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K-9 Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patti M.
Verified review

Jorge is very knowledgeable and a good teacher, as after all it is us he's training. My dog responded immediately and we were able to make so many changes with simply redefining our roles and explaining to our pet what is expected. Can't wait to continue, I know this will meet my goals.

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  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ginia M.
Verified review

I just wanted to share our experience with Todd and South Orlando Dog Training. We had an incident with our dog Bella- she's terrified of skateboards. Usually we just avoid skateboards all together- but on a walk, a guy came up behind us on a hover board which makes no noise- and cut us off. Bella got scared and bit the guy- not doing major harm... but it easily could've ended very badly. The guy was apologetic and said he should've known better than to come up behind a dog like that. It was at that time that we knew we needed help- we NEVER want to relive that situation again. It's our job to protect her from herself... and we were beside ourselves. We didn't know what to do! We just recently relocated from Los Angeles to Orlando so we really didn't know anyone that could refer us to a dog trainer. I came across a business card from South Orlando Dog at a local coffee shop in Celebration and called to see what could be done. We've been working with Todd now for a few months and I have to say- it has made a HUGE difference. South Orlando Dog Training is all about positive reinforcement. We NEVER thought Bella could break this habit. Todd is so patient and so caring- you can tell he really loves what he does and he truly cares about his clients. I would say we hit the jackpot as far as dog trainers go. If you are even thinking of hiring a trainer for your dog- Todd is the way to go.

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Valor K9 Training
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert G.
Verified review

Valor K9 has provide me with the best K9 I could possibly ask for. Not only did they provide me with a well mannered and intelligent companion but they also went above and beyond to bring him to me states away along with two outstanding trainers to help me with any questions and training lessons to know what to expect and how to play my part in taking in my new service dog. They help me along with so much that to say satisfied is a understatement. I genuinely appreciate everything this organization does and more. The valor K9 team definitely makes a difference and it is reflected by each individual members work ethic and character. Thanks again for putting Zodiac into my life. Battling stage 4 cancer is no easy task but having him in my life makes a tremendous difference. He given me the strength to keep fighting on. He’s with me 24/7. as I’m with him. He diffently brought joy back into my life. I noticed myself finding the strength to do more when he’s around!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine A.
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She has been quick to respond and quick to help formulate a plan for the training of my dog I am already very pleased

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Liz B.
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Highly recommend Kim for any type of dog training. We rescued a very fearful GSD that had spend the first 2 years of her life in various pet store cages. I have dealt with many dogs before, but never one this "broken." Kim was really able to bring her around to be a happy, healthy girl!

Madi Morgan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Helen F.
Verified review

We've done a meet and greet with Madi and our two GSDs LOVE her! We are doing an evening this week for Madi to spend some time with the dogs before she house sits with them within the next couple of weeks. Madi was extremely professional and has a great energy about her plus she's just qualified in dog training so we are looking forward to hiring her for that too to help out with our fur-babies. Highly recommend.

Javic Dog Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 27 years in business
Clark F.
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I think that I have had Vickie as my agility trainer for me and my dog for just a little over a years time period. She has helped me with all my bad habits that was hindering me when I was working my dog in a agility class. She has a great deal of passion in being a dog trainer for agility, she only wants the best for the dogs and their owners. When I first started at javic training my dog ran away from me and I did not have control over my dog on a agility field. My dog now stays with me and is more focused with me on the agility field. She is an outstanding trainer.

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mickey N.
Verified review

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!

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Dog Rules, Inc.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annaleigh W.
Verified review

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.

Dog Training by Vanessa
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rorie H.
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On a 5-star rating I'd like to give her a hundred thousand, million billion! This is the best investment I will ever make in anything related to an animal that I have. It will bless our lives every day forward for as long as my dog lives and will bless me with the next dog I have in the next after that. In the life of my dog it will end up being a fraction of a penny a day investment. The scale quality of Vanessa's her training has forever changed my dog's life and my life. It's actually made the difference of being able to keep my beloved pet. I've worked with him daily since I got him at 10 weeks old, he's always been a handful and I've never been effective with my training. This summer things spiraled out of control when he got aggressive with a housemate and a neighbor. I was scared to have hum around children because he would get aggressive with them as well. I was looking into the options of finding a new home for him, which broke my heart but I was trying to do what was best for the dog for the children in the neighborhood and for myself. I thank God we found Vanessa and her family that took my dog in for 2 weeks socialized thim trained him, helped him discover he could trust people to be the alpha and he could relax into just being a dog and a puppy. He is much more happy and relaxed than I have ever seen him. He minds me almost perfectly. He's safe around children men and unexpected visitors to our house now! I did my homework and talked to multiple trainers before choosing Vanessa.. Most of them their rate was double or triple Vanessa's and I didn't always like their approach. The fact that my dog got to live in her home and be fully socialized with her family I think made an enormous difference. This is the highest review I've ever given to any kind of business at any time. I can't overstate how good she is.

Cbsinnovations
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Dee O.
    Verified review

    I have had the opportunity to observe Clara & Barry while training their newest service dog. Sabrina is a beautiful, intelligent puppy and has learned so much already. Clara & Barry train with love & rewards and Sabrina is eager to learn. She already knows lots of commands, like come, stay, down, shake, sit and roll over and she's also learning to go to the door when she wants out. Clara & Barry make a great team and someone will be so lucky to get one of their service dogs Dee O

    K9 connection
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Kaitlin L.
    Verified review

    I’ve had the best experience working with Liza and TJ at K9 Connection. I have an 11month old Malinois and have been working with these guys since she was 5-6 months. I’m so proud of all the progess my girl has made. The way Liza works with her is phenomenal!! My girl always looks forward to training days!!!

    McManus Dog Training
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Steve W.
    Verified review

    Susan is wonderful will call her for anything that arises !!!!

    Paws & Play Pet Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Patricia L.
      Verified review

      Kris was wonderful with my dogs! She is a true animal lover and treats them like they are her own! I will definately use her and Paws and Play again!

      About

      My professional career is customer service in the financial field. I am seeking part-time employment.

      About

      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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      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.

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      I've been in the dog field for over 25 year, and I love working with animals. I am a part of ABS service dog, and I help with obediance.

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      About

      Natural Instinct Dog Training offers dog Training at its finest. We offer in-home behavior modification for barking, jumping, leash work and puppy training. We specialize in training aggressive dogs. We work with many of the local shelters and rescues in the area to help with rehabilitation and adoption.

      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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      Need a Dog Obedience Trainer

      Largo, FL

      • Dog training type
        Obedience
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy
      • Dog size
        Medium
      • Details
        My dog is 6 months old. He knows how to sit and lay down however he pulls very hard when walking on the leash and he has begun to get a little aggressive when I sternly say no or try to take away something he has grabbed to chew that he is not supposed to. I am looking to stop these behaviors as quickly as possible.
      • $432.5
        Average price

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Clearwater, FL

      • Dog training type
        Obedience
      • Dog age(s)
        1-2 years
      • Dog size
        Medium, Large, Other (50 lbs)
      • Details
        It's almost impossible to walk Sandy because she pulls on the leash so hard. She basically chokes herself. My mom has a bad back and cannot walk her because she tugs so much.
      • $432.5
        Average price

      Need an Obedience Trainer for a Large Dog

      Clearwater, FL

      • Dog training type
        Obedience
      • Dog age(s)
        1-2 years
      • Dog size
        Large
      • Details
        Kitto is extremely bright and quick to learn. However, he is easily distracted. At such times, all the good training I thought he had mastered is to no avail.
      • $432.5
        Average price
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