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  • 12 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Kim W.

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Maureen Henderson of Sit, Down, Stay Dog Training did an excellent job in helping us get off to a great start in training our Vizsla. I was amazed how much we learned even in the first hour! She is knowledgeable and friendly and had our dog demonstrating good behaviors almost immediately. I wouldn't have believed it had I not seen it. Now he is just as well behaved with me!

Hilleary G.

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Maureen and I have only met once so far and she has already been a huge help! She's given me tons of advice, tips and helped me train my dog kindly and compassionately! I can't wait to spend more time with her training my dog. Thanks, Maureen!

Edith A.

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We can highly recommend Maureen for your dog training needs. She is completely professional, very experienced and a virtual dog whisperer, too! A+++

TOP PRO
  • 33 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours

Kathy M.

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Duncan was a different dog after David spent 4 hours with us and him. He's still a work in progress, but David gave us the tools that we need to work with him. Duncan is a large lab 8 month old puppy that was unmanageable until David came. I can now actually walk him without a problem, where I could never walk him before, and he's not eating the furniture. Realistically, don't expect David, who is excellent, or anyone else, to "fix" your dog in a day. You have to follow through and do what he tells you in order to have the behavior that you want. I would highly recommend having David come to assist with training your dog , and training you to train your dog. He is truly the "dog whisperer". Outstanding. I can't begin to say enough good things about David.

Adam R.

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David is a phenomenal trainer. We have a 1 1/2 year old pit mix rescue. We had only had him a week when David came over for training. In just one session, our dog made major strides in all areas of training. David went above and beyond expectations and even helped us with an incident at a dog park where our dog was attacked by another dog, by showing us how to safely separate the dogs and protect our dog from the aggressor dog. After following David's instructions for the following week we have continued to see improvements. We get complements about our well behaved dog when we are out in public. I recommend that anyone looking for a dog trainer contact David at A Best Friend Certified Dog Training.

Ron W.

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Dog training Very professional Well presented

  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Linda R.

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Great into into puppy training. I really liked learning a scientific, consistent approach to training that was full of FUN for us and the puppy. Andy was terrific, very patient and adaptable . He treated my 8 year-old granddaughter with the same respect and attention as the adult dog owners A+!

Olga W.

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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.

Rosanne O.

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Andy gave us some great tips to help our dog when she is in the presence of other dogs. Hope we can follow through with them!!!!!!

  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min
  • Tampa, FL

Joanne O.

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Today was only a meeting and already our dog is listening to what Brandi has trained US to say! We look forward to start official training this week and are so impressed with the results already.

Arnie P.

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Brandi is all my dog and I could have hope for. Great training. Great service. Great progress with my dog's behavior.

Ted K.

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Trainer was on time.Good personality. assessment of dog right on. taught basic commands to the dog and the owners.

  • 9 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Deb J.

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Cynthia Gordon came to my "rescue" with my rescue Lola when she was about a year. Lola exhibited fear and anxiety and was not housebroken. Cindy came to my home and met me and Lola and explained options that she felt would help us. She provided us with literature and resources that were available. Each visit she would bring treats and toys that would stimulate Lola and made the training a fun game, What impressed me most was her calmness and positive approach to each of my concerns whether behavioral or physical. Cindy taught me to trust Lola and myself. It had been 30 years since I'd had a dog and I was worried that I wasn't doing a good job. Lola loves Cindy and is always so excited when she comes. Lola has become more confident and is such a good girl now. Cindy is professional in her manner, always available, she is a wealth of knowledge. Cindy has a passion for animals and this is her calling. I have learned much about handling Lola and value the support and friendship that has developed with Cindy. Cindy has enriched both my life and Lola's life. I highly recommend Cynthia Gordon and Gentle Touch Dog Training, LLC.

Cheryl C.

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Cynthia did a great job! The dogs are responding really well to the initial training. She is knowledgeable, on-time and very well prepared. Cynthia leaves you very well prepared and focused on the specific training you need to do. I would highly recommend Cynthia for your dog training needs!

Edon C.

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I learned more in one visit about dog behavior than I ever gained during years of classes at local dog training clubs. Absolutely a top notch, wonderful trainer. So thankful to have found Gentle Touch Dog Training.

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  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Saint Petersburg, FL

Anna T.

