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  • Top Notch Dog Training

    (12 reviews)

    Dogs are US! Top Notch Dog Training is Hudson Valley's premier dog training school. Dog lovers Pat Tetrault and Aggie Poillucci enjoy assisting dogs as well as their owners learn to live in harmony with and understand one another. After meeting at dog school a number of years in the past, and together training their own dogs, first to prepare for competitions and later to work in the film industry, Aggie and Pat decided that it was time to bequeath their knowledge with the dog-loving community. Each of them bring over twenty-five years of experience to you, using a "let's-build-a-positive-relationship-with-your-dog" approach. At Top Notch, each of our instructors is experienced, having titled dogs in agility, obedience, canine good citizen, rally o, field work, therapy dog, and conformation championships. Many of their dogs (as well as student's dogs) regularly work in the film industry, and can be seen in movies, commercials, and TV shows (see "Film Stars" on our website). Both are committed to assisting those dogs less fortunate than theirs. Pat and Aggie do oodles of Dutchess County SPCA volunteer work. Pat is a previous president, as well as board member, of the DCSPCA, and is a chairman of SOS-SRF, a 501(c)3 dedicated to helping homeless Siberian Huskies. Visit our website or contact us. You will be happy that you did!

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  • ALL 4 DOGS TRAINING & REHABILITATION. LLC

    (11 reviews)

    LOOKING FOR DOGS THAT HAVE BEEN TO OTHER TRAINERS WITH NO RESULTS. I offer " REAL WORLD " dog training. I train you and your dog in real world settings. Inside and out we show your dog how it should behave. I know how to use every training tool the correct way never needing any harsh corrections. Let me show you how your pulling dog will look up at me as if to say ( what would you like me to do next ) with me saying no more than the word GOOD or NO if needed. Let me show you how to communicate with your dog in ways that make sence to him or her.

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  • K9 Behavior and Training

    (5 reviews)

    I provide individualized personal instruction in your home. I do not board dogs, I believe the dog must be trained by you, in your home, with my instruction. It is not helpful to train a dog to obey me, and then send her home. I do not offer group classes, but will attend group classes with you and your dog. Socialization is an essential part of a young dog's training and should be started by the breeder or immediately following adoption, and must be continued throughout the first 1-2 years. An emotionally stable adult dog rescued from a shelter, with no prior obedience training, can be trained in obedience. You can teach an old dog new tricks. However, a dog with poorly developed social skills, poor bite inhibition, resource guarding, etc is much harder to recondition, but can be taught obedience. Therefore, it is very important to socialize your puppy, early and often, to as many people, places, sounds, friendly, immunized dogs, and environments as you can manage. I will instruct and assist in developing social skills for your dog, teaching it to be calm with young children, strange sounds, people and dogs. I am not a fan of dog parks, but will visit your park with you, and teach you canine body language so you may recognize a fight before it happens. I am experienced in general family dog obedience, minor bite issues, housebreaking, jumping and barking. I also have experience in training more formal competitive obedience and tracking. I will evaluate bite issues, keeping in mind that what many people call biting is in fact mouthing in young dogs. Dogs use their mouth for many things, especially young dogs. They need to be taught bite inhibition, which is simply not to bite too hard and not to bite inappropriately. I do not advise guard/protection training for a family pet, especially a guardian breed. They are by nature protective, and grow to be formidable dogs. If you want to prepare your dog for personal protection, the first steps are to provide intensive socialization and teach manners and obedience. Not all dogs are suitable for this work, they need to have a stable temperament. Protection training should be done by the owner or a handler in a Schutzhund club or by a professional personal protection trainer. I do not provide protection training but will evaluate your dog for that work and lay the foundation by teaching obedience in drive and offering biting games as an integral part of training. I will also recommend a specialist. Please be aware that if a person says they can take your dog and train him in personal protection in a short time, they are almost certainly using intimidation and stressing or even abusing your dog. Dogs that are trained in fear are not effective in protection, they are more likely to turn and run in a real fight. Police and personal protection dogs are trained slowly, with an emphasis on building courage. It is easy to teach a dog to bite, but not easy to teach it to let go, or cease aggression. I do not agree in many cases with Cesar Milan, neither do veterinarians and behaviorists, but I do agree that dogs understand and need pack structure, and some dogs try and raise their rank within the family, their "pack". All dogs have inherent "drives" that govern their behavior. I will evaluate your dogs drives and teach you to funnel the dogs behavior using them. These drives can lead to behavioral problems but can also be used to your advantage during training. I believe that dogs are happier when their owners are in charge. I strive to be a benevolent but firm leader, and I use a combination of behavior modification and classic obedience training. In training, I rarely use force or intimidation, that should never be needed for puppies, and I do not use electric or choke collars. I do use prong collars when needed for powerful dogs. We will not do anything that will damage your relationship with your dog. I seek to motivate the dog according to its individual needs. For example, German Shepherds want to bite a tug or chase a ball; Labradors want to fetch. All dogs love tasty, healthy treats. I start training simply at home with no distractions and teach basic commands in a stress-free environment. Food treats are excellent tools for teaching the basic commands; come, sit, down, stand, heel and stay. "Drop it" and "leave it" are taught with toys. The dogs are then brought to a slightly less familiar environment with minor distractions, such as the yard or porch, and are trained there. The dog is always rewarded for proper behavior, using treats and verbal praise; attention is not given for improper behavior. The dog is not physically punished if it ignores commands but may be placed into position by the handler. All training sessions end on a positive note, asking for commands the dog already knows well so that s/he can be praised enthusiastically. I teach housebreaking by humanely regulating a pups food and water, providing many opportunities to relieve itself outside and careful supervision in the house. Dogs are praised effusively for going outside, accidents inside are ignored and swiftly cleaned. I recommend a crate for times when the dog must be left alone. My personal dogs are trained to poop at the edges of the yard to keep it cleaner. I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and use their meetings, seminars, discussion boards and courses to maintain and expand my skill set. I do not rehabilitate dogs who fight aggressively or bite hard (not mouth) other dogs or people, but I can evaluate a dogs aggressive behavior and help owners find the best local resources. I offer a free, no obligation phone consultation so that you can describe your dog and training goals and we can set a lesson plan. I do not offer "packages", the number of lessons will depend on your individual situation.

