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  • 18 years in business
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Candace B.

Verified review

Scott did a great job of getting to root of my german shepherd's behavioral issues and identified what I could be doing better. Within one hour I was walking my dog without issues. Since our session, my dog and I are enjoying near-perfect walks as she a far-less distracted by her surroundings and more focused on me. At home, she is calmer and I noticed much less barking which is a nice plus. Overall, I am pleased that I could have this much control after one session. I would highly recommend Scott for any dog training needs.

Priscilla L.

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Scott was great. I was having trouble with walking my dog. We went for a long walk and he was not only training my dog but me as well. He gave me a lot of great advice and I am certainly going to work my best to get my dog to walk by my side. Thanks, Scott.

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!!!

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  • 34 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Homewood, IL

Maureen T.

Verified review

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.

Danielle L.

Verified review

This was my first time getting a trainer and I made the best choice with Sherry. She's an incredible woman with a very holistic approach to dog training, which is exactly what I was looking for. She knew her information and put us in the right direction to correct my dog's behavioral issue. She is very relatable, easy to communicate with, and an overall joy to be around. I cannot wait to work with her again soon!

Denise S.

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Sherry is a great lady. She is kind, encouraging, and very knowledgeable. She taught us a lot of great techniques and was a joy to work with. Would highly recommend her to help with any dog training needs --Denise S

  • 7 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min

Steve F.

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After spending over 5k on dog training I was less than impressed when my wife suggested just one more trainer. I bought Frankie the Frenchie for my wife as an engagement present 3 years ago. I travel for business and we didn't have any children yet. So I thought hey how about a dog to keep you company while I'm away. So here we are with this tiny adorable little dog with the cutest ears I have ever seen. My wife was happy, so I was happy. Well about 6 months in I would come home and Frankie would growl and me and lunge at me, I figured it was just him being protective. I wasn't home that often so when I was Frankie was in his crate. Over time it got worse and worse with him and I began to worry that he may actually bite me if I try to get in his way of my wife. So summer 2013 we began looking for a trainer to help us. The first program was 2 weeks at a place called tops in grayslake, not only did is cost a ton but it didn't do anything for him and I feel like he came back worse than he started. We tried a few more programs and still nothing helped..I started thinking Frankie was just a mean dog and only liked my wife. Well in June of this year we found out we are going to have a baby, and my wife can't bare the thought of getting rid of Frankie, plus with his attitude we weren't sure someone would be able to adopt him. Our neighbor suggested YBFDH, told us if anyone can fix it Diana the head trainer can. We called them and after telling them we have already spent so much money we were about to give up. She told us please don't give up let's meet and we can help you. I though yeah that's what eveeyone has said leading up until now. They ended up only charging us 50% of the price because we already went through so much, and they refused to take a penny more. Frankie stayed with them for 6.5 weeks and then he was ready to come home. He has been home since September 28th and things have been great. He is such a sweet boy, it turned out he was very insecure so he was acting out because he was afraid of me. YBFDH helped us also to be better dog owners. Frankie is going on long walks each day, my wife and I rotate who walks him and feeds him each day. We plan to have a bit more training done in our home after the baby comes! But this program is great! It really works!

Rose R.

Verified review

We have a 3 year old huskey/pitbull mix who we rescued about 6 months ago. She was doing pretty well until we started trying to socialize her with other dogs at the park. She was becoming aggressive to other dogs and we were unable to bring her inside the park after about 3 try's. We found Diana on thumbtack and actually knew a family who's dogs she has worked with in the past. Missy attended the board and train bootcamp where she spent all day working on her aggression, she also learned some obedience while she was there. During her time there Diana texted us every day and sent photos and videos. She wrote up an extensive report at the end of training. We asked her what if it doesn't work, and her answe was simple, follow my instructions and it will work. We also received 4 private lessons at our home included in the training program. We highly recommend Diana and her team as dog training specialists! Listen to your trainer and your dog will do great!

Bob S.

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We picked up our dog Mandi about 10 days ago. She was having some anxiety issues, and was very timid around other dogs. We heard about YBFDH from our neighbor and thought we should give them a call. We live in Colorado, and didn't want to send Mandi alone on the plane, so the owner of the company flew out and picked up Mandi and flew back with her. She updated daily with photos and videos of Mandis progress. We flew into Chicago for the weekend when it was time for Mandi to come home. Once home we noticed her behavior was much different. She seems so much calmer and not as timid when other dogs are around. She even plays with the neighbors dog now instead of running away! We give 5 stars and would recommend them to anyone else interested in truly loving dog training!

