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  • 3 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Manchester, NH

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

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.

Anne G.

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Dog training. Amanda is kind, compassionate and has a good knowledge of dogs. She has been tremendously helpful.

  • 28 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 38 min

Christa C.

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Lisa provided help with our 8 month old puppy with behavior training. She is a dog whisper. Our puppy is now super responsive to commands, this all after one week with Lisa. Lisa is kind and has a great reward based approach with training. Puppy is a breeze to walk, sits when we stop and stays put for almost 5 minutes now. He is consistently listening for commands verse making his own decisions. We are so impressed! If you are looking for confidence building in both your dog and yourself, Lisa is your trainer. She not only puts the time in with our puppy but takes time to make sure you know the commands, how to work consistently with them and follow through with each family member. In addition, Lisa has sent 2 follow up emails checking on his/our progress. Can't thank her enough!

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.

Thumbtack Customer

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Lisa was so reassuring and professional over the phone.. She was so honest with me about my training with my dog, we were actually able to resolve most issues with a phone consultation. She could have pressured me into signing on to a training program but she has integrity and the experience to recognize that my concerns over my dog were minor enough where I "didn't need her", but she was still caring enough to make sure she coached me appropriately over the phone anyway. Thank you Lisa...

  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

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.

Alice E.

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Training a 2 year old dog, who was trained to pee & poop on dog mats. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!~ Still working on that. A new dog would be nice. or go back 2 years. Jacquie is great but won't take my dog home with her. Still working on the above. LOL

Dorothy L.

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Excellent experience I have learned how to work with my dog to achieve good behavior

  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Vickie H.

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We just met with Kristin last Monday and evaluated the situation with our foster dog Zelle. We got a good feeling from her and even more importantly, Zelle seemed to respond well to her. We agreed to schedule several follow-up sessions to work on Zelle's fears and behavioral issues. It's too early to give an accurate star rating, but fingers crossed, so far so good!

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.

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. 😍

  • 26 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Vanessa C.

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Katherine and Susan are the perfect team!!!! They were welcoming and caring and felt more like family when we dropped off our Boston Terrier (Mickey) We were nervous and hesitant because we had never done anything like this with previous pets. However we knew he needed some training to get him to be a more well rounded family member. They explained thoroughly what the train would consist of and gave us frequent updates. Mickey was also taking some medication for some staples he had put in a few days prior and with Susan’s many years of veterinary technician training she was able to monitor and administer his medicine to ensure he was receiving the correct dosages each day. They didn’t mind us calling to check in just when we missed him and when WE needed reassurance that we were doing what was best for Mickey. They walked us through his diet, training tools and that it’s 90% play and 10% training. Their home is filled with love for their animals and when we picked him up a week later he was so excited to show us what he had learned but he also treated Susan and Katherine as if they were his new best friends and that filled us with such joy and a sigh of relief. We can’t be more thankful and grateful for their teaching and their love for what they do. We have even scheduled some one on one private sessions and an additional week of training in the future. A++++ and 2 Paws UP

Jonathan C.

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Susan has been handling and training our dogs for the breed ring since 1994. During that time, she has shown our dogs to over 20 US and international championships including a GCH, and the FCI World Champion. (There is only one per breed per year.) She has helped us evaluate litters as well. She has always been generous not only with her skills but her knowledge. We look forward to continuing to work with her.

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

Kayla M.

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Our Doberman puppy did the two week board & train program with Off Leash and we couldn't be more pleased! What an outstanding program, great service and highly recommendable experience! Thank you!

Kaitlyn C.

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Money well spent! We love being able to bring our dog everywhere with us. We are thrilled that she's still a big ole lap dog after her "boot camp" too! Great trainers and a truly great company!

Stacy P.

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High quality training and above all professional! I recommend Off Leash K9 Training 10 out of 10 times! They did an amazing job with my dog - now I can take him everywhere with me OFF LEASH!

  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 min

Anne D.

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We had a great experience with our Trainer Renee. We recently adopted a Dachshund mix, Callie and the training has helped so much. We worked on Crate Training, Jumping and the biggest thing was pulling on the leash. Callie now happily goes to her crate, is so much better about not jumping and no longer choking herself pulling on the leash!

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!

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!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 42 min
  • New Boston, NH

Kar L.

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Ashley was our trainer for a brand new rescue puppy, Rumney. Rumney was the first puppy for our family, and we went through an entire series of puppy classes and then adult dog classes with Ashley. With Ashley's guidance, our ability to work with Rumney, bring out the best behaviors, work to redirect undesired behaviors, and have a great relationship with Rumney has increased 1000%. Ashley was positive but firm, and she most importantly taught us, the humans, how to work with Rumney. We also went through the Good Canine Citizen class with Ashley and Rumney is proudly certified as a CGC dog. When a second rescue came into our home who was nervous and wrought with anxiety, Ashley responded promptly, thoroughly to any questions I had. We look forward to bringing our second rescue dog to Ashley for training as well. We are blessed to have had Ashley through this journey, and her keen ability to work with dogs and their humans has made a world of difference for us.

