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Libertyville German Shepherd Trainers

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  • 45 years in business
  • 360 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Devika S.
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Learned a lot from the first session. Realized I had approached training our German shepherd in the wrong way, and learned techniques to get him on the right track.

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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
Luz R.
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I'm so satisfied with Scott coming over & training my German shepherd pup. It was such an amazing experience & I look forward to using the techniques with my pup. Just by going on one walk with Scott, my pup was so calm & I was so happy with the results. I would definitely recommend him. Thank you Scott. Your amazing. God bless u always.

  • New on Thumbtack
Leslie J.
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Smart Dogs came to our rescue when we rescued Baron, our 1 ½ year old German Shepard. Baron was very stubborn, and reluctant to our methods of training. We had tried other dog trainers with no luck and contemplated the possibility of sending him back to the foster family. That is when we came across Smart Dogs and they have forever changed our lives along with Baron’s. He spent two weeks with Ian and Kristy at their home, where they trained him daily and gave him unconditional love. He is now home with us where we enjoy seeing the progress he continues to make and being part of our family. We can’t thank Ian and Kristy enough. Bill and Leslie

YBFDH
4.5
from 47 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan O.
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We sent our dog Trapper for training with Diana. He is an 8 month old German Shepard. We sent him for basic puppy training and he is doing very well now that he is home. We wanted a program that was more personal and one on one, as we have heard horror stories about boarding kennels. It was great to know he would be in a loving home with other dogs rather than a scary leaky basement kennel area. Also the trainer kept in contact daily with updates and tips to caring for him once he was home. All in all our experience was great! We highly recommend YBFDH!

  • 11 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Aneta O.
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Very professional and very effective for my 5 months old German Shepard puppy. I liked the idea that my dog was staying at trainers house, still interacting with people after hours of training , instead of being left in kennel for hours. Aneta Oblazny

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia S.
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She always gives wonderful feedback on my puppies, including pictures! I was very impressed by the amount of dog training experience she has. I am so glad to have found a reliable and trustworthy dog walker!

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Sunset Training Center
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Brian K.
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Sunset and Claudia are seriously the best!!! Anyone would be hard pressed to find better bred German Shepards within the five local states. As a trainer, she is able to facilitate the rapid advancement of all dogs: not just her exceptionally well-bred dogs. I am a combat veteran and was deployed in some dangerous places... I really never had an idea what a well-trained dog was actually capable of, and would have chosen my standard issue weapon first. Today, I would take the dogs trained from Sunset first, and they are the way more lovable and family friendly than the former too! My 4 year old daughter has a best friend that will keep her safe whether I was there or not. I would trust my daughter to safely play ANYWHERE with her puppy Jack around!

BFF Dog Academy
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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

Mr. Hubbard's Hounds
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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I could not be happier with the training and the love Rick showed our German Shothair, Brandy!!!! Rick trained and boarded Brandy for 3 weeks in his own home and treated her like a member of the family - he definitely went above and beyond our expectations. He also kept in touch via text messaging and send several adorable photos of her. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone interested in improving the behavior of their dog with quality training! THANKS SO MUCH, RICK!!!!!! Mary Lou Mauro Marquette, Michigan

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  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!!

MasterPaw
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget M.
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Adam is AMAZING! We've had other dog trainers, but no one who comes close to comparing to his skill level. More than that, though, he makes it FUN! His lighthearted approach to some trying issues certainly helped ease our tension. What I have found so interesting is how our dog reacted to him the first time. He knew that Adam was in control immediately. I am so glad that a co-worker recommended him after he worked miracles on her dog, too! He is the third dog trainer we've ever used and he will be the last - there's no one better!

Dog Training Now!
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Janice L.
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Marcus and Chris were great with our Lab. We had signed her up for a 10 day board and learn training program, and we see a marked improvement in her while walking on the leash - she is more responsive to commands, and it's so much easier to stop her from pulling on the leash when there are other dogs around. The trainers are really nice, and it's obvious they love dogs and love what they do. Would highly recommend them to other dog owners!!!

