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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!!

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K9SF, LLC
5.0
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
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebekah T.
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I got a call within an hour of sending an email to set up a free consultation! We just got a new rescue dog that desperately needs some basic obedience training. During our consultation, she had a bunch treats and toys for our two dogs to play with. She explained the way they like to do their training as well as tips and tricks for my immediate behavioral concerns. She was so flexible with scheduling our future appointments. We are so lucky to have found Canine Revival, and will be continuing training with them in the future.

Terra Paws
4.8
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!
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Debra Q.
Verified review

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
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly V.
Verified review

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. :)

Alpha Dog Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jodi B.
Verified review

I love Alpha Dog Care, but more importantly my dog Howie LOVES Mary. We live in the neighborhood and walk by her house every day. If Howie notices any activity over at "Marys", he has to go over and get his attention from her. Howie is a "jumper" so I was a little nervous about leaving him with anyone. Mary had it all under control. She definitely has the heart for the dogs....they all seem to love her. Her house is set up with the dogs in mind....,the dogs are even allowed on the furniture. Howie liked getting a walk every day in addition to other activities.....such as story time and popcorn time ( if their humans allow it) I chose an " in her home" doggy care like Alpha Dog Care because Howie is such a social guy and would've been sad/bored with limited social interaction....somebody was there 24/7 which made me alot more comfortable!

Erin Go Dog
5.0
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.

Jenny Kapala
5.0
from 1 review
    TC Y.
    Verified review

    Jenny gives my dogs (which I treat as my children) the best care possible every time I call upon her to be there to provide care for them. I believe what makes Jenny the best is she has pets of her own and treats all pets under her care as if they were hers. I started using her to watch my pets at my home where she would stop in 3 times daily and it has now progressed for my longer trips to where she watches them at her home conveniently located in Golden Valley which has ample space and a beautiful large fenced back yard for my dogs to play in. A+ rating and I highly recommend using Jenny for your dog/cat care needs.

    Robin H.
    Verified review

    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.

    Christina's Critter Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Matt S.
      Verified review

      Christina has cared for our dogs for over two months and is wonderful with them. She is punctual and dependable and gives our dogs tons of attention, including walks, belly rubs, and fetch. She cares deeply about their well-being and we know they are in good hands with her. We whole-heartedly recommend her as a pet sitter/walker.

      Pet Care
      1.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      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.

      About

      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.

      About

      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.

      • 32 years in business
      About

      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.

      About

      I will help you train your pup or dog to be the best dog he/she can be! I will get to know your dog on a personal level and learn its twerks and kinks. Knowing the dog's personality is the first step I take before I begin his/her training. Every dog is different. Some may take longer than others to train. If you are not satisfied with my work then don't be afraid to let me know, and I'll give you your money back.

      About

      I am a Minneapolis/St. Paul based dog trainer. I am here to create positive changes in your dog and your home by using all positive training to train obedience and behavior problems. I teach the dogs what to do, rather than what not to do, and help you communicate better with your dog, and help your dog become your friend.

      About

      At Doggie Doo's, we offer pet boarding for dogs, cats, and small animals. Our dog boarding is unique because the dogs are only kenneled when they eat and sleep. We have spacious indoor and outdoor facilities that your dog will love. We offer dog grooming for puppies of all shapes and sizes. For every dog, we do a full-service groom that includes two baths, conditioning, ears cleaned, and nails done. At Doggie Doo's Spa and Retreat, we have large indoor and outdoor play areas with sufficient space for dogs to play all day! The dogs are supervised 100% of the time while they are playing to ensure a safe and friendly environment.

      • 23 years in business
      About

      We offer experienced grooming, daycare, walking and training with compassionate and considerate handling for your pet. We are everything you need in a specialty store. We offer individual, holistic grooming for your pet in a quiet environment. We focus on your pet's well-being as a whole -- spirit, body and mind. With over 30 years of professional experience with animals and 25 years of grooming experience in the Twin Cities, Lisa brings the the know-how and the security to take care of your treasured pets. Numerous years of caring for animals, including companion, wild and exotic pets, has gained her nationwide reputation with other groomers, trainers, veterinarians, clients and humane societies as being among the most successful groomers to bring your pet to if s/he has special needs. The Dreadlocks for Dingoes' grooming staff caters to your companion animal's needs considerately and gently. Lisa Rojas, principal groomer and owner, is National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc. member. She is highly skilled in all breeds and offers the industry standard grooming for your particular dog breed, or perhaps a haircut tailor-designed just for your pet. Whatever your needs are, we guarantee the highest quality and will constantly place your pet's safety and comfort first.

      About

      I am a certified dog trainer, and I use only positive training methods. The clicker/reward is a great fun way to work with a dog! Being a good leader versus using dominance or pack leader is more productive and teachable. I also have a dog rescue and work with problems that rescues sometimes bring with them. I am a support system during any training process.

      About

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

      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.

      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.

      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?

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      Need Dog Training

      Saint Paul, MN

      • Dog training type
        Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Medium (16-45 lbs)
      • Details
        my 17 week old bully mix attacks my 17 week old lab mix but not people or other dogs
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