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  • 26 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn V.
Verified review

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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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 108 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
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I have been extremely happy with my dog training experience with Jennifer. She has been very helpful with getting both my dogs well adjusted in ever day life. I had two dogs out of control on leashes and out of control in my home. I now feel so much more confident with their behavior it has been my best financial decision.

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 105 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel M.
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Peter provided exactly the service that he described to me when he messaged me with a quote. He gives you the tools needed to train your dog. Its up to the owner to follow through but if you follow Peter's training you and your dog will be well on your way.

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Amy F.
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Theresa was fantastic with our dog Olive. she has an extensive amount of knowlege when it comes to dog training it was very impressive. She came prepared with treats and clickers and an excitement to train. Can't wait for our next session!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stefanie G.
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I had a 23 week old puggle who had severe separation anxiety due to a breakup with my boyfriend we also had a year old pitbull they were together everyday since my puggle was 8 weeks old after I moved out and we got our own place she would not stop barking when I would leave her alone. I have to do something so I called good dog training and she guided me through stepson how to control her barking and crying and right now she only likes Criesfor like a minute I tell her to be quiet and give her a treat and we repeated it and repeated it and repeated it. and she finally stoppe I almost got evicted from my apartment if I couldn't get the Barking under control but thanks to good dog we still have a place to live and everything is great

  • 8 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Mark L.
Verified review

We acquired a rescue lab and had no idea what this boy knew... We hired Balanced Pooches dog training and could not be more impressed with the service John provided. Our boy Tucker is a totally different dog today then he was the day we got him.... We have all learned so much, and We are all works in progress. John was truly interested in working with all of us so we were all on the same page as far as training and building a great relationship to make a balanced home. I don't think words could explain how much this man cares to make every relationship between you and your pet a wonderful one. Hiring John was the best decision we made, and we highly recommend him.

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Lisa was so reassuring and professional over the phone.. She was so honest with me about my training with my dog, we were actually able to resolve most issues with a phone consultation. She could have pressured me into signing on to a training program but she has integrity and the experience to recognize that my concerns over my dog were minor enough where I "didn't need her", but she was still caring enough to make sure she coached me appropriately over the phone anyway. Thank you Lisa...

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The Pawsitive Experience
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andy C.
Verified review

My experience with Sandy and the Pawsitive Experience was outstanding. The first thing I liked and appreciated was Sandy’s approach to assessing my situation. After getting acquainted with our dog and what I had hoped to accomplish with the dog training lessons, Sandy tailored a program to our needs and didn’t try to heap unnecessary add-ons to my program. Once the lessons began, the thing that stood out was Sandy’s attention, not only to our dog, but also to my family (and children, in particular). Sandy took the time during each lesson to integrate my young children into the lessons so that they could get comfortable around our dog and understand that the dog was young and needed time to grow up just as they do. My best endorsement of Sandy is to say that because of her help, we absolutely love having a dog as part of our family and our dog loves being part of our family. If you want a friendly, knowledgeable and professional dog trainer, give Sandy a call.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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
Siobhan P.
Verified review

It's hard to know who to choose when hiring any professional. I have an 8 month old German Shepherd, and after doing much research trainers, I decided to go with ACT K9. I was so impressed from the very beginning! During the evaluation, I met John and Lindsey and 2 of John's dogs. I have never met more trained dogs in my life. John's interaction with them was amazing. A week later we started training my dog, Sasha. After one lesson, she was already learning to heel. We have only had 2 lessons so far, but Sasha is already listening so much better. John and Lindsey really know what they're doing. The training is as much for me as it is for my dog. I'm so happy I chose them!!!

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

Periwinkle Pet Sitting
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sue G.
Verified review

Lesli is very reliable. She takes some time to interact with the cat while she's at my house letting the dog out. She always lets me know when she's been here and how the dog - and the cat - are doing.

K's Pet Care Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Donna R.
Verified review

I enjoyed working with Krystal. She is very friendly, very knowledgeable about dogs, and very professional. She was thorough in our first meeting to get to know my dog and his needs. She was very helpful to me in giving me information on ways to train my dog.

