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  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dori L.
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We needed help training our Swiss Mountain Dog puppy, Ovie. Since Ovie is a large-breed dog, good manners is a must! Sending Ovie to the 2 week training program was the best decision we've made for both him and us! Francis did an AMAZING job not only with the basic obedience but exposing Ovie to all different kinds of environments...especially meeting new people. That has helped Ovie become a more a confident and happy member of our family. Francis showed us how to replicate Ovie's training at home too. We highly recommend Oh Good Dog training for anyone looking for a great dog trainer!

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Oh Good Dog
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey D.
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Kristie has helped me with some basic dog training for my rottweiler Ace. She does an amazing job with him and myself . He has learned a lot really quick and he is really focused when she is giving him commands....I'm very satisfied with what she is doing and would highly recommend her. Thanks Kristie, Ace and I really appreciate what your doing.

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Off Leash Dog Academy
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett F.
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Within minutes of putting up my request on Thumbtack, Dawn responded with what ended up to be an amazing offer for training. I just received my dog back yesterday, and I can already see the results. She did a wonderful job and worked with him on everything I asked, and as of now, everything I have seen has been a success. She sends periodic updates while your dog is away just like she promises, and makes it much easier to leave your furry friends for the allotted time. Dawn went above and beyond in helping my dog and myself, and the training has transferred excellently. I would highly recommend this service to anyone trying to take the obedience of their dog to the next level with the amazing Off Leash training.

  • 17 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Christine D.
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Yvonne is so amazing!! We hit it off immediately!! in one hour she had my 13 week puppy listening and calm. She's a great teacher for the pup and for ME!!! I have tiny Maltese. It's hard to not want to just cuddle them and spoil them! But with Yvonne's help I know I will have a very well behaved dog! I am so excited!! Yvonne is super sweet! I highly recommend her for your dog training!!

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Pups to Pooches LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 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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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelli W.
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Loved that they worked with me in putting a custom program together to work with my budget. That was my biggest set back to get her trained. Getting the training my dog needs with a budget I can afford. I will do more training for advanced later on.

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Expert K9 Academy
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Silvia G.
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Cris is a great trainer. My Weim 80lb puppy (1 year 9 months) spent 3 weeks with Cris, and it returned a changed puppy. Obedient, less anxious, with better manners. Cris was aware that I was very emotional about the whole separation from my puppy, he also knew that I needed help urgently, we were having problems adjusting to living in an apartment, Cris was amazing and he picked up my dog that same weekend, I am so thankful to him. He sent pictures, videos and updates every day. He is very professional, compassionate and caring for both the dogs he's training and the dog's owners. Thank you Cris, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us. Bono is a better dog thanks to you :)

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jon D.
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We are still in the middle of our training but so far they have done an amazing job. Our trainer is friendly and professional and she is very caring towards our dog. Our dog has responded beyond expectations - we are very pleased with Off Leash

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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She was so sweet to my dog who is 17. He actually enjoyed his bath and cut.

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph O.
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They were able to train my dog in a way that I can now effectively communicate to him. Previously he would bark at strangers but now he is obedient. I highly recommend them and will consider putting my other dog too.

  • 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.

Zp Training Solutions
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Shelley B.
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    I cannot say enough about Zabian's knowledge, patience and skills. Zabian was so understanding and not only helped train my dog but also helped train me to be a better dog owner. He truly cares about what he does and the ongoing success of his canine clients. I highly recommend ZP Training Solutions and can guarentee any dog owner will be 100% satisfied with his work.

    4-Legged Children
    4.2
    from 6 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Lorraine M.
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    Dog sitter arrived on time & was polite & professional. We will use his services again.

    • 3 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Amber V.
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    It's been an awesome experience working with Puppy Training 1 on 1 so far, we've done two private lessons with Jake and our golden retriever and couldn't be happier with the level of service we've gotten. Jake has been amazing, and we're seeing significant improvement in our puppy!

    • 10 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Cheryl B.
    Verified review

    Working in Alpharetta and living in Midtown makes it difficult for me to give my 60 lb. dog the time and attention he needs throughout the day. Anita has been a great resource for our family. She makes sure Liam gets to burn off pent up energy, as well as provides affection before she leaves. I always get a picture of his smiling face, and that gives me the peace of mind that my furbaby is happy. I highly recommend her.

    About

    I watch your dog daily and make sure it is fed. I have my own dog treats and food, but you are gladly to bring yours. I leave you and your dog happy with tail wagging because of giving you a good service.

    About

    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

    I don't have an official business but I do love all animals. I own five rescued pit bull terriers and one toy poodle. I take care of their everyday needs daily and as needed of course; I do feeding, bathing, walking/running, and medical needs as well. Any task should be a piece of cake. Your family pet will be in great hands!

    About

    What I do is not just a job, it's what makes me. I love to help people as long as they enable me to. For example, I walk dogs and clean when you're unable to do so and taking care of things while you're at work, etc.

    About

    We are a certified dog trainer and Victoria Stilwell positively dog trainer (VSPDT) using positive reinforcement methods to work through any obedience or behavioral concern with your dog. You and your dog will find training to be easy, fun, and rewarding. Group training, private (one-on-one) training lessons, and board & train services are offered. We are serving Carroll and the surrounding counties. Unleash the Pawsitive, "It's Where Dogs Choose to Learn!"

    About

    I am very good with animals. My services include walking them, feeding them and giving them medication. I'm really good with dogs and cats. Thank you for your consideration.

    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

    Marietta, GA

    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs), Other (reading dog with children)
    • Dog training type
      Assistance / Disabilities
    • $400
      Average price

    Need a Dog Whisperer

    Smyrna, GA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Assistance / Disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 6-12 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      When hiking she's fine, but once we stop she has been known to nip at people. She actually bit another hiker when he jumped from a rock & startled her. I love hiking with her but can not trust her.
    • $135
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer for Obedience and Guard Dog Training ASAP

    Conyers, GA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Guard / Protection
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • $75
      Average price
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