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  • Dog Training Beyond

    (3 reviews)

    Dog Training Beyond offers board and train services for all breeds, and ages. Board and train can be for dog behavior issues or obedience control/proper manners because doing so, produces fantastically behaved dog. Dog Training Beyond offers both private lessons and Board and Train services for dog training and behavior issues. Dog Training Beyond teaches basic obedience such as proper leash walking, sit, down and come to puppies (puppy development) and adult dogs alike. Behavior issues are address with communications and confidence building development. Felix Rosado Dog Training Beyond ABOUT Felix I am a certified professional dog trainer and behaviorist who provides training and behavioral rehabilitation for family dogs. I want families to completely enjoy their lives with their dogs, whether you got your new dog from a breeder or shelter. I love dogs and love teaching and helping people, and I GUARANTEE my training will work for your dog. No tricks or gimmicks; no harsh treatments; just real obedience for real family dogs like yours. We are a Dutchess County, NY Dog Training based company and service NY and CT. ****************************************­*********** ****************************************­*********** ABOUT DOG TRAINING BEYOND Dog Training Beyond dog training service located in Poughkeepsie, NY. We are experts in fixing dog aggression, human aggression, resource guarding, separation anxiety, fear issues, anxiety issues, leash aggression, leash reactivity, pulling on leash, jumping on people, counter surfing, stealing food, chewing and destruction, barking problems, running away, not listening, growling, snapping, biting, door bolting, cat aggression, cat killing, and chasing game. Dog Training Beyond services Dutchess County, Orange County, Connecticut, Westchester, New York City (Five Boroughs), New Jersey, Kingston, Sullivan County and all nearby areas.

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  • K-9 Equipped Professional Dog Training

    (7 reviews)

    I provide basic and advanced obedience training as well as behavior evaluations and behavior modification. I use the method of positive reinforcement to train dogs. I believe this method to be the most reliable, positive and humane way to train a dog. Using positive reinforcement helps in teaching your dog just what it is that you're asking of him/her, without using any physical roughness, manipulation, yelling or inflicting any kind of pain to your dog. Using this method while training your dog helps build a strong relationship of love, understanding, respect and TRUST. You will enjoy training your dog while tightening the bond between you and your best friend! I will travel to your home to train your dog if that is preferred. This is usually the best situation so I can observe your dog in his own environment and this is where he will be most comfortable. I also offer training package specials to new clients, which is buying a six lesson package but only paying for five lessons while receiving the sixth lesson for free. My fees are very reasonable with competitive pricing. I look forward to working with you and your best friend!! Let's get training!

