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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 108 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Krystal I.
Verified review

I don't know where to begin. I spent a significant amount of time researching dog trainers in the Boston area and i finally came across Jennifer on this amazing website (Thumbtack). I contacted Jennifer and she was incredibly responsive and empathetic. I was having trouble with my dog who is a sweet 80 pound lab mix. I rescued him a week before i contacted Jennifer. He was 7 and a half years old and the sweetest angel in doors. Unfortunately and unbeknownst to me, he was very dog aggressive. It was incredibly frustrating and stressful to own a dog aggressive dog. With these feelings and emotions i called Jennifer and she was able to breathe peace into my situation. After talking with her for 15 minutes i felt relief. She spoke directly to my issue and gave me her assurance that there would be a remedy. The best part about meeting Jennifer is her rate [$45 a session and a free consultation the first session] and she came to my home! Being able to come to my home was essential because i could barely take my dog out without him wanting to attack another dog. Jennifer came to my home, she was super friendly and once again gave me a sense of peace that everything was going to be okay. Additionally, she laid everything out on the table. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated this and I am sure you will appreciate it too. She doesn't hide anything behind the curtains, she is extremely up front about what the dog is going to need and genuinely concerned about the well being of the dog in whatever problem he or she is having. My dog was very responsive and overall my experience was enjoyable and i got the results i was looking for. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone looking to train a dog in any capacity!!

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Erin C.
Verified review

Peter has been helping train my very domineering rescue pup. He has been nothing short of amazing!!! He is patient and kind and takes his time with each session. Our dog is stubborn and aggressive towards men, week by week I have been seeing changes in our dogs behavior. I am surprised at how quickly he picks things up all in great part to Peter. I look forward to the changes that we will see in appointments to come. I would 100% recommended Peter if you are in need of a dog trainer.

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Aijia Z.
Verified review

Theresa is doing great job on training my dog. She really loves dog. I can tell that she is fully engaged in training dogs. She treats dog as her little baby. I am very glad to have Theresa as my dog's trainer. She is patient and responsible. Both of I and my dog have learned a lot from her. Sprite learned to sit, down, and leave things. She becomes a polite puppy and starts to listen to my instruction. Although sometimes she is still a little bit hard to control, she had learned more that I have expected. I would like to keep touch with Theresa and let her teach Sprite more lessons. I am very appreciate for what Theresa have done.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Arielle L.
Verified review

Amanda is an outstanding dog trainer who has helped tremendously with ongoing training for my Service Dog. She not only does a phenomenal job working with dogs but also provides extensive notes for their Handlers. I would reccommend her in a heartbeat.

  • 8 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie H.
Verified review

John is very good at what he does. After about 10 minutes with our 5 month old golden retriever there was a remarkable change in the dogs attitude. John has a tremendous amount of patients, he talks calmly and softly to our pup and has him eating out of his hand and eager to do whatever John asks. Our biggest problem is we don't spend enough time with our "homework " and the dog suffers because of us, not John. He is helpful, doesn't mind phone calls, always willing to answer questions, and make recommendations. He even has handouts so you don't forget what to do. My husband and I would recommend John to anyone who is looking for help with training their dog.

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Matt D.
Verified review

Lisa is an absolute professional who loves the dogs in her care. I used thumbtack to get quotes and she had the most competitive pricing. We met at her 7 acre farm and immediately began training my dog and retraining me. She desires the people with whom she works to be the best dog handling parents possible. We started with a one week program and we're so happy with the results that we bought another week of training. I can't recommend Lisa more highly. She is the absolute best dog trainer in my estimation.

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andy C.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 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.

ACTK9
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Beth D.
Verified review

John has an objective eye and vast knowledge for training any and all dog types. He truly understands the relationship between a dog and their owner and during training he provides timely and constructive feedback. John helped both myself and my husband be more aware of our body language and how our mannerisms set the tone with how our dog reacts and empowered us to be the "alpha" dog so to speak in order to have a well balanced dog. Without hesitation we would recommend John as a qualified trainer. Beth and Scott D.

