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High Point Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

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My K9 Behavior
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary Susan H.
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Mariah did an awesome job with our 2 year old Husky Leonidas. We could barely walk him before hiring her and now he is perfect on a leash. He is perfect walking buddy now! We would definitely recommend her for all of your puppy and even older dogs training needs!

Go Fetch! Pet Care LLC
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Sara H.
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Susan is fantastic with training our dog, Winter. She is also great with our other two dogs (she can teach old dogs new tricks)! She is extremely experienced and able to explain her techniques to our children so they can participate in the training as well. She has been very patient and accommodating with our hectic schedule. She even went above and beyond and found a collar for Winter and brought it over during one of our sessions. I would definitely recommend Susan for dog training!

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!

  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie S.
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We have had a wonderful experience with Jared from Highland Canine. I highly recommend Jared. My RR princess has responded very well to the training. Jared is very patient with both the dog and owner. He is knowledgeable about all breeds and his love of dogs shows. Thanks Jared!!

Dogs Behaving Badly
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan P.
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Stacy is an amazing trainer. She really blew me away with how much she knew about dog behavior and training. I was having issues with my dog attacking me when I put her harness on. It was so stressful for me and my dog to the point that I was in tears. I exchanged several emails with Stacy and even before our first session she went out of her way to provided information. She included articles, website links, and videos. After just one session I saw huge inprovements in my dog's behavior. The harness is no longer an issue! Stacy also helped me address the doorbell and guests entering my home, barking, and being defensive over food and the garbage can. I would highly recommend Stacy to anyone in need of a dog trainer.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bettina S.
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Early 2015 we had quite some difficulties with our new little GSD puppy Greta. She was always sad, anxious, unresponsive, lay in a corner by herself, snappy. We did not know what to do, broke our heart. We found Barbara and sent Greta to "doggy school", as we call it. After 2 1/2 weeks we good the sweetest, snuggliest girl back, we even took her to the beach she is so well behaved now. Since then I have continued with group classes and Greta stays with them when we go on vacation. We are so glad we found RMADT and Barbara.

K9 Good Dog
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Diane P.
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Michael is excellent at being precise in what actions he takes to communicate with a dog. He makes training FUN for the dog - with a lot of encouragement! He's also a great listener with clients - and will be a straight shooter when he needs to get a point across for the benefit for the dog! Recommend!

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.

Sirius Canine
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Russ K.
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Kendra was fantastic and did an awesome job with our Malinois. Highly reccommend her to anyone looking for a great trainer.

Finch G.
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I found William's loving yet stern approach in training my dog extremely helpful. My mini pin ,Duke, was totally out of control, barked all of the time and attempted to bite guests visiting me. But in 7-10 days I noticed a marked improvement in his behavior. I highly recommend using William's K9 Obedience Training.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer private in-home sessions, or your dog can stay with us, and we'll do the training. We also present workshops and seminars. Rescue organizations get discounts of about 50% off our regular prices.

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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.

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We offer dog training to dogs of all ages. We love taking energetic doggies for walks because we understand that sometimes, you might not always have time to do so.

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With love of all animals, I offer the following services: * dog walking * pet sitting * dog and cat training plus more All animals are welcome. I am a pet advocate.

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I have a dog of my own that I started out training on. I train dogs, walk dogs, and housesit dogs.

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I offer the following professional and personal pet care services for your loving animals: - Positive reinforcement training - Dog walking services - Loving pet care

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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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