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Overland Park Obedience Trainers

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Turn Around Dogs Behavior
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Becki E.
Verified review

We are very pleased with our experience with Turnaround Dogs. Pete and Amber came to our home and worked with our “new to us” boxer who was having aggression issues with another family members dog. In the process of addressing those issues their sensitive and intuitive teaching style instilled in us an enthusiasm for training our pets general behavior and we saw tangible results almost immediately. I would highly recommend Turnaround Dogs.

Sit, Down, and Stay Awile
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 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.

Salt River Ranch
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla A.
Verified review

Zana was professional and thorough with her recommendations when it came to my dogs training. She took the time to make sure I was comfortable with beginning the training on my own. It is obvious Zana has a passion for what she does. I highly recommend Zana for your dog training needs!

Show Me K9 Dog Training
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Desiree W.
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Jeff at Show Me K9 Dog Training has helped my dog go from pulling on walks, lunging and barking at dogs, etc. to walking without pulling, looking up and listening for direction, and now knows come, sit, off, wait, heel, and place after only two lessons. Jeff is always willing to answer questions in between sessions at any time of day, gives great directions for me during the week, and very helpful feedback on our progress during lessons. Feels good to throw away the harness and relax on walks with my Buddha! I HIGHLY recommend Show Me K9 Dog Training!

K9 Diversity
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kristen A.
Verified review

We reached out to Angela to help us with our reactive lab mix. After our sessions with her we were amazed at how much we learned and we had a much better behaved dog. We strongly recommed her to anyone who is looking for obedience training or even one of her pet sitting services.

ABC Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Neil M.
Verified review

The DogiGarten training program was well taught! Great learning experience for dog and especially owner. If you have never had a dog training class before, I recommend you contact Paula with ABC Dog Training.

Alexis Conchola
4.5
from 2 reviews
    Melanie C.
    Verified review

    Basic obedience & simple tricks taught to an older dog who exhibited high anxiety levels.

    Signature Canine Training
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kenneth L.
      Verified review

      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!!!

      Wade esser
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 28 years in business
      Robert P.
      Verified review

      Wade has trained me for a number of years;I depend on him to keep me in good shape always. I wouldn't train with anyone else.

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      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. TRAINING DOGS IS ONE OF THE MOST HAPPIEST JOBS I CAN HAVE, I LOVE ANIMALS AND HAVE TRAINED DOGS FOR 42 YEARS

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      We offer a variety of services including pet sitting in your home, boarding, dog walking, home services and dog training. I get to spend my day with animals and I get paid for something I love to do.

      • 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. Working with 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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      At Petco, we teach you how to speak your dog’s language through fun, informative classes that focus on encouraging good behavior and nurturing the bond between you and your pet. Our positive training classes can help new pet parents with kennel training, potty training, loose-leash training and obedience training. We offer a safe environment where pups can learn the skills they’ll need to thrive in real-world situations.

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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. Knowing I helped some one and they enjoy my work I have provided.

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      My business targets mainly cats and dogs to be well trained to your benefit of how you want them to be trained.

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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 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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      Too Sweet provides a personal and positive experience which brings owners and their dogs closer together through a force-free training plan in the comfort of your own home. It's always rewarding to see people and their dogs develop a stronger understanding of one another after going through the training process.

      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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