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Annapolis Animal Behaviorists

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  • 17 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittanie G.
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We have a very reactive dog and had worked with 4 other trainers prior to meeting Denise. After working with Denise every day for one month, we saw drastic changes and were better able to work and manage our dog's behavior. Denise is a wonderful trainer, expert in the field, and we have loved working and learning from her! Would recommend for all pet owners seeking help or guidance to better understand their pet's behavior.

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Perfect Poochies
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Tiffany H.
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Kathryn has been a wonderful trainer to our 10 month golden retriever. She is warm, friendly, and very easy to work and coordinate with. She is an effective trainer and within 2 visits we were seeing positive improvements in our dog's behavior and ability to respond appropriately to commands. She has a firm, but gentle approach to dog training which I appreciate having worked with another trainer in the past who was quite harsh with our former dog.

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  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
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Dana S.
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Brian has such a calm demeanor and gave us simple directions for helping with our dog's behavior. We chose to have Brian "train us to train our dog" and it has been working beautifully. Brian is easy to communicate with and we would highly recommend him to anyone who needs dog training help.

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Meg O.
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Jody came by to coach us through some issues we've been having with our puppy: nipping, barking, jumping, and leash pulling. Jody spent 1.5 hours teaching us techniques to work with our puppy, and managing our expectations so that we know what's normal puppy behavior. We're already seeing great results! Jody was very patient, knowledgeable, and helpful as we work to train our puppy to be the best dog she can be! All of her techniques are positive, and reinforced with treats. No awful choke collars, shock callers, or leash jerking necessary.

  • 43 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
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I am beyond happy with our meeting. Listened to everything I had to say and ask and gave me suggestions on how to steer my puppy into good behavior. I will also be attending her classes soon to further my puppy's development. Highly recommend her services!!

PackFit
4.3
from 30 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Gloriana E.
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After searching multiple sites and trying out two other trainers, we found Kimberly on Thumbtack and liked what we read. Her "holistic" approach to dog training really appealed to us and aligned perfectly with our view of the connection between nutrition, physical and mental health, and behavior. When we did the IBAC, we immediately felt a click between the three humans (Kimberly + puppy parents) and Lucy (puppy). Through our work with Kimberly during the training sessions and our practice at home, Lucy has become more calm, responsive, and seems now to recognize us as the "pack leaders". One of the most important lessons we learned is that adjusting on our own energy and behavior is key to effect change in our dog's energy and behavior. It is important to bear in mind that no trainer - no matter how good - can make a dog's behavior change consistently and permanently after the training program without the owners' follow-through. With Kimberly's guidance and our constant practice, we're confident that we will continue making steady progress and nurture a balanced, well-behaved dog and a loving, respecting bond between us.

  • 16 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Candace S.
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Dan has incredible insight into animal behavior. I have a dog that can be quite a challenge but Dan's advice and coaching have really helped get my naughty Pug under control. I'd highly recommend using Boss Dog!

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Canine Dominion
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian J.
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I used Canine Dominion to help me with my aggressive dog. My dog would go after other animals and sometimes people. Jauvarie the owner took a special interest in my case and came out to help. When the lessons was over my dog was a completely different dog. Jauvarie's knowledge and skills are amazing. I would definitely reomment him to my friends.

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K9 College, LLC
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Diane B.
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Clare Owings is excellent to work with as a dog trainer. Patient, interested in listening, and gives practical advice. She's good with explaining in simple terms, and knows animal behavior very well. We were glad we chose her to work with our dog.

  • 33 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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I started with Academy when our rescue 14 month GSD was a year old and am very pleased with the results. I'm not sure who is being trained though. If you have the time and opportunity definitely take the group class over a period of time. In a subtle way Haywood shows you insights into your dogs behavior while you work with the dog. There are no "trade secrets" in his classes. He explains in a friendly manner the whats, whys, and how to train and its dependent on the particular dog. Some dogs connect differently. You will eventually have a moment when you're home working with your dog when you realize that you're actually communicating with your dog. Reading the dog and answering back. Its amazing. I firmly believe that this is the place if you seriously want to understand your dog and have a well trained dog. There are many options available here for training. You really can't go wrong. Haywood has over 30 years in the business. I'm getting good results with him.

