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Greensboro K9 Trainers

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Shea-9 Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tonya B.
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I was very impressed with the training my dog received. Kacey was the most difficult dog I have ever owned. We could not have anyone over to our home or take her out in public. After her training, she Is a different dog. She listens and we can now take her out anywhere. I can’t say enough good things about this company!! Definitely would recommend to anyone!!!

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Pawsitive Foundations
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yuliya B.
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We are very happy with Meghan's training. She helped me to understand behavior and needs of my 9 months puppy. Parker is a beagle mix and we were struggling with his destructive behavior, because his energy level is so high. Meghan provided us with personalized training plan and showed me how to teach Parker of self-control. I can say it works! Now I know how to deal with his behavior and I can enjoy the time with my boy. Thank you!

Kelley Trainspawsitive
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Martha T.
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Kelley was an absolute lifesaver for us and our Goldendoodle, Reuben! She has a unique and very effective method of training canines of any breed We we're amazed with Kelley's 'calm sense' that truly transposed Reuben's demeanor and responsiveness to commands. We learned simple commands that made it easy for us. The wealth of knowledge and experience Kelley shares during training is invaluable!

Awesome Pawsabilities
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Judy C.
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I am very pleased with this service! Our first consultation with Awesome Pawsabilities brought remarkable results with our puppy, Floyd. Jenn and Annmarie took copious notes and listened to all my questions and concerns, then proceeded to get right to training. Jenn worked with Floyd on his impulse control and within minutes I could see improvement. We received a comprehensive training plan and are looking forward to our next session. I highly recommend Awesome Pawsabilities!

Bayer K9
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Andy S.
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Melissa did a great job with my very large dog. He had trouble on a leash meeting new people and dogs, and she had the proper tools available and was able work those issues at her location. Because he is so large it was so important to be able to control him and she helped show me how, so that he is a joy to walk now (where he was very difficult before we started). She effectively introduced the tools and techniques we could use , training us both, and I am using those same techniques with my other dogs. Very impressive. Cannot say enough, and we are so grateful for what we were able to accomplish.

Custom K9 Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren O.
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Krista is thorough and patient. She really listens to concerns and plans best way to address them.

Piedmont K9
5.0
from 1 review
    Jasper H.
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    They did a great job with my 2 year old German Shepherd. She was out of control and now she's a pleasure to be around every day.

    Blue Ribbon K9
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 24 years in business
    Shenna C.
    Verified review

    Excellent service provided. I have had the honor to see training sessions with Mr. McCall and it is amazing to see how he can easily train you to train your dog. I have also seen the outcome of him raising an intelligent American Bulldog, dash. The things dash was able to do after Mr. McCall worked with him would blow your mind. Dash is always loved and truly missed. Much success to your Mr. McCall.

    Coldwater Canine Academy
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    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.

    About

    My name is Pat Sullivan, and I am the sole proprietor of The Courteous Canine, a new Siler City based dog training company. I work with owners to train their dogs in a humane, reward-based fun way. Whether in private sessions or group classes, I teach owners how to better communicate with their dogs and how to get their dogs to listen and learn. Dogs love to learn, be it a pesky pup or out-of-control adult dog, especially when done in a fun and rewarding way. There is no dog that is too young or too old to learn new ways of doing things. I have been working with dogs and their owners for 20 years. I taught puppy and adult obedience classes at the New England Dog Training Club in Cambridge, MA, for seven years and was the Club's training director for four years. After moving to Siler City in 2009, I began working with owners and their dogs privately on home management and behavioral issues. Three years ago, I began teaching basic dog obedience and canine good citizen classes at Central Carolina Community College's Pittsboro and Sanford campuses. I am an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and offer the testing at the end of my CGC classes. I have trained some of my own dogs through Canine Good Citizen and Novice Obedience titles, and I continue to keep up with my education in the field of canine behavior and training by attending seminars given by leaders in the field. Each class will meet for six one-hour weekly sessions. Here are some classes that are being offered. Puppy kindergarten is for puppies eight weeks to five months of age. Get your new four-legged family member off to a good start! We cover socialization, begin the foundational skills for the well-mannered puppy and the basics of dog training for the puppy owner! Material includes sit, down, stay, come, attention games, loose-leash walking, puppy behavior, good manners, self-control and safety issues. Housebreaking and home management and problem behaviors also will be addressed. Bring your questions. This class makes the puppy's first introduction to obedience training non-stressful and fun. The AKC S.T.A.R puppy certificate program (puppy version of Canine Good Citizen Program) will be offered as part of our puppy kindergarten. Beginner obedience is for dogs over five months of age with no formal training. This class covers controlled walking and the sit, down, stay and come commands, as well as deal with common problem behaviors. Owners learn how to train their dogs to be better pets and respectful family members using positive, reward based methods. In this way, owners and their dogs develop a special bond and trusting relationship. Owners learn to handle the leash, give commands and praise and use food as a reward. Home management issues are also addressed. This class is especially helpful for new owners of rescue or shelter dogs. Canine good citizen classes is a class that prepares students and their dogs to take the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Test (offered at the last class). AKC's CGC is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.

    About

    I have trained many types of dogs with many types of behavior issues. I am an animal lover, so I do not believe in hitting or beating animals; that will never happen to anyone's animal. I have studied training with dogs and horses for a good 4 years. I even have a dog of my own, and I would be more than glad to show you what she can do. Thank you for your time. God bless.

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    I have been training dogs for around 10 years. I would love to help teach your dogs and earn your business.

    • 20 years in business
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    Our work is designed with our clients and dog needs in mind, our program is not a "cookie cutter " program like others. We work with our Clients schedules on their time not ours.

    • 5 years in business
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    I'm more passionate and my attention to detail is also what separates me from the rest of the pack.

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    I have always loved working with animals ever since I was a child! I decided to pursue my career and it was the best decision I have ever made.

    About

    Evolutionize your dog! Darwin K9 is a full-service dog training and behavioral problem-solving company that can handle any dog-related needs or issues you may have, regardless of the breed, age, or personality of your pup. Our trainers and behavioral consultants have worked extensively with dogs in obedience training, both on and off leash, as well as behavior modification and problem solving with issues such as dog aggression, jumping, barking, pulling on a leash, and any other unwanted behaviors. Darwin K9 offers Board and Train programs, private in-home lessons, and group classes to best suit your dog's needs. Call or email us today to set up your free evaluation!

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    I provide boarding, grooming and gifts training. I have been in the business for 45 years. I am a certified master groomer. I am an active licensed professional handler. I am also a winner of the Gaines Award and the Delta Society Award.

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    Training customers and their canine family members to understand each other and work together to make a loving home.

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    We believe dogs should learn because they love you, not because they fear you!

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    I do dog training, behavior modification, and dog walking! More services are coming soon.

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    Learn how to communicate with your dog in a natural, non-physical way with in-home dog behavioral training for any dog, any issue. We are vet recommended. This approach will help you develop a balanced, happy relationship with your dog. Because you will learn to communicate with your dog in a way he understands, the results are faster and completely humane. I am a master dog trainer and certified behavioral trainer, canine good citizens evaluator as well as a member of IACP and APDT. So, if your dog is driving you crazy, embarrassing you with any behavior including barking, rushing the door, jumping, pulling on the leash, destroying your home when you leave, or aggressive to people and/or dogs, then give me a call. This method is being used successfully by over 500,000 people worldwide, so you can trust it will work for you! Happy dogs have happy families.

    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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