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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! :)

Jen K.

Verified review

Christy has been excellent! She knows what she is talking about and I see improvement in our shelter dog. She really cares about your pet, is easy to get a hold of and is dependable/reliable. Don't hesitate to give her a try for your training or pet sitting needs.

Amy B.

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

TOP PRO
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Spring Grove, IL

Karen G.

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I have brought 2 of my 3 rescue dogs here for training. Claudia is an amazing trainer!! She is great about explaining to me her thought process and has trained me as well as my dogs!! The change I am experiencing at home with my dogs is worth every penny I paid. What a huge difference she has made in my life. I have recommended her to other people who need some extra help and I will continue to do that. 5 Stars for sure ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Barb R.

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I went to her facility and it has indoor. & outdoor areas and a huge agility course that we did too, after training. My dog listened immediately to her and now she is showing me how to get the same results all the time. She really enjoys helping you. Nice lady. We are going back.

Karen L.

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I appreciated the quick response as I was seeking help with my puppies. Claudia is always helpful with questions regarding my dogs training & what to do with them in certain situations. Her prices are great with her experience & amount of time she spends with the dogs.

  • 4 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

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! !

Davina S.

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Leslie is awesome! She came on time, completely prepared, is very personable, had a good repore with my dog, she communicated well, and she followed up as promised... I am very glad I chose her!!! =)

Paul M.

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Leslie is an excellent dog trainer, patient, diligent, organized...a true professional who we would recommend to any dog owner looking for a trainer. Paul & Molly

TOP PRO
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

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.

Brian S.

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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!!

Ana D.

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Dee is amazing she is best dog trainer! My dog love her!

TOP PRO
  • 37 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Mchenry, IL

Todd B.

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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

Lauren Z.

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Michelle is an absolute wonderful trainer.........my 2 dogs have completely flipped 100% into completely different dogs.......when my 2 dogs first met Michelle they literally wanted to attack/ kill her .......we have been working with Michelle for 3 lessons. Both my dogs now can be approached by Michelle with no problems what so ever......they give kisses ....let her let them .....i can now walk both of them at the exact same time with no issues of pulling me......let me remind you my dogs are 80lbs and 105lbs ......so to be able to now walk both with out them pulling me is a miracle !!! We've had issues with our dog Hayzel being aggressive when it came to meeting new people and Michelle has been working with us to improve that and take it away completely......i am sooooooo Happy to have found Michelle to help me with both of our dogs !!!!! I don't know what I would do with out her ......probably be stressed out big time !!! She's amazing and she knows exactly what she's doing, so if you're looking for someone who is willing to help you please choose Michelle!!! She is our Miracle !!! 🤗🤗

Marcia V.

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Michelle has done a great job with helping us to have a better way of communicating and bonding with our newly adopted boxer/pit mix. We had taken him to a ''rescue ' training class, which emphasized solely using positive reinforcement, which worked up to a point but our dog needed more, as he is still very much a goofy pup who probably didn't receive a lot of input on what are acceptable boundaries from his previous care givers. In just one session with Michelle, we saw immediate improvement and gave us hope that with work, he will become a better behaved and more confident dog. She also is a great people trainer too! :-)

  • 17 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Nina D.

Verified review

Martin is fantastic. He cared about our rescue beagle from the beginning, and made amazing progress on his first visit. It will take time to bring our beagle to where he can be a dog and not a guardian, but if anyone can do it, Martin can. We highly recommend Martin and Black Dog K9 Training and Pet Services LLC.

Trish S.

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I highly recommend Black Dog K9. All of our questions were answered and explained to the fullest. We are able to contact Marty at any time with any problems we may encounter in the future. He did not try to rope us into a contract. I am very happy with our results.

Francine B.

Verified review

Marty and his wife are very passionate about aminals and they're training is professional. I love Black Dog K9 Training

  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Jaime L.

Verified review

Nicole at Great Pet Vacations was a Godsend to our family. Our 14 month old yorkie poo was disobedient and had awful manners. We did not have the skills to change the situation. In June, we did 9 days of board and train with Nicole and we all were amazed at the initial results. Cocoa immediately was more reliable with potty training, would not cry in her cage and did not attempt to escape her pen. In July, she went back for the additional 12 days of the board and train program and can now sit, lay, target, walk on a leash, leave an item alone and is a calmer more obedient dog. Nicole is a miracle worker and takes her time demonstrating how to continue working on reinforcing the behavior with the owners to ensure continued success at home. She spent more than an hour with us at the intake consultation in order to understand our training goals. In addition, she spent more than 2 hours upon exit. It is clear she loves the animals she cares for, treats boarded dogs as her own, and is a superb dog trainer. This experience was every thing I hoped for and more than I expected. We plan to continue training sessions with Nicole and give her our highest recommendation to others.

