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K-9 Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 128 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 144 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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  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meredith D.
Verified review

Todd was great with our 8 month old puppy Jake. I loved how even before we hired him he was reaching out to me to see if he would be the trainer for us. Jake looked forward to seeing him every week and has really helped our family keep Jake safe through commands and calm when new people come to the house. We highly recommend Todd and South Orlando Dog Training.

  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle L.
Verified review

Monika has done a great job so far. She started off with a deep clean and oh my goodness, my house needed that! Now she is doing the routine bi-weekly cleans and it's made my life so much easier! She is great with our dog, who likes to get in everyone's business, especially when they are cleaning. Thanks Monika! I would recommend Monika's services.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah W.
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My family was devestated when we found Mo'bedience dog training. Our 4 1/2 year old male olde english bulldog Bruno had been increasingly agressive. We had never given Bruno any boundries. We loved him so much we just let him do whatever he wanted, not realizing this wasnt truly loving Bruno. By not establishing boundries for Bruno he took on the very difficult and stressful job of being alpha in our house. During the hurricane after days of the power being out and extreme levels of stress in the house. Bruno was in a dark room the kids ran in and fell on him startling him. During the chaos he bit our son. We thought putting him down was going to be our only option. Thats when we found Mo'obedience. I have to say I was still very unsure if it was possible to get the results we needed with our dog. When we picked up our dog 14 days later he was amazing. I couldnt believe the manners my dog had learned. We recieved daily texts and videos keeping us updated the whole time. It was so reassuring to see the updates of what he was learning. Mo'obedience made it possible for us to keep our family dog that we had grown to love so much. Seeing Bruno snuggling with his kids and having him home is priceless. The kids love "working with him"and being active in his training. They are very excited about teach him new tricks and set up obstacle courses for him. I cant say thank you enough to Mo'obedience training for what they did for our family. We are forever greatful THANK YOU ❤

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Valor K9 Training
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert G.
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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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Liz B.
Verified review

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!

Dawn Hoppe K9
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Bernie S.
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Great skills. RJ came all the way to St. Louis to work my dog and it was well worth it. I wish he come back.... Bernie Squitieri Proud owner of IRON

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

K9 connection
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

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

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.

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Wagging Tail Corps
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chloe C.
Verified review

Christian is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and utilizes very effective methods. He has spent a number of sessions with our (stubborn) Wheaten puppy, Duncan. His caring nature and ability to connect with animals was obvious in our first lesson. He takes the time to also work with my husband and I to help us understand why our dog behaves the way he does, AND taught us the most practical ways to reinforce his training to make lasting improvements. Duncan has made unbelievable strides in obedience in a few short lessons and we plan to continue working with Christian in the future. Duncan used to pull on the leash endlessly, NEVER listened or obeyed, and thought he ran our household even at the age of 5 months. He now looks to us for commands with trust and performs them quickly, makes eye contact for permission, has come full circle on potty training, shows restraint with distractions (like other animals/people), and is an all around more well-adjusted, confident dog. I would recommend his services to any friend, family member, or coworker without a doubt. Dog training is an investment, but the value of what we have and will learn from Christian moving forward is unmatched in comparison to the other quotes I've received on Thumbtack. Having an obedient dog will change the dynamic of your household. If you're looking for a professional trainer, look no further than Wagging Tail Corps!

K-9 Perceptions
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa E.
Verified review

K-9 Perceptions did a great job with our cocker. She is totally in love with the staff and is so much more calm! She actually listens to commands now.

Amandas Critter Sitters
5.0
from 1 review
    Scott S.
    Verified review

    Fantastic Experience with Amanda's Critter Sitters. We have 3 dogs and 3 cats that needed to be fed and let out over a long weekend away from home. Amanda was super friendly and did a great job at keeping us informed with photos throughout the time we were away. She is very relaxed and confident, which goes a long way in my book. Even though our dogs are super friendly, from the many photos sent to us - they acted like we werent even gone. 2 thumbs up for Amanda. I would not hesitate to use this service again.

    About

    Because, i have experience with caring for all types of animals specifically dogs since 2009.

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    I can help you and your dogs build a better bond along with helping you train them in the specific areas that they may need help.

    • 14 years in business
    About

    Im help pet owners comunicate better with their pets.

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    I am a very experienced pet owner and can provide dog walking, pet and house-sitting in the Winter Springs/Longwood areas.

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    All the animals I have trained are one of the top animals out there. From horses to dogs.

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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 can provide dog sitting, dog walking or anything else you could possibly need for your dog. I am a senior in high school. I love dogs, and I need money! I am experienced in taking care of many types of dogs.

    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 Trainer

    Jacksonville, FL

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years, 5 or more years
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      3 male Bichons, 1 a very playful rescue but needs obedient training. 10 year old a little agreesive

    Need a Dog Training Service Professional

    Fleming Island, FL

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size
      Medium

    Need a Dog Training Service

    Jacksonville, FL

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size
      Large
    • Details
      He's a fabulous chocolate lab
    • $70
      Average price
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