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  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rosedale, MD 21237

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Brian has done an excellent job helping us train our dog to be the dog we knew he could be! Since starting training, our dog has improved leash skills and obedience in the home.. we are currently working on improving his obedience in more challenging/distracting environments. We are more comfortable being a leader for our dog, which makes training less frustrating.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Baltimore, MD 21209

Lisa C.

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We can not say enough good things about Hillel & Executive Dog Training. We have seen an amazing improvement in our dog after just 1 session! Hillel took the time to talk to me over the phone to get to know what issues we were having & even gave me some suggestions to try before worrying about fees. His fees were extremely reasonable & he didn't try to sell us a bunch of extra sessions we wouldn't need. It's very obvious he cares about the dogs & the families he works with & not just doing this for the money. We highly recommend this trainer!

  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Gainesville, VA 20155

Kara M.

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Andrew was referred to me, strangely, by my electrician, after he noticed all the trouble I was having with my dog Tetley. Tetley is a 1 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier with infinite amounts of energy. I had previously sent her to overnight "boot camp" for 3 weeks which cost a fortune with little or no results. The commands were very hard for me to remember let alone my 4 young boys. I knew I needed more help. After contacting Andrew, he made a home visit so he could meet Tetley and my family and to discuss what I was hoping to achieve from the training. I chose to have Andrew take Tetley to his home for training as I wasn't sure how dedicated and consistent I could be with 4 boys running around. Tetley stayed with Andrew's family and their 2 dogs - who were great at showing Tetley what the correct behavior should be. After 3 weeks Tetley was a changed dog - in all the best ways. She stopped jumping all over the kids, stopped climbing on the kitchen table and would wait to eat or be let out. It was amazing! Andrew walked my entire family through everything she had learned and explained what we needed to do in order to maintain her progress. My boys are now in charge of feeding her and tell her to sit and wait to eat and she listens! Even Tetley's breeder couldn't believe the change - she immediately asked for Andrew's contact information so she could refer her Virginia puppy owners to him for training. It's been a few months since we completed training and Tetley is doing great. Anytime something new comes up (e.g. we got a rescue dog/dog park issues), Andrew has always been available for questions and advice. I couldn't recommend him more.

  • 33 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Academy Dog Training We moved to the DC area in March of 2015. When our eight year old lab mix, Tsali went after the exterminator, I had enough of the inability to trust the love of our family. After some research, I found Haywood at Academy Dog Training. He met with me and our dog and listened to my concerns, asked detailed questions about our dog’s history, and the goals I had for her upon training completion. He was open, honest and a great listener to concerns and finding solutions. Throughout training, we noticed a significant improvement in her listening, understanding and following commands. Her ability to adapt around other dogs has improved tremendously and we learned so much about her that our life is much easier after her training. I would highly recommend Haywood at Academy Dog Training. We plan to adopt another dog in the future and Haywood is who we will contact!

  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jessup, MD 20794

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WOW!!! We have a 5 month old Rottweiler that we sent to Off Leash K9 Training. It was money well spent and a worthwhile investment. They did such a wonderful job with him and he is pleasure to be with. They are wonderful and go above and beyond to keep you informed while you dog is in training.

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Owings Mills, MD 21117

Irene G.

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The first time I called Tanzi was when I just got a rescue dog from a shelter and I have never owned a pet in my life (I am a 55 year old young lady) and I wanted to be able to communicate properly with the new dog. Tanzi's response was amazing!!!!! First, she came over my house and was very friendly with us and with the dog. The dog loved her right away, which she does not do to all the people that she meets. It was just amazing to see how she responded to Tanzi. Tanzi gave me so much advice about dogs, it was just great. I would recommend Tanzi for all your dog needs. I think she is amazing and she helped me with Betty White a lot. We keep on practicing everything that Tanzi thought us and I can see that Betty White is so much better now.

  • 6 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Thomas R.

