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  • 3 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lynn, MA 01905

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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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Revere, MA 02151

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I was a little hesitant to send my dog off to Isys because when I looked over her Facebook page it didn't seem as though she had as much experience as some of the other trainers who I spoke with. I talked with her by phone and explained what we were struggling wiht with our 10 month old Goldendoodle. Following our conversation, I felt comfortable with her training methods and decided what the heck - everyone starts out with fewer clients. I am SO glad I made the decision to go with her. I asked her about her background and experience and she has been training dogs since she was a teenager, having trained the family to participate in agility competitions. Our dog did not have a major behavior problem. He is and was a very sweet dog who listened inconsistently, stole food from the counters, and hated going in to his cage - he either refused or barked and whined the whole time he was in there. He did not need major behavior modification but needed to listen consistently, come when called, and be trusted not to steal food. Isys is one of the few trainers who will do a "boot-camp" style training who does not use shock collars. For me this was important because I need to be able to control my dog and can't hold a remote in my hand 24/7. In addition we have an electric dog fence and two collars are just too much for him to wear. Isys uses repetition and positive reinforcement and by being consistent our dog came back a better listener. As I type this he has been waiting patiently in his crate for ten minutes, with the door open, to be allowed to leave. I wish I could post a picture to prove it! Over the ten day period when Isys had my dog she updated me with pictures and videos on his progress. It was clear from her pictures and updates that our dog was happy and having fun while training. He was with other dogs at times which helped him obey even when distracted. We had coordinated the training to align with a vacation so it was nice to know that our dog was having a great holiday as well. Isys also has incredible follow through. After dropping my dog back off at home, she spent about an hour going over what he had learned with us. A few weeks later when I was not having as much success as Isys had had, she came back and trained him again at my house. She also offered and will be coming back again to train my three young children on how to maintain the obedience training. Isys is calm, upbeat, and very accommodating. I would highly recommend Isys for dog training.

  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pepperell, MA 01463

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Lisa and Three Dog Training really helped us with our lab puppy as we are first time dog owners and had little knowledge of how to train a dog. Lisa helped us learn how to teach our puppy to behave and learn the commands to keep him from biting our children and chewing on our furniture. He is now becoming a well disciplined dog in part due to our training with Lisa. I would definitely recommend Three Dog Training to any new dog owner!

  • 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.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Woburn, MA 01801

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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.

  • 39 years in business
  • East Andover, NH 03231

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When we met Dee we had 3 dogs, one of which was very ‘reactive’. Dee Ganley, dog trainer extraordinaire, set us on the right path to begin reclaiming control over our household. Her practical, straightforward approach was much appreciated. Her greatest gift to us was teaching us how to read our dog’s behavior so that we could maximize the type of reward based instruction we give our pets. From the first moment I met Dee, and watched her with her own dog, I knew that was the type of relationship I would like to build with my own dogs. Thanks in large part to meeting Dee Ganley life at home and on the road with our dogs is lots of fun! Dee taught us how to build a relationship with our dogs so that they know what behavior is expected of them. We’ve learned that each interaction is an opportunity to teach with kindness and respect for our furry family members. We highly recommend Dee’s services. Sue and Ben Cluff

  • 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!

  • 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
  • Danvers, MA 01923

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Paws for Praise is a positive dog training facility in Danvers, MA. We offer puppy and dog training classes from basic manners through specialty classes, such as Rocket Recall, Polite Leash Walking, Tricks Class, and more. Our training uses modern, science-based, force-free methods that are easy to learn, family friendly, and dog friendly. The environment at Paws for Praise is congenial and non-competitive, and classes are generally kept small to ensure lots of personal attention for each dog and handler. We use no correction collars. Our techniques meet or exceed standards established by the Pet Professional Guild and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. Our classes are terrific for the well rounded pet dog and for dogs that want foundation skills they can build on as they go on to canine sports or other pursuits. Make a tail wag! Train at Paws for Praise.

