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  • 14 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Miami, FL 33133

Sydney G.

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Canine Coach is wonderful. His knowledge about my dog just from the way I described him over the phone was extremely impressive, to say the least. It got even better when he arrived at my house! He taught me things about my dog I would have never known regarding his behavior and just about dogs in general. He sat down with my roommate and I and addressed all of our concerns, responding with both recommendations and pure knowledge. In addition, his way with my dog was unbelievable. My dog is an adult shelter dog who has displayed aggresive behavior in the short time I have had him and has already improved after my session with Canine Coach (it has not even been a full 24 hours since our session!). He taught me how to properly handle my dog with certainty and confidence and how to approach situations that a dog with a rough past would find threatening. I HIGHLY recommend using Canine Coach for any and all of dog related training and/or behavioral issues!

  • 24 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11233


I work with dogs of all ages that fall under a broad spectrum of abilities, behavioral problems and disorders and just the average house dog too. Dogs live in a human world. Training is essential to help them understand what we expect, and it strengthens the bond between you and your best friend. "Reading" a dog and knowing what the canine is "saying" does not come naturally. It's a skill we must learn. For example, we may think that a wagging tail signals happiness or love, but it usually means a dog is just excited. Effective training means that you learn to understand your dog. Our training includes frequent discussions of canine behavior and body language to help you and your dog build a happy and trusting relationship. Just like wild dogs, our domestic pets are pack animals, and they need to know who is in charge. We use techniques that help you establish leadership, the first step to a less stressful relationship for you and your dog. For dogs with behavior issues, training can help you regain and maintain pack leadership. Understanding canine behavior and body language is essential for effective training. What your dog is saying is clear, and that's where the confusion lies. We tend to project human emotions onto our dogs. When Spot looks up at you with those big, soulful eyes, it's hard to think anything but "he loves me." In dog terms; however, "respect" would be a better description. Why is training necessary? When Spot is a puppy, he's cute when he jumps up, but when Spot grows up and continues these kinds of unwanted behaviors, he is quickly banished to the backyard or shipped off to a shelter. Lack of training is the main reason why dogs are euthanized in the United States. A domestic dog views his owner and family as his pack. It is stressful for dogs to be unsure of who is in charge. Training alleviates this by reassuring your dog that you are the leader. It is essential to maintain pack order throughout your dog's life. Many people unwittingly send a mixed message that the dog is in charge. When we ascribe human emotions to our pets, it makes it difficult for your dog to view you as the leader. For example, your dog is not mad at you when you don't let him jump on the sofa or beg food at the table. Training will help you earn your dog's trust and respect. Along the way, you will develop a holistic understanding of dogs. We provide the following services: * Board and Train 4-week stay- for dogs with serious issues or puppy's around 16 week,s dogs may need to stay past 4 weeks. Dog isn't coming back until compliant with all basic commands. Private lessons after board and train are included. Everything the dogs needs to come back is included. All issues are dealt with and all basic obedience commands are conditioned in. All command are taught as implied stays. We never use the word stay because its built into the command The commands are sit, whoa, place, heel, here, down, kennel, and out. Some dogs are taught hold. Some dogs are taught retrieving skills. All dog are taught to sit and be calm at all thresholds. 3-4 week $5,200 2 week brush up $2,750 1 week brush up $1,500 * Private Lessons Included with the price of Board and Train or 7 sessions up-front $1400 or $275 per lesson * Canine Consultations $500 * Field Training $950 week, $10 for each game used * Skype Dog Training Consultations 30 min- $45 45 min- $60 1 hour - $75 *Boarding $50 a day * Technical Medical Care Fluids $40 Injections $35 * Avian Consultation $500 first visit and $150 for follow up * Custom Collars for Birds that Pluck $800 Your pets safety is of our greatest concern . Read Your Dog is based in Brooklyn, New York, and the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Call us.

  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bloomingdale, NJ 07403


What do you do when you love your dog, but don't love living with him/her? Well, you can do what I did and call, Tom, The Dog Tamer. My dog was impulsive, non-compliant, and non-responsive to the boundaries of authority. Hiring Tom embarked positive change in my dog and my life. Tom is able to come in and apply his comprehensive understanding of behavior modification to train canine behavior and response. But, what truly makes Tom stand out is his enpowering natural and innate connection with dogs. His gift with dogs is special. Trusting your dog with Tom will no doubt bring the individualized results you are seeking to bring balance to your home and dog.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Franklin Square, NY 11010


