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AllPawsOnDeckTraining
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Christie W.
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AllPawsonDeck has not only trained my dog but has given me so much insight to complete the training with my dog as well. She has given me very good ideas and I am very happy with the training. Remi is a changed puppy, for the better.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adrienne L.
Verified review

I can't say enough about Keelie, but she has impeccable ability to understand the needs of dogs using only the cutting edge and best training techniques. She has an unparraled enthusiasm for working with dogs. Each training plan is taylored to them as an individual and because of this this she is able to help you cultivate a powerful and happy relationship with your dog through training.

Off Leash K9 Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Nick R.
Verified review

Off Leash K9 is the best dog training in the Indy area, hands down! My wife and I have been through 4 different trainers to help us with our stubborn Boxer and we were not able to make any progress. After seeing Off Leash K9's videos on youtube we decided to give them a try. We did the 2 week board and train program and we cannot be happier!!! Our Boxer is now fully obedient and is able to enjoy life off-leash! We highly recommend Off Leash K9 Training!

Katherine Smith
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanie E.
Verified review

Katherine walked my dog, Willie, one day when I was unable to. She was punctual and professional, yet friendly and easy to talk with. Katherine appears to be very knowledgeable about dogs and dog behavior, and she interacted quite well with Willie. Katherine walked Willie for a good hour, and while walking, provided him with water. I would readily hire her again without reservation.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jason H.
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When I first met Jillian and Dixie it was like a squirrel chasing a acorn, bit what I saw happen was something Magical, Jillian put in so many hours training with Dixie, and her never give up attitude. Dixie began to change, after only a couple weeks. This rescue pitbull that was full of energy and no training at all, had found her forever buddy in Jillian, seeing how hard both of them worked, and how Dixie became an amazing dog all because of the Trainer (Jillian). At the other end of the leash, I would Highly recommend Jillian if you want your dog to be amazing, I wouldnt go anywhere else, you’re amazing trainer is right with Jillian

Podium Total Dog Wellness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen S.
Verified review

Robbie has been to our home twice and our doxies just love her! She is professional and always on time. She has a wonderful presence about her that exudes cool, calm, and collected. Her positive reinforcement style of training produces results quickly! We have more work to do, but getting the basics down has been quick and effective. Our dogs seem more calm, happier, and more confident thanks to Robbie's training. Additionally, Scott and I feel that we have regained control of the home and we also feel more calm and confident in our ability to be great dog owners

Carri's Angels
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angie E.
Verified review

Carri is very sweet and kind when working with my dog Buddy. Her love for animals shines bright! I would totally recommended her for any kind of dog training. Most importantly my dog likes her and I trust her with Buddy!

Circle City Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erin O.
Verified review

When Dawn showed up for my first appointment my dog literally came across the table at her. That was August of 2014. After that we determined that it was best that Jake meet Dawn outside so our lessons were based on our individual needs and requirements from the very first day. From there when Dawn would visit she would always have a new tip or something she found on the internet, etc to share. I saw such improvements in Jake he gradually became more calm and knew his place in my family thanks to Dawn's training. I enjoyed my sessions and took something away from each one. Our last meeting was April of 2015 when it was determined that Jake had passed all of his tests, he's like a different dog now. I would definitely recommend Dawn to anyone looking for a dog trainer! :-)

Good Dog Happy Home
5.0
from 1 review
    Penny M.
    Verified review

    I ADOPTED A 4 MONTH OLD BORDER COLLIE/ WELSH CORGI WHO DEFINITELY HAD A MIND OF HIS OWN. LORA TOOK HIM TO HER HOUSE TO WORK WITH HIM AND UPON HIS RETURN TO ME HE WAS WELL BEHAVED AND LISTENED TO ME. HE IS NOW ALMOST 3 YEARS AND ADORES LORA VERY MUCH AS SHE HAS LOTS OF PATIENCE AND LOVES EVERY DOG SHE HAS TRAINED OVER THE YEARS!!!!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER AND SHE ALWAYS WANTS THE BEST FOR THE DOG AND THEIR OWNER AND FAMILY.

    Anything's Pawsible
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rebecca H.
    Verified review

    I have a nine year old, minimally trained, Golden Retriever who has no social skills. I also have an 80 year old mother who lives with me. My mother tripped over my Golden, broke her arm and leg, a while back, and I have been contemplating giving my dog away to a rescue group. My last hope was Jenn. She came to my home and evaluated Einey. It is amazing. After only six sessions, he is a different dog. He is following commands, going to his "spot" whenever he is in my mom's path, and I am able to take calm walks with him. My son, who lives out of town, could not believe Einey's great behavior, when he was visiting. Jenn deserves her own show!! I am so thankful that I am able to keep my beloved doggie and feel assured that my mom is safe from another fall. Thanks again, Jenn. You're the best!

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I'm Hannah, and I am 18 years old. I walk, care for, and do dog sitting. I'm very qualified and love dogs. I plan to start college in the fall with a pre-vet focus and biology major, so I take my dog care seriously.

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    We are just cleaning homes and walking dogs. We just started doing this, and see what happens. Please call. Thank you. -Mia and Sara

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    If you do not have enough time to walk your pet, I will. Your pet is my next best friend. I live in the Beech Grove area. If you need a pet sitter or just a little walk throughout the day, call the expert pet walker. Set up an appointment between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

    About

    I have been caring for pets while their families travel since 1985. Pets get to stay in their home environment while their people are away.

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    We are setting the standards in professional dog training. We train all types of dogs. We train for the individual person and for police departments. We can train any type of service dog, excluding seeing-eye dogs. Please email or call, and talk with us about your dog's training needs. Distinctive K9 wants your dog to be the best it can be, so you will have a lifetime companion.

    • 19 years in business
    About

    Have been bonded and insured,Guarnteed training, professional grooming, TLC for each and every dog, clean enviroment, live in employee, being able to help customers connect with they're pets, making the pets comfortable & reassured, helping dogs overcome issues bonding

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    I will exercise your dogs, also will groom and feed. I can keep up with any training. I can do pet sitting and veterinarian visits. Call for more information.

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    I can and will train your dog to your needs. I do individual and one-on-one training. The owner needs to be actively involved. I have years of experience with mostly German shepherds. I used to raise shepherds and wolves.

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    An experienced dog owner and former veterinary assistant can provide reliable care for your canine companion.

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    I love to clean and get stuff done around the house. I also do pet sitting because I love animals, and I am training them because they are intelligent and so cute. I go above and beyond to insure that my clients are pleased with my work. My motto is "If the customer/animal is happy, I'm happy."

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    I will help dog owners train their dogs and or help with dog behavioral issues. I have 11 years of experience with dog training.

    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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