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Boston In-Home Dog Trainers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Keri T.
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My experience from quote request to grooming was top notch. I put out a request on Thumbtack, Cathy got back to me within 5 minutes. An hour later, she was at the door to pick up my 2 labs. She washed them, groomed them, and put cute Christmas scarves on them, then brought them back home. This was so convenient considering I have two small children and have difficulty managing the dogs and the kids while bringing them to the groomer. The dogs came home clean and very well groomed. They also both loved Cathy and required extra pets before she left. We have found our groomer!! Thank you so much Cathy!! Bruschi and Boomer look great!! :)

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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 108 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
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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 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 204 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 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 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.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rena F.
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I hired Amanda with Good Dog! Family Pet Training,LLC for in home dog training. She was amazing! Her knowledge of dogs is impressive. She knew just what to do with our dog Brady and how to teach me with training him. She definitely loves dogs and he responded well to her. I so appreciated this service of in home dog training.

  • 8 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Barbra H.
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John is very professional and knowledgeable. He was quick to establish a rapport with us and our dog, Jimmy. We would highly recommend him for dog training and most of all dog bonding.

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Matt D.
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Lisa is an absolute professional who loves the dogs in her care. I used thumbtack to get quotes and she had the most competitive pricing. We met at her 7 acre farm and immediately began training my dog and retraining me. She desires the people with whom she works to be the best dog handling parents possible. We started with a one week program and we're so happy with the results that we bought another week of training. I can't recommend Lisa more highly. She is the absolute best dog trainer in my estimation.

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Heidi D.
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Sandy's been very helpful with training our dog Maya. She is patient and thorough with our dog as well as with us! We would recommend her to anyone interested in in-home dog training.

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K9 Positive Training
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary K.
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Courtney is a super dog trainer. Her skills in training were quite evident on her first visit with us. She is a good listener to all the problems and then she explains where to begin to ultimately have a positive outcome when all the training is complete. Be prepared to do some homework but you won't be disappointed with the results.

ACTK9
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Beth D.
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John has an objective eye and vast knowledge for training any and all dog types. He truly understands the relationship between a dog and their owner and during training he provides timely and constructive feedback. John helped both myself and my husband be more aware of our body language and how our mannerisms set the tone with how our dog reacts and empowered us to be the "alpha" dog so to speak in order to have a well balanced dog. Without hesitation we would recommend John as a qualified trainer. Beth and Scott D.

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Burrell Handling LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Jonathan C.
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Susan has been handling and training our dogs for the breed ring since 1994. During that time, she has shown our dogs to over 20 US and international championships including a GCH, and the FCI World Champion. (There is only one per breed per year.) She has helped us evaluate litters as well. She has always been generous not only with her skills but her knowledge. We look forward to continuing to work with her.

Periwinkle Pet Sitting
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sue G.
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Lesli is very reliable. She takes some time to interact with the cat while she's at my house letting the dog out. She always lets me know when she's been here and how the dog - and the cat - are doing.

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All In One Ent. Dog Services
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa H.
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Yvonne is AWESOME !!! We adopted 2 shelter dogs and found Yvonne to help us understand them. We have had 4 other dogs, went through training with all of them but we have learned so much more from Yvonne!! We HIGHLY recommend her she knows her stuff !!!!

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
4.3
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.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Roxy B.
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Not only is Stephen a competent dog trainer but hes a good guy too. The methods that he has taught me to train Roxy are working great and I look forward to continuing with his advanced course as well.

  • 23 years in business
  • 13 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'. :)

Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily F.
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We were in search of a new dog walker to help us with our 2 year old golden. We never expected to meet such a reliable and professional person as Jess. She brings a lot to the table with her many years of experience working with animals. Our dog absolutely loves her (he rolled onto his back within minutes of meeting her which is not typical of him at all!). I would highly recommend Jess to anyone looking for someone passionate about helping owners and their animals.

Koda K-9 Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amy C.
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Otto is our 9-month-old, 100 pound Newfoundland who we were having a hard time training at home. He's loving and smart, but he can be stubborn when he thinks he can get away with it! We were introduced to Zach and Leila and quickly started their two-week, basic training course. We couldn't be happier with how things went! Otto is world's better at walking on the leash, greeting new people, sitting, laying down, staying in place, using his climb, and following the basic instructions every owner dreams of. They have taught us with patience and kindness and we have definitely seen the results in our big bear. He loved spending the day with them and their other furry clients. We cannot thank them enough and are excited to enter their advanced training course in a few months once we get in some more practice of these basic commands at home. Zach will even be stopping by to help us more with counter serving! Thank you so much Koda K-9 Services!

The K9Edge
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Virginia S.
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Great organization! Steph and her team went out of their way to make my dog feel at home, even going out and buying Smoked Salmon for her!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire 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.

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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