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  • 19 years in businuess
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Warwick, NY 10990

Danica C.

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Kristen is amazing. We were looking for a trainer who could help us with both training and therapy with a 3 year old samoyed who had suffered a carpal (wrist) injury. Kristen's experience as a breeder and trainer of working dogs combined with her experience as a vet tech made her the perfect choice and we're lucky we found her. Kristen primarily works with Australian Shepherds, breeding training and showing, but she is great with all breeds. Do you know she has shown dogs at Westminster? Our Samoyed Lulu had an accident a year ago and her carpal joint had become inflamed. Lulu's stomach doesn't tolerate NSAIDS, and Lulu was in pain and picking up some bad habits. Kristen took over and got everything on the right track right away. First, Kristen helped us find a course of treatment that helped relieve Lulu's worst symptoms without harming her stomach, stabilizing her for the next step. Then Kristen designed a course of training to simultaneously strengthen Lulu's muscles and joints. (Not just her wrist) to better support her weight, while also training Lulu for obedience. Kristen even managed conversations with a local vet to get the right combination of meds for Lulu including gabapenton. Kristen went far beyond what we expected. I can't think of a better resource for training, working with physical challenges , coordinating treatment and doing it all seamlessly. For any job, from basic puppy training to working dog training to complex cases like ours, you won't find anyone even close to Kristen. Thanks Kristen!

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Franklin Square, NY 11010

Jasmin T.

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My boyfriend and I enjoyed working with her. She knew a lot about our Dog's breed which made us feel comfortable working with her. She addressed every issue we had and helped us understand why he had certain behaviors and why some of them aren't as unusual as we thought. In general she really does give lots of great tips on how to work with your dog so when she leaves you can enforce them.

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  • 11 years in businuess
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10023

Meagan G.

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Elizabeth has been great with our new puppy Hank. So far we have worked with her once in person and scheduled another session. She is very good with Hank in person and gave us tips I have been practicing for the last week. The best of all she followed up the first session with a recap email so I can refer to it between lessons.

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  • 20 years in businuess
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

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Very professional.

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  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11225
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Olivia T.

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Kellie did an amazing job with our new French Bulldog. He was only 2 months old and she was able to give us tons of great tips and recommendations. We're looking forward to working more with Kellie in the near future! Highly recommend her for those looking for a trainer, especially for new pups!

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  • 8 years in businuess
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Englewood, NJ 07631

Kathy G.

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David has a way with dogs. He immediately saw what we were doing wrong and provided guidance on how to remedy the situation.

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  • 21 years in businuess
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Demarest, NJ 07627

Jade L.

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Ramella was awesome. She addressed all my puppy's manners. I cannot believe how easy the transition has been and what a pleasure it is now to see my puppy do all the commands that Ramella took a lot of trouble to teach me and explain to me how each command is perceived by my dog and sometimes its easy to confuse dogs as to what they should be doing. Not only did Ramella give me excellent service, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from her about 2 weeks or so after the training session enquiring about how my puppy was doing and that if I had any issues at all, I was welcomed to call her. I am thrilled with the end result and would not hesitate to recommend Ramella's service to anyone.

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  • 56 years in businuess
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Midland Park, NJ 07432

Kim N.

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Babette was a great instructor. Very knowledgable and helpful! Truly expresses a love for what she does, which is reassuring for any skeptical attendees. Also the pricing is absolutely fantastic in comparison to other local trainers who want to charge you an arm, leg and your first born child! Overall, I was very satisfied and would recommend to others.

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10029

Ross T.

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Kenneth is excellent to work with and extremely knowledgeable about all different dog breeds. He teaches consistency which we know is of the utmost importance. Many trainers I spoke with before hiring Kenneth were a bit "over the top"in their approach. Kenneth was willing to go to my son's apartment and train him on his turf which is what we felt would be best. I highly recommend him as a a dog trainer and would be happy to speak with anyone interested in hiring him

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  • 12 years in businuess
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11226

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  • 26 years in businuess
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Staten Island, NY 10305

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  • 23 years in businuess
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11233

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I had worked with several Dog Trainers in NYC before I met Pete, and after working with him I will never use another. I had a bottle fed Pitbull, who had severe aggression issues, and it was coming to a point where I was becoming hopeless. That was until I met Peter Caine. Through his strict obedience training, repetition, and constant vigilance Harley became a different dog. I only recommend Peter Caine to anyone that has a dog in the NYC area. His Board & Train will work wonders. Pete makes training fun, and keeps it simple. He genuinely cares about his clients, and will always make you laugh. For anyone that has a dog, whether it is a puppy, or an older dog with issues Peter Caine is the man for the job. Thanks for everything Pete!

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  • 4 years in businuess
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10019

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  • 14 years in businuess
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bloomingdale, NJ 07403

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My family's experience with the Dog Tamer was amazing. I called Tom when my German Sheppherd was about 10mos, in that conversation almost in tear's I told Tom I may have to get rid of her she just was a handful. I had tried another trainer I had bought every training device nothing was working she was jumpy, nippy and severely energetic. Tom had said let me come a few times and I guarantee you'll see a difference. Well within 1 session Bacci was a different dog, we did 3 additional sessions and each time he left i would just say wow how does he do that. Staying on top of Bacci keeping up with all Tom taught us has made it possible to keep her and can't imagine not having her now. Thank You Tom!

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Franklin Square, NY 11010

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5 stars does not even do justice! Dog palace was able to do what my previous 2 trainers- one private and one from a very well known company- were not able to do. And that is explain my dog's behaviors and why he has them and how to work past them. The prong collar that the first trainer put on my dog and that the second trainer told me my dog would always have to wear is not only gone but not needed nor was it ever needed knowing now what I know. I thought having a very large, nervous, aggressive dog meant always having to isolate him. But with Evee's knowledge and patience and love of what she does, my dog is happy and thriving. And for that, I could not be happier. It took 3 trainers but I finally found not only the right one- but the best out there!!

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  • 1 years in businuess
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Astoria, NY 11106

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I hired Ryan to train my dog Jake, a mixed breed rescue. Prior to the training, Jake had a hard time staying in the house without chewing everything: furniture, expensive shoes, garbage, etc. When I would come home from work, he would jump on me out of excitement and often on walks wouldn't listen. After two weeks with Ryan, Jake now only chews his toys, he's been taught how to handle the excitement of myself and guests at the front door, and walking him is no longer a dreaded task. Ryan's professionalism and talent is unmatched here in NYC and I'm so glad he was recommended through a friend.

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  • Middletown, NY 10940
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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Hawthorne, NJ 07506
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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.

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  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Newark, NJ 07105

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  • New York, NY 10004
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