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  • 4 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 hours

Ryan S.

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Joel did a great job with our rescue pug and I would hire him again. In just 6 short 20-30 minute sessions, he provided general obedience training and our dog has been very well behaved since then. He is efficient with his time, sticking to the dog's attention span of 20-30 minutes, and provides positive reinforcement, thus avoiding the things like choke or shock collars. He also provided guidance to my family on what we should or shouldn't do. Joel was very affordable compared to the various options out there but I felt like we sacrificed nothing. Lessons were private and in my house or neighborhood. Quality was excellent and you can tell Joel cares about you individually and not as just another client. He also follows up after the sessions are done to check in and make sure all is okay. Top notch!

John W.

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Joel worked 6 sessions with our 20 week old Lab. Our puppy was energic and basically out of control. Joel's calm demeanor and confident/kind/contolled instructional sessions were just what our dog needed. During the second week we saw marked improvement in compliance and control. Joel also was available for advice and knowledgeable about little things to help improve our control and dog management. I would highly recommend Joel for your dog training and please feel free to connect with me for further info. 704 724 0234 Thanks. John Wyllie

Mindy S.

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Joel helped train our 4 year old dog who a needed an attitude adjustment and it definitely made a difference! He also taught us great techniques that work and get her to listen. Flexible scheduling and the prices were great compared to any other dog training. Would definitely recommend giving Joel a try!

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  • 31 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Charlotte, NC

Bonnie B.

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I have been involved in the professional dog world for over 35 years and I feel Carol Lynn Fox is one of the best dog trainers I have met. She is not only knowledgeable with the many different breeds of dogs and personalities, but also keeps updated on new training techniques. She is calm, patient and kind, which gives her the ability to make sure every student, feels special. It’s almost as if you, and your dog, are the only students in the class, or in the least, her favorite! One of her best qualities, in my opinion, is her unique ability to connect with the humans! Most dog trainers find this their most difficult task, yet Carol Lynn makes the complete novice feel welcome and at ease. Bonnie Best

Stephanie B.

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Carol Lynn has come for our first training session and was immediately helpful. We will be integrating a new puppy into a house with two existing dogs, one young and can be jealous. Carol Lynn immediately offered great advice to on what behaviors to tackle and how the introduction should go. She was very easy to talk with and open up to about my dog's not-so-well trained tendencies. The first session was great and I think the training and puppy integration will be highly successful due to her knowledge.

Tina H.

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Excellent! She is so amazing to work with, I have learned so much from her. She is training me, not my pooch!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Marcy H.

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My dogs love Lena! She and her dogs have been helpful in training my hard headed 4 year old German Shorthair pointer! Lena has been very accomodating and creative in finding ways to engage him. Our 11 year old rescue enjoys using his natural talents in the nosework class. Furthermore it keeps his aging mind stimulated. I highly recommend understanding our dogs for your training needs!!

Megan H.

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We have had only one session with Lena and have already seen amazing results with our 1 y.o. dog. Lena gives hands-on training to you and your dog. We are training our pup to be a therapy dog, and he is already well on his way to having the skills needed to pass the test. Well done Lena Skov! Glad we found you on Thumbtack!!!

Meredith F.

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Lena was an amazing resource on our very first call! She was full of wonderful suggestions, great resources for further information and put me right at ease. I look forward to working with her through the puppy training process.

  • 11 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Laura P.

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I have worked with Holland K9 services for 3.5 years and I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone. When we adopted our dog Buddy, he was so high energy that we had to let him run off leash to burn that energy off and be a happy dog. However he was completely unresponsive to commands off leash, and would charge (friendly and excited, but still) any dog or person he spotted. After a bad experience with another dog training group, we found John. He helped us to transition to using an E-collar (shock collar) in order to enforce off-leash commands. I was initially nervous about that type of training due to our prior experience but with John it went great. Buddy was never fearful like he was with the other trainers. Our dog became wonderful and basically 100% reliable off-leash, and all of us were so much happier. We hired him again when we got our second dog, and he helped us train her as well as brush up Buddy on his skills again. Training with him is definitely worth every cent.

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  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Clemmons, NC

Linda B.

