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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 74 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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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 114 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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  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Dominic G.
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Ariana was more than what we expected she was so knowelageable and made us all feel so comfortable we made the right choice selecting her services. I would recommend her very highly for anyone’s dog trainer

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  • 8 years in business
  • 169 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.

Amazing Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Liz Z.
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Looking for a dog trainer is so hard cause everyone has different ways of training dogs and you never know which is the right way. We have worked with other trainer in the past an by far this is the best trainer. She really understood what our issues were with our dog, spent time getting to know our dog and evaluating him without trying to correct him right away. Very patient and is always available to follow up with via phone, text or email. I would definitely recommend Amazing Paws to all dog owners!!!

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suki lau
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 93 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 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Peter H.
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Joan's approach to behavioral training is very integrated taking into account the dog's environment, diet, and activity level. It's so nice to have a trainer that can make additional recommendations beyond the standard behavioral instructions to include changes in dietary and health needs to improve the training process. We asked Joan for help with our Dachshund/Poodle cross after repeated accidents in the apartment. Within two sessions we were communicating with our puppy to understand when she needs to go out, when she just wants to play, etc. Joan has been a huge help, she's punctual and extraordinarily good with the dogs and brings a tremendous value to the process beyond just learning how to "sit." As with any dog trainer it's important to know that as the owner you're being trained as well requiring a good dose of humility. Joan handles this without condescension and always remains positive. I recommend her for training and general dog care consulting!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeannie W.
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Steve is a very knowledgeable dog trainer. His method of dog training is so easy to learn and has proven excellent results raising my puppy. Highly recommend him for any dog behavior problems!

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The CNI
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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James M.
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My father is quite possible the worst dog trainer there is. In came Dr. J and within MINUTES had his dog walking obediently at his side! This is a bird dog that is used to ranging out far and wide. Amazing! Not only good results but a FUN experience with a constant patter of enjoyable jokes. Dr. J seems to have a sixth sense about animals. Highly recommended!

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Etlon Dog Training Academy
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura R.
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Ken was my first experience with professional dog training. I'm Amazed! Simple applicable success from the very first session. Positive reinforcement and strategies for overcoming frustration (more for the humans than the puppies) transformed the behavior of our Wilson - a rescue with a little bit of shyness inside a large body. Ken's guidance and constant reassurance gave me confidence and helped Wilson transfer energy into play resulting in a puppy who is undercontrol and safe in any environment.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 54 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!

