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Rocky Mount Animal Behaviorists

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from 37 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Kirsty T.
Verified review

She showed up early and helped me so much with my dogs! She helped me to understand why they act the way they do and be able to correct it myself. She was right, it took a few weeks of corrective training but they picked up and are much better. She even gave me extra helpful hints for chewing and destructive behavior! Would recommend her to anyone!

Raleigh Pet Sitters
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly B.
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I moved to NC for a job and needed to travel for that job just a week after moving. I was stressed at the idea of finding a pet sitter I could trust in such a short amount of time. Taking to the internet I found Cindy's Pet Sitting Services. I called and Cindy arranged to meet me at my house with my areas pet sitter, Jill. First off, I love that they have all their forms are online so thorough. I was able to detail all the important things my pet sitter needed to know about my pets. I also like that all the details are spelled out in the contract. When Cindy and Jill came over they went over everything with me and made sure I didn’t have any questions or concerns. The main thing I love about Cindy’s Pet Sitting Service though is that I could tell that Cindy and my pet sitter Jill LOVE animals. Jill was on the floor with my big mutts before the visit ended, not scared by the jowls, drool, or hair encountered! My animals took to her immediately, even my more skittish dog Tina. When I’m gone my pet sitter has texted me when any issues come up. I love that she is so communicative and alert to my animals’ behavior and patterns. With her level of oversight I finally feel comfortable leaving my pets at home and going on trips out of town! The notes that the pet sitter leaves are great too; very detailed and thorough. Overall I would recommend Cindy’s Pet Sitting Service to anyone looking for a service that will take impeccable care of their pets. I have found my NC pet care provider!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Peggy C.
Verified review

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.

Quality Pet Solutions
from 6 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Krissa S.
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We were very impressed by Alvin's timeliness, professionalism, and passion for working with animals (and pet owners!). He is incredibly kind and generous with his time, and left us with thorough instructions for us to follow during the week. Alvin's willingness to be contacted with questions or problems outside of official training sessions gave us comfort that we have found a real partner committed to helping us. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for pet training guidance.

Mommache's Grooming
from 4 reviews
    Janet A.
    Verified review

    Chelsie is absolutely amazing with animals. She is understanding and compassionate. She takes her time to be sure the animal is comfortable. She does a great hair cut and can do whatever you would like. Weather it be a breed standard cut or just a pet trim. She knows that you need to listen to the animal by the way they move their body, which is something that is hard to find in most groomers. There a few people I would trust with my fur child, Chelsie is one of those very few people.

    LeighAnn's Pet Sitting
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Catherine T.
    Verified review

    Leighann is a wonderful pet sitter. She has a huge love for animals and took great care of my pets. I highly recommend hiring Leighann for pet sitting services.

    NC K9 LLC.
    from 2 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    Zach R.
    Verified review

    Having started with Jim as my trainer to working under him, I fully trust his training methods for any working dog and handler. Jim's experience comes from years of working with a variety of dog breeds for diverse purposes. In addition, he is well aware of the different techniques in the community and is always able to find the best and most practical solution. His lessons are invaluable because he is not only successful in shaping the behavior of the dog, but handlers will learn much from the experience.

    Poppie Dog Care
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Joey B.
    Verified review

    I have had a tough time getting a quality dog sitter in Greenville until i found Clara. Clara is an attentive and most excellent dog sitter. She has taken care of my two BIG dogs with no issues and I have already booked her for more future dog sittings. If you need a caring and professional sitter for your animals, with the highest quality service, choose Clara.

    Pet-Risky Business
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    John T.
    Verified review

    Anna was wonderful with helping my dog not pull on the leash as well as, other behaviors which needed correction like jumping and crate training. My dog loved her and I would recommend her as your dog trainer!

    Pirate's Pets

    New To Thumbtack


      It's just myself and my passion for animals in general. If you are going on vacation or out of town for a few days or weeks, I am available to pet sit. I can also walk your dog as well as train your dogs. I have trained my own dog to ring a bell when she wants to go outside and potty.

      Dominika Kuc

      New To Thumbtack


        I have worked with household animals for over 10 years. Taking care of your pet with extreme care and lots of love will be my priority. I can also consult with you on your pet's dietary and heath needs. My price is reasonable and your pet will surely be in good hands.

        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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