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Cahokia Dog Trainers

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Ruff Life
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Bob S.
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Ben has proven that you can teach an old dog new tricks! Our 10-year-old Sheltie was going berserk when anyone came to the door and he guarded his food aggressively. But after a few lessons Ben has taught our dog to be well mannered and he learned basic obedience. The owner has learned a lot too! Ben does a great job training the dog and teaching me how to reinforce the lessons. I recommend Ben without reservation.

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Happy Pups Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet S.
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Amy was so knowledgeable and did a great job training our dog and showing us how to continue the training on our own.

Bravo K9 Dog Training
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Anissa O.
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My English mastiff is a puppy but what she taught her was exactly as I had expected. Very very knowledgeable about training dogs!!!! Would definitely use her again

Casey Ray's STL Dog Trainers
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Diana K.
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We met with Casey yesterday and set up training for our dog and are looking very forward to starting this process with Casey and his staff. We were very impressed with their philosophy of training not only the pet but the owners. Can't wait to get started!

STL K9 Academy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole W.
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So far, Jamey has been understanding, professional, and very helpful. I look forward to working more with him to help me grow my relationship with my dog through training.

Matty B's Dog Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
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First lesson for my dog's training went well. Matt explained, shown and practiced with me. My dog now stays on her dog bed until I say, "Free". Looking forward to next lesson.

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

Shawn has given me complete confidence that I'll be able to better communicate with and understand my dog after he is done with his training. We have completed 1 week of a four-week session, but I already see a huge improvement. Highly recommend.

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

Multi Sport K-9
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kent C.
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Zac & Miranda were excellent, knowledgeable & very easy to work with. They taught us, as lifelong dog owners, things were not aware of!! I highly recommend them & will use their services again in the future. 5+ rating

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily B.
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Really like Steve and the team! Very professional. Highly recommend him for pet sitting services.

DogSmarts Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Allie G.
    Verified review

    Casey and Shelly have made a tremendous impact on training our Jack Russell Terrier(5)and Australian Shepherd mix(4). In preparation for our move to Switzerland we knew we had a lot of work to do. Casey and Shelly worked with us one on one and helped to train our dogs on and off the leash. People are amazed at how well behaved our dogs are and how well they listen to us. Once important thing I learned from Casey and Shelly is it's not all about training your dog it's also about training you. Put forth the effort and have fun with the training and it will come back to you ten fold. We have two well-behaved and happy companions for life. Thanks Casey and Shelly!

    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!

      Xander's Dog Training
      1.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I work privately and hands on with my customers as well as their dogs. I ensure you understand the work before I leave each session.

      About

      I am calm yet assertive when working with dogs. I have the ability to listen to the owner and transform what they want to their dog, and teach the owner how to perform it over and over.

      About

      I will walk your (four legged family members) dogs or let them out for a potty break anytime 24/7. I have years of experience, and have a gift with dogs. I am trained in CPR, dog first aid, and a member of the professional association P.U.P.S.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      I use a positive approach in training. This mean I reward them for doing things they do right to teach them what is acceptable behaivors. In training this way you receive a more rewarding out come.

      About

      We specialize in helping families find the right dog to be a pet and companion and address any assistance training and special skills to be a certified K9 assistance dog. If you need a puppy trained for a good family pet, a dog for a child with autism, or an assistance dog for any-age human, we customize the training and provide the guidance to meet your needs and desires. If you're not sure if a K9 can help you, contact us for a free consultation and learn all of the options available. Organizations from puppy to full-service dog provide a full level of skills, but if you need a helping K9 while on the waiting list or just a helping paw to make life easier, let us help you.

      About

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

      About

      My work stand out from others because I love what I do. I started my company when I was only eighteen and now I'm 20 I never had a problem with a customer or a animal I love my job

      About

      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.

      About

      I play with dogs. I walk, feed and give baths to dogs. If needed, I clean up behind dogs. I spend quality time with dogs. I brush hair and teeth if needed.

      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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      Need a Dog Trainer for a Pitbull Dog

      Granite City, IL

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy
      • Dog size
        Large
      • Details
        He is a pitbull. Not viscous at all, just hyper.
      • $187.5
        Average price
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