We were fostering a dog when Evelynn was recommended. We live in Ohio and she lives in New York. We messaged through Facebook and talked directly on the phone. She helped us with aggression (other animals, toys/bones/food,), leash training, socializing (people/dogs), and general behavior for rescue dogs. She was available to us anytime she was free. We talked/messaged frequently and for long lengths of time. Her expertise with dogs, especially rescue dogs is immense. Her patience with us was great. She explained all the techniques in very plain language. She made sure we understood and answered our questions with ease and clarity. We would highly recommend Evelynn. She made us feel comfortable and competent. Her manner and knowledge was kind, gentle, and thorough. Even though we lived miles apart, she was able to discuss issues, discern our concerns, and clearly articulate the techniques to utilize. She checked up on us frequently to help if needed and get updates on our progress. We consider her a partner and a friend. We would use her services again without hesitation.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hawthorne, NJ 07506


Private and Group Lessons available. Our classes are held Wednesdays at the beautiful Madison Dog Resort and Spa in Waldwick, NJ; Mondays at J-B Pet in Hawthorne, NJ. Canines Can Do, llc will help to train your dog to be great family member that can go anywhere and do anything. Private in-home lessons, semi-private and group classes available. Dorice Stancher, MBA, CPDT-KA is the first trainer in the NJ/NYC area to qualify for the AKC Community Canine Award, an advanced title. Here are the high-level behaviors you and your dog will learn to do as a team without the use of a shock collar or punishment focused training: -The Basics (Sit, Down, Stand) -Leave It (for food and other distractions) -Wait/Stay self-control exercises at doorways and before meals -A reliable Recall/Come using sound and voice -Walking nicely on leash -No jumping -No barking (Quiet command) -Go to bed/place -Indoor and outdoor manners training and preparation for the AKC STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) or Therapy Work A little about your trainer...Dorice Stancher, MBA, CPDT-KA has competed and earned titles with her dogs internationally and has appeared on the popular television shows "Good Day NY" on FOX and "The Pet Stop with Dr. Brian Voynick" NJN 12. She is also a writer for "Web Vet" and the "AKC Family Dog" and "AKC Gazette". She won the Dog Writer's Association of America 2013 AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Award for canine writing excellence. EDUCATION: Dorice studied with renowned veterinary behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar, and is one of the few Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT) in the state, independently evaluated through a national exam which requires continued study in order to maintain certification. She is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) an uses only vet-approved methods. Her outstanding results are evident in her loyal following and the accomplishments of her own dogs. Dorice has even taught celebrities! Having taught Canine Kayaking and Paddleboarding at the Adirondack Museum's Dog Days of Summer for the past four years, last year's surprise guest was John Grogan of "Marley and Me" fame. She also consulted to an Animal Planet producer for the show "It's Me or the Dog". The true test of a trainer is a review of what they have done with their own dogs... Her dog "Krista" (Canadian champion Holweit's Red Grenadine, CGC, CGCA, RN, HI, Thd.) was the first dog certified for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) title in 2013 and is also titled in sheepherding, obedience/rally and the AKC Therapy Dog title for her outstanding record of service to others. She skijors, surfs, kayaks and paddle boards with her when not competing. Her rescue dog, Charly (Holweit's Charlotte's Web, HI) has overcome her anxiety issues and earned a Herding title. Her dog, "Duffy" (Holweit's Stancher, CGC, RN, RA, CD, CDX*, Herding Instinct Certified, Therapy Evaluator Dog) also a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier received the prestigious AKC ACE nomination and NJVMA Silver Award, as well as the Canadian Wheaten Ambassador Award for his five years of outstanding fundraising for the American Cancer Society and impressive work as a therapy dog and evaluator dog. COMMUNITY SERVICE: Canines Can Do gives back to the community. Dorice has spent 10 years as a therapy dog trainer and evaluator for The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs (a national organization) with a 100% success rate. As Director of the Camp Dream Street Pet Therapy Team she provides children with cancer and other serious blood disorders an opportunity to interact and enjoy friendly fully-certified therapy dogs. She recruits, trains and evaluates dogs for this valuable service, (and private donations make it possible for the children and their siblings to attend camp for free) FMI on donating or attending camp please contact Lisa Robbins at the JCC in Tenafly, NJ.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11226

Mike M.

Verified review

Leslie is a truly fantastic, professional dog trainer. After some time with dealing with or ignoring my dog's problems it became too much for me and I decided I needed some help. Leslie worked with me not only to train my dog but show me how to train her and show me the way she thinks. Classes were always informative and fun and I feel like I can say I have a better understanding of my dog overall. I am already beginning to see a change with my dog and I couldn't be happier. Thanks again, Leslie!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • West Orange, NJ 07052

Laura M.

Verified review

We will start with Dan Friday He sounds Great can't wait to get my pack of 4 dogs and My self on the wright track and make this a happy house again. He really understood my problems with my dogs and I understand know that I will will be trained And I am the pack leader. I do not fell hopeless after talking to Dan.

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