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Boise Dog Socialization Classes

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  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah H.
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Ana came to our appt. on time, was very easy to work with and taught me many new ways to work with my dog. My dog responded very well with her.

  • 35 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Nisouri S.
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American Canine Institute provides training for puppies and teaches owners how to train their dogs. We really enjoyed the classes, it was not only good for training but also socializing our puppy. We learned a lot of great habits and command words for our puppy. I only wish that there was a set schedule!

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tami C.
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David, with Save The Mailmen dog training, understands dogs. He gets down to the root behavior and builds skills on that for both the dog and the owner. Davids service is not inexpensive, but you get true one on one service in your dogs natural environment. Our Golden Retriever is happy, and very obedient, especially for only being 7 months old!! I am sure she will only get better with age. I highly recommend Save The Mailmen dog training--I just wish David offered intermediate and advanced training!!

Good CitiZen Dog Training
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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Halie W.
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I thought he had done a good job at making my dog try at making my dog pay more attention on him and quit paying attention to the noises around him, and also listening more to, and calming his barking down to.


I love dogs and any other animals. We always get along, and I love to take care of them. I walk, pick up, feed and take care of them.


Because I am the best - no one can compete against my brilliance in dog training. Let me ask you this... Have you ever wondered what it would be like if God was a dog trainer? Yes? The answer is me. I am passionate about this and I want what is best for the dog and it's master. I can turn your angry dog into a gentle creature.


I am great with dogs. I love to walk or run with them. I enjoy being around and caring for pets! I am reliable and dependable and am willing to house-sit/pet sit, if needed.


I treat your dog like it's mine -- like how special they are! We go enjoy nature hiking, jogging and swimming.

  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack

We offer one-on-one dog training and group classes provided in your dog's home environment and community. We have a variety of training packages to fit your needs including basic and advanced obedience, new puppy training and CGC test prep. Custom training is always available. We offer positive reinforcement training methods by professional trainer at a reasonable rate.


Pet Boarding Service, Dog Sitter, Pet Groomer, Dog Walking, Day Care & Sitting


We know you want the best for your dog; let us help! You can feel at ease knowing that trained and experienced professionals can care for your companion with the utmost respect, attention and safety. We're crazy about dogs, and our mission is to create better relationships between owners and their canine friends. Whether it's pet sitting, behavioral coaching or obedience training, you can be sure that you and your pet will receive the best care possible at an affordable rate. We have over 5 years of professional experience working with all breeds, sizes, ages and temperaments. Specializing in canine behavioral psychology and rehabilitation, no dog is too difficult for us to work with, and all cases are considered.


I do all housekeeping duties. I can also do dog walking.


I'll pick up your pet and walk it to and from Fort Boise, Reserve area. I like it there because I'm familiar with that area and the leash laws.


I am a lifetime animal lover. I believe in positive reinforcement training and that a well exercised pup leads a happier and healthier life. I have experience with dogs big and small, as well as young and old. I believe every dog should have a positive experience. Please contact me if you have any questions.

  • 4 years in business

Clever Paws' owner and trainer is a certified training partner of the Karen Pryor Academy. Allison specializes in private puppy and mature dog foundation training and provides private training focusing on specific goals. The training method used is science-based, force-free training.


My success rate is 100%


We offer basic dog obedience training geared for real life application. We use pressure to teach your dog what is expected, and then we enforce the new rules being both fair and consistent in what we ask.


Companion Training is a group of Boise, Idaho's leading dog trainers. We provide dog training, puppy training and behavioral problem solving. Companion Training is also Boise's premier service dog training outfit. Not only do we offer dog training, we also offer dog boarding and doggy daycare. Give us a call today for your dog training or boarding needs!


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We do full-service, all-breed dog grooming. We specialize in full scissor clips. We offer day-care-like setting. None of the dogs are stuck in crates all day!


Train the untrainable at Precision K-9! We offer professional dog training. We offer group and private training for all breeds and all types of issues. We cover basic obedience, behavioral issues, and advanced obedience. Let us help you find what works best for you and your dog, so you can enjoy each other for life!

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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