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Winter Garden Dog Trainers

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K-9 Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 124 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gustavo Q.
Verified review

I had my first dog training today (5/23/2016). Mr. Jorge Velez came in and spent a good 2 + hours with me and my dog Marino. I was impressed and liked his style very much. He will continue to do the training until all the objectives are met. I think my dog took very well, right away, working with Jorge, and I look forward to continue working with Jorge until I am satisfied my needs are met. Thanks, Jorge! See you next time.

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  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meredith D.
Verified review

Todd was great with our 8 month old puppy Jake. I loved how even before we hired him he was reaching out to me to see if he would be the trainer for us. Jake looked forward to seeing him every week and has really helped our family keep Jake safe through commands and calm when new people come to the house. We highly recommend Todd and South Orlando Dog Training.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

Maureen is an excellent obedience trainer. When we had her train our unruly 8 month old lab his behavior improved dramatically. He is now able to follow several commands, and we are now able to take him practically everywhere. I would recommend Maureen for all of your dog training needs. She is an excellent trainer.

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Valor K9 Training
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert G.
Verified review

Valor K9 has provide me with the best K9 I could possibly ask for. Not only did they provide me with a well mannered and intelligent companion but they also went above and beyond to bring him to me states away along with two outstanding trainers to help me with any questions and training lessons to know what to expect and how to play my part in taking in my new service dog. They help me along with so much that to say satisfied is a understatement. I genuinely appreciate everything this organization does and more. The valor K9 team definitely makes a difference and it is reflected by each individual members work ethic and character. Thanks again for putting Zodiac into my life. Battling stage 4 cancer is no easy task but having him in my life makes a tremendous difference. He given me the strength to keep fighting on. He’s with me 24/7. as I’m with him. He diffently brought joy back into my life. I noticed myself finding the strength to do more when he’s around!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elaine A.
Verified review

She has been quick to respond and quick to help formulate a plan for the training of my dog I am already very pleased

Dawn Hoppe K9
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Bernie S.
Verified review

Great skills. RJ came all the way to St. Louis to work my dog and it was well worth it. I wish he come back.... Bernie Squitieri Proud owner of IRON

Madi Morgan
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Helen F.
Verified review

We've done a meet and greet with Madi and our two GSDs LOVE her! We are doing an evening this week for Madi to spend some time with the dogs before she house sits with them within the next couple of weeks. Madi was extremely professional and has a great energy about her plus she's just qualified in dog training so we are looking forward to hiring her for that too to help out with our fur-babies. Highly recommend.

  • 2 years in business
  • 13 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!

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Dog Rules, Inc.
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 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.

Dog Training by Vanessa
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rorie H.
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On a 5-star rating I'd like to give her a hundred thousand, million billion! This is the best investment I will ever make in anything related to an animal that I have. It will bless our lives every day forward for as long as my dog lives and will bless me with the next dog I have in the next after that. In the life of my dog it will end up being a fraction of a penny a day investment. The scale quality of Vanessa's her training has forever changed my dog's life and my life. It's actually made the difference of being able to keep my beloved pet. I've worked with him daily since I got him at 10 weeks old, he's always been a handful and I've never been effective with my training. This summer things spiraled out of control when he got aggressive with a housemate and a neighbor. I was scared to have hum around children because he would get aggressive with them as well. I was looking into the options of finding a new home for him, which broke my heart but I was trying to do what was best for the dog for the children in the neighborhood and for myself. I thank God we found Vanessa and her family that took my dog in for 2 weeks socialized thim trained him, helped him discover he could trust people to be the alpha and he could relax into just being a dog and a puppy. He is much more happy and relaxed than I have ever seen him. He minds me almost perfectly. He's safe around children men and unexpected visitors to our house now! I did my homework and talked to multiple trainers before choosing Vanessa.. Most of them their rate was double or triple Vanessa's and I didn't always like their approach. The fact that my dog got to live in her home and be fully socialized with her family I think made an enormous difference. This is the highest review I've ever given to any kind of business at any time. I can't overstate how good she is.

Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Manny R.
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She always on time to take out my dog, i use her services on week days when i am very busy and my dog Enzo loves go out with her, she defenetly is a pet lover as me, always take good care of Enzo. If you want to leave your pet in good hand, you must consider her

K9 connection
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlin L.
Verified review

I’ve had the best experience working with Liza and TJ at K9 Connection. I have an 11month old Malinois and have been working with these guys since she was 5-6 months. I’m so proud of all the progess my girl has made. The way Liza works with her is phenomenal!! My girl always looks forward to training days!!!

Happy Home Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
    Judy A.
    Verified review

    Arrives on time and has a wonderful report with my dog. Thoughtful and conscientious.

    Norelle Adams
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Suzette F.
    Verified review

    Norelle is amazing when she house/dog-sit for us!! I wouldn't trust many people with my house, let alone with my four-legged baby Isabella. After meeting her and she provided hydrotherapy for her, I knew she was truly a loving and trustworthy person. She would send me pictures where I could tell my baby was THRILLED she had come over to see her. She truly is a blessing and allows me to be at peace about leaving town when I need to.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I treat the animals that I take care of with love and patience. I treat them as if they were my own. I make the animals needs a top priority.

    About

    Hi, I am a 34-year-old dog lover who would like to help their owners with good care and sitting when necessary. Contact me if you are interested. Thank you.

    About

    I take care of friends' dogs all the time: walk them and feed them. I also house sit. I'm in college, and this is a perfect job for me.

    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

    I noticed that most other Dog Trainers in this area only do Training while their pet is being boarded. This can be good but also negative as your dog may only respond to the trainer, not you once they return home. I find it more effective to work along with your dog. I do offer a boarding option as well though if it fits you better.

    About

    We like to watch dogs as well as to walk them. We are free almost anytime! We provide the best care for your dogs, and you won't forget it.

    About

    We clean floors, do laundry, wash dishes, and even walk the dogs. There's no job too big. We are willing to travel at our expense. Charges start when the job begins. Our rates ranges from $8.00 and up.

    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

    Holiday, FL

    • Dog training type
      Assistance / Disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      its a boxer rot mix very high energy im contacting for my friend she has problems with her spin her hip she might have to go thru kemo and surgery
    • $65
      Average price

    Need a Dog Whisperer

    Saint Petersburg, FL

    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      3+ years
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Details
      Tries to bite men and other dogs. Is scared of just about anything in the house that moves.
    • $80
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Green Cove Springs, FL

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Other (Large breed but just a puppy)
    • Details
      Young puppy and we have a 4 month old daughter we would really like to have him trained ASAP for our daughters sake
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