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Rochester Dog Aggression Trainers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nanette P.
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Danielle is wonderful!! She is very knowledgeable and has suggestions/answers to any issues you may be having with your dog. My dog in particular needed training in developing manners. My dog was jumping, nipping and chewing on things in our house. Danielle was very patient in training her. She offered us suggestions on keeping our dog busy to distract her from chewing on things in our house. Danielle's training helped us learn ways to control her behaviors. I highly recommend Danielle. Our dog's behavior has really improved. It's nice to know that Danielle is available for refresher lessons if needed in the future!

  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Maria John M.
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Amazing!! What a transformation! We were in desperate need of help when we found Tommy. Our "dream puppy" was a nightmare and we were at our wits end. She was highly protective and we couldn't even let anyone, friends or strangers, into our house. Our kids couldn't invite any of their friends over. Outside she lunged at anything that moved and we couldn't even take her outside for a simple walk before she would try to drag us down the street. We tried a "traditional" puppy class, but while our puppy was perfect in class and knew all her commands, this didn't carry over to everyday life. We talked to so-called german shepherd "experts" and they all said the same thing, but none of these "experts" were able to help us. After spending a lot of time and money on these trainers and providing her with countless "treats" as suggested, nothing improved and as she continued to grow, our puppy was getting worse instead of better. Then we found Tommy. He is a true dog expert and really speaks to the soul of the dog. Everything he said was so different than the other trainers, but after listening to him explain his training philosophy, it made total sense! He came in and worked with our dog over and over again, and even though he whispered to her and we couldn't hear what he was saying, our dog sure did! He was confident and unwavering from the start that he would be able to help her, and we believed that with his extensive training and background he was the person for the job. From just one session with her, we started to see subtle changes in her behavior and after working with her for quite some time, he turned her over to us and the actual changes were amazing. What a difference! We now have the puppy we and our kids always dreamed of and our puppy is the puppy we always knew she could be. She is now calm, confident and relaxed. She is the dog she was meant to be and we know that none of this would have been possible without Tommy. He truly speaks to the soul of the dog and has a deep understanding of how to communicate with her and transitioned that over to us. Even though we are working with our dog now, we still phone and text Tommy with follow up questions and he always quickly returns our call and is happy to hear how we all are doing. So go talk to all the other dog trainers, then do yourself a favor and hire Tommy. You won't be disappointed! P.S. - he never gave her one treat to get her to behave!

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Good Dog Training Services
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Norma C.
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He is a good trainer.My dog listened to him and most of the time took the command. I have a lot of training for myself and he gave me great info to do that. I am very happy with Nate.

  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Mark R.
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Best dog trainers and dog training company I have ever seen! I highly recommend them!

Rochester NY Dogs
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Anna O.
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I can not stress how impressed my husband and I are with Michael. We could tell from the initial phone call that he was truly passionate with what he's doing, but when we met him in person his passion, work ethic, and techniques all are evident within seconds. Our dog was deemed "un-trainable" by several other dog trainers, well they were wrong... PLEASE don't give up on your dog, give Michael a call first!

Calling All Dogs, LLC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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Tori was extremely accomodating with us and our dog Loki. We were able to meet on a Sunday and we all loved the experience especially Loki.We were sent home with the necessary tools to continue the training that we learned. We have scheduled additional private lessons to continue working with our excitable pup and also enrolled in the next available group beginner class. Thanks Tori for the wonderful experience.

Mankind's Best Friendship
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Symeon B.
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We were referred to Ingrid, by another dog trainer, a mutual friend of ours. Before we started working with the trainer who referred us, our dog, Storm, was incredibly shy and fearful. Being the giant dog that he is, that was a serious problem. Since working with Ingrid, Storm has made incredible steps towards becoming more confident and outgoing. While he still doesn't much care for strangers, he is now quite friendly towards family, and it is all thanks to Ingrid. She works flawlessly with Storm, sympathetically guiding his feelings (of which he has many) towards a more optimistic and friendly outlook on life, and family members. She is very friendly towards both people and animals, and very unassuming: not demanding anything that the either one is not ready to do. Her results are excellent.

Regional K-9
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Claire C.
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Pat was a god send for my partner and I! Our dog was so misbehaved and anxious. He couldn’t sit still or stop biting our roommates. Pat completely took over and reassured us that everything was going to be ok. Bowie is a completely new dog now. We understand that we have to put in a lot of work as well but this has been the only method that has been worth it thus far. He has been available with any of our questions at anytime and truly cares about the well being of us and our dog. 10/10 reccomend!!!

