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Greensboro Animal Behaviorists

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Pawsitive Foundations
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michal B.
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Excellent trainer, our dog's behavior improved after the first session, the sessions are always entertaining for both us and the dog. We will surely continue sessions with her. Much recommended!

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Shea-9 Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nita D.
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Our first session with Brendan was great! He offered us some insight on what we can be doing differently at home to change our four month old puppy’s behavior, along with showing us how to correct his jumping. He was really professional and polite. Cannot wait for our second session!

Katie VanBuren
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Katie H.
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Katie recently Cat sat for me and I was super impressed with her professionalism and also the wonderful care she provided for my elder cat. I loved that Katie updated you upon arrival and departure at your house to let you know how your animal was! She also provided a picture each day to let me know that things were A'ok! My cat was super happy as well with the care she provided. I will certainly be using her again and will gladly refer her to anyone in the High Point Area.

Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley P.
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My husband and I came to Off-Leash, specifically Rion Ferguson, in need of some obedience/behavioral training for our dog, Cooper. We adopted Cooper from a shelter about 4 years ago. At the time he was good with other dogs and with people. As time went on, we noticed he had become dog-reactive and people-reactive. We consulted a dog trainer about a year ago with our concerns. The trainer came over to our home for an evaluation and Cooper ended up biting her on the arm. At the end of the evaluation we pretty much were told there is something wrong with our dog and there wasn't much hope of being able to train him. Feeling discouraged, we decided to accept the way things were and not pursue this any further. It was at this time that a behaviorist put Cooper on Prozac for aggressive behavior. A few months ago we decided to seek help again for Cooper. That's when we stumbled upon Rion and Off-Leash. I can't even begin to express how much of a game-changer Rion has been for Cooper. In such a small amount of time Rion had Cooper mingling not only with other dogs but with people as well. Rion understood how much anxiety it caused me to be separated from my dog so he took the time to continuously send me videos and text/phone updates. Rion demonstrates passion and an immense understanding of dog behavioral modification training. Not only was Rion amazing during Cooper's training but he's been so helpful in the weeks following Coop's return to our home. My husband and I have tons of questions and Rion is always available to help us through any issues we are having. We now have a happy, confident dog who doesn't need Prozac any more!

Off Leash K9 Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nick R.
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I would highly recommend Alisa and Off Leash K9 Training! We brought our 10mo Basset Hound to Alisa for Basic Obedience, and we are amazed. Our dog was very misbehaved...always chewing things around the house, digging up the yard, NEVER came to us when we called her, etc. In just a few lessons Alisa taught us how to effectively communicate with our dog. All the nuisnace behavior went away after just 1 lesson, and by 4th lesson we had complete control of our dog off-leash. This program is a MUST for any dog owner!!!

Sarah's Pet Care
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Chiara O.
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Sarah has taken care of my dog many times and every time is a wonderful, positive experience. She has a true love for animals and it shows in her care for them. Sarah has taken care of my dog Millie for long & short periods of time. She gave Millie loads of love, attention and playtime. She also maintained Millie's food and daily routine. Each time I came home to a very content doggy😀

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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Cheyenne has been amazing! We are so lucky to have found her. My dog is very skittish around most people, but he warmed up to her in no time. She just has a natural ability to connect with animals. She has also been so dependable and flexible with her schedule. Trust me, If you're searching for someone for your your furry little family members, do yourself a favor and just stop wasting your time.

Pet Behavior Help
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Susan H H.
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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.
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Josh has taken care of my animals and home for many years. He does a great job!!

  • 2 years in business
Gretchen B.
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Meghan is the best dog handler, trainer, and source of information I know, and I have worked at dog daycare facilities. She's kind, understanding, uses positive reinforcement methods, and is unfailingly consistent in her work with animals. She seems to have an intuitive sense of a dog's potential and their needs. Bonus: she's a great animal photographer. Your dog will be in the very best of hands!

PawsByEllen
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dorothy W.
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Thia company does an outstanding job. Very friendly and does amazing work with the animals...When finished the animals are so fresh and clean ..

Haven Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Marc M.
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    Through implementing the training strategies shown us by Ben with Haven Dog Training, we have seen vast improvement in the areas of problem behavior in our dogs.

    Janis
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Roni B.
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      Janis loves all animals and her care of them shows it. Very responsible and efficient. I truly believe that our pets can sense her love for them.

      About

      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!

      About

      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.

      About

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

      About

      My work stands out because your animals will be truly happy with me. I don't just sit there and watch your pets. I get up and play with your pets. I love to walk dogs. I love to play with cats. I've owned a lot of animals and I know it's not all about the fun. They make messes. There's a lot of cleaning that needs to be done. With me your cats liter box will always be clean. Your yard will always be poop free. A cage will always have fresh bedding. It's very important to keep a clean environment to ensure the pets health. What do I like most about my job? I love that it never feels like work. Even if there's a lot of cleaning involved, it still doesn't feel like work.

      About

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

      About

      I am available to house- or farm sit as well as walk, spend time and love your animals. I am also available to do child care. Sorry, I don't do snakes or bugs.

      About

      I have worked mostly with dogs for about three years now. Learn all there is to know about breed behaviors, nutrition and training. I also have knowledge of horses, fish, birds, reptiles and small animals. I'm a patient person, and I really enjoy what I do. It is my life's dream to work with animals.

      About

      I do walking, sitting, bathing and overnight staying. I have 10 years of experience as a veterinary technician and kennel manager. I am great with animals.

      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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