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Dover German Shepherd Trainers

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Greystoke Farm, LLC
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Lori S.
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I sent my 16 week old German Shepherd to be trained. I sent an unruly puppy that yanked on the leash, ate everything, and every other bad behavior puppies have. Roxy stayed at Greystoke for a week training. I can’t believe the well behaved dog I got back. She walks right by my side and sits when I stop walking. She sits when told and stays for an extended period of time. Although she still try’s to eat things with the command leave it she drops it. I highly recommend the training. The knowledge and professionalism is outstanding. I have learned so many new things.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne G.
Verified review

Dog training. Amanda is kind, compassionate and has a good knowledge of dogs. She has been tremendously helpful.

L.E.A.D. Dog
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Asia W.
Verified review

Did a great job with my German Shepherd. Had great knowledge of the breed and help to make her a great dog now!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Debi F.
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Ashley Clark is an amazing dog trainer. She is focused on the success of both dog and handler. Ashley is a trainer who can help you build a relationship with your dog that is both positive and rewarding. I feel very fortunate to have met her through her volunteer work at a local shelter. She has helped me with my extremely fearful dog Dewey. He has made great strides with her guidance. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and skilled dog trainer invested in strengthening the relationship between you and your dog:Ashley is the best.

Zach S.
Verified review

My German Shepherd would never listen to commands and always jumped on people. After the two week board and train she does all her commands off leash and no more jumping!!!

K9 Evolution
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jessica did a remarkable job with our German shepherds the improvement in their selective hearing and obedience was immediate. Amazing to watch before our eyes!

Miller Haus K9
from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Cortney B.
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AJ is working with my German shepherd. He is incredibly good and has tons of knowledge about training. He was able to give us tasks to work on between training sessions. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for there dog to become more obedient and for protection work. I am more then excited to continue working with him!

Loyal Canines, LLC
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sue C.
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After searching, trying, and not being very happy with numerous doggie daycare facilities, I was told about Loyal Canines. I met with the owner Jermaine to learn about all he had to offer. It started with a 3 week boot camp for my German shepherd Casey for basic obedience and manners training. I also went to boot camp once a week for those 3 weeks for my own training. I was amazed at the patience and knowledge of the entire staff. The owner Jermaine is a true master at what he does. The facility is large and most important clean. This man cares about each and every dog!!! I have been bringing my dog here for years now and she always comes home a happy and tired girl. When I witnessed one of Jermaines own dogs doing a treadmill I asked him if he could train my dog on a treadmill since she was gaining a little too much weight. He did! I love this place. Always positive correction with praise. I just can't say enough about this place. I have recommended them to many of my friends without any reservations whatsoever.

  • 39 years in business
Diane D.
Verified review

One year after rescuing a one-year old female German Shepherd and despite countless hours in classes with various trainers and consulting behaviorists, that dog was still aggressive/reactive , not only towards dogs and strangers, but to me and the rest of my family. I was very close to giving up on her until I was fortunate enough to meet Dee Ganley. Dee taught me that a reactive dog is one who has to be taught self control with positive reinforcement, that my dog needed a handler who has to remain calm to properly manage her reactive behavior and how to use different techniques to change her responses to stimuli. Dee sees every dog as an individual, she has terrific dog instinct, and has many years of experience helping dogs and their handlers, so she is able to give advice based on your own dog's needs, your experience as a handler and your level of commitment . Thank you, Dee, for all your help, guidance and understanding, which has made my dog, Annie, a cherished part of our family!

Pet Care Services
from 1 review
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynn S.
Verified review

Extremely knowledgeable about animals behaviors, training, health and abilities. Bobbi takes the time to get to know your pet and caters her visits to the animals individual needs and the owners desires. My German Shepherd Orion LOVES seeing Bobbi and working with her. He has learned new training skills and is now learning agility skills. I would highly recommend Bobbi to anyone!!

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    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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