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Phoenix Dog Care & Training
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Julie W.
Verified review

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
Heidi M.
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Anna is professional in every way and very knowledgeable about Dog Training and bringing out the best in your dog. I would highly recommend Anna to anyone looking to push their dogs expectations!!

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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
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!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
Verified review

Had a great experience with Paws Around Motown. They took very good care of my dog at home while I was away for a long weekend! Would recommend them and plan on using them again. Thanks for the love you gave her!

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
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Angela P.
Verified review

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.

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

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine B.
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We hired Desiree to walk and play with our high energy 49 pound dog. We could tell at our initial home visit she was a perfect fit. Our dog never left her side. Very professional, very organized, very very caring. Will be using her service exclusively.

Sidekick Canine Training
4.4
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Maureen A.
Verified review

Chelsea picked up my dog and trained her for 30 days. My dog came back like a different girl! She has a true love for what she does and I felt like our girl was in great hands! So glad we chose Sidekicks!

Motor City K9 Solutions LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jay L.
Verified review

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!

Tony the Dog Trainer
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie D.
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I was very happy with Tony's training techniquies. I trust him with my pups and in my home. I loved the calm and confident energy that he has when working with dogs that aren't even his own. I would highly recommend him for training your dog for any need at all. I have a very large Great Pyreneese with some food agression and it has beeen amazing to see what just understanding the dog mantality will do for improving the living situation with you and your family dog.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!

  • 31 years in business
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
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sally M.
Verified review

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

  • 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!

  • 4 years in business
About

I love dogs and dogs love me. I'm a careful teenager who loves dogs. They will have water and good treatment but good dogs go to the park and play.

About

Have fun team building with your canine partner! With Debbie, you can have fun learning: - Foundations/fundamentals for agility teamwork - Agility sequencing/handling (all levels) - Specialized agility skill classes (learning and mastery) - Fundamentals for obedience (puppies and adult dogs) - Rally obedience Training philosophy: Debbie believes that relationship value and relationship building are key building blocks in a solid training program. Her goal is to build a dog/handler team (with her own dogs and for her students) that is confident, communicating, connected and collaborative (synergized!). This is achieved via positive reinforcement training and techniques coupled with motivation/drive, enthusiasm, understanding, clarification and most of all, fun. This leads to a well-connected partnership between you and your dog.

About

Lucky Dog offers a supervised play with other dogs. Daycare can be everyday or once in a while. The luxury boarding includes all-day daycare. We have veterinary technicians on staff and offer medical boarding at the regular boarding price. Lucky Dog offers a do-it-yourself grooming (all you need to provide is the dog) as well as professional grooming services.

About

I was named the top pet trainer in the great lakes area for PetSmart stores.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Trainer

Howell, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    Multigenerational home...6 yr dog in home also..with her own bad habits
  • $80
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Troy, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs), Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    Multi dog home, with fearful dogs, one with anxiety, one dog is in protection training, one has bitten before
  • $85
    Average price
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