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Fido F.I.T

4.8

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  • 15 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Christine And Michael R.

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Christy has been working with us and our female Doberman, Louise, to instill basic obedience and help manage signs of increased aggression. One thing every dog owner should know before going into any training program is that the trainer cannot give you a secret command to make your dog behave the way you want it to; dog training requires time and discipline from both the owner(s) and the dog and finding the right trainer who can clearly communicate what needs to happen between you and your dog is key. We have spent many hours with Christy, both in a classroom setting and one-on-one in our home, to help correct our dog’s behavioral problem. Most recently, Christy was kind enough to help us host a “puppy party” at our house to help Louise find comfort in meeting new people inside our home. The party was a great success and I would recommend this approach to anyone who is having difficulty with a similar problem. Christy has provided us the tools and knowledge on how to correct a problem, and it is up to us to apply what we have learned into our training process. Christy is easy to work with, flexible with her time and schedule and is a true lover of dogs. We have recommended her to several people and if you are looking to resolve behavioral problems, establish basic discipline or conduct agility, we highly recommend Christy.

Erin P.

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Christy worked with my pitbull and me for four sessions - each an hour long. Not only was the cost incredibly reasonable, but Christy was excellent. My dog had exhibited aggression towards another dog on a leash, and I was seeking Christy's help to work through this and some other quirks. I should also mention here that I had sent my dog to a Stay n' Learn with another trainer and was very unhappy with the results. Christy demonstrated techniques, worked through my own technique, and even utilized her own dogs to work through behaviors. She is wonderfully personable, utilizes a well-balanced approach to training, and was willing and able to work on anything we brought to the table. There is a noticeable positive improvement in my dog's behaviors after four short weeks, and I feel well equipped to manage them going forward. I will certainly use Christy and My Best Buddy Dog Training if I am ever in need again. Highly recommended!!

Joanne R.

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I highly recommend Christy for your training needs. Her years of experience and knowledge in dog training and animal behavior were proven when I took a class with my dog who needed some behavior modification. He was sometimes food agressive and toy aggressive. Her techniques are simple to follow, they don't take much time during the day and you receive results. I have a much happier dog and a better household now.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

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.

Angie M.

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Amy gave us some helpful info on different puppy training tips. She made me feel comfortable that we were headed in the right direction with our new puppy.

Janet S.

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Amy was so knowledgeable and did a great job training our dog and showing us how to continue the training on our own.

  • 29 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Vicki N.

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Sully is the best canine trainer in this area. She not only teaches the dog, she also teaches the owners. She has made my dog my favorite campanion. I take him everywhere I go. I can actually take his to the hair salon because he is such a well mannered dog. With the help of Sully and her new "Training" collar, working with my dog is not only fun but the learning is quick. Her outings are very fun for all of us people and animals......give Sully a call.

Carol S.

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Sully has a "way" with handling dogs and puppies. She tells the clients what she wants them to do, demonstrates the technique with the clients' dogs, and then critiques the clients as each person tries the lesson with their dogs. My dog and I were in a group lesson, and I saw success with all of the participants. She taught us how to earn the respect of our dog. I'm signing up for the next session (off-leash training).

Darla M.

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You will think you have a different dog after just one training session with Sully. It is truly amazing what she can do with a dog in actually just minutes. Your dog will start minding immediately.

  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Mark P.

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Danielle did a very good job with training my puppy. In just a month he was able to learn a great deal of self-control. He is still a puppy but is remarkably better behaved. The only area I would have liked to have been better was communication while Danielle had my puppy. However, I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to help a puppy learn basic behavior skills.

Anissa O.

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My English mastiff is a puppy but what she taught her was exactly as I had expected. Very very knowledgeable about training dogs!!!! Would definitely use her again

Mary D.

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

  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min

Elizabeth S.

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We have come to really rely on this great service. We have a very high energy dog and it is simply difficult to find the time to give her all the exercise she needs to be a happy puppy. With Walks In The Parks, Maybelle doesn't get a mere walk--she gets run-around-like-a-wild-animal time with other dogs. (As a side benefit--this has made her much more comfortable with other dogs. She used to be very fearful of them, and a bad experience at our local dog park did not help. Now she is not fearful with new dogs AND she loves the dogs she plays with regularly. This company is owned by an experienced dog trainer--Paddy--and she seems to be really good at preventing conflict between dogs.) She is always SO excited to be picked up by Rick and Paddy and comes back with the dumbest happiest look on her face, it's really cute. Now, we have some friends who rely on doggie daycare to get their dogs the play and exercise they need. I think that's a great option if you're away all day long every day during the work week. But of course with doggie daycare you are dropping off and picking up each day, which adds a significant amount of time to your commute. This service is great because it comes with drop off and pick up. At this point we have worked with Rick and Paddy for so long that they have keys to our house and they can get her and drop her off even when we're not home. Of course we would not be comfortable letting our little girl go off on such outings if we didn't know how much Rick and Paddy care for her! They love dogs and they love Maybelle. (A final side benefit--regular photographic updates of Maybelle showing a fierce side of herself, at play, that we've never seen!)

Candice B.

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We've enjoyed our training sessions with Paddy. She's very knowledgeable in her field and has a warm welcoming presence with not only our dog but the rest of my family as well. And she's open to adapting her training program to fit our needs and concerns with Willows, which has been very successful. I would highly recommend her services!

