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Lafayette Dog Trainers

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Project K9
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madeleine B.
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Alex at Project K9 has been so helpful in preparing me for my new service dog which should be arriving in a few weeks He seems to genuinely care about dogs and I think he will be awesome for anyone who needs a good trainer

Companion tlc
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi H.
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Sam was so patient with our Aussie puppy. With Sam's expert knowledge and energetic ways she guided our puppy through the first stages of her training. Sam is readily available to answer questions and continue in the training of our puppy. Looking forward to training with her further and helping our Skye grow into a companion dog. Highly recommended.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Britney P.
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Best dog training in Acadiana, hands, and paws down! Don't shop around, and choose Sit Happens NOW!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Zainab N.
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I love Dejavu Grooming and Kennel! Renee the owner had taken such great care of my dog! I love the salon to its decor is gorgeous .such a clean place to .Definitely going back !

ZenDog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole F.
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Ally has helped me train both of my dogs... a stubborn weenie dog, and an over excited pit-mastiff mix ... she is amazing! My dogs LOVE her! Ally works to educate you, and give you the knowledge needed to train your dogs after the training session is over, and she is gone. She listens to your concerns, and works on a specific plan to remedy any doggie mis-behaviors you are dealing with. Her true love for animals shows in everything she does. I would heavily recommend her to anyone needing traning for their pups!

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I help people train, socialize and understand their dogs. I offer group classes or individual training.

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I became a personal trainer to help people transform their lives, and I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to find the time and motivation, so I will push you to accomplish your goals.

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Individualized programs of training for all breeds. Owner lives on site for more personalized service.

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My care is not just to make money but also to spend time with loving fury friends. I have some experience with dogs. I have a dog myself. It's a black lab.

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Evaluating your pups and make a custom training plan to help with training issues that you are concerned with. This service is offered in home or at my home. I am only qualified to help with common problem behaviors. Aggression and biting should be handled by animal behaviorist. If your dog only needs daily outside time. I offer dog walking as well. Boarding is also provided to small house trained/kid friendly dogs. Space is limited.

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Camp Bow Wow is a doggie day care and boarding facility that offers all-day play, socialization and grooming. We also offer another service, Behavior Buddies, a professional dog training program that is offering group classes, private lessons, seminars, play and trains, board and trains and in-home lessons. I use positive reinforcement techniques, and my goal is to educate you on how to better communicate with your dog. Training is an ongoing process but can be very rewarding and builds a great bond between you and your furry companion.

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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.

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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