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Our experience with Charlotte was nothing short of amazing. We started our interaction with Charlotte as parents to an 8 month old poodle puppy that had never been on a leash, was not familiar with any commands, and had a lot of difficulty with crate training. Within 3 visits, we have a completely different dog...a few simple commands for the dog, and more importantly an education for us as pet parents has left us empowered to have the pet we dreamed of having. Charlotte's manner with dogs is one that is very effective; we plan to continue to train with her as our puppy grows and is ready for more work off-leash. You will not be disappointed...

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Mount Airy, MD 21771

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I've been boarding my dogs at Belquest Kennel for the past 11 yrs. My dogs get very excited as soon as I turn into the Belquest Kennel driveway. They jump out of the car and beat me to the door. This tells me that they love boarding at Belquest! The staff is always professional & friendly and they do an outstanding job at grooming my Havanese. Our 14 yr. old Beagle had disk problems and they went out of their way to take special care while bathing and grooming our old boy. Belquest has a wonderful selection of dog toys, goodies & grooming tools. I find their prices to be lower than Pet Smart or some of the larger chain stores.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Baltimore, MD 21230

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Paul is a great Dog training, not only is he knowledgeable but also his enthusiasm about what he does. I am a first time puppy owner and we often think that it’s the dog that has the issue. But Paul teaches us that it’s all about being able to communicate with your dog because all they do is want to make you proud. I took Paul’s training class and after 4 weeks I seem to have a new dog. No the dog was the same he just though me to be patient and help me to relay what I wanted my dog to do. The environment is very welcome not to mention how clean it is. I would advise anyone who thinks they have an issue with their dog to visit Pawsitive Paul's Dog Training. You and your dog will leave with a smile on your face.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Reisterstown, MD 21136

Krista A.

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Considerate Canines provides dog walking services for our labradoodle, Finn. Nina is extremely personable, well qualified, and flexible with scheduling. And she doesn't just walk Finn. She has trained him in loose leash walking and other basic obedience. She even worked with my 9 year old son and taught him many techniques to manage Finn's puppy behavior. Finn loves her and so do we - and it's obvious that she loves what she does. We highly recommend Considerate Canines.

