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New Port Richey Dog Trainers

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Sit, Down, Stay Dog Training
4.9
from 125 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 274 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roseann S.
Verified review

Maureen Henderson is outstanding! She came to my home and "trained me" on how to manage and thoroughly enjoy my 2 beautiful black labs. She spent nearly 2 hours with me and gave me incredible advice and techniques for walking my dogs, dealing with dog aggression and managing hyper personalities. I highly recommend Maureen for your dog training needs.

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Advanced K-Nine Training
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lee L.
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Mike did a great job training my dog, who is now a well-behaved husky! He is also very patient providing specific advice during the follow up class. We are very glad that we chose Mike as a trainer!

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SunsetK9 Training Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caitlin S.
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Luis is very professional and takes his job seriously. He knows his stuff and does an excellent job with the training. My dog loves Luis, and we both have enjoyed working with him. I am very pleased with the results and would definitely recommend him!

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Arnie P.
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Brandi is all my dog and I could have hope for. Great training. Great service. Great progress with my dog's behavior.

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  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristyn S.
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Rose is amazing! She has been working my 8 month old beagle. Rose has been working w/ us on leash training, sit, stay, come, not jumping and has really helped w/ the nipping and biting. I highly recommend her for anyone that needs dog training. She is worth every penny.

Highland Canine Training
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
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I was a first time dog owner. Brittany help me pick the perfect dog for my family. Initially, I had selected a different breed, but after getting to know my family, she constructively gave me reasons as to why a different breed would be better. She also went with us to purchase our dog and she was right on point. After putting our dog through her camp, our job was easy. She gave us very helpful information on training our puppy, specifically, how to react with others which was a vital element for us since our children were young and had their friends over a lot. We are so happy that Brittany was able to make this experience so wonderful for us. I refer all of my friends to her.

Angel's Basics Dog Training
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia R.
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Angel was awesome! She kept us updated on our dog's progress throughout the process. Would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for dog training.

Groovy Dogs Pet Care
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas O.
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With five dogs in our house, it took us a long time to decide on a mobile pet care company who could truly listen and mold themselves to our situation. Other companies would try to 'take charge' and tell us how they will only work. Bruce listened to what we wanted and needed and gave us just that. In the end, there are many passionate pet care companies but they aren't thorough. With Bruce, he got the job and kept us up with his truly amazing text messages about our animals and how excited he was to be working with us to care for our dogs. That's the key, "working with us", not so much for us. Bruce makes you feel like he's a friend, and after he was done with our sessions for the week, my wife and I spoke in great detail about that. In the end, you can leave your animal with anyone... I won't. I'm not an easy sell. I trust very few people with my dogs, I'm one of those dog people with no kids... (by choice). What matters in the end is TRUST. Period. You will get that with Bruce... and some really great, in-depth text updates! haha... believe it or not, when you're hundreds of miles away, it helps you sleep by putting a smile on your face, and an ease to your worry. Thanks Groovy Dogs!

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Dog Rules, Inc.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annaleigh W.
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It has been a wonderful experience. Shana comes to my home and works with my dog and then I work with him. She is very calm, doesn't raise her voice and he loves her and responds to her commands. I have the idea now and and so does my puppy. I am not finished yet but Sebastian is such a good boy now. I would definitely recommend Dog Rules.

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey N.
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Lee's help in training our dog was nothing less than superb. He is kind yet firm and was very attentive to our special circumstances. We will work with him in the future!

My Professional K9
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Becky F.
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Quinn worked with one of my daily dog walking clients, Blue. Blue is 130+lbs of pure muscle and strength at the young age of 9mths. He did not walk well on his leash, was reactive to other dogs when on leash and had major issues with lunging at box trucks and other animals. After spending two weeks in Board & Train with Quinn, Blue’s behavior has completely changed! He walks effortlessly on his leash with his head held high. He no longer reacts to other leashed dogs nor does he lunge at animals or box trucks! Quinn was willing to work with myself and the sitter I have assigned to Blue’s daily walks to ensure a smooth transition. Quinn is extremely skilled and very professional. I highly recommend his services to my clients on a regular basis.

K-9 Perceptions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia A.
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I can only rate about their process for contacting us, giving us good information, and booking the training. The training begins tomorrow for several weeks. I will rate the overall after that.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim S.
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Andrea did an excellent job of grooming my miniature poodle. It shows that she loves dogs, and my Lexi showed no signs of stress after I picked her up. Andrea is very professional (and very pretty).

Stanley N. H.
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Love My Dog Resort & Playground-Downtown Provides Pet Grooming In St. Petersburg, FL.

  • 10 years in business
About

My services include dog walking and pet sitting of non reptiles. I also do rabbit sitting, pet washing, car rides and more. You name it. I always get along with pets, and I care about them.

  • 5 years in business
About

I have been training dogs for 28 years ,I've shown in many cagatoriies ,obedience ,agility ,herding ,conformation ,I've taught group class as well as individual ,call today you'll be happy with your dog tomorrow

About

I train the owner and the pet.

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I will happily walk all sizes and number of dogs. I will care for dogs and cats in homes. My services include feeding, bathing and exercise/play. I'm a 29-year-old guy with an extremely flexible schedule to accommodate all needs.

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I am a dog walker. I also have experience with home cleaning. I have kids who have experience with pet sitting.

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I travel to your home to do visits or overnights in your home or boarding in mine. Private, quiet home with only your dogs on premises (including my dog and cat who are dog friendly). Occasionally, there may be another dog visiting at the same time. When I stay or visit in your home, I provide extra services such as: minimal plant watering, retrieval of trash/recycle bins, bring in mail/delivered packages, leave daily notes of my visit and more!!! All included in the overnight or visit rate!

About

We offer all levels of obedience life skill classes,fun scent classes, canine good citizen, and traveling classes. Our classes are fun for both the owner and the dog, and we help you to reconnect with your dog. We are first aid and CPR certified. We are "Where Best Friends Are Made".

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Whisperer

Bradenton, FL

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    He's a biter when it comes to certain people kids and adults and barks a lot. I believe he's a fear biter/barker
  • $457.5
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Clermont, FL

  • Dog training type
    Law enforcement
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    tracking, bite work, handler protection

Need Dog Training

Plant City, FL

  • Dog training type
    Assistance / disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    Titus Pulo is a 2 year old English Mastiff/Daniff aka A gentle giant. I live in Plant City and survived a fall into a sinkhole. I am unable to physically train with him in order to have him serve as a Certified Therapy Animal. I suffer from Petit Mal Seizures as well as herniated and slipped disc's from my neck down and both legs have been compromised. He is a character. EVERYONE loves him and he favors children, people and other animals. Titus is very respectful. He will go to place when asked and I use soft tones with him when I give a command such as sit or sit and settle in which he obliges by lying down. I really need assistance with training him and hope you are able to assist us. Sincerely, Carla Davis-Chapman
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