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Elizabeth's Pet Care
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sue S.
Verified review

Whatever needs to be done for a pet, Elizabeth is willing and eager. She has cared for my pets, both dogs and cats for several years. She follows instructions, including special needs of an elderly dog and develops a loving relationship with each pet. She is also willing to spend time playing with and petting furry babies as requested. I would highly recommend Elizabeth as a reliable and dependable choice for the in home care of your beloved pets.

VIPets LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maria D.
Verified review

Been meaning to say how grateful I am to have Kyle and Eileen to look after our pets. We've had Kate help out on occasion and she's the best. We had to say goodbye to my mom's dog Noche, today. Kyle has been his dog walker for over two years, and he worked miracles with him. He was a tough dog, but he adored Kyle. Even today, when Kyle came by to say goodbye, Noche, tried to get up like it was a normal Monday and time for his walk. It was a sad goodbye, and while we won't be seeing Kyle as much, he will always be a friend. VIPets has always been reliable, compassionate and I will never use another pet sitting/pet walking service. So thank you all for being such caring and compassionate companions to my mom's dog and our pets. Maria Duran

Off Leash K9 Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erin S.
Verified review

I definitely recommend Off Leash K9 Training! My dog had a very high pray drive, ran after everything that moved and would not listen to anything. We had gone to another trainer that taught treat training but this only worked until there was something worth more then the treat. With the help of Off Leash K9 Training my dog no longer runs after anything and listens to every command no problem, off leash and in any situation. I love that I can take her anywhere! Trainers are nice and always helpful. Worth every penny!

Heidi's Canine Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Mo'sMama C.
Verified review

I would like to recommend Heidi's Canine Services to anyone who is interested in dog training, obedience class, or boarding. Heidi is kind, caring, and can relate to animals. I enrolled my puppy Mo, in Heidi's obedience class, Mo was a stray/shelther puppy with severe abandonment issues, she was scared of people and would run away anytime anyone tried to touch her, with Heidi's love, patience, and attention, Mo has become more social and has begun to trust people. Heidi is always available day or night with any issues that need resolution and is commited to provide quality customer service. I feel Heidi is great and Mo just loves her too!

Etta's Pet Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Denise B.
Verified review

I am currently using Etta's pet service three times week for play dates for my dog. They bring her doggy friend over for a 30 min playtime in my backyard. The dogs love it! I have also used their petsitting and dog walking services in the past. That was very helpful and worked out well. Jessica (owner) is tries to be very accommodating with your schedule and needs. I trust Jessica and her assistances. I feel they genuinely care about the animals. I highly recommend this company!

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rosalie S.
Verified review

Nor getting a trainer at this time going to try and work with dogs on my own thank you..

Franklin Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Laurie S.
    Verified review

    Susan is excellent house sitter, she has taken care of my two dogs, one old, one young and our birds. When we come home, all the animals are happy and healthy. You can tell they get a lot of attention and dog walks. She is great to communicate with and goes far beyond her duties to ensure the animals are cared for and often waiting upon our return. I highly recommend her as a house sitter.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Dog training should be fun for the dog as well as the owner!

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    I am a certified dog trainer offering gentle positive methods for service dog training. I produce bulldogs for veterans to be trained for service dog work and also offer obedience training (basic to advanced), canine good citizen training and testing/certification, problem behavior modification and more.

    About

    I am a Los Alamos based student who currently attends New Mexico State University. I have always had a passion for animals. I am currently looking to work this next week until the semester starts on January 15.

    About

    I just walk the dogs and make sure they have water upon return, and feed them if you wish. I can also drive them to the vet if you need.

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    We offer positive dog training that is done right. We are a certified, professional dog trainer and behaviorist that is offering in-home, private, small-group classes, rally obedience, agility, and semi-private boarding. No behavior is too difficult. We have proven results. We have show ring handling experience. We offer reasonable rates.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    My work stands out because I offer more services than most. I walk dogs and I offer pet grooming.

