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K-9 Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
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Rick A.
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We've only had 1 lesson but the difference in the dogs is astounding. The evening walk, usually a fight to get the dogs to do as told, was peaceful as we followed Georg's training. Thanks so much!!!

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  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Lawrence D.
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I hired Todd from South Orlando Dog Training to help me with my aggressive German Sheppard Tanny.. After 3 sections I have seen great improvements. Todd has given me the tools to continue with Tanny's training. He is doing well and he is improving more each day.. thank you Todd

The Puppy Parent's Trainer
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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Met Laura thru Petsmart as we enrolled our rambunctious 3month old in her obedience classes. She was super patient (esp. with my parents who had never done any kind pet training despite growing up with dogs) and helped us to better communicate with Liah. Her training I feel has allowed us to bond with Liah in a way we had been able to do with previous fur family members. She was a great trainer of not only our pet family member Liah, but a great people trainer for Liah as well!! :)

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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Maureen is an excellent obedience trainer. When we had her train our unruly 8 month old lab his behavior improved dramatically. He is now able to follow several commands, and we are now able to take him practically everywhere. I would recommend Maureen for all of your dog training needs. She is an excellent trainer.

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Liz B.
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Highly recommend Kim for any type of dog training. We rescued a very fearful GSD that had spend the first 2 years of her life in various pet store cages. I have dealt with many dogs before, but never one this "broken." Kim was really able to bring her around to be a happy, healthy girl!

Dawn Hoppe K9
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney F.
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Dawn has been very accommodating to our family & puppies needs. She is very knowledgeable and has a calm demeanor while training our German Shepard Puppy, which was important to us being he is just a puppy. We plan on our puppy Moose to become a Therapy dog and excited Dawn has a great amount of experiences in this area of training. We did our research and found Dawn to be the most fitting for our puppy "Moose"

Madi Morgan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Helen F.
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We've done a meet and greet with Madi and our two GSDs LOVE her! We are doing an evening this week for Madi to spend some time with the dogs before she house sits with them within the next couple of weeks. Madi was extremely professional and has a great energy about her plus she's just qualified in dog training so we are looking forward to hiring her for that too to help out with our fur-babies. Highly recommend.

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pawsitive solutions
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Fredric V.
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Had lots of patience and walked us through each step. We saw immediate progress after one training session with homework to do on a weekly behavior plan.

Dog Training by Vanessa
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rorie H.
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On a 5-star rating I'd like to give her a hundred thousand, million billion! This is the best investment I will ever make in anything related to an animal that I have. It will bless our lives every day forward for as long as my dog lives and will bless me with the next dog I have in the next after that. In the life of my dog it will end up being a fraction of a penny a day investment. The scale quality of Vanessa's her training has forever changed my dog's life and my life. It's actually made the difference of being able to keep my beloved pet. I've worked with him daily since I got him at 10 weeks old, he's always been a handful and I've never been effective with my training. This summer things spiraled out of control when he got aggressive with a housemate and a neighbor. I was scared to have hum around children because he would get aggressive with them as well. I was looking into the options of finding a new home for him, which broke my heart but I was trying to do what was best for the dog for the children in the neighborhood and for myself. I thank God we found Vanessa and her family that took my dog in for 2 weeks socialized thim trained him, helped him discover he could trust people to be the alpha and he could relax into just being a dog and a puppy. He is much more happy and relaxed than I have ever seen him. He minds me almost perfectly. He's safe around children men and unexpected visitors to our house now! I did my homework and talked to multiple trainers before choosing Vanessa.. Most of them their rate was double or triple Vanessa's and I didn't always like their approach. The fact that my dog got to live in her home and be fully socialized with her family I think made an enormous difference. This is the highest review I've ever given to any kind of business at any time. I can't overstate how good she is.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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Giovanna is a great trainer. She trained our Jack Russell while working at Petco. She not only trained him well but she also worked diligently with our family to teach us skills on how to continue working with Bandit at home and how to calm his eternal energy down. Skills that we still use today. I recommend her services 100%. Thank you Giovanna!

K9 connection
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlin L.
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I’ve had the best experience working with Liza and TJ at K9 Connection. I have an 11month old Malinois and have been working with these guys since she was 5-6 months. I’m so proud of all the progess my girl has made. The way Liza works with her is phenomenal!! My girl always looks forward to training days!!!

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I specialize in red zone cases and so called aggressive animals. Dog aggression food aggression you possessiveness and I specialize in large breeds

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Thank you for your interest in 4 Paws and A Tail K-9 Services! We are an all-breed, private training company based in Central Florida and founded in 1998. Our head trainer is experienced in "all" fields of dog training, from pet dog manners to police and military K9s. Please browse our website to find just some of the services we offer. If you do not see a service that you have been seeking, please contact us to see if we offer it, or we will refer you to a company that does.

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I have trained dogs for 20 years and I have worked as a veterinary assistant and volunteer at an animal rescue farm in Maryland. I have done AKC work and agility training. I have rescued and trained "hard to place" dogs. I don't use physical force, but rather a reward system to get specific appropriate behaviors. A well-trained dog is more secure because he/she knows what is expected. Therefore a well-trained dog is happier and allows for more freedoms.

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All the animals I have trained are one of the top animals out there. From horses to dogs.

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Hello, and thank you for taking the time to put your dog first! Ash is the Owner/Head Trainer at LOVEDOGS Academy. She has worked at multiple animal shelters and has helped rehabilitate and rehome thousands of rescue dogs. She became the Director of Behavior and Training for a large all dog shelter in Colorado, then made her move to Florida, where she has started LOVEDOGS Academy. She focuses on Puppy raising, Service dog training for Psychiatric and mobility work, and Therapy Dogs. She is also a certified AKC Evaluator for the CGC and Trick Dog titles.

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I will walk dogs and also will help train dogs if needed. I take pride in my work and also, I take time to get to know my customers.

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I like to relate to each individual. I train & treat your dogs like they were my own. You'll never have to question my intentions or anything else. True training happens between the owner and the dog, not the trainer and the dog.

  • 4 years in business
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I do anything, from overnight stays to daily walks to training sessions! I can also take care of your home while you are away if I am looking after your pet. I want your pet to feel as loved and comfortable as possible!

  • 14 years in business
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Im help pet owners comunicate better with their pets.

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Natural Instinct Dog Training offers dog Training at its finest. We offer in-home behavior modification for barking, jumping, leash work and puppy training. We specialize in training aggressive dogs. We work with many of the local shelters and rescues in the area to help with rehabilitation and adoption.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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