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  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Megan G.
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Cliff was amazing. Very professional, always prompt and Demi (our boxer puppy) loved him. He was good at not only training our puppy, but also showing us how to train her and each week if we had any new issues with her, or any questions he was able to help with those issues. We did 5 weeks and focused on sitting, laying, coming, walking on a leash, puppy bitting, potty training, and crate training. I would highly recommend Cliff!

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Eva E.
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I had a very informative first phone call with Wendy and she gave me an important tips to apply to the training of my puppy. Next week we'll have a first lesson.

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Matt E.
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Rosie has been training our goldendoodle (Derby) off an and on for a few months and has done a great job. He responds very well to the training and looks forward to her visits (and treats). I recommend Rosie for those looking for 1on1 training for their puppy.

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Slinger Pet Care & Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Carl T.
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Danielle has been terrific. She has done a great with our puppy in a very short period of time and given us some great guidance in training Lucy. I would highly recommend her.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Deb L.
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Amazing job training our puppy! Breanna communicated with us regularly throughout the two weeks, and even let us come visit! Our puppy is doing terrific!

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 28 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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Kathy F.
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Puppy Training for my 14 week old Siberian Husky was simple and easy with Carol. Her laid back, loving personality worked well with our home. It amazed me how fast she trained my puppy and the simple things she taught me that trained ME to be a better pet owner. I HIGHLY recommend Carol Harris!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Yesdogtraining
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
David I.
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We contacted Stuart when our dog has had issues with dominance and aggression. Stuart has helped us understand and recognize the behaviors and correct them before our dog is too focused to listen. We also now know what behaviors are dominant and to keep our dog from doing. Stuart has helped our dog understand who is in charge and has given us the tools to continue training our dog as he is a long work in progress. Stuart is very professional and has patience with both our dog and us. I highly recommend Stuart. He is very flexible with his schedule and you can see his passion for the dogs and willingness to help. Thanks for everything.

KK's K9 Training, LLC
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine K.
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Our experience with Cindy was amazing. We learned not only how to train our dog but how to train ourselves!! So many things we had no idea we were doing were actually interferring with our dog training! Our Moe went from having no idea how to follow any commands to being able to follow all the basic and not so basic commands. We always get comments while on walks as to how well behaved he is!! We have all come a long way thanks to Cindy at KK's K9. We highly reccomend this company ..... kathy & erwin (and moe!)

Kitten Sitten
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Stacee J.
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Greg did a very good job taking care of our Rottweiler puppy. We will hire him again when we need a dog sitter.

  • 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!!

Canine Concepts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie T.
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Kaitlyn with Canine Concepts is the best! We brought our 7 month old black lab, Molly, to her looking for obedience training. Kaitlyn responded to our request within minutes and after our initial text on a Sat, meeting on Sun, we dropped off Molly for training on Monday. The process was super quick and we knew immediately she was the trainer for us. She is extremely knowledgable, friendly, and great with our dog. She had Molly for 3 weeks and sent us video updates all the time. She treated Molly like one of her own. When we got Molly back she went over everything we needed to do to continue the training at home, and even came to our house for another training session after we were home for a couple weeks. Molly is a much better, and obedient dog now. She will sit, stay, down, here, place, kennel, drop it, leave it, etc. She walks on a leash without pulling, and doesn't go crazy when people and dogs walk by. She also trained Molly with an e-collar so we can have her off leash at times. We are extremely happy with Molly's progress. Kaitlyn is also available anytime for us to ask her questions, and we also board Molly with Kaitlyn anytime we are away.

  • 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.

About

I am the person who loves animals more than people. I do my job for my best furry friends. They are my passion in life. I love all breeds, shapes and sizes. I do not discriminate against any breed. I am a pit bull advocate and a mother. I am the person you can trust with your fur babies when you go out of town to care for your dogs (no other pets are excluded), birds, reptiles, kitties, horses, etc. I love what I do and have found that this is one of the many blessings and passions that come with caring for animals. Dogs are my passion. I am efficient in training as well. My title is "Pity Chick Sitter and Whisperer," but I love all breeds. I sit and train for all breeds, and I am almost half the price of having your best friend put in a cage at a boarding facility. I come to your home where your baby is most comfortable. I am a traveling pet sitter/trainer. Your next vacation or outing, business trip can now be stress-free. I always do a meet and greet to make sure that we all are a great fit. I have over eight years of vet tech experience and animal behavioral classes; therefore, I handle the "most difficult personalities" with ease! Wouldn't the world be a better place if our furry kiddos had the hearts and souls of people?

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I am a certified dog trainer with 13 years of experience. I do private in-home training. I use only positive training methods. I help owners to better understand their dogs, and how to train with their dogs to make that life-long bond that creates friendships that last a lifetime. I am also a mentor trainer along with being a C.G.C. evaluator for the American Kennel Club. I work with local rescues, and am on the board of directors for one of the rescues. I also volunteer at local shelters along with doing fundraiser work in my local areas. I attend several seminars a year to help keep up on the newer types of training and information that does come available to help me to continue with using my training methods. My clients love to see the turnaround in their homes as the training progresses over the 6 weeks that we spend together.

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Helping people! By solving their dog troubles and making sure they have the best possible relationships with their pets.

  • 29 years in business
About

Robin and I never like to talk ill about the other dog trainers in our area. What I can say is that as Canine Behavioral Therapists and Master Dog Trainers, we have a great deal of local experience and professional services that we offer each and every client. We have currently trained over 3,000 dogs in South Florida. Before we were allowed to become dog trainers, we needed to successfully attend a three week, "24/7" training program with constant class room instruction and hands-on exercises. Our knowledge was measured by successfully passing an eight hour written test and full day hands-on test. We are required to successfully pass on-going instruction/certification on an annual basis. As I mentioned earlier, we have currently trained over 3,000 dogs (and their human owners) in South Florida. All of this makes us feel pretty good about our techniques and very successful results. Robin and I have been dog lovers all our lives and know the love and happiness that a well behaved dog can bring a family. We are normally asked to enter a client's home when they are ready to ship their dog off to the shelter because they can no longer put up with the behavior. Although they may love their dog, they can't put up with the disruption caused by the dog's behavior. Normally, in a matter of two or three hours, our clients have a new dog who listens, behaves, and respects the rest of the members in the family. We do this in a natural and non-physical way that the dog understands and our clients can easily perform. What do we like best about our jobs? When the client says "Wow" and the dog is saved.

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My name is Veronica Diaz, and I am 18 years old. All my life, I've loved dogs and puppies! I have a Labrador/Pit mix, and he's my little baby. I am very trustworthy and love to build friendships with people.

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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