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Valley Stream Animal Behaviorists

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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Debbie S.
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My 1 year old Jack Russell Billy was showing signs of aggression and out of control behavior. I needed someone to teach me how to teach Billy good doggie manners. Jay had Billy under control within the first 1/2 hour of his first visit to my home. Jay taught me how to understand Billy's body language, correct his negative behavior and in a kind and gentle way to teach Billy that I was in control, I was the alpha leader not Billy. I learned so much about a dogs behavior from Jay. It is really the owners that need the training on how to correctly teach our dogs how we would like them to behave. I now have a dog that has good manners. Billy has learned not to jump on people, sit , lay down and stay on command, wait until I tell him to retrieve food, toys etc. all this with only simple one word commands. Billy now walks perfectly when going for a walk, he is by my side and I set the pace. I never dreamed that Billy could be such a well behaved dog..I am so proud of him..Jay is an excellent teacher, he is kind, patient and he just loves dogs. If you need help with your dog...don't hesitate..call Jay...you will not be disappointed.

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Paws for Applause
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Krishna P.
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Sal was amazing with our four month puggle puppy. He gave us some great pointers on training our puppy. My boyfriend and I highly recommend him. He is great with dogs and he is simply awesome!

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  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Jane L.
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We have had two training sessions with Ariana and our two four-month old Chow-Shepherd mixes, and we couldn't be happier with what she has taught the pups and us so far. The dogs adore her and respond well to her training techniques, and she clearly has a lot of in-depth knowledge and experience working with dogs and animals in general. I appreciate that she has a background in animal behavior, so she understands why they act the way they do and uses that to redirect their behavior. We look forward to many more sessions with her!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 168 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!

Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 75 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.

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suki lau
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
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Joseph P.
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Suki is great! She is very flexible and absolutely loved animals! She is gentle and watchful. She walked the dogs in the park and several times during the day, fed them and spent good quality time with them. They clearly loved her too.

Happy Dog Training
4.5
from 37 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Justin S.
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Joan was attentive and wonderful with my dog, Barney. There's been a huge positive change in his behavior just from the one training session!! He loved her and we look forward to our next session!!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 54 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 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 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 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 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.

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City Wolves NYC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Steve F.
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Sean was fantastic to work with. He has a real understanding of dogs and their behavior. He worked with my dog for as long as she needed to be trained and corrected, and continued to follow up with both my progress as well as my dog's. I could not recommend him highly enough.

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RufF lOve dOg traiNIng inC.
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle L.
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Alcie Marino is a true professional when it comes to understanding the canine world. Her techniques and strategies for training your pooch are terrific. I have two large dogs who were trained by Alice. They were extremely destructive and did not understand who was the boss. Through my training sessions with Alice, they are two of the most wonderful, well-behaved dogs. They are easy to walk and do not destroy anything in our home. In addition, Alice works with your entire family to ensure that your all in the household are aware of the expected behavior of your dog. She truly is amazing and I would highly recommend her services!

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Susanne F.
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We love Prima Donna Pet Services! We have two large rescue dogs and have the utmost trust in Prima Donna's Pet Service. We rely on them to care for our beloved pets whenever we go away or just need a night out. In addition to the service being extremely reliable, we always know that our fur kids are cared by professionals with excellent judment, kind hearts and a love for animals. It's the only pet sitting service I have ever used that I know with 100% confidence that my dog kids will be cared for as well as if I were home.

Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Malinda E.
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Josh is an amazing trainer and very dedicated. He was able to try many different methods of training when one didn't work for our dog.

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Doggie Do Right Dog Training
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Leana V.
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Roxanne at My Doggie Do Right was wonderful! I sent my 4 month old puppy to her with some aggression and nipping issues as well as a handful of other concerns I had. When I took my puppy home he was so well behaved and the issues I noticed were gone. He is just a regular puppy with puppy behaviors. I was very concerned about sending him to her for 2 weeks and spoke with Roxanne about it. She was very understanding and compassionate. She would send texts, pictures and videos and I always felt comforted. Once I picked up my puppy she still made herself available for questions I had, She truly is a top notch trainer.

Sundog Pet Care
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Heather B.
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Chelsea is amazing and I’ve been working with her for about 3 years. I would trust her with Mac (my collie)any day. She understands animal behavior and personalizes her approach with every animal, using positive reinforcement.

Gus Trains Us, Inc.
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 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
  • 13 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!

Mac's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Tish B.
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    Mac is a true animal whisperer. I have a geriatric cat, and he cared for her as if she was his pet. I felt comfortable and confident leaving my cat in his care.

    Carlos
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Dayana H.
      Verified review

      Well the job was consisting of behavioral problems with the dog and a little bit of obedience training. He was ver very understanding and patient with my dog he did a great job. I would recommend him to anyone that needs help with their dog.

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