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Marlborough Animal Behaviorists

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  • 26 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Cathy helped me take my dog from antisocial to social and playful!

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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 178 hires on Thumbtack
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Kasey C.
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Jennifer is exactly what we needed. We had to surrender our dog due to aggressive behavior. From the first moment I contacted her I knew she would tell me the truth and do what needed to be done for everyone involved to have a happy life. She sat down with us an explained how we had gotten to the point, why she felt she could not help us train him and then held our hand through the entire process. What was awesome was when we sat down with her she listened heard our story asked us questions to really understand what we need from her, then gave her honest opinion. Her knowledge of the anxiety and behavior our dog was exhibiting was very helpful in our decision. I have talked with multiple trainers who said they could help or offered support and fell through or gave false hope. Jennifer is not that at all. She has checked in with me every day, answering any questions that I had. I felt like she was in my corner. I can not thank her enough for making sure not only I was okay but so was my dog. She is a trainer that will give you her best no matter what. It has been such a pleasure working with her during a very hard time in our lives!!!!!

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 104 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
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Karina D.
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Unbelievable. I have a 12 week old Australian Cattle mix and almost no experience in training dogs. Peter is extremely professional, kind, and experienced. He came right on time to my house at 5:30AM and brought treats for my puppy and even gave me a clicker. I noticed a clear difference in my puppy and Peter helped me to understand more about animal behavior. I look forward to our next session this coming week! He is outstanding!

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Hannah G.
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Theresa's love for animals and patience is untouchable. She provided me with detailed notes and feedback from our sessions. I saw an incredible change in my dog's behavior and manners. I would strongly recommend Theresa. Even after my sessions were over, she has remained a resource.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Joanne A.
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After a move my mini Aussie puppy became fear aggressive. Amanda helped me to understand my puppy's behavior and mitigate it before it became a bigger issue. I loved the positive behavior techniques and my Maizy was quick to understand what we were asking of her! Would recommend her 💯!!

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Joel G.
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We gave FIVE STARS but would give TEN if we could! Lisa is the BEST trainer ever! We have three dogs and each of them have been with Lisa at one point or another over the past year. She takes the time to discuss our training needs, talks through some options and let’s us decide how we want to proceed. Two of our dogs were with her for a week and one for three days and all came back COMPLETELY different dogs; quiet, calm, respectful. They had been bickering and not listening and she fixed it completely. Our dogs are responsive, attentive, eager to please and fun (again) to be around! Lisa’s pricing is WELL worth what she charges because she gives SO much to each dog while in her care and accomplishes incredible things in the short time they are with her! They have training lessons many times during the day as well as play time with other dogs. She shows them new things and helps them not be afraid. She is patient, kind and has a HUGE effect on dogs’ behavior. There is NO one out there like her!! Thank you, Lisa!!

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Margaret S.
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My puppy Benny and I had a great experience with Sandy. She taught me many skills to use with Benny that shaped his positive behavior as a puppy. She was always available for advice via text and phone (about training and advice about raising a puppy). She is very professional and also very friendly. Her love for dogs shows in the work she does! I would highly recommend Sandy.

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K9 Positive Training
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan B.
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Love, love, love Courtney and Al. They have helped us out by giving us great training techniques that are possitive and extremely useful to our situation. They understand animal behavior and how to correct and redirect your pet. You can see how they interact with our pets that they are very caring and compassionate about what they do. Our dogs love the time they spend with them!!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Carolyn B.
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Michael is fantastic! Very laid back and understanding of my dogs behaviors. By the end of the first session, I felt very hopeful and much more relaxed. Looking forward to next weeks sessions!

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All In One Ent. Dog Services
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura R.
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Yvonne is AWESOME! a self proclaimed dog-person who won our cats over instantly. She clearly loves and values all animals! She took superior care of our 3 cats for a week (one of them needed meds) and took care of our house-related items as well. She stayed in contact and we felt secure that our fur babies were safe and happy the whole time. We couldn't have been more pleased.

