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Overland Dog Trainers

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Ruff Life
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
Verified review

We hired Ben to help with a large Shepherd-Rottweiler mix, who pulled and didn't respect commands. He was so professional in how he had that dog's respect right away, and didn't raise his voice at all. Ben is a real dog whisperer, and knows what he is doing. I am also impressed that he has taken the time to invest in extensive training in all areas of dog training. His knowledge is so inclusive that he can easily step out of the box to tailor his approach to each dog individually.

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Happy Pups Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve J.
Verified review

Amy was very helpful assisting in training our puppy. Will probably use again as needed, and would recommend to anyone needing dog training. Very flexible on schedule, added bonus.

Bravo K9 Dog Training
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
Verified review

We were very happy with her knowledge and information. We like the treat training, our dogs have been very responsive and are learning quickly.

Casey Ray's STL Dog Trainers
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Diana K.
Verified review

We met with Casey yesterday and set up training for our dog and are looking very forward to starting this process with Casey and his staff. We were very impressed with their philosophy of training not only the pet but the owners. Can't wait to get started!

STL K9 Academy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole W.
Verified review

So far, Jamey has been understanding, professional, and very helpful. I look forward to working more with him to help me grow my relationship with my dog through training.

Matty B's Dog Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
Verified review

First lesson for my dog's training went well. Matt explained, shown and practiced with me. My dog now stays on her dog bed until I say, "Free". Looking forward to next lesson.

Midwest Canine Company
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Anna T.
Verified review

Shawn has given me complete confidence that I'll be able to better communicate with and understand my dog after he is done with his training. We have completed 1 week of a four-week session, but I already see a huge improvement. Highly recommend.

The Pet Nanny St. Louis
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chris Y.
Verified review

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.

Multi Sport K-9
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kent C.
Verified review

Zac & Miranda were excellent, knowledgeable & very easy to work with. They taught us, as lifelong dog owners, things were not aware of!! I highly recommend them & will use their services again in the future. 5+ rating

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

Really like Steve and the team! Very professional. Highly recommend him for pet sitting services.

Susie Mach
4.0
from 1 review
    Bert M.
    Verified review

    Walking my dog and giving care also. All was left secure at my home. Very happy

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I use a positive approach in training. This mean I reward them for doing things they do right to teach them what is acceptable behaivors. In training this way you receive a more rewarding out come.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I will house sit, dog sit, cat sit, walk your dogs, and do anything requested to make you feel safe about leaving your pets.

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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!

    • 5 years in business
    About

    Have 4 Dogs That We Love Dearly..Love 4 All Animals. .

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    We are veterinary technicians who pet sit for all pets, specializing in special needs pets that need medical care or treatment while their people are away. We also do some training and behavioral consultations.

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    I do positive reinforcement and breed-specific training and in-home private dog obedience lessons for six weeks long.

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    We provide dog training with competitive agility and obedience or just for fun! We also offer lots of classes for beginners to the advanced for agility and obedience.

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    I'm a master behaviorist/trainer, and I specialize in solving problems with your pets! I offer group obedience training, private training and advanced training!

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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.

    • 5 years in business
    About

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

    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 a Dog Obedience Trainer

    Granite City, IL

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      He puppy pad trainined and I want to change it to outside!!! I need help though :(
    • $185
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer

    O Fallon, MO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      on and off leash training
    • $75
      Average price

    Need a Dog Obedience Trainer

    O Fallon, MO

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      Looking for a range of training options. May consider group class or boarded training.
    • $137.5
      Average price
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