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Luis is just awesome!! I cannot say enough about our experience with him and SunsetK9 Training! Our puppy, Marlo, took to him and responded to him immediately and in no time he had her doing the fundamentals, all in a positive reinforcement manner. I would highly recommend Luis to anyone who wants results with their pet, not to mention how reasonable the hourly rate is, so much value for the price!

Caitlin S.

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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!

Ted M.

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Very patient with my dog. My dog took to him right away. He is very kind, polite, and knowledgeable. Looking forward to working with him again next week!

  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Annie Y.

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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.

Katherine H.

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I contacted Martha about obedience training and preparing my dog for the Canine Good citizen test. She was able to come to my home which was really helpful, and also she felt it would limit distractions during training. The initial evaluation went really well and she made me feel very comfortable asking and answering questions. She sent me documents on our training plan as well as helpful information about training in general. She is very responsive via text and email. She is a positive reinforcement only trainer so bear that in mind if you're used to yelling or punishing your animals. She does not train the way of the "alpha dog" aggressor. I recommend her for anyone looking for a gentler method of training.

Taylor K.

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Martha is very gifted at her trade and we were incredibly happy with our experience! She went above and beyond to help us better train our dog, and was even kind enough to dog-sit for us while we were out of town one weekend so our tempermental pup didn't have to be put in boarding and potentially reverse all that we had worked on. While we were sad to lose her to Tampa, we continue to work with our dog daily on the tips and tricks she gave us to be more effective with him!

  • 7 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Kayla F.

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I used Canine Connection for training my Chihuahua Bandit as a puppy. Chelsea helped me to get him socialized and have amazing manners right away. I was incredibly happy with the training she provided and very sad to lose her when I moved to another state. Though I like my new trainer in my new state, nothing compares to what Chelsea was able to teach me and accomplish during our sessions. I wish I could have moves her with me so she could help bandit continue his doggy education under her skillful direction.

Cheryl C.

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We adopted a very shy and undersocialized young dog from a local rescue. With training and group socialization led by Chelsea @ Canine Connection, we were able to transform into a confident and friendly little girl. We will always be grateful for the help she provided (and continues to provide) for us.

Thumbtack Customer

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So far so good! We enjoy the personalized in-home training.

TOP PRO
  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Kimberly S.

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I was a first time dog owner. Brittany help me pick the perfect dog for my family. Initially, I had selected a different breed, but after getting to know my family, she constructively gave me reasons as to why a different breed would be better. She also went with us to purchase our dog and she was right on point. After putting our dog through her camp, our job was easy. She gave us very helpful information on training our puppy, specifically, how to react with others which was a vital element for us since our children were young and had their friends over a lot. We are so happy that Brittany was able to make this experience so wonderful for us. I refer all of my friends to her.

Cheryl B.

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Highland Canine Training was very fast to respond to my search for training. We are currently pending to have a free evaluation of my dog, pending vacation completions on both parts. I was given alot of information prior to setting the evaluation which I appreciate the knowledge of the laws that they have.

Barry P.

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Had a great time attending this training with Brittany and Nancy. Donut had so much fun socializing and learned all the tricks. Individual attention is given to the puppies in these small classes. Highly recommend working with Highland Canine Training!

  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Tampa, FL

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!

John G.

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Rose from always faithful has been fantastic for me and my dog. I've seen a lot of improvement in his behavior thanks to what rose has taught us. She will show you the techniques you'll need to get your dog trained properly and provide the tools for you to establish a training routine that works for you. Absolutely worth the money!

Kristyn S.

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Rose is amazing! She has been working my 8 month old beagle. Rose has been working w/ us on leash training, sit, stay, come, not jumping and has really helped w/ the nipping and biting. I highly recommend her for anyone that needs dog training. She is worth every penny.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 min
  • Saint Petersburg, FL

CJ L.

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Angel did a fantastic job with our dog Riley. She came back more patient and obedient than ever. She also took the time to meet with us and show us the correct way to handle her on walks and at the dog park! We were very happy with the service she provided and would recommend Angel to anyone who wants to get the best out of their dog!

Dennis C.

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Angel was great with our puppy and the training has certainly help us and our dogs quality of life! She's friendly and professional it was a pleasure dealing with her. Dennis

Claudia R.

