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Who's Walking Who?
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Becky M.
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Kat provided dog training classes for 2 of my dogs, three classes in all. They went from basic obedience to training for the therapy dog test and finally the AKC good citizen designation. These tests have challenging behaviors for dogs to master and my pets accomplished them completely due to Kat's experienced hand. Her manner with the dogs was gentle & firm but most importantly she knows dogs! This meant she could provide the simplest, repetitive owner behavior to get the desired results from the dog. If you did what she said & you practiced correctly, your dog became a well trained dog. I would clearly recommend her, having returned for two additional classes. I also had a private lesson at home for assistance walking my 2 dogs simultaneously. Again, great results. What do I have for my time spent with Kat? Two pit bulls who are AKC Canine Good Citizens and a Certified Therapy Dog working in Hospice and an elementary school. Impossible without an excellent trainer!!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Parisa D.
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We can't thank both Willie and Lisa for everything they have done for our rescue dog Chance. They went above and beyond making sure he was completely ready before sending him home after the board and train program. I truly enjoy taking him in the car and for walks now. This is what having a pet is all about. I feel so fortunate to have found Willie and Lisa and will forever be thankful! It's honestly worth every penny to invest in training your dog properly. They love what they do and it shows. Thank you again Off Leash K9! Keep up the amazing work! Ronnie, Parisa & Chance

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K911
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gaylynn C.
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My son suffered a TBI about 7 years ago. He recently got a rescue dog for a service/therapy dog. K911 has done a phenomenal job in training both the dog and my son. LOL. Kevin knows what he is talking about and he has patience. Thank you for a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Von Weiss Kennels
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
De A.
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Melissa is such an amazing trainer. She understands animals better than I've seen. ...and I grew up in a family with a AKC obedience/show GSD. So I knew what I wanted. We currently have an almost 2yr German shepherd who had social issues, obedience and manners issues. Melissa immediately detected what was wrong, what caused it and had results so quickly. She was able to get our shy,fear biting dog to play with dogs at the dog park in basically 1-trip! She's like hiring Ceasar Milan in Vegas! She taught our whole family how to work with our GSD AND our little Shih Tsu who has anxiety issues. Melissa and the kennels have SO much experience. She will develop a training schedule for your schedule and needs. I had been looking for a good dog trainer for 1.5yrs. I wanted AKC training. No "shock" collar training. Positive reinforcement and not just another person saying they can train a dog. We had gone to puppy classes at Pet Smart-save your money- if you want someone who KNOWS animals, Has a great reputation, Is knowledgable about AKC, showing, training, guard dog training..stop searching and call VonWeiss Kennels! Best dog/Animal trainer in Vegas area!!!! So glad we found her!

TMK9 Training Company LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
James K.
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Tyler is an awsome trainer he will help with any problem you have with your dog he is straight forward and takes the time to explain in detail he is very knowledgeable being new to dog training I have faced some dilemmas with dogs I wasn't sure how to train and Tyler helped me understand how I can't thank him enough

Anniina Jones
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tiana L.
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Anniina uses an easy to understand method of dog training, breaking down behavioral concepts to apply to both dogs and humans - after all, we humans are the ones who are really in need of training! Anniina has years of experience and can assess all different types of situations within the first training session. More importantly, she delivers training with so much compassion for the families she works with: She makes herself available for follow-up questions and concerns and always uses encouragement and reinforcement for all involved. I highly recommend Anniina Jones to anyone in need of training for their furbabies.

  • 8 years in business
Jason N.
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Top Paws is my favorite pet sitting/walking company. I work a lot of hours so it's hard for me to find trustworthy people who can watch over my puppies. I've been using their service for over 4 years and have never had any problems! They are very good with pets and are also accommodating. 5 Stars!

Sit Means Sit Anthem
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel B.
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Bobby is fantastic! We are currently enrolled in Puppy Preschool with our 11 week old rambunctious Rottweiler and in just 2 classes we have seen amazing progress! We will certainly continue with Sit Means Sit for further training and I highly recommend his program!

Sin City K9
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Diane B.
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I took both my dogs to Sin City K9 to have them trained. Rich and his staff are amazing and made our lives so much easier now that we can take our dogs out in public and not have to worry about them misbehaving. I would recommend anyone looking for a great dog trainer who not only takes the time to train your dog, but also you as to problem solve and handle things when he is not around. I now get compliments from people about how well trained my dogs are when we are out on our walks.... Thank you so much Rich!!!!!

  • 3 years in business
Shirley Ann W.
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The most wonderful experience. It's very hard to find a trainer for a working dog, especially a service dog. My German shepherd Denali is now a official service dog through training by Sterling Ridge K9. He's my whole world, and I'm so blessed. Kristina changed my life and gave me my confidence to go out again and feel safe through my boy. I had been needing a service dog for a few years but I couldn't afford thousands to train with a society or any trainer wasn't capable or offering it. We are getting back out there! Thank you so much for everything.

OB1K9
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Petra D.
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Very good working knowledges of dogs. It was not rushed he took his time and did not push my 6 month old Doberman puppy. While training he still let him be a puppy and figure things out. I was was pleased with our first meeting and the outcome. Would highly recommend Luis to anyone

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I offer basic obedience and puppy classes. Private and small group classes available. I will teach you to teach your dog.

  • 50 years in business
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my RESULTS !!

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Every pet receives my personal loving care; whether going for a walk, playtime in the backyard, or just sitting on a couch and cuddling, every moment is dedicated to the pet.

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I spend quality time with your pet one on one, or in group setting. Will have your pet sit, stay, come,and heal on comand in in just a few days. Also will house sit, or board all types of pets.I love working

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Provide basic obedience training i.e. sit, platz (lay down), leave it (works to keep them away from items, people, other dogs and food). Also have experience dealing with dogs with issues after being abused (dealt with food guarding, fear biting, etc.) Will work on socialization if an issue and building a dogs confidence. If you just keep your dog in the backyard as a yard ornament, do not contact me.

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I offer in-home dog obedience and puppy training. I do daily dog walking and in-your-home daytime pet checks. I will improve your pet's life through proper training and care.

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I have experience training dogs, exercising, walking and spending time visiting with animals. For example, I trained and exercised two mid-sized poodles. They were a challenge as one had a high level of fear of other dogs and the other constantly guarded the frightened dog. It took a good month or training to reduce the heightened fear response from hyper jumping and whimpering to walking quietly beside me. I care about the dogs I work with. I utilize a goal of compassionate cooperation between myself and the dog to achieve the goals of an enjoyable relationship.

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I will help you understand and show different methods in training dogs and grooming, and I will answer questions in this field.

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I can walk and feed your dog. I am available for pet sitting. I also have experience in training, such as house breaking and doing commands such as sit, stay, and come. I have two black Labs, and I personally trained them. I also have excellent references.

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I'm your dog's best friend. I love teaching dogs how to behave and to do tricks. You will love the changes and improvements.

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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