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Duluth Dog Trainers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary-Anna B.
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Francis is a very helpful and patient trainer. My dog is a little crazy but he was always kind and understanding with her. He offered solutions to all of the behavior problems I brought up with him and we're already seeing results! Once we tackled the first few training issues he worked with me on some additional training and was very open to working on everything I brought up. We even started on doing some scent games with my dog. I'm very happy!!! Definitely will come back to Francis and Oh Good Dog training in the future if the need arises. :)

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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
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad W.
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Wow is the first thing I want to say. Also, before being recommended to Karisha and Dawn from a friend I had no relationship to them. I work from home so my Zegen and I are very close. Let's just say he's a little anxious when I leave him for a while. I noticed firsthand the difference when picking him up from Off Leash than from picking him up from friends/boarders. The real test is when I am bringing him to be dropped off there. You know dogs know way ahead of time where they are going and Zegen is not his usual uncomfortable self. We get there, I open the car door and he jumps out! Does not try to get back in the car!! It's hard to put in words how comfortable that is to me when driving away. I think it is safe to say that I highly recommend Off Leash Dog Training to anyone. Not sure if this is allowed or if it will be removed from this post but if you are overly concerned about your baby as I am about mine please feel free to call me for any further questions: 404.697.4317 Brad Williams

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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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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 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.

Dog Smart
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Christine L.
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I cannot say enough about Sonja McBerry with Dog Training in your Home. The lessons she provides are so personalized and because they take place in your own home the training covers exactly what you need where you need it. Sonja did a great job teaching me how to work with and train my dog so she would be well behaved. Even after the private training stops the group lessons continue to benefit your dog. it is so nice to have someone you can rely on and turn to when you/your dog needs a refresher or you just have a question.

  • 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
Tiyan C.
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She was the best my dog looks amazing an she was so sweet I would recommend her to everyone that has a dog under 50lbs ....Thank you so much Mrs.Linda Snickers will be back soon...

Petkrazypetsitting
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cathie K.
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Sharon did a great job watching Savannah. She's very trustworthy and thorough. I will definitely have her dog sit again.

  • 29 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.

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.

  • 1 year in business
Rachelle S.
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Terri works hard to create an individualized, positive training plan for your dog. Also, she is is very personable and makes dog training fun!

Family Dog Training, Inc.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria C.
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My 5 month old puppy and I both love working with Kris at Family Dog Training! I went to her looking for basic obedience training, but was thrilled to learn that she is also certified in several areas of dog fitness and agility training! She uses her knowledge to add fun, and safe, exercises which incorporate the basic obedience skills we are learning. This is a great way to have fun with your dog or puppy, and create a stronger bond with your pet!!

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

Awaken Performance Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Brad T.
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I am in the best shape of my life as a result of training under the guidance of Awaken Performance Training’s Brandon Thomas. After training under Brandon’s expertise for over three years and nearly 55 years young, I feel as if I have found that elusive fountain of youth. I would definitely encourage anyone that wants to improve their quality of life to give him a try. He will make a difference in your life.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 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!

Anita Culler
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
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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.

  • 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.

K9 Consultants
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We provide basic/advance obedience home and personal protection. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience with dogs We teach the dogs proper behavior as well as educate you, the owner, on how to fairly and effectively communicate with your dog.

Villanueva Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lilly G.
Verified review

Hired michael a while back to help me and my dog Loki he did an amazing job and now I'm able to have Loki in my store with me

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 Puppy Trainer

Cumming, GA

  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs), Other (Lab mix about 10 months)
  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Details
    Need to crate train- knows sit - needs leash training. We got her few weeks ago from elderly couple
  • $72.5
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer Asap

Buford, GA

  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Details
    He is very hiper and pees on couch, wants to bully everyone

Need Dog Training

Hampton, GA

  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Details
    Dog is good around people to include complete strangers but becomes very aggressive (no fights yet) towards and around other dogs.
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