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Wichita Dog Behavior Specialists

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Frog Valley K-9'S LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Everything about our experience was very good, from how quickly he responded to emails or phones calls to excellent customer service, even driving to our location to evaluate our needs with our puppy. Very professional and kind, Rob worked out an appropriate plan for training with Casper, who is an "emotional support dog". Casper is a loving, sweet girl who needed to work on her manners plus a little more crate training. Pricing was fair and competitive with other trainers. Rob was very helpful.

Jocelyn Pet Stylist ICT
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mary W.
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She did a great job on my dog and my mom's dog I would definitely recommend.

Woofter's Top Dog
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna R.
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Jd has a great grasp on dogs and dog training. His communications skills are straightforward and effective as to help maintain and continue training after his guided help. This training provides happy, healthy and constant behavior while excacerbating calm and safe lifestyles. I strongly recommend you reach out, as this is a game changer.

A Pet's Companion
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nan H.
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Beth would come to our house when we went out of town to feed our dogs and cats. She is very knowledgeable about animals in general so we felt comfortable with leaving them with her.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey M.
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Hannah watched our dog for a quick weekend getaway and she did a great job! We have a nervous dog and Hannah was very patient in working with her. We will definitely be using her services again!

Live Well Dog Training
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy H.
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My dog was an obnoxious, hyper, pain and now she can go anywhere with me, and I know I can trust her to behave and mind her manners.

Jill’s K-9 training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Jill worked with my dogs for 3 weeks and did a great job getting them started on basic Commands!! Would highly recommend it has made our life so much easier having two puppies at the same time!

Dog Inn Dog Out
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Wendy H.
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    DogInn DogOut's owner really cares about pets. Our dogs have gone to them for about 2 years for grooming and to spend vacations when we can get out of town for a few days. Mojo & Ella love to go there & we feel that they are treated great when they are there so we don't worry about the dogs because they act like they are going to visit their friends at DogInn DogOut.

    Man's Second Best Friend
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Marlyn B.
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    Cindy was professional and knowledgeable. She was always on time and the dogs were really excited to meet her and see her everyday that she came. When we need a pet sitter again, we will be calling Man's Second Best Friend.

    About

    I work with families and their pets that have behavioral issues at their locations. I also do dog walking and pet sitting.

    About

    I offer group classes or private in-home sessions. All breeds are welcome. I provide support for the life of the dog after a 6-week course is completed.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    Because we try to make it better than all the others.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I provide all-breed dog grooming. Your pets will be safe and cared for when they visit me. I love these animals; they're my life. I work alone one-on-one with your pets, easing any tension they may have, leaving them smelling fresh and feeling rejuvenated.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We are certified professionals who use only positive, humane training techniques to achieve excellent results.

    About

    Your dog deserves the best, and we make it our mission to provide you with the exceptional training you and your dog need! At Off-Leash K9's dog training, we specialize in turning unruly, disobedient dogs into off-leash, reliable companions. With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Wichita, Kansas, we provide dog owners with dog training services, such as board-and-train programs as well as providing professionally trained dogs for sale that are ready for you to take home.

    About

    I'll walk, train, or take care of your dog if you're out of town. My parents are divorced, so I live in Mulvane, KS. If you have any other work though, I'll do that too. I'm used to working outside. I used to fix fences, and I know how to do some yard work too.

    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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