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Jacksonville Beach Dog Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 284 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I didn’t know what to expect with asking a dog trainer to help me out with my big boy, but Andrea exceeded any expectation I had. She gave valuable assessments and suggestions that have so far turned my dominant bullheaded Great Dane mix into a more well rounded, submissive pup. It’s not just about training the dog, but about re-training the people who care for the dog. Can’t wait to have her back to see our progress and to receive more guidance!!

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Best Behaved Pups
4.8
from 73 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Terri N.
Verified review

Karyn did a fantastic job working with Ruthie. Even though my Ruthie is a little stubborn because she is an English Bulldog, Karyn was able to get her to mind. I highly recommend Best Behaved Pups Family Dog Training to anyone who wants to get their puppy or dog to become obedient, stop chewing, stop jumping and simply a better behaved animal.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol C.
Verified review

She is very reliable and has not missed a day walking and playing with my dog. She sends photos everyday to document her activity with the dog. She likes my dog and the dog likes her.

  • 5 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon F.
Verified review

Working with Eva was an amazing experience! She is phenomenal at what she does and you can see that she's very passionate not only about her job but also about the dogs. She completely trained my dog Bear and now he loves to do his newly learned tricks all the time. Overall it was an amazing experience working with her!

EXTRAORDINARY K9
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Layne C.
Verified review

Deborah & Cliff are very professional and have worked miracles with my two 6 month old GSD. In one session they were different dogs and as training progressed they have become the companions I was wanting. I would recommend Deborah for any type of dog training. She is excellent!

Zoomeez Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Noel H.
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Tracee took great care and time to discuss our puppy training options. I was impressed with her knowledge base and greatly appreciated the time and care she put into our introductory consultation. My initial thoughts were " she provided sound advice, provides a good service (@ reasonable price) ... Also, her passion and dedication came across loud and clear! During our first session I was further impressed. I have been a dog owner most of my life and it was incredible to see how much 'we didn't know' and the difference an hour can make with a professional. She showed us the potential in our Pups and even highlighted a few 'red flags' we were not aware of! We are looking forward to building a long term relationship with Rewarded Behavior Continues...

K9 Perceptions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy F.
Verified review

Caleb Frisbee trained an autism service dog for my son. He helped us locate an amazing breeder to get a puppy from. He was always available to answer any questions I had. We have had the dog for 3 months and he is still there to offer support and answer questions. Our dog is well behaved and well trained. I could not ask for a better trained dog. The difference he has made in my son's life is amazing. I highly recommend Caleb Frisbee for any of your training needs.

Manfred and Risky
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Kelly D.
Verified review

Having a dog with special needs has made it difficult to have family vacations. We've had to split up vacations among the family so that we have someone at home to care for our dog that suffers from Cushings disease because we didn't want to board her. Upon meeting Jess and introducing her to our beloved animals, it was very obvious her love and respect for animals. We hired her to watch our pets in our home for our first true family vacation in years. Our pets and home were very well cared for and we have since referred Jess to others and used her on several occasions since. I can't say enough good about Jess and her care, love and dedication to animals.

PTK9 (Prime-Time K-9)
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
Verified review

Gino with Prime-Time K9 has been amazing to work with. Gino has been training our 1 year old german shepherd Shadow since June and she has improved so much! Shadow used to be scared of every little noise and therefore didn't like new people or places, pulled on her leash and would not follow commands outside of the house. Since working with Gino she has gained so much confidence and loves to go new places and meet people. We are able to enjoy walks together as a family without her dictating the walk, she will now stay right with us so well that we are beginning to work on off leash walks as well. She now not only listens to commands at home but out and about as well which is so important. We can't wait to continue to see the changes in our pup as we continue with Gino! Gino has a passion for dogs and training them and that is extremely evident in his work. He gets just as excited to see the dogs improve and master new things as we do! Shadow also loves her training sessions with him and is always excited and ready to go when she sees him.

Sebastian Cleaning
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Julie C.
Verified review

The owner is very professional while at the same time friendly. Made us feel safe to leave our dog with someone who loves pets so much!

All Dogs Elite LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Cheryl D.
Verified review

Marcus came to my house to work with Dobby, a rescue dog with pretty severe aggression issues when it comes to strangers and any/all dogs. I was totally stressed out about going out of town and having a dog sitter come to my home to walk him a few times a day. I was afraid I'd have to put him down. One session and Dobby was a different dog. Marcus worked with Dobby, the dog sitter, and me. Additionally, he pulled in another dog with similar issues who lives across the street. After some correction from Marcus, we were able to walk these dogs together! Marcus will be back next week for additional training. He is a wonder; a true miracle worker. I recommend him 100%!

Jillian Brehne
5.0
from 1 review
    Barbara S.
    Verified review

    Jillian'affection for animals is very visible She has a school background of track so dog walking or jogging is easy for her Upon my return I was greeted by a content animal. Clean and water dish kept full

    Sit Pretty Pet Sitting
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Cam G.
      Verified review

      I had Sit Pretty Pet sitting take care of my dog for about a week. They did a wonderful job with her. She doesn't always warm up to people until she's known them for a long time but she warmed up to them very fast. She was fed well and given a bath and just in general they took very good care of my baby. I would highly recommend them to everybody.

      • 12 years in business
      Melissa D.
      Verified review

      Alana Devers was the house and petsitter for me this summer. I have a difficult rescue dog, boxer pit mix, and a yorkie. She handled my dogs like the professional is expected. As a bonus, my house was nice and clean when I returned home! I highly recommend her.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      I watch dogs, and while they're in my care, I treat them like they're my own little brothers or sisters. I play with them, walk them of course, feed them, and even give them a bath.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I am available for dog sitting and walking. I would love to help care for your pet while you are away! I can offer them a lot of love and attention. I have many years of experience in caring for other people's pets as well as my own! I am available for consultations, and I would love to meet with you and your pets to see if I would be a good fit for your family!

      • 5 years in business
      About

      Services we offer are: - Board and train: doggy boot camps and puppy camps - Private lessons - Boarding - Dog obedience, house breaking, aggression, anxiety issue, etc.

      About

      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.

      About

      I am a dog trainer and animal behavior specialist who offers a range of services. Ask about the pricing. I have discounts for the disabled, senior citizens, and the military.

      About

      With Empire K9 you can pay much less than for personalized dog training lessons that fit the needs of you and your dog.

      About

      I'm in the service. I love animals, especially dogs. I can incorporate dog walking into my workout routine. I also have a large SUV.

      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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      Need a Dog Trainer

      Palm Coast, FL

      • Dog training type
        Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 6-12 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Medium (16-45 lbs)
      • Details
        welsh terrier behavior consists of staring and leaping into the pool screeching at the reflections then going to the screen and rooting until puts hole in it then back to pool continuously all day. Also attacks the TV if any animals are on it and springs at the door if anyone comes to it. Spend the entire day listening to him yelp and screech at the water and yelling leave it as he runs to the screen every 5 minutes.

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Palm Coast, FL

      • Dog training type
        Obedience
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months, 3+ years
      • Dog size(s)
        Small (1-15 lbs)
      • Details
        I am in a wheelchair

      Need Dog Training

      Jacksonville, FL

      • Dog training type
        Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 6-12 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Small (1-15 lbs)
      • Details
        Separation anxiety. Recently moved from house into apartment, I'm sure the move has greatly added to this, but need help as to not get complaints from neighbors from his barking when w e leave the house
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