Rennita J.

Verified review

I was really nervous when I set out to find a dog trainer for my German Shepherd, but all that was put to ease when Nicole came by for a meet and greet with my dog. She explained to me all of her training methods and answered any questions I had. She was very easy to talk to about any problems I had concerning my dog. And after three weeks of her board and train program, I am wowed! Her results are outstanding. My dog now gives me her full attention, is much more calm, and no longer pulls while walking. I kniw these

Robert M.

Verified review

She turned our dogs around and made our lives better by helping us train our dogs. NO leash pulling and the off leash training was amazing and I feel that the price we paid was a steal! I would have paid double for the service she provided! Simply amazing! Thank you.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 32 min

Margie H.

Verified review

Scott did a great job with my dog Reba! Highly recommend him. Even after the sessions were done he still answers my questions & helps me.

Gary F.

Verified review

I’ve known Scott for 15 years, Great with dogs. Trained my wife and I and Chocolate Lab. He comes highly recommended

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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 58 min

Catherine D.

Verified review

Working with Chris has been an absolute joy. If you are looking for a trainer for your dog, you will not believe how big a help Chris will be for you and your dog. For example: I was walking Kona down the sidewalk when someone with her dog asked if I used a trainer because Kona was the best behaved dog she had ever seen. She was so impressed, she reached out to Chris for her own dog! We could tell within minutes of talking with Chris that he truly cares about the dogs he works with and about us as the parents. His passion for dogs is clearly evident and his knowledge and ability to help matches his love of dogs. When we first were looking for a trainer, part of it was due to wanting to make sure we were teaching her correctly, and part was due to a resource guarding. After we had our first session with Chris, the resource guarding issue was taken care of in about 5 minutes! He also helped us significantly in how she plays with other dogs, she walks next to me, does tricks on command, and he helped with how she behaves around the house. Strongly recommend using Chris!

Annie S.

Verified review

Chris transformed me and my dog, Declan’s, relationship through turbulent times. He enabled me to communicate with my dog and better shape behavior through positive reinforcement and maybe a little bit of training me. It was refreshing and fun. His enthusiasm is unmatched.

Steven Z.

Verified review

Chris did a great job helping me with my dog Miles. Miles is a much better walker after ongoing leash training and is now interested in walking next to me instead of way in front. I highly recommend using Chris for your dog training needs.

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Cherri T.

Verified review

We rescued a Siberian husky puppy for a new addition to our family and for our kids to have a companion to play with. We were beside ourselves with just how much energy Kane had. We knew he could be an energetic breed but he was always running around and loved being outside all of the time; we live in an apartment complex. We were referred to Pawfect Training and felt very confident based on the reviews on the website and on Thumbtack. After our first appointment, we couldn't believe the amount of information being provided to us about the Siberian husky breed, about how Kane was relating to our family, about why his energy was always so high, and so, so much more. Matthew got our entire family involved in the training, including our 5-year-old. The basic obedience went incredibly well and the connection our whole family now shares with Kane is amazing. We all walk more now and Kane is calmer inside and even around other dogs he hasn't met. The whole experience with Pawfect Dog Training was one to remember and we are thankful for having found the right trainer for our incredible new family member!

Aaron M.

Verified review

I have completed a full course of agility training with Pawfect Dog Training and the experience was incredible. My dog, Max, and I run together and travel a lot. Being able to tire him out was a challenge initially. The Pawfect trainers had me awestruck in the first session! We planned for 2 hours and Max was exhausted after just 22 minutes of games to work his mind. He's a border collie mix. After seeing that, I knew I had hired the right trainer! We learned the agility ladder, the tunnel, the agility sticks, the hoops, and so much more. Max is always so focused on me now and tuned into what we're doing. We were close before, but now, the bond we share thanks to Pawfect's Pawsitive training methods and teaching us so much about how Max sees the world will be forever strong! Thank you Pawfect!

Filip M.

Verified review

I have to say that Pawfect Dog Training really did a professional, excellent job. I'm really satisfied with their training system. High Quality training. Thank you I am so happy I used your services!

