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  • 26 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Emily T.

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I was very pleased with the grooming service provided by Cathy. She consistently responded to me leading up to the service within 5-10 minutes. She arrived 15 minutes prior to the designated start time to give herself time to set up and prepare. She took her time with my dog, Maizee, who's only 4 months old and was very patient with her during her very first grooming! The best part was that my pup didn't even have to leave the comfort of her own home which eliminated any stress or anxiety about getting groomed! Also - I was able to get things done around the house! It really was a win-win! I would not hesitate to hire Cathy again. A great value for the services that are provided in the convenience of your own home! Thanks, Cathy!

Julie G.

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I am giving 5 stars because she did a very amazing job with my dog, she was rescued and needed to get GROOMED ASAP! She was really matted, she had about 4 inches of thick fur coat. Cathy had the patience and did a lovely job. I definitely will keep using her for my dogs grooming. She dematted my dog and now she’s running around happy. Thank You! I appreciate the fact you came in less than a 24hr notice. Reasonable price as well.

Lynn V.

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My dog Addie behaved incredibly well for Cathy, I was extremely impressed! She gave her a good cut and Cathy coming to my home was a godsend! I well definitely be calling Cathy again

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  • 18 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Monique L.

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Peter was attentive and very kind. For our first training session, he taught basic techniques that seem to be aligned with the methods he uses. The second appointment he gave more specific direction on the original issue I sought training to address. Overall, I would invite him back for evaluations, his prices are great for the area, and he comes to you. I was looking for a trainer to help me with a specific negative behavior my dog began in the past year. If you are hoping for specific behavior corrections, this may not be the best route to take. I would recommend Peter for initial/new dog training and basic obedience training.

Katherine M.

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Peter is extremely intelligent and well-read when it comes to dog training. He spent two quality private sessions with me and my dog, and the improvement in her behavior was obvious within minutes of our first session. We have a long way to go but Peter gave me and my family a great foundation upon which to raise my new pup. And who knew, we had the tools all along - food!

Tim S.

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Peter gave us exactly the type of guidance and tools we needed to get started on our dog training. We look forward to continuing to work with him and would highly recommend him.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Plainville, MA

Cy H.

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Jen - was outstanding - came with a lot of information from toys to handling your pet. She was observant of the surroundings, people and our other older dog and figured out why our puppy was a handful. Samoyeds are very stubborn and really friendly but she got through to our dog within the 1st 15min - She took the time to teach my 9 year old to be the alpha and how to work with the dog with instant results. Again she covered a lot within an hour so when she says have a pad & pencil for notes be ready you don't want to forget anything. We will apply the technics she taught us and have her back in a few weeks to tweak anything needed. Again could not be happier with Jen and the results - highly recommend her.

David V.

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Jen is great. she is very understanding when training your pet. She s is attentive and has many answers

Sarah B.

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Jenni is calm and knowledgeable. She has a really nice way of teaching the dog and the human!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Blake T.

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I hired Courtney and Alphonse to help me and my rescue dogs with obedience, leash manners, and building respectful relationships. One of them suffers from abandonment, too much confidence, and minor physical abuse. While the other had extensive physical abuse (from dogs and humans), neglect, and starvation, with no prior training. Not only have they helped with ALL of those things, but they have become a part of our little family. They solve every issue that comes up, respond to every text from a hyper sensitive dog mom, offer extensive trainings and services, all while creating a fun experience for us and our dogs. After my experiences with Courtney and Alphonse I will never work with another training service. On top of their amazing credentials, they care so much about their clients. During an incident at a dog park where my dog was attacked by an outside dog, Alphonse put himself in the middle and got bit to protect our baby girl. After this incident, they have worked diligently to help our girl improve re-socialize with other dogs. If you need help with ANY behavior with your dog, K9 Positive Training is where to go!

Coral S.

