep him safer on our outings. Thanks, Andrew!!

Bred For Life
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Travis K.
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Joyce works great with my female Rottweiler. When I hired her my pup had previous training of basic commands, and was well behaved. Joyce enabled me to have more control of my dog, and she is now able to go out with me without a leash. With her style of dog training it gave me a deeper bond with my dog. In addition, it has given me peace of mind that my dog will listen to the commands that I am giving her. I would recommend Joyce to any dog owner regardless of what needs they may have. I have recommended Joyce to my girlfriend and they have just started training her Shiba Inu! It has been such a great time working with her. Every training session she sends out a recap of the training so you don't miss a beat.

  • 39 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Susan J.
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I have two dogs, a fox hound and a weimeraner. The two dogs would violently fight with each other, which was very scarey indeed. The weimeraner was impossible for me to walk on the leash and he had separation anxiety. Rick assessed these issues right away! Within the first session, I was able to handle walking my dog, with pleasure. Then he worked on the aggression issue and it's been a year since the training and there has not been one fight between them. Also, the weimeraner is able to spend extended periods of time alone without issue now. If you are looking for a trainer, Rick is, without question, the best out there.

Canine Communications
from 20 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Christine T.
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Christine was very professional, focused and truly understood how to explain dog training and techniques as well as what makes the pup tick and how to correct behaviors. She pays close attention to our dogs and offered constructive steps to assist all along the process. Was very happy and would love to use Christine again - my pups truly enjoyed the training process and would crash that evening after our sessions. Wish her all the luck in the world - you and your pup will be a better team after working with Christine.

  • 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.

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Backcountry K-9
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 23 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie S.
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Meghan--Thank you so much for all of the pet sitting and training. Georgie is a new dog, and we are better pet parents! You are fantastic, and we are so grateful. We look forward to having you back soon.

Canine Company
from 13 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Janine C.
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We worked with The Canine Company for one session of dog training. While they are great for obedience training they were not suited for our needs. We were specifically looking for someone who could help us acclimate our new dog to our cats that have been in our family for two years.

Bone-afide Dog Training
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Maria N.
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I was a brand new dog owner and wanted to make sure I did everything right for my 8 week old four legged family member regarding her training. So after some research, my husband and I decided to go with Sue Grey for training and have never regretted that decision! Sue Grey is an excellent trainer and knows what she's doing! She's gentle but firm when needed and very patient. She really loves what she does, and it shows in every command she's shown my now almost year old lab to do! I have and will continue to recommend Sue for training!

Debbie's 4 Dogs
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jo Beth M.
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Debbie has all of the above traits. Our dog took to all her cues immediately. She is a pleasure to learn from and work with and checks in to make sure training is going well.

Canine Cadre LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew H.
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We first brought our female sable GSD athena for training and had a great learning experience with lenny...and a few years later brought our all black female athenas daughter fria for some basic obeience training and some leadership skills with mary ellen...both lenny and mary ellen make the whole experience fun and easy to understand. Especially when it comes to the dog phsychology and learning to be a pack leader, they both have many many years working with GSD's and truely understand the breed and the fact that these are truley a working breed..the teachings are very simple and interesting to where you wanna learn and keep going, mary ellen also does a wonderful job with grooming. I highly recomend canine cadre for all your canine needs...all types of training, behavior modification, basic and advance obedience, puppy classes, grooming ... They do it all.

World Canine
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda B.
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I worked with Chris when he was just starting. I have a female Rottweiler mix who was very dog aggressive and I was trying to rescue another dog. I had my dog for 7 years before I was able to have her around another dog. I thought it was impossible. I was very nervous after breaking up multiple dog fights with her and getting bitten once. Chris gave me the tools to be in control of my dog. He made me confident and made it fun. Training with my dog was something I looked forward to and was proud of. I saw progress every week. We now have not only adopted another dog, we have adopted 3 more! My dog that I started with assists me in training the new guys. She is confident and content and has a completely new attitude. Chris completely changed how I interacted with my dog. Thank you so much!

Bob The Dog Trainer
from 4 reviews
    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.....

    Waggy Woof
    from 3 reviews
      Jae H.
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      Brandi is simply amazing! Whether it be daily walks, socialization, even training and special skills building, she is simply spot on. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

      DonoLou K9 Connection
      from 2 reviews
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Ron V.
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      Great training, small class a lot of interaction. Facility nice. Would use again and recommend to others. Always available for questions.


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