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Lincoln Park Dog Trainers

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Phoenix Dog Care & Training
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Julie W.
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Jesse is not only nice and easy to talk to, she makes her training techniques easy to understand. She obviously knows and loves dogs. I trust her with my puppies training. Am very happy.

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Club Canine of Michigan
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachel K.
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Jessica was a miracle worker with our pomsky Miney. She came and picked her up and spent the next 10 days training her. Miney has come home a completely different dog. Jessica is an animal expert like I've never seen before. She has an ability to tap into exactly what the dog and the owner needs to have a successful training experience. When she brought Miney back she gave me an extensive worksheet on everything about my dog and a complete breakdown of everything I need to do to insure that her training continues successfully at home. I'm completely blown away and would highly recommend Jessica to anyone with any dog training or boarding needs. I cannot thank her enough for all of her help with Miney!

Clever Canine Dog Training
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We have just begun puppy training but came away knowing this was a very positive experience for both the dogs and their owners. They let the puppies teach each other. What a concept! Amazing how well that works. There are several trainers around to help direct and instruct. We definitely recommend Clever Canine Dog Training.

  • 11 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce O.
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Extremely professional. My dog is behaving so much better. I would recommend to everyone

Patty's Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
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Patty is awesome! She gave us the tools and knowledge to start raising a happy and healthy pup. What we've learned is that dog training is more about human training. Patty gives you all the tools and then it's up to you and your family to implement these practices into your everyday interaction with your furry friend. Our pup Yoshi is happier! We can really see the difference since Patty came into the picture.

Motor City K9 Solutions LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jay L.
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My experience with the Motor City K-9 Solutions was pretty amazing they were very detail with the structure of the program how it worked willing to answer any questions whenever I had them to make sure I was aware of what was going on at any time of the training. They even offered structure payments for me to fit into my budget which allowed me to get dogs trained sooner than later without an extra strain of a big payment. I recommend anyone and everyone to Motor City K-9 Solutions for all your dog training needs they get 2 Paws up from us!

Owana Dog Training Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Susan Bican Kozora
    Verified review

    James has a great way with animals! He knew exactly what to do to get our dogs into the behavior modes we needed. We had great training and he gave us a lot of exercises to do and commands to help us continually train our dogs. I highly recommend him for any type of training! He also makes himself available through Facebook and texts with follow up questions and issues.

    Dog's Way Training Club
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Susan T.
    Verified review

    Have not started training yet, but was very impressed with the professionalism, their response, and his dog. Looking forward to working with th m.

    • 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!

    Paws Down Pet Care
    3.3
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Sally M.
    Verified review

    Kasie is very gentle with the dogs and yet she is firm with them.

    My Hero Dog Training
    3.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    AJ G.
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    I have been taking lessons with My Hero and I have ,earned an quite a bit from Roz's technique and knowledge. I highly recommend them for Agility and Obedience training.

    • 18 years in business
    • 17 hires on Thumbtack
    Renee C.
    Verified review

    Bonny is very knowledgeable and experienced and you can tell she loves dogs. She gave me very thorough instruction on training my dog. She is patient and understanding and knows that every dog is different and she tailors her lessons based on the dog and myself. I would hire her again in a minute - highly recommended!

    Closet of Olive
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Christopher D.
    Verified review

    What a wonderful woman. I was in a major bind and needed somebody quick. I had never used thumbtack before and this was a great first experience. I highly recommend Angie to anyone!!

    • 11 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a licensed Veterinary technician that spends time with animals all day. Your furry loved one could not be in better hands! I love making your pets happy and make sure they have everything they need while your are gone!

    About

    We teach classes for your family and dog. We teach everyone to communicate. We also prove your dog needs jobs.Your family and dog will Thank you for attending our programs.We are not people that run classes.We are trainers that change your dog's life.We are referred by Veterinary​ and pet professionals.If you're not learning and having fun, your in the wrong place.We take your daily life and train you and your dog to live a great life with our programs. We enjoy when you finish a class and go wow. We love the excitement of all ages coming and learning.Being a Trainer that is different from other trainers. We set out to keep learning,We believe in listening to you and enjoy showing you what a wonderful pet you might own.

    About

    I am willing to do almost anything you require. I can house-sit. I can pet sit. I can do yard work and even help with house work. I am a very hard worker and make sure everything is done the best it can be! I have transportation and am very flexible.

    • 17 years in business
    About

    Because I put extra effort & care into everything I do. I astonish & amaze my employers with my work ethic and skill. I like meeting new animals, mainly dogs. I'm always excited to take care & study a pure bred dog that I have not met before. They bring joy to my life because I'm able to relate to dogs very well.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I love the animals

    About

    I have been training people and their dogs for over 40 years. A lot of great dogs and clients have crossed my path in life. Currently, I work as a trainer for Paws With A Cause, but I am looking on adding a few limited clients. I had owned a large dog training/doggy daycare in Toledo area for 20 years before I moved to Michigan.

    About

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

    About

    If you are looking for animal care, walking animals, caring for babies and children, and cleaning houses/apartments, I got you covered. I'm a very a fast learner.

    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.

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