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The Canine Coach
4.0
from 81 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
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Dawn was very attentive to our needs and a very good trainer. She took the time to listen not only to us, but to our ten year old daughter, who is the dog's main handler. Within an hour, she had our dog sitting and laying down on command. When our other two children returned during the session, our dog listened to their commands and responded appropriately as well. I would highly recommend Dawn for anyone wishing to hire a dog trainer. Additionally, her rates are much more reasonable than many other trainers we researched.

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MISSBEHAVIN K9S
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Corey D.
Verified review

Execellan help at a fraction of the price. I looked into other trainers that cost 10 times as much for the same advice. Regardless of who you use, if you are not willing to put in the work your dog will not get the training needed. All my boys have a hand now in training our dog and she has accepted the training and each day becomes more behaved than the day before.

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The Grateful Dawg NC
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jim F.
Verified review

Very "down to earth" dog trainers. They use appropriate correction and positive reinforcement. Best of all, we could tell they really enjoyed our dogs

Gray Wolf K9
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon F.
Verified review

We got a puppy and were having a lot of potty training issues. Myke was able to put our minds at ease, as I was quickly coming to my wits end. He was very patient with our dog and showed us a lot of good training exercises to work with the puppy’s behavior and potty training problems. Even Myke agreed that our dog was a little stubborn on potty training but didn’t give up until we learned a strategy that worked for our pup. We are happy to report that our puppy is doing a lot better. Some in house accidents, due to her not fully undersnading how to get our attention to go outside, but she at least sits by the back door and tries to wait for us. Life has been difficult with a one year old toddler and a puppy but Myke helped us a lot and we just have to continue with his techniques and I’m sure this pup will be a cherished pet for many years!

  • 40 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.

Family Paws LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jeremi C.
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We are expecting our first child in September. We have five dogs and heavily involved in rescue. It is our job as a parent and responsible dog owner to make sure our dogs are properly prepared to welcome a new child into our home and do so safely. We were referred to Jennifer by our normal dog trainer who we have used for 9 years. Not only has Jennifer been incredibly helpful via phone and email but the in home consultation was amazing. She has a lot of dog behavior knowledge and really impressed us with her calm behavior with our dogs (some of which are reactive to strangers). She has offered us lots of methods to prepare ourselves and our dogs for the new baby. She has also provided me (the mom) with advice on just dealing with the struggles/worries of pregnancy and mother hood. I strongly recommend her to anyone with pets that are expecting a child or already have children and dogs. I tell all of my friends about her and constantly post her link on facebook. If only more people would use her service and follow her advice, I think we would have less children bitten by dogs.

Off Leash K9 Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki K.
Verified review

I'm so impressed with Off Leask k9 and Alisa. My dog is not only so much more well behaved and obedient she is genuinely happier and more confident. Rarely do we see the dog aggression or reactivity that we used to see prior to taking these courses. Best yet- it's all OFF LEASH. Anyone can do it with trainers as excellent as these. I HIGHLY recommend them!

Good Guy Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Diana R.
Verified review

He did an excellent job and gave me great advice. Very, very helpful and spent a lot of time with me and my dog. Great service.

Quality Pet Solutions
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy P.
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I have used other trainers for other pets and Alvin is among the best. He learns your dogs personality and teaches how to reward train. My dog, Desi, is a bit shy and slow to learn. He is doing things I never thought he would learn. Alvin is patient in training the person as well as the dog, since most problems are with the human not the dog. I highly recommend Quality Pet Solutions-I will probably use him for further training. I give 5 stars. Desi and Peggy P. 8/24/15

Dutchess Canine Academy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Denny H.
Verified review

Excellent dog trainer! My dog came back to me smarter than ever and he listens to all of my commands. Could not be happier! She is highly recommended!

Victory K9 Training, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Teresa W.
Verified review

I have researched several trainers around the state and found Victory K9 Training to be very dedicated and excellent trainers. We had tried 2 other trainers who were a waste of time. The kennels were clean and cared for and they gave us great training success with our dogs, We will definitely use them again!

