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Oviedo Dog Trainers

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K-9 Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 127 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aislynn V.
Verified review

I have a 3 year old rescued Pitbull/Labrador Mix and he’s just terrified of everything, I lost all hope of getting him trained but Jorge decided to take on the challenge and I’ve been very impressed with the little improvements I’m already seeing with him, we work on walking and focusing his attention to me and it’s going fantastic, Jorge takes the time to explain and teach you along the way for more lasting results, I think that’s wonderful, most dog trainers I’ve talked to wanted to take my dog for 3 weeks and then teach me everything he learned in an hour, I don’t learn that way. Jorge teaches me and my dog at the same time and takes the time to explain everything that he’s doing and why he is doing it! I’d definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer, by far the best one we’ve talked to!

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  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Ginia M.
Verified review

I just wanted to share our experience with Todd and South Orlando Dog Training. We had an incident with our dog Bella- she's terrified of skateboards. Usually we just avoid skateboards all together- but on a walk, a guy came up behind us on a hover board which makes no noise- and cut us off. Bella got scared and bit the guy- not doing major harm... but it easily could've ended very badly. The guy was apologetic and said he should've known better than to come up behind a dog like that. It was at that time that we knew we needed help- we NEVER want to relive that situation again. It's our job to protect her from herself... and we were beside ourselves. We didn't know what to do! We just recently relocated from Los Angeles to Orlando so we really didn't know anyone that could refer us to a dog trainer. I came across a business card from South Orlando Dog at a local coffee shop in Celebration and called to see what could be done. We've been working with Todd now for a few months and I have to say- it has made a HUGE difference. South Orlando Dog Training is all about positive reinforcement. We NEVER thought Bella could break this habit. Todd is so patient and so caring- you can tell he really loves what he does and he truly cares about his clients. I would say we hit the jackpot as far as dog trainers go. If you are even thinking of hiring a trainer for your dog- Todd is the way to go.

The Puppy Parent's Trainer
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Merzak B.
Verified review

Camila was truly an amazing dog trainer. She was extremely competent and worked wonders for our puppy in terms of potty training, obedience, and how to have proper play dates. I think what resonated themes wth me about Camila is she was much more than a dog trainer, she was able to answer questions about puppy food, medication, toys, and so much more. We are look forward to doing our advanced classes with her!

  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle L.
Verified review

Monika has done a great job so far. She started off with a deep clean and oh my goodness, my house needed that! Now she is doing the routine bi-weekly cleans and it's made my life so much easier! She is great with our dog, who likes to get in everyone's business, especially when they are cleaning. Thanks Monika! I would recommend Monika's services.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Janet G.
Verified review

I met Maureen at Home Depot while she was working with a dog in training. I was immediately impressed. I had been seriously thinking of some form of formal training for my two year old Boston Terrier. My Penny is a sweet and smart dog, just out of control at times. Long story short, eventually I made the commitment to get Penny the training she needed to become a happier and obedient dog. For her safety and my sanity. We met once a week for one hour, for four weeks. Maureen taught Penny, my husband and myself the basics. I was very surprised at how easily Penny picked up the commands. Maureen was patient with Penny and gave her much praise when she completed a task. We absolutely Love our Penny, and Maureen has helped make her a better dog, and my husband better pet parents. I highly recommend Maureen and Mo'bedience!

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Valor K9 Training
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert G.
Verified review

Valor K9 has provide me with the best K9 I could possibly ask for. Not only did they provide me with a well mannered and intelligent companion but they also went above and beyond to bring him to me states away along with two outstanding trainers to help me with any questions and training lessons to know what to expect and how to play my part in taking in my new service dog. They help me along with so much that to say satisfied is a understatement. I genuinely appreciate everything this organization does and more. The valor K9 team definitely makes a difference and it is reflected by each individual members work ethic and character. Thanks again for putting Zodiac into my life. Battling stage 4 cancer is no easy task but having him in my life makes a tremendous difference. He given me the strength to keep fighting on. He’s with me 24/7. as I’m with him. He diffently brought joy back into my life. I noticed myself finding the strength to do more when he’s around!

Dawn Hoppe K9
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Mark G.
Verified review

Dawn really helped turn my dog Juno around. She was having trouble understanding the pack order and now she's taken HUGE strides at understanding our families roles.

