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L&S Pets

4.9

(37)

  • 3 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Coelleen B.

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Although I have zero professional dog training experience, I do have a human/animal psychology degree, so I know which schools of thought work best and which are pseudoscience and Lisa uses the best current method available called operant conditioning, or positive reinforcement. It sounds simple, but without professional help it can be hard to figure out what exercises to use when you want to remove unwanted behaviors instead of just training your dog to do tricks. It can also be difficult to phase out treat use once a behavior is mastered (since no one wants to need perpetual treats to achieve good behavior). Lisa makes all that guesswork easy by giving you training exercise "homework" each week customized to your dog's behavioral needs, which will lead to newly shaped desirable behaviors to replace undesirable ones. You can tell she is really passionate about what she does. She doesn't judge or try to correct what you find acceptable behavior in your own dog as some trainers will (i.e. allowing dogs on furniture) but she instead listens to YOUR behavioral goals for your dog and helps get you there. Last but not least, her price is the best I've seen for her amazing skill level. To compare, I sent my dog to a training center for just a week, and it was $750 for him to come back with sit, stay, lay down, and heel which are great commands, but at that price Lisa could have come to my house 13 times. Plus, they used a prong collar on unwanted behaviors that we're still using as management only (even in the house which I fear will cause injury) which is why we called Lisa. We're already on a path to no leash indoors with a 6 month old goldendoodle.

Meghan N.

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Lisa is amazing with dogs! Our high energy and out of control Golden was showing improvement after just one session. She really individualizes the training for what the dog and family need to work on. I highly recommend!

Tiffany F.

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Excellent very knowledgeable in dog training and teaching the owner to teach the pet . Easy to work with I would recommend Lisa to everyone !

  • 8 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Reynoldsburg, OH

Heather T.

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I am very impressed with Two Broad's thoroughness and diligence when cleaning my condo to get ready for sale. Everything sparkles and shines. I highly recommend Two Broads Home Care and will definitely hire them again when I need my home cleaned. -Heather T.

Tracey J.

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Donna and her assistant did a great job. I moved out and left a real mess of a place with cat and dog hair and bad odor. They worked for over 3 hours and left the place much better than it was. I would refer them and use them again.

Jessica M.

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Very happy with this service! Donna was prompt and thorough. Our kitchen and bathroom needed a serious deep clean and she spent several hours making sure the job was done well. We will be hiring Two Broads Home Care Services again!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Kylene B.

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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!

Carrie T.

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During the first training session that my dog and I had with Katie she listened to my areas of concern and immediately went to work teaching both me, and my dog, how to get the results that I wanted. She knew how to handle my breed of dog and what would work best for him. Katie gave me different techniques to use and had me practice. This was important to me because I wanted to learn how to teach my dog in the long term and not just have someone do it for me. I will use Katie again as I begin to fine tune my dogs skills and to move to more advanced commands.

Corie M.

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Katie is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. In our first lesson, my dog and I have learned some valuable techniques and we are excited to start on our homework. Katie takes the time to get to know the dog and have him trust her, and she tailors her work to the dog's personality rather than employing a "one size fits all" approach.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Tanya L.

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I'm so happy I took advantage of Terry's free evaluation because not only did he address all my concerns he gave me a few pointers before our first lesson. I honestly didn't think my dog could be off leash. No way. Yet after only 3 lessons, he was right--I walked my dog around the neighborhood off leash with zero reactivity passing people. AMAZING! Terry is the best hands down! He makes dog training so easy.

Marie G.

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Terry trained my dog who had already been through training. The best part, he taught me how to train her and explained why and what my dog understands. It has been very positive and progressive. I did not believe him when he said I would be walking my dog off leash. After two sessions, my dog is walking with me off leash. It is incredible. Thanks again Terry!

Thomas H.

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I can not recommend Terry Cook enough it's like I have a brand new dog! To have training where my dog is no longer reactive on a leash but can be off leash as well makes his training one of the best. Thank you Terry!

  • 11 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours

Meredith M.

