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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.
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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
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!

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
Bruce O.
Verified review

Extremely professional. My dog is behaving so much better. I would recommend to everyone

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!

  • 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.

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.

My Hero Dog Training
3.5
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
AJ G.
Verified review

I have been taking lessons with My Hero and I have ,earned an quite a bit from Roz's technique and knowledge. I highly recommend them for Agility and Obedience training.

  • 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!

Meghan
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Meghan arrived on time & was pleasant. She was not intimidated w/my aggressive dog & worked quickly. I loved the fact that she came to my home! I will definitely use her in the future.

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"Coaching You & Your Dog To Control Your Dog's Behavior So You Win Every Time!" We are providing obedience training and behavior modification for over 30years. The K9 Coach trains, mentors and develops your ability as a dog owner to control your dog's behavior, so you win every time. In addition to obedience training for you and your dog, the K9 Coach will provide solutions like behavior modification, problem solving, and advanced training opportunities in tracking, scent discrimination, and protection, along with boarding specials, pet transport, and puppy procurement helping you find the perfect pet. Our professional services extend to providing trained dogs for the Michigan movie industry, and personally, Rick is registered with Macomb County as a canine expert witness. With over 30 years of experience coaching dogs, and their humans, you and your pet are sure to be a winning team!

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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.

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Hello! I am an all-around animal lover and exercise enthusiast who has combined the two for extra income and it is awesome. Does your pet need extra loving or time outdoors? I look forward to meeting you guys and keeping your doggie active and healthy! Thank you.

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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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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.

  • 4 years in business
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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.

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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.

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

Charlotte, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy, 3-4 years
  • Dog size
    Small, Medium
  • Details
    two dogs. One a rambunctious 4 year old, and a small puppy,added when our other dog ran into the stree and was killed
  • $80
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Battle Creek, MI

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years, 3-4 years
  • Dog size
    Large, Other
  • Details
    Dominant male saint bernard. Has shown some aggressive behavior towards other dogs as well as occasionally people when running or horse playing near him. Not neutered yet, but plan to.

Need a Dog Trainer

Elyria, OH

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Other (short but 60 lbs)
  • Details
    very mean to people can get very aggressive has nipped my kids i dont want him to be put down and niether do my children i am lost and need help!
  • $250
    Average price
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