Duty for Dogs
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn A.
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Loved loved loved Tonia Maier & her private dog training lessons. She is a very caring, dedicated & professional dog trainer & lover of all animals. Her understanding of dogs & her training techniques are superb. She gives you all the necessary training tools and skills needed for success, in being able to work with your dog on a daily bases, in redirecting any bad behaviors and learning new lifetime skills needed for your dog/s to come, stay, sit & leave it. She also teaches you important socialization tools needed in training your dog. She gives you a copy of written weekly follow-up training materials to keep on hand for continued training that has to be done by the dog owner on a consistent day to day bases for complete success. She has taught me that good dog behaviors are the sole responsibility of the owner. A dog is only as good as the owner trains it & allows it to be. Dogs are, and always will be our very best friends! I love them all. Thank you Tonia for your help, skills and patience. You are very talented, loving, kind and simply the BEST dog training professional I have met. KUDOS Tania - me and Milo are pawsatively very thankful and happy with our continued & dedicated daily training techniques you have taught us. Ciao 🐾 👍👏 😎

True Companion Pet Care
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond R.
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Kristen is an absolute sweet heart and a great trainer she not only trains the person and the dog she cares deeply

Bella's Kanine Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Adam B.
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Nichole is just an awesome person. She knows everything about dogs and you see it right away. You knows exactly what the problems are with your dog in just the first meeting. She will set you up with the proper training and start right away. With just one session in my dog Rascal was becoming a better behaved dog. Not only does she train your dog she trains everyone in the household and that's 8 of us on what to do and what not to. She is the best thing we could have done for our dog and our family. NICOLE YOU ARE THE BEST.

Rebecca Giannavola
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kelly Mae M.
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    Rebecca is a very positive, welcoming person. Her sense of humor makes her fun to work with. I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together and continue to benefit from the skills she helped my dog learn. She truly has a gift in understanding dog behavior. She had my dog working hard in minutes and he barely knew how to sit down! He ended up winning first in his class in the final competion! Thank you!

    The Dog House
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Phil L.
      Verified review

      Very convenient service. Always know my dog is in good hands.

      • 8 years in business
      • 12 hires on Thumbtack
      Joan C.
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      We have only been to two puppy classes so far, but Rachel really knows dogs and how to train them. She communicates the lessons well so we know what to practice at home. I am looking forward to the next lesson!

      • 3 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Brian B.
      Verified review

      We have used Nicole numerous times over the past year for in home dog sitting. Each and every time she exceeds our expectations. She treats our fur babies so well....makes sure they are loved, walked and fed. Communicates effectively with us during our trip for updates. Our puppies are so calm and happy when we get home...I'm 100% certain that Nicole gives our puppies the love and caring they deserve while we're away. We'll use Nicole again and again!

      CujoCop, LLC
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Darcie V.
        Verified review

        Chris Velez is the most competent, knowledgeable, and reliable dog trainer there is! I have seen him work with a variety of breeds all of different personalities and behaviorial issues. He amazes me each time in his ability to quickly assess the dog's problem and correct it. He consistently gets a dog obeying him within minutes as he seems to have a magical connection with all canine. Not only that, but his demeanor and disposition with the human owners is equally excellent as he can easily teach them what needs to be done in order to maintain the correction. His attitude is outstanding...always with the motivation of helping others...not making money.

        Holly Overton
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Sandy O.
          Verified review

          Holly is a certified dog trainer. She has personally trained my chi-pom in basic commands of sit and stay as well as leash walking. She is very down to earth and personable. I would highly recommend her for these services.

          Wise K9 Training
          4.0
          from 1 review
          • 3 years in business
          Jenn K.
          Verified review

          My dog had some aggression issues towards other dogs, I was at the point of giving the dog up. Then I found wise k9 training online and at the end of training I had a completely different dog! Very happy with the results.

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          I am a certified dog trainer/canine behaviorist. I do private and group training sessions, dog grooming and overnight boarding.

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          How old should a puppy be for training?

          Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

          In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

          Which dog training method is best?

          The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

          • What type of training methods do you use?
          • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
          • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

          How long does it take to train a puppy?

          Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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