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Johns Creek Puppy Trainerss

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  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christen F.
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Our white lab went to training camp for two weeks. We've had two labs previously and never had issues with training, but our little guy (10 months) was a good boy, but silly and very strong willed. There were times where we were all feeling frustrated. I researched several dog training camps and one on one canine training in GA and felt a total peace with Oh Good Dog. We did the two week camp and Francis was wonderful. Our dog came back so much calmer, more assured of himself and was actually holding all of his commands. He played hard and worked efficiently while at camp. We were sent videos and photos which helped us make it without having him around. What I loved is that they take your dog on field trips and to the park so they learn to keep their commands in day to day distractions and learn to obey in different scenarios. When we did the end of training with Francis to see his progress, where we learned how to implement everything, we could all see how close Wyatt had become with Francis which made us so happy. I Highly recommend Oh Good Dog.

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Off Leash Dog Academy
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 46 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
Merry H.
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Stella and I attended the Puppy Tubs puppy training and she was able to test for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy at the end of 6 weeks and passed. Being a goldendoodle, she is very hyper and active so this was quite a feat. Yvonne's training was very hands on and Stella learned a lot. There is even had the obstacle course and it was fun. We continue to practice everything she learned so she doesn't forget.

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Pups to Pooches LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Happy Tails Dog Training
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Ketari C.
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Jan was amazing!!!! She helped us with our 6 month old terrier Hershey. This is our first dog so the first few months have been trying for us but Jan swooped in and stripped away our notions of dog training and used positive reinforcement to get us on track. Please use Jan if you're looking for a trainer. You won't be disappointed. We thank you for your help! :)

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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Sean A.
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My puppy is trained. It seems that I am the one who really needed the training all along. She knows her stuff and is super easy to work with. Helps you throw away the embarrassment as far as feeling like a failure in training my dog. We Will be back!

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Expert K9 Academy
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren R.
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Cris came to my house once a week for 6 weeks to help my 8 month old puppy with her training. He was great. Answered all of my endless questions and really made sure we understood what he was teaching us. Luna (my dog) took to him from the start, and is almost a completely new dog! So well behaved now and has learned all sorts of new tricks. I'm very happy with my experience and definitely recommend him!

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The Dog Training Diva
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Rayanne H.
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BELMONT PET SERVICES
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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Linda took excellent care of our puppy over the weekend! I contacted her at the last minute and she was so kind and accommodating. I would definitely recommend and use her again.

Petkrazypetsitting
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Toni P.
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I was hesitant about leaving our 6month old puppy during the day but we are very thankful to have found someone who is responsible,loving and enjoys taking care of animals, all ages! Thank you for being available for us at such short notice. Loved getting the pictures during your visits😘

  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Christine T.
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I was very impressed by the knowledge of the training that my dog requires.

ADZK9S LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 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
Lisa W.
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Terri's love of dogs and understanding of dog/human relationships informs all her trainings whether one-on-one or in groups. She helps you understand why your dog needs you to be the leader and then shows you step by step how to accomplish this in gentle, respectful ways so that your dog can stay calm and connect with you and the community you all inhabit. My teen age daughter learned so much from Teri as we did puppy training. We really enjoy Brie who is learning to navigate Decatur living with polite manners and confidence.

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!!

Work Smart Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ankit V.
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TIM G was extremely methodical, detailed in training my dog. I have not seen many trainers send out detailed notes on what was discussed during training session. Appreciate the help there. Strongly recommended!

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nicki S.
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The best! Made such a difference with my dog Salem!!!

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

  • 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.

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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