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  • 18 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Farrah E.
Verified review

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!

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

Thank you for the excellent service! Best dog trainer in town!

Reliable Pet Care
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jerrick D.
Verified review

Chari took amazing care of my 2 dogs, cat, and pet turtle. She constantly kept me updated while I was out of town, and went above and beyond to spend time with my pets. I would definitely hire her again, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a petsitter.

Anniina Jones
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tiana L.
Verified review

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.

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!

    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.

    • 4 years in business
    • 6 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.

    K9-Behave
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Jennilyn Y.
    Verified review

    Keynoe did a great job with getting my pit bull Rhylie back on track. We came to him with behavioral problems with leash pulling, not listening to us, recall issues, and greeting people who come into our house. After just a few weeks of sessions I can honestly say that my dog has significantly changed for the better! She listens to us, comes when called and walks are so much more enjoyable now for both of us.

    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!

    Pupps & Luv
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Keli B.
      Verified review

      Our dogs LOVE Raven & Jonathan! They know where they are going, as soon as we take the turn into their neighborhood, they start barking & going crazy! When I open the door to let them out, they run over to their door and greet them with kisses, followed by their "group chat" with their dogs. It makes me laugh. Such sweet dogs they make our dogs feel so welcome. Raven & Jonathan's place has become Max and Henry's other home when we leave town. It shows they genuinely care for and love dogs. They are awesome sending updates with pictures and videos. It really makes traveling non-stressful. We are fortunate to have been referred to them.

      OB1K9
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 8 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Patricia B.
      Verified review

      WOW, just WOW this guy is great with dogs, in our first meeting he got my dog focus on him. He begin explaining me how and why his methods works no matter what. He is a mix of positive and adverse training he call himself a balance trainer. Our first and second meeting was at my home from now on will be training in different parks around the city, he says dogs get used to different scenarios, people other dogs and different situations that build confidence both in dog and handler. He want me to begin doing IPO

      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 rescue animals from puppy mills. I own two retrievers that I rescued from puppy mills, and I am part of the Golden Retriever Rescue Foundation.

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      We have been training all breed dogs since 1985. We use positive motivation training and trial for sports, rally as well as obedience. We are certified AKC trainers and Trainers of Merit through the ACA.

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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.

      • 18 years in business
      About

      I accept dog sitting during days, evenings or overnights. I also do dog walking. I can provide tender, loving care for your pets.

      About

      I'm a retiree who sits dogs in her home. I have many customers, if you need references. I love to take care of them, and I am home most of the time. Dorothy

      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

      The Two Doggers Incorperated is a dog walking/sitting service in Las Vegas, NV. We have low prices, and we will walk as many dogs as you would like us to walk!

      About

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

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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?
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