K's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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I fully recommend K's Pet Care Services/Krytal Green. She is very capable, competent, punctual, easy to work with. She cares for the animals, and thinks out situations with forethought. 5-star service!

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Fran B.
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With Donna's training and tutoring us In a short time we have learned and accomplished positive good behavior with our puppy Doberman Maxwell . Donna is wonderful patient and calm ,

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jess C.
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Ashley turned our opinionated, stubborn 6-month old Basset hound into an exemplary member of the family. Not only did Ashley help us work with our puppy's behavior, she taught us how to communicate with her. Everything became a breeze from potty training to chewing. I wouldn't raise a puppy without Ashley's help!

Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Viki P.
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Fantastic experience!! I noticed a difference in my dogs behavior almost immediately. Very flexible and easy to work with. Thank you Jess for being so wonderful.

  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
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My new dog (Rina) that I adopted a month ago from a shelter is very nervous and afraid of any type of noise and barks at people walking by the house, and at us when we try to leave the house. I have not even left her home alone yet. I realized how bad this was within the first few days and realized that I was going to have to find help for her (and me). I found Lee's name and read about her credentials and her experience working with dogs with the same problems as Rina and contacted her right away. I also saw that Lee believes in only positive reinforcement training ONLY which is very important to me. Lee responded quickly and began to send me information I could start reading re. Rina's behavior in advance of the Consultation we had planned. When Lee arrived for the consult, Rina did not make it easy for her at all to even step into the house - - barking at the "stranger" and carrying on for awhile! She was VERY upset! Eventually, with Lee's skills and understanding of the situation, she slowly made her way into the house, and after a few minutes, was sitting at our dining room table, and Rina was looking for more treats - - and then even laying at her feet! This was not an easy task, believe me. Lee told me that she specialized in these types of nervous, phobic dogs and she sure proved it to me yesterday! She took her time with Rina and really knew how to handle the situation. I was very impressed with that, and I learned a lot during the consult regarding Rina's distress and how we can help her. I plan to continue into a training program soon with Lee when she feels Rina is ready.

  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Judy O.
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This training worked very well in a small group. My dog learned a lot and seems even more bonded to our family now. He was always great, but now he is even more responsive.

JWPetCare
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gael N.
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Jocelyn is helping me understand how my actions affect my dog's behavior, and the adjustments she has suggested are making a difference already.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dan R.
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Joe got right to the point on areas my dog needs for training. Demonstrated his skills in training and understanding of dog behavior.

Caliber K-9
3.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa F.
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I first met Ken when he volunteered at our animal shelter. He was so dedicated came in rain, snow exc. He worked diligently with our animals to help make them more adoptable and has a heart of gold. I highly recommend Ken for your training needs. If you want someone you can trust and who will love your animals as much as you then he's the guy.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki D.
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Finding Maggie was nearly the best thing that happened for not only my dog, but my family! After having my kids and being a stay at home mom for a few years, I decided to go back to work, which is when it all started. My dogs separation anxiety once I went to work was the most shocking and worst thing I'd ever seen!! We were at the point of seriously considering giving her up because nothing was working! Even my neighbors had complained multiple times. I tried everything my friends had suggested, along with three different books, and even Google! Nothing stuck. Maggie was my last hope. It wasn't until we had our first home visit with Maggie that I saw the same dog I had known before for years! Maggie was the most patient, understanding, and knowledgeable trainer, and never once made me feel that I was a bad dog owner or at fault for my dogs behavior! We couldn't help but book her for weeks after just one visit after seeing progress so early on! Not only is my dog now able to stay home when I'm at work, but she is more disciplined, able to do more tricks than ever, and more social than ever having been on group walks with Maggie and fellow dogs! I truly feel like my family and I have a new found love and appreciation for our dog all thanks to Maggie! Couldn't recommend her more!!

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