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West Palm Beach Dog Trainers

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A Paw Above
4.9
from 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne H.
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A Paw Above has provided a dog walker for me for the past week since I injured my back. The dog walker is friendly and my dog likes her. Good experience overall. Very quick to respond.

ClickR TrainR
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
KAREN S.
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If you are looking for an amazing dog trainer that specializes in clicker training, you should definitely consider Brian Sugerman. He puts in his personal time and attention into your dog. He is an amazing trainer and has a really special talent for bonding with your dog . Im so grateful for Brian's help when we needed him . We used Brian for private lessons to teach our 4 month old puppy some commands and helped us with feeding and bathroom schedule. He is very professional , intelligent and gave me great insight . I would highly recommend Brian to train your dog using the clicker method. -Karen

  • 13 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Rafael C.
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Cliff truly changed my life because now my dog does not pull on the leash and does not jump at guests when they come over. It has only been 2 days since our first session and I have seen a dramatic change in my lab. I highly recommend him! He definitely is worth the money! Great dog trainer!!!

Puppy Dog Luv
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 125 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 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Furgetmenot
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Kara H.
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Awesome service for my 2 dogs and cat over a long holiday weekend . Texted me updates and gave them lots of TLC

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  • 12 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Paula S.
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Jane, on her first visit, has changed our life. She is a great gift for our family. Her training with animals as well as family counseling is an amazing and effective catalyst for positive change. I highly recommend this affordable, skilled, talented, committed animal trainer. Our dog Harry is already happier, as our we.

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Slinger Pet Care
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Christina Gengo
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 50 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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Carol Harris Dog Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Heath N.
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We can't thank Carol enough for helping us with our dog Sandy! We were at our wits end until she came to our home and showed us ways to calm her isolation anxiety and keep her mind occupied when we leave the house. Now we are able to leave the home without causing stress for us or our pets! You may not need a dog trainer all the time - but if you do - Carol is definitely recommended!

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  • 41 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole S.
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I have called dog trainers all around the U.S., and Tackett Service Dogs in Palm Beach was the only company that actually cared! Love that they are a family owned company, and don't just care about the money. They take their training seriously, and truly care about each and every dog that they work with. I chose to work with this company out of all of the others that are local to me in Georgia.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 55 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.

Yesdogtraining
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 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.

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AniNanny
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Corey T.
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I was very impressed with Love On A Leash’s dog training! She is very intuitive to the animals she works with and highly skilled in her ability to train dogs. Our sweet pup is such a “good boy” now. He had a problem with jumping on our guests, disobedience, and begging.. our fault, I know. But I am very thankful that we decided to use this company. I recommend Love On A Leash!!

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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole B.
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Dave has been fantastic! I recently adopted a small dog who had been abused and is very afraid of men, and Dave has already made significant progress with him after only two sessions. Dave teaches through positive reinforcement and the reward system, and my dog has already learned so much. It is really helpful that he is able to come to my home to do the training. He does a fantastic job of communicating to me what he is doing, so that I am also learning so much about how to communicate with my dog to keep the learning process going. We are currently doing an hour long session twice a week, but Dave gave me a few options that he thought would work best. Highly recommend!

KK's K9 Training, LLC
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine K.
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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!)

Hitching Post Pet Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stacey L.
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Melissa is fantastic. She loves dogs and treats them as if they her own. I have used her several times and I feel totally confident Madi is getting the best care. She sends pictures as well.

Callie's Friends Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
    PollyAnna B.
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    My dog Elliot absolutely LOVES Claire and his entire body is wagging as soon as he sees her coming up the path! Aside from an awesome reference from my dog, I appreciate the Callie's Friends' punctuality, efficiency and value for money - plus they ALWAYS go above and beyond when it comes to taking the best care of my fur-baby!

    Hannah's Pet Care

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I'm looking for families/customers who need pet care services. I am comfortable with walking dogs, feeding and caring for pets, including cats, dogs, fish, birds, hamsters, gerbils, and mice.

      Didi's Home Services

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I do dog sitting, as well as dog and cat care when you go out of the city. I do house-sitting when you're out of town. I will visit your house daily or weekly, check mail and water plants.

        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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