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Burrell Handling LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan C.
Verified review

Susan has been handling and training our dogs for the breed ring since 1994. During that time, she has shown our dogs to over 20 US and international championships including a GCH, and the FCI World Champion. (There is only one per breed per year.) She has helped us evaluate litters as well. She has always been generous not only with her skills but her knowledge. We look forward to continuing to work with her.

Periwinkle Pet Sitting
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sue G.
Verified review

Lesli is very reliable. She takes some time to interact with the cat while she's at my house letting the dog out. She always lets me know when she's been here and how the dog - and the cat - are doing.

K's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Donna R.
Verified review

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.

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

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.

Canine Company
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

It was excellent I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and of course my dogs did!!!!!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Roxy B.
Verified review

Not only is Stephen a competent dog trainer but hes a good guy too. The methods that he has taught me to train Roxy are working great and I look forward to continuing with his advanced course as well.

Champion Kennels
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
Verified review

When first calling, the process was made really simple and all questions I had were answered and put me at ease. The fees/registration for classes is very competitive as I looked around at different places. Having gone there for Puppy classes, I was a bit skeptical at first. Not anymore - Not only do I love the facilty but our trainer Jenn is amazing. I have also signed Drago up for Obedience thru Champion with Jenn and cannot wait to start. Would definitely recommend ALL that have animals to check Champion Kennels out!!!!!

  • 23 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

If you are looking for a dog trainer that is force-free, you need to call Zippity Do Dog today. Lee specializes in reactive and fearful dogs and works with families to create strategies for the individual dog. She is extremely knowledgeable and provides a wealth of information and support for her clients. Lee has done pet sitting with my animals for nearly 27 years! Our animals have always loved her. She has cared for our dogs, bird, rabbit, and even the fish! She is trustworthy, knowledgeable & has years of experience. We can guarantee your dogs will love her and we always say she can 'talk to the animals'. :)

Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily F.
Verified review

We were in search of a new dog walker to help us with our 2 year old golden. We never expected to meet such a reliable and professional person as Jess. She brings a lot to the table with her many years of experience working with animals. Our dog absolutely loves her (he rolled onto his back within minutes of meeting her which is not typical of him at all!). I would highly recommend Jess to anyone looking for someone passionate about helping owners and their animals.

JWPetCare
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsea D.
Verified review

Jocelyn, owner of JW Pet Care, has been working with our family since the week we brought our Labrador puppy home. The thought of leaving our “baby” with anyone else, especially a person who we did not know, seemed unbearable at the time. When we first met Jocelyn, we were immediately impressed with her strong knowledge base, impressive experience, and most importantly, her comfort level and warm, natural interaction with our dog. Jocelyn’s innate love for animals shined through immediately, which really calmed our nerves! Jocelyn has consistently provided great care. She arrives within the requested time frame, feeds, plays with, and loves our dog! Each time she visits, she sends at least one, but often several, photo or video updates. What a comfort it is to know that while we are at work, our dog is receiving so much attention and TLC. As a business owner, Jocelyn is responsive, professional, understanding, and fair. I appreciate her flexibility and willingness to work with our constantly changing schedules. I have never felt like this is just a business to Jocelyn; this is her passion. We feel blessed to have found her.

Koda K-9 Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
Verified review

Zach was great! Lulu is a three year old lab, who pulled like crazy on leash. Within a few days she was better and by the end of training she was amazing. Zach was professional and a great guy to work with. He has a lot of chemistry with the dogs. Lulu was beyond excited to see him each day. I would definitely recommend him to others! Lisa, Evan & Lulu.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tori K.
Verified review

I’ve had an incredible experience at K9’s Training. I brought my dog here after adopting her because of her bite history. Joe, the head trainer was phenomenal. He knew his stuff! I decided on the board and train program because I was making her a service dog. She did a complete 180! She has become the most obedient dog and her temper has changed completly. More importantly, Joe trains YOU! He helps you understand your dog and how to become a better advocate for your dog and communicate with them better. I highly recommend K9’s.

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