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Methuen Aggressive Dog Trainers

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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 122 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Esther C.
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I have a 1y/o yorkshire and maltese mixed dog with serious separation anxiety and some behavior issues. I was going through the dog trainers in my area and Jennifer caught my attention immediately- the review was almost 100% positive, saying how helpful and responsive she is. We scheduled a meeting and I ended up training & boarding my dog with her for about a month. The result was impressive: he's crate trained, he becomes quiet in the car, no more excessive barking... She even found out his favorite raw food and changed his diet...He used to have kibbles and wouldn't eat much every day.. Now he finishes every meal within 2 mins! He looks super healthy now!!! I'm definitely gonna board my dog with her again. Training and boarding are both amazing!!! SHE'S THE BEST!!

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 107 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
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Erin C.
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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 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
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Aijia Z.
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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
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
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Edward G.
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Amanda has done wonders for what was already a pretty good dog, but a bit stubborn and way too clever too often. There is still more work to do but I would easily recommend her to anyone looking for a good dog trainer.

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Kara O.
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Sandy is awesome! She has been doing basic obedience training with our dogs and she has given us some great pointers. We recently started having an issue with one of our dogs being aggressive towards children. Sandy has gone above and beyond in trying to help us. We called her after one incident and she actually came right over to our house to talk to us about the situation, which was very reassuring. On another occasion when our dog snapped at a visitor's child, we called Sandy and she came right over to work with our dog and the child together. We have been so impressed with her level of commitment to helping us and our dogs. If you are looking for a caring and thoughtful trainer, we very highly recommend Sandy at The Pawsitive Experience!

Alpha Dog Services
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi G.
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We had a wonderful experience with Alpha dog trainer.She has been very helpful with our puppies

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  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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donna e.
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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.

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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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Patricia D.
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Haven’t started training yet. I hired her for her knowledge and experience in training dogs. So easy to talk to. Answered all my questions.

Olive Paws LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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We adopted a third dog (youngster) into a home of two senior dogs, one who is very aggressive with other dogs. Kristin was able to walk in and tackle all three dogs by helping us go back to the basics with obedience. She was patient with the humans and obviously LOVED our pack too. I would recommend Kristin for any of your needs. Two months later and we're down to one scuffle a day (minimal) and the ability for everyone to sleep in the same bedroom. Thanks, Kristin!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Rose E.
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I’ve worked with Lynne Panno for many years with my dogs. She is very knowledgeable, patient and knows dogs and training methods extremely well. Training is really for us owners and Lynne is patient but quick to correct our errors - so that we are consistent in our training with our dogs and they always know what we want them to do.

Leather & Lace K9 Academy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Geraldine P.
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Noelle is hands down the best dog trainer! We have a fearful German Shepherd that always had a hard time with new situations involving dogs and new people. Every new situation was a struggle for us and we knew she wasn't comfortable either and wanted to better her life and ours. Through the use of obedience and giving our dog Mia a "job" to do we have been working on her fears. It is AMAZING how much she has improved and is an overall happier dog! Mia is always very excited to see Noelle and responds to her so well. Noelle has changed our lives forever and we will always be very thankful and grateful for it.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy A.
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Robin Billings is an experienced dog trainer. Robin has the innate ability to "read" your dog, and then she can help you understand how to train your dog. Robin's training methods are positive, not punitive. You and your dog will both enjoy having Robin instruct you - whether it you are training house manners or for the obedience ring.

Pawsitive Dawg
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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We are absolutely OBSESSED with Pawsitive Dawg of Waltham, also serving surrounding areas. The owners and walkers are compassionate with the pups and owners alike. I always recommend this company to my friends and other owners at the dog park. They truly care about you like part of their own family and they will do everything within their power to make you happy. We have a very energetic dog and Pawsitive Dawg was able to help us develop a plan that met both our dog's needs and our budget. They offer a variety of walking, hiking and running options to keep your dog actively engaged so he never gets bored. The hikes to local parks are a great option to add diversity to your dog's routine. We love the relationships we have built with the people in this company! Also, unlike many other dog walking companies, Pawsitive Dawg has a modern online booking and invoicing system that makes the administrative tasks of requesting services and paying for them a breeze. We found the technological aspect of the business to truly improve our overall experience. WE LOVE YOU, PAWSITIVE DAWG!

High's Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rochelle T.
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Kathy is an avid dog lover that has plenty of patience to work with many types of dogs. I have used her to help with dog training and to pet/house sit and she was great! Kathy is also resourceful in connecting and working with other trainers for help or suggestions in dealing with certain situations that may come crop up while training a dog. This provides a wealth of options and education for both the dog and their owners.

Atlantic K9 Training LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Karen G.
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    Kathleen is a skilled dog trainer who intuitively understood the best way to correct unwanted behavior that one of my dog was exhibiting and trained the other not to pull while on a leash. Although our initial work together was over a year ago, we remain in touch and I know I can always turn to her for help with any issue. Having also boarded one of my dogs with her, I know the care and attention each dog staying with her receives.

    T&J’s K9 Academy
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jay M.
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    T&J’s were very quick to respond to my phone call inquiring about dog training. The trainer was very professional and came out immediately to fix the problems we were dealing with.

    Smarty Paws
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Stephen A.
      Verified review

      Michaela was very helpful and thorough when training my dog Henry. She not only trained Henry to heel, sit and stay but she showed me how I can maintain my dogs obedience with everyday tricks we practice on our own. I highly recommend Michaela to fellow dog owners who are looking for lasting results.

      Pawfection Pet Training
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 30 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Michele B.
      Verified review

      Cindy is a wonderful and knowledgeable trainer who spent time training us and our dog! She was calm but firm with her training methods, and was very familiar with our mixed breed. I would highly recommend her and Pawfection Pet Training to anyone that is looking for training or help with their dog!

      Sandra's Crazy Dogs
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Evan B.
      Verified review

      Absolutely unbelievable experience thus far. Friendly, timely, flexible availability and location. Great with our puppy and he is already substantially improved with only 2 sessions. You will not be disappointed with Sandra!

      Sympatico Dog Training
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Celine A.
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      She is amazing with the animals! She taught my dog (and me) most of the basic commands in just 45 mins with great results! She spent a good 2 hrs. Talking about ways I can help my dog (new rescue), and how she is willing to help me. I could not have found a better, more personable trainer than Kim.

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        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        How old should a puppy be for training?

        Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

        In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

        Which dog training method is best?

        The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

        • What type of training methods do you use?
        • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
        • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

        How long does it take to train a puppy?

        Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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