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Top Pro
  • 45 years in business
  • 361 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kathy Z.
Verified review

Susie was phenomenal! She took time before we even met to ask questions about our dogs, what we thought the problems were and she listened. We spent close to 45 minutes on the phone before she ever came to our house. Once she got to our house she immediately connected to our dogs. She also involved my entire family. She spent time with us, we never felt rushed. My dog responded to her immediately. Before she left, she gave us homework. We've been doing the training Susie recommended and we see such a difference in our dog. He's happier and more relaxed. I would recommend Susie to anyone I know who needs dog training help!

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Scott The Dog Guy
4.9
from 177 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 351 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly M.
Verified review

Scott was great! He was very knowledgeable and took the time answering all the questions I had about training our dog Sofie. So glad I checked out in-home training services!!!

Top Pro
  • 34 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maureen T.
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I am delighted to write a review for Sherry from Love, Honor and Obey. I have a 9 month old- very large Great Dane. I was having trouble walking him (he knocked me down twice), he needed to learn commands, and I needed him to learn to obey. I found the price to be very reasonable- I was surprised at how affordable one-on-one training in my house was ( I was not confident enough to take my dog out to a group training as I didn't feel it was safe-he was too strong for me to control). First visit, Sherry requested that all family members were present and she asked each one of us what our training goals were (even the kids)-this was very helpful. I learned how to properly walk this dog at our first session, and by the end of the 2nd session, I could walk him confidently by myself. Sherry has a tremendous amount of experience in dog training and that is evident from the start. I am someone who has had dogs all my life, and I have learned so much- from nutrition to proper collars/harness, to appropriate toys. Sherry gave me a nice instruction manual with LOADS of good information. Sherry has made herself available by phone for any issues/questions that arise between training sessions. We have completed 4 lessons and I am amazed at how well we are all doing. It is nice to see Sherry in action, to see how well she can control a dog that is twice her size-using only positive reinforcement.

YBFDH
4.5
from 47 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
Verified review

Diana was very open and communicative with us while our dog was in training. Rollo, our dog, has some anxiety issues and Dianna worked well with him getting him socialized with other dogs and calming his anxiety. I feel confident that if anyone works with her and follows her training, you will see a noticeable difference in your dog. I really like how Dianna keeps in contact after training, caring for Rollo as if he was her own. Thanks!

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Dog Obedience by Gina, LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeff J.
Verified review

Gina was excellent to work with. Not only is she good with our Dog, but probably as important: good with us (after all, Dog Training is more about teaching the owners to teach the dog, than teaching the dog!).

Who Let the Dogs Out
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn M.
Verified review

Belinda is amazing!!! She does a wonderful job with both our dogs! She's even made them peanut butter puppy cookies. She gives us daily updates after her visit and sends photos. She even started training our one pup to sit before crossing the street! She is reliable, professional, trustworthy and a genuine lover of animals. Belinda is the best!

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Christy's Canine Care
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michaela A.
Verified review

First off, Christy is amazing! She is very professional and cares about dogs deeply. I contacted Christy because I have a 46 pound Pitbull named Layla who is very reactive/aggressive towards other dogs and was seeking training/behavior classes. What Christy found was and reassured me of, was that Layla was not aggressive at all and that as a dog, she did not want to be. Rather, Christy said that she was very insecure of herself and I found that to be very true!! During session 2, Christy brought along her dog Mazzei and after only 3 sessions, Layla was able to co-exist with her PEACEFULLY!! It is truly amazing and I would have never been able to imagine that Layla would be able to be around another dog. Added bonus: Christy massages Layla when she is in distress which teaches her to calm down and it has been a huge help! Christy gives my boyfriend and I expert direction on how to properly train Layla as well as weekly "homework" assignments. Although we are still continuing training with Christy and onto our fourth week, we have found her to be a huge help and couldn't imagine the way Layla is now without her. I HIGHLY recommend Christy for training, behavior modification, and canine massage for your furbabies. You will not regret it!! If I could, I would rate her 10 stars! Do yourself a favor and hire Christy...like NOW! :)