    About

    I specialize in day training. This means that I come to your home and train your dog for an agreed-upon number of sessions over a period of several weeks, so while you go about your own day, I work with the dog to train new behaviors and mentally stimulate him. About once a week, we will meet, so that I can show you the progress your dog has made and teach you how to maintain his new behavior(s). This approach is very efficient and effective, since most people have neither the time nor the inclination to train their own dogs (if you did, you would become a dog trainer). The beauty of day training is that I work with your dog individually, taking on all the repetitive and technical work involved in dog training. As part of the training session package, I will teach you (and your family, if applicable) how to elicit and maintain your dog’s new behavior. Coaching is ideal for some behaviors. If we agree on this approach, I will work with you for one or more sessions. I might teach you how to manage a given situation with your dog or show you some new techniques. Between our coaching sessions, you will be required to do some homework and to monitor the progress made with your dog. Some behaviors are too complicated to resolve effectively with day training or too taxing for clients to live with. In these situations, the best solution may be for your dog to live with me and my family for a couple of weeks (on average). During this time, I will exercise and train the dog everyday. After the agreed-upon number of board and train days, we will meet together so you can see the progress made and learn how to work with your “new” dog. Please note: This option requires pre-screening. Tellington TTouch® is a method of working with animals that has proven effective in reducing stress, fear, aggression and anxiety; as well as modifying behavior; increasing flexibility; and, when combined with veterinarian care, aiding in recovery. The approach is gentle yet systematic, and helps animals to better cope with different and novel situations. It improves confidence, focus and learning. With the use of gentle touches, body wraps, and groundwork (a variety of exercises with equipment), we engage and calm the animal's nervous system, as well as teach the animal to move in non-habitual ways. Since an animal that is stressed or anxious cannot learn, the incorporation of TTouch® allows me to aid an animal (in my case, dogs, cats, birds and rabbits) by teaching them how to relax. The animal can then focus on learning new ways of coping with situations in which he previously reacted with fear, concern or anxiety. Another terrific benefit of TTouch® is that it provides the guardian with the tools to engage with their animal in ways that are nonthreatening, establishing or deepening the trust between them. As part of a TTouch® session, you will learn how to use wraps and perform bodywork. This service could be incorporated into a training session with your dog or as a TTouch® only session. For a current schedule of TTouch® group classes, please link to C.H.A.C.O.'s news blog. I have customized programs for veterinarians, dog walkers, and groomers. I also offer free educational programs tailored to the needs of your business. I am available to consult with you and your staff to resolve dog behavior-related issues at your place of business, such as how to deal with a dog that does not like to be handled and needs to be groomed, or a dog that might lunge and bark at other dogs while in the waiting room. For dog walkers, there are a myriad of techniques that I can teach you that will make your walks safer and more enjoyable for everyone involved.

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    If needed, I will travel for your dog. I am also available 24/7 (on call), and there will be no time limit. I will attend to your pet as long as needed. I love dogs very much. I own a loving, very friendly and smart husky.

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    I walk, sit, play, talk, wash, feed, and brush all dogs seven days week. I can do a 24-hour care if needed. I can do it in my house or your house. Just call me.

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    Enchantment Pet Resort & Spa is your premier facility for dog grooming and dog boarding in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Our goal is provide the perfect environment for your dog to be happy and engaged. Enchantment Pet Resort has been providing exceptional pet care services for 10 years. As New Mexico's premiere pet resort facility, we're staffed by friendly, caring people who treat every dog as if they were our own. Let the training team at Enchantment Pet Resort customize a training plan that will enhance your relationship with your dog and give you the dog of your dreams. We have the Albuquerque metro area's only year-round swim spa with 3 heated pools and features 10 outdoor play yards for individualized and group play. The services we offer, including training, pampering, grooming, lodging, and more, are inspired by the very offerings we wanted for our own dogs. Our concept provides the highest levels of fun, education, safety, and service for our doggie guests and peace of mind for their parents. A well-behaved dog is a joy to live with and enjoys a fuller life. We are serving the greater Albuquerque and Santa Fe communities.

    About

    I have 15+ yrs of experience in the pet care industry. Individual grooming sessions available upon request. Great for senior pets, or pets with anxiety and behavioral issues. Ask about puppy's first grooming program. My services also include pet sitting. I am available for overnights as well as daily visits. As a registered nurse, my medical training aides in my assessment of your pets needs and helps me to provide the quality care they deserve.

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    I am a Santa Fe, NM based dog waking and sitting service. I have experience walking and playing with dogs. I had a Shetland Sheepdog growing up.

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    I provide a service-dog training for individuals with ADA qualified disabilities in the Albequerque area. I have 20 years of verifiable experience. I have ADI compliant training standards. I offer reasonable rates, and references are available.

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    I'm a dog and cat lover. For years, my wife and I have rescued, fostered and raised dogs and cats who were looking for good homes. I love animals, and I am looking for a way to make working with and caring for them a career. Pet sitting, dog walking and basic training are things that I am sure I can help with. Give me a chance to show you what a loving caregiver for your best friends can make in their and your lives.

    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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    Need a Dog Trainer for a Small Dog

    Albuquerque, NM

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      5 or more years
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      He was severely abused before we rescued him 8 years ago - he is still not displaying social behavior.
    • $80
      Average price

    Need a Dog Training to a Siberian Husky

    Edgewood, NM

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      5 or more years
    • Dog size
      Large
    • Details
      Siberian Husky
    • $40
      Average price

    Need Dog Training Service

    Rio Rancho, NM

    • Dog training type
      Assistance / disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Large
    • Details
      My mom has a bad back and I would like to have my Yellow Lab trained as a service dog for her.
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