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Ballwin Aggressive Dog Trainers

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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 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 29 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Darla M.
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You will think you have a different dog after just one training session with Sully. It is truly amazing what she can do with a dog in actually just minutes. Your dog will start minding immediately.

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
Rheana N.
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I am SO happy I chose Matty B’s Dog Training. I have an 80 lb German Shepherd who didn’t do well on leash and was terrible around other dogs. It would be close to impossible to control him if there was another dog around. I would avoid taking him on walks in fear of seeing another dog. I knew this wasn’t the life I wanted for my dog so I finally decided to get help. I chose the 15 day bootcamp- I was terrified to send my dog away for that long but I am so happy I did. I was regularly updated and sent pictures which was great. You can tell Matt really cares about the dogs he works with. When we picked our boy up, Matt gave us a lesson about everything he had learned the last 2 weeks. We were amazed! Walks are now enjoyable- he is a completely different dog on leash. We now have the confidence of taking our dog in public. We just finished our 2 week followup where Matt came to our house to check on our progress. I highly recommend Matty B’s Dog Training, and plan to utilize his services again in the future.

Multi Sport K-9
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
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Miranda is AMAZING! I would never go to anyone else for dog training or caring for! She trained our service dog Ryder for us and she has helped us with dog sitting multiple times. We love her!

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

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
Brittany W.
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Amy has been such a huge help. We had been having problems with my dog's seemingly erratic aggressive outbursts and were at a loss for what to do. Amy explained to us that he is "resource protective" and gave us all sorts of advice on how to work with him. She is thorough and detailed and has been very patient with my grandfather, who is sometimes a little slow to learn some of the training techniques. After quoting other dog training programs, I'm glad we went with Amy. Danny the Dog loves her and so do we!

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!

Modern k9 Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Matthew R.
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He adopted an aggressive Malinois from my fiancé and I. He did in a week what we couldn't do with him in a year and a half. Never met anybody more proficient at training and communicating with a dog than Tommy.

  • 2 years in business
Brittany L.
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The Howliday Inn was probably one of the single great finds I have ever had as a dog mom! I have two rescue dogs that needed some human socialization skills along with a few other needs making it difficult to find a boarding place I could trust. Both of my furballs can be slightly timid and shy but I saw such major improvements once they started boarding, going to day camp, just plain spending time at the Inn with the help of their highly personable and skilled trainer, Jonathan! I work absolutely anything but normal business hours and everyone at Howliday Inn always tries to help accommodate not only me but my pups. I get updates whenever I get anxious about being away from them without hesitation from any of the staff. I could go on and on but I can't say anything but wonderful things about the Howliday Inn and how thankful I am to know that my furry kids are in great hands!

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.

Early Animal Education
5.0
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
Dixie T.
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There is simply no one in the Saint Louis area better qualified to help you with your dog training needs. Her classes are fun and effective, her one-on-one training is amazing. Early Animal Education is absolutely my go-to for all the help I ever need with my dogs - and I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, too.

  • 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.

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 do basic training for small and large dogs, working one-on-one with clients and their dog to have a better understanding of their dog's potential and ability to respond to basic commands. Every breed has the ability to learn and adapt to their environment, and it is up to us to provide a standard progression of learning. It takes about 10 minutes a day over a period of a few weeks. Having been a school teacher, I try to provide the same type of environment that is conducive to the student's/dog's learning potential. We build a relationship with our pets that lasts a lifetime. I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon! Sincerely, Harry Fleming

About

We offer all breed dog training. We offer a wide variety of dog training, including behavior modification, obedience and agility. We offer private lessons and classes to fit your schedule. We also offer in-home obedience or problem-solving for your dog. The instructor has been training dogs since 1974. She has been a USA World Agility team member three times with two dogs. She is a silver medalist at the 2001 World Agility Championships in Portugal. Triune Canine Training Center... the business where dogs are understood.

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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