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Cleveland Heights Dog Trainers

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Abby Lane Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna F.
Verified review

Tom and Kathleen were dreams to work with. Very relaxed, very knowledgeable, very relatable - all around great listeners with solutions that work! When my husband and I put in the time with our 12 week old Siberian Husky, Lema, she knew all her basic commands and knew them well by the time 18 weeks rolled around. We are SO thankful that Abby Lane Dog Training was able to come out to us each week, taking our sweet puppy and making her sweeter. Wonderful trainers to work alongside! Tom and Kathleen want you to have a genuinely great dog to grow with and go above and beyond offering up their free time for you to call outside appointment hours for any questions. If you listen, put in the time with you pup, and are patient the results will show! Highly recommend this team! It was a pleasure to work with them these past 6 weeks.

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mandy M.
Verified review

Jen was great! She was very reliable and worked hard training our dog and we have already started to see a distinct difference in her behavior. I was skeptical initially because we had other trainers come with very little results. However, this was not the case with her, in one week we have seen a great difference. If you are thinking about using her,I would recommend her without reservation and you will be sure to see results in your pet and work with a knowledgeable professional!

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
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We adopted a lab/pit mix for our first family dog. My husband and I had always grew up with dogs but had no clue how to train one ourselves. Ontop of never training a dog we came to find out that our little pup had post traumatic stress from something that happened to her as a baby. We got in contact with Susie Says Sit for help, she was the best thing we could have done for our puppy! She arrived right on time and taught us exactly how to train our dog. She answered all of our questions settled all of our insecurities and was even available for questions by phone if needed. We would definitely recommend Susie says sit!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fran C.
Verified review

Robin Stone has an extraodinary talent for dog training. A true professional who I would trust to solve any issues at any time.

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
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Angie has taught me how to handle my dog, and in return, my dog is a much better behaved pet. She really listened to my concerns and made a plan to work on each one of them. I highly recommend Angels in the Infield! Professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable about training dogs (and their people).

Pawsitively Good Pup
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Randall D.
Verified review

My husband and I got our Border Collie (Isis) when he was 8 weeks old. We started training classes with Cindy soon after. Isis is almost 10 years old now.over those nine plus years we went through basic, Intermediate, clicker, canine good citizen, agility, o-gility...pretty much everything Cindy offers. The classes are fun and informative, a great bonding experience for you and your dog. Once we ran out of classes we just kept going back. Cindy is an excellent teacher and trainer. You will learn just as much as your dog if not more. Isis loves going to "school" as we call it. Just saying the word "school" to him makes his ears perk up then he dashes to the back door ready to go. Cindy makes dog training (school) something to look forward to every week. Thanks Cindy.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Donna C.
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I would highly refer any friend to Walk This Way. Dianne was punctual, very giving of her time. For the first visit I felt I gained a lot of dog training knowledge. Very friendly and accomplished a lot for a first visit. I will be using Dianne for further training.

What's Up, Dog? L.L.C.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joedda R.
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Tina has a love and passion for animals. Great to learn from for owner and dog. Would recommend her to anyone!

D.A.S. Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Great service. My dog responded so well to Dave. He is teaching us to work with our dog Our dog is behaving better and we are enjoying him more because of it.

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki H.
Verified review

Very informative session. She gave very clear step by step instructions as to how to train my dog to be better on the leash and when encountering strangers, and also the reasons behind the doggie psychology, too. I also really liked the action plan she sent us a few days later with first priority training and then the steps to do from there. Reading about dog training is sometimes very theoretical, and it's nice to have an expert assess what's going on exactly with your specific dog.

Very Good Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Margee D.
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Alicia is very passionate about training your pet to be a welcomed Family member. She listens to you and gets a better understanding of what problems you are having with your pet. She puts together a plan to correct this behavior . She has been very successful with both of our dogs. I would highly recommend her.

  • 13 years in business
Timothy B.
Verified review

Called when they were on their way. Removed a lot of dog waste from the home! So thankful for them so I do not have to do it. My elderly mother uses them as well since she isn't physically able to do it! Would definitely recommend!

  • 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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I'm a former vet tech and a lifelong student of behavior and training. My focus on continuing education and skill building means that I have a current and versatile tool box to help my clients and their pets.

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I have four dogs of my own, three dachshunds and one English bulldogs which all require a lot of attention and responsibility. I love pets and am responsible. I am not taking summer classes and would love to pick up something extra to do with my time, especially something I would enjoy like being around pets.

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Calling all young dogs and puppies. Come play, chase, run, wrestle and have fun with other young dogs. You'll go home with a tired and happy puppy that mom and dad will love. The canine club is a daycare facility that is dedicated to providing your dog with a day of play in a clean and safe environment. Is your best friend home alone? Our day care facility is designed to give your beloved dog a day of safe and interactive play. Give your best friend the gift of socialization, stimulation, exercise, love, attention and fresh air. It definitely beats sitting in the house all day, waiting for you to come home. The Canine Club offers convenient drop-off daycare as well as training and grooming services. Come, check us out. You'll both love our over 4,000 square feet of indoor play spaces and over 5,000 square feet of outdoor play spaces. We offer positive reinforcement dog training. Safe, interactive play for your pet is monitored full-time by our highly trained staff. Our full-service grooming salon is fully functional on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and it operates with only 100% quality organic shampoos. Appointments can be made during Saturdays.

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I do carpet cleaning, spot cleaning, general housecleaning, dog bathing and sitting, bookkeeping, organizing and errands.

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Cleveland K-9 offers the new line in complete dog training for all breeds at reasonable rates. I have over 35 years of experience in police K-9 training. I am a Schutzhund and behavioral specialist. I deal with aggressive problems, basic and advance obedience, personal protection training, tracking, and A.K.C. and U.C.K. show training. My method is all positive reinforcement. I will train your dog at your home, or in my location. If interested in a one-on-one evaluation with your dog, please send an e-mail with a contact phone number and name, or you can call. If there's no answer, please leave a message with a contact phone number and name, and we will call you back as soon as possible. Thank you!

About

My name is Markiya, and I am looking for a pet care job. I walk, bathe and play with all animals, and I am familiar with most dogs. I am an experienced dog walker, and I charge $25.00 per animal.

  • 8 years in business
About

We are a professional breeding and dog training kennel. We specialize in German shepherds and Belgian Malinois. We have a high success rate in training dogs from obedience all the way to fully trained dogs or dogs with behavioral issues! Feel free to give us a call today for a free quote on training your loved one! We also provide puppies, young trained dogs and fully trained dogs.

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I am hardworking. I pay attention to detail. I have good attitude towards working. I never let the outside world affect my work habits.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Trainer

Lakewood, OH

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 6-12 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    My dog likes to run out the door and I would like him to be able to catch a frisbee.
  • $250
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer for an 11-Month Old Labrador

Erie, PA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    Lola is an 11 month old lab. She is 68 pounds. She can sit, stay, give paw but will jump on everyone in her sight. We have not been successful in obedience at all.
  • $142.5
    Average price
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