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Brendan was extremely knowledgeable, understanding, professional and has a great personality. He helped me to understand the foundation that has to be built to assure trust in training my dog. I look forward to working with him.

Marcia P.

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He was very pleasant and professional in his approach to helping us (seniors) train our dog to walk on a leash.

Natasha S.

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Had a good experience and gained some really good tips for training our puppy.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Alison K.

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We were so very pleased w Kevin’s work with our puppy. Can’t say enough good things. We did the 10 day plan for general obedience training for the puppy. The change in his behavior is amazing (and he was already a good puppy). Kevin picked him up and brought him home daily. Worked with him at our house, his house, and in public. Focused on areas we wanted but included other important issues we didn’t think of. He sent us multiple videos of training daily with explanations. We loved these and they taught us a lot. He also met with us with the dog to instruct us. Always wanted to make sure we understood what to do and why. We feel both the dog and us have a great foundation now to continue training. Would highly recommend.

Rhonda R.

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I could not be more satisfied with Kevin's K-9 Academy. My puppy did a 3 week train and board and wow was it worth every penny! Kevin updated me throughout the training with videos and progress. Kevin followed up to every question I had and I had many. When my puppy came home, Kevin took the time to review the commands and how he worked with my puppy. My puppy is trained with his same personality (which was really important to me). Now that my puppy is back home I can tell how much good the training did him, Kevin was a complete advocate for my puppy and his training. With that said, the training was so amazing I am sending my other dog too! Thank you Kevin, we could not be more pleased and appreciative.

Michelle H.

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Kevin has been walking my dogs every day that I work for several months now and I am very pleased with his service. When I first met Kevin it was obvious that he very much enjoys his job and spending time working with dogs. He gave me lots of great training tips and my pups Otto and Hemingway adore him. Kevin is fantastic and I would highly recommend him if your looking for a dependable, trustworthy trainer or dog walker. He will treat your pets like family.

  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jacob R.

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I honestly doubted anyone could help my dog, he's so scared of everything that moves. He has gained so much confidence, he's doing really good. We love meeting up with her and her dogs, seeing Swanson has really become one of Remy's favorite parts of the week! Thanks so much Jessica, couldn't ask for a better experience, dog training has been so much more fun than I thought it would be.

Aduella B.

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Trained my Service Dog, and I'm just so happy with how she handled everything. It was really reaching for me to turn Sadie into a service dog, but I couldn't handle getting another dog or getting rid of Sadie even though I really needed the support. Jessica has helped me completely turn Sadie around, and she is the perfect service dog. I am so happy. Thank you so much jessica!

Fred S.

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very helpful, really helps you understand how to work with your dog and is very knowledgeable. obviously has a passion for what she does. wouldn't work with anyone else.

  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours

Madison G.

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Jarod came to our home and gave a FREE (through & unhurried) evaluation of our two dogs. He answered all of my questions, gave us tips, advice, and even brought along one of his dogs to show us what ours would be learning. He is 100% the most genuine, caring, passionate dog trainer I have met and I recommend his services to anyone looking to their dog trained, behavior modifications, boarded,etc. He gained the trust and respect of my very abused, anxious Pitbull, and my stubborn German Shepherd!

Cassie K.

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I cannot recommend Jarod highly enough. The work he put into training my dog was unbelievable and he has absolutely transformed my dog. My fearful, anxiety ridden pup came home confident and obedient and full of life. You WILL NOT find a better or more dedicated trainer.

Jenn W.

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He is amazing and totally dedicated to you and your dog. He has trained all 3 of our dogs and continues to provide support when needed. He is the only person we trust with our dogs when we travel and can’t take them with us!! He is the best!

  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Maggie T.

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Theresa was very good at listening to what we described about our dog's behaviors, daily habits, and overall personality, and she seemed to customize her training for our dog. Within only a couple of visits, we have seen marked improvement in our dog's transition from the shelter to our home, as well as a decrease in her overall anxiety. Additionally, Theresa was able to provide references for trainers that can help where she can't, for instance in group dog training for our dog. Her love of dogs is easy to see, and we would recommend her to anyone needing help with their pup.

Marc M.

