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Plainfield Dog Trainers

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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Larry M.
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Jay is an excellent trainer that will make your dog behave better and understand who is the boss. My 12 year old twin girls had a lot of fun working with him and our 4 month old Golden Retriver. Jay gives you written documentation of what you worked on for reference. The documents are excellent to refer to when needed. Best of all the in house training of your dog in their own environment makes a big difference. It is individual gaining, not a group session like the pet stores. I would definitely recommend Ruff Adjustments. Larry and Cathy Meyrowitz

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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert W.
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Sal is a warm hearted, gentle soul with a soothing voice & calming demeanor. He has a high level of expertise in training dogs. My wife & I are incredibly happy with his handling & training of our miniature poodle "Lucky". Sal was able to control our very rambunctious dog & calmed him very easily. Sal has a very natural ability to handle dogs. We are more than pleased with both him & his ability to train "Lucky". We highly recommend Sal & can truly say that you get way more than your money's worth with hiring him. He is a true professional & it's quite obvious that he enjoys his craft. You will be very happy with his level of expertise, training methods & overall effectiveness. Thank you Sal for being our "dog whisperer".

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  • 8 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
George T.
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Real professionals and well educated in training your dog! I would recommend to anyone.

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  • 57 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!

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Joan is a kind and loving person, and brings these qualities to her superb dog training. She helped Sidney Cha-Cha, our miniature poodle pup, with anxiety and incessant barking. We are grateful for her assistance, and our dogs will miss her presence in our home. Highly recommended!

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The CNI
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
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Dr. J has a very different approach to dog training. It works because the dog understands completely what is expected. We accomplished in two sessions what I could not with any of my dogs over the years. The crazy barking is a thing of the past and only appropriate bark is heard. I can walk my 7 month old Maltese and 11 year old Yorkie without a leash. Anyone who has a pet should consider having Dr. J visit. You will not only have well behaved pets, but in my opinion, a better relationship.

Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 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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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 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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RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC.
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Oriana S.
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Alice is the real deal! During our first meeting, we discussed all the members of the household (pets & humans), from diets, behavior, issues, schedules, to activities, grooming, and much more. We were able to resolve basic commands and for the first time, we were able to master the walk with both pets, all during the first visit. Needless to say, I booked more sessions. I can't wait to see the improvements we will make as a pack over the next few weeks! Thank you, Alice & RufF lOve dOg traiNIng :) From Dylan, Omie and their newly trained (very happy) humans. xoxo

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City Wolves NYC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Kyle M.
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Sean did a great job training our dog. She came back a totally different and better puppy. And he treated her like one of her one. Highly recommended!

The Ultimate Dog Lady
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
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I have what I call a “wild child” less than a year old rescue, Murphy. With Nancy’s guidance and patience – with both me and Murphy – in only three visits I have seen wonderful growth and improvement in him. She has great understanding of dogs, and his breed in particular, and guides me in the best way to manage his intelligence and his high energy. It is my hope to have a wonderful dog and friend whom I can enjoy and who will enjoy me. With Nancy’s help, we are definitely moving in that direction. Without hesitation, I would recommend Nancy Pindilli to anyone who is seeking help in training their dog.

  • 39 years in business
  • 61 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.

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Super Fine K9
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Great experience! Margaret provided us with the tools we need to work with our dog. She is extremely professionally, knowledgeable, and genuinely loves working with dogs. Would highly recommend!

Top Pro
  • 39 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

  • 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 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jim M.
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The perfect help we needed to train frankie... put us on the right track...we couldn't be happier

Sundog Pet Care
4.9
from 16 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.

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For Paw Drive
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 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.

Casper Dog Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Krista D.
Verified review

I cannot recommend Adam from Casper Dog Training enough! He took his time to tailor his training to our needs with our dog, making sure we understood what he was doing the entire time. His patience, understanding, and professionalism made him amazing to work with without feeling overwhelmed or pressured. We will definitely continue dog training with Adam, he was a very calming presence and made sure to answer all of our questions and concerns before he finished. He was very thorough and left us with great tips to make sure we knew exactly how to continue to work with our dog.

Your Dog's Best Friend
4.4
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Christian A.
Verified review

These guys are amazing they've been walking my dog for a while and I've never met another dog walking company who will show up on time and with a smile no matter the weather

Howielovespuppies
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
Verified review

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!

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Need a Dog Trainer

Woodbury, NJ

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    Our dog is a black mix Lab. She is a great dog loves people maybe a little too much. The problem is she jumps on everyone. She know basic commands like sit, leave it, in your room, which means while Im preparing dinner she has to stay in her room, the living room. We walk every morning shes a puller at first i think she excited. She does not like small dogs or cats, we have 2 cats who live on our second floor. I would love for her to stop jumping and to walk better on a leash, please.
  • $85
    Average price

Need a Trainer for 2 German Shepherds

Dallas, PA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years, 5 or more years
  • Dog size
    Medium, Large
  • Details
    have two great German Shepards, one 2 year old, listens, full of energy (can be anxious at times/overly excigted) and is very beautiful looking shepard. The other is a very small for a shepard - also beautiful very nervous and fearful - not a bit of agression in her but she really needs to be exposed to other dogs and people to find out she dosen't have to be afraid. Both listen well except at times (seeing a rabbit/squirel...)I think it would be just good training for both. They are both rescue dogs and Im not fully aware of the back ground.

Need a Dog Trainer

Scranton, PA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    I would like to target agressikn toward children and other animals.
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