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Baton Rouge Obedience Trainers

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom M.
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Awesome Trainers! They have a unique, extremely effective & gentle technique of stimulating your dog to enjoy complying to your every command. Your dog will be 100% focused on YOU. The communication between you and your dog is something to behold. Whether it be obedience or just having fun showing off. Love this K9 training organization of professionals.

The Lucky Pet, LLC
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 โค๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€ Our Puppy is 9 months old. We love Lucky Pet LLC. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’— Sue & Glenn Caillouet.

Naughty Dog K9 Training
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.

Dog Gone Right
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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The orientation was very thorough and we look forward to the training


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


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.


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.


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.


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BYR is focused on building a complete retriever of any age. We provide a sound foundation of obedience, socialization and a drive building training program that will produce hard running, desire driven retrievers. We play on their natural abilities and instinct to bring out these qualities and to make for a happy well rounded hunting partner. Upon your retrievers completion of any program you will learn how to handle your new retriever to its full potential. We want your new partnership to be a success and we offer training help throughout the life of your retriever. We offer, retriever obedience training, started through advanced finished retriever and gun dog training. In addition, we offer started, seasoned and finished gun dogs for sale when available. BYR is not a boarding facility, our focus in on training each retriever to its full potential, not only in the hunting field, but as an obedient, loving member of your family as well. We socialize every dog with all members of our family during their training with us. Being a small, family-owned kennel, we are capable of interacting with your retriever as if it were our own while they are training with us.

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How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldnโ€™t wait until youโ€™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 Iโ€™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 youโ€™re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If youโ€™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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