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Fort Thomas Dog Trainers

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  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Nicolas R.
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The best dog training! I would never go anywhere else. My dog listens to me now and I can take her everywhere and not have to worry about her running off. The trainers are super helpful and really take the time to show me how to communicate with my dog! Thank you Off Leash!

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BulletProof Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris J.
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Bill was patient with my endless questions, and Tom did a GREAT job training Sage. She is just back from training and she is so great.

  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Tim G.
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We took our ten month old lab to Melissa and she corrected everything we asked. This greatly exceeded our expectations! We are now working on repetition and everything is going extremely well. I would highly recommend Melissa's Mutt's and Mongrel's to anyone needing help with dog training.

Raise the Bar Dog Training
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Desirae P.
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Cheryl did an amazing job training my dog. He was only about 12 weeks when she started with him and he has progressed tremendously! She made sure he met all the goals we talked about. I highly recommend her!

Bohannon Dog Training
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Joan S.
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Having Bret come to our home was very convenient for training specific to our needs. Bret is personable and knows his stuff!! Daisy responded quickly and understood the role Bret played. Bret was also patient with me, as it sometimes took me a little longer to learn the routine than it did for Daisy. Loved the written review that we received each week. I am planning to contact Bohannon when Daisy is ready for therapy dog training.

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Doggie Paddles LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurie D.
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One of my dog's favorite places to go. So nice to have such a unique swimming facility so close by. Pepper and Jango give it two paws up!

Nky Pet Sit LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda A.
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Brandon from NKY pet sit took care of our dog and cat while we were on vacation. We were anxious about leaving our animals home but he calmed our nerves. We knew that they were all in good hands with Brandon. Our animals loved him and they were well cared for. Brandon also brought in our mail and took out our garbage. We will definitely use him again!!

H3K9 training
4.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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100% recommended!!! We searched for a dog trainer on thumbtack not knowing anyone in the area, and we felt that Robert was the most personable and wanting to know what we were looking to achieve..... so we drove the extra distance to have him board and train our rescue dog. The outcome was remarkable and more than we expected with only 10 days with her. He kept in touch with us and even sent photos. She came home happy and listening to commands! Some friends of ours are already booking their dogs with him and I am looking forward to seeing their progress as well. Thanks for your amazing work Robert!!!

Sit Stay Dog Watching LLC
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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Such a good service. She takes care of the dogs like they're her own. Highly recommended.

S.M.A.R.T. Dog School
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Donna P.
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Randy was very responsive from the first point of contact, calling back quickly and being flexible and his schedule to make himself available for our needs. The results in training my brother's dog were fabulous! Many thanks for your help!

Angela Hale
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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One of finest grooming experience’s I have Had Quick and flexible very resemble pricing my dogs Have never looked better thank you in my opinion one of the best

Northern Kentucky K9 LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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I contacted NKYK9 for help with training my Yorkshire. They gave me an evaluation and many options ,that I could use I chose the in house training program. The results were nothing short of amazing. And the continued classes and outing they offer reinforce what the dog and owner have learned. Belinda and Jeff are friendly accessible knowledgeable professional. I cannot say enough about them. Sadie our dog has done so well with the issues we addressed and continues to do so. Another service they offer is Pet sitting. Who better to trust with your dog. I highly recommend them

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Anita F.
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I like the fact the trainers have knowledge of the maltese breed. They made me feel welcome and that they will work with me and my baby.

  • 6 years in business
About

We focus more exclusively on the relationship between pet and owner, creating an unbreakable bond that ties them together, so that they work better together. We will initially work with the dog, showing them the command and what is expected, then we hand the control to the owner and help them master the command.

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I will make sure sure dog and cats are alright. I will give food and water and spend significant time with them. I will also provide dog walking services. I have a diploma in dog care and am a veterinary assistant.

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We offer dog training, behavior modification, Canine Good Citizen(R) testing, community canine testing, therapy dog training, dog sitting, and dog walking.

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I am always happy to be working with animals! Dogs are my favorite

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We are professionals that board and train client dogs right along with our own healthy, balanced dogs in our own home. Your dog will be well socialized during their stay, and cared for just like one of our own pack!

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I am starting a business where I walk dogs. I also sit pets anything from cats and dogs and horses. I am just starting to turn it into a business, but I have sat for friends and families' dogs, cats and horses for years now. I love animals and want to make this my career.

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I can provide training and exercise that will help your dog become a great family member! I use completely force free methods. ZERO prong, choke, chain, or shock collars. Buckle or martingale collars are acceptable along with front clasp harnesses! (I don't mind giving recommendations) We work WITH our dogs and help them figure out what we DO want from them and not what we DON'T want from them. I will help you make training into a fun game with your dog instead of a 'chore'. Training doesn't only make your pup tolerable to the family unit but strengthens your bond to your pup and makes your dog WANT to work for you!

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If you want a dog walker who adores all pups and has two of her own, I'm the girl for you! I've never met a dog I didn't fall in love with, and you can rest easy knowing that your best friend is in caring hands.

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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