BFF Dog Academy
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
Verified review

Leslie put me at ease the moment she walked through my front door! She is so easy to talk to about any issues concerning my dog and takes the time and care to personalize training to that dogs needs. Her training method allows for the puppy parent to both see Leslie herself do it and then for me to do it myself, since us humans needs training too! It's very crucial that the puppy parents takes and use her guidance as it will pay off immensely! My puppy, Rhett,was constantly love biting for attention and bothering us during non play time, like dinner. Thanks to her training (me and Rhett that is, lol), he is not nipping and knows when we go to eat, it's not play time. He's also much improved with greetings,has better focus, and is well in his way to be an excellent Canine Citizen! We love, Leslie! 2 paws up! !

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Hair of The Dog That Bit Ya
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Todd B.
Verified review

Here is a little history, we adopted a tree walker coonhound from a shelter in Tennessee and brought him home to Wisconsin. The first month was ok as we all got adjusted to each other. There were counter surfing, mouthing and dominance issues from the beginning. We knew we had a stubborn ALPHA, ALPHA male but we were working through it. The dog and I had an altercation over a rawhide where he became very aggressive and tried to bite me. From that day forward he would try to attack me unsolicited any time he saw me or heard my voice. It got so bad I would have to lock myself in a room so my wife could let him out. I am 6',1" tall and 220 lbs, this is the first time in my life with all the dogs I've owned that I was afraid of a dog. We talked to many behaviorist's whom all said we should just rehome the dog and had no answers for us. I was determined not to give up and make things work because I knew that this was a good dog deep down inside. That is when I was recommend to Shelly at "Hair of the dog that bit ya". I got a great feeling from her right away on the phone and was intrigued by her explanation of how she handles her training of dogs (it was a much different approach from what I was hearing from everyone else). This is a large breed hunting dog who is aggressive and she knew exactly how to handle it. She came out the very next morning to a situation where everyone in the house was uneasy and afraid of this dog who now was in total control of the situation. Long story short after two hours Shelly had broken the dog had him taking commands from both my wife and myself. We felt like we had our lives back and believe it or not the dog seemed happier that he now knew the pecking order. This was truly a Christmas miracle for my entire family. The picture attached is from the same day where that morning my dog wanted to kill me and what he was like by the afternoon! I cannot thank Shelly enough and I am so excited for our new life together with Bohannon. Todd & Shelly Bloom

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline W.
Verified review

Dee was extraordinary when it came to answering my questions fully and completing the task in helping me become more successful with my Chihuahua. In one day the training methods made a huge difference and her calmness was a huge asset in maintaining my stability when I became nervous. Her positive attitude and true love of animals illuminated through immediately upon meeting her. I would highly recommended her for any behavior issues as well training. Her training is positive reinforment and that fits with my training as well. Like anything else this takes practice so I would follow through on the homework she gives to be successful. She writes back in the same day which tells me she cares about your animals success and you. She also writes a follow up letter after your visit to help you achieve a better understanding of your day. This is quite valuable as I can always go back and re-read this to help me. Dee gets 5 stars from me for covering all the basis in one visit.

Five Star K9
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Delmar D.
Verified review

I was super impressed with the quality of dog training I received and I def plan on bringing Hobbs back for more! Jason is an awesome guy and I can’t wait for my next session.

K9 Tutoring
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Scott F.
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Scott did a great job with house training/off leash training with my dog, Penny, and later bird training.

Dilis Dog Academy
4.2
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanie M.
Verified review

Jeanie Murray: Well, seven years ago Tom McMurchie worked with me and my 1-year old Labradoodle, Rush, in Phoenix AZ. I don't have adequate words to explain how wonderful the experience was. Tom was knowledgeable, professional, patient, humane, and just darn perfect. He trained me as well to make Rush an awesome, well-mannered family member. Then, Tom moved to Chicago. Rush is 8 years old (still perfect), but Tom has always been available for me to talk to him on the phone with dog-training advice. Then we brought a second Labradoodle into our home at 8 weeks old, Reagan. Do I ever wish Tom was still here to work with me and Reagan, who is a work in progress (almost 3 years old now). Actually, Tom did advise from afar when I had questions about Reagan. If you are looking for that perfect person to work with you and your dog, don't look any further than Tom McMurchie. Thanks, Tom!

