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  • 13 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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".

Sarah S.

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Sal was wonderful from the minute he arrived. He was patient and dedicated to training our puppy. He made training exciting and informative. We Thank him so much for his help and advice. He really does have such a passion for his profession.

Linda C.

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Very impressed with Sals knowledge of dogs and training.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

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

Robert W.

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Jay was very punctual for each of the training sessions which showed his professional approach. He provided additional insights into training our dog that helped build on pre-existing knowledge that we had. He clearly loves animals and this came through loud and clear during his training sessions. We really appreciated his insights and the tricks that he offered to keep our dog focused so we could get the most from his training.

Arnell B.

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Jay is a professional that has a passion for developing relationship with the pet owner and the animal. My 5 month old female Maltese loves Jay and enjoyed her private dog training sessions that involved basic obedience commands from sit, down, stay, leave it , come and etc. Thanks Jay for your help and support. The 5 week training has been a SUCCESS.

  • 33 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

Katrina B.

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She was very patient with my dog, my dog gravitated to her very quickly, she showed me different techniques to use with my dog to help my dog with his aggressiveness. She arrived early, she started training at arrival and stayed the entire time. She gave the dog treats, I will recommend her, she was very professional and very passionate about her job.

Jean M.

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Joan was good, she came to our home during a snow storm and arrived extra early to training our 3 month old Shih Tzu. Joan is friendly, very knowledgeable about nutrition and training for dogs. She brought lots of treats and toys for our puppy to play with and she spent time getting to know him. By the end of session puppy was sitting on command.

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!

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Bianca B.

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Anna is such a great trainer, mentor & friend. She is patient and always excited to share her endless knowledge in dog training. Not only did our husky, Kodiak, learn a great deal, but she focused a lot of her training on us. Though our training sessions are over, Anna is always so kind and available when we need to tweak some of Kodiak's mishaps. I would highly recommend BesoMomma anytime!!

Bonnie R.

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Anna was professional, understanding, and genuinely concerned with helping my dog. She contacted me immediately to begin working on a personalized plan. She is definitely a great choice for private dog training!

Alyssa M.

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Karin has been a tremec help with our two mini Australian shepherds! She is always available if you have any questions and explains everything thoroughly.

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  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

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!

Hailey R.

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Ariana was absolutely amazing!!! She trained our dog to become a service dog and had incredible success. She spent whatever time was needed, never once looking at her watch or paying attention to when the hour was up. She genuinely cares about her work and the animals she works with. We will continue to work with Ariana even now, after the main training is complete. No recommendation will do Ariana justice, she genuinely is incredible!

Jon S.

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Ariana was great! She was very professional, and our dog responded well to her training. We learned a lot more than we expected in our first training, and received a ton of value from the session.

  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours
  • Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Natalie H.

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Nancy is absolutely an outstanding dog trainer. Over the years, I've hired more than 5 different dog trainers to help me with my pets and now I will never have to look for anyone else. Nancy has taught me how to understand and communicate with dogs better than any other trainer I've worked with or book I've read. If you want a happy and obedient dog then Nancy will be able to help. My dog walks by my side on a leash, comes when called off leash, goes and lays down when I load my dishwasher, sits politely when I greet people at my door, stays on my unfenced property and does lots more fun tricks too, all thanks to Nancy's help.

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.

Diane M.

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Look no further! Nancy is an outstanding dog trainer. She has helped us train our lab & our family! He now walks perfectly on his leash, stays down when guests arrive & behaves himself at all times when out in public!! You will notice a difference even after the first session. My advice . . . stick with it & with Nancy. You, your family & your dog will be happy together if you do!!

TOP PRO
  • 6 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bellmore, NY

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.

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!

TOP PRO
  • 27 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

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

Lesley W.

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Alice is amazing! I don't know how she does it! Alice is training my dog. Milo learns really quickly.He loves Alice. I truly believe she is a dog whisperer1. I am looking forward to the next class!

TOP PRO
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Brooklyn, NY

Heather O.

