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Sit, Down, Stay Dog Training
4.9
from 125 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 271 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristin C.
Verified review

Working with Maureen has been an absolute pleasure! She is a wealth of knowledge and helped my 11 year old daughter work with her Service Dog in Training on basic obedience and public access skills. Maureen has an excellent demeanor, is very patient and helped my daughter to know just what to do and not to do to get the desired results from her dog! We highly recommend Maureen!

  • 33 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Deb Y.
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David was excellent in all aspects of the training. My dog is doing much better.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annie Y.
Verified review

I am the owner of a very energetic Black Labrador. I knew that I had a dog with high energy and needed professional help with training my puppy. I found Martha Bernal through a friend at work who was happy with her dog training. Martha guided my puppy through ten sessions of puppy training (basic puppy obedience). I was very pleased with her obvious love of dogs and immediate results with each lesson. Martha has a gentle, effective approach to training dogs and my dog responded very well to her training sessions. The end result for me was that my Labrador became a lot more easy to manage because he understood the commands (requests) that I made such as "Come" "Sit" "Stay" "Leave it" and he also stopped jumping up on people. I enjoyed seeing my dog learn and am very happy with the dog training that Martha provided to my dog. He remembers everything she taught him and it makes our family happy to have a well trained big dog. I would recommend her highly to anyone considering a dog trainer.

Good CitiZEN Dog Training
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Olga W.
Verified review

Andy was excellent and our family really liked onsite one on one training with our dog. We are on our way to a well behaved dog. :) Looking forward to joing the group lessons soon. Highly recommend Andy's help to anyone struggling with doggy behavioural issues.

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SunsetK9 Training Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caitlin S.
Verified review

Luis is very professional and takes his job seriously. He knows his stuff and does an excellent job with the training. My dog loves Luis, and we both have enjoyed working with him. I am very pleased with the results and would definitely recommend him!

K9 Holistics
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Beatriz and Scott B.
Verified review

I am so happy we hired Christine from k-9 holistics. She showed us how to train our puppy and even worked with our daughter and her friends training our dog. Thank you for everything! We highly recommend her services and Christine is so easy to work with and yet so knowledgeable and professional.

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Walkies Pet Sitting
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sue was great to work with and immediately put our minds at ease from the first phone call. We are currently vacationing in the Bradenton area for the month of January and required a dog sitter during a day trip to Miami. Sue responded to our request on Thumbtack and the rest is history. She took great care of our Miniature Schnauzer while we were away for the day. He was walked, fed and given lots of love and attention. The photos and texts with updates was reassuring and a real bonus. We would highly recommend Sue and would definitely reach out to her again if we need a dog sitter in the future.

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The K9 Coach Inc
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb G.
Verified review

Came out to the house and was really good at explaining and giving us the tools we need to be successful with training our puppy, can’t wait for the next lesson!!

Martee Hays Loving Pet Care
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sue F.
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Martee did a great job looking after our dog/house. She was punctual, reliable and caring towards our pet. She even did some laundry while we were away, which was very much appreciated. I would have no problem recommending her to someone else. Sue Fox

Scientific Dog Training
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Steve B.
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Michael Chapman of the Sit Means Sit - Saratoga dog training franchise kept Zoe (our 18 week old female standard poodle) for a two week 'board and train' experience. While there our Zoe was around other dogs and spent a great deal of time going places with Michael while learning to obey commands. The experience was positive for Zoe and for us! She is much easier to walk with and listens to and obeys many commands readily. We plan to continue to reinforce the training with classes that are available twice weekly at the Sit Means Sit facility and are enjoying online info that is made available. We are convinced that the process/system is the best, fastest manner to train a dog. And, are becoming vocal 'salespersons' for Sit Means Sit.

  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy G.
Verified review

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING... my poor old dog had to be cut super short due to being matted in places we could not even tell. After it was all said and done... I have a very happy old dog that can finally be comfortable and the kids also love his cut. This is a groomer that takes his time, works with the pet to put them at ease and ensures everyone is happy. GREAT GREAT job!!!!

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 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!

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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.
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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.

Isabelle Baker
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Gina M.
    Verified review

    Isabelle is a wonderful pet/house sitter! She is very responsible always going above the expected to care for my dog. Isabelle is dependable, honest and compassionate. I could not ask for a better person to care for my pet in my absence! Having her watch over the house is an added bonus! I highly recommend Isabelle for your pet and house sitting needs! Gina Mammel

    My Professional K9
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Becky F.
    Verified review

    Quinn worked with one of my daily dog walking clients, Blue. Blue is 130+lbs of pure muscle and strength at the young age of 9mths. He did not walk well on his leash, was reactive to other dogs when on leash and had major issues with lunging at box trucks and other animals. After spending two weeks in Board & Train with Quinn, Blue’s behavior has completely changed! He walks effortlessly on his leash with his head held high. He no longer reacts to other leashed dogs nor does he lunge at animals or box trucks! Quinn was willing to work with myself and the sitter I have assigned to Blue’s daily walks to ensure a smooth transition. Quinn is extremely skilled and very professional. I highly recommend his services to my clients on a regular basis.

    Sunny Side Up Services
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Kate A.
      Verified review

      Trustworthy(very important when choosing a dog sitter), Reliable(never has turned down a date I've needed her!), and keeps it professional! My dog loves her! Highly recommend Sarah!

      About

      We provide behavior modification and training for dogs. We teach dog parents the tools and methods they can use to get the needed response from their pets and help develop a better, more joyous relationship with their dogs.

      About

      I am a former veterinary technician with 3 years of experience with small animals. I am a lifelong animal lover with 16 years of experience with horses. I plan to go to veterinary school after finishing my master's degree. I'm very responsible, tidy, and prompt. Contact me for any pet sitting, dog walking, or horse care needs!

      About

      I can provide pet sitting services (feeding, walking, playing, etc.) in the morning, at night, or overnight. I can also provide just solely dog walking services.

      About

      I am a dog breeder. I love to raise the standards on the breed, and I am also working on quality, health, and temperament. I also do dog training.

      About

      We offer dog training through positive interaction and consistency. Positive dog training methods provide a good experience for dogs and their owners. Happy Urban Dog provides one-on-one training for dogs and owners, or day training (we train your dog and transfer the knowledge to you in set sessions). Puppy training, basic manners, general obedience, and dogs with problems are all welcome to be trained at Happy Urban Dog.

      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 Dog Training Program

      Clearwater, FL

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Guard / Protection, Assistance / disabilities, Sports / hunting
      • Dog age(s)
        3-4 years
      • Dog size
        Medium
      • Details
        three dogs of different levels of obediance. Would like to progress to SAR program

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Lithia, FL

      • Dog training type
        Obedience
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy
      • Dog size
        Medium
      • Details
        We'd prefer at site training/boarding while we're away for 12 days.
      • $700
        Average price

      Need Dog Training

      Largo, FL

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Guard / Protection
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy
      • Dog size
        Large
      • Details
        would like to train using japanese commands
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