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Watertown Bird Dog Trainers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn C.
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Absolutely highly recommend! We were referred to Cady Falls through a neighbor and to date we have brought three dogs there, as well as have since referred an additional friend. Although our dogs are not bird dogs, we've called a great dane, a small terrier mix, and a shar pei mix family, the positive behavioral adjustments we experienced were wonderful. Our biggest challenges going in were the 'come', now referred to as 'here' command as well as 'stay'. We now have piece of mind bringing the doggies out with us, now no longer fearing that they may become distracted and not listen therefore putting themselves into dangerous situations. I have to admit we had great dogs to start with, however the fact that they now obey us but still have their funny personalities is priceless. We always received quick updates, even when we probably overly checked in, and overall can't say thank you enough!

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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 108 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
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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 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
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Hani K.
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Peter was a great trainer. He arrived early in the morning and we immediately set out to train my three month old puppy. He uses a lot of positive re-enforcement methods and showed us how to begin training a puppy. He gave us the basics and demonstrated how to use them. He's very patient and knows how to get into the mind of dogs! He also gave us a lot of tips on how to potty train, discipline, reward and followed up with me the next day. We have already seen results in many areas. I would highly recommend Peter to help you with training your dog or puppy

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 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
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Debbie L.
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Amanda is doing a great job helping me with my dog Darla's training. Amanda comes to my house for the sessions which I really like. I hired her for 4 sessions and have had 3 sessions so far with the 4th session scheduled in a few weeks. I adopted Darla from the SPCA and she came with a lot of baggage and fears that I keep discovering as things occur. Her biggest fears were people, noises, & other animals. Her fear was so great that she showed aggression (not towards me but towards the person, noise, or animal) which was worrisome for me because I wanted her to have a good quality of life with me. I've seen such an improvement in Darla's behavior already and we,be only had 3 sessions so far. She's learned quite a few commands, she is far less fearful of people, handles her fears of noises much better, & we're still working on her reaction to other animals but it has improved greatly. Amanda has suggested & shown me different options to try when these situations arise and they're working do well. All in all I'm very pleased with Amanda & the training sessions. I love the post session training notes because they help me to remember everything we covered during the session. I would highly recommend Amanda at Good Dogs to anyone who is having issues with their furry family members. Amanda is very knowledgeable, approaches everything with a positive attitude, uses positive reinforcement, and is so good & kind to my dog. I couldn't have asked for a more positive experience.

  • 8 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Barbra H.
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John is very professional and knowledgeable. He was quick to establish a rapport with us and our dog, Jimmy. We would highly recommend him for dog training and most of all dog bonding.

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Lisa was easy to work with and very professional. I contacted her on Saturday and she was available to take my dog for a week of basic training the next day. At the end of the week, she provided at home tips to continue training and encouraged us to contact her with any questions/concerns we may have in the future. Lisa was able to introduce my dog to the goat and horses on the farm which provided him with more exposure to other animals. My dog is only 11 months and he now listens well to 'sit', 'stay', 'off' and 'lets go' commands. He now gently takes treats with just his front teeth as well (which is great for my 5 year old!).

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy H.
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Sandy was extremely helpful with teaching my rescue dog basic commands and understanding her behavior. I would recommend Sandy to anyone looking for professional and knowledgeable training for their furry dog family member. Thank you Sandy!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 59 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
4.6
from 20 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon O.
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My husband and I had a great experience with John and his partner! We were unsure what our dog needed in terms of training so they came to do an evaluation at our home. They exceeded what we were expecting in terms of advice for first time meeting and getting to know us and our dog. Also our dog took to John really well which makes me confident if we ever decide to do more training he is in great hands. Would highly recommend John and actk9!

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

Cloud 9 Canine
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany H.
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Blake was a great trainer in helping me with my dog who had crate anxiety. When I got my dog he couldn't even stay in the crate for an hour without hurting himself, Blake was caring and helped train him to where he can stay in the crate for full work days no problem. She also cared enough to teach him obedience and helped my dog become confident in being away from me. Being trained by her was the best thing that could have happened for my dog.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando M.
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I have done 2 classes and I am completly amazed as to how quickly Steve is able to get my dog to listen. I would highly recommend Steve to everybody I know. He is absolutely great with the dogs and is also a people person. And I training my dog in German with him.

  • 23 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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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'. :)

Fido & Freud
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jillian M.
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Amazing!! I couldn't be happier with the training my two shepherds recieved. They are wonderful off leash, I can bring them anywhere! I get compliments on how well they are trained all the time. If you want high quality training of your dog you've found the perfect place. I would and will take all my future dogs here. Titan (17 months when trained) and Layla (7 months when trained) are still well behaved and listen. Yet act like dogs, they still have their own personalities, that was no broken from them in training as some other trainers have done.

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

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

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.

Golden Dog Training

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I teach dog owners how their dog's mind works, and how to connect to the dog in a way it understands. I teach the dog owner how to be an effective pack leader so the dog will follow the owner out of respect, not because they have food treats.

K9 Master Trainer

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K-9 Master Trainer Ernie Trafford is a former U.S. Army Special Forces protection soldier, dog trainer, and physical fitness and life coach. K-9 Master Trainer offers the following: * obedience protection * dog training * guard dogs for hire * pet taxi * fully trained K-9s protection dogs for sale * K-9 security service * dog training K-9 Master Trainer has been serving Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New England areas.

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