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Julie was fantastic! My dog, Bridger, has been a 'runner' all his life - never comes when called. After just one session with Julie, everything improved!! Though Bridger sailed through the lessons, I was the one who really learned and the changes I've made as a result have made both dog and owner much happier. I didn't think it could be done, but now I'm much better trained! It's the best $$ I've ever spent. I'd definitely recommend A Positive Connection. Julie is fun to work with (Bridger wanted to go home with her) and the training is really effective.

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.

Wendy H.

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Julie certainly has a way with dogs! They immediately gravitate to her, and I was amazed that in minutes they were responding to her commands! We were really the ones who needed trained. The great thing is, she is as patient with slow learning owners as she is with dogs, so it was a great experience. I highly recommend Julie Fudge Smith for dog training!

  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Delaware, OH

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!

Sandra B.

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My dogs and I have really enjoyed having Amy so far. She is professional, on time and open to communication and feedback. She writes notes everyday which is appreciated and she gave me a few tips to use with my dogs on the first day and they have worked.

Sally S.

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We just had our first session with Amy. She is very qualified and experienced. she LOVES dogs! She is so personable and will be a great fit for us and for our dog. Can't wait for our next session.

  • 13 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 41 min

Erin H.

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We use Paradigm K9 for our German Shepherd puppy training. What stands out is Jeff's willingness to be supportive of our puppy training via phone with questions as well as his demonstrated professional training methods. He is knowledgeable about different breeds and their unique traits. He has a plan to ensure training is effective and very rewarding. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone wanting an objective, professional to work with you and your dog for a successful partnership.

Kathy W.

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Jeff is very knowledgeable about training even the most hyper of dogs, as mine is. He is professional, courteous and his prices were a little lower than I had been quoted by others once they met my bundle of energy. Plus he comes to my house, which helps to train the dog in his own environment.

Rebecca P.

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Jeff's methods help you enjoy a more mannerly dog in no time.

  • 5 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Todd H.

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Jordan and Paige are great! Our pup arrived very curious and easily distracted. After spending 2 weeks with Jordan and Paige, he's listening and paying attention to commands. He's doing much better with our daughter. The training is well worth it! Thanks Jordan and Paige!

Mike H.

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Jordan will help your dog through any problems they may have. He is very personable and will take the time to make sure you are comfortable with training as well as methods of reinforcement. Recommend!"

Shirley C.

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Jordan and Paige are very knowledgeable and my animals liked them. Even Dozer was not as afraid of them as he usually is of strangers.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Mount Vernon, OH

Michelle B.

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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!

Mercedes C.

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The trainer that I talked was very helpful and listened to my needs in training my puppy and even offered additional training in the futurer

Kyra C.

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Sean did a great job with our dog. Very professional, and great at explaining things in easy to understand ways!

  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 13 min

Amanda M.

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Roger was amazing and truly transformed my dog. Even after the very first session, I noticed a huge difference in my dog. We used to not take her for walks bc she would pull to the point it was hard to control her. She now walks right at our left leg and doesn't let any distractions phase her. This is 100% a bargain and such money well spent. I've been through other trainings with my other dog and they were just 'ok'. This training was truly remarkable! Roger was very flexible and understood the sense of urgency when I wanted to get my rescue pit bull/boxer in right away so she was calm and behaving with having two young children. Thank you so much, Roger, for transforming my dog! I can't recommend you enough!

Sam D.

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Roger was absolutely excellent with the dogs during training. Patient and very experienced, our dogs learned quickly under Roger's guidance. The day after our last lesson my wife and I were walking the dogs off leash with several other dogs. The difference between before and after is astounding.

Cindy C.

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Roger was easy to work with and a very nice guy. He did great with our standard poodle who is much more manageable, responsive, and well behaved. I highly recommend Roger for your dog training needs!

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 18 min

Brian L.

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What a difference! After a few visits from The Pack Boss (Tim Bruno), we have seen a dramatic change in the behavior of our puppy. By teaching us how to communicate, teach, and work with our pup, he has changed the trajectory of our relationship. We went from wondering if we made a mistake in bringing a young dog into our family to reaping the benefits of a great relationship. Tim knows dogs and better yet he understands the people he is helping. Thank you for everything, Tim!

