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Daytona Beach Dog Trainers

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K-9 Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

We hired George to help us train our new family member Mr. Max. On the first visit George just amazed us with his skills and passion for dog training. George is the Florida Ceaser. If your looking for a good trainer I recommend George Velez.

The Puppy Parent's Trainer
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Allison M.
Verified review

Laura trained my not-so-friendly mixed breed through several sessions. I was surprised at the ease my dog learned basic behavior with her. Laura also taught me some new tricks - for training and altering behaviors my dog had already adopted. With continued sessions we learned some fun stuff plus advanced behavior modifications. I was extremely pleased, and after nearly a year, continue to be thrilled with her techniques and vast knowledge of dogs and their innate behaviors. I learned a lot about my dog and how to handle some difficult situations. Will recommend and use Laura for all my dog training and home care when out of town. Allison

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jayme F.
Verified review

We had such an amazing experience. Maureen has such a wonderful heart. She is passionate about her love for dogs and and truly cares about the outcome of the training experience. She is very committed to making sure each dog not only meets the basics, but makes sure that you (the owner) is completely satisfied and comfortable with the training your dog received. Maureen was not only patient with Theo, but helped us give him the confidence he needs to be a great dog. We are so happy to have Maureen and Mo'bedience. We could not ask for anything more.

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Valor K9 Training
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert G.
Verified review

Valor K9 has provide me with the best K9 I could possibly ask for. Not only did they provide me with a well mannered and intelligent companion but they also went above and beyond to bring him to me states away along with two outstanding trainers to help me with any questions and training lessons to know what to expect and how to play my part in taking in my new service dog. They help me along with so much that to say satisfied is a understatement. I genuinely appreciate everything this organization does and more. The valor K9 team definitely makes a difference and it is reflected by each individual members work ethic and character. Thanks again for putting Zodiac into my life. Battling stage 4 cancer is no easy task but having him in my life makes a tremendous difference. He given me the strength to keep fighting on. He’s with me 24/7. as I’m with him. He diffently brought joy back into my life. I noticed myself finding the strength to do more when he’s around!

Dawn Hoppe K9
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Bernie S.
Verified review

Great skills. RJ came all the way to St. Louis to work my dog and it was well worth it. I wish he come back.... Bernie Squitieri Proud owner of IRON

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Wagging Tail Corps
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chloe C.
Verified review

Christian is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and utilizes very effective methods. He has spent a number of sessions with our (stubborn) Wheaten puppy, Duncan. His caring nature and ability to connect with animals was obvious in our first lesson. He takes the time to also work with my husband and I to help us understand why our dog behaves the way he does, AND taught us the most practical ways to reinforce his training to make lasting improvements. Duncan has made unbelievable strides in obedience in a few short lessons and we plan to continue working with Christian in the future. Duncan used to pull on the leash endlessly, NEVER listened or obeyed, and thought he ran our household even at the age of 5 months. He now looks to us for commands with trust and performs them quickly, makes eye contact for permission, has come full circle on potty training, shows restraint with distractions (like other animals/people), and is an all around more well-adjusted, confident dog. I would recommend his services to any friend, family member, or coworker without a doubt. Dog training is an investment, but the value of what we have and will learn from Christian moving forward is unmatched in comparison to the other quotes I've received on Thumbtack. Having an obedient dog will change the dynamic of your household. If you're looking for a professional trainer, look no further than Wagging Tail Corps!

Dog Training by Vanessa
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jo-Ann H.
Verified review

Just had one session so far, but I was very impressed with what she did with my dog. We do have more work to do and have more appointments set up.

Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Manny R.
Verified review

She always on time to take out my dog, i use her services on week days when i am very busy and my dog Enzo loves go out with her, she defenetly is a pet lover as me, always take good care of Enzo. If you want to leave your pet in good hand, you must consider her

Cbsinnovations
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Dee O.
    Verified review

    I have had the opportunity to observe Clara & Barry while training their newest service dog. Sabrina is a beautiful, intelligent puppy and has learned so much already. Clara & Barry train with love & rewards and Sabrina is eager to learn. She already knows lots of commands, like come, stay, down, shake, sit and roll over and she's also learning to go to the door when she wants out. Clara & Barry make a great team and someone will be so lucky to get one of their service dogs Dee O

    Happy Home Pet Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Judy A.
      Verified review

      Arrives on time and has a wonderful report with my dog. Thoughtful and conscientious.

      Paws & Play Pet Care
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Patricia L.
        Verified review

        Kris was wonderful with my dogs! She is a true animal lover and treats them like they are her own! I will definately use her and Paws and Play again!

        Norelle Adams
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 5 years in business
        Suzette F.
        Verified review

        Norelle is amazing when she house/dog-sit for us!! I wouldn't trust many people with my house, let alone with my four-legged baby Isabella. After meeting her and she provided hydrotherapy for her, I knew she was truly a loving and trustworthy person. She would send me pictures where I could tell my baby was THRILLED she had come over to see her. She truly is a blessing and allows me to be at peace about leaving town when I need to.

        About

        I travel to give service to those in need of assistance, whether it is babysitting, housecleaning or dog sitting. I can do it all!

        About

        Walk Sit Stay by Alex is an in-home dog walking and pet sitting service. I provide weekly walks for your pets or specific service dates while you are out of town. I can provide care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, lizards, etc.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        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!

        About

        I am a very experienced pet owner and can provide dog walking, pet and house-sitting in the Winter Springs/Longwood areas.

        About

        I love pets. I have 5 years of experience with my dog and cats. My mom is blind, and I need to help her out.

        About

        All of our sitters come with years of pet experience. Many have worked in vet clinics or with animal rehabilitation and rescue. All sitters are certified by Pet Tech in Pet CPR and First Aid. Laura the Owner is a certified Pet Tech instructor. All sitters have been back ground checked and are insured and bonded.

        About

        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.

        • 8 years in business
        About

        I stand behind my work 100%. If you aren't satisfied, then I havent done my job, and we will work together to ensure your complete happiness with the work you have paid for.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I treat the animals that I take care of with love and patience. I treat them as if they were my own. I make the animals needs a top priority.

        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.

        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.

        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?
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