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Leadership K9 Solutions
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Riley N.
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Amber is an amazing trainer! She was able to take my dog and train him to become my service dog which I needed very badly! Amber pretty much gave me my freedom back by training him for me! We love Amber!!!!!

MorningStar Dog Training
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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My pups and I have been working with Jen of MorningStar for the past two months and it has been nothing short of amazing. Both of our dogs are currently in training to be therapy dogs and, despite having the same goal, have individual training plans to meet their specific needs. Jen has been flexible and willing to come with us to the hopital where the dogs work in order to work with the dogs in their environment. She has been very helpful in suggesting specific types of food, treats, leashes, harnesses, packs and toys that are both safe and practical for our dogs. Jen is consistent in sending email updates on the dogs' progress and assigning us homework to complete between sessions. The dogs have made so much progress in such a short amount of time, it's almost unbelievable. I would highly recommend MorningStar for anyone in need of training for service, therapy, emotional support or just family dogs. You will not be disappointed.

Dog Training with Lisa
from 1 review
  • 34 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Connie G.
Verified review

Lisa trained our husky last year. She actually trained our family as well. We didn't realize we were creating some of his behavior problem with the way we played and disciplined him. Lisa taught us the benefits of positive reinforcement. After several weeks of training with Lisa our dog is a really good boy. He even responds to our 5 year old grand daughter's commands. Thanks Lisa. We miss you!

Pampered Paws
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Angelica H.
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She did a great job with both of my dogs. They both seemed to be content with her and both look wonderful!


I focus heavily on achieving results while still allowing a dog to be a dog.


I will walk your dog and care for them. Feeding and watering is one of the many things I will do. I am willing to bath and play with them to.


We are the veterinarian recommended salon. We have 29 years of experience. We are AKC certified, CGC Trainer and Evaluator. I can help your dog earn it's Canine Good Citizen title and move on to being a therapy dog!


I constantly strive to find ways to adapt my techniques to suit the client in front of me. Dogs are my passion, but if I can't formulate a plan that also works for the humans in the household, then we can't make progress. You won't find a more flexible or educated trainer in this region.


We clean houses. We can babysit if needed, walk dogs, give dogs baths, and feed them. We work from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


We work with the dog owners to help them know and understand their dog, so they can communicate with and teach the dog


I provide a dog sitting and house-sitting service. I started dog/house-sitting in high school where I stayed the night to keep pets company, take them on walks, and take care of their food and medical needs. As far as houses go, I take care of what upkeep customers require. I would love to continue taking care of God's furry little creatures and keeping your home safe and tidy!


We offer dog training, boarding and daycare. We specialize in obedience, problem behavior modification, agility and much more. Group and private lessons, training at your home, training in public locations, as well as workouts while your dog is being boarded, are available.


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

  • 29 years in business

Take the time to learn you and your pet teach you as well as help your dog understand your behaviors as well as you will know them by the time im done.


I worked for a rescue house for awhile. I've learned about everything you can know about dogs. I love them, and I love to work with them. Please let me know if you are interested.


I love dogs, and they love me. I am a good dog person. I am fun to be around dogs. They like to have fun with me. I am a good dog sitter.

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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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