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Saint Peters Dog Trainers

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Ruff Life
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila K.
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I met Ben and his wife and was really impressed with their ideas for training my dog. Can't wait to get started.

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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.

  • 29 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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).

Casey Ray's STL Dog Trainers
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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!

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!

STL Dog Training, LLC.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Teri L.
Verified review

I am so happy to have met Jax. She has been such a wonderful instructor for our 2 dogs and for us! We have learned a lot and our new rescue is a more confident pup. I highly recommend STL Dog Training!

Lifetime Canine LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin T.
Verified review

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!

Four Paws Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sue B.
Verified review

Wonderful company, wonderful ppl. I have 3 Cane Corso's puppies to train joya and Bonnie did a wonderful job they were so patient in training my puppies and me ad well. Soon we will resume training once again. I had to stop due to being diagnosed with lung cancer. Joya even offered to come to my home and train them while I was unable to work with them , you don't see that very often . I am looking forward to working with her and 4 Paws again soon .

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emily B.
Verified review

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

Jeff J.
Verified review

We hired Scott to walk our two Australian Shepherds while Herman was still a young puppy. His service and attention to detail was outstanding. I felt that my pups were in good hands and it was nice to know that they were getting exercise during the day while I was at work.

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

    About

    Are you worried about your dog while you're away at work? Many pet parents worry their dog is bored, not getting enough exercise and/or damaging belongings or furnishings while they're at work. Rosie's Doggie Daycare provides fun cage-free doggie day care that can make a major difference in your and your dog's life. Our day care includes exercise, playtime, fresh air, and an opportunity to build socialization skills and most importantly, a chance to burn off all that pent-up energy! Give your dog something fun to look forward to every day! Our day care attendants have years of dog handling experience and are dog behavior experts -- ensuring that your pet will have a safe, fun, and enriching experience while at Rosie's. Rosie's also features a full-service grooming Salon with highly experienced and gentle groomers. We customize each haircut to your desires and offer specialty services such as creative coloring, de-skunking and FURminator de-shedding. Do you have a dog that could brush up on his/her manners? We offer many training packages and classes with our certified dog trainer. Training enhances communication between dog and owner and can help immensely with problem behaviors.

    About

    I am full-time student, and I am looking for dogs to walk near my home in the morning hours. I am also interested in pet sitting, and I am willing to travel further for this. I am interested in per sitting overnight.

    About

    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.

    About

    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 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.

    • 4 years in business
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    My work stands out because, you don't have to pack up your dog, i come to you, I do everything for one amount. The dogs don't have to have their shots and all, because some people cannot afford it but still want there dog groomed and treated well. I love to play with dogs, any chance I get I love to play with them.

    About

    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.

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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.

    About

    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!

    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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