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Lee's Dog Training
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Zach S.
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Lee does an amazing job and our dogs are well trained and we couldn't be happier and he was only with us an hour and we were able to get our 2 year old and 4 month old dogs to sit and lay down until we release them and play fetch and walk perfect on a leash and remind you this is only an hour of training I can't imagen what more than that could do

AllPawsOnDeckTraining
4.5
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 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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K9 Prep School
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krispen C.
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I got in contact with K9 Prepschool through a Groupon. John got back to me very quickly. I've had a wonderful experience with his work for my Portugese Water Dog Arthur. Even though I have some training experience, I learned so much and have been able to put those things in practice on a daily basis. Would highly recommend!

Off Leash K9 Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Nick R.
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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
Bethanie M.
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Roxie just loves having Katherine visit. Katherine explains clearly the steps I need to take to get Roxie trained. She is very knowledgeable about the training she provides.I will certainly use her expertise in the future.

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Dogs Welcome!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda P.
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I learned about what I need to do to ensure future success with my puppy. Sherry is knowledgeable and understands how to train dogs. Very impressed

Podium Total Dog Wellness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen S.
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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.
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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
Tracie H.
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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.
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Personal attention to training and to teaching me the way to train my dog on our own time.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tori F.
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Justine's been absolutely amazing. I have a very smart, but sometimes very stubborn pup who was experiencing a little bit of reactive behavior on leash. She's worked so well with my dog and myself to understand the why's and how's of training. You can tell she really cares about the dogs also. Would absolutely recommend!

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

    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,

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    I have 35 years' experience handling, training and caring for all animals. I became a personal trainer to help people transform their lives. I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to find the time and motivation, so I will push you to accomplish your goals.

    About

    Training dogs is my passion and what I love the most about it, is it makes me feel great knowing I was able to help another person help their dog

    About

    We offer in-home training for you and your dog, with over 15 years of Canine Behavior and Behavior Modification history - we look forward to meeting you and your dog.

    About

    This is where dogs just get to have fun! Daycare hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Monday to Friday. Boarding is available 7 days a week at $23 per night. We offer discounts for additional pets. We also offer bathing for dogs and cats. Puppy classes and adult dog training are held on Saturdays at only $10.00 per class.

    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!

    About

    We offer in-home training for you and your dog, with over 15 years of Canine Behavior and Behavior Modification history - we look forward to meeting you and your dog.

    About

    We offer in-home training for you and your dog, with over 15 years of Canine Behavior and Behavior Modification history - we look forward to meeting you and your dog.

    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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