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  • 8 years in business
  • 323 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jenison, MI 49428

Lisa M.

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My husband and I hired Mary to help us with the newest addition of our household, Hank. We didn't really know where to start, and aside from a small physical disability (one dead eye), we didn't really have any special needs. We were so impressed with Mary's knowledge and professionalism. She really has a way with dogs; Hank loved her!! For what you get (we went with private lessons at our home) the price is very reasonable, and Mary is able to communicate to you the tools you'll need to live with your pup. Her methods were very effective, the lessons were fun, and I think has made Hank a little happier and more comfortable in his new home. I can't recommend Mary enough!

  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Stanwood, MI 49346

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I am the owner of 4 Paws In-home Dog Training and I have been training dogs in obedience, socialization and behavior modification for the past 10 years. I have extensive experience in training aggressive dogs and I will train all breeds at any age. I have also assisted with media events for Vladae Roytapel. Vladae trained me to be an expert dog trainer and he has appeared on David Letterman, FOX news, NBC, ABC and CBS as well as many radio show interviews. He now lives in California. There are many methods that trainers use for obedience training and rehabilitating dogs with behavioral issues. I am a trainer who embraces ALL methods of humane dog training. I believe in the pack mentality of a dog and I believe in educating owners on proper leadership skills. I use training tools that are appropriate for the type of dog I am working with and the type of problem I am faced with. Each dog is different. What works for one dog may not work for another. TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFERED Workshops - The first lesson is considered a workshop. This lesson covers all obedience and behavioral issues and is held in the client's home. It's approximately 2-3 hours long. Pricing varies depending on location. Follow Up Lessons - These lessons will be focused on the continued need for obedience training and behavior modification. Training sessions can be held in the client's home, pet stores, dog parks, dog friendly shopping malls, hiking trails, etc... They are usually 1-2 hours long. Pricing varies depending on location. Bootcamps - On rare occasions, a dog may not be able to be rehabilitated by the client in their home. My bootcamps remove the dog from its environment so it can live with me, in my home, for a brief period of time. The benefit is that the dog is with a professional and being trained 24/7. This service is only offered for select dogs with severe aggression or extreme fears and phobias. I offer a one week camp for $800 or a two week camp for $1,500. These prices include three follow up lessons held in the client's home or in a location that is necessary for continued rehabilitation. Phone Consultations - All existing clients are offered free phone consultations for the lifetime of the dog. 4 Paws Client Packet - All clients receive a free information packet. This packet includes many articles on dog behavior and step by step instructions for all the obedience techniques used during the lesson. Selection Service - If you are looking for a new 4 paw companion I will accompany you to a shelter or breeder to help you pick the perfect dog. Not every breed or every dog is suitable for your lifestyle. Having a professional assist you in selecting a dog that will fit in with your family or other fury family members is beneficial for a successful adoption or 'pick of the litter' Pricing varies depending on location. ----------------------------------------------------------- "Dogs should not complicate your life, they should compliment it" Karen Biddinger ----------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE ***PAYMENT METHODS ACCEPTED: CASH ONLY***

MondouCu

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  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Dawn is amazing! In such a short period of time she has helped my dog and I get over some pretty big hurdles. She has so much knowledge about anything from dog training to the dogs nutrition and is happy to share. Every time my dog and I have a training class we learn so much and she keeps us on our toes because at the end she will always ask us "What did you learn?!" My favorite thing about doing training with her is she's such an encourager! Sometimes I feel like I 'failed' but she always points out what my dog and I did well and helps us move along from there. We love her and are so thankful for all she does!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Brianna N.

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She gave us a ton of helpful information and tips for a very low rate. We were able to start using the knowledge to train our dogs easily. She is very flexible with schedules - I recommended her to my friends who also hired her. I recommend!

  • 48 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Defiance, OH 43512

Courtney H.

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After just one hour of Cheryl working with my dog, he was behaving better than ever! His barking around my apartment building has decreased drastically, and he's improving every day thanks to the training she gave both him and me! Great experience!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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LifeLine Service Dogs offers high quality training for dogs of all breeds. Using our knowledge of dogs' natural instincts and behaviors, we strive to bridge the gap of communication between man and man's best friend. Your dog no longer needs to be an added burden, but a wonderful best friend with depth of relationship. LifeLine offers training classes, one-on-one sessions, and facility based training for pets, search and rescue dogs, service dogs, detection dogs, therapy dogs, and much more. Please contact us for more information.

