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ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy S.
Verified review

I have a small 9 year old dog and had the pleasure of having Brian Sugerman help me understand her behavior as she has gotten older. Brian is soothing, gentle and very professional. We started in March of 2015 and had Brian work with our baby for six weeks. Brian perfomed training at our home and was prompt and always very pleasant.I was amazed at the technique that he used and the actual results we saw in our dog. Brian took the time to explain what clicker training is and how effective and successful it has been. Our baby had an immediate response to Brian and he was able to correct the issues that concerned us. We highly recommend Brian for your dog training.

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Jen T.
Verified review

Cliff is an exceptional trainer. We had a pretty severe case of aggression with our dog. Our dog is a 5 year old shepherd lab mix and 100 pounds so dealing with the aggression was pretty hard so we hired Cliff. We were a little nervous in the beginning because we are very protective of our "baby." Cliff showed great professionalism and is very skilled and trained trainer. We now trust Cliff 110% with our dog and he has taught us so much!!! Our dogs behavior has improved so much and even friends and family have noticed and commented. His past behaviors included biting, aggression towards other dogs on walks, not listening to us and overall stubbornness and if he didn't want to do it he wasn't going to. We still have things to learn and more training to do but our dog has definitely had a major improvement and continues to learn from Cliff. If you are looking for a trainer for your dog Cliff is your guy!

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
Verified review

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.

Canine Coach
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Amber D.
Verified review

I had an incredible experience and would highly recommend this Canine Coach to anyone who is looking to learn the ins and outs of training your puppy/dog, or how to help strengthen the bond between your pet and yourself. I will definitely be coming back once it is time to teach my puppy how to leash train and he's finished his last round of vaccinations, and I'm more than satisfied with the empathy I felt from my Canine Coach and his understanding of the overall relationship I wanted to develop with my pup! I have nothing but praise! Just look how happy my puppy was after his first session! =] He wen't straight for his toy and not straight for my couch!

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Carissa C.
Verified review

Wendy is great. She has been so helpful with not only training my dog, Gunner, but with everything else too. She really cares about her clients and their dogs. I would highly recommend!

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Furgetmenot
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Jamie G.
Verified review

Lara was great with our mini Aussie. She showed up in the time frame that I requested and always spent the full time with our dog. She would walk her as well as play with her which is exactly what we wanted. I would totally recommend her!

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AniNanny
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Terry G.
Verified review

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!

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Atazo Animal Services
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Shannoah D.
Verified review

They came out and really made me feel comfortable with training my dogs .They explained every thing was no rush answered all questions.

Rocco's Pack Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Zachary M.
Verified review

Great Trainer. Very Friendly, and willing to work with clients. Would recommend to any one seeking humane dog training.

Dances with Dogs, Inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria L.
Verified review

A very nice team of professional dog walkers who take care of my two adult dogs and puppy Highly recommend them

Good Dog Karma
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Nick D.
Verified review

Mona is a natural dog person who has added to her great instincts with lots of education about dogs and dog behavior. She immediately connected with my dog and was patient and also a good leader, and I could tell my pup was more confident and comfortable around her. I would trust Mona with my animals and I would recommend that others trust her, too. Your animals are in good hands with Mona!

  • 29 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Mishaal T.
Verified review

Very helpful explaining specific rules and ways to helplay my dog and I to understand each other better

  • 26 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia A.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

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Expedition Paws Dog Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Daniel C.
Verified review

I highly recommend working with Megan. Her compassion for dogs and upbeat nature made the training itself engaging and enjoyable for my one year old labradoodle! She always gave 110% to me and my dog, she is reliable, organized and most of all knowledgeable in the training and behavior of dogs.

Miami Fashion Groomers
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diego Acosta
Verified review

I do wanna take the time to write this review! I highly appreciated Paola, my dog/daughter Channel is so happy after her walks with you and I personally appreciate one of the few things you don't find in a business owner and it's professionalism. You are always on time, go the extra mile if I need you without notice. I highly recommended Paola and channel too.

THE DOG CHARMER LLC
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Facundo T.
Verified review

So far he's gotten my dog to behave as expected

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kary R.
Verified review

Our dog is doing much better even with only 2 training sessions! I am able to walk her without her running after other dogs! We will have a few more training sessions as needed! I am very happy with the results so far. Highly recommend!!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff N.
Verified review

Kim did an excellent job with jess. He was very happy. She sat for our pup in our home and was very communicative wirh us on our dog and the house.

Walk a Paw Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jess M.
Verified review

Lisa was very impressive not only by her effective training strategies, but also in her efficiency. My 3yr old dog learned several skills (and maintained them!) in just one session with all positive reinforcement techniques. We had tried a cheaper group dog training from a big company before for 6 weeks and didn't get close to the same results we got working with Lisa (plus, it was far less stressful for my dog!) Absolutely would recommend her services!

Doggy Pal
4.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I'm a dog walker who's very likable and has an instant connection with dogs. Over the years, I have walked all types of dogs, and I have always given them the love and care they deserve. I provide an array of doggy services that includes dog walking, dog sitting, and vet and grooming appointment transportation.

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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