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  • 4 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min

Jeff K.

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I was one week in to being a first time dog parent, to a sweet girl who had been sitting in a shelter for a few months, waiting to be received. Youtube training videos were certainly helpful, but weren't giving me the results as quickly as I had hoped. I Googled Atlanta Personal Dog Training and came upon Thumbtack. Darius reached out to me on the phone almost immediately after I had replied to his offer to train my dog. After forty five minutes of training, I left with a clear set of goals for my dog's training, and a handful of new tools in my training tool belt. A week and forty five minutes later, and my dog understood how to stay, in the midst of other dog's passing by, and come from 20 feet away when called. Mind you, my dog is kind of the smartest, best dog in the world - but Darius truly knows his craft. His passion for effectively training dogs really shows in his demeanor, and is proven in the homework he mails out after each session. I'll end this by saying people are blown away every time they pass by my dog and I on a walk, and she sits down immediately as I give the command, and stays put feet away from their dog(s). My dog is only 11 months old. Darius' Dogs is a proven service. Put them to the test.

Devarsh P.

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We just got a 4 week husky/wolf mix puppy and where looking to start the dog training as early as possible. Darius is good family friend and told us he trains guard dog and puppy training we talked a little then we went ahead and signed up for the puppy training and it has been a life changer 3 days into the training the Veer (puppy) would walk on leash has learned to pee and poop outside, and he learned the command come dashing from 30 yards away straight to me without a leash. Darius is amazing person and even phenominal trainer i would reccommend him to anyone looking for a dog trainer he would also share some videos if you like to to see his past trained dogs. He is very knowledgeable and loves what he does.

Breont H.

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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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  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Mark S.

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Kristie is phenomenal at training. She has turned our Destiny into a whole new Puppy. Her training skills and methodology work great and I couldn't be happier with the results. We still have a bit of a way to go with Destiny but the skills and knowledge Kristie has provided us are sure to help in the future. Highly recommend Kristie for any training needs. Now we look forward to her training Destiny to become a frisbee champion. Thank you Kristie. Destiny couldn't have asked for a better trainer.

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.

William L.

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Kristie is very knowledgable in dog training and we are seeing results immediately. She has been flexible to our schedule and is always on time.

  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

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. :)

Kaylee S.

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I highly recommend using Francis for help with training your dog. He was knowledgable, patient, and great with my dog. We had 6 classes with him and he got my stubborn dog to do things I never thought she could do!!! I am so happy with the results. I have worked with many dog trainers in the past and he is one of my favorite!!!

Mike K.

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Francis not only does face to face training with our dog and us but he is proactive providing us helpful articles as we come across areas that we need to improve on . Definitely recommend !!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 44 min

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.

Dawn D.

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Ann Lewis, of Pups to Pooches, is one of the best dog trainers I've ever worked with. She is very knowledgeable about breed temperaments and what motivates individual animals. She is a great person to work with, especially if you have kids and a new dog or puppy because she will work with the entire family and teach kids how to interact with your new pup so there are no conflicts. I can't recommend Pups to Pooches highly enough. I plan to continue doing routine maintenance work to keep my dog challenged.

Greta M.

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Anne responded to us very quickly and came to our home to help us train our dog. After she left I felt much more cofident! She wrote up a summary for us to focus on the training we needed most, she gave us very specialized attention.

  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 40 min

Beverly G.

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Danny hasn't started with Keith yet. We have a vet check today before Danny goes to Keith for a 10 day to two week stay for his training. Keith and one of his dogs came to our house yesterday to meet and give a preliminary assessment of Danny. Keith spent more than an hour with us and our dog. He spoke with me about his experience, philosophy on dog training and his methods. I got the impression that what he does isn't a profession or a job for Keith: it's a calling. Initially I was reluctant to entrust anyone with Danny for such a long period. However, after spending time with Keith my husband and I feel very confident that Danny is going to enjoy his time with Keith and his "pack" of two dogs. And, we'll see Danny and watch his progress every day through INSTAGRAM reports. Awesome. Our end-of-training report will be more detailed, but I'm confident it will heap praise on the results obtained with Keith. We're happy to become members of Keith's "pack" and look forward to a long continued relationship Beverly Gray, Cartersville

Katie T.

