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  • 31 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Olathe, KS 66062

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I am a K9 instructor and behavior consultant with 30 plus years of professional experience. I do not train your dog for you. I teach you how to do your own training. I am your coach. My goal is to give you a 21st century view of raising and training your dog and that you should never spend another dime on 'dog trainers'. As you can see from my reviews...It's working. I'm called "the original Kansas City dog whisperer" because I have been helping people in the Kansas City area solve their dog problems since long before there was such a term as "dog whisperer." I specialize in dealing with aggression and dominance issues that most dog trainers fear. I believe that if you want to have a dog, you should learn to train it yourself on a daily basis during the first year or more, starting as soon as possible, instead of going to a 2-week class or hiring a trainer to do it for you. There can be only one trainer in a dog's life. It should be you. You will have a much better relationship if you take your time. Forcing it in a short period will damage your relationship. How do you think "board and train" kennels can train your dog in 2-3 weeks? Force! As a training coach, I will teach you the skills you need to do it right and be there to coach you through the process. Another thing most trainers do not understand or don't teach at all is "pack structure" for puppies and adults. It doesn't matter how much training you do with your dog. If you don't learn and implement "pack structure," you will always have behavior problems. I can save you a lot of grief. Most of the problems I see people having are not "training" problems, they are "pack structure" and "management" problems. My Main goal is to give you a new and more modern outlook on how to raise and train your dog. My other goal is that you never have to spend another dime on dog trainers. Period. In the early 1980s, the first dog training "instructors" school I went to was run by a former United States army chief K9 instructor from the Vietnam era (the 60s). I was schooled not only to train dogs but to be an instructor that teaches people to train dogs. He ran it like an army school with the same rigorous requirements and curriculum. Imagine marching 5 miles through a winter blizzard in 2 feet of snow with 5-man/dog teams, and you get the idea. I don't think they make guys like that anymore. He was hard core and so were all the dogs (100+) on his property. You see, he also ran a guard dog service and bred wolf/shepherd hybrids. These are the type of animals I learned to handle. I bought a 1/2 Alaskan tundra wolf and 1/2 German shepherd from him in 1979. He was at that time getting his "instructors school" accredited through the state of Kansas, and I enrolled using my GI benefits to pay my tuition. I had to learn dog training and K9/wolf behavior fast. I have been researching and studying behavior and training ever since along with attending many seminars with world renown dog trainers and coaches. Dog training has changed a great deal over the last 30 years, but many trainers have not kept up with these important changes. The old "compulsion" methods or "crank" and "yank" methods are obsolete and will damage your relationship with your dog. Never use a choke chain on your puppy or dog. It will "neutralize" the dogs neck and cause nerve damage. I see my clients in their homes, and I regularly use "state-of-the-art" instructional videos to educate my clients about the most modern methods. I offer free phone consultations for anyone with a rescue dog. I will always answer or return your call. Your choice is to go to an amateur training class using old school methods or see me to learn the most advanced training techniques so you can train your dog using 21st century methods. The primary focus of my training philosophy is teaching "pack structure." Cesar calls it leadership! I will help you cut through the confusion and steer you to the latest most humane methods. There is a lot of bad information out there. So if you are ready to embrace a modern view of corrections and join the inducement revolution, call me. I can save you from going through a lot of heartache and confusion. I work with any breed large or small including working, herding and fighting breeds. My consultation/evaluation and instruction will be in your home and will take about 2 hours. I teach advanced methods, and you will learn much more than you might expect. I also offer a comprehensive puppy program that covers everything you need up to a year of age and beyond. My one-time fee is for one visit and includes unlimited follow-up consulting by phone and, when necessary, return visits so I can assure your success. I am available weekends and evenings. Instructional DVD and training equipment are included in my fee depending on your situation. Please read my profile carefully so you understand what I do. I do not offer group classes or board and train nor do I recommend either of them for obvious reasons. I do not train your dog for you, but I will demonstrate what you need to do, and I will always be available to coach you through the process. You are paying for my knowledge, wisdom, experience and integrity. It's up to you to follow through with what you learn. You must be self-motivated and coachable. Remember, a dog should only have one trainer...you. if you and your dog are not having fun and learning, you're not with the right teacher. Thanks for reading my profile, and be sure to check out my reviews. Please give me a call if you have any questions. Please visit my facebook page to check out some of the dogs I've worked with recently. I strive to bring you the most relevant new information available. Earl Newland

