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Sarasota Animal Behaviorists

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Sit, Down, Stay Dog Training
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lindsay S.
Verified review

Maureen is awesome!!! I hired her to help me with Gracie,my 3 year old chocolate lab rescue. I was at wit's end with Gracie pulling me down the sidewalk during walks, her barking, and her general "enthusiasm" for everything!!! I can't believe the difference! Maureen explains what's going on inside my dog's head when she's doing something she shouldn't be doing and, more important, how to address that behavior. She's really helped me understand how to look at some of these negative behaviors from a dog's point of view. Gracie and I have learned so much!!! Maureen also worked with my older, golden retriever, Maggie. I can see such a big difference in Gracie's and Maggie's behavior. I can honestly say that hiring Maureen was the best decision I could make! If you are looking for somebody who loves what she does and really makes a difference in your dog's life then hire Maureen. Trust me, you won't be sorry!!!

Top Pro
  • 33 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kai I.
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David was very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. The training far exceeded our expectations within the 30 minutes and by the end of the first hour we could already see a tremendous improvement in our dogs behaviors. We have been using everything that David has taught us every day and our lives and our dogs lives are better for it. I would highly recommend a session with David!

Good CitiZEN Dog Training
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Linda C.
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Andy and his dog (owner) training! We noticed a difference in our puppy's behavior in the first week! Andy does a fantastic job of explaining the theory behind all the commands and works with you to make sure you know what to do at home to practice the skills. This was more than well worth the modest cost of the training!

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Pet Sitter and Dog Walker
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Denice D.
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We met Sharon while she was working with our veterinarian, Dr. Kordon at Animal Health Oasis in Naples, FL. We were fairly new to the area and were looking for a responsible, knowledgable, and dedicated pet sitter for our 2 cats and small dog. We were so happy to discover that Sharon had a small petsitting business for select clients and we began working with her for in home sitting. Sharon is very knowledgable about feline health and behavior, as well as about caring for dogs (and other animals as well), as she was also doing part time work at a high end boarding facility in Naples. Her attention to detail, dedication, and expertise quickly gave us complete ease of mind knowing our furry babies were being very well cared for. (A prior disastrous pet sitting experience with someone else had made us very cautious about hiring anyone!) Pet owners who travel often or even on occasion, know how difficult it can be to find a sitter who truly approaches their job with professionalism, honesty, knowledge and love for pets. We found that in Sharon, and we highly recommend her! Denice, Michael, Scout, Pasha and Coco Dan

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SunsetK9 Training Services
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Leslie F.
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Our 1 year old Blue Heeler was out of control. We needed help. Zeus couldn't be walked because he would bark and cry (like he himself was hit by a car) every time he saw another car/dog/bike/person. It was horrifying not just for us, but for the people in the cars/walking. We have had 2 other training classes .. 1 group puppy training ( we were asked to leave because he was disrupting the other puppies ) and 1 on 1 training at the local pet store .. after the 8 sessions and reinforcing all the bad behavior the trainer said she couldn't do anything for him. After phone interviewing several trainers I opted to go with Luis and we are so glad we did!! Luis is amazing!! (we knew this after the 1st session) We've now had 4 training sessions, and my daughter who had never walked Zeus was walking thru Publix parking lot on a Friday afternoon .. with cars & tons of people with a well behaved dog!! Luis is patient, kind and has worked with the entire family individually and together so we can all have Zeus under control. We've come a long way in a short amount of time thanks to Luis .. We highly recommend him!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jackie A.
Verified review

Alison took care of our 2 cats and 1 rabbit while we were away for 5 weeks. She provided a calm and quiet atmosphere for them. She took special care to figure out how best to get the cats to eat a supplement for kidney disease. She was always available for an update and spent lots of time with the animals. In the same situation I would certainly have her back!

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy B.
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I hired Rose because she uses techniques that do not require involved or specialized equipment, like a prong or e- collar. She emphasizes the behavior of the dog and how to work with the individual dogs personality in order to correct the behavior with words and hand signals, v. treats, clickers or rough equipment. She has been very helpful for my dogs, who really had issues walking on the leash. After only 5 sessions, they are perfect on leash. If you have want a trainer who emphasizes praise-based training, v. treats etc, then Rose is the person for you!

Tampa Pet Sitters
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ellie W.
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Tampa Pet Sitters (TPS) is wonderful! They are always on time and flexible to the owner's schedules. They treat your pet as their own and I feel very comfortable knowing my animal is being cared, schedule changes can be made and that my home is also cared for during visits. The owner of the company delivers amazing customer service, regardless if it's a phone call, an email or a posting through the very easy to use website. Always timely and puts the customer first! Lastly, TPS publishes wonderful updates to pet sitting and things to consider for your personal sitter. Love that they remind me to leave old towels accessible during rainy season to keep my dog and home clean.