CShaw S.

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Hi, my name is Sidney. I am a westie. I am so lucky that I got my puppy training with Ashley. I learned sit, stay, come, dance, bow, and especially quiet. I love Ashley and I can't wait to see her again. She explains things very well and is well spoken. She really knows alot and is certified. I also took agility training with her and it was fun. At first I was a little scared of the tunnel but Ashley was waiting on the other side for me. I highly recommend Ashley to all my doggie buddies. Sidney

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!

  • 9 years in business
  • Durham, NH

Judi L.

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Ruth has cared for our pet birds many times. She is wonderful. Reliable, compassionate, and very conscientious. She went above and beyond what we even asked her to do. We felt very confident that our birds were receiving excellent care while we were away. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ruth to anyone looking for pet care.

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.

Kris L.

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While away for a brief vacation, Ruth took great care of my two guinea pigs. I will always trust Ruth to look after my furry friends in the future. She is definitely worth trusting to look after your pets.

  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 44 min

Melissa Y.

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Ms. Wendt has been grooming my two dogs, a Standard Poodle and Labradoodle for many years. She loves her job and it shows in the care she takes to achieve the perfect groom cut. My poodle has a traditional poodle cut, always looks fabulous and Lesley is great at picking up my slack, meaning I don't do well with maintenance:). She is also very respectful of the owner's wishes, whether it be "don't cut too short" or "please make a heart shape". She loves the difficult and fun grooms! Lesley loves animals, has a background with dog training and showing, which translates well in her ability to work with all dog personalities. You're dog will thank you. Melissa Young

Jody W.

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Lesley is an excellent groomer. She always makes our little dog Patches look great. We get so many compliments from other people, tell us how cute our little doggie daughter looks. Lesley is also good about reminding us when Patches needs her nails trimmed too; in between grooming appointments. I highly recommend her, and her grooming skills.

Lynne P.

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Lesley does a great job on my cocker spaniel, "Sadie" she will listen to what you want for your dog and suggest things that will make the grooming experience come out the way you want.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Amy C.

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Otto is our 9-month-old, 100 pound Newfoundland who we were having a hard time training at home. He's loving and smart, but he can be stubborn when he thinks he can get away with it! We were introduced to Zach and Leila and quickly started their two-week, basic training course. We couldn't be happier with how things went! Otto is world's better at walking on the leash, greeting new people, sitting, laying down, staying in place, using his climb, and following the basic instructions every owner dreams of. They have taught us with patience and kindness and we have definitely seen the results in our big bear. He loved spending the day with them and their other furry clients. We cannot thank them enough and are excited to enter their advanced training course in a few months once we get in some more practice of these basic commands at home. Zach will even be stopping by to help us more with counter serving! Thank you so much Koda K-9 Services!

Lisa P.

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Zach was great! Lulu is a three year old lab, who pulled like crazy on leash. Within a few days she was better and by the end of training she was amazing. Zach was professional and a great guy to work with. He has a lot of chemistry with the dogs. Lulu was beyond excited to see him each day. I would definitely recommend him to others! Lisa, Evan & Lulu.

  • 2 years in business
  • Response time: 2 min
  • Derry, NH

Brandy H.

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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.

Charlene B.

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Jocelyn is extremely knowledgeable, patient, professional, and creative. Looking forward to working with her to learn and grow with my puppy!


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.

  • Gloucester, MA


I am a licensed canine acupuncturist, dog sitter, walker, trainer, behaviorist, and boarder. It can be your place, depending on the service, or mine. I also humanely remove and/or rehabilitate wildlife.


The trainer has 35 years of training experience and work with troubled breeds.


I would love to help you with your pets. I am available for dog walking and dog and/or cat sitting and can also take care of your horses. No job is too big or small. I have owned dogs all of my life. I also have been around horses for the past 50 years.


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.


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!


We offer a more relaxed home environment for dogs than your typical "kennel". That's why we are also senior dog friendly. A lot of places say that they treat your dog like their own however we truly do. When and if we can, we go above and beyond for our clients. Dogs don't need to be in a room with 30 dogs to get the socialization skills they need for everyday life. It is actually the opposite. We keep our groups smaller and safe, supervision even at night is available. Our sanitary levels has never had a dog leave sick. Many of our clients become our friends, not just our clients. It is a true personal service that simply does not exist anymore.


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

  • Lowell, MA


As a lover of all animals, I provide dog walking services, pet care, and behavior modification for all animals.

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