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Columbus In-Home Dog Trainers

Browse these in-home dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Columbus.

  • 2 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey J.
Verified review

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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Celia C.
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Wonderful experience using Furball while I was on vacation. My daughter watched my pup and Furball came to her house to walk my dog. Fun to get the photo and text message after each visit.

Katie's Canine Connection
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Katy D.
Verified review

Katie was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was knowledgeable and friendly. She taught us so much about our dog’s body language and behavior; and gave us great strategies to help our dog’s fear aggression. I would absolutely hire her again for any dog training needs. She knows her stuff and has an obvious passion for helping dogs!

Durfey's Dogs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela D.
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Amy is a patient, kind, and knowledgeable trainer...My dog and I have attended two different classes and benefitted greatly from each one. Her training is to the point and she makes it fun for both the dog and owner. I highly recommend her!

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Perfect Pooches Dog Training
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

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  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!!!

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!

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

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Family Dog K9 Training
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy B.
Verified review

Kathleen did an awesome job training Marley! He goes in his kennel on command, walks so much better on the leash and stays in place when told to do so! The overall function of our house has massively improved thanks to Family Dog K9 Training!!

Ashley C.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Grace H.
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Ashley dog sat my dog for me while I was out of town for a few days. She did a wonderful job and my dog loves her! Ashley fed, watered, walked, and even played and spent time with my yorkie everyday I was gone. She even went above & beyond and tidied up for me. Absolutely outstanding! I definitely recommend her and will be using her in the future.

  • 19 years in business
Stephanie N.
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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
Michele B.
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Tim answers all my questions with care and patience. He was patient with my dog and offered great tips and follow up care. My dog is only aggressive at home, is nice if we take him other places, so Tim coming to us was amazing!

Pet Sitting by Tisha
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kevin M.
    Verified review

    Taking a vacation can be stressful when you have dogs, especially when a family member or trusted friend is not available to look after them. I recently ran into this problem and decided I felt most comfortable with an in home sitter. I spent an ENTIRE day researching and calling services in the Columbus area. Judging by first impressions over the phone, Pet Sitting by Tisha was my favorite. I scheduled an in home consultation with her and could not have been happier. She was great with the dogs (large dogs) and asked several questions about their behavior and what they like to do. I also liked the fact that I knew she would be the one doing the visits. It just so happens that the rates beat all the other services too! Upon my return, everything was exactly as I left it. To my surprise, I found a sheet of paper hand written front to back by Tisha with very detailed journal entries from each visit. I highly recommend Pet Sitting by Tisha and will definitely be calling again! Thanks Tisha!

    Lead the Way K9 Training
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Michelle C.
    Verified review

    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.

    Five Star Dog Lodge
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Gabryelle H.
    Verified review

    My mom takes the greatest of care of dogs. Not only does she love dogs, she loves taking care of them. I promise you your little pups with be treated as one of our own. She will take very good care of them.

    Zack's Dog Services
    3.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Roberta A.
    Verified review

    He also does few odd jobs for me. He bought cat and dog supplies like fresh litter bags and new litter bins and dog pee pads for me. My bins were old and cracked. He is also not an expensive dog walker and my dog is happy with him. My dog is fat and got tired but it is normal at the beginning. Now my dog is improving and gets a bit less tired. Zack the dog walker is flexible too with the schedule. I, the dog owner, am too. :)

    Anna L.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Frankie D.
      Verified review

      dog walk. Dog was tired and happy and didnt beg to be walked when i got home from work. A+

      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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