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Drama Dog Training LLC
from 121 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 325 hires on Thumbtack
Krystle E.
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Mary was fantastic to work with! My boyfriend and I have a 10 month old Australian shepherd (Jolene) who we were having some communication brakedown issues with. Mary did at home visits with us and taught us so many helpful skills. We almost immediately saw a change in our little Jolene. The training style she uses is positive and has brought so much good energy into our home. We learned things we will use forever! I couldn't be more satisfied! I would recommend her to anyone looking for help with their dog. We enjoyed the training so much that we hope to start working on agility with Jolene and will most likely be having Mary start us out on that journey! Can't thank you enough, Mary!

Salty’s Dog Training
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal B.
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We’ve worked with trainers before, but Jeannie explained things and worked with us differently than what we’d experienced before. And her methods work! It got our little dogs’ attitudes under control moreso than I had thought possible. She worked almost exclusively with us (the pup parents) as opposed to the dogs, which I guess just goes to show that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners. Well, we had a lot to learn. Highly recommended. Worth every penny!

4 Paws, LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna F.
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We have been through 6 trainers for our aggressive dog, it seemed like we weren't getting anywhere and we were at wits end. Karen is number 7. Lucky number 7 it seems. We are amazed after one session. We worked with her for a little over two hours our first session and already understood why she is the one that really knows how to figure our dog out. We didn't believe we would ever be able to keep Ellie due to her extreme fear aggression, but now we have hope for her.

from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karel M.
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I have worked with other trainers for almost 20 years. They taught me how to get my dog to "sit", but not much else. Dawn's level of experience, knowledge & understanding of dogs continually blows my mind. Every single week, I walk away with new information. Dawn dives into the "why" of the dogs behavior, and teaches the owner how to understand & communicate with their dogs at a deep level. Best money I've ever spent!

West Michigan K9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kelly Y.
Verified review

Steve has helped us make huge gains with our dogs. We are working with him on training one for S&R and one for protection. We have tried other trainers in the past but Steve stood out from the rest and worked with us as well so we knew how to properly train our pups. You certainly won't regret working with WMK9!

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meggan L.
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I have a rescue German shepherd, he was found severely emaciated running the streets of Miami. I tried numerous trainers and techniques with no luck getting a handle on his reactivity towards other dogs (barking, lunging aggressively, almost dragging me down) and his "taste" for cats! I think he may have had to hunt one down for food during his life on the streets. He almost broke through my windows trying to go after my neighbors cat. That's when I knew I needed the help of a true professional! No YouTube videos were going to help me. I noticed a difference in Rex's reactivity towards other dogs in just 2 training sessions! Mike not only trains the dog but he trained me as well! I had been giving my dog a lot of cues that I didn't even notice I was doing. Now I can comfortably walk Rex and even have him coexisting happily with two dachshunds who are now his "baby dogs" who he loves to take care of. He now will walk by the neighbors cat no problem and abide by my commands! This has given me such confidence and an interest in dogs that now I am looking into competition obedience and tracking with my lovable Sheppy! Thanks talon k9!!

Dog Trainer
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Holly N.
Verified review

We are only two sessions into training with Tony, but our dog has already improved so much! We can see so much better behavior from her and are on our way to understanding how to maintain this good behavior. Tony is great at understanding our dogs behavior, good and bad, and identifying the steps we need to take to enforce the good. He is patient with both us and the dog, and helpful with any questions that we have had along the way. Not only does he come right to you but is with you in the real world, walking the dog and introducing her to other dogs. I am very happy I chose to go with Tony as my dog trainer and am excited to see where we can go from here!

Shanna K.
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We just had a newborn baby and it has been a struggle keeping our high energy, fur-baby happy. I looked into dog walking businesses and all were way out of our budget so I'm so glad I found Kelsey as she is excellent, reliable and super flexible and understanding. Best of all, my pup adores her. I highly recommend Kelsey if you are looking for a dog walker/trainer. :)


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