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  • 13 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Gabriel V.

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I appreciated Bob's approach to our dog and the explanations he provided for his purely positive approach. With the little time we spent I've learned a great deal about dogs, and how to approach training my dog better. I look forwards to future sessions with Bob and learning as much as I can about training my dog - so that I can pass the knowledge on and use it throughout my life.

Lillian T.

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I can honestly say that the training experience was awesome. Mr. Kessler was very patient with me, as most of training my dog was about training me. My dog was very receptive to the training as well. I learned a great deal from the experience and will recommend Mr. Kessler in the future.

Anja S.

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Bob has very good Knowledge in positive dog Training. He showed us good techniques to train our dog. We arme looking forward to our next lesson! Anja from Germany. Many thanks !!

  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 min

Joseph F.

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Steve is truly a professional he knows exactly how to handle your dog your best friend he will definitely teach him the fundamentals of what you want your dog to be very professional I'm going to use him again for one of my other dogs definitely a five star trainer

Kathleen H.

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What a great company to deal with! Meri and her staff are professional, caring, and simply amazing! I would never use another dog sitter...and my dogs are my babies. Meri and her staff are it for me!!

Jay G.

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We have two dogs that are in the training class and we are very happy with the progress they are making. She provides group attention and one on one training when needed.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Jennifer S.

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We were out of options with our Louisiana Catahoula. He was nearing age two and his behavior was out of control. The final straw was his aggression towards strangers and his "want" to attack. We have an 11 year old, and this behavior was absolutely unacceptable for our family's safety and our sanity. He was pack leader to our blind and deaf pug who was utterly defenseless to his "playing" and biting, pulling, barking, etc. and our cat, who was prone to being chased and assaulted on an hourly basis. He wasnt listening to is and I was tired of yelling and reprimanding, to no avail. Theresa with VIP Pet Services was our last hope and final straw. We participated in the 10 week, in home training. We were impressed with Theresa's knowledge of dog behavior, proper techniques and calm, yet authoritative, demeanor with our dog (and with us, as we needed "training" too). We learned a lot of useful tools to curb our dog's anxiety to be in protect mode all the time, to stop the constant other pet aggression, mouthing and biting us, and a hundred other things we were all doing wrong. Our favorite lesson was "You get what you pet".... Overall, we were very happy with our dog's outcome. He is a work in progress, but we have the tools to build a confident, loving, awesome dog. Theresa is a wonderful teacher and we are happy to have utilized her services.

Cynthia V.

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Wow. Wow on steroids! My terrier mix dog was wonderful in spirit, and now she's also wonderful in behavior! We could never take Sadie out in public, and it was always chaotic when people came to visit; excitement overload, barking, jumping, licking, or pulling on the leash. It just got easier to leave her at home which wasn't good for her or her people. Her spirit is still joyful, but she obeys, has impulse control and is so much calmer with guests and distractions. Theresa Goodman at VIP Services has really done transformational training. Look out world, there's a new dog in town!!

Susan D.

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We were so happy that we met Theresa Goodman (Vipetservice). Our Annabelle was out of control - jumping - aggressive with other dogs. After 4 weeks we have a new dog. I Highly recommend her teaching style. She is firm yet very positive. Amazing results. If you are having doggie troubles call Theresa you won't be disappointed. Susan & Annabelle

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  • 17 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Lauren W.

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Allison has done amazing work with my Bernese Mountain Dogs!! I felt like I saw the Easter bunny the first time she started working with them. The way she was able to quickly reverse bad habits in my dogs was truly remarkable! My 100lb BMD went from jumping and almost knocking me over to being clam and submissive. I’ve done a few other dog training sessions around Naples and nothing has come close to what Allison has been able to do with my fur-babies in a short amount of time. I couldn’t be more thankful that my vet recommended Naples Top Dogs.

Mark F.

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Allison is amazing. She has done such an incredible job with training my husband’s dog as his service dog in addition to obedience. The dog has already responded to his disability needs. We have been blessed to find such a talented trainer to train a dog to help him. Her 20 years as a professional dog trainer is apparent. I would highly recommend Allison for obedience and/or service dog training.

Savannah S.

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Naples dog trainer is amazing. I have a dog that was rambunctious and would run out the front door whenever it opened. The first couple of sessions u could tell a difference in my dog. Now she doesn't run out the door, and doesn't jump on people. Thank you dog training of naples.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min
  • Cape Coral, FL

Nikki B.

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Michele came to my home first for a meet and greet. Not quite so easy at my home since I have a dog, 5 cats, 3 goats and 2 horses. She spent about 2 hours with me and acclimating herself and Barkley (her very well trained dog) to me and my babies. She really paid attention to what I needed. IE the goats sticking heads through fence and getting stuck, my dog being possessive over her things. She made me and my animals feel very comfortable. The day came to leave and all I did was worry. Michele sent numerous texts, photos and even videos through her whole stay while I was away. Very much put my mind at ease. Barkley had my older dog playing like a puppy. Then to top all off, when I returned home, my house looked like the day I left. She had all the litter boxes cleaned. All the animals had fresh food and water. I very much recommend Michele for your pet sitting and house sitting needs.

