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Midland Dog Trainers

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Kaybees K9 Training
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
Verified review

We have an unpredictable dog that we didn’t know how to deal with. We’ve been with Kaybees for 4 yrs now and they provide many services to train us as well as our dog Layla. I highly recommend them!

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!

Annie's Shepherds
5.0
from 1 review
    Christina S.
    Verified review

    your dog is vary good looking and hopeing that my girl will soon breed with him vary good looking dog

    About

    K9 Training is a dog training school, offering the following: * dog training for basic obedience * service dogs * dog protection training * K9 equipment * dog leashes * training collars * dog behavior and dog care tips * gun dog training We've been established since 1981.

    About

    This is a basic obedience program for you and your dog. Sit, down, stay, and come, either on leash or off leash, will be gone over during the program. I also will assist you with any behavior issues that you might be having with your dog, such as destroying property, inappropriate pottying, refusal to obey, or any other issue that has become a problem for you. I will come to you once a week for four weeks in a row. The first session is usually 1 1/2 to two hours, and the sessions after that are dependent on how well you and the dog are doing with the lesson. I give the program to you in written form on the first visit, so you have each lesson at your fingertips for review. I take phone calls at any time during the program for assistance with any problem you might be having. I provide dog training for dogs that have owners who care.

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    We offer dog walking and in-your-home dog care. We feed and walk your dog when you are at work or on vacation. Dogs prefer their own home instead of a kennel cage.

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    I get things done that others refuse or can't do. I will come to you and do things, including small engine and dog training (behavior).

    • 9 years in business
    About

    I offer in-home dog training, from basic to advanced sit, stay, come, leave it and off leash heel. I also offer canine good citizen testing, all done at a park near you! I do pet sitting for while you are away or just at work! I have over 12 years of experience working with all breeds, from big to small and all done at a price you can afford. The prices go by what you would like to be done and where you are located.

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    I have four dogs of my own, a beagle, chocolate lab, dachshund, and pitbull. I showed dogs for six years and worked with all types of different breeds. I showed in obedience, showmanship, and agility. I am comfortable with any breed and any attitude they may have!

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    I train dogs who need basic obedience training and behavior training because it is important to me that people understand that there is no need to become frustrated when your dog does not listen to you. The second biggest reason that people get rid of their pets is because they do not know how to go about training their dogs. This is where I come in. I can help teach you the basic of dog training, giving you the opportunity to train your dog on your own. This is important to me because there are already too many unwanted pets on the street, and we need to eradicate this problem by educating people how to train their pets. Please give me a shout out if you are interested.

    About

    Behavior is modified by what happens before and after a behavior of concern. It does not matter which animal, only the correct identification of the behavior's function and the consistency of the outcome which follows. I am a licensed professional and the State of Michigan designates my education as Behavior Specialist I am passionate about my work because it provides hope and relief to pet owners and a happier relationship for their pets and for them.

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    I put dedication and creativeness into my work I like the people and the friendliness of all the people

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    I watch dogs. I train them. I groom them. I feed them. I walk them and more. Plus, I cut grass, and I trim grass.

    • 13 years in business
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    I have the ability to adapt training strategies for each individual canine and human partner. I use balanced training strategies. I like watching my clients build a relationship with their canine partner.

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    DogHaven Ranch currently offers in-home training consultations or private one-on-one consultations here at the Ranch! Please feel free to visit our website and read some of the testimonials of clients that Ryan has worked with in the past! Please call today to schedule your appointment!

    About

    Sit, Stay, Smile Dog Training has 2 years experience training psychiatric service dogs, training dogs through basic obedience as well as advance basic obedience, participation and evaluation of numerous Canine Good Citizens tests (CGC Test). JJ offers affordable rates along with customizable training options. As a dog trainer, I am able to help educate dog owners in order to better understand the behaviors, needs, and communication skills of their dogs. I am also able to help change, create, or strengthen a relationship between dog and dog owner. The very best part has got to be training dogs alongside their owners through challenges to success with smiles on their faces!

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    I am providing cleaning service/dog walking service to working parents (of children or animals) while studying to take the MI bar exam!

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    Seven years of experience working with dog of all ages. Also, one year of experience as a Holistic Nutritionist for dogs. Offer beginner training, advanced training, and training for dog and human aggressive dogs. Training dogs is more than just getting a dog to obey his/her owner,it is creating a bond with the dog and owner. The more dogs I train the less that are likely to end up in a shelter due to behavior.

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    • 6 years in business
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    Patience is key. Patience with both kids/adults, as well as with the horse/pony. Good things can be rushed, great things require time. I pride myself in being patient, kind, and forgiving. It is much easier to create a "pretty picture" correctly from day 1, than trying to fill in the holes left behind from others. Seeing progress! From a first time rider to a colt's first real ride, the satisfaction of seeing it all come together is astonishing.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    We stand out because our training for the dogs, stands out. Yes we enjoy all that is beautiful. And an animal is a beautiful thing.

    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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