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Top Pro
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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Jon S.
Verified review

Ariana was great! She was very professional, and our dog responded well to her training. We learned a lot more than we expected in our first training, and received a ton of value from the session.

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SKL House Grooming
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Audrey W.
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Sing did an amazing job grooming my dog. She is very experienced and very professional. She created very trusting rapport with my dog. My dog not only looks great, but enjoyed the experience as well. I highly recommend Sing.

Krystie's Pawfect Pet Care
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne G.
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Great company, great people and my dog is very happy🐆

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Charlotte E.
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Jessica has been instrumental in helping us transition to our new life as dog owners! She is super competent/ experienced with dogs, training and dog behavior/ psychology. She is also super reliable, trustworthy and kind. I couldn’t recommend her more.

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Pooch Ventures
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joanna K.
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very easy to talk to. Willing to fit into your schedule if possible. Dog walkers are very friendly and seem to really enjoy their work I had a very good experience and highly recommend them to anyone.

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City Wolves NYC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Diane M.
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When my physician recommended I take on a new addition to my life, i.e., a puppy; I selected one small enough to handle given my multiple disabilities and one who could grow into a service dog. Although my pup arrived at only five pounds, he proved to be too much for me to take care of while living alone without assistance. So I began researching dog trainers who utilize the ‘board and train’ approach. I knew my pup (Cakebear) needed concentrated training in order to assist rather than hinder me. Of course, I also wanted the training to be compassionate as well as intensive. After interviewing twenty-four trainers, I selected the best in show and substance - Sean Ryan of City Wolves NYC. Our first communication imbued me with confidence in Sean and his abilities and he did not disappoint. Rarely today does anyone deliver the service they claim to offer but Sean is fortunately the welcome exception. During our initial meeting, Sean asked me as many questions as I did him- as we wanted to be on the same page regarding my needs and those of my dog. My puppy’s immediate response to Sean was one of attention and affection, a unique combination which makes for a happy dog and owner. After spending a significant amount of time with me and my pup, Sean evaluated our particular situation and explained fully what he determined were the most critical training points and how he would work with Cakebear. He then patiently detailed every aspect of the process. Although my pup would be away for one month, I knew he’d be in the best of care. In addition to training, a huge plus was that my dog would be socialized with Sean’s own beloved dogs. I knew Sean would be in touch with me throughout the month but I was pleasantly surprised to receive consistent contact via videos, photos and detailed updates. This constant, detailed communication throughout the training period provided me the opportunity to share in my pup’s progress as a virtual participant. In each image, with each command, my dog’s respect for Sean was evident and mirrored the high regard I have for Sean. My little one was returned to me transformed from a fluffy ruffian to a ‘by the book’ soldier, fresh from boot camp, albeit in a loving yet structured setting. I’m sure Cakebear wouldn’t mind reenlisting if given the option for Sean’s agility work with my dog resulted in blossoming confidence, something difficult for a five pound puppy to have, especially in a new environment with dogs larger than him. With Sean my pup grew into a muscular, helpful, emotionally supportive, task performing adult (in spirit and ability) far exceeding what I had expected- the usual commands of heel, come, sit, etc. As I am routinely in Manhattan, it was critical to have a trainer work with my pup in a congested, city setting and City Wolves NYC was the perfect fit. While most ‘board and trains’ are located in Jersey or Long Island, City Wolves is exactly as its name states- city-bred through and through. Cakebear is now unafraid of buses, the honking of cars, screeching sirens and the stampeding of pedestrian feet around him, sights and sounds that often frighten even larger dogs. My dog is now undaunted by noise and commotion and this enables him to keep us both safe in the city. Sean Ryan goes far beyond the celeb-trainers such as The Dog Whisperer or Victoria Stilwell. He treats dogs with a philosophy- the wolf mentality- for even though my dog is small, he is, at his core, a wolf. Sean is not just a brilliant trainer who understands the innate character of dogs, he is an intelligent, compassionate, genuine and spiritual person whose love for his work as well as canines and humans, shines through with each tail wag my dog so eagerly gives me. Not only did my dog return trained, I too was trained in the process, for the handler/owner of a dog needs to be familiar with the commands, structure and more, all of which Sean covered with me in detail. At first meeting and upon Cakebear’s graduation, Sean spent an enormous amount of time with me and my dog, demonstrating how I should work with Cakebear to maintain the structure Sean instilled in him. Then, it was my turn. Sean patiently watched as my dog and I went through the training paces. Soloing in front of Sean was without fear, as corrections for my dog and me were non-judgmental, kind and welcome. To aid in my remembering the command language, Sean prepared a custom booklet outlining the commands my dog now knew as well as detailed steps for me to keep up the training process. Graduation day was a proud moment for me and my dog. My expertly trained dog is respectful, happy and buoyant, much like Sean himself. From graduation day onward, I work with my dog to enforce the training for both of us. As questions arise, Sean promptly addresses them rapidly, no matter how many or how often they occur. Sean’s dedication to each dog he trains extends past the day a dog earns his cap and gown. It is an everlasting relationship which my dog and I evolve within with Sean as our nurturing guide. Sean Ryan possesses a unique ability to transform any canine into a loving, obedient and enjoyable companion. In my case, this is essential to my health and for those who are able-bodied; it is necessary for a successful and fun dog/owner relationship. The skill set Sean brings to the table in dealing with dogs AND humans is exceptional. Although I interviewed twenty-four trainers before choosing, my homework paid off as I made the ideal choice for Sean Ryan of City Wolves NYC is one in a million!

