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Training-U To Train Your Dog
from 107 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
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Peter was very helpful. He specifically helped us with our puppy's barking, leash manners and hyperactive behavior. We've had puppy training with our dog at Petsmart but hired Peter to help with these small problem areas and he helped us a lot in just 1 hour. I'd definitely hire him again if need be.

  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy O.
Verified review

Lee was extremely knowledgeable on dog training methods and helped me with training my fearful and reactive dog. I love that all of her methods are force free and positive and that she doesn't use punishment as a means of training behavior. Lee goes above and beyond in the time she gives you in helping to train your dog and makes sure that in between sessions you have things to practice to continue with the training. She was also full of helpful tips and suggestions about keeping my dog active and busy (and therefore keep him out of trouble) when we couldn't go outside during the long cold spell we had this past winter. I would highly recommend Lee for helping with any issues you may be having with your dog!

Common Sense K9
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea V.
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No bones about it. Chelsea is the pack leader. She trains dogs without treats & without the use of E-collares. I was blown away when on our second lesson she came into my house of 5 dogs & within 10 minutes all my bone heads were sitting down together QUIETLY and looking up at us. I would have never thought it possible never-ending in just 10 minutes. Then she proceeded to bring her service dog into my house without my dogs ever meeting him. They did not make a peep & sat to meet him. It was like the Twilight Zone. This can't be my dogs!@#? As dog parents, we tent to let a lot slip. We are not in control. We are not being the "PACK LEADER " This is hard for us but it is also confusing for our dog's. They have to know who is the boss. Chelsea will teach you that. Just remember, she can teach you the way, but you must become the "PACK LEADER " she can not do it for you. She will always be by your side but it is up to you to guide your dog down that path. Chelsea is the only person I would trust to do that with me.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Last night I received my new boy, Abel from Jenny McPhee at Omni K9. Abel was shipped from Massachusetts to my place in California, and when Abel was unloaded from the transport van, I called his name and it was like an instant bond. I have never seen a bad pup come from Omni K9, they are all stable, level headed, excellently bred working dogs. Jenny sent Abel's x-rays of his hips and elbows, and they are excellent. No issues at all! Abel is a year and a half old and was started on his training when he was a pup by Jenny and Nick. I can vouch for their training as I was playing around with some obedience work with Abel today. His recall, heel, down/stay are all on point! More so that I thought it would be since he is a green dog. The amount of time, love, care and training Jenny has for all of her dogs is phenomenal and it all shows through each of them. Abel was her boy, her companion, and his demeanor is amazing. I HIGHLY recommend Nick and Jenny's training at Omni K9 and Jenny for her Omni K9 Gear products to anyone looking for an excellent training equipment and amazing working dogs!!

Here Comes the Groom
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cecile B.
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Wendy relates to the dog as she's grooming them. She cares for each dog like it's her own. She makes sure that the experience is a good one.

The Clever Canine, RI
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn M.
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Katy was so sweet to our new puppy Rylie. Even though we are not new puppy owners, it was so helpful to really understand how to control their behaviors from a young age. She was very patient when sharing information on proper techniques to practice on a daily basis. I would highly recommend a few of the trainings to be one on one so you can ask questions and she can see your dogs training opportunities for future training sessions.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carolyn D.
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Jessica of Wagging Trails has been walking our dog for almost 4 years. She takes wonderful care of our dog and we wouldn't think of using anyone else. She is professional and timely and always leaves us notes about their walks. We couldn't ask for a better dog walker and friend to our dog!

Eye-to-Eye Dog Training
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie R.
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Kim is a natural with dogs. Her training methods are easy to follow for both dog and handler, and her kind but firm approach is well received by her furry clients. If you are looking to improve on your ability to effectively communicate with your dog to strengthen your bond and improve his/her manners both on and off leash, I would highly recommend Eye-to-Eye Dog Training!

Tail Waggin' Dog Training
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Susie M.
Verified review

Heather was very informative and provided excellent training documentation. we discussed Sammy's issues and she explained how to handle them. she was very patient to listen to my litany of the problems Sammy and I have. Sammy is finicky and will not eat regularly. Heather explained that until Sammy's eating habits improved, his obedience will lag as well. we are having marked improvement as we continue to work on both. he's doing much better, thanks Heather! ciao! Susie and Sammy

T&J’s K9 Academy
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jay M.
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T&J’s were very quick to respond to my phone call inquiring about dog training. The trainer was very professional and came out immediately to fix the problems we were dealing with.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angela T.
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Erica is Kind, caring, prompt, playful & responsible with our two dogs. (A 90 pound chocolate lab & 10 pound chihuahua, they couldn't be more different & yet they receive the same loving attention ). Our dogs love her & are relaxed & happy when I arrive home from work. She is a gift to our entire family...

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zach W.
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Erin is super nice and accommodating. She was able to watch my dog with just a day's notice and took great care of her!

  • 42 years in business
Paula R.
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K-9 Master Trainer recently obedience training my dog. I was s o impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. A year later I asked him to train him in protection training. I highly recommend him to all my family and friends.

Perfect Pet Sitting
from 1 review
    Lisa B.
    Verified review

    Since finding Kyra, I know that I can go away and not worry about my doggies. It is apparent when you meet her and even more so, after you get to know her, how much she loves animals, all animals. One of my dogs is an abused rescue who is very picky about who he shows affection too, but as soon as he sees Kyra, he rolls on his back for belly rubs, an act that requires a great amount of trust, especially from such an abused dog. Kyra tries to be extremely accomodating with your schedule, I know she has re-arranged hers to be able to come to my house and just let my dogs out in the middle of the day. She checks in regularly leading up to the date(s) you need her. While away, Kyra will send pictures, videos and updates. Whenever I come back home, my house looks exactly the way I left it. She is completely respectful of my home and belongings and most importantly, genuinely cares about my dogs. I highly recommend using Kyra, she will put your mind at ease and allow you to enjoy your time away.


    I'm not a professional, but I have experience working with all types of dogs. I just really need a job, so I start my own dog walking business.


    My passion is caring for animals. I have no preference to cats, dogs or horses. But have experience in all three. Being centrally located has aloud and will allow the pet owner and myself to be flexible in care giving for their pets. Specifically, if an emergency a curs with one I have taken Pet First Aid and CPR class.


    I am a certified dog trainer with 33 years of experience. Let my many years of working with many different breeds help you communicate with your best friend. I use positive and humane effective training methods. I also provide pet sitting and dog walking services. I will treat your dog like he or she is my own.


    We offer a service designed to fit your dog based on success with other dogs of all breeds, all temperaments, and sizes as well as on my own with a smile.


    Well, I am nice. I love pets, and I will take them for good walks. I am athletic, and I have a great business. I run it myself, and I think that you would really enjoy my service.


    Hello. My name is Tara. I walk dogs with my sister, depending on the breed of dog (big or small), wild or calm.


    I take great care, and I protect your dog. I make sure your dog gets picked up on time and brought back to you on time. You can count on me!

    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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    Need a Dog Behaviorist

    Rochdale, MA

    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Details
      Started being aggressive to children and needs training

    Need Dog Training

    Dorchester Center, MA

    • Dog training type
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 6-12 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Small (1-15 lbs)
    • $50
      Average price
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