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Valparaiso Boxer Dog Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 34 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark H.
Verified review

Sherry is a wonderful dog trainer. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with her. Unfortunately due to some family issues we were forced to get rid of the dog. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Worthee
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Hayley R.
Verified review

From our initial conversation, Leah was friendly, professional, and passionate about Worthee, and providing exceptional services for me and my two dogs. I spent almost a year searching for a dog walking service before I came across Worhee. I was impressed by the thoroughness of Worthee's hiring and training process for it's dog walkers. Leah was extremely patient and even enthusiastic about answering all the questions and concerns I had regarding allowing another person to handle my dogs. She went above and beyond to work with me on a package that would fit my lifestyle and budget. After I had my first meet and greet with the dog walker, I contacted Leah to express a few concerns I had. Leah immediately took the initiative to contact me by phone and listen to all my concerns in depth with a both professional, and down to earth demeanor that made it easy for me to speak openly. She then quickly put my mind at ease and resolve all of my concerns. Leah then went a step further and came along on the next meet and greet and connected me with a dog trainer from Worthee, thereby creating a team of remarkable people to help improve the lives of my dogs and myself. I absolutely love receiving a photograph of my pups on the days of their walks and a nice note about how their walk went. I found that Worthee is without a doubt a unique company. They have set themselves apart by making their client's and client's pet's happiness the number one focus of their business!

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Takacs Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Catherine D.
Verified review

Working with Chris has been an absolute joy. If you are looking for a trainer for your dog, you will not believe how big a help Chris will be for you and your dog. For example: I was walking Kona down the sidewalk when someone with her dog asked if I used a trainer because Kona was the best behaved dog she had ever seen. She was so impressed, she reached out to Chris for her own dog! We could tell within minutes of talking with Chris that he truly cares about the dogs he works with and about us as the parents. His passion for dogs is clearly evident and his knowledge and ability to help matches his love of dogs. When we first were looking for a trainer, part of it was due to wanting to make sure we were teaching her correctly, and part was due to a resource guarding. After we had our first session with Chris, the resource guarding issue was taken care of in about 5 minutes! He also helped us significantly in how she plays with other dogs, she walks next to me, does tricks on command, and he helped with how she behaves around the house. Strongly recommend using Chris!

Edward Pet Guardian
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Judy R.
Verified review

Edward came over to my place for consultation regarding my new adopted dog. He comes across as a caring, professional dog trainer. I definitely plan on scheduling appointments with Edwards in the near future to train my dog.

Andrea Kutzko Dog Trainer
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie H.
Verified review

Andrea first met our dog, Jake, in an adult beginner class. It became clear shortly after we got Jake and he started taking the classes that he had some difficulties around people and other dogs. She handled him so well in every class, setting up a special area for us where he wouldn’t be distracted by the other dogs and owners while still being able to participate in class. She taught us all the basics and was very patient and attentive to Jake, despite not being able to directly interact with him until the fourth week. She gave us so much helpful one-on-one advice before and after every class and continued her wonderful work with us with a couple private sessions. My husband and I were fortunate enough to reconnect with Andrea at Canine Connect for the “Rambunctious Rovers” class designed for reactive dogs. In this class, we learned how to build off of Jake’s beginner knowledge to help him succeed in challenging circumstances. Andrea is able to use her firsthand knowledge of these types of dogs not just due to her training background, but because of her experiences with her own reactive dog. She is able to relate to our difficulties. In this class, we learned many strategies on how to have better control of Jake to prevent things from going wrong. We also learned how to allow for and reward his good decisions. I’ve left this 6-week class with so much more confidence on handling our dog. Throughout all of our time with Andrea, she has been available to us outside of class to address our concerns and questions. She is patient and caring with all of her clients. She truly loves what she does, and it shows! Andrea is a fantastic dog trainer committed to her clients and we look forward to working with her again.

Tom Brien Animal Training
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Laura L.
Verified review

Top-notch trainer who is so passionate about animals. I would recommend Tom to anyone.

Bellatrix's Dog Training
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jo H.
Verified review

Melitza is phenomenal! She is so patient with the dogs and the owners. I am a difficult owner and she took her time, explained why we were doing things the way we were and really helped establish a bond between me and my dog! If you think all dog trainers are the same, they aren't . Melitza knows why dogs do what they do and why I was sending my dog mixed signals. Hire her today

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana D.
Verified review

Dee is amazing she is best dog trainer! My dog love her!

  • 17 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Nina D.
Verified review

Martin is fantastic. He cared about our rescue beagle from the beginning, and made amazing progress on his first visit. It will take time to bring our beagle to where he can be a dog and not a guardian, but if anyone can do it, Martin can. We highly recommend Martin and Black Dog K9 Training and Pet Services LLC.

