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Saginaw Dog Trainers

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Saginaw.

  • 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

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!

Borderhauss Kennels, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

Borderhauss Builds Brilliant Dogs by using reinforcement and choice training. This means we teach your dog to want to do the right things and therefore respond quickly and consistently to your every request. Our program teaches basic obedience and manners in a completely completely different way. We teach our dogs to learn first the following concepts: Collar Grab – human hand reaching for me means good things coming IYC – reinforcement is there to be earned, I need to figure out what that human wants and then I can get the cookie / toy Call ONCE – if I hear my name I RUN as fast as I can to my human and to anybody who calls because great things happen when I do so! Reward Zone – the place beside my human, on the right and on the left, is a great place to be (think loose leash walking) Crate Games – there is a magic word that releases me from the crate, from doors, from control positions; I need to stay put until I hear that word no matter the distractions. Fitness/body awareness - with knowledge of my body and feet, I can learn to use my brain for exercise and be thoughtful about how I move when running and playing. (this prevents injury and damage to our dogs so they live a long and pain free life) All our instructors are educated and/or certified using positive dog training skills. We can take the most complex behaviors and explain them in a way the whole family can understand. If your dog is showing unwanted behaviors like lounging, barking, fear, anxiety or you just want to get off on the right paw, take a look around our website and drop us a note. We would love to meet with you. Laura Maulbetsch, CPDT-KA, CTDI, AKC Evaluator I'm also an instructor for Susan Garrett at Say Yes Dog Training I love seeing the moment the dogs and their owners understand each other. Those first 'ah-hah' moments are the greatest gift to me because I know their relationship is beginning a new journey.

At Your Beck "N" Call
5.0
from 1 review
    Sherrie P.
    Verified review

    Mike helped us get our two border collie mixes under control. If u know the breed u know how badly that was needed. Shane and Dakota both walk in heal position stay in place till called to come. Sit on command. They r much better behaved dogs now. Thank you Mike u r awsome. It takes work on your part too. But your dog can become the dog u want with you and Mike helping them learn. Super satisfied customer. Sherrie and Makayla Phillips

    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

      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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      We offer horse boarding, training, riding lessons and other pet care. We offer gentle and safety-focused instruction and training for riders and horses of all levels and ages. We also offer pony camps, birthday parties and some off-site possibilities. Dog, cat, rabbit, chicken care are also available by experienced owner and care takers.

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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. 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 do dog and cat sitting, feeding, walking, playing and litter change. I'm experienced with dogs and cats. I worked as a groomer for over 17 years. My rate depends upon your location.

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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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      My focus is to train a dog to sit/stay when need be, be on your side when you walk, and to teach them how not to get distracted when walking and extras. So far, I've raised one black lab from a puppy to 2yrs old and now he's a Flint police dog! I was in a program called Leader Dogs for the Blind and I've learned a lot! I love dogs and love spending time with them because that's what it takes. If you don't have the time, I'm the guy that has it! I promise you won't be disappointed or money back guaranteed!

      • 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.

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      Walking dogs is my thing. I love animals and take great care of them. I haven't been walking dogs for long, but dogs warm up to me fast.

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      Do you dream of having the perfect dog? Does your dog have issues with chewing, biting, jumping up, marking, or even aggression, fear or obsession? Are you frustrated and don't know what do do next? Canine Leadership can help. Canine Leadership is a dog rehabilitation and leadership training service that provides the owners with a proper understanding of pack mentality and leadership in order to help behavior issues. By having a professional come to your house, the unwanted behavior can be addressed where it is needed the most.

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      We provide private in-home positive reinforcement training and behavior modification for all puppies and dogs. I offer a free consultation to help understand your needs and to answer any and all questions. We do "positive reinforcement for positive results". You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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      I walk and feed dogs. I can clean up and make homes look good, and I make beds and baby sites. I also wash.

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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.

      • 23 years in business
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      I take pride in working with all dogs I teach. I'm passionate about getting the lines of communication open between Canine and Pet Parent. I want the dog to look up their owner for Guidance and not be an unruly dog. We all need to teach our Dogs Boundaries, Limitation and Rules and make everyone Happy. I will continue my services with a client til I feel they are confident in keeping up the training on their own. I guarantee My Services, if your Unhappy I will come back and give you 2 more sessions FREE!! I love seeing the communication between Dog and Handler and seeing the great progress, when all looked like it was lost. I feel proud of my 4 legged clients when they learn something new and or get a trick quickly!.

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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!

      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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