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Hand 2 Paw Training
4.7
from 122 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Esther C.
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I have a 1y/o yorkshire and maltese mixed dog with serious separation anxiety and some behavior issues. I was going through the dog trainers in my area and Jennifer caught my attention immediately- the review was almost 100% positive, saying how helpful and responsive she is. We scheduled a meeting and I ended up training & boarding my dog with her for about a month. The result was impressive: he's crate trained, he becomes quiet in the car, no more excessive barking... She even found out his favorite raw food and changed his diet...He used to have kibbles and wouldn't eat much every day.. Now he finishes every meal within 2 mins! He looks super healthy now!!! I'm definitely gonna board my dog with her again. Training and boarding are both amazing!!! SHE'S THE BEST!!

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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aijia Z.
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Theresa is doing great job on training my dog. She really loves dog. I can tell that she is fully engaged in training dogs. She treats dog as her little baby. I am very glad to have Theresa as my dog's trainer. She is patient and responsible. Both of I and my dog have learned a lot from her. Sprite learned to sit, down, and leave things. She becomes a polite puppy and starts to listen to my instruction. Although sometimes she is still a little bit hard to control, she had learned more that I have expected. I would like to keep touch with Theresa and let her teach Sprite more lessons. I am very appreciate for what Theresa have done.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
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Arielle L.
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Amanda is an outstanding dog trainer who has helped tremendously with ongoing training for my Service Dog. She not only does a phenomenal job working with dogs but also provides extensive notes for their Handlers. I would reccommend her in a heartbeat.

Alpha Dog Services
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi G.
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We had a wonderful experience with Alpha dog trainer.She has been very helpful with our puppies

Olive Paws LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Kristin is an amazing dog trainer. She's patient and very reliable. She makes sure you have everything that you've learnt from each session printed out for you so you can remember what todo. 😍

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Reckless Adventures
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Karen M.
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We were thrilled with our experience with Reckless Adventures. Joan is very dependable, thorough and most of all - a dog lover. I was able to relax on my vacation because I trusted that she was dependable. When we got back our dog was very happy (and tired from lots of walking!) Highly recommend.

Dog Days New England
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Renee was so great training our dog Emma who we adopted from Forever Home Rescue NE. Renee really has an insight into working with rescue dogs and knows how to cater to their different backgrounds and experiences. Emma is doing great and even passed her Canine Good Citizen Test!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Donna R.
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I enjoyed working with Krystal. She is very friendly, very knowledgeable about dogs, and very professional. She was thorough in our first meeting to get to know my dog and his needs. She was very helpful to me in giving me information on ways to train my dog.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen K.
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Excellent is an understatement. This is more than just obedience training. It is insight to the dog/human relationship, from the dogs point of view. I didn't think I could change the behavior of my 4 1/2 year old dog, but I was mistaken. I just needed to stop doing all the wrong things. Don't go elsewhere just to realize you should have made Progressive Canine Dog Training and Behavioral Services your first stop!

All In One Ent. Dog Services
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Laura R.
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Yvonne is AWESOME! a self proclaimed dog-person who won our cats over instantly. She clearly loves and values all animals! She took superior care of our 3 cats for a week (one of them needed meds) and took care of our house-related items as well. She stayed in contact and we felt secure that our fur babies were safe and happy the whole time. We couldn't have been more pleased.

Leather & Lace K9 Academy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Christine B.
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Noelle is my third try at finding a trainer for my dog whom I've had for only a year and he's now 4 years old. When I got him the person giving him away never told me anything of his aggressions which I now know he has. Noelle has been to my home a number of times so far and I love her. She is very patient, listens to me and knows that it takes time to not only train my dog but I need to be trained as well. She has given me a number of things to do with my dog that when implemented is spot on. The best part of the trainings is the one on one, especially if you have issues with your dog. I would highly recommend her as a trainer.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
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We recently moved to Woburn, from New York City. Donna has been wonderful; she has met our every need with our two adorable senior dogs. Donna leaves us updates daily as to how their walks have been and who they have met along their travels. We use Donna during the week while we are at work but also have used her while we went away for Christmas and New Year’s. She is friendly, outgoing and companionate about our fur children. They love her, she takes extra good care of them and we are never worried about how they are doing. Donna even plays with our kitty when she visits. We have had Dog walkers in the past that will pay no attention to our cat. But Donna loves all animals. I highly recommend her. She is bonded and insured, coming from NYC we were very selective as to who cares for our pets while we are at work or away.

  • 15 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christine D.
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Kendra has been watching my dog Cooper for 5 years now. I can't think of enough good things to say about her!! It is such a relief to go on vacation and have her stay at our house. Not only does she give my dog excellent care, somehow my house is cleaner then when I left! On one particular trip as we were leaving my dog had a little cough, a couple of days later it got worse and Kendra took him to the vet, picked up medicine and made sure he was well. When we came home he was back to normal. Kendra is always reliable she has never once cancelled and has actually gone out of her way to help us out on last minute trips or emergencies. Most importantly is how much my dog loves her! I have recommended Kendra to many friends and all have been thrilled with her services.

  • 2 years in business
Nicole M.
Verified review

Tracy was very professional and knowledgeable! Our puppy Minnie just graduated from puppy training and we are excited to move onto beginners with Tracy!!

Go Dogs, Go!
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Heidi G.
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Ruth has been doing pet visit for several years now and does an outstanding job. Among her many abilities she will train dogs to jog next to her while riding a bike, giving them a better workout and she is very patient with the pets.

  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy F.
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She made me see it was one of my other dogs causing the little one to act out.

Newton Critter Sitters
4.5
from 2 reviews
    Pamela L.
    Verified review

    Jay did a wonderful job caring for my dog, Oscar, and my kitty, Ginger, during one week while I was away. She was gentle and friendly with both Ginger and Oscar. Jay administered to Oscar a prescription pill daily. She walked Oscar 30 minutes twice a day and cleaned the litter box daily. She retrieved mail and even shoveled my front walk! I will definitely use her in the future and highly recommend her to others.

    Sympatico Dog Training
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Celine A.
    Verified review

    She is amazing with the animals! She taught my dog (and me) most of the basic commands in just 45 mins with great results! She spent a good 2 hrs. Talking about ways I can help my dog (new rescue), and how she is willing to help me. I could not have found a better, more personable trainer than Kim.

    Debbie's Dog Walking

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      My son, Ryan Connearney, and I have been walking and caring for many dogs for over 10 years. We have our own golden retriever that is a part of the family. We are very experienced and compassionate as well as tolerant, patient, and calm.

      Sal's Doggie Daycare

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I have been brought up with animals. I have had dogs all of my life. My dad was a wildlife biologist, so I was raised to love and respect all animals. I love the outdoors, and I believe dogs need to be outside whenever it's possible.

        B Dog Services

        New To Thumbtack

          About

          I am highly trained, specifically in animal behavior and psychology. I have deep love for animals. I've worked as a volunteer at the animal shelter where among other responsibilities was taking dogs for day long hikes on the mountain trails.

          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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