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The Canine Coach
4.2
from 87 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey S.
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Dawn helped so much with our puppy - she spent a lot of time with us making sure we understood why he does what he does, and gave us positive and practical steps to help him improve. It was a fascinating and very helpful experience, and I would highly recommend Dawn to any pet owner facing dog behavior challenges :)

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MISSBEHAVIN K9S
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsty T.
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She showed up early and helped me so much with my dogs! She helped me to understand why they act the way they do and be able to correct it myself. She was right, it took a few weeks of corrective training but they picked up and are much better. She even gave me extra helpful hints for chewing and destructive behavior! Would recommend her to anyone!

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The Grateful Dawg NC
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa P.
Verified review

Shana is honestly the most talented person I've ever met when handling dog behavior. Even in the most complicated cases, not only can she identify what the core issue is, she knows exactly how to rectify it. After she moved to North Carolina, I have even contacted her from Chicago by phone because that's how much I trust what she says! She really knows how to strengthen the bond between dog and owner.

Gray Wolf K9
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy W.
Verified review

Myke has done a great job with us and our 2 year old rescue, Hattie Mae. He has helped our family understand her special needs and gave us much needed guidance on how to help her work through her anxiety. He is knowledgeable, experienced and has a patient demeanor with our family members (including Hattie Mae). He arrives on time and is professional. We would highly recommend Myke and Gray Wolf K9 to those looking to better understand their dogs behavior and personal training lessons to correct unwanted behavior.

Raleigh Pet Sitters
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly B.
Verified review

I moved to NC for a job and needed to travel for that job just a week after moving. I was stressed at the idea of finding a pet sitter I could trust in such a short amount of time. Taking to the internet I found Cindy's Pet Sitting Services. I called and Cindy arranged to meet me at my house with my areas pet sitter, Jill. First off, I love that they have all their forms are online so thorough. I was able to detail all the important things my pet sitter needed to know about my pets. I also like that all the details are spelled out in the contract. When Cindy and Jill came over they went over everything with me and made sure I didn’t have any questions or concerns. The main thing I love about Cindy’s Pet Sitting Service though is that I could tell that Cindy and my pet sitter Jill LOVE animals. Jill was on the floor with my big mutts before the visit ended, not scared by the jowls, drool, or hair encountered! My animals took to her immediately, even my more skittish dog Tina. When I’m gone my pet sitter has texted me when any issues come up. I love that she is so communicative and alert to my animals’ behavior and patterns. With her level of oversight I finally feel comfortable leaving my pets at home and going on trips out of town! The notes that the pet sitter leaves are great too; very detailed and thorough. Overall I would recommend Cindy’s Pet Sitting Service to anyone looking for a service that will take impeccable care of their pets. I have found my NC pet care provider!

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Darren G.
Verified review

Very knowledgable and professional trainer. Explained what and, more importantly, the why of this natural dog behavior based training program. While not cheap, I think it is a very worthwhile investment for insuring my 8-week-old German Shepherd Sophie will be the great companion dog I want her to be. She and I have a trainer for life and we will have another visit when she is 6 months old.

The Prominent Dog LLC
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
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Alex has a breadth of experience dealing with basic obedience training all the way to behavior modification, advanced, trick, and beginners agility training. He is professional and takes the time with each owner to explain everything to ensure you can continue working with your dog past his initial training period. He has helped me with both of my dogs to get them off-leash reliable. I’m very happy with his results and would suggest him to anyone looking for help with their dog.

Pawsitive Focus
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Michael V.
Verified review

We didn’t know what to expect since we were having both our Opie and Barney trained together. Stacy made us feel at ease right away. Stacy did an amazing job with our pups and us. Although, my wife and I were her biggest challenge. We now feel more in control of our pups behavior. We highly recommend Stacy and her methods on keeping your dog focused on you. We might get another doggie, just so we can have Stacy train them.

Quality Pet Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Krissa S.
Verified review

We were very impressed by Alvin's timeliness, professionalism, and passion for working with animals (and pet owners!). He is incredibly kind and generous with his time, and left us with thorough instructions for us to follow during the week. Alvin's willingness to be contacted with questions or problems outside of official training sessions gave us comfort that we have found a real partner committed to helping us. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for pet training guidance.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
Verified review

Suzannah's vast knowledge of dog behavior and training skills is quite impressive. I have had many conversations with her concerning dog behavior and training and have personally observed her training a scared, timid dog as well as a quite energetic, uncontrolled dog. I am quite impressed seeing the results of that training as those two dogs have come such a long, long way from how they were when I first observed her in action. I highly recommend Synergetic Canine.

Working Dog Pet Care
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Loretta B.
Verified review

Paula taught me more in one hour than I thought was possible to learn. She let me experience everything she showed me with my dog to make sure I understood all my commands. My pets have been sleeping with me forever and last night was the first night with no pets in my bed. My dog Oliver was showing aggressive behavoir on the leash and Paula really worked with me on the issue. I am going to hire her again next week to go out with me in a dog leash environment so she can see if my issues are solved. Her rates are very affordable and I would highly recommend her to help anyone out no matter what breed they have with behavior issues.

  • 4 years in business
Mike C.
Verified review

Always punctual and genuinely cares about the animals. Would highly recommend.

Pet Behavior Help
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H H.
Verified review

Val and the instructors at Pet Behavior Help have brought me to a whole new place of peace and fun with my dog, Riley. He was highly reactive to other dogs, but through private lessons, obedience and tricks classes we were able to build my management skills and his confidence. That work allowed us to move into agility classes where we are having a blast now as a novice team, with Riley able to easily work off leash around types of other dogs! Val and her team have always had Riley's best interest at heart and their patience, persistance and encouragement have made learning fun and productive. I highly recommend Val for private behavioral work, and all levels of classes offered at Pet Behavior Help.

J&J Petting Sitting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry B.
Verified review

Josh has taken care of my animals and home for many years. He does a great job!!

LeighAnn's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine T.
Verified review

Leighann is a wonderful pet sitter. She has a huge love for animals and took great care of my pets. I highly recommend hiring Leighann for pet sitting services.

Pet-Risky Business
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
John T.
Verified review

Anna was wonderful with helping my dog not pull on the leash as well as, other behaviors which needed correction like jumping and crate training. My dog loved her and I would recommend her as your dog trainer!

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Hello, my name is Ken, and animals are everything to me. I believe they should be cared for no different than how people are. I am 40 years old, grew up on a farm and currently live on my farm. I can and will accommodate any animal needs you have, regardless of type or complexity.

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Love pets and love taking care of them send info for a quote

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I can walk dogs, give baths, take them to the park and let them play. I have two dogs of my own both I trained. Also, I am good with taking care of cats and always have had cats growing up. But something about me and my animals is that they are very spoiled. For the right price would love to help out. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

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I have been training service animals. I have had about five years' experience in training service animals or any type of animal.

  • 8 years in business
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Hello, my name is Laquita and I specialize in housekeeping, animal care, and child care. What makes my business great is that these are all the things I do to take great care in my own household. That's why I chose to do something I'm familiar with, and I enjoy doing.

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