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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
Natalia V.
Verified review

Maureen provided an immense amount of help for us and our pup who was afraid of going outside! By giving us a different perspective on the situation, her intuition and expertise helped solve the problem almost immediately. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a dog/puppy trainer. She was a pleasure to meet and work with!

Top Pro
  • 33 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jo V.
Verified review

David Ochoa, in my opinion, is probably one of the best dog trainers I have had the pleasure to work with. I have some physical limitations, that he was able to address & modify to my particular needs, while teaching me a different approach to train my 73 pound black lab mix named Churchill (he also helped me with my 13 pound dog, Winston). I had had several bad falls while walking Churchill. I desperately need help to stop Churchill lunging at barking aggressive dogs. David explained what I had to do, why I needed to think like an alpha canine, and how I was to implement the corrections with Churchill. David's knowledge about dogs is incredible; he truly understands what he is doing & his love of dogs is clearly seen. Just trust him and remember you must be the top dog in the house. I highly recommend David, as does my spouse! Already, after 2 days, I have gotten compliments on how good Churchill is behaving. David said I could call him at any time if I had any further questions about handling my dogs. He knows what he is doing!!

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 39 hires 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.

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SunsetK9 Training Services
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ted M.
Verified review

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!

Canine Connection
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
Verified review

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.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Crissy P.
Verified review

Rose has been a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge and patience has exceeded my expectations. She is what a real dog trainer should be. I have spent a lot of money in the past with others with no end result and after just a short time I have already seen great results that continue even after she leaves our home. My Pitbull and Bull Dog love her and are growing to have much better manners. We are very grateful for the work she has put into the training and educating us to be better owners. Will recommend to friends and family without a doubt!

Angel's Basics Dog Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia R.
Verified review

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.

K9 Holistics
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto R.
Verified review

My experience with Christine and K9 Holistics was nothing short of amazing. First, I want to explain that at 37 years of age, Quinn is my first pup, therefore I had very little knowledge and needed someone who would not just train the pup, but train me as well. And this is exactly what Christine did. She took my level of knowledge into consideration, and designed a plan that my wife and I followed with our pup. She always followed up with detailed homework for us to maintain Quinn's training throughout the week. Quinn's behavior changed dramatically over the short 6 weeks that we spent together. He was never a bad-behaved dog, but he went from being an untrained dog, to a dog that could follow all of the basic obedience commands with ease and consistency. Months after our time together ended, and even after I moved 4 states away, Christine is still in touch with me to see how Quinn is transitioning to his new environments, and to ensure that I don't have any additional needs. I highly recommend Christine to anyone who cares a lot about their dog. You will not be disappointing and your dog will thank you!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
KILEY J.
Verified review

Christina is amazing! She really knows her stuff, is willing to answer any and all questions, and really takes her time training you and your dog. I highly recommend her.

  • 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.

Von Asgard K-9 Center
3.8
from 8 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina M.
Verified review

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.

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

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

  • 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.

Sam Ivy K9 Consultants Inc.
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kay E.
Verified review

Brad is our trainer he is wonderful.. very firm and clear on what to correct. I had a 5 months old German Shepherd that was out of control jumping , biting, no respect. I NEEDED HELP YESTERDAY! After three visits with Brad and doing my home work. Samson is a pleasure to take on walks , around other dogs and guest. Everybody says wow it like unreal . The positive changeffect in him and me .Remember it all the handler and a great trainer. Again a special thanks to brad..

  • 44 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bambi K.
Verified review

Jeanine is an exceptionally patient, knowledgeable and compassionate dog trainer. Jeanine has trained two of our Portuguese Water Dogs over the past 11 years . We have utilized Jeanine's services for private training, group classes, personal and professional advice. Jeanine's been very flexible with our training and even provided sessions in my husband's office-she's very accommodating. Jeanine's demeanor, along with even her own dog's temperaments, lend itself to successful training. Jeanine has visited our home, provided suggestions for new puppy transitions as well as acclimating our elder PWD to the new puppy. Jeanine also provides numerous resources for various holistic and superior pet products. We highly recommend Jeanine for a comprehensive, passionate canine expert! Thank you Jeanine for your insight over the past 11 years!

Will Thomas
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Crystal D.
Verified review

We brought a new puppy in to our home with two other dogs, an Aussie and a Lab. From day one they did not take to our new puppy. The lab was highly aggressive to her and also was becoming aggressive towards us. My husband said that was a big NO NO and I needed to get rid of our lab (3 yrs). I cried for a week before deciding maybe he was right - nothing was working and I was scared he would soon land a fatal bite to the puppy. My vet said he wished we had a dog whisperer like like Cesar Millan in our area. In desparation I went online and typed in Dog Whisperer asking God to give me a miracle. He did! I saw Will Thomas' web site and called him. He answered my call that night, spoke to me for over and hour, and we set up an appointment for that weekend. I am amazed at the results. It wasn't necessarily my dogs but me, and how I interacted with them. My husband balked when I first told him about the appointment saying he'd believe it when he saw it. He now believes and tells all our friends the story and change in our dogs. The lab and puppy are now best buddies, I am no longer stressed out and our home is much happier. He made a difference in just a few hours! Of course we had to follow through with the exercises he showed us for a couple weeks and now everything is second nature. -Riverview, FL

Positive Touch Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Livia D.
Verified review

Neil is one of the best dog trainers I know. It's all about the dog. He is very passionate and dedicated in his work. One of the most knowledgeable in this industry. I would highly recommend Neil to train your dog.

Lane Carter Dog Trainer
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
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!

Nexushaus K9 Services

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Train all breeds in Obedience, protection, problem solving...working with working dogs in police type work, schutzhund sports work, family and business protection and companion dogs, narcotics work, fundamentals of Search and rescue helping with organizational information and training. Pet services problem dogs, house breaking, problem barking, basic home obedience and social interaction...

Purplecitykennels

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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.

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