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Gone to the Dogs
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 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
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Edward G.
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Amanda has done wonders for what was already a pretty good dog, but a bit stubborn and way too clever too often. There is still more work to do but I would easily recommend her to anyone looking for a good dog trainer.

Greystoke Farm, LLC
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Matt D.
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Lisa is an absolute professional who loves the dogs in her care. I used thumbtack to get quotes and she had the most competitive pricing. We met at her 7 acre farm and immediately began training my dog and retraining me. She desires the people with whom she works to be the best dog handling parents possible. We started with a one week program and we're so happy with the results that we bought another week of training. I can't recommend Lisa more highly. She is the absolute best dog trainer in my estimation.

  • 3 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen B.
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Isys is an incredible dog trainer. Our yellow lab has spent two separate weeks in her care (at 7 months and 11 months) and has made incredible strides. The first week he learned basics, sit, stay, go crate, leave it, and drop it, as well as work on recall and healing. He was with us for 4 months in between sessions and then went back for a second session. He has been home for a week since his second session and his recall is now much much improved as is his healing. He really seems to understand these commands which make our life so much easier. He also worked on leaving and dropping items in the yard (which is important for us with a young family and lots of toys outside which are not for him). Isys is a warm and gentle trainer who clearly loves dogs and training them. She is able to achieve great results in a calm and understanding manner. Our dog goes running to her the moment she arrives and is always so happy to see her. She has worked hard with our whole family to help train the puppy. She has helped my husband and me with our command over the dog but she has also taken the time and interest to help our young children learn how to safely and effectively participate in his training. She is truly a gift to our family and I would recommend "She's a Keeper" to anyone looking to train their family dog. She also goes above and beyond the duties of your typical trainer. She offered to pick our puppy up from our house when nobody was home, took him to a puppy play date, introduced him to swimming for the first time, and dropped him off again, just because she thought he would enjoy the experience! You can't ask for more than that! Thank you Isys!

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K9 to 5 Dog Services
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Walter S.
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Jacqui is an awesome trainer! Through her training & suggestions, our girl Molly has been more responsive to us. Through Jacqui’s positive re-enforcement we also now know a much better way to communicate with Molly. Her methods are basic & simple to follow so we can follow up with Molly’s “homework”. If you want a great dog trainer, Jacqui is the lady for you. She comes highly recommended by our family.

Olive Paws LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas R.
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Very well mannered and very comfortable to be around. If anyone is looking for a dog trainer/sitter/walker then she is your lady.

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Burrell Handling LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Elizabeth (Betsy Borzoi) D.
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Sue and Catherine have shown dogs for me for about 15 years now. Different breed, different temperaments, and they have ALwAYS been kind to the dogs. I have had other handlers at various times, and Sue is the only one I would EVER leave my dogs WITH!!! You can feel very comfortable about using her---she will care for your dog and train it well. If it can be done, Sue can do it---Catherine too

L.E.A.D. Dog
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jack H.
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Lloyd Mosher is a highly competent dog trainer. He is especially liked by my dog, Jax who has shown remarkable progress under his tutelage. Jax was completely out of control before I hired Lloyd. Although he's experience only one session with Lloyd, I can see that he's responding under Lloyd's instructions. Our first session was spent on teaching Jax who was the leader, and getting him to respond. I was impressed with Lloyd's manner, knowledge, and love for my dog. I recommend him most highly.

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Dennis F.
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Being a natural born skeptic, I had doubts about dog trainers in general. However my rescue puppy Cate and I had a wonderful experience attending Shannon's Basic class. Shannon's depth of knowledge was impeccable as she fielded any and all questions that class participants had. Her patience with both the canines AND their handlers was admirable. The only thing that could be improved upon was me!! Dennis W. Fogg and his best girl Cate.

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Dog Days New England
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Colleen G.
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Renee was excellent working with our small Lab puppy. She trained us and the dog together :) She seems to really know the nature and behaviors of dogs. I would highly recommend Renee to anyone looking to train their dog!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Roxy B.
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Not only is Stephen a competent dog trainer but hes a good guy too. The methods that he has taught me to train Roxy are working great and I look forward to continuing with his advanced course as well.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dana H.
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Ashley is a fantastic dog and people trainer! I have learned so much volunteering with Ashley at a local animal shelter. The dogs we work with at the shelter are a wide range of age, breed, and temperament. Ashley does a great job with all of the dogs at their individual level, whether it be with a solid start at the basics or working on problem behaviors such as impulse control, fearfulness, or pulling on the leash. While helping the dogs, she also educates other volunteers about various dog behaviors and what the dogs are communicating. She is very approachable and easy to talk with. Every session is as much about teaching the people as it is about teaching the dogs.

K9 Evolution
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Martha L.
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Jessica has a natural ability to connect with dogs. We were told by many trainers our dachshund was untrainable but she never gave up and now he’s the dog we always hoped for!

East Coast Field Dog
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
James T.
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I have been an avid bird hunter for years but never had a trained dog of my own. Recently I got a new dog and decided this time I wanted to train the dog for the field. I was recommended to EAST COAST FIELD DOG by a friend and went to meet the trainner. We have gotten together several times for training and I can't tell you how much I am impressed with how my dog works. The training has been great. For any one who wants a good hunting buddy and a well trained dog, this is the trainer to see!!!

Zen Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Kim B.
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I have been working with Nayiri since we adopted our mix-breed dog as a young puppy a little over a year ago. As I have no experience with dog-training, I have greatly appreciated Nayiri's supportive, patient, and clear advice. Nayiri was able to help us with teaching basic commands, as well as to address issues particular to our dog and family. She also helped us to recognize "bad habits" which were developing, which we had overlooked. Nayiri consistently promoted positive reinforcement, rather than a more punitive training style. Yet, she also helped us to integrate firm, and clear directions when our dog was "testing" us. Nayiri has even worked patiently with my two children, and taught them fun games to play with our dog. She has been extremely flexible about scheduling, has answered questions via email, and provided us with written information.

Atlantic K9 Training LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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Kathleen is a skilled dog trainer who intuitively understood the best way to correct unwanted behavior that one of my dog was exhibiting and trained the other not to pull while on a leash. Although our initial work together was over a year ago, we remain in touch and I know I can always turn to her for help with any issue. Having also boarded one of my dogs with her, I know the care and attention each dog staying with her receives.

On Point Kennel
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Frank B.
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I’ve hunted over labs and pointing breeds for over 40 years and I have known and worked with a number of pro trainers. You can expect all good pros to steady a dog, teach force-fetch, etc. A very big difference is in their attitude and approach. Not the dogs; the trainers. Dave’s style has been refreshing and I enjoy working my dogs with him. I definitely learn, and all that shows up in the dog work.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tori K.
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I’ve had an incredible experience at K9’s Training. I brought my dog here after adopting her because of her bite history. Joe, the head trainer was phenomenal. He knew his stuff! I decided on the board and train program because I was making her a service dog. She did a complete 180! She has become the most obedient dog and her temper has changed completly. More importantly, Joe trains YOU! He helps you understand your dog and how to become a better advocate for your dog and communicate with them better. I highly recommend K9’s.

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cecily T.
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Susie is a wonderful trainer. She loves dogs and you can tell that in the way she teaches. Hope is learning well from Susie , I am excitted to continue to take lessons from Susie.

Dog Trainer and Breeder

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I train dogs. I can clean them, teach them tricks, and do more. I can also teach them to love kids.

Melanie Nichols

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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am a professional dog trainer for almost 15 years and also an American Kennel Club evaluator. I have had extensive training and experience in training all breeds of dogs and behavioral modification and use positive reinforcement training.

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