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Sit, Down, Stay Dog Training
4.9
from 126 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 277 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalia V.
Verified review

Maureen provided an immense amount of help for us and our pup who was afraid of going outside! By giving us a different perspective on the situation, her intuition and expertise helped solve the problem almost immediately. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a dog/puppy trainer. She was a pleasure to meet and work with!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie Y.
Verified review

I am the owner of a very energetic Black Labrador. I knew that I had a dog with high energy and needed professional help with training my puppy. I found Martha Bernal through a friend at work who was happy with her dog training. Martha guided my puppy through ten sessions of puppy training (basic puppy obedience). I was very pleased with her obvious love of dogs and immediate results with each lesson. Martha has a gentle, effective approach to training dogs and my dog responded very well to her training sessions. The end result for me was that my Labrador became a lot more easy to manage because he understood the commands (requests) that I made such as "Come" "Sit" "Stay" "Leave it" and he also stopped jumping up on people. I enjoyed seeing my dog learn and am very happy with the dog training that Martha provided to my dog. He remembers everything she taught him and it makes our family happy to have a well trained big dog. I would recommend her highly to anyone considering a dog trainer.

Dog's Best Friend
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie H.
Verified review

I have the most wonderful, well trained Cock-a-Poo. Thanks to Gregg Flowers at Dog's best Friend, she is the most perfect dog I have ever had. Gregg knows dogs, he loves dogs and is an incredible trainer. Sweetie is now 11 years old, walks offleash, comes, stays, sits, and understands all the commands that makes life with her an unbelievable experience. You can't go wrong with Gregg Flowers. He is the best.

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SunsetK9 Training Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harley E.
Verified review

Our 2 year old lab/chow mix was very disobedient. Now only after a couple sessions he has learned so much! I would recommend this dog trainer to anyone that truly cares about their dogs!

Mr. Z's Pet Services LLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Christina J.
Verified review

Christopher was hired to visit my two dogs and give them a break outside after being kenneled all morning. My larger dog is aggressive to other dogs and can't be let out if other dogs are around, so this can be a challenge. Christopher has met it head on with a calm demeanor. Both my dogs (and my cat, who has taken advantage of having a new person to shed on) love him and look forward to his visits. I will definitely hire Christopher again the next time I need a sitter.

K9 Holistics
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
Verified review

Christine is awesome! She did a great job helping us train our 10 week old Brittany Spaniel puppy, Lola. She listened to what we wanted to work on each week and incorporated it into our training session. Rather than training your dog for you, Christine teaches you what to do so your dog will listen and follow your directions. She uses positive reinforcement so your dog is always happy. Lola is our pet but also a hunting dog every now and then. So, Christine learned how to train her for hunting purposes. She is incredibly knowledgeable and made the training sessions easy to understand, fun and enjoyable for Lola and us. She also followed up with additional information and tips after each session. Christine has also helped us during the day by coming over and taking Lola for walks. We always get cute pictures and an update when she leaves on how the walk went. I would highly recommend Christine to anyone looking for training, walking or sitting. We love Christine and so does Lola!

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  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Crissy P.
Verified review

Rose has been a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge and patience has exceeded my expectations. She is what a real dog trainer should be. I have spent a lot of money in the past with others with no end result and after just a short time I have already seen great results that continue even after she leaves our home. My Pitbull and Bull Dog love her and are growing to have much better manners. We are very grateful for the work she has put into the training and educating us to be better owners. Will recommend to friends and family without a doubt!

Angel's Basics Dog Training
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Camille P.
Verified review

There aren't enough good things I could say about Angel and her work with our Baylee girl. Still in her "puppy" stage, Baylee came with a lot of energy, excitement, and curiosity. Angel was able to use all of that in a constructive way to help Baylee learn some boundaries. Thankfully Angel was very open with communication and sent updates frequently which was a big ease on our minds because we felt we could trust Angel, even not knowing a whole lot about her beforehand. We picked up our Vizsla yesterday and there is a huge difference in discipline. Obviously the first week back with us will be the most challenging, but if we do our part, there's no doubt in my mind that these new "tricks" will stick for good. We highly recommend Angel as a loving and hard working dog trainer.

