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  • 4 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Worcester, MA 01603

Heidi P.

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We rescued a shepherd/malamute mix puppy from a shelter out-of-state and hired Sandy to help us with our new addition to the family. Sandy’s experience, dedication, patience and love for dogs is remarkable! From the first few sessions, I was amazed how this little puppy was on his way to become a good listener and follow commands. She is always prepared with each weekly lesson and makes it fun instead of making it a chore. She provides handouts each time she visits so that the family can continue with the lessons. Our puppy is now five months old and loves Sandy when she comes over for training. When we visit our favorite pet store, we are always given compliments on how well our puppy behaves and we credit this to Sandy for training Diesel and the family! I would definitely recommend Sandy to anyone who would like assistance training their dog. 5/5. Heidi P

  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Pepperell, MA 01463

Fran T.

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We adopted two dogs, a brother and sister, without being able to meet them first. They were about a year old. They came to us scared of everything. They had submissive urinating issues really pretty badly. They had no manners or basic command training at all. These dogs were also fearful of everyone they met. But we fell in love with them and seeing their good hearts were committed to them. We arranged an evaluation of the dogs by Lisa. The night she came in, after just a few minutes she sat on their floor with them and the dogs loved her from the start. She had them sitting for treats before she left during what was really only an evaluation. She created a plan for them and addressed things head on expecting only positive results, and that is what we got. Being afraid of everything, she worked with them desensitizing them to a few things and taught us how to continue the process. Right after we got them I had an unexpected hospital stay and when I came home the dogs were behind in their trust of me, she taught me some simple things to do during the day and after just a few days I saw a huge difference in their bond to me. The winter months caught up with us, but we still have much work ahead of us regarding, walking on a leash, becoming used to a variety of experiences and look forward to Lisa helping us through each step of the way. Working with Lisa has been a great experience and our dogs are "in love" with her!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Marlborough, MA 01752

Sharon P.

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I was very impressed with For Dogs Sake from the beginning. Rebecca definitely has a way for dealing with problem dogs that causes them to respond gently. Mimi is a rescue dog and 13 years old. She has some aggressive issues with barking and people and the outside world. One of the greatest things I noticed, was how quickly Mimi got comfortable with her. Rebecca is very on point and was able to convince Mimi to respond with no barking, growling, and can only get better from here. Thank you Rebecca and For Dog's Sale. Were already looking forward to our next training session!

ACTK9

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  • 34 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Spencer, MA 01562

Siobhan P.

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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!!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Thompson, CT 06277

Michelle P.

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Morning Star Farm is a happy, healthy and safe place for your pet. Doggie daycare and the cattery are the best things that could have happed to my pets. Whether its a daily visit or extended stay, I feel confident that my pets will be cared for and will be safe.

  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Milford, MA 01757

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Kathy is an avid dog lover that has plenty of patience to work with many types of dogs. I have used her to help with dog training and to pet/house sit and she was great! Kathy is also resourceful in connecting and working with other trainers for help or suggestions in dealing with certain situations that may come crop up while training a dog. This provides a wealth of options and education for both the dog and their owners.

  • Malden, MA 02148

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We adopted our puppy, Bailey, in May 2011 at 3 months old and immediately started looking for a trainer. What I loved most about Zen Dog training is that they offer in home one-on-one training unlike some other places I had looked into. They also offered night/weekend training which was exactly what we needed. Also, the initial phone consultation was a great preview of what to expect. We signed up for the Perfect Pup package that gave us two visits lasting 2 hours each. Definitely worth it! We had Nayiri who was an absolute joy to work with. You could tell she had a great love for dogs! As soon as she entered our home and Bailey raced to 'greet' (i.e. jump on) her she was in training mode yet was still able to do the initial meet/greet with us. Nayiri took the time to listen to our specific concerns as well as tell us about common puppy issues and what to expect since this was the first time either of us had a dog under the age of 1. Nayiri showed us fun ways to teach Bailey common commands and how to advance once he got the hang of it. It was great that there wasn't a cookie cutter program; everything was tailored to what we wanted to achieve. We received great training material as a reminder once she left as well as access to their online site with an abundance of training videos and info for all stages of a dog’s life. Nayiri was extremely flexible in terms of setting up the follow up appointment which we had to reschedule on our end a couple of times due to work conflicts. Naryiri was available through email for any follow up questions/concerns we had and responded quickly with advice which was helpful as we continued our training. The follow up meeting was great. We were able to discuss all the things that had happened with training and what we still needed to work on. Nayiri also gave suggestions on some next steps she thought Bailey was ready for. We recommend her to anyone who would like to train their dog and will definitely keep her info handy just in case we feel the need for additional training in the future. We definitely lucked out finding this service!