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Courtney is a very positive trainer that always goes out of her way to help me and my Service Dog in training. I learn lots of new things from her. If it weren't for her, I don't know what I would do since it is much harder than it seems to raise and train your own Service Dog. With Courtney at K9 Positive Training, we think finishing Kodak's training as a Service Dog is possible.

Mary K.

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Courtney is a super dog trainer. Her skills in training were quite evident on her first visit with us. She is a good listener to all the problems and then she explains where to begin to ultimately have a positive outcome when all the training is complete. Be prepared to do some homework but you won't be disappointed with the results.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Justine C.

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I was dogsitting my parent's 12 year old Yorkie, who demonstrated classic signs of fear aggression and was very territorial in the home. When we took him for walks he would bark and snap at other dogs on the path. On his first visit Mike brought treats and notepads for us to take notes, and he stopped our little yorkie's barking in its tracks and demonstrated immense patience. Our dog even bit him on their first meeting, but Mike didn't miss a beat! With his therapy dog Finn we worked through our dog's aggression. Finn was never out of control and was as patient as Mike with our dog. The dog that we currently have compared to the dog that we initially brought to Mike are as different as night and day! We only had four sessions with Mike, but he is able to socialize off-leash with other dogs now (he doesn't play with them, but he's able to just be around them, which is so much better than before). And when we walk him he's now able to greet other dogs without trying to bite them, so we no longer get scared every time we see another dog walking on the street. Lastly, our Yorkie used to drag his feet while walking, trying to sniff every little thing. After our first few meetings with Mike he showed us how to get our dog to walk at a better pace, and to follow us better. Walks that used to take us an hour now take us about 20 minutes! I highly recommend his training! Not only did he drive out early every Saturday, but he also never complained about Davis Square's parking situation.

Chris J.

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Almost immediately we noticed a difference with Larry. Mike was able to calm Larry down around other dogs (specifically Mike's dog Finnegan) and people in the house. We learned tips for improving walks and for counteracting aggressive behavior. Mike identified pain points for Larrry (e.g., stomach issues) and offered suggestions for things we could do to improve Larry's stomach issues. Overall, we are extremely happy with Mike's work; we would recommend to anyone wishing to correct aggressive behavior and make for a happier dog.

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Carolyn M.

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Katy was so sweet to our new puppy Rylie. Even though we are not new puppy owners, it was so helpful to really understand how to control their behaviors from a young age. She was very patient when sharing information on proper techniques to practice on a daily basis. I would highly recommend a few of the trainings to be one on one so you can ask questions and she can see your dogs training opportunities for future training sessions.

Emma L.

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Katy has been an AMAZING trainer, she has been training my golden retriever puppy to be my service dog. He has learned so much in just a few short weeks. I have nothing but positive feedback for Katy. Incredible trainer that I look forward to continuing working with!

Traci G.

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Great! Katy is very knowledgeable and patient!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Andrea V.

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No bones about it. Chelsea is the pack leader. She trains dogs without treats & without the use of E-collares. I was blown away when on our second lesson she came into my house of 5 dogs & within 10 minutes all my bone heads were sitting down together QUIETLY and looking up at us. I would have never thought it possible never-ending in just 10 minutes. Then she proceeded to bring her service dog into my house without my dogs ever meeting him. They did not make a peep & sat to meet him. It was like the Twilight Zone. This can't be my dogs!@#? As dog parents, we tent to let a lot slip. We are not in control. We are not being the "PACK LEADER " This is hard for us but it is also confusing for our dog's. They have to know who is the boss. Chelsea will teach you that. Just remember, she can teach you the way, but you must become the "PACK LEADER " she can not do it for you. She will always be by your side but it is up to you to guide your dog down that path. Chelsea is the only person I would trust to do that with me.

Susan M.

