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Seminole Dog Trainers

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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
Mayuri S.
Verified review

We had Maureen come by to help us have one of our dogs learn to get through the doggy door. She is scared of doors because of her incident as a puppy before we adopted her. Maureen was very patient and understanding and showed us how to work with our dog's fear of doors. It is an ongoing process... may take months... but Maureen keeps texting me with new ideas on how to train our dog get past her fear. I would recommend her for any kind of dog training.

  • 33 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Jason K.
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From the moment David arrived he was awesome! I never thought my dog could obey commands, but by the end of the 4 hour training she was starting to catch on, and David had great control of her. He has left us with a great understanding of how to continue training our dog, and we are excited to apply the principles on a daily basis. I HIGHLY recommend David if you are considering a dog trainer, he's the best!

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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
Verified review

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!!

  • 4 years in business
Ann H.
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Alison stayed in our home for 10 weeks and took excellent care of our young golden retriever Arlington and middle aged cat Belle. Arlington is a high maintenance dog, needing a lot of love and attention, so it was very important to us that we find someone who would take care of him in the manner that he is used to. Alison did a wonderful job with exercising him, administering medication, and keeping him well groomed. She also bonded with Belle, our rather neurotic and high strung cat, to the point that her IBS symptoms went away while Alison was taking care of her. Alison checked in frequently with us via email and was extremely flexible when we needed to coordinate an appointment with a mobile dog groomer. Alison also took great care of the home and we found everything to be in the exact same condition as when we left. The mail was nicely organized and the yard was well tended. The things we appreciated the most about Alison was her good judgement and self-sufficiency. We really felt as though she treated our home and pets as her own, and had a great understanding of what was important to bring to our attention while we were away. We left detailed information on the home and the pets and Alison was able to manage everything from there. This was the first time using a housesitter, so we were a little nervous about having someone stay in our home. We felt so fortunate finding Alison and would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a housesitter, particularly to help take care of pets.

Martee Hays Loving Pet Care
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sue F.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica G.
Verified review

I had just gotten my nearly 1-year-old puppy and realized she was showing aggressive tendencies toward people and other animals in addition to submissive peeing. In a matter of weeks Brett has my dog on the right track. He was the only trainer we had a consultation with that started off showing genuine interest and care for my dog, as well as a energetic, take-control attitude. I would highly recommend Dog-Eze.

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.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rich P.
Verified review

Caroline did exceptional work with an aggressive shelter dog that had potential but needed to relax around people and other dogs. It worked: Athena was adopted about 6 months ago and is settled and happy in a wonderful forever home where she's cared for, loved and appreciated.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terry W.
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I couldn't be happier with the service Nikki has provided to our family and our Shasta girl. She is an aggressive breed dog and requires special attention. Nikki handles her so well and knows exactly what she needs. She also truly cares about her and treats her like her own.

Lane Carter Dog Trainer
5.0
from 1 review
    Mike L.
    Verified review

    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!

    About

    *currently in relocation mode & unable to respond to new job inquiries. * grew up with dogs as a child. We had 6 hunting beagles and 1 german shepherd. I personally have owned 9 boxer dogs in the last 40 years; always 2 at a time. Although, I did seek out to become a dog trainer by profession at one time, I have had no formal training. The K-9 Academy in Los Angeles had met my previous boxers and asked me, "Who taught you to train your dogs?" I asked "Why?" K-9 replied, "Because boxers are one of the most difficult dogs to train; because they are so intelligent and get so distracted." I replied, "I didn't know that. I trained them myself." I have a super love for dogs. My dogs have never been hit, never been yelled at; and never bribed with treats. Dogs respond to love and leadership. They get confused if they don't understand us - but if they do, they just want to please us. Remember the movie "Horse Whisper"? That is a gift. I believe God gave me a gift to understand dogs and they to understand me. My dogs have been Pet Therapy dogs - the Hospital Staff loved my Clyde so much that they said, "Take him off leash & let him walk around." (in Chronic Care Ward in the hospital) My boxers have also been on the front page of newspapers in Pet Walk-a-Thons.

    About

    I will come to you and walk your pet once or twice a day as needed, and I will also pet sit but no overnights.

    About

    Is your dog driving you crazy? The Canine Company has been helping dog owners for over 15 years. Our training is positive,motivating and fun. We offer private in-home obedience training, group obedience classes and In-Home Board/Train We also offer AKC Canine Good Citizen testing,Therapy Dog Training,Show Handling and AKC Star Puppy Classes. "We are all about dogs." Don't put off your dog's training another day. Pick up the phone to get started right away.

    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.

    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

    Tampa, FL

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      5 or more years
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      1 of 3 dogs..a lot of new things in her life and is acting stressed and pooping in the house, shaking, putting her tail between her legs...

    Need a Dog Obedience Trainer

    Venice, FL

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      We have a new puppy (13 weeks). Just want to train him to be a good puppy.

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Saint Petersburg, FL

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      3-4 years
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      Oliver is a well-behaved, lovable dog, but since he has turned 3, we've noticed some issues with other dogs. Oliver used to never mind when another dog would growl at him, but now he is standing his ground, and growling back. We need help managing this before it gets worse.
    • $85
      Average price
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