Denise S.

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Paddy was a life saver when I first got my puppy. She trained and walked my little Biscuit. Can't thank Paddy enough.

  • 6 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Megan P.

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We had tried a couple of different training programs with my dog before we found Casey, and wow, what a difference! Other programs were okay when it comes to basic obedience but were merely adequate. Unlike other programs that teach you and your dog the basics and then end, Casey's classes lay the foundation for obedience and then go beyond, proofing and reinforcing the behavior so that your dog will listen every time, no matter what distractions are around. The classes are fun and they are a great way to bond with your dog! And after spending hundreds of dollars on a few months of "good enough" training we were ecstatic to find that we could pay one fee and have training for the rest of my dog's life. We love the difference we've seen in our dog and the new confidence he has. He is a happier, more well-adjusted dog and we can't go out of the house without someone commenting on how well behaved he is. Every dog with get will be taken to Casey for training, we are now customers for life!

Angel S.

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My dog and I had our consultation with Casey today. Their facility was awesome. I have a 1 year old rottweiler with some training issues. My dog was barking and jumping wanting to play with the dogs that were there. Casey's dogs did not move from their spots on the cots. Not even a bark from them! It was very impressive. Casey went through all of the options and the ways that they train dogs. I am confident that I made the right choice and we start our sessions on Monday!

Diana K.

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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!

  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jodie E.

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Best money I've ever spent. I can't believe what a two week boot camp did for my babies. Both are golden retrievers, one is almost 2yrs and the other was 3 months at the time. The older boy really needed help with distractions and learning how to control his excitement when meeting new people. The puppy needed basic obedience training. Both dogs came back to us so much more obedient and all around smarter than I ever anticipated. My house guests can't get over how much the older pup has calmed down and how smart the new puppy is already. I can't say enough about Matt and the way he cares for all of his "students". I, like most pet owners, was leery about leaving a member of my family with a stranger, but given Matt's many years of experience, and the fact that his wife is a vet tech, I couldn't have asked for a better combo. It was reassuring to know that my dogs' health would be monitored all the while they were becoming canine geniuses. Thanks Matt! I still can't believe the difference.

Donna F.

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I moved from the city to the country. It is heavily wooded so I did not have a fence. I purchased a wireless invisible fence but did not have the time to train and wanted to be sure my dog was trained properly so I did not have to worry about her running of. MattyB was amazing in just 3 sessions she was trained. MattyB came out the 4th time with his son and a puppy to make sure my dog didn't cross the boundary. Proud to say she did not. Can't believe how smoothly and perfect it was. Highly recommed

Cindy C.

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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • Saint Louis, MO

David K.

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Jen is a superb dog trainer and simply a great person to work with. Jen came highly recommended through a personal friend and end up as one our family friends. She is caring, compassionate, skilled, reliable and dependable, trustworthy. Though we are not in active training mode( she worked with our family and Louie, our labradoodle for a year) she is still is our go- to person to care for Louie when we are out of town. Our family marveled every lesson as Louie, our willfull and very independently minded dog would snap to attention the second she walked in our door. She is great. The dog whisperer has nothing on her.... Hire her.... You will be happy you did and so will your pup!

Jack R.

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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.

  • Chesterfield, MO

Allie G.

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Casey and Shelly have made a tremendous impact on training our Jack Russell Terrier(5)and Australian Shepherd mix(4). In preparation for our move to Switzerland we knew we had a lot of work to do. Casey and Shelly worked with us one on one and helped to train our dogs on and off the leash. People are amazed at how well behaved our dogs are and how well they listen to us. Once important thing I learned from Casey and Shelly is it's not all about training your dog it's also about training you. Put forth the effort and have fun with the training and it will come back to you ten fold. We have two well-behaved and happy companions for life. Thanks Casey and Shelly!

  • Arnold, MO

Katie H.

Verified review

Carlisa went above and beyond to take care of my three dogs while I was away on vacation. She took them to the wash and cleaned them up after they played in the mud. She was able to get them to take their meds without any problem. My dogs love it when I mention her name, they begin to jump and run to the door waiting for her to get there! I would recommend her to ANYONE!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • O Fallon, IL

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I train for basic obedience and work with other behavior issues. My dog is AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY certified and working towards Canine Good Citizen.

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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.

  • Edwardsville, IL

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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.

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I have experience training my dog with PetSmart training style of positive reinforcement with rewards.

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We specialize in helping families find the right dog to be a pet and companion and address any assistance training and special skills to be a certified K9 assistance dog. If you need a puppy trained for a good family pet, a dog for a child with autism, or an assistance dog for any-age human, we customize the training and provide the guidance to meet your needs and desires. If you're not sure if a K9 can help you, contact us for a free consultation and learn all of the options available. Organizations from puppy to full-service dog provide a full level of skills, but if you need a helping K9 while on the waiting list or just a helping paw to make life easier, let us help you.

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

  • Caseyville, IL

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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.

  • Saint Louis, MO

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I train dogs; I have one of my own. My dog, Hunter, is my example as to what I can do. I have over 40 years of experience and I love working with dogs. I can also train people when it comes to fitness for themselves.

  • Caseyville, IL

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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • Lake Saint Louis, MO

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I use a positive approach to help dog owners learn to train their dogs. In doing this, I hope that I may strengthen the bond between the owners and their pets.

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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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