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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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corina w.
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Sal was definitely helpful, I was losing my mind at first with my new puppy, but now I feel more confident moving forward.

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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 58 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
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Debbie S.
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My 1 year old Jack Russell Billy was showing signs of aggression and out of control behavior. I needed someone to teach me how to teach Billy good doggie manners. Jay had Billy under control within the first 1/2 hour of his first visit to my home. Jay taught me how to understand Billy's body language, correct his negative behavior and in a kind and gentle way to teach Billy that I was in control, I was the alpha leader not Billy. I learned so much about a dogs behavior from Jay. It is really the owners that need the training on how to correctly teach our dogs how we would like them to behave. I now have a dog that has good manners. Billy has learned not to jump on people, sit , lay down and stay on command, wait until I tell him to retrieve food, toys etc. all this with only simple one word commands. Billy now walks perfectly when going for a walk, he is by my side and I set the pace. I never dreamed that Billy could be such a well behaved dog..I am so proud of him..Jay is an excellent teacher, he is kind, patient and he just loves dogs. If you need help with your dog...don't hesitate..call Jay...you will not be disappointed.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike K.
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Our trainer , Caitlin was so impressive with her knowledge on dog psychology, she made us feel so comfortable, always being encouraging , positive and patient. We never felt judged in the least , she was so cool and down to earth, exactly what we needed , I would highly recommend them to anyone hesitating getting a trainer for fear of feeling judged, I'm so happy we made the commitment, it made a world of difference with basic obedience in our puppy and 6 yr old beagle loved it as well!

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suki lau
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph P.
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Suki is great! She is very flexible and absolutely loved animals! She is gentle and watchful. She walked the dogs in the park and several times during the day, fed them and spent good quality time with them. They clearly loved her too.

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Justin S.
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Joan was attentive and wonderful with my dog, Barney. There's been a huge positive change in his behavior just from the one training session!! He loved her and we look forward to our next session!!

Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Amie P.
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Being a first time puppy owner Suzanne taught me many great techniques while working with our puppy. She also gave me great feedback and advice on training our puppy. She showed me that with patience and constant practice our puppy's behavior will get better. Thank you for your knowledge.

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  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane L.
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We have had two training sessions with Ariana and our two four-month old Chow-Shepherd mixes, and we couldn't be happier with what she has taught the pups and us so far. The dogs adore her and respond well to her training techniques, and she clearly has a lot of in-depth knowledge and experience working with dogs and animals in general. I appreciate that she has a background in animal behavior, so she understands why they act the way they do and uses that to redirect their behavior. We look forward to many more sessions with her!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Krystyna C.
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Andrew gave us great tips on improving our dog's behavior. He was also very good with training our dog. Highly recommend.

Flipz Pet Care
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Anna P.
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Jenn was wonderful! She's extremely knowledgeable in animal behavior & provides much love & care for your pets. Our dog & 2 cats were calm & relaxed when we got back from our 3 days away. You can tell they really enjoyed themselves & were not stressed, thanks to Jenn. We got pictures & updates daily of the gang, which we really appreciated. Plus, our place looked just the way we left it when we got back! We would love to use Jenn's professional services in the future. We were extremely happy with Jenn's care! Thank you, Jenn!

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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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Michelle L.
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Alcie Marino is a true professional when it comes to understanding the canine world. Her techniques and strategies for training your pooch are terrific. I have two large dogs who were trained by Alice. They were extremely destructive and did not understand who was the boss. Through my training sessions with Alice, they are two of the most wonderful, well-behaved dogs. They are easy to walk and do not destroy anything in our home. In addition, Alice works with your entire family to ensure that your all in the household are aware of the expected behavior of your dog. She truly is amazing and I would highly recommend her services!

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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.

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  • 39 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Frank S.
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I put out a call and Interdyne answered. Gave a lot of free advice with a caring, warm and compassionate attitude. I had an intractable and difficult health problem for a born-feral irascible cat, who despite her behavior I love

  • 39 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Michael Z.
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Rick and his team were great. They took our 10 year old dog with some aggressive and defiant behavior for a week and worked with him. We then had Rixk come and train us so that we could help modify his behavior. It is a difficult process but Rick used clear and easy commands to help us learn. Rick was also willing to answer questions in between sesssions and always got back to us quickly.

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Super Fine K9
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Dave and Sue J.
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We have used Margaret to help acclimate our new rescue pup into our home with our six year old Shih Tzu who is the Queen. From the first visit she offered practical tips on managing the pups behavior. There are four adults living in our house and she was keenly aware of how that might impact the consistency of what we did with our new puppy. Each week she would visit with all four of us and made us feel more comfortable with what we were doing and we could see the progress. It was more like Margaret was at the house visiting and in more of a conversation provided us excellent guidance and feedback and answered all our questions. It never felt that we were at a lesson. She has regular as well as four-legged people skills. We would enthusiastically recommend her!

  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Antonella D.
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This is a great company. Very professional and detailed with messages after their visits. I trust them completely. I can tell my dog receives proper care and attention because I see his behavior when I get home is calmer.

Casper Dog Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn A.
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Adam was extremely responsive! Minutes after reaching out, we were on the phone discussing my dog’s behavior, perand methods and approaching for correcting it. His website allows for instant and easy booking, and we have our first session together next week!

Sundog Pet Care
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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Chelsea is amazing and I’ve been working with her for about 3 years. I would trust her with Mac (my collie)any day. She understands animal behavior and personalizes her approach with every animal, using positive reinforcement.

London Dog Care
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Paula H.
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Laura will be house/pet sitting for me next week. She came here to meet my pets and learn about the house. She was extremely friendly, professional and smart. She is also quick to respond to communications. She put our minds at ease because it is clear that she loves animals! We know our dogs and cats will be in great hands with Laura!

Lee Charles Kelley
4.3
from 5 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Roman G.
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Dear Reader i do not know Lee in person....BUT....from my experience with animals, i have to endorce his "work" and ...i try to meet him in person...to learn more about his "the Natural way" with dogs. Thank you Lee for serving the animals this way.... Roman G. HolisticPetService Cos Cob CT

Dogspeak LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cesar S.
Verified review

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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