Lauri's Pet Sitting Service
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chad T.
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I am new to Tampa and was looking for someone to take care of my dog while on a trip. He has never been boarded so I was looking for an in home sitter. I can not say enough positive things about Laurie. I had a very positive experience. She is very nice and treated my dog like he was part of her family. She also sent many photo updates to keep my mind at ease and I could tell he had a great time with the other dogs because he was exhausted when I brought him home. I would definitely recommend Laurie and I will be using her again.

  • 44 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bambi K.
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Jeanine is an exceptionally patient, knowledgeable and compassionate dog trainer. Jeanine has trained two of our Portuguese Water Dogs over the past 11 years . We have utilized Jeanine's services for private training, group classes, personal and professional advice. Jeanine's been very flexible with our training and even provided sessions in my husband's office-she's very accommodating. Jeanine's demeanor, along with even her own dog's temperaments, lend itself to successful training. Jeanine has visited our home, provided suggestions for new puppy transitions as well as acclimating our elder PWD to the new puppy. Jeanine also provides numerous resources for various holistic and superior pet products. We highly recommend Jeanine for a comprehensive, passionate canine expert! Thank you Jeanine for your insight over the past 11 years!

Groovy Dogs
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas O.
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With five dogs in our house, it took us a long time to decide on a mobile pet care company who could truly listen and mold themselves to our situation. Other companies would try to 'take charge' and tell us how they will only work. Bruce listened to what we wanted and needed and gave us just that. In the end, there are many passionate pet care companies but they aren't thorough. With Bruce, he got the job and kept us up with his truly amazing text messages about our animals and how excited he was to be working with us to care for our dogs. That's the key, "working with us", not so much for us. Bruce makes you feel like he's a friend, and after he was done with our sessions for the week, my wife and I spoke in great detail about that. In the end, you can leave your animal with anyone... I won't. I'm not an easy sell. I trust very few people with my dogs, I'm one of those dog people with no kids... (by choice). What matters in the end is TRUST. Period. You will get that with Bruce... and some really great, in-depth text updates! haha... believe it or not, when you're hundreds of miles away, it helps you sleep by putting a smile on your face, and an ease to your worry. Thanks Groovy Dogs!

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
KILEY J.
Verified review

Christina is amazing! She really knows her stuff, is willing to answer any and all questions, and really takes her time training you and your dog. I highly recommend her.

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
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I had just gotten my nearly 1-year-old puppy and realized she was showing aggressive tendencies toward people and other animals in addition to submissive peeing. In a matter of weeks Brett has my dog on the right track. He was the only trainer we had a consultation with that started off showing genuine interest and care for my dog, as well as a energetic, take-control attitude. I would highly recommend Dog-Eze.

Will Thomas
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Crystal D.
Verified review

We brought a new puppy in to our home with two other dogs, an Aussie and a Lab. From day one they did not take to our new puppy. The lab was highly aggressive to her and also was becoming aggressive towards us. My husband said that was a big NO NO and I needed to get rid of our lab (3 yrs). I cried for a week before deciding maybe he was right - nothing was working and I was scared he would soon land a fatal bite to the puppy. My vet said he wished we had a dog whisperer like like Cesar Millan in our area. In desparation I went online and typed in Dog Whisperer asking God to give me a miracle. He did! I saw Will Thomas' web site and called him. He answered my call that night, spoke to me for over and hour, and we set up an appointment for that weekend. I am amazed at the results. It wasn't necessarily my dogs but me, and how I interacted with them. My husband balked when I first told him about the appointment saying he'd believe it when he saw it. He now believes and tells all our friends the story and change in our dogs. The lab and puppy are now best buddies, I am no longer stressed out and our home is much happier. He made a difference in just a few hours! Of course we had to follow through with the exercises he showed us for a couple weeks and now everything is second nature. -Riverview, FL

Sam Ivy K9 Consultants Inc.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kay E.
Verified review

Brad is our trainer he is wonderful.. very firm and clear on what to correct. I had a 5 months old German Shepherd that was out of control jumping , biting, no respect. I NEEDED HELP YESTERDAY! After three visits with Brad and doing my home work. Samson is a pleasure to take on walks , around other dogs and guest. Everybody says wow it like unreal . The positive changeffect in him and me .Remember it all the handler and a great trainer. Again a special thanks to brad..

