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Browse these puppy trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Royal Oak.

Phoenix Dog Care & Training
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 41 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
Taylor H.
Verified review

Anna has been absolutely amazing! She is so understanding and so realistic about training. My dog has only been with her a little over a week and she has kept in great contact with me about his improvements. Highly recommend her service! Not only a great trainer but just a very reasonable person :)

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Larry R.
Verified review

Excellent and caring sitter for our 8 week old puppy, very happy with the first time.

Sit Means Sit
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
Verified review

Sit Means Sit changed our life!! 2 years ago we purchased an American Bull dog puppy who we thought would be a bundle of fun. I never thought such a sweet face would turn out to be a nightmare. Not only did she try to attack my little dog she also was just to out of control and strong to manage. I met Nick at a previous office I worked at and called him right up. They came out and I sent Bella away for 1 week and that's all it took for them to transform her into what we expected from her. The trainers have been nothing but a blessing and I tell everyone how amazing Sit Means Sit is. We will never have another dog without them. Its the best feeling in the world to have everyone tell me how well behaved my puppy is. My husband and I only use the best! Thank u Sit Means Sit!

Clever Canine Dog Training
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Ann P.
Verified review

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.

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!

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!

    • 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.

    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!

    K9 AdvantEDGE
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dave E.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 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!

    About

    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.

    About

    Dog ownership is a difficult and a demanding full-time job. We help lighten your load with our dog walking and personalized socialization training services because we know you have many responsibilities to handle. Whether you've got a difficult dog or just a cooped up pooch, we can help.

    About

    Does your dog jump, chew, bark, run away, have bad manners, or, even worse, have aggression? My in-home training offers basic obedience and help with solving everyday issues. Not every human learns the same, and not every dog learns the same, so we find the training methods that are best for you and your dog.

    About

    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.

    About

    3 Steps Dog Training provides one-on-one, in-home dog training in Milford, Michigan and the surrounding cities. We use positive techniques to train and solve basic problems such as house training, jumping, biting, chewing, pulling on the leash, etc. Hours of operation are Mondays to Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with occasional weekends and evening hours available.

    About

    We are contracted out through rescue, vets, doggy day care, groomers, attorneys, private individuals, etc. to work with their K-9s or refer us to work with some of the worst behavioral issues imaginable. We resolve them, from one dog to packs (over 100). My partner is a 130-lb Rottweiler that helps balance and calm unbalanced dogs. I have proven results.

    About

    At 16 Legs, we specialize in dog training. The name came from my wife. I fell in love with a great girl who had two not-so-great dogs! When we added my American pitbull terrier to the mix, we were in for a treat. Through educating myself and with a lot of hard work, we all live in harmony! I have since help as many people as I can with their dogs. I prefer working with strong-breed dogs and got my start with dog-on-dog aggression. Since then, we have helped many dogs in many different situations. I hope to hear from you!

    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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