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Hand 2 Paw Dog Training
4.7
from 133 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
Penny B.
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We had Jennifer over to help us with our giant schnauzer, lab and terrier mix dog. She showed us the gentle leader and was very helpful with all the tips she gave us. We plan on having her back to help us with obedience training. She was great with our dog Abbie. Would definitely recommend her for training any dog. She has a great personality, professional and Abbie liked her.

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie P.
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Peter was fantastic with my dog, Shilo! He's a very scared dog and it shows as aggression. I'll be honest, I was reaching the end of my rope and losing hope that Shilo would have a happy future, and I knew I had to find somebody to help who could educate me on how to help my little guy. Peter was patient and encouraged my family and I all to have patience and be ready to put in the work. We've been working with Shilo according to Peter's instructions and he's already doing much better. I'm able to get his attention away from barking at strangers/ squirrels/ guests and he's been doing better at going to the bathroom OUTSIDE, which was a problem that was driving my mom up a wall. Peter uses positivity training only and has a bunch of useful videos on his website. He's clearly somebody who's passionate about helping dogs and we're all very grateful for his help, especially Shilo, since he's clearly more confident and relaxed since we've starting this training regimen. 10/10 would recommend to anybody looking for anything from puppy training to serious problem training.

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
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Christine D.
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Theresa is great! Flexible and encouraging with our puppy's training. Highly recommend her!

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 57 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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The Pawsitive Experience
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
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Andy C.
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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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All American K9 Academy
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 65 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.

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Jezzie Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia D.
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Haven’t started training yet. I hired her for her knowledge and experience in training dogs. So easy to talk to. Answered all my questions.

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Joey Marino
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My girlfriend and I rescued our puppy coming up on a year ago and we have been bringing her to Lucky Dog for about 9 months or so. Hands down, the staff here is the friendliest and most helpful group of people! I could tell immediately how much they take pride in being amazing at what they do. They know their customers(pets as well as humans) by name, they're always cheerful and go above and beyond every single time we're there. They evaluate the dogs and make sure they're kept with others that they'll get along with, they have a webcam service that lets you watch your doggo if you want, and they have TONS of stuff available in their retail section as well from treats to food to toys and clothing. They also offer boarding and their prices are worth every cent because we know our pupper will be extremely well taken care of! If you're hesitant about finding a place for your little furball, have no fear, LUCKY DOG IS HERE!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
CShaw S.
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Hi, my name is Sidney. I am a westie. I am so lucky that I got my puppy training with Ashley. I learned sit, stay, come, dance, bow, and especially quiet. I love Ashley and I can't wait to see her again. She explains things very well and is well spoken. She really knows alot and is certified. I also took agility training with her and it was fun. At first I was a little scared of the tunnel but Ashley was waiting on the other side for me. I highly recommend Ashley to all my doggie buddies. Sidney

  • 23 years in business
  • 16 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!

All In One Ent. Dog Services
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy A.
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Yvonne was great helping me with my dog and her barking issues. Taught me a lot. I highly recommend her

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  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine N.
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Lynne is very passionate about dogs and I love her philosophy for dog training!

Leather & Lace K9 Academy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jacquelynmae E.
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Noelle was great! We came to her for aggression and destructive behavior, and she surpassed everything we expected. We got Riley back a whole new dog!! She came to our house during training and coached us through her training process. We could not be happier with her and the care and training of our dog. I'd give her 6 stars if I could!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Osman D.
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We have just started training our dog with Steve and already see great progress.

T&J’s K9 Academy
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 6 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.

Go Dogs, Go!
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Heidi G.
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Ruth has been doing pet visit for several years now and does an outstanding job. Among her many abilities she will train dogs to jog next to her while riding a bike, giving them a better workout and she is very patient with the pets.

Sandra's Crazy Dogs
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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!

About

Hello there! My name is Alyssa and I am a professional dog trainer. I currently work at a dog training facility. At this facility I train and rehabilitate dogs. I have trained dogs with all different temperaments and behavior issues (fear aggression, dog aggression, agression towards humans, separation anxiety). That being said, no dog is too much for me! Other than my work life, I love to hangout with my pup and go for hikes. I am currently enrolled in the criminal justice program at my college and hope that one day I can work for a federal agency or with the police K-9 unit. With my services, I will be able to do obedience training for an hour a day with your pup as I am caring for him/her. Your dog will also experience some awesome hiking trips! If you would like to know more about me or my services, just ask! I have plenty of references from clients that I would be happy to provide!

J.M. Pet Resort

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    About

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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?
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