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Sandy Springs Dog Trainers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 68 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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Oh Good Dog
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William L.
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Kristie is very knowledgable in dog training and we are seeing results immediately. She has been flexible to our schedule and is always on time.

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Off Leash Dog Academy
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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Pups to Pooches LLC
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jon D.
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We are still in the middle of our training but so far they have done an amazing job. Our trainer is friendly and professional and she is very caring towards our dog. Our dog has responded beyond expectations - we are very pleased with Off Leash

  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tiyan C.
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She was the best my dog looks amazing an she was so sweet I would recommend her to everyone that has a dog under 50lbs ....Thank you so much Mrs.Linda Snickers will be back soon...

Petkrazypetsitting
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cathie K.
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Sharon did a great job watching Savannah. She's very trustworthy and thorough. I will definitely have her dog sit again.

  • 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.

ADZK9S LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Gino S.
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My wife and I rescued a puppy back in January, and we were really happy about it! However, we did not know what we had gotten ourselves into. Bo, our puppy, was very calm the first few days we got him, but as time progressed, he started to become a little bit of a hassle. At first we thought it was because he was a puppy that he always wanted to play, but it just seemed that he never rested. We had trouble with potty training him, and we could not have him on a leash. We were seriously considering giving him up because it was getting too much to handle. Thankfully, a good friend of ours recommended ADZK9s. I gave Doron a call, and he quickly put us on his schedule. Bo and I met him at their facilities, and he treated Bo immediately by giving him all shots he needed. We decided to enroll him in the 1-Month boarding and training program they provide, and it is the best thing we did for Bo and us. Bo was another puppy when he completed the program. He was obedient and calmer while still being the joyful and playful little puppy we first got. We were amazed at the results. He was completely potty trained, and he enjoyed his leash among many other things. Doron and Arlene explained that Bo was a special case. During his training they learned that Bo has tremendous amounts of energy, and that is why we were having such a hard time with him. At the beginning they had a tough time with Bo because of that same reason, but they didn't give up and were able to find a successful way to train him. We are grateful to them for that. They are great people, and they go above and beyond in what they do. They took their time to explain the process and share their knowledge with us we can be the best owners to Bo. We 110% recommend them for anyone who is looking to have their dog trained.

  • 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!!

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.

Awaken Performance Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Todd M.
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I have had the privilege of having Brandon as my Personal Trainer for over 2 years now and he has changed my overall perspective of working out. At 53, I am stronger and more flexible than I have ever been. I would encourage anyone to give Brandon a trial run and do one of his workouts, you will see that it will be worth your efforts. Life Changing!

  • 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!

Anita Culler
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl B.
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Working in Alpharetta and living in Midtown makes it difficult for me to give my 60 lb. dog the time and attention he needs throughout the day. Anita has been a great resource for our family. She makes sure Liam gets to burn off pent up energy, as well as provides affection before she leaves. I always get a picture of his smiling face, and that gives me the peace of mind that my furbaby is happy. I highly recommend her.

K9 Consultants
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We provide basic/advance obedience home and personal protection. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and experience with dogs We teach the dogs proper behavior as well as educate you, the owner, on how to fairly and effectively communicate with your dog.

Katie G.
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When I first got my dog, Theo, I was working full time and in grad school, so I really had very little time to dedicate to training my dog. My dog had been rescued from a rural area, where he had been living in the wild for some time, he was almost a year old, and he had a lot of energy! I was in desperate need of help with training! Highland Canine Atlanta worked with Theo for a few weekends and had him following basic obedience very quickly. They also taught me strategies to use with training Theo while he wasn't working directly with HCA. I was very pleased with the training and outcomes, and I will definitely use them again in the future if I have the need. Thanks Highland Canine Atlanta!

Diggy's Dog Service

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I personally spend every minute with the customer's pet -- interacting, playing, feeding, and teaching tricks. I take all my customer's pet on long, frequent walks to make sure he/she handles his/her business. I love animals, and I handle them with care.

    Marilyn's Care

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a dog and cat sitter and walker with care and patience. I am retired from Delta Airlines International with exception references from clients.

      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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