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Trenton Dog Trainers

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Phoenix Dog Care & Training
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 46 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.

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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.
Verified review

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!

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.

Sit Means Sit
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 36 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.

Motor City K9 Solutions LLC
5.0
from 7 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!

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!

    Ann Arbor Canine Coach, LLC
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Heidi I.
    Verified review

    Valerie has been fabulous - not only has she helped us to train our dog, but she has helped us to be better puppy parents. From helping us to find the best food for our dog, to house and crate training and beyond, we have found our time with Valerie invaluable. I HIGHLY recommend Ann Arbor Canine Coach!!

    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!

    Aubrey Davenport
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Ryan C.
    Verified review

    Very trustworthy, dependable and easy to communicate with. Would recommend to anyone looking for a dog sitter/walker.

    Owana Dog Training Services
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Susan Bican Kozora
      Verified review

      James has a great way with animals! He knew exactly what to do to get our dogs into the behavior modes we needed. We had great training and he gave us a lot of exercises to do and commands to help us continually train our dogs. I highly recommend him for any type of training! He also makes himself available through Facebook and texts with follow up questions and issues.

      • 31 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      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
      3.3
      from 3 reviews
      • 1 year in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Sally M.
      Verified review

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

      • 11 years in business
      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      I am a licensed Veterinary technician that spends time with animals all day. Your furry loved one could not be in better hands! I love making your pets happy and make sure they have everything they need while your are gone!

      • 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 am willing to do almost anything you require. I can house-sit. I can pet sit. I can do yard work and even help with house work. I am a very hard worker and make sure everything is done the best it can be! I have transportation and am very flexible.

      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

      I personally have dogs at home. I feed my dogs when it's time for them to eat. I give them their treats when it's time for their treats. I give them baths and brush their fur after their fur is dry.

      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.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I'm a 13 year old pet sitter saving for my own horse and earning some extra cash for a rainy day! I am smart and more capable then most kids my age. I own two dogs and a goldfish. I naturally LOVE all animals! I love pet sitting and being around animals, it's my passion.

      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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