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Wellington Dog Trainers

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ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

Brian was great. He really helped us get in the right mindset for training our dog. The clicker experience was new to us, but our dog took to it quickly and we started seeing results from the very first session. Thank you Brian, for helping us learn to communicate with Logan!

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Jen T.
Verified review

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
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff L.
Verified review

Franco is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is amazing with my pit mix. His training is not only with the dog but with the owners as well. His knowledge is second to none and there were immediate results after the first lesson. After week 2 we have seen DRASTIC positive results. I recommend Franco to any and everyone who has any time of behavioral or psychological issues with their dog. He is the guy to fix the problems.

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Carissa C.
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Wendy is great. She has been so helpful with not only training my dog, Gunner, but with everything else too. She really cares about her clients and their dogs. I would highly recommend!

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K9 Fitness Lab
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalia B.
Verified review

Best trainer ever!!!! My puppy and I had so much fun with today's training!!! We're learning so many new things and at the same time having a blast!!! Never thought dog training could be this much fun! 🙉

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Furgetmenot
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie G.
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Lara was great with our mini Aussie. She showed up in the time frame that I requested and always spent the full time with our dog. She would walk her as well as play with her which is exactly what we wanted. I would totally recommend her!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Slinger Pet Care
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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As the mom of two border collies, I want to make certain my kids are in the best of care. I have an older dog (13) and a rambunctious puppy (9 months). Danielle is responsible, kind, flexible, understands neurotic dog moms and based on the photos I receive from the dog park - fun! A five paw rating from our family!

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AniNanny
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert F.
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Brianna did an initial evaluation of our 5 month old corgi, Obi. She is very knowledgeable and observant. She asked a lot of questions and really took her time with listening to our concerns and what we ultimately are looking for. She explained that a “one size fits all” approach to dog training doesn’t work.....it’s very individualistic. We look forward to working with her in the future!

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Christina Gengo
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Holly A.
Verified review

She really helped with training my dog Bailey.

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Carol Harris Dog Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
June C.
Verified review

I have attended her puppy training classes and they are fabulous. I am a lot cal pet sitter and send clients to her. I have also daughter advice from her in situations I have encountered and her advice was certainly excellent and helpful. I will continue to refer clients to her for dog training.

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  • 41 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet G.
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Erinn is a very loving and knowledgeable young woman with an extensive background working with all breeds of dogs. I have 3 and they all love her and have fun when she visits! Her background includes dog training so I feel good knowing my kooky labradoodle will get a few tips! I find her to be very trustworthy and honest and feel completely at ease leaving my dogs and my home in her very capable hands. She also returns calls or msgs very quickly and is very accommodating with her scheduling. I highly recommend Erinn!!

Yesdogtraining
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Paula N.
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Yes Dog Training has been a God-send. Stuart is great with our dog, Molly, and knew just how to address some dominant behaviors we wanted to correct. He also came very last minute to take care of her when we went out of town for a couple of days. Molly loves him and we love that he is trustworthy and responsible.

Creating New Tails
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Silvia A.
Verified review

Jillian is wonderful with dogs. She has been training our sweet girl Molly for several months and I can tell from each visit how much she cares about the dogs overall well-being. We couldn't have selected a better training for our family's needs. Highly recommend Creating New Tails

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brent P.
Verified review

I adopted a one year old Boston Terrier mix who is extremely energetic. I forgot what it was like to have a young dog. Needless to say, I hired Kelly and have been so impressed. First of all, she is extremely professional, enjoyable, no nonsense and always punctual. She has a common sense approach to dog training and the results have been great. I would recommend her to anyone, as she has only proven to provide more than I ever thought I could get.

KK's K9 Training, LLC
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine K.
Verified review

Our experience with Cindy was amazing. We learned not only how to train our dog but how to train ourselves!! So many things we had no idea we were doing were actually interferring with our dog training! Our Moe went from having no idea how to follow any commands to being able to follow all the basic and not so basic commands. We always get comments while on walks as to how well behaved he is!! We have all come a long way thanks to Cindy at KK's K9. We highly reccomend this company ..... kathy & erwin (and moe!)

Pet Au Pair, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mirna A.
Verified review

Gail was an absolute pleasure. Delightful personality, caring and most responsible.What a relief to find such an exceptional dog walker who also managed to give me some very helpful tips for my dog. Mirna

Marti Hohmann Dog Training
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

We have a 5 month old Goldendoodle that is a bundle of energy. Needed help with housebreaking, obedience, crating and leash walking. Marti assessed our dogs behavior and was confident she could work with her. We opted to send our dog with Marti for a 10 day boot camp and board her at her home. When our dog Harley came home Marti discussed all facets of her training and took the time to teach us hand commands and the proper cue technique to continue reinforcing what she has learned. Harley is 10 times more obedient, is a pleasure to walk, sits, stays and lays down on command. I highly recommend Marti for her knowledge and training skills. If you want a dog that you can be proud of give Marti a try you'll be glad you did!

Canine Concepts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie T.
Verified review

Kaitlyn with Canine Concepts is the best! We brought our 7 month old black lab, Molly, to her looking for obedience training. Kaitlyn responded to our request within minutes and after our initial text on a Sat, meeting on Sun, we dropped off Molly for training on Monday. The process was super quick and we knew immediately she was the trainer for us. She is extremely knowledgable, friendly, and great with our dog. She had Molly for 3 weeks and sent us video updates all the time. She treated Molly like one of her own. When we got Molly back she went over everything we needed to do to continue the training at home, and even came to our house for another training session after we were home for a couple weeks. Molly is a much better, and obedient dog now. She will sit, stay, down, here, place, kennel, drop it, leave it, etc. She walks on a leash without pulling, and doesn't go crazy when people and dogs walk by. She also trained Molly with an e-collar so we can have her off leash at times. We are extremely happy with Molly's progress. Kaitlyn is also available anytime for us to ask her questions, and we also board Molly with Kaitlyn anytime we are away.

The Perfect Pet Sit
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Penny L.
Verified review

Michelle was a delight! She took such good care of my dog and my house. All went perfectly! I definitely recommend her...

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nina F.
Verified review

Steven just left and I am really impressed. He is obviously very passionate about what he does and certainly understands my dog. He got to understand him very quickly and did lots of work from the moment he arrived. I have a lot to learn and look forward to working with him.

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

North Fort Myers, FL

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs), Other (too rough with toddler)
  • Details
    black lab rural environment toddler want to play with pup, but he's too rough

Need a Dog Whisperer

Miami Beach, FL

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    Pulls on the leash a lot and due to her size, I can not control her.
  • $80
    Average price
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