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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Kate P.
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Sal was extremely helpful with getting me and my fiance started with some basic obedience training for our 9 month old pitbull mix rescue. He also helped me to understand what she is thinking and what she needs. A lot of people have a mindset that all dogs that are pitbull or a mix of them are aggressive nasty dogs. Not true. But I do recognize fears of others and wanted to tackle having her on the road to understanding basic commands such as no jumping up on people which can be scary for them. I feel it was the best decision to have our dog Summer start off with a private training session first because I wanted minimal distractions of a class. I would encourage that. It will take a lot of work and discipline on our end, but we know Summer will benefit from it. Thank you Sal for your help.

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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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June H.
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Jay Kraus came to help us with obedience training for four of our five dogs. Not an easy task! Right from the first meeting, Jay was able to establish a great rapport with the dogs and he had them eating out of his hand, literally! Jay is professional, caring and very kind and professional. He took the time to learn about each dog's personality and tried to work with their strengths. He is firm with the dogs, but never mean or harsh. It's obvious that he loves what he does and he does a great job. I would recommend him without hesitation.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 160 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!

Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 63 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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  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Gabby F.
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Ariana is wonderful! She very skilled and taught us a lot about puppy and obedience training. I highly recommend her!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert H.
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Andrew related very well to my puppy and he clearly and plainly explained and showed me what I need to do to train and raise her. My puppy really liked him and he is extremely knowledgeable about effective dog training.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric R.
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Karin the trainer was on time,very professional easy to understand everything that she was explaining to us and helped us start with the training of our poodle Biscuit.We are looking forward to more training sessions and I highly recommend her for help with training your,dog in the future

Flipz Pet Care
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
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Jenn, the owner , I so impressive. I needed advice on care and training of my puppy. Her suggestions were practical, realistic and they are working. Jenn is professional, bright and fun to work with.

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The CNI
4.7
from 30 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Sherry W.
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In 3.5 hours our pup was completely changed. We no longer fear that he will bite visitors when they enter the door. He is a much happier puppy now that he knows how to behave and we are having a lot more fun with him. All of the obedience classes that focused on treats and socializing did not work with our pup.The so called Dog Whispers were no help. Don't waste your time or money call Dr. J first.

  • 20 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Lindy S.
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Kristin is not just a skilled trainer of obedience like many of the trainers I spoke with, she tunes into the dogs emotional needs,ie. stress level/anxiety, activity level as well as their medical needs. She worked with my dog in her home and consulted with my doctor on a regular basis about tests run to rule out causes that may have contributed to her poor behavior. She communicates with the client clearly and effectively. I would recommend Kristin and Blue Butterfly Dog Training without any reservation whatsoever.

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Sanjay K.
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Debra is indeed very knowledgeable and efficient. She is dependable punctual and pleasant. Most of all her rates are very reasonable. We are very happy with the results with Lucy our year old pit, who listens to her (and us,) now like she is the most obedient dog in the world!

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  • 39 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Bruce has been very patient and informative. He has helped me decide whether a service dog was right for me by providing the crucial information that I couldn't find online. The guidance has been extremely reassuring. I look forward to the process of finding and training a dog with Bruce.

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 28 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.

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
S. R.
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Gus gave us excellent advice and educated us so that we better understand our dog's behavior. Our rotties responded very well to him and his training techniques and we are continuing to work on training them ourselves. I am more confident now, that we can do this! Thank you Gus!

  • 39 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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I began working with Rick about a month ago to assist with my 18-month old pitbull, Petunia. Petunia had become aggressive to strangers (e.g., lunging, barking aggressively) when out in public and in the home and I was very much beside myself with how to address the behaviors. We had attempted obedience training at the pet store which did not correct the problem and she continued to worsen. People were afraid of my little pitty and I was developing a sense of hopelessness and resignation where I no longer even wanted to take her for walks and just figured we would have to live a limited lifestyle with her. As a last ditch effort to address Petunia's aggression, I had a consultation with Rick. He took an hour to meet with us to evaluate her. Petunia aggressively barked and lunged the whole time at Rick, but he thought she could be helped and we signed on for the ride. What a journey it has been. In less than a month, I have a restored sense of hope that Petunia can reach her full potential as a wonderful pet. With several training sessions and several trips to stay with Rick, Petunia is now heeling, is much more under control, is not barking aggressively or lunging on walks, and appears more calm and mellow overall. Rick has also taken much time to continuously meet and/or consult with me and my boyfriend on how to maintain the progress by teaching us how to handle Petunia on our own. We are still in the midst of Petunia's training, but I can see a complete 180 in her and am forever grateful that we made the decision to work with Rick. I highly recommend him without hesitation.

Strut Your Pup, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Ankeeta S.
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Jorge is great and professional. He is very knowledgeable, loves dogs and continues his education to provide the best level care. His training philosophy is all positive reinforcement.

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Super Fine K9
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura D.
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Margaret helped us with our 17 month old German Shepard, Bane. We wanted to focus on some key behaviors while incorporating general obedience. Over the past 7 weeks, we have experienced a great deal working with Margaret. She provided exceptional training for Bane and us as owners. We were so pleased with the progress we were seeing, we signed on for an additional 6 weeks of training. We will be sad when we no longer need her training. Margaret is incredibly knowledgeable about her dogs' behaviors and breeds and is 100% dedicated to her dogs!

Casper Dog Training
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas M.
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Adam is a wonderful trainer. He is also passionate and compassionate. He takes his time. Answers questions. Does not watch the clock. He knows his stuff and will treat your dog as if it is his own. Hire him with confidence. He has helped my dog Dixie with guarding issues and overall obedience. We maintain an open dialogue and he and I have been working together for well over a year. He succeeded where two other trainers before him failed. I cannot recommend him more highly.

Michael Sparano Fitness
4.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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Mike is great to work with! I've come to expect that he will be prepared with an individual, and always evoling, training plan catered to my specific growth. It's clear he is passionate about being a trainer and about seeing results in his clients. He would no doubt be a great fit for anyone looking to work with a personal trainer.

Sundog Pet Care
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 12 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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Adam B.
Verified review

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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