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I hired Keith to work with my 8 month old German shepherd mix named Dusty. During the first session Keith stayed for 2 hours and answered all of my questions with great detail! He worked so well with Dusty and I saw results with in the first visit! What I liked most was he showed me how to work with dusty as well! He took the time to train my dog and me as well! I am now able to work with Dusty on my own and I'm strengthening the bond between us as I work with him. I was blown away with the amount of passion Keith has for animals and this line of work! When I have questions I am able to call or text Keith and he answers pretty quickly! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer! I am so excited to have more sessions with him!

John W.

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Keith contacted me about dog training. We had a first meeting that was supposed to last 30 minutes but ended up lasting almost 2 hours. He answered all of my concerns that I had about training and leaving my dog with a stranger. I got daily updates with pictures and videos of how my dog was progressing. I could not be happier with my decision to hire Keith and S-K9 Solutions for my dog training.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Len M.

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Yvonne, the trainer, was very good and patient with all the dogs. Each dog brought its own set of issues and she was able to deal with all the problems as presented. She has her own dog in the class which was a shining example of the utmost obedience training. I would recommend the training at puppy tubs. Bring the puppy early (i.e. 8 weeks of age) and often (don't stop after the very basic class session) so you can get an awesome companion animal

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!!

Deb E.

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Yvonne provided such great instruction and ideas for training our dog, Piney. He has made such progress while working with Yvonne. We would recommend her to anyone who needs help with their dog. She was great to work with as pet owners.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

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.

Emily J.

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Just had my initial visit with Kate and I am absolutely sold. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. My dog, Baxter, is a rescue and came to my home with noticeable anxiety and I had no clue how to help him. My visit with Kate and her recommendations give me great confidence that she can really help Baxter & I. I am excited to continue our training and shape my dog to be as amazing as I know he can be.

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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min

Teresa G.

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Patricia is amazing with training and she has a gift that goes beyond teaching dogs tricks. My little guy has become so much better than he was pre-Bon-A-Fide... Now the responsibility rests on us as his helpers to be consistent and diligent with continuing what she started. I will continue to work with her to teach him more things!

Vickie T.

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Our first day with Ms. Hall was phenomenal, she sat down with us to to find out what type training we were interested in for our dog and she answered all of our questions and concerns. It was so amazing to see how the training is done and most of how our dog responded. We really look forward to working with her more in the future.

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.

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  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Smyrna, GA

Benjamin U.

Verified review

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.

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.

Nancy M.

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Amazing! Brett had my dog responding to his commands in 10 minutes!

  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Tamara S.

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I met her at her house with my two Labrador Retriever dogs and two children in tow. I had originally asked about my five-month old puppy for training and ended up boarded my adult one too. She was personable, easy-going and obviously enjoyed animals. She had her own dogs and cats, along with other boarded dogs. Using gates, she kept the dogs usually fenced in the clean tile-floored kitchen space. She used treats, lots of dog toys, large crates, leash-training and sent pictures frequently. While the puppy was young for serious training, he did come back better mannered towards the older dog (think of it as two siblings), better house-broken, less chewing, less impulsive. My children have enjoyed trying to maintain the tricks he learned while at her house for two weeks. Surprisingly, my older older dog whom I thought hated cats, appeared to get along fine with her cats. I would use her services again.

David D.

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We had an incredible ground breaking experience concerning introducing the newest member of our family to our two dogs. We adopted a ten yr old from the humane society and had a really hard time with my male Alaskan Malamute being accepting and inviting. Our other smaller rescue mutt wasn't happy either. One session with Sharon was all it took to help us become one big family. We will need to do several reinforcement sessions but we are making tremendous progress. Sharon is simply incredible and we couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Jane C.

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Very knowledgeable about dogs and their training. Friendly lady who boards the dog inside with her family. My dog connected with her immediately. Training not totally complete yet; very pleased with our experience. Highly recommend this trainer.

  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lawrenceville, GA

Joan L.

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Richard Hermes is an excellent dog trainer and pet sitter. I've known Richard for the past two years. I've seen Richard's love and care for dogs of all breeds. Richard is reliable, honest, and a very sweet man. Richard will make sure that your dog gets tons of love and attention, whether he is training your dog, or taking care of your pet(s) when you are away from home. Give Richard a call, I know that you will agree with me. Joan Lask

Lacy S.