TREAT!
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maga B.
Verified review

Am so pleased with your service, Rex loves his walks with you. Dawn of the Dogs provides an excellent service, I will recommend you to my friends, thank you.

  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Cherise W.
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At the last minute I realized I didn't want Henry (my 4 year old cat) to be in a cage at a vet while I was away on a weekend). I reached out through Thumbtack, and chose Trustworthy Petter Sitterl to pet sit. Michael came over for a meet and greet and he's such a lovely person that immediately I knew Henry would be in good hands. Michael sent me texts and pictures and left a wonderful note and a bag of presents for Henry. I will absolutely call Trustworthy Pet Sitter again!

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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert W.
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Sal is a warm hearted, gentle soul with a soothing voice & calming demeanor. He has a high level of expertise in training dogs. My wife & I are incredibly happy with his handling & training of our miniature poodle "Lucky". Sal was able to control our very rambunctious dog & calmed him very easily. Sal has a very natural ability to handle dogs. We are more than pleased with both him & his ability to train "Lucky". We highly recommend Sal & can truly say that you get way more than your money's worth with hiring him. He is a true professional & it's quite obvious that he enjoys his craft. You will be very happy with his level of expertise, training methods & overall effectiveness. Thank you Sal for being our "dog whisperer".

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jim M.
Verified review

The perfect help we needed to train frankie... put us on the right track...we couldn't be happier

Greenfuzz Pet Care
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
Verified review

Best pet sitter ever for my cat and two birds. Trustworthy, reliable and follows all instructions. However, more importantly, she treated my pets with such love. My cranky bird, who hated everyone, would fly over to her, and sit in her palm as she sang him to sleep.

Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine R.
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Jenn is incredible. She is very dependable and has a wonderful rapport with our two kitties (and us). Whenever we go out of town we know our little ones are in safe and competent hands. Jenn goes out of her way to send updates with photos each day. She is always prompt in responding and professional. Our kitties are normally very shy, but they both took to Jen immediately. She truly is a cat whisperer. We also sincerely appreciate her advice - ranging from kitty allergies to appropriate nutrition. Jenn is a wealth of knowledge. You would be lucky to have her. We cannot say enough glowing things about her. We give her 6 out of 5 stars!!

Top Pro
  • 39 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Elaina A.
Verified review

Mr. Stone is extremely professional and spent a lot of time with me wallking me through the process of what it would take to get my dog trained with the skills I require

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jung C.
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I had the pleasure of working with Caitlin, one of the trainers at The Canine Cure. We ended up board and training one of our dogs and boarding the other one as well. Caitlin took into consideration all of our concerns and did a great job building the foundation for our pups training. She was also very good about keeping us updated about both of our dogs while we were away on vacation and both of our dogs seemed like they were well taken care of during their stay. I will continue to use her services in the future and definitely would recommend her for anyone looking for a dog trainer.

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Jean M.
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Joan was good, she came to our home during a snow storm and arrived extra early to training our 3 month old Shih Tzu. Joan is friendly, very knowledgeable about nutrition and training for dogs. She brought lots of treats and toys for our puppy to play with and she spent time getting to know him. By the end of session puppy was sitting on command.

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