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Mint Hill Dog Trainers

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Joel's Dog Training
4.4
from 91 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 196 hires on Thumbtack
Suzi M.
Verified review

Joel was very professional and did a great job educating us about how to keep up with our dog's training.

While your away Petsitting
4.3
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Anna T.
Verified review

Tina obviously is a dog lover. This was the first time we've left our dog behind & we I was a nervous mom. Our Elvis can be a runner & we needed a safe yard so Tina stayed at our home for 4 days. We knew our dog & home were both safe. Tina did a good job. I would reccommend her & use her again.

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Understanding Our Dogs LLC
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan H.
Verified review

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!!!

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Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Leash Life
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz G.
Verified review

I am so happy I went with Leashlife as my dog walker. My dog loves getting the extra attention and I never have to worry about him while I am at work. They leave notes and give updates on a regular basis, I would recommend them to anyone. I also love seeing their Instagram post of their other dogs they are all adorable and happy!

Holland K9 Services
4.8
from 36 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
Verified review

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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Dog Pro Services
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott Z.
Verified review

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.

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My K9 Behavior
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

Murphdog & Company
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Don S.
Verified review

Jenna is very knowledgeable about dogs, she gave us the advice we needed. She will be training our dog further, very satisfied!

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Shiloh Sit (Laura Keistler)
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rhonda C.
Verified review

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!

Alpha-Moves Dog Training
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Doug L.
Verified review

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.

Pack Leader K9 Academy
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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They trained our dog Zane! He was crazy and is now very enjoyable to be around. Best dog trainers around!!

KAM does it all
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica Morris
Verified review

Kate did a Awesome! job training our puppy my husband and I have a very busy schedule and needed assistance. However Knowing that we would miss our puppy while he was away Kate made us very comfortable and gave us daily updates by sending pictures and keeping us informed on how the training progress was going. Kate is Awesome! and we were very pleased with the service she provided for our family.

Henry’s Canine Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anastasia T.
Verified review

If you're looking for a dog trainer, THIS IS YOUR GUY! His puppy boot camp literally worked miracles with our sassy, biting, crazy 12 we old puppy! Henry is super communicative and helpful (before, during & after training) which makes the entire process much easier! He is smart, very professional, incredibly likeable and extremely good at what he does. I also really appreciated his reward based training system. We could tell how much he loves and respects dogs by how he immediately interacted with Bailey... he was nice, but in charge. All I can say is, he left with a crazy 'cujo' puppy lol and returned with a lovable, obedient muffin! We can't thank him enough!

The K9 Institute LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
SHANNON B.
Verified review

Amazing dog training! Within the first few lessons, my dogs were so well behaved! They taught us a lot about training and were available if we ever had any questions. I definitely recommend them to everyone I know!

Train Play Live
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
Verified review

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!

Lake Norman Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth V.
Verified review

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.

CLT Dog Walking
5.0
from 1 review
    Alyssa B.
    Verified review

    Stephanie is without a doubt the perfect pet sitter!! She’s responsible, friendly, loves dogs and her background as a vet technician is a major plus! She’s a great dog mom and will treat yours as if they were her own!

    Carolina Natural Dog

    New To Thumbtack

    • 9 years in business
    About

    Are you away at work? We offer dog walking programs to allow your canine companion a bright spot during the day. Dogs need mental and physical stimulation, just like humans do. If they are provided with proper exercise on a daily basis, their body, spirit and mind will be energized. Many dog behavioral problems are the result of boredom, isolation, and insufficient exercise. Our dog walking programs are an excellent service for your dog when you cannot be around to play and exercise.

    Jessica's Dog Sitting

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I have actually never had a professional job sitting for pets. I live with my mom and we have like 10 dogs and six cats. So, I have plenty of experience with taking care of dogs and cats. I even have experience taking care of rabbits, goats and chickens. I have even helped a friend feed their pet snake while they were out of town. I am very reliable. I am a very good with animals. I love animals very much. You would never have to worry about your pets.

      Dog Sitting

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I love big or small dogs. My business is just getting started. I walk them, feed them, play with them, teach them new tricks, and love them like my own.

        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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        Need a Dog Trainer

        Lexington, NC

        • Dog training type
          Behavioral Modification
        • Dog age(s)
          1-2 years
        • Dog size(s)
          Large (46-70 lbs)
        • Details
          Chewy is deaf and non acceptant of anyone but my husband and myself

        Need a Dog Trainer

        Gastonia, NC

        • Dog training type
          Obedience, Behavioral Modification
        • Dog age(s)
          1-2 years
        • Dog size(s)
          Medium (16-45 lbs)
        • Details
          Just adopted very good just jumping up issues and walking issues

        Need a Dog Trainer

        Cornelius, NC

        • Dog training type
          Obedience
        • Dog age(s)
          Puppy - 0-6 months
        • Dog size(s)
          Medium (16-45 lbs)
        • Details
          My 4 month old lab beagle mix is a good dog,however he seems to like to go after and bit my 10 year old son which is our biggest concern.We would also like to have some tips on obedience.
        • $125
          Average price
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