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Scott The Dog Guy
4.9
from 176 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joanne P.
Verified review

He gave me excellent info on training my dog for a walk, and it works

Top Pro
  • 34 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patrick W.
Verified review

Sherry has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it came to training my dog as well as teaching me to help train my dog. She is very gentle with her doggy clients yet firm. The classes are honestly fun, informative and practical can't get any better than that.

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

We brought out puppy Belle for the puppy program. She learned some manners for living along side us in the house. They worked on her jumping- housebreaking and other puppy issues. Belle did the two week puppy quick start program. We highly recommend them for dog training! Thanks!

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

I am very happy with Belinda and my dog Mollie loves her. After having one dog walking company for 11 years it was time for a change. I found Belinda through Thumbtack and could not be happier!.

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Christy's Canine Care
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy B.
Verified review

She has gotten to know my family and guided us well in training our pup!

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

Are experience was truly amazing! We have a 1 year old German Shepard mix that is high energy and within the first half hour Dee had her understanding commands like sit, bed, lie down and stay. She also showed us how to get her to stop jumping and nipping. Not only was the training great and effective but her recommendations for items to help walking and keeping her busy while we are not home were as well. We also really liked that she is very passionate at helping dogs and and their owners and that was very evident because she works with you during first appointment and then if you need any extra help you can text,call or email her! I would highly recommend this dog trainer!!

Takacs Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney V.
Verified review

Chris was great to work for training my puppy Lily. I really liked that he listened to what I wanted to work on, and made sure to personalize our lessons based on what I wanted. He was very attentive, and also made sure to check in between training sessions, which was very much appreciated. I would absolutely recommend Takacs Dog Training to anyone looking for a great in home trainer!

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

I made contact with 5 star canine to train my dog. Jason arrived at my house on time, explained his services and went to work immediately training my dog. My dog now listens to my commands. Unbelievable. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, expertise, and value. If you need your dog (s) trained, I would highly recommend contacting five star K9. I am glad I did .

Deja Vu's K-9 Korner
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rubi D.
Verified review

My 3 dogs look and smell great after getting groomed here. One of my dogs is part Schnauzer and we always get him a schnauzer cut, which isn't easy to do, I've been told. She did outstanding. I also have a yorkie who was dealing with an injury and she was able to work with him. After a bad experience at PetCo and having visited multiple dog grooming facilities, I am beyond pleased and satisfied with my experience at Deja Vu's K-9 Corner. I will be going back to get my dogs groomed here.

A+ Dog Training
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

Lindy did a fantastic job with our puppy! She taught us techniques on how to better handle the dog and had our pup showing confidence and positive behaviors during the 1st session!

K9 Tutoring
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Scott F.
Verified review

Scott did a great job with house training/off leash training with my dog, Penny, and later bird training.

Dilis Dog Academy
4.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 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!

Eric's Pet Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Geoffrey T.
Verified review

Eric was awesome and his love for animals apparent in the quality of service delivered. He not only took care to ensure my dogs were well taken care of while i was on a recent business trip, but also ensured that they had fun, socialized with other animals and taught them a thing or two. I will definitely entrust my dogs with him on my next trip.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Crissy P.
Verified review

Jim provides the creme de la creme in dog training. His knowledge and professionalism are outstanding. He is sincere and takes the time to listen to you and your dog. The changes he has implemented in our dogs life as well as our family is greatly appreciated and worth every dollar spent. Thanks Jim!

  • 11 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.

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!

Tired Dog!
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sean P.
Verified review

Jeanine took care of our golden retriever Cali for about a year. She would walk her and play with her each day for 30-45 mins. She was really great with her, extremely reliable, and we could tell she really cared about our dog. She left us notes each day to let us know how cali did that day. I would highly recommend Jeanine as a dog walker.

Brenda's Services

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I can house-sit, watch your children or walk your dog daily. I am a certified teacher who is honest and responsible. I like to work on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If you need someone on a third shift and watch position, please let me know. I have excellent references.

Northshore Dog Walking

New To Thumbtack

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a long-time dog owner and lover. I look to supplement my income with part-time dog walking jobs. I works well with dogs and humans alike!

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Need a Dog Trainer For a German Shepherd

Joliet, IL

  • Readiness
    Ready to hire
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    julie is going to be 2 yrs in march, she is a full blooded german shepard with aprox. 8 months of training already.
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