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Kokomo Dog Trainers

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K9 Prep School
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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My rescue dog and I have been working with John for several weeks now. On our very first visit, Ziva was very relaxed around John and now greatly enjoys her lessons with him. John is very helpful with specific issues and offers great solutions. He provides specific goals for each lesson and the way to achieve them--all in written form. So far our lessons have been private so we get undivided attention. And I have seen great improvement in Ziva and her lively behavior. But I am looking forward to beginning semi private sessions. Where we can advance in our real world skills. John's patience and reassurance as well as his extensive knowledge and love for dogs is exceptional. This is the way to go if you are in need of a great dog training experience.

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Dogs Welcome!
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 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!

Dixie D.
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I couldn't be happier. Teresa and Jim are professional and completely trustworthy. I love the way they care for my home as well as they care for my dog. I highly recommend TLC Pet Care to anyone who wants peace of mind.

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

    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.

    • 1 year in business
    Emily M.
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    Kristen was great! I have two dogs, a 3 year old lab and a 4 month old lab puppy. I knew they were in good hands, and they can be more than a handful sometines! She was professional and you can really tell she just loves spending time with your pets.

    Toni's Pet Services
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Erin U.
      Verified review

      I went on a vacation and had to leave my 2 dogs, Mac and Bing with Toni. I called every night to just check up on them and they were great! They were cage free the whole time, bathed, and got to go to the local park everyday. She loves animals with all her heart and I would recommend her to take care of animals

      • 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.

      About

      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."

      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.

      • 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.

      About

      Stepping Stone is a unique company with a variety of services. Our owner and director, Julie Shaw, is a veterinary nurse with a specialty in behavior. She taught in the veterinary field for 13 years at Purdue University, and even wrote a textbook on animal behavior for veterinary professions. Our other trainers, Hailey and Alyssa, are experienced, certified training professionals with extensive experience in behavior modification, basic and advanced manners, dog sport training, and more!

      About

      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

      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.

      About

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

      About

      Bed & Biscuit Kennels is an Indianapolis area full-service pet boarding, dog day care, grooming and dog park facility.

      About

      I began my business in 1990 in Ohio, continuing after I moved to Indiana in 1998. I attend annual, semi-annual and quarterly seminars on canine behavior, in order to continue my education. My methods are based on ethological principles of animal learning. My evaluation, which is done in the owner's home, involves documenting information, in order to acquire an understanding of what circumstances have led to problem behaviors in their dog. This allows me to observe the animal in familiar surroundings and provide accurate advice as to what owners need to change, in order to eliminate undesirable behaviors. My clients are seeing very positive results in a short period of time. Help your problem pet become a pleasure!

      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

      Blackwatch Nutritionals is a service that specializes in advising pet owners which foods and supplements are better suited for their pet's individual needs. I have had 40 years of experience as a professional breeder of Great Danes and Pugs, and am aware of the many health issues that come with the very small and very large breeds. I work with all breeds, and in conjunction with many vets as well. We specialize in developmental orthopedic conditions caused by diet, allergies, systemic yeast problems, and more.

      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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