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Elizabethtown Dog Trainers

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Elizabethtown.

  • 9 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Glenn & Stephani H.
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Jodi trained our Akit, Jax. I highly recommend her for any of your training needs. Whether it's basic obedience training or for a service dog. Her force free training/ positive reinforcement training is the only way I would ever allow our furry sweet boy to learn. Lookin forward to more training with her in the future too! Thank you Jodi for your love, respect, and passion you have for the field of dog training. We are truly forever grateful. Glenn & Stephani Harris

Club Wag 2
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah C.
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We will NEVER use another dog groomer again! While the price can be considered a little high, it is not higher than another mobile groomers, and completely worth it. We have a senior yorkie that we were terrified to take to the groomers and they worked with him and us so well that everything worked out great. Not only is customer service and communication amazing, the work the did was exactly what we wanted going into the summer. They did amazing on our Pomeranian also 😆 🐕

JZ Mobile Pet Styling
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri T.
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I have a senior dog and Ivan was very gentle with her. She looked beautiful when he was finished. I will definitely use him from now on.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie B.
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I thoroughly enjoyed working with Wendy! She knows dogs and dog training. Wendy makes certain you feel supported and have the tools necessary to continue appropriately training your dog between sessions. I would not think twice about recommending her!!!!!!

K9 Trainology
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
Verified review

K9 Trainology changed the relationship between me and my dog. They were right from day one, my dog definitely loves me, but before training my dog did not think of me as alpha. Through training my dog and I not only have built a much tighter bond, but also have established that I am the owner and he is the dog. Commands are fun for him now, it's really awesome to watch how proud and excited he gets obeying even the simplest commands. Thanks to K9 Trainology I can now take my dog just about anywhere I want with me and I can almost guarantee he'll be the best behaved pup there!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
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Tracy is a vital part of keeping my family happy and healthy. She walks Lana, my autistic child's dog- 2 times/ day... if I need her a third time because of work or if my son is sick or for any reason, she's there if at all able.. Lana gets full 30 minute walks, Tracy runs her, watches her overall health/ stool/ weight. Tracy has also helped us through GI CRISIS! She has an invested personal interest in animals and is very very knowledgeable about holistic methods of treating animals. I'm sure I've saved up to $1 K in vet bills by trying Tracy's recommendations, or the recipes she has made herself for Lana's sensitive tummy. I get pictures of Lana playing and having fun on walks. There's nothing better than having NO worries about your animal who's home alone. and, its even better to arrive home to a dog who is well exercised, happy, and just ready to see you. Lana got a stuffed heart for Valentine's day, a green rope that mimicks her favorite toy that she tore up, and a tire toy with little bones on it with a rope attached. Tracy knows what she likes, needs, and is aware of subtle or big changes in Lana... when my mind may be too occupied with work or my son to notice. I could write a book. My happy healthy fit, well exercised dog is in good condition daily to love my son. That's the most important part. I had tried 1 service before.. it was business, it was double the price, and it was half the time spent. It was out of necessity when I had the flu, but it was a polar opposite experience. Last, I trust Tracy 100%. She has a key, is respectful of space, time.. she walks Lana set times and cleans her up after walks and fills her water bowl. I may be asleep on my day off, Tracy is quiet yet lets herself be known. Or, I may bombard Tracy:) with questions about dog issues, etc. Though I don't abuse it and I appreciate it- she's up for the task because she loves animals. Try it..just once (if you can get on her schedule). If you get on her schedule, don't be stupid enough to get off! It's better than gold. I'll never go back (unless I buy 20 acres)... lol, sorry Tracy. You could still consult in place of the vet!

Courtney's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy A.
Verified review

Courtney stayed for the weekend watching my dog. She was great, dependable and trustworthy. Even my neighbors said she was so nice and seemed to spend alot of time with my dog. Couldn't ask for more!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jimmy T.
Verified review

We decided to hire a dog trainer when our dog Buddy would roam our property and not come inside when we wanted him to. He always wanders too close to the road and we were afraid he would get hit by a car. Melaney was very professional and took the time to always answer all of our questions. We are very happy with Buddy's progress and the peace of mind we have when he is outside. We would recommend Melaney to anyone needing a dog trainer.

A&J dog services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Garrett A.
Verified review

Very good with the dogs, promising career ahead!

Cindy Wilson
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michele W.
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Cindy has cared for my three dogs on more than one occasion. One of our dogs is up in years and has a few health issues so we no longer want to leave him at a boarding kennel. We prefer for the dogs to stay together at home when we travel. Cindy takes such good care of my fur babies and they are always happy to see her. Cindy loves on our fur babies and keeps them well fed and brushed. We are relieved to know our dogs are safe and happy with Ms. Cindy while we are away from the pack.

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I dog sit. I can feed and help water dogs. I can watch them and visit. I have my own transportation, and I can travel.

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I don't have a business, but I would love to start a pet sitting/dog walking business. I enjoy being with animals. The best way to get hold of me is texting, but if you can't text, call, and leave a message. I am a hard worker, and I do what needs to be done.

  • 5 years in business
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Hi. I love dogs, first of all! I can dog sit and walk any kind of dog. I am 36, and I live in the New Albany area. I can't wait to meet your little guy! Give me a call.

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I have a dog of my own and I know he enjoys long walks, so I am willing to provide that to other dogs whose owners may be too busy to do so. I can also make sure your dog is fed and comfortable whenever you are away, on business or vacationing.

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I love animals and i also love to help train and take care of the animals

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I will come to your home and walk dogs. There is no need to put your favorite pets in a kennel! I will also house sit if that is desired.

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I love walking dogs. I am polite to my customers. I walk for one hour. I am a kid who wants to earn money.

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I'll come watch, feed and walk your dogs while you are at work, busy or traveling. There's no need to worry about your fur babies.

  • 32 years in business
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I'm in the Louisville area and local small business started to help people around the city to help them and their pets to feel like that they are meant for one another and to make sure that they stay together and not left out on the street. My price is based on the job and the pet that is and how long it take to take care of the problem. It is better if the animals are young, but if you have an old dog that need to learn a new trick then. I will be happy to see what happen with the animal and like the old saying can't teach an old dog a new trick, but I believe that that they can with time. So please, if you like what you hear then get at me and will go from there. Have a great day.

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I'm flexible to your needs and your dogs needs as well. I will walk your dog and give the ultimate care for them!

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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