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High Point Puppy Trainerss

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Shea-9 Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha S.
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Had a good experience and gained some really good tips for training our puppy.

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Pawsitive Foundations
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Jenna M.
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Meghan is such a great dog trainer! My boyfriend and I reached out to her to help train out 6 month year old golden retriever (Sophie). I cannot explain to you how much effort she put into training our dog. Before we met Meghan, I was becoming scared that Sophie was developing bad habits that couldn't be fixed. However, when Meghan came along, she taught us how to connect with Sophie and understand her needs. We have been able to fix the bad habits that Sophie was developing while continuing to improve her training. Meghan puts her heart and soul into pet care. For that reason, when our 4 week training session ended, we asked Meghan if we can continue training with her because we didn't want the progress to stop. Meghan was more than happy to continue training with us. She is hardworking and goes above and beyond to make sure we are understanding the concepts and are satisfied with the results. Thank you again Meghan for all that you have done. We were very fortunate to find someone like you to help us train Sophie!

Katie VanBuren
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Debi K.
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Katie has been an invaluable addition to our family! We have peacenough of mind during the day knowing she will be by to check on our puppy. She goes above and beyond just checking on him! We get daily pictures and text messages of their playful adventures. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for any clients pet needs!

Train Play Live
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 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!

Kelley Trainspawsitive
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jo A.
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We met Kelley 5 yrs ago when I was looking for a puppy trainer. I was Given a business card from my vet. I contacted Kelley and we decided to meet. I was so impressed how she worked . It became so clear it was not puppy training but human training. I enjoyed my first meeting it went by so fast I could not wait till it was time for another visit. And Toby couldn’t wait for the amazing treats she had. Kelley is a very passionate in what she does to help everyone learn how to work together. Her knowledge in her craft is second to none in my opinion. I have recommended Kelley now for 5 years.

Coldwater Canine Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Cathy and Jonathan F.
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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.

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.

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I am a certified dog trainer with over 19 years of experience. I specialize in behavior modification such as dog aggression, jumping or any other desired behavior.

  • 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.

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A dog training center, we offer everything from puppy and beginner, intermediate (CGC and TDI level) to competition obedience and agility; we also offer breed handling classes.

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Highland Canine Training, LLC is a multifaceted dog training business based out of North Carolina. Our kennels and dog training facility are located on a 17+ acre property in the foothills. Our dog obedience and behavior modification programs provide reliable, simple, and effective solutions to meet the needs of our clients, and are offered throughout the Southeastern United States. Our trainers are dedicated to providing quality solutions to fit the needs of our clients and their dogs.

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

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I love to be around pets. I love to take care of them, make sure they're in good condition, and make sure that they are eating healthy.

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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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I love animals and also training them to do the right thing. I know how to pad train, etc. I can make them do house training as well.

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

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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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I take pride in give the best help and training possible.

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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.

  • 4 years in business
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We have over 25 years of extensive experience in breeding and training German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherds and many other dogs.

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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