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Abby Lane Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky E.
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Really cared about being sure we were confident in working with our dog. Great trainers!!

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steve D.
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Jennifer is a great trainer; great with the dog and great helping my kids learn how to train dog.

Darwin Dogs LLC
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
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After one session with Kerry, I was amazed how much more control I have had with my dogs. I have two Great Danes, and they can be a little unruly sometimes, to say the least. Recently, one of them has had a couple aggression issues towards other dogs when we go for walks, to the park, etc. Kerry gave me the tools to manage her nervous aggression towards other dogs she perceived as threats. With showing my dogs that I am a leader and making myself more aware of my body language, I am able to put them at ease that I am the one in control whenever we leave the house. Half the battle is making sure you and your dogs are calm and you're the one leading them, and patience is key. Kerry also showed me how to handle my dog when she does get into an aggressive area and how to handle her so she doesn't get hurt, and I don't get hurt. I have done other training techniques with my dogs and other trainers that were not getting the results that I have seen Kerry get within minutes of walking into our house! I would highly recommend Kerry for owners who are really interested in understanding their dogs and understanding their roles in their dogs lives.

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara W.
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Very good trainer. My dog / puppy was biting she showed me why was needed to stop this behavior. It did work. Very personable and makes you feel comfortable. Good price also. Well worth your money. This is my baby that she has helped

Pawsitively Good Pup
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Kate H.
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Cindy is simply the best. My Pitbull is a completely different dog after her wonderful training. We both look forward to our sessions and my puppy loves to show off his good behavior and new tricks!

Dog Logic with Barbara
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Celia T.
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Barb's training was excellent and very easy for new dog trainers/owners. She makes every exercise fun, easy to understand (so you can practice at home, of course), relevant to every day life for you and your dog, and even has days where she will give you tips for nutrition, nail clippings, and pictures! She covered the basics: sit, down, stay, come, etc, as well as more advanced tricks, like "leave it" "watch me" and showed us how her dog learned to skateboard! I was beyond pleased with her training and services. She always kept me in the loop for potential opportunities for my dog's growth and happiness via Facebook articles and other links, texts or phone calls! Barb is great, and her services are even better! I highly recommend her!

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dogtrainer/walker
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark O.
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I have been using Jeff as my main trainer for over a year. My dog is off the charts nice and smart. We owe it to him! He is unbelievably nice and uses only positive training methods. My dog understands and responds to over 150 commands.(prob. more) Her name is Lilly and she is a 13 month old West Highland Terrier. He is well worth every penny and then some. Lilly literally follows every command we give her. She is also a certified service dog and TDI therapy dog. She visits nursing a home at least once a month.

K-9 Comfort Zone, Ltd.
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mary beth J.
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Jennifer watched and trained my dog and did an excellent job with her I would highly recommend her, she is excellent with dogs.

What's Up, Dog? L.L.C.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa F.
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Tina was great and worked the dog and us hard. we all learned a lot .

D.A.S. Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Dave is an amazing dog trainer! My dog learned a new set of skills, I learned how to understand my dog, and it was all because of Dave's kind and patient demeanor!

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Not only is Gayle extremely knowledgeable but she 'trains' the owners as well as the dog! Her technique is to make sure the owner understands the simplicity of the dogs mind with relatable analogies. She trained our unruly, untrained 1 yr old rescue to 'sit' within minutes and we have an entirely new approach to training thanks to her and it's working! We highly recommend Gayle for any dog training situation.

  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie S.
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My cat Sammy had some snarls around his tail that needed attention. Deborah was the person I worked with. She was incredibly sweet and we had a good chat about the dogs that were being boarded there while waiting for Sam's groomer. She also ended up being the one to groom Sammy, due to unforeseen circumstances. She did a brilliant job and my cat looks great!

Saving Grace K9s
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lyn G.
Verified review

Really nice will go beyond what her job is pickedup Samson so he can be exposed to new place I don't drive to to many places so jean offered I am so thankful to have her to help me with my dog he is not aggressive but really reactive to anything new

  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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Christy has been invaluable in helping me with my dog training- from puppy obedience to Canine Good Citizen and to issues which have arisen in learning and competing on agility courses. She advocates a very kind and effective approach to training.

Very Good Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Randy S.
    Verified review

    Alicia is so caring about your dog, you and her work. My dog didn’t listen at all, after only 3 sessions he knew so many commands and listened so fast I couldn’t believe it. I highly reccommend working with her.

    Waggy Tails
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Heidi H.
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    Awesome dog trainer and pet sitter. Highly recommend!!

    Katrina Jones Dog Training
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Michelle W.
    Verified review

    She's the best dog trainer I know!! You can tell she has a true passion for her work and she loves all her clients. I would definitely take my dogs to her anytime!!

    The Dog Class LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Nicole O.
    Verified review

    Marie-Josee is a very accessible and knowledgable dog trainer. I've been working with her for about 4 years. She provides practical instruction. She manages expectations about what you and your dog will be able to do and acknowledges when milestones have been reached. Working with Marie-Josee, I've been able to get my challenging pup to do things I'd never thought he'd be able to do, like playing nice with other dogs. Thanks, Marie-Josee!

    • 2 years in business
    Sue H.
    Verified review

    Kelly does a great job with our dog, Maria. Maria doesn't get along with just anyone but loves Kelly!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I know that I have something deep inside me that understands animals. Since I was little, very little, I was just always good with animals. By the time I was 6 my entire family was convinced I would be a veterinarian and began using me to train new or misbehaving pets. I would be driven to treat the ailing ones, administer medications that no one else could seem to get fido or kitty to choke down, or bandaged changed changed from surgeries or scuffles from back alley brawls... By the time I was 8, I became the member to sit with ALL our family's pets when it was "that time" to say goodbye at the vet. I know that sounds horrible... to have an 8 year old sitting with dogs/cats being put to sleep, but even at 8 years old I WANTED to be there for them! It was important for me to have it be a calm experience for them, without my hysterical family members... lol Anyway- my point being, I'm not JUST a dog trainer, if that is what you are looking for. I was born to understand your animal. That simple.

    Besters Dog Training

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      About

      I have military experience with training dogs. I was a K-9 handler and trainer. I can reteach and fix aggression problems with your dog(s). I also teach obedience, house training and general behavior problems with puppies and adults. I will also teach the owner the correct ways on handling their dogs.

      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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