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Biddeford Dog Trainers

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K9 to 5 Dog Services
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Alice E.
Verified review

Training a 2 year old dog, who was trained to pee & poop on dog mats. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!~ Still working on that. A new dog would be nice. or go back 2 years. Jacquie is great but won't take my dog home with her. Still working on the above. LOL

Olive Paws LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ruthie R.
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We are half way through our 6 week training of our puppy, and so far it has been amazingly successful! Our little Penelope is learning so quickly. Kristin really cares about the animals, and making sure you understand how to communicate the lessons to your pets on your own as well.

Dog Days New England
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
Verified review

Renee was so great training our dog Emma who we adopted from Forever Home Rescue NE. Renee really has an insight into working with rescue dogs and knows how to cater to their different backgrounds and experiences. Emma is doing great and even passed her Canine Good Citizen Test!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lee B.
Verified review

With gregs experience with dogs, hes outstanding to work with. My dog needs to be active everyday and since Greg takes him out so regularly, its incredibly happy.

Claire Collin
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Claire C.
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We are so grateful to have found Claire! She is a true animal lover and it is such a relief we know our fur/feather/(pig skin?) babies are in her care when we are away. All of our pets love her! She is mature, responsible, thorough, professional, reliable and able to think on her feet and take initiative. She cares for our dog, pig, chickens and goats when we are away. You will be thankful you found her too!

Comfy Critters Pet Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lori C.
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Sarah of Comfy Critters has been taking care of my dog, cat and rabbit for awhile and I completely trust her abilities! She provides daily walks for my dog, and gives them loving care multiple times a day when I am away. My pets always seem happy and relaxed, and they are always happy to see her! She also takes in my mail when I travel and makes it look like someone is home. My pets love her, and it makes me comfortable knowing they are in her care when I am away.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Stacia M.
Verified review

Karina walks my Max 1-2x a week and is very personable. She sents me photos when I request and per my request, brings her dog so my Max has a friend for his walk since we do not have another dog any longer.

Sitter for your Critter
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Jennifer S.
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We have been working with SFYC for several months now. I am incredibly happy and satisified with the level of customer service we are getting. SFYC is always on-time, fits us in when we've had last minute needs, and the communication about our dog on her walks and who is taking her out is outstanding. Crystal doesn't miss a thing. I feel completely at ease with this service and trust them to take good care of my dog and home. Highly recommend them.

Go Dogs, Go!
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Heidi G.
Verified review

Ruth has been doing pet visit for several years now and does an outstanding job. Among her many abilities she will train dogs to jog next to her while riding a bike, giving them a better workout and she is very patient with the pets.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelby H.
Verified review

Actually, Our dog has not gone yet as she was hit by a car and had to have surgery which also entails a long recovery period. Alex couldn't have been nicer about allowing us to delay our already scheduled appointment. I so appreciate her helping us this way. I will have more to report once we send our dog- probably some time in September.

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I can walk your dogs, stop by if they need to be fed or whatever else you may need. I can take them to the groomer if you're working.

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I walk dogs. I can also come to your house and feed them and hangout with them for a decent amount of time. I bathe them and make sure they get a decent amount of exercise.

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I love animals. I walk up to five miles a day, so having a companion next to me would make it fun. I will provide for animals' needs while in my care, and the pay is negotiable. Please contact me asap.

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The trainer has 35 years of training experience and work with troubled breeds.

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I am a Maine based farrier of more than 25 years, available for caring for your pets, large and small. My work experience includes obedience training as well as behavior modification. I will travel at your expense, and long term is acceptable. FMI, please reply.

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Caring for your beloved dog can be difficult when it comes to working a full day. Now, you can rest assure that your pet is getting some love and attention while you are away. I will walk your dogs and make sure that they are let out during the day, provide them with food and water and give them some good old TLC so that both you and your dogs are happy. I also do overnight, weekend and vacation time pet sitting.

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I provide dog breeding, dog care and pet sitting. I play with them and entertain them. I have been breeding Labs for over 10 years. I have many happy references available.

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My name is Lisa, and I am a certified dog trainer (CDT). I offer basic obedience, advanced obedience, problem behaviors and many more. I offer group and/or private lessons.

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I do not have a business, but I love dogs, and I do not mind walking them or taking care of them. I have a-12 -year-old bicheon and have had a golden. I take care of my sister's dog as well. I love dogs and do not mind picking up after them. My Abby and I walk every morning, and I don't mind walking early in the morning. I will also go over in the afternoon and take them for a walk as well.

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From puppy kindergarten through advance competition classes, we can provide all levels of training. We are committed to help you build a healthy relationship with your canine friend. Our training includes: • Agility • Rally • Canine good citizen • Manners and more Day and evening classes are available. We only use positive motivational training methods to acquire a tail-wagging working attitude. Our classes are held in a heated and fully matted facility. During the summer months, some of the classes are held outside in a fenced outdoor ring on the grass.

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Kartel Brittanys, Inc. of Maine provides the following for your American Brittany: • Bird dog training for pointing dogs • Obedience boarding • AKC Hunt Tests preparation • Title for your pointing dog • Professional handling services Brittany dogs are available for print, model and film upon request.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Trainer

Lawrence, MA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    He is a male bully pit bull. I have kids and would like the dog to get along with kids and protect my house.
  • $262.5
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Waltham, MA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs), Other (yellow lab 86lb's )
  • Details
    she get's anxious when walking on leash, lunges, pulls and barks at people and dogs. we lived in the country and now moving to the city.
  • $75
    Average price
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