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Ann Arbor Animal Behaviorists

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  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Evelyn P.
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Anna got Belladonna and I off to a great start. We still have things to work on but there is no way Belladonna would still be alive if Anna hadn't helped. Bella's behavior problems are so much more manageable and her improvement has surpassed anything I could have hoped for.

Motor City K9 Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Calvin N.
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Great experience with Motor City K9 the trainer knows exactly what he's doing.Whatever your dogs behavior issue is MCK9 will correct it,the sky's the limit with his wonderful training skill. I highly recommend taking your dog to them, from basic obedience to personal protection he can take any dog and change their whole attitude. MCK9 is one of the BEST!!!

Lin Morin K9 Solutions
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen S.
Verified review

Lin has helped tremendously on working with our Australian Shepherd who started to become territorial towards other dogs and kids. It has been a lot of fun working with Lin and the improvements we’ve noticed in our dog’s behavior and responsiveness to us has been amazing, especially for such a short period of time! We would highly recommend Lin to everyone!

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Lori M.
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Prompt, courteous and caring about all of my animals.

BusyPaws Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney T.
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First off, I don't think there are enough words to describe just how wonderful Alex was during this experience. I was going out of town for the holiday weekend and needed a pet sitter for my 2 adult cats and 2 kittens (fostering from ICAC). Alex was very responsive to my Thumbtack request and immediately made himself available by phone! He was VERY accommodating. We treat our pets like family, so I knew that we were asking for him to do a lot (4 cats is kinda annoying) and he was always so kind, considerate, understanding, and willing to go the extra mile! He texted me after each visit to give a re-cap (he also offers to just leave a summary at the end of the gig, so if you're not wanting to receive messages every day, that's fine too). He is also very thorough about getting information about the pets and their different needs (he offers a complimentary visit to get to know the animals before you book). You can tell he really knows his stuff and cares about making sure your pets are comfortable and well taken care of. Just to give a little perspective, we were in a bit of a hurry to leave and I mentioned very briefly that I had no more paper towel and that I was sorry! I came home from my trip to a whole roll of paper towel in my kitchen. When I said he goes the extra mile, I really meant it. His generosity is immediately noticeable. If you're going out of town or just looking for someone who will take extraordinary care of your pets at an extremely reasonable price, look no further than Alex at BusyPaws!

Club Canine of Michigan
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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Jessica is knowledgeable, professional, patient, and easy to work and talk to. She lets you know how you can help your dogs, offers attainable goals for training, and offers hope that the behavior can be corrected. We had tried a different service recommended by our vet. One session left me feeling like a horrible person with little to no hope of our dogs being under conto without a constant battle of wills. I wish I'd known about Jessica then. She helped us understand our dogs, gave advice and exercises we can work on, and answered our questions. We can't wait for our next session with Jessica!

  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Ann P.
Verified review

We have a Great Dane puppy and when she was about 6 to 7 months old she started to display some rough/mildly agressive behavior. We tried other training methods, but our Vet recommended Dave at K9. After an evaluation our puppy started 2 weeks of behavior training. The difference was amazing, we are very happy with the results. Our puppy is now 18 months old and just under 100 lbs and we have continued with K 9 for daycare. She loves the people at K9 and the socialization with the other dogs.

Sit Means Sit
4.1
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Susan R.
Verified review

I used the immersion training as I had two female dogs, 7 and 3, that had their first fight a year ago, followed by one a few months later, then about six months after that two fights, one severe enough to have two bloody dogs. I knew I needed some serious help, and after talking with their trainers, we chose this option. The change when they got home was very noticeable. It wasn't the idea of correcting the dogs when aggression was shown, but redirecting their heads to acceptable behavior. The added benefit of the dogs heeling nicely, and the other commands taught is good. ,

Rusted Rain Ranch
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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Been leasing with the people here for a couple of years now. Management is open, approachable, knowledgeable and professional. This barn has provided an excellent avenue to my teenage daughter for improving horsemanship, learning and implementing natural training methods and spending lots of time learning all the care that these animals require. More like extended family than just a boarding/training facility. Lessons on sound horses are excellent for the beginner rider, and leasing offers options for those with more experience who can ride without a trainer present which really increases rider performance and ability. I can't say enough about this barn. Come see for yourself! :)

  • New on Thumbtack
Haley L.
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Amanda is reliable and responsibile with a passion for animals. She treats my animals like they are her own. I would highly recommend Amanda as a caretaker for your furry friends!

Karyn's Animal Care

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About

I do animal sitting, and I wouldn't mind cleaning a little. I love animals and would love to take care of them since I can't have my own right now.

Ann Arbor Canine Coach, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tara A.
Verified review

Valerie's class was wonderful. I am more confident with my dog Mina. We have learned quite a bit in 6 weeks. Best part is I looked forward to class on Wednesday evenings because we were having fun while learning. I highly recommend taking this class with Valerie and we plan to sign up for more of her classes. No doubt our dog and her humans have benefited from this class. Thank you Valerie.

  • New on Thumbtack
Julie M.
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Patty's trained both my dogs and they adore her, she has a wonderful way with animals. I would definitely recommend her.

Michigan Dog Training Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rose C.
Verified review

We attended some classes at MDT with Michael and Wendy in the summer of 2014. Our dog Casey has made leaps and bounds improvements in his behavior thanks to MDT!

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About

My Philosophy: Animals are sensitive with real needs and emotions. They need safety through love, kindness, compassion, structure, leadership and patience, as well as to have a safe surrounding, and it's up to us to provide it. Animals convey their moods with vocal tones (different tones for different needs and emotions) and body languages (stance, eyes, relaxed or taut posture, and tail language). They feel safest with a human who is foremost a true leader who knows how to lead with a relaxed, calm and assertive manner, by guiding through positive reinforcement with a steady and firm tone and not yelling (makes them feel insecure and unsafe). Animals react to our energy -- good human energy attracts positive animal behavior, and bad human energy attracts negative animal behavior. Every animal has its own personality that needs to be understood and appreciated. Animals should be regarded first with compassion, amusement and humor and never with a bad temper by a human. The proper amount of structure should always be implemented. Most humans need training in how to relate with the instincts of their animal friends than the animals need training in how to be an animal. My commitment as a caregiver to you is that I will be attentive and respectful of any needs that your animal friend has, respect and follow your guidelines with regard to animal boundaries (in house and out of house) and instructions given by you about acceptable behavior and follow without deviation any boundaries that you have regarding your animal friend. I promise to be their next best friend. It breaks my heart when I hear about mistreated and abused animals. If you are looking for someone trustworthy and responsible and who will be attentive to the needs of you and your animal friends, please get in touch with me. I always enjoy making new friends (two legged and four). PS: I have been blessed to have an experience with a house filled with three giant breed dogs, one medium-sized dog, 14 cats, three hamsters, two fishes, and one parakeet, at different times, of course!

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