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Ocean Springs Dog Trainers

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  • 6 years in business
Melissa C.
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Tonia was AMAZING with our babies! It is very hard for a dog sitter to actually find a dog sitter for their own animals. However, we found Tonia and we definitely plan on using Furbabies whenever we go out of town again. I always worry about my babies, but with Tonia, I had a fabulous weekend trip without worry! :-)

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lana T.
Verified review

Terri has been walking my dogs for 10 years. The dogs love her and know her name. Terri is reliable, honest and accessible. I have always felt I could rely on Terri.

Amsterdam Dog Training
5.0
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rachel P.
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I would highly recommend. Bonnie was very accommodating and wonderful. We learned many things from her that we never knew. She was able to give us valuable information and show us techniques that will help us and our sweet puppies in the future! Thank you so much!!!

Pet sitting, Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly M.
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Malia took care of my dog Champ for 5 days at her house and did a great job! She is very kind and gentle and I knew right away that she loves animals. I will definitely hire her again.

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Like all the best people, I'm a dog-lover. I provide dog walking and in-home basic training (for one of you more than the other) because I truly want everyone to enjoy their dogs as much as I enjoy mine. There are only 24 hours in a day, and most of us would like to spend five of them (if we're lucky) sleeping; so I totally get why walking your dog just can't make it to the A list as often as you'd like it to be. That's not a problem! Give me a call. I'll walk your dog for a minimum of 30 minutes at a pretty good pace, so we'll drain some energy, and while I'm at it, I'll be leash training your pooch to make it easier for you whenever you do get out with him/her. Everybody wins! Life is good!

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I instill in my client pack leader mind set so they can have a relationship with their dog like no other. I teach owners to understand the natural animal behavior of dogs. Encourage the love of exercise with you dog, also so very important.

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I am very friendly with dogs and all sorts of animals I can take them for walks or anything their owners need

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I sit and walk dogs. I have been dog walking and pet sitting since I could drive. I love animals and enjoy being around them.

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I will help and teach you tricks for your dog to become a great hunting dog. I will do such tricks as while they are feeding bang pans together, so they get used to loud noises, or get them feathers of birds you want them to hunt and teach them to fetch.

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I'm a pet sitter and a dog walker who will treat your pets as if they were part of my family. I am trustworthy, always on time, and will be there on a short notice. I don't have kids, just my min pin, "Spike", which I love very much.

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Dog Obedience Group of the South is the premiere dog trainers covering throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

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"Loki Wolf Dog Training LLC is committed to strengthening the bond between dogs and their owners & through the use of various training methods provided , we promise that each individual dog will have a very unique experience with life-long results ."

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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