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Gretna Dog Trainers

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Jen
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew M.
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I honestly can’t thank Jen enough, in two days she took my 7 month old shepherd mix from failing a socialization interview at a puppy day care to being off leash at a dog park without a single issue. He even started to listen to simple commands around other dogs which is light years from what I expected. She is an absolute joy to have around and she has a special gift for training dogs.

Laura's Pet Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Susan C.
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We were gone for 4 days, my dogs and cats received awesome care. The house and the pets looked great. Highly recommend her and she will be my go to person

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Professional K9 Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Awesome trainers. My dog is very well behaved after his training!

K9 CITIZENS CLUB
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anita L.
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K-9 Citizen Club Review: While I’ve used several dog trainers, I’d strongly suggest considering K-9 Citizen Club as the Company to train your dog. Mr. Marcus Taylor’s unique training technique is not only effective but a fun and learning experience. He’s educated and skilled at training any breed, any age, as well as any size dog. Mr. Taylor is excellent at resolving common dog training and behavior problems, including: house soiling, destructive chewing, excessive barking, digging, home-alone problems and separation anxiety. Leash reactivity to other dogs, hyperactivity, jumping, leash pulling along with the lack of attention and compliance. The technique used to train my dog was very gentle; he trains with compassion for the dog as well as the owner. He's always on time and has a system which reminds the customer of the appointment. His professionalism exceeds the standards of a dog trainer. He’s worked with me on behavioral challenges which can be quite annoying to the unskilled pet owner. Mr. Taylor has been successful in redirecting my (Ruby) a very stubborn Rottweiler. K-9 Citizen’s Club pricing is very fair and affordable for enjoying a future well behaved pet. Ms. Anita M. Lawrence

All Four On The Floor
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Robin D.
    Verified review

    Tiffany Martin is an amazing dog trainer. I had the privilege of working with Tiffany in a local pet store several years ago. As a dog trainer my self, I was very impressed with her unique training skills. I watched her transform the lives of many dogs and their owners every day. Through her training many of these dogs were saved from being returned shelters. She was able to correct their behavioral issues, strengthen the bond with their owners, and keep them in their forever homes. I highly recommend Tiffany as a trainer. Your dog will absolutely love her And so will you. Robin Drouin

    Katie Hemingway
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Manisha S.
    Verified review

    Katie has been babysitting for our kids for the past four years. She is punctual, responsible, energetic and friendly. Our dog also adores her and enthusiastically greets her at the door whenever she arrives. She is great with him and also very patient as he is a rescue dog. It is clear that she has way with animals.

    Southern bubbles
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jason C.
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    My dogs are 3 years old so they've been to a number of groomers. Never have my dogs looked so good. Additionally, one dog has severe "depression" when returning from her grooming but to our surprise, this time she was excited and visibly happy. I will continue using Gloria going forward as my dogs have spoken.

    Diva dogs
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Teresa V.
      Verified review

      Kelly uses positive reinforcement clicker training which is absolutely wonderful. She taught me how to deal with Sophia in day-to-day situations and not become frustrated but learn to react to her the proper way that is beneficial to Sophia. I used to think that you only needed to train your dog if it was "bad." Now I know the benefits of having a trained dog - it's about your peace of mind and their safety! I believe Kelly's goal is for you and your dog to become great companions and to have a better relationship. Kelly is awesome!

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      Personalized force free education for you and your pet.

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      I take care of animals while owners are gone. I feed them, give them water, walk them, take them out to use the bathroom, bathe them when needed and give them medication when needed.

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      I provide fun care. I have two dogs and a cat, and I feed them three times a day.

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      Hello my name is Courtney Hernandez . I board pets from my home daily and I really enjoy doing it . My husband trains thoroughbred race horses at multiple race tracks . I offer multiple services for your pets and they are always well taken care of !

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      I love animals. All animals like me. I will do what it takes to take care of your lovely four-legged friends.

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      Hi. I'm Mike, and I'm an animal behavior college alumni. I majored in obedience training. I can help curtail most problem with behavior.

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      I offer a true, positive reinforcement dog training with no use of any technique that could injure your dog (shock collars, choke and prong collars, physical force, etc.). My philosophy is that training should not hurt; it should be a fun experience for both you and your dog! My training is reward based and held in high-distraction environments so that your dog can learn to tune out distractions and tune into training. I am constantly attending seminars and reading books of leading animal behaviorists to stay up to date with my training knowledge. I also have experience competing with dogs in UKC and AKC events, as well as preparing dogs for the AKC, CGC and Therapy Dog testing.

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      My job is to get whatever you need done in the time frame you need it done. I will be very professional in my work and very responsible.

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      We specialize in obedience training, including, but not limited to, potty training, sitting, fetching, begging, and walking at heel.

      • 18 years in business
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      Welcome to The Bourbon Bark Dog Walkers and Pet Sitting. Just like us, pets need socialization and exercise to be at their best. Regular play time can help improve behavior, lower stress, and help your pets live a longer and happier life. Bourbon Bark Dog Walkers and Pet Sitting is a New Orleans based family company that strives to provide the best possible care to your animal companions. We know how much you love your pets and we will take care of them as if they were our own. Whether you are at the office, away on vacation, or just want some extra help, we are happy to be there, rain or shine, to give your cat or dog (bird, fish, rabbit, or lizard) the extra attention they deserve. We use proprietary GPS technology to verify walk and visit times to provide our clients with peace of mind. We listen to our clients to better understand their needs and have the knowledge to ensure that their pets receive the best possible care. We have a unique web portal that allows our clients to book services, check upcoming care schedules, and review visit notes. This is what we love to do. Pets are our passion and we want to make sure that yours is taken care of. Take a look around or contact us to learn more about the services we offer and what sets us apart from the rest. Thanks! Bourbon Bark pet care team

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      We are Doggie Diva Care. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

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      I am a trusted dog lover. I can walk or sit with your animals, and I can also train them. You can call me for behavioral trouble; I can help.

      • 4 years in business
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      Friendly and dependable.

      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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