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  • 4 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Breont H.
Verified review

The Experience of Darius' Dogs was Great!!! He explained all directions fluently, and he also showed full control over my German Shepherd without proper dog training equipment. My dog listened to Mr. Darius on command within only 5 minutes of him being there. Mr. Darius obviously knows what he's doing and takes pride in his work as a professional dog trainer, he even went so far as to give me nutrition tips for my German Shepherd. I recommend Darius' Dog's to any dog owner that is looking for good quality professional help in training your dog.

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Oh Good Dog
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael V.
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I really enjoyed the the experience and they did a really good job helping me train my German shepherd they were very friendly and I would strongly recommend them THANKS!!!!!

Blue Ridge WorkingK9
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
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Laura is amazing !!! She trained my German shepherd and pit bull together. I was not even able to walk them down the neighborhood with out them lunging at another neighbor and / or dog . She helped me and worked with them for 4 weeks and they came back totally different dogs ! I didn't recognize them !! Also... She went over everything in the go home lesson and taught me everything and answers my questions even after my dogs have been trained. Super kind and friendly. HIGHLY recommended

Dog Smart
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
Verified review

Our family recently worked with Sonja to help us teach our new rescue dog (1.5 years old) some manners. He is the most friendliest dog but would jump on people, play bite things and people, and was extremely hard to take for walks. We have learned so much with Sonja's help and encouragement. Sonja knows her stuff, she is upfront, reliable and always makes herself available for questions. No doubt that Sonja is one of the Best dog trainers around. The whole experience was worth every single penny. Now when friends come over to our home, we hear comments like, "Oh! Your dog is so well behaved." Even during a dinner party, he stayed in his "place" when told to do so. We are so proud of our rescue's accomplishments. He is the best dog ever and thanks to Sonja, everyone can see that when they come into our home or when we are out for a walk.

S-K9 Solutions
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan R.
Verified review

I had a very aggressive German Shepherd that I was about to give up on and seek a new owner. I spoke to several companies before getting on Thumbtack. Once on Thumbtack, I made the decision to move forward with Keith. Other companies tried to sell me a 2000 dollar + training package that they insisted was the only option. Keith and his services were far less and his training program completely solved my dog;s problems. At no point of time did I ever feel pressured by Keith. He was highly professional, extremely knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable during the whole process. I was constantly kept updated real time of the progress of my dog. I cannot say enough about how satisfied I am and have already sent him two neighbors experiencing issues with their dogs.

Sir Canine, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Drew B.
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Jerome is an outstanding pet trainer! He is a very knowledgeable, professional and reliable pet trainer. He is also affordable! :-) Highly recommended!

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  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin U.
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Very professional and sent updates on the training with videos every couple of days. It was great to see the progress and the updates let us know that our dog was being well taken care of. They are a little slow to respond to their main phone line, but very quick with emails. That is really the only negative I can think of. Greg is a great trainer and I would recommend him and Off the Leash to all of my friends.

A Well Behaved Dog
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Orren H.
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We used Amanda's Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) services during 2014. We did lessions 1, 2, & 3. Amanda came to our home for each session and was very flexible for scheduling. Her professional knowlwdge is outstandig and she has advised us on many dog health issuws oudside of just training. Our Doberman puppy was new to us and we hadn't had a dog in for many years previous. We are still very much using the training with our dog who through much of her training weightred about 50 lbs and nows weighs 90 lbs - so glad we stared with Amanda when or dog was a pup. We anticipate using Amanda's services again in hte future. Amanda also provides boarding services. Amanda has a special rapport with K-9's. You need to see her training in action to appreciate her skills!

Pet's Playhouse on Ponce
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chrism and Missie K.
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My dog has been going to Pet's Playhouse on Ponce since she was 6 months old, she is now 7 years old. I take her for daycare several times a week and this is the only place that I will board her since all the staff knows her and she them. Shawn, Keno, and the rest of the staff are well trained to handle the dogs and true professionals when dealing with me. My dog and I have also had Shawn as a trainer (training classes available at Pet's Playhouse on Ponce) and I can always refer questions to him on behavior issues. I use the grooming severices (Squeaky Clean bathing) at least once a month. My dog (a shepherd mix) gets groomed more often when having a shedding blowout (one of the services is de-shedding) and there is no way to tell you how great it is to have less Lois hair in the car and in the house.

