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Sandy Springs German Shepherd Trainers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Breont H.
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The Experience of Darius' Dogs was Great!!! He explained all directions fluently, and he also showed full control over my German Shepherd without proper dog training equipment. My dog listened to Mr. Darius on command within only 5 minutes of him being there. Mr. Darius obviously knows what he's doing and takes pride in his work as a professional dog trainer, he even went so far as to give me nutrition tips for my German Shepherd. I recommend Darius' Dog's to any dog owner that is looking for good quality professional help in training your dog.

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Oh Good Dog
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michael V.
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I really enjoyed the the experience and they did a really good job helping me train my German shepherd they were very friendly and I would strongly recommend them THANKS!!!!!

from 28 reviews
  • 42 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie G.
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Today was our second lesson with Donna and I must say that she is an absolute miracle worker. We brought in our two German Shepherd puppies, one 5 months old and the other nearly 7 months old and we noticed a dramatic difference in their behavior. The first time we brought them they were both anxious and very dominant. Our oldest one was also showing high levels of aggression towards Mrs Donna. Today however, they were both submissive and regarded us as their pack leaders. They also learned all of their "homework tricks" ( sit, take-it-leave-it,down,and shake) and learned some new ones today (to stay by our sides through running and briskly stopping, random turns,etc). I strongly recommend Donna because she not only trains our dogs but trains us as the owners as well, creating a stronger and more dominant bond with our canine companions. If you want to have a well behaved, obedient dog, young or old, Donna is the woman you want to guide you.

Off Leash Dog Academy
from 25 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Hugo R.
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Fantastic! Professional! Knowledgeable and amazing results. Heart of gold and a super awesome find. Trust Dawn, she is a very amazing trainer. Hugo R.

S-K9 Solutions
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan R.
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I had a very aggressive German Shepherd that I was about to give up on and seek a new owner. I spoke to several companies before getting on Thumbtack. Once on Thumbtack, I made the decision to move forward with Keith. Other companies tried to sell me a 2000 dollar + training package that they insisted was the only option. Keith and his services were far less and his training program completely solved my dog;s problems. At no point of time did I ever feel pressured by Keith. He was highly professional, extremely knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable during the whole process. I was constantly kept updated real time of the progress of my dog. I cannot say enough about how satisfied I am and have already sent him two neighbors experiencing issues with their dogs.

from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne S.
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Denise is incredible with our German Shepherd puppy, Bishop. Her training knowledge is immeasurable. She works with us as much or more than Bishop. She's teaching us how to handle Bishop so that he will be responsive, obedient and respectful to us and our home. We are able to implement her techniques immediately and are excited for each new session with Denise. We don't have a problem with Bishop, he's just a baby and we want to train him properly so he'll be a part of the family and able to go any and every where with us. We'll continue using Denise as Bishop grows and develops into a well trained dog. I'll keep you posted . . . Thanks Denise!

Pet's Playhouse on Ponce
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chrism and Missie K.
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My dog has been going to Pet's Playhouse on Ponce since she was 6 months old, she is now 7 years old. I take her for daycare several times a week and this is the only place that I will board her since all the staff knows her and she them. Shawn, Keno, and the rest of the staff are well trained to handle the dogs and true professionals when dealing with me. My dog and I have also had Shawn as a trainer (training classes available at Pet's Playhouse on Ponce) and I can always refer questions to him on behavior issues. I use the grooming severices (Squeaky Clean bathing) at least once a month. My dog (a shepherd mix) gets groomed more often when having a shedding blowout (one of the services is de-shedding) and there is no way to tell you how great it is to have less Lois hair in the car and in the house.

World Class K-9 Training
from 9 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew P.
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Mr. Julius is the best trainer I've know for anybody looking for obedience, protection, or socialization. I got my dog tango (belgian malinois) from Julius. He has excellent selection of Belgians an german shepherds to choose from . My dog tango has a lot of drive which I was looking for. Overall Julius is great breeder/ trainer who knows his stuff I'm looking forward to buying another dog from him soon.

ARB Pawsitive Dog Training
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen A.
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It was a great experience and very effective. I have a much better relationship with my year old German Shepherd after 8 training sessions with Amy.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James M.
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Amazing people to work with. In 2 weeks they got my unruly, unmanageable, one-year-old German Shepherd to be a perfect gentleman! Can't believe this is actually my dog. My only regret is not doing this sooner!!!

The Good Dog Academy
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dee W.
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We have thoroughly enjoyed having Gary Adams and Good Dog Academy train our German Shepherd, Gypsy!! After 10 sessions she is a different dog. She seems much happier and more content. I would highly recommend him and am so grateful that we found him!!

Full Contact K9
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Liz S.
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After I started training with Evan, life with my Boxer became much more enjoyable. From the beginning, my puppy refused to acknowledge the word “no.” But once we started training with Evan that changed. In just a few months, he became a different dog. He’s still full of personality, but is now eager to follow commands and is willing to accept corrections. My Boxer and I are proof that Evan’s philosophy of positive reinforcement, repetition, consistency, leadership and clear communication get results. When my Boxer was about six months old, I added a young German Shepherd, to the family. While she came to me with basic obedience training, Evan taught me that managing two large dogs isn’t as hard as it might seem. I learned how to work both of them together, walk them together and more importantly, handle them with confidence. Whatever your training goals, I highly recommend Full Contact K9. Evan clearly has a passion for his work. In dog training, like most other things, you get what you pay for. Evan offers a unique combination of professional experience, a proven track record, knowledge and commitment that you won't find with anyone else.

Atlanta K-9 Solutions
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Shelly W.
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Hi, I'm Chief's mom, Shelly, I have a 3 year old male GSD. He was 1 y/o when I chose to do training with him after someone broke into my house. A friend of mine paid for some training for us at PetCo. I didn't like the treats idea, because the dog is supposed to work for you and not for treats. And that wasn't the type of training that my particular dog needed. I did some price comparisons. Put it like this "Good work isn't cheap!" I was in Decatur and seen the Atlanta K9 Solutions truck and stopped to talk to Craig, the K9Boss. He invited me to come in so I can see a demo of his dog Rain and to do an evaluation with Chief. I decided to the 14 day board & train Obedience and Protection package. I asked a lot of questions and they were very thorough with the answers. I called almost every day to check up on my dog. They sent videos of him and allowed me to talk to him over the phone. He learned German commands in 2 days! (That made me really comfortable with the trainers.) The 14 days felt like months. When I went in to picked Chief up, they brought me into a room where I could observe him working with the trainer without him seeing me. They explained to me that in order for me to have a well behaved dog, I must be consistent and use the leash. If I don't have the leash, I don't have control. They also explained that I need to come to training (private and/or Saturday group classes & Sunday obedience & Protection). Sunday protection class is handled by Darius who is a certified Decoy. He challenges the dogs by using different mechanisms with the dog, in order for the dog to protect its owner. They are very flexible as long as you communicate with them. They also travel to your home for an additional cost. I cannot make up any excuses as to what my dog is doing wrong and why, because it is up to me to handle him and MOST IMPORTANTLY MAKE TIME & go to classes. As an female owner of a male GSD, I cannot complain about my dog not working or being obedient if I do not know that I am the MASTER! Keep up the good work guys!

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