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We hired Theresa because she seemed very qualified and had a positive training style. That's is exactly what she brings. Theresa knows animals and their behavior, so she knows the right things to do in order to make your pet do exactly what it's supposed to. We have a puppy pitt that we will be continuing our training with Theresa so that we can maximize her potential. If you are wondering who to choose to train your dog, Theresa would be an excellent choice. Call her up and talk to her. Setup an appointment to have her come to your house you will not be disappointed.

Ellie L.

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Teresa had wonderful advice with helping our dog Dillon. Loved the way my pack of 10 dogs reacted to her energy. Looking forward to our weekly sessions.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Huntersville, NC

Kelly B.

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Blair is an amazing trainer! We have experience with her training our dog Jetta in classes (agility, rally obedience, general obedience) as well as private training in our home for resource guarding and walking on leash with neighborhood distractions. While Jetta is not a perfect dog, we certainly gained many valuable tools from Blair to help Jetta be the best dog she can be. Blair is excellent at finding different ways to help clients understand her comprehensive knowledge of dog behavior. We consider Blair's training to be a "gold standard," and would recommend her without hesitation.

Courtney A.

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Blair has been an amazing resource in helping me work through issues with my shy dog who also displays some dog aggressive behaviors. She is clear and concise when answering questions and does a fantastic job at getting to the underlying issues of behaviors. It is clear she loves her job and cares about dogs. She is also great at working with people and helping them learn how to create lasting change in their dogs. I would highly recommend Blair for any help with anything dog training needs!

Michele T.

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I worked with Blair for a few months following her, after extensive schooling for dog training. Despite my schooling, I found her to be incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and easy to talk to. She knows so much about dogs, their needs, and their abilities. From questions regarding my own problem dogs, to conversations with clients regarding tough behavior modification, she's a wonderful lady to talk to. I would recommend her to my friends, family, and colleagues!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min
  • Charlotte, NC

Lee M.

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Honestly it has been amazing. I told Mariah the problems I was having with my dog Grace. Not only did she set a clear path forward for what we needed to work on to correct it, but also identified things I needed but didn’t ask for. I’m a soon to be Veteran being medically retired and she’s helping me to train Grace to be my service dog. I had a lot of quotes from bigger trainers, but Mariah was the ONLY one that even addressed my dog by name and the issues I wrote about. So I guess I’ll say this, if you want someone knowledgeable, actually cares enough to read what you write and generally a pretty amazing person. You’ve come to the right place.

Tamika C.

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My K9 Behavior is certainly amazing. I spoke with Mariah directly on the phone and was able to set a consultation the same day. Mariah connected with Tyson immediately! We were able to sit down and go over everything that I wanted for Tyson as a first dog owner. She answered all questions with detail and explaintion. I look forward to the upcoming weeks and working with Mariah and her new company!

Allison F.

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Mariah has been wonderful with my dog. She has been able to personalize his training experience to best meet his needs. Mariah has helped me understand how he learns so that I am better able to train him and bond with my puppy. I feel confident that Mariah will help my dog know basic obedience!

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min
  • Charlotte, NC

Sharon O.

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We used Off Leash K9 Two-Week Board and Train program. Lindsey was amazing. Our pup was extremely well cared for, he learned standard obedience commands that we were having difficulty teaching him, and advanced commands that we believe will make his life (and ours) much more enjoyable when taking him out and about around people and other dogs. We highly recommend Off Leash for any training, they offer different programs to fit animal owners needs. It was a great experience and their prices are very reasonable for the fabulous service they provide.

Douglas B.

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Lindsey did a great job with the puppy consult and we got great practical information that I haven't seen in books. I feel like she gave us a good foundation for raising our 9 week old puppy. I've raised dog before, but never a puppy so she helped me understand reasonable expectations for a puppy. We will definitely have her help us with additional training when our puppy is 5 months.

Brianna C.

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Great team of Dog Trainers. They really follow through with what they advertise. Did the 2 week train and board and have a brand new dog! He's happy and obedient! Definitely recommend!

  • 1 year in business
  • Response time: 10 hours
  • Fort Lawn, SC

Karina P.

