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New York Dog Behavior Specialists

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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Maureen F.
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Jay is definitely an experienced behavior trainer with dogs. I've three in my household and he paid attention to all of them throughout our training sessions even though he was hired for one. He explains the training objectives step by step along with written references. You can see through his interaction with your pets that he loves what he does for a living. Jay was never late for his appointments and always spent additional time to review the lessons and answer any questions. I would recommend him for your behavior and training needs.

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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
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Marissa R.
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Sal is awesome! he is a dog whisperer. after only one training session my pup was already improving. he gave me advice on how to pick better quality food/treats for my furry friends, which was really helpful. he really has so much love and knowledge that made working with him so pleasant. another thing that i loved is that he encourages positive, happy training that allows you to bond even more with your pup. i noticed how much even my pup loved him, definitely recommended!!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike K.
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Our trainer , Caitlin was so impressive with her knowledge on dog psychology, she made us feel so comfortable, always being encouraging , positive and patient. We never felt judged in the least , she was so cool and down to earth, exactly what we needed , I would highly recommend them to anyone hesitating getting a trainer for fear of feeling judged, I'm so happy we made the commitment, it made a world of difference with basic obedience in our puppy and 6 yr old beagle loved it as well!

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  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Ariana is fantastic! We've had one session so far and the difference in my dog's behavior is remarkable. Looking forward to future sessions with her!

Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 35 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Amie P.
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Being a first time puppy owner Suzanne taught me many great techniques while working with our puppy. She also gave me great feedback and advice on training our puppy. She showed me that with patience and constant practice our puppy's behavior will get better. Thank you for your knowledge.

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 36 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Katrina B.
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She was very patient with my dog, my dog gravitated to her very quickly, she showed me different techniques to use with my dog to help my dog with his aggressiveness. She arrived early, she started training at arrival and stayed the entire time. She gave the dog treats, I will recommend her, she was very professional and very passionate about her job.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Krystyna C.
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Andrew gave us great tips on improving our dog's behavior. He was also very good with training our dog. Highly recommend.

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The CNI
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Ellen M.
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Dr. Jay was amazing! I've reluctantly tolerated my dog's behavior for years because I love him and didn't know what to do. Dr. Jay swept in and saved the day, and in just one visit to my home. I thought my dog and I were as best as best friends can be, but we are now closer than ever. Thank you so much!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Lea M.
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we recently got a new 3.5 month old frenchie who is just so adorable but had some habits set in, from her litter buddies. we contacted karin for help on where to begin and how to train our frenchie into the city lifestyle. our first meeting with karin, opened up our eyes on some bad habits that we didn’t know we were promoting with our puppy. karin was thorough in explaining puppy behavior and how our frenchie understands our body language. yesterday was our third meeting with karin and beau (our frenchie) is very much familiar with the emergency recall, sit, sit with stay, come, down, crate, walking on a loose leash, behaving appropriately with other dogs (our older frenchie) and potty training. also, karin has been available through text at all times during the day and night. she likes to know when beau has done something good or bad at the time it happens, so that any bad learning can be addressed immediately. we are so thankful for meeting karin and can’t wait for our next sessions.

Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Anna P.
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Jenn was wonderful! She's extremely knowledgeable in animal behavior & provides much love & care for your pets. Our dog & 2 cats were calm & relaxed when we got back from our 3 days away. You can tell they really enjoyed themselves & were not stressed, thanks to Jenn. We got pictures & updates daily of the gang, which we really appreciated. Plus, our place looked just the way we left it when we got back! We would love to use Jenn's professional services in the future. We were extremely happy with Jenn's care! Thank you, Jenn!

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 39 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Maritza C.
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Rick is the best I have a siberian husky which I thought would never listen and thanks to him he is a completely different dog.I thought he was untrainable but he listens to his commands very well.If I decide to get another dog he will definintely go to Rick.

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Super Fine K9
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Amelia W.
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Although my puppy and I had initial training at a storefront situation, I didn't feel that I had a good knowledge of how to help my cockapoo puppy to be a well-behaved and happy dog. Margaret has given us very specific tasks to obtain the right behavior. She is helping me to think like a dog so I can see how my behaviors are interpreted by my puppy. Each hour is full of hands on instruction with plenty of fun for my puppy and me. She is very encouraging and is a delightful person. We have worked on sit, stay, down, wait, hush (for barking) and most importantly to come when called in a situation where my puppy would rather chase that bunny or squirrel. I highly recommend her as a talented and professional dog trainer.

  • 20 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
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Kristin is a dedicated professional. She spent over two hours with us in our home on our first visit with her. She spent time videotaping our dog's behavior and demonstrated several behavior modification techniques for us to practice until our next session. She has kept in constant contact with us post-visit and has been there to answer questions and provide feedback. Our dog has separation anxiety which is going to require a long term plan and I believe that Kristin is definitely going to be a part of the team along with our behavior veterinarian. I would recommend Kristin.

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  • 39 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Frank S.
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I put out a call and Interdyne answered. Gave a lot of free advice with a caring, warm and compassionate attitude. I had an intractable and difficult health problem for a born-feral irascible cat, who despite her behavior I love

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Samantha C.
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We are so happy to have met Debbie! She is an absolute pleasure. She helped me and my fiancee learn how to be the best owners to our new puppy Bodie. She truly cares for each animal she works with and wants the best for both owner and dog. Being a pretty anxious person, Debbie was so patient and helpful. She never left without us fully understanding what is expected and always made sure we could do it on our own. She is a fabulous trainer and person. She even gave us great tips for healthy homemade treats for our dog. I would recommend her 1000 times over to anyone who is looking for help with their dog, new or old.

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
S. R.
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Gus gave us excellent advice and educated us so that we better understand our dog's behavior. Our rotties responded very well to him and his training techniques and we are continuing to work on training them ourselves. I am more confident now, that we can do this! Thank you Gus!

Casper Dog Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn A.
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Adam was extremely responsive! Minutes after reaching out, we were on the phone discussing my dog’s behavior, perand methods and approaching for correcting it. His website allows for instant and easy booking, and we have our first session together next week!

Bone-afide Dog Training
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
Verified review

Sue is doing a fantastic job with Jackson. The daily updates and videos showing his progress let us know that we made the right decision in selecting Bone-afide Dog Training.

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k9advanced dog training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Christina B.
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Jolean went above and beyond to train my dog. Given that my dog is seven and she is very strong and stubborn, Jolean really had her work cut out for her. When I got her back today I couldn't believe how obedient she has become as a result of Jolean's work. I can't thank her enough! My girl is so happy now that she knows what is expected of her and she knows how to behave!

The Cultured Canine
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Nydia O.
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Diane did a great job! She worked with me to train our Cooper. She understands a dogs behavior and is patient.

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