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Godfrey 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
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Steve J.
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Amy was very helpful assisting in training our puppy. Will probably use again as needed, and would recommend to anyone needing dog training. Very flexible on schedule, added bonus.

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!

Matty B's Dog Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rheana N.
Verified review

I am SO happy I chose Matty B’s Dog Training. I have an 80 lb German Shepherd who didn’t do well on leash and was terrible around other dogs. It would be close to impossible to control him if there was another dog around. I would avoid taking him on walks in fear of seeing another dog. I knew this wasn’t the life I wanted for my dog so I finally decided to get help. I chose the 15 day bootcamp- I was terrified to send my dog away for that long but I am so happy I did. I was regularly updated and sent pictures which was great. You can tell Matt really cares about the dogs he works with. When we picked our boy up, Matt gave us a lesson about everything he had learned the last 2 weeks. We were amazed! Walks are now enjoyable- he is a completely different dog on leash. We now have the confidence of taking our dog in public. We just finished our 2 week followup where Matt came to our house to check on our progress. I highly recommend Matty B’s Dog Training, and plan to utilize his services again in the future.

STL K9 Academy
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole W.
Verified review

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.

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.

Trinity Tails Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Pam E.
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There are not enough positive words to describe my experience with Trinity Tails Training. From day one, the employees of TTT have been very understanding and compassionate to the issues we were experiencing and needing help with. I never once felt like a failure in the dog training world and I have learned so much in just a few sessions with my own personal Great Dane and Great Dane fosters. I can reach out to TTT at anytime, with any issue (even if it seems trivial) and will be given direction on how to handle it until I could meet up with a trainer in person. I have recommended and will continue to recommend TTT to everyone I know. Being in the rescue world, finding a good dog trainer, is like finding gold. Thank you Trinity Tails Training! You are quite a blessing!

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

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
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kent C.
Verified review

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

Jeff J.
Verified review

We hired Scott to walk our two Australian Shepherds while Herman was still a young puppy. His service and attention to detail was outstanding. I felt that my pups were in good hands and it was nice to know that they were getting exercise during the day while I was at work.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

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!

    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.

    About

    We provide dog training with competitive agility and obedience or just for fun! We also offer lots of classes for beginners to the advanced for agility and obedience.

    About

    I honestly don't have my own business, but I love dogs with all my heart. I've had so many dogs throughout my life; I can't live without them. I have a nice-size gated fence. There are a lot of rooms in my house for your furry friend. I will clean your dogs' ears, clip their nails, give baths, brush their fur, walk them and teach them a few tricks. Please just call or text me, and give me times and dates. I'm available anytime after 2:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday and Sunday.

    About

    Are you worried about your dog while you're away at work? Many pet parents worry their dog is bored, not getting enough exercise and/or damaging belongings or furnishings while they're at work. Rosie's Doggie Daycare provides fun cage-free doggie day care that can make a major difference in your and your dog's life. Our day care includes exercise, playtime, fresh air, and an opportunity to build socialization skills and most importantly, a chance to burn off all that pent-up energy! Give your dog something fun to look forward to every day! Our day care attendants have years of dog handling experience and are dog behavior experts -- ensuring that your pet will have a safe, fun, and enriching experience while at Rosie's. Rosie's also features a full-service grooming Salon with highly experienced and gentle groomers. We customize each haircut to your desires and offer specialty services such as creative coloring, de-skunking and FURminator de-shedding. Do you have a dog that could brush up on his/her manners? We offer many training packages and classes with our certified dog trainer. Training enhances communication between dog and owner and can help immensely with problem behaviors.

    About

    I have a Passion for Dogs I want a job that i can work with them!

    About

    My desire is to provide high-quality low-cost dog training. My per session fee starts at $10 per session, with price increases depending on how far the drive, to accommodate for gas money. In addition, 80% of the proceeds I make will go back to the animal rescue of your choice! Some background on my training experience: I have taken several dogs through their basic obedience, and two of my own canine companions have received their CGC. In addition, I owner trained my own service dog, which is no small feat! Dog training is something I not only have confidence in, but have experience in as well. I am willing to work with all dogs other than those exhibiting highly aggressive behaviors, as I do not feel qualified to handle those situations.

    About

    I care for dogs and love dogs to the very end. Whenever there is help needed, I come to the rescue for the fellow dog.

    About

    We specialize in high end custom decks, at very competitive prices. More than 10 years experience, bonded and insured.

    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 Obedience & Behavioral Modification

    Saint Louis, MO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Details
      He is the 2nd dog in our family, recent addition. We are willing to board and train as well if the location is far.
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