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Clifton 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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Judy C.
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If you are looking for an exceptional dog trainer than Sal is your guy! He was so kind, very patient and helped guide our dog as well as my family with real positive steps toward learning basic commands and understanding our dogs needs as well Sal loves dogs and his knowledge of all dogs was Phenomenal! I am looking forward to hiring him again! You will not be disappointed with this gentle giant! Sal 's fee is extremely affordable and is the best money I have ever spent. In addition our puppy Rocco loved him .

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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 71 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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Jung C.
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I had the pleasure of working with Caitlin, one of the trainers at The Canine Cure. We ended up board and training one of our dogs and boarding the other one as well. Caitlin took into consideration all of our concerns and did a great job building the foundation for our pups training. She was also very good about keeping us updated about both of our dogs while we were away on vacation and both of our dogs seemed like they were well taken care of during their stay. I will continue to use her services in the future and definitely would recommend her for anyone looking for a dog trainer.

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suki lau
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
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Margo T.
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Delightful and easy going. Arrived on time and my dog, and I immediately liked her!

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Jean R.
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Joan got down to business in a warm and caring way. She worked well with my dog, my daughter and I giving us successful tips on training and coaching.

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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Philipp K.
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Great dog trainer. I have no idea what we would have done without her!

  • 20 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Amy S.
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Kristin was amazing, so patient,and so knowledgeable . She was so helpful,and listened to all of my questions and concerns about my puppy,including her separation issues. She gave me so many helpful suggestions,and that was just from our phone conversation! I can't wait to meet her. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a dog trainer!

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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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Janifer R.
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I brought my male boxer/lab mix to Etlon for basic dog training. I got much more than I bargained for. My dog can be extremely stubborn, and I was offered strategies for encouraging him to engage. I really liked the positive based training, and I found results occurred quickly. It was important for me to practice during the week, but it was so worth it! Ken is obviously a huge dog lover. His patience brought results and helped me see how to approach things at home. My dog is a joy to be with and I am more relaxed when others are around because I have confidence that my dog will be able to handle himself with others. Ken also offered to be available for suggestions or questions should anything come up in the future which I really appreciated. I would absolutely recommend Etlon Academy to anyone looking for dog training. J. Robb

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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
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Lynne B.
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We hired Alice the dog trainer when we introduced a new Doberman into our pack. My Rottie was not so happy about him and she helped us deal with the new puppy training as well as the older dog's unwillingness to cooperate. She was fantastic and I would recommend her to any family dealing with training issues. Lynne

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Arielle S.
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Very nice and seems like she knows a lot about dog training!

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  • 39 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Elton S.
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The best way for me to describe my experience with Bruce Stone and Interdyne International K-9 would be to say that I feel like I hit the dog training lottery. I was recommended by a friend, but for anyone out there that really wants to see how well behaved their dog has the capacity to be, he IS the answer. He is a phenomenal teacher, extremely knowledgeable and absolutely a true professional in every respect. His always prepared, straightforward, and confident approach immediately gives you the feeling that you and your dog are both in extremely competent hands. It was some of the best money I've ever spent.

  • 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.

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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.

Sundog Pet Care
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sophie G.
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Truly fantastic and unique dog training experience. Chelsea had so much patience and genuine interest as I spoke with her (endlessly, on multiple occasions) about all of my concerns about my 11-year old adopted Shiba mix who grew up as a street dog in China. Gingko has not been an easy dog for me to deal with, but Chelsea has helped me not only manage but understand her barking and snapping behaviors. She's not just interested in obedience - she wants to help create a symbiotic relationship between you and your dog, so that each of you are happy and safe. I always imagined training to be just lots of clicker-treat-clicker-treat stuff (doesn't work with Gingko, who thinks treats are a trap). But Chelsea's full of clever, practical, and easy solutions that prevent unwanted behaviors from happening in the first place. Can't recommend her highly enough.

Howielovespuppies
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
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I would highly recommend Howie for puppy and dog training, he is educated and knows exactly what he is doing. In addition he is clearly very passionate and loves what he does. Within the first session we had already made progress and learned what we were doing wrong and what we were doing right. We are so thankful for Howie and his help!

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!!!

  • 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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