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Columbia Heights Dog Trainers

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Four Winds Dog Training
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charlene E.
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We contacted Four Winds Dog Training because we’d had trouble with our female Klein Poodle who spent her first 5 1/2 years as a breeder dog. Although she was not physically abused, Marlo clearly had unpleasant experiences, particularly with men, leaving emotional scars and causing unpredictable behaviors. The worst has been aggressiveness towards men in certain situations - including one biting incident. Shahar of Four Winds has worked methodically with us and Marlo in our home, teaching us to use clicker training and positive reinforcements. Shahar is firm in her guidance but yet sensitive and flexible as appropriate. She listens to owners (and Marlo!) and works to find the best outcomes for a situation while staying true to her own experience and training. We are currently attending her 6-session group class to hone our clicker training skills. Marlo responds positively to the clicking sound which often brings a treat, after she successfully follows a command. Shahar also encourages intermittent rest and play periods so as not to tire the dogs. Marlo clearly enjoys this kind of training. Before Shahar’s training began, Marlo was steadily getting worse. Although Marlo’s behaviors tend not to change quickly (in spite of her high intelligence), we have seen steady improvement. We are very happy with the results.

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Darci Kvam
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeni E.
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Darci came over to my home to do some training in my dog’s environment to address some specific things I wanted to work on. Not only was she wonderful with my dog, she explained things to me to ensure I could continue working on the training in the days to come. I would highly recommend Darci for any training needs - she is patient, knowledgeable and (most important to me) gentle with my pup! :-)

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Canine Revival, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lourie B.
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Working with Rita has been a phenomenal experience. She is professional, knowledgeable, but more than that she is an excellent instructor. You explain what you need and she has a resolution. Rita makes training easy. She makes sure you know how to work with your dog. Her hands on training gives you the knowledge and confidence to continue training. Both you and your dog will benefit from working with Rita. It’s reward based and fun. Don’t worry if you’re not getting it Rita is a phone call away. Her time with you is not just a schedule and we’ll talk about it on your next visit. She is there in between to guide you. I can not say enough about this remarkable woman and Canine Revival.

  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Janet C.
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Lori Brown of Browns Dog Training, is a very unconventional trainer. Lori devotes her entire day and home to the animals she trains, boards, provides day care for and clearly is fulfilling her passion to animals. Our Hunter, loved staying with Lori for two weeks and was still happy to see us when we came to pick him up. Believe me, Lori is an excellent trainer and so passionate about her four legged family. I suggest you at least meet Lori. She is unconventional but fantastic with dogs. We will bring Hunter back just so he can see Lori again.

Terra Paws
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Julie B.
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We hired Mandy to come to our home for a dog training session to work with our Chihuahua Boston mix, who is unpredictably aggressive to people and dogs. She was flexible with our schedule. She asked all of the right questions to fully understand our dog, and was great at reading his body language to get to the core reason for his behavior. We've been following her advice and have seen improvement in just a few days, and looking forward to continuing to teach him some better manners! Overall our experience was excellent, we highly recommend Mandy at Terra Paws.

At Home Pet Care, LLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sheocka S.
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Jana and her team are very professional. My dog loves them, he's always happy to be back home but I never worry when they have him! I love the detailed notes they leave of what they did w/ my dog. I've referred one person to they already and I will continue to refer. Thanks @ Home Pet Care!!!!!

Let's Go!
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Debra Q.
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I met Melissa today to discuss walking my 2 dogs. 1 dog was anxious & calmed down after a few minutes. The other dog immediately positively responded to Melissa. I think the dog walking will go well!

Pet Care Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Darla S.
Verified review

Sally was very nice to work with and my dog Lucy enjoyed working with her too. Lucy liked to jump up a lot and Sally taught us techniques that showed results right away. She had great tips and suggestions on how to care for her. We plan to hire Sally if Lucy ever needs care while we are out of town.

