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Tarpon Springs Dog Trainers

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Sit, Down, Stay Dog Training
4.9
from 126 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 277 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 5 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Good CitiZEN Dog Training
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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SunsetK9 Training Services
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Angel's Basics Dog Training
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Prestige Petcare
4.5
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!

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

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Dog Rules, Inc.
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Annaleigh W.
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It has been a wonderful experience. Shana comes to my home and works with my dog and then I work with him. She is very calm, doesn't raise her voice and he loves her and responds to her commands. I have the idea now and and so does my puppy. I am not finished yet but Sebastian is such a good boy now. I would definitely recommend Dog Rules.

Groovy Dogs Pet Care
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas O.
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With five dogs in our house, it took us a long time to decide on a mobile pet care company who could truly listen and mold themselves to our situation. Other companies would try to 'take charge' and tell us how they will only work. Bruce listened to what we wanted and needed and gave us just that. In the end, there are many passionate pet care companies but they aren't thorough. With Bruce, he got the job and kept us up with his truly amazing text messages about our animals and how excited he was to be working with us to care for our dogs. That's the key, "working with us", not so much for us. Bruce makes you feel like he's a friend, and after he was done with our sessions for the week, my wife and I spoke in great detail about that. In the end, you can leave your animal with anyone... I won't. I'm not an easy sell. I trust very few people with my dogs, I'm one of those dog people with no kids... (by choice). What matters in the end is TRUST. Period. You will get that with Bruce... and some really great, in-depth text updates! haha... believe it or not, when you're hundreds of miles away, it helps you sleep by putting a smile on your face, and an ease to your worry. Thanks Groovy Dogs!

  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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!

My Professional K9
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Becky F.
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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.

K-9 Perceptions
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia A.
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I can only rate about their process for contacting us, giving us good information, and booking the training. The training begins tomorrow for several weeks. I will rate the overall after that.

James C.
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The calm, assertive leadership approach was exactly what me and my pup needed. From the first lesson I was taught how to be the leader my dog respects and follows. I would highly recommend Always Faithful Dog Training of Pinellas County for any of your dog training needs

Puppy Power!, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marie S.
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She did an excellent job! I needed a dog sitter for a week while I was out of town getting married. She stayed at my home to care for my four dogs and two cats. They were very well taken care of and were all in good health when I came back. She sent me texts and photos multiple times a day and let me know about everything going on. I highly recommend her services!

Stanley N. H.
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Love My Dog Resort & Playground-Downtown Provides Pet Grooming In St. Petersburg, FL.

About

I am an animal lover! I would love to walk dogs and also do pet sitting in my home. I am retired and have lots of time available.

About

I am a distance specialist and I can get your ready for the upcoming AKC Premier Class, Fast Class, CPE Jackpot, and USDAA Gamblers. I can teach you to send your dog 20 feet away to obstacles. My dogs have many Championship Titles in Dog Agility. We train in AKC, CPE, TDAA, USDAA, and UKI. We offer Obedience, Puppy Foundation, Freestyle, and Trick Classes and private instruction.

About

What I do to make my business great is to get along with my dogs and have fun time with them, like running with them, taking them outside a lot, playing around with them, and keeping them company.

About

We offer all levels of obedience life skill classes,fun scent classes, canine good citizen, and traveling classes. Our classes are fun for both the owner and the dog, and we help you to reconnect with your dog. We are first aid and CPR certified. We are "Where Best Friends Are Made".

About

I do general cleaning of houses, condos, and apartments. I sometimes run errands. I also have done some dog walking and sitting.

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.

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.

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?

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Trainer

Lakeland, FL

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    we have 3 indoor cats & this newest additon wants to attack them. Other than that she is already well trained & behaving
  • $75
    Average price

Need Dog Training

Thonotosassa, FL

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    Potty training

Need a Dog Obedience Trainer

Largo, FL

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    3-4 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    needs to be socialized
  • $71.67
    Average price
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