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New Port Richey In-Home Dog Trainers

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Sit, Down, Stay Dog Training
4.9
from 125 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 270 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalia V.
Verified review

Maureen provided an immense amount of help for us and our pup who was afraid of going outside! By giving us a different perspective on the situation, her intuition and expertise helped solve the problem almost immediately. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a dog/puppy trainer. She was a pleasure to meet and work with!

  • 33 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Jo V.
Verified review

David Ochoa, in my opinion, is probably one of the best dog trainers I have had the pleasure to work with. I have some physical limitations, that he was able to address & modify to my particular needs, while teaching me a different approach to train my 73 pound black lab mix named Churchill (he also helped me with my 13 pound dog, Winston). I had had several bad falls while walking Churchill. I desperately need help to stop Churchill lunging at barking aggressive dogs. David explained what I had to do, why I needed to think like an alpha canine, and how I was to implement the corrections with Churchill. David's knowledge about dogs is incredible; he truly understands what he is doing & his love of dogs is clearly seen. Just trust him and remember you must be the top dog in the house. I highly recommend David, as does my spouse! Already, after 2 days, I have gotten compliments on how good Churchill is behaving. David said I could call him at any time if I had any further questions about handling my dogs. He knows what he is doing!!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Annie Y.
Verified review

I am the owner of a very energetic Black Labrador. I knew that I had a dog with high energy and needed professional help with training my puppy. I found Martha Bernal through a friend at work who was happy with her dog training. Martha guided my puppy through ten sessions of puppy training (basic puppy obedience). I was very pleased with her obvious love of dogs and immediate results with each lesson. Martha has a gentle, effective approach to training dogs and my dog responded very well to her training sessions. The end result for me was that my Labrador became a lot more easy to manage because he understood the commands (requests) that I made such as "Come" "Sit" "Stay" "Leave it" and he also stopped jumping up on people. I enjoyed seeing my dog learn and am very happy with the dog training that Martha provided to my dog. He remembers everything she taught him and it makes our family happy to have a well trained big dog. I would recommend her highly to anyone considering a dog trainer.

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SunsetK9 Training Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Harley E.
Verified review

Our 2 year old lab/chow mix was very disobedient. Now only after a couple sessions he has learned so much! I would recommend this dog trainer to anyone that truly cares about their dogs!

K9 Holistics
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Beatriz and Scott B.
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I am so happy we hired Christine from k-9 holistics. She showed us how to train our puppy and even worked with our daughter and her friends training our dog. Thank you for everything! We highly recommend her services and Christine is so easy to work with and yet so knowledgeable and professional.

Prestige Petcare
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth C.
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Joshua is a caring young man who together with his mother took good care of our 3 little dogs in his home when an emergency called me out of town. Upon return, I found them in excellent health. Improvements? He originally told me that he would contact me frequently with photos and updates, via email or text messages, but I received only one contact in the week, perhaps due to a busy schedule. His corner location on a busy street is off-putting, but he does have a secure fence around the play-yard, and part of the front yard, surrounding the front door. Be sure to have your pet well secured with a harness or kennel when bringing, just for safety's sake, until you are inside the fenced area.

Poochtastic Paradise
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Christina O.
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We've used Poochtastic on several occasions and have never been disappointed. They did a wonderful job caring for our two dogs and cats. We came home to a clean house and tired puppies each time. Would highly recommend them.

Tampa Pet Sitters
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Ellie W.
Verified review

Tampa Pet Sitters (TPS) is wonderful! They are always on time and flexible to the owner's schedules. They treat your pet as their own and I feel very comfortable knowing my animal is being cared, schedule changes can be made and that my home is also cared for during visits. The owner of the company delivers amazing customer service, regardless if it's a phone call, an email or a posting through the very easy to use website. Always timely and puts the customer first! Lastly, TPS publishes wonderful updates to pet sitting and things to consider for your personal sitter. Love that they remind me to leave old towels accessible during rainy season to keep my dog and home clean.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
KILEY J.
Verified review

Christina is amazing! She really knows her stuff, is willing to answer any and all questions, and really takes her time training you and your dog. I highly recommend her.

Lees Paws For Applause
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne R.
Verified review

Jennifer is a quality person that knows and relates to animals well. She knows how to handle them on a vetinarian level and cares about each one. She took my dog Alvin,you who was a rescue dog who was out of control and trained him to listen and behave very well. She also gave me a report on Alvin every day and explained the progress that he made. Jennifer is a great and hard worker. She truly has the experience to work with dogs!!

Pawsitive Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Susie B.
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Diane was an amazing trainer with my dog Sam. The first day she taught him 3 new commands that he now follows every day! She is a wonderful trainer and i would recommend her to others!

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
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I had just gotten my nearly 1-year-old puppy and realized she was showing aggressive tendencies toward people and other animals in addition to submissive peeing. In a matter of weeks Brett has my dog on the right track. He was the only trainer we had a consultation with that started off showing genuine interest and care for my dog, as well as a energetic, take-control attitude. I would highly recommend Dog-Eze.

