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Phoenix Dog Care & Training
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 44 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.

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

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Club Canine of Michigan
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan C.
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This will be on going training for my Pup...Jessica quickly identified what was needed and saw and made me aware of some behavior issues but put me on the right track. Cant wait till the next session :-)

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  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry R.
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Excellent and caring sitter for our 8 week old puppy, very happy with the first time.

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
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Ann P.
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We have a Great Dane puppy and when she was about 6 to 7 months old she started to display some rough/mildly agressive behavior. We tried other training methods, but our Vet recommended Dave at K9. After an evaluation our puppy started 2 weeks of behavior training. The difference was amazing, we are very happy with the results. Our puppy is now 18 months old and just under 100 lbs and we have continued with K 9 for daycare. She loves the people at K9 and the socialization with the other dogs.

Motor City K9 Solutions LLC
5.0
from 6 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!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Friendly on the phone, Scheduled classes in the future, gave me a competitors name who will work with my young puppy until he's old enough for them. Thats how you get a customer

Diamond Dog
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Monique T.
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Mr. Cooper explained what we would be receiving with the dog training sessions.

The Learning Dog Academy
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Corrie B.
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As first time dog owners, we would be lost without the Learning Dog Academy and Delores. Delores was a master at leading us through what to do with a new puppy. She customized a training plan for us based on our goals, life style, and individual needs. Having that specific training schedule made our transition with our puppy, Niko, made progress so much faster than a group class, and cost us less money in the long run. In addition, our whole family has learned and progressed together with sessions at our own home! Delores also has a wonderful style that makes us feel open about asking questions and is a joy to work with. I would very highly recommend the Learning Dog Academy!

K9 AdvantEDGE
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dave E.
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Tyler has trained my yellow lab for over a year now. I have yet to meet a trainer that cares more for his customer ( canine and human). Beware though, there's a good chance that your dog will end up liking Tyler more than she does you.

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

  • 31 years in business
April T.
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Working with Brittany has been great, even after the training she is still assisting me when I have questions. Very informative and patient with not only Lady, but me and the kids as well.

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

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I have 20 years of experience in dog grooming, boarding and training. I am open during Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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I specialize in animal behaviors and have much experience with the study of animals and pets especially dogs.

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We are providers of personal pet training and other pet care services in Saint Clair and Macomb counties. Group classes are held as well.

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I am an experienced martial artist who is currently training and teaching people of all ages, genders, life styles and physical conditions. I enjoy witnessing the development and progress of my students. When I have a chance, I enjoy playing with and walking the dogs of my friends.

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Services we offer: - Individualized dog training to meet your lifestyle needs - Doggy daycare and extended stay We offer doggy daycare and extended dog sitting services in my home. The rate is $20 to $30 per day. Visitation to your home is by special request, and pricing varies upon the needs. We offer private dog training in your home or public place, new puppy lifestyle training, behavior issues correction, and general obedience. Our rates vary by needs, but start at $50 and up per session. We are serving metro Detroit, Flint, and Lapeer.

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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 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.

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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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