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Rochester Dog Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne G.
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Dog training. Amanda is kind, compassionate and has a good knowledge of dogs. She has been tremendously helpful.

Alpha Dog Services
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
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
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!

Happy At Home Pet Sitting
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!!

Go Dogs, Go!
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.

GoDog Adventures
from 2 reviews
    Leah W.
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    GoDog Adventures walked my dog for me and it was so helpful. My dog was exhausted after which means he must have loved it. 10/10 recommend this dog walking service. The photos of my dog were a nice touch as well!

    Watley's Dog Services
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Analisa S.
    Verified review

    Fantastic! Jake helped me correct some behavioral issues I had with my newly adopted border collie. It was a joy working with him and my dog and I are better for it! I learned so much as he was a wealth of knowledge when it comes to dog training. He puts the clients needs first and was very committed to the job. Every minute of our session was devoted to training, so you'll definitely get your moneys worth.


    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.


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


    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 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.


    I have been an animal lover my whole life. I'm young, so I have all the energy in the world to keep up and care for your pet! Whether it is dog walking, pet sitting, or just there to clean up and feed after your loved pet, I've got the patience and the passion to do so!


    I will walk and/or exercise and play with your dog(s). Also, I pet sit, whether you need me to take care of or just feed and water your pet because you're going on vacation or you just need me to do a little bit of daily help because you work long hours. I am more than happy to help. I love animals and enjoy being around them! I also have experience working with them professionally and personally.


    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.


    I walk dogs. I can also come to your house and feed them and hangout with them for a decent amount of time. I bathe them and make sure they get a decent amount of exercise.


    I love animals. I walk up to five miles a day, so having a companion next to me would make it fun. I will provide for animals' needs while in my care, and the pay is negotiable. Please contact me asap.


    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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    Need a Dog Trainer for 2-year-old German Shepherd Female Dog

    Woburn, MA

    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Other (German Shepherd)
    • Details
      Last week I bought a 2 year old german shepherd female dog from a family who could not keep her. She is well adjusted with my family and my 8 year old daughter. However she is very aggressive to visitors and other dogs when I take her for walk. She is otherwise a good dog and has done basic obedience training and listens to sit, stay etc. So looking for someone who has experience with GSDs beyond basic training. It can be my home or I can bring it to your place.
    • $75
      Average price

    Need Dog Training

    Augusta, ME

    • Dog training type
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size
    • Details
      My dog is food agressive which includes my baby's bottle.
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