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Dog Obedience by Gina, LLC
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marlene A.
Verified review

Gina walks our dog everyday and is completely dependable and reliable. She has a true love for dogs which is completely obvious in all of her engagements with our dog... we're pretty sure he likes Gina more than us! I would absolutely recommend Gina as a walker and trainer for dogs.

Who Let the Dogs Out
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie F.
Verified review

Belinda provided excellent care for our dog. Our dog, being a rescue dog, required specialized care in which she delivered; this included having patience, providing lots of attention, and staying overnight. All of which she did all eagerly. Belinda came to our house on a couple different occasions so our dog could become familiar with her. She even brought our Pebbles a new toy and treats! She maintained communication with us while we were away, providing updates and sending pictures. While it was difficult to leave our dog (specially being new to this state) I did find comfort knowing she and our house were being well cared for. Belinda is truly a sweet and caring person to owners and their pets as well as honest and responsible. We will definitely be using her services again:)! Thank you Belinda! We greatly appreciate all you have done for us!

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Sunset Training Center
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katherine F.
Verified review

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.

Pawfect Dog Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Diana W.
Verified review

I LOVED PAWFECT DOG TRAINING! The trainers were incredibly insightful and spent more than enough time to not only train Jack, but to teach me everything I needed to know to do my training with him in between our sessions. Jack would get so excited every time we would pull up to the Pawfect House and Matthew and Carin always gave us such great greetings. Being able to train with other dogs in such a friendly environment was so relaxing and pressure-free. We thought we would just do some general training for behavior to stop Jack's jumping and nipping concerns but we learned so much and evolved to agility training with Pawfect and it has done wonders to reduce Jack's energy level and he is so much more responsive to my commands now. I spent so much money on training facilities and I simply didn't know if I would ever be able to resolve my issues with Jack, but a friend told me about Thumbtack and once I was quoted by Pawfect, spoke to Matthew and Carin, and reviewed the Pawfect website, I felt that it would be a safe bet to try the training and I am so, so happy I did. This experience was unlike anything I would've ever imagined for dog training. It is so much more than basic obedience or even advanced obedience training. Matthew is a behavior specialist first and he completely changed my view of not only my dog but all dogs. Working with our dogs as just an animal was simply not correct. Learning that Jack is actually as intelligent as he is and training him as such really made a difference; not in days or weeks, but immediately! I can go on and on but I want to express how truly amazing Pawfect Training is and I encourage anyone and everyone to stop doing facility training and just go to Matthew and Carin and experience what I have; IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR DOG'S LIFE FOREVER! Thank you Pawfect... for more than you will ever know!

Dog Talk
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
Verified review

Lynn is an amazing dog trainer and she has changed our lives in only a few sessions:)

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Hair of The Dog That Bit Ya
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Todd B.
Verified review

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

Dilis Dog Academy
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Pawsibilities Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jake L.
Verified review

I can't say enough great stuff about not only how Kelly is outstanding as a dog trainer but how patient she is training the owner as well. If you want the best for you dog, this is the trainer for you!

Joe's Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Mary M.
    Verified review

    Joe has helped me with several foster dogs. He has helped me learn positive techniques that work very well. I highly recommend him!

    Laurianne Pet Sitting
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Susy M.
      Verified review

      Laurianne was great with our dog Buddy. She took him out for his daily walks. Responsive when I would text to check up on Buddy, with some pics too. Buddy enjoyed his stay!

      Connor Wackerlin
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Connor W.
        Verified review

        When I got back from my conference in Chicago my dogs were all tired and happy, he made sure to walk them and took great care of them

        Tired Dog!
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Sean P.
        Verified review

        Jeanine took care of our golden retriever Cali for about a year. She would walk her and play with her each day for 30-45 mins. She was really great with her, extremely reliable, and we could tell she really cared about our dog. She left us notes each day to let us know how cali did that day. I would highly recommend Jeanine as a dog walker.

        • 3 years in business
        About

        Are you busy with work, and errands? Do you feel that your four-pawed family member needs some exercise, but you can't find enough time in the day? I am here just for you. If it's a play day at the dog park, or a quick 15 minute bathroom break, I am here to help you keep your pets happy!

        About

        I was raised up with pets. I have had experience with pet sitting for mostly friends and relatives. I am currently semi retired and have a lot of extra time during the day. I will provide as many walks as needed and provide companship to the pet while you are gone at work. Will feed and give water as needed.

        About

        I have had five bulldogs over the last 18 years. They are a special breed that have special needs and have unique personalities. I would love to walk, care for and love on yours!

        About

        I am a dog sitter and dog walker. I have loved watching dogs for a long time. I have 1 of my own. I have trained it very well. It used to be scared of walking outside, and now, loves it. My goal is to make your dogs happy, take them on walks, and watch them when you need someone to watch them. I have always been a dog lover and always will.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        I am based in Mendota and just starting to venture into the dog walking world as a part-time career. I enjoy being active and love animals.

        About

        I currently have two jobs. One of them is working for a cleaning company for about 2 years. I would like to get some of my own cleaning clients. Also, I have three dogs among many other animals. So I would love to dog sit or dog walk for some extra money.

        About

        The DogWaggin is all about providing the best care for your pet while you're away. Daycare, training, and overnight care service is provided in our clean and comfortable 4000 sq ft facility in downtown Algonquin. Our day care program focuses on providing fun and excitement for your dog. We are specifically designed to maintain quality of care, safety, and cleanliness of environment for dogs in need of attention, socialization, and a way to release their energy.

        About

        I love dogs and love to go on long walks with them. Please consider me to help your busy family and provide desired care for your pet.

        About

        Anew Life is dedicated to helping canines and their humans become one team. Offering in-home behavioral correction, obedience training and rehabilitation. Specializes in dominant breeds. All breeds welcome.

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