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Saint Cloud Dog Trainers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Lawrence D.
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I hired Todd from South Orlando Dog Training to help me with my aggressive German Sheppard Tanny.. After 3 sections I have seen great improvements. Todd has given me the tools to continue with Tanny's training. He is doing well and he is improving more each day.. thank you Todd

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Valor K9 Training
4.6
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
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Noreen M.
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Great training.. Heather has been here 3 times and we already have a better understanding of how to train our dog. So glad we chose this dog trainer! Dog is already responding well.

K9 connection
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
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My family and I are new to owning a dog. We adopted a dog from the shelter and wanted to make sure we trained her correctly. K9 Connection is honestly the best dog training company I have been lucky to come across. The initial contact, they come to your house, analyze the dog, and how we work with our dog. They showed us how to control, walk, and enjoy our new family member. The price is perfect for one on one training, honestly don't be scared and think you can't afford this. I thought that and the value you get from training even if it is one session is priceless. They are professional and always on time. Highly recommend.

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Dog Rules, Inc.
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Annaleigh W.
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It has been a wonderful experience. Shana comes to my home and works with my dog and then I work with him. She is very calm, doesn't raise her voice and he loves her and responds to her commands. I have the idea now and and so does my puppy. I am not finished yet but Sebastian is such a good boy now. I would definitely recommend Dog Rules.

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pawsitive solutions
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura S.
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Affordable, convenient and made a big difference in a short amount of time with our dog.

Jessica's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren K.
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Jessica is very organized, professional and is great with my dog. I love getting updates while I'm away at work to know my puppy is happy!

  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey N.
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Lee's help in training our dog was nothing less than superb. He is kind yet firm and was very attentive to our special circumstances. We will work with him in the future!

Dog Training by Vanessa
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jo-Ann H.
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Just had one session so far, but I was very impressed with what she did with my dog. We do have more work to do and have more appointments set up.

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laura L.
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Giovanna is a great trainer. She trained our Jack Russell while working at Petco. She not only trained him well but she also worked diligently with our family to teach us skills on how to continue working with Bandit at home and how to calm his eternal energy down. Skills that we still use today. I recommend her services 100%. Thank you Giovanna!

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  • 5 years in business
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We care for doggies as we would for our own children. When owners come to pick them up, many times they don't want to leave. That's how happy they are here. You can check our 25 reviews @ rover. Com Ana scarola. Sharing my time with them makes me very happy!!!

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I will walk dogs and also will help train dogs if needed. I take pride in my work and also, I take time to get to know my customers.

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I love animals and will take care of them in your home. Also, I walk them and house-sit while you are on vacation.

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Hi, I am a 34-year-old dog lover who would like to help their owners with good care and sitting when necessary. Contact me if you are interested. Thank you.

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Promise Pet Care offers pet sitting in your home. Are you going on a vacation? Are you working a lot of hours and can't get home in time to let Fido out? Are you sick or unable to walk your dog as it needs? Are you too busy to take your pet to the groomers, vets, etc.? Let your pets feel safe in their own environment. In-home pet sitting reduces stress and chance for illness for your pets. It also gives you some home security while you're away. Hello. My name is Janet, and I am a professional pet sitter who is bonded, insured, and certified through Pet Sitters International and Pet First Aid. My passion for animals is what motivated me to start my own pet sitting business. I take care of your pets in your own home and care for them as if they're my own. Not only do I feed, water and clean litter boxes, but I also give lots of TLC and playtime with them. I care for most domestic animals, including reptiles and birds. Also, I provide minor home security if desired. That would include opening/closing blinds, alternating lights, picking up mail and newspapers (or anything not previously being held), watering plants and other minimal home duties. Check out my credentials, memberships and referrals! I would love to work for you. I provide trusted pet sitting (and dog walking) at your home.

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My passion for animals, my experience in caring for and training animals. I would love to bring this to your treasured pets. I enjoy teaching and being with pets, watching them learn is what brings me joy. I love helping them understand what we want from them. Giving your pet a secure, loving environment when you must be away is priority!

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Because, i have experience with caring for all types of animals specifically dogs since 2009. I like spending time offering my best in Pet Sitting and Dog walking services.

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I feel my work stands out as I go above and beyond what is needed to not only complete the job well but to complete the job perfectly. I would say that I like that I can take a situation that needs attention and provide just that so that when I am done the situation is now resolved and all are happy.

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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 provide dog training to those in need in order to help dogs best fit in with their families. In your home or on location, we can work on problem behaviors, learning basic commands, complete more advanced training, obtain a Canine Good Citizen certification, and/or prepare for testing to become a therapy team.

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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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