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  • 26 years in business
  • 342 hires on Thumbtack
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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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 109 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 224 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra W.
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Peter was well versed in modern dog training methods. He was kind and gentle with my dog and she responded to him.

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All American K9 Academy
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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My Pyranese had an issue with leash pulling so bad it caused a shoulder injury. Steve had her walking normal within the first 15 minutes of our session. My dog didnt know the word NO now she does. I was amazed with his results. He is punctual and quick responding if you have issues during your homework training. He was so patient to give me verbal instruction through the phone while I was struggling with an issue. He does high quality work and worth every penny. Would absolutely rehire him if I got more dogs. Amy St. Jean

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
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I was extremely nervous about dropping my dog off with a stranger. Lucky for me, it turned out that I was able to watch videos of Becca (our trainer) training other dogs for weeks before I dropped off my girl. Throughout the two week board and train, Becca answered every single text from me, sent videos and pics and kept me completely updated on all aspects of our pup's journey. During the transition period, she spent 2.5 hours showing us everything that Nala had learned and made sure that my husband and I could operate the equipment, use the same commands and elicit the same reactions from her. Becca was patient, extremely knowledgeable and quite obviously LOVES dogs. I am looking forward to seeing how far we can take our smart pup now that we have a better understanding of how to work with her. THANK YOU!!!! You all are the BEST!

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Reckless Adventures
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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We were thrilled with our experience with Reckless Adventures. Joan is very dependable, thorough and most of all - a dog lover. I was able to relax on my vacation because I trusted that she was dependable. When we got back our dog was very happy (and tired from lots of walking!) Highly recommend.

Common Sense K9
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Cloud 9 Canine
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsten C.
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Blake has been working with our dog bear for a couple weeks now we already notice a,difference. She is great with both of our dogs. WE highly recommend her.

Pawtastic Pet Care
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ellen S.
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Tammi has taken excellent care of my dogs and cat. She goes above and beyond to be sure they don't miss you too much. She did a great job caring for my elderly dog who needed increased care and clean up!

Nicholas Galvan
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa P.
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I worked closely with Nicholas for life coaching for over a year now and I couldn't be happier. He is a phenomenal speaker and wonderful mentor who has an innate ability to track your negative thoughts and emotions and turn your mental state around to a more positive one. Because of him, I am now pursuing full recovery with my eating disorder, have now fully embraced my hearing disability, and am now helping other women learn to love themselves and recognize their worth. I also recently hired Nicholas as my personal service dog trainer (talk about a multi-faceted individual!), and he has quickly established a wonderful, respectable, and loving relationship with my dog. Nicholas exhibits patience, professionalism, and quality in his work. Don't miss out on working with this amazing individual!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
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Audreys is excellent! Extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have 3 dogs and Audreys came out prior to job and met with dogs and us. She went over and above with both our dogs and home. We have already used her services twice and have booked several more. Audrey is our go to pet sitter...she has become family. We are extremely selective when it comes to our babies and before Audrey only two people (family) have stayed with them. Audrey has been an angel. 100% Recommend!

  • 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.

The Clever Canine, RI
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Eye-to-Eye Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Laurie R.
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Kim is a natural with dogs. Her training methods are easy to follow for both dog and handler, and her kind but firm approach is well received by her furry clients. If you are looking to improve on your ability to effectively communicate with your dog to strengthen your bond and improve his/her manners both on and off leash, I would highly recommend Eye-to-Eye Dog Training!

T&J’s K9 Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 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.

Tail Waggin' Dog Training
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Susie M.
Verified review

Heather was very informative and provided excellent training documentation. we discussed Sammy's issues and she explained how to handle them. she was very patient to listen to my litany of the problems Sammy and I have. Sammy is finicky and will not eat regularly. Heather explained that until Sammy's eating habits improved, his obedience will lag as well. we are having marked improvement as we continue to work on both. he's doing much better, thanks Heather! ciao! Susie and Sammy

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ken V.
Verified review

As I type this our dog is here for the weekend we have used Erin before she is awesom yogi has fun we get updates every day with pictures highly recommend!

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angela T.
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Erica is Kind, caring, prompt, playful & responsible with our two dogs. (A 90 pound chocolate lab & 10 pound chihuahua, they couldn't be more different & yet they receive the same loving attention ). Our dogs love her & are relaxed & happy when I arrive home from work. She is a gift to our entire family...

  • 42 years in business
Paula R.
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K-9 Master Trainer recently obedience training my dog. I was s o impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. A year later I asked him to train him in protection training. I highly recommend him to all my family and friends.

About

My passion is caring for animals. I have no preference to cats, dogs or horses. But have experience in all three. Being centrally located has aloud and will allow the pet owner and myself to be flexible in care giving for their pets. Specifically, if an emergency a curs with one I have taken Pet First Aid and CPR class.

Carol's Canines

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I enjoy walking dogs, and I will walk your dog on local wooded trails. I can also pet sit if you are going out of town.

    Coco's Dog Walking

    New To Thumbtack

    • 4 years in business
    About

    If i see something that needs to be done n i know you are very busy i would just do it to help. Happy home is the best home

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Dog Trainer

    Warwick, RI

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      5 or more years
    • Dog size
      Large
    • Details
      I have been rescuing greyhounds for years. I just recently fostered(process of adopting) a 5 y.o female Katie. Very well behaved but shy EXCEPT when playing- loud, constant excitable barking. Would love for her to play fetch without constant barking, would love to run with her without barking.
    • $79
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Boston, MA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Guard / Protection, Sports / hunting
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      The breed is a past valley dog that should arrive in 2 weeks time and is currently 7 weeks old. Just wanted to know when should I start training him and if so how much do the private sessions cost?
    • $75
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Lunenburg, MA

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      My Duff is rescued stray male Scottie; have made good progress with obedience. He was neutered at 1 1/2 but still continues to mark. Very dominant, but v good with humans.
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