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  • 18 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Parisa D.
Verified review

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

Von Weiss Kennels
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
De A.
Verified review

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!

Andy's Hangout
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen H.
Verified review

Andy is AWESOME! She is so great with my dog, Frenchie, and they love each other! Andy also checks in and lets me know how my Frenchie is doing and my dog is always happy when I get home. That hasn't always been the case, so I truly value their relationship and her respect for me needing to make sure everything is ok. I've used Andy's services a couple times now and I won't go to anyone else! I recommend her to all my furry friend moms.

Struttin Paws By Lynn
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Vanessa G.
    Verified review

    I live in Los Angeles and travel to Vegas often and always bring my dog, Schnoopy with me. I had an all day business commitment that didn't allow me to bring him along and I'm not use to ever leaving him alone for more than three hours. Lynn was recommended to me so I called her up and asked if she would meet with me beforehand so that she could meet Schnoopy, it was clear that she was a true animal lover the ways she interacted with him. I could see my little Schnoopy felt comfortable around her. I'm extremely over-protective about Schnoopy and gave her very detailed instructions about his care, which she took very seriously. The next day while she watched him she sent me frequent updates and pictures. Lynn was wonderful with him and super accommodating to my last minute request for a dog-sitter. My only complaint is that she lives in Vegas and I wish she lived in LA so she could watch him here! Thank you Lynn! Licks from Schnoopy!

    • 1 year in business
    Chris K.
    Verified review

    Have used Mandy serval times for dog walking and overnights. Very professional. A true pet lover.

    Sit Means Sit Anthem
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Timothy D.
    Verified review

    Absolutely amazing! My dogs behavior has completely changed for the better and I am very happy with our progress. Strongly recommend to any and every dog owner!

    Paddle Paws Doggy Daycare
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Katie G.
    Verified review

    The only thing better than being a dog at Cherie's place is being the owner of a dog who gets to stay at Cherie's place! I'm an overprotective doggy mom. I admit it. When I took a job working 12 hour days, I knew I'd have to board my baby. Boarding. Kennels. Ugh. Just those words made my stomach turn. I searched all over Vegas, and just by luck, Cherie was officially opening the week I started work! No kennels? All small dogs?? Overnight care??? Yes! I was nervous, so Cherie suggested a meet and greet. The first good sign was that she was firm about the drop off procedure. She asked me to text or call when I got there, then she would let me in. I like that she didn't want clients just strolling up to her door and sending all of the dogs into a barkstorm by ringing the bell. Smart move. Her back yard is double gated for security, even the pool is gated, and she uses a gated side door to transfer pups to/fro their owners. The first thing I noticed when I walked in is how calm it was. The lights were soothingly low, the temperature was cool, and the dogs (I think there were nine that day!) were excited to see a new kid, but not one of them showed even the slightest hint of aggression. My dog hasn't been around many other dogs, so I was hesitant to throw him in the mix, but after a few tries at convincing me, Cherie just said, "relax, put him down. He's fine. Sheesh." So I did. And just like she said, he was fine! The visit went really well, so I dropped him off the next morning. Luckily, I'm working nearby, so Cherie agreed to let me visit him in the evening. That night, I fully expected my dog to come running to me, jump into my arms, and curl into a please-take-me-home ball. What I got was an "oh, hey, hi! I love you! Ok I'm gonna go play now!" Wagwagwag, back to his new friends. Ha! I was thrilled! Cherie has offered me to visit for several hours each night that she will have him. She took care of me and my dog! She let me lay on the floor and play with the pack, and she even shared her dinner with me! Plus, she knew that my dog is a finicky eater, so she shared her supply of pricey fresh dog food packets with my pup! Cherie is very honest, and though the vibe of the house is relaxed, she runs a tight ship. If she sees something that might help your dog acclamate to her home, she's gonna say it. In fact, she speaks her mind on any dog related issue, and I respect that. She just wants the dogs to do their dog thing and be happy. There are lots of ways she could make a lot more money. She rescues and cares for dogs because it's in her soul. Oh, and did I mention that she got my dog to swim for the first time ever? Holy smokes. Go drop your dog off. You'll be doing him/her a favor!

