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West Palm Beach German Shepherd Trainers

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ClickR TrainR
from 75 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Paula G.
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He showed my dog obedience when he was out of control, he used his expertise to make my 6 year old German Shepherd/rottweiler a dog we can feel good about taking him anywhere!

  • 13 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
Judge R.
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He is a very knowledgeable trainer and our dog loved him immediately. After one slesson she would sit and stay for several seconds. She would bark if I or my wife got out of the car or left the house and again after one season she is almost cured of that behavior. We bought the four lesson package.

Top Pro
from 42 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara A.
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I have 2 high energy German shepherds and they love Lara! Lara was able to help us out in a pinch, we will definitely use their services again!!!!

Oscar Rojas ProDog Academy
from 30 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Oscar is a professional and really knows what he is doing when it comes to training . I have a German Shepard and brought him to Oscar for training in obedience, not only did he correct a lot of the things I was having trouble with but his dedication and guidance puts him at a level above the rest .. He also trained m how to be a dog owner and a lot of us think we know how but after spending time with Oscar I really surprised at how much I didn't know about my dog... Thank you Oscar for all your help and will defenetly be coming back and would like to recommend Oscars services to anyone who loves there Dog .. He is truly the best out there ... Thank Again

Off-Leash K9 Training LLC
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Ridenour E.
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This training is working really well for my two dogs. The trainers are great them as well as helping me learn how to work with Misty and Tundra. I am looking forward to more great results when we complete the training program.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn P.
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Kathy is great with my almost 3yo German Shepherd and seems to have fun herself when working with her. My pup is a bit spoiled. She has basic commands and is well behaved until something grabs her attention (like another dog walking past our house) then she is uncontrollable. She also gets over excited and barks and jumps on people. Day 1 of training we learned multiple techniques and we are already on our way to a happier obedient fur baby. My pup and I love the positive reinforcement training methods. I definitely recommend Kathy if you need any help with your fur baby.

The Paw Spa
from 19 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Ashley has groomer my two german shepherds for about ten years. I wouldn't use anyone else! She was wonderful! She was calm with them. They were always shaved beautifully. They weren't always easy but she knew how to handle them. Always punctual! Just can't say enough!

Creating New Tails
from 16 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha F.
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I have noticed a massive difference in my GSD-wolf hybrid (Blue bay shepherd) in just one day after picking him up from a 14-day training period. Jillian kept me updated on how he was doing and was proactive about providing me with additional information on proper diet and lifestyle for my 8-month old puppy based on his breed. I really like the fact that she trains them and keep them at her home and that they are not kept in some facility.

Top Pro
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris D.
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David is an excellent trainer. My German Shepard pup, Kelly, took to him right away. He was able to teach her commands very quickly and now she has her AKC Canine Good Citizen title. When I go to the park I always get compliments on how well behaved she is even off a leash. I would recommend David to any dog owner who wants a dog that is well mannered and behaved.

Third day dog training
from 10 reviews
  • 28 years in business
Gigi K.
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We have a German Shepherd and Dan was excellent at building all of our confidence through the training process. Dan was patient and professional with my two children, our gsd and myself. I highly recommend him!!!

Champion Dog Training
from 6 reviews
    Craig R.
    Verified review

    I have known Mike personally for the better part of thiry years. In fact, we worked together in the K-9 unit many years ago.Mike is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced dog trainers I have ever met. Mike recently trained a new puppy that I rescued from the Animal Shelter. I'm extremely pleased with the results needless to say. If your considering having your dog trained, you don't have to look any further than Mike. I know you will be extremely pleased! His reputation speaks for itself.

    FLA Pet Care
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Mery C.
    Verified review

    We have a husky and German shepherd. I called Fla pet care for a price quote and ended up setting my free pet consultation. Free is always good. After meeting Rachael our pet sitter, my husband and I were at ease that she was a good person that loved animals. We cancelled all other appointments and went with our guts and scheduled our first service with her. We were extremely happy with our experience. She made us feel like we never left our pups. She sent multiples picture and video messages. We also went on Facebook to see our pups on their page. She even left and welcome back card upon our return along with a report card of our dogs behavior and activities. Thank you Rachael! We will always continue to use FLA pet care and Rachael! :)

    Natalie's Pet Services
    from 2 reviews
      Ashley A.
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      Natalie is great! I have two German Shepherds and I usually always board them however, my vet was out of town and needed another option! Natalie walked, feed, and took the absolute best care of my two babies! I definitely would recommend her to everyone! She loves animals, she is very energetic, and affordable!!

      Hooked on Dogs
      from 2 reviews
        Jeffrey R.
        Verified review

        I have a 2 year old German Shepard that Carolanne came and trained from start to finish. She did things I didn't think were possible with my dog. I love everything about her dog training and she was very honest with me. She cares for the animals like they were hers and will take the time to train your dog right. She's a must see dog trainer.

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        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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