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  • 7 years in business
  • 69 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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Off Leash Dog Academy
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 30 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
  • 37 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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Happy Tails Dog Training
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Mia M.
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Jan is a truly gifted trainer. My dog was abused as a puppy and he had difficulty being around anyone but family, refused to go for walks away from home and hated getting out of the car. Jan has helped me introduce positive reinforcement techniques to train my dog to see the world differently and gave me the confidence to work with my dog on several other problems we were having. She uses several techniques, including training the owner to react appropriately to the dog's behavior, obedience training to work on regularly with the dog as well as good tips to build a stronger bond with my dog so we can enjoy each others company and the company of newcomers in a safe manner. Having Jan as my trainer has been a great experience and I highly recommend her! She is devoted to helping my dog and I build a happy and safe home environment. With a persistent, positive outlook that any dog can be trained with a little love and some yummy treats, Jan has changed my dog's life and mine.

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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 48 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
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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
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.

Petkrazypetsitting
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 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.

  • 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 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph N.
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The training at this time is not finished we still have about 1 1/2 weeks to go in a month long program. But my dogs are rescue dogs and one was having real issue with the new environment. They did not refuse to deal with her or say the could not train her but instead said they were going to put in extra effort to help her over come her issues so that she could have a better quality of life. They came out to my house to meet the dogs when they had to change our meet my dogs day. The training area was very nice, clean and inviting. They are sending video updates of the dogs progress. Overall at this time I am very satisfied with the work they are doing and do not expect there will be any issues and feel that when my dogs come back that they will be well trained and be able to go out in public much more confident and happier. I would recommenced them if you are looking to get your dogs trained in a second and in fact have suggested them to someone at work who is getting a new dog and looking into places to get the dog trained. I can't stress enough how good it made me feel for them to say that they were going to keep working with Waffles and get her trained even with her issues and not just say she can't be trained and to come and get her. As she was taken from her previous owners for abuse and neglect. I did not think she was going to have the issues she did because at home with us she seems very well adjusted, but when they came up these people just worked harder to help her, and didn't write her off.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie V.
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Chelsea is excellent with working with dogs with behavior issues. She is patient and really caring. If you need help with training your dog or correcting some behaviors Chelsea is a great trainer.

  • 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!!

Pawlanta Dogs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike B.
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We used pawlanta dogs for our 2 dogs for daily walks. Emily is very personable and professional and we are very happy we chose her. We know are dogs are loved and things are taken care of properly when we're not home.

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!!

Tuxedo Pets
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Bob F.
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    They always take great care of my dog. He even got his own photoshoot in the park! He pulls like crazy so I'm glad somebody out there is willing to deal with that.

    PSS Training Program
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jayson B.
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    I have used his services on 2 of my dogs, and was blown away by the improvement in my dogs behavior.

    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 .

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

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        I was a former military dog trainer with 30 years of experience. I was a police dog trainer. I service dog trainers for pets and kid with disabilities.

        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.

        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.

        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?
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