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Dayton Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

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Catherine "CJ" Johnson
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Payton N.
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It'd been a pleasure working with CJ so far! In just one session with her she has already helped with some of the things my dog has needed training with. I am going to continue to work with her and help my puppy get training!

  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Ken T.
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Initial interview about dog training services. Very congenial and knowledgable owner, answered all questions at length, listened closely and shared own experiences, and demonstrated a great love for animals. I felt very comfortable with him, and signed up for his services.

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BulletProof Dog Training
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jon N.
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Thank you BulletProof dog training. Bill and Randy were absolutely amazing and took great care in training Astro as if he were their own dog. Astro now wants to obey and learn. Bravo Zulu.

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Advanced K-Nine Training
4.6
from 35 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen E.
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We met Mike through our niece. We were drawn to him because of his experience with Dobermans. He is so knowledgeable about the breed. After adopting our 1-year old Dobie, we called Mike and scheduled a training program. He did an awesome job and provided us the foundation for basic commands with our pup. Mike is also able to provide very specialized training. He trained our niece's dog to ride a skateboard! When you meet Mike, the first thing you will notice is his passion and commitment for his work. His love of dogs is so obvious in his interaction with you and your dog. I would highly recommend Mike for your training needs.

  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Tim G.
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We took our ten month old lab to Melissa and she corrected everything we asked. This greatly exceeded our expectations! We are now working on repetition and everything is going extremely well. I would highly recommend Melissa's Mutt's and Mongrel's to anyone needing help with dog training.

Bohannon Dog Training
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Katie H.
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The Bohannon Dog Training team were wonderful! They helped my family become more aware of our dogs needs. They were always helpful and on time for each appointment.

Offleash K9 Training, LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Wright Way Rescue
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey B.
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Cathy and her family took my 4 month year old Husky into their home for a week. He was struggling with separation anxiety and also needed some basic obedience training. When he returned home I saw a significant improvement in all areas. He is calmer in his crate and much more confident when alone. He hasn't had an accident in over a week! His leash walking skills also showed significant improvement. Less pulling, healing, etc. In addition, they exposed him to other dogs and animals on their farm to further his learning and "desensitization" when it comes to distractions and strangers.

Paula's Paws Dog Training
4.5
from 6 reviews
    Ashley V.
    Verified review

    When we first met Paula, we had just gotten Bentley, a year old Yorkie. Bentley was very sweet and fit in perfectly. We were surprised when we started having guests over, that he attacked them and even went as far as biting a friend. Paula came to our house and trained us, helping us understand that Bentley was acting out in fear and wasn't an aggressive dog. Through Paula's obedience training, we were able to assure Bentley that we were in control. He no longer attacks visitors, and seems like a much happier dog. Thanks to Paula we now have a dog that our friends and family can also enjoy. If you need guidance with your dog, you will find that Paula has the answer. Paula, thank you very much for all or your help and guidance.

    TCB Canine Training
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 28 years in business
    Rosanna G.
    Verified review

    In 5 days time it was like I had a new dog, both of my dogs now obey commands to sit, lay down, and we can take leisure walks with very little barking! Fantastic training.

    H3K9 training
    4.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Jennifer W.
    Verified review

    100% recommended!!! We searched for a dog trainer on thumbtack not knowing anyone in the area, and we felt that Robert was the most personable and wanting to know what we were looking to achieve..... so we drove the extra distance to have him board and train our rescue dog. The outcome was remarkable and more than we expected with only 10 days with her. He kept in touch with us and even sent photos. She came home happy and listening to commands! Some friends of ours are already booking their dogs with him and I am looking forward to seeing their progress as well. Thanks for your amazing work Robert!!!

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Starla F.
    Verified review

    We have just started working with John regarding our one year old puppy. Each time he has come to our house, he is very attentive to our struggles with our dog. He never makes us feel rushed. He has been very informative and knowledgeable on the behavior of dogs. We are very encouraged to complete the training.

    Connect with Your Dog!
    3.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Elisa M.
    Verified review

    Bob Marcus trained my Boston Terrier and did an excellent job! He taught him obedience, manners and numerous tricks. When he first started working with my Boston Terrier, the dog had a major problem with aggression toward other dogs after he had been attacked at a dog park. Well those days are over! My Bostie is now a model of good behavior and gets along with other dogs very well. Not only that, but he knows a zillion tricks now-- he can do paddy cake, weave poles, jump through hoops, he will lie down and stay for as long as you want! Bob is patient, easy going and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him highly.

    Liz's Helping Hands
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been training dogs for 5 years, and I have been a dog walker for 7 years now. I am great with any type of dog. All dogs are accepted I do not turn any dog down. I work with one dog at a time to make sure they have the right amount of training We do not board and train

    • 10 years in business
    About

    Ring training Obedience Agility Rally House training Crate training Puppy training Group lessons Private lessons Tites

    About

    I do force free positive reinforcement basic dog obedience training. I enjoy seeing dogs improve and reaching goals, and seeing their parents working with them and growing a great bond.

    About

    I provide pet sitting, dog walking and basic training available for a competitive rate. I am willing to travel up to one hour to customers.

    About

    I am a certified dog trainer. You and your dog will learn the basic commands plus more, such as sit, down, stay, come, leave it, walk on leash and no.

    About

    I walk and train dogs! Dogs are my life, and they deserve love and compassion. These are what I give them.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We focus more exclusively on the relationship between pet and owner, creating an unbreakable bond that ties them together, so that they work better together. We will initially work with the dog, showing them the command and what is expected, then we hand the control to the owner and help them master the command. I love working with the pets and owners and the satisfaction I feel when I see pet and owner working hand in paw

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    At Allie's Dog Training, we believe in being firm, fair and consistent and showing your pet love. We provide services that consist of basic commands, such as sit, down, heel, and come. We also provide house training services. One of our specialties is deterring unwanted behaviors, such as biting, jumping and digging. We also provide behavior modification, such as separation anxiety, territorial aggression, or dominant aggression.

    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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