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  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Connie G.
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So happy to have found Ana at Complete Canine Training. She is very professional and personable and has excellent training skills. She provides clear and concise instructions which she documents for each visit. My English Springer Spaniel has shown significant improvement in her behavior after the first session. She actually enjoys the training. Give Ana a try. You will not be disappointed.

  • 35 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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We are very pleased to be working with John. He takes his time at the sessions and makes sure that any questions or concerns we may have about training our puppy have been addressed. He is very knowledgable and has taught us what and how to work with our puppy. I highly recommend John, I know he is going to help us have a well behaved trained dog.

  • 2 years in business
  • 20 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
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary M.
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Moore Canine Care
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    Diana F.
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    Mandy has a special connection with the dogs she trains. I have seen her turn dogs with special problems into loving caring pets. The dogs seems to literally fall in love with Mandy and want to please her by doing what she is asking of them. Mandy has a talent with dogs that you won't find from other trainers/groomers. She cares deeply about the dogs, and wants to give them the best experience possible. She truly does a marvelous job with her clients and their dogs.


    Pet Boarding Service, Dog Sitter, Pet Groomer, Dog Walking, Day Care & Sitting Rover is a trusted online community where people can find, list, and book neighborhood dog lovers who can't wait to watch their dog.


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


    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.

    • 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.


    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.


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


    I take time to create quality Everything!


    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.


    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!

    • 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.


    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!


    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.


    My success rate is 100% I play with dogs all day :)


    We have been grooming dogs and cats for 30 years. We have been training dogs for over 25 years. We groom all breeds correctly and handle every pet with care. You pets are our passion!


    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.


    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. Being able to interact with dog and see how it improves every day that I train it to become the pet of the year. I find enjoyment in success and the beauty of my job is that I get to see that everyday.

    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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