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Birmingham Aggressive Dog Trainers

Browse these aggressive dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Birmingham.

  • 16 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda H.
Verified review

Barb is wonderful and worth every penny! She is helping us with our Shih Tzu Abby and our Pit Bull King. She has empowered us with the skills to raise well trained dogs. A well trained dog is a dog well loved!

  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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She taught me how to teach Sarah Palin every thing she knows.. Anna real good dog trainer. Plus she is a good hard working person...

Earth Voices, LLC
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia A.
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This is just an update to the first visit with Beth...very professional; outstanding knowledge of dog training, dog handling and excellent personality! Highly recommend her services for dog training.

Clever Canine Dog Training
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We have just begun puppy training but came away knowing this was a very positive experience for both the dogs and their owners. They let the puppies teach each other. What a concept! Amazing how well that works. There are several trainers around to help direct and instruct. We definitely recommend Clever Canine Dog Training.

  • 20 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Laura C.
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We were having issues with our pit bull puppy such as leash pulling, chasing our cat, and slight aggression. Katerina gave us the tools to correct her behavior and we have noticed a significant improvement. Katerina came to our home and even brought her dog to help our dog with her dog aggression. I have recommended her to friends that are having similar issues with their dog.

Sit Means Sit
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda V.
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The trainer was amazing! Gave me alot of confidence to help my aggressive dog.

Patty's Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie M.
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Patty is a fantastic dog trainer. She's extremely professional and personable. She was able to answer all of our questions and teach us useful techniques to train our dogs. While it's up to us to use those techniques regularly, Patty's given us the tools we need. We look forward to continuing working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jon A.
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Steve has been a great professional to work with throughout the training of our German Shepard. His training techniques have worked great, and has shown over the first 6 weeks of training. The results have been so successful, that we just signed a second contract for his level 2 training course. I would recommend Best of Friends Dog Training to anyone looking for an experienced dog trainer with results that work!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
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Judi is a very patient, thorough teacher who gives clear instruction and demonstrations on how to teach a new puppy how to behave. The training is positive, kind, but teaches the dog who is in charge. We are looking forward to a happy, obedient labrador when Dakoda is full grown. We plan to take her to visit shut-ins and children. She is already wonderful around our 1 year old twin granddaughters. Thanks to Judi's training techniques, she is learning not to jump on people, how to walk on a loose leash, and not to play bite. I recommend Trust and Obey Pawsitive Dog Training to anyone.

Amy M.
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Never have I worked with this method of training with any of our previous dogs and I accomplished/ learned so much in training with mandi. I couldn't be happier with our dogs progress and are so grateful we learned what not to do and the damage other trainers could have done. We are forever grateful

K9 AdvantEDGE
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Brittany G.
    Verified review

    Before I contacted K9AdvantEDGE I was at my wits end with my family dog. She was having such issues focusing and following commands. After her 2 week board and train with Tyler and Esther, Rooney was a completely different dog. I'm so pleased with the amount the two of them taught her. She is now one of the best behaving dogs in our neighborhood! If I ever get another dog they are the trainers I will be going back to!

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

    We hired Tony because we had a vicious German Shepherd Dog and in 1 hour Tony broke our dog's willingness to attack anything and anyone. He is now calm submissive . Tony is an excellent dog trainer we highly recommend him.Tony said Ares was his hardest case to date. Thank you Tony we love you. You are very brave!

    Motor City K9 Solutions LLC
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Ali B.
    Verified review

    Steve is an awesome trainer!! I thought it was too late to get my dog trained but sure enough it was a smooth course!! Definitely would and will recommend Motor city k9 solutions to anyone that wants to get there pups trained not to mention the prices are amazingly low you won’t be disappointed.

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

    Valerie is extremely knowledgeable about all things dog. She's a very warm & friendly person to both dogs & humans. Her totally positive training philosophy was effective & easy to learn. She had lots of creative solutions for issues our dog had. She used the time we had together efficiently & effectively.

    The Learning Dog Academy
    4.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jo A.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend this dog trainer. She agreed to travel to my son's home to accommodate his crazy work schedule.

    K9 Heights
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Eric H.
    Verified review

    Excellent service with well educated staff that really cares about making sure u get what u paid for and then some..... I appreciated how honest they were and they wouldn't recommend or charge for something that wasn't a necessity . My first choice for all things dog training.

    Paws N Play, LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Linda B.
    Verified review

    The trainer Michelle came to my house for private training my two dogs. She is very knowledgeable and was very helpful. She was very flexible when scheduling and is very patient. I highly recommend Michelle.

    K9 AdvantEDGE
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Esther B.
    Verified review

    I've been having trouble with my dog pulling on the leash. Tyler showed me some tricks & gave me some great tips to keep her by my side on a loose leash. Not only was he great with my dog, but he was very nice & patient as he was helping me work towards a more well behaved dog. I highly recommend him.

    Julie M.
    Verified review

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

    Tails Without Voices
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Robert C.
    Verified review

    Tiyanna's ability to train a service dog was excellent. Her dog KUF--worked with individuals who need to use wheelchair for mobility. KUF helped them while in and out of their chair making life easier. He was also a great companion to them while be their side. Mimi is our other dog who assists with service related therapy. As a smaller dog Tiyanna trained her to help stroke patients gain or increase the use of hands and arms affected by their stroke. Mini is a snuggle dog, fluffy and sweet with just the right temperament and training to help keep her friends in need get better. Tiyanna is an awesome trainer!!

    Meghan
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    Meghan arrived on time & was pleasant. She was not intimidated w/my aggressive dog & worked quickly. I loved the fact that she came to my home! I will definitely use her in the future.

    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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