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BusyPaws Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Hope W.
Verified review

Alex is very professional, prompt and I feel confident that once I place my dog in his hands, she will be well cared for by an experienced dog handler who cares for her like she is his own. Alex has a wide range of experience and is always willing to help with any problem. I highly recommend BusyPaws Dog Training.

Metro Detroit K-9 Training
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen A.
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Chelsea picked up my dog and trained her for 30 days. My dog came back like a different girl! She has a true love for what she does and I felt like our girl was in great hands! So glad we chose Sidekicks!

Ann Arbor Canine Coach, LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi I.
Verified review

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!!

Five Lakes Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Sue A.
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We in-board trained our newly adopted puppy with Sami ...our 75 pound puppy who was full of energy and had no manners! Her amazing way with animals and understanding of their behaviors is the key to her success. When we adopted Kade, we wanted a dog that can go anywhere with us and behave well in all situations. That is exactly what we have. We are complimented whenever we go out on his wonderful manners. I highly recommend Five Lakes Dog Training for all of your training needs. We are so proud of our sweet boy and all of his accomplishments. We couldn't have done it without Sami and Five Lakes.

Michigan Dog Training Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rose C.
Verified review

We attended some classes at MDT with Michael and Wendy in the summer of 2014. Our dog Casey has made leaps and bounds improvements in his behavior thanks to MDT!

Natalie H.
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Laurie definitely is a legit trainer. Everything I know about training and behavior modification I owe to her. Laurie is my aunt, so Ive picked up a lot of experience through watching classes, taking 4-H dog groups, showing. She definitely knows how to break it down to a teaching level. The dog training is definitely the easy part, it's re-training the owners. In a lot of ways, her sense of control with all animals has rubbed off on me and ultimately provided me with a long lived career in veterinary medicine. As tough as is its sometimes dealing with your pets at the times you just feel you can't live with them, you just have to work that much harder with them. Can't ever quit. Laurie taught me that. So take her courses, THEY WORK! She makes them fun and enjoyable for you, your family, and your pets. Plus you learn on how to make you dependent on praise and love for your dog than stuffing 100 treats daown their throats.

Happy Tails Too
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Alena F.
Verified review

My initial visit with Kathy was awesome, she really helped me with the behavioral problems with my dog, and I enrolled in her dog class as well as having her come to my home. She noticed interactions that i never noticed that i do with my dog. (i ask questions to my dog not commands!!) Otis will be a better dog for going thru training with her. well worth the money for the home visit and the 6 week class.

  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Taylor W.
Verified review

Amazing experience. Great communication and trust that my dog would be in good care and learn daily. Highly recommend. My pup and i are happy and healthy thanks to this training!

Haley L.
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Amanda is reliable and responsibile with a passion for animals. She treats my animals like they are her own. I would highly recommend Amanda as a caretaker for your furry friends!

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Included in my cost if a guarantee I will not leave until my cutomer is satisfied with the training their dog is getting. I always make sure my work is 110%. I provide several dicferent methods unlike most trainers because each dog learns better by a different method.

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I am a certified dog trainer, but I love animals, so I am willing to do other jobs as well. I have experience with special needs pets as well.

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I want all of my clients to feel powerful with the tool I show them. If you have a tea cup Chihuahua or a Tibetan mastiff, I want you to be in control no matter what and feel safe wherever you go.

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I've worked around dogs for years since I was young, so they are pretty much second nature to me. I have a strong love and passion for animals.

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We are providing quality grooming services by a graduate of Michigan School of Canine Cosmetology. Dog obedience training is provided by a certified pet dog trainer. Pet photography is provided, ranging from traditional portrait to creative and altered looks.

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I clean houses everything inside walls, edges,doors and for the payment I have to take a look at your house and give you an exact price!!! Thank you!!!

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Every dog is different; therefore, every training plan needs to be implemented differently to fit your dog's individual needs!

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Does your dog jump, chew, bark, run away, have bad manners, or, even worse, have aggression? My in-home training offers basic obedience and help with solving everyday issues. Not every human learns the same, and not every dog learns the same, so we find the training methods that are best for you and your dog.

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3 Steps Dog Training provides one-on-one, in-home dog training in Milford, Michigan and the surrounding cities. We use positive techniques to train and solve basic problems such as house training, jumping, biting, chewing, pulling on the leash, etc. Hours of operation are Mondays to Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with occasional weekends and evening hours available.

  • 3 years in business
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I offer basic obedience, advanced obedience, AKC canine good citizen, beginning of service dog work, and beginning agility.

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We bring over 30 years of experience in canine care, handling and training to our customers' doorway. We are offering assistance in understanding your canines' physical and emotional needs, with a wealth of information.

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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Need a Dog Obedience Trainer

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    He's a terrier, and he lives up to the reputation thus far. He's eleven weeks old--I just got him--and want to get him off on the right foot fast.
  • $350
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Romulus, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    He is not fully house broken and will still go to the bathroom wherever he pleases.
  • $80
    Average price
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