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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
Amy F.
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Theresa was fantastic with our dog Olive. she has an extensive amount of knowlege when it comes to dog training it was very impressive. She came prepared with treats and clickers and an excitement to train. Can't wait for our next session!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stefanie G.
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I had a 23 week old puggle who had severe separation anxiety due to a breakup with my boyfriend we also had a year old pitbull they were together everyday since my puggle was 8 weeks old after I moved out and we got our own place she would not stop barking when I would leave her alone. I have to do something so I called good dog training and she guided me through stepson how to control her barking and crying and right now she only likes Criesfor like a minute I tell her to be quiet and give her a treat and we repeated it and repeated it and repeated it. and she finally stoppe I almost got evicted from my apartment if I couldn't get the Barking under control but thanks to good dog we still have a place to live and everything is great

Alpha Dog Services
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Sean T.
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Lori is fantastic with all types of Dogs! Her training approach is simple & effective! We'd highly recommend her for helping train your Pup and its Owners!

Olive Paws LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ruthie R.
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We are half way through our 6 week training of our puppy, and so far it has been amazingly successful! Our little Penelope is learning so quickly. Kristin really cares about the animals, and making sure you understand how to communicate the lessons to your pets on your own as well.

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!

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia F.
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I would highly recommend Deborah for pet sitting services. You can tell she loves her job and her furry clients. Deborah took such great care of my dog Dixie and my friends dog Murphy while we vacationed for a week. I don't think they wanted to come home. They were quite tuckered out upon their return. Thanks Deborah for treating our dogs like they were your own!

Happy At Home Pet Sitting
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl C.
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Karen is wonderful with my dog! Usually after the initial meet & greet I prefer to be at the first few visits until I know my dog and the pet sitter are comfortable with each other. But my dog took yo Karen immediately and I was able to skip that step very comfortably. My dog fell in love with her instantly, and he is usually a very cautious dog. And as dog lovers know, we can trust their instincts. Karen has been so flexible and goes above & beyond. I'm so grateful I found her!

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

  • 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.

Barking Cat & Meowing Dog
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Linda K.
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What a wonderful surprise to come across a gem like Veronica! It's clear that she loves dogs because my dog took to her immediately! She sends me photos of her visits with him, is reasonably priced, professional and friendly, all rolled together! She has done dog walking and care for me. I cannot ask for any more because I found the care that I needed for my dog in her!

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I do not have a business, but I love dogs, and I do not mind walking them or taking care of them. I have a-12 -year-old bicheon and have had a golden. I take care of my sister's dog as well. I love dogs and do not mind picking up after them. My Abby and I walk every morning, and I don't mind walking early in the morning. I will also go over in the afternoon and take them for a walk as well.

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I have over 20 years of progressive achievement as a pet groomer and dog sitter. I also specialize in dematting, cleaning teeth, and give medication to your pet.

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From puppy kindergarten through advance competition classes, we can provide all levels of training. We are committed to help you build a healthy relationship with your canine friend. Our training includes: • Agility • Rally • Canine good citizen • Manners and more Day and evening classes are available. We only use positive motivational training methods to acquire a tail-wagging working attitude. Our classes are held in a heated and fully matted facility. During the summer months, some of the classes are held outside in a fenced outdoor ring on the grass.

  • 6 years in business
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I have over 4 years of experience as a pet sitter. I have done overnight pet sitting as well for up to a week at a time. I am also very active due to my military training, so running with dogs a couple of times a day would be a nice workout for both myself and your pet.

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I currently take out two of my neighbor's dogs on a daily basis. They are moving soon, so I am looking to help out someone who needs their dog or dogs walked. I am available most mornings between 9a.m and into the afternoon up until 1:15pm.

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I just moved to Dracut. I'm not a business. I'm looking for something small to get myself started. I do dog walks for now.

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My name is Lisa, and I am a certified dog trainer (CDT). I offer basic obedience, advanced obedience, problem behaviors and many more. I offer group and/or private lessons.

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I can walk dogs or do overnight sitting, feeding and taking care of animals. I have two dogs and three cats myself, and I've worked in an animal shelter before, so I know what I'm doing. I love animals. I know that if you choose me to watch or take care of your pets, I will love, care and treat them like my own.

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

Franklin, MA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    My dog gets overexcited and jumps on people. Would also like to improve her walking habits.
  • $45
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Holliston, MA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Other (Very large)
  • Details
    He is a matador that we just adopted. Mild mannered.
  • $50
    Average price
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