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  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Basehor, KS 66007

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Melissa went above and beyond to help us with our puppy! She even picked up and dropped off our pet and stayed to work with us at the end of the week, on how to continue our dog's training. I like that Melissa works with your dog in her home to train them on manners that you will need in the household. She was very patient, positive, and effective. We now have a much better mannered pooch, thanks to Melissa!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Overland Park, KS 66207

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These guys are great! They leave journal and write in it every day so I know how my pup did on walk/visit. Show up on time. Very responsive and okay with last minute changes. I also used their obedience training for my dog and we are improving every day!

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Kansas City, MO 64131

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Maris is an incredibly knowledgable and experienced trainer and breeder, whose work can only be characterized by her deep understanding of a canines own true nature and therefore lack of certain human qualities that we all as dog owners tend to believe our animals posses. She is forthright in her ability to discern between a behavioral problem that begets modification, and the unfortunate genetic problems typical dog owners find more difficult to understand. This ability has allowed her to bring hope back in the homes of families who have found themselves feeling distressed and helpless, particularly when the costs of typical behavioral modification and training may be a deal breaker. We adopted a shelter dog who was severely abused, and suffered from extreme anxiety and fear, specifically of the male gender. It was recommended by our vet that we consider euthanasia, as the safety of my children and anyone who came into the home was of primary importance. As a dog lover who has only raised wonderful family dogs from young puppies, I felt helpless when I realized that this poor damaged young pup we had made a part of our family, was indeed troubled and that his escalating behavior was putting serious strain on not only our family, but the other two great dogs we already raised. Giving up was never an option, the pup had clearly chose my young son at adoption, so I immediately began searching for help with behavior modification both online and through the vet. After speaking with several trainers and one dog psychologist over the phone, it became clear that our family would never be able to afford the help our dog so desperately needed. I finally searched specifically for "dog behavior modification Kansas" online, and found Maris's website. She had a wealth of information and educational materials that not only gave me hope, but proved to me that as a trainer, she truly knew what she was doing. When we spoke in the phone, I explained to her what a serious situation we were in with Sam, and that the vet suggested euthanasia. She immediately calmed my fears and offered to come over and evaluate Sam. Maris never promised that he would be a good candidate, nor that only a session or two would would magically fix the problem, but she did promise to give us her honest opinion at a price my family could afford. After our evaluation, it was clear she could work with Sam, and at the same time train us as a family in how to make things work by being his leaders. There was no time limit on our visits, she didn't charge by the hour, and was in no hurry to rush through a session in order to get to another clients home. After three months of weekly visits, Sam had gone from a fearful broken dog, to a dog that clearly wanted to work to please us. I could not, and would not recommend any other trainer but Maris to anyone. Not only is Maris wonderful at what she does, but she offers her clients a type of affordable personalized service that no other trainer can. There is nothing Maris could ever possibly do better for families, she is simply amazing.

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Kansas City, KS 66111

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Martin Critter Care provides behavioral consultations, training, dog walking, and pet sitting for your dog, cat, horse, or other furry critter in the Kansas City, KS. Day and evening services are provided in your home. My existing customers describe me as professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, caring, and dependable, and they will be happy to talk with you about my services. I have 8 years of professional walking/sitting experience, 1 year of professional dog training experience, and I am insured and bonded for your protection. I am trained in first aid and CPR (recert in June of 2013), and I have a graduate degree in animal cognition/behavior. Please give me a call to arrange a meeting and we can discuss your needs further.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Kearney, MO 64060

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Kansas City, MO 64113

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All Pawsitive Pet Care is here to offer quality, compassionate care while you're away! I am a registered veterinary technician. My services include, but are not limited to, dog walks, in-home pet care, and pet taxi. I am skilled in administering medications and fluids, if needed. I specialize in dog walks in the Brookside, Armour Hills and Waldo areas. Also, if you live in Leawood, Prairie Village, Merriam or Mission, I would love to take your dog for a great midday walk.

Pearl's Dog Care

New To Thumbtack

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Smithville, MO 64089

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We provide dogs' needs and care to make you and your pets happy. We do bathing, training, and sitting. We also offer fun. We are here.

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