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Clifton Bird Dog Trainers

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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
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Terry J.
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Sal is PHENOMENAL! My Rotty pup was driving me crazy and within 20 minutes, Sal had him responding to commands. My daughter calls Sal the Dog Whisperer. When my husband returned from a business trip, he couldn't believe it. Our pup was a different dog. Sal has a special spirit receptive to both dogs and humans. He was also extremely knowledgeable regarding dogs in general and Rotties specifically. He was kind, patient, knowledgeable and affordable. He will be returning soon. Thanks Thumbtack for referring such a great guy! Sal...YOU ROCK!

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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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David W.
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I have the trainers with other dogs come in three times a week for two months and didn’t come close to getting the results that I got with Jay after five visits. He was prompt courteous and very patient with not only the dog but with me as well. I have a two-year-old daughter who Jay was absolutely fantastic with and integrated her into the training with the dog. If you care about you dog and want the best training possible cal Jay

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  • 8 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
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Elaine Z.
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Excellent dog/people trainer! It is obvious that Mary Jean loves what she does.

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina B.
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She was very patient with my dog, my dog gravitated to her very quickly, she showed me different techniques to use with my dog to help my dog with his aggressiveness. She arrived early, she started training at arrival and stayed the entire time. She gave the dog treats, I will recommend her, she was very professional and very passionate about her job.

Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Cathi O.
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Our new rescue pup Roxie needed basic obedience training and we discovered Suzanne Rodda while searching the internet for local dog trainers. Suzanne knows her stuff ! We have worked with her over the last month and a half and the difference in Roxie is obvious. Suzanne's approach is to not only train your dog, but to train YOU to work with your dog as well. It's a win win combination. We had a few challenges facing us along the way BUT Suzanne's flexibility and commitment to us made working with her easy and a pleasure. She has our recommendation as an excellent trainer.

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  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy F.
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Words can't describe how much Ariana means to us. After rescuing a 72lb AmStaff with behavioral issues, we asked Ariana to help guide us through training our sweet, strong boy. Ariana's tireless patience, humor and knowledge made training our dog a fun, bonding experience instead of a stressful one. Her commitment to ensuring our collective success and a healthy, happy dog was evident in every hour she spent with us. Work with Ariana- she is a joy who also knows her dog training stuff!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Jackie B.
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Andrew has been great to work with. He has excellent attention to detail, and followed up on all my questions and concerns. He uses a very positive approach, which is very effective. Andrew is a very talented dog trainer, and I highly recommend him.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina B.
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Anna was great from the start—immediately responded to my initial inquiry and had wonderful followup, but most importantly, she's just a wonderful dog trainer. Our 11-month-old terrier responded so well to here, and she was great in giving us the knowledge of how our puppy thinks, which allows us to be better at understanding our dog.

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Etlon Dog Training Academy
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Alyssa H.
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I have know Ken for 30+ years. He has a unique talent with dogs and a special ability to train both you and your pup. All his dogs are marvelously trained, obedient and very happy dogs. I strongly recommend Etlon Training!

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha C.
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We are so happy to have met Debbie! She is an absolute pleasure. She helped me and my fiancee learn how to be the best owners to our new puppy Bodie. She truly cares for each animal she works with and wants the best for both owner and dog. Being a pretty anxious person, Debbie was so patient and helpful. She never left without us fully understanding what is expected and always made sure we could do it on our own. She is a fabulous trainer and person. She even gave us great tips for healthy homemade treats for our dog. I would recommend her 1000 times over to anyone who is looking for help with their dog, new or old.

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RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC.
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Joanne K.
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Alice Marino is a wonderful dog trainer. She was able to stop my dog from biting other dogs in just two sessions. I have recommended her to other people with problem dogs and they have all thanked me and told me that she was wonderful with their dogs and helped them overcome their problems.

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Charlotte E.
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Jessica has been instrumental in helping us transition to our new life as dog owners! She is super competent/ experienced with dogs, training and dog behavior/ psychology. She is also super reliable, trustworthy and kind. I couldn’t recommend her more.

Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Sammy S.
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I reached out to Josh for help because my dog would lash out at other dogs when we went for walks, hikes, etc. I was very pleased with his work! He arrived on time, earlier than expected, to really make sure I got the most out of my session. The quality of his work is very professional and you could tell he truly cares about helping you and your dog! He is very knowledgeable in numerous different behavioral issues, which was impressive. He taught me how to take control of my dog and now my dog is doing much better socially. Josh also responded to my emails in a timely mannner when I would have quick questions. I would highly recommend this service!!

