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Lexington Dog Behavior Specialists

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  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kim N.
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K9 safari is wonderful, Marlize watched my two dogs my cat and even checked on my horse. She is not expensive and she did amazing with my animals she sent me pictures so I knew during my whole vacation that they truly were better then ok.

Paradigm Canine Company
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
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Chris contacted me personally and had my first session scheduled within 30 minutes of my reaching out for help! I've never experienced efficiency like that!

Kentucky Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca E.
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Sam is a talented trainer who can also communicate well with her students to help them help their dogs. She works with remarkable patience and has the ability to adapt training to both dog and owner giving both the tools they need to succeed. Highly recommended.

Creature Comforts
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Lynda K.
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    Creature Comforts provides the best possible training, walking, sitting and overnight boarding that I have ever experienced, as a pet owner. When Barrie comes to pick up my dog, she is excited to see Barrie and doesn't look over her shoulder to me as she leaves the house, I know that I have a happy, contented dog with Creature Comfort's care.

    Spectrum Dog Training
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Sherri M.
    Verified review

    Spectrum Dog Training and in home boarding is an excellent place for training and boarding. As a family with 5 dogs, we depend on Andrew's guidance for all our training. Our dogs participate in obiedience, tracking, and ring sports. When it comes to boarding, I trust him to provide the same care my dogs would receive at home.

    Ronald S.
    Verified review

    David Harris is without a doubt the best dog trainer in KY. He took me and my dog in for a consultation and we were sold! My dog is so well behaved now, and I learned too. I can take my dog anywhere and I always get compliments on how good he is. thanks ARTc

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sarah B.
    Verified review

    Having just moved to Lexington, I was at a loss as to who would watch our dog since we have never kenneled him. I'm so glad we found Jessica! She was amazing with our dog and I know he was well cared for with her. She was professional but also caring - she definitely put this mama at ease with updates while we were gone. She even straightened our house up a little which was an amazing sight after traveling all day long! I highly recommend her for your animal care needs!

    Personal Pet Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jennifer S.
    Verified review

    Tina did exactly as we wanted and loved our little girls like they were hers. She was priced reasonably and went above and beyond her duties. Our dogs were groomed and clean when we returned. I would recommend Tina to anyone who wants a true pet-lover to care for a beloved pet. Thanks again Tina!

    Make My Dog Mind
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Dora P.
    Verified review

    Very friendly and patient with dogs. Excellent trainer.

    • 15 years in business
    About

    I provide a dog walking service. I am trustworthy, mature, and experienced to help your canine family members! Just say where and when, and I'll be there, whether you work full time and can't get home during the middle of the day or are going on vacation. I'm also a cat lover; in case, yours needs special attention.

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    I will walk and wash your dogs. I groom, and I can watch your dog when you go out of town. I will feed them and make sure that they're well taken care of.

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    I will be giving your dog(s), of all shapes and sizes, the exercise they need and deserve. Your dog will get to let out some energy and get the daily workout they desire. I will also sit for your pets and provide services, such as feeding, cleanup, and play time.

    • 8 years in business
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    I provide pet services such as dog walking and pet sitting while you are on vacation. I have a fenced-in backyard and a full basement for them to play in a 2500-square-foot basement. They will have plenty of freedom.

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    We provide full group service grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats at the comfort of your home or mine.

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    My approach is very holistic. I believe our dogs are reflections of our families. Most dog behavior issues arise when our own lives are out of balance. My goal is to help you achieve that balance so that we can work together to start training your pooch. Of course I love animals, but I also really love helping people, especially families. Whether that family is just you and your dog or a family with six children, I want to help you gain the knowledge and skills to have a happy and balanced life with your pet.

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    We are a dog training and sales business that servicing all Kentuckiana. We provide obedience, puppy and advanced dog training services. Our behavior modification includes helping dogs with severe aggression and anxiety using a balanced style of training.

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    In-home private training sessions are priced around 10% to 20% less than the average market value. The mission of this business is to provide a high-quality yet affordable dog training service. Each client is treated as a name, and not a number. Each training program is custom tailored to each individual client. Boarding is done out of my home. When your dog stays with us, they become part of my pack for the duration that they are here. I work with them on problem and nuisance behaviors that your dog may have. I will send you pictures, videos, and updates for each day that your dog stays with us.

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    I can paint inside and outside. I clean homes and cut trees when needed. I walk dogs and move a house to another location. I am also on time and never late. I am dependable.

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    I am a college student, looking for part-time work in walking dogs and pet sitting. I am comfortable around all breeds of dogs, and I'm a dog lover to my core.

    About

    Kentucky Pets, LLC, is a pet training and behavior modification business. We are based in Lexington, Kentucky, and offer convenient in-home private lessons that fit your schedule. All of our lessons are tailored to fit your needs. Michelle Ellis is a certified trainer through Animal Behavior College. Kentucky Pets focuses on positive reinforcement training that center around the relationship between you and your dog. We take pride in helping build up the bond between dogs and owners. We make training fun for the whole family.

    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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