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Thomasville Dog Trainers

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Shea-9 Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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Brendan was extremely knowledgeable, understanding, professional and has a great personality. He helped me to understand the foundation that has to be built to assure trust in training my dog. I look forward to working with him.

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Pawsitive Foundations
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenna M.
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Meghan is such a great dog trainer! My boyfriend and I reached out to her to help train out 6 month year old golden retriever (Sophie). I cannot explain to you how much effort she put into training our dog. Before we met Meghan, I was becoming scared that Sophie was developing bad habits that couldn't be fixed. However, when Meghan came along, she taught us how to connect with Sophie and understand her needs. We have been able to fix the bad habits that Sophie was developing while continuing to improve her training. Meghan puts her heart and soul into pet care. For that reason, when our 4 week training session ended, we asked Meghan if we can continue training with her because we didn't want the progress to stop. Meghan was more than happy to continue training with us. She is hardworking and goes above and beyond to make sure we are understanding the concepts and are satisfied with the results. Thank you again Meghan for all that you have done. We were very fortunate to find someone like you to help us train Sophie!

  • 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. !

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

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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Cheyenne has been amazing! We are so lucky to have found her. My dog is very skittish around most people, but he warmed up to her in no time. She just has a natural ability to connect with animals. She has also been so dependable and flexible with her schedule. Trust me, If you're searching for someone for your your furry little family members, do yourself a favor and just stop wasting your time.

Kelley Trainspawsitive
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jo A.
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We met Kelley 5 yrs ago when I was looking for a puppy trainer. I was Given a business card from my vet. I contacted Kelley and we decided to meet. I was so impressed how she worked . It became so clear it was not puppy training but human training. I enjoyed my first meeting it went by so fast I could not wait till it was time for another visit. And Toby couldn’t wait for the amazing treats she had. Kelley is a very passionate in what she does to help everyone learn how to work together. Her knowledge in her craft is second to none in my opinion. I have recommended Kelley now for 5 years.

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

Coldwater Canine Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Cathy and Jonathan F.
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Robin is a great and knowledgeable trainer who spends quality time with our dogs to help train them. She is patient with our sometimes hyper active dogs! We absolutely would recommend her to anybody that needs help with their dogs.

Benjamin Steinbacher
5.0
from 1 review
    Karen S.
    Verified review

    Ben took my energetic dog, Louie, for a run this morning and I'm not sure who enjoyed it more! Thanks for wearing out Louie, he will nap real well today!

    Custom K9 Solutions
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauren O.
    Verified review

    Krista is thorough and patient. She really listens to concerns and plans best way to address them.

    GMA Canine
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Helene H.
    Verified review

    I am on the process of looking for a trainer for a service dog. GMA canine was great! Grayson took the time to answer my questions, understands my sons needs and was very upfront and honest! As soon as we are ready and we are able to obtain our new service dog, we will be working with them. We are very excited! Thank you!

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    I take pride in give the best help and training possible.

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    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.

    • 9 years in business
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    Whenever the need arise, Call Imma's. No job is too large or small. You've tried the rest, now try the best.

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    Located in Reidsville, NC, T.J.'s Grooming and Pet Sitting offers numerous services for various pets. We can also take care of a variety of home services which, by making it look like your house is occupied, can be a crime deterrent. Choose the services and schedule you want, and we'll handle the rest. We serve Eden, Reidsville, Wentworth, northern Guilford County and other parts of Rockingham County. Pet services include: • walks • feeding • playtime • administration of medicine • potty breaks • litterbox cleaning • caring for caged animals such as birds or hamsters • full baths and grooming for dogs up to 35 lbs. • transportation to vet or groomer home services include: • bringing in newspapers or mail • watering plants • turning on or alternating lights • carrying trash in and out • opening and closing blinds

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    We believe dogs should learn because they love you, not because they fear you!

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    I provide midday relief for your furry friend. I can also, in addition to or instead of, have playtime, do feedings or medications, and also letouts if you would rather have that instead of an actual walk.

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    I provide boarding, grooming and gifts training. I have been in the business for 45 years. I am a certified master groomer. I am an active licensed professional handler. I am also a winner of the Gaines Award and the Delta Society Award.

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    Certified Professional Dog Groomer  2 minutes from Four Seasons Mall. I Can come to you or you can come to me. I'm now taking new clients come while you have the chance. puppies are welcome $14.00 for their first three visits. Nails $9.00 I have been working with dogs for over 10 years. Dogs the size of Shih Tzu's, Malteses's Papillon's or smaller are $45 The prices go up due to the size of the dogs or travel... Appointments go fast  I would love to pamper your babies.. I will always give them the best experience! Call to set up a appointment. let me be your babies groomer!!!! for ever let them get use to one loyal kind groomer. I can and will take the dogs that they won't!!! And take the world's most matted baby's without judgement. Come check me out! Give me a review. Your Babies Groomer

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    I will sit with your dog. I will also walk and feed it in your home only. I charge $15.00 an hour. I am very dependable.

    About

    We are a small family owned business located in Greensboro and the Triad area. We specialize in private one-on-one lessons with our clients and their dogs to develop long lasting and meaningful relationships between them. Our training methods are based on positive motivation and classical conditioning, and we believe that training should be fun for both the dog and its owners.

    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 ASAP

    Burlington, NC

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Guard / Protection
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Details
      She very alert...awesome Doberman. I really need her for protection due to some problems involving my ex fiance of 4 years. Please help.

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Angier, NC

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      We are needing help with her anxiety and fear of everything
    • $160
      Average price

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    Zebulon, NC

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Guard / Protection
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      I would like to train my puppy to be a guard/protector of the house. She is a rescue dog but already socializes well with other dogs and people. She is having issues nipping at my daughters ankles and not coming when I call her. She has learned sit, shake and to walk and run on the leash.
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