World Class K-9 Training
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew P.
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Mr. Julius is the best trainer I've know for anybody looking for obedience, protection, or socialization. I got my dog tango (belgian malinois) from Julius. He has excellent selection of Belgians an german shepherds to choose from . My dog tango has a lot of drive which I was looking for. Overall Julius is great breeder/ trainer who knows his stuff I'm looking forward to buying another dog from him soon.

Keep The Dog! LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Patric L.
Verified review

Marissa was great. She kept us up to date on what she was doing with Jinx and sent us pictures showing their progress. When she came back she spent tons of time sharing what they had done and how jinx responded. She also have us a demonstration of all that Jinx learned and how to continue her development. Jinx was a great puppy before but now she has learned so much more. Not just obedience commands but how to interact with us and other dogs! She responds well to all of our commands when we are working with her and her focus is amazing. You can really see how much work they did and how much it has paid off. For us our German Shepard is an investment we want to enjoy now and for the rest of her life, and I think that Marissa did a great job not only teaching her the basics but laying the foundation for continued learning. We will definitely be sending Jinx back once she is a little older and can learn even more! We are really fortunate to find a great trainer like Marissa and are excited about the resource she is going to provide for is and Jinx.

Think-K9
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne S.
Verified review

Denise is incredible with our German Shepherd puppy, Bishop. Her training knowledge is immeasurable. She works with us as much or more than Bishop. She's teaching us how to handle Bishop so that he will be responsive, obedient and respectful to us and our home. We are able to implement her techniques immediately and are excited for each new session with Denise. We don't have a problem with Bishop, he's just a baby and we want to train him properly so he'll be a part of the family and able to go any and every where with us. We'll continue using Denise as Bishop grows and develops into a well trained dog. I'll keep you posted . . . Thanks Denise!

ShadowMe Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Charlene R.
Verified review

Fantastic!! My older standard poodle needed a refresher obedience course and dealings with a few bad habits I had allowed him to pick up over the years. Monique was so patient with us and helped me to unlearn harsh training techniques that I had previously been taught by other trainers. The difference was phenomenal. She gave all of us in the group individual attention in specific areas relative to our own doggie issues while her assistant trainer helped those lagging behind in understanding the concepts and training applications. Worth every penny, I'll be taking my next dog to her classes.

We Tuck em In
4.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron M.
Verified review

I hired Lori to watch my German Shepherd when I went out of town. She did a great job, she was very fast to respond and professional. This was last minute request that I put on Thumbtack do to going out of town, and she was still able to accommodate my needs. She was prompt to get back to me. I would definitely recommend her. Thanks again

ARB Pawsitive Dog Training
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen A.
Verified review

It was a great experience and very effective. I have a much better relationship with my year old German Shepherd after 8 training sessions with Amy.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Myron B.
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Thank You Master Christian for training my dog. Before when we went on walks my dog was walking me, now I am walking my dog. He is so obedient, well behaved and a joy to have around. Without your training my Wife would have forced me to sell my dog. Thank You

The Good Dog Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dee W.
Verified review

We have thoroughly enjoyed having Gary Adams and Good Dog Academy train our German Shepherd, Gypsy!! After 10 sessions she is a different dog. She seems much happier and more content. I would highly recommend him and am so grateful that we found him!!

Jeral Davis
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
James M.
Verified review

Amazing people to work with. In 2 weeks they got my unruly, unmanageable, one-year-old German Shepherd to be a perfect gentleman! Can't believe this is actually my dog. My only regret is not doing this sooner!!!

Tenasity
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christy E.
Verified review

Khalvin and Gabe are the best! Literally I have utilized several other trainers services in the Atlanta area, but these guys are something special. I highly recommend them. My dog came back to me happy and healthy and had learned so much while with them. In my book they are second to none!

