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ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Shiri W.
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We have a 7 mth old Boston Terrier (Lucy). I've had the pleasure of having Brian teaching me and helping me to understand her good and bad behavior. Brian's technique is great and helpful. He is professional and knowledgeable. Brian is still working with Lucy and she's still in training, but her progress is terrific. Brian is performing training on site/at our home and always prompt and flexible to schedule and reschedule as needed. Brian explains in detail about the click and treat method which is very effective. Lucy is very responsive to Brian's training and his method is extremely successful! I highly recommend Brian for helping/training the owners to understand their dogs behavior and for any additional help with dog training.

  • 13 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Betheny M.
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Excellent. Professional, arrives on time, works well with my dog and myself. He has given me SO much insight as to my dog's behavior and why she acts the way she does. I understand my dog better now. Love that he writes "homework" for us so I can refer back to that. Also if I run into a problem with my dog between sessions, he promptly texts me back and tells me how to correct the behavior (or how I should be responding to my dog). A+ highlt recommend Cliff! 😊

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ortis M.
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We've had one session with spencer (my dog), and the impact on the dog's behavior is amazing. Unfortunately because of scheduling issues on my part we could not meet again, I am looking forward to resume the training this coming Sunday as my schedule opens up. Really effective.

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
NESIRA B.
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Wendy understands dogs and knows how to get the best behavior out of each individual dog (working with their needs and personality, and at their level). Not only were the classes straight forward with a positive approach but Wendy demonstrated time and time again she cares about dogs. My puppy was a rescue one and had a traumatic experience outside of class and Wendy went above and beyond to get Gemma back on track before the end of the puppy classes. She is personable and practical, and always willing to answer questions and provide help. This class has been a very positive experience, and I appreciate her care, knowledge and expertise with my Chihuahua. Nesira Baker, Gemma's owner

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Diane B.
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Rosie has done an outstanding job with our puppy! She is professional, friendly, punctual and has such a way with the animal. Highly recommend!

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Furgetmenot
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren R.
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Very personable and professional. Truly was a pleasure having her take care of our animal!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany C.
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Jane's work with behavioral training is so integral for not only the dogs but also the family. She assisted me personally with better understanding of my dog's behavior, the nature of it, and my reactions to my dog. She was able to help guide me to improve upon the positive energy and reinforcement I could give to my dog for the best outcomes of behavior. I highly recommend Jane for her knowledge and understanding of both animal behaviors and the impact of the family systems.

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Slinger Pet Care
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Zoe R.
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Danielle is amazing every time I have her watch my animals! She always sends me pictures and I know they are well taken care of with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Ethan G.
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Chrsitina has a way with animals.. Brody loves her and has started to become a disciplined, obedient pup...

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Carol Harris Dog Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Dorothy C.
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Carol was knowledgable and caring. She understood our dog's behavior and was able to offer valuable training advice. In addition, she was a great source for the right treats, harness, vet and groomer while we visited Florida. We look forward to Seamus attending her Good Citizen class next year.

Animal Behavior Councelor
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
ROGER J.
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She did a great job with my dog. I was very impressed with the changes that occurred with his behavior

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  • 41 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathi B.
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OMG!! My life changed when Erinn Tackett entered McKenna's world. I have a 1 1/2 year old Portuguese Water Dog, that was out of control. Four months later, McKenna is well behaved, I can take her anywhere and do. Erinn and I continue to sharpen her obedience skills, and she is now a great dog and companion. I highly recommend Erinn for behavior, obedience and service/therapy. She has a magical way with dogs.

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AniNanny
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Terry G.
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I have a blue Weimaraner who weighed 65 lbs by 1 year old. She had trouble with impulse control and constantly pulled when walking her. Every person and dog we encountered was her new BFF! I am petite and had trouble keeping her from jumping on passers by and from being dragged down the street. Brianna walked my dog and taught me techniques and gave me the tools to train my large puppy. It took a while to train my willful and high energy dog but I can now safely walk my full grown Weim, confident that we will enjoy our walk. Brianna is wonderful with animals, has a gift for working with dogs and training both the dog’s behavior and people on how to train their dog. Brianna is caring, knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. in my opinion, her fees are very affordable. She has also helped me through my dog’s skin rash issues by recommending skin remedies which have been helpful as I do not like giving her antibiotics. I cannot say enough good things about Brianna and highly recommend her. She has been my Dog Whisperer for the past 2 years!

Yesdogtraining
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
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Stewart is amazing!!!!! He has been great with helping me with my motley “pack”!!!! He truly understands and connects with the animals!!!!! My husband and I were extremely impressed with his work and how he was able to gain control and gently redirect unwanted behavior!!!! I love referring people to Stewart because I know they will not be disappointed!!!!!👍💫

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Emily G.
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Kelly is fantastic. She is great with pups. She went out of her way to understand our Hound and helped us find a way to combat most of her negative behaviors. Tiger is a completely different dog after our sessions. My relationship with my pup has changed in the best way possible and I owe it to Kelly. Thank you!!

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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Debra F.
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Dave seems very dedicated to achieving the level of trained animal that the owner is comfortable with.

Tj F.
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Susan really is great with our puppy and now dog. She knows and understands what they are feeling and can really teach owners how to act when their dog displays certain behavior. I highly recommend her.

Animal Lovers Pet Concierge
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
Regis B.
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I have used Heather for over 5 years to sit, walk and feed my greyhounds. In sum, Heather is an animal lover, a true dog lover. Second in importance is her reliability - never missing a visit. I can say without reservation that other than myself, my dogs' favorite person is Heather - that comes from her attention and genuine concern for their well being. She gets my highest recommendation.

TLC- While You're Away
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Judy G.
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Terri is a friend of all pets. She understands the needs of the animals she's caring for & respects the owners wishes. She follows directions well & is compassionate. I would hire her again.

Second Home
5.0
from 1 review
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charles E.
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Joan is a lovely person who took care of our animals as if they were her own.

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    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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