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West Des Moines Dog Trainers

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  • 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.

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
Randy D.
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We boarded our dog with Brett at Mischeivous K9 in March 2013 while on a 10 day vacation. This is a very nice facility. Especially like the large indoor/outdoor kennels. Your dog has lots of room to move around and can go freely from inside to outside. Brett spent time with our dog every day. He even taught him new tricks/commands during his stay. We feel our dog is well taken care of here. Brett is caring and committed to the animals he takes care of and we feel lucky to have a place to leave our dog that we feel good about. We were so impressed to learn of Brett's knowledge and expertise in training dogs, we have since hired him for obedience and protection training.

  • 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 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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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 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.

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

  • 8 years in business
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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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I do basic obedience training and behavior modification training using positive reinforcement. I am certified through the Animal Behavior College.

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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.

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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
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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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  • 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 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I train all sizes and all breeds. I can help with behavior modification and just the basic. I do work on Saturdays only. That way, I can work a lot with the dog and the owner. I am a full-time student and a mother, so I do not want to take up your time. When it comes to dogs, you want them to be on their best behavior just like your kids.

  • 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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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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Need Dog Training

Grimes, IA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    My sister and I each have a puppy. A 6 month old havanese and a 4 month old Pomeranian. They play very rough with each other and the things we have tried are not working. Looking for professional help teaching them to obey.

Need a Dog Whisperer for 2 Dogs

Grimes, IA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    My sister and I have 2 dogs. A 3 month old pomeranian and a 5 month old havanese.
  • $300
    Average price

Need Dog Training Services

Des Moines, IA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    I have a 4 year old mini schnauzer and a 2.5 year old yorkie terrier who I'm interested in enrolling in a training program to work on their little dog aggression and barking (schnauzer).
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