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Gloucester Dog Trainers

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa M.
Verified review

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.

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy F.
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Theresa was fantastic with our dog Olive. she has an extensive amount of knowlege when it comes to dog training it was very impressive. She came prepared with treats and clickers and an excitement to train. Can't wait for our next session!

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Lisa was so reassuring and professional over the phone.. She was so honest with me about my training with my dog, we were actually able to resolve most issues with a phone consultation. She could have pressured me into signing on to a training program but she has integrity and the experience to recognize that my concerns over my dog were minor enough where I "didn't need her", but she was still caring enough to make sure she coached me appropriately over the phone anyway. Thank you Lisa...

K9 to 5 Dog Services
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Alice E.
Verified review

Training a 2 year old dog, who was trained to pee & poop on dog mats. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!~ Still working on that. A new dog would be nice. or go back 2 years. Jacquie is great but won't take my dog home with her. Still working on the above. LOL

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
donna e.
Verified review

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.

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
4.5
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 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.

All In One Ent. Dog Services
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy A.
Verified review

Yvonne was great helping me with my dog and her barking issues. Taught me a lot. I highly recommend her

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando M.
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I have done 2 classes and I am completly amazed as to how quickly Steve is able to get my dog to listen. I would highly recommend Steve to everybody I know. He is absolutely great with the dogs and is also a people person. And I training my dog in German with him.

Happy At Home Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
Verified review

Karen is wonderful with my dog! Usually after the initial meet & greet I prefer to be at the first few visits until I know my dog and the pet sitter are comfortable with each other. But my dog took yo Karen immediately and I was able to skip that step very comfortably. My dog fell in love with her instantly, and he is usually a very cautious dog. And as dog lovers know, we can trust their instincts. Karen has been so flexible and goes above & beyond. I'm so grateful I found her!

T&J’s K9 Academy
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
Verified review

Tracy was very professional and knowledgeable! Our puppy Minnie just graduated from puppy training and we are excited to move onto beginners with Tracy!!

DOGS! Learning Center
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Susan M.
    Verified review

    Competent, caring professionals who provide top quality dog training services. They take the time to understand the needs of both the owners and the dogs. Great experience!

    • 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!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    If i see something that needs to be done n i know you are very busy i would just do it to help. Happy home is the best home

    About

    Is your dog lunging and pulling on the leash? Is your puppy biting too hard? Do you have a multi-dog household? Do you have dogs who do not get along or dogs who do not like men, children, or vacuum cleaners? Do you have dogs who get anxious when you leave or when there are thunderstorms and other loud noises? Does your dog "leave it" or wait at the door or in the car? Does your pup steal your things? Does your dog come when called? I am a certified community training partner graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior and a fully certified canine behavior consultant of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and would love to work with you and your dog (or dogs!). I will come to you or for those of you with multiple roles in career and parenting, you can leave your dog with me while you go to work. I will get your pup going on training and then transition the dog to you and your family. I spent most of my career as a child psychologist, so I'll also happily train your children on how to train their dog. I'm available evenings and weekends as well beginning September 1, 2015.

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    I love dogs and taking care of them! I am a dependable and responsible dog walker. I would gladly walk anyone's dog, and I am flexible with hours!

    About

    I can walk dogs or do overnight sitting, feeding and taking care of animals. I have two dogs and three cats myself, and I've worked in an animal shelter before, so I know what I'm doing. I love animals. I know that if you choose me to watch or take care of your pets, I will love, care and treat them like my own.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I am a dog walker and pet sitter in Southern NH. I cover Derry, Hampstead, Chester, and Sandown. I want to be able to make your life easier, knowing your pet is in good hands, and also enhance the quality of your pet's life.

    About

    I do professional, personalized dog walking service. I walk dogs on leash, one dog at a time. My walks are based on your dog's individual need, comfort, and enjoyment.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I have a love for animals. I've taken in a stray cat that someone left homeless in a park.

    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 Trainer

    Brockton, MA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Assistance / Disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      I am in process of training my dog as a service dog - initial training was at K9's for Vets in Florida

    Need a Dog Trainer ASAP

    Shrewsbury, MA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      Multidog household
    • $125
      Average price
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