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De Land Dog Trainers

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K-9 Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gustavo Q.
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I had my first dog training today (5/23/2016). Mr. Jorge Velez came in and spent a good 2 + hours with me and my dog Marino. I was impressed and liked his style very much. He will continue to do the training until all the objectives are met. I think my dog took very well, right away, working with Jorge, and I look forward to continue working with Jorge until I am satisfied my needs are met. Thanks, Jorge! See you next time.

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  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meredith D.
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Todd was great with our 8 month old puppy Jake. I loved how even before we hired him he was reaching out to me to see if he would be the trainer for us. Jake looked forward to seeing him every week and has really helped our family keep Jake safe through commands and calm when new people come to the house. We highly recommend Todd and South Orlando Dog Training.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jayme F.
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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 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert G.
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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
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bernie S.
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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

Dog Training by Vanessa
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rorie H.
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On a 5-star rating I'd like to give her a hundred thousand, million billion! This is the best investment I will ever make in anything related to an animal that I have. It will bless our lives every day forward for as long as my dog lives and will bless me with the next dog I have in the next after that. In the life of my dog it will end up being a fraction of a penny a day investment. The scale quality of Vanessa's her training has forever changed my dog's life and my life. It's actually made the difference of being able to keep my beloved pet. I've worked with him daily since I got him at 10 weeks old, he's always been a handful and I've never been effective with my training. This summer things spiraled out of control when he got aggressive with a housemate and a neighbor. I was scared to have hum around children because he would get aggressive with them as well. I was looking into the options of finding a new home for him, which broke my heart but I was trying to do what was best for the dog for the children in the neighborhood and for myself. I thank God we found Vanessa and her family that took my dog in for 2 weeks socialized thim trained him, helped him discover he could trust people to be the alpha and he could relax into just being a dog and a puppy. He is much more happy and relaxed than I have ever seen him. He minds me almost perfectly. He's safe around children men and unexpected visitors to our house now! I did my homework and talked to multiple trainers before choosing Vanessa.. Most of them their rate was double or triple Vanessa's and I didn't always like their approach. The fact that my dog got to live in her home and be fully socialized with her family I think made an enormous difference. This is the highest review I've ever given to any kind of business at any time. I can't overstate how good she is.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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Giovanna is a great trainer. She trained our Jack Russell while working at Petco. She not only trained him well but she also worked diligently with our family to teach us skills on how to continue working with Bandit at home and how to calm his eternal energy down. Skills that we still use today. I recommend her services 100%. Thank you Giovanna!

K9 connection
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlin L.
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I’ve had the best experience working with Liza and TJ at K9 Connection. I have an 11month old Malinois and have been working with these guys since she was 5-6 months. I’m so proud of all the progess my girl has made. The way Liza works with her is phenomenal!! My girl always looks forward to training days!!!

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Because, i have experience with caring for all types of animals specifically dogs since 2009.

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We like to watch dogs as well as to walk them. We are free almost anytime! We provide the best care for your dogs, and you won't forget it.

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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.

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I noticed that most other Dog Trainers in this area only do Training while their pet is being boarded. This can be good but also negative as your dog may only respond to the trainer, not you once they return home. I find it more effective to work along with your dog. I do offer a boarding option as well though if it fits you better.

  • 4 years in business
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i have a very simple approach to dog training which enables the owner to be able to understand and reinforce easily, which lends to the training being more effective longterm

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Thank you for your interest in 4 Paws and A Tail K-9 Services! We are an all-breed, private training company based in Central Florida and founded in 1998. Our head trainer is experienced in "all" fields of dog training, from pet dog manners to police and military K9s. Please browse our website to find just some of the services we offer. If you do not see a service that you have been seeking, please contact us to see if we offer it, or we will refer you to a company that does.

  • 4 years in business
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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!

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Hi, I am a 34-year-old dog lover who would like to help their owners with good care and sitting when necessary. Contact me if you are interested. Thank you.

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AKC Cerified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Trainer

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I do dog sitting and walking in your home or in mine by special arrangement. I also do Harley-Davidson repair and modifications to newer Harley-Davidson motorcycles by a certified Harley-Davidson mechanic.

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

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I am a certified professional dog trainer. I have worked with dogs for 25+ years. My furry friends are my life. I love helping people to relate better with their little loves. I will come to you or you can come to me.

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We provide the following services: * Small dog grooming with TLC * Flea control * Day camp Small dog jackets and supplies are also available. Call for appointments.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Trainer

Jacksonville, FL

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    Becoming possessive aggressive, growing separation anxiety and behavior issues when left alone
  • $300
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Jacksonville, FL

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 6-12 months, 3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    Dogs likes to jump on visitors (friendly) but barks aggressively.
  • $120
    Average price

Need a Dog Whisperer

Jacksonville, FL

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    We just finished 12 weeks @ K-9 Jax & passed our AKC good citizen test. Looking to continue learning, not for showing, but for the partnership -- as far as it continues to be fun. Perhaps some agility?
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