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Bonita Springs Animal Behaviorists

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DogMentalist.com
4.8
from 91 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Dara E.
Verified review

Robert is fantastic to work with! He truly knows dog behavior and is all about positive reinforcement. Within an hour, my dogs were already sitting and laying down on command. He also taught them not to nibble. He is truly a great trainer.

Awesome n Pawsome
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly K.
Verified review

Would recommend her to anyone! She not only takes them for walks, she works with them on the training end if you want her to and she is a wonderful companion so that your animals are not lonely in your absence. This girl has a wonderful heart for furkids (all animals) and people! Blessed are we (and our fur babies) that people like you exist! THANK YOU!

Alpha Dog Academy
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Krista L.
Verified review

Rayfield's heart is definitely in the right place! The whole time he worked with my dog there was nothing but tail wagging and positive behavior. I love his outlook, I love his approach, I recommend him 100%!

  • 33 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jill L.
Verified review

October 2013 - I don’t normally write reviews and rarely give top marks but Ron is incredible!! If you are reading this review and are in search of a trainer – stop here – do yourself a favor and hire Ron. The great thing is Ron trains dogs out of state as well as in - state, we are lucky that he is not that far away but if you live out of state you can make arrangements with Ron to get your dog trained. We have 2 German Shepherd puppies we purchased and had them since they were 6 weeks old. They are great dogs but they don’t listen. They can do a couple tricks, but they also jumped up on people and they had a relational bond issue. At 4 months old they are dragging us down the street on their walks. 4 months old just imagine if we didn’t get any help, we wouldn’t be able to walk them. Everyone told us we would have to rehome one of our pups because it would never work. We were appalled because we love both of them. They are a part of our family and we will do whatever it takes to keep them together. I called a couple professional trainers and no one wanted to help us since our GSD's were male and brothers. Then I saw Ronald Pfierman (Cincinnati Dog Bootcamp, http://www.aztecdogtraining.com/) video on You Tube watched it several times, kept going back to it ( I think divine intervention) and decided to give him a call. He was so awesome on the phone. I told him our situation and he gave me some ideas to use with the dogs before we had a chance to bring them in. He also said it sounded like we were doing a good job with them and it made us feel better about everything. I convinced my husband that Ron could help us. As he had thought we could train the on our own. So my husband and I took our two German shepherd dogs to Ron at 4 months old. Ron couldn't believe the size of our dogs and said it was a good thing we brought them in because they would be harder to control as they grew up together with bad habits. In 10 minutes he had James under control, heeling, sitting etc. it was amazing. He then did the same with Jesse. Jesse has had a problem jumping on people. He took Jesse and had him heeling, sitting and listening in 10 minutes and then he worked on the jumping up on me. In 3 passes Jesse no longer jumped on me. My husband and I were amazed. Of course Ron explained that what he is able to do with the dogs can also be transferred to us but we would have to do our homework and transfer the leadership skills from himself to one of us first off and then both of us a couple weeks down the line. Ron and Melissa are two wonderful people. They have a nice clean home and kept the dogs in the house and in a very clean area. Their home doesn't smell of dogs at all as a matter of fact if you didn’t see the cages lined up in the room, you wouldn't know an animal was in the home. The vet needs to take a lesson from Ron and Melissa. The great thing about Ron's training is that he is so good with the dogs. They respect him. I think he loves them as much as we do:) Before we took Jesse, home Ron trained me on what I need to do to keep Jesse on the right track with training at home and taking the leadership role. It’s been two weeks and we took Jesse home yesterday and at first we let him check out the house and I saw that if we didn’t do what Ron said, Jesse would try to take back the leadership role. Ron warned us that this would happen. He said your same old loveable dog is there, he just needs to know who has the leadership in the house and if you don’t use the stall chain, it will make it harder to take control. So we did exactly what Ron told us. Jesse tried testing us early in the morning barking and making a racket but we just ignored him to show him that we are in control and not him. Not everyone in the household was happy but I plan on doing things exactly as Ron has instructed us so our dogs are great in the home and outside and with visitors. You have to get your dog to see you as the leader and not Ron. My training this morning went Awesome. Jesse listened to me and sat and stayed in his place as told. It was crazy awesome. Then I came in the house and texted Ron to make sure I was doing everything right so that Jesse wasn't confused. Ron is patient and caring and he doesn't mind a million questions via text or phone call. This guy is awesome!!! Now, my husband will be doing the same with James. Bob will be the leader and our dog James who is a major Alpha dog has seen this too. I can’t say enough about this guy. He has really turned our pups into well behaved little guys. We have gotten numerous compliments on how well behaved they are since we've gotten them trained. We have referred several of our friends to him as well. If you are looking for a true dog whisperer, who cares about your family member and will make a huge difference in both of your lives in a positive and caring way you need to give Ron a call. As a matter of record, Ron has continued to reach out to us about coming back in for a review of our training to make sure everything is going great. He has made a believer at out of my husband, who was a real skeptic. My husband Bob said "I am indebted to you Ron. It's a pleasure having our puppies around now." I feel God led me to Ron and I am 100% Satisfied!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Christina B.
Verified review

Guardian Angels was absolutely the best choice to trust with my pets! Monica spent so much time caring for my animals, and went above and beyond what I had asked for! I will continue to use for all my pet sitting needs.

