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  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Patty L.

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Jessica trained our puppy at her house for a week. She listened to all of our concerns and worked on all of them (plus a few extras!). We got daily updates and a lot of compliments about our puppy. When our puppy came back she was a different puppy....she was so well behaved! When Jessica brought our puppy back she took time teaching us how to continue the training. Before her we were at the point of thinking we could not have this puppy anymore. Now we have a well behaved and super sweet puppy that we will love for a lifetime (I say that as she is cuddling on my lap and my young kids lap!)

John F.

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We couldnt ask for more. Jessica and her team come over everyday. They let the dogs out and take them for a walk. The dogs are very happy, as are we. I would highly recommend their services. We are going to now sign the dogs up for her training class.

Jonathan C.

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This will be on going training for my Pup...Jessica quickly identified what was needed and saw and made me aware of some behavior issues but put me on the right track. Cant wait till the next session :-)

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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min
  • Waterford, MI

London H.

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My mini Aussie Toboe is just starting out with a combined agility/obedience menu of packaged lessons. The amount of time, hands on instruction, and quality facilities make Clever Canine an amazing value in terms of price. The lessons are fun, engaging, goal-oriented, and highly tailored for your specific needs. No more feeling like you're wasting money on group classes that don't even address your pup's specific concerns. I also personally connect with this training facility's philosophy concerning dog rearing, and its very important to find a trainer that understands what YOUR ideal future with your dog. My dog is essentially my child: I want him to be educated, know the boundaries of the world he lives in, and I want him to enjoy being my eternal companion. If you share similar ideals, this is the right trainer for you!

Karly S.

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They're awesome!! They did an amazing job with my dog and welcomed him into their program and household as if he were their own. They made me feel very comfortable with taking him and keeping him for two weeks at their stay and train program. While he was gone they kept in contact with me, sending me pictures and videos showing his progress and how he was doing. They travelled to my house to first meet myself and Tyson and they also made the trip again when it was time to bring him home. Very professional and great people to work with. I will definitely be boarding Tyson with them and when I get another dog she will be going to Clever Canine for their stay and train program!

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.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Clinton Township, MI

Mary A.

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Best groomer ever! Jesse expertly,professionally and gently groomed my 17 year old rescue mixed breed dog,Barnaby. Barnaby is a much loved member of our family and Jesse treated him as if he were her own dog! He is a bit frail at his senior age and Jesse was very gentle and understanding of his requirements. She is an expert and gave me professional advice on care for my dog's skin and coat. My dog was calm and comfortable during the entire grooming process. Barnaby and I are so glad to have met Jesse as our groomer and look forward to seeing her again!

Ginger O.

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Jesse was outstanding! I would recommend her to anyone.. She was very patient and with my dog that's necessary! Before I adopted my baby (Shilo), she was severely abused, so she has trust issues with ppl she doesn't kno, naturally. Jesse was wonderful with her. This was the first time Shilo has ever been professionally groomed and there was a lot to do. Jesse stayed until it was all done with no complaints and as I said total understanding of a over protective mommy! Thanks again Jesse! Ginger Oberhaus

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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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!

Krystal M.

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Our entire experience was exceptional. Both our dogs and our family needed training. Our rescue German Shepard Dog was out of control. 2 weeks later we all have better habits. Still growing and learning. Love this place for training retail and grooming. Worth my hour drive. Thanks everyone

Bruce O.

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Extremely professional. My dog is behaving so much better. I would recommend to everyone

  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rochester, MI

Lisa C.

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Sit Means Sit, Metro Detroit is amazing. Amy (and Nick) runs a fabulous training service. Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. The trainers are something to behold. They truly have a gift with dogs, and people alike. I've been to group class with 20 or so dogs and was still able to receive individual attention. I adopted a 4-year old Black & Tan Coon Hound/Great Dane mix and was rather scared that I might not be able to handle him in social settings because of his size. Luckily he was a fairly well-behaved dog when I adopted him, but he was in no way perfect. He took me for a kite ride across a neighbor's yard trying to chase a cat. It was then that I realized I needed help and called around. I took advantage of the at-home free demo and I was sold. I liked their attention-based training philosophy. It is a very positive approach and really helps reinforce the positive bond between dog and human. It also didn't hurt that from the moment the trainer walked up the driveway my dog was smitten with him. After one in-home session I was able to take him for a walk without fear. After two in-home sessions I was able to have him off-leash. I highly recommend Sit Means Sit, Metro Detroit. Your dog deserves it!

Rebecca M.

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Sit Means Sit changed our life!! 2 years ago we purchased an American Bull dog puppy who we thought would be a bundle of fun. I never thought such a sweet face would turn out to be a nightmare. Not only did she try to attack my little dog she also was just to out of control and strong to manage. I met Nick at a previous office I worked at and called him right up. They came out and I sent Bella away for 1 week and that's all it took for them to transform her into what we expected from her. The trainers have been nothing but a blessing and I tell everyone how amazing Sit Means Sit is. We will never have another dog without them. Its the best feeling in the world to have everyone tell me how well behaved my puppy is. My husband and I only use the best! Thank u Sit Means Sit!

Georgette S.