  • 22 years in business
  • Brookline, MA 02446

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Vera Wilkinson CDBC, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP has offered group dog training classes, in-home dog training lessons and behavioral consultations throughout Boston, Greater Boston and Metro West Areas of Massachusetts since 1996. Vera teaches group dog training classes on Sundays and at No Bones About It in Brookline; seasonally on Mondays in Wellesley through the Wellesley Recreation Department and on Wednesdays in Revere at Paws Here Doggie Daycare. Vera has helped thousands of people to develop better relationships with their dogs. Working with dogs is not just Vera's full-time work but her life's work. Central to her work, on behalf of dogs, is a commitment to education. Vera does not subscribe to the idea of domination or the use of force in teaching dogs how to live with people. In her classes, consultations and seminars, dog owners learn to accurately interpret their dog's body language and respond accordingly. Clear communication between dogs and people allows for cooperation rather than conflict. Vera holds many certifications including the following: * Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) * Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) * Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner * Family Paws Parent Education * Licensed Dogs and Storks Presenter * Licensed Dog and Toddler Presenter Vera has received the following awards: * 2013 Boston A-List Top Five Finish Best of Boston Dog Training * 2012 Boston A-List Top Five Finish Best of Boston Dog Training * 2011 Boston Magazine Best of Boston Dog Trainer * 2011 Boston A-List 2nd Place Best of Boston Dog Training * 2010 Boston A-List 2nd Place Best of Boston Dog Training * 2009 IAABC Division Member of the Year Award She has been a longtime professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and has served in many capacities for several years for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) which are as follows: * Dog Division Chair * Application Review Panel Committee Co-Chair * Application Review Committee Vera is an occasional, in-studio guest on The Dan Rea Show on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM. She offers free dog training and dog and cat behavior advice to callers. Vera has thus far filmed two episodes on Children's TV on WGBH-TV's Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (2007) and Arthur (2012).

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sandown, NH 03873

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Welcome to A2Z Dog Training - where pack leaders are born and developing well-behaved and well-balanced dogs is the ultimate goal! You have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting who will train your dog, so why select us? We are professional dog trainers that relate to Cesar Milan's concept of rehabilitating dogs and training the owners, first from NH to go to the Dog Psychology Center in California to Train with Cesar Millan and his team of trainers Cheri Lucas and Brian Agnew. Training a dog will eliminate problems, including the following: * Excessive barking * Digging and chewing * Jumping up, over excitement * Pulling on lead, not coming when called * General lack of obedience

  • 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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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I train all dogs for various reasons. My niche is puppy's, aggressive dogs with behavioral issues and rescue dogs with PTSD. I believe in word-of-mouth advertising. I have excellent references, names and numbers will be given after a phone interview. I have 4 dogs of my own

  • 15 years in business
  • Concord, NH 03301

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Spirit of the Okami (wolf) is here to bring positive reinforcement dog training for you and your furry family member. While the first steps in training is using a clicker I also teach clients how to move away from the clicker and only a verbal cue is used. Spirit of the Okami also offers Dog walking, Pet sitting and stop ins.

  • Plaistow, NH 03865

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We offer individual and group dog training classes: rally, obedience, manners, and more. We are a Canine Good Citizen evaluator. We also provide therapy dog and canine life skills training. We offer group lessons in Raymond NH, and private lessons at your home or on the road.

  • 6 years in business
  • Somerville, MA 02145

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Welcome and thank you for visiting The Happy K-9 where we focus on real world dog training with real world distractions. We train dog owners and rehabilitate/educate dogs. We especially deal with owners who struggle with dog aggressive and/or human aggressive dogs. We welcome you and never believe that hope is lost because change is always possible with proper tools and information. Give a dog a leader, and it will thank you with loyalty and companionship. With so many families struggling with even the basics of dog obedience, our website is a breath of fresh air that shows the results and the training of real world dog training. I am a results-oriented dog trainer and work any tools and techniques that get those results. So many families have gone to 6-12 even 18 weeks of dog training and still not even gotten the basics down. It is not supposed to be like that, and I offer folks an alternative.

  • Greene, RI 02827

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Because who you are to your dog is everything. Best Buddy Dog Training specializes in off-leash, relationship-based dog obedience training. We'll show you how to develop a mutually respectful, loving, and cooperative relationship with your dog while showing you how to earn your dog's obedience and respect without bullying or bribes. Aggressive dogs are welcome. No dog is too big, too small, too old or too tough.

  • 18 years in business
  • Plaistow, NH 03865

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We are a full-service pet care company committed to offering services and products we, ourselves, use. As pet parents, we understand the leap of faith one takes when placing the care of your beloved pets with someone other than yourself. That's why we do what we do, and why we can say with 100% certainty that we will never be a volume-based provider. We offer services where you come to us, like dog day care, dog boarding, dog grooming, cat grooming and dog training. We also offer services where we go to you via our GPS enabled travel services, which include dog walking, pet care, training, pet taxi and so much more.

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