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  • 17 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Amber H.
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We have been using the dog walking and sitting services for over 2 years. We are very happy with the care our dogs receive. When we come home from vacation and the dogs are dropped off, they are well cared for and in good health. They get very excited to leave on vacation when we do as well and Like Summor and Shawn a lot. When our dogs have had health issues, we are always updated. Our one dog is loving, but dumb and eats a lot of non-food items. Summor, Shawn, and their staff always let us know when she has had any suspicious ingestions or colorful stools. Our Dog Duke got a cut right before we left for vacation. Summor took him to our vet when it started to look infected and got the care he needed. They are prompt with online billing invoices, quotes, etc. I have no complaints and only praise for their service and am a very happy customer!

Turn Around Dogs Behavior
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen C.
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professional people with great dog instincts. They are experienced and able to work with any dog. I have seen them take the time and patience to get an aggressive dog to a positive outcome. I would trust them with my dogs. Highly recommend.

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Anna S.
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Our dog Samson is very picky about humans but she did a great job dealing with him. Plus his hair cut looks great!!

Pets Are Grand
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Beth B.
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Pets are Grand is simply the best. It is so comforting knowing Kati treats my pup as if it is her own! It is much easier leaving for several hours knowing my dog is in great hands! Highly recommended!

Sit, Down, and Stay Awile
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Deb L.
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We are now on the road to having a well trained dog and will use this service again in the near future for more advice and experience.

Show Me K9 Dog Training
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Desiree W.
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Jeff at Show Me K9 Dog Training has helped my dog go from pulling on walks, lunging and barking at dogs, etc. to walking without pulling, looking up and listening for direction, and now knows come, sit, off, wait, heel, and place after only two lessons. Jeff is always willing to answer questions in between sessions at any time of day, gives great directions for me during the week, and very helpful feedback on our progress during lessons. Feels good to throw away the harness and relax on walks with my Buddha! I HIGHLY recommend Show Me K9 Dog Training!

ABC Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Natalie K.
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I have taken many dog classes over the years, but I was thrilled that Paula had new pearls of information for me every week! Her take home handouts are great and she does extensive research to make sure she is up to date with the latest training and dog care updates to share with the class. I could not have been happier, and she has inspired me to invest more time training and enjoying my dogs. Highly recommended!

K&N Pet Sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shelbie S.
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I can't say enough good things about mother-daughter team Kristen and Natalie. It's obvious that they're doing this because they love being with animals. The first day I was gone they sent me a video of Natalie playing with my dog which I absolutely loved! I have never felt more comfortable with any dog sitter I have hired in the past. I knew that I could trust these two in my home and with my much beloved dogs. Kristen is professional, super friendly, and always responds quickly to messages. I have zero complaints and will use K&N Pet Sitting any time I need a sitter in the future!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brent H.
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Carol is very great with my pet! She is very good in communicating how each meeting went and is available to provide advice. My dog is very happy every time he gets to hang out with Carol. I would recommend her to a friend.

Halo Pet Sitting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Shelly W.
Verified review

I had to go out of town on a business trip, and my cat Gigi, and my yorkie, Bella, needed to be let out and fed twice a day. They hate the noise at dog boarding, so home care is what I prefer. Adrienne came every morning , and again on the evening , fed them, and played with them also. I was so happy to Find Adrienne at Halo Per sitting, to keep my fur kids calm and no disruption In their schedule. I plan on calling her every trip I have.

Purfect Paws Pet Sitting
4.0
from 1 review
    Alex E.
    Verified review

    Diana did a great job dog sitting our boys. We were very surprised when we came home after a long weekend with the family and noticed that she hand wrote all of the daily activities that she did with our babies. You can definitely tell that she cares very strongly about animals, hence her current profession! Thanks Diana for the great care :)

    About

    I have been grooming for 4 years and been in dog training coarses

    About

    We walk dogs, feed dogs, play with dogs, and give medications to dogs. We love cats, too! We can take care of short-term or long-term pet sitting needs in your home only; we already have our own menagerie!

    About

    I train dogs. I compete in rally, obedience and agility. I also work with dogs with aggression and behavioral issues.

    • 12 years in business
    About

    I have a service dog that I trained and I would like to help people train their own dogs and train service dogs for them or help them train their own service dog.

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    I've done training for basic family living, obedience, conformation, and agility. I helped new owners with dogs from rescue or shelters who need help adjusting to living in a household with love. I've also worked with food aggression and guarding of toys, beds, etc.

    About

    We offer in-your-home private lessons in the Greater KC Metro area. We train your dog where you need them to listen - at home! We are certified dog trainers with 5+ years of experience. We cover basic obedience (sit, come, down, etc.) and basic problem solving (nipping, potty issues, barking, leash pulling, etc). We work on what you need your dog to do! Positive Reinforcement techniques are preferred, but not exclusive; ask us about our techniques! Clicker training is offered as well. Trainer Kellie Sadler excels at personalizing her work, her sensitivity to you and your dog, and offers email or phone support for the life of your dog(s).

    About

    I've been pet sitting for 22 years so I have experience with many different breeds and ages of dogs. This is my full time job, not something I squeeze in on the side. I am home with the dogs I board most of the time. I am very flexible with pick up and drop off times so it is convenient for my clients. I have 5 star ratings on Facebook, Yelp and Google. Check them out!

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    I offer positive dog training classes. I also do pet setting. I will come in while you are working or taking a vacation. I will come in and feed your pets and play and walk your dog.

    About

    I have assisted people in making nutritional diets easy and fun, been an extra hand in running errands or shuttling kids from one activity to another, along with caring for your home and loved ones while you provide for them. In taking care of your pets I under that they are part of the family and will treat them with the nurturing care they deserve. Hectic family lives and long hours at work make it hard to give your family and pets the exercise and attention they need. Let me save you time so that everyone at home is more happy and healthy.

    About

    I offer reliable and affordable dog walking services. I am a former detective and law enforcement officer, and I will be responsible with your pet and in your home. A lifelong dog owner, I understand how a pet is really more like a member of the family. I love dogs and would love the opportunity to work with you.

    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?

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Dog Trainer

    Leawood, KS

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      3+ years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      We need to correct his biting and marking
    • $50
      Average price

    Need Dog Training

    Kansas City, MO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      Wanting to train my dog to be a therapy dog

    Need Dog Training

    Kansas City, MO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Guard / Protection
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      Super nice dog. Not aggressive, but when someone new comes he charges and jumps on them. Same when I am walking him in neighborhood.
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