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Topeka Dog 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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

My dog now sits when commanded. Never thought my best friend would do that! Excellent dog teaching skills!!

Dickey's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Cora C.
Verified review

My dog and I love this place! They keep the pets active and happy and are so caring. When my dog was a puppy she was terribly skittish and afraid of people. The staff helped her confidence and socialization so much. Highly recommended for both day stays and boarding.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelley P.
Verified review

I have finally found the help I have been looking for! My dog Zack loves his walker from Wags and I can totally trust them to always do what they say they will. I love everyone who works for this amazing company and can finally relax that Zack is in good hands.

K&N Pet Sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shelbie S.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about mother-daughter team Kristen and Natalie. It's obvious that they're doing this because they love being with animals. The first day I was gone they sent me a video of Natalie playing with my dog which I absolutely loved! I have never felt more comfortable with any dog sitter I have hired in the past. I knew that I could trust these two in my home and with my much beloved dogs. Kristen is professional, super friendly, and always responds quickly to messages. I have zero complaints and will use K&N Pet Sitting any time I need a sitter in the future!

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.

    Springers Of Oz
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 32 years in business
    Dawn S.
    Verified review

    Sharon is my dog's breeder, and has provided him with lots of tender loving care over the last 9 years. When he stays at her house, he gets lots of attention and is treated like one of Sharon's own pets. He has her big back yard to run in; and I have great peace of mind that he is in a great home when I am out of town.

    Purfect Paws Pet Sitting
    4.0
    from 1 review
      Alex E.
      Verified review

      Diana did a great job dog sitting our boys. We were very surprised when we came home after a long weekend with the family and noticed that she hand wrote all of the daily activities that she did with our babies. You can definitely tell that she cares very strongly about animals, hence her current profession! Thanks Diana for the great care :)

      About

      I am a college student looking for extra money. I have three dogs in California and am very good with animals. I am willing to travel to the house, feed the dogs, walk them, bathe them, and whatever else might need to be done.

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      I will walk dogs or take them to the dog park during week days and evenings. Also, I will be available for services on weekends/days and evenings. I will make myself readily available even on short notice. I am also interested in using my skills in yoga as a natural calming technique for the dogs. I will be sending them home to you relaxed and well rested. Please feel free to contact me in order to discuss rates and scheduling.

      About

      I am a local and certified dog trainer in the Lawrence area, looking to help clients out with their dogs. I offer a variety of services, from obedience training to doggie daycare to walks, or just checking in on your pup when needed to ensure he is a happy boy. In my spare time, I am a volunteer at the local humane shelter and have a variety of experience working with a variety of breeds. Please call anytime to set up a meeting.

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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.

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      I'm good at it. The open schedule.

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      Susan J has had a passion for animals since childhood with a special enthusiasm for canines. Every dog she has had has completed obedience class, one winning first place in the class finale trick contest. Susan is familiar with canine health, basic nutrition, and the importance of exercise in a dog's life.

      About

      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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      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.

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      Hello my name is Sadie and I absolutely love dogs! I am a marketing major here at the university of Kansas. I have a husky/German Shepared named Lilli, back home in Minnesota. It's been hard being away from her for so long and not being able to go running, walking or playing with her, so I thought why not help others! :) I am a very active person and I love excercising. It will be no hassle to me whatsoever to take your dogs on walks, runs, or house sit! I am very responsible especially when it comes to dogs, and can accommodate my plans to make it more convenient for yours! Let me know if you have any questions or I concerns I can help you answer.

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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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      I have many years of experience in pet sitting. If your pet stays with me, I have a collie mix who I have had for 7 years. Exercise is important when caring for animals. I am very active with my pet. I take my dog out for at least an hour everyday. If you have any questions, please text or call me.

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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 will walk your dog or even watch it all day, but not overnight. I am sorry for the inconvenience. Please let us walk and watch your dog today for as low as $15 per dog (depending on the time and 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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