  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Ocean City, NJ 08226

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Kat's K9 Cadets offers a variety of services, including professional one-on-one dog training lessons. We have been working with animals since 1991. When we train your dog, we pride ourselves in making training a fun experience. I offer 2 weeks of training. No two dogs are the same, so each training session is tailored to your individual pet's needs. I come to your house where the problems are and evaluate the situation. I like to get to know you and your dog on a personal level. I make a lifetime commitment to you and your canine's life. I know how important your dog is to you and your family and that is why having a dog in your life should provide you with great joy and companionship, not extra burden or an endless source of frustration as is so often the case. These are what I personally consider to be crucial, and always strive for when training dogs: - To raise a well-respected canine citizen. I want happy, involved, outgoing dogs who are valued and trusted members of the community. - To build a genuinely strong owner-dog relationship based on trust, cooperation and well-defined roles. - To have confidence in and control of my dogs in any situation, including around kids and other animals. - To work with my dog's natural drives and instincts, not against them. Absolutely no cruelty or harsh "old school" dog training techniques. I certainly don't believe you have to "break a dog's spirit" in the training. Pet sitting: We will also pet sit cats, ferrets, birds... any animal you have, we will take care of them. If you're like us, your pets have become family members. When you can't be home for them, whether because of work, vacation or other obligations, you want them taken care of with the same love and attention you give them. That's exactly what we give them because we love pets! We offer a multitude of services for a variety of pets. We can also handle various home services, which by making it appear that your house is occupied, can be a crime deterrent. Choose the schedule and services you want and we'll do the rest. Our pet services include: - Feeding/watering - Walks - Playtime - Love and affection - Caring for sick or elderly pets - Brushing - Shampooing - Nail clipping - Administration of medicine - Litter box cleaning - Transportation to vet or groomer Home services include: - Watering plants - Bringing in newspapers/mail - Turning on/alternating lights - Opening/closing blinds - Carrying trash in/out - Security checks of all doors and windows - Monitoring condition of the home - Ensuring fence perimeter is secure - Cleaning up pet waste in the yard as it occurs. We will clean yard of old accumulated pet waste. - 1 visit per day (30-minute visits) -- $20.00 - 2 visits per day (30-minute visits) -- $30.00 - 3 visits per day (30-minute visits) -- $40.00 - Extended visits (15 minutes) -- $10.00 No charge for administering medications. Dog walking: Walks, playtime, companionship or just a good time. I come to your home and give your dog(s) a break anytime you need it. Does this sound like you? - Working long hours - First-time dog owner - Business traveler - Health limitations Does this sound like your dog? - Bundle of energy - Needs socialization - Destructive behavior - Overweight and out of shape - Separation anxiety issues We provide dog walking service 7 days a week. - 15 to 20 minutes -- $20.00 - 30 to 40 minutes -- $25.00 - 40 to 60 minutes -- $30.00 Dog training: We must understand our dogs psycholgy to get to the root of their behavior. We offer two weeks of training for a lifetime of happiness. We teach your dog to: sit, stay, down, wait and leave it, walk on a loose leash and come. We work on puppy training, as well as do problem solving: barking, jumping, digging, chewing, house training, separation anxiety, aggression, Socialization and more. These classes are for young dogs or older dogs with little or no training. Each class will be tailored to you and your individual pet's needs. No previous training is necessary at all. We come to you so you don't have to stress your dog out. Dog training groundwork: In the world of dog training, simple things can make or break a dog. Dogs are just like humans, they feel pain and sadness, and they know when they are being punished and praised. In my opinion, to have a great relationship between the human and the dog there have to be some ground level rules. These rules make up the groundwork for all my own techniques of dog training. These are not listed in any order of importance, as they are all equally important to the bond of dog and the owner: Never hit or cause any pain to a dog. Always end a training session on a positive note. Be consistent with the dog as this makes the dog respect you as a leader. Contact us today to set up your appointment. First consultation is free!

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Philadelphia, PA 19123

Shelagh B.

Verified review

Curtis has been helping me train my two rescue pit bulls (13 mos old, brothers); he is a fantastic, patient, and caring trainer. I love that he stresses positive reinforcement. My dogs respond very well to his calm energy, and each lesson they are so engaged and want to learn. I'm actually surprised at how fast they are learning. I guess I have to figure out how much I want them to learn now!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Elkton, MD 21921

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I first met Peter 3 months ago when purchasing a dog he told me not to that the dog I was looking at purchasing was not for me. He then pointed out a dog and said this is the one for you. I never looked back. Pete took on the training and now my dog is very well trained in protection and is still very social nice one Pete.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockville, MD 20850

Jennifer M.

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I sent my dog, Cooper, to Sniffer's extended five week board and train program to improve his socialization skills as well as learn basic training. It has a great experience for him, and has truly improved the quality of our owner-pet relationship. Cooper is a much more relaxed and happy dog as result of the Sniffer's training program. Cooper is a 2 year old rescue, that I had recently adopted. Although a sweet dog, Cooper was not very familiar with people and was anxious around new people who came into my house. Sniffer's trainers Hillary and Dilan first worked on Cooper's socialization skills to make him more comfortable with new things - like strange surfaces, different dogs, new environments, as well as meeting new people. Then they also provided him with basic training - sit, down, out, and place. In the last two weeks, his trainer worked with him to run beside a bicycle - which has made a great improvement in his quality of activity. Cooper is a very high energy level dog, and going for twenty minute bike rides/run helps to satisfy him and keep him obedient. Throughout the five week training program, I was kept update on Cooper's training with use of Dropbox (photos and videos of his trainings) and I met weekly with his trainers to go over his overall progress. The Sniffer's board and train program has been wonderful experience for Cooper, and I would highly recommend for other dogs who need improve socialization skills.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Columbia, MD 21046

