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Lees Summit Boxer Dog Trainers

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  • 32 years in business
  • 197 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan R.
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Earl is more of a dog owner trainer rather than a dog trainer. As a result of his training and guidance we have a great well behaved dog.

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Manners PUPlease
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh H.
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She only had her for 3 days, and in those 3 day's we've noticed a change in her attitude when she comes inside from being out for a while . She's a lot less hyper, she improved on basic commands ( sit, lay, bed, stay ) . We'll definitely use Melissa as our dog trainer in the future. Mind you our dog is a pit bull.

Melissa's Menagerie LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey S.
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Melissa has been my dog walker and pet sitter for almost 2 years. She always does what she says she will and comes when she says she'll come - and she always leaves some kind of little sign that she has been here (in case I had any doubts, which I don't!) As a pet sitter, you won't find anyone better - she even takes the trash out before I come home!

Sit, Down, and Stay Awile
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Troy B.
Verified review

Thanks Lea. This was a great experience for me. Great tips and techniques on how to train my dog as well as how to understand my dogs breed specific behavior. Lea is more than a dog trainer, she's a dog expert. I wanted someone to teach me how to best teach my dog and that's what I got. Very reasonable price for that kind of experience. Thanks again, Lea.

Turn Around Dogs LLC
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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I sent out the request to find a dog trainer and I received a quick response from the Turn Around Dogs. I'll have a follow up review after they come to my place and do the consultation.

Salt River Ranch
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Alex I.
Verified review

Definitely recommend Zana as a dog trainer. Really friendly and definitely knows what she is doing. We were shocked how well behaved our German Shepherd was after just 2 weeks with Zana!

For The Dogs Training
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie S.
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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.

Clever Canine
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
Verified review

Maureen is awesome. She is great with my retriever and we've seen so much progress in a very short time. She shows a real knack for training and love for dogs as well as an ability to help me as a dog owner. Thank you Maureen!

Show Me K9 Dog Training
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 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!

K9 Diversity
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Mark S.
Verified review

Angela has a very high level of knowledge in both dog behavior and dog training. She was always on time for each appointment and was willing to stay a little late to make sure I understood each facet of the training. You can tell she loves dogs and loves helping people train their dog. She would always return my call when I had questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone serious about training their dog.

Dog Training by Regan Dunn
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Lori B.
    Verified review

    Regan has been a great trainer for our over hyper Doberman. She is patient and kind but gets results. She really cares for the animals that she trains I would highly recommend her for training.

    Sit Now Stay Dog Training
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Jeff E.
    Verified review

    Brianne is delightful. It was a pleasure meeting her and we look forward to a wonderful experience choosing Brianne to train our new Gordon Setter puppy. She is a very confident, knowledgeable, experienced dog trainer. It is rare that I would give such a glowing review based on one meeting!

    Zen Dog Kansas City
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Emily F.
      Verified review

      Regan is amazing to work with. She has a very calming effect on animals, her energy is incredible. Every training session was well structured yet natural and positive. I always walked away from each session feeling more connected with my dog. Regan has given me the means to better understand my dog. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. We were so blessed to find such a wonderful and caring trainer, I would recommend her to anyone!

      Behave Dog Training
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Perry T.
      Verified review

      Tammie is an excellent dog trainer. She trained my service dog in basic and advanced commands.

      Susan J. Thompson

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        About

        Susan J has had a passion for animals since childhood with a special enthusiasm for canines. Every dog she has had has completed obedience class, one winning first place in the class finale trick contest. Susan is familiar with canine health, basic nutrition, and the importance of exercise in a dog's life.

        Daiger Dog Training, LLC

        New To Thumbtack

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        About

        Daiger Dog Training specializes in training family friendly dogs for basic obedience and to resolve behavioral issues such as chewing, barking, pulling on leash, housetraining, digging, jumping, nipping, running away, etc. Skip and Kay's involvement with the foster program at Wayside Waifs has also provided them extensive experience with fearful, shy, as well as aggressive dogs. The mission of Daiger Dog Training, LLC is to provide you with the highest quality training and education in order to enhance and build the human and canine bond.

        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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