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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I have over 12 years of experience in veterinary medicine and more recently, behavior shaping/modification. I offer a variety of services including puppy training, re-shaping poor behaviors and separation anxiety. I work primarily with dogs and cats but I am always eager to expand my practice and willing to work with other species.

  • 32 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Battle Creek, MI 49037

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This is a unique dog training method that I created over 20 years ago. I have been training dogs for 36 years. Although I do have classes and private lessons available to local customers, my specialty is taking dogs into my facility for three weeks and sending home the perfect dog. In most instances, I return the dog to the owner's home, so that the training can be customized to a family and home environment. I have trained dogs, from Arizona, Ohio and Indiana to Colorado, Illinois (mostly Chicago), and Michigan. I am able to provide numerous references. I have been as far as Istanbul, Turkey, to teach this training method to other dog trainers.

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lowell, MI 49331

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We are one of the best dog-training schools in the country! We provide full obedience training for your dog, including any behavior modification your dog may need: jumping, barking, chasing, potty training, pulling on the leash, destructive behavior, aggression issues, running away, etc. Full service is available. We can do the training at our facility or at your home. One-on-one personalized training, group training, and boarding training are available. Check out our website and compare our training director expertise with others! Make sure you hire the best trainer you can find! We have over 20 years of professional training experience. We competed at international and world championship level, and we are captain of USA team for world championship, thus, we provide the best quality training available! We have competitive prices! Boarding for dogs is also available when you are leaving out of town. Our boarding for pets has beautiful country setting near the town. Owner lives on premises. We have 10 acres of land for nature walks, new state-of-the-art facility with air conditioning in summer and floor heat in winter time. We also have music for relaxation, and we have the biggest space per kennel per dog in Kent county, fenced-in yards for play times, and excellent service. Day care for dogs or doggy day care is also available, so your dog can come over during the day, make some friends, and have the time of their lives playing with their buddies. Feel free to check us out!

  • Holland, MI 49423

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We offer award-winning dog boarding service at Dogs Bay Country Club for Dogs. Guaranteed training and professional grooming services also available. We have a brand-new doggie daycare facility.

  • Allegan, MI 49010

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Duck Creek Kennels is a small breeding and training kennel in Allegan, MI. We offer in-home training classes for pet obedience. We also occasionally have Labrador Retriever puppies, and started dogs for pets, competition, and hunting companions.

  • Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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The Well Mannered Dog Center’s fantastic facility in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers outstanding dog daycare, boarding, dog classes and events. We offer dog daycare, boarding and classes in Grand Rapids. Dog lovers have a deep desire to talk dog and spend time with others who feel the same way. That is just what The Well-Mannered Dog Center was created to provide. The facility is designed to be used as a base for the many area dog training clubs, breed clubs, 4-H clubs and all citizens who enjoy the company of their canine companions. It’s a place to play, learn, compete, and network with dog-loving kindred spirits. During our daytime hours, we focus on canine daycare and exercising our boarding dogs. Our nights are filled with competitive action. Our indoor areas are large enough to simultaneously handle three separate training classes and a regulation-sized agility course. This translates into plenty of indoor space, so people can ‘drop in’ for a few hours in the evening for play, to practice, attend classes or even join a flyball league. Flyball is a furious relay sport for teams of four and their dogs. The competition is ‘ruff’ and is a great spectator sport as well. Dog Daycare When you are away from home, do you often worry about your canine companion alone waiting for you, and wish there was a dog daycare facility where they could receive some attention and healthy activity? At The Well-Mannered Dog Center of Grand Rapids, our dog daycare staff members are ready to tire out your pet, so you don’t have to. Our staff of canine professionals knows that dogs are social critters who crave interaction with people and other pets. At our dog daycare, canine play groups are matched to size and personality. Seventy-five clean and safe kennels provide feeding space and quiet rest time in between rollicking play periods in our large indoor and outdoor areas under the watchful eyes of our staff. We screen all prospective four-legged clients to ensure that they can get along with other dogs. We insist that dogs be spayed or neutered, current on their vaccinations, and on regular flea and tick maintenance programs. Pets found to be ill or with fleas will be quarantined and held for the day at an additional charge. Classes Beginning obedience dog classes are geared to our clients who want more control and a stronger team work bond with their companion canines. Our goal is to enable our clients to handle their dogs in all situations, indoor and outdoor, with confidence. Obedience dog classes are an excellent beginning step for having a well-mannered dog, and can serve as ground work towards advanced performance AKC and UKC competition dog classes. At The Well Mannered Dog of Grand Rapids, our obedience dog classes refine the control behaviors to a faithful level of execution. Beginning obedience dog classes are offered only in a group setting because we know that a group class will yield the best results, as it provides the distractions of the other clients and their companions. Agility dog class provides a positive approach to agility training. Control and accuracy will be emphasized while introducing you and your dog to AKC and international style obstacles. The well-mannered dog freestyle dog classes combine tricks and basic dog obedience to form a musical routine you and your dog perform together. Big or small, formal obedience skills or not, all dogs can do this! Freestyle is a great exercise and fun for both you and your canine partner. Whether you just want to have fun in your own living room, entertain at a local nursing home or get out and compete, freestyle dog classes are a great way to build a wonderful relationship with your dog with a focus on fun, fun, fun!

