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  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Mont Vernon, NH 03057

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I ended up agreeing to take a pitbull scheduled to be put down, to a shelter in NH where he might have a chance. I couldn't bring myself to drop him off and tried to integrate him into the pack of 8 other dogs I had previously accrued. It wasn't long before it was clear that we were in SERIOUS trouble..several emergency vet calls for 3 different dogs, and 2 serious human injuries (from attempting to break up fights)..We called the NEVINS Farm Pitbull Training Team who basically said the dog would not be welcome in their "Diamonds in the Rough" class..If I were to surrender the dog he would be considered unadoptable ( given the extent of injuries to people) and would be euthanized. I got Lloyd's name through Thumbtack and initially was a little reluctant as I wasn't sure if someone who professionally focused on grooming, would have the knowledge base to take on this situation...9 dogs; 5 child ren, 4 horses, 2 donkeys, but no partridge in pear tree. It wasn't long before I was feeling so traumatized that I couldn't relax in my home.. vigilantly waiting for signs of trouble. After the dog jumped the fence and began to attack my horse as I fought with everything I had to pull him off, I brought him to Lloyd.It was a couple days befoer Christmas but an emergency. Lloyd wasn't sure how much training he'd be able to do over the holidays but thankfully agreed to take him. . Lloyd listened carefully and observed the dog and owner as I handed over the dog. I wondered how long it would be before Lloyd would call and ask that the dog be picked up...the call didn't come. Today Lloyd brought our dog back so Lloyd could work with the humans and the dog's training could be evaluated at home. Lloyd helped the dog understand that horses and donkeys are off limits, a leeson I am pleased to say all went well...it wasn't long before all dogs understood the rules had changed and there were new sheriffs in town...lol... It's only been a few hours since our session but it truly amazing how much the dogs (and yes, the people) learned... the dogs have made relatively few attempts to get on the furniture and there is little to no dissension in the ranks...there is still much work to be done, but it is clear that Lloyd has worked his magic and that this dog is alive today because of Lloyd's skills and patience.

  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Leominster, MA 01453

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I enjoyed working with Krystal. She is very friendly, very knowledgeable about dogs, and very professional. She was thorough in our first meeting to get to know my dog and his needs. She was very helpful to me in giving me information on ways to train my dog.

  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rochdale, MA 01542

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I first started with Shari when I adopted my oldest dog and she was training at a local pet store. We took classes with her twice and found her very knowledgeable and thorough. When I adopted my second dog I didn't hesitate to return to train with her again. Since she's moved on to running PAWS, we've taken more classes with her and I've recommended her to several of my friends with dogs who were looking for a trainer.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Westminster, MA 01473

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Jillian's knowledge of dogs is amazing. She trained my current service dog for me. I've been partnered with her for about three months. In addition to training my dog, Jillian taught and trained me. She gave me a lot of information about dogs and how they learn and why they might behave in certain ways. She taught me how to correct any problems that might arise in the future. The information was given to me in a manner that is easy to understand while still being very in depth. Jillian is awesome with dogs and she is also great with people, she is extremely gentle and kind. I would highly recommend her services. You would be incredibly lucky to have the chance to work with her. I can't say enough good things about her and how the work she does has changed my life. I truly wouldn't change my experience with her. She knew when I was able to tolerate a bit of a push to get things accomplished and also knew when I had hit my point of exhaustion and my brain was fried. And my while my dog is completely bonded to me now she absolutely remembers and misses Jillian because when we go to visit she gets super excited which I think says a lot from my dog about how much she loved being there.

  • 39 years in business
  • East Andover, NH 03231

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I highly recommend Dee to anyone looking for a wonderful, compassionate, hands on trainer for their dog. Dee knows her stuff. It is all positive reinforcement and she offers a variety of methods and tools. She looks at each dog individuality and caters to their needs. I have been to several trainers in the area but Dee is by far the best. I have done group classes as well as privates and have never been disappointed.

  • Nashua, NH 03063

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Field Dog Training for the beginner or veteran hunter who is tired of yelling or chasing after your dog. Simple, easy, no nonsense training to get your dog under control and be proud to show off. Specialized training programs can be structured to fit your individual training needs or to address problems or concerns.

