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Cortland Dog Trainers

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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.

  • 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

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christine M.
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Christine came to my home i have 2 small dogs one was abused before i got him and was growling at her also he had never in his life been groomed with help from me to make sure he did not bite her or nip her we got some of his nails cut and he got his under coat taken out that was enough stress to him he did settle down after a while and is now her friend.....My other dog is a pug mix with shitzu and i had him cut like a pug my baby loved her he sat there soaking up all her undivided attention....Even after her clippers stopped working she rushed out and bought a new pair and finished my baby all the time saying how sorry she was.....Christine is a wonderful person very polite and very very good with dogs she knows what she is doing and if she did not she did not try to fake it she asked i will be using her again and again thank you Christine for making this a great thing

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janet M.
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Susan took care of my dog, Riggins, for several hours once a week up until I moved out of Philly. Each week I'd come home to a happy and tired dog as well as a long note detailing all of the adventures that Riggins had been on with Susan - long walks, dog park visits, meeting other dogs, and more. Susan treated Riggins like she'd treat her own dog and the peace of mind that came with that was priceless. I'd highly recommend Susan's pet care services!

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.

  • 7 years in business
Jaye K.
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This was my first time using Kelzey's Affordable Animal Care, and it will not be my last. Kelzey went above and beyond to ensure that my 3 dogs were safe, exercised and well-loved while I was away. She spent a great deal of time with them and kept in frequent contact with me, through text messages and pictures, while I was away. It was great to see, first hand, that my dogs were happy and comfortable. Kelsey took the time before my trip to meet with me and my dogs so we where both able to ask and answer each other's questions. She was very thorough and her love for animals was readily apparent. I felt comfortable with her very quickly, and my dogs did too! Upon arrival home, the dogs were relaxed and the house was in order. I had no messes or crazy stressed dogs to deal with. It was such a relief to come home like that! I would highly recommend Kelzey to anyone who loves their animals, hates to leave them and is in need of someone wonderful and highly skilled to love and care for your furry family member. - J. Kocak 8/15

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.

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I really love dogs, and I've trained plenty of them. I need a job. I'm 14, and I'll train and walk your dog. It doesn't matter if it's a small or huge dog.

  • 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.

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Hello, I work through Rover.com (see website link to book) I'm Jessica and my pups' names are Nova (3 year old Dalmatian) and Maya (4 month old Rottie/Fox Hound mix). I have the energy, passion, and knowledge to keep up with and care for your playful pup. We have a 3 acre yard perfect for adventures, and we will be constantly adding dog friendly yard features for a more enriched play area. Rainy or cold outside? Not a problem here, We have a giant garage made for play time! ( see video to see pups playing in the space ) Every dog can be a lap dog here, Nova certainty is! Unless a client specifies no furniture, we welcome your pup to join us on the couch for nap times. Our cat Katie might also say hello, she is great with other dogs but does get intimated by large dogs for about an hour or so until they settle in. Our electric blue crayfish Clarance and our other fish tanks have proven to be great pup tv.

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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 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!

  • 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.

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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!

  • 4 years in business
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  • 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.

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I stand out because i have a lot of background with dogs I trained my own dog and walked him every day for 12 years i have done these services for my neighbors and they thought it was very good also

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Obedience Dog Training

Watertown, NY

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Other (Great Dane puppy, 5 months old)

Need a Dog Trainer

New Hartford, NY

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 6-12 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    Shih tzu/Maltese, female, 12 years old. Was sweet as a puppy but has gotten increasingly grumpy. Recently she has become aggressive and very snappy. She has starting snapping when people pick her up or pet her.

Need a Dog Whisperer

Holland Patent, NY

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    She is a husky & I walk her all of the time on a leash. When I meet other dogs who are not a leash, she's starts fighting. She is not social with other dogs.
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