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My very energetic lab, Sonny, and I loved training with Adriane. After 2 other training classes left me frustrated, we were recommended by a friend. Sonny struggled with pulling while on a leash and could (if he tried hard enough) open the front glass door and chase after anything moving. Calling him or getting him to whilingly come back would take forever! Safety was also a big concern, we have a good size yard, but it was not uncommon for Sonny to end up running towards the road. Adrianes approach is systematic, but tailored to each dog. Exactly what my sweet, but difficult baby needs! Her sessions are fun and engaging-and most importantly, Sonny is always excited to see her, and to me that speaks volumes! We are still training, but as of right now I have a dog that calmly walks and runs by my side without pulling me. He has taken off, pushing past the door once- but I calmly called him back- AND HE CAME BACK TO SIT AT MY FEET! I can not tell you how impressed I am. I know a concern for me was time and money, but this has been worth it. I love feeling like I can trust Sonny to be out and about with me. He is calmer when meeting people and other dogs and just all around less impulsive. I am very thankful for Adriane and recommend her to anyone!

Nicole B.

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We have a male German Shepherd that had some dominance issues before training. Now he is a much better dog. He doesn’t pull me when we walk on his leash. He responds to his commands when before he would ignore us. We had some fence issues and he got out and he came right to us without running or giving us a hard time. I highly recommend Highland Canine of South Carolina!!

Tommy B.

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Adriane worked with my dog Willow on being anti social around other dogs and people. Willow had always been untrusting of other people and dogs since being scared by a group of kids while out for a walk as a young pup. Willow can now be approached by others without trying to retreat.

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min

Mindy H.

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Our dog Attie came from a rescue organization, & before that she'd been physically abused. This caused her to become inordinately terrified of all humans (especially men) & literally only wanted to cower in a corner. It was heartbreaking to see her jump at noises & the slightest movement. She would piddle & tremble all the time. After a few months working with Robin, Attie has become more confident & brave & taken on other "normal" dog characteristics. Robin gave us great exercises & tips to help Attie use her brain to think naturally instead of resorting to fear. Robin's specialized Bond Based Choice training is ideal for this particular situation, because it revolves around positive reinforcement. Attie has made amazing progress in the past several months, & we have Robin to thank for so much of it!

Tom W.

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Robin has been training us and our very active and loving German Short Haired Pointer since we got her 2.5 years ago. She now has about 12 - 15 commands under her belt, or collar. She is great with kids, other dogs, and strangers. In fact, she is on the 'approved playlist' at her day care where she also goes twice a week! We think Robin's positive training (of us and our GSP) is a large part of the reason she has turned out so trusting and loving. There is still work to do, but we enjoy the training with our dog and with Robin.

Margit L.

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Robin is a highly intuitive and skilled dog trainer. She loves dogs and dogs love her. She is gentle in her approach, and it is highly successful. Robin is not only wonderful with her dog clients, she is equally loved by the dog parents. She has a great sense of humor and patiently teaches mom and dad how to treat their four-legged kids.

  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Jeff B.

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Sam was wonderful to work with in helping take our dog, Gunner, to the next level with training! Gunner was always a good dog at home, but is a rescue who used to have a hard time listening in new situations and with meeting some dogs due to his anxiety. Sam tailored her training perfectly to address these concerns and more. From teaching him to "place" when new people come to our house to walking without pulling next to a stroller in preparation for our first baby, she helped guide us through it all. We could not be happier with the results. On a recent trip to the pet store, we couldn't believe how well he did - it was like having a new and improved version of Gunner! In only 4 weeks, we feel like we have gone from a good dog, to the proud owners of the best dog!

Suzi S.

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Dog Envy changed our lives for the better!! Georgia, our boxer/bulldog mix was a very difficult, stubborn dog that we determined was "untrainable". Dog Envy changed that! We chose the Board & Train option with Samantha as our trainer. The difference in our dog is amazing! Samantha did a wonderful job not only training Georgia but educating our entire family on how to work with our new commands. I would recommend Dog Envy to anyone who needs training for their dog and especially for those with a difficult dog.

Karina L.

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Samantha was friendly and patient with us. We signed up same day we met her and discussed our baby's option.

  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Nicole A.

