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Jeffersonville German Shepherd Trainers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
jennifer s.
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Jodie is great, she has been training not only my pup, Reggie, but also training us how to understand him, and make sure he understands what we want from him. He is always excited to see her show up and enjoys his training sessions. She has worked with us to address issues and concerns specific to Reggie.

Canine Professor
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Karen C.
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I cannot say enough fabulous things about the Brilliant and Wonderful Canine Professor!! I adopted a very fearful rescue about a year ago while in Houston. He did very well with my family there, so when I would travel he stayed at one of my family member's houses - parents/sister/cousins, he did fine with all of them. But! He'd had a long time to get to know them AND he'd met them immediately after being adopted. When I moved here to Louisville, he became very reactive with strangers and would not let anyone near our house. Cherie patiently worked with us for over three months to slowly build up confidence and trust with Blanco. Not only does he let her in the house now, but he is so excited to see her when she comes to take him for walks! I was even able to go on a week-long trip back to Houston for my sister's birthday!! Usually when I come home, Blanco's anxiety and reactivity are much worse than before my trip, but this time, he is even calmer and happier than he was when I left town!! I'm so happy to know that I can take stress-free trips (for both of us!). I highly recommend Cherie as both a trainer and a dog sitter/walker and I can promise you she will change your and your pup's lives!!

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Kevin the Dog Trainer
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue P.
Verified review

Kevin was so enjoyable to work with. He knew exactly what my baby needed in the way of training and worked with both of us to accomplish this. Kevin was gentle in his treatment of Marty, He listened to my expectations for Marty and me from the training. He then went to work showing me how to work correctly to accomplish my goals. A big thank you to Kevin for all he did. I fine Marty and I accomplished in a short time. Great trainer and person. Marty's Mom

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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I thoroughly enjoyed working with Wendy! She knows dogs and dog training. Wendy makes certain you feel supported and have the tools necessary to continue appropriately training your dog between sessions. I would not think twice about recommending her!!!!!!

MyActiveK9
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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Matt and Warren really helped my German Shepherd and I overcome his stubborness and his bad behavior. The private training is worth every penny and the group classes are fun to attend but i needed some help getting Rocky to obey me. Thanks guys cant wait to see what the next few months have in store for us

K9 Trainology
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany M.
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I was given K9 Trainology’s number after taking my dog to two different Louisville trainers. The results have been incredible! I would recommend them highly. They are not the cheapest but if I would not have hired the first two trainers that did not fix my dogs behavior I would have actually saved money hiring them the first time. I started to think my dog would never be able to go places and be locked away when guests arrived at the house. Thank you all so much for helping me and Jack.

Good Manners Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marcy C.
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My experience with good manners dog training was excellent. Pat took the time to show me the reasons behind my dogs behavior, and how I can correct them on my own. I have a hyper golden doodle that bounced like tigger, and made it very difficult to walk around my house. People were afraid to walk down my steps because he is 75lbs and would run up and down the steps when someone was using them. Now, thanks to pat, buddy is much calmer and I know how to get him to Calm and sit when he gets two excited. My family are a lot happier about coming over now.. I would recommend good manners dog training to anyone, pat is fantastic.

The Working Pup
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Kathleen P.
    Verified review

    Tyler is an amazing trainer. He did a wonderful job with our Penny Pop.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    John L.
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    I can not articulate how absolutely amazing Rosemarie (K9 THIS) was. After speaking on the phone and visiting with several other trainers in the area I was the most impressed and comfortable with Rosemarie. She utilized the most humane positive professional methods to exhibit exceptional obedience in my german shepherd puppy. Not only did she train my puppy but she utilized the same patience and professionalism to train ME how to continue training my pup! I believe that her real life experience as a dog handler assisting our military with her dog handling skills gives her credentials and world class experience that I have not seen elsewhere! I was very pleased and HIGHLY RECOMMEND her to anyone looking for a highly skilled, caring dog trainer. I was most impressed by her ability to get faster and better results without utilizing shock collars, choke collars or abusive discipline while training my puppy. It takes an amazingly skilled professional to use the all positive methods that I witnessed and get the results that she provided! I am only surprised that my german shepherd didnt write this review himself by the time she left our home. Absolutely Highly Recommended!

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jimmy T.
    Verified review

    We decided to hire a dog trainer when our dog Buddy would roam our property and not come inside when we wanted him to. He always wanders too close to the road and we were afraid he would get hit by a car. Melaney was very professional and took the time to always answer all of our questions. We are very happy with Buddy's progress and the peace of mind we have when he is outside. We would recommend Melaney to anyone needing a dog trainer.

    Ronald S.
    Verified review

    David Harris is without a doubt the best dog trainer in KY. He took me and my dog in for a consultation and we were sold! My dog is so well behaved now, and I learned too. I can take my dog anywhere and I always get compliments on how good he is. thanks ARTc

    Hound of the Louisvilles

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      My approach is very holistic. I believe our dogs are reflections of our families. Most dog behavior issues arise when our own lives are out of balance. My goal is to help you achieve that balance so that we can work together to start training your pooch.

      Puppy Love

      New To Thumbtack

      • 8 years in business
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      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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