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  • 4 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min

Griselda G.

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I have an adult dog named Willow that I just adopted a month ago. Everything went great until summer was over and I started working everyday and Willow started getting destructive in the house and in her crate. I finally decided to get a dog trainer and so far Darius seems to know what he's doing. He thought me how to walk my dog properly on a leash and now we're working on teaching her the basics; seat, lay, speak ect. This actually is going to help me understand my dog. And with the destructive behavior, she hasn't destroyed anything in the house. Which I'm really happy about. I highly recommend him, and I'm very exited to see the results!

Sarahh H.

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My first session with Darius today was extremely knowledgeable and very delightful he knows dogs very well and this is only after spending 1 hour. Darius answered any questions I had and was very willing to help me with all of my questions ...I seen the difference in control that he had over my dog using one finger versus me having to use two leashes putting them through my hand. I would definitely suggest hiring Darius has your dog trainer you and your dog will be truly satisfied and we all know a trained dog is a happy dog!

Lani C.

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Darius is absolutely amazing. He is a true blessing for me and my husband. My husband is overseas right now in Afghanistan and we started having some problems with his Cane Corso, Thorin. When we thought we were just out of options Darius came into our life. He is helping our furbaby become a better and happy dog. I could not have asked for a better trainer for our dog. I highly recommend Darius for any problems that you're having with your dog. Truly thank you for everything you have done for us Darius!

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

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!!! 😃

Gail C.

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Kristie was great. My dog was good aggressive after 1 lesson he was completely trained. She was very sweet and helpful

Jaime A.

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We're only two weeks in and already seeing a marked difference in our dog. Kristie is great!

  • 7 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 37 min

Dori L.

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We needed help training our Swiss Mountain Dog puppy, Ovie. Since Ovie is a large-breed dog, good manners is a must! Sending Ovie to the 2 week training program was the best decision we've made for both him and us! Francis did an AMAZING job not only with the basic obedience but exposing Ovie to all different kinds of environments...especially meeting new people. That has helped Ovie become a more a confident and happy member of our family. Francis showed us how to replicate Ovie's training at home too. We highly recommend Oh Good Dog training for anyone looking for a great dog trainer!

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!!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

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.

Michelle B.

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Jan is one of the best trainers I have ever worked with. I took Kara to Jan as a 5 month old puppy and it was either train the dog or get rid of it. Within one week the puppy was a different dog. I don't know what I would have done with out Jan's expertise in training. She was worth every penny and more.. Kara and I still visit Jan and we have become good friends. My Advise is GIVE HER A TRY!!!!

Derek S.

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Jan is a very experienced trainer who worked with our dog Kaiser. She uses practical and positive methods for training that are easy to pick up and learn yourself and will work with your schedule to find the best times for a session. I would recommend her for any new, or even experienced, dog owners.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 47 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.

Thumbtack Customer

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Anne provided great training for us and for our pup. She went well above our expectations in providing follow-up emails that summarized our lessons and gave additional tips. She is very patient and encouraging, professional, and passionate about her work. Strong recommend!

  • 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.

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.

Jan V.

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Sharon is a very kind and caring person. She made our dogs feel very loved. I would highly recommend her for all your boarding needs. She treated our dogs as if they were her own. Great job Sharon!!!

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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: 22 hours
  • Smyrna, GA

Benjamin U.

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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.

Noel H.

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Heather was great. So much helpful information and knowledge. . Entire staff there friendly and their love of dogs obvious

  • 2 years in business
  • 29 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

Greg M.

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Richard boarded and trained my dog for one week. In that one week he completely transformed my once out of control min pincher to a well behaved house trained dog. If you're looking for a dog trainer, Richard should definitely be your first choice.

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.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Jessica L.

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Sonja started working with my dog, Elijah, when he was 8 weeks old and has continued of and on through his third birthday. She taught him to be extremely obedient and well trained. He follows commands and minds well. I have had so many compliments from others about how well trained he is and I've been told, "if all dogs were like this I'd have one" on more than one occasion. In addition, Sonja also taught him to open doors for me, and get help when I need it by pressing an alarm because I am in a wheelchair as a result of a car accident. I highly recommend her services. She is excellent dog trainer. She treats the animals well and uses techniques that are humane yet effective.Elijah loves Sonja and gets so excited to see her every time she comes. I will definitely continue using her with new tricks I want to teach Elijah and with any additional pup I may get.

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.

Frances B.

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Excellent dog trainer. If you follow the schedule she provides for you, it will go well. She is prompt, patient and a lover of animals. Her focus is the safe care of your dog.

  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Woodstock, GA

Michael J.

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I recieved 4 quotes from Thumbtack, on dog trainning. I chose (Bad Dog Good Dog) w/Lisa Taratoot, initially because of $$, however after only having completing 2 of our secessions,my dog has had a tremendous turnaround, and I am completly confident in Lisa "knowledge" in pet training abilities! and I am looking foward to our continued training process! Call Lisa, you want be disappointed.

Daniel H.

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Excellent experience! Hiring Lisa to train my puppy was the perfect choice. She is a true pro that knows exactly how to correct bad behavior. I purchased the four session package and by the third week my puppy was completely housebroken and was no longer eating my furniture! Best money I've ever spent. Highly recommend Lisa and "Bad Dog Good Dog". Amazing results.

Alison L.

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Lisa is a dog whisperer! She successfully trained my dog and trained me to be a confident and nurturing dog mom. In my opinion, Lisa's skills are magical. I plan to purchase a second package so we can work on advanced skills such as greeting guests at the door and walking without lunging. She is worth every penny.

  • 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 .

Roger A.

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Excellent training session. Trainer was very knowledgeable of the training process. Would highly recommend

  • 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!

  • Response time: 20 hours
  • Riverdale, GA

Christina C.

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My experience so far is like none other Terrence did a wonderful job with my dog Angel. He was not trained in any way when I brought him home 2 months ago but after 3 days he seems to be doing a lot better no more chewing on everything or even messing up my floors he listens and behaves around company of course he is still in training but do far do good. Terrence was on time and even stayed a little after to make sure I understood how I can better Angel when he is not there. I would recommend him to anyone he is great at what he does and the passion and love he shoes for dogs Is amazing. I will be doing more business with this company because of him and recommending him to anyone in need

De D.

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very exceptional and professional about his business

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 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
  • Gainesville, GA

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.

  • 27 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Loganville, GA

Pat T.

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I called Terry about my 8 month old Husky Sky. More than a handful needless to say he needed her bad! After 2 weeks with Terry I have a totally different dog that responds to commands, walks are fun and he respects me and the family now. Wow!! Thanks- couldn't be more thankful!

Mary C.

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I am so pleased with grooming of all three of my Cavaliers. Cav hair can be challenging and in the past we have had issues with bad grooming, careless shaving and such. Maria did a fabulous job on all three and they love her! So happy to have found OUR groomer for good:-)

  • Cumming, GA

Vickie J.

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Mylinda of Bark & Laugh Dog Training is TERIFFIC. I have two dogs that have taken classes and thanks to her guidance, have become the most well behaved dogs. They took Puppy, Intermediate, and Canine Good Citizen classes. We are currently enrolled in her Out and About classes. She is a wealth of knowledge and has even helped us overcome a Separation Anxiety issue in one of our dogs. They love these classes too – when we ask them if they would like to go see Mylinda, and run to the door and can’t wait to get into the car! I would highly recommend Mylinda of Bark & Laugh Training.

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  • Stone Mountain, GA

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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.

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