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Mooresville Dog Trainers

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Joel's Dog Training
4.4
from 86 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
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!

While your away Petsitting
4.3
from 58 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 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 45 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

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Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carole K.
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I discussed training both my puppy and older dog with Kevin. He is very professional and seemed to know what he's doing, so no qualms about his services. Unfortunately, we had an unusual and very costly repair come up suddenly for our home, so are putting off training for now.

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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.
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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 35 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica D.
Verified review

John is not only a trainer, but a valuable resource- makes himself available to do what it takes. We acquired our 3 yo GS from a kennel so he needed to be household/ young family trained- jumping up, command/response, dog aggression. John communicated our dog’s progress throughout his training and provided the training our dog needed. John also provides the opportunity for follow up and refresh to reinforce the initial training. This is key for my household as all our humans need to be in the same page, using the same vocabulary, as our GS was trained. Very pleased!

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Shea-9 Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tonya B.
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I was very impressed with the training my dog received. Kacey was the most difficult dog I have ever owned. We could not have anyone over to our home or take her out in public. After her training, she Is a different dog. She listens and we can now take her out anywhere. I can’t say enough good things about this company!! Definitely would recommend to anyone!!!

Murphdog & Company
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 53 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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Dog Pro Services
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa D.
Verified review

We are very pleased to have had our new family member trained by Fran at Lake Norman Natural Dog Training. Lexie arrived to us spunky but with good manners and crate trained. Fran even took her back while we were on vacation. An awesome experience! I would highly recommend her.

  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy L.
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Katie has done a wonderful job working with our dog Gibbs and has helped us learn how to to keep him under control when he is in new situations and meeting new people. She is very patient with Gibbs and with us and has made it possible for us to enjoy Gibbs even more. I would highly recommend Katie to help with your dog training needs!

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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.
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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!

Alpha-Moves Dog Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 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.

Henry’s Canine Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Max F.
Verified review

Very professional and reliable, did a wonderful job with my dog and made sure we understood every part of the training process. Would definitely recommend.

Pack Leader K9 Academy
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jean H.
Verified review

After the passing of our Black lab, last year it was so hard for us to get another dog but we knew we were ready. We seeked out Aaron and he found us the most beautiful chocolate lab puppy!! The kept him for the first few weeks and started him potty training and some basic commands and then they delivered him to us all the way to Virginia from Charlotte!! This company obviously really loves animals and has their best interest at heart. Thank you so much for our good boy!!! He will be continuing his puppy education here soon and we are looking forward to working with them again!

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

Carolina Canine Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cindi V.
Verified review

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.

Awesome Pawsabilities
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Judy C.
Verified review

I am very pleased with this service! Our first consultation with Awesome Pawsabilities brought remarkable results with our puppy, Floyd. Jenn and Annmarie took copious notes and listened to all my questions and concerns, then proceeded to get right to training. Jenn worked with Floyd on his impulse control and within minutes I could see improvement. We received a comprehensive training plan and are looking forward to our next session. I highly recommend Awesome Pawsabilities!

Purrfect Pet Sitting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gypsy P.
Verified review

Lisa was great! Knowledgeable, professional, and caring. Would definitely hire her again - and will!

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.

    Martha's Care

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I am a very social person who loves to deal with pets and children. I give tutoring classes, and I also babysit. I love dog walking as well since I have two 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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      Need a Dog Trainer

      Pfafftown, NC

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Small (1-15 lbs)
      • Details
        Our main issue is play biting and chewing on things that she shouldn't be chewing.

      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
        I have poster in this forum before but thought perhaps reading up on dog training would help me to teach him and cut down on the cost.Sarge is a Lab/Beagle mix he is a 5 month old rescue pet.I am at my wits end with him and its not due to the normal puppy stuff like chewing....he has become very aggressive towards my 10 year old son and ocassionaly toward my husband and I.I am worried he is going to hurt my son and then I will have to get rid of him which we dont want to do because my son adores him.Help!!!
      • $40
        Average price

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Matthews, NC

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Medium (16-45 lbs), Other (I have a 5 year old mixed breed who has manners, but my new puppy, 10 months is new to obedience and the two of them together need obedience. The puppy has some separation anxiety that I need help with. )
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