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3. Who's Walking Who (Northern Nevada)
4.9
from 34 reviews
4.9
(34)
In High Demand
  • 21 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Reno, NV
"I admit, it was insane to adopt two rescue puppies at one time, especially a german shepherd and a pit bull, neither of whom had EVER had any obedience training and the GSD wasn't even house trained. EEK! We struggled (horribly) for a couple of months, trying to get things straightened out, but it just seemed to get worse as they bonded with each other and got bigger. The teething/chewing on my beautiful (no longer) front porch was the final straw, combined with the jumping and clawing. I started to look for a home for the GSD (the pit bull is my son's and he thought if we only had one dog, then he could train her better.) Enter Robert Webb. I was at the feed store and saw his card. Because NO ONE was happy with the idea of giving her away, I thought, I am going to try ONE MORE TIME. Robert came over for a consult to meet us and our dog. He spent over an hour observing us, her and the other dog and what the issues were. He suggested a week long "boot camp" where he took her, worked on the most stressful issues and then brought her back to work with all of us together. I was a little stressed over the price, but frankly, I felt like such a loser for wanting to get rid of my poor dog that it was worth. Plus the idea of having week with only one dog in the house was blissful. When she came home, there seemed to be little to no improvement. Seriously. But Robert explained that she was just excited about being home and to give her a day to settle. Well! He certainly knows his stuff. The next day she was sitting and lying at my feet, she would walk next to me instead of lunging out the door and she came when I called her. I don't know how he did it, but I do know that as I sat at my desk on New Year's day, a warm, sleepy dog on my feet, that this was the best possible thing I could have done for all of us."
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4. Dog Gone Smart
Top Pro
4.9
from 30 reviews
4.9
(30)
Great Value
  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Reno, NV
"We adopted our little guy, Buddy, from a shelter in October of 2016. The poor guy was only ten months old and we were already his fourth (and forever!) home -- he had a lot of anxiety, he would tear things up if left alone for even a few minutes, and it was impossible to walk him due to all the pulling. When I found Karen, I was kind of at my wit's end. Karen called me back before the end of that day and we scheduled an evaluation. We went for seven sessions of private training, and not only is Buddy is a totally different dog now, but I'm a much better dog owner/Dad and our daughters are having a lot more fun with their little bro. Karen is obviously awesome at training dogs, but what she's really doing is teaching YOU all the techniques to be a good leader, which I really needed. Buddy is a much more confident and relaxed dog, and going on walks and playing with him are now really enjoyable for all of us and not mentally and physically exhausting. More great things about Karen: she's punctual, flexible, and very communicative. Also -- and this is important -- she totally knows what she's doing. She was firm but always very loving and gentle with Buddy. She loves what she does and she goes beyond the call of duty and I wish I would of met her sooner We continue our session tomorrow . I feel confident that we can continue and go even further with training (maybe we'll certify Buddy to be a Therapy " dog next, ), but occasionally I might need a pep talk to not feel bad about being "the boss." Karen has been able to read me very well, and even though tomorrow is our last session she makes me feel like I could text her any time if I had any additional questions or needed advice or a pep talk. The sessions were SO worth the investment!! Karen Thank you so much and I hope your ready for the next dog we are considering after the Magic you did working with Buddy ."
$3500
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