Kinney K9 Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany L.
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I hired Lindsay to work with my dog, Rocky, on basic obedience. He was very territorial of parts of the house and needed work with some basic commands. Lindsay showed me how to communicate better with Rocky. I now know what he needs from me in order to feel safe and this has had a huge impact on his behavior. Lindsay uses positive reinforcement and counter-conditioning. She keeps the dog feeling safe and positive, showing him what he should be doing instead of what he should not be doing. She uses treats to get her points across to the dog. She does not use bark or shock collars or anything that would make the dog feel uncomfortable. I am very happy with my experience so far, and will continue using Kinney K9 Academy.

Pet Training Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen P.
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The most caring and sensitive trainer I know!! All Positive she really loves animals and it shows! I Really think she could train a mosquito if she tried!

  • New on Thumbtack
Robin H.
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Sammi always does a great job taking care of the huge menagerie that we have. She's flexible and is easy to work with (and puts up with all the changing and long-winded instructions I leave). The animals all love her. She leaves great notes about how things went while we were gone. We've been using her for years and love her.

Pet Care
1.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Hi, there! Animals are my passion and my career. I have my degree in animal science with specialization in nutrition, health, and animal behavior/training from the University of Minnesota. I have worked at a vet clinic for three years during college. I have experienced working at PetSmart for over a year as a groomer and in sales in guiding new pet parents along their exciting new journey. I also gained experience in caring for reptiles, avian animals, and small mammals for those clients looking for care for other pets at home. During my last two years in high school, I worked at a pet resort and excelled in daycare and boarding services. I just graduated from college and have a lot of energy and TLC to give to your pet, and I hope you consider me for your next pet sitter. Please feel free to text/call my cell, or contact me via my email as well; I will return your call/email very promptly. I am available overnights and have a very flexible schedule.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer in home dog obedience and behavior modification training for all breeds. I have independent certification from the council for professional dog trainers. I have been training for over five years, using positive, science-based techniques that get fast results. I am offering group training at the Animal Humane Society. Aggression and anxiety cases are most successful in the client's home or neighborhood. Clients love the work-at-your-own-pace program.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am very energetic and have a huge passion for dogs. I am willing to do extra services such as feeding and bathing.

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The services I provide including walking the dog, cleaning up after said dog on their walk, and making sure their safety is guaranteed. I've grown up with dogs my whole life and harbor a special place in my heart for them.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Wag 'n Woofs, located in Eden Prairie, is excited to provide a safe, clean and fun environment for your dog to play and learn in. Owned by passionate, experienced dog lovers, we strive to make your dog's experience at Wag 'n Woofs like a second home. Please check out all of our services, watch the dogs play on the webcams, find out more about us, and contact us with any questions. We can't wait to meet you and your pup soon! When it comes to your dog's care, there are lots of choices. What Wag 'n Woofs provides is a detailed, personalized and loving environment. We hope to be more then just a dog day care. We want to be who you call for training advice, where your dog wiggles uncontrollably when you pull up the driveway, and a place you can rely on when you have to leave your pup in someone else's care. Your dog needs time to be a dog, and here at Wag 'n Woofs, they can sniff, run, play and get a good belly rub while moms and dads are busy. Wag 'n Woofs warmly welcomes you to come check us out.

  • 32 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Our programs promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine friends. Our force-free training uses a combination of management and games to help your canine friend develop good manners and self-control. We specialize in training secondhand dogs adopted from rescues and shelters.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Because I have a special connection with animals and they know it. All animals love me.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a pet lover who have had animals all my life. I grew up on a hobby farm in southern Minnesota and have an experience with all types of animals. I would love to make your dog feel like they're on vacation while you're on vacation. I have a large fenced area in backyard for playtime and love going on walks with trails close by. They would get all the love and pampering as if they were my own!

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Gentle training practices is a humane and caring training alternative

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I have experience with all breeds but specialize in bully breeds. I have been training service dogs for the past 3 years with which all dogs have been very successful.

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