Barks and Recreation
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Cindy S.
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    We adopted our sweet pitbull from Friends of Animal Care and Control. Angela was fostering him, so we worked with her through the adoption process. We knew we were getting our dog from a very loving foster home. Angela is a professional dog trainer who has dedicated her life to dogs, working at various shelters in the area. After the adoption, we were so lucky to find out that Angela was willing to dogsit our Kodi when we went on vacation. It is really a sight to see when Angela picks up Kodi....he goes totally wild when he sees her. 6 months will go by since our last trip, and I always think he will forget her, and be really scared to leave us. Well, not so!!! He acts like it his long lost mama coming to get him. It is crazy to see!! While I'm a bit sad that he is so happy to leave, I sure never have to worry if he is in good hands. He gets his own special vacation at Angela's! We would never send him anywhere else.

    • 9 years in business
    • New on Thumbtack
    Frank R.
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    Had such an Awesome experience with Kathy, she is reliable honest and friendly and i completely trust leaving my 4 years old German shepherd (Cesar) with her for hours. Cesar loves going out with her.

    Swaag Chicago
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • New on Thumbtack
    Debbie B.
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    I have a four year old (German) German Sheppard female who is smarter than most humans.Kellie can get this dog to do almost anything.Kellie is a petite trainer who knows her stuff.Kellie’s passion is the love for her dog training.Give her a chance you will be very Impressed with what she can teach your pet.

    Cyndie R.
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    Victoria is one of the most dedicated dog trainers and breeders I know. She has so many top working dogs, If you have a breed that you would like to compete with,Victoria is the trainer, and breeder you would want to go to.

    Good Fur U
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Alex B.
    Verified review

    Used Good Fur U (Lisa) to train my 2-year old German Shepherd Dog. Amazing. She was communicative and explained everything to me to help me work with my dog.

    Mannered Mutts Dog Training
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Rob E.
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    Owner/Trainer, Kevin Stangler, of Mannered Mutts Dog Training has such a wonderfully infectious passion for sharing his craft of communicating with dogs. His explanations and demonstrations are very clear and professional. Kevin is ready to answer any and all questions throughout the process. I've never felt rushed or that I was doing something incorrectly during a lesson. Kevin always has a positive approach toward guiding me and my 4 mo. old German Shepherd puppy. Many of the "puppy issues" I had concern about (jumping on people, stealing items from other dogs' mouths, heeling, recall, and bolting to play with other dogs) have been addressed during lessons with Kevin. The results after three lessons are fantastic. Puppy obedience progress now includes recall off leash, stays off people, won't try to bolt and play across the street, doesn't steal from other dogs (puppy is understanding boundaries), and heeling is improving with daily exercises. Kevin's goal to help me and my pup work and play as one unit has strengthened our human/canine bond. Kevin always helps us feel comfortable and confident in our learning and success toward dog obedience, safety and companionship. Because I live a 3 hr drive away, Kevin even does video sessions with me. Thanks, Mannered Mutts! -Rob E.

    Best In Home Dog Services
    4.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Lori B.
    Verified review

    My experience could not have been better. My German Shepherd, Simon, was in serious need of obedience training, and Rich was wonderful. I loved the fact that he believes in positive reinforcement rather than any sort of inappropriate training that would involve hitting, spanking, choking, etc. After the first training session I noticed a huge improvement and Rich gave me great homework tips to continue working on in between training sessions. We've had several sessions and I feel like I have a different dog. He is so sweet and well behaved, I cannot express enough gratitude to Rich. He was so much more knowledgeable than other trainers I have known and worked with over the years. I will be telling anyone I know who needs dog training to contact Rich at Best In Home!

    Neohaus German Shepherds
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sharon D.
    Verified review

    I just got my dog back today. She responds better to commands, her barking is almos zero, and walks better on a leash. Wish I knew about Amy sooner. I still have a few follow up training sessions, more for me than my dog. Amy definitly cares.

    Barkright
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Liz G.
    Verified review

    Krunal's love for dogs is obvious. Initially I was looking for help with my new puppy with potty training and getting over her fear of stairs. In one session he had gotten my puppy moving down stairs and even taught her (and me) the sit and down command!

    The Balanced Pup
    1.0
    from 3 reviews
    • New on Thumbtack
    Robbie G.
    Verified review

    Yana was great at teaching me how to train my German Shepherd puppy. The lessons seemed appropriately structured, some were over an hour, some were 40 minutes. She always stayed as long as it took, and never minded that me and my girlfriend always had a million questions! It is obvious she loves working with dogs, and I recommend her very much!

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