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McHenry Animal Behaviorists

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Scott The Dog Guy
4.9
from 181 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 356 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katty G.
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Great experience! Scott is very knowledgeable about dog behavior. He walked in and immediately began working with our stubborn beagle/bulldog mix. It has only been 3 days since our 1st training sessions and we are seeing a big difference already! Thanks Scott!

My Personal Dog Trainer
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Maxim K.
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Jaime is amazing! In her training program she works on all aspects of dog’s behaviors, socialization manners and obedience. More importantly, after Jaime completes the program she offers constant support; you are not left to your own devises. She is generous with her time and kind to you animal. Jaime achieves excellent results with positive reinforcement. As a result you get a well adjusted, trained and happy dog. Not zombified have robot, which is afraid to move or offer any new behaviors. When we started our two weeks BOARD & TRAIN program, we were a bit anxious. It is hard to give up your dog for two weeks. But as soon as Jaime started her daily updates and videos, we relaxed and enjoyed the ride. Best decision we made. She did an outstanding job with our 4 month old Weimaraner puppy. We highly recommend Jaime to anyone who needs help with their dog! Thank you!!! Maxim and Lana

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Dog Obedience by Gina, LLC
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle N.
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Gina was fabulous! I love that she provided weekly lesson plans that explained each command and when to start relying more on verbal rewards instead of treats. She had a good relationship with my pup and I saw a lot of progress during our time working with her and since. Various behaviors that were problematic were addressed and I noticed improvements quickly. We had previously done a 6 week course through a pet store with no where near the results we had from our 6 weeks with Gina. I am so thrilled in the investment we made with our time and money in selecting to hire DOG!

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!

Worthee
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Tash C.
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Becca is an amazing dog walker. My dog can be timid and Becca handled her so well. She has a natural gift for relating to animals. Your pet is in good hands with her.

Sunset Training Center
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine F.
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I was looking for a high-quality dog trainer for my new puppy and am so happy I found Claudia. The one-on-one sessions allow us to cover a lot of ground and move at our own pace. She is very patient with me as I learn all about my dog and her behaviors. She really gives you insight into dog psychology and behavior and I finally feel like my puppy and I are speaking the same language! After the first session, my puppy was already more responsive at home and a much better walker. Looking forward to learning more with Claudia.

The Educated Canine
4.5
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 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
  • 35 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.

Dog Talk
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Terri C.
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Lynn is the kindest, most patient and warmhearted, knowledgeable, and flexible person to work with. She has an exceptional understanding of dogs and their behavior. During our initial evaluation, Lynn gave us a few pointers and our dogs were behaving better. I could not ask for a better person to "train" me in training my dogs.

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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.

Pooch Ped Dog Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ec G.
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Poochped was a great help to me in understanding my dog's behavior. Would definitely recommend this service!

Pawsibilities Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy M.
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Great job by Kelly. She is very helpful and patient, very good with my dog. His behavior has improved a great deal. Thanks Kelly!

  • 41 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Nessa B.
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Looking for an EXCELLENT dog trainer? Ms. Jo is the one you’re looking for! She’s beyond the ordinary doggie trainer. She shapes and molds the minds of dogs to conform to their parent(s) while efficiently teaching parents the do’s and don’ts to having a good dog. Got a new puppy and don’t know what to do? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Is your dog biting your fingers? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT within 1 session! Potty training not going well? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Your dog has behavior issues? Ms. Jo can diagnosis and FIX THAT! Need to get away and no dog sitter? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Ms. Jo is…  Extremely knowledgeable about every breed and their behaviors.  Effectively teaches parent(s) how to bond with their dog.  Incredibly patient with parent and dog.  Economically reasonable.  Exceptionally clean and secure facility. There are a plenty of how to videos and books on the market, but Ms. Jo gives you a personal touch in a group setting. Her classes are not just informative, but FUN. Best of all, your dog will LOVE HER.

Pet Care, Walker & Sitter
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Laura M.
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Cristiana has sat and walked my dog numerous times. She's trustworthy, consistent, and lives animals! Highly recommended!

Comfy K9's
5.0
from 1 review
    Amanda A.
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    In the first year of his life, my Great Dane had worked his way through two dog trainers and five dog walkers. The latest trainer- a certified animal behaviorist, had recommended we put out 9 month old puppy on prozac. My husband and I were against the idea, but decided to have the conversation with our vet. He absolutely refused and then recommended we talk to Kyra. Fast forward two years. Thanks to Kyra (and Comfy K9s) we watched our misunderstood, misbehaved puppy grow into a respectful, loving, well behaved family member. When it comes to training, except to work. Kyra takes her role very seriously. She won’t let you fail your dog. The number one thing that separates her from any other trainer, behaviorist, dog walker- I've worked with is her passion. She wants to help and she'll get it done any way it takes. She reads. She studies. She asks questions. The training is customized to your dog’s individual needs. And, she truly cares about you and your dog. When everyone gave up on our dog, she was there. She’s reliable. I know I can call her anytime and Comfy K9s will take care of us. (They're actually on my emergency contact list!) Kyra is trustworthy. She’s genuine. She will make your dog shine.

    • 8 years in business
    Sarah R.
    Verified review

    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
    About

    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 .

    About

    I would love to help assist fellow dog owners to bridge that gap between master and pack member at an affordable price. To own and care for a dog is already expensive enough, so paying for a professional trainer is often discouraging and can lead to many outcomes including negative behavior in both dog and human, neglect, abandonment, stress in both dog and human etc. My goal is to eliminate anything blocking the natural connection between you and your canine companion.

    About

    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.

    About

    I walk the dogs as many times needed. I work with anything. I have to feed them if needed or shower them, and I play with them.

    About

    I will care for, help train or clean up after your large or small animals while you are home or away. I have worked as a small animal vet tech and I have horses and have been their sole care provider for years. If you need a sitter, a stall cleaner, help training or even help administering meds just call me. There is no job too small.

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