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Angel was awesome! She kept us updated on our dog's progress throughout the process. Would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for dog training.

  • 23 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Alexandra M.

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Sandro is a great dog trainer, he works wonderfully with the dogs and uses positive reinforcement. I was able to see a change after the first lesson, he has helped me to take over being the leader of my dogs in a way that they are happy to listen to me. He teaches the owner just as much as he trains the dog, it takes work but it's well worth it to make you and you're dog happier. Overall, I was pleased to work with Sandro and I will gladly recommend Sandro to others who are in need of a dog trainer.

Beth M.

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Sandro is the best dog trainer I have ever had. He is way better than the dog whisperer. He is so kind with my dog and my dog in return is very responsive to his training methods. He really knows how a dog thinks. I am finally so happy to get a well mannered dog who I adore more than life itself 🐶😘

Douglas B.

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Sandro is great! He is very professional and has helped me and my dog to get to where I wanted to be. The little guy has made great progress. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good dog trainer.

  • 39 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Katrina M.

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Our dog has severe fear aggression, he will attack anything that is strange to him including people and other dogs. We tried PetCo and another trainer and had no luck. Von Asgard helped our dog. It took a lot of hard work and time but he is much more controlled and confident. He still has much work ahead of him, but the improvement is promising. The location is outdoor cages with indoors at night. When we dropped our dog off at first, I was very skeptical and concerned that it wasn't going to help. I am proud to say they were wonderful, did what they promised, and kept us up to date on his progress.

Tony V.

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We took our 11 weeks old German Shephards to von Asgard and we were not disappointed. Linda and Nick were amazing, friendly and very knowledgeable. We are looking forward to continuing our training with Von Asgard. Thank you Linda and Nick and we will see you soon

James M.

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Linda, Don & their staff did a great job with our Rottie. We would highly recommend their services to anyone

  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

David H.

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We have been using K-9 Coach for about 7 years. We had a new puppy after the death of one of our two dogs. The puppy was being very badly treated by the remaining dog and uncontrollable, probably in mourning. We used the K-9 Coach, Mike and got great results. We now have two very well trained dogs that are now therapy dogs at Hospice. We keep going to classes for socialism for our two dogs and on Saturday morning they sit at the door about 1/2 hour prior to our departure as they are so anxious to go to social class.cc

Deb G.

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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!!

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

He was knowledgeable and very friendly with my dog. I also had the chance to see his two dogs are a a wonderful advertisement for the work he does.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Steve W.

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Susan is wonderful will call her for anything that arises !!!!

Ann D.

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Very personable and sensation to my needs.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lakeland, FL

Jan E.

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have only met with Shana once.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Chad T.

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I am new to Tampa and was looking for someone to take care of my dog while on a trip. He has never been boarded so I was looking for an in home sitter. I can not say enough positive things about Laurie. I had a very positive experience. She is very nice and treated my dog like he was part of her family. She also sent many photo updates to keep my mind at ease and I could tell he had a great time with the other dogs because he was exhausted when I brought him home. I would definitely recommend Laurie and I will be using her again.

Emma W.

Verified review

Lauri was incredible with my dog who is shy and generally does not like people. She sent pictures of her to keep us updated and Rolla ended up loving her!! Best experience we've had so far in terms of someone looking after the dog while we go away, will definitely go back to Lauri for business.

Kevin G.

Verified review

Lauri was on time every day like clockwork! Our dog was taken care of very well. She would text updates every day to let us know how things went. We would have continued her service if we were not moving. Highly recommend her for your dog walking needs

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Martin D.

Verified review

Quinn's work is really Value for us because Max has learned better manners since was working with Quinn, Quinn's professionalism has been prove when he came to our house and showed us what Max learned and how to do it by ourselves, Ill recommend Quinn like a very good instructor to our friends.

Paula P.

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Taylor was a handful before she entered training.....she is walking like a princess and a positive result was achieved.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

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!

Dog Walker

New To Thumbtack

  • Bradenton, FL

About

I'm in love with animals. My husband calls me Ellie May. I literately stop on the side of the road and pick up strays. I like to walk dogs, let them explore all the different smells, and watch how excited they get. To them, it's like an amusement park that's something new and exciting every time they get to go out. I enjoy pet sitting as well.

JEMartist Studio

New To Thumbtack

  • New Port Richey, FL

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.

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