  • Allendale, MI 49401

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A balanced dog is a happy dog. We offer dog and puppy training, behavior modification, and aggression intervention. Love your dog, and love his behavior. We believe that dogs should behave at home and in public. We can help you reach these goals.

  • Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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Whiskers University has training for all stages of your dog’s development plus a wide variety of sports and activities. We offer personalized options to work on particular training needs or issues. Six-week group classes are also available for puppies, adolescent and adult dogs, advanced skills, agility, rally, and scentology. Whiskers University's trainers are highly qualified, each with their own unique talents and a thorough dedication to helping you achieve success at both ends of the leash. We service the West Michigan area.

  • 22 years in business
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49534

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I offer dog training. I work with families to keep their pets, from puppies to senior dogs, in their forever homes. I have background in obedience training. I have been teaching group and individual classes for 15 years. I am familiar with AKC, UKC, cgc, agility, rally, nose work, therapy dogs and service dogs. I structure lessons around what works for the dogs and their owners. I consider myself as a positive and motivational trainer. I motivate the dogs to do what we ask of them. I can train all breeds and sizes. I will teach control and correction when needed. Sometimes you have to control situations and break bad habits before new learning can be fun.

  • Holland, MI 49424

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I can help train your pet with the basics for obedience or we can help train your dog as a service dog.

  • 2 years in business
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Hello! If you are looking for a dog trainer, walker or pet sitter, you've found the right person. I love working with dogs, cats and other animals. I have experience caring for groups of dogs of different temperament and breeds. I have pet sit for families with multiple dogs and pets. I am comfortable working with both puppies and elderly dogs. I have worked with energetic, nervous, aggressive, dominant dogs and dogs with other temperaments. I provide canine services at customer's location, emphasizing on walking and behavior. If you have an energetic dog I can give walks and engage him/her with training and games. I am willing to travel to offer pet sitting services in the comfort of your pet's own home. I will work with you to find what is best for you and your pet.

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“Need a Dog Trainer for Obedience and Behavioral Modification”

Plainwell, MI

Dog training type
Obedience, Behavioral Modification
Dog age(s)
Puppy
Dog size
Large
Details
hi my name is karlee we got a doberman in the end of july ever since my dad got deployed to africa he has been showing signs of aggresion and has been going to the bathroom inside he has also been running away my dad said if hes not better by the time he gets home we will have to get rid of him
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“Need a Dog Trainer”

Vicksburg, MI

Dog training type
Behavioral Modification
Dog age(s)
3-4 years
Dog size
Large
Details
my dog is deaf / white boxer
$135
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“Need a Dog Trainer for 2 Dogs for Obedience and Behavior Modification”

Wyoming, MI

Dog training type
Obedience, Behavioral Modification
Dog age(s)
1-2 years, 3-4 years
Dog size
Medium, Large
Details
Apartment living dogs, both dogs cannot be off leash. Since being neutered in January, 3 year old husky/lab mix is showing aggression towards other male dogs.
$40
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