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Athens Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

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from 28 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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We noticed a huge improvement after the first session. Our dog continues to develop skills each week and Donna is wonderful with our dog and myself. Teaching and training me so that I can continue to work with our dog between sessions. This is the first time I have done dog training and will use Donna in the future with any new additions to our family.

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Little Paws Dog Training
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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LaVonda C.
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I am most appreciative of Thumbtack getting Kate's profile to me. I have been very pleased to have found someone who is not only a good dog walker, but has so much knowledge about dogs, their training and behavior. I know that when Carly, my little dog, is with Kate I can have complete peace of mind. Since we really have no family except for our dogs and cats, I sure can't say this about too many people!

  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Tim F.
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Joyce was very patient and explained things very well. I would highly recommend her services. My dog has come a long way since her training (7 month old Mastiff).

World Class K-9 Training
from 9 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jamal S.
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Word Class K9 is an amazing dog training company. They have made my dogs do things I didn't think they could do. My dogs have been trained in obedience and protection and now they are totally different dogs. I am more confident in leaving my house knowing it is fully protecetd. They are very dog friendly and animal friendly thanks to Word Class K9. I enjoyed watching them take the time individually with my dogs to make sure they were getting all the attention they needed. I will definitely bring my future dogs to World Class K9.

from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Josh W.
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Awesome!!! It's very simple. Doron may be one of the best trainers I've come across. He doesn't only have great patience when it comes to training your puppy, he is also very thorough when it comes to informing you of the techniques and reasoning behind them. Will definitely suggest using his services or even just talking to him and getting a better understanding of your puppy.

Iron Will Dog Training LLC.
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Becca D.
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Damon Clemons I'd the most professional, caring and best dog trainer I have met. He does his job very well. He not only trains the dogs but the owners too. He makes sure that the owners are stable and balance as well as the dog he is training. He really focuses on the dogs needs. He doesn't do just one method with every dog, he works with the dog and then decides what will work best for that dog. If I ever needed another dog trained I would only bring them to Iron Will Dog Training. He is the best of the best!

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cali D.
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Abby is just fantastic! I brought my year old pup to her and he quickly picked up on the training exercises. She gives clear easy to follow instructions for you to practice with your dog and is always avalaible to answer questions!

Melissa S.
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I met Teresa by chance but it was definitely my lucky day when I learned that she was a Pet/Home sitter. My pets took to her immediately. In fact, she was working on teaching them some manners using her pet training skills. I will definitely employ her again as she is as sweet and reliable as they come!!

Happy Hounds And Beyond LLC
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!

In Tune Dogs
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney A.
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Shannon is incredible! We are so thankful that we found her and that she was so helpful with our dog tater tot.


I'm helping people and dogs respond to each other. I'm teaching not only commands but also helping the dog owner how to better the animals response to the command. You need to be patient for it is the virtue. You need to have an obedient and loving dog!


Welcome to Snellville K9 Academy! Snellville K9 Academy's owner and trainer, Gerardo Lopez and Juan Camilo Lopez, are the most qualified trainers available in the state of Georgia. The training methods used at the academy were developed by National K9 School for dog trainers (National K9, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio U.S.A.)


I do teach puppies and older dogs not to jump unless commanded by their owners. I do use dog treats to keep the dog's attention span. I don't spray dogs with water because that will turn them to being aggressive. I am very patient with the animals.


I walk and train dogs, and make them get right amount of exercise daily. I also groom dogs, feed and just play with like they were one of my dogs.


We offer dog training classes, private lessons in your home, and in-kennel training programs that are fantastic. We accept boarding dogs as well. We are extremely experienced trainers, with unparalleled combined experience. Our websites are very informative, and will help you understand our training philosophy. We specialize in- and off-leash training, as well as the rehabilitation of aggressive dogs. We are experienced with all behavior problems, and bring a unique combination of skills and knowledge to our work. Our customers love our ability to fix their dog when they were sure it could not be fixed!


I have been training dogs since 1979, using the Koehler training method. This type of training is very well-known, and Mr. Koehler's method has produced such good results that several AKC obedience titles have been won by using his techniques. As far as walking your dogs, I would like to meet with you and your pets to see their behaviors and to talk with you about what your goal is if it is more than walking them. Please feel free to call me at your convenience. I hope and look forward to being of service to you.


We offer giant schnauzer breeding and basic dog obedience training. Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.


I'm very experienced and highly intelligent when it comes to dog training. I've trained dogs for the past seven years. If you want the best, then you have come to the right place.


I love dogs and would love to walk all different kinds. Plus, I love puppies and more. I love training dogs even more.


I have been training dogs and their owners for 40 years. My methods work very well, and I have excellent references.


I have over 20 years of training German bred dogs and breeding dogs. I can provide shots and train for the house, or for protection.

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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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