Jane's Dog Care Service
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dan H.
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We were desperate about our Shepherd - Lab rescue's behavior when we started working with Jane. Our friends and family were not comfortable in our house because of his fearful / aggressive behavior and intimidating barking. We were not able to walk him or go anywhere in public without worrying. We saw a change after the first week of lessons with Jane. She knew exactly what to do to get Arlo to settle and to help us work with him in a different way. Six weeks later he is comfortable with strangers and we are able to walk him almost anywhere with confidence. Jane was a life saver.

Pawsit Pet Services LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa S.
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Pawsit Pet Services was wonderful. They were able to take care of my dog on a short notice. You can tell that Crystal cares for animals. My dog loves her. Highly recommended!

  • New on Thumbtack
Leigh H.
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I've known about Journey for about 4 years now, and my experience with Journey has always been excellent. Laron (the founder of Journey) is a very determined, kind hearted young gentlemen who knows how to treat animals right, and I'm glad to have met someone who is as passionate as he. From grooming to feeding, I found Journey to be well tailored to the needs of my animals and the customizable time slots make vacations away from my pets a breeze. I was very glad I found Journey, and I would most certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a easy way to manage their pets, either due to vacation or a hectic lifestyle, or even if you're looking to give your pets a little treat! Journey (from my experience) has been completely reliable, an excellent service which I've come to rely on.

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Animal Paradise Pet Care
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica W.
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I can't speak highly enough about Laura and Animal Paradise Pet Care and Sitting. My husband and I needed help working with and training our rescue pup, and from our initial contact with Laura, we were certain we made the right choice. After discussing our needs over the phone, we met in person to allow Laura to make her assessment and create a plan. Throughout our time working together, Laura was always quick to respond, flexible with scheduling training sessions, and displayed the utmost in professionalism. Laura effectively customized (and modified as needed) our pup's training needs, ensuring that everything requiring attention was properly addressed. Again, I can't say enough great things about Animal Paradise Pet Care and Sitting, and HIGHLY recommend you consider working with Laura before going elsewhere. (And this bit of advice is coming from someone who exhaustively researched dog trainers before choosing to work with Animal Paradise.)

Quality Time, LLC
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie R.
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I had a great cat sitter who interacted well with my cats, provided daily reports, answered all of my questions and offered great suggestions for managing some of their eating behaviors.

Anne’s Pet Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jackie W.
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Anne is fabulous. She is dependable and super flexible with our schedule. I would highly recommend Anne for all your pet sitting needs. Our fur baby LOVES Anne. She is always so happy to see her which makes us feel great. Anne has also taken care of her when we were away. It gives us such a peace of mind knowing our girl is so well taken cared of. Anne is great. She is loving, sweet and loves the animals that are in her care. She is our go to person and we love having her take care of our precious girl. You will not go wrong with Anne.

Paramount Family Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Greg J.
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My little guy (3 yea old Maltese) has been staying with Jonise for the past 2 years now when I'm on travel. Jonise goes far and beyond. I always know that he's in safe hands when he stays with her. She always gives me a review while she has him, as well as a full review in email that states the activities they've done, his behavior, if she' noticed anything out of the ordinary, etc. Skylar loves Jonise as if she's a part of the family, and so do we! Skylar will see you in October, per my next travels!

Steve's dog training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monique K.
Verified review

Amazing work. The changes are immediate and we are able to continue teaching our dogs. Their behavior was truly modified virtually instantly with the training provided by Steve!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Because I currently have, and have always had and enjoyed many small animals sharing my life. Each one has been my child. Always cared for in the best of ways. I will treat your small animals as if they are my own. I am very conscientious in all aspects of my life. I value life, in all of it's forms, very highly.

Tammi

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I am an owner of dogs, cats, chickens, a goat, and a turkey. I am very knowledgeable with animals. I have a flexible schedule.

Latishea Animal Care

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I feed and water household pets according to schedules and feeding instructions. I provide treatment to sick or injured animals before contacting veterinarians to secure further treatment. I clean and disinfect animal quarters, such as pens and cages. I perform animal grooming, such as washing, brushing, clipping nails, and cleaning ears. I exercise animals to maintain physical and mental health. I train young animals in house training, walking on a lead, and appropriate socialization.

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