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Ankeny Animal Behaviorists

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Kawa Farms K-9 Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl K.
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Have you ever made a decision and was both extremely proud and happy with the end result? I knew from the first time Jennifer and Mace met with Dallas my 16 month old Beagle/Blue Heeler mix who was more than two hands full to deal with that I had made the right decision. The patience, understanding, and follow up provided with each on going training session is remarkable. There was a drastic change in my dog's behavior since training started, she now follows her commands and is no longer a nightmare to deal with. Coming home is no longer a stressful situation thanks to Kawa Farms K-9 Training.

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maxine M.
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My experience with Deb was awesome! After the first lesson I understood why all the training methods I'd tried before had failed and was able to communicate with my dog in a way he understood immediately! I recommend Bark Busters to all my friends as well as strangers I see who seem to be frustrated with their dogs!

The K-Nine Coach
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Amanda was really great to work with! She gave us very practical tips on how to correct our dog’s behavior and provided us with a lot of direction on how to work him outside of training sessions. She takes time with each client to understand what’s going on with the dog and recommends various tools that she thinks will specifically work for that dog. Our dog used to seriously go into attack mode anytime he saw someone he didn’t know. He had even bitten a couple of people. She helped us to understand his behaviors and *why* he was reacting to people the way that he was, and she gave us guidance on how to correct the behavior in a positive manner. He is a totally different dog. Sure, he’s still shy around strangers, but we can actually have people over without him trying to attack them and and we take him with us to friends’ houses, as well as out in public, without worrying that he’s going to attack. I would highly recommend Amanda!

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tresa D.
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We learned of Brett’s knowledge and experience with training dogs when we boarded our dog at his facility while on vacation. Our dog was a year old when we started obedience and protection training with Brett. We are totally impressed with how much our dog has learned in just the first ten weeks of training. Even others who visit our home frequently have notice the improvement in our dog’s behavior. Actually, the most difficult part has been training me, the owner!!! Our dog has caught on very quickly and Brett has been very patient trying to bring me, the owner, up to par. We look forward to working with and learning more from Brett as we continue our training. It has become very satisfying and fun and has created a better relationship between me and my dog. Thanks Brett!

  • 7 years in business
Danny R.
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Ashley is extremely devoted to her craft… She has a way of working with the animals, that takes a lot of stress away from the situation, for human and animal alike... very professional.

Tresa D.
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OK, let’s face it, Gringo, my German Shepherd, is very spoiled! He is my “baby”. The owner, Brett, says he is a “wuss”….but doesn’t hold it against him! He is pampered at home, so when we travel, I don’t like to have to feel guilty about leaving him. I like Mischievous K9 for boarding because this facility is always clean and smells good. Gringo’s personal kennel is large with a doggie door to go in and out whenever he pleases. It is air conditioned and heated so he stays comfortable whether it is summer or winter. Gringo gets plenty of food and treats and has water available at all times. Brett is a dog lover himself so I feel he enjoys spending one-on-one time with my dog every day he is there. Cleanliness, space, comfort, interaction and safety are the things I look for in a boarding facility and Mischievous K9 provides all of these and more! Brett will even post daily pictures and videos of your dog on Facebook so you can check in on him while you are away. We learned of Brett’s knowledge and experience with training dogs when we boarded our dog at his facility while on vacation. Our dog was a year old when we started obedience and protection training with Brett. We are totally impressed with how much our dog has learned in just the first ten weeks of training. Even others who visit our home frequently have notice the improvement in our dog’s behavior. Actually, the most difficult part has been training me, the owner!!! Our dog has caught on very quickly and Brett has been very patient trying to bring me, the owner, up to par. We look forward to working with and learning more from Brett as we continue our training. It has become very satisfying and fun and has created a better relationship between me and my dog. Thanks Brett!

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I am very experienced with older animals with medication needs. I will take care of animal where the animal is comfortable.

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I do basic obedience training and behavior modification training using positive reinforcement. I am certified through the Animal Behavior College.

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I have a competitive nature that I bring to my training, and this drives me to always strive for the best results. I know a variety of methods to use in training a dog and a variety of things that I can teach your dog. With a positive personality and a love for people and pets, I give the results that I would want to receive if I were in the dog owner's place.

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Ashworth Road Animal Hospital was established over 30 years ago, and for that entire time, it has had one goal. That goal is to provide the best veterinary services and surgical care possible for your pet.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I offer professional all breed dog grooming in Johnston, IA. We are a small shop that takes pride in caring for you pets like they are our own. We like to keep your dog's stress level down by finishing your pup within a reasonable amount of time.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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In search of one of the top dog trainers who are friendly and reliable? Let this expert help you. This individual specializes in puppy behavior training and dog obedience training.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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In search of a group of experts who offer residential dog training services in West Des Moines? Check out this company. They also provide dog boarding services.

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Hello. My name is Andrea Vargus. I am a huge pet lover! I train dogs and will also take on the aggressive dogs to mold them into family pets once again. I walk dogs while you're busy at work. I house-sit and watch your fur babies while you are on business trips or vacations! I would love to help you and your dog out with these services. Thank you.

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I provide dog training. I've trained all of my dogs for show. All are awarded champions. I'm not a high-end trainer. I know the basics of obedience and agility but can work with your dog on individual habits that aren't acceptable. I can work up to training off leash.

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