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North Lauderdale Dog Trainers

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ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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I have a chocolate lab that has a jumping problem after the first clicker training Reese is responding. Brian comes once a week and shows me how to train Reese, which has been very effective. I highly recommend Brian..very knowledgable in dog training Sue-August 5,2015

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Jaicy S.
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I was looking for a trainer that didn't just teach commands but worked with behavioral issues as well and Cliff provided that. He also wasn't just training my dog but myself included and it was a great learning experience.

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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.
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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.

Canine Coach
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Amber D.
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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
Tj S.
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Personal dog training, having a hard time house training following her method 2 days saw 95% decrease in accidents have seen one since, obedience training going well

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Carol W.
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When my Lab was younger he didn't want to eat regularly. Rosie combined training with dog food to make it a good experience for him. Rosie's own dog, Hanna, is one of the better trained dogs I have met and her Hogan helped so many doing his therapy work. Rosie is right up there with the best. She is a natural.

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Furgetmenot
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
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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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Slinger Pet Care & Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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As the mom of two border collies, I want to make certain my kids are in the best of care. I have an older dog (13) and a rambunctious puppy (9 months). Danielle is responsible, kind, flexible, understands neurotic dog moms and based on the photos I receive from the dog park - fun! A five paw rating from our family!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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AniNanny
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert F.
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Brianna did an initial evaluation of our 5 month old corgi, Obi. She is very knowledgeable and observant. She asked a lot of questions and really took her time with listening to our concerns and what we ultimately are looking for. She explained that a “one size fits all” approach to dog training doesn’t work.....it’s very individualistic. We look forward to working with her in the future!

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 52 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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Carol Harris Dog Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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June C.
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I have attended her puppy training classes and they are fabulous. I am a lot cal pet sitter and send clients to her. I have also daughter advice from her in situations I have encountered and her advice was certainly excellent and helpful. I will continue to refer clients to her for dog training.

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Atazo Animal Services
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannoah D.
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They came out and really made me feel comfortable with training my dogs .They explained every thing was no rush answered all questions.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Rocco's Pack Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Beverley H.
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We hired Leby to help us with our 8 month old Standard Poodle pup that was highly reactive to just about everything except other dogs. I had already done a lot of research into this matter; however Leby still was able to give me pointers on many matters. Leby is very knowledgeable in dog training, plus she is compassionate and actually wants to help in these situations. Many trainers seem to want only to help with basic training, not these hard cases. I easily give Leby 5 paws as she was great.

  • 29 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Mishaal T.
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Very helpful explaining specific rules and ways to helplay my dog and I to understand each other better

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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.
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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.

Templar K9
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dustin W.
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I could go on and on about the way Templar K-9 has changed my family's lives. So, I won't. I was fortunate enough to welcome into my family, the best dog I have ever owned. Everything Templar K-9 lived up to everything promised, including the demeanor of my Malinois projected. Like I said, the best, but go ahead and use someone else, I won't, and you will always be second best. Thanks Again Templar K-9!!!!!

THE DOG CHARMER LLC
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Facundo T.
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So far he's gotten my dog to behave as expected

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kary R.
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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!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 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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