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Kalamazoo Dog Trainers

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Pawsitive K-9 Obedience
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Judy A.
Verified review

Since this is our first experience with an obedience/dog trainer with (2) Austrailian Shepherds which were rescused from a puppy mill earlier, we were very impressed with Angie's knowledge and experience with dogs. Angie definitely was on time and spent considerable time explaining specific situations and educating us as owners as well as working with the dogs. We look forward to meeting with Angie again on April 22. And I am sure my sister, Pat and I, including Cider and Lucy, will learn many good pointers from Angie.

MondouCu
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kayla W.
Verified review

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!

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Fuzz Buckets Pet Sitting
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Scott K.
Verified review

A wonderful and caring dog sitter. Will be a customer for life.

The Dog Thinks What?
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Terri Z.
Verified review

I'd like to preface this review with an apology to the reader. It’s a bit long. I strongly believe that if you are going to trust someone with a member of your family, you have to arm yourself with as much information as possible in order to choose the RIGHT trainer :-) Carrie is an amazing dog behaviorist! My bratty 3 yr old pitbull (Anabel) spent 14 days in her home as a board & train. I was fairly nervous about sending my beloved dog to a stranger for 2 weeks, but from the moment that I met Carrie I was completely at ease and trusted that she would take good care of Anabel. Needless to say, she did not disappoint. I was so impressed with her results that I purchased a package of 4 in-home sessions to help with my old Spaniel. Both purchases were worth every penny & I'd use her again in a hearbeat. Her prices are way beyond reasonable, especially considering how experty she is ;-) During the board & train I was getting daily communication on Anabel's progress as well as her general mood. This was a godsend, because if you're anything like me, 14 days away from your baby is torture! Carrie sent me daily texts, pics & even videos. The before & after video she made was crazy amazing! Anabel came home with her same goofy personality, but now she was OBEDIENT! Super cool :-) For our in-my-home sessions, not only did she work with my dogs, but she trained me as well. Carrie gave me the information & tools I needed to be an effective pack leader. She is an absolute wealth of knowledge on dog behaviors, their thought processes & how the human pack leader can use this information to have happy & healthy dogs. Her schedule is extremely flexible & she always figured out a way to work with my fairly rigid work hours. Also, these sessions never felt rushed. She took her time to explain things to me (often more than once) and never gave me the sense that she was "on the clock", like, "ok, your hour is up." If we were working on a new challenge, she made sure we finished the lesson & that my endless questions were answered, even if time ran over. She's very chill like that. One of the best things about Carrie is that she is straight forward with you, but in a compassionate manner. You get no BS from her. As in, if you're doing something that is causing negative reactions in your dogs (which I was, unknowingly), she will give you constructive criticism & then teach you how to fix it without making you feel like a dummy! I can't say enough good things about this lady. It’s quite obvious that Carrie loves what she does as she is without a doubt BRILLIANT at it!!

Salty’s Dog Training
4.4
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Silvana D.
Verified review

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!!!

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.

Playing Fur Keeps LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Stephanie G.
Verified review

Casey is wonderful! Her connection with dogs (animals in general, really) is amazing. She is very knowledgeable and willing to bend over backwards to help with training. (Both me AND my dogs!!!) Any questions I had were responded to very quickly, and that didn't end when my sessions were complete. I would definitely recommend Playing Fur Keeps to anyone looking for help with their pets!

  • New on Thumbtack
Karen A.
Verified review

Best GSD puppies around! They also offer fabulous training for all types of situations.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Our focus and commitment is this: Helping improve dog and owner communication through positive and effective training techniques. I am available by appointment for in-home training sessions to work on behavior issues you may be experiencing with your dog. We also offer dog and puppy training classes during the summer months.

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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!

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My prices are cheaper than most and I take my work very seriously

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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a Dogs Lovely and I'm very good with dogs and I like to take dogs on walks and played with dogs

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a professional dog groomer (dogs only) with 5 years of experience. I also walk dogs and will pet sit animals of any kind.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We will be your buddies' buddy while your gone. Animals are an integral part of our lives so we understand how hard it is to leave them. We will treat them like our own with love and attention.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I know that it is very important to walk, love and feed dogs daily, and due to work schedules/vacations, owners can't always be there. That's when I come in. I love dogs.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I would love to walk, play and bring your small dogs to the park. I offer half or full hour service for $8 per hour rate. I have my own little Yorkie.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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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I am certified through the United States Department of Labor. I also earned and successfully completed pet care service tech program. I have worked with a variety of dogs, everything from a 7-pound toy poodle to an over 100-pound Great Dane. I use positive training methods and provide healthy structures.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We train with the high standards of Akc Hunt testing and obedience as well as confirmation

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