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Mount Pleasant Puppy Trainerss

Browse these puppy trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Mount Pleasant.

4 Paws, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Brent M.
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Karen did a great job with our puppy. Very informative and easy to work with.

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

Dawn is a fabulous instructor. She is so knowledgeable and commands such a comfortable assertion with my puppy that is still warm and friendly, but still puts my dog and I at ease when working with her. She believes strongly in positive reinforcement (both with dogs and owners, haha!). She is timely and comes to each private session very prepared. She is also always available when I have questions outside of our classes. It has made obedience so easy and my dog super happy. We always look forward to her next visit. I strongly suggest working with her. You'll see the difference after the first visit.

Kaybees K9 Training
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Diane G.
Verified review

My experience with Kaybees K9 Training has been very positive and rewarding. Her approach to training is thorough and precise. I recommend Kaybees whenever I can.

Pretty Puppies Grooming
5.0
from 1 review
    Brendon R.
    Verified review

    Tonia at Pretty Puppies is absolutely fantastic. Norman always has a good time and we love the care she showed.

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    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

    • 3 years in business
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    We stand out because our training for the dogs, stands out.

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    We are very family orientated and easy going! We travel to our clients, or do it at our facility, whichever works best for you and your canine friend!

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    I train and show working border collies. I work with people's pets on basic obedience similar to group classes but in a private setting. I have multiple titles on dogs in many different events. Soon (2015-2016), we will be moving to offer boarding, board and train, group classes, and private classes at our own training facility.

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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).

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    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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    Monkeyshine Kennels breeds championship-quality GSPs that are proven on the field trial circuit. We offer training for starting that special puppy to putting the finishing touches on your dog, from introduction to birds and guns to being steady to wing and shot. We are full-time training facility for all pointing breeds, specializing in gun dogs and field trial dogs. Dogs that are trained by us rank in the top dogs in the country and have all received national recognition. Our success on the field trial circuit and with our hunting clients speaks for itself. We train. Don't complain.

    • 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.

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    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.

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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!

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    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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I am really great around both dogs and cats. I am able to put any animal at ease when they are around me. I have even gotten a police dog who was on duty to lay on his back for belly rubs and was told that has never happened.

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    KK provides in-home training, consulting, and the much needed advice for many owners who need help in understanding their canine partners. We also provide dog sitting in our home. We offer consultations on behavior, nutrition, health and understanding. She has been to numerous clinics on dog behavior. Her most beneficial being the clinics held by a Canadian trainer. In order for you and your dog(s) to have a successful relationship, you need to understand how a dog thinks and what he/she needs. This is something we would love to help with. There's nothing better than a "talking dog."

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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.

    • 9 years in business
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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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?
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