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Arnold In-Home Dog Trainers

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Fido F.I.T
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Drew S.
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Christy has done an amazing job training both me and my 10 month old GSD. She helped train me on being an effective dog owner and learning the keys to training my dog. My GSD was a nervous and hyper dog but by working with Christy we have been able to curve those behaviors and are now able to successfully go on walks and not have to worry about what will happen. Thanks Christy!

Ruff Life
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Ben is a gifted dog trainer. After just a handful of sessions, my dog is better behaved and still lovable!! I love the progress we make each session, and she loves to see him arrive. :)

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Happy Pups Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve J.
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Amy was very helpful assisting in training our puppy. Will probably use again as needed, and would recommend to anyone needing dog training. Very flexible on schedule, added bonus.

Bravo K9 Dog Training
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Tamiko R.
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Danielle is an excellent dog trainer. My dogs and I have taken group classes with her for obedience and agility, and they have also taken semi private lessons in disc. She explains things in a way that is easy to understand and my dogs love her!

Casey Ray's STL Dog Trainers
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Danny H.
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Working with Casey has been a truly wonderful experience. He is an amazing trainer. Not only for dogs but for us as we'll. teaching is how to train out dogs and teaching us how to have a relationship with our dogs. He is a great mentor and a great person. Him and his other staff members are a wonderful team and I am grateful to be a part of this journey. Thank you Casey.

Matty B's Dog Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Krystal B.
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Matt was so helpful and professional. He answered all of my questions and was extremely easy to work with. His prices were great for the amount of work my dog needed. I definitely recommend him as a dog trainer, and plan on utilizing him for any further family additions!

Dogs in My Home
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Karla W.
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First let me say you will never have to take your dog anywhere else after using Dogs In My Home! We have a 12 year old Golden Retriever that many years ago had a terrible kennel experience. I'm talking as in a near-death experience. Since that time we have not let him stay with anyone except family members or friends. Last Thanksgiving we needed to take a trip and our family members and friends couldn't take care of him. Luckily, a colleague turned me on to Dogs in My Home and I made the call to set up our interview. As soon as we met Laura in her home, we knew it was the place for Buddy. Not only did we use them for Thanksgiving, but, we left him there for 8 days over Christmas. He loves it there, and not once did I worry about his care. As a matter of fact I believe he gets pampered there more than at our house!

Midwest Canine Company
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Anna T.
Verified review

Shawn has given me complete confidence that I'll be able to better communicate with and understand my dog after he is done with his training. We have completed 1 week of a four-week session, but I already see a huge improvement. Highly recommend.

  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal T.
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Kieli has helped us so much! About 3 months ago my husband and I had just about given up on our 4 year old dog April. She was aggressive to the point where she had even biten people. We didn't know where else to turn. After researching dog trainers in our area, we came across any canine. Not knowing what else to do, we emailed her right away. She was so quick to get back to us and to even come meet our dog. Kieli jumped right in to save us! I could go all day about how much Kieli has changed our lives but I will just tell you this. Today our dog April graduated from her training with Kieli! She can now meet strangers, walk off leash, and even hang out in downtown Portsmouth with the world's toughest distractions. We all know have the tools to live a long happy life together. Kieli is like no other and our family will never forget her! Thank you Kieli!!!

Off Leash K9 St Louis
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jeff A.
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amazing amazing amazing!! best dog trainers around. they work with you as the owner just as much to make sure you and your pup have that awesome bond!

Trinity Tails Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dr Kristin P.
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Lauren is the dog whisperer! I've had the pleasure of having her work with my dogs as a trainer and a pet sitter. I has to go out of town and needed a pet sitter for my previous dog that suffered from cancer and needed extra accommodations. Lauren came and spent the night with her and gave me updates throughout the evening and next day until I came home. She is so loving and caring for animals. It felt great to be able to trust her with my baby. My pup lost her battle with cancer. My husband and I got a new puppy and we had Lauren come out and train her. We were amazed at what Lauren taught our dog to do within 5 minutes! She was able to sit, high five, lay down, and stay! Amazing! I highly recommend Lauren for pet sitting and training! Thank you Trinity Tails!

Great Job! Dog Training
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
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I enjoyed working with Amy because she provided a wealth of information and good direction for training our rescue dog. She really took the time to get to know my dog, and to understand my training needs and goals. And with a great sense of humor, she was able to make training fun!

Multi Sport K-9
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Miranda is a GREAT trainer. She is professional and patient with dogs and humans. I strongly recommend her trainings services.

Jenn Danzo
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
David K.
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Jen is a superb dog trainer and simply a great person to work with. Jen came highly recommended through a personal friend and end up as one our family friends. She is caring, compassionate, skilled, reliable and dependable, trustworthy. Though we are not in active training mode( she worked with our family and Louie, our labradoodle for a year) she is still is our go- to person to care for Louie when we are out of town. Our family marveled every lesson as Louie, our willfull and very independently minded dog would snap to attention the second she walked in our door. She is great. The dog whisperer has nothing on her.... Hire her.... You will be happy you did and so will your pup!

Paul's Pet Services
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kim P.
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I hired Paul's pet care service to take care of my furry, very spoiled dogs and cats for the weekend. Paul was extremely prompt and thorough in his communications with me and handled my requests like a pro. I came home from my trip and all pets were happy and comfortable and I appreciated the recap note upon my return. Paul has established trust with me caring for our pets and our home. I highly recommend his services.

SmartyPaws Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Renee S.
Verified review

Pawsitively Awesome! Trainers are really personable, they also really care about you and your dog learning together and having fun! Highly recommend any class offered here.

Honor Roll Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
Valerie D.
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I received Cheyenne, my black lab, at about 1 year old. She was very stubborn and hard to handle when I received her. I hired Honor Roll Dog Training to help me get her under control. Kathy, Cheyenne's trainer, had her sitting, laying, going to her place, walking without pulling me, and catching, all in 5 weeks of training. Kathy trained Cheyenne in my home with a very gentle hand. I highly recommend her if you have a dog in need of training or want to take your dog to a higher level.

Susie Mach
4.0
from 1 review
    Bert M.
    Verified review

    Walking my dog and giving care also. All was left secure at my home. Very happy

    Teach Me How To Doggy

    New To Thumbtack

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I use a positive approach in training. This mean I reward them for doing things they do right to teach them what is acceptable behaivors. In training this way you receive a more rewarding out come.

    Here for the Dogs

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Here for the Dogs is a privately owned and operated dog training and dog walking service. The lead trainer, Steve Vossenkemper, is an Animal Behavior College graduate, with dog trainer certification. Steve's approach is humane, effective, and easy for clients to apply. Steve's clients truly appreciate his knowledge of dog behavior, communication, and needs.

      About

      I am of service to people who can't be home all day everyday to give there animal attention and exercise. I love animals. Not only do I walk dogs, but I am available to pet sit as well. I have a dog of my own and he means the world to me. I hope this will help you if this is what you are looking for!

      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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