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Joel's Dog Training
4.5
from 80 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
Suzi M.
Verified review

Joel was very professional and did a great job educating us about how to keep up with our dog's training.

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Understanding Our Dogs LLC
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kari A.
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Lena came to our house to help us with training our puppy. She was here for over 2 hours and she gave us a lot of very useful information. She was extremely patient with both of our children and our puppy. The information that she gave us was extremely relevant to what we wanted to know and when she left, we definitely felt like we had all the tools we needed to train our dog. She was very nice, prompt and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a private dog trainer. I've actually already given her name to two of my friends who need help with their dogs.

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Leash Life
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Colleen F.
Verified review

Drew and Shannon have been working with our puppy for about a month now and they have been wonderful! They provide daily updates on how she is doing on her walks while we are at work and they have even provided us with some helpful training tips. Nothing but good things to say!

Holland K9 Services
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
Verified review

I have worked with Holland K9 services for 3.5 years and I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone. When we adopted our dog Buddy, he was so high energy that we had to let him run off leash to burn that energy off and be a happy dog. However he was completely unresponsive to commands off leash, and would charge (friendly and excited, but still) any dog or person he spotted. After a bad experience with another dog training group, we found John. He helped us to transition to using an E-collar (shock collar) in order to enforce off-leash commands. I was initially nervous about that type of training due to our prior experience but with John it went great. Buddy was never fearful like he was with the other trainers. Our dog became wonderful and basically 100% reliable off-leash, and all of us were so much happier. We hired him again when we got our second dog, and he helped us train her as well as brush up Buddy on his skills again. Training with him is definitely worth every cent.

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Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda R.
Verified review

I could not be more satisfied with Kevin's K-9 Academy. My puppy did a 3 week train and board and wow was it worth every penny! Kevin updated me throughout the training with videos and progress. Kevin followed up to every question I had and I had many. When my puppy came home, Kevin took the time to review the commands and how he worked with my puppy. My puppy is trained with his same personality (which was really important to me). Now that my puppy is back home I can tell how much good the training did him, Kevin was a complete advocate for my puppy and his training. With that said, the training was so amazing I am sending my other dog too! Thank you Kevin, we could not be more pleased and appreciative.

My K9 Behavior
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Shilpa L.
Verified review

Met Mariah for our consultation and loved the way she explained everything and work with our new puppy Nova. She will be working with us to train Nova and we r looking forward to work with her.

Dog Gone Good K-9 Training
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Cassie K.
Verified review

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.

Understanding Your Dog
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie T.
Verified review

Theresa was very good at listening to what we described about our dog's behaviors, daily habits, and overall personality, and she seemed to customize her training for our dog. Within only a couple of visits, we have seen marked improvement in our dog's transition from the shelter to our home, as well as a decrease in her overall anxiety. Additionally, Theresa was able to provide references for trainers that can help where she can't, for instance in group dog training for our dog. Her love of dogs is easy to see, and we would recommend her to anyone needing help with their pup.

Heart Dog Behavior Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly B.
Verified review

Blair is an amazing trainer! We have experience with her training our dog Jetta in classes (agility, rally obedience, general obedience) as well as private training in our home for resource guarding and walking on leash with neighborhood distractions. While Jetta is not a perfect dog, we certainly gained many valuable tools from Blair to help Jetta be the best dog she can be. Blair is excellent at finding different ways to help clients understand her comprehensive knowledge of dog behavior. We consider Blair's training to be a "gold standard," and would recommend her without hesitation.

  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Allison G.
Verified review

We have loved having Fran help us train our Golden Retriever puppy, Finnegan! We bought the puppy package of 3-4 visits. She is very knowledgeable, personable, flexible and great at what she does! We were going to go to one of the pet stores for puppy training, but read about her services and called her up! We are so glad we did!! It was SO helpful that she came to our house so she could show us in our own surroundings (as opposed to a pet store) the best way to handle our issues with our puppy including walks, issues in the back yard, jumping on people walking in the front door, puppy biting, etc. We definitely recommend her for training your dog!!! :) Thanks, Fran!!! Allison

Sky's the Limit Dog Sitting
4.1
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dave P.
Verified review

Amy is absolutely one of the nicest people I have ever met. We stayed in Charlotte Friday, Saturday and Sunday and had her set up to watch our puppy on Sunday during the day. He did not take well to being in a hotel room and Amy offered to watch our dog the entire weekend and for a very reasonable price. We ended up only doing Sunday and knew our dog was going to be safe and taken care of the moment we pulled up. She has a beautiful, well kept house in a gorgeous neighborhood. I cannot recommend Sky's the Limit enough and we will definitely continue to take our dog to her anytime we are in the Charlotte area.

