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ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
KAREN S.
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If you are looking for an amazing dog trainer that specializes in clicker training, you should definitely consider Brian Sugerman. He puts in his personal time and attention into your dog. He is an amazing trainer and has a really special talent for bonding with your dog . Im so grateful for Brian's help when we needed him . We used Brian for private lessons to teach our 4 month old puppy some commands and helped us with feeding and bathroom schedule. He is very professional , intelligent and gave me great insight . I would highly recommend Brian to train your dog using the clicker method. -Karen

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Rafael C.
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Cliff truly changed my life because now my dog does not pull on the leash and does not jump at guests when they come over. It has only been 2 days since our first session and I have seen a dramatic change in my lab. I highly recommend him! He definitely is worth the money! Great dog trainer!!!

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony E.
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Franco was terrific as a trainer with my Boston Terrier He got my dog to be obedient, listen to commands and just all around a better dog My dog Buddy Boy really liked Franco and responded well to him I would strongly recommend him for anyone looking for a great dog trainer Tony E

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Tj S.
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Personal dog training, having a hard time house training following her method 2 days saw 95% decrease in accidents have seen one since, obedience training going well

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol W.
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When my Lab was younger he didn't want to eat regularly. Rosie combined training with dog food to make it a good experience for him. Rosie's own dog, Hanna, is one of the better trained dogs I have met and her Hogan helped so many doing his therapy work. Rosie is right up there with the best. She is a natural.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Paula S.
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Jane, on her first visit, has changed our life. She is a great gift for our family. Her training with animals as well as family counseling is an amazing and effective catalyst for positive change. I highly recommend this affordable, skilled, talented, committed animal trainer. Our dog Harry is already happier, as our we.

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Katiann S.
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Christina is an amazing dog trainer. She has taught Theo, my Lab mix puppy, so much and continues to guide us with our training and homework. She is very professional and kind. Theo loves her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer.

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AniNanny
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 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!

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Carol Harris Dog Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Heath N.
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We can't thank Carol enough for helping us with our dog Sandy! We were at our wits end until she came to our home and showed us ways to calm her isolation anxiety and keep her mind occupied when we leave the house. Now we are able to leave the home without causing stress for us or our pets! You may not need a dog trainer all the time - but if you do - Carol is definitely recommended!

Animal Behavior Councelor
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Victor M.
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Vivian provided me with the tools to re-train my dog after 9 years. It turned out that the problem was me lol. She is very professional and knows her trade. I recommend her 100%.

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  • 41 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole S.
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I have called dog trainers all around the U.S., and Tackett Service Dogs in Palm Beach was the only company that actually cared! Love that they are a family owned company, and don't just care about the money. They take their training seriously, and truly care about each and every dog that they work with. I chose to work with this company out of all of the others that are local to me in Georgia.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Lou S.
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Kathy was great. I learned a lot about our dog and how to continue the training she taught me. I had experiences with other dog trainers and was unimpressed. Kathy knows her stuff and was a pleasure to work with.

  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Ilene P.
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I was so happy to find an amazing dog trainer like Joyce. Besides her great expertise, I believe that the dogs sense her compassion & confidence in dealing with them & she works wonders! I would highly recommend Dog Den’s training program!

Creating New Tails
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Katie J.
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Jillian is the BEST service dog trainer out there. She keeps her dogs groomed beautifully and maintained. All of the dogs she have trained are absolutely brilliant. Also, she takes the time to put the dogs on a raw diet which is AWESOME. I recommend to anyone if you want your dog to become to BEST service dog and if you want them to be in the BEST care.

Yesdogtraining
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Paula N.
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Yes Dog Training has been a God-send. Stuart is great with our dog, Molly, and knew just how to address some dominant behaviors we wanted to correct. He also came very last minute to take care of her when we went out of town for a couple of days. Molly loves him and we love that he is trustworthy and responsible.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Corey T.
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I was very impressed with Love On A Leash’s dog training! She is very intuitive to the animals she works with and highly skilled in her ability to train dogs. Our sweet pup is such a “good boy” now. He had a problem with jumping on our guests, disobedience, and begging.. our fault, I know. But I am very thankful that we decided to use this company. I recommend Love On A Leash!!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristyn C.
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Megan was extremely helpful with my crazy puppy. I have a 7 month old Shiba Inu, they are known to be a very stubborn breed. She taught him sit and lay down at the very first visit! This girl has a gift with dogs, I definitely recommend her as your future puppy/dog trainer.

Green to Alpha K9
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shawn J.
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Carlos is an awesome canine trainer. He improved the relationship I have with my dog. I experienced the improvement after the first session. He spend a lot of time explaining the dogs behavior & taught me how to respond to each behavior. I now have an obedient dog while maintaining a balanced relationship. He has so much knowledge & experience. I did not realize my counter productive behavior until our sessions. I recommend Green to Alpha for all new dog owners.

THE DOG CHARMER LLC
3.9
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel V.
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Very professional and knows how to deal with the different pet personalities. My chihuahua is very well mannered and house broken thanks to Edgar's training.

Marti Hohmann Dog Training
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
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We have a 5 month old Goldendoodle that is a bundle of energy. Needed help with housebreaking, obedience, crating and leash walking. Marti assessed our dogs behavior and was confident she could work with her. We opted to send our dog with Marti for a 10 day boot camp and board her at her home. When our dog Harley came home Marti discussed all facets of her training and took the time to teach us hand commands and the proper cue technique to continue reinforcing what she has learned. Harley is 10 times more obedient, is a pleasure to walk, sits, stays and lays down on command. I highly recommend Marti for her knowledge and training skills. If you want a dog that you can be proud of give Marti a try you'll be glad you did!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

A trained dog is a loved dog. A trained dog is less likely to show fearful or stress-related behaviors that can lead to even more undesirable behaviors like aggression. I do positive reinforcement-based dog training to provide the best solutions for you and your dog. I offer in-home private lessons for you and your dog personalized to suit your dog's training level and your busy schedule. Another very effective and convenient option is day training where your dog and I train while you are away. A walk is included in this training option. I provide customized, effective training solutions for you and you pet. If you want to give your dog the best of everything, that should include professional training with someone with over eleven years of experience.

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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