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  • 45 years in business
  • 368 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Susan Is very knowledgeable about animals. She gave us an education along with the training. The one-on-one training is much better than the generic dog training classes out there and is customized to our needs as well as our dog's needs. Very much looking forward to our continued work with Susan.

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Dog Obedience by Gina, LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott C.
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She is very professional and our pups listened and got a long with her very well. She gave us valuable insight and generally cares about our pups. She also is always looking for ways to improve her training.

Who Let the Dogs Out
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Grant F.
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Belinda was absolutely amazing, she looked after out new dog pheobie while we were away over Christmas. I immediately felt comfortable leaving her in charge of our pet & home when we met & my confidence continued to grow. Belinda clearly loves dogs & pheobie obviously felt at ease with her very quickly as they were playing & gelling within minutes. Belinda sent daily updates with pictures to us which was sweet as we missed her & could see she was happy & ok. I would highly recommend Belinda & will definitely be using who let the dogs out again, in fact we already have her pencilled in for our next trip to Mexico. Thanks Belinda.

Pawfect Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Eric D.
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Working with with Pawfect Dog Training was an amazing experience. We adopted a new puppy from the shelter and wanted to crate train her, so she would be comfortable in her crate when we were not home. Matthew did a great job training our dog to go into the crate on her own and feel comfortable in there. More importantly he helped teach us the right way to train her and taught us how to keep up with that training to get positive results. After only a few weeks of working with Pawfect and keeping up with our training at home, our puppy had no problem going in her crate on her own. Now she is so comfortable with her crate that she will go relax in there even when we are home! I definitely recommend anybody to work with Pawfect Dog Training to help train their dogs!

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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.
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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

Dog Talk
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff W.
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As a first time dog owner I have learned that the process to a well behaved dog is the training of both the dog AND the owners. Our rescue one year old Birder Collie/Australian Shepard mix was pretty well behaved indoors and in our yard but had a very aggressive issue when meeting new digs and people. He could not be trusted to not bite either. After one session with Lynn and homework he was 100% better. After the second session I have little fear of having a problem. Buddy still needs some work however the change has been dramatic. Lynn comes to your home with written plans and homework assignments. Hire Lynn, you will not be disappointed. Jeff Wadsworth

Dilis Dog Academy
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanie M.
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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!

PuppyTutor
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory L.
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I have a husky who was rescued as a stray... Meaning we had to start at "hasn't even been trained how to sit". Not only did I feel valued and understood by the trainer, but the services here have helped me and my doggie bond and develop a mutual respect for each other too. The prices are definitely fair and scheduling is made easy. I used services for beginning/obedience-type sessions as well as kennel training/separation anxiety. You can't go wrong here for any of your training needs!! I can't say that enough. :)

Michelle
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Holly C.
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Michelle was great with my dog. I called her last minute to take care of him while we went on vacation. We were gone for a week, and she took care of everything. She came to my house and fed him and walked him. She even sent me pictures so I wouldn't miss him so much. I would highly recommend her.

Sev’s Smarty Paws LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea C.
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I’m looking forward to working with Sev’s Smarty Paws. Tracy was helpful and professional from her first contact with me. Our consultation showed me she is exactly what we are looking for in a trainer for our dogs.

Laurianne Pet Sitting
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Susy M.
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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!

  • 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.

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I enjoy tutoring kids, looking after dogs, or doing housekeeping. Please give me a chance to prove my work in your home.

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I will always put your animals needs first. No matter what !

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I walk dogs of all shapes and sizes. I am also willing to care for other pets. I have my own 15-year old dog that I still walk with.

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I'll make sure your dog is properly taken care of like it was my own. I need at least a business day to respond.

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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.

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I don't own a business. I can do this as a side job. I can walk your dogs any day of the week, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm except Saturdays.

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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!

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I handle dog training in McHenry and Chicago based on customer satisfaction. Try before you buy. Make your canine a Smart K9.

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