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Bowie Animal Behaviorists

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Ruff House Dog Training
4.9
from 167 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 304 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jordan H.
Verified review

Ryan was very professional and easy to work with. He answered questions over the phone for me without even booking an appointment first. He certainly was knowledgeable about dog behavior and was able to explain it to me easily! I feel much more confident working with my newly adopted dog now thanks to Ryan.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 185 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 69 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittany M.
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Kathryn was very knowledgeable and left me with some great tips to help with my dog's behavior.

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Horse and Hound Wellness
5.0
from 51 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
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Diana F.
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JoJo was very nice to deal with. She instantly saw my dogs problem areas and gave great tips on how to work with him. It’s been two days since she met with my dog and while I’m still working with him I can already see improvements! Looking forward to seeing him improve and pass the leash aggressive phase that was killing me!

PackFit
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan W.
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Working with Kimberly was the best decision and investment I could have made for my dog and for me! When we first reached out to Kimberly, we were distraught about our dog's behavior and feeling very unsure of how to fix it. But Kimberly first made us feel confident and secure about our decision to seek help and then armed us with the knowledge we needed to improve our behavior and, in turn, help our dog. Kimberly helped us to reflect on ourselves -- our values, habits, and behaviors -- and set personal goals in other areas of life. I didn't know just how helpful her approach would be, but in time, I saw a huge change not only in my dog but in myself. By encouraging us to be better version of ourselves while also understanding more fully our dog's needs, Kimberly allowed us to be leaders and advocates for our dog in all situations. Kimberly truly understands dogs and their humans, and her life coaching experience turned out to a vital part of the training process. In the short time that we worked with Kimberly, we received invaluable guidance, information, and feedback. She was always honest and candid with us about the situation and how to improve. Since working with Kimberly, family and friends have commented on how different both we and our dog are -- how calm and confident we've all become. Personally, I have grown in many ways and learned a lot about myself since working with Kimberly. All of that is due to the investment we made and to Kimberly's steady guidance along the way. Thank you, Kimberly! I know that we are now equipped with the tools we need to overcome any challenge, thanks to your support!

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Canine Dominion
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 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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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonny S.
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I purchased the six week training package with Vicky. On the initial meet and greet I could already see that she had a good rapport with my dog. After the initial meeting we set up a regular date/time and Vicky was always vigilant on sending a reminder text the day before to confirm our appointment and she always arrive on time every time. Vicky does an excellent job in guiding you to train your animal, she provides both positive feedback on the things that you and your animal are doing right and what needs to be corrected. She was able to successfully correct the main issue that I had with my dog which was pulling on the leash.

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K9 College, LLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 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.

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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.

Adventure Paws
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey W.
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Orla, the owner of Adventure Paws, is great! I cannot recommend her highly enough. We moved to Allston with our 7 year old Norwich terrier, who was not very happy about the change. Orla has patiently worked with our dog to make her more comfortable in the new neighborhood and with new dogs. Orla has been great about reinforcing training and working to curb bad behaviors/encouraging good behaviors. Our dog has been much better behaved since Orla came into the picture. She is highly responsive and flexible. We get text updates about our dog's daily walk and anything they worked on/fun things they did. If we ever need a change in timing Orla makes sure our dog is taken care of. Aside from daily walks Orla has stayed for overnight stays when we have been away - it was great to know that our dog was well taken care of when we were gone. If you need a dog walker in the Allston area Adventure Paws is the place!

  • 33 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
Verified review

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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Eric H.
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Sharon was awesome! Was able to lay the foundation to correct slot of my puppies bad behavior. More than satisfied with my session!

Pet Sitting
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Christine F.
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I am exceptionally pleased that I chose Jenny to dog sit for me. I have a shy dog, and Jenny took the time to introduce herself to my pup to make sure they were comfortable with each other. She sent text updates and pictures so I wouldn't worry while I was away, and also wrote out detailed descriptions of every visit. It's obvious that Jenny loves animals (especially with her background in animal rescue), and I would not hesitate to use her services again or recommend her to a friend.

Family Dog Business (FDB)
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tamyra B.
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I reached out to Anthony to help me potty train my dog and the end result was not just a dog that goes to the bathroom outside rather then in her crate or on my floor, but I ended up with a dog that listened better and because the family was so pleased with her new behaviors our interactions with her changed and she is so much happier. Anthony was extremely thorough and observant. After 10 minutes with Paris-Rose he knew exactly what regimen she would need to meet the expectations of the house. Anthony got all family members involved, even my grumpy husband who is not so much a animal lover. His advice and recommendations are on point, my dog loved every toy and game he recommended. I hired Anthony for one job, to teach my dog to potty outside. I walked a way with a lot of knowledge of what my dog needs and a family pet we can all be proud of and that is so easy to love! Anthony is a super professional, flexible, convenient, affordable and knowledgeable dog trainer!

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
  • 2 hires 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!

Consistent Canine, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Andrea V.
Verified review

Kristy is amazing! She will come out and meet you and your pooch and spend time getting to know you and your needs. I dropped my boy (Jax - 90 lb. 9 months German Shephard) Saturday morning and he stayed with her for 3 weeks. A huge bonus is that she has other dogs, kitties, bunnies, and chickens - so Jax was exposed to and learned how to behave and be patient with them. We had a mid-training visit (she will do this with you during, OR after training) and spent two hours going over what he had learned. Even after only a week or so he had picked up many skills. It was me that needed to learn now:). Once home Jax immediately investigated the entire house and literally did some of his initial behaviors (like he was trying to make up for lost time and fit them all in within a few minutes). It was pretty funny actually. He knows the commands he was taught - there is no doubt. The more time I spend with him the more he is learning that he needs to follow those with me, as well, and not just Kristy:) He does test me, and in all honesty, I find myself breaking into laughter with him (not good for reinforcing his learning by the way). But, when I recompose myself and calmly and firmly bring him back to a place of obedience, he does "fall in line". He may not like it (the subtle whining is one indicator), but he does it. Part of the success once you have your pooch home is recognizing when you simply do not have their trainable attention. When Jax's energy and hormones are driving his puppy behavior I've found that isn't the time for me to "win" (frankly, because I don't, and reinforcing him winning is not good). I chose Kristy after connecting with her about in-home visits while I'm at work. That's how I learned of her training business. We met and honestly I just liked her. Jax liked her too - and that was important. My favorite part was the 3-week break and being able to clean my house without Jax thinking everything I was doing was for his enjoyment. Aside from that, it's clearly the effectiveness of Kristy's work. She also stays in touch with you to let you know how things are progressing. The biggest takeaway is learning how to properly use a pinch and/or e-collar, and that I need to be committed to reinforcing all the learned commands. What's truly great about Jax now is that I can, with confidence, take him hiking, out for walks, around other dogs (still a bit of a struggle - but honestly - that's a tough one for any pup!), public places, etc. and I know I have a different kind of control (he'll sit and remain sitting until I say otherwise).

  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lavender J.
Verified review

Ashley is great with dogs. She goes above and beyond. She made adjustments as needed along the way to suit your animal. Definitely recommend!

Tiya's Animal Care

New To Thumbtack

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    I love taking care of Animals. My Future career is a Vet. I have had pets in the past so I know how to properly take care of them.

    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.

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