  • 13 years in business
  • Response time: 39 min
  • Darien, IL

Jaci E.

Verified review

Always Faithful Dog Training were always very professional. They demonstrated the utmost care for my dog during training. They were supportive of my needs as an owner, and of the ability of my dog. It is refreshing to find a dog trainer who wants to see my dog succeed as much as I do. Always Faithful Dog Training has given me the confidence to be the kind of owner my dog has always needed. I now have the tools in place to handle any situation. I have always loved my dog, but now, I feel like we share an even closer bond.

Crissy P.

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Mike & Darcy are the best team of dog trainers. They are personable, professional, kind and extremely knowledgeable in what they do. I now proudly take walks with my Pitbull and no longer look like the lady who's dog is walking her. Thank you again!

Frank R.

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Mike and D’arcy are incredible trainers. They are very professional and genuinely care about the owners training goals. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of dog training.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours
  • Lake In The Hills, IL

Debbie L.

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I have trained threw different dogs with A plus two puppies and one rescued adult. Each of them learned so much as did I from Lindy and her staff! They clearly love animals and know what to do or say to help each individual and situation. Great puppy classes for learning different training techniques socialization and basic obedience. All of my dogs learned good basic obedience each in their own way as Lindy knows how to adjust the technique correction and praise to each individual dog wether they are easy going stubborn or shy. Advanced classes are fun and offer continuing training and bonding with you dog! Love A plus and would recommend any one with a dog young or old train there!

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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Winthrop Harbor, IL

John S.

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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.

Gwen S.

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I was having issues with my boy Brunswick. I had taken him to a different dog training program. It just wasn't enough for my stubborn boy. I needed an extensive in-resident program. Leslie was able to get him in immediately. She thoroughly explained what she was going to do to help me and Brunswick. I thought if he learned only half of what she said I would be happy. He was a bit overweight. He slimmed down and looks great. Leslie made some recommendations to his diet and he loves it. It also saves me some money. The program was not just for him. It was also for me. I am becoming a better dog handler. I am more confident in what I can do with Brunswick. When I have questions, Leslie responds quickly. I am so glad I found The Educated Canine. I wish I had known about her a year ago.

Anthony Z.

Verified review

Leslie is training me and my dog obedience everything is very clear and easy to learn she is very knowledgeable on the subject and easy to get along with looking forward to continue working with her as my dog is doing great because of her training

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Carpentersville, IL

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!

Delayna N.

Verified review

I wanted to say something about Dilis Dog Academy and their approach. I have been to the “box stores” to learn training, but let’s face it, you get what you pay for. I got a certificate that said my dog passed, but I couldn’t get him out of the store! I shopped around and looked at the qualifications of the trainers available to us here in the Chicagoland area. That provided real world training with effective and lasting results. Tom has 12 Standard Commands that if your dog learns, then you are awesome. His Three Critical Commands held to the standard of the Four Variables of Proofing (can you tell that I tried to learn as much as I could, and how he tries to instill this in us?) can be life savers. You want results, hire Dilis Dog Academy and commit to the training

Anna W.

Verified review

Tom took his time with us, and explained what we should do for Athena, and gave us things we are supposed to implement, when we see him again, Tom is really a good person, and trainer.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Katie G.

Verified review

Jim was the best! In 5 weeks (really just after the first lesson!) I had the confidence and tools to maintain my dog’s training. It made the world of difference walking my dog, Barney, each day when he would walk by my side and sit on command versus pulling the leashing and leading me. Barney loves our walks together, and I do too! He sits, stays and comes on command! I can't thank Jim enough for his patience and positive energy. His passion for dogs is obvious and I would recommend him to any/all families in need of training! Katie G.

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!

Dan C.

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

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 hours

Dylan S.

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Robert was amazing in taking care of my dog. He was extremely professional and responsive. I loved getting photo updates of how my dog was doing. I also greatly appreciated that Robert was trained in pet CPR and was independently insured - definitely kept my mind at ease whilst I was gone. I recommend Robert and the Pigglesworth Pet Project very highly!

Katherine I.

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The Pigglesworth Project is one of the best around. They're professional, absolutely fantastic with the dogs and treat them like they're their own. I recommend them to everyone!

  • Chicago, IL

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  • Lake Villa, IL

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For customized loving pet care and whatever you need is, I can be there for your four-legged friends. Walks, training, bathing, nails, house visits for vacation care, etc. are all customized for you and your dogs' needs.

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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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