ZenPet Behavioral Coaching
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Julie L.
Verified review

She gave many good suggestions in training our dog that were realistic, demonstrated what we needed to do, and gave other options as well. She answered all of our questions and made herself available for any future issues or questions

Five Star K9
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ted N.
Verified review

I made contact with 5 star canine to train my dog. Jason arrived at my house on time, explained his services and went to work immediately training my dog. My dog now listens to my commands. Unbelievable. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, expertise, and value. If you need your dog (s) trained, I would highly recommend contacting five star K9. I am glad I did .

PET PLANET INTERNATIONAL
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Damisola O.
Verified review

Jay is extremely attentive to details. He takes time to study your personality and lifestyle and pairs you up with the dog that can fit into that personality and lifestyle. He is always available to help answer all my questions about the health of my dog and even other dog owners he has no relationship with. I have learned that when it comes to dogs, Jay is always right. My dog got missing one day due to my negligence, and he gave me steps on how I can make sure my dog finds her way home, and before and hour, my dog was barking in front of my door. Jay is an exceptional and professional dog whisperer and I would always recommend him.

Spellbound Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mila P.
Verified review

Dayna came to perform the initial training assessment for our four dogs. Yes I said it, four dogs. Walking in I could already sense her positive disposition, professionalism and love for her career. As we got into the training session she was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great assessment on our pups. We went through commands, plans for managing a multidog household and plans for our followup sessions. She is amazing and we will be sticking to Spellbound Dog Training for all our dog training needs!

Barks and Recreation
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Cindy S.
    Verified review

    We adopted our sweet pitbull from Friends of Animal Care and Control. Angela was fostering him, so we worked with her through the adoption process. We knew we were getting our dog from a very loving foster home. Angela is a professional dog trainer who has dedicated her life to dogs, working at various shelters in the area. After the adoption, we were so lucky to find out that Angela was willing to dogsit our Kodi when we went on vacation. It is really a sight to see when Angela picks up Kodi....he goes totally wild when he sees her. 6 months will go by since our last trip, and I always think he will forget her, and be really scared to leave us. Well, not so!!! He acts like it his long lost mama coming to get him. It is crazy to see!! While I'm a bit sad that he is so happy to leave, I sure never have to worry if he is in good hands. He gets his own special vacation at Angela's! We would never send him anywhere else.

    • 41 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Nessa B.
    Verified review

    Looking for an EXCELLENT dog trainer? Ms. Jo is the one you’re looking for! She’s beyond the ordinary doggie trainer. She shapes and molds the minds of dogs to conform to their parent(s) while efficiently teaching parents the do’s and don’ts to having a good dog. Got a new puppy and don’t know what to do? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Is your dog biting your fingers? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT within 1 session! Potty training not going well? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Your dog has behavior issues? Ms. Jo can diagnosis and FIX THAT! Need to get away and no dog sitter? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Ms. Jo is…  Extremely knowledgeable about every breed and their behaviors.  Effectively teaches parent(s) how to bond with their dog.  Incredibly patient with parent and dog.  Economically reasonable.  Exceptionally clean and secure facility. There are a plenty of how to videos and books on the market, but Ms. Jo gives you a personal touch in a group setting. Her classes are not just informative, but FUN. Best of all, your dog will LOVE HER.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Elizabeth C.
    Verified review

    Sarah is an amazing dog walker and trainer. I had a lot of changes in my life including a move to a new apartment and my dog (Stella) was acting out with accidents in the house and I could tell she was experiencing a lot of anxiety. I met with Sarah and she explained that Stella's anxiety could be managed by mental stimulation. Sarah worked with Stella on teaching her new tricks which kept Stella happy and stimulated. She was so much happier and better behaved just after a few weeks. I highly recommend Sarah! She is extremely reliable, knowledgable, and truly cares about your dog. I'm so glad I found her.

    Cailin's Dog Training
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Alana R.
    Verified review

    When my husband and I first decided to get a puppy we knew we wanted to find a knowledgeable trainer and we can definitely say we found that with Cailin. Not only was Cailin professional, she was also attentive and patient with our puppy Millie. By the time we had completed training, she was able to heel while going for a walk and learned all of the obedient commands of a new puppy. We highly recommend Cailin's services and are more than pleased with the outcome of our puppy's training.

    K9 University
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 26 years in business
    Maria M.
    Verified review

    William is an excellent dog trainer. You can clearly see his love for all animals as soon as you meet him. We have a 2 year old Pitbull and we were amazed at the energy around our dog when we met with Will. He makes you feel at ease and asks many questions before making an assumption of the relationship with you and the dog. He was spot on, we can't wait to get started on our 5 week training program. His prices very affordable and flexible payment arrangements.

    About

    I am a dog trainer who will help train your dog and assist you in walking your dog or dogs. I have over several years of experience in this field.

    Jerry's Dog Training

    New To Thumbtack

    • 20 years in business
    About

    I have been training dogs for about 16 years, and I'm very good at it. I do obedience and attack, and I also help dogs with trust issues.

    Dave's. Dogs

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I offer basic obedience training with emphasis toward off leash obedience. Currently working with private clients in Chicago.

      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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