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Ann Arbor Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

Browse these psychiatric service dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ann Arbor.

  • 16 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Ghalib A.
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Barbara came to our house to help us with our German Shepherd. We rescued our year and a half old GS from a shelter. I'll start this review by explaining what behaviors our dog needed to work on. He would play bite, he wouldn't listen when called, and would tug on his leash NON-STOP when on a walk. He was never aggressive towards us, but he would play bite. Barbara showed us how to get our dog to make eye contact with us, she showed us a variety of training methods to practice with our dog, and she showed us how to be in control when on a walk. We saw major improvements in the dogs attitude towards us within the first session. He no longer play bites, and with all the training methods Barbara showed us our dog is on his way to becoming an extremely well behaved dog. Barbara's session was extremely informative and fun for us and for our dog. We now have a much better understanding of our dog. I highly recommend Barbara to others, she's an expert and knows what shes doing when it comes to dog training and general dog behavior.

Phoenix Dog Care & Training
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Julie W.
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Jesse is not only nice and easy to talk to, she makes her training techniques easy to understand. She obviously knows and loves dogs. I trust her with my puppies training. Am very happy.

  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Karl F.
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Anna and her team have been extremely capable and professional in identifying and applying the training requirements for our family hound dog. We could not be more satisfied with the whole Canine CoPilots Training Dog Training experience---kudos to Ann and her team. Karl & Andrea

Clever Canine Dog Training
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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I don't even have words for how fantastic Clever Canine is. I am so incredibly grateful to them, they've changed everything about the way I communicate with my dogs. I have three big pups, all 3 or younger, and each with A LOT of personality. Mandy, Lizzie, and Emma had my deaf Australian Shepherd (who used to be afraid of people) eating out of their hand within minutes, even letting Emma scratch him on the head. All three are incredibly knowledgeable on obedience training, and my Anatolian Shepherd and Lab are jumping out of the car to see them. Mandy is an expert, and a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wants to learn. She goes out of her way to make scheduling work, takes a sincere interest in getting to know your dogs, and takes the time to create a plan that will work for YOU, no cookie cutter answers. They are even willing to take dogs into their own home for stay and train, then carefully go through all of the new commands and routines your dog has become accustomed to once they're done. I am confident she can solve any problem I'm having, including some dog aggression to others not in the pack. Emma is an Aussie whisperer, I COULD NOT believe he was sitting at her feet and looking her in the eyes within a few minutes of walking in the door. Lizzie is master of agility training, in just one session she had my dog through half of the obstacles. These are professionals, people, with kind hearts and sincere resolve to help you fix whatever problem you may have, for both you and your dog. The service they provide is unparalleled, and I couldn't be happier I went with my instincts on a family-run business instead of a chain. I will be working with them as long as I have any questions (they also do nose work and other sports). I am so, so grateful to have found Clever Canine. They saved my sanity with my dogs and are helping us ENJOY each other's company while constantly learning and advancing. Thank you so much for your time, team. I recommend them to everyone I know.

Sit Means Sit
4.4
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. ,

Patty's Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
Verified review

Patty is awesome! She gave us the tools and knowledge to start raising a happy and healthy pup. What we've learned is that dog training is more about human training. Patty gives you all the tools and then it's up to you and your family to implement these practices into your everyday interaction with your furry friend. Our pup Yoshi is happier! We can really see the difference since Patty came into the picture.

Sidekick Canine Training
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Katie S.
Verified review

As young as our dog is when we decided to go through with the training, I’m very pleased with the results. 😊 Thank You!

K9 AdvantEDGE
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Rebekah B.
    Verified review

    Their service is unbeatable! They are easy to communicate, take great care of your pets, and are extremely knowledgeable about dog care and training. I recommend K9 AdvantEDGE to everyone!

    Tony the Dog Trainer
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Katie V.
    Verified review

    We recently hired Anthony to work with our dogs on house training. We were fed up and had tried everything. After a consultation with our dogs he quickly determined that dominance was the main issue and that if we fixed that, the peeing and pooping would go away. It's been 3 days since his visit and the dogs haven't gone to the bathroom in the house yet! We are thrilled with their progress and would definitely recommend Tony to others.

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

    Watching your dog master a command that you'd been working for five months in FIVE MINUTES...priceless.That is when you know you are in the presence of someone's professional.I first brought TJ to Mike at MDT as a rambunctious ill-mannered 10 month 90 lb German Shepherd. After taking a remote manners class, it was nice to be able to take him for walks and have friends over without worrying about someone getting knocked over. We came back to do the day camp to fine tune him and teach him to be more social with other dogs. In one week he has done a 180° turn and actually played with other dogs. I still can't believe the pictures! Meet Mike or Wendy or Kylie (or any of their wonderful trainers) and you will understand why we wouldn't take our big guy anywhere else.

    About

    We do all types of obedience, protection, Schutzhund services, and tracking. We have an excellent board and train program where you leave the dog, and we do all the obedience for you. We have 35 years of experience.

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    I am an ABC-certified dog trainer, member of National Assoc. of Professional Pet Sitters and a Red Cross-certified pet first aid. I offer a trustworthy and reliable care, providing pets with security and owners with peace of mind.

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    We do basic obedience, advanced obedience, tracking, personal protection, and police apprehension. We handle schutzhund and IPO competition training.

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    I offer dog walking, dog sitting, waste disposal and dog training -- sit, roll over, stay still, lay down and potty training.

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    I have been training people and their dogs for over 40 years. A lot of great dogs and clients have crossed my path in life. Currently, I work as a trainer for Paws With A Cause, but I am looking on adding a few limited clients. I had owned a large dog training/doggy daycare in Toledo area for 20 years before I moved to Michigan.

    • 4 years in business
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    I'm a 13 year old pet sitter saving for my own horse and earning some extra cash for a rainy day! I am smart and more capable then most kids my age. I own two dogs and a goldfish.

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    Included in my cost if a guarantee I will not leave until my cutomer is satisfied with the training their dog is getting. I always make sure my work is 110%. I provide several dicferent methods unlike most trainers because each dog learns better by a different method.

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    I love all animals and take the very best care of them. I'm patient, very timely, and very reliable. I have been taking care and training dogs since I was a child. I would love to give your dog my professional expertise. I will be loving your dog like a child.

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    Every dog is different; therefore, every training plan needs to be implemented differently to fit your dog's individual needs!

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    I provide counseling to owners and aiding in behavioral modification of their dogs through positive reinforcement. There are no shocks or prong collars used anytime. We have 15 years of experience via grooming, dog day care management, training and behavioral modification counseling training. My philosophy is that there are no bad dogs; they just need the right teacher.

    About

    I have always enjoyed training animals. This interest started when I was young. My family had dogs ever since I can remember. We had a German shepherd and a Rottweiler mix that I taught to sit, lay down, sit pretty and stay. These are basic commands, but I want to develop my skills more. It's a long shot, but I am hoping that someone can see the potential I have and take a chance on me. I will need to meet the dog and owner to get a handle on the situation at hand. Prices may vary depending on the skills your dog needs, traveling, general time training. I will not disappoint.

    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.

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