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Bridgeton Dog Trainers

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Ruff Life
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica E.
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Ben was very helpful with training our new dog. We were at our breaking point and about to give up and we looked up a trainer and he has helped so much. Our dog was going crazy and we couldn't figure out how to stop him from dominating the house. Ben was able to give our dog the training he needed and give us tips on how to correct our dog.

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Happy Pups Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Janet S.
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Amy was so knowledgeable and did a great job training our dog and showing us how to continue the training on our own.

Multi Sport K-9
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
Verified review

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!

Lifetime Canine LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin T.
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Joey is amazing! He has been working with my dog for four days now and I’m already seeing behavior improvements! Can’t wait to see how great things are in a couple weeks!

The Pet Nanny St. Louis
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chris Y.
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Iris looked after our 3 dogs for 2 weeks while we were on vacation. She did a great job. She was very professional: gave us timely updates, and kept the house very clean. We would happily use her services again, and I would recommend her to others.

STL Dog Training, LLC.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Shelley E.
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We have different dogs now! It is so much easier than take them for walks and have visitors in our home now that they are trained. Jax is very patient and always willing to answer questions. Highly recommend!

DogSmarts Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Allie G.
    Verified review

    Casey and Shelly have made a tremendous impact on training our Jack Russell Terrier(5)and Australian Shepherd mix(4). In preparation for our move to Switzerland we knew we had a lot of work to do. Casey and Shelly worked with us one on one and helped to train our dogs on and off the leash. People are amazed at how well behaved our dogs are and how well they listen to us. Once important thing I learned from Casey and Shelly is it's not all about training your dog it's also about training you. Put forth the effort and have fun with the training and it will come back to you ten fold. We have two well-behaved and happy companions for life. Thanks Casey and Shelly!

    Carlisa's Pet Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Katie H.
      Verified review

      Carlisa went above and beyond to take care of my three dogs while I was away on vacation. She took them to the wash and cleaned them up after they played in the mud. She was able to get them to take their meds without any problem. My dogs love it when I mention her name, they begin to jump and run to the door waiting for her to get there! I would recommend her to ANYONE!

      About

      I take care of your dogs like feeding, playing, walking and napping. I also have a dog so hopefully your dog is friendly.

      • 5 years in business
      About

      PAWS FOR PLAY staff members are fully trained to ensure a safe, fun environment for dogs.

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      I will walk your (four legged family members) dogs or let them out for a potty break anytime 24/7. I have years of experience, and have a gift with dogs. I am trained in CPR, dog first aid, and a member of the professional association P.U.P.S.

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      I can do obedience-training to dogs. I will teach dogs to heel, sit and stay, down and stay, come, 2heel, on and off the leash. I will teach them not to jump on people, unless asked to. I will teach dog not to bite. Dog will also learn to stay calm in a social setting.

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      Hi! My name is Sarah! I'm an animal-loving college student home for the summer (Roll Tide). I promise to provide plenty of love and attention to the needs of your pets. I will be an excellent pet care taker and animal sitter. I can walk, feed, cleanup after and play with your pets. I have a lot of experience as I have owned many different types of animals all my life! I am very accountable, attentive, and fun. I follow directions well. I am very flexible with hours and days. I take great fulfillment out of my relationship with animals, and I look forward to caring for your pet!

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      My work stand out from others because I love what I do. I started my company when I was only eighteen and now I'm 20 I never had a problem with a customer or a animal I love my job

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      I have experience training my dog with PetSmart training style of positive reinforcement with rewards.

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      I am full-time student, and I am looking for dogs to walk near my home in the morning hours. I am also interested in pet sitting, and I am willing to travel further for this. I am interested in per sitting overnight.

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      I honestly don't have my own business, but I love dogs with all my heart. I've had so many dogs throughout my life; I can't live without them. I have a nice-size gated fence. There are a lot of rooms in my house for your furry friend. I will clean your dogs' ears, clip their nails, give baths, brush their fur, walk them and teach them a few tricks. Please just call or text me, and give me times and dates. I'm available anytime after 2:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and anytime on Saturday and Sunday.

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      I care for dogs and love dogs to the very end. Whenever there is help needed, I come to the rescue for the fellow dog.

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      I am calm yet assertive when working with dogs. I have the ability to listen to the owner and transform what they want to their dog, and teach the owner how to perform it over and over.

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      We do basic and advanced obedience training. Also, we specialize in hunting dogs, upland game, waterfowl and tracking. We are Navhda and Verin Deutsch - Drahthaar associated.

      About

      I have a Passion for Dogs I want a job that i can work with them!

      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 Dog Training

      Saint Louis, MO

      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Medium (16-45 lbs)
      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Behavioral Modification
      • Details
        Aggressive and guarding tendencies.

      Need a Dog Whisperer

      Fenton, MO

      • Dog age(s)
        3+ years
      • Dog size(s)
        Large (46-70 lbs)
      • Dog training type
        Behavioral Modification
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