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Understanding Our Dogs LLC
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marcy H.
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My dogs love Lena! She and her dogs have been helpful in training my hard headed 4 year old German Shorthair pointer! Lena has been very accomodating and creative in finding ways to engage him. Our 11 year old rescue enjoys using his natural talents in the nosework class. Furthermore it keeps his aging mind stimulated. I highly recommend understanding our dogs for your training needs!!

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Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jean B.
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He did great with my German Shepherd Loki. Prompt Professional Trainer.

Joel's Dog Training
4.5
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
Lane L.
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We have nothing but great things to say about Joel and the results of him working with our 6month old German shepherd puppy , Remi. He is reliable and trustworthy. Joel is very knowledgeable about k9 behavior, specifically with this breed. His calm and gentle demeanor is non threatening and Remi connected with him right away. Joel gave us updates and reinforcement advice after each session. Remi learned so much after his 6 sessions. We look forward to working with Joel further for training with our next German shepherd puppy and some advanced training with Remi in the near future.

Alpha-Moves Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Derek L.
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When I called Alpha-Moves I was extremely impressed that the President of the company, Nick, was the one to answer. Nick was very professional and was able to work around my schedule to set up a consultation. After he met Sam (my German Shepherd) he was able to customize a plan for me specifically. Sam can now work on and off the leash and is now much more controllable! Not only did he train Sam but he worked with me on how to properly use the training he instilled in her. Overal I would recommend Alpha-moves over anywhere else!

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

My K9 Behavior
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
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Honestly it has been amazing. I told Mariah the problems I was having with my dog Grace. Not only did she set a clear path forward for what we needed to work on to correct it, but also identified things I needed but didn’t ask for. I’m a soon to be Veteran being medically retired and she’s helping me to train Grace to be my service dog. I had a lot of quotes from bigger trainers, but Mariah was the ONLY one that even addressed my dog by name and the issues I wrote about. So I guess I’ll say this, if you want someone knowledgeable, actually cares enough to read what you write and generally a pretty amazing person. You’ve come to the right place.

Dog Gone Good K-9 Training
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan K.
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My wife and I sent out german shepherd for training. When we got him back it was like he was a new dog. Jarod was extremely flexible with us. He went above and beyond to work around my difficult work schedule while boarding Goliath.

Furbaby Country Club
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 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.

Understanding Your Dog
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy W.
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We have 2 Australian shepherds. One is highly energetic and the other is very protective. Theresa not only trained our dogs and corrected their behaviors but also trained us as owners on how to handle our dogs when guest come over. As soon as she walked in she showed complete assertiveness and leadership and the dogs quickly became aware who was the new alpha. She taught us how to become more assertive and the alpha in our home. Theresa always followed up throughout the week to ensure training was useful and on track. She is extremely knowledgable about dog behaviors and how to correct the behaviors we didn't want. Thanks to Theresa we now have to tools and knowledge and our dogs show promise to allow guest into our home.

Train Play Live
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 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!

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

  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
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About 7 years ago, we hired Fran to train our Chow puppy, who was out of control. I saw an article she had written in a magazine and was intrigued by her writings. In 2 weeks he was learning all the commands she taught US! I learned so much from her on dog behavior I suggested she have her own TV show, because she truly is better than Ceaser Milan and Victoria Stillwell. Fran doesn't use harsh training methods, she trains by the "reward method", and she LOVES her clients, she is professional, fun, and has more knowledge about training than anyone I have ever worked with! I recently rescued another Chow (named CUJO) that was his name from his previous owners and he is about 8 years old from the shelter I volunteer at and he was apparently abused and conditioned to a home with fighting, and Fran has worked with him and me to desensitize him to banging, knocking, any noise that would signify he was in an abusive environment. He also had a very negative reaction to people touching each , hugging, I had to be very careful when I got him home. He was undernourished and sick.....but now he's coming along wonderfully. HE LOVES HER and so do I. She helped me with a new diet for him for the health issues he was having. She is knowledgeable in every aspect of dog training, agression, agility, puppies, Good Canine Citizens, companion dogs and I recommend her highly. She goes out of her way to do her very best for you and your dog. She just isn't your typical "dog trainer" she absolutely loves what she does and puts 200% into her work ! I highly recommend Fran. !

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

Ka Ying Lee

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My name is Ka Ying Lee, and I am a professional dog walker. I am also able to train them. I train obedience to dogs, and I am also able to potty train them. If your dog won't listen to you, well I can make sure he/she does.

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

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