MHG K9
MHG K9

MHG K9

Discounts available
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$125
starting cost


Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: With over 20yrs of dog training experience, we pride ourselves on the same loyalty, honesty & commitment that we receive from of canine family members. We are known across the country for training solid dogs trained with our proven techniques. We provide many training services (ie. behavior modification, basic to advance obedience, personal/home protection, scent detection, sport, prep for a puppy, aggression control, & much more. Board & Training & In-home training beginning soon.) This is a Veteran owned company by a former military working dog handler. We have also won many awards and earned national certifications over the years.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 15 times

Serves Silver Spring, MD

Background checked

4 employees

4 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

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Rebekah S.
Jul 8, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

James has been simply amazing! From our consultation to our first emergency session. He came all the way to Baltimore when he was in Virginia because my German Shepard was starting to bite me for corrections. James made this special trip to Baltimore just for us and even let me borrow his prong collar while mine comes in so I could have more control over my new rescue. He wanted to make sure I felt safe with my new dog and had the confidence to manage his behavior. In one session , James completely stopped my dog biting me (he was seriously bruising me when he bit me) while making me feel in control of the situation. James is kind, friendly, patient with owners, explains dog behavior and his methods and does not leave until you feel like you have control of your dog. I can’t wait to start our 5 week training course with James - if he could cut out this major issue in one session, I can’t wait for what he can do in 5 weeks! If you need a trainer who is compassionate but to the point, James is your guy! Many thanks to you James! - Rebekah and Gideon.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • Biting • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc.

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Jackie J.
Jun 23, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Mr. James is amazing. Half of the training is for the dog and the other half is for us, the owners. He carefully plans out and explains every step so we know what we did well and what we can do better. He imparts you with knowledge and training so you don't feel lost after he leaves. Most importantly, he gave us the confidence to walk our dog again and keep everyone safe!! Thank you James!!!!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Lisa R.
Jun 20, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

James is knowledgeable about his profession. He listens intently to our issues, asking questions where necessary. He rationalizes the problem from the viewpoint of our dog and explains that viewpoint to us. He provides steps we must take to fix the problem and indicators to look for that show progress or lack thereof. He has helped us turn our "pull" dog into a pleasurable "loose leash walk" dog. He does not shy away from problem dogs; that is his joy. Solving problems. Though still a work in progress our dog is also aggressive to other dogs on leash. We (the dog and the owners) are learning how to handle such situations. Making our dog feel more confident in us and what we ask of her. Thus stopping the aggression to other leashed dogs. This is getting better after just 3 sessions. Our next session will be to work with our teen daughter so she can also walk our dog confidently. He continuously asks questions as to what else he can do for us. He is a fellow veteran and his company is enjoyed by our whole family. Though the day may come that we no longer need his services, we enjoy our time together now. We highly recommend James and MHGK9 for any of you dog problems.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Nikki S.
May 31, 2022
The trainer was very knowledgeable and personable. He was professional and in mode as soon as my dog saw him. He quickly received a respect from my stubborn dog who even cried when he left lol. I highly recommend this company!
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David D.
May 18, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Thank you for the evaluation my dog Leo has been in his home since he left with no problem I hope to see more of a difference as time progresses.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • Digging • Biting • Chewing • Crate training • My home, venue, etc.

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James Peppins

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Fixed prices and programs are prepared with add-on options. Some discounts are available.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First to have a phone conversation to understand what the customer is looking for in training and then meet us for an evaluation with your dog. After that, we will discuss what training program best fits to meet your expectations.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    US Military working dog handlers course, petsmart trainer course, I.R.A dog trainer course. Also, 20+ yrs of working with dogs.

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