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Lowell Canine Professionals

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Hand 2 Paw Dog Training
4.7
from 133 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
Leo L.
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So far Hand 2 Paw training has been extremely helpful and professional in helping us get our dog trained We will be using more of the service in the near future I highly recommend Hand 2 Paw Training

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
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Maggie M.
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Peter was extremely professional and knowledgable in the area of canine behavior. His techniques were helpful- we're already seeing improvement with our shy dog- and his patience while working with our dog was impressive! Peter answered all of our questions and his positive and supportive technique is just what our dog needed.

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Marc's Handyman Service
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
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Lilliane A.
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Marc was here when he said he would be, which is nice since most professionals you make an appointment with are either late or do not come. Mark put together an ikea night stand and also put two curtain brackets on a wall for me. Really happy with his work and his attitude. Would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Kate S.
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Lisa is an excellent dog trainer and extremely knowledgeable. She is a fabulous resource. I highly recommend her. Our two dogs stayed with Lisa for one week and we feel as though we gained a lifetime resource and new friend. Lisa is extremely professional. Our dogs just returned home and already our life is less stressful by utilizing what Lisa taught us. If you are on the fence about whether to hire Lisa, just call her. She is amazingly generous with her time and will help you to make the right decision for your family. Thank you Lisa!!!!!

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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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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All American K9 Academy
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Alicia J.
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Very knowledgeable about dogs and also cares about the dogs. Very nice & courteous. Very professional. Has flexibility where & when to meet. Highly recommend.

Cloud9 K9 Pet Services
4.6
from 28 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Gerry W.
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Great dog walkers. My dog loves them and they are trustworthy and reliable. I know my dog is in good hands.

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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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Ashlie L.
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Jess has done an exceptional job helping us train our dog, Bruin. He is a 2yo German Shepherd that has anxiety and a ton of energy. We just finished our 6 week, private training lessons and are extremely thrilled at all of his progress and could not have done it without all of her help. We plan to sign up for more training with Jess to take it to the next level. I highly recommend Jess if you are looking for a trainer. She is extremely patient and so knowledgeable about dogs and very helpful.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Brenda M.
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I needed someone to take my dog out on rather short notice. Stephanie met me, along with my dog, the same night I contacted her. Upon meeting Roz, Stephanie was very calming and gentle with her. On the day of the visit, Stephanie texted me throughout the visit and sent me pictures of Roz. She even left me a note summarizing our visit. As this was the first time trying Thumbtack, I am overall very pleased.

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
4.5
from 20 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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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Whenever we go away Patte watches our cats. It is so nice to be able to go away and not worry about the pets. Patte loves animals and it is obvious when you see her with our pets. We have an older cat who needs insulin twice a day in addition to needing fluids occasionally which Patte does like a professional. She does not just come in to feed and scoop but also spends quality time with all three of our cats. Patte is not only a professional pet sitter but she also volunteers with animal rescue groups. She is such a kind and loving person and we are so thankful to have her caring for our furry babies.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kar L.
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Ashley was our trainer for a brand new rescue puppy, Rumney. Rumney was the first puppy for our family, and we went through an entire series of puppy classes and then adult dog classes with Ashley. With Ashley's guidance, our ability to work with Rumney, bring out the best behaviors, work to redirect undesired behaviors, and have a great relationship with Rumney has increased 1000%. Ashley was positive but firm, and she most importantly taught us, the humans, how to work with Rumney. We also went through the Good Canine Citizen class with Ashley and Rumney is proudly certified as a CGC dog. When a second rescue came into our home who was nervous and wrought with anxiety, Ashley responded promptly, thoroughly to any questions I had. We look forward to bringing our second rescue dog to Ashley for training as well. We are blessed to have had Ashley through this journey, and her keen ability to work with dogs and their humans has made a world of difference for us.

  • 23 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy O.
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Lee was extremely knowledgeable on dog training methods and helped me with training my fearful and reactive dog. I love that all of her methods are force free and positive and that she doesn't use punishment as a means of training behavior. Lee goes above and beyond in the time she gives you in helping to train your dog and makes sure that in between sessions you have things to practice to continue with the training. She was also full of helpful tips and suggestions about keeping my dog active and busy (and therefore keep him out of trouble) when we couldn't go outside during the long cold spell we had this past winter. I would highly recommend Lee for helping with any issues you may be having with your dog!

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Puppy Love By MacK
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nitish M.
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MacKenzie took care of our cats for two weeks while we were out of country. She made sure she sent us updates everyday, with photos of the cats. She is very professional and the cats formed an instant bond with her. She follows instructions to the last word. Overall we are very satisfied with her work ethic and would definitely recommend her to others.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna R.
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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.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen K.
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Excellent is an understatement. This is more than just obedience training. It is insight to the dog/human relationship, from the dogs point of view. I didn't think I could change the behavior of my 4 1/2 year old dog, but I was mistaken. I just needed to stop doing all the wrong things. Don't go elsewhere just to realize you should have made Progressive Canine Dog Training and Behavioral Services your first stop!

Happy At Home Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Julie B.
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This was the first time Karen sat for my dogs. She was very professional and spent a great deal of time with my dogs. She called after the first day which was reassuring and I received photos of the dogs the following day. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a sitter, she is willing to work with the owner and meet the individual animals needs as well.

Camp Bridlewood
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Susan L.
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Bridlewood is the only boarding place we have entrusted with our beloved canine family members. The services, care and facilities are unsurpassed. Dale Cuddy and her staff are genuinely caring, compassionate and most knowledgeable and talented (great grooming!). It’s evident that our dogs enjoy their time at Bridlewood – happy to see us upon our return, but always excited and eager to leave home for another stay at Camp Bridlewood!

Purrfect Cat Sitters
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Keryn S.
Verified review

Tanya is well trained to take care of pets! She did a great job with my cats Mowgli and Figaro. I was able to enjoy my vacation without worry about the animals!

Just Paws
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mimsy B.
Verified review

This was an overnight stay (ohmigosh, THANK YOU!) as well as home visits before and after -- walks, meals, kisses goodnight. Our JustPaws sitter was terrific, checked in with me several times by email, sent photo, etc.; and most importantly, my dog, who's a newly rescued sweetie/wildman, was as pleased and calm as could be when we got home. Have never used a dogsitter before, in 40yrs of dog-ownership -- so this was a TOTAL happy experience! :-)

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
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I attended a training class with Tracy. I brought my Fiona. I really enjoyed the class and Fiona is a better baby girl from it. I will definitely be bring my Lawrence to her in the near future. I am working on training him to be my service dog...

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

How much does it cost to groom a dog?

Dog grooming costs depend on the service your pet requires. Nationally, the average price for dog grooming ranges from $40 to $100, varying by location. Not surprisingly, dog grooming on New York’s Upper East Side costs nearly double what it costs in a small town in Montana. Dog groomers typically handle every aspect of your dog’s beauty and hygiene, from tooth brushing to hairstyling. One potential way to save is to have your dog groomed at your doggy daycare — sometimes they offer discounts on dog grooming prices for clients. Here are some examples of average dog grooming costs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please note these prices would include transportation fees for picking up and dropping off your dog to your home:

  • Nails: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Toothbrushing: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Tooth scraping (removal of plaque from teeth to prevent infection), with anesthesia: $600
  • Tooth scraping, without anesthesia: $400.
  • Wash and dry: $60
  • Ears: $30 a la carte or $20 when bundled with another service
  • Grooming package: $130 — includes wash, nails, teeth, ears, gland expression and haircut
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