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Alpharetta Animal Behaviorists

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  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen R.
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Our dog Marco stayed at Oh Good Dog for a two week stay and train. During his stay, Francis provided regular updates and photos to keep us updated on Marco's progress. Since Marco has been back home, we have noticed a positive difference in his behavior. He is following more commands, playing with his toys by himself, and is generally more calm. Several friends and family members have commented on how much his behavior has improved after his time with Oh Good Dog. Marco received a great foundational training and we hope to continue his training as he gets older.

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Off Leash Dog Academy
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna C.
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Yes, all five of those qualities are evident with OffLeash! Tireless, sure, loving, graceful, Service-oriented, always with the relationship of owner and animal first in their mind.

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Pups to Pooches LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Deborah K.
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No dog behaviors change overnight, but Ann gave us a great plan of action and we have already seen some improvement and less anxiety in our rescue pup.

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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Shelly A.
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My dogs behavior was drastically changed from Melanie's dog training program. She got her potty trained and she even rings the bell to go potty!!

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Little Paws Dog Training
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Rita H.
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Kate is a great choice for dog training and behavior. She is very personable, easy to talk to, listens well to your situation and makes recommendations. I noticed immediate behavior improvement with my pit bull mix. By changing his routine and following Kate's suggestions we are well on our way to a better behaved, happy, less stressed relationship. I'm addition, Kate educates you on dog behavior and gives great insight into their world, this is invaluable information for pet owners.

Dog Smart
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Mark V.
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Ms Sonja has been a godsend helping us rectify our behavior problems

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Janice O.
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Linda always does an excellent job with my two cats. She loves animals, so I never worry that they are not receiving excellent care while I am on vacation. I know she will show up and make sure they are fed in a timely manner, which is not always the case with some sitters. I highly recommend her.

Petkrazypetsitting
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anne T.
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Had a family emergency and needed to leave town immediately. Called on Sharon. She came over to meet animals. Even my shy cat took to her immediately. She followed my instructions to a tee. She even texted me pictures of my babies everyday. Upon returning home I had no doubt they had been well cared for. I will be using her again!!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Becky C.
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Chelsea is very responsive. When you have adopters who are having problems, they want to hear from someone ASAP. Chelsea is very professional and knowledgeable and great at reading a dog's behavior

4-Legged Children
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley J.
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Truly an animal lover!!!!

Bad Dog, Good Dog
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
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We had an wonderful experience with Lisa. She was very helpful with controlling the temperament of my puppy, his behavior has completely turned around. I purchased the four session package. Very fair price. Not only did my puppy learn a lot from her, so did I... I left with plenty of tools to implement in our daily life. Our household has been running much smoother since she came into our lives. I would absolutely recommend her to others, her service was outstanding!!

Pawlanta Dogs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret L.
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For all you animal lovers who are looking for a responsible friendly caring Sitter for your loved ones . Emily from Pawlanta located in toco Hills is the woman for you. My husband and I were going out of town last weekend and last minute found out we couldn't bring our dog . I found Emily from next-door the app she was very sweet on the phone and said that there was no problem with her taking care of chonies ( that's my dogs name )she came to my house that day to meet with me and I instantly felt comfortable with her and so did my dog . she offered to pick up Chonies the next day and drop her off when we get back we got from our trip what more can you ask for :)I highly recommend Pawlanta .

Happy Hounds And Beyond LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erin R.
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Lauren is a consummate professional and has an extraordinary talent working with dogs. I've taken several classes, puppyhood and beyond manners, with Lauren. The force free techniques used in theses two classes really worked well with my dog, and even 2 years later she has sustained the good behaviors taught by Lauren!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sirinya T.
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I've only had my first lesson and I am already seeing significant results. My male German Shepherd was very hard to handle even with a gentle leader. He would bark and lunge aggressively at other dogs and people while on our walks and would continuously bark at neighborhood walkers from my window. They explain everything and are very informative and know what they are doing. I've felt like I've been walking on thin ice because my dog has gotten in trouble with animal control with his aggression. Now I have the confidence to take him on walks and to public places. I don't even use the gentle leader now because the e-collar has him under control. I'm feeling very optimistic and look forward to the rest of my classes.

Scout Pet Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Lynn R.
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Emily took the time to not only train my dog, but train me and explain to me why my dog was behaving the way she was. My dog would always begin barking right when I would start a conversation with a friend. She demonstrated first hand ways to respond when my dog was barking in order to stop the barking while positively praising my animal. She is a professional, clearly educated on animal behavior. I would definitely recommend anyone to leave their animals in her care!

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I bring animals into my home after an initial in-home evaluation for 8-12 weeks and crate training. I teach them polite house behavior (no chewing, digging, or pottying inside); they will also be taught basic cues including sit, down, paw, stay and come.

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I love animals and will help with whatever care is needed for them. I walk, pet sit and will sit for long periods of time while you're on vacation, etc.

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We offer individualized behavior modification programs for all ages for dogs and cats. We offer in-home visits, including full-written reports and follow-up support for 6 months. We are master qualified behavior counselors. Daytime and evening appointments are available. We cover the entire Atlanta area.

  • 12 years in business
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In my additude and sincerity. I treat animals and the owners like family. Just as I would want my pets treated who are like my children.

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Young black man dealing with animals like thats different that should stand out...just give me a chance i will not let u down...THANKS ALREADY

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Animals of any age -- in particular, dogs, cats, horses and even chickens for eggs -- are my heart. I do not think that, as a whole, humans give animals enough credit for their value in our lives. I want animals to have the most love, fun, interaction, care and the healthiest environment possible. It has been said about children, "It takes a village to raise a child....", yet, maybe it should also be a village to love and support these precious animals that have so much to offer us!

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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