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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I have been working for lucky dogs daycare for about a year and a half. My experience with lucky dogs has been a great one. We are still a growing business and are building up our facility to be the best it can be. We are a full service daycare facility, but we also do boarding, training, grooming and we have our new retail shop with all sorts of goodies for your pups. I love being able to bring my dog Buffy in for a groom. She's older so she doesn't care for daycare, but she loves coming to Lucky Dogs for a good pampering by Jane. All of our groomers are great at what they do and our experts in their field. They have been grooming for many many years. The best part about working for lucky dogs would have to be the dogs. We have a really good group of dogs that come pretty much everyday. At lucky dogs your dog isn't just another name on a list, every staff member has their own favorites lol. And throughout the day each dog gets some one on one attention with their favorite staff member and vice versa. We take the time to get to know each dog and their behaviors, and try to cater to each dogs individual needs. So we can ultimately have a safer group of dogs to play with each day. We also have a really good group of staff members, some of them have been here for a couple years and a few have been here a little less. We really don't have a high turn around rate for staff like with most daycares. So our staff and especially the dogs are like family here.

Canine Company
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

It was excellent I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and of course my dogs did!!!!!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando M.
Verified review

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
Sandy O.
Verified review

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!

Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carol M.
Verified review

I went to Jezzie paws with a new 4 month old golden retriever who hadn’t had any training. Jessica is amazing. She trains in a loving and caring way using positive reinforcement. I would definitely recommend going to Jezzie paws for any kind of training. She can handle it all.

JWPetCare
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsea D.
Verified review

Jocelyn, owner of JW Pet Care, has been working with our family since the week we brought our Labrador puppy home. The thought of leaving our “baby” with anyone else, especially a person who we did not know, seemed unbearable at the time. When we first met Jocelyn, we were immediately impressed with her strong knowledge base, impressive experience, and most importantly, her comfort level and warm, natural interaction with our dog. Jocelyn’s innate love for animals shined through immediately, which really calmed our nerves! Jocelyn has consistently provided great care. She arrives within the requested time frame, feeds, plays with, and loves our dog! Each time she visits, she sends at least one, but often several, photo or video updates. What a comfort it is to know that while we are at work, our dog is receiving so much attention and TLC. As a business owner, Jocelyn is responsive, professional, understanding, and fair. I appreciate her flexibility and willingness to work with our constantly changing schedules. I have never felt like this is just a business to Jocelyn; this is her passion. We feel blessed to have found her.

Koda K-9 Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amy C.
Verified review

Otto is our 9-month-old, 100 pound Newfoundland who we were having a hard time training at home. He's loving and smart, but he can be stubborn when he thinks he can get away with it! We were introduced to Zach and Leila and quickly started their two-week, basic training course. We couldn't be happier with how things went! Otto is world's better at walking on the leash, greeting new people, sitting, laying down, staying in place, using his climb, and following the basic instructions every owner dreams of. They have taught us with patience and kindness and we have definitely seen the results in our big bear. He loved spending the day with them and their other furry clients. We cannot thank them enough and are excited to enter their advanced training course in a few months once we get in some more practice of these basic commands at home. Zach will even be stopping by to help us more with counter serving! Thank you so much Koda K-9 Services!

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

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.

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Need a Dog Trainer

New Bedford, MA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    Traveling is difficult because I do not have a car, if not too far I can find other ways of Transportation.
  • $75
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Somerville, MA

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    Adopted a dog from a shelter, they assume she was a stray. Her behaviour with humans (incl kids) is absolutely fine. But she is mostly aggressive with other dogs. We are searching for an experienced (with street/ shelter dogs) trainer capable to teach us to change this aggressive behaviour. We have a profound general basic knowledge in dog education and expect support beyond this.
  • $75
    Average price

Need Dog Training

Bedford, MA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    bad with biting, jumping, drop-it, and leave-it especially when we are outside
  • $75
    Average price
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