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Saint Louis Dog Trainers

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Saint Louis.

Ruff Life
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Ben is a gifted dog trainer. After just a handful of sessions, my dog is better behaved and still lovable!! I love the progress we make each session, and she loves to see him arrive. :)

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Happy Pups Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Steve J.
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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.

Multi Sport K-9
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katie M.
Verified review

Miranda is AMAZING! I would never go to anyone else for dog training or caring for! She trained our service dog Ryder for us and she has helped us with dog sitting multiple times. We love her!

Midwest Canine Company
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Leah F.
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We were very happy when we found Shawn's profile online. We had rescued our puppy from an abusive home and unfortunately, had begun to show signs of serious aggression. Shawn came to our home for a consultation and let us know what we should do and we follow his advice as best we could. Our dog has transformed and has not shown signs of aggression for almost 2 months. It's amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for help with their dogs.

Lifetime Canine LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin T.
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Joey is amazing! He has been working with my dog for four days now and I’m already seeing behavior improvements! Can’t wait to see how great things are in a couple weeks!

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

STL Dog Training, LLC.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelley E.
Verified review

We have different dogs now! It is so much easier than take them for walks and have visitors in our home now that they are trained. Jax is very patient and always willing to answer questions. Highly recommend!

Jenn Danzo
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Jack R.
Verified review

Jenn is a terrific dog trainer. She not only trained Boulder, our English Springer Spaniel but also we learned a great deal about training a dog. We would definitely contact Jenn whenever we get another dog.

Xander's Dog Training
1.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I work privately and hands on with my customers as well as their dogs. I ensure you understand the work before I leave each session.

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We have 24-hour cage-free daycare and boarding. Dog training and modification are available. Dog bathing is also available. We have webcams for your viewing convenience. A 24-hour pickup service is available.

  • 5 years in business
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Have 4 Dogs That We Love Dearly..Love 4 All Animals. .

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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!

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I am calm yet assertive when working with dogs. I have the ability to listen to the owner and transform what they want to their dog, and teach the owner how to perform it over and over.

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I take care of your dogs like feeding, playing, walking and napping. I also have a dog so hopefully your dog is friendly.

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We do basic and advanced obedience training. Also, we specialize in hunting dogs, upland game, waterfowl and tracking. We are Navhda and Verin Deutsch - Drahthaar associated.

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I treat your pet as if they were my own. And they get a bath before going home!

  • 5 years in business
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PAWS FOR PLAY staff members are fully trained to ensure a safe, fun environment for dogs.

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I care for dogs and love dogs to the very end. Whenever there is help needed, I come to the rescue for the fellow dog.

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I never thought of making this a business three years ago. I took in a very mistreated 4-month-old puppy and I've brought her a very long way, so I know what hardwork and dedication it takes to care and raise pets plus I'm a very dog friendly person.

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I play with dogs. I walk, feed and give baths to dogs. If needed, I clean up behind dogs. I spend quality time with dogs. I brush hair and teeth if needed.

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We offer dog training, whether for agility, obedience, competition level or just having fun. Lots of classes are offered during the week; some agility are offered on the weekends. Our indoor is 10,000 square feet and climate controlled. Contact us for more info.

Q & A

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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?
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