Gabi T.

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Michele was dog and house sitting for me for a full week a couple of weeks ago while I went on vacation. It was my first time being away from my 1.5 year old GSD. She did a remarkable job and kept me updated with daily pictures and videos. I asked her to bring along her lovely dog so my dog would have a companion to play with. They became best buddies and my dog never seemed happier. I would highly recommend Michele's services. She is very trustworthy and her knowledge of dogs is outstanding. She also bonded with my horses.

Corey G.

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Michele is an incredibly talented pet sitter and animal lover. Our Emmet loved every minute Michele came to spend time with him! Not only did she play with him, she also began training him on basic commands, fed our fish AND got our mail for us! I put 100% trust into Michele and gave her complete freedom with training Emmet. I am certainly glad I did and look forward to many more visits and pet sitting opportunities!

  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Naples, FL

Ann M.

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Rayfield was wonderful! He was prompt & worked around our schedule. He spent the time to really LEARN about our dogs (we have 3 ...90lb dogs) & gave us A LOT of information on his first visit! He took his time, not being constrained to a preset amount & it was the same charge he had quoted ($85). He was here to really help us, not just for consult. He also came prepared with a harness, that we did end up buying, but he wasn't pushy at all! He gave us good recommendations for possible dog boarding, and we look forward to having him come back. I would definitely give Rayfield a try..... $$$ well spent!

Laura L.

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Thanks for the strong start in helping to get me and dad's therapy dog, Eli, in "synch" as we prepare to work toward enhancing my father's handling skills after his stroke. Great confidence boost!

Jeremy J.

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Rayfield and Alpha Dog Academy was excellent. Full of knowledge and patient. He listened to our needs and designed a detailed prescription to help us and our Shepherd. I would highly recommend him!

  • 33 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Fort Myers Beach, FL

Stephanie S.

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I don't even know where to begin with how pleased I am with Ron and Melissa at Aztec dog training. Our Australian Shepherd Darwin was out of control. He was a runner, we couldn't get him to sit, he would nip, he growled at the kids, he really was the pack leader at our house. Recently he escaped from our backyard and went after a neighbors minpin. Luckily no one was hurt, but my husband and I were at the end of our rope. Darwin couldn't be in the house during the day because we were worried for the kids and he couldn't be walked on a leash because he could go after another dog. I called Ron, and I was desperate to get Darwin help. It was either get him help or rehome him. Ron immediately made me feel comfortable just talking with him. We lived 3 hours away in Lake Worth, FL and asked if we could bring Darwin that night at 11pm and to my amazement they agreed and waited up for us to bring Darwin. Right when we got to Aztec and Ron handled Darwin, I could tell we did the right thing. The dog immediately seemed different. Darwin stayed for 3 weeks, and I'm positive we got a lot more then we paid for. When we came to pick Darwin up he was walking on a leash without choking himself and he wasn't pulling the trainer everywhere, he was calm. It was amazing. He sat, he laid down, he even stayed. Even more astonishing, there was another dog there and he didn't even seem to notice. Darwin seemed to have so much respect for Ron. As if this wasn't enough, we were given a training session with him and written instructions. We spend 10 minutes a day working with him and everyday we see improvement. We are even integrating him into our family. He's actually in the house almost all day! I'm also very pleased with the follow up care. Any time I need advice or have a problem I text Ron and he immediately gets back to us, day or night. He always has the answer. And believe me I have texted upset and confused and lost. The support is invaluable. Ron and Melissa really know this profession. If you have a dog that needs training in south florida, whether aggressive, skitish, or just general obedience, Aztec Dog Training is the place to take your beloved pup. Melissa and Ron we can't thank you enough for your help with Darwin.

Sandy F.

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WE Took our Yorkie Puppy to Ron and Melissa when he was 8 weeks old - they took him from our hands and kept him in their home for 18 days. We were really not sure what to expect. We had never had a dog trained before. Ron explained to us that dog training is misunderstood to never use food as a bribe - I was very skeptical but Ron came highly recommended bu a friend who was going to put their dog down until they met Ron so I was willing to give it a shot. His prices were reasonable considering the dog stayed in his home and not a kennel and all followup lessons are included. When we got our puppy back we were shocked!!! Not only did he listen - HE WAS HAPPY!!! We are ever so thankful to them and recommend ANYONE GETTING A PUP TO LOOK UP AZTEC DOG TRAINING AND PUPPY BOOTCAMP - It will be the best investment you will ever make...Thanks again Ron and Melissa

Pat H.

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Ron with Aztec Dog Training is currently working with us and our 11 month old female Rottweiler who showed aggression post surgery. We have had 3 sessions so far and see great improvement using the techniques for dealing with negative behavior and redirecting her attention. We are very satisfied with Aztec dog training.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Lehigh Acres, FL

Susan G.

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All the attributes listed above are excellent

Nancy H.

