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Boca Raton Canine Professionals

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Honey Pets
4.4
from 192 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
Maria F.
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I was rescheduled twice with another groomer and went in search of someone new and found Honey Pets on thumbtack. They responded quickly and scheduled us for the next day. Daniel was on time and very professional. Our cat Shadow has never been professionally groomed before and we really love how he turned out. We will definitely recommend your company

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mike the doggy barber
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Vanessa T.
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Awesome experience! My doggie is so happy and clean!

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A Paw Above
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Priscilla R.
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They are wonderful! My dog has never liked being boarded, but with A Paw Above, it's like summer camp for her. She loves it! Gretchen is so easy to work with and so accommodating. I can't imagine having anyone else care for my dog.

ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando S.
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My Dog inmediately fell in love with Brian, and he is very patient with her. His method works! You can see improvement within the first session. Brian only uses positive reinforcement and will help you understand every nuance of your dog's actions. I had tried 2 other trainers before Brian with limited success, and find that he truly understands how the canine mind works. He is also very punctual. I highly reccome and him.

  • 13 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Tara C.
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I hired Cliff to help me with my service dog in training, and he was great! Always arrived on time, very professional, and my dog loved him. From teaching my dog how to walk next to my wheelchair, to touching up basic obedience, and helping build her confidence, Cliff gave us the tools we needed to succeed as a team. What I liked most was that he took his time to explain everything, wrote down detailed "homework" for the week for us to work on, and would stay after the hour session to answer any questions I had. He really cares about his clients. I would definitely recommend him!

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
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Arlene F.
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We have a very large puppy Dogo Argentino with out Frankie we would not have a very well trained dog we continue to have Franco train us the humans be responsible owners of a large wonderful dog Arlene and Jim Franklin

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Erin L.
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Rosie is amazing! She works very well with people and dogs! She is kind and firm. I have recommended her to several friends already. She has many pointers and has really helped.

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Furgetmenot
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine R.
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Lara is responsible attentive and keeps her promises no matter what the circumstances. It was the first time we used this service and we will certainly use her again in the future. She was warm and lovable to our dog and communicated with us at every visit even sending us pitted. Her colleague Kayla was also equally awesome. This is a great team of professionals that will go out of their way to accommodate you and your pet. Definitely A++ and recommended!

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Mobile Pet Grooming Pro
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Edi A.
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They really care about pets. My senior dog Joey was kicked out of PetSmart but these women know how to work with dogs. And Joey did fine. I highly recommend them especially if you have an elderly dog.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Jon M.
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Jane was great. She took the time to get to know the dog as well as the owner. She was easy to work with the and the dog really responded to her corrections. She gave us some great tips to work on for a few weeks before we have another session. I would highly recommend her.

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Slinger Pet Care
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Douglas D.
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She is amazing! Very kind, professional and our dog loves her. We will hire again. Thank you!

Maryelis Mobile Pet Spa
4.4
from 36 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Isabel S.
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Joanna was the Best!!! Very professional! Really caring about my dogs! She did a great job with my dogs!!!

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AA Pet-a-Holics
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrea R.
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Aneysi was great. Not only did she take great care of our dogs but she also kept us updated daily and sent us pictures. Totally recommend to anyone.

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Love at first sit
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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ELEANOR H.
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It was obvious that Kat loves dogs and, if my dog could talk, he would tell us he loved being with Love at first Sit. Our dog is very energetic and the facility was exactly what he needed. I wouldn't hesitate to have him boarded there again.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer L.
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I recently brought my dog to see Kathy at Best Friends Dog Obedience Training, I was having a few training issues that I couldn't resolve myself. Kathy was extremely professional with my dog and I. I highly recommend Kathy for your pet!

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AniNanny
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Terry G.
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I have a blue Weimaraner who weighed 65 lbs by 1 year old. She had trouble with impulse control and constantly pulled when walking her. Every person and dog we encountered was her new BFF! I am petite and had trouble keeping her from jumping on passers by and from being dragged down the street. Brianna walked my dog and taught me techniques and gave me the tools to train my large puppy. It took a while to train my willful and high energy dog but I can now safely walk my full grown Weim, confident that we will enjoy our walk. Brianna is wonderful with animals, has a gift for working with dogs and training both the dog’s behavior and people on how to train their dog. Brianna is caring, knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. in my opinion, her fees are very affordable. She has also helped me through my dog’s skin rash issues by recommending skin remedies which have been helpful as I do not like giving her antibiotics. I cannot say enough good things about Brianna and highly recommend her. She has been my Dog Whisperer for the past 2 years!

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy R.
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My experience with Kelly was great! I have to admit I was a little cynical simply because my dog’s behavior was extremely challenging. At the end of the training, I was left with a well behaved dog and additional tips and tricks! I’d recommend Love On A Leash Dog Training to anyone.

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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris D.
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David is an excellent trainer. My German Shepard pup, Kelly, took to him right away. He was able to teach her commands very quickly and now she has her AKC Canine Good Citizen title. When I go to the park I always get compliments on how well behaved she is even off a leash. I would recommend David to any dog owner who wants a dog that is well mannered and behaved.

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Doggie Paws Salon
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Anita M.
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Highly recommend this dog groomer excellent work very Professional I will tecommed to all my friends

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Pink Paws Pet Care
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Amanda C.
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I have a full house. When you have two kids, five animals, a full-time job, and a husband.. there just isn't enough time in the day. By the time I got home with the kids, there was always a mess. The 2 dogs had either gotten into something or ripped something to shreds, so after dealing with this for far too long I decided I needed help. I had initially found out about Mae through a neighbor and so I decided to hire her to walk our two dogs for a couple days or so - to see how it went. She was wonderful! Mae came to my home for free to to meet the dogs, as well as sit and discuss exactly what I was looking for. I won't ever forget how warm and polite she was! She was very professional. I have a Mastiff and a little Shih Tzu, who are best buds but can be quite a handful to walk at the same time. I will say that she handles the two together quite well. Now I've been having her come everyday Mon-Fri to walk the dogs in the afternoon Mon-Fri. I couldn't be happier with Mae and Pink Pet Care!

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Tails of Enchantment
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Jael E.
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We were looking for that special someone to take care of our 15 year old dog and Tania was great! Professional, very loving and caring, exactly what our Riley needs. We highly recommend her and already made one appointment for the next month. She does a wonderful job. Thank you, Tania!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

  • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
  • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
  • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
  • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
  • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
  • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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