  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cammy L.
Verified review

Can’t thank him enough for the work he’s helped me with my dogs. I saw a difference in the behavior after only 2 lessons! I thought it was going to take him months to get my dogs to listen better & he taught both me & them in only 2 lessons! Would recommend to anyone who is considering a trainer.

Fido's Gym
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Ivy F.
Verified review

Fido's Gym is the BEST and most FUN place for dogs EVER! I literally can't even say the word "gym" anymore around my Boxer Fiona because she starts whining and crying. She absolutely LOVES going to Fido's. Fiona is a white Boxer and she is very active as she's only 1 year old. Since she is white, she cannot be in the sun for more than a few minutes before getting sunburned. Fido's Gym was such a blessing for our family. Not only is the facility indoors and really large (for her to run around in) but it's super clean and there's tons of fun toys (and friends) for her to play with. I've noticed a significant change in her behavior (for the better) since bringing her to Fido's Gym and letting her socialize with other dogs as well as burn some over her Boxer energy off. Heather the owner of Fido's Gym is SO friendly and she's great with placing other dogs with the same temperament as your dog. She's an amazing dog trainer as well as a dog lover and you can tell right away when you meet her. I've met so many nice people (and pups) at Fido's and Fiona and I really look forward to going there each week. If your looking for a fun place to bring your dog, I would highly recommend Fido's Gym.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
Verified review

Janine came to our home two times to observe our dog's behavior and our interactions with the dog in various situations and then offered suggestions for us in our leadership role and appropriate correction techniques for our dog. Janine also met us at a dog park and in a local pet store to observe our dog's interactions in different situations. Once again she demonstrated better ways for us to lead and correct our dog to attain the desired "calm mind" state for our dog in these situations with strangers and other dogs. We have been very happy with Janine and her suggestions for training us as leaders in working with our dog.

Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Malia C.
Verified review

Sarah is fantastic! She shows genuine care for all of my animals. She really put my mind at ease knowing they were in excellent hands

Crystal
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robyn C.
Verified review

Crystal is friendly outgoing . Her love for animals is more than you could ask for. When it comes to our pets they are fur people and part of the family. Before you know it she will be too. 😍

Michelle's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Michelle is a very friendly, professional, and personable person. She is very punctual and always shows up for scheduled appointments. She is excellent with animals and shows a genuine interest in my dog. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone who needs a pet sitter/walker!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda W.
Verified review

Christine is awesome! She is very reliable and most important she is a true animal lover. My family has used her several times for pet sitting and she has always gone above expectations for our pets!!

Savvy Tender Touch
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Teena L.
Verified review

Eileen has worked on my horses and my dogs. All the animals love her! One of my horses injured himself in a pasture accident on his rear leg. He had a very deep cut. Eileen came to work on him once a month for several months. It really helped with his healing. You would never know how bad the injury really was except by the scar. I would recommend her to anyone. She is very helpful when your animals have health issues. She loves to share her knowledge.

Pampered Pawz
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heather K.
Verified review

Michael is very reliable & trustworthy and does a wonderful job taking care of my puppy. I plan to continue using Michael on a regular basis to help take care of Barkley when I'm unable to be home. I'm very happy to have found Michael!

Karalyn's Animal Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lissa R.
Verified review

Karalyn worked with me to get a schedule set up for my old dog Cleo. She seems mature and responsible so far. I'm satisfied✔️

  • New on Thumbtack
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I work with animals like dogs, cats and horses. I do everything form pet sitting to washing, walking, cleaning stalls and giving them lot of love.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I can care for all animals of any shape or size. I am available from Sundays through Saturdays, any day of the week, at all times.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm looking to earn some extra cash by doing what I love. I love animals of all shapes and sizes. Dogs especially need the extra care while their owners are away. I'm willing to share my time and love by helping you out.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I will care for your animals in every way you need me to. I love them like kids, and they are safe in my care.

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Illustrate books, articles, flyers. Basically, helping customers facilitate their ideas into two dimensional reality.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I love animals and am not afraid of any animal. I have two dogs of my own and a pony. I have taken care of a farm of animals.

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