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Louisville Dog Trainers

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

  • 9 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
jennifer s.
Verified review

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
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah C.
Verified review

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 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri T.
Verified review

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
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph V.
Verified review

Wendy is a very capable dog trainer.

Bone To Be Trained
5.0
from 9 reviews
    Jillian R.
    Verified review

    Brittany and Jacob are wonderful dog trainers that make training fun for everyone! Their methods are balanced, humane, and they work. I have seen them train all types of dog breeds, temperaments, and work on modifying many different negative behaviors. They are always successful. Brittany and Jacob are patient, kind individuals that are easy to talk to. They are thorough, clear, and are easy to follow in their lessons. This duo works hard and are very encouraging and helpful. Bone to Be Trained is here for you and all of your dog training needs. They have certainly been there for me.

    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
    Keeby I.
    Verified review

    I don't know what I'd do without Tracey to take care of our dogs and cat. She does a wonderful job and our pets are always thrilled to see her. I have only good things to say about her. She is reliable, trustworthy and the best care possible for your animal family member.

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

    Courtney was my house and dog sitter for many years until I moved out of state. I miss her!! She is so sweet, respectful, dependable and LOVES fur babies! My animals (3 dogs and 2 cats) were always so happy to see her and she always updated me on how they were doing when I was away. One of my dogs required daily medicine and she had no problem making sure she got it on time everyday! Courtney was always available, whether I was gone for 2 days or 2 weeks! Courtney always made sure my house was nice and clean for my arrival home! I highly recommend Courtney for house/pet sitting!

    • 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.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 32 years in business
    About

    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.

    About

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

    About

    I love animals and i also love to help train and take care of the animals I love animals and im very good with animals also and know how to work with them

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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.

    • 5 years in business
    About

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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.

    About

    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'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.

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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.

    About

    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.

    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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