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  • 26 years in business
  • 279 hires on Thumbtack
Carolina Q.
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We were so happy with our results with her not only did she come early to our scheduled appointment in their home but she was loving and caring knowing that we had a rescue dog and made my husband and I feel very very comfortable knowing that her dog was in good hands. We would definitely recommend her to anyone

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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 113 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Esther C.
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I have a 1y/o yorkshire and maltese mixed dog with serious separation anxiety and some behavior issues. I was going through the dog trainers in my area and Jennifer caught my attention immediately- the review was almost 100% positive, saying how helpful and responsive she is. We scheduled a meeting and I ended up training & boarding my dog with her for about a month. The result was impressive: he's crate trained, he becomes quiet in the car, no more excessive barking... She even found out his favorite raw food and changed his diet...He used to have kibbles and wouldn't eat much every day.. Now he finishes every meal within 2 mins! He looks super healthy now!!! I'm definitely gonna board my dog with her again. Training and boarding are both amazing!!! SHE'S THE BEST!!

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Erin C.
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Peter has been helping train my very domineering rescue pup. He has been nothing short of amazing!!! He is patient and kind and takes his time with each session. Our dog is stubborn and aggressive towards men, week by week I have been seeing changes in our dogs behavior. I am surprised at how quickly he picks things up all in great part to Peter. I look forward to the changes that we will see in appointments to come. I would 100% recommended Peter if you are in need of a dog trainer.

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 119 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
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen C.
Verified review

Lisa is a highly gifted trainer! Her innate ability to instill calm behavior is unmatched by any trainer. Furthermore, her experience training horses gives her the ability to work with larger more unruly dogs. Where other trainers wanted to break the dog into submission or spoil them, Lisa walked a line that shows the dogs they are loved but are on the bottom of the totem pole. In addition, I was taught how to work with my dog in order to further his training. Her prices are more than fair and her results are amazing!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Edward G.
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Amanda has done wonders for what was already a pretty good dog, but a bit stubborn and way too clever too often. There is still more work to do but I would easily recommend her to anyone looking for a good dog trainer.

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andy C.
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My experience with Sandy and the Pawsitive Experience was outstanding. The first thing I liked and appreciated was Sandy’s approach to assessing my situation. After getting acquainted with our dog and what I had hoped to accomplish with the dog training lessons, Sandy tailored a program to our needs and didn’t try to heap unnecessary add-ons to my program. Once the lessons began, the thing that stood out was Sandy’s attention, not only to our dog, but also to my family (and children, in particular). Sandy took the time during each lesson to integrate my young children into the lessons so that they could get comfortable around our dog and understand that the dog was young and needed time to grow up just as they do. My best endorsement of Sandy is to say that because of her help, we absolutely love having a dog as part of our family and our dog loves being part of our family. If you want a friendly, knowledgeable and professional dog trainer, give Sandy a call.

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For Dog's Sake!
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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When my wife and I adopted our 8 month old black lab mix puppy, we needed a trainer with experience in behavioral issues. Our puppy had an innate fear of strangers in and around our house. Realizing that we had an issue, we contacted Rebecca. Rebecca made it incredibly easy for us, scheduling house visits at our convenience, never expecting pay up front, or putting any pressure on us to use her as the trainer. From the first visit, we knew that Rebecca was a good fit. She got to know our dog, his personality, his body language, and not only was able to give us some helpful pointers on dealing with the extreme anxiety. Rebecca helped us build up our dog’s confidence and teach us strategies to use. She was very responsive to our needs and the needs of our puppy!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
donna e.
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I adopted my 2 year old dog Kayla only 3 months ago and Mike, along with help from his 2 wonderful dogs, has helped us reach several milestones: teaching her to get in the car, introducing her to the dog park experience, learning to walk on the leash, and most importantly, building up my confidence so I can help Kayla build up hers. I highly recommend his services.

