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Cincinnati Guard Dog Trainers

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Catherine "CJ" Johnson
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Doug K.
Verified review

We received several quotes but decided to go with CJ and it was a good decision. She was on time, freindly and wonderful with all three of our dogs. Our main focus has become her main focus. She has given us goals in our training and we look forward to several visit with her. Her hourly late is perfect specifically with the amount of information and techniques in which she provides. We free like we have chosen wisely as our dog trainer.

  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Candise L.
Verified review

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 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josie O.
Verified review

Bill is an excellent trainer. He is very knowledgeable about dogs & their behavioral issues. My dog responded very well to the training techniques that he used. We now have a well behaved dog! I highly recommend Bulletproof Dog Training! Thanks for all your help!

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Advanced K-Nine Training
4.6
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison R.
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Mike is a highly-skilled and trustworthy dog trainer. He is very easy to communicate with regarding scheduling and discussing the specific training objectives you would like fulfilled for your dog. Furthermore, it was easily discernible that my dog bonded and that he loves and takes good care of the dogs he works with. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Don H.
Verified review

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.

Raise the Bar Dog Training
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 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!

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.

Elissa Cline Dog Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steve O.
Verified review

I met Elissa in an agility class with both of us training dogs, and attending trials. A few years later I adopted a high-energy dog from a rescue with which I was having problems even getting training started. Jake acted like a pogo stick on leash, and would dive into my pockets or try to steal my treat bag. Elissa basically taught me a number of tools to begin our training experience. She came to my home which kept the environment familiar for Jake. We worked obedience drills, and kept it fun for him. After a few months she helped teach us both some agility skills, including introduction to open weave poles and jumping basics. After each session, Elissa prepared an email with a list of what we worked on, some comments on Jakes progress, and some homework items. Elissa was always available by phone or email when I had questions. I fully recommend Elissa as my dog trainer of choice, and wish she was still here in Oakland. Steve O'Donnell

Clever Canines by Crystal
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon T.
Verified review

We have had two sessions with Crystal, and she is a very knowledgeable and supportive trainer. Our dogs have been responding well to her style of training, and we like the progression of her 6-week program. She is responsive and receptive to the needs of the dog (and the owner!).

Paula's Paws Dog Training
4.5
from 6 reviews
    Marian F.
    Verified review

    I had thrown down the white flag through my daughter a dog trainer by profession, living in Ireland found Paula for me. Wow what a positive find. A little discouraged after first lesson but then she showed me what I was doing wrong and wow what a difference. I have a very strong willed stubborn Beagle named Baxter but after working with Paula I now have the tools to use to make both of us happy. She has given me the skills needed and I have found consistance really does make a difference. Even without the e-collar he responds to heel and sit if we are walking. I highly recommend Paula she really does a great job and spends as much time as you need on something you are trying to learn. Thanks Paula Baxter and I are so happy.

    H3K9 training
    4.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 12 hires on Thumbtack
    Jennifer W.
    Verified review

    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!!!

    Dog Country Dog Training
    4.7
    from 3 reviews
      Marilyn P.
      Verified review

      Steve takes the best possible care of dogs! Dogs just seem to love him! He is very knowledgeable and experienced. I have confidence in his training and understanding of dog behavior. He's a great trainer and also loving and respectful of dogs. He's the best!

      Life With Pup LLC
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      Rosie R.
      Verified review

      We worked with several other dog trainers before we found Katie. After our first session with Katie, we saw more improvement in our dog than we did after months of working with other trainers! My only regret is not calling her sooner!

      West Chester Dog Training
      4.5
      from 2 reviews
      • 15 years in business
      Gretchen L.
      Verified review

      Joe is an expert trainer of people and pooches. He is patient effective and easygoing yet firm when appropriate. From the moment we met, His experience and genuine concern was evident. This Reassured me that my pup and I were in good hands. He's not only our trainer but also a friend for life.

      • 8 hires on Thumbtack
      Anita F.
      Verified review

      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.

      Connect with Your Dog!
      3.5
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Elisa M.
      Verified review

      Bob Marcus trained my Boston Terrier and did an excellent job! He taught him obedience, manners and numerous tricks. When he first started working with my Boston Terrier, the dog had a major problem with aggression toward other dogs after he had been attacked at a dog park. Well those days are over! My Bostie is now a model of good behavior and gets along with other dogs very well. Not only that, but he knows a zillion tricks now-- he can do paddy cake, weave poles, jump through hoops, he will lie down and stay for as long as you want! Bob is patient, easy going and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him highly.

      About

      I have been a dog trainer, groomer and breeder for 25 years. I finalize the dog behavior and try to take the negative and change to positive behavior.

      About

      I provide pet sitting, dog walking and basic training available for a competitive rate. I am willing to travel up to one hour to customers.

      About

      The Pet Athletic Club dog training experience is unlike any other in the country. We have certified dog trainers, certified decoys and champion dogs. We offer puppy education, basic on-leash obedience training, off-leash obedience training and behavior modification for separation anxiety, aggression, barking, chewing, jumping, nipping, escaping, digging, destructive behavior and more. We offer other specialty dog training, including personal protection dog training, service dog training, therapy dog training and police and military dog training.

      About

      I am a German shepherd dog breeder. We handle training dogs for work, sport, and home needs. We also handle behavioral problems of dogs.

      About

      I offer dog training from puppy to adult dog. No dog is too big or too small to learn some good manners. My goal is that your dog will be a well-mannered animal that is easy to manage and live with.

      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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