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After I adopted Kody, I quickly realized that he didn't know anything. He came from a hoarding situation. I started looking for a trainer that would take him and teach him the basic commands and work on his kennel and potty training. I found Furbaby Country Club conveniently located in Terrell, NC. I called, explained my concerns and we started the training. The approach and the training methods she provided have made a huge difference in both the way I handle the dog and the way he responds. She focused on his socialization first, basic obedience and kennel and potty training. She really focuses on the importance of positive reinforcement and giving praise to your dog every time he behaves well. He is home now and is so much better. I highly recommend Furbaby CC. She takes the time to get to know your pup. I can always call her with questions and she will help you anyway she can.

David B.

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We had a great experience. It was very apparent our 6 month-old little beagle did too. He came home so happy. He had learned many things needed to become a good family pet. Now, if we, the humans, can follow our instructions to keep reinforcing the learning. You know, it's hard to teach an old dog (human) new tricks. Heather was great with Shylo and we would recommend her to anyone looking for super dog training.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Tanya D.

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5 stars!!!!! I love all the work she puts in to what she loves!!!! Highly recommended!!!!! I wouldnt go anywhere else!!!!!

Sam A.

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Great and knowledgeable training by someone who really cares about animals and helping them maximize their potential.

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Pam E.

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When I contacted you, you were Leila's my daughter's 3yr old Great Pyrenees/Boarder Collie rescue, last chance. Since moving from a home where she could go in & out on her own & had an invisible fence to a townhouse where she had to be walked on a leash, she had become aggressive to the other family pets, lunged at strange dogs to try to fight, chased skateboarders, bicycles, & motorcycles. My daughter was moving into an apartment that fall & planned to take her when going back to college. I felt Leila was at risk of hurting another animal or person & couldn't risk my daughter taking her unless she changed dramatically. From the very 1st day Karen met Leila, she became a different dog. She not only taught Leila how to be a dog but taught me how to be a proper owner. If Leila had an incident, it was always due to owner error (me). What a major difference you had on our family, working with Leila on triggers, helping her learn to be a dog, & training the owners how to be responsible owners! Leila had always been a loving dog & family member. However, now she was happy! Happy because she knew how to be a dog, how to greet strange dogs, & how to respond to commands. As soon as Karen entered the house, Leila would light up. She ran straight to her, sat in a beautifully attentive stance directly in front of Karen & looked up at her with pure love. Amazing! Additionallt, Karen also worked with my daughter & her boyfriend before the move. After Leila moved in with Audrey, Karen followed up with a comprehensive summary & guidelines for Audrey to ensure Leila didn't backtrack due to the move. Thanks to Karen, I was confident Leila would not hurt a human or pet & felt comfortable sending her off to college with my daughter. I'm happy to report both are doing wonderfully & she's the favorite dog in the complex. Thank you Karen. You saved our family pet & make a special dog & young lady very, very happy!

Kenneth L.

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I hired Kaen to train my dog and we had an excellent first session today Ken Love

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours
  • Mooresville, NC

Ian B.

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Ian was an amazing dog trainer. He was an absolute expert and would go into detail on any questions we had. Like any dog training, it relies heavily on the owner practicing what the trainer assigns as homework. Ian is very thorough with these assignments and I suggest you take notes because he gives you such a vast amount of information. 10/10 would hire again in a heartbeat. I just wish he trained in Raleigh :)

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Belmont, NC

Alex H.

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Kat was able to help me after I adopted my 5 year old, Rufus. He was a rescue dog that didn't have the greatest go at life for the first 5 years. Sweet, loving boy, but he definitely needed some guidance as far as training and obedience went. She came over to our house- met with us- and put together a plan to help get him on the fast track to where he needed to be. Through very thorough one on one training she was able to get him to *not* jump with excitement on to visitors (and even me) when they came through the door, she trained him to always stay in "place" when commanded, and the biggest thing of all was that she was able to train him to walk on a leash. I know that sounds silly, but before she worked with him- he was all over the place on a leash. With her tools and methods, he now walks by my side as if the leash isn't even there. Even more so, I can now walk him (where it's permitted) OFF of the leash and he obeys every command. He's still the same sweet boy I adopted, but he wouldn't be the well trained boy he is today without the work and training she did with him.

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