    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Rachel D.
    Verified review

    I'm a dog groomer. I send many referrals to Ken at Taggs and I always hear how great he is. I would send my own dogs to him in a heartbeat if needed.

    L & W Pet Styles
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Nicol M.
    Verified review

    Lisa was timely and professional. I just wanted him shaved. Styling up to Lisa. A couple weeks have passed and I still look at my dog and think wow what a great cut for him!

    Keelin's Dog Boarding
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Hi my name is Keelin, I have always had a passion for animals and growing up as a kid pets were family members. I think the most important thing about choosing someone to watch over and take care of your family member is knowing that the person looking after them cares about their happiness and well being as you do. A typical day with your pet depending on his/her needs could include a walk/drive to our local park to play! I absolutely love pet play, it is such a big part of their health and fitness and bringing a smile to their face. We have great walking paths in my complex as well. Of course some well deserved rest time and then a bath service is available with a good brushing to help settle in for the night. I have and can work with reptiles, fish, small mammals/rodents as well as a variety of farm animals. Quotes are available and assessed based on species/care needed. I do have three furry/feathered children in my home. My cats Bastet, Pepper Minthe and Aries, then there is my Parakeet Apollo. If your furry loved one is not a fan of cats there is no need to worry. Give me a heads up in advance and Bastet, Minthe and Aries have their own private accommodations available. Bastet has lived with three rascal pups in the past and has minimal issues with dogs. My roommate has a sweet pup her name is Buttercup! She is a small terrier mix and she has gotten along great with my three cats! She is jut getting socialized with dogs and has been amazing with the guests that have come over so far! She is very playful and active. If need be she does have her own personal accommodations while guests are present. I do have a 7 year old Daughter named Esmae, she is a big animal lover! She loves learning about animals and learning to take care of them. I prefer that all pets that visit our Pet Friendly Home also be Kid Friendly! Thank you and I look forward to caring for your furry family member!

    Hot Diggity Dog Daycare
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We offer a variety of services for every dog family. Services we offer include cage free daycare, private boarding suites, one on one grooming, and training. Training services include in home sessions, group classes, board and train, and day and train.

    About

    We offer daily dog walks, cat care, and pet sitting with above average customer service. We are available 365 days a year, and offer a selection of services to meet your pet care requirements. Here are a few examples of what makes Give A Dog A Bone different from other dog walking services in Henderson: - Flexible scheduling (Monday to Sunday) - New client promotion and loyal customer special rates - Friendly and reliable service - Our dog walkers are educated, responsive, very sociable, and outgoing - Certified in CPR and First-Aid Call Ari or Imani to set up your free consultation.

    About

    We are a professional dog walking/sitting and exercise specialist company for your loved one(s). We have been in the pet care business now for over 10 years independently. We are now forming a full company and facility as we are growing exponentially! We are professional and prompt and provide quality customer service.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    I've always had a special guft. Dogs seem to sense my love n understanING for them. I have a natural talent, for getting dogs young and old to relax and listen.

    About

    I'll walk and take care of your pets while you're on vacation. My business began with my love for dogs, cats and horses.

    About

    As full time students and full time workers, my partner and I understand that life can be busy and hectic. That's why we take pride in fast response times and are quick to make changes as need be. We both also have experience in retail and place a huge emphasis on the fact that, ultimately, we answer to you.

    About

    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.

    About

    We can train any dog. See results in 11 minutes or less.

    About

    THE CARE AND COMPATION IN THE FAMILIES HEARTS, KNOWING THE COMPANIONSHIP SHOWN TO THEIR PETS AND HOUSEHOLD.

    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 Whisperer

    Henderson, NV

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      3-4 years
    • Dog size
      Large
    • Details
      Aggressive toward dogs seperation anxiety

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Boulder City, NV

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      barking and lease pulling are first concerns

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Las Vegas, NV

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      I have had her less than one week.I am retired, so home all day.
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