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I got connected to Conmon Sense K9 through social media. I was looking for a service dog for my daughter that would also be a good family dog. After corresponding with Chelsea several for weeks I made the decision to go forward with it. Chelsea came to our home to meet us m. She got to know us and what we were looking for and found us a perfect match-Georgia Belle. Chelsea then began working with us, training and coaching for obedience then trained for my daughter’s specific needs. It was not a one-size-fits all approach. A few months passed and I felt like I might want to get another dog, because our experience with Chelsea had been so amazing we decided to let her know so she could match us up again. Within a few weeks we got a call to meet a young female silver lab Silverado - “Rado”. Needless to say, we met her and took her home the same day. We had already arranged her first three training sessions with Common Sense K9. Our family is complete, thanks to Chelsea and Commin Sense K9.

SiGina C.

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We love common Sense K9 Chelsea has done an amazing job with our labradors in training and obedience . I highly recommend to any new Puppy parent or for an adult dog that needs better control.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min

Debby B.

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Linda has taken such wonderful care of not only my own dog, who is challenging at best, but several Foster dogs I have had in my home. She is incredibly flexible and juggles her schedule to accommodate the client. She knows a great deal about dogs and their behavior and has offered helpful professional tips when appropriate. I cannot recommend Linda enough and my dogs would agree. I do not know what I would do without her!

Ann F.

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Linda and Celeste of Paws Unlimited are wonderful companions to our dog. Paws Unlimited is extremely reliable, organized, dependable and trustworthy. Linda and Celeste treat our dog with utmost care and love. We are extremely happy clients and value Linda's help tremendously. Highly recommended!

Joyce D.

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Linda walks our two dogs and takes wonderful care of them. They both look forward to her visits. She has been a good friend to them and to us.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Holbrook, MA

Tina L.

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Robin Billings is a remarkable trainer.. She trained a golden retriever Jack when he was just a puppy. Robin also taught Jack how to swim ..she gave him the confidence and in one session he started swimming and now loves to swim everything single day. Robin also trained Jack to walk on the treadmill to get exercise and build up his muscles in his leg after being attacked by neighbors.dogs. she also trained Jack to use a ramp to get into our s u v. My husband and I think that Robin is the best ....and our boy Jack just loves her.. She uses her abilities to train dogs with understanding ..patients. and love. we would recommend Robin to people looking for the Best trainer . Larry and Tina . West Palm Beach Florida we give her 5 STARS

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.

Charles P.

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Robin is fabulous, a terrific dog trainer, and a wonderful person to interact with.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chestnut Hill, MA

Evan B.

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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!

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I am a certified dog trainer with 33 years of experience. Let my many years of working with many different breeds help you communicate with your best friend. I use positive and humane effective training methods. I also provide pet sitting and dog walking services. I will treat your dog like he or she is my own.

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We offer exceptional attention to all your pet's needs. We offer pet sitting in your home for your dogs, cats, small animals and farm animals. We offer feeding, watering, bathing, training, walking and just a happy time together. We have over 20 years of experience. We are a former owner of a boarding, training, and grooming facility. We can handle medicating, geriatric patients and those recovering from surgery. We offer special love and attention to all pets.

  • Providence, RI

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We offer 6-week puppy- and adult-level classes, AKC STAR puppy and Canine Good Citizen certifications, puppy playtime, and clicker training!

  • 6 years in business
  • Buzzards Bay, MA

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I do all types of dog training at your home. I love all types of dog; I train with kindness, but I'm firm. Give me a call; you will be happy with the training.

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No dog is a bad dog. They might have just learned bad things. We can fix that. I do training and care, and I am certified in animal CPR. I have experience handling 30 plus dogs off-leash at the same time.

  • 8 years in business
  • Quincy, MA

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We are a full-service pet care company. Our staff is fully trained through courses and real life hands-on training. We offer top-notch care in dog walking, training, boarding, socialization, kitty love, and any type of pet care you need for your buddies! We are passionate about what we do. Animals are our life! We take the time to get to know your pal's true needs and work hard to meet them to ensure a happy and healthy pet. We understand dogs and cats and how they live in their worlds, and we only enhance it! We walk with your dog and find things like catching a stick or smelling a hydrant that they enjoy. I can honestly say we are a very loving, caring, honest, trustworthy, reliable pet care service that will offer you nothing but our best.

