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Cincinnati Dog Trainers

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Cincinnati.

  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Candise L.
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Definitely one of the best dog trainers around! It's amazing what a transformation has accused, and I owe it all to him. Thank you for doing a job well done!🐾

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BulletProof Dog Training
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julia S.
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Bill is exceptional at his job , he does a great job on responsiveness & the work quality is amazing. Does not disappoint, His is a very hard worker and is extremely honest and fair . I would recommend him over any dog trainer out there !

Raise the Bar Dog Training
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Desirae P.
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Cheryl did an amazing job training my dog. He was only about 12 weeks when she started with him and he has progressed tremendously! She made sure he met all the goals we talked about. I highly recommend her!

  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Don H.
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Melissa is a very good dog trainer. She is clear and thorough in her explanations. Our dog responded well to her training. We could see the changes immediately. With some dedicated follow through from us we hope the trading sticks.

Bohannon Dog Training
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Katie H.
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The Bohannon Dog Training team were wonderful! They helped my family become more aware of our dogs needs. They were always helpful and on time for each appointment.

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Doggie Paddles LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laurie D.
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One of my dog's favorite places to go. So nice to have such a unique swimming facility so close by. Pepper and Jango give it two paws up!

  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Norm F.
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I use Special Friends frequently and have always gotten outstanding service from Alicia. She treats my dog like her own. I highly recommend her!

H3K9 training
4.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer W.
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100% recommended!!! We searched for a dog trainer on thumbtack not knowing anyone in the area, and we felt that Robert was the most personable and wanting to know what we were looking to achieve..... so we drove the extra distance to have him board and train our rescue dog. The outcome was remarkable and more than we expected with only 10 days with her. He kept in touch with us and even sent photos. She came home happy and listening to commands! Some friends of ours are already booking their dogs with him and I am looking forward to seeing their progress as well. Thanks for your amazing work Robert!!!

S.M.A.R.T. Dog School
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
KAREN H.
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Randy was EXTREMELY responsive to my initial request for information. He invited me out and my dog out to his facility just to check it out. I was sold the moment i walked through the door! He and his staff are absolutely wonderful. They truly love dogs and treated our dog like a cherished member of the family (which is what she is to us). They are very adept at taking a dog from unruly and undisciplined to calm and compliant. We did the 5 day program and were very happy with the results. What i like the most though is they stand behind their training 100%. Anytime we need to take our dog back for a tune-up or just want additional tips it is at no charge! While the service did seem a little pricey initially i can honestly say we got our money's worth and then some!

Sit Stay Dog Watching LLC
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah P.
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Such a good service. She takes care of the dogs like they're her own. Highly recommended.

Northern Kentucky K9 LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol L.
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I contacted NKYK9 for help with training my Yorkshire. They gave me an evaluation and many options ,that I could use I chose the in house training program. The results were nothing short of amazing. And the continued classes and outing they offer reinforce what the dog and owner have learned. Belinda and Jeff are friendly accessible knowledgeable professional. I cannot say enough about them. Sadie our dog has done so well with the issues we addressed and continues to do so. Another service they offer is Pet sitting. Who better to trust with your dog. I highly recommend them

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Anita F.
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I like the fact the trainers have knowledge of the maltese breed. They made me feel welcome and that they will work with me and my baby.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Extremely satisfied. Fit me into her schedule on short notice, and did a beautiful job grooming my Bernese Mountain Dog in preparation for a show. Particularly liked how well she trimmed the nails! Paisley was happy, too. We'll definitely return again. :)

About

I am starting a business where I walk dogs. I also sit pets anything from cats and dogs and horses. I am just starting to turn it into a business, but I have sat for friends and families' dogs, cats and horses for years now. I love animals and want to make this my career.

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Are you a busy pet parent that needs some help? I'm a dog and cat owner that can give you a hand! I've taken care of pets, house sat, and taken care of farm animals for folks who were traveling or experiencing a busy time at work. I also sometimes help out at a local petting zoo.

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Is your dog shy, hyper, or out of control? Call; we can help! We offer training, aquatic and holistic services for your pet. You will be amazed at how quickly your dog will respond to you when you use our services. By creating a safe, gentle, and most of all fun, learning environment, Positive Paws will help you to make your dog a welcome and successful member of your family.

  • 5 years in business
About

Dandelion Acres offers 3 acres of fenced play space! We feel that dogs need room to run and play both inside and out! More like a dog park, we don't have high fences and confined spaces. Pups are able to go outside far more than two times per day like other kennels offer.

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If you want a dog walker who adores all pups and has two of her own, I'm the girl for you! I've never met a dog I didn't fall in love with, and you can rest easy knowing that your best friend is in caring hands.

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I teach dogs to sit, wait, stay, lay, and come on command. I can teach them verbal and hand signals. There are many other commands depending on how well you want your dog trained. You must want to work with your dog as well. I'll teach the dog, and I'll teach you what you need to know as well.

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I can provide training and exercise that will help your dog become a great family member! I use completely force free methods. ZERO prong, choke, chain, or shock collars. Buckle or martingale collars are acceptable along with front clasp harnesses! (I don't mind giving recommendations) We work WITH our dogs and help them figure out what we DO want from them and not what we DON'T want from them. I will help you make training into a fun game with your dog instead of a 'chore'. Training doesn't only make your pup tolerable to the family unit but strengthens your bond to your pup and makes your dog WANT to work for you!

  • 6 years in business
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We focus more exclusively on the relationship between pet and owner, creating an unbreakable bond that ties them together, so that they work better together. We will initially work with the dog, showing them the command and what is expected, then we hand the control to the owner and help them master the command.

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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