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Buffalo Aggressive Dog Trainers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Coach K.
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Trainer Kathleen Galbraith is knowledgeable, skilled, patient and outstanding in the field of dog trainers. She has a relaxed style when she trains, works well with even the most difficult dogs and is easily approachable for her clients. I have trained dogs with several different trainers and she is simply the best fit for me and many others. She is superb working with large classes and with individual, private lessons. She has my highest recommendation. Coach Kathleen Garcea

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  • 4 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebekah S.
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I am very satisfied with the training I received from Danielle. I needed help with walking my large breed dog, and she taught me how to walk her in a confident and effective manner. She taught me how to use a type of leash called a Gentle Leader. I had to work with my dog (still working) every day using the leash, beginning at a few minutes, and then progressing to a longer amount of time. Merribelle is coming along well. Danielle is very personable and positive. She makes you feel comfortable and treats you and your dog with respect. She has confidence in your ability to be successful, and does not treat you like you did something wrong. She teaches you the methods you need. I highly recommend her to anyone needing help with their dog. She is also professional. She comes to an appointment on time and stays the duration.

Calling All Dogs, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
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Tori is a friendly and knowledgeable trainer. She is currently helping us though some reactive dog issues with our German Shepherd. Thing are progressing well and Tori has been flexible in scheduling our training sessions. Her love of dogs is obvious and it really shines through in her training methods.

Pawsitive Dog Training
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Judy D.
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We brought our Samoyed dog when she was a puppy for training. Lindsey was great with her. Helping us teach the basic commands and giving suggestions to us to help with her.

Dog Obedience Training
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne S.
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Kathy & her staff are vary good. I put pit bull in puppy kindergarten & beginner obedience training. My dog is great with people & loves to be around other dogs. Money & time well spent. I highly recommend ALL DAWGS ACADEMY. Wayne

A Pawsitive Experience
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
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Very much in tune to my dogs needs My dog is well socialized from all the great activity she has available to her

  • 43 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rihannon N.
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I started as a training client with my then 12 week old shepherd mix puppy. The training and trainers were absolutely amazing. We have attend every training program offered and now use all there services. This facility and staff is the best I've found by far. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and has extremely satisfying customer service. My dog jumps for joy anytime I say do you want to go visit Love your dog. As long as he is happy and seems loved which I know he is I'm happy.

Wise K9 Training
4.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Jenn K.
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My dog had some aggression issues towards other dogs, I was at the point of giving the dog up. Then I found wise k9 training online and at the end of training I had a completely different dog! Very happy with the results.

Q & A

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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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