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Joel's Dog Training
4.5
from 80 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Barry B.
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Joel is a great dog trainer. He is cool, calm and collective which is a great trait for a dog trainer. His training is accomplished using positive reinforcement. It's well worth the investment in your dog and yourself.

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Understanding Our Dogs LLC
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kari A.
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Lena came to our house to help us with training our puppy. She was here for over 2 hours and she gave us a lot of very useful information. She was extremely patient with both of our children and our puppy. The information that she gave us was extremely relevant to what we wanted to know and when she left, we definitely felt like we had all the tools we needed to train our dog. She was very nice, prompt and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a private dog trainer. I've actually already given her name to two of my friends who need help with their dogs.

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Leash Life
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Theresa S.
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Drew has been great with my dog and my dog seems to love him.

Holland K9 Services
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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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Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

My K9 Behavior
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Pack Leader Dog Training
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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Shiloh Sit (Laura Keistler)
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda C.
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We were so pleased with how things went when we left our dogs in Laura's care! I appreciated how she visited beforehand to meet them, and how she took detailed notes on everything. One of our dogs tends to be very anxious and I could tell that he felt totally comfortable and safe while in Laura's care. She really is a compassionate professional who listens - I highly recommend her services!

Furever Home Training
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Floyd S.
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Angie Epling is very good at training your dog and my dog Becky loves her . My dog just is too young still to really get it .

Dog Gone Good K-9 Training
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Russell A.
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Lahny and Jarod are an amazing team and I knew after our first discussion they were the fight fit. If your on the fence, don't be... DGG is a no brainer!

Train Play Live
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 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!

The Dog Professor
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan and Kristy H.
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We used Paul as a trainer for our dog Titan. Paul asked what our hopes were to accomplish through training. From our request he was able to outline a timeline for training our dog. He came each week very professionally and worked with Titan. During phases of training he would show us Titan's progress and teach us the necessary skills to be successful in commands with him. At the end of the training Titan had accomplished our request that we had established and we were pleased with the results.

Dog Pro Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Scott Z.
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I am out of town a lot, so Will from Dog Pro services takes care of my dog Bruno. I like that he also trained my dog with basic obedience. Training was easy and it's affordable Will is an awesome guy.

Dog Envy Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Furbaby Country Club
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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.

K9 KINGDOM LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julia R.
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Scott is an excellent trainer. He not only wants to train you and your dog. He wants to make sure you and your dog enjoy each other.

Stephanie Brewer
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kellie E.
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Stephanie was fantastic with our dog and I would highly recommend her! She was very diligent and flexible when our trip had to adjust last minute and our dog seemed to really enjoy her time with her. If you are looking for someone who will care for your pets as their own, Stephanie is an excellent selection! She even sent us photos while we were away. Thank you for your care with our pup!

Carolina Canine Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cindi V.
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Liz (and Meritt) did an awesome job of training Spartacus - our cockapoo - and us! What they do at CCT is everything a dog owner would want - they truly love what they do and it shows in how they help dogs be such great family members and how Spartacus loves going there for socializing and training with other dogs. I could not imagine having a dog without them.

Care4Fur
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Byron D.
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I have a GIANT dog breed, that being a Great Dane. Typically I would never leave town without him, until I found Lauren. Great Danes are typically very loyal to one person and mine is that way which makes them hard to find a sitter who can first create the bond and second understand how to manage a dog that is over 6 feet tall on his back legs and weights 140lbs. She was able to gain his trust instantly which made the decision to go on vacation twice as easy knowing that he was in GREAT hands and she loved him as if he was her own.

Kat the Dog Trainer
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alex H.
Verified review

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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