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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
  • New on Thumbtack
Bonnie P.
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Barrie Lynn is an extraordinary pet sitter/trainer. She is amazingly knowledgeable, unfailingly dependable, and genuinely loves the "fuzzy people" entrusted to her. I cannot praise her enough.

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Ronald S.
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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

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jesi W.
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After adopting my German Shepherd, I wanted put him in training for multiple reasons. The first reason was for obedience training because of his unknown history, I didn't think he had any training. The second reason was to create a closer working relationship with him. The third reason was that I wanted to fix his reaction towards other dogs. He wasn't aggressive towards others but it was like he had no idea how to behave politely around other dogs. I looked for trainers and found someone who trained German Shepherds and other breeds. This is where my dog (and me) was trained with a prong (or pinch) collar. At first I didn't have a problem with the prong but after 6 weeks of training, I realized that we still weren't where I wanted us to be as a team, so I went looking again for trainers. I came across Mandy through my mother who enrolled her puppy into Manner's Matter Puppy Foundation. So I thought I would give Manner's Matter – K9 Manner Training a try and entered us in Beyond Basics (now called Basic Manners Two). This was the first time I had ever done "positive training"; although, I had been debating about using a clicker. During the first day of my training, Mandy asked to see us work together, which we did the basics like heel, come, sit, down, stay etc. At the time, I told Mandy I wasn't comfortable taking the prong collar off of my dog and she said that was okay, but the next training time she pushed me to not use the prong. She also stated that if I wanted to still have his prong on, I could but only have a short drag line on the prong and have his leash on the flat collar. So the next training session I took her advice and only used his flat collar but had a small drag line that didn't touch the floor on his prong. It was an adjustment for both my dog and me because I had been using the prong as a crutch. However, by the last two training sessions we had finally graduated off the prong! The experience I had with Mandy was very eye-opening for me because I had learned that my dog was only doing the commands that I had asked out of fear. He was afraid of getting corrected by the prong collar and the only way to not get corrected was to do the command I asked for, whether he liked it or not. Since we graduated from Manner’s Matter – K9 Manner Training, a year ago, I am proud to say that I have a dog that is willing to do anything, even if it is something that I didn’t ask for. He is willing to try to get the right answer and keep trying until he gets it right. I cannot thank Mandy enough for teaching me and showing me the possibilities we now have as a team because of positive training. If you are looking for a trainer, Mandy at Manner’s Matter- K9 Training is the real deal and has changed the way I work with my dog and future dogs.

Make My Dog Mind
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dora P.
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Very friendly and patient with dogs. Excellent trainer.

Hound of the Louisvilles

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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.

Puppy Love

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  • 8 years in business
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Artisan Dog Training

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Artisan Dog Training is based on professional, private in-home dog training. Most of my customers are busy people with busy lives who want a dog that will not pull them around, and will listen to them. I consider a well-trained dog is the one who can walk off leash, and will do basic commands every time they are asked.

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