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Winston Salem Dog Trainers

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Pawsitive Foundations
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenna M.
Verified review

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!

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Shea-9 Dog Training, LLC
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tonya B.
Verified review

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!!!

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!

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Angel's Paw Academy
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vickie D.
Verified review

Angel took care of our two cats while we were on a beach trip and our dog accompanied. Next time we hire Angels Paw Academy our dog will be at home. All went well and we are pleased with her.

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
Verified review

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 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jo A.
Verified review

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 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!

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!

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!

    Coldwater Canine Academy
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Cathy and Jonathan F.
    Verified review

    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.

    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!

    About

    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

    About

    My name is Ka Ying Lee, and I am a professional dog walker. I am also able to train them. I train obedience to dogs, and I am also able to potty train them. If your dog won't listen to you, well I can make sure he/she does.

    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.

    About

    I am a college student that goes to school full-time but works to pay for my tuition. I do what I can with my full course load but still manage on the working life as well.

    About

    The parts that make me excited are that I got to take care of my favorite animals

    About

    I am reliable and responsible. I also love animals and will take great care of your pets. I am available at anytime.

    About

    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.

    About

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

    About

    Training customers and their canine family members to understand each other and work together to make a loving home.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Dog Trainer

    Stanley, NC

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Medium

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Charlotte, NC

    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      he like to lick an try to nibble bite when i or other go to pet him

    Need a Dog Training Service for a Puppy

    Concord, NC

    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      obedience & controlling his aggression
    • $216.67
      Average price
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