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Beverly K9 Trainers

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Hand 2 Paw Dog Training
4.7
from 130 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
Liz V.
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I contacted Jennifer because my cockapoo Teddy was having a hard time adjusting to our new home and was very unwelcoming when any guests would come visit. I was starting to have major anxiety at just the thought of guests coming to the door and knew something needed to be done. Jennifer came to my home and with a few tricks and the purchase of a gentle leader, Teddy is doing so much better with visitors! He has also started to learn simple commands such as "come" and "stay" and seems to be adjusting so much better to our new home. I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone who needs some help training their dog!!!

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
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Marylou M.
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His Training With My Mollie, The Dog Is Like Magic. I Noticed My Mollie's Behavior Changes Just Over Night. Peter Is A Wonderful Trainer.

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
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Aijia Z.
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Theresa is doing great job on training my dog. She really loves dog. I can tell that she is fully engaged in training dogs. She treats dog as her little baby. I am very glad to have Theresa as my dog's trainer. She is patient and responsible. Both of I and my dog have learned a lot from her. Sprite learned to sit, down, and leave things. She becomes a polite puppy and starts to listen to my instruction. Although sometimes she is still a little bit hard to control, she had learned more that I have expected. I would like to keep touch with Theresa and let her teach Sprite more lessons. I am very appreciate for what Theresa have done.

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon P.
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I took Laila, my 10 week old Corgi, to Lisa to do her puppy program. Lisa was extremely friendly, helpful and informative. 8 to 12 weeks is a critical time in puppy development. The things they experience during this time, and how they experience them, shape their behaviors and attitudes as adults. Lisa used her expertise to facilitate many of these experiences in a constructive manner. Laila furthered her understanding of how to interact with other dogs appropriately and was encouraged to explore her environment and respond to new experiences with bravery. Laila was also started on a rigid feeding and bathroom schedule which was then provided to me in writing with great detail. A consistent schedule is essential for instilling house breaking habits in dogs. Lisa's experience and expertise is extensive and readily apparent. She was more than happy to answer all of my questions both during the program and in the time that has elapsed since it's completion. Laila has had minor behavioral set backs, and Lisa was there to walk me through corrective actions. Laila is now 16 weeks old and is doing great! I was able to use the things Lisa taught me to effectively continue Lailas training. The most important thing Lisa helped me understand is the way dogs think and learn. Understanding the way dogs learn is the difference between having a recipe and having a working knowledge. If this sounds like something your dog needs, I highly recommend that you contact Lisa because I was thoroughly satisfied with my experience.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
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Debbie L.
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Amanda is doing a great job helping me with my dog Darla's training. Amanda comes to my house for the sessions which I really like. I hired her for 4 sessions and have had 3 sessions so far with the 4th session scheduled in a few weeks. I adopted Darla from the SPCA and she came with a lot of baggage and fears that I keep discovering as things occur. Her biggest fears were people, noises, & other animals. Her fear was so great that she showed aggression (not towards me but towards the person, noise, or animal) which was worrisome for me because I wanted her to have a good quality of life with me. I've seen such an improvement in Darla's behavior already and we,be only had 3 sessions so far. She's learned quite a few commands, she is far less fearful of people, handles her fears of noises much better, & we're still working on her reaction to other animals but it has improved greatly. Amanda has suggested & shown me different options to try when these situations arise and they're working do well. All in all I'm very pleased with Amanda & the training sessions. I love the post session training notes because they help me to remember everything we covered during the session. I would highly recommend Amanda at Good Dogs to anyone who is having issues with their furry family members. Amanda is very knowledgeable, approaches everything with a positive attitude, uses positive reinforcement, and is so good & kind to my dog. I couldn't have asked for a more positive experience.

  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Destinie M.
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Isys has been reliable and irreplacable as a trainer. She has taught me as well as my service dog how to respond appropriately in any given sitauation. Training has even gone more quickly than I expected and we will be ready to put on his vest soon!

K9 to 5 Dog Services
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen F.
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Very flexible, very clear about what I need to do and good instruction on training. I would recommend her to anyone.

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All American K9 Academy
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Evyn H.
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I was in desperate need of help because my two year old Labrador became aggressive over food, toys, and my attention. I had to do something and something fast. I called K9 academy and was in utter shock at how awesome they are! The trainer hung up the phone with me and came right to us to help us. I’m overjoyed with the fact that my dog Whiskey has been doing this for five days and I have a different dog already. I’m so excited for the process to continue and would recommend K9 Academy to anyone and everyone!

Alpha Dog Services
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Sean T.
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Lori is fantastic with all types of Dogs! Her training approach is simple & effective! We'd highly recommend her for helping train your Pup and its Owners!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa S.
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So far Mike has provided us with the basic training techniques to train our 1 year old dog Bentley. In just 2 sessions she is learning the house rules. Thanks so much.

