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Rome Dog Trainers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christen F.
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Our white lab went to training camp for two weeks. We've had two labs previously and never had issues with training, but our little guy (10 months) was a good boy, but silly and very strong willed. There were times where we were all feeling frustrated. I researched several dog training camps and one on one canine training in GA and felt a total peace with Oh Good Dog. We did the two week camp and Francis was wonderful. Our dog came back so much calmer, more assured of himself and was actually holding all of his commands. He played hard and worked efficiently while at camp. We were sent videos and photos which helped us make it without having him around. What I loved is that they take your dog on field trips and to the park so they learn to keep their commands in day to day distractions and learn to obey in different scenarios. When we did the end of training with Francis to see his progress, where we learned how to implement everything, we could all see how close Wyatt had become with Francis which made us so happy. I Highly recommend Oh Good Dog.

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Oh Good Dog
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey D.
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Kristie has helped me with some basic dog training for my rottweiler Ace. She does an amazing job with him and myself . He has learned a lot really quick and he is really focused when she is giving him commands....I'm very satisfied with what she is doing and would highly recommend her. Thanks Kristie, Ace and I really appreciate what your doing.

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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelli W.
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Loved that they worked with me in putting a custom program together to work with my budget. That was my biggest set back to get her trained. Getting the training my dog needs with a budget I can afford. I will do more training for advanced later on.

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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She was so sweet to my dog who is 17. He actually enjoyed his bath and cut.

  • 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.

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!!

Tootie's Cuties
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Portia J.
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Tootie did a wonderful job with my bully. After having gone to the same groomer for 7 years he can be very stubborn and uncooperative with a new groomer; and, has even been "kicked out" of 2 local groomers. BUT TOOTIE was incredible. He took to her immediately. She was prompt, kind, and very professional. My dog smells amazing and I love the funky green dye she put on his ears. I would absolutely use Tootie again!

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.

Bad Dog, Good Dog
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amber V.
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It's been an awesome experience working with Puppy Training 1 on 1 so far, we've done two private lessons with Jake and our golden retriever and couldn't be happier with the level of service we've gotten. Jake has been amazing, and we're seeing significant improvement in our puppy!

Paws Ready!
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jamie H.
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Jamie is so amazing with my dogs. She is so sweet and kind. I trust her 100%. I would highly recommend.

Kelly Pets Now
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tamara L.
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Kelly took care of our Aussie and a hamster for almost a week. She clearly loves pets and took great care of both of ours!. She sent picture updates every day and spent quality time with our dog in the yard and in the house. We even learned some great tips from her about treats and games for our dog. She made our trip so much better knowing our pets were well cared for. So much better than a kennel! I would highly recommend Kelly Pets Now!

Villanueva Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lilly G.
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Hired michael a while back to help me and my dog Loki he did an amazing job and now I'm able to have Loki in my store with me

About

I offer pet sitting, dog walking (the dog and I can get some excercise) and light grooming: bathing, brush outs, nail trims, blow dries. I am a very loyal animal lover. I have experience working in boarding facilities, dog training, and animal hospitals and also having my own pet sitting business for 11 years and counting. Taking care of animals is my passion and I love doing it. I am currently going to be a foster mom hopefully soon. I want to give animals/dogs my unconditional love and help them. I have such a big heart for animals! I am very trust worthy and straight forward when it comes to the fur kids

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We provide doggy and kitty day care and overnight boarding. We have a pet limo to pick up and deliver your fur baby to and from our kennel.

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I have experience taking care of other people's pets. I have references that I can give to any one that is interested in my service'skills.

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What I do is take your dogs for walking. I feed the dogs and give them water. That is why my business is great because I'll do everything to keep your dog.

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I take care of your pets the way I'd want mine to be taken care of! I provide pet sitting, walking, grooming, and training services. Though I work mostly with dogs, I'd be comfortable with most pets including the following: * spiders * snakes * lizards * birds * parrots * horses * goats * fish * sheep * pigs and more!

  • 4 years in business
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I don't have any special talents, I just love dogs!

About

We are a certified dog trainer and Victoria Stilwell positively dog trainer (VSPDT) using positive reinforcement methods to work through any obedience or behavioral concern with your dog. You and your dog will find training to be easy, fun, and rewarding. Group training, private (one-on-one) training lessons, and board & train services are offered. We are serving Carroll and the surrounding counties. Unleash the Pawsitive, "It's Where Dogs Choose to Learn!"

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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