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Downers Grove Animal Behaviorists

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Scott The Dog Guy
4.9
from 178 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 352 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julie H.
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Scott was outstanding! He quickly identified the problem and gave us 'homework' to work through it. His knowledge of dog behavior is very solid. We will definitely hire him again if future problems arise.

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  • 34 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dove R.
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Sherry is a wonderful trainer as well as a wonderful person. She was extremely responsive as I was able to meet with her shortly after our initial conversation. After only two sessions, I have already noticed differences in my dog's behavior and look forward to our next in home visit.

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

Takacs Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Annie S.
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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.

Pawfect Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Polly H.
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I agreed to take in my sister's dog for a few months-what a mistake!!  He became a full time job.  Destroyed every pair of shoes in site and worse, constant biting was provoked by anything as simple as a sneeze.  I was terrified to have my grandson anywhere near him.  Matthew evaluated the situation and determined doggie retreat was needed in order to quickly turn around the dangerous situation. AND IT WORKED!  That dog is completely chilled, no more biting or destructive behavior.  Best of all no more biting and he and my grandson are buddies.  Matthew was great with coaching me through the ordeal and working with my sister once she got her dog back.  He is flexible, dogs love him, has a big heart and knows how to correct problems that other trainers my sister had engaged failed to do.  A hopeless situation had a happy conclusion.

The Educated Canine
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Donna B.
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Leslie has really made a difference in our dog's behavior. We are so pleased. She really knows how to handle dogs and teach us how to as well!

BFF Dog Academy
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jess N.
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Leslie helped me learn how to train my dog, Velvet, to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. Using Leslie's training techniques, I was able to dedicate time outside of the class to really help my dog learn new behaviors.

K9 Tutoring
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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Scott was great with my dog Theo. K9 tutoring provides a great environment for learning. After two days of training we could see the difference in Theo's behavior. In addition, Scott gave us the tools to continue his training on our own. I would highly recommend K9 tutoring.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Clare G.
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We asked Dee to come and observe our recently adopted rescue pug’s toy aggression. Dee immediately and accurately diagnosed Wilma's behaviors as the result of anxiety from a troubled past. Dee explained the purpose of the bad behaviors and how to correct them- to instill confidence in Wilma and integrate her into our “pack.” Her methods were quick, easy, and effective, as evidenced by our pug immediately learning and responding appropriately, and displaying calm behavior. Dee followed up that day with a helpful summary of our visit, and list of training vocab words, and she even offered me her number to text for any quick questions. We will certainly invite her again should any other issues arise, and we whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for an enjoyable and educational experience.

At Your Home Pet Sitting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Marguerite G.
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I could not ask for anyone better to care for my animals. Jazmin loves my animals like they were her own. When Mikey, my cat, was sick she has no problem giving him his medications. She spends time with them, it's not run in do what she has to do then leave, no, she spends time with them and plays with them, gives them quality time. My dog Roxy, is always excited to see her and loves her walks with Jazmin. Jazmin is concerned about their well being and what is best for them. I totally trust Jazmin and would recommend her highly. she has become part of my family. What is wonderful about Jazmin is she takes pictures when she comes and sends them to you which I love. I can not say enough about how wonder At Your Home Pet Sitting is, you can not go wrong.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Eric B.
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After spending a ton of money on training through another company with almost no change in my dog’s behavior I was starting to fear that he was a lost cause. A friend recommended Stephanie and I couldn’t be happier! She was on time, extremely knowledgeable, and had control of my dog’s behavior almost instantly! After staying with Stephanie for just two weeks my dog behaves perfectly!

  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carley S.
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Tammy is amazing! We have a 3 month old Shih Tzu. My boyfriend was out of town all week and he normally comes home on his lunch to walk and play with our pup, so we needed someone to take over while he was gone. Tammy came out for a meet and greet with our pup, and we instantly knew she was trustworthy and had a true love for animals. We utilized her Training program, and her dog walking services. I would highly recommend her! Thank you Tammy!!

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sarah R.
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Paige helped me win my new lab puppy. She was very patient and even involved my daughter in the training. During the training Paige was always available to answer questions and went above and beyond and has allowed us to email her even now if we reach a sticky spot. Things with Bella have been great in the house and I look forward to purchasing more training from Paige in the future.

Stephanie Williams
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I am an empath . I have always felt a connection to nature and have had animals and reptiles surround me and "speak" with of course non verbal cues .

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Here are some of my work experiences: - Long-time animal rescue volunteer and supporter, dog walker, animal socializer, animal transporter, adoption counselor, and outreach event coordinator at numerous no-kill animal rescue organizations in Chicago and the Western suburbs - Experience at Doggy Daycare facility, including hands-on training, educational demonstrations and caring for dogs of all breeds in cage-free boarding facility - Lifetime animal guardian myself - Focusing on providing your cat and dog companions with stimulating interaction, proper nutrition and hydration, exercise, daily visits and TLC in the safety and comfort of his or her surroundings -Experience with administration of feline, canine and other small pet medication (oral and subcutaneous) - Depending on circumstances, care may be able to be provided in my home (for an additional fee) - Additional fee for services include transportation to/from routine veterinary visits, grooming appointments and animal play dates, etc. - Plant watering, mail and package retrieval and dry cleaning pick up available upon request -Other animal sitting may be available, including rabbits, birds, turtles, reptiles, ferrets, fish, etc. - Prefer smaller animals or dogs that are leash trained Please contact for additional information.

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I will come to you, or you can come to me, whatever you feel more comfortable with. We will address the needs of your pet and your needs as the owner. Together, we can put together a simple plan that will work toward your goals as a pet owner and based on your pet's behavior. Every dog is different. I have a Boarding/training program . Overnight Dog Boarding on a limited basis in my home.

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We have been providing family-friendly pet dog training for puppies and dogs for over 20 years. Our methods utilize positive reinforcement and build a relationship between you and your dog. We also offer continuing classes, private sessions, behavior consultations, agility, scent work, rally and more.

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I provide pet services. I do dog and cat sitting, feeding, walking, exercising and playing. I am a very trustworthy animal lover. I will keep your pets happy and safe.

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I am an experienced animal care taker. I am available to care for your pet when needed. I can come to your home to care for your pet while you're away. If it's one day or longer, I can do light grooming, such as baths, combing, and nail trims in your home to make your pet more comfortable. I'm also qualified to medications, if your pet needs that while you're away. I'm also available to come and care for the new puppy that needs care while you're at work.

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Alex Brooks Canine Center offers doggie daycare, overnight boarding, and behavioral training for your pet. We are well-known in the Chicagoland and New York City areas for our specialized behavioral training. Many rescues such as PAWS Chicago and Save-A-Pet use Alex Brooks Canine Center. The facility is also recommended by many veterinarians. We are family-owned and -operated and have been in business for over 22 years. Alex's expertise in behavioral training has been sought after by TV programs, MTV videos, movies, and many sports superstars. He speaks at seminars on behavioral training and appears at many pet events for speaking engagements. The canine center is known for its friendly atmosphere and well-trained staff.

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I've worked at humane societies, dog and cat sat for clients from the shelter. I've also worked at stables and veterinarians and have owned animals for over 40 years. I love working with animals, they are the best.

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