ACTK9
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Siobhan P.
Verified review

It's hard to know who to choose when hiring any professional. I have an 8 month old German Shepherd, and after doing much research trainers, I decided to go with ACT K9. I was so impressed from the very beginning! During the evaluation, I met John and Lindsey and 2 of John's dogs. I have never met more trained dogs in my life. John's interaction with them was amazing. A week later we started training my dog, Sasha. After one lesson, she was already learning to heel. We have only had 2 lessons so far, but Sasha is already listening so much better. John and Lindsey really know what they're doing. The training is as much for me as it is for my dog. I'm so happy I chose them!!!

Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Monica B.
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We adopted a rescue dog 3 months ago. He is two years old and was a bundle of anxious energy. He became very attached to me and became jealous and reactive when my other dog or husband came near me. We signed up with Jess the 2nd week after he came to live with us. We met weekly for 6-7 weeks. Jess is an excellent trainer and was able to recognize his behavior right away. She listened to our concerns and has trained us to deal with an anxious reactive dog. He has made so much progress!! We had times when we weren’t sure if he was a good match for us. Jess gave us the confidence and taught us how to work with him to help him to be more calm and trusting. He is a great dog!! We love him. Thanks to Jess we feel we have been able to provide a good home for him and are so happy we met Jess when we did. We are going to continue to work with Jess and would highly recommend her!!

All American K9 Academy
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jared B.
Verified review

Very knowledgeable and professional, only a few weeks in of training and I will only bring my dog ( future dogs) to All American K9. I love the attentiveness Stephen has/ pays to not only my dog but my wife and myself, he teaches you ways you wouldnt think of AND IT ACTUALLY WORKS. 3 weeks in and it's the best thing I could've done for my dog as well as myself

Garden City Dog Walking, LLC
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Elena V.
Verified review

Bryan was great to work with. Our dog Oliver loved him! Bryan always updated us on Oliver and provided pictures from their walk. He is very professional and it was a pleasure working with Garden City Dog Walking.

  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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If you are looking for a dog trainer that is force-free, you need to call Zippity Do Dog today. Lee specializes in reactive and fearful dogs and works with families to create strategies for the individual dog. She is extremely knowledgeable and provides a wealth of information and support for her clients. Lee has done pet sitting with my animals for nearly 27 years! Our animals have always loved her. She has cared for our dogs, bird, rabbit, and even the fish! She is trustworthy, knowledgeable & has years of experience. We can guarantee your dogs will love her and we always say she can 'talk to the animals'. :)

Cloud 9 Canine
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany H.
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Blake was a great trainer in helping me with my dog who had crate anxiety. When I got my dog he couldn't even stay in the crate for an hour without hurting himself, Blake was caring and helped train him to where he can stay in the crate for full work days no problem. She also cared enough to teach him obedience and helped my dog become confident in being away from me. Being trained by her was the best thing that could have happened for my dog.

  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rose E.
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I’ve worked with Lynne Panno for many years with my dogs. She is very knowledgeable, patient and knows dogs and training methods extremely well. Training is really for us owners and Lynne is patient but quick to correct our errors - so that we are consistent in our training with our dogs and they always know what we want them to do.

Here Comes the Groom
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen G.
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Great service. My dog is nervous getting nails done and Wendy let me helo keep her calm. This was a great experience for Patch and hopefully she will overcome her nail fear with Wendy's calm demeanor and knowledge of dogs.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Charles P.
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Robin is fabulous, a terrific dog trainer, and a wonderful person to interact with.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tori K.
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I’ve had an incredible experience at K9’s Training. I brought my dog here after adopting her because of her bite history. Joe, the head trainer was phenomenal. He knew his stuff! I decided on the board and train program because I was making her a service dog. She did a complete 180! She has become the most obedient dog and her temper has changed completly. More importantly, Joe trains YOU! He helps you understand your dog and how to become a better advocate for your dog and communicate with them better. I highly recommend K9’s.

Pooch Pawsitive
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Heather R.
Verified review

Heidi is an excellent trainer. She not only clearly demonstrates what to do but explains why you are doing it that way. In just a couple of sessions my dogs are doing things I thought were impossible and my dogs have had 8 years of bad habits to correct.

Sandra's Crazy Dogs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Evan B.
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Absolutely unbelievable experience thus far. Friendly, timely, flexible availability and location. Great with our puppy and he is already substantially improved with only 2 sessions. You will not be disappointed with Sandra!

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