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Phoenix Dog Care & Training
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 45 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
Victoria T.
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Had an out of the country trip and needed a solid trainer/boarding while we were away. After about two minutes on the phone with Anna I knew I had found my trainer. I took my dobie pup out to check out her place and meet with her and even after one 5 min session I could see a difference in our dog's demeanor. Whether it's basic obedience and house manners or schutszhund training, Anna is a no nonsense gal who gets it done right in a fun and positive atmosphere. I was worried sick when we dropped off our pup because we'd essentially spoiled her and made her an overgrown baby! lol. By the time we got back she was bigger and happier than before because she had a JOB and was having a blast doing it! I cannot recommend Anna enough and can't wait to head back for more lessons and more bootcamps. Our dog had a great time and we felt good knowing she was in capable hands. Thank you Anna, you're life saver!!

Clever Canine Dog Training
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 25 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.

Patty's Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Trina M.
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We adopted a dog from K9 Petz and we had an awesome experience! I worked with Randi exclusively and she was so great to work with...Lots of communication back and forth, very informative and explained what was required of us and what our new family member, Vinnie, needed in a home. She kept me informed every step of the process, allowed me to visit Vinnie several times, including visiting with our dog and kids to make sure everyone got along well. Randi was very up front about what was expected of us. I had an amazing experience adopting our Vinnie from K9 Petz and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to expand their family with a new pet!! We couldn't be happier!

  • 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!

Motor City K9 Solutions LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 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!!!

Metro Detroit K-9 Training
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha G.
Verified review

My dog is SO much happier and healthier thanks to Chelsea and her training. She was helpful and courteous and made sure I knew how to do follow-up training on my own once he's home. It was a relief to know he was in such great hands and you could tell he was going to miss her when I took him home. Would recommend Chelsea to anyone!

Diamond Dog
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Monique T.
Verified review

Mr. Cooper explained what we would be receiving with the dog training sessions.

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

Owana Dog Training Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Susan Bican Kozora
    Verified review

    James has a great way with animals! He knew exactly what to do to get our dogs into the behavior modes we needed. We had great training and he gave us a lot of exercises to do and commands to help us continually train our dogs. I highly recommend him for any type of training! He also makes himself available through Facebook and texts with follow up questions and issues.

    • 31 years in business
    April T.
    Verified review

    Working with Brittany has been great, even after the training she is still assisting me when I have questions. Very informative and patient with not only Lady, but me and the kids as well.

    • 18 years in business
    • 17 hires on Thumbtack
    Renee C.
    Verified review

    Bonny is very knowledgeable and experienced and you can tell she loves dogs. She gave me very thorough instruction on training my dog. She is patient and understanding and knows that every dog is different and she tailors her lessons based on the dog and myself. I would hire her again in a minute - highly recommended!

    Dog's Way Training Club
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Susan T.
    Verified review

    Have not started training yet, but was very impressed with the professionalism, their response, and his dog. Looking forward to working with th m.

    • 8 years in business
    Kira R.
    Verified review

    Gwin was a wonderful asset when it came to training my service dog. I probably would still be beating my head against the wall. She was even helpful on other issues I had with him that had nothing to do with his training. I also know that if I ever have a issue she is just a text away

    About

    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.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I offer basic obedience, advanced obedience, AKC canine good citizen, beginning of service dog work, and beginning agility.

    About

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

    About

    Have fun team building with your canine partner! With Debbie, you can have fun learning: - Foundations/fundamentals for agility teamwork - Agility sequencing/handling (all levels) - Specialized agility skill classes (learning and mastery) - Fundamentals for obedience (puppies and adult dogs) - Rally obedience Training philosophy: Debbie believes that relationship value and relationship building are key building blocks in a solid training program. Her goal is to build a dog/handler team (with her own dogs and for her students) that is confident, communicating, connected and collaborative (synergized!). This is achieved via positive reinforcement training and techniques coupled with motivation/drive, enthusiasm, understanding, clarification and most of all, fun. This leads to a well-connected partnership between you and your dog.

    About

    I have 20 years of experience in dog grooming, boarding and training. I am open during Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    About

    We are contracted out through rescue, vets, doggy day care, groomers, attorneys, private individuals, etc. to work with their K-9s or refer us to work with some of the worst behavioral issues imaginable. We resolve them, from one dog to packs (over 100). My partner is a 130-lb Rottweiler that helps balance and calm unbalanced dogs. I have proven results.

    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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