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Lee's Dog Training
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Glenda M.
Verified review

We got our puppy, Sophia Rae, on February 23, 2015. She was exactly 8 weeks from the day she was born. She is a beautifulCream Retriever and her parentsare both well over 80 lbs. so we know Sophia will be a rather large dog as well. When we got her, she was so full of energy but also very aggressive. She would nip, bite, bark constantly, jump up on people, pull on and actually eat our clothes, was not able to take walks with us, etc. She was totallyuncontrollable. And we have two grandbabies that are 1 and 3 and we didn't want Sophia to attack either of them! My husband and I were at our wits end because she was not learning from us and she refused to listen to the word ''NO'. She had total control over our household at just 2 months and 14 lbs! We knew we had to do something to teach her to become a very manageable and loving puppy because she was growing fast! We searched the internet and found Thumbtacks and then found Lee Seibold's Dog Training Website. We checked out his videos and were amazed at what Lee could do in a matter of minutes... all without any treats! So we immediately got in touch with him and decided to drop Sophia off at Lee's home for one week, not only to give us a break, but also to see what he could do with Sophia. We picked her up one week later and Lee spent well over an hour with us teaching us what he had taught Sophia... at less than 3 months old! We were literally amazed when he finally brought Sophia out! She was a totally different puppy! No more jumping up on anyone, no more biting, chewing on clothes, no more barking! Lee was able in one week to do what we could have never done! He taught her to sit, stay, get on her bed and stay there, go in her crate at night without a fuss, walk ...off leash..., stay..'off leash', take walks with us without pulling on her chain, 'stay' at the door to be let out or let in using our commands, and actually knew our commands! And Sophia loves US even more for all the love and praise that we give her when she's being good and our adorable puppy! Sophia is still so very much our 'silly heart puppy' and loves to run and play ball and everything else you'd expect a puppy to do, but in one week she went from an awful aggressive alpha puppy to a very well behaved puppy! We now can take her out to public places and know she will be good and well behaved. We get many, many compliments from many, many people on how good and well behaved Sophia is at such a young age!!! Yay! We would definitely recommend Lee to anyone that needs a lesson or two in training your puppy or dog! Lee has a life time guarantee on his training just in case your puppy creeps back to its 'old habits' of trying to be the alpha dog!!!! LEE, we cannot thank you enough for teachingSophia AND US that WE are the alpha dogs, not HER, and for still keeping her spirits up at the same time so she can still be our very 'Silly Heart Sophia'!!!!!

AllPawsOnDeckTraining
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Chris C.
Verified review

In the 6 meetings we had we Marianna we learned so much and it was evident that she is such a lover of animals! we hope that we will be seeing her again in the future. she helped us tremendously with our Pebbles and we have a way to go to help pebbles with her excitement over people coming to visit but Marianna left us with strong basic tools that are easy to use - you just have to use them to develop new healthy habits. pebbles loves her so much! We would absolutely recommend her to anyone interested in training for the dog love in their lives!!! We miss you already Marianna!

Top Pro
  • 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.

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Dogs Welcome!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita P.
Verified review

Sherry was Very professional and knowledgeable. She met us at our home the first day our dog arrived. She was very calm, caring and had a wealth of experience to share. She took her time with us. She gave us many tips on how to take care of our eight week old pup in the weeks to come. We are looking forward to having our pup do the 2 week board and train program with her when he is 12 weeks old! I would recommend her to anyone!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew W.
Verified review

I’ve had the honor of working with Jillian when we attended school together. Jillian was always working hard and sparing her own time to help her fellow students succeed. She will adapt her training methods to whatever suits her audience best and will always happily help anyone! Jillian is one of the kindest, hardworking, passionate, and knowledgeable persons I know when it comes to dog training. I highly recommend learning from Jillian because not only will you learn about dog training, but you’ll have fun doing it as well!

Cailees House & Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Madison C.
    Verified review

    Cailee has been house sitting and dog sitting for my family for years. We think she is exceptional with pets and she keeps our house nice and clean each time! We no longer need to look for a dog sitter or a house sitter ever again because Cailee will be our permanent choice!

    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

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

    Dawn has been so patient with me and my dog Scout. Not only has she helped to train Scout, but he has given me so much insight about where some of his behavior comes from. I won't lie Scout is a difficult dog, but she has been amazing with him! Even the cat likes her!! I have had success with the methods she has taught us and Scout continues to improve. I reccomend her to anyone who needs dog training!

    Stonegate Farm's K-9 Crew
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Thomas B.
    Verified review

    Personal attention to training and to teaching me the way to train my dog on our own time.

    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.

      About

      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.

      • 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

      About

      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.

      • 9 years in business
      About

      We have a wide range of pet care services to choose from and great availability, even on short notice. Calls and emails are answered promptly. I have always loved working with pets and enjoy the idea of being a business owner. This is the perfect combination for me!

      • 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.

      About

      We offer in-home lessons for you and your dog. Seeing and helping correct behaviors in your home environment. With over 15 years of experience in the Canine Behavior and Behavior Modification field, we look forward to helping you! We take great pride in making sure our clients and dogs are happy and comfortable with their new skills before moving on to new subjects or learning additional skills.

      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.

      • 9 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      This is a family run business which I believe makes it more personable. I put my heart and soul into my work. The thing that all of my clients point out is how their pets seem so much more relaxed upon first meeting. "Wow! They never act that way with strangers! They usually bark like crazy or go hide." It took me awhile to figure out what that was because I had no idea why it's always been that way. I now know it's my real compassion, relaxed energy, and empathy. It all comes naturally. And as my business continues grow, I will only look for people with the same natural gifts to join my team. I truly love meeting new people and animals. Each day in my business is a different day, with something new to learn. There is never a dull moment and I enjoy it! Although I usually have fun with what I do, I also remember that this is my professional business that I've worked very hard to build up from nothing several years ago, to what it is today.

      About

      We offer daycare, boarding, training, and adoptions for dogs. Our daycare is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., supervised and with an outdoor area. Overnight boarding is available in individual kennels.

      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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