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Joel's Dog Training
4.5
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 169 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
  • 122 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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Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

Holland K9 Services
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 60 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.

My K9 Behavior
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 29 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.

Dog Gone Good K-9 Training
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren M.
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Hiring Jarod was one of the best things I ever did . I was very weary about choosing a dog trainer for our 1st puppy because he was my baby . Jarod put all my doubts at ease . after training our little ankle biter was no longer biting , he had no accidents in the house and he was much more obedient ! The best thing jarod did for us was train our puppy to behave around our baby when he was born . one of a mother's worst fears is having their pet and new baby not get along , jarod helped put our worries behind us . when we hired jarod he told us he sticks with you for the life of the dog . he sticks to his word, he helps us any way he can with our fur baby! I wouldn't trust my dog with anyone else

  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
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About 7 years ago, we hired Fran to train our Chow puppy, who was out of control. I saw an article she had written in a magazine and was intrigued by her writings. In 2 weeks he was learning all the commands she taught US! I learned so much from her on dog behavior I suggested she have her own TV show, because she truly is better than Ceaser Milan and Victoria Stillwell. Fran doesn't use harsh training methods, she trains by the "reward method", and she LOVES her clients, she is professional, fun, and has more knowledge about training than anyone I have ever worked with! I recently rescued another Chow (named CUJO) that was his name from his previous owners and he is about 8 years old from the shelter I volunteer at and he was apparently abused and conditioned to a home with fighting, and Fran has worked with him and me to desensitize him to banging, knocking, any noise that would signify he was in an abusive environment. He also had a very negative reaction to people touching each , hugging, I had to be very careful when I got him home. He was undernourished and sick.....but now he's coming along wonderfully. HE LOVES HER and so do I. She helped me with a new diet for him for the health issues he was having. She is knowledgeable in every aspect of dog training, agression, agility, puppies, Good Canine Citizens, companion dogs and I recommend her highly. She goes out of her way to do her very best for you and your dog. She just isn't your typical "dog trainer" she absolutely loves what she does and puts 200% into her work ! I highly recommend Fran. !

Dog Pro Services
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 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.

Understanding Your Dog
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Alpha-Moves Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Doug L.
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Nick with Alpha Moves Dog Training was very the very thing Penny my Leonberger and I needed. Penny is very stubborn and i was at my end for at home training. Nick did a great job teaching Penny and my self the Communication need for a great man/ dog relationship. You will not be disappointed with Alpha Moves Dog Training.

  • 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.

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!

Furbaby Country Club
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 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.

Lake Norman Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth V.
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Fran is a wonderful and talented dog trainer! She comes to you and works on whatever your needs are. She has a great personality. My dog loves her (and so do my cats). We love her gentle and fun approach with our golden. She gives the whole family the skills we need to continue the work after she leaves. She is always available if we need help in between sessions too. Her group classes are great too! I recommend her to everyoe.

K9 KINGDOM LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julia R.
Verified review

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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I also work with exotic birds. I per sit them. I clip nails & wings.....I also rescue them

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a college student looking for a job. I own two dogs, and I am good with animals. I get along with animals.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a vet tech and really would treat your animals like my own

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We teach not only obedience but also how to communicate with your dog in a clear, positive manner. We also work with severe behavioral problems including, but not limited to, aggression, fear, lack of socialization, and neurotic tendencies. Please contact us with your next dog training need.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We walk, feed, and sit dogs. We have experience in giving insulin shots and other medications. Other pet needs may be provided upon request. Spring time is a great time to keep dogs healthy and happy with long walks. A good dog is a walked dog!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We will walk, sit, or board your dog for up to a week. Fresh water will be supplied but food maybe extra. For those with special dietary needs, please supply the pet's nutritional needs for us.

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