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I came to Sean, with my beautiful, sweet, goofy yet incredibly scary 5-year old pit mix that I had recently rescued. He had never been trained before or truly cared for and came to me with a rap sheet and the behavior to prove it. He is a big dog. He did not trust anyone or anything, was a nervous wreck and had human aggression that put me so on edge we couldn't really function as a unit, nor could I trust anyone else around him. He needed help or else he wouldn't last with me or with anyone else and I knew this was his last chance. I was overwhelmed with uncertainty and fear and exasperated by the trainers and advice that I was coming across. Needless to say, by the time we got to Sean, I didn't have much faith left at that point. I was so hesitant to send my dog to a board and train and I just did not know what to expect at all. And let's be honest - the price is scary for little people like me who really don't have that kind of money to throw around. I bought my English Bulldog from a breeder for that price and trained him at Petsmart, lol! It did not work but he's been mostly easy his whole life. I was so uneducated on proper dog training. I was scared, lost, we needed help and I was determined not to give up on this dog. I put everything I had into trusting Sean with him and I can absolutely say that it paid off for the both of us. He came back a different dog with confidence, attentiveness and a calmness that I never could have achieved on my own. He is a work in progress and always will be, but the foundation that Sean established for us is exactly what I was hoping for. It's only been a few days since he came home but I already feel such a difference in his behavior and our relationship. Sean was able to develop a trust that did not exist before. He trusts me now and respects me and has become so chill, it's just amazing. Sean is a very knowledgeable and realistic trainer that will instill the skills and confidence in you and your dog in a very straight forward and easygoing way. He's unlike any other trainer I've ever worked with before and is the only one whose methods and advice I know will stick with me forever. He teaches in a way that is easy to understand and what he practices just makes sense in the real world. He sends informative and useful reading material and posts videos online throughout the training to keep you engaged and educated. It is extremely helpful and good for visual learners like myself. I am so glad that I took the leap and if you're reading this and my story sounds familiar, then you should too. We couldn't thank you more Sean.

Michael M.

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Our experience with City Wolves NYC and owner Sean has been outstanding. Sean’s knowledge of training and behavior modification as well as commitment and concern for the dogs is second to none. He is truly passionate about his work and most importantly it doesn’t stop after the training sessions or residency. We adopted a 6-month-old pit mix and after about 4 months he was developing a bunch of bad habits including aggression towards certain dogs, issues with skateboards and scooters and anxiety with small spaces; not to mention his “defiant” behavior at home. We had several “positive reinforcement (treat) trainers” which was not working and things were getting worse by the week. I happened upon Sean training a dog in my neighborhood and it couldn't have come at a better time. The 4-week residency program at City Wolves was a game changer for Otis and us and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a well socialized and behaved pooch. He came back a much more confident dog knowing basic commands (place is my favorite) and has all but eliminated the behavioral and socialization issues. Just as important (maybe more), Sean conducts several one on one workshops with the owners making sure you obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to maintain and advance your dog’s level of training. Sean continues to be an invaluable resource for everything from continued training, behavior adjustments to diet questions and recommendations. Otis has never been better and we are now proud owners of one of the most well behaved dogs in the neighborhood. Highly Recommended City Wolves NYC!

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!

  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 hours

Michael A.

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We are extremely pleased that we selected Emma. She is a wonderful person and absolutely knows what to do. Our puppy was born to a street dog in Puerto Rico and when we adopted her, she did not have the best habits. Emma has taught us what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Our Sabrina is learning quickly and we employ what Emma has taught us and it never fails. She is flexible with scheduling and is always on time. You cannot do better than hiring Emma! Sabrina sits on command, heels when walking and sits at every street intersection. There is more to be done but thus far, it has been a rewarding and very useful training period.

Sara C.

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Emma (Ruff Recruits) is amazing! She is super accommodating and someone I can trust when I have last minute change of plans that require someone to look after my two boys. There are tons of dog walkers in Philadelphia and I've tried a few, but Emma is my go to. She has full of energy and knows how to control my two crazy pups (they are two hyper golden retrievers). After a dog walk with Emma, I come home to 2 content pups instead of the usual hyperness. She is the best!!!!!!!!!

Sandi O.

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It is Day 1 of hiring Emma to dog walk and I'm so thrilled to have my newly adopted greyhound in such capable and safe hands. Emma did a complimentary "meet and greet" and really took the time to get to know Sonic and her fears with big City life. Sonic and I both look forward to a long relationship with Emma. As a nervous new greyhound Mom, I feel so much more relaxed knowing she will be there for my girl!!! Thank you Emma!

TOP PRO
  • 39 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Elton S.

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The best way for me to describe my experience with Bruce Stone and Interdyne International K-9 would be to say that I feel like I hit the dog training lottery. I was recommended by a friend, but for anyone out there that really wants to see how well behaved their dog has the capacity to be, he IS the answer. He is a phenomenal teacher, extremely knowledgeable and absolutely a true professional in every respect. His always prepared, straightforward, and confident approach immediately gives you the feeling that you and your dog are both in extremely competent hands. It was some of the best money I've ever spent.

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.

Elaina A.

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Mr. Stone is extremely professional and spent a lot of time with me wallking me through the process of what it would take to get my dog trained with the skills I require

TOP PRO
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Meg M.

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Trish has been great with our pup. She has helped train our whole family ((including my two young boys)) on how to help our puppy have a good foundation. She is always available to bounce things off of and has been nothing but patient with us. We love her!!

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.

Thumbtack Customer

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Great experience! Very informative and hands on. We have already seen improvement in our pup!

VIP Canine

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  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Emily T.

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Andrea and her husband John go above and beyond to take care of our dog, a shy rescue who needed help to open up. Great value for our money. Our pup is tired out from having so much fun with her doggy friends during her walks and greets us calmly when we get home. She's also now better about welcoming strangers to pet her. Highly recommend!

Lauren H.

