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Livonia Bird Dog Trainers

Browse these bird dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Livonia.

  • 16 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda H.
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Barb is wonderful and worth every penny! She is helping us with our Shih Tzu Abby and our Pit Bull King. She has empowered us with the skills to raise well trained dogs. A well trained dog is a dog well loved!

  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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She taught me how to teach Sarah Palin every thing she knows.. Anna real good dog trainer. Plus she is a good hard working person...

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.

Patty's Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie M.
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Patty is a fantastic dog trainer. She's extremely professional and personable. She was able to answer all of our questions and teach us useful techniques to train our dogs. While it's up to us to use those techniques regularly, Patty's given us the tools we need. We look forward to continuing working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer!

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jon A.
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Steve has been a great professional to work with throughout the training of our German Shepard. His training techniques have worked great, and has shown over the first 6 weeks of training. The results have been so successful, that we just signed a second contract for his level 2 training course. I would recommend Best of Friends Dog Training to anyone looking for an experienced dog trainer with results that work!

Motor City K9 Solutions LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ali B.
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Steve is an awesome trainer!! I thought it was too late to get my dog trained but sure enough it was a smooth course!! Definitely would and will recommend Motor city k9 solutions to anyone that wants to get there pups trained not to mention the prices are amazingly low you won’t be disappointed.

K9 AdvantEDGE
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Brittany G.
    Verified review

    Before I contacted K9AdvantEDGE I was at my wits end with my family dog. She was having such issues focusing and following commands. After her 2 week board and train with Tyler and Esther, Rooney was a completely different dog. I'm so pleased with the amount the two of them taught her. She is now one of the best behaving dogs in our neighborhood! If I ever get another dog they are the trainers I will be going back to!

    Tony the Dog Trainer
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Jesse B.
    Verified review

    We hired Tony because we had a vicious German Shepherd Dog and in 1 hour Tony broke our dog's willingness to attack anything and anyone. He is now calm submissive . Tony is an excellent dog trainer we highly recommend him.Tony said Ares was his hardest case to date. Thank you Tony we love you. You are very brave!

    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!!

    The Learning Dog Academy
    4.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jo A.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend this dog trainer. She agreed to travel to my son's home to accommodate his crazy work schedule.

    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!

    Tails Without Voices
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Robert C.
    Verified review

    Tiyanna's ability to train a service dog was excellent. Her dog KUF--worked with individuals who need to use wheelchair for mobility. KUF helped them while in and out of their chair making life easier. He was also a great companion to them while be their side. Mimi is our other dog who assists with service related therapy. As a smaller dog Tiyanna trained her to help stroke patients gain or increase the use of hands and arms affected by their stroke. Mini is a snuggle dog, fluffy and sweet with just the right temperament and training to help keep her friends in need get better. Tiyanna is an awesome trainer!!

    K9 AdvantEDGE
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Esther B.
    Verified review

    I've been having trouble with my dog pulling on the leash. Tyler showed me some tricks & gave me some great tips to keep her by my side on a loose leash. Not only was he great with my dog, but he was very nice & patient as he was helping me work towards a more well behaved dog. I highly recommend him.

    Julie M.
    Verified review

    Patty's trained both my dogs and they adore her, she has a wonderful way with animals. I would definitely recommend her.

    PRO K-9
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 17 years in business
    Kimberly S.
    Verified review

    My initial meeting with the trainer was excellent. She was very thorough and informative. She was very timely and accommodating. I was so confident in the service that I am seriously considering upgrading my package. I will definitely recommend Pro K-9 to anyone searching for a dog trainer.

    About

    "Coaching You & Your Dog To Control Your Dog's Behavior So You Win Every Time!" We are providing obedience training and behavior modification for over 30years. The K9 Coach trains, mentors and develops your ability as a dog owner to control your dog's behavior, so you win every time. In addition to obedience training for you and your dog, the K9 Coach will provide solutions like behavior modification, problem solving, and advanced training opportunities in tracking, scent discrimination, and protection, along with boarding specials, pet transport, and puppy procurement helping you find the perfect pet. Our professional services extend to providing trained dogs for the Michigan movie industry, and personally, Rick is registered with Macomb County as a canine expert witness. With over 30 years of experience coaching dogs, and their humans, you and your pet are sure to be a winning team!

    About

    Having a well trained. Obedience. Dog walking down the street and in public places

    • 18 years in business
    About

    Every dog that comes to me I do not give up on! No matter how easy or hard a dog is to train, I always do me best, keep my calm, and in the end I will succeed.

    About

    With the exception of two years in college, I've had dogs my whole life long, so it is second-nature to me to live with, care for, and train them. I've been through "obedience," "puppy school," etc. classes, with my own dogs, so I've been exposed to a the techniques used by a number of trainers. I'd call myself eclectic in my training approach, though I think that dogs, like people, require individualized approaches. In general, I think that dogs (again, like people) perform best when strong motivators are used to elicit desired behaviors.

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    • 23 years in business
    About

    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!!

    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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