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Owatonna Puppy Trainerss

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Four Winds Dog Training
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Patti I.
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I had the trainer come to my home and do individual training with my puppy. She was outstanding with our pup, taught her a lot and taught me to understand how best to continue the training. Extremely knowledgeable about dog training and very calm. Outstanding!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
Verified review

Amazing work in less than 2 hours with my puppy. Paul gave us the knowledge and skills on how to put a stop to some bad behaviors. Would recommend to anyone looking to get thier dog starting the right obedience track!

Mary Malone Canine Coach
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dana B.
Verified review

Mary is more than a dog trainer. She's my mentor for all things related to dogs. She works with a deep awareness of what it takes to bring people in alignment with their dog's intelligence, emotions and breed. The more she shares the more I want learn, and I am grateful.

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Susan J.
Verified review

Love the dog training classes by Terrific Tails! Great location, instructor is very knowledgeable and classes are affordable. Thanks!

Tom's Dog Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Natalia H.
Verified review

Tom is an amazing and caring man. He has treated Cooper, our pup as his own and I look forward to continue using his services when he returns in the Spring. He listens to all my concerns and take genuine concern in the happiness and health of our puppy! He was available on short notice and fairly priced.

Leashes and Leads
5.0
from 1 review
    Mary T.
    Verified review

    Mikaela is truly "the dog whisper!" She understands your dog, even more... she GETS your dog. She listens to your concerns, and your training goals. She makes a plan, and then miraculously you end up with the best behaved dog on the planet! Almost a year after training my dog still sees Mikaela and runs to her, and just snuggles her legs. I recommend Mikaela for all of your dog training needs, she is quite simply the best... no hyperbole!!!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I offer in-home training that is dog friendly and easy to implement. It is designed to improve your relationship with your dog while teaching basic commands and manners and solve any behavior issues from barking to aggression. I will empower you to take control of your dog's behavior in any given situation without using food or force. I will work with any dog, any age and any issue! Happy dogs=happy families. Bark Busters. A better way to a better dog!

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I genuinely care about the human and dog bond. I want you to be the best pair you can be.

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    I provide excellent care to your dog and treat them as my own while under my care. I will listen to you and help you and your dog achieve your goals. Train the dog in front of you is my motto!

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    We provide personal attention for your furry kid! We train, board, groom all breeds of dogs. We raise German Shorthaired Pointers also. This is a home setting where your dog/cat or love bird will find very comforting. We only take on a small amount of pets, so they get lots of individual attention and exercise. Your furry kid will come home tired, clean and happy after a stay at Fly N Hy camp.

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    I am offering my services for dog walking and training. Whether you are too busy to walk yours or would just like your dog to have more exercise and discipline, I am able to help. I will provide flexible rates based on the size of the dog, number of dogs needing to be worked with, and length of the walk/training. Minimum walk for smaller dogs would begin at 30 minutes and extend to a maximum of one hour or so for larger/more active breeds. I have spent time extensively studying the works of Cesar Millan and dog psychology and am comfortable working with any breed. I am also available to work with you on training your dog with any behavior issues. Please understand that I do not have any special certifications in this area; however, it is a passion of mine, and I have successfully helped out several dogs, including my own red zone food-aggressive dog, puppy mills dogs and shelter dogs. I am very confident in my abilities. I can also help out with behavioral issues of cats too! Hourly rate listed below is for dog training. The first session is discounted to $15.00 and includes consultation and walk assessment.

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    Greg Thompson is a Karen Pryor academy Certified Training Partner.

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    I offer fitness and nutrition coaching and/or pet care services (training and grooming for all sizes of cats and dogs).

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    We offer dog training -- both group classes and private lessons. We also have premium foods, treats and training supplies.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    My service stands out because every dog I train, is trained in a unique way!

    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    With humane, science-based training methods, we will decide what you want your dog to do instead of focusing on what you don't want him doing. I am committed to using only humane, science-based training methods. My goal is to provide you with the tools you need to enjoy the dog you already love. Why use pain or fear-based methods when there are other options? When I work with a dog I go at their pace, watch for a goofy smile and wait for the dog to let me know when he is having fun. I hope to someday see the dog training industry say goodbye to scary and painful training tactics.

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    We offer personalized in-home dog training to fit into your busy schedule and tailor to your needs. We do house sitting for your pets so they don't have to change routine when you are away. Our certified professional dog trainer has over 10 years of experience in the pet care industry and keeps up with the newest information.

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    I am a professional dog trainer. I graduated from Petropolis Academy of Grooming & Training. I have extensive training in obedience training, protection and police K-9, assistance in dog training, and advanced scent detection. I also conduct public group classes and private lessons. Discover methods and tricks to make your dog more respectable and expand your relationship through a consistent type of communication to help maintain good behavior. Your puppy will enjoy this experience and will be a good fix for attention.

    • 7 years in business
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    Every dog is treated like it is a member of my family.

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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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    I have worked with sporting dogs all my life. Its has always been a point of passion to make sure they first listen, behave and then hunt.

    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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