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ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Brian has been training our dog for the past two months and the results have been substantial. He is great at what he does and I highly recommend him!

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca W.
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Cliff has the perfect demeanor for being a dog training specialist....both calm and assertive (with pets and their owners haha). When we first met Cliff in 2009 we had a newly adopted 8 week old puppy with a lot of negative puppy behaviors. So many skittish, destructive and biting behaviors though that we were advised by two other trainers and a couple of family members to "give her back" to the pound and that she would be a potentially dangerous family dog to keep around and "unpredictable" around young children. Cliff provided puppy training to us over the course of several months and helped shape Maya into a more mellow young dog that year. After we had our son, Cliff returned to help make sure the transition went smoothly, that our dog Maya would know her place and be safe around the new baby, including practicing walking Maya next to the stroller and wagon and anything that could potentially make Maya react negatively. Cliff was fantastic and Maya has been an awesome family dog these past 7 years. Great on long car trips, mellow and tolerant of kid grabs on ears and tails, never growls or snaps when our 6 year old son or other small children would jump around her or touch her treats or food. We are so grateful that Cliff saved her from the pound round 1. Then after moving away to the D.C. area, and visiting our parents back in South Florida, Maya had a negative experience at a dog boarding facility in Palm Beach Gardens. She had been attacked (unprovoked at her last stay at a Dog boarding facility in Virginia requiring stitches, etc.) and we didn't realize that she had probably also been traumatized by this event and her next experience at a dog daycare might not be as enjoyable for her. She got into an altercation with another dog and one of the daycare handlers and was kicked out of the facility never allowed to return. I was told by the trainer there that it is "sad when a good dog goes bad". I was devastated!! Cliff came to the rescue again. He offered to immediately pick her up from me and board her for a few days while I visited with my parents and to train her while boarding and see if he could correct some of those nervous and potentially aggressive behaviors. He helped her work through some of those issues and took her into the community interacting with other people and dogs and she returned to us quite happy and like herself again. We are so grateful to have found Cliff 7 1/2 years ago and because of him we have the best, most gentle family dog we could imagine. SO glad he saw the potential in Maya and helped us through those negative behaviors!!

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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.

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Carissa C.
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Wendy is great. She has been so helpful with not only training my dog, Gunner, but with everything else too. She really cares about her clients and their dogs. I would highly recommend!

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalia B.
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Best trainer ever!!!! My puppy and I had so much fun with today's training!!! We're learning so many new things and at the same time having a blast!!! Never thought dog training could be this much fun! 🙉

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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
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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  • 41 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet G.
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Erinn is a very loving and knowledgeable young woman with an extensive background working with all breeds of dogs. I have 3 and they all love her and have fun when she visits! Her background includes dog training so I feel good knowing my kooky labradoodle will get a few tips! I find her to be very trustworthy and honest and feel completely at ease leaving my dogs and my home in her very capable hands. She also returns calls or msgs very quickly and is very accommodating with her scheduling. I highly recommend Erinn!!

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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.

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brent P.
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I adopted a one year old Boston Terrier mix who is extremely energetic. I forgot what it was like to have a young dog. Needless to say, I hired Kelly and have been so impressed. First of all, she is extremely professional, enjoyable, no nonsense and always punctual. She has a common sense approach to dog training and the results have been great. I would recommend her to anyone, as she has only proven to provide more than I ever thought I could get.

KK's K9 Training, LLC
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 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!)

Pet Au Pair, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mirna A.
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Gail was an absolute pleasure. Delightful personality, caring and most responsible.What a relief to find such an exceptional dog walker who also managed to give me some very helpful tips for my dog. Mirna

Templar K9
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Dustin W.
    Verified review

    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!!!!!

    Canine Concepts
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Carrie T.
    Verified review

    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.

    The Perfect Pet Sit
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Penny L.
    Verified review

    Michelle was a delight! She took such good care of my dog and my house. All went perfectly! I definitely recommend her...

    • 5 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Nina F.
    Verified review

    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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