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Four Winds Dog Training
from 34 reviews
  • 59 hires 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.

Top Pro
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jarred K.
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Ryan and Milo did a great job with our German shepherd. They handled every situation with our dog well, even when he was being difficult. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of dog training.

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Canine Revival, LLC
from 22 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barb B.
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Rita clearly loves dogs and knows animal behavior. She worked wonders with our Rat Terrier (and us for that matter!) I had looked at some of the dog training classes in the area and none of the times worked for us. What's great about Rita is she's flexible and works within your schedule. Also, the training is one-on-one which is not the case with classes. She works specifically to the level and needs of your dog. After each class, she leaves you with very detailed instructions on what she just taught you, which is great because there was always something I forgot. She also makes herself available by text if you have any questions. Best of all, she makes it fun for all. I know I will return to her to brush up or take our training to the next level.

Terra Paws
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Julie B.
Verified review

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.

Let's Go!
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 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!

Crazy Dog Training
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly V.
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Roxanne is amazing! She has worked so diligently with our family and our puppy's needs. Any problem we were having, she had a way to address it. The best part is, it works!! She has a miracle solution for every instance. Roxanne is always willing to listen and do what is best for the family and the dog. Her techniques are easy to follow and always positive! She has reassured our family that we are making progress and are doing what is best for our puppy. We have seen wonderful changes in our puppy and are excited to continue to work with Roxanne. :)

Hansen Kennels
from 3 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melenie M.
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Denise is one of the most dedicated professional trainers I have ever had the privilege of working with. She has helped me take my dog to levels I never thought were possible! I look forward to working with her in the future and seeing just how far and amazing my dog will become with her guidance and superior knowledge.

The Dirty Dog Spa
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nisha T.
Verified review

Loved them. Staff was friendly, asked great question and my dog looked perfect. I will be using them again!

Erin Go Dog
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
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Pehr took great care of my dog while I was out of town. He was very conscientious.

Hands Healing Hounds
from 2 reviews
    Shaina G.
    Verified review

    Very professional I took my dog who had facial surgery to Becki for massages she was gentle and my dog seem so calm and relaxed when I picked him up. I would definitely recommend her services!


    My prices are very low due to the fact that I am 15. But even though I am so young I have experience with dogs and I am striving to make this my profession in the future. So while I'm helping you, you are also helping me!


    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.


    I am starting college in September at Hamline University. My goal is to become a veterinarian after I take my pre-vet courses and then veterinarian courses. I have a 9 month old lab right now that I have trained fully on my own. I have always had a dog growing up and feel like I can truly connect with animals. I adore animals of all kinds cats, dogs, ferrets, bunnies, any animal you can imagine. I have a passion for animals and I want to help them. When I am taking care of an animal I do everything I can to make them feel loved. I still know how to discipline an animal that can be naughty too. I believe just a firm tone letting the animal know he was naughty and a gentle slap on the wrist is just enough. I love walking animals, playing with them and making them feel loved.

    • 14 years in business

    We provide results! You will see improvement in the way your dog behaves after your first lesson. There are programs to fit your needs and certified trainers to coach you every step of the way, so stop waiting for your dog to 'grow out of it' and get training...get results.


    Because I have a special connection with animals and they know it. All animals love me.


    I provide pet care, dog walking, and pet sitting. I love animals and believe they should have the best care that they can.

    • 7 years in business

    Every dog is treated like it is a member of my family.

    • 32 years in business

    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.


    For my experience my fees are very fair. I do one on ones and teach classes.


    I will take dogs out on walks, feed them, stay with them, and much more. I will stay with them, or they can come over to my house.


    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.

    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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    Need a Dog Behavioral Modification Trainer

    Saint Paul, MN

    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 6-12 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs), Other (Beagle Mix)
    • Details
      Our Beagle has aggression issues with other dogs. She lives with two dogs but any dog not in this house or who comes for a visit she is agressive
    • $77.5
      Average price
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