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Elizabethtown Puppy Trainerss

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

  • 9 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Jodie is great, she has been training not only my pup, Reggie, but also training us how to understand him, and make sure he understands what we want from him. He is always excited to see her show up and enjoys his training sessions. She has worked with us to address issues and concerns specific to Reggie.

Club Wag 2
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Alena T.
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First experience for my puppy Dolly with a groomer. They did an awesome job and exceeded my expectations. Will definitely keep using them!!

Canine Professor
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
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Amazing trainer, do not think I could find anything better!!! If you have a hard time training your dog, she is the one to go to!!

Patterson Canine Training
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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Mindi is very good at her job! She's training me and the dog to be more obedient!

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Kevin the Dog Trainer
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal D.
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Kevin came to our home and was easy to schedule. He approached our little guy (Yorkiepoo) with ease and took his time making our puppy comfortable with him. His consultation was thorough, he listened well, gave good suggestions, brought sample helpful items and did a short click training demo on how to "sit". So far, so good! We look forward to working with him over the next 6 weeks!

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 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!!!!!!

MyActiveK9
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan G.
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I have been working with K9 sports and recreation for a little over a month now and have seen so much improvement! The trainers really work with you and your dog personally. They make sure you and your dog are learning and working together! We learn tricks that will help when we take our dog out in public. I am so happy I joined this great club!

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

Good Manners Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marcy C.
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My experience with good manners dog training was excellent. Pat took the time to show me the reasons behind my dogs behavior, and how I can correct them on my own. I have a hyper golden doodle that bounced like tigger, and made it very difficult to walk around my house. People were afraid to walk down my steps because he is 75lbs and would run up and down the steps when someone was using them. Now, thanks to pat, buddy is much calmer and I know how to get him to Calm and sit when he gets two excited. My family are a lot happier about coming over now.. I would recommend good manners dog training to anyone, pat is fantastic.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jimmy T.
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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.

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At Puppy Love Pet Resort, our primary goal is to provide the best possible care for your furry family members. We have over an acre of fenced yard, toys, pools and homemade treats for your pet's enjoyment. We are a free-roam facility, so for the safety of every client, we do not accept pets with any type of aggression (other dogs, food, toys, etc.). If you are unsure how your pet will react with other dogs, please contact us for an appointment for a free assessment.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I provide a number of alternatives for training. In home training, board and trains, i also am a handler for akc obedience. I start with puppies age 12 weeks or older. I love working with animals and seeing the bond between owner and dog.

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We provide dog training services. We specialize in obedience, socialization, aggression, separation anxiety, housebreaking, puppy training, therapy preparation and confidence building.

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I have extensive knowledge of all and many types of animals. I can train pets. I can be your pet sitter. I'm honestly here for anything you need!

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I have experience training service dogs. Usually it takes about 2 years to train a service dog, but it took me a summer. This demonstrates my outstanding raw talent to train. My training tactics are ethical and productive. The approach I take in training guides the animal to act according to command and to love and look to his owner as the alpha. I do not use any corporal punishment in the training process. I also train the owner in a way that helps them understand how to continue working with the animal after training ends.

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I offer all different kinds of training and I'm very reasonably priced with a 100% satisfaction rate.

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The love their 4 legged children get from me, the time I spend with them, the attention they get and the support of the owner that I give when needed.

  • 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.

  • 8 years in business
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We go above and beyond to make sure your pets are happy and comfortable when in the presence of those caring for them, and ensure that they will be expertly cared for by our staff

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are positive reinforcement, force-free trainers. We focus on building a bond a with your dog to improve training results.

  • 1 year in business
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I have been a dog trainer for the past three years. I have taken multiple Veterinary Technician courses and Canine Psychology courses as well. I have previous service dog training experience as well as training for different competition sports. I focus on getting positive results from a dog, but I also primarily use positive reinforcement. I don’t believe in punishing a dog for something that it hasn’t learned how to do!

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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