Friendly Hounds
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie H.
Verified review

Wonderful dog trainer! My terrier mix was a terror on the leash and I couldn't get her under control. After one session with Mary, she was so much better, and after a complete course she was cured! Mary is knowledgeable about dog training and I appreciated her prompt response on e-mails that I sent when I had concerns. Overall an excellent experience.

Pet-Risky Business
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John T.
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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!

Coldwater Canine Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Cathy and Jonathan F.
Verified review

Robin is a great and knowledgeable trainer who spends quality time with our dogs to help train them. She is patient with our sometimes hyper active dogs! We absolutely would recommend her to anybody that needs help with their dogs.

Always Pawsitive, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ariella A.
Verified review

My 2-year-old Lab Mix Bailey is a pretty well-behaved pup, but it was time to start working on more advanced skills. Her recall was great inside the yard, but not so on the outside of that fence. As she got older we had to worry less about her bolting out the door, but we couldn't trust her to stay inside if the door wasn't immediately closed. As my husband and I planned to expand our family from fur babies to human babies we wanted to work on these skills, along with some others before the stress of bringing our first child into the world. I had such a hard time finding a trainer that uses science-based training methods so imagine my relief when I found Kassondra. With her help and plenty of consistency, Bailey's recall is getting much better though we're not ready for work outside the yard just yet. She waits at doors before going out and I no longer worry that she will scoot by us as we're coming in with a bag of groceries. Recently, I was able to open the door for guests while she waited on her bed. Kassondra has been absolutely wonderful to work with. I love that she helps you train the dog that you want, not the dog anyone thinks you should have. She asked me what kind of goals I had for Bailey and my family and worked to accomplish those goals. I recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer and I'm looking forward to working with her again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn M.
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I discovered Heidi at least six months ago, and she has been training my dogs ever since. She is wonderful with both dogs and humans, having a special gift for teaching both. I have multiple breeds of different sizes, temperaments, ages, and abilities, and I have been so pleased with what Heidi has done that I am now having her handle two of my dogs in the Conformation show ring. She is also preparing them to win Obedience titles as well. I had never really thought about going beyond basic Obedience until I saw how much the dogs truly enjoyed working with her. We may also pursue Agility if the dogs are keen on it. I have had several other trainers and handlers in the past, but I think I have learned more from Heidi than any of the others. And her new facility should be fabulous; the setting is absolutely gorgeous!

The Prominent Dog LLC
3.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin W.
Verified review

I worked with Alex for years, if you want the best bond and training for your dog, look no further.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I go to the clients in their homes or other locations as needed

  • 22 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My approach will save you well over a thousand dollars! Sending your dog away to work with a trainer can easily cost $2000 for simple obedience. The stress induced by sending your dog away to be trained with harsh, aversive techniques can cause unwanted psychological and physical symptoms. In my 20 years of experience, I have NEVER met a dog that was well behaved simply because he knew obedience commands. 100% of the adult dogs I see are well versed in obedience, yet they all have behavioral issues. If simple obedience is the answer, why do all of our dogs have these problems? Why pay for multiple visits when you can see real results in 1? Furthermore, why pay someone else to bond with your dog? My training will make you more knowledgeable, more confident and more successful than ever in effectively managing your dog’s behavior. My easy to apply methods will transform your dog into the dog you've always wanted. My goal is simple. I want to be the last dog trainer you'll ever need to hire for any reason!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide in-home training one dog/handler at a time! It's a training session not an hourly price. No treats or clickers, prong or shock, gentle leader type collars. Why yell at the dog when you can learn how to whisper. Don't drive all over town for 4-8 weeks to wait a turn in class. Save time, money, and gas.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a small family owned business located in Greensboro and the Triad area. We specialize in private one-on-one lessons with our clients and their dogs to develop long lasting and meaningful relationships between them. Our training methods are based on positive motivation and classical conditioning, and we believe that training should be fun for both the dog and its owners.

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