At Your Beck and Bark
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen J.
Verified review

Relocating to another state is stressful enough without adding the worry of finding a reliable pet sitter so when we were fortunate enough to find Jodee to take care of our dog Jazzy I couldn't have been happier. My job requires a lot of travel and finding a pet sitter was at the top of the priority list once getting to Atlanta. Jodee is great with Jazzy which allows me to travel with no worries. When I am out of town Jodee provides us with mid-day visits for Jazzy. We were also able to get away for a few days this fall leaving Jazzy in Jodee's care and never had a worry. I can't say enough good things about "At Your Beck and Bark". Our dog Jazzy loves Jodee and we couldn't be happier with her service. :)

Melinda's Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We truly care about the individual needs and personalities of all our four legged friends. They are always happy to see us whether for a walk or a week long stay. The schedules can change at any time so we try to stay flexible to meet the needs of our pet parents. We enjoy traveling to different parts of the city and being outside with our buddies.

Fern's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Corey W.
Verified review

Fern Marshall has watched my pets on numerous occasions and it has always been a wonderful experience. Fern generally watches my dogs at my home when I have to travel. Fern possesses a genuine love for people and animals. She has always treated my pets as if they were her own and they always have a great time with her. I would absolutely recommend her to watch any pet for any person!

Atlanta K-9 Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Shelly W.
Verified review

Hi, I'm Chief's mom, Shelly, I have a 3 year old male GSD. He was 1 y/o when I chose to do training with him after someone broke into my house. A friend of mine paid for some training for us at PetCo. I didn't like the treats idea, because the dog is supposed to work for you and not for treats. And that wasn't the type of training that my particular dog needed. I did some price comparisons. Put it like this "Good work isn't cheap!" I was in Decatur and seen the Atlanta K9 Solutions truck and stopped to talk to Craig, the K9Boss. He invited me to come in so I can see a demo of his dog Rain and to do an evaluation with Chief. I decided to the 14 day board & train Obedience and Protection package. I asked a lot of questions and they were very thorough with the answers. I called almost every day to check up on my dog. They sent videos of him and allowed me to talk to him over the phone. He learned German commands in 2 days! (That made me really comfortable with the trainers.) The 14 days felt like months. When I went in to picked Chief up, they brought me into a room where I could observe him working with the trainer without him seeing me. They explained to me that in order for me to have a well behaved dog, I must be consistent and use the leash. If I don't have the leash, I don't have control. They also explained that I need to come to training (private and/or Saturday group classes & Sunday obedience & Protection). Sunday protection class is handled by Darius who is a certified Decoy. He challenges the dogs by using different mechanisms with the dog, in order for the dog to protect its owner. They are very flexible as long as you communicate with them. They also travel to your home for an additional cost. I cannot make up any excuses as to what my dog is doing wrong and why, because it is up to me to handle him and MOST IMPORTANTLY MAKE TIME & go to classes. As an female owner of a male GSD, I cannot complain about my dog not working or being obedient if I do not know that I am the MASTER! Keep up the good work guys!

Full Contact K9
4.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Liz S.
Verified review

After I started training with Evan, life with my Boxer became much more enjoyable. From the beginning, my puppy refused to acknowledge the word “no.” But once we started training with Evan that changed. In just a few months, he became a different dog. He’s still full of personality, but is now eager to follow commands and is willing to accept corrections. My Boxer and I are proof that Evan’s philosophy of positive reinforcement, repetition, consistency, leadership and clear communication get results. When my Boxer was about six months old, I added a young German Shepherd, to the family. While she came to me with basic obedience training, Evan taught me that managing two large dogs isn’t as hard as it might seem. I learned how to work both of them together, walk them together and more importantly, handle them with confidence. Whatever your training goals, I highly recommend Full Contact K9. Evan clearly has a passion for his work. In dog training, like most other things, you get what you pay for. Evan offers a unique combination of professional experience, a proven track record, knowledge and commitment that you won't find with anyone else.

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