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 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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City Wolves NYC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Diane M.
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When my physician recommended I take on a new addition to my life, i.e., a puppy; I selected one small enough to handle given my multiple disabilities and one who could grow into a service dog. Although my pup arrived at only five pounds, he proved to be too much for me to take care of while living alone without assistance. So I began researching dog trainers who utilize the ‘board and train’ approach. I knew my pup (Cakebear) needed concentrated training in order to assist rather than hinder me. Of course, I also wanted the training to be compassionate as well as intensive. After interviewing twenty-four trainers, I selected the best in show and substance - Sean Ryan of City Wolves NYC. Our first communication imbued me with confidence in Sean and his abilities and he did not disappoint. Rarely today does anyone deliver the service they claim to offer but Sean is fortunately the welcome exception. During our initial meeting, Sean asked me as many questions as I did him- as we wanted to be on the same page regarding my needs and those of my dog. My puppy’s immediate response to Sean was one of attention and affection, a unique combination which makes for a happy dog and owner. After spending a significant amount of time with me and my pup, Sean evaluated our particular situation and explained fully what he determined were the most critical training points and how he would work with Cakebear. He then patiently detailed every aspect of the process. Although my pup would be away for one month, I knew he’d be in the best of care. In addition to training, a huge plus was that my dog would be socialized with Sean’s own beloved dogs. I knew Sean would be in touch with me throughout the month but I was pleasantly surprised to receive consistent contact via videos, photos and detailed updates. This constant, detailed communication throughout the training period provided me the opportunity to share in my pup’s progress as a virtual participant. In each image, with each command, my dog’s respect for Sean was evident and mirrored the high regard I have for Sean. My little one was returned to me transformed from a fluffy ruffian to a ‘by the book’ soldier, fresh from boot camp, albeit in a loving yet structured setting. I’m sure Cakebear wouldn’t mind reenlisting if given the option for Sean’s agility work with my dog resulted in blossoming confidence, something difficult for a five pound puppy to have, especially in a new environment with dogs larger than him. With Sean my pup grew into a muscular, helpful, emotionally supportive, task performing adult (in spirit and ability) far exceeding what I had expected- the usual commands of heel, come, sit, etc. As I am routinely in Manhattan, it was critical to have a trainer work with my pup in a congested, city setting and City Wolves NYC was the perfect fit. While most ‘board and trains’ are located in Jersey or Long Island, City Wolves is exactly as its name states- city-bred through and through. Cakebear is now unafraid of buses, the honking of cars, screeching sirens and the stampeding of pedestrian feet around him, sights and sounds that often frighten even larger dogs. My dog is now undaunted by noise and commotion and this enables him to keep us both safe in the city. Sean Ryan goes far beyond the celeb-trainers such as The Dog Whisperer or Victoria Stilwell. He treats dogs with a philosophy- the wolf mentality- for even though my dog is small, he is, at his core, a wolf. Sean is not just a brilliant trainer who understands the innate character of dogs, he is an intelligent, compassionate, genuine and spiritual person whose love for his work as well as canines and humans, shines through with each tail wag my dog so eagerly gives me. Not only did my dog return trained, I too was trained in the process, for the handler/owner of a dog needs to be familiar with the commands, structure and more, all of which Sean covered with me in detail. At first meeting and upon Cakebear’s graduation, Sean spent an enormous amount of time with me and my dog, demonstrating how I should work with Cakebear to maintain the structure Sean instilled in him. Then, it was my turn. Sean patiently watched as my dog and I went through the training paces. Soloing in front of Sean was without fear, as corrections for my dog and me were non-judgmental, kind and welcome. To aid in my remembering the command language, Sean prepared a custom booklet outlining the commands my dog now knew as well as detailed steps for me to keep up the training process. Graduation day was a proud moment for me and my dog. My expertly trained dog is respectful, happy and buoyant, much like Sean himself. From graduation day onward, I work with my dog to enforce the training for both of us. As questions arise, Sean promptly addresses them rapidly, no matter how many or how often they occur. Sean’s dedication to each dog he trains extends past the day a dog earns his cap and gown. It is an everlasting relationship which my dog and I evolve within with Sean as our nurturing guide. Sean Ryan possesses a unique ability to transform any canine into a loving, obedient and enjoyable companion. In my case, this is essential to my health and for those who are able-bodied; it is necessary for a successful and fun dog/owner relationship. The skill set Sean brings to the table in dealing with dogs AND humans is exceptional. Although I interviewed twenty-four trainers before choosing, my homework paid off as I made the ideal choice for Sean Ryan of City Wolves NYC is one in a million!

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RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC.
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Max I.
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The best dog trainer in the world. Watch out Cesar Milan. Alice Went above and bet on with Training my new pup

Michael Sparano Fitness
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Max F.
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Mike is one of the most educated, unique trainers around! I've tried a lot of PT's over the years.. but he has given me the best workouts and advice that I have witnessed. He tailored to my mediocre-fitness level when we first started, giving me enough of a challenge to keep me guessing each workout, but not overwhelming me. His education and level of knowledge is great, he always is available to me for questions (diet, etc.) Also a funny guy (or tries to be haha!)

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Super Fine K9
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 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.

  • 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!

Edz Pet Walking
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nora C.
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We are so fortunate to have Ed come walk our puppy during the week. Ed is very reliable and easy to get in touch with. Sometimes I will text Ed during the day to see how my puppy is doing that day. Ed responds very quickly and makes me feel at ease knowing that my puppy is in great hands. I would definitely recommend Ed to anyone that is need of a dog walker.

Pup-Walk Dog Service
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erin G.
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He really showed me some great tricks for training my dog and was always a pleasure to work with.

Casper Dog Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Aidyn T.
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Very professional and very fast to respond and would recommend to anyone looking for an amazing dog trainer.

Dogspeak LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Cesar S.
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My dog training session with Faryn was impressive and her professional way of teaching is definitely 100% outstanding. Faryn provided helpful tips to improve my dog’s response when giving certain commands. When I first adopted my dog, one of the many challenging obstacles I came across was the constant pulling on the leash my dog will do. Before meeting with Faryn I was contemplating on how to improve my walks with my dog, WOW was that difficult and annoying. However, after the first training session with Faryn, my dog no longer pulls on the leash as much as before. In fact, these last couple of days I enjoy my long walks at the park with my dog. Thank You Faryn,

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