The Educated Canine
3.4
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
Verified review

I volunteered to assist the Navy in training recruits at RTC Great Lakes, while stationed here I wanted to find something to do with my time while I was here. I decided that I wanted to get dog and train the dog to be a therapy dog. I thought it was an outstanding way to provide love & affection for people that truly need it. I hand selected a female Golden Doodle, that I named Bella. I now needed to find a dog trainer to help me train Bella, after searching around for a few days, I was referred to Leslie Wooldridge, after meeting with Leslie and discussing the reason why I wanted to her to train Bella, she was very direct and up front about how it is going to be acommitment, and that it is a lot of work. I respected her honesty because I could see that she took pride in her work. I have been training with Leslie for almost a year now, and I am extremely happy that I chose her. The relationship between Leslie & Bella has been amazing, and the results of the training have aloud Bella to ace both the AKC "Canine Good Citizen" (CGC), and Therapy Dog International (TDI) certifications. I would highly recommend Leslie Wooldridge to anyone willing make the commitment to take the time necessary to get superior results.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Steph W.
Verified review

I could not say enough good things about working with Stephanie when it came to training my dog. I have a rambunctious bulldog who's a year and a half. Nothing but behavioral problems, nipping, chewing things, eating things, and not coming when called. She was always on time, patient with my dog and myself, and made me feel comfortable with having her take care of my pup. I would HIGHLY recommend having her train your dog. I was thoroughly impressed to say the least!! I fully intend on utilizing this training in the future with future dogs as well.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dan C.
Verified review

Jim has been reliable, professional and trustworthy. Wouldn't go anywhere else with my dog training needs.

PET PLANET INTERNATIONAL
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angelica L.
Verified review

Jay 'Halfman Halfdog' has done amazing things with my baby Lily. Lily is 3 years old and I have allowed her to get away with murder. However, Jay started working weekly with her and now she listens to commands and actually does the command, she has learned to control her desire to run out the house or car when the door opens. Jay has taught her to sit and to stay seated until told to go which was a BIG feet for Lily because she has a lot of energy and no previous training. Currently, Jay is working on training Lily off leash so she can have more autonomy. Jay is amazing, respectful, patient, reliable, and smart, speaks the language of dogs, and is very diligent. He wants to see you and your fur baby succeed.

The Dog Life Center
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bonnie T.
Verified review

I have spent a year looking for a good trainer for me and my dogs. I found one when I contacted the Dog Life Center. The trainer was excellent. Just what my dogs and I needed.

Pawz K9 Training.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
About

Over ten years of training experience in competition training, AKC obedience, AKC agility, AKC flyball, puppy training, in home behavior modification training, and general obedience training. Have helped many different breeds and all different sizes dogs. specialize in aggression behavior, to advanced obedience, to basic overall general obedience training. We help resolve issues with puppy training, leash pulling, jumping, biting, aggression issues, counter surfing, leash walking, all general obedience behaviors we help train you to train your dogs. let Pawz help you!

At your SERVICE INC.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daria K.
Verified review

Great extra service added by YBFDH!! This place was really great with working out our dogs aggression, and then when we were ready they helped us get him certified as an emotional support dog. I noticed a review on here or their other page stating that a dog had been in a fight. I am the owner of the second dog in this " fight". The story in the review below is inaccurate. The owner of YBFDH acted as any business owner would in the situation that was presented. I think it is malicious and frankly disgusting to post such a review. YBFDH/AT YOUR SERVICE has been a god send for our family! If you're not satisfied with your experience I will reimburse you for your training costs!

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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