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Cuyahoga Falls Puppy Trainerss

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mandy M.
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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!

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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
Sandra B.
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Puppy training is going well!

Darwin Dogs LLC
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Brett B.
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Incredible experience....training for me and the dog! Both of us our happier, and no nipping since our session .... incredible! Thank you so much.

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen F.
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Susie did a good job with training my puppy Max 2 yrs ago. She trained me as well. Max has been an enjoyable member of my family thanks to Susie's training. He loves it when the grand kids come over.and greets adults as well without jumping on them. When people are eating he doesn't beg or disturb them. I would recommend Susie to anyone seeking an excellent dog trainer should contact Susie Huber.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda B.
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My dog was very receptive to her and she worked with the dog until the dog understood what she wanted it to do. She also wrote up the protocol of the things we went over so I could continue with the training. My dog has several problems and she addressed all of them. I know it will take a while to reverse my dog's bad habits but I think we have a very good start. She even took my dog for a little walk which was great since I am unable to do that.

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Just sent our puppy here for training. So far very happy with their expertise and level of professionalism.

Pawsitively Good Pup
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Randall D.
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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
Suann F.
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Tina was great with our new puppy Audrey.

D.A.S. Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Karissa C.
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David was very honest with me about my puppys training progress. He told me that she was very advanced for her age and that he was not comfortable taking my money when he was just going to teach her the same thing, but that he was always just a call away if a problem arose or even if I just wanted to bounce things off of him. I was extremely pleased with his professionalism and honesty and will be working with him for any training that we do need!

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jody F.
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Kim Glover the trainer is very personable to work with she listens to your concerns and is very helpful .She gives you tools to practice with for your dog and she also is very nice and friendly with your dog.

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Not only is Gayle extremely knowledgeable but she 'trains' the owners as well as the dog! Her technique is to make sure the owner understands the simplicity of the dogs mind with relatable analogies. She trained our unruly, untrained 1 yr old rescue to 'sit' within minutes and we have an entirely new approach to training thanks to her and it's working! We highly recommend Gayle for any dog training situation.

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.

  • 23 years in business
Janet D.
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We took our wild and crazy, chocolate lab puppy Lakota to Gina's puppy training classes. It was our last hope.When we finished the classes we had a well behaved, well-mannered, little lady. all of which we owe to Gina Dias. She is also a sitter and we have used her many times. Lakota loves her and her dog Lady. We highly recommend her in all aspects of training and care. Tom and Janet Delahanty, North Royalton, Ohio

  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Keith H.
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Karen has been great in working with our puppy and working with US on how to work with our puppy. Would highly recommend hiring her to train your puppy!

The Dog Class LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole O.
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Marie-Josee is a very accessible and knowledgable dog trainer. I've been working with her for about 4 years. She provides practical instruction. She manages expectations about what you and your dog will be able to do and acknowledges when milestones have been reached. Working with Marie-Josee, I've been able to get my challenging pup to do things I'd never thought he'd be able to do, like playing nice with other dogs. Thanks, Marie-Josee!

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We can train any dog! We have our dogs with us at all times to show you how well we can train your dog! We are a results oriented training company with fast and efficient training methods! Call us today for your FREE demonstration!

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We use only gentle, positive reinforcement methods. We train all breeds and all ages on the comfort of your own home.

About

We offer a variety of group training classes such as obedience, dog parkour, trick training, disc training, and nosework. In addition, we also offer private training sessions as well. We utilize positive training methods. Heather actively train and competes in a multitude of sports such as agility, flyball, and herding. Her dogs hold multiple championship titles in sports such as agility and flyball. She is also a AKC CGC Evaluator and Certified Canine Massage Therapist. Currently working on certification for canine conditioning and fitness.

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Tonia, an ABC certified dog trainer, is specializing in basic obedience and dog walking. We can meet at a park or your house. I use the basics of both food based and mild-correction training methods.

  • 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.

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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