  • Nashua, NH 03063

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Field Dog Training for the beginner or veteran hunter who is tired of yelling or chasing after your dog. Simple, easy, no nonsense training to get your dog under control and be proud to show off. Specialized training programs can be structured to fit your individual training needs or to address problems or concerns.

  • Hudson, MA 01749

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Competent, caring professionals who provide top quality dog training services. They take the time to understand the needs of both the owners and the dogs. Great experience!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sterling, CT 06377

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Michael had my dog heeling in 3 minutes. He took the time to show me what I was doing wrong so my dog would listen to me. He answered all my questions and even said I could call with any additional questions. I would recommend him as your dog trainer. Don't look any further you found the best

  • Millbury, MA 01527

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Services offered: - Vacation pet care - Pet training - Pet taxi - Midday walks House Cleaning We are insured.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Rumford, RI 02916

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If you are having trouble managing your dog's behavior, please call me. I will come to your home and help you and your dog understand how to work together. I work with dogs of all ages and backgrounds. I have 20 years of experience with difficult dogs. I have noteworthy experience with fear issues and aggression. My goals are clarity and fairness. I am recommended by veterinarians in the Providence-Boston area.

  • Northborough, MA 01532

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We hope that you will choose A Diamond in the Ruff for all of your pets' needs. We will provide you and your dog with everything you need to keep them happy, healthy and clean! Dawn has carefully handpicked her staff and is a certified dog groomer with 20 years of experience! Dawn and her trained professionals attend several continuing educational seminars and workshops to always keep on top of new trends and assure you the most up-to-date and humane techniques are being used. Dawn's day care staff will oversee the day care and ensure your dog's welfare and happiness while they are here with us. A Diamond in the Ruff's one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art facility includes a fenced-in outdoor area for play, potty breaks and fresh air. Inside our modern climate-controlled building with its rubber flooring is where the dogs have fun and are separated by size and who makes friends with whom! The areas are separated by walls, and all surfaces are impervious for easy clean up and disinfecting! Your dog will enjoy every minute of its time with us and come home feeling healthy, happy and most of all, tired! Our dog training is offered by Progressive Canine, and our philosophy is to offer a motivational approach to training for dogs and their owners. We offer small group classes and individual private sessions for all dogs of all ages, purebred and mixed breed alike. Our classes cover all levels of obedience training, from beginner to advanced, plus we address "problem behaviors" such as jumping, nipping and house training. We also offer behavioral consultations and behavioral modification programs for dogs with behavioral issues, such as dominance, aggression, seperation anxiety, fear, insecurity, and phobias. Our instructors are well versed in many different techniques and methods of training. This allows us to assess each dog and use the methods which will make you and your dog successful! This approach gives us a success rate that's second to none! The biggest obstacle between dogs and their owners is communication and understanding. Obedience class is where you and your dog learn a common language.

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We specialize in training pit bulls adopted from shelters. We also work, and have experience, with all breeds. We offer basic AKC Canine Good Citizen training, pet therapy certification classes, puppy classes, one-on-one behavior modification, in-home training, reactive dog consults, pack walks, dog game classes, doggie birthday parties, and more. Just ask! Our training style is positive reinforcement, fun, happy and motivational. Dogs enjoy coming to class! We use various brain games to teach. If you are having fun learning, so is your dog! We also offer workshops on training pit bulls for animal shelter volunteers, and teach high school youth programs using certain shelter pit bulls for the students. In 2008, Susan Parker won a grant through Maddie's Fund for her copywritten program specifically for shelter pit bulls, now nationally known as "Out of the Pits and into the Ritz". Dynamic Dog Training was winner of "Top Dog" trainer of the year award in Animal Print magazine (top 3 category) for 2008, 2009 and 2010. We have over 20 years of teaching experience with pit bulls. Two of our personal dogs (both adopted from shelters) are pet therapy dogs. Our other dog, Trixie (also adopted from a shelter), was a star in the movie "Solitare". We are all about shelter dogs and happy adoptions! On a side note, Susan Parker is president and founder of The Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club Inc., which is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that works with multiple shelters in RI, assisting with shelter pit bull training/evaluations and adoption assistance, once the dogs have been placed. Susan is also a regular on News channel 10 "Pick a pet of the week segment" with Mario Hilario. Susan and her husband, Harry, train dogs for pit bull shows for pet expos across the country.

