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Joel's Dog Training
4.4
from 91 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Mindy S.
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Joel helped train our 4 year old dog who a needed an attitude adjustment and it definitely made a difference! He also taught us great techniques that work and get her to listen. Flexible scheduling and the prices were great compared to any other dog training. Would definitely recommend giving Joel a try!

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Understanding Our Dogs LLC
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan H.
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We have had only one session with Lena and have already seen amazing results with our 1 y.o. dog. Lena gives hands-on training to you and your dog. We are training our pup to be a therapy dog, and he is already well on his way to having the skills needed to pass the test. Well done Lena Skov! Glad we found you on Thumbtack!!!

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Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shawn W.
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We started training our 1yr old standard poodle with the goals of controlling her anxiety. Getting her to respond to commands when she’s distracted, walking better on a leash, with the ultimate goal of being able to run and walk with her safely off leash. I liked that Kevin caters the training to the individual dog and owner, and he taught me how to work with her. After two sessions and me doing my homework she’s walking better and calmer around other dogs. I ran with her for a couple miles off leash and she stayed close to heel the whole time. When we passed a cross country team going the other direction she started getting excited but I told her to “heel” and she tucked back and trotted right past. When we passed a couple other dogs she did the same thing. We’re thrilled!

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Leash Life
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Theresa S.
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Drew has been great with my dog and my dog seems to love him.

Holland K9 Services
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany R.
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My dog is making progress, slowly but surely. It really is up to the owner to do the homework and train the dog outside of training sessions. I work long days so some days I do not train, and I can tell that when I do he is a lot better than when I don't. Mariah has been fantastic so far & Bayley loves her! For new folks starting out, ask your trainer if it's okay to record little snippets of the first few sessions so that when you're training during the week if you forget hand signals or verbal commands, you have the video on your phone to look back at. That really helped me through my first few weeks of training!

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Shea-9 Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tonya B.
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I was very impressed with the training my dog received. Kacey was the most difficult dog I have ever owned. We could not have anyone over to our home or take her out in public. After her training, she Is a different dog. She listens and we can now take her out anywhere. I can’t say enough good things about this company!! Definitely would recommend to anyone!!!

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My K9 Behavior
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liliana D.
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She is professional and very punctual. Loves animals and the training is great. My dog is happy when she gets here.

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Dog Pro Services
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott Z.
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I am out of town a lot, so Will from Dog Pro services takes care of my dog Bruno. I like that he also trained my dog with basic obedience. Training was easy and it's affordable Will is an awesome guy.

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Dog Gone Good K-9 Training
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassie K.
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I cannot recommend Jarod highly enough. The work he put into training my dog was unbelievable and he has absolutely transformed my dog. My fearful, anxiety ridden pup came home confident and obedient and full of life. You WILL NOT find a better or more dedicated trainer.

Murphdog & Company
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Don S.
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Jenna is very knowledgeable about dogs, she gave us the advice we needed. She will be training our dog further, very satisfied!

  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa D.
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We are very pleased to have had our new family member trained by Fran at Lake Norman Natural Dog Training. Lexie arrived to us spunky but with good manners and crate trained. Fran even took her back while we were on vacation. An awesome experience! I would highly recommend her.

Alpha-Moves Dog Training
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Doug L.
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Nick with Alpha Moves Dog Training was very the very thing Penny my Leonberger and I needed. Penny is very stubborn and i was at my end for at home training. Nick did a great job teaching Penny and my self the Communication need for a great man/ dog relationship. You will not be disappointed with Alpha Moves Dog Training.

Pack Leader K9 Academy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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They trained our dog Zane! He was crazy and is now very enjoyable to be around. Best dog trainers around!!

Henry’s Canine Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasia T.
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If you're looking for a dog trainer, THIS IS YOUR GUY! His puppy boot camp literally worked miracles with our sassy, biting, crazy 12 we old puppy! Henry is super communicative and helpful (before, during & after training) which makes the entire process much easier! He is smart, very professional, incredibly likeable and extremely good at what he does. I also really appreciated his reward based training system. We could tell how much he loves and respects dogs by how he immediately interacted with Bailey... he was nice, but in charge. All I can say is, he left with a crazy 'cujo' puppy lol and returned with a lovable, obedient muffin! We can't thank him enough!

The K9 Institute LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
SHANNON B.
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Amazing dog training! Within the first few lessons, my dogs were so well behaved! They taught us a lot about training and were available if we ever had any questions. I definitely recommend them to everyone I know!

Furbaby Country Club
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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We had a great experience. It was very apparent our 6 month-old little beagle did too. He came home so happy. He had learned many things needed to become a good family pet. Now, if we, the humans, can follow our instructions to keep reinforcing the learning. You know, it's hard to teach an old dog (human) new tricks. Heather was great with Shylo and we would recommend her to anyone looking for super dog training.

Train Play Live
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
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We had a great overall experience with Glenn as he trained our dog and us. :) Glenn was patient, well-informed and friendly. He answered all of our follow-up questions throroughly and made sure we felt comfortable throughout the training process. The one caveat I would suggest is to establish a communication plan upfront with him. Once we addressed that email was his preferred channel, things went more smoothly. We would recommend Glenn and his family to anyone looking for an educated dog trainer!

Carolina Canine Training
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cindi V.
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Liz (and Meritt) did an awesome job of training Spartacus - our cockapoo - and us! What they do at CCT is everything a dog owner would want - they truly love what they do and it shows in how they help dogs be such great family members and how Spartacus loves going there for socializing and training with other dogs. I could not imagine having a dog without them.

Lake Norman Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne W.
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Fran has been a life saver, not only for my new rescue dog but for my older dog as well. Her ability to read what the dog is doing and why is amazing! Thank you so much for your direction as we are enjoying getting out walking with our dogs, and are feeling more confident that we are now in control! Fran not only trains the dogs but also the owners. I highly recommend Fran if you need help with your dog no matter what the age. Thanks again!!

Kat the Dog Trainer
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex H.
Verified review

Kat was able to help me after I adopted my 5 year old, Rufus. He was a rescue dog that didn't have the greatest go at life for the first 5 years. Sweet, loving boy, but he definitely needed some guidance as far as training and obedience went. She came over to our house- met with us- and put together a plan to help get him on the fast track to where he needed to be. Through very thorough one on one training she was able to get him to *not* jump with excitement on to visitors (and even me) when they came through the door, she trained him to always stay in "place" when commanded, and the biggest thing of all was that she was able to train him to walk on a leash. I know that sounds silly, but before she worked with him- he was all over the place on a leash. With her tools and methods, he now walks by my side as if the leash isn't even there. Even more so, I can now walk him (where it's permitted) OFF of the leash and he obeys every command. He's still the same sweet boy I adopted, but he wouldn't be the well trained boy he is today without the work and training she did with him.

LKN K9 Connection

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    My unique approach to dog training is not just teaching your dogs mindless tricks, but addressing the dog's state of mind and building their confidence by teaching them life skills and how to live happily by your side. I also teach you how to be a confident and trustworthy leader that your dog will respect and not take advantage of.

    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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