Paula S.

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We are still a work in progress but after just one visit we can see a major change in Bixby. Tim is a master at not only training our dog but also training us. I look forward to achieving our goals with Bixby.

Britanie R.

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We are so grateful for Tim! He is caring, committed and a complete professional! He literally saved my dog’s life!

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Michelle C.

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Our puppy Brooklyn is a very smart dog and was doing ok with training, but we were not succeeding due to our own time availability to work with her and our lack of expertise in areas that she was not excelling in. Brittney & Josh were amazing from the first contact through their explanation of their program. I enjoyed watching all of the videos of the past pets they had worked with. They kept us up to date and informed through the entire process and we loved watching her success on social media. At the "go home" training session for us, they did an excellent job at instructing our entire family and even allowing the kids to be a major part in trying to distract her and show how well she could behave, even with their craziness. We still have to follow-up training with her at home to help her to continue her success but she is leaps and bounds ahead of where she was. We are now able to get her calm by putting her in place which will be so helpful when company arrives or when the kids are trying to get ready in the morning for school. We greatly appreciate the calm and patience that Lead the Way provided and we are excited about our future with our well behaved pup.

Ann H.

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I have just booked them for a week in late December. So far they have been responsive to phone calls.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min

Susan S.

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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!

Robert W.

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We used Ami for our Miniature Golden Double Doodle (Miki) when he was about 6 months old. Ami came to our home for about 6 weeks and spent whatever time was necessary to work with us and Miki on that weeks project. She was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior. Her assistance proved very helpful not only for Miki but for Miki's owner (a 76 yo man who had not owned a dog for about 30 years). Today, about a year later, Miki is a well behaved happy fellow and a great companion. I highly recommend Ami and Get a Cue to any dog owner who wants to change behavior and improve their relationship with their dog.

Megan B.

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Very flexible and personalizes training to your dog's needs!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Marysville, OH

Holli D.

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Tiffany was great to work with and did an excellent job with Lulu, our goldendoodle puppy. I would highly recommend her!

  • Columbus, OH

MJ W.

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I was referred to Sky Dogs when I adopted a deaf dog from Spreak! for the Unspoken. Allison Holloway teaches a special needs class for deaf, blind, and deaf-blind dogs and puppies. Once we got the basics down, we found the training staff was open to us joining in other classes. Nosework, treibball, flyball, agility, and many other courses are open to all dogs. If you need help improving your dog's social skills, there are behavioral classes as well. The cost is very reasonable. The center is located at Central Point in Columbus and there is plenty of well lit parking. Besides the affordable prices and friendly atmosphere, Sky Dogs fosters a sense of community among participants and provides opportunities for people (and their dogs) to volunteer to help out in rescue efforts.

  • Columbus, OH

Shannon S.

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Marnie and Aaron have been great! All questions answered and they have really nice quality dogs . Great respectable breeders

  • 6 years in business
  • Columbus, OH

About

Do you have to bribe, threaten, or trick your dog into listening? Does your dog have to be shut away instead of enjoying life with you? Do you know your dog could be great, if only he wasn’t so wild and out of control? If your dog is barking, biting, chasing, running away, and in general ruining your life, we can help. If your dog listens when there’s nothing better to do, but does what he wants as soon as something more interesting comes along, we can fix that too. The worse your dog is today, the better he can be tomorrow.

  • Pataskala, OH

About

Meet me at my training site, The Green Barn 4 Dogs, and I will help you learn how to train/communicate with your dog. I'll show you ways to have fun, so both you and your dog will learn new skills.

  • Canal Winchester, OH

About

17years experience in careing for pets and owners. Ultiment loyalty and patients.

About

All breeds are welcome. Our training centers on aggression issues, basic training, and house training. If your dog has some problems in these areas, we can help you. We only use positive reinforcement and tons of love to train your baby. We also work with many rescues in the Central Ohio area.

About

My passion is working with dogs. I have four dogs of my own that I work with and train. I do dog walking. I also do basic dog training and some behavioral issues.

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