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Poppie Dog Care
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gabby U.
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She is absolutely great with my dog! I always have her sit him when I go out of town now

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  • 13 years in business
Billy W.
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Jim is very knowledgeable and driven to achieve results when it comes to dog training whether it’s a working dog or a house pet


I am an Animal Behavioral College certified professional dog trainer. I have experience working with rescue dogs including those with mild aggression. I am available to do overnight dog sitting as well as dog walking. Large dog breeds are my specialty. I am also available to do some minor horse care such as feeding, mucking stalls, grooming and turning out. Housecleaning and house sitting services are also available.

  • 38 years in business

I provide specialized training for my client's needs. Our group classes encompass age-appropriate obedience work and gives dog owners insight about what makes a dog tick and how to communicate and teach another species. Each client and dog is important to us. Our clients can communicate with their trainer 7 days a week.


I travel to them. I am an outgoing person very respectful and trained well with animals. I keep water bottles for every mile and provide doggy treats and toys.


I offer dog training and weekend sitting! I will come to your home! I have experience with many breeds. I require that your dog be spayed or neutered.

  • 44 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

WE have been training dogs since,1974.We are a professional business and take the utmost care for each dog we work with,and pride ourselves on teaching owners.Our trainers will explain all you need when signing your beloved pet in for training.Go to our website or Facebook page for more information on all we have to offer for,"all breeds".


I train all kinds of dogs to do many things, but mainly, I train retrievers in obedience. I take special time with each and every dog/puppy that I am training and treat them as my own.

  • 8 years in business

We offer the following services: * Advanced-off leash obedience * In-home lessons * Boarding and daycare * Grooming * Behavior modification * Obedience group lessons We are aggression specialists, and we offer customized packages. Results are guaranteed.


I love animals and will babysit any type. I love going for walks with dogs or playing with cats and even interacting with other odd animals.


My customer service is my top priority. I want my customers happy and to be satisfied with my service.


We offer full service training, behavior modification, formal obedience, boarding, gun dog training, field trial and hunt test dogs.

  • 2 years in business

K9 Knight's has great pricing and we offer great quality work. We want dogs to love enjoy training but also be obedient. We also study the health of dogs also. We offer video's and pictures on K9 Knight's Dog Training's Facebook page to show are work but we never put corrections in are video's due to the fact people might try to mo'clock what we do and end up abusing a dog. Each dog is different so we don't always do the same with each dog.

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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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