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Lansing Dog Trainers

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  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Karl F.
Verified review

Anna and her team have been extremely capable and professional in identifying and applying the training requirements for our family hound dog. We could not be more satisfied with the whole Canine CoPilots Training Dog Training experience---kudos to Ann and her team. Karl & Andrea

Salty’s Dog Training
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mark C.
Verified review

Jeannie responded within 30 minutes of submitting our thumbtack post and was at our house 5 hours later working with our family/dog on her training methods. Her process was a good mix of instruction and hands on training. We could instantly see the results with our lab puppy. Her process was simple and effective. In addition to the training, she also made recommendations on everything from socialization to leash options to toys and treats. We look forward to future follow up sessions after we've had time to work on the training methods we've learned.

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.

Five Lakes Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary Sue A.
Verified review

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.

Arrow Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Angela B.
Verified review

I have taken several Nosework classes with Dawn along with a therapy dog class. She is patient and kind but straightforward about how to improve your relationship with your dog, be a better handler, and improve your training skills. My fearful Rottie is so much happier and more confident now that she been doing Nosework with Dawn. And that has given me the confidence to do more with her. I couldn't be happier with the results!

Natalie H.
Verified review

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.

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

About

  • 23 years in business
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I take pride in working with all dogs I teach. I'm passionate about getting the lines of communication open between Canine and Pet Parent. I want the dog to look up their owner for Guidance and not be an unruly dog. We all need to teach our Dogs Boundaries, Limitation and Rules and make everyone Happy. I will continue my services with a client til I feel they are confident in keeping up the training on their own. I guarantee My Services, if your Unhappy I will come back and give you 2 more sessions FREE!!

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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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Fair prices and quality work. I enjoy making new pet friends.

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Do you dream of having the perfect dog? Does your dog have issues with chewing, biting, jumping up, marking, or even aggression, fear or obsession? Are you frustrated and don't know what do do next? Canine Leadership can help. Canine Leadership is a dog rehabilitation and leadership training service that provides the owners with a proper understanding of pack mentality and leadership in order to help behavior issues. By having a professional come to your house, the unwanted behavior can be addressed where it is needed the most.

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

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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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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 walk and feed dogs. I can clean up and make homes look good, and I make beds and baby sites. I also wash.

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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 an honest, reliable, hardworking, flexible individual who can do a long list of services. I am a fast learner. I am a graduate of Georgetown University. Sorry, spartans!

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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.

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.

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?

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Trainer

Kalamazoo, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    I am about to acquire an english mastiff. I am interested in starting it off as early as possible. My only problem is my work schedule. I do have at least 1 day off a week through the end of January. Just not set days or times .

Need a Dog Trainer

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    3-4 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    Major thing is to teach her to not dash out of the door.
  • $40
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Assistance / disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Medium, Other (Rescue case rehabilitation)
  • Details
    Young puppy around 3 to 4 months old, female, unfixed, shepard lab mix I assume. Timid around strangers, has been aggressive once, and I just get the feeling the prior owners have hit her. Very smart, learns fast, but I am mentally disabled with bipolar disorder so the patience and confidence i need to make this training successful doesn't come naturally to me so we are struggling. She would make the perfect best friend and service dog for me, and if I can gain confidence, she could give me my life back. As of now I can barely leave my house anymore... Yet, I see a possible future, for me and little Willow, of traveling to see disabled kids and the elderly, christmas events, and possibly even to schools to teach about service dogs, who knows. I just don't even know where to begin. We travel by city bus, so transportation is a little difficult. If the provider cannot come to me, we can try to set something up.
  • $40
    Average price
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