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Ocean City Dog Trainers

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Canines With Class
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda I.
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Lisa is the best! She was so easy to work with and so knowledgeable about all things puppy!! On top of all the info and skills she gave us during her visits she also was willing to answer our questions in between lessons. She was so caring and went out of her way to accommodate our needs and help us to train our puppy into a Canine with a Class. Thank you Lisa — Jetta will definitely miss your visits!

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For Paw Drive
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Giovanni C.
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We had one session today and my dog responded very well. Trainer is professional, caring, and addressed all of our questions. We signed up for 5 additional lessons.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole B.
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Athena is a wonderful caring trainer who has a passion for rescuing dogs and helping them find their forever homes. She has worked with all range of dog types, breeds including aggressive dogs. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a caring dog training professional!

Buck’s Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Jennifer M.
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Andrea has an amazing talent when it comes to training dogs. She is very passionate about her work and it shows! I would absolutely recommend her.

Task Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Owen S.
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My dog Rusty was more of a challenge then I could of ever imagined. He was so bad with chewing my house up, pulling on the leash even with 2 hours of running him beside my bicycle every day. He basically had me at the end of my rope when I called Task. Lauren immediately gave me tips on what to do before the training started as well as emailed me a basic set of instructions on how to interact with my dog and it was affordable I was actually surprised by how affordable. This is worth every penny. I have a new dog now. He is super sweet and doesn't jump on everyone when they come in my house (once thought impossible), he waits for me to give him commands all the time and now I understand why my dog does what he does. We go out together all the time and he never pulls on the leash anymore and we practiced new tricks all the time. He loves pleasing me because I lead him now. We did the basic obedience and advanced obedience courses and when he and I are ready will do the advanced off leash. I recommend TASK to everyone and people have actually asked me who I used. Happy customer

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We offer professional, affordable dog training. Group classes, private sessions, in-home training, board and train boot camp, obedience, AKC Canine Good Citizen and STAR Puppy programs, agility, addressing behavioral problems, therapy, and service dog training are available.

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I have been cleaning for 13 years. I love to clean. I am looking to build this business. I pay attention to detail, and I love taking chaos and bringing order to your homes. I offer spring cleaning, fall cleaning, move-out cleaning, errands, closet organizing and anything you want done. I also do window cleaning. I even walk your pets and crazy shop. I know how it is to raise a family, and I also have to maintain the house. I take pride in what I do, and I have great reference to back up my name. When I am finish cleaning your home, it will look and smell like an angel has touched your home. I will leave a heavenly touch.

  • 3 years in business
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Unlike many trainers I actually care about you and your dogs happiness and aim to create a positive bond for a lifetime. A well behaved pet allows you to enjoy your pet more. Our board and train services means your dog does not stay in a kennel but in my home as they learn skills that they will use in everyday scenarios that they will experience with you. We will discuss you and your pup's needs and build a behavioral plan that fits your family.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We train our dogs in obedience and sport-work control protection. We are pit bull-friendly and we love them here at Brody’s. We watch dogs while people are at work and when they are away. Our training is like no other. We do not put a time frame on dogs. We stand behind it! We have trained police dogs and our customers highly praise our work.

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I have years of experience in working with, handling, and training dogs. Private, semiprivate, or group classes are available. I train at my location or yours.

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I love dogs. I walk and feed them, bath them, and play with them. I am really good with them. Hit me up on Facebook if interested (Courtney Moore). I have a pink shirt on.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I guarantee my training for the dogs lifetime of..

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I have experience working with all kinds of dogs and working to resolve any issues you may be having. I have trained dogs for service work, as well as therapy work and for basic obedience and manners as well. I work based on positive reinforcement and a mutual respect between dog and handler. I also walk dogs for those with busy schedules and would be more than happy to help.

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I specialize in basic obedience, beginner agility, behavioral therapy, and dog/dog aggression cases.

  • 25 years in business
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We offer a unique boarding and training program that includes personal coaching for dogs and their owner with a lifetime guarantee.

  • 5 years in business
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Hello my name isTimothy and I’m a certified dog trainer. I have a service dog of my own. That’s why I got into my job. I will treat your dog like my own.

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I'm always around dogs, and I've learned how to train them and nurture them in the gentlest way. I also walk my own dog constantly for long-distance walks.

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I am a junior attending Stockton College looking for a little extra cash. I am a dog lover to my bone. I have owned multiple dogs and couldn't imagine life with them. With owning dogs, I realize how much work it is to keep your dog healthy and I am hoping to help you with that!

  • 4 years in business
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I give your dog as much love as i give my own dogs.

  • 4 years in business
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I have a very positive outlook on life and like to think that animals can feed off my positive energy because I have always gotten along great with animals.

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We offer professional dog training. We offer all types of training including off-leash obedience, protection and problem solving. This is a focus- and attention-based training.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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