  • Malden, MA 02148

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We adopted our puppy, Bailey, in May 2011 at 3 months old and immediately started looking for a trainer. What I loved most about Zen Dog training is that they offer in home one-on-one training unlike some other places I had looked into. They also offered night/weekend training which was exactly what we needed. Also, the initial phone consultation was a great preview of what to expect. We signed up for the Perfect Pup package that gave us two visits lasting 2 hours each. Definitely worth it! We had Nayiri who was an absolute joy to work with. You could tell she had a great love for dogs! As soon as she entered our home and Bailey raced to 'greet' (i.e. jump on) her she was in training mode yet was still able to do the initial meet/greet with us. Nayiri took the time to listen to our specific concerns as well as tell us about common puppy issues and what to expect since this was the first time either of us had a dog under the age of 1. Nayiri showed us fun ways to teach Bailey common commands and how to advance once he got the hang of it. It was great that there wasn't a cookie cutter program; everything was tailored to what we wanted to achieve. We received great training material as a reminder once she left as well as access to their online site with an abundance of training videos and info for all stages of a dog’s life. Nayiri was extremely flexible in terms of setting up the follow up appointment which we had to reschedule on our end a couple of times due to work conflicts. Naryiri was available through email for any follow up questions/concerns we had and responded quickly with advice which was helpful as we continued our training. The follow up meeting was great. We were able to discuss all the things that had happened with training and what we still needed to work on. Nayiri also gave suggestions on some next steps she thought Bailey was ready for. We recommend her to anyone who would like to train their dog and will definitely keep her info handy just in case we feel the need for additional training in the future. We definitely lucked out finding this service!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sterling, CT 06377

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Michael had my dog heeling in 3 minutes. He took the time to show me what I was doing wrong so my dog would listen to me. He answered all my questions and even said I could call with any additional questions. I would recommend him as your dog trainer. Don't look any further you found the best

  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Provincetown, MA 02657

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After 25 years of training Doberman and other breeds, several people had noticed how obedient these dogs were and had asked for my help with training their dogs. All these years, I was just training my own dogs and helping others. I had thought about becoming a professional dog trainer but just continued to help others; then years later, two different situations, both having rescue dogs came up and, in one case, I heard that they were going to put their dog down. I had, reading this, understood that this was an aggressive dog that was biting family members as well as their other dog among several other complications. The next day, I came to help in this emergency situation and had then come to realize that there is a need for my dog training services. Now, I'm charging for my dog training and counseling services, as I come with several years of vast experience in training dogs and helping individuals and families with their dogs of all ages. I do have experience, from puppies to adult dogs, in several breeds. I have worked with basic training/obedience training and from simple to advanced tracking, working dogs as well as guard dogs. I have coached on several simple tricks that many wanted their dogs to learn. There are many basic training methods as well as training tools, and each breed is different, so they learn and understand differently. Some are slow learners; some are fast, and some are easily distracted. Others are more eager to learn. Every dog is special and unique with different abilities, and it is up to you to bring this out and challenge him, but first you must understand your dog at hand. I am training dogs in and outside of the family home and business. You will learn how to understand your dog as your dog will learn to understand you. This will give a happier, comfortable relationship, and the earlier you get your dog into training, the better. Look at it as habits; there are good habits, and there are bad habits, and you know the saying, "Habits are hard to break." Well, with a good dog trainer, these bad habits can be changed to different positives, and a good trainer will explain in detail or give you some different options. I offer the following: * Tools You will learn the difference between the tools and what will best suit your dog for the situation at hand. I use the basic to advance training tools. Remember, every breed is different as are all the situations, so the right tools for your dog will make the difference. * Tips and tricks Every trainer has his/her methods in training and his/her reasons. I look at several details beyond the dogs, and along the way, there are tips and tricks that you will learn to speed up the training; in most cases, it takes a bit of understanding of your dog. Most of these tips and tricks are very simple; however, some are advanced. Some might depend on how far you want to go with your dog training. I use the three-stage training. * Puppy, basic and advanced, includes the following: - Puppy - Barking - Biting - Jumping - Temperament - Crate training - Come, sit, stay, and heal Basic training completes the first stage of all the above training and a preparation for advance training. Advanced training includes the following: - Service Dog - Seeing Eye Dog - Danger Alarm - Rescue Dog - Warning Dog - Working Dog - Guard Security - Tracking Dog - Sports and Agility - Hunting Dog - Obedience - Pack Training For three-language training, all training is explained and shown in three different languages for your dog to understand and you to communicate. I teach many different tricks. Many simple tricks can lead to an advanced training. There are so many tricks out there; some will amaze your friends, you and your family. The following are a few tricks: - Tracking Tricks - Silly Tricks - Parlor Tricks - Useful Tricks - Jumping Tricks - Agility Tricks - Circus Tricks - Magic Tricks - Kids Tricks - Emergency Tricks - Tricks for Kids and many more For tools, I teach what to use and what not to use. Situations are all different. I use adjustable whistles. There is a free downloadable. I recommend remotes. Remember, do not take advice from just anyone. You can look at training like a chess game; there are strong moves and weak moves, which lead to good and bad habits. Being consistent with your commands and following the same patterns, such are when to eat and when to go out, your dog will know. Keep it simple as it is best for your dog to understand. I like to keep commands short and direct to the point, and you must be consistent. Patience and understanding every breed is different in situations and environments. Hopefully, some of these tips help you, and I wish you the best in relation with your best friend.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hudson, NH 03051