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Burrell Handling LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Vanessa C.
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Katherine and Susan are the perfect team!!!! They were welcoming and caring and felt more like family when we dropped off our Boston Terrier (Mickey) We were nervous and hesitant because we had never done anything like this with previous pets. However we knew he needed some training to get him to be a more well rounded family member. They explained thoroughly what the train would consist of and gave us frequent updates. Mickey was also taking some medication for some staples he had put in a few days prior and with Susan’s many years of veterinary technician training she was able to monitor and administer his medicine to ensure he was receiving the correct dosages each day. They didn’t mind us calling to check in just when we missed him and when WE needed reassurance that we were doing what was best for Mickey. They walked us through his diet, training tools and that it’s 90% play and 10% training. Their home is filled with love for their animals and when we picked him up a week later he was so excited to show us what he had learned but he also treated Susan and Katherine as if they were his new best friends and that filled us with such joy and a sigh of relief. We can’t be more thankful and grateful for their teaching and their love for what they do. We have even scheduled some one on one private sessions and an additional week of training in the future. A++++ and 2 Paws UP

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Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia D.
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Haven’t started training yet. I hired her for her knowledge and experience in training dogs. So easy to talk to. Answered all my questions.

The Gratefuldog
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy F.
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Thanks to Elaine, trainer extraordinaire!, people are amazed by how well behaved our 7-month old GSPointer puppy is. In addition to giving practical advice before his arrival, Elaine has been training Gus (and us!) on a regular basis at a variety of locations. I have been impressed by both her professionalism - she is responsive, on-time, experienced and knowledgeable - and her practical approach which helps make having a dog compatible with daily living. Elaine clearly loves her work and has developed a special relationship with our puppy who can't wait to spend time her. Like I said, trainer extraordinaire!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Justin H.
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We have an older Doberman and a new puppy Doberman, Krystal was excellent. We really like her style of training and we've already noticed improvements after only one session. We plan on continuing to use her services!

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
4.5
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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I have been working for lucky dogs daycare for about a year and a half. My experience with lucky dogs has been a great one. We are still a growing business and are building up our facility to be the best it can be. We are a full service daycare facility, but we also do boarding, training, grooming and we have our new retail shop with all sorts of goodies for your pups. I love being able to bring my dog Buffy in for a groom. She's older so she doesn't care for daycare, but she loves coming to Lucky Dogs for a good pampering by Jane. All of our groomers are great at what they do and our experts in their field. They have been grooming for many many years. The best part about working for lucky dogs would have to be the dogs. We have a really good group of dogs that come pretty much everyday. At lucky dogs your dog isn't just another name on a list, every staff member has their own favorites lol. And throughout the day each dog gets some one on one attention with their favorite staff member and vice versa. We take the time to get to know each dog and their behaviors, and try to cater to each dogs individual needs. So we can ultimately have a safer group of dogs to play with each day. We also have a really good group of staff members, some of them have been here for a couple years and a few have been here a little less. We really don't have a high turn around rate for staff like with most daycares. So our staff and especially the dogs are like family here.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy P.
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My experience with Off Leash K9 Training has been absolutely amazing! My two dogs went through the 2-week board and train program and they came back to me more obedient than I could imagine! And the continuation of the training once they came back home was easier than I thought it would be. I am more than happy with the results and would recommend Off Leash to anyone looking to have their dogs trained! You won't be disappointed!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Osman D.
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We have just started training our dog with Steve and already see great progress.

Loyal Canines, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sue C.
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After searching, trying, and not being very happy with numerous doggie daycare facilities, I was told about Loyal Canines. I met with the owner Jermaine to learn about all he had to offer. It started with a 3 week boot camp for my German shepherd Casey for basic obedience and manners training. I also went to boot camp once a week for those 3 weeks for my own training. I was amazed at the patience and knowledge of the entire staff. The owner Jermaine is a true master at what he does. The facility is large and most important clean. This man cares about each and every dog!!! I have been bringing my dog here for years now and she always comes home a happy and tired girl. When I witnessed one of Jermaines own dogs doing a treadmill I asked him if he could train my dog on a treadmill since she was gaining a little too much weight. He did! I love this place. Always positive correction with praise. I just can't say enough about this place. I have recommended them to many of my friends without any reservations whatsoever.

The K9Edge
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carina R.
Verified review

We bring our dog here everyday of the week. The staff is great and we feel like our pup is well taken care of Everytime we pick him up. We will continue to bring him to the k9 edge and are very happy with our experience there

T&J’s K9 Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin B.
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T&J’s K9 Academy has been great to us. We were lucky enough to be the new home for our wonderful dog Tito. Tito’s previous owners couldn’t keep him and needed help finding him a new home. It turned out to be a perfect fit for us. We took Tito in and he immediately became best friends with our other dog. We had a few issues with Tito listening to certain commands from us. Joe at T&J’s K9 academy was more than helpful with some extra training. He explained that it’s a completely new environment for him and that it would take a little work to teach him. He helped us the entire way giving us tips to help us train him. We love Tito and couldn’t be happier with how things turned out!

Companion Paws
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nadne S.
Verified review

While I have not had Jennifer train my own dog, I was her roommate when she was training her own dog and a friends dog. She is hardworking and consistent. If one method does not seem to work for the dog she is training, she will seek out other methods and will try them. She cares about the dog and will never hurt the dog in order to obtain the result she wants

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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