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Pensacola Animal Behaviorists

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  • 28 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joshua H.
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Cheryl took my German Shepherd puppy from a crazy little fur ball to a very well behavied and obedient dog! I would highly recommend her services to any animal lover out there, regardless of whether behavioral issues are present or not!!

SitForYou
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry G.
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Ease of contact, Friendliness of sitter, love for my animal, honesty/integrity, peace of mind

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Leland B.
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Lisa is a beautiful find. She is so generous with her time in caring for your animals. Our pets are very needy and have separation anxiety. When we came home, she had kept a record of the EXTRA time she spent with our pets at no extra charge. She is just such a great care giver. I know next time we go away, she is the only pet sitter I will even consider. I trust her in our home in our absence. I will never worry when I have to leave our babies again. I know Lisa will care for them and love them just as I do when I can't be there.

Exclusively Canine
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Heidi F.
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Rommey has been a lifesaver for me and my sweet but neurotic lab, Trigger. He has several issues that I hadn't a clue about, and after spending a short time with him Rommey was able to offer insight about his behavior and ways of addressing it. This was unexpected originally as I was just looking for a safe place to board him. He has always loved his time with her and comes back a little bit more .... sane. :) I used to be anxious about boarding my dogs, but not here. I am 100% comfortable and only worry that Trig won't want to come home!! I highly recommend Exclusively Canine, for their skills and knowledge as well as for overall safety and comfort.

Sydney Tumblin
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Allison B.
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Sydney was very quick to respond to my messages and took good care of my small animals while I was gone for the weekend.

  • 1 year in business
Jared M.
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Awesome pet sitter! My dogs love her! She really cares for animals.

About

I am a semi-retired RN with a lifelong dream of working with furry, friendly cats and dogs. I have had experience with simple training techniques (sit down, shake, come, etc.) and would love to take care of your furry friend in your home or mine (with some limitations). I am a volunteer for Emerald Coast Animal Allies, a cat rescue group located in Pensacola, FL. In the past, I have volunteered for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach, FL, where my duties were helping to find homes for older pets (Purina Dog Chow's program Older Pets for Older People). I have always made room for rescued cats and dogs in my home with the help of my husband. I don't usually go looking for them, they seem to find me, so I have no favorite breed. I love them all!

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We have experience in detail work.We do it right the first time and each time.

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Club Pet TLC was founded by Terrie L. Campfield-Grammer and born out of her love and respect for all God's little creatures, big and small. Terrie has 25 years of experience, is married to John B. Grammer, M.D., and has three beautiful children, Lexie, Landon, and Chandler. We live within the Pensacola area, are licensed, bonded, insured, experienced in animal behavior, trained in holistic animal massage, and American Red Cross trained in animal CPR and first aid to ensure the best possible experience you and your pets deserve. At Club Pet TLC, we believe that your pet is just as much a part of your family as you are. Nobody knows your pet better than you, but our pet au pairs sitters, dog walkers, hotel concierge, and animal masseuse are the next best thing when you travel or just need a helping hand.

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I provide the following pet/animal services: * Animal care * Pet sitting * Walking * Nuisance animal removal * Overnight stays with animals (long term if needed) * Training on behavioral issues I work with all types of animals, from domestic to exotic and farm animals. I can also install and repair fencing and living spaces.

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Hello! I'm William and I walk dogs. I charge based on the size of the dog. I love dogs and grew up around them. You can trust me to take good care of your furry child.

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We can take good care of your animals such as cats, birds, dogs etc. We love animals and have great experience with them. We also can train them if you want. We can assure you that you can trust us with your precious babies in my hands. Thank you for reading.

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I became a personal care provider for animals to help spread love to those that are unable to get the necessary attention they need from their owners due to everyday pressures from jobs or other life experiences. I want to help take care of your pet by feeding them, taking them on walks, and giving them much-needed attention.

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At Magnolia By The Gulf Small Animal Clinic, we have an excellent customer service from people who really care. Our pet boarding is first class. Call us today!

Q & A

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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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