  • 39 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
John J.
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We have tried many dog trainers with many different techniques over the 35 years of having dogs. None came anywhere close to the effectiveness of Rick's handling of our golden doodle. We were on the verge of giving our dog away when we first met Rick. After a reasonable number of sessions, he transformed him into a completely different and oh so delightful pet. And the neat thing about Rick's techniques, our dog showed improvement after the very first session and just continued to get better as we went through the winter. Rick truly worked magic.

Strut Your Pup, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Vincie and Kelvin L.
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Our 4-month old Jack Russell puppy Chilli is very attached to us, so when we need to be out of town we do not want to just leave her at any pet hotel. We're so glad to have found Strut Your Pup - Jorge and his family provide us with the most ideal dog boarding service we were looking for. Jorge is very professional, knowledgeable about pets, reliable and friendly to both his clients and their animals. He always takes great care of Chilli, gives her all the personal attention she needs and also gives us a lot of reassurance by kindly sending us updates regularly on how Chilli is doing. Also, at Jorge's, Chilli gets to socialize with one or two other dogs under supervision, unlike in other commercial daycare where she might interact with random dogs every time, and close supervision is also not always guaranteed. We have full confidence in Jorge and his team, and would highly recommend their dog walking and dogsitting services to all dog lovers who care about their dogs. Thank you Jorge!

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Super Fine K9
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Amelia W.
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Although my puppy and I had initial training at a storefront situation, I didn't feel that I had a good knowledge of how to help my cockapoo puppy to be a well-behaved and happy dog. Margaret has given us very specific tasks to obtain the right behavior. She is helping me to think like a dog so I can see how my behaviors are interpreted by my puppy. Each hour is full of hands on instruction with plenty of fun for my puppy and me. She is very encouraging and is a delightful person. We have worked on sit, stay, down, wait, hush (for barking) and most importantly to come when called in a situation where my puppy would rather chase that bunny or squirrel. I highly recommend her as a talented and professional dog trainer.

Casper Dog Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Krista D.
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I cannot recommend Adam from Casper Dog Training enough! He took his time to tailor his training to our needs with our dog, making sure we understood what he was doing the entire time. His patience, understanding, and professionalism made him amazing to work with without feeling overwhelmed or pressured. We will definitely continue dog training with Adam, he was a very calming presence and made sure to answer all of our questions and concerns before he finished. He was very thorough and left us with great tips to make sure we knew exactly how to continue to work with our dog.

Sundog Pet Care
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Chelsea Kronick was the trainer--and will be on call--for my Service Dog even before he was a Service Dog. Forget about the fancy special skills for the dog: She took a nutball, somewhat aggressive Golden one-year old and his clueless owner and turned them as a pair into upstanding citizens ready for High Tea with the Queen. Do not let yourself miss working with Chelsea. 1. What's already a great gift: Her skill and understanding of how dogs think and act, and how to most effectively change them, guide the dog's nature, towards matching your needs, with the dog happier and more integrated than before. Add to that: What is unique in my 30 year experience of numerous trainers, who even for starters never came near Chelsea's skill with dogs: 2. No dog comes without a caregiver or two, and Chelsea learns _the relationship_ of the people to their pets in training mode and off; hell, she's discovered the relationship of the caregiver to himself as well: what goes through your mind when you are frustrated, or who (you/dog) has done what in the ongoing process of training as expectations and actions change and the method must adapt. It's entire process and its subtasks which Chelsea's learns, teaches, fixes. Rinse and repeat. Go with Sundog.

Dogspeak LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Erika B.
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Working with Faryn was great. Fenway loved her and listened! She did well at training not only the dog but my husband and me!!! She was clear on her instructions, consistent and helped Fenway understand the basic commands. Faryn is very professional and at the same time is warm and engaging. Her methods for training Fenway worked and her love of animals was very obvious. I would highly recommend her. Thanks Faryn!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy M.
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Great, great Trainer!!! Anyone with a dog needs to go and see Alex @ Off Leash K9 Training. Her techniques are innovative but at the same time provide common sense, easy to follow skills that anyone can do with their dog. Whether your dog has been trained or not you need to take your dog here and have your dog e-collar trained, it makes such a difference. You and your dog will live a much less stressful and enjoyable life once the training occurs...we saw so much improvement in our 4, 1 hour lessons. Our success story is on their YouTube Channel (Penny and Capone). - Cindy Martenson

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Adam B.
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I adopted a one year old lab –pit mix a month ago. Soon after I brought him home-I realized that he is not really house broken and loves to chew on everything. I did some research on dog trainers in my area and man- they are pricey. Came across Anastasia’s profile -prices seemed fair plus looked like she was offering more than just an obedience training for the same price. I am so happy we hired her. Sammy learned how settle and get in into his crate with no fuss in a matter of few minutes on a first session, we also established a few house rules and thanks to her recommendation for food – Sammy’s coat improved and poop too. Thank you Anastasia!

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