Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.
Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.
Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.
Browse these guard dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Grand Rapids.
I got an email response right away to my request for a dog trainer to work with me at home. Mary was professional and transparent about her training options, fees and potential schedule. I've had two sessions so far - I signed up for a four session package. She emails a detailed lesson recap the next day so you don't have to remember or take notes during the session - a big plus, in my opinion. She also texts, which is convenient. I am over-the-top impressed! Mary can get my dog to do things I never thought possible in so short a time. It is obviously me who needs the training! So we are working on that. Mary is personable, encouraging and a real pro at this. I'm extremely pleased with her service.
Jeannie is really great! I absolutely love her approach to dog training... because it ACTUALLY WORKS ... yay!!! I've taken my dogs to other trainers... and I just ended up wasting my money because it covered the symptoms... and we never go to the root of the problem. Jeannie actually teaches the why AND how... LOVE IT! I definitely recommend her!!!
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.
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!
I sent my dog here to be trained for personal protection. I must say I was amazed with the work these guys put in! They made sure I got everything I wanted out of my dog. I would recommend WMK9 to anyone looking for someone that trains dogs out of love & passion. Not to get a paycheck.
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!!
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!
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. :)
Having trained several dogs of different breeds, I understand the difference in temperaments, a well as other factors.