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Kansas City Puppy Trainerss

Browse these puppy trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kansas City.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bridgette M.
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Our experience with Earl was great. He was knowledgeable about methods to help our dogs. He provided great tools and advice to help us with training our puppy and helping our older dog cope. It turned out our dogs didn't need as much help as we thought!

CinnaSits!! Play&Poo4U
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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Very responsive to messages and great with my puppy so far

Jo Co Barking Club
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Callie F.
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These guys are great! They leave journal and write in it every day so I know how my pup did on walk/visit. Show up on time. Very responsive and okay with last minute changes. I also used their obedience training for my dog and we are improving every day!

Melissa's Menagerie LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer E.
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I needed someone to take care of my new puppy and I only had a day to find someone. She responded right away to my inquiry and came that same day to meet my puppy. Once I meet Melissa I knew right away I had found someone who had a special connection with animals and that my puppy would be in excellent hands. I highly recommend her!

  • 17 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amber H.
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We have been using the dog walking and sitting services for over 2 years. We are very happy with the care our dogs receive. When we come home from vacation and the dogs are dropped off, they are well cared for and in good health. They get very excited to leave on vacation when we do as well and Like Summor and Shawn a lot. When our dogs have had health issues, we are always updated. Our one dog is loving, but dumb and eats a lot of non-food items. Summor, Shawn, and their staff always let us know when she has had any suspicious ingestions or colorful stools. Our Dog Duke got a cut right before we left for vacation. Summor took him to our vet when it started to look infected and got the care he needed. They are prompt with online billing invoices, quotes, etc. I have no complaints and only praise for their service and am a very happy customer!

Turn Around Dogs LLC
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
CW C.
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We were helped with an overly scared puppy. They did a great job with training ideas for us.

Sit, Down, and Stay Awile
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Deb L.
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We are now on the road to having a well trained dog and will use this service again in the near future for more advice and experience.

Show Me K9 Dog Training
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Gerardo L.
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Jeff did a great job training my dog and training me. Excellent results, Highly recommend.

K9 Diversity
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Mark S.
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Angela has a very high level of knowledge in both dog behavior and dog training. She was always on time for each appointment and was willing to stay a little late to make sure I understood each facet of the training. You can tell she loves dogs and loves helping people train their dog. She would always return my call when I had questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone serious about training their dog.

Signature Canine Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Kenneth L.
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    I have a black lab mix name Missy and she is not the best behaved dog outside of our house. We have issues with her pulling while she walks and also with aggression towards other dogs. Missy has started to work with Mike. Missy immediately showed improvement by not pulling and letting me lead the walk. He has also given me tips for walking Missy which have worked great including having her sit before crossing the street and getting her to lay down when other dogs approach. Additionally Mike has brought Missy to interact with his dogs as a start and she has shown no aggression towards them. I am not saying everything is solved, but Missy is off to a great start thanks to Mike!!!

    About

    42 YEARS EXPERIENCE, GRADUATE OF THE POLICE DOG SCHOOL IN GERMANY, POLICE DOG JUDGE, CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE, P.T.S.D. DOGS AND TRAINING , obedience and behavior issues, personal protection dogs.

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    I live in clean homes. I was trained by my brother as far as basically training hunting dogs of any type, but not pit bulls and German shepherds.

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    I listen to what my clients want and respect what they want. I focus on what im doing and give my all.

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    I provide training of dogs in basic and some advance classes. I teach owners about the bad things we must not teach our or your dogs.

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    I offer positive dog training classes. I also do pet setting. I will come in while you are working or taking a vacation. I will come in and feed your pets and play and walk your dog.

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    I train dogs. I compete in rally, obedience and agility. I also work with dogs with aggression and behavioral issues.

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    We offer in-your-home private lessons in the Greater KC Metro area. We train your dog where you need them to listen - at home! We are certified dog trainers with 5+ years of experience. We cover basic obedience (sit, come, down, etc.) and basic problem solving (nipping, potty issues, barking, leash pulling, etc). We work on what you need your dog to do! Positive Reinforcement techniques are preferred, but not exclusive; ask us about our techniques! Clicker training is offered as well. Trainer Kellie Sadler excels at personalizing her work, her sensitivity to you and your dog, and offers email or phone support for the life of your dog(s).

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    We offer a variety of services including pet sitting in your home, boarding, dog walking, home services and dog training.

    • 12 years in business
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    I have a service dog that I trained and I would like to help people train their own dogs and train service dogs for them or help them train their own service dog.

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    I've done training for basic family living, obedience, conformation, and agility. I helped new owners with dogs from rescue or shelters who need help adjusting to living in a household with love. I've also worked with food aggression and guarding of toys, beds, etc.

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    I'll take the extra time and make sure your dog is treated like a member of my family. I love dogs!!

    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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