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We came to Rick and Jess last Sunday and I can't tell you how dedicated these two are to their job. They listen to your specific situation and offer such great advice while getting to know your dog individually. We were having problems with our dog and our friend's dog getting along and they not only met with us at the kennel (just our dog), they also came out a week later to our home to see Lizzie and the other dog interact and work with them in the moment - wow! I couldn't have asked for more. Both Jess and Rick are knowledgeable and more importantly, positive and helpful teachers when working with you and your dog. I feel that the knowledge we gained from them has added to our relationship with our dog and has added so much more joy to our dog's life. She is now working and learning more than she ever has. I also feel that their input has greatly helped with our situation and will help the two dogs get along. I would recommend them over and over and look forward to visiting them again at the kennel. Thank you, thank you! Can I give 6 stars??

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Pikesville, MD 21208

Frank E.

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Total professional. Results were seen first day on our 2 dogs. But, make sure you will do a bit of training yourself from what he shows you since the pups will forget in time.

  • Baltimore, MD 21224

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Canis Major Productions is a group of Veterinary Technicians, DJ's, Promoters and Event Staff who always have time for our pets! From the time we open our eyes in the morning to the second we close them at night our pets are by our side. Ready to take on whatever that day may bring. This is the reason we are named after Orion's Faithful Dog, Canis Major (Big Dog). He reminds us to look up and keep reaching for the stars! Enough about us! Now what about you? Are you going away for a few days? Does your pup need a little sunshine and exercise during the day? Does your pet need medication and you can't get home to give it? Does your baby need some company while you are at work? Look no further! We offer Pet Sitting, Mid-day Visits/Dog Walks, Grooming, Training, Medication Administration or just Time Spent with your pet. We have experience with all types of animals, pocket pets and exotics. Custom packages to fit YOUR need! Questions? Contact us! We look forward to working with you!

  • Marriottsville, MD 21104

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We are IAABC-certified animal behavior counselors and trainers. Our services include dogs, cats, horses, birds and small mammals. CCPDT certified dog trainers offering group and individual sessions. Learn to train animals-animal training and behavior careers. Animal assisted therapy and assistance dogs. We also do humane education themed parties for children.

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We offer in-home dog training for any age, breed or issue! We use natural dog-friendly methods that owners can use to communicate better with their dogs and improve their leadership through body language and voice tones.

  • Parkville, MD 21234

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We are a puppy/dog training company that will come to your house. The best results always come from working with your K9 in the environment that they do the unwanted behavior in, not in a glorified warehouse like most dog training facilities. References and testimonials are being posted daily on our web site. Let us show you how we are the best! We have several different pay options, so everyone can afford to have the K9 you always wanted.

  • Queenstown, MD 21658

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Homeland Canine Security is a small, female-owned MD company founded in 2009 by James J. Rogers and Charlotte, his wife. James has used his education and extensive law enforcement background as the cornerstone of the business. He started with a few construction sites and has developed into Homeland Canine Security. The company offers security officers to construction sites, condominium communities, automobile dealerships, shopping centers, manufacturers, and numerous other facilities requiring security presence. Our services are available for construction sites, corporations, private residents, schools, businesses, ports and tourist locations, or we can provide low profile, discrete service that is intended to guarantee your security and safety while minimizing the amount of attention attracted. Our services include: * Armed Security Officers * Detection Canine Service: patrol, explosives, narcotics, and dual purpose * Unarmed Security Officers * Security Patrol Service

  • Sparrows Point, MD 21219

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We offer dog training from the foundation work that makes a manageable, well-behaved pet to problem solving for all special issues including aggression to high level sports and competition dogs to security and protection dogs for home, business and government agencies. We provide dog training for the real world. We also breed working German Shepherd dogs and Belgian Malinois. Specialized training and customized programs are available for handicapped assistance and other training needs. A combined experience of 100 years of training assures you we have seen and dealt with about everything. A free demonstration and evaluation is always available.