Madi Morgan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Helen F.
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We've done a meet and greet with Madi and our two GSDs LOVE her! We are doing an evening this week for Madi to spend some time with the dogs before she house sits with them within the next couple of weeks. Madi was extremely professional and has a great energy about her plus she's just qualified in dog training so we are looking forward to hiring her for that too to help out with our fur-babies. Highly recommend.

Dog Training by Vanessa
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rorie H.
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On a 5-star rating I'd like to give her a hundred thousand, million billion! This is the best investment I will ever make in anything related to an animal that I have. It will bless our lives every day forward for as long as my dog lives and will bless me with the next dog I have in the next after that. In the life of my dog it will end up being a fraction of a penny a day investment. The scale quality of Vanessa's her training has forever changed my dog's life and my life. It's actually made the difference of being able to keep my beloved pet. I've worked with him daily since I got him at 10 weeks old, he's always been a handful and I've never been effective with my training. This summer things spiraled out of control when he got aggressive with a housemate and a neighbor. I was scared to have hum around children because he would get aggressive with them as well. I was looking into the options of finding a new home for him, which broke my heart but I was trying to do what was best for the dog for the children in the neighborhood and for myself. I thank God we found Vanessa and her family that took my dog in for 2 weeks socialized thim trained him, helped him discover he could trust people to be the alpha and he could relax into just being a dog and a puppy. He is much more happy and relaxed than I have ever seen him. He minds me almost perfectly. He's safe around children men and unexpected visitors to our house now! I did my homework and talked to multiple trainers before choosing Vanessa.. Most of them their rate was double or triple Vanessa's and I didn't always like their approach. The fact that my dog got to live in her home and be fully socialized with her family I think made an enormous difference. This is the highest review I've ever given to any kind of business at any time. I can't overstate how good she is.

K9 connection
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Madelyn S.
Verified review

Currently in the process of training my Ellie and K9 Connection is great! They focus on the reason why your dog is acting the way they are and ways to go about fixing them. They also focus on positive reinforcement, which I love! In just one session my Ellie was walking on her leash better. Can’t wait for more sessions!

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Wagging Tail Corps
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracey E.
Verified review

There's not enough to say about our experience with Christian as our dog trainer. He has put so much time in with our dogs and they are doing great. We had quite an issue and change to deal with and he tackled them with no complaints or lack of professionalism. The dogs have learned so much and so have the parents! He is also a really great guy and we couldn't be more pleased. So much so that we hired him for an extension. Thanks Christian!!!!

Diana's Dog Manners, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie J.
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My dog loves her and responds well, I’ve seen progress already

Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Manny R.
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She always on time to take out my dog, i use her services on week days when i am very busy and my dog Enzo loves go out with her, she defenetly is a pet lover as me, always take good care of Enzo. If you want to leave your pet in good hand, you must consider her

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lauren N.
Verified review

My dog, Meiko, is a rescue dog with a troubled past. This has caused him to have extreme trust issues with new people and he also had severe leash aggression. After just two short weeks with Brandon, Meiko came back a changed dog. He came back with newly learned skills and was so much more confident in himself. It took some adjusting for him to listen to me as well as he did to Brandon during turnover, but with practice and patience, he’s come a long way. Brandon was great about sending pictures and updating me on Meiko’s progress, which made being away from him a bit easier. And he’s been a great resource now that Meiko’s back from training. If you’re struggling with your dog’s training and think there’s no hope for them, I suggest giving Mo’bedience a shot.

K-9 Perceptions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa E.
Verified review

K-9 Perceptions did a great job with our cocker. She is totally in love with the staff and is so much more calm! She actually listens to commands now.

About

I've been in the dog field for over 25 year, and I love working with animals. I am a part of ABS service dog, and I help with obediance.

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I work with all breeds and ages of dogs in everything from basic obedience, aggression modification, and agility course to therapy and service dogs training. I have a Masters in Canine Behavioral Modification and have extensive hands-on work since 2005. I not only train your pet, but I will train you so that you will be able to train your animals yourself.

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I have a passion for pets which leads me to being comfortable with interacting, feeding them and walking them. I offer quality time spent for animals making it a better experience for the handler and the pet.

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I have seven years of experience walking dogs, taking them to local parks, swimming, and playing. I have also stayed at clients' houses for overnight care. I also care for cats and birds.

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I take care of friends' dogs all the time: walk them and feed them. I also house sit. I'm in college, and this is a perfect job for me.

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I love all kinds of dogs and cats. My services include walking your dog, feeding your animals if you are away, and caring after your animals if you are unavailable.

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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