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Honolulu Puppy Trainerss

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Walk n' Wag
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Chris H.
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We have had Elva walk our 8 month old puppy three times. Excellent service and our dog loves her too. I recommend Elva to anyone in need of a dog walker!

  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lanonda B.
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Pammie is simply amazing! In just one week of working with her, I've noticed a difference in my sleeping patterns, energy levels, and even my mood. Each hour with Pammie is not only hilariously fun, but very enlightening! I'm becoming aware of the root causes of body aches, tension, stiffness and immobility. She's very motivating, encouraging, knowledgeable, experienced and an overall blessing to have in your corner. It is evident in our sessions that her training technique is not the "one size fits all" method. My sessions with Pammie are specifically tailored for me and my struggles, desires, and needs. I'm so happy about this decision and I look forward to continuing my journey with Pammie to becoming a healthier me- physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally! If you're consider hiring PT, Pammie is the only way to go. It's so worth investing in yourself. ? {can't wait till my next session} ?

Kimo T.
from 2 reviews
    Patricia C.
    Verified review

    Kimo had a lot of experience with pets, he knows a lot about the training, setting boundaries and limitations, exercising the dogs, nutrition, health etc. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a pet sitter.

    Operation Purple Paws, LLC
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Peggy A.
    Verified review

    My dogs bark uncontrollably whenever they hear a delivery truck or the mail truck. It's even worse if we have a delivery to our door and whenever we have visitors. Gayle came over and within minutes had my alpha dog calmed down and looking to me as the alpha person. She went over a few other things that concerned me and took the time to explain why my dogs were behaving the way they did. She not only helped me to learn the correction methods but also helped me to understand why they were done a certain way. She is extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior and psychology. I really appreciate that she is so open about training and so willing to share her wealth of knowledge. I recommend Gayle to anyone who wants success in their training session. Thank you Gayle for an extremely pleasant learning experience.

    from 1 review
      Barry T.
      Verified review

      pete did and unreal job helping me to train my dog. i have a rottweiler who is a good citizen. she does well in obedience and became a akc champion. thanks to pete for all his help and for showing my dog for me. everyone tells me my dog is well behave.


      Balanced Obedience is a locally owned Hawaii business serving happy clients since 2008. Balanced Obedience is Hawaii's only BBB accredited dog training business. Services include: private in-home training, behavioral consultations, popular doggie boot camp and finishing school, boarding-training and Service Dog and Emotional Support Dog training. Free group sessions and lifetime trainer support are offered to ensure you get the assistance you need to have the relationship you want with your dog. The owner and operator of Balanced Obedience, Sabrina Clark, loved animals from a very early age and began showing horses at age nine and showing dogs at age 12. Sabrina became a certified dog trainer at the age of 17 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaii in Zoology. Balanced Obedience was founded in 2008 and Sabrina can't imagine a life without dog training.


      I have a unique ability to be able to read dogs vocal and physical signals. I have worked with all types of animals my entire life; from training horses, dogs, interact with wild green sea turtles, dolphins, even a giant python and leopard I love inteacting with the owner and their dog, helping them to understand each other. It is so rewarding to see the smile on their faces (even the dogs) when everything clicks and they understand each other


      We are a dog training organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii. We specialize in dog behavior analysis, owner education and private lessons. This multithreaded education will ultimately create a stronger bond between the owner and the dog. We are one of the highest-rated dog training business in Hawaii. Currently, we have over 110 5-star reviews on Google! We currently hold a world record in obedience training. We specialize in off-leash control, in and around severe distractions. You can expect an advanced level of dog obedience training, with your dog having become well versed in the following commands: -Car manners - Come on command - Down at a distance - Down (until released into another command) - Heel - House manners - Off (verbal correction command) - Place - Sit (until released into another command) - Sit/Down at a distance - Quiet on command (stop barking or whining) - Many More! Spencer Duclos, our owner/head trainer, is a professional dog trainer. He has an exceptional deal of 12 years experience in animal training. He can handle any dog training issues you may be experiencing. We specialize in making your dog have military/police, K9-style obedience, and all of our work is done off-leash. Regardless of what size, breed or age your dog is, whether your dog is an amateur or a seasoned pro, we guarantee we will get you amazing results! For more information on how Off-Leash K9 Training, Hawaii can serve you, contact us today.


      I have been a dog trainer for over 30 years and believe in reward based behavior and redirect bad behaviors. I specialize in service and therapy dog training as well as CGC training. You will learn to talk dog. I enjoy watching a person learn to talk to his dog.


      We offer: * Basic training for dogs who are 6 months and older - no age limit: Saturdays at 11:00 am * Puppy class for pups 6 months and younger Sundays at 11:00 am Classes are once a week for 1 to 1 1/2 hours for six weeks. We charge only $99.95 for all six weeks! Enroll your pup today!


      Voted Best Dog Trainer by Honolulu Magazine 2009! We're offering our signature puppy classes for young puppies and our Canine Kids class for older puppies and young adult dogs. We also have Canine Good Citizen, Tricks, Reliable Recall, and Wonderful Walks classes. Private consultations that address the entire range of behavioral problems and obedience concerns are custom tailored to your individual dog, the problem(s), and your family. Wendy Mah M.A., CPDT, is Hawaii's first applied animal behaviorist and certified pet dog trainer and founder of Sirius Puppy Training in Hawaii. She is the first to bring a totally positive comprehensive dog training program to the state. She has her Master's degree in Animal Learning and Psychology, is a professional charter member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and a member of the Animal Behavior Society and Hawaii State Veterinary Examiners Board.


      OLK9 Hawaii has basic and advanced board and train packages available. On-location training is also available. Aloha

      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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