  • Oxford, MA 01540

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A Fairy Dogmother pet services provides exercise, conditioning, and socialization. We will also take your dog to the vet when you can't. Basic training available for an extra fee. 19 years in business. Insured.

  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Northborough, MA 01532

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At Progressive Canine, our principle is to propose a motivational approach to training for their owners and dogs. We offer small group classes and individual personal sessions for all dogs of all ages, mixed breed and purebred alike. Our classes cover all levels of good behavior training from beginner to advanced, plus we address problem behaviors such as nipping, house training and jumping. We also offer behavioral consultations and behavioral modification programs for dogs with behavioral issues such as dominance, aggression, separation anxiety, fear, insecurity, and phobias. Our instructors are well versed in methods of training and many different techniques. This acknowledge us to assess each dog, and use the methods which will make you and your dog champion! This way gives us a success rate second to none! The biggest barrier between their owners and dogs are communication and understanding. Training with your dog is where your dog and you learn a common communication.

  • Enfield, CT 06082

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The magic of seeing a well-trained stock dog casting his or her spell to mesmerize and control stock, reacting instantly to simple whistles and body language, calmness and confidence combined with incredible athleticism and intelligence, abile to react without instruction yet happy to take them - this is Marionvale Working Dogs. Simon Leaning adds to that magic a magic of his own. From raw begginers to advanced trial dogs, Marionvale is the place to get the help and advice you need to train your dog. All breeds are catered for, clinics and specialist training days are by request. We travel interstate or international.

  • Worcester, MA 01604

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We offer personalized dog training provided by a certified training partner. All training is achieved through positive reinforcement. We provide the following services: - Beginner obedience - Puppy K - Behavior Issues Visit my web site for more information!

  • Greene, RI 02827

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Because who you are to your dog is everything. Best Buddy Dog Training specializes in off-leash, relationship-based dog obedience training. We'll show you how to develop a mutually respectful, loving, and cooperative relationship with your dog while showing you how to earn your dog's obedience and respect without bullying or bribes. Aggressive dogs are welcome. No dog is too big, too small, too old or too tough.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Northborough, MA 01532

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We are the best dog daycare, and grooming and canine obedience training in Central Massachusetts! Drop your dog off before work, and pick him up whenever you like. She can have a makeover with or without day care. See our website for day care pricing. Grooming price is according to the amount and difficulty of work involved, and training is $175 for a 6-week class or $90/hour for our trainer to come to your home. All of our staff have professional training and years of experience. We have been in the business in Northborough since 1998.

  • Warwick, RI 02886

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Paw to Paw Dog Training provides individualized, one-on-one training for you and your pet, as well as dog walking services. We train puppies and mature dogs and can work with you anywhere in Rhode Island, Boston or Southeastern Massachusetts. At Paw to Paw, we know that positive reinforcement training is the only method that truly works. By rewarding good behaviors, rather than punishing bad ones, the trust and bond between the pet and his or her owner is strengthened. I received my certification from Animal Behavior College. I just started a training program at the Animal Rescue League Of Southern Rhode Island, as a volunteer myself.

  • Providence, RI 02909

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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.

  • East Hartford, CT 06118

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I am a certified professional trainer by the K-9 Education Center in Newington (puppy, obedience, clicker, and advance training courses). Other services provided are dog walking and pet sitting while you're on vacation or to give a little TLC while you're gone for the day. I will also watch pets at local hotels while you're sightseeing. I offer a pet taxi service for the unfortunates. I just don't like to see a shelter animal keep going back to shelter every time the pet owner goes away. I want to give an animal the sense of security that it deserves.

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You love your dog. Your dog loves you. We'll help you keep it that way! Alexandra Morgan has been a full-time dog trainer and pioneer in the field of canine behavior therapy since graduating from Brown University in 1984. At Animal School, we provide dog daycare for a happy, well-socialized, puppy that is dog-tired at the end of the day (sorry, couldn't resist!), group classes, from puppy kindergarten through Canine Good Citizen, social boarding, dog and cat food and treats made on-site from all human-grade ingredients, and trainer-selected retail. If your dog is having behavior problems, private lessons with trainer Alexandra Morgan at Animal School or in your home will help you to resolve the issues. Puppy and adult dog temperament evaluations and purchasing/adoption guidance are available, as well as expert witness testimony for dog bite cases. Animal School Rescue always has dogs and cats for adoption. Please visit our website for more details!

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