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  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Sara B.
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We had our first dog training with our 10 week old puppy today! Jeff is a great trainer and very knowledgable. We can't wait for our more intensive training when our puppy gets older!

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BulletProof Dog Training
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Marty O.
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Very knowledgeable about our breed and the training of puppies.

Raise the Bar Dog Training
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Desirae P.
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Cheryl did an amazing job training my dog. He was only about 12 weeks when she started with him and he has progressed tremendously! She made sure he met all the goals we talked about. I highly recommend her!

  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Lauryn M.
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Melissa did an amazing job working with my newest rescue. She was an overly anxious pup that was hyper and very distracted by everything. She is an angel now with listening and responding as well as no longer pulling me all around the neighborhood. I was amazed at how far she came in just two weeks. Anyone looking to get some obedience training for their pup should go see her!

Bohannon Dog Training
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Katie K.
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Fantastic experience! Highly recommend. Can only say positive things about our in home puppy training with Bret.

Offleash K9 Training, LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Bobbie Jo R.
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Roger did a great job training my puppy and I would recommend him to anyone.

Elissa Cline Dog Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jo F.
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Elissa Cline's dog training is excellent. Four years ago, I thought I was going to have to re-home my rescue border collie. I consulted and worked with several trainers and continued to have fear aggression problem with my dog. Elissa trained me on how to read my dog's cues/ behaviors and set reasonable expectations. She provided me with the tools to have a happy household with my pup. I gained more out of five sessions with Elissa than I had with a year of other trainers.

Wright Way Rescue
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel J.
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Cathy was amazing! Very knowledgeable and communicates very efficiently so you know exactly how to react to your dog {or puppy in my case). My 9 w.o. Acd has reacted very positively to the training methods she taught us.

Sit Means Sit Cincinnati
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Tj H.
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I am in the process of training my dog, and am impressed with what I have seen so far. Reed and Heather take the time to fully explain all the details and make sure I'm comfortable with everything. Maggie is doing well so far, and I only expect it to get better.

Clever Canines by Crystal
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Katie R.
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Though we have only had one session with Crystal, she is professional and competent and we look forward to learning more about training our dogs!

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

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Anita F.
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I like the fact the trainers have knowledge of the maltese breed. They made me feel welcome and that they will work with me and my baby.

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

  • 11 years in business
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Cincinnati dog trainers are offering dog-friendly dog training! We have a program to fit everyone's needs: * Board and train programs * Group puppy classes * Private consultations at facility These are all held at 11166 Deerfield Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. We provide a balanced dog training for a balanced life!

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I specialize in basic dog obedience training (sub-novice and novice levels) and 4-H showmanship. I have taught obedience and showmanship for 16 years, and currently serve as a 4-H dog judge in Ohio. I am willing to travel to you, or meet you for classes.

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Is your dog shy, hyper, or out of control? Call; we can help! We offer training, aquatic and holistic services for your pet. You will be amazed at how quickly your dog will respond to you when you use our services. By creating a safe, gentle, and most of all fun, learning environment, Positive Paws will help you to make your dog a welcome and successful member of your family.

  • 3 years in business
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Working with both K9s and their families to better understand each other so they have a happy and healthy relationship.

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Does your dog hate car rides? Does he/she have anxiety about going to the groomers? Are you too busy to take your precious pooch to the beauty salon? Then, look no further! I am a certified groomer of seven years, a stay-at-home mother, and animal behavior specialist. I will come to your house and groom your puppy right before your eyes! I provide full-service grooming, from a simple bathing to breeding and doing specific hair cuts. All grooming comes complete with nail grinding (no painful nail cutting), ear cleaning, anal glands expressed (yes gross but extremely necessary for a healthy pet), and complimentary de-shed treatment. Aside from grooming, I can also provide one-on-one training techniques (our puppy is fully potty trained at only 10 weeks old!) Note that I will groom cats if they are okay with strangers, and you agree to a small dose of children's Benadryl. This will keep your kitty from becoming too anxious and is safer for their well being and mine. Most grooming companies refuse cats and/or will give them anesthesia! My pricing is extremely reasonable and cheaper than PetsMart. It's guaranteed! You can call today to schedule an appointment and have your pet pretty for the holidays!

  • 6 years in business
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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.

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Affordable pet care for all pets alike and outstanding service is available for those interested

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

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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