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Pups to Pooches LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
ML S.
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We started Pups to Pooches when our pup was about 12 weeks old, and went through (2) 6-week sessions of training. The training was easy to learn for both our dog and us, and Ann provided lots of feedback to make sure we were giving the proper cues. We received follow-up information via email to help reinforce all that was learned. Ann was in tune to the pups, and helped determine any issues that might arise and the best course of training based on the pups' personalities. Ann gives lots of personalized attention. This was by far the best dog training I've experienced with any of my dogs.

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Little Paws Dog Training
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Furry Family Comfort Care
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jason W.
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When I was told my dog Sadie need surgery I was really worried about how I was going to take care of her after. I knew I could not take off of work. That is when I found out about Furry Family Comfort care. At first I was concerned about having someone I did not know come to my home. When I meet Stephanie I felt comfortable with here immediately. She was really professional and I just felt she was a really good person. Stephanie was really understanding with Sadie and her grumpy attitude and she won over Sadie’s trust right away. Not many people can do that with Sadie! When I began to worry about things that would come up, Stephanie calmed my fears and let me know that was normal after the surgery. I could not have got Sadie through that without Furry Family Comfort care!!! THANK YOU STEPHANIE!

  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Koy L.
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She is very nice and good to the dog. My dog gets better in some part. We learn some games and how to train. I think the dog really likes it too.

All Paws In Pet Sitting, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Janet C.
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Amy is extremely reliable and caring with my 5 month old puppy. She is responsive when I text or call her and she provides lots of info when she visits. I would highly recommend her.

ADZK9S LLC
5.0
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.
4.9
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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalie C.
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Canine and Company did great at training my dog in obedience and helping his anxiety. I look forward to training more together in the future.

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.

In Tune Dogs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney A.
Verified review

Shannon is incredible! We are so thankful that we found her and that she was so helpful with our dog tater tot.

Bark & Laugh Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Vickie J.
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    Mylinda of Bark & Laugh Dog Training is TERIFFIC. I have two dogs that have taken classes and thanks to her guidance, have become the most well behaved dogs. They took Puppy, Intermediate, and Canine Good Citizen classes. We are currently enrolled in her Out and About classes. She is a wealth of knowledge and has even helped us overcome a Separation Anxiety issue in one of our dogs. They love these classes too – when we ask them if they would like to go see Mylinda, and run to the door and can’t wait to get into the car! I would highly recommend Mylinda of Bark & Laugh Training.

    About

    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!

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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'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.

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    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.

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    I love training dogs so I work hard to make your dog the best they can be!

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    My name is Naszier Stover. I love dogs. I have two of my own. What made me join this website is just to help everyone out as best as I can be. I will try my best to train you guys and your dogs. I can come at any time.

    About

    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.)

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

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    We offer in-home dog training. We have group class lessons and puppy training. We do training on the following: * Separation Anxiety * Fearful Dogs * Unruly Behavior in the Home * Basic and Advanced Obedience * CGC Evaluator * AKC Puppy Start Evaluator * Housebreaking Issues * Obnoxious Barking and More!

    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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