Train Play Live
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
Verified review

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!

Dog Pro Services
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Scott Z.
Verified review

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.

Triana Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna M.
Verified review

He took great care of our dog during training. He was responsive to me, kept me informed on progress, gave updates and spent time explaining the training before and at graduation, so that we all could be successful. Very pleased with his training.

Furbaby Country Club
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

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.

K9 KINGDOM LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julia R.
Verified review

Scott is an excellent trainer. He not only wants to train you and your dog. He wants to make sure you and your dog enjoy each other.

Lake Norman Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth V.
Verified review

Fran is a wonderful and talented dog trainer! She comes to you and works on whatever your needs are. She has a great personality. My dog loves her (and so do my cats). We love her gentle and fun approach with our golden. She gives the whole family the skills we need to continue the work after she leaves. She is always available if we need help in between sessions too. Her group classes are great too! I recommend her to everyoe.

Alpha-Moves Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brett S.
Verified review

I met Nick, the owner of Alpha-Moves while taking my dog Mister, to a dog socialization class. I was immediately impressed by Nick’s easy going demeanor & willingness to spend extra time with me talking about the ins & outs of training a puppy. I was so impressed by Nicks knowledge of dogs & his suggestions on how to train my puppy, I asked Nick if he would be willing to come over to my house & help me further train Mister. I had no idea how how much help he would be. Nick showed me how to potty train Mister, how to get him not to chew on everything in the house, how to actually come when I called him , and he even showed me effective ways to discipline him without breaking his spirit. Nick was always on time for our appointments & willing to answer my calls & walk me thru whatever Mister & I were working on. When Mister turned 6 months I entrusted Nick to take Mister for 3 weeks & do an intensive obedient training with him. I must admit this was the longest 3 weeks of my life but nick kept my up to date with the training & sent videos to show Mister’s continued improvement. My wife & I had just had our first child so I kept reiterating to Nick how good Mister has to be. After the 3 weeks were up I was blown away with what Nick had done with Mister. My wife or I can simply say “place” & Mister goes to our pre designated spot & stays for as long as we need him. This is so helpful when we are trying to cook dinner & bathe our daughter. Before Mister was underneath our feet & clamoring for attention but now he will just chill out in his place until we say the code word & then he will come off. It’s a game changer!!! Mister heals, off leash. With the help of an e collar I go to the park without a leash. I can ask Mister to lay down, then walk a 100 yards and give him a hand signal that Nick taught him & he will run right to me & sit. It is truly amazing. Mister just turned 1 years old & we haven’t had to deal with all the usual “puppy stuff”. Nick even taught him the “that’s enough” command where I can ask Mister to stop barking & he will do it. This one blew me away because we want Mister to bark to let people know he’s here, but we also want to be able to ask him to stop. Now I feel we have the best of both worlds. I have never left a review for anyone in my entire life but after working with Nick I wanted to let others know. We couldn’t be more grateful & I couldn’t give Nick a higher recommendation. Thanks for all the help Nick. I wish you continued success. Look forward to more training the future. And Mister does too:)

4 Positive Paws, LLC

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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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4 Positive Paws, LLC is pleased to offer the following: * Positive reinforcement rewards-based training * Socialization and manners group classes * Basic obedience and manners group classes * AKC S.T.A.R. (Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible Owner), Puppy Classes, evaluations and testing * AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizenship) classes, evaluations and testing * Understanding dog body language and calming signals * Potty training (puppies and older dogs) * Barking, chewing, digging and other doggy problem resolutions * Separation anxiety assistance * Private sessions in your home * Fun, games and doggy tricks

Laws of Canine Training

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I am a certified dog trainer. I am an animal lover with high regards in the way of pet care. I respect your pet's health and safety. I am able to come to you or have space for you to come to me. I am available for training, pet sitting and dog walking.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We teach not only obedience but also how to communicate with your dog in a clear, positive manner. We also work with severe behavioral problems including, but not limited to, aggression, fear, lack of socialization, and neurotic tendencies. Please contact us with your next dog training need.

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