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Raleigh Police Dog Trainers

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from 37 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Corey D.
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Execellan help at a fraction of the price. I looked into other trainers that cost 10 times as much for the same advice. Regardless of who you use, if you are not willing to put in the work your dog will not get the training needed. All my boys have a hand now in training our dog and she has accepted the training and each day becomes more behaved than the day before.

The Grateful Dawg NC
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Bailey D.
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Shana and Will have helped me gain confidence in training my problem dog. This isn't our first time using a trainer, but with Grateful Dawg, we are actually facing my dog's fears and learning how to control his behavior when he is in an uncomfortable situation rather than totally avoiding his triggers. We have been so impressed with our results, and we are only on our third session!

Ellie Lewis
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Dana M.
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I run a dog training business (sk9t.net) and at any one time can have up to 3 dozen dogs in my facility. Ellie has shown great care with larger dogs and smaller, calm and anxiety ridden, long and short haired. She took time to familiarize herself with each and do a wonderful job caring for them. I'd hire Ellie again in a heart beat. For my dogs or my clients' needs. Thanks, Ellie!

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Gray Wolf K9
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Shannon F.
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We got a puppy and were having a lot of potty training issues. Myke was able to put our minds at ease, as I was quickly coming to my wits end. He was very patient with our dog and showed us a lot of good training exercises to work with the puppy’s behavior and potty training problems. Even Myke agreed that our dog was a little stubborn on potty training but didn’t give up until we learned a strategy that worked for our pup. We are happy to report that our puppy is doing a lot better. Some in house accidents, due to her not fully undersnading how to get our attention to go outside, but she at least sits by the back door and tries to wait for us. Life has been difficult with a one year old toddler and a puppy but Myke helped us a lot and we just have to continue with his techniques and I’m sure this pup will be a cherished pet for many years!

Pawsitive Focus
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janae Marie
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I had to opportunity to shadow Stacy at some of her sessions for my senior project and the dedication she has to helping the families and the pets is amazing! She has really opened my eyes to how important it is to have a properly trained dog. She will help you become the leader and alpha your dog needs. She makes the session fun as well it's not just telling you what to do then leave, no she will fully involve herself in helping you and your pet. Definitely deserves a 5 star rating!

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Darren G.
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Very knowledgable and professional trainer. Explained what and, more importantly, the why of this natural dog behavior based training program. While not cheap, I think it is a very worthwhile investment for insuring my 8-week-old German Shepherd Sophie will be the great companion dog I want her to be. She and I have a trainer for life and we will have another visit when she is 6 months old.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
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Suzannah's vast knowledge of dog behavior and training skills is quite impressive. I have had many conversations with her concerning dog behavior and training and have personally observed her training a scared, timid dog as well as a quite energetic, uncontrolled dog. I am quite impressed seeing the results of that training as those two dogs have come such a long, long way from how they were when I first observed her in action. I highly recommend Synergetic Canine.

Working Dog Pet Care
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Deanna M.
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Paula has been caring for and training my dog for almost the last 3 years. I have a rescue dog that had so many issues including pulling on the leash, reactivity to other dogs, and he would not jump into the car or on a couch when invited to name a few. Paula worked with Joey and taught me how to continue the training at home. I now have a very well behaved dog and Joey has an Aunt for life. I can take him out to social events and I often get compliments on his good behavior. I don't know what we would have done without her!

Pinnacle Pet Training, LLC
from 3 reviews
    Keegan M.
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    Friendly but professional demeanor. Really knows how to teach you to work with your dog so you can have a better bond. Excellent coaching in force-free techniques and strategies to get your dog (and cat!) more comfortable with things like nail trimming, vet exam or wearing a muzzle. A+ Thank you Paisley!

    Blue Ribbon K9
    from 1 review
    • 24 years in business
    Shenna C.
    Verified review

    Excellent service provided. I have had the honor to see training sessions with Mr. McCall and it is amazing to see how he can easily train you to train your dog. I have also seen the outcome of him raising an intelligent American Bulldog, dash. The things dash was able to do after Mr. McCall worked with him would blow your mind. Dash is always loved and truly missed. Much success to your Mr. McCall.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I have had five years of experience working with dogs.


    Evolutionize your dog! Darwin K9 is a full-service dog training and behavioral problem-solving company that can handle any dog-related needs or issues you may have, regardless of the breed, age, or personality of your pup. Our trainers and behavioral consultants have worked extensively with dogs in obedience training, both on and off leash, as well as behavior modification and problem solving with issues such as dog aggression, jumping, barking, pulling on a leash, and any other unwanted behaviors. Darwin K9 offers Board and Train programs, private in-home lessons, and group classes to best suit your dog's needs. Call or email us today to set up your free evaluation!


    I am an individual dog lover and accomplished trainer. I am here to spend time walking, socializing and training your dog to be an improved canine good citizen.


    I do dog training, behavior modification, and dog walking! More services are coming soon.

    • 5 years in business

    I'm more passionate and my attention to detail is also what separates me from the rest of the pack.


    We specialize in behavior and socialization. We don't use a "one size fits all" approach; we observe both humans and dogs to try and identify the root cause of the issue. We then work with you to develop a force-free training approach.


    We provide basic obedience, advanced obedience and behavioral modifications. Our training is done one-on-one in your home to provide the most convenient service for you. We will come and provide a free evaluation of your dog to attain which general program you need. Then, based on our findings, we will provide a detailed action plan, setting you on the road to the companion you want and deserve. Problem areas we specialize in are: * dog aggression * bolting * biting * jumping * chewing * food aggression After working with JBBDogs, you will be the leader that your dog wants and needs, and you will be amazed at the obedient companion your dog has become.


    I provide dog training with all ages. I teach ability, agility and obedience. Dogs are able to respond well after a couple sessions.


    I am an ABC certified Dog Trainer and have been training dogs for over 10 years now. Right now my main focus is family dog training - I can help you to have a well trained companion which makes both owner and dog happy! My training approach is largely positive reinforcement based, I believe in having a trusting relationship with your dog.


    I do basic manners training to behavior modification training and everything in between. I am an ABC certified dog trainer.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    We offer private in-home sessions, or your dog can stay with us, and we'll do the training. We also present workshops and seminars. Rescue organizations get discounts of about 50% off our regular prices.

    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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