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Jefferson City K9 Trainers

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Four Paws Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
Verified review

I have a rescue dog. Although she was a good girl and a smart girl. Roxy definitely had some poor behavior. Joya came to help us . in one afternoon I could see how smart Roxy was. Joys had her doing good behavior in just a matter of hours. !! It's only been 2 days and Roxy has really done superior with Joyas training. I was very upset and was thinking about glfinding another home for Roxy because she jumped on everyone. But I've seen so much improvement with her in just a couple of days I am so keeping her. Joys helped me understand what I needed to do to help Roxy. I'm so glad I found Joys. Thank you so much. Christine

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea F.
Verified review

Morgan was a amazing dog trainer to work with. She was so caring to my dog and took the time to explain things to me. She uses positive reinforcement so my dog was happy with training. He's doing so much better now and that is all thanks to Morgan!

Columbia K9 Pet Services
5.0
from 1 review
    Bobbi D.
    Verified review

    My dog, Kai, loves going to Columbia K9 Pet Services. Kelly is very accommodating when unexpected things come up and I need to drop Kai off earlier or later than normal. Kai is very excited to see Kelly every morning and there are always at least 2 other dogs for her to play with. She always comes home happy and worn out. Kai has stayed with Kelly overnight on several occasions (sometimes with little notice - lifesaver!) and this has worked out very well. If the weather is good, the dogs get plenty of fresh air and exercise in a nice large shaded fenced in yard. I highly recommend Columbia K9 Pet Services for your dog. I can focus at work knowing my dog isn't home alone all day by herself and/or getting into trouble.

    Paula Pups
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Dnakd S.
      Verified review

      has trained my dogs to make them the social able one I have now. House broke them, trained them on leash and in basic commands

      • 11 years in business
      About

      I have been training dogs for the past 7 years. In that time I have had more success than fails. Services include dog sitting, dog training, dog walking, & training for service of persons that are impaired be it mentally, physically or both. For example if you suffer from seizures then I have the ability to train your dog to assist you before after, & during.

      About

      We are using reinforcement contingencies in animals to shape and modify their behavior. We work with problem behavior, including aggression, anxiety, and other maladaptive behaviors. We do basic command training.

      About

      I am a professional dog trainer with 40 years of experience. I work with all breads and ages. I specialize in the bully breads. I also train service dogs on obedience.

      About

      I offer force-free, state-of-the-art positive reinforcement training using clicker technology. I am a certified clicker trainer.

      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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