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Belleville Dog Trainers

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Belleville.

Ruff Life
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Ben is a gifted dog trainer. After just a handful of sessions, my dog is better behaved and still lovable!! I love the progress we make each session, and she loves to see him arrive. :)

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Happy Pups Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve J.
Verified review

Amy was very helpful assisting in training our puppy. Will probably use again as needed, and would recommend to anyone needing dog training. Very flexible on schedule, added bonus.

Multi Sport K-9
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
Verified review

Miranda is AMAZING! I would never go to anyone else for dog training or caring for! She trained our service dog Ryder for us and she has helped us with dog sitting multiple times. We love her!

Midwest Canine Company
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Leah F.
Verified review

We were very happy when we found Shawn's profile online. We had rescued our puppy from an abusive home and unfortunately, had begun to show signs of serious aggression. Shawn came to our home for a consultation and let us know what we should do and we follow his advice as best we could. Our dog has transformed and has not shown signs of aggression for almost 2 months. It's amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for help with their dogs.

The Pet Nanny St. Louis
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chris Y.
Verified review

Iris looked after our 3 dogs for 2 weeks while we were on vacation. She did a great job. She was very professional: gave us timely updates, and kept the house very clean. We would happily use her services again, and I would recommend her to others.

STL Dog Training, LLC.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelley E.
Verified review

We have different dogs now! It is so much easier than take them for walks and have visitors in our home now that they are trained. Jax is very patient and always willing to answer questions. Highly recommend!

Carlisa's Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
    Katie H.
    Verified review

    Carlisa went above and beyond to take care of my three dogs while I was away on vacation. She took them to the wash and cleaned them up after they played in the mud. She was able to get them to take their meds without any problem. My dogs love it when I mention her name, they begin to jump and run to the door waiting for her to get there! I would recommend her to ANYONE!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Emily B.
    Verified review

    Really like Steve and the team! Very professional. Highly recommend him for pet sitting services.

    About

    I honestly don't have my own business, but I love dogs with all my heart. I've had so many dogs throughout my life; I can't live without them. I have a nice-size gated fence. There are a lot of rooms in my house for your furry friend. I will clean your dogs' ears, clip their nails, give baths, brush their fur, walk them and teach them a few tricks. Please just call or text me, and give me times and dates. I'm available anytime after 2:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday and Sunday.

    About

    Are you worried about your dog while you're away at work? Many pet parents worry their dog is bored, not getting enough exercise and/or damaging belongings or furnishings while they're at work. Rosie's Doggie Daycare provides fun cage-free doggie day care that can make a major difference in your and your dog's life. Our day care includes exercise, playtime, fresh air, and an opportunity to build socialization skills and most importantly, a chance to burn off all that pent-up energy! Give your dog something fun to look forward to every day! Our day care attendants have years of dog handling experience and are dog behavior experts -- ensuring that your pet will have a safe, fun, and enriching experience while at Rosie's. Rosie's also features a full-service grooming Salon with highly experienced and gentle groomers. We customize each haircut to your desires and offer specialty services such as creative coloring, de-skunking and FURminator de-shedding. Do you have a dog that could brush up on his/her manners? We offer many training packages and classes with our certified dog trainer. Training enhances communication between dog and owner and can help immensely with problem behaviors.

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    I care for dogs and love dogs to the very end. Whenever there is help needed, I come to the rescue for the fellow dog.

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    I treat your pet as if they were my own. And they get a bath before going home!

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    We have 24-hour cage-free daycare and boarding. Dog training and modification are available. Dog bathing is also available. We have webcams for your viewing convenience. A 24-hour pickup service is available.

    • 4 years in business
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    I will house sit, dog sit, cat sit, walk your dogs, and do anything requested to make you feel safe about leaving your pets.

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    I have a Passion for Dogs I want a job that i can work with them!

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    We do basic and advanced obedience training. Also, we specialize in hunting dogs, upland game, waterfowl and tracking. We are Navhda and Verin Deutsch - Drahthaar associated.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    PAWS FOR PLAY staff members are fully trained to ensure a safe, fun environment for dogs.

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    I am a huge dog lover, and I connect well with them. I am a very reliable worker and enjoy doing what I love.

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    I never thought of making this a business three years ago. I took in a very mistreated 4-month-old puppy and I've brought her a very long way, so I know what hardwork and dedication it takes to care and raise pets plus I'm a very dog friendly person.

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    I'm a master behaviorist/trainer, and I specialize in solving problems with your pets! I offer group obedience training, private training and advanced training!

    • 4 years in business
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    My work stands out because, you don't have to pack up your dog, i come to you, I do everything for one amount. The dogs don't have to have their shots and all, because some people cannot afford it but still want there dog groomed and treated well.

    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.

    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.

    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?
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