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Columbus Boxer Dog Trainers

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L&S Pets
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
Verified review

Lisa has been working with us in training our boxer puppy. Her technique is a loving firm approach. Our puppy is becoming a well disciplined dog. We look forward to working with Lisa. Our dog, Georgia, works hard to please her and likes her a lot.

  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea L.
Verified review

Terry Cook is a great dog trainer with so much experience and he breaks everything down into understandable steps! I had a Pit Bull Terrier that was very reactive to strangers and her surroundings plus I wouldn't dream of her being off leash. Yet with obedience and behavior modification mixed all together after 6 private lessons I have an off leash dog that gets so many compliments out in public! Highly recommended!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patti S.
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I've worked with Julie as a dog trainer in both group classes and private sessions. I find her to be very knowledgeable with an infectious enthusiasm and an ability to explain things in a way that is easy to understand. Also available for phone consults. Very professional and always responds in a timely fashion. I highly recommend her to anyone I speak to.

Katie's Canine Connection
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Kylene B.
Verified review

Katie was one of the trainers who trained my service dog as a puppy. Without Katie's hard work, Leni would not be the partner for me that she is. Leni is not a quiet, obedient dog. She has a mind of her own and can be a bit too smart for her own good. Katie set the foundation for Leni's training when she was a puppy so that she could be the dog she is for me today. I now rely on Leni as my medical alert dog to keep me safe, and it is the obedience training foundation and task training that she received that make her able to do her job and do it well. Having Leni has changed my life, and the training Katie did with her has been a huge reason that Leni has become the service dog that she is. Katie is incredibly talented as a trainer and knows how to connect with each dog to get the best out of them. Choosing Katie to train your dog will not disappoint!

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Perfect Pooches Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle B.
Verified review

Sean did a great job working with our dog. Our pup had some issues with aggression towards strangers, and Sean did a great job of working through those issues, and giving us tools to help us continue to teach him good habits!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Sally D.
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Amy is a great resource. She is an experienced dog trainer and we learned so much from her gentle but firm training methods. Our growing puppy is doing well because of the structure Amy helped us put in place. She is reliable, responsible and trustworthy. I am looking forward to working with her for animal watching (have chickens, too) in the future. And maybe another puppy! Thank you and have a great day!

Offleash K9 Training, LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dave and Davena W.
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All the commands our GS was taught was unbelievable. From sit, down, come, place, heel, stay, touch, break, break then sit, break then down, thru, long distance stay then break, walking off leash, Heel to sit on left side, and watch. Our dog is amazing. But sooo much more amazing because of this Off leash Training class. Yes Going into this class our dog knew more than half these commands already but honestly NOT LIKE HE DOES NOW. ITS CRAZY. Taking this class was the best thing. He is like a completely different dog. THANKS SOOOO MUCH Roger White you are truly the best and it shows each class and dog means alot to u. He is very patient and takes his time teaching on their level. Every week we came to class he made us feel welcome and happy to see us. Keep up the good work!!!! Hands down BEST dog trainer in the area and we even drove one hour and 15 minutes each week to get the BEST!!!

Pin Up Pup Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Noemi R.
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Not only is Megan incredibly afforable, but she is very patient, laidback, and serious about dogs! She has worked wonderfully with my schedule and has never scold me for having to reschedule training (I am a student). She is very patient with my corgi, Gravity, and only uses positive reinforcement. Gravity loves her! Because she is younger than a lot of dog trainers out there, I felt a lot more comfortable with her. No intimidation whatsoever. As a plus, Megan has been completely open about me texting her questions about training, problems.etc and gets back with thorough replies quickly everytime! She even writes clear, easy to read 'homework' for me after each session, so I can successfully continue Gravitys training. She is definitely be my 'go-to' dog trainer from now on!

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Pack Boss, LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

So glad to have found Tim to work with my 2 dogs. It is wonderful being able to have house visits for my senior “pup” who does not kennel well. Tim has also helped me and my boxer to leash train which I wasn’t too confident about achieving- Tim made it happen in one session. My dogs love him and that makes it all worth it!

Get A Cue LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susan S.
Verified review

Ami is an excellent trainer! We started working with her when our puppy was 3 months old. After we filled out Ami's questionnaire, she came up with a training plan. She immediately stressed the importance of socialization at this age and got our puppy started with basic commands (I didn't even realize you could teach commands to puppies that young!). But most importantly, Ami got us off to a great start and she set us up for success. She is outgoing and personable and can teach both dog and owner. Training sessions were always fun. I know she will always be a great resource for us. And I know we'll reap the benefits of a well behaved, happy dog for many years to come! Our puppy loves Ami and so do we! So glad we found her!

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Family Dog K9 Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Wonderful experience, she did an excellent job training our dog Harrison

Paradigm K9
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha M.
Verified review

Everything about Jeff is awesome! We have a boxer who at the time of training was 9 months. He was not fun to walk, he would jump all over people when they entered the home, wouldn't do simple commands like sit. We had a newborn and had to do something! We put him through the pet smart training and it did nothing. After two weeks with Jeff and his residency program he is a changed dog! We couldn't ask for a better dog. He now walks great on the leash and even better off! He. No longer jumps on people and sit is really no longer something I have to ask it's just something he does most of the time!

  • 19 years in business
Stephanie N.
Verified review

The owner Brian is very good with our dog. He treated him like he was his. He was very professional and patient with him. He was very very good.

TR2C Kennels
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy P.
Verified review

Tim was very helpful in helping us to control our new puppies and gave ideas to try on the older dog we have. He was very good with animals...and wish he could visit our dogs more often.

Happy Life Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joanna G.
Verified review

A talented dog trainer who knows how to work with my dogs and with me! Often my dogs are responding to something I'm doing (wrong) and I don't realize it. Lauren is able to see how my actions and emotions play into my dog's behavior. Her experience with rescue groups also provides background knowledge on animals and how they interact with other dogs and with people that just can't be taught. She's put in years of time with dogs and people and you can tell. I highly recommend her as a trainer!!

About

I have had many years of experience with animals. I have a unique way with bonding with and training dogs. I use commands and signals that are very easy to use and remember. I also use a reward system every time an animal does the command I asked. I will reward them with a treat. If they don't do the command I ask them to do, I repeat over and over again until they get it. Remember, things just don't happen overnight; it takes time and patience. I treat dogs a lot like children. My two dogs are a lot like my two-year-old daughter to me. If you are interested, you can contact me. Please tell your name and a brief message, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I do charge $10 an hour, and there is a contract we will have to go over and sign. I only work an animal 3 to 4 days a week for about 3 hours a day. The contract will also have information I need to know to know about the animal attached to it. Thanks a lot.

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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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