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A Paw Above
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lilia M.
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Gretchen is honestly the best! I'm a first time puppy mom and she helped me with all of the questions I had about my new baby. She was so helpful and genuine. I definitely trust her with my little one!

ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Ted L.
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Brian has been very helpful in training our two new Havanese puppies and training us how to better communicate and work with them on house training and basic commands. We signed on for the 6 visit package (starting 2 days after the pups came home from the breeder) and think it was money very well spent. Brian is very punctual and reliable about keeping his appointments. Would definitely recommend him.

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Megan G.
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Cliff was amazing. Very professional, always prompt and Demi (our boxer puppy) loved him. He was good at not only training our puppy, but also showing us how to train her and each week if we had any new issues with her, or any questions he was able to help with those issues. We did 5 weeks and focused on sitting, laying, coming, walking on a leash, puppy bitting, potty training, and crate training. I would highly recommend Cliff!

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff L.
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Franco is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is amazing with my pit mix. His training is not only with the dog but with the owners as well. His knowledge is second to none and there were immediate results after the first lesson. After week 2 we have seen DRASTIC positive results. I recommend Franco to any and everyone who has any time of behavioral or psychological issues with their dog. He is the guy to fix the problems.

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Eva E.
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I had a very informative first phone call with Wendy and she gave me an important tips to apply to the training of my puppy. Next week we'll have a first lesson.

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Matt E.
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Rosie has been training our goldendoodle (Derby) off an and on for a few months and has done a great job. He responds very well to the training and looks forward to her visits (and treats). I recommend Rosie for those looking for 1on1 training for their puppy.

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Furgetmenot
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Liza L.
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Lara was great! I hired her to walk my five month old puppy and she was extremely responsive, sent me a picture and gave me a rundown of his ‘activity’ during the walk. Will definitely be hiring again :)

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  • 12 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Valerie K.
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Jane is an excellent dog trainer, although I believe she helped me more than my crazy wheatie. I was really impressed with how much knowledge she has and patience. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family. She showed me some tools I can use to use while training my puppy. You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!

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Slinger Pet Care
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Carl T.
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Danielle has been terrific. She has done a great with our puppy in a very short period of time and given us some great guidance in training Lucy. I would highly recommend her.

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Holly A.
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She really helped with training my dog Bailey.

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AniNanny
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Deb L.
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Amazing job training our puppy! Breanna communicated with us regularly throughout the two weeks, and even let us come visit! Our puppy is doing terrific!

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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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Kathy F.
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Puppy Training for my 14 week old Siberian Husky was simple and easy with Carol. Her laid back, loving personality worked well with our home. It amazed me how fast she trained my puppy and the simple things she taught me that trained ME to be a better pet owner. I HIGHLY recommend Carol Harris!

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  • 41 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Janet G.
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Erinn is a very loving and knowledgeable young woman with an extensive background working with all breeds of dogs. I have 3 and they all love her and have fun when she visits! Her background includes dog training so I feel good knowing my kooky labradoodle will get a few tips! I find her to be very trustworthy and honest and feel completely at ease leaving my dogs and my home in her very capable hands. She also returns calls or msgs very quickly and is very accommodating with her scheduling. I highly recommend Erinn!!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Carla C.
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Kathy responded to my request very quickly. she immediately answered all the questions I had, and was very pleasant to talk to. she is very knowledgeable on the information I needed. she gave clear instructions that were simply to follow, and techniques that will help me in training my pet. I would highly recommend anyone who is in need of an excellent trainer to contact her.

  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kate F.
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Joyce did an amazing job with our two dogs, Dicey & Tipper. Before we sent them to her, walking them was nearly impossible. Joyce worked her magic and got them to walk side by side with no leash-pulling. She is an extremely knowledgeable dog trainer and is very patient. Our dogs love her! The best is that she sends daily pictures and updates. We know that our dogs are well cared for and loved when they go to Joyce. I highly recommend her for both dog-sitting and dog-training. Thank you Joyce!

Yesdogtraining
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Paula N.
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Yes Dog Training has been a God-send. Stuart is great with our dog, Molly, and knew just how to address some dominant behaviors we wanted to correct. He also came very last minute to take care of her when we went out of town for a couple of days. Molly loves him and we love that he is trustworthy and responsible.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brent P.
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I adopted a one year old Boston Terrier mix who is extremely energetic. I forgot what it was like to have a young dog. Needless to say, I hired Kelly and have been so impressed. First of all, she is extremely professional, enjoyable, no nonsense and always punctual. She has a common sense approach to dog training and the results have been great. I would recommend her to anyone, as she has only proven to provide more than I ever thought I could get.

Marti Hohmann Dog Training
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
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We have a 5 month old Goldendoodle that is a bundle of energy. Needed help with housebreaking, obedience, crating and leash walking. Marti assessed our dogs behavior and was confident she could work with her. We opted to send our dog with Marti for a 10 day boot camp and board her at her home. When our dog Harley came home Marti discussed all facets of her training and took the time to teach us hand commands and the proper cue technique to continue reinforcing what she has learned. Harley is 10 times more obedient, is a pleasure to walk, sits, stays and lays down on command. I highly recommend Marti for her knowledge and training skills. If you want a dog that you can be proud of give Marti a try you'll be glad you did!

Canine Concepts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie T.
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Kaitlyn with Canine Concepts is the best! We brought our 7 month old black lab, Molly, to her looking for obedience training. Kaitlyn responded to our request within minutes and after our initial text on a Sat, meeting on Sun, we dropped off Molly for training on Monday. The process was super quick and we knew immediately she was the trainer for us. She is extremely knowledgable, friendly, and great with our dog. She had Molly for 3 weeks and sent us video updates all the time. She treated Molly like one of her own. When we got Molly back she went over everything we needed to do to continue the training at home, and even came to our house for another training session after we were home for a couple weeks. Molly is a much better, and obedient dog now. She will sit, stay, down, here, place, kennel, drop it, leave it, etc. She walks on a leash without pulling, and doesn't go crazy when people and dogs walk by. She also trained Molly with an e-collar so we can have her off leash at times. We are extremely happy with Molly's progress. Kaitlyn is also available anytime for us to ask her questions, and we also board Molly with Kaitlyn anytime we are away.

Calypso Canine
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas H.
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We highly recommend calypso canine for training. We had our yorkie puppy that was so nervous always around strangers and other dogs trained and he is like a completely different puppy now after just 2 weeks training so far. 5 stars!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nina F.
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Steven just left and I am really impressed. He is obviously very passionate about what he does and certainly understands my dog. He got to understand him very quickly and did lots of work from the moment he arrived. I have a lot to learn and look forward to working with him.

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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