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Wet Nose™ Dog Training Academy is committed to providing compassionate and humane training, working alongside families and their canine companions. We specialize in working with problem behaviors such as reactivity, fear, anxiety, and aggression. We also offer basic manners and foundation behavior classes. We have two training options available, private in your home training scheduled at your convenience or group classes. For behavior modification, the best approach in private in your home training.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berlin, MA 01503

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Founded on the philosophy of positive training, building a relationship with your dog, and scientific learning theory, Sympatico Dog Training embraces the premise that excellent communication coupled with loving interaction builds mutually happy relationships.

  • Worcester, MA 01604

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We offer personalized dog training provided by a certified training partner. All training is achieved through positive reinforcement. We provide the following services: - Beginner obedience - Puppy K - Behavior Issues Visit my web site for more information!

  • Providence, RI 02909

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K-9 Master Trainer Ernie Trafford is a former U.S. Army Special Forces protection soldier, dog trainer, and physical fitness and life coach. K-9 Master Trainer offers the following: * obedience protection * dog training * guard dogs for hire * pet taxi * fully trained K-9s protection dogs for sale * K-9 security service * dog training K-9 Master Trainer has been serving Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New England areas.

  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Northborough, MA 01532

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At Progressive Canine, our principle is to propose a motivational approach to training for their owners and dogs. We offer small group classes and individual personal sessions for all dogs of all ages, mixed breed and purebred alike. Our classes cover all levels of good behavior training from beginner to advanced, plus we address problem behaviors such as nipping, house training and jumping. We also offer behavioral consultations and behavioral modification programs for dogs with behavioral issues such as dominance, aggression, separation anxiety, fear, insecurity, and phobias. Our instructors are well versed in methods of training and many different techniques. This acknowledge us to assess each dog, and use the methods which will make you and your dog champion! This way gives us a success rate second to none! The biggest barrier between their owners and dogs are communication and understanding. Training with your dog is where your dog and you learn a common communication.

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You love your dog. Your dog loves you. We'll help you keep it that way! Alexandra Morgan has been a full-time dog trainer and pioneer in the field of canine behavior therapy since graduating from Brown University in 1984. At Animal School, we provide dog daycare for a happy, well-socialized, puppy that is dog-tired at the end of the day (sorry, couldn't resist!), group classes, from puppy kindergarten through Canine Good Citizen, social boarding, dog and cat food and treats made on-site from all human-grade ingredients, and trainer-selected retail. If your dog is having behavior problems, private lessons with trainer Alexandra Morgan at Animal School or in your home will help you to resolve the issues. Puppy and adult dog temperament evaluations and purchasing/adoption guidance are available, as well as expert witness testimony for dog bite cases. Animal School Rescue always has dogs and cats for adoption. Please visit our website for more details!

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Northborough, MA 01532

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We are the best dog daycare, and grooming and canine obedience training in Central Massachusetts! Drop your dog off before work, and pick him up whenever you like. She can have a makeover with or without day care. See our website for day care pricing. Grooming price is according to the amount and difficulty of work involved, and training is $175 for a 6-week class or $90/hour for our trainer to come to your home. All of our staff have professional training and years of experience. We have been in the business in Northborough since 1998.

  • Plympton, MA 02367

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I'm located in Massachusetts. I have many years of experience in working with animals. I show dogs, as well as train them to be wonderful pets. I hope that I can help you with all your needs.

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