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Buffalo Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

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  • 26 years in business
  • 231 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeremy H.
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Kathy Galbraith is outstanding; hands-down the most naturally gifted trainer in the area. I have over 20 years experience in dog training and it still blows my mind when I see how quickly dogs respond to her. She's also very caring and compassionate with her students and goes well above and beyond to ensure they get all they can out of the classes. I can't say enough about her.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle S.
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We have only had 1 class already and I see improvement in his behavior. Danielle is really great with me and my puppy! She is very knowledgeable and patient. Having Danielle on my team is the best thing I have done. I ediecislkg like that she makes an individualized training program for each dog. She gets that every dog and human are different and she's willing to think ouside of the box in terms of how to "teach" my puppy to get the desired behavior. Thanks Danielle!

Calling All Dogs, LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Katy K.
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I needed help with obedience training for my new puppy and I am so thankful for Tori and calling all dogs the experience was wonderful, the classes are reasonably priced and well worth it!!! I would highly recommend them!!!!

Sarah DeMerle
from 8 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Monica M.
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This went very well. So good that we are keeping Sarah walking my 2 small dogs. They are sister and brother. They are impossible to walk together. But not for Sarah. She walks my two and a pack of them too. If you want someone passionate about their job than you will need Sarah. Sweet, patient, positive dependable trustworthy. I guarantee you will be happy with her Dog Walking services.

  • 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.

  • 14 years in business

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    We have been in business since 1995. We have over 15 years experience and we get results with problem dog that have failed out of other programs


    I've always been very good with animals and grew up around them as a child. I've found that I'm able to train animals and have a connection with them that helps me understand the animals' needs as well as the owners. I've never done this professionally, but I am looking for a career change and know that I will be successful with any animals. I'm asked to help regardless of the animal or the specific problem(s) that are occurring.

    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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