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For someone who said they will never get a dog again, Amy, Nick and Sit Means Sit met every expectation. So much so that we got a 2nd dog. I have the most well behaved 2 year old and when people see him they always comment! The puppy is getting there,, I say he is still in training. They made me realize that "we" are the ones who really need the training to succeed in having a well behaved dog. It has been such a joy. Thank you!!

  • Trenton, MI

Brittany G.

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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!

Anna B.

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Excellent customer service! Not only did they transform Buddy from ill mannered to a perfectly well behaved dog, they also taught me how to keep up with his training so that he doesn't go back to his bad habits with me. I've been telling all my friends about K9 AdvantEDGE! Very highly recommend!

Rebekah B.

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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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Noel J.

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I had an appointment to put my dog down over two bites. I called Tony to see if there was anything I could do, he came out for a free evaluation this weekend and not only thought there was a chance, but that she was totally trainable. We started working together immediately. Strangely, I already see that she is responding to some of the techniques he taught me. He is worth every penny and, honestly, SUPER reasonable. I can't wait for our next appointment! The only thing that could be better is if he lived in my house so he could train the dogs 24/7!

Cassie D.

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I was very happy with Tony's training techniquies. I trust him with my pups and in my home. I loved the calm and confident energy that he has when working with dogs that aren't even his own. I would highly recommend him for training your dog for any need at all. I have a very large Great Pyreneese with some food agression and it has beeen amazing to see what just understanding the dog mantality will do for improving the living situation with you and your family dog.

Jesse B.

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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!

  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Ypsilanti, MI

Tara A.

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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.

Gail E.

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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.

Heidi I.

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Valerie has been fabulous - not only has she helped us to train our dog, but she has helped us to be better puppy parents. From helping us to find the best food for our dog, to house and crate training and beyond, we have found our time with Valerie invaluable. I HIGHLY recommend Ann Arbor Canine Coach!!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • Detroit, MI

Thumbtack Customer

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Friendly on the phone, Scheduled classes in the future, gave me a competitors name who will work with my young puppy until he's old enough for them. Thats how you get a customer

  • Saint Clair Shores, MI

Megan M.

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Mason is like a different dog after working with Patty. It's amazing what working one-on-one with a very experienced trainer can do. We are forever grateful.

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Brighton, MI

Corrie B.

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As first time dog owners, we would be lost without the Learning Dog Academy and Delores. Delores was a master at leading us through what to do with a new puppy. She customized a training plan for us based on our goals, life style, and individual needs. Having that specific training schedule made our transition with our puppy, Niko, made progress so much faster than a group class, and cost us less money in the long run. In addition, our whole family has learned and progressed together with sessions at our own home! Delores also has a wonderful style that makes us feel open about asking questions and is a joy to work with. I would very highly recommend the Learning Dog Academy!

Jo A.

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

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours
  • Mount Clemens, MI

Susan T.

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

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Claire M.

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Although our dog did not suffer from any particularly severe behavior problems, as first time dog owners, we thought it was prudent to get some experience in dog training. We decided to take Hannah's "Urban Manners" class. The basic goal of the class is to be able to walk with your dog in a downtown-esque area with ease. The price was very reasonable and the information we gained from the class was INVALUABLE. Our dog learned a lot of new skills: how to automatically sit whenever we stop walking, how to walk calmly at our side, how to calmly observe scary situations and then "check-in" with us to make sure everything is okay. Us humans learned even more information. We learned positive reinforcement training. Most importantly, we learned how to read our dog's body language. I can now read even subtle nuances in our pup's behavior. For instance, my dog has several different "sits" depending on how nervous he is. We also followed up with a few private lessons to deal with some triggers that make our dog a little nervous, and Hannah was also wonderful then too. It's clear that Hannah knows what she is doing, and she is a bona fide expert in reading dog body language. We highly recommend Hannah and Longsnouts!

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

Monique T.

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

  • Keego Harbor, MI

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Pet Teacher offers an in-home dog training and behavior consultations. We also offer E-mail and phone consultations as well as webcam sessions for distant dogs. No matter where you're located in the country, we can coach you and your dog using Skype on your computer or Skype Mobile on your smart phone. Contact us, and we will explain how our "distant dog sessions" work! We also offer video analysis by capturing your dog's behavior and E-mailing it to us. We will analyze the behavior and give you recommendations on how to help your dog. Pet Teacher has been providing a full-time dog training experience using strictly humane motivational training techniques for 11 years, with no choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars. Pet Teacher's instruction is based on a scientifically-proven and positive reinforcement studies. Pet Teacher offers the following: * Individual sessions * Customized packages * Good manners package * E-mail consultations * Phone consultations * Webcam consultations for distant dogs * Video analysis * Home-alone sessions * Day breaks Pet Teacher designs what you and your dog need to become a successful team! Please visit our website for detailed information.

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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.

  • White Lake, MI

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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.

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Lucky Dog offers a supervised play with other dogs. Daycare can be everyday or once in a while. The luxury boarding includes all-day daycare. We have veterinary technicians on staff and offer medical boarding at the regular boarding price. Lucky Dog offers a do-it-yourself grooming (all you need to provide is the dog) as well as professional grooming services.

  • Wayne, MI

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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.

  • Ann Arbor, MI

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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.

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