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ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
KAREN S.
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If you are looking for an amazing dog trainer that specializes in clicker training, you should definitely consider Brian Sugerman. He puts in his personal time and attention into your dog. He is an amazing trainer and has a really special talent for bonding with your dog . Im so grateful for Brian's help when we needed him . We used Brian for private lessons to teach our 4 month old puppy some commands and helped us with feeding and bathroom schedule. He is very professional , intelligent and gave me great insight . I would highly recommend Brian to train your dog using the clicker method. -Karen

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Rafael C.
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Cliff truly changed my life because now my dog does not pull on the leash and does not jump at guests when they come over. It has only been 2 days since our first session and I have seen a dramatic change in my lab. I highly recommend him! He definitely is worth the money! Great dog trainer!!!

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
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Tony E.
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Franco was terrific as a trainer with my Boston Terrier He got my dog to be obedient, listen to commands and just all around a better dog My dog Buddy Boy really liked Franco and responded well to him I would strongly recommend him for anyone looking for a great dog trainer Tony E

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Gabrielle D.
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Wendy has been a great trainer for our puppy, Kingston, and ourselves. She gives great tips ranging from obedience to overall health and wellness -as per Wendy's advice, we brush King's teeth every night and have noticed such positive results! We are pleased with her techniques :)

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Furgetmenot
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Richie H.
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she was very good with my dog and always took extra time to spend with angel

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AniNanny
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 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!

Animal Behavior Councelor
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob M.
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Vivian was great with our dogs. Within the first session our Great Dane was very calm with obvious improvements. She was very knowledge and me sure we understood what was expected of us to ensure life long results. Would definitely recommend.

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Atazo Animal Services
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel P.
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Tony is very good with dogs. My dog sometimes responds to new people with aggression but she clicked with him right off the bat. We have worked together to calm some of her anxieties and I will be returning to Atazo in the future for any further training needs.

Rocco's Pack Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley R.
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We have had several dog trainers over the years but never have we had such a wonderful experience as we had with Leby. She is so professional, caring and gentle. Her approach to training is all done using positive reinforcement. We had some in-home training and because of our crazy schedule, decided to have Leby keep him for 3 weeks of training. She always kept in touch to let us know how Siddie was doing and sent several photographs and videos. I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience we had and what a special person Leby is. If you are looking for a trainer- look no further!

Creating New Tails
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Katie J.
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Jillian is the BEST service dog trainer out there. She keeps her dogs groomed beautifully and maintained. All of the dogs she have trained are absolutely brilliant. Also, she takes the time to put the dogs on a raw diet which is AWESOME. I recommend to anyone if you want your dog to become to BEST service dog and if you want them to be in the BEST care.

Dances with Dogs, Inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria L.
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A very nice team of professional dog walkers who take care of my two adult dogs and puppy Highly recommend them

American Idogs
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vickie M.
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Working with Daniel was a godsend!!! From the moment he started working with my dog and showing me what to do, I knew I had found the right trainer. When my dog turned 2 she showed signs of aggression and just not listening to me anymore. Come to find out she was reactive not aggressive. I had worked with 2 other trainers before Daniel and neither one compare to his knowledge or his willingness to do whatever it took to correct the problems. Now she is a great dog thanks to Daniel and I would highly recommend him to anyone

  • 29 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Viktoriya P.
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Had great experience with Luis. Easy to schedule lessons and my dog has improved a lot after 1st lesson. Very happy with the results!

  • 26 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia A.
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Linda Greenfield is an exceptional dog trainer with a keen understanding of canine behavior and family dynamics. She is an amazing teacher and handler and I would recommend her to anyone interested in learning the art of dog training and how to strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Dog training has never been so much fun and rewarding. Thanks Linda!

@KeelahsFitBuddies
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia G.
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Keelah’s fit buddies is by far the best of the dog services in Miami. Not only are the prices are affordable but the commitment to each individual dog is unparalleled. Frequent photos and videos are communicated so I can stay involved in my dog’s daily activities. I trust this service to care for my dog and rely heavily on the flexibility this service provides. The adventures available to my dog through this service are endless.

  • 13 years in business
Adrian L.
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I was amazed at how good my dogs felt at Susan's house. From the moment I got there they seemed comfortable and at ease. They almost looked as comfortable as they are at home. Leaving them with Susan gave me peace of mind! I would recommend her to anyone. She's great.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristyn C.
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Megan was extremely helpful with my crazy puppy. I have a 7 month old Shiba Inu, they are known to be a very stubborn breed. She taught him sit and lay down at the very first visit! This girl has a gift with dogs, I definitely recommend her as your future puppy/dog trainer.

Fluffy's Day Out
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria Z.
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Great service! Sandra shows passion towards animals. My dog Lily loves her, so I do too. She has the patience and dedication animals need, you can tell its a passion for her. Highly recommended!

VA Dog Walker & Sitter
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Natasha P.
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Liecienda took such good care of my dog. She took her on walks for a couple days and was patient and kind. And my dog immediately loved her. Liecienda is very good with dogs and I recommend her to anyone.

The Perfect Pet Sit
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Penny L.
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Michelle was a delight! She took such good care of my dog and my house. All went perfectly! I definitely recommend her...

K9 Train Station
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Laurie K.
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The most amazing trainer - dedicated, professional, well versed in all aspects of training- obedience, agility, behavioral issues including aggression. Works with pet dogs, show dogs, rescue dogs, ALL dogs! She has worked with me and several of our Rottweiler rescue dogs with outstanding results. Highly recommend!

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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