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  • Stretch To The Max Dog Obedience

    (2 reviews)

    I teach foundation obedience and house manners. I teach Rally-O and Nose Work (NACSW). I participate in many venues with my dogs. These include agility, rally-o, NoseWork, Barnhunts, Frisbee and Dockdiving.

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  • RR Professional Dog Training

    We offer a variety of dog training options. We train your dog for you, while he is boarding with us. We offer group training, private training sessions, agility, and more. We are a small company dedicated to give you and your dog the best dog trainer, training, and boarding service.

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  • Dynamic Dog Training

    I am a Fishkill based dog trainer/caretaker with a daycare program. As a certified canine training and behavior specialist, I provide top-quality care and training for your dog. My daycare program involves me picking up your dog for a hike with my other dogs which provides socialization and burns energy. I do not discriminate based on breed or size, and I can help you with all your training needs, from basic and advanced off-leash obedience to behavior issues, such as barking/jumping/nipping. I offer boarding as well and will work with you to figure out what training method is best for your individual situation.

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  • Marvin's Dog Training

    I take time to personally train your dog to behave the way you want. I am able to train the dog to respond to your voice commands and be able to be around children and people.

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  • Dog Training Beyond serves Poughkeepsie, New York and beyond. We can help you solve any dog problem from helping a puppy get house trained all the way to fixing major aggression challenges.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training

    I offer training for any breed, any age and any problem. Lessons are conducted in your home, where the dog is most comfortable and is not distracted. Bark Busters offers a life-of-the-dog guarantee, which gives you a trainer on call for as long as your dog lives, at no additional charge. Guarantee is honored by any Bark Buster in the United States and 10 other countries. Bark Busters of Dutchess county, NY covers all of Dutchess county, NY and the majority of Ulster county, NY. The training gives you the knowledge and procedures to ensure a continuing happy relationship with your dog. Training is not treat-based, and has no negative physical contact with your dog.

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  • The Canine Spirit

    Relationship-based dog training is a six-week course and conducted one hour a week. With a homework to set up success for an owner, a dog and a trainer, behavioral problem solving and canine socialization education is offered, which is important for a confident, safe dog to bring into public places. Also, it makes them feel safe and confident when their home environment changes.

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  • DOGMA (Dogs of Good Manners, Always)

    I provide basic dog and dog owner training. I train puppies and dogs on basic commands, provide house training assistance and help dog owners correct bad habits.

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  • G-Force Fowl Dogs and Training

    We offer dog training with obedience and problem solving for hunting dogs as well as field test training. We are willing to be negotiable based on your financial needs. You can see past work and videos on G-Force Fowl Dogs and Training on Facebook.

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  • Heather B.

    I am a certified dog trainer, and I can train for service dogs obedience and search and rescue. I love spending time with dogs to teach them helpful skills, and I have lots of experience. I am a huge dog lover. I'm not afraid of any dog no matter what size it is. I look forward to meeting with you and your dog or dogs.

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  • Ted McCue Trainer

    I offer dog training for obedience or hunting dogs. I will come to your home, or you can come to my kennel. I emphasize seeing the good within each dog especially with difficult dogs.

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  • I am a certified dog trainer who gives private lessons in basic obedience. I will come to your home and help you learn how to better understand your dog and in turn, have a better, more fulfilling relationship with him/her.

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  • Bunnie's Pet Sitting

    I pet sit dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and fish. I can train puppies. I walk and wash dogs. I also feed the animals.

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  • Valarie's Pet Care Services

    I provide pet care, including dog walking, pet sitting, grooming, and training. What makes my business great is that I have a genuine care and concern for animals, especially dogs.

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  • Toni's In Home Pet Service

    I am excellent with animals. I am very active and love to walk. I will get any task handed to me done in a timely manner. I grew up with two dogs myself. One is a Brazilian mastiff, and the other is a German shepherd. I will walk, play or train your dog.

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    This professional dog trainer provides training for any breed, age and problem. They offer residential dog training in the comfort of your home.

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Cobleskill, NY

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Dog age(s)
1-2 years
Dog size
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Details
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Gloversville, NY

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