Prestige Petcare
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan L.
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excellent pet care service provider... has been extremely flexible with schedule changes and short notices. He came to our house several times a day last time when our dog was sick to give him medicine instead of risking him being around other animals. Josh is very knowledgable of animals, their needs & always available....highly recomended!

K9 Holistics
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Beth N.
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Christine worked with us & our German Shepherd puppy for 6 wks. She was always professional, punctual & very clear in her instructions. We saw a major improvement in our puppy's behavior

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna S.
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Toby is a rescue Chiweenie with a fear of men and workboots he was also very reactive to other dogs. His household behavior was untamed although he is housebroken. He also was unruly on a leash. After a very short time he follows the commands place, quiet, heel, off, and occasionally sit (still has a bit of work to do there) I even walked him out into the yard without a leash! A big change from the dog who bolted out and down the street whenever the door opened! thanks Christina he's become a joy to live with. I loved him before but a well behaved Toby is even easier to love!

Lees Paws For Applause
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne R.
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Jennifer is a quality person that knows and relates to animals well. She knows how to handle them on a vetinarian level and cares about each one. She took my dog Alvin,you who was a rescue dog who was out of control and trained him to listen and behave very well. She also gave me a report on Alvin every day and explained the progress that he made. Jennifer is a great and hard worker. She truly has the experience to work with dogs!!

The K9 Coach Inc
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Omar M.
Verified review

I trained my pup Juke with Mike for a few Months. Unfortunately I had to move away from the area and found another trainer. I found another trainer after moving precisely because Mike helped my life and Jukes life so much with our time training with him. He is a kind, gentle, repetitive human being and that's why he gets great results. I would reccomend anyone who wants to get the most out of their dogs or correct unwanted behaviors to give the K9 Coach a try. You will not regret it. Look up my google review for details on my experience with him. Forever thankful, Omar and Juke

Sunny Side Up Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Rachael Z.
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Sarah is amazing and wonderful!! She was so great with my yellow lab Audrey and I felt so relieved leaving Audrey with Sarah!! She is an animal lover and took spectacular care of my fur baby!! I feel at ease when leaving Audrey when I go out of town knowing she is in great hands with Sarah.

Carissa's Animal Care
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristian D.
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Carissa is very good with animals. She is very nice and genuinely concerned about taking care of pets. She communicates well!

Lane Carter Dog Trainer
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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Lane has a true understanding of dogs. I Met lane walking around downtown Dunedin when my GSD (German Shepherd dog) was about 4 months old(about a year ago). We spoke of a mutual love for the breed and how both of our grandparents were involved in K9 training (my grandfather was a k9 judge). Lane never pushed a service our a sales pitch on me he asked me some questions about my GSD. I let him know I was working with a trainer but at times my puppy seemed to rule us. He then told me he moved to the area and is training dogs here and if i ever needed help to call him (His expertise includes guard dogs, behaviors, advance training). During the past year we still were working with the original trainer who was very good as well. Something was missing though and we both felt that we taught my GSD everything we could but, he had a hurdle. You see my GSD would see other dogs and become over stimulated and hard to control and this started at about 7 months old ( He is a very intelligent and high drive GSD who's a sweetheart but stubborn.). He would jump on everybody not listen and tend to be just a brat. With dogs though he would bark aggressively and scare other people even though he just wanted to play he also seemed to be scared of them. So my trainer said let's take some time off and figure out something later. My wife and I talked about how he just needed to age and mellow but I felt this could not wait. I also mentioned how we met Lane and we should call him, but we were feeling a little discouraged and felt it may be better to wait. The next afternoon on the way to the beach I saw Lane walking two dogs and told my wife it's a sign let's just call him and try it. Lane gave us a free consultation that was over an hour. He then gave us his feedback and gave us pricing that was very competitive to any big box store but his is one on one. The difference with Lane though has been dramatic already, he truly has a passion and love for his career. After just a few weeks my GSD has improved with not only his old training but new training as well. My GSD is walking better on leash, reacting less and learning to be a companion and not pushing to be an alpha. Lanes knowledge of reading a dog has been honed since a young age and it shows. My GSD not only loves to go to training but now acts as if Lane is part of the family. My GSD is calmer and now looks for me to command him. We are not perfect by any means (its only been 4 weeks) but I truly believe with Carters k9s my GSD will be perfect and a dog that my grandfather would adore. Ask about the tree stump!

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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.

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I'm very passionate about everything I do

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Professional Care with a personal touch... Animals are a passion and it shows in my work

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They say use the gifts that "God gave you", and He gave me natural rhythm and the ability to talk to animals! I was born with both and have never known any different. I am a groomer whose heart belongs to all things finned, furry or feathered! I enjoy spending time, bonding, playing and training. Baths and grooming are always suggested! Call me, and I can be their "mom away from mom"!--Becca

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I have two dogs. I love being around animals and being able to take care of them. I also own and cat and a hamster, so I do not only do dogs but I also have more experience with them.

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