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Jacksonville Obedience Trainers

Browse these obedience trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Jacksonville.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee C.
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Andrea has provided obedience training to our somewhat anxious German Shepherd. Andrea is AMAZING!!!! I highly recommend Rescue Me! Making a Woof Connection! Debbie Lee-Clark.

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Best Behaved Pups
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann B.
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Our dog responded very well to her training methods, and she is very good at teaching you how to train your dog. Besides basic obedience, she has gone above and beyond with helping us to manage other issues with our Aussie. I highly recommend her!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria W.
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My boxer Dexter is 14 weeks old and deaf. Andrea. was very accomodating of his special needs and ensured that his routine continued at her home. She did an excellent job of socializing him with her dogs and continued with his current potty-training. Dexter had a great time and fell in love! I’ve already scheduled her again. I enjoyed her frequent updates and pics she texted to me during his stay with her.

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...

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ruth P.
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Love this place! Experienced trainers, that love animals. They are doing a great job training my Golden Lab, she is a handful. They are also training me how to work with Belle. Very patient, and Knowledgeable ,so happy I found them.

  • 35 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Edward C.
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Anne Baxter diagnosed my dog's problem and immediately started addressing it. The four weeks stay with her has made a very visible change in him. He's gone from his last chance to being a good dog. Now it's going to be up to me to maintain discipline and make sure I stay with the lessons that Anne is teaching me. I definitely recommend Anne and her staff if you have a dog that needs training. Ed Cronin

PTK9 (Prime-Time K-9)
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea M.
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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.

All Dogs Elite LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Jennifer S.
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I cannot say enough good things about All Dogs Elite! I began with personal training of my 3 dogs and was pleased immediately with Marcus and his effectiveness. Now I have 4 dogs and when we travel I always board them knowing they love going there and that they will not only have lots of playtime and socialization with other dogs but will learn even more while there!

  • 9 years in business
Jack B.
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I have known Maggie Marshall for about 5 months now and i was impressed the first day she walked into our shop. She knew exactly what to do in situations involving our staff and the dogs. She constantly is adding items that our staff can do and works on ways we can educate and entertain the dogs in our custody. This lady really knows dogs and training!

Scheurman's K9 Academy
3.0
from 2 reviews
    Andrew P.
    Verified review

    I first met Wally and Edith in April of 2013 when I began attending basic obedience class with my Weimaraner puppy (Oliver). I have been attending class between one and two times a week since then. Oliver has been boarded with Wally and Edith on three occasions. The first time was in the summer of 2013 for approximately 50 days while I was studying law in France. The second and third times were after that for about 5 days each time. Wally and Edith are the only people I will trust Oliver with, aside from his vet. Wally and Edith have many students and EVERY student that I have met over the last year, has the upmost respect and admiration for them. Additionally, Oliver has made monumental strides in terms of obedience. As a result, Wally and Edith have helped me develop and strengthen my relationship with him. I encourage you to visit their website and visit one of their classes if you have any questions as to the quality of training that Wally and Edith provide.

    Camp Woofton
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Cynthia O.
    Verified review

    Lisa is truly amazing! She is not a one-size-fits-all trainer. She takes the time to get to know you, your dog and what you want to accomplish. Then she teaches you how to train your dog. Our rescue dog Rocky has made such significant progress because we have learned the right things to do.

    • 4 years in business
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    We walk dogs and make them become better dogs. We are the top one dog helpers, and we also provide checkups on dogs. We help dogs become nicer to other dogs.

    • 6 years in business
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    I work with your animals for lower prices than most businesses i love animals and always have i wont give up on your animal and the price stays the same

    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 do pet sitting, walking and basic training of animals! I have experience with dogs, cats, birds and exotic animals too!

    • 5 years in business
    About

    Most dog trainers either have no dog training certifications or have been certified online, and never studied, and hands on experience with other dog trainers and dogs. I went to the Tom Rose School, which you live and breath dogs 24/7 while under supervision with some of the best dog trainers in the US. I've successfully completed their Masters program requirements.

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    A1A Dog Training provides behavior modification and obedience dog training to St. Johns, Duval, and Flagler counties.

    About

    I offer in-home private dog consultations and training. I use positive reinforcement techniques and work with puppies, adolescent dogs and adult dogs. I work with the families on teaching their dogs to select better options than the ones that are currently not working. I try to keep my training simple but thorough.

    About

    I train people to train their dogs. I teach the following commands; sit, stay, come, down, etc. I also deal with most problem solving. Puppy classes or one-on-one lessons are available. I can come to you or you can come to me, it's your choice (giving the location).

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    I do any type of job. It doesn't really matter. I'll get the job done no matter what. If you need it done, just message or call me, and I'll be there to get the job done. No job is too big or too small.

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    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.

    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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