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Who's Walking Who?
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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Kat with Who's Walking Who gave us strategies for training our dog that literally changed our dog's obedience overnight! I would highly recommend her!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Farrah E.
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I have a 3 year old Belgian Malinois (Dex) that has a great deal of energy but is very smart. I was having some obedience issues with him that I wanted to address in an official manner. I conducted a lot of research regarding dog trainers in the area. My goal was to find someone who possessed a great deal of expertise in training dogs, someone I could trust to get Dex on track with basic obedience and maybe teach him more advanced skills as well. My research led me to Off Leash K9. I read up on Willie Harrell, his vast experience with K9's and training, as well as the numerous positive reviews of his training programs. I contacted him and set Dex up for the two week in-house board and train program. Dex started April 1st with one of Mr. Harrell's trainers, Daniel Clark. I was updated via E-mail and videos during the course of his training as to his progress. I was very impressed with how quickly he advanced in his training. When his training period was complete, last Saturday, I met with Mr. Clark and he went over Dex's new skills, as well as the training collar, in detail. Mr. Clark told me Dex was very smart and learned all of the basic skills in a couple days so he worked with him on some more advanced skills for the remainder of the program. He asked me several times as we went along if I felt comfortable with, and understood, what he was telling me. He went above and beyond to ensure I understood the instruction, the proper use of the collar, and Dex's new capabilities. He was genuinely concerned with making sure I had everything down. Since Dex returned home, I've been working with him on his new skills to get him even more dialed in on some of the more advanced things he learned. Mr. Clark has checked up on us a few times already too since I got Dex back. I cannot express with enough emphasis how much the training program helped Dex, me, and my family. Prior to his training, Dex was always first to the door. He would do about 10 spins before I got there and would literally bash his face through the door on his way out and back in. Now he knows door manners...so he sits and waits until I give him the command before going out or coming in. He also knows sit, down, come, place, heel, touch, extended sit/down, come to heel and through. I'm so grateful to Off Leash K9, to Willie Harrell, and especially to Daniel Clark for training Dex and making him the accomplished and well-behaved dog he now is. I couldn't have done it without them. I highly recommend consideration of Off Leash K9 for your dog training needs. I certainly will look to them again in the future for any advanced training I wish to pursue with Dex. Thank you Off Leash K9!

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K911
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

AKA Dog Obedience Training
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Eva M.
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I rescued a handsome year old German Shepherd and found myself in need of some doggy discipline! This high energy boy needed more direction than I was able to give him. Denise quickly and effectively assessed Mr. Shenanigan's temperament and attention span and developed a one-on-one program to get my boy on track! He is now a happy, outgoing, and dog and people friendly member of society. I highly recommend AKA Dog Obedience and Denise!

Von Weiss Kennels
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Heather A.
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Melissa was amazing helping me to train my two dogs with both obedience and aggression training.

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LEADING the PACK®
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Susan A.
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Just hired Kathleen. Excellent instructor. Hope she continues to teach ME and the dog the correct obedience needed to make my STAR the perfect dog in six weeks.

TMK9 Training Company LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debra E.
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Tyler Mitchell helped me with Rocky (pitbull) with basic obedience . Rocky would pull during walks trying to attack small dogs during our walks .Tyler helped me understand that he's not trying to attack small dogs. He informed me that my small dog was the pack leader between them two. It took me a little longer because of my work hours . Rocky responded well to my corrections when I gave the at the correct times. He also made it clear it was my vibe during the walks. Once I stared posting videos Tyler would comment or email me ASAP about what I was doing wrong or what I was doing right. Tyler explained it very well . If Tyler was in New Jersey that would of been great. I was kinda shocked how well things with training all the way from Vegas . I really didn't think it would work .I saw videos of Tyler and his dogs and figured I might as well give at shot . Glad I did !!!! If Tyler Mitchell would travel like the guy from the tv show my cat from hell would be wonderful . Lol but I wouldn't mind paying more for his traveling fees because I'm confident that he will get the job done

Anniina Jones
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie H.
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I am a second grade teacher and have a black lab/border collie named Buddy. He is a therapy dog and comes to school with me every Friday. I had an upcoming surgery and needed someone who is responsible and caring to walk Buddy a few days a week. It was extremely important to me that the person I chose was knowledgeable, trust worthy, and had a natural loving response towards dogs. Anniina came to my school during carreer week and talked to my class about her profession as a dog behaviorist. The children loved her and asked tons of questions. She was so patient with them and I could tell she truly enjoyed her time in my classroom. After her visit to my classroom we talked a few more times and she came to my house for a visit. Buddy liked her right away. She has now been walking him for a few weeks and Buddy gets very excited when I tell him she is coming to take him to the park. If you are looking for someone that you can count on to take extremely good care of your beloved dog, someone who puts safety first, and someone who genuinely loves animals then I highly recommend Anniina Jones.

4 Pawz on theFloor
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara P.
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4 Pawz on the Floor is the best dog training and house sitting business I have ever used. April trained my Sheltie in obedience, tricks and scent training. She also stays at my house with my animals for a very affordable price. The house is always neat and clean when I return. She is also very trustworthy. I am so thankful for her hard work and for the love she gives my dogs while I'm away.

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Goldstar Service Dog Center
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy S.
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Rebecca has a true love for dogs. That love shows through with how she treats your dog while she is training them. I would take a dog to her for training if I needed to.

Las Vegas K9 Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Jay E.
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One of the best dog training companies I have ever worked with. We have three German Shepherd's and give all the credit for their AMAZING off-leash obedience skills to Jackie and her team at LVK9.

Sin City K9
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Loretta A.
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Rich is amazing. Would recommend him to all who are looking for dog obedience. He is amazing!

Dog Obedience Training

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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 specialize in obedience training. I teach pet owner the skills needed to be a responsible and confident dog handler. An obedient dog is a welcomed member of one's family.

    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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