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Tamarac Guard Dog Trainers

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ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie H.
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Brian is excellent! If you are considering a trainer for your dog, don't wait another day before hiring him.

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Jen T.
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Cliff is an exceptional trainer. We had a pretty severe case of aggression with our dog. Our dog is a 5 year old shepherd lab mix and 100 pounds so dealing with the aggression was pretty hard so we hired Cliff. We were a little nervous in the beginning because we are very protective of our "baby." Cliff showed great professionalism and is very skilled and trained trainer. We now trust Cliff 110% with our dog and he has taught us so much!!! Our dogs behavior has improved so much and even friends and family have noticed and commented. His past behaviors included biting, aggression towards other dogs on walks, not listening to us and overall stubbornness and if he didn't want to do it he wasn't going to. We still have things to learn and more training to do but our dog has definitely had a major improvement and continues to learn from Cliff. If you are looking for a trainer for your dog Cliff is your guy!

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Happy K9 Club
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcy V.
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Franco is truly amazing with his God-given talent. He takes the time to explain what makes a dog tick. Realistically, his title should not be dog trainer but people trainer. We have learned so much from him in regards to how a dog thinks and as a result we have a very well behaved dog.

Canine Coach
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Brian H.
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Jose is an excellent dog trainer. He was on time and accomplished all we were hoping for in training our new puppy very efficiently. It was also fun for both our family and our puppy. Great value.

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
Gabrielle D.
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Wendy has been a great trainer for our puppy, Kingston, and ourselves. She gives great tips ranging from obedience to overall health and wellness -as per Wendy's advice, we brush King's teeth every night and have noticed such positive results! We are pleased with her techniques :)

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Theresa K.
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Rosie is a good dog trainer and very knowledgeable about dog conditioning. Her passion shines through when she is working with dogs. She is extremely trustworthy and reliable and treats them as if they are her own.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Valerie K.
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Jane is an excellent dog trainer, although I believe she helped me more than my crazy wheatie. I was really impressed with how much knowledge she has and patience. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family. She showed me some tools I can use to use while training my puppy. You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!

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AniNanny
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Terry G.
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I have a blue Weimaraner who weighed 65 lbs by 1 year old. She had trouble with impulse control and constantly pulled when walking her. Every person and dog we encountered was her new BFF! I am petite and had trouble keeping her from jumping on passers by and from being dragged down the street. Brianna walked my dog and taught me techniques and gave me the tools to train my large puppy. It took a while to train my willful and high energy dog but I can now safely walk my full grown Weim, confident that we will enjoy our walk. Brianna is wonderful with animals, has a gift for working with dogs and training both the dog’s behavior and people on how to train their dog. Brianna is caring, knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. in my opinion, her fees are very affordable. She has also helped me through my dog’s skin rash issues by recommending skin remedies which have been helpful as I do not like giving her antibiotics. I cannot say enough good things about Brianna and highly recommend her. She has been my Dog Whisperer for the past 2 years!

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Katiann S.
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Christina is an amazing dog trainer. She has taught Theo, my Lab mix puppy, so much and continues to guide us with our training and homework. She is very professional and kind. Theo loves her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer.

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Atazo Animal Services
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel P.
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Tony is very good with dogs. My dog sometimes responds to new people with aggression but she clicked with him right off the bat. We have worked together to calm some of her anxieties and I will be returning to Atazo in the future for any further training needs.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Lou S.
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Kathy was great. I learned a lot about our dog and how to continue the training she taught me. I had experiences with other dog trainers and was unimpressed. Kathy knows her stuff and was a pleasure to work with.

Rocco's Pack Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley R.
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We have had several dog trainers over the years but never have we had such a wonderful experience as we had with Leby. She is so professional, caring and gentle. Her approach to training is all done using positive reinforcement. We had some in-home training and because of our crazy schedule, decided to have Leby keep him for 3 weeks of training. She always kept in touch to let us know how Siddie was doing and sent several photographs and videos. I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience we had and what a special person Leby is. If you are looking for a trainer- look no further!

Dances with Dogs, Inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria L.
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A very nice team of professional dog walkers who take care of my two adult dogs and puppy Highly recommend them

  • 29 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Mishaal T.
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Very helpful explaining specific rules and ways to helplay my dog and I to understand each other better

  • 26 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia A.
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Linda Greenfield is an exceptional dog trainer with a keen understanding of canine behavior and family dynamics. She is an amazing teacher and handler and I would recommend her to anyone interested in learning the art of dog training and how to strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Dog training has never been so much fun and rewarding. Thanks Linda!

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Expedition Paws Dog Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristyn C.
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Megan was extremely helpful with my crazy puppy. I have a 7 month old Shiba Inu, they are known to be a very stubborn breed. She taught him sit and lay down at the very first visit! This girl has a gift with dogs, I definitely recommend her as your future puppy/dog trainer.

THE DOG CHARMER LLC
3.9
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel V.
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Very professional and knows how to deal with the different pet personalities. My chihuahua is very well mannered and house broken thanks to Edgar's training.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kary R.
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Our dog is doing much better even with only 2 training sessions! I am able to walk her without her running after other dogs! We will have a few more training sessions as needed! I am very happy with the results so far. Highly recommend!!

Sage Dog Trainers
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lenny S.
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I'm a first time dog owner. Arnold could not have been more helpful and concerned with my dog's well being and training. He is totally professional in his approach and I highly recommend him.

K9 Train Station
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Laurie K.
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The most amazing trainer - dedicated, professional, well versed in all aspects of training- obedience, agility, behavioral issues including aggression. Works with pet dogs, show dogs, rescue dogs, ALL dogs! She has worked with me and several of our Rottweiler rescue dogs with outstanding results. Highly recommend!

Ceci's Dog Training

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    About

    I am an Animal Behavior College graduate and certified in dog training and obedience. I have a passion for dogs. Having to work in a shelter and witnessing the reasons for dogs being surrendered, I want to help those of you who need a little or a lot of guidance to help you keep your dogs where they belong, in their homes.

    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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