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  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fort Washington, MD 20744


My name is Luca, I am 30 years old, I am an Italian medical doctor and I live here to complete my phD program. Finally, after 30 years I realized one of my dreams: to rescue a dog. I didn't know what to do, it was my first dog. I just wanted the best for Deida, my mix pitbull. I was kind of frustrated: alone with a dog and then with some unfortunate experience with bad dog-trainers. One day, finally, I found Autumn. She was just awesome, from the very first moment. As a trainer and as a person. We have been working with her from 4 weeks now and Deida, that lived all her life in the shelter, already made such amazing improvements. What it is really important to underline is that such goals have been reached with patience, love, respect, communication, team work and a lot, a lot, a lot of fun. I think we will keep Autumn as a constant appointment with our dog even when the training will be over because none of us are willing to end this beautiful relationship that we built together that is so good for our dog. Thank you so much Autumn.

  • 32 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910

Justin U.

Verified review

Haywood is excellent for any training needs. They are very patient, friendly, and caring and always ready to help. My dog pulled constantly on the leash and did not listen well when called. I noticed big differences even after the first lesson. I highly recommend Haywood's service

  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jessup, MD 20794


We have a 7 month old German Shepherd dog named Bella, who is still mostly puppy, although at 60 lbs, a big puppy. Since Bella is a rescue dog we wanted to try the puppy consultation first. We met with Jen and were immediately impressed with her ability to read our dog and the depth of training available to us should we want to pursue it. We took advantage of their 2 week board and train program this July and were very pleased with the results. Bella improved 100%. We've even had a follow up class to evaluate our progress and do some fine tuning. I retired from a career in law enforcement and have had dogs my whole life. I am beyond picky when it comes to training and refuse to board anywhere till I met Scott & Jen. They both took care of our dog as if Bella was family. Not only are they good at what they do, but I trust them with our dog. I look forward to working with them in the future. jmacs

  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Woodbridge, VA 22191


From fearful to confident and responsive in a few weeks! We can't say enough about the training, the trainers are knowledgable and great teachers for not only my pup but me and my wife. We never thought our wild child would be able to go hiking without a leash but here we are. Super thanks to all and we will be back for some advanced lessons.

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Springfield, VA 22150


I had a wonderful experience working with Cecilia Schmitt. She is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about many different kinds of training. In addition, she posses a variety of certifications in dog training that many other trainers do not seem to have (this was one of many reasons I decided to hire her). I have a 7 year old greyhound and was looking for someone to asses whether or not he needed more instruction in terms of basic obedience. Ms. Schmitt came to our house (awesome and convenient!) and was right on time! We began our session by filling out some basic forms and talking about my dog, Turbo. I was a little nervous at first because greyhounds, behaviorally, are a little different than most other breeds. Luckily, Ms. Schmitt used to own a greyhound and knew just how to work with Turbo! We went through all the behaviors and at the end of the session it was determined that Turbo was just fine. Ms. Schmitt did, however, give me a few pointers on the kinds of training that could start taking Turbo to the next level. I do plan on hiring Ms. Schmitt again to work on a few advanced training techniques and to help Turbo get his Canine Good Citizen Award (Cecilia Schmitt can both administer and train for this test--double bonus!) My fiance and I are planning on adopting another Greyhound this winter and will definitely be contacting Ms. Schmitt again to help our new dog with his/her basic obedience skills. I would recommend Sterling Silver Canine Coaching, LLC to anyone and everyone!

  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fairfax, VA 22030


Jennifer was absolutely phenomenal! She showed up a little early and was very energetic and very eager to share the experience of training our dog!! At first my girlfriend and I were a little nervous about our Pitbull and his food guarding and aggression towards resource guarding! Jennifer discussed many things with my via Phone and in person and even demonstrated immediate obedience changes to our dog in just under 20 minutes!! We were blown away at how easy it is to train dogs, she went over lots of techniques and training tips with us and had our dog staying, walking, coming and touching on command in just under 30 minutes of being in our home!! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend her for any home visit or any dog training needs! - Billy Campbell

  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC 20016


We offer top quality, professional, and private in-home dog training services at reasonable prices. Take advantage of our free, private, and in-home evaluation and consultation. Terrific Dogs, LLC provides a large variety of dog training and behavioral services: all levels of obedience training (beginner, intermediate, advanced - K-9 Good Citizen); Puppy Pre-K and K; problem behaviors (pulling, barking, aggression, socialization, separation anxiety, fear-based problems, and other problematic behaviors); We also offer service, therapy, and emotional support dog training, crate training, housebreaking, and more. Terrific Dogs, LLC uses positive training methods, and believes there is no such thing as an "un-trainable dog." Sarah is a certified dog trainer through CCPDT (CPDT-KA) and is a Professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC STAR Puppy trainer, and a certified C.L.A.S.S. evaluator.

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hanover, MD 21076


Before sending my dog to Sharon, I could not trust her off leash and I lacked control on leash. She was aggressive and hard to handle. After two weeks in the board and train program she listens great, comes when called and can be trusted off leash all day at the barn that I work at! Sharon even followed up with us by coming to the barn and working on some commands specific to her environment. It was great training and now I have a great dog :) Would recommend the service to anyone!

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fairfax Station, VA 22039


Christine has been a wonderful help and great trainer! We adopted our dog from a shelter and we needed help with his confidence and fearfulness. We were not sure about his history and we wanted to make sure we were not part of the problem. Christine has helped us get better at idenitifying the body language and understanding the behavior of our dog. We really like the positive reinforcement used with the clicker training and our puppy responds great to it. We also appreciate how she is always available when you need her with something you may not be sure of. She has provided a wealth of reading material and she knows what material you need based on your dog. We would definitely recommend her to a friend.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Charlottesville, VA 22911


She really knows how to train a dog. She is very polite and calm with them. I've seen a few of her trained dogs and they are extremely well trained.

  • 2 years in business
  • Alexandria, VA 22309


I specialize in helping busy families raise their puppies right. I train your pup in and around your home while you're at work or running errands. I offer 3 - 4 week training packages that provide you with the support you need to face the challenges of puppyhood. I am a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and Operation Socialization Certified Trainer with 14 years of experience.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC 20001

Justin H.

Verified review

Muneerah was absolutely fantastic! She was responsive and friendly, and took great care of my dog for two weeks while my wife was out of town. I would recommend her very highly to anyone who needs a good, reliable dog-walker!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910

Cassy K.

Verified review

She was great!

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