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.

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Dog Rules, Inc.
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annaleigh W.
Verified review

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.

Sam Ivy K9 Consultants Inc.
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tammie .
Verified review

My husband, Ray and I rescued our five year old Bichon Frise, Phoebe and she immediately became very attached to me. We struggled with her skin conditions and food allergies. But she was most troubled when anyone would come near us or our house, barking (screaming) hysterically and nothing we could do would break her focus on the perceived danger, even picking her up and taking her to a back room of the house where she would continue barking loudly. She also snapped at people, especially children, who would move toward her to touch her. We were afraid to take her into situations where other people were gathered, such as our group camping outings. In desperation, we contacted Sam Ivy K9 Consultants, and our trainer, Enzo, began teaching us how to teach Phoebe. He was very patient with us, and within two visits, Phoebe stopped her frantic barking on our "STOP" command! Enzo continued to teach us how to give her the necessary commands that every dog should know: Sit, Stay, Down, Come ect. He also addressed her occasional night-time peeing in the house (she is very afraid of the dark so one of us has to go outside with her at night). Our fluffy Phoebe is so much better behaved now and we are very thankful that her training has made her a better, loving companion.

Puppy Power!, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marie S.
Verified review

She did an excellent job! I needed a dog sitter for a week while I was out of town getting married. She stayed at my home to care for my four dogs and two cats. They were very well taken care of and were all in good health when I came back. She sent me texts and photos multiple times a day and let me know about everything going on. I highly recommend her services!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rich P.
Verified review

Caroline did exceptional work with an aggressive shelter dog that had potential but needed to relax around people and other dogs. It worked: Athena was adopted about 6 months ago and is settled and happy in a wonderful forever home where she's cared for, loved and appreciated.

  • 24 years in business
Lorri M.
Verified review

I have used Shawn and his team for over eight years now and have always been extremely satisfied with their service! I have a small dog that gets very stressed out in a kennel environment, but when I pick her up from Shawn's, she is always happy and sometimes doesn't want to leave! Shawn and his team have also made visits to my home to care for my cat, who has diabetes and needs insulin injections. I know I'm leaving him in good hands and it's nice to have one less thing to worry about when I'm traveling. Overall I would 100% recommend Shawn and his team without any hesitation.

Lane Carter Dog Trainer
5.0
from 1 review
    Mike L.
    Verified review

    Lane has a true understanding of dogs. I Met lane walking around downtown Dunedin when my GSD (German Shepherd dog) was about 4 months old(about a year ago). We spoke of a mutual love for the breed and how both of our grandparents were involved in K9 training (my grandfather was a k9 judge). Lane never pushed a service our a sales pitch on me he asked me some questions about my GSD. I let him know I was working with a trainer but at times my puppy seemed to rule us. He then told me he moved to the area and is training dogs here and if i ever needed help to call him (His expertise includes guard dogs, behaviors, advance training). During the past year we still were working with the original trainer who was very good as well. Something was missing though and we both felt that we taught my GSD everything we could but, he had a hurdle. You see my GSD would see other dogs and become over stimulated and hard to control and this started at about 7 months old ( He is a very intelligent and high drive GSD who's a sweetheart but stubborn.). He would jump on everybody not listen and tend to be just a brat. With dogs though he would bark aggressively and scare other people even though he just wanted to play he also seemed to be scared of them. So my trainer said let's take some time off and figure out something later. My wife and I talked about how he just needed to age and mellow but I felt this could not wait. I also mentioned how we met Lane and we should call him, but we were feeling a little discouraged and felt it may be better to wait. The next afternoon on the way to the beach I saw Lane walking two dogs and told my wife it's a sign let's just call him and try it. Lane gave us a free consultation that was over an hour. He then gave us his feedback and gave us pricing that was very competitive to any big box store but his is one on one. The difference with Lane though has been dramatic already, he truly has a passion and love for his career. After just a few weeks my GSD has improved with not only his old training but new training as well. My GSD is walking better on leash, reacting less and learning to be a companion and not pushing to be an alpha. Lanes knowledge of reading a dog has been honed since a young age and it shows. My GSD not only loves to go to training but now acts as if Lane is part of the family. My GSD is calmer and now looks for me to command him. We are not perfect by any means (its only been 4 weeks) but I truly believe with Carters k9s my GSD will be perfect and a dog that my grandfather would adore. Ask about the tree stump!

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      I am a dog breeder. I love to raise the standards on the breed, and I am also working on quality, health, and temperament. I also do dog training.

      Nexushaus K9 Services

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        Train all breeds in Obedience, protection, problem solving...working with working dogs in police type work, schutzhund sports work, family and business protection and companion dogs, narcotics work, fundamentals of Search and rescue helping with organizational information and training. Pet services problem dogs, house breaking, problem barking, basic home obedience and social interaction...

        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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