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Yonkers Canine Professionals

Browse these canine professionals with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Yonkers.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Auston H.
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Great guy! Helped me install an AC unit. Very professional and did a great job. Will definitely use him again for jobs in the future. Highly recommend!

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Ruff Adjustments
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
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Laurie C.
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We have a 1 year old Pit Bull that needed to work on some typical puppy behaviors, especially jumping. We found Jay on thumbtack. He immediately responded to our request. I loved that he responded with some information about Stella’s behavior as well as some tips before even setting up a training schedule. After talking over the phone some, and learning more about what Jay does, my husband and i decided to have our first meeting. I felt like he truly understood our concerns. WHAT A DIFFERENCE in Stella’s behavior after only one 2 hour session! I loved that Jay came to us, it helped for him to observe Stella’s behaviors in her usual environment. We learned a lot about canine behavior, why Stella was doing the things she was, and how to get her to do more of the behaviors we expect and WANT to see her doing. We moved forward with a few more sessions, and we have been incredibly successful! We have done a few sessions including some of our other family members, as well as moved to some other locations we bring Stella often. Jay has made such a difference for us! Some of our less dog experienced family members feel more comfortable around our dog now and that was the ultimate goal. Overall, Jay was on time and prepared for every session, explained everything really well, answered all of our questions and we had a good time along the way! I joke and say jay trained us, not the dog, lol but joking aside i would recommend his service to anyone! I may even call him again in the future as needed!

Pooch Ventures
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna K.
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very easy to talk to. Willing to fit into your schedule if possible. Dog walkers are very friendly and seem to really enjoy their work I had a very good experience and highly recommend them to anyone.

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Suzanne's Pet Services
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Lucy V.
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Suzanne has been great with our dog, who sometimes isn't as well-behaved as we'd like. She is communicative and professional and our dog is always happy to see her!

  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jon S.
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Ariana was great! She was very professional, and our dog responded well to her training. We learned a lot more than we expected in our first training, and received a ton of value from the session.

Krystie's Pawfect Pet Care
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne G.
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Great company, great people and my dog is very happy🐆

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suki lau
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Judy O.
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(+) Suki fulfilled the expected tasks of a cat sitter -- providing food, filling the water bowl, and scooping the litter box. She sent daily photos. She was pretty quick to responding to my texts. Suki's rate/cost is affordable compared to other cat sitters, especially professionals (-) Although she sent daily photos, they were sometimes just blurry snaps of my cat's back. From the photos alone, it did not seem that Suki spent much time with him. Rather felt like she was merely showing me that she "checked in" to see my cat. I was disappointed to return home and see that the curtains were down when she said that she will make sure they are up.

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SKL House Grooming
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Audrey W.
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Sing did an amazing job grooming my dog. She is very experienced and very professional. She created very trusting rapport with my dog. My dog not only looks great, but enjoyed the experience as well. I highly recommend Sing.

Happy Dog Training
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Jean M.
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Joan was good, she came to our home during a snow storm and arrived extra early to training our 3 month old Shih Tzu. Joan is friendly, very knowledgeable about nutrition and training for dogs. She brought lots of treats and toys for our puppy to play with and she spent time getting to know him. By the end of session puppy was sitting on command.

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Flipz Pet Care
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Katherine R.
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Jenn is incredible. She is very dependable and has a wonderful rapport with our two kitties (and us). Whenever we go out of town we know our little ones are in safe and competent hands. Jenn goes out of her way to send updates with photos each day. She is always prompt in responding and professional. Our kitties are normally very shy, but they both took to Jen immediately. She truly is a cat whisperer. We also sincerely appreciate her advice - ranging from kitty allergies to appropriate nutrition. Jenn is a wealth of knowledge. You would be lucky to have her. We cannot say enough glowing things about her. We give her 6 out of 5 stars!!

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Pack in Harmony
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 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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Simply Yours Concierge
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Leigh E.
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Kyle and Alanna were awesome with our dog! We were gone for the weekend and we have never left our dog for that long before. I was honestly a nervous wreck the first day, but after getting great reports and photos back from them after each visit, my worrying stopped. Darla, our dog, also seemed very happy with the experience! We will be using them again! (Just asked them to come by another day this week!)

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Backcountry K-9
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Sammy S.
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I reached out to Josh for help because my dog would lash out at other dogs when we went for walks, hikes, etc. I was very pleased with his work! He arrived on time, earlier than expected, to really make sure I got the most out of my session. The quality of his work is very professional and you could tell he truly cares about helping you and your dog! He is very knowledgeable in numerous different behavioral issues, which was impressive. He taught me how to take control of my dog and now my dog is doing much better socially. Josh also responded to my emails in a timely mannner when I would have quick questions. I would highly recommend this service!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Niina H.
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I have complete confidence in Donna and trust that my puppy is taken care of as agreed by dedicated professionals. I have been very satisfied with flexible arrangements to fit my schedule, as well as updates from every visit so I can see for myself how much fun they are having. I highly recommend Prima Donna services!

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Happily Wagging Tails Corp.
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jim M.
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The perfect help we needed to train frankie... put us on the right track...we couldn't be happier

  • 28 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ken Y.
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Katie takes great care of her client (the pet) more than anything. She took care of our cat for the past three weeks despite the extreme snow condition in Ann Arbor. I wholeheartedly recommend Katie to anyone who are looking for a caring, responsible, and knowledgeable pet sitter.

Leash and Learn
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Emily J.
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Rachel has been amazing; I feel so lucky to have found her for my little poodle Prosciutto. Rachel is not only extremely professional, but you can tell how passionate she is about her work. She is clearly invested in your puppy's success in becoming the best dog for your family. She is organized, quick to respond whenever I have a question, and can handle any problem thrown at her. Over the course of only two weeks, my puppy showed more progress than I ever expected her to, and that progress has only continued since! I truly cannot recommend her enough!

Canine Company
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Helen R.
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My 3 rescue dogs have a hard time with strangers but they fell in love with Colleen from The Canine Company right away. It was the most stress-free grooming they've ever had and they look and smell great. I highly recommend them.

TREAT!
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maga B.
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Am so pleased with your service, Rex loves his walks with you. Dawn of the Dogs provides an excellent service, I will recommend you to my friends, thank you.

Maxwell S.
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Working with Ellese is wonderful! She always responds in a timely manner. My dog Essa comes back to me looking fantastic. She really knows how to connect with the dogs so that they feel comfortable being groomed. I use Ellese all the time now, it feels more personal then going to petsmart.

Greenfuzz Pet Care
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
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Best pet sitter ever for my cat and two birds. Trustworthy, reliable and follows all instructions. However, more importantly, she treated my pets with such love. My cranky bird, who hated everyone, would fly over to her, and sit in her palm as she sang him to sleep.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

  • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
  • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
  • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
  • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
  • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
  • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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