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I am currently a college student in the Fenway area of Boston. I have a lot of experience with dogs as I have been a trained volunteer at a nonprofit organization for over a year. My responsibilities in this position range from teaching dogs to sit for a cookie while they are in their kennels to feeding them at mealtimes and walking them using training and management techniques that are safe and kind as they wait to be adopted by their new owners. The dogs I have experience with have many different backgrounds, vary in sizes (from chihuahuas to pit bulls) and have various behavior issues. I have also been dog sitting for a 13-year-old black labrador for four years. My volunteering experience has opened up many dog walking and sitting opportunities to me. I had a daily dog walking job last summer with a two-year-old terrier mix (from Mondays-Fridays, one-hour walks), and I currently have a temporary dog walking position for a two-year-old chihuahua. I have my own dog at home with my parents so I understand the importance of having the right people around your pets, and I can be that person for you. I am reliable and honest, and I love dogs. My pricing is reasonable, and I can create custom payment plans to accommodate your budget.

  • Brockton, MA

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J.M. Pet Resort is a full-service pet care facility. We offer doggie day care, boarding, grooming, motivational obedience training, and a complete retail store for all of your pet's needs. We have the best facility hours from 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., 7 days a week! Our doggie day care features over an acre of outdoor play area and two huge, climate-controlled in-door spaces for dogs to play in when weather conditions are not ideal. Our hotel-style boarding is your home away from home for your pet. We feature climate-controlled luxury-style suites with in-room TVs. All of our suites include comfy bedding, soothing music, and nightly tuck-ins. Kitty condos are located in a quiet area just for felines. Their multilevel condo allows your pet to perch and enjoy looking outside or laze on their comfy bed. J.M. Pet Resort hosts a full grooming pet salon for both cats and dogs. We use high-quality grooming products with a skilled, pet friendly staff to make your pet's grooming experience fun, pleasant, safe and comfortable. We specialize in breed standard trims and quality scissor finish work. Training-for-life program is a well-rounded program offering group classes, private lessons, workshops and seminars. All are taught in a manner that teaches, supports and motivates your dog without using fear or intimidation. This reward-based approach to training not only builds confidence in your pet but also in you as an owner, handler and pack leader. You will be able to control your dog in almost any situation. Motivational training helps to develop and enhance a strong bond between you and your pet, which ultimately makes daily life a calmer and more enjoyable experience. In our retail storefront, we carry only the finest pet foods, supplements, and products. Our employees are trained on a regular basis on proper pet nutrition and on the vast variety of quality foods and supplements that we sell. With our extensive knowledge, we can help you choose the proper diet based on your pet's age, activity level and general health. We also carry full lines of pet beds, apparel, collars, leashes, toys, treats and a huge array of quality, holistic and natural pet food. We truly are a place that provides a safe and sanitary environment full of tenderness and comfort that guarantees your pet will feel as beloved and secure as they do at home. With a highly skilled and devoted staff who genuinely possesses the love for each animal under our care, we are driven to not only meet but also exceed your expectations and make J.M. Pet Resort a place that you and your cherished pet cannot live without.

  • 17 years in business
  • Bellingham, MA

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We are training dogs as pets. We provide therapies for animals and service dogs. We are providing boarding and training programs as well as tailored programs to help you and your family companion bond together

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I am an experienced vet tech, groomer and dog trainer who provides pet care, training and grooming. I am experienced in horse and exotic animal care as well.

  • Middletown, RI

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Decades of dog owning experience has equipped me to keep an eye on your pet when you're away from the house. I can give a nice, long walk to tucker your friend out and even do some basic training, such as sit and stay.

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