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Excellent Trainer

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Naples, FL

Frank C.

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Excellent follow up, very comfortable with my dog, easy to work with. Amanda is experienced and professional.

Robert A.

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Very prompt, courteous and caring

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • North Port, FL

Billy J.

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Rudy has had our 2nd Gen. German Shepherd puppy and has taken a very head strong dog thru basic training and I can not say enough good things about his program and procedures to bring this dog into what we wanted him to be. Now we are going to let him go thru the protection and aggression part of his program. I can't say more about this trainer but to tell you if you want your dog trained right talk to Rudy. Without any abuse to a head strong dog he is the man for you. I plan on getting another Shepherd and no one would I consider other than him. I could not be more pleased or satisfied with his program working with my dog and my wife Debbie's baby.

Ashlee D.

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Our 6 month old Shepherd/Lab mix is training with Rudy & Mike. I couldn't be more happy with the interaction I've seen this far!! Thank you, so much!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Julia J.

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Sandi really listens to you & your needs. Then addresses them with positive training. Very knowledgeable!

Jess M.

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Best trainer around!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cape Coral, FL

Colleen S.

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Brandy is patient with my labs. They are older dogs who were in serious need of training. I had thought all hope was lost but not so! They are following directions, playing well together and I can open my door without a scene. This happened with simple commands and patience. Brandy had to teach US how to be dog parents and lead our dogs. Still a work in progress but we can see positive results. Thank you!!!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • North Fort Myers, FL

Christine J.

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Though new to training as a business of her own she has trained dogs for years. She is knowledgeable, patient and calm a great combination for trading a Portugeese Water Dog. I am looking forward to a well trained dog though our relationship.

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I am a private dog trainer, private groomer, and veterinary technician. I will take care of all your furry friends' needs, whatever they may be.

  • Fort Myers, FL

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A balanced dog is a happy dog. To balance your dog, it needs not only care but long for what you educate, socialize and train. It's never too early or too late for you to teach your dog some tricks. The benefits you will gain will be invaluable as training serves as mental stimulation for the dog and often to the owner himself. It will help you meet your dog and strengthen the relationship you have with him. In addition, you'll be surprised at how quickly your dog can learn if you do it properly and positively.

  • 29 years in business
  • Naples, FL

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Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing offers you a more affordable alternative of pet containment. All of our products are made and serviced in the USA. We have been dog trainers specializing in canine behavior modification in the South Florida over 10 years ago. Dog Guard's simple and proven process allows us to keep dogs safe without fences or barriers. Dog Guard Out of Sight Fencing has been providing quality pet containment systems to over one million customers over the last 25 years. Our underground system is invisible to the eye but effectively and safely contains your pet in the area that you wish. Whether it is a room, a yard, or specific a area, our 100% US made products are designed to safely contain your pet. We will come to your house and provide you with a free consultation and proposal. After our installation, we work with you and your dog to assure that you understand the process and your road to success. Please visit our website to view our testimonials and guarantees.

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Angeldogs offers private lessons where we come to your home. Each lesson lasts at least one hour, but have been known to last two or three. From basic obedience to behavior problems, all breeds, ages, and issues are handled with positive yet assertive leadership skills. Angeldogs serves all of Sarasota County, Englewood is included of course. As a founding member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (A.P.D.T.) all of the lessons are based on positive reinforcement training. No use of choke chains nor prong collars. We have over 27 years of experience in behavior modification and have found this to be the most effective, fun, and lasting way to train. Our main concentration is in training you and every one who handles the dog on a regular basis. That way every one may be consistent in doing the same thing, the same way, so your canine family member will learn, even when the trainer is not around. I give a 10% discount for millitary and family.

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I offer positive, family friendly dog training. I have trained over 300 families and their dogs. I know that many dogs end up in shelters due to behavioral issues. I use scientifically based positive reinforcement to invest the owners in proper training to ensure a long and happy relationship based on trust and love. I train group classes sponsored by Suncoast Humane Society and other group classes for the Greater Venice Dog Club. I have many private students and am recommended by local veterinarians. I specialize in working with shy and reactive dogs. I believe in continuing education and have attended dog seminars and conferences across the nation. I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and work closely with Suncoast Humane Society's Pet Therapy teams.

  • 4 years in business
  • Lehigh Acres, FL

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I am the ideal pet owner who has enough generosity to help others. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are my specialty. Big or little, I can clean it up. I have insight on emotional behaviors and am an expert on healthy lifestyle.

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I became an animal trainer because of my love for animals and also to help people communicate with their pets. I worked as a dog trainer for 2 years after I graduated from college. After that, I worked for a company that trains animals for television and does the live animal shows at Universal Studios. I have just recently moved home and would like to continue caring for animals and helping owners understand their pets. I can pet sit, dog walk, or help train any pet.

  • 11 years in business
  • Naples, FL

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We work on dog training and behavior modification. We are specializing in private lessons. We have AKC CGC certification. Group lessons are also available. We also provide dog walking and boarding.

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