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Pembroke Pines In-Home Dog Trainers

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A Paw Above
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne H.
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A Paw Above has provided a dog walker for me for the past week since I injured my back. The dog walker is friendly and my dog likes her. Good experience overall. Very quick to respond.

ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
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Brian is excellent! If you are considering a trainer for your dog, don't wait another day before hiring him.

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Jen T.
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Cliff is an exceptional trainer. We had a pretty severe case of aggression with our dog. Our dog is a 5 year old shepherd lab mix and 100 pounds so dealing with the aggression was pretty hard so we hired Cliff. We were a little nervous in the beginning because we are very protective of our "baby." Cliff showed great professionalism and is very skilled and trained trainer. We now trust Cliff 110% with our dog and he has taught us so much!!! Our dogs behavior has improved so much and even friends and family have noticed and commented. His past behaviors included biting, aggression towards other dogs on walks, not listening to us and overall stubbornness and if he didn't want to do it he wasn't going to. We still have things to learn and more training to do but our dog has definitely had a major improvement and continues to learn from Cliff. If you are looking for a trainer for your dog Cliff is your guy!

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
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Marcy V.
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Franco is truly amazing with his God-given talent. He takes the time to explain what makes a dog tick. Realistically, his title should not be dog trainer but people trainer. We have learned so much from him in regards to how a dog thinks and as a result we have a very well behaved dog.

Canine Coach
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Brian H.
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Jose is an excellent dog trainer. He was on time and accomplished all we were hoping for in training our new puppy very efficiently. It was also fun for both our family and our puppy. Great value.

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Theresa K.
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Rosie is a good dog trainer and very knowledgeable about dog conditioning. Her passion shines through when she is working with dogs. She is extremely trustworthy and reliable and treats them as if they are her own.

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Furgetmenot
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Kayla J.
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Lara did a great job taking care of my cat and dog while I was away, she spoiled them as much as I do and would recommend her to anyone !

The Miami Dog Whisperer
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Denise D.
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We cannot thank Richard enough for the positive changes thus far in our dogs! After other trainers and numerous other classes, Richard is the only one who has truly made a difference. He is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to train In any situation. We would highly recommend Richard to anyone looking to make a positive change in their pet. What's remarkable is that no case is too severe for Richard. If you feel your situation is hopeless, he WILL help and make a change. He will be the only trainer you need. On first consultation he really takes the time to learn about your pet and your needs. He and his staff are quick to respond and truly put you first. Again, can't say enough about this amazing dog trainer, Richard.

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Katiann S.
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Christina is an amazing dog trainer. She has taught Theo, my Lab mix puppy, so much and continues to guide us with our training and homework. She is very professional and kind. Theo loves her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer.

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AniNanny
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Terry G.
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I have a blue Weimaraner who weighed 65 lbs by 1 year old. She had trouble with impulse control and constantly pulled when walking her. Every person and dog we encountered was her new BFF! I am petite and had trouble keeping her from jumping on passers by and from being dragged down the street. Brianna walked my dog and taught me techniques and gave me the tools to train my large puppy. It took a while to train my willful and high energy dog but I can now safely walk my full grown Weim, confident that we will enjoy our walk. Brianna is wonderful with animals, has a gift for working with dogs and training both the dog’s behavior and people on how to train their dog. Brianna is caring, knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. in my opinion, her fees are very affordable. She has also helped me through my dog’s skin rash issues by recommending skin remedies which have been helpful as I do not like giving her antibiotics. I cannot say enough good things about Brianna and highly recommend her. She has been my Dog Whisperer for the past 2 years!

Animal Behavior Councelor
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Victor M.
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Vivian provided me with the tools to re-train my dog after 9 years. It turned out that the problem was me lol. She is very professional and knows her trade. I recommend her 100%.

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Atazo Animal Services
4.9
from 20 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel P.
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Tony is very good with dogs. My dog sometimes responds to new people with aggression but she clicked with him right off the bat. We have worked together to calm some of her anxieties and I will be returning to Atazo in the future for any further training needs.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Lou S.
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Kathy was great. I learned a lot about our dog and how to continue the training she taught me. I had experiences with other dog trainers and was unimpressed. Kathy knows her stuff and was a pleasure to work with.

Rocco's Pack Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley R.
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We have had several dog trainers over the years but never have we had such a wonderful experience as we had with Leby. She is so professional, caring and gentle. Her approach to training is all done using positive reinforcement. We had some in-home training and because of our crazy schedule, decided to have Leby keep him for 3 weeks of training. She always kept in touch to let us know how Siddie was doing and sent several photographs and videos. I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience we had and what a special person Leby is. If you are looking for a trainer- look no further!

Creating New Tails
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Katie J.
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Jillian is the BEST service dog trainer out there. She keeps her dogs groomed beautifully and maintained. All of the dogs she have trained are absolutely brilliant. Also, she takes the time to put the dogs on a raw diet which is AWESOME. I recommend to anyone if you want your dog to become to BEST service dog and if you want them to be in the BEST care.

Dances with Dogs, Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanie F.
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Katie's company has provided dog walking services for me since 2005. But that services goes far beyond just walking my dogs. I have rescued dogs that have unique personalities resulting from their time without human contact. Katie and her employee, Tami, have always provided excellent service. I have, on occasion, been away overnight and am very happy that my dogs can stay in the home with Katie and Tami caring for them. Both Katie and Tami are always on time, monitor the dogs to identify any potential problems, keep me apprised of those problems, and keep me advised of any activity that takes place around my home. I think of Katie and Tami as friends, rather than service providers. I trust both of them implicitly. My dogs mean the world to me and I know that I could not provide better care for the dogs than Katie and Tami provide for them. I cannot identify anything they could do better. I simply cannot praise them, their caring and compassion, and their dedication enough.

  • 29 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Jon M.
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Very professional, saw improvement in my dogo argentino within the first few hours. Also on my all ready well behaved doberman pinscher. It was awesome how much more comfortable I feel when I am walking my dog using the techniques and the non physical reinforcement methods he taught me. Also, he took the time to thoroughly explain what to do, how to do it, and what to expect. Very highly recommended.

Mystic Mutts
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Etan W.
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Theresa is an outstanding dog trainer. She completely transformed my shelter puppy from being aggressive and anxious to playful and loving! She would not give up and was determined to help us and our puppy since the day she met us. She goes above and beyond. She is always checking in with us to make sure our puppy is still doing well. I will always be thankful to her and recommend her to anyone without hesitation! She is the best!

@KeelahsFitBuddies
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maria Fernanda M.
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I have never met a doggie walker better than Jose. He is not only a very professional but also treat your dog with love. He really loves what he does. I almost forget to say that Jose takes the best pictures of dogs in the world!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristyn C.
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Megan was extremely helpful with my crazy puppy. I have a 7 month old Shiba Inu, they are known to be a very stubborn breed. She taught him sit and lay down at the very first visit! This girl has a gift with dogs, I definitely recommend her as your future puppy/dog trainer.

Wags To Wishes
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Deena B.
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Wags to Wishes is the greatest. Deanna understands the personality of my dog with such great humor. She's also great with last minute requests. We've used her for overnight pet sitting and dog walking. Her prices are very reasonable and best of all she shows up when she's supposed to, does the work she's been asked and leaves helpful notes at the end of every walk. I highly recommend!

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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