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  • 26 years in business
  • 279 hires on Thumbtack
Marianne M.
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Cathy was Awesome!!! I was very pleased. She was so good with my elderly dog. He loved being pampered and even ran around like a puppy after his wonderful bath. Cathy did a great grooming job, nails, ears and even brush my Baby Bear's teeth... Good Price Too

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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 113 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 218 hires on Thumbtack
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Melissa M.
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Peter was very helpful. He specifically helped us with our puppy's barking, leash manners and hyperactive behavior. We've had puppy training with our dog at Petsmart but hired Peter to help with these small problem areas and he helped us a lot in just 1 hour. I'd definitely hire him again if need be.

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Christine D.
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Theresa is great! Flexible and encouraging with our puppy's training. Highly recommend her!

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Christa C.
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Lisa provided help with our 8 month old puppy with behavior training. She is a dog whisper. Our puppy is now super responsive to commands, this all after one week with Lisa. Lisa is kind and has a great reward based approach with training. Puppy is a breeze to walk, sits when we stop and stays put for almost 5 minutes now. He is consistently listening for commands verse making his own decisions. We are so impressed! If you are looking for confidence building in both your dog and yourself, Lisa is your trainer. She not only puts the time in with our puppy but takes time to make sure you know the commands, how to work consistently with them and follow through with each family member. In addition, Lisa has sent 2 follow up emails checking on his/our progress. Can't thank her enough!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
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Rena F.
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I hired Amanda with Good Dog! Family Pet Training,LLC for in home dog training. She was amazing! Her knowledge of dogs is impressive. She knew just what to do with our dog Brady and how to teach me with training him. She definitely loves dogs and he responded well to her. I so appreciated this service of in home dog training.

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurie B.
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My first experience with a private trainer for my pooch and I couldn't have asked for a better person. Sandy is professional yet down to earth, my dog, kokobutt, who is afraid of the world, loves her! "Aunty Sandy" is amazing at training and my dog has come a long way. I will continue to use her services and recommend her to anyone seeking assistance to train their dogs.

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For Dog's Sake!
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Lucy P.
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We hired Rebecca to help us with our new boxer puppy and his behavioral issues. She taught us clicker training for reinforcement of positive behavior and negative punishment for addressing the behavioral issues. She arrived promptly for each training session and often sent helpful tips and videos after each session. She even helped us to find a group puppy class to help socialize him. We were glad to find her and recommend her for your individual puppy training needs.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 61 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.

ACTK9
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Beth D.
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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.

Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jacki L.
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My experience has been wonderful! Jess treats my puppy like one of her own and I know they are both happy to see each other. Jess is very responsive and I have complete confidence in her taking care of my pets when I'm not home.

All American K9 Academy
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Rubie C.
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I have two dogs a German Shepherd and a husky they are both great dogs just needed help with more training in obedience after just one session both of my dogs are doing amazing and listening even better. Not only does he show you how to work with your dogs but he is a great person and willing to answer any question and he also doesn’t talk down to you or talk you like your stupid which was my experience with other trainers.

  • 23 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy O.
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Lee was extremely knowledgeable on dog training methods and helped me with training my fearful and reactive dog. I love that all of her methods are force free and positive and that she doesn't use punishment as a means of training behavior. Lee goes above and beyond in the time she gives you in helping to train your dog and makes sure that in between sessions you have things to practice to continue with the training. She was also full of helpful tips and suggestions about keeping my dog active and busy (and therefore keep him out of trouble) when we couldn't go outside during the long cold spell we had this past winter. I would highly recommend Lee for helping with any issues you may be having with your dog!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andy C.
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My wife and I attended classes at Patience Inspired Dog Training and found it to be excellent in all matters. We have attended many classes at other facilities over the years with our dogs and found this to be the best. We especially liked the patience that Michelle has during her classes and while working with our dog and us. Overall it was a great experience!

  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Justin H.
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We have an older Doberman and a new puppy Doberman, Krystal was excellent. We really like her style of training and we've already noticed improvements after only one session. We plan on continuing to use her services!

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All In One Ent. Dog Services
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa H.
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Yvonne is AWESOME !!! We adopted 2 shelter dogs and found Yvonne to help us understand them. We have had 4 other dogs, went through training with all of them but we have learned so much more from Yvonne!! We HIGHLY recommend her she knows her stuff !!!!

  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen K.
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Excellent is an understatement. This is more than just obedience training. It is insight to the dog/human relationship, from the dogs point of view. I didn't think I could change the behavior of my 4 1/2 year old dog, but I was mistaken. I just needed to stop doing all the wrong things. Don't go elsewhere just to realize you should have made Progressive Canine Dog Training and Behavioral Services your first stop!

Canine Company
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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It was excellent I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and of course my dogs did!!!!!

Caliber K-9
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jodie G.
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We couldn't be any more pleased with our training from Ken at Caliber K-9 and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for training for their dogs. We have a 4 year old Boxer mix named Wrigley who started nipping at our 8 and 11 year old children about the time that I got pregnant. With twins on the way, we needed a solution for our dog quickly. We interviewed multiple trainers including a few very highly rated trainers in Boston. We were told a variety of things about our dog including that the only option was the put him down. My husband and I were at a loss of what to do and didn't have a good feeling about what anyone was telling us. And then Ken came over for a free evaluation. He was the only trainer to focus on Wrigley just as much as us. This made a huge impression on us, along with Ken's approach and dedication. We decided to hire Ken on the spot without needing to discuss it privately. I'm writing this during our fifth week of training and our dog isn't even home for good yet. I hope this shows how much we would recommend Ken. Wrigley was a challenge for him due to the "squirrels in his head" and his lack of drive. We feel confident that we will be able to take over when Wrigley comes home and continue onto a better path with Wrigley in our home. Ken has boosted his confidence, addressed many handling issues, taught him obedience and taught us and our children how to continue the work at home. Wrigley came home for a night's stay this week and things were great during the trial run. The other trainers sold an idea of a guaranteed fix and then would send your dog home. This just wasn't realistic for our situation. Ken has offered to keep Wrigley for an extra week at no cost in order to have a smoother transition when coming home. We've also discussed additional ways that Ken can help us in the months to come including helping me take Wrigley to an anxiety-fueled vet appt., boarding Wrigley when our twins come and helping to introduce Wrigley to the new babies. Also, the one-on-one attention that your dog would get with Ken is far and above what anyone else is offering! I feel like Ken could double his price and still be worth it compared to the others we interviewed. We feel so incredibly fortunate that Ken was available when we needed his help. He's also a friend now for many years to come. You won't be disappointed in hiring him.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jimmy W.
Verified review

We have two large puppy/dogs. Joe took the first one for 6 weeks and she came back as a perfect little lady. The younger puppy was being a pain in the butt and starting to affect the newly polished training of the older dog. Joe drove an hour to our home and did a training session in our neighborhood to help make sure that they both stayed on the right path. That is pride in the product you create. We will be sending our youngest puppy to his board and train as well in another month! Worth it.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine C.
Verified review

Zephyr has mastered the art of dog training. Within minutes of our first session our previously untrained, recently adopted dog was sitting and heeling. We were trying to reduce his low level anxiety by working with him on basic obedience skills. Zephyr was very patient with me as I learned how to give the commands and how to use the leash. He was also very kind and loving to my dog, which I know is very important to most dog owners. My dog has shown less anxiety and greatly increased obedience skills in just three sessions with Zephyr. We are already recommending his services to family and friends with dogs!

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