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South Plainfield Animal Behaviorists

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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
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Patrick M.
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Sal was very personable and friendly! He was so loving to our two dogs. He helped by working with us to help our dog with fear issues after being attacked by another dog.

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  • 57 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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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 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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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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  • 8 years in business
  • 167 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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The CNI
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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Ellen M.
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Dr. Jay was amazing! I've reluctantly tolerated my dog's behavior for years because I love him and didn't know what to do. Dr. Jay swept in and saved the day, and in just one visit to my home. I thought my dog and I were as best as best friends can be, but we are now closer than ever. Thank you so much!

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Super Fine K9
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 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!

Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 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!

Casper Dog Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 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!

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RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC.
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 36 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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  • 39 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Ksenia S.
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My pleasure to give five stars for Bruce Stone-personal animal trainer. The session with my cats was very professional and helpful! Thank you!

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 17 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.

The Ultimate Dog Lady
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Luisa S.
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Willis and I just had our first session with Nancy and all I can say is WOW! First session and Willis was like a completely different dog. Its amazing! Can't wait for our next session!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Lea M.
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we recently got a new 3.5 month old frenchie who is just so adorable but had some habits set in, from her litter buddies. we contacted karin for help on where to begin and how to train our frenchie into the city lifestyle. our first meeting with karin, opened up our eyes on some bad habits that we didn’t know we were promoting with our puppy. karin was thorough in explaining puppy behavior and how our frenchie understands our body language. yesterday was our third meeting with karin and beau (our frenchie) is very much familiar with the emergency recall, sit, sit with stay, come, down, crate, walking on a loose leash, behaving appropriately with other dogs (our older frenchie) and potty training. also, karin has been available through text at all times during the day and night. she likes to know when beau has done something good or bad at the time it happens, so that any bad learning can be addressed immediately. we are so thankful for meeting karin and can’t wait for our next sessions.

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 71 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!!

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