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Peachtree City Animal Behaviorists

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  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristen R.
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Our dog Marco stayed at Oh Good Dog for a two week stay and train. During his stay, Francis provided regular updates and photos to keep us updated on Marco's progress. Since Marco has been back home, we have noticed a positive difference in his behavior. He is following more commands, playing with his toys by himself, and is generally more calm. Several friends and family members have commented on how much his behavior has improved after his time with Oh Good Dog. Marco received a great foundational training and we hope to continue his training as he gets older.

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Off Leash Dog Academy
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna C.
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Yes, all five of those qualities are evident with OffLeash! Tireless, sure, loving, graceful, Service-oriented, always with the relationship of owner and animal first in their mind.

  • 17 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Jessi C.
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I brought my 10 month old Chorkie in for training . She was aggressive with other dogs and people outside of the family. Yvonne created a course for us and gave me guidelines and advice for changing our behavior to help us be a better unit. We have to grow, learn and change together . After 3 weeks Fawn was able to enter a group class and we were able to flourish there. After completing the group training Fawn can be around other dogs, other people, and follow basic commands. She just passed her AKC Star Puppy certification and I am so proud of how far we've come. Thank you so much Yvonne for all of your help, we wouldn't be here without you!

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Pups to Pooches LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Deborah K.
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No dog behaviors change overnight, but Ann gave us a great plan of action and we have already seen some improvement and less anxiety in our rescue pup.

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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
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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Shelly A.
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My dogs behavior was drastically changed from Melanie's dog training program. She got her potty trained and she even rings the bell to go potty!!

Dog Smart
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Mark V.
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Ms Sonja has been a godsend helping us rectify our behavior problems

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine B.
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I have two 4-year-old dachshunds that I tried to train by myself by kenneling one while working with the other. This got me nowhere fast because the distractions of the other made it impossible. I needed help and did my research on Off Leash and was really sold when I saw the puppy poodle. The before and after was amazing. When I dropped Madison off, she was a leash puller, sniffer of all things, distracted by everything, didn’t understand sit or down, much less stay in one place on command. I just got her back from her 2-week board and training. I couldn’t believe how obedient she was when I went to pick her up. She could come, sit, down, place, heel, loose leash, and knew to stay until she was told to break after each command. She could block out distractions and I was astounded by the transformation. Yet, they do not just let you take them home without your own human training session. The trainer, Terry, sat down with me and took me through how to work the collar and trained me. We spent 2 hours walking with Madison and going through the commands. He corrected my behavior that could be confusing for her so when I bring her home I will know exactly what to do. He would have stayed longer if need be. They are also there for reach back if I ever need help and I will definitely utilize the refresher if not for my babies but for me. Also, she absolutely loves Terry and he loved her. This is a key factor that makes me happier than anything, she went to this tough training and loved her trainer, which makes me sure that she loved every moment she was there. Last but definitely not least they sent update pictures and videos. They know this is a hard process for both the puppy and their human and made it so much easier. I cannot say enough about how amazing the trainers and staff are at OffLeash Training Atlanta. This training has not just changed my baby’s life but mine as well.

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Janice O.
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Linda always does an excellent job with my two cats. She loves animals, so I never worry that they are not receiving excellent care while I am on vacation. I know she will show up and make sure they are fed in a timely manner, which is not always the case with some sitters. I highly recommend her.

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy F.
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We just had our first training session. Very informative and helpful addressing the behavior problems.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Becky C.
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Chelsea is very responsive. When you have adopters who are having problems, they want to hear from someone ASAP. Chelsea is very professional and knowledgeable and great at reading a dog's behavior

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lee F.
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I really enjoyed the personalized approach taken with this company. They really got to know my dog and made sure the recommendations and training were something that I could continue to work on in between sessions. It was the first place I've worked with where I felt like the goal was to improve my dogs behavior and nothing else. They really cared and made sure I was comfortable with executing the training recommendations myself before leaving. I learned how to read Cole's reactions and when breaks were helpful since training stressed him out a little at the beginning. I feel like I really understand how to read Cole now and really get to the root of his issues. Thank you!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Agena H.
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I take my maltipoo, Diamond for a groom monthly. Donna is so patient and friendly with her. I can tell she is very compassionate about all animals. And Diamond loves her visit!

4-Legged Children
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley J.
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Truly an animal lover!!!!

Pawlanta Dogs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret L.
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For all you animal lovers who are looking for a responsible friendly caring Sitter for your loved ones . Emily from Pawlanta located in toco Hills is the woman for you. My husband and I were going out of town last weekend and last minute found out we couldn't bring our dog . I found Emily from next-door the app she was very sweet on the phone and said that there was no problem with her taking care of chonies ( that's my dogs name )she came to my house that day to meet with me and I instantly felt comfortable with her and so did my dog . she offered to pick up Chonies the next day and drop her off when we get back we got from our trip what more can you ask for :)I highly recommend Pawlanta .

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diane D.
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I did a test run with Anita and my SEVEN fur babies and she did great!! In September I will be using her again for my 7 days I’m out of state. She has a beautiful passion for animals and has also given me tips to help me with my problems cat and ideas on better quality food to feed my babies

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.

About

My service is animal care. I watch over daily your house or animal during business hours. We can walk, bathe, and do simple animal behavior training for socializing your pet.

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Young black man dealing with animals like thats different that should stand out...just give me a chance i will not let u down...THANKS ALREADY

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My name is Avii, and I am a high school senior student who is raising money for my college tuition for a psychology degree, focusing on animal psychology and behavior. I am a positive, active, energetic and responsible pack leader who has a passion for animals and taking care of pets. I have grown up around animals my entire life with great experience with dogs and cats specifically for over 10 years. I have excellent emergency response. I am communicative, responsible and focused on making your animals feel happy, loved and cared for. I am willing to work with almost any animals, except snakes, birds and large animals (horses, etc). I am open to house sitting, walking, taking care of disabled animals (blind, older, etc.) and will do anything to make you and your pet feel happy and comfortable. I am willing to stay overnight with animals as well! My schedule is determined by your needs and of the kind of care your animal will need. Everything is flexible to fit you!

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The services I provide are the following: * Dog/cat sitting -- Feeding, walking, cleaning, and playing * Reptile sitting -- I will care for them in my home if you wish.

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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