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Richard is very professional and well educated in dog training. He trained my dog and guided me on proper obedience commands. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their dog trained.

Stacy D.

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Dynamic Obedience helped me out with my dog. He was a great trainer and explained everything in detail. I would suggest him to anyone needing dog training.

  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Nick M.

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He was skilled, dedicated and down right pleasant. If you are having any reservations about using an e-collar, have them try it on you (they make everyone) so you can experience what your dog will feel . If you do the training, you will walk away amazed after the first lesson. It is incredibly effective. I feel so comfortable now walking with my springer in the woods or in a park. I know she will come to me as soon as I give the command (or stop and sit where she is at if I say sit). This is a great investment for you and your dog - it gives you peace of mind and helps keep your pup safe. You'll find that it won't take long at all before you can give the command with the e-collar on zero (which basically means it is nothing more than a clicker). I am very pleased with the e-collar and loved the staff at off leash training! I highly recommend them.

Nick R.

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At the point we took our doberman to Off-Leash K9 Training, she was unmanageable on a leash. After only ONE session at with Bryan at Off-Leash K9 Training (OLK9T), she stopped chasing/barking/lunging at joggers, bikes and motorcycles. She has since completed the basic course and 2 advanced classes and I am thrilled with how well she is behaving OFF LEASH. Can't say enough good things about Bryan and his team at OLK9

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

Dog Smart

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  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Atlanta, GA

Nancy H.

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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.

Lori B.

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Sonja worked with our Husky, Zeke, for only a few months four years ago when he was a puppy. I've had a lot of dogs in my lifetime but this was the first time I hired a trainer. I thought I had always done alright training my own dogs but WOW was I wrong! Really, Sonja was training *me* more than my dog. Zeke is such a remarkably well-behaved dog. I added another puppy to my family last year and brought Sonja back to work with him. His personality is the complete opposite of Zeke's, so Sonja takes a different approach with him. She is a very caring and very effective trainer, I highly recommend her.

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 56 min

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!!

Vu H.

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Kris is very specific , she answer very question about train my dog and price is affordable, I highly recommend .

Vicki J.

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Quick response and hope to start training in January. Thank you for the local information

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Thumbtack Customer

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You always know what Emily is doing and why she is doing it. She got my dog to do things I never knew how!

David L.

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We like working with Emily she is very thorough and cares for our dogs

Goran P.

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Excellent experience and service.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min
  • Douglasville, GA

Breanne H.

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Chelsea is an excellent trainer. She is reasonably priced and produces amazing results. She treats all of her client's dogs like her own. She is passionate and extreamly knowledgable. I reccomend Chelsea to everyone who is looking for a trainer. Most all other places charge outrageous prices and don't get the results you desire. Chelsea works with you so that you learn how to continue your dogs training after she leaves. She gives details notes about the sessions so that you have all the details in case you forget what she showed you. She answers any question I have and gives genuine advice everytime I reach out to her after our training sessions. She is one of a kind and I am truly blessed to have met her. My boys' lives would not be the same without her.

Alexandra K.

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What a wonderful experience!! My pup Molly has occasionally been showing out of character behavior so we hired Chelsea to nip these behaviors in the bud. While we are no where near finished, I will say that the progress made in one session has provided me with so much hope. Chelsea was knowledgeable, communicative, and compassionate with us. We were very worried about bringing someone else in our home to help our pup, but Chelsea quickly put us at ease. We are very excited to continue working with Chelsea!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Watkinsville, GA

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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min

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!

Paige O.

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Damon's knowledge of the dogs that he trains shows through his work. He has also been very patient & flexible when it comes to my hectic schedule! A great trainer!

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 hours

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!

Jeanne S.

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We are in the midst of training 3 adults and, by the way, two dogs. Lauren is very knowledgeable and very patient.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Jane C.

Verified review

Worth every penny! Great with Doberman and training me as well.

Bell's Pet Service

New To Thumbtack

  • Athens, GA

About

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.

Tamara's Dog Care

New To Thumbtack

  • 4 years in business
  • Norcross, GA

About

I wash, groom, and pet sit. I also do shots; just buy the meds and the syringe, and I'll do the shots. I save animals and help nurture them back to life.

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