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Auburn Dog Trainers

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Good Dog Training Services
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa J.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Nate during a basic obedience class with my own dog. Nate became aware that I was active in the local dog rescue community. He asked if I could connect him to some dog training volunteer activities to hone his skills. SInce that time Nate has been a huge asset to rescue dogs, thier foster parents, and adopters. He will always make himself available to consult with or work with a dog in need. If Nate does not have the answers for a behavioral or training problem- he will find it! I feel confident recommending Nate's Good Dog Training Services to all my dog loving contacts!

  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Robyn and Kevin S.
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We had Maile pet sit for our small dog Gracie. We were very pleased . She is responsible and caring and our dog loved her. We would recommend her highly! We love that she sends pictures so we know our dog is doing well. Maile is GREAT

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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John G.
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My dog is 13 years old and we couldn't have had a better dog groomer that was sensitive to the needs of our golden retriever. We will call her back again soon and look forward to the appointment.

Regional K-9
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine D.
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I have a 5 month old golden doodle with zero obedience training or manners! We sent Luna to Regional K-9 for 10 days and it was a complete transformation! She stopped play biting, listens to her commands, and is much more pleasant to be around! Pat was great! He sent us pictures of Luna and spent time with us when we picked her up to teach us how to continue her training at home. He responded to our questions immediately. Luna really took to him and followed his every word. It was amazing. I would 100% recommend Regional K-9 to anyone looking for a holistic, professional pup training program!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Leo V.
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This company did a wonderful job training my dog. The trainer went above and beyond to make sure that we were pleased with the training and care provided.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Roberto G.
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Christine Stratakos is a delight. She helped train my extremely stubborn mini dachshund puppy. Thanks to Christine my dog learned the basic of puppy training sit,come,etc. Not only that but when we expressed our concern that the puppy showed fear towards other dogs she accompanied us to the dog park to help in socializing the dog. Christine is a great trainer and all around good person

Dog'Gone Workout
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Elijha T.
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Dog' Gone workout is a great atmosphere for dogs to socialize and play. They have plenty of room to run around and exercise. Delia is amazing with the dogs and she is a great trainer. I have been brining my dog Zeus there for several months now and his behavior has improved significantly.

The Pet Helper
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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Last summer I had contacted Amanda in regards to my pit bull puppy who at that point in time did not listen to me whatsoever, she was constantly biting (in a playful way) and at that point something had to change or I was going to have to get rid of the dog. There were numerous occasions where Bella had slipped out if her harness and took of running down the street and would not come back. If it wasn't for my boyfriend being there, I probably would have lost her for good. So after contacting Amanda and explaining to her what I go thru with Bella we had set up an appointment for her to come meet Bella to see how she would react to her.. And after a few sessions of working with Amanda, I now have e control of the dog not the other way around. I can now walk her without her pulling at all.. I highly recommend Amanda for any dog training or help with especially pits.

  • 11 years in business
Colleen R.
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I had a feisty little chihuahua full of energy and behavioral problems. Darlene from Scooters School came to my home to work with my animals together to train my dog and help me work out the issues we were having. The dogs loved her and we now have well trained animals. Darlene provides an exceptional service at a great price! I'd recommend her to anyone.

Mind Your Paws
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Waverly S.
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He did such a great job on training my dog, I definitely recommend him! He cares about animals so much!!

  • 6 years in business
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Everything is positive based. Become a better pet owner to your pet. Live up to their expectations of you.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Private and Group Training Lessons Dog Walking Pet Sitting We believe that Positive Reinforcement helps create a range of desirable behaviors in your dog, which builds mutual feelings of trust and confidence.

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I am a wife and mother to three children. I do love dogs as I have had them all my life ever since I was a small child. I can take care of dogs of different shapes and sizes. I currently own an 18-year-old Yorkie and a 10-year-old shelter/collie. I would be very proud to walk your baby for you and assure you that they'll have lots of hugs and kisses from me.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We provide dog training (in-home or at our facility). We also do dog/puppy obedience classes. We are also a dog day care. The owner, dog trainer, and behavior consultant Catherine Perry uses positive reinforcement to correct dog/puppy behavior problems. We are serving Madison County, NY, and the surrounding areas.

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I do not have only one rate for animals. I believe that every animal should have the best care, so I set up a side fund for people who cannot afford my standard rate.

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I help people with their pets, so they can be trained, and their owners don't need to take the time to do it!

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I love dogs and would love to meet yours! I have worked for the SPCA in Ithaca, walking, training, and socializing with dogs. It was a great experience and am looking forward to meeting and playing with new dog friends!

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Working on the most important issues from the start of your relationship w/ your dog will increase the likelihood of becoming 'lifetime friends and companions. I have worked with multiple breeds of dogs, titled them in obedience in america and canada. I have a depth of knowledge from years of private lessons and running obedience classes. Sometimes in the home is the best place to start and other times it is seeing the dog and partner/family in neutral territory. Consultation by email is free as is an initial phone consult.

  • 8 years in business
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Carm's Dog House offers doggy day care, dog and cat boarding, dog and cat grooming, drop-off and pickup service, mobile grooming and Wash & Go. Our retail store includes Blue Buffalo, The Honest Kitchen, Taste of the Wild, Greenies, Earthborn and much more. We also carry Primal and Stella & Chewy's frozen raw food line.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We offer evaluation with one of our trainers to find the right program to fit your needs. All our programs are custom made for each dogs.

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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