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Milledgeville Dog Trainers

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Praising Paws
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bob M.
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I can't say enough about how great D'Nea is to work with for pup training.Her approach using POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT is fun for both dogs and owners. My Austailian Shepherd generally had the attention span of a gnat when she was a puppy. But D'Nea makes training fun and captivates the pups. I highly recommend her services!

Danni's Pet Service
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal S.
Verified review

Daniella is great with dogs and you can tell she loves animals! Fitzgerald my goldendoodle loves her! She is reliable, consistent, and trustworthy! Not to mention the prices are great, and you won't find another dog walker/dog sitter who loves animals as much as she does!

Gray's K-9 Academy
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel R.
Verified review

Great dog trainer. Very trust worthy and very knowledgeable about dogs and dog behavior.

Furbabies Caregiver,LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy H.
Verified review

Wendy has came into my home for quit some time now taking care of my dog. My dog loves to see her. She is the most caring and loving person I know. She's does a great job and is very dependable and goes above and beyond. Her rates are great.

Kathy's Kritters
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Catherine D.
Verified review

This cowgirl rocks! My pup loves it at her house and I am so happy to have find a "no-guilt" place to leave my pup when I am out of town. I dont feel worried or stressed about leaving my dog behind now that I use her services. Kathy has a natural and intuitive way with animals and she sends me texts and pictures to assure me my furry kid is thriving. Last time i picked her up after several days of pet sitting with Kathy, she was acting strange so I took her to my Vet only to discover that she was in perfect health but she was DEPRESSED......way more fun at Kathy's house than mine! Really? My Vet and I got a good laugh while I opened my wallet! Her fees are good and she is extremely flexible with scheduling.

Sit & Stay Pet Sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Annstas L.
Verified review

Esme sits my dog and two cats on a daily as well as overnight basis when I go out of town. They all love her! The only other person other than me that my dog goes crazy for is Esme. I love knowing my kids are safe, happy, loved, and well taken care of when I'm away. Esme is the only person I trust to take care of my babies.

Cognitum
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley J.
Verified review

When i dropped my dog off he gave her a bone right away ans she loved it. He walked my dog 3 times a day and when I picked her up she had been playing with about 10 balls, which she loves. He worked with my schedule to drop and pick her up. I willbe using hi I'm again.

Canine Behavior Clinic
1.0
from 1 review
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Founded by Jerry Hope in 1985, CBC offers an all-breed training services. We specialize in aggressive and fearful dogs. Jerry has spent the past 30 years studying puppy development and has written several books on the subject. We can help with most issues you may experience with your dog, from basic puppy manners to competition. Give us a call!

About

I totally enjoy watching people's dogs for my clients. It's my life. I love dogs, and I hope someone's looking for a keeper.

  • 6 years in business
About

I pet sit puppies and cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits and any pets you have, and I will walk your pet and my sister.

About

1. A Guarantee: We guarantee that you’ll see a difference in your dog at the end of the first lesson AND we guarantee your dog will be flawlessly obedient if you follow our guidance for 30 minutes of practice between lessons. If you don’t see a difference at the end of the first lesson we’ll buy the collar back from you and refund your money! 2. An Off Leash Future: Our goal is for every dog to know what it’s like to live off leash – free! And for every owner to experience the pride, confidence, and joy of having a dog off leash that is reliably and consistently obedient, under any level of distraction. 3. Hope for dogs of ANY BREED, ANY AGE, and ANY SIZE: We don’t discriminate – if a “trainer” tells you they charge more for certain breeds or do not train certain breeds, they may not be a real “trainer”! Dogs are never too old, too lazy or too stubborn to learn using our methods. We can also help blind and deaf dogs, and dogs with other disabilities overcome them and be confident, obedient pups! Aggression or confidence issues? Call us – those are our specialty!

About

I am a certified dog educator and trainer. I love all breeds. I specialize in aggressive behaviors. I have been working with dogs for ten years.

About

I would take care of any other dogs with love and respect. I also have experience and had dogs before.

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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