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Olathe Dog Trainers

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  • 32 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
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Chrissy W.
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We've just begun our training with our 5 month old puppy, but the help and suggestions that Earl gave us in our initial consultation were invaluable! I immediately knew he really cared about our puppy and the ultimate success of our training. He has followed up on our progress and will be coming back over to help with walking and as needed in the future. He goes above and beyond, and we are very grateful for his service. I highly recommend using Earl as your dog trainer!

CinnaSits!! Play&Poo4U
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Deb B.
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Absolutely the best!! My two dogs and cat love this sitter. Also very personable and easy to work with.

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Manners PUPlease
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Josh H.
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She only had her for 3 days, and in those 3 day's we've noticed a change in her attitude when she comes inside from being out for a while . She's a lot less hyper, she improved on basic commands ( sit, lay, bed, stay ) . We'll definitely use Melissa as our dog trainer in the future. Mind you our dog is a pit bull.

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!

  • 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!

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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Our dog Samson is very picky about humans but she did a great job dealing with him. Plus his hair cut looks great!!

Turn Around Dogs Behavior
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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I sent out the request to find a dog trainer and I received a quick response from the Turn Around Dogs. I'll have a follow up review after they come to my place and do the consultation.

Sit, Down, and Stay Awile
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Troy B.
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Thanks Lea. This was a great experience for me. Great tips and techniques on how to train my dog as well as how to understand my dogs breed specific behavior. Lea is more than a dog trainer, she's a dog expert. I wanted someone to teach me how to best teach my dog and that's what I got. Very reasonable price for that kind of experience. Thanks again, Lea.

Show Me K9 Dog Training
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 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.

ABC Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Natalie K.
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I have taken many dog classes over the years, but I was thrilled that Paula had new pearls of information for me every week! Her take home handouts are great and she does extensive research to make sure she is up to date with the latest training and dog care updates to share with the class. I could not have been happier, and she has inspired me to invest more time training and enjoying my dogs. Highly recommended!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Judy S.
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Creature Comforts was amazing. We went out of the country for 10 days and Carol went above and beyond taking care of our pets including playing the dog's favorite games and buying pine shavings for the rabbit and letting us reimburse her when we got back. Highly recommend.

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We walk dogs, feed dogs, play with dogs, and give medications to dogs. We love cats, too! We can take care of short-term or long-term pet sitting needs in your home only; we already have our own menagerie!

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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 have retired but still enjoy working with dogs, pet sitting, dog walking, etc. I am normally available, and I also love cats.

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First, I love all types of animals from small to big. I wish to become a person who helps sick animals, such as a veterinarian. I think that the light of life is animals, like dog -- man's best friend. I sign up to volunteer for Wayside Waifs because there are animals who need love and just a friend. That's why I think I should be a dog walker.

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I have assisted people in making nutritional diets easy and fun, been an extra hand in running errands or shuttling kids from one activity to another, along with caring for your home and loved ones while you provide for them. In taking care of your pets I under that they are part of the family and will treat them with the nurturing care they deserve. Hectic family lives and long hours at work make it hard to give your family and pets the exercise and attention they need. Let me save you time so that everyone at home is more happy and healthy.

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

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I have been grooming for 4 years and been in dog training coarses

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I train, walk or house sit animals, dogs, cats, birds, livestock, horses and small critters. I have 40 years of experience in all the animals mentioned above.

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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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