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  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

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Oh Good Dog
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amber F.
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I'm training my Great Dane pup to be my seizure alert/service dog and hired Ms Kristie to get my pup at least to the point where I'm in control over her so I could do my part of her training easier and let me tell you I am beyond happy and could not have asked for a better trainer! Kristie is the kindest and sweetest person I've ever met and does her job in such a way it's just amazing! I am so glad I used this service and found her. And I would defiantly and highly recommend Kristie! Actually I have a fb page for my dogs journey to become my SA/SD and I speak very highly of her on there already! If you need a trainer for your pup defiantly go with the best and the BEST IS KRISTIE TANKARD!!! 😃

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Off Leash Dog Academy
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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I reached out on Thumbtack for a dog trainer and Dawn responded within 15 minutes. She patiently explained the process involved to train my 7-year old Dachshund, who - shame on me - previously had no obedience training. Then Dawn came to my house to meet Max and give her assessment. At the appointed day/time, Dawn arrived and led Max away for a couple of weeks of off-leash training. He's still "at camp" and I'm getting periodic progress reports from Dawn, laced with a little humor. I miss the little guy and am really looking forward to seeing the results! Mark Baker

  • 17 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Yvonne is a wonderful dog trainer she had helped us with our fearful Border Collie.

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Pups to Pooches LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 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!

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

Dog Smart
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I would definitely recommend Linda to be your personal dog groomer. She was very patient and did an excellent job grooming my babies. To add to that she has even more services for my dog to benefit from.

Petkrazypetsitting
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Toni M.
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Sharon is great with the dogs and is there when I need her. She sends photos of each dog to me every time she is with them.

  • 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.

ATLANIMAL, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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Katie is fantastic. She pet sit for my dog and cat every weekday for about 6 weeks when my work schedule was nuts and they loved her. She is one of their favorite people and I highly recommend her.

ADZK9S LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
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Where to begin..? ADZ has transformed 5 month old puppy into something else. I can’t go anywhere without people stopping me to just admire his discipline. Sits, lays down, goes to the bathroom, stops barking, etc. All on command. Yes, it takes one as a owner to continue the practice but it’s a night and day difference. I will never own another dog without it being trained by my ADZ family. It doesn’t stop there. ADZ loves what they do so much that they literally build a relationship with the dogs and their owners. I could keep on going about how great they are. Extremely thankful for them and everything they do!

  • 1 year in business
Claire N.
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I highly recommend Terri to anyone who is considering dog obedience and training. She is hands down one of the best dog trainers around. I would encourage anyone who has a puppy (or even an older dog) to consider Terri's Training for Dogs and People.

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.

Aunty Ashley's Pet Nannies
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dawnie M.
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We needed a dog walker while we were gone. Maeve from Aunty Ashley's came and did a wonderful job. She took pictures every day and the dogs loved her and enjoyed their walks. Enjoyable experience for all. We will use them again!!

Walk N Roll Pup Sitting
5.0
from 1 review
    Sydney C.
    Verified review

    Lindsay is the BEST! I can always trust her to take care and give lots of love to my dog, Harley. Whether she is walking him, dropping in for a home visit, or he stays with her, she always send me pictures of them having a blast. She keeps me updated and I am never worried about Harley when I know he's in her care.

    Tharbison
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Lisa B.
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    Traci keep my dog for a week at my house. I didnt worry for a minute. I came home from a long week travelling for work and chuck seemed happy and well exercised (instead of waiting at the door to get outside). I will call her again. So much better than boarding .

    Krost K9 Cottage

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I left a lucrative career to follow my passion -- working with animals and providing peace of mind to people and their pets. I have been a lifelong pet owner (dogs, cats, birds, fish, chickens, farm animals and more!) and have several years of experience pet sitting and working in animal rescue, fostering and rehoming. I'm studying to be a veterinary technologist. Are you a little nutty, maybe even considered a crazy person because you love your pets so much? That's okay because I feel the same way. I understand your need to feel secure about who visits and cares for your animals and to be updated as much as you wish on how they are doing while in someone else's care. I tailor my services to you and your pet. I am insured and bonded unlike those friends, neighbors and family members we've all been bugging over the years to help with our pets! I will care for any animal and am not afraid of anything; I love them all. Call me to discuss rates and services; you will find my rates to be very affordable. My goal is to make pet sitting accessible to as many people as possible who want to relax knowing their pets are in good hands.

      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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