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We have been having VIP walk our pup for over a year now and they are great! Always on time and always walk our dog longer than normal! They leave the cutest notes too!

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Vincent G.

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Sam was very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with... I would definitely recommend his services to others and will use him again in the future. He teaches you how to address your dogs needs and what you need to do to address this Vs. dragging out additional lessons.

Peter R.

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Sam Wike has been incredibly generous with his time and advice. I reached out to him and he referred other highly qualified trainers who lived closer to our home.

Lisa B.

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Sam is extremely knowledgeable about dogs. He truly loves them and is very insightful. I like that his training is kind to dogs and not based on punishments.

  • Response time: 3 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

Julie W.

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December 2016 Julie W. Exotic Parrot sitting I was a little reluctant to leave our newly rescued Eclectus parrot for more than just a couple of days, for fear that he might start plucking his feathers again. I instantly liked Katie and knew that this wasn’t just another job for her, but rather her passion. She was not only great around the parrot, but my dog took to her as well. Katie went above and beyond caring for our parrot. She sent me a video of him playing in his water bowl and pictures every day. I absolutely wasn’t worried about him for a minute while we were away. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to care for their pet.

Jim M.

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I know Anthony as a former teacher and take pleasure in attesting to his pleasant personally and the sense of personal responsibility that he brings to all of his work.

  • 29 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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

Gregory S.

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Yes, Lee diagnosed my rescue very quickly and taught me some simple techniques for de-stressing her. She was very happy with the experience.

  • 1 year in business
  • Response time: 6 min
  • New York, NY

Kelly C.

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I needed pet-sitting for 2 cats while out of town - I had a bad experience with a prior cat-sitter but Ana was great to work with. When I came home, the cats were happy & fed, there was clean water available & the litter was clean. I will definitely use this service again for my next trip!

Tanee H.

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I almost don't want to share my positive experience with Anastasia with fear she'll get to busy, but she is amazing. I know she is well known for her background with dogs; she is excellent with the feline variety. I have trust in Anastasia to take care of my cat while I'm out of town. :)

  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Jennifer H.

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I met Grainne volunteering at Humane Society. She was so knowledgeable and helpful in teaching myself and other volunteers all about shelter dogs and how to handle them. I adopted one of the dogs from the shelter and I took her to Grainne's home for training. My dog did extremely well and Grainne helped me to know how she behaves with other dogs and basic commands. I would highly recommend her to help you with your training needs. She is extremely helpful and has so much knowledge to share. She is realistic and will continue to work with you so you and your pet are happy.

Dawn E.

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Grainne has gone through extensive training to help you and your dog become the best you can be. She's thorough and truly enjoys what she does. She also contributes her expertise to many local rescues to help pets become more adoptable.

Lori L.

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Grainne did a great job working with my dog. She should me how to work with my own dog which is what i wonted. I would recommend her to anyone.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Krista M.

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Cindy is truly one in a million. If it wasn't for her we probably would have been able to keep my now 9 year old dog. The amount of work she was able to do with him surpassed my expectation and then some. Cindy is as sweet as can be, I hired her as a trainer without even really knowing her, and now we have become friends 9 years later

Dawn S.

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Not only did Cindy work with my crazy Jack Russell, Havoc, need I say more, but I watched her work her magic on many other dogs and their owners. She is the best of the best. ❤️

Steve M.

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Cindy is amazing. She is New York and Long Islands Dog Whisperer. She worked wonders with our problem child rescue pit mix. Thank you for restoring sanity to our lives

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

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.

Mona S.

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Chelsea is the absolute best! You will not find a more caring, more conscientious, more knowledgeable person to take care of your pet. I trust almost no one to take care of my dog but when he’s with Chelsea, I don’t worry about him at all- she takes care of him like he’s her own (and most importantly my dog loves Chelsea more than anyone...which is all the recommendation you should ever need!)

Bea C.

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Chelsea is the best! Our dog Frank loves her and so do we. She is caring, experienced and super professional. We always come home to a happy and better behaved dog 😊

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  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Manasquan, NJ

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I will come to you. I have low, competitive prices. For my training services, I will teach your dog. I will also show you and teach you how to connect and work together with your animal. I go beyond just the basics and work with you to put it to use. I will teach everyone in the family at no extra charge. I also correct leash/collar/harness. My dog watching services will take one hour to weeks. Feeding, medications, and walking are included. For my training and watching services, my hours are super flexible. I will work with your schedule (morning thru afternoon). I have evening and late schedules for those people that need it. Please call for more information and pricing inquiries.

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Glenmoore, PA

Dog training type
Behavioral Modification
Dog age(s)
1-2 years
Dog size(s)
Large (46-70 lbs)
Details
My dog is very fearful towards people. She growls, puts her tail between her legs, and hides from strangers. She is very loving and affectionate towards my fiance and I. She is also dog aggressive towards other dogs. She lungs, barks, and growls when walking past any dog she does not know. She has a couple dog friends that she loves and plays with, but she knew them since she was a puppy.
$200
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