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Sherwood Forest Dog Trainers

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  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie K.
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Francis has been a huge asset to our family. We are now through 5 weeks of training for our dog and have seen vast improvements! We are super pleased with Francis and his work with our pup.

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Oh Good Dog
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Brad W.
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Wow is the first thing I want to say. Also, before being recommended to Karisha and Dawn from a friend I had no relationship to them. I work from home so my Zegen and I are very close. Let's just say he's a little anxious when I leave him for a while. I noticed firsthand the difference when picking him up from Off Leash than from picking him up from friends/boarders. The real test is when I am bringing him to be dropped off there. You know dogs know way ahead of time where they are going and Zegen is not his usual uncomfortable self. We get there, I open the car door and he jumps out! Does not try to get back in the car!! It's hard to put in words how comfortable that is to me when driving away. I think it is safe to say that I highly recommend Off Leash Dog Training to anyone. Not sure if this is allowed or if it will be removed from this post but if you are overly concerned about your baby as I am about mine please feel free to call me for any further questions: 404.697.4317 Brad Williams

  • 17 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Deb E.
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Yvonne provided such great instruction and ideas for training our dog, Piney. He has made such progress while working with Yvonne. We would recommend her to anyone who needs help with their dog. She was great to work with as pet owners.

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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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ML S.
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We started Pups to Pooches when our pup was about 12 weeks old, and went through (2) 6-week sessions of training. The training was easy to learn for both our dog and us, and Ann provided lots of feedback to make sure we were giving the proper cues. We received follow-up information via email to help reinforce all that was learned. Ann was in tune to the pups, and helped determine any issues that might arise and the best course of training based on the pups' personalities. Ann gives lots of personalized attention. This was by far the best dog training I've experienced with any of my dogs.

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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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Julia M.
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We adopted a two year old Boston mix with anxiety and trust issues. After the first lesson Molly started responding to sit, down, and shake. Since then her anxiety is almost gone and she's not eating the cage or rug anymore. Jan really helped us make Molly feel at home and she's thriving. I highly recommend Jan for your dog training needs.

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Puppy Training 1On1
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Expert K9 Academy
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Silvia G.
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Cris is a great trainer. My Weim 80lb puppy (1 year 9 months) spent 3 weeks with Cris, and it returned a changed puppy. Obedient, less anxious, with better manners. Cris was aware that I was very emotional about the whole separation from my puppy, he also knew that I needed help urgently, we were having problems adjusting to living in an apartment, Cris was amazing and he picked up my dog that same weekend, I am so thankful to him. He sent pictures, videos and updates every day. He is very professional, compassionate and caring for both the dogs he's training and the dog's owners. Thank you Cris, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for us. Bono is a better dog thanks to you :)

Dog Smart
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Christine L.
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I cannot say enough about Sonja McBerry with Dog Training in your Home. The lessons she provides are so personalized and because they take place in your own home the training covers exactly what you need where you need it. Sonja did a great job teaching me how to work with and train my dog so she would be well behaved. Even after the private training stops the group lessons continue to benefit your dog. it is so nice to have someone you can rely on and turn to when you/your dog needs a refresher or you just have a question.

  • 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
Thumbtack Customer
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She was so sweet to my dog who is 17. He actually enjoyed his bath and cut.

Petkrazypetsitting
5.0
from 14 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.

  • 30 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.

Shari's Canine Care
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Jane C.
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Very knowledgeable about dogs and their training. Friendly lady who boards the dog inside with her family. My dog connected with her immediately. Training not totally complete yet; very pleased with our experience. Highly recommend this trainer.

ADZK9S LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Josh W.
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Awesome!!! It's very simple. Doron may be one of the best trainers I've come across. He doesn't only have great patience when it comes to training your puppy, he is also very thorough when it comes to informing you of the techniques and reasoning behind them. Will definitely suggest using his services or even just talking to him and getting a better understanding of your puppy.

Zp Training Solutions
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Shelley B.
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    I cannot say enough about Zabian's knowledge, patience and skills. Zabian was so understanding and not only helped train my dog but also helped train me to be a better dog owner. He truly cares about what he does and the ongoing success of his canine clients. I highly recommend ZP Training Solutions and can guarentee any dog owner will be 100% satisfied with his work.

    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Barry S.
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    Donna is one of the most loving and caring groomer and pet sitter that I have met in my professional career. She gave me great advise on daily care for my dog Gabriel. Thanks Donna!! Barry with A Better Dog Home Dog Training

    4-Legged Children
    4.2
    from 6 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Lorraine M.
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    Dog sitter arrived on time & was polite & professional. We will use his services again.

    • 3 years in business
    • 9 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!

    • 10 years in business
    • 4 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.

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    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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