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Portsmouth Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

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Greystoke Farm, LLC
from 57 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen C.
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Lisa is a highly gifted trainer! Her innate ability to instill calm behavior is unmatched by any trainer. Furthermore, her experience training horses gives her the ability to work with larger more unruly dogs. Where other trainers wanted to break the dog into submission or spoil them, Lisa walked a line that shows the dogs they are loved but are on the bottom of the totem pole. In addition, I was taught how to work with my dog in order to further his training. Her prices are more than fair and her results are amazing!

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rena F.
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I hired Amanda with Good Dog! Family Pet Training,LLC for in home dog training. She was amazing! Her knowledge of dogs is impressive. She knew just what to do with our dog Brady and how to teach me with training him. She definitely loves dogs and he responded well to her. I so appreciated this service of in home dog training.

K9 to 5 Dog Services
from 30 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Gary B.
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Very effective, relaxed and helpful. It was an enjoyable training experience for me and my dog. Lots of good tips yo continue to build in the foundational training.

Nathalia's Hound Club
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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I don't have enough good words to say about Nathalia!! She is amazing. I am a first time dog owner and am so lucky to have found Nathalia to see my dog every day while I am at work. She is so patient and loving to all dogs and animals it allows me to rest assured that my dog is getting taken care of when I'm not there. She will bring some friends over to play with my dog and send an update and picture every day. I couldn't ask for anything more- I am 110% satisfied! I would highly recommend her for anything you need!

Lucky Dogs Daycare & Pet Spa
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra M.
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I have been taking my Mia to Lucky dog for over a year now, and not only has the daycare been exemplary, but she is now regularly groomed there! A+

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Pam R.
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Ashley does a great job with both the dogs and the owners. I am amazed at how my dog has learned with her and I have learned too! I am on my 4th class with her and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She has an amazing ability to balance training the dog with encouraging and teaching the humans at the same time!

All In One Ent. Dog Services
from 13 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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Yvonne is AWESOME !!! We adopted 2 shelter dogs and found Yvonne to help us understand them. We have had 4 other dogs, went through training with all of them but we have learned so much more from Yvonne!! We HIGHLY recommend her she knows her stuff !!!!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando M.
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I have done 2 classes and I am completly amazed as to how quickly Steve is able to get my dog to listen. I would highly recommend Steve to everybody I know. He is absolutely great with the dogs and is also a people person. And I training my dog in German with him.

Elated Canine
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brandy H.
Verified review

Jocelyn was great with my pups. I have one dog that is on medication and special diet, she handled that with no problems. She would come over and take care of them through out the day and texted me updates and cute photos. It was very reassuring to know they we happy and enjoying snuggles with her.

  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya M.
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I am thrilled with the progress Canine Solutions Training Services has made thus far with my dog, Daisy. I have a training session today, (I think it is more for me than the dog) I cant wait to see her progress! They are teaching me the tools I need to be my dogs handler. I am hoping to spend many more months (years) training with them. They have inspired me to work hard to bring out the best in my dog and make her a solid canine citizen and to be the best owner I can be for my dog. Thank you all for what you have done so far!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
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I attended a training class with Tracy. I brought my Fiona. I really enjoyed the class and Fiona is a better baby girl from it. I will definitely be bring my Lawrence to her in the near future. I am working on training him to be my service dog...

Zen Dog Training
from 3 reviews
    Jenny S.
    Verified review

    We adopted our puppy, Bailey, in May 2011 at 3 months old and immediately started looking for a trainer. What I loved most about Zen Dog training is that they offer in home one-on-one training unlike some other places I had looked into. They also offered night/weekend training which was exactly what we needed. Also, the initial phone consultation was a great preview of what to expect. We signed up for the Perfect Pup package that gave us two visits lasting 2 hours each. Definitely worth it! We had Nayiri who was an absolute joy to work with. You could tell she had a great love for dogs! As soon as she entered our home and Bailey raced to 'greet' (i.e. jump on) her she was in training mode yet was still able to do the initial meet/greet with us. Nayiri took the time to listen to our specific concerns as well as tell us about common puppy issues and what to expect since this was the first time either of us had a dog under the age of 1. Nayiri showed us fun ways to teach Bailey common commands and how to advance once he got the hang of it. It was great that there wasn't a cookie cutter program; everything was tailored to what we wanted to achieve. We received great training material as a reminder once she left as well as access to their online site with an abundance of training videos and info for all stages of a dog’s life. Nayiri was extremely flexible in terms of setting up the follow up appointment which we had to reschedule on our end a couple of times due to work conflicts. Naryiri was available through email for any follow up questions/concerns we had and responded quickly with advice which was helpful as we continued our training. The follow up meeting was great. We were able to discuss all the things that had happened with training and what we still needed to work on. Nayiri also gave suggestions on some next steps she thought Bailey was ready for. We recommend her to anyone who would like to train their dog and will definitely keep her info handy just in case we feel the need for additional training in the future. We definitely lucked out finding this service!

    Atlantic K9 Training LLC
    from 2 reviews
      Karen G.
      Verified review

      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.


      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.


      I provide services in dog training: basic manners, behavior modification, on- and off-leash obedience, remote collar training, private lessons, boarding and training.

      • 4 years in business

      Dogs, like humans, are simple creatures and only wish to fully realize their "dogness."

      • 52 years in business

      I have multiple HIGH IN TRIAL awards in obedience and rally and multiple BEST IN SHOW & BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW awards. I have bred and1or owned more than 70 champions.


      Dog and people training that's focused on helping families have a balanced dog. This type of instruction works well for the majority of owners who want a family dog, not a ribbon in obedience. Manners, some "environmental obedience", and very few bad habits are what most of us want from our four-legged friends.


      Hello there! My name is Alyssa and I am a professional dog trainer. I currently work at a dog training facility. At this facility I train and rehabilitate dogs. I have trained dogs with all different temperaments and behavior issues (fear aggression, dog aggression, agression towards humans, separation anxiety). That being said, no dog is too much for me! Other than my work life, I love to hangout with my pup and go for hikes. I am currently enrolled in the criminal justice program at my college and hope that one day I can work for a federal agency or with the police K-9 unit. With my services, I will be able to do obedience training for an hour a day with your pup as I am caring for him/her. Your dog will also experience some awesome hiking trips! If you would like to know more about me or my services, just ask! I have plenty of references from clients that I would be happy to provide!


      I've grownup around dogs all my life. I have done anything from training to walking. I offer big dogs to small dogs.


      We do working and training dogs in protection, detection, obedience, agility, and many more. We cater all dog breeds, and we don't do BSL here.

      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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