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Baton Rouge Dog Trainers

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff A.
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Jerry is seriously the best dog trainer I have ever seen. He will turn your pup into an amazing happy confident dog that you will enjoy for years and years. Also awesome customer service and communication. Highly recommended and worth every penny and more!!

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Dog Days
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth P.
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This is the second time I've used Dog Days when going out of town. Dog Days treats my dog as one of their own. I never have to worry about anything.

The Lucky Pet, LLC
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sue C.
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Our Dog Harley Loves the owner Ms. Brittany Duck ❤️ She is doing a great Job of In Home Training! Harley is making great behavior improvements! Her training Techniques are really Awesome. And her Patients and Dog Training exercises and People Home work really improved Harley's Listening skills in one week of Training 😀 Our Puppy is 9 months old. We love Lucky Pet LLC. 😀💗😀💗😀💗 Sue & Glenn Caillouet.

Sunshine Stables
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Nicole B.
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Amy, at Sunshine, is the best barn manager I have ever dealt with, hands down. She is honest, reliable, and an overall easy person to be around. Amy is a good trainer and takes incredible care of each horse at Sunshine. Not having to worry about my horse while I am away is a major relief for me.

Furkid Sitting & Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Pixie S.
Verified review

My pets love Amy. She takes care of my dogs and cats. She feeds them. Lets them out and plays with them. She clips their nails. My cats that don't really like anyone will sit in her lap. And after her visit, she sends some great pictures. We all love her.

Naughty Dog K9 Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste S.
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Stephanie was very patient withLulu. She explained everything she did and the best part was the success. I would highly recommend Naughty Dog K9.

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Here at K9 Mims we stand behind all the training we do for the life time of the dog.

Ark Angels
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeff A.
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What a wonderful person and true dog lover! I felt comfortable leaving my pets in Pamela's hands the moment I met her. When we returned from our trip the pups were ready for us to leave again and have Pamela come over to take care of them! Absolutely the best person we have ever had taking care of our pups!!

Ashley Allen
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jana B.
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Ashley is the best!! She treats my dog and cat like her own. I have complete confidence in her, she is professional, respectful and diligent in her care for my animals. She sends frequent updates and pictures while I'm gone and even lets me FaceTime with my kids when I'm really missing them :)

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We specialize in retriever training, started through advanced gun dog. We offer multiple programs and will tailor any program to fit your needs such as, working off a stand, out of a boat or dog blind. We want your retriever not only to be a working dog in the blind but an obedient family companion as well. We work with owners to make sure they can run their newly trained retriever to its full potential. And if at any time you need help we are available. BYR also does tune ups before duck season.

  • 5 years in business
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With 10 years of experience working as a groomer in pet salons I have decided to open my home to your furbabies! With minimum caging your pet will feel right at home while getting groomed. No more hours spent in dryer or time spent caged waiting to be groomed.

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I offer obedience training for you and your dog. Basic obedience classes are 6 weeks in duration. I have been training and trialing dogs for 21 years. I use positive reinforcement to reward our dogs with lots of praise and treats.

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I will treat your dogs as if they were mine. I will walk, bathe, feed, and play with them. I would love for your dog to be my customer!

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I was a vet tech for 2 years and I have lots of experience with all animals.

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Talk is very cheap. This is a service provided thru the use of t tack

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A professional retriever trainer, Mark Smith has 30 years' experience training top-notch field trial, hunting partners, hunt test, and derby dogs. No matter what level you are wanting from your dog, basics to advanced, Mark will bring out the best in your dog.

  • 4 years in business
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My service stands out because most young people don't take out of there time to do things but I dedicate all my time to this.

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I am a senior in college and am looking for dog walking/pet sitting jobs. I am very experienced with pets, and I love all types of animals, big and small! I have a Chihuahua of my own that I rescued, and I have grown up around animals my whole life. I regularly volunteer at my local animal shelter and have fostered numerous animals. I used to volunteer for a wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary when I lived in Mandeville. Horses have been a big part of my life, and I have been riding for about 10 years. I am very experienced in all types of animals. As a senior in high school, I worked for a pet boarding facility, and at age 11, I even started my own dog walking business. I would love to meet and work with your pets!

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I offer professional retriever training, hunting dogs, field trial training and handling and hunting test. No matter what you are looking for, basics through advanced training, Mark Smith can bring out the best in your dog. With almost 30 years' experience, Mark is one of the top retriever trainers in the nation. Honest, hardworking and fair, your dog will be in the best care.

  • 50 years in business
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I'm looking to dog sit, train dogs or cats, or groom them. It can be any kind of pet, except for snakes.

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.

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.

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?
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