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Des Moines Dog Trainers

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  • 5 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Season F.
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JoAnna is absolutely amazing! She knew exactly what we wanted as I was trying to explain it, took the lead, and is working wonders with my pup! Ozzie will be a great service dog for me! I have also had the pleasure of seeing JoAnna with some of her other pups in training and I am amazed at what this woman is capable of! She truly is a dog whisperer!!

The K-Nine Coach
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire 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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Janna C.
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We would definitely recommend Deb and Bark Busters!!!! We adopted BJ from a shelter, not knowing all the issues we would be dealing with. We chose Bark busters because we knew BJ would not do well in a group dog training class, he has an extreme fear of people and other dogs. After our first session we could see a big improvement and have continued to see it with the lessons Deb gave us to work on with him. We are looking forward to a much happier little dog.

  • 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!

Pawfect Attitude
5.0
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Mindy T.
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Love love love! Very good with my dog. Treats him as if he was her own and he absolutely loves her! He took right to her first day!

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I take care of your dog by walking him or her and going to dog parks and completing whatever else is needed. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We offer a variety of services to keep your pup healthy and happy, including the following: * Dog Walking – Private walks only – No time limit (guaranteed at least 30 minutes) – Tons of TLC! – Pet waste removal using biodegradable poop bags! – Update of pet(s) via text message, email or care notes 15-minute dog walks/visits = $15 30-minute dog walks/visits = $25 60-minute dog walks/visits = $45 Please note that if it is extremely hot, walks may be cut short to avoid heat stroke and harm pads. The remaining time will be spent playing with your pet indoors. The same may be applied for inclement weather (i.e rain, hail, hurricane, and tornado). * Pet Visits/Pet Sitting – Free of time limit (guaranteed at least 30 minutes) – Variety of times available to fit your pets specific needs – Playtime and unlimited TLC! – Quick bathroom break and/or litter box maintenance – Daily updates via text message, email or care notes We follow all special instructions and wishes (dietary, medical, playtime, etc.) 15-minute dog walks/visits = $15 30-minute dog walks/visits = $25 60-minute dog walks/visits = $45 – Each additional dog is $5 (per visit/walk) – Holidays: $15 additional * Pet Boarding We only take one dog at a time for overnight visits, to ensure they feel safe and comfortable and get all the attention they need. Please contact us to check your availability and rates.

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I am an experienced veterinary technician who does pet sitting, pet care, and dog walking. I can administer medications, including injections. I will also do other small things like bringing in the mail and watering plants.

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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I use every method that is available in order to achieve a successfully trained dog. I use every tool at my disposal including toys, treats, games, and correction in order to get the most out of each dog. I am not afraid of any dog and will work with an aggressive dog with no problem at all.

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I teach pets on obedience training, behavior modification and social boarding on a luscious 10-acre country setting.

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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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Hi, my name is Frorence, and I like dog walking. I hope you enjoy me walking your dog, cause I take good care of dogs.

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My work stands out from others because of the education I obtained at the World-renowned Triple Crown Academy in Texas. We were given the knowledge of how dogs think, work, and move, in addition to hands-on experience that was beyond compare--with two of the nations top dog trainers critiquing our every move. I couldn't have gained that kind of education in 20 years in the field.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I will come to you. Dogs respond much better to the one-on-one in home training in my experience.

  • 8 years in business
  • New 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.

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We offer in-home canine counseling, so that we get the best understanding of what's going on with your pets in their territory where they are most relaxed.

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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 do dog training with group sessions and private lessons. I can do home visits if needed. I am Donna J. Flattery, a certified professional dog trainer.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We focus in training, grooming, boarding, and pet supplies. We've been in business for 11 years with 25 years of experience in dog training. I teach show and obedience training, from puppies to older dogs.

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Need a Dog Trainer

Waukee, IA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs), Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    Scared when outside on walks, anxiety to be outside

Need a Dog Trainer

Ankeny, IA

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    barks and shows agression towards any human that tries coming in contact with him.

Need Dog Obedience & Protection Training

Des Moines, IA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Other (Giant)
  • Details
    I have 2 adult (3yr old Filas) I want to train them to be silent unless I say. I want to teach them to stop barking with one command. I want to teach them off leash if we were out in the country and they see a person or people to come straight back to me. I want to be able to make them come to me immediately even if they perceive a threat and are about to attack I want my voice or command to make them stop immediately. I also have a 10 week old mountain Shepard that I want to teach the same things to.
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