James C.
Verified review

The calm, assertive leadership approach was exactly what me and my pup needed. From the first lesson I was taught how to be the leader my dog respects and follows. I would highly recommend Always Faithful Dog Training of Pinellas County for any of your dog training needs

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rich P.
Verified review

Caroline did exceptional work with an aggressive shelter dog that had potential but needed to relax around people and other dogs. It worked: Athena was adopted about 6 months ago and is settled and happy in a wonderful forever home where she's cared for, loved and appreciated.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terry W.
Verified review

I couldn't be happier with the service Nikki has provided to our family and our Shasta girl. She is an aggressive breed dog and requires special attention. Nikki handles her so well and knows exactly what she needs. She also truly cares about her and treats her like her own.

Lane Carter Dog Trainer
5.0
from 1 review
    Mike L.
    Verified review

    Lane has a true understanding of dogs. I Met lane walking around downtown Dunedin when my GSD (German Shepherd dog) was about 4 months old(about a year ago). We spoke of a mutual love for the breed and how both of our grandparents were involved in K9 training (my grandfather was a k9 judge). Lane never pushed a service our a sales pitch on me he asked me some questions about my GSD. I let him know I was working with a trainer but at times my puppy seemed to rule us. He then told me he moved to the area and is training dogs here and if i ever needed help to call him (His expertise includes guard dogs, behaviors, advance training). During the past year we still were working with the original trainer who was very good as well. Something was missing though and we both felt that we taught my GSD everything we could but, he had a hurdle. You see my GSD would see other dogs and become over stimulated and hard to control and this started at about 7 months old ( He is a very intelligent and high drive GSD who's a sweetheart but stubborn.). He would jump on everybody not listen and tend to be just a brat. With dogs though he would bark aggressively and scare other people even though he just wanted to play he also seemed to be scared of them. So my trainer said let's take some time off and figure out something later. My wife and I talked about how he just needed to age and mellow but I felt this could not wait. I also mentioned how we met Lane and we should call him, but we were feeling a little discouraged and felt it may be better to wait. The next afternoon on the way to the beach I saw Lane walking two dogs and told my wife it's a sign let's just call him and try it. Lane gave us a free consultation that was over an hour. He then gave us his feedback and gave us pricing that was very competitive to any big box store but his is one on one. The difference with Lane though has been dramatic already, he truly has a passion and love for his career. After just a few weeks my GSD has improved with not only his old training but new training as well. My GSD is walking better on leash, reacting less and learning to be a companion and not pushing to be an alpha. Lanes knowledge of reading a dog has been honed since a young age and it shows. My GSD not only loves to go to training but now acts as if Lane is part of the family. My GSD is calmer and now looks for me to command him. We are not perfect by any means (its only been 4 weeks) but I truly believe with Carters k9s my GSD will be perfect and a dog that my grandfather would adore. Ask about the tree stump!

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      I am a dog breeder. I love to raise the standards on the breed, and I am also working on quality, health, and temperament. I also do dog training.

      Nexushaus K9 Services

      New To Thumbtack

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        Train all breeds in Obedience, protection, problem solving...working with working dogs in police type work, schutzhund sports work, family and business protection and companion dogs, narcotics work, fundamentals of Search and rescue helping with organizational information and training. Pet services problem dogs, house breaking, problem barking, basic home obedience and social interaction... Training and making a living at something I love to do.

        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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