  • Frederick, MD 21704

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Looking for a one-stop service for all your pet's needs? Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital and Boarding Resort is a one stop shop for all your pet's needs! We have a state-of-the-art medical facility drapped on 30-acres of land in the heart of Frederick County in Urbana, MD. We offer puppy training, obedience and behavior modification, police work training, board and train, and in-home lessons. In addition, we offer socialization classes in our day camp, extended boarding stays, full-service grooming, cat boarding, puppy playrooms, and transportation to help make it easier on you! Visit us today for a tour!

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The Canine Training Center in MD specializes in obedience and behavior modification for your dog. We teach your dog, and most importantly, we teach you how to obtain your dog training goals. We offer private lessons, group lessons, and board and train options. Our board and train program has the highest rating of any dog trainer in Howard County, Maryland (based off of Google Reviews). Our customers love that we add a personalized touch to each dog and family that we train. We are highly-skilled professional trainers and teachers who are passionate about our work.

  • Adamstown, MD 21710

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I do may types of dog services such as daycare, pet sitting, and all types of training. I do know that there is no such thing as a bad dog. I do handling as well. Also, I do dog walking. I can come to you or you may come to me for training. I can also pick up your dog for dog daycare or also for pet sitting or watch your pet at your home or mine.

  • 12 years in business
  • Fallston, MD 21047

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Join us for an 8-week Canine Good Citizen (CGC) group course in which your dog will have the opportunity to become CGC Certified! This course trains your dog for all items needed to pass the CGC test: 1. Reaction to a friendly stranger 2. Sitting politely for petting 3. Appearance and Grooming 4. Loose leash walking 5. Walking through a group of people 6. Sit and Down 7. Stay and Come 8. Reaction to another dog 9. Reaction to distractions 10. Supervised separation Dog not ready for the intensity of this course? We also offer puppy classes for dogs ages 4-10 months. Get a jump start on your puppy's training and socialization through the 8-week certified S.T.A.R. Puppy course. This course covers covers twenty test items, and more! 20 Steps To Success: The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test S ocialization T raining A ctivity R esponsibility Owner Behaviors: 1. Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy) 2. Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge 3. Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan 4. Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator 5. Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy 6. Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc. Puppy Behaviors: 7. Free of aggression toward people during at least 6 weeks of class 8. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class 9. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice 10. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size) 11. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy Pre-Canine Good Citizen® Test Behaviors: 12. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner 13. Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet) 14. Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15 steps) 15. Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away 16. Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure 17. Down on command-Owner may use a food lure 18. Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called 19. Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented 15-ft away 20. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns) Also offered are in-home private lessons, as well as board and train availabilities. Call for details on these customized courses!

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Pikesville, MD 21208

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Fur Paws Pet Care is Insured and Bonded, and provides premier pet care services to Baltimore County Columbia, and Ellicot City MD residents. Our unique services include Host Home Care (boarding in our home) where your pet can be spoiled as part of our family. We offer turn down services and a selection of suites for each pet. We also offer premier specialized kitty care in your home. We serve kings and queens all over Baltimore and Howard County, multiple cat houses are welcome. Our services include, but are not limited to: - Kitty services, including special needs -Host Home Care for dogs (cageless, unless otherwise specified) - Park excursions - Trail running - Swimming - Hiking - Overnight stays at your house - Specializing in elderly and puppy care - Puppy play care - Dog Bed& Breakfast amenities offered with turn down service - Specializing in diabetic clients - Transport when needed Whether your beloved pet is in need of a overnight supervision, or boarding while you are away, we custom design a package that is just right for you and your pet! Book early for holidays! We are: - Bonded and insured - Trained to give sub q, insulin, and other medicines - Pet CPR and First-Aid certified - Proud members of PSI, NAPPS, and more (Pet Sitters International and National Association of Professional Pet Sitters) -Available for emergency service -Available on short notice

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