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  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi W.
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so far, only puppy training. She is only 3 months old, so the full obedience training will not occur until mid August. Tim is very gentle, yet firm, and gave us great advice that is already bearing fruit. We went through the training on June 8th and today is June 10th. We could not be happier and so is are beautiful Zula. Thanks Tim!!

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BulletProof Dog Training
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Marty O.
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Very knowledgeable about our breed and the training of puppies.

  • 5 years in business
  • 71 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!

Raise the Bar Dog Training
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 73 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!

Bohannon Dog Training
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Shaunna H.
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This couple is experienced and have good insights into dog behaviors and personalities. I needed some puppy training as well as help with a few behavior quirks. They both know dogs well and had some great tips for training. They leave some printed sheets behind that remind you what to work on for the next time. I enjoyed working with them and recommend them to anyone!

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
  • 12 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.

Liz's Helping Hands
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tim C.
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Great person

  • 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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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.

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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!

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

  • 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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Gary's Professional Dog Grooming was founded in 1962 by the late Gary Jettner who built a reputation for quality dog grooming and dog training. Originally, he groomed dogs in his own garage. As the business grew, Gary continued expansion to a storefront location on Kenwood Road in downtown Blue Ash. Eventually, he expanded the business to the current location at 11551 Deerfield Road in Cincinnati Ohio. According to the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau, Gary's professional dog grooming is the longest continuously operating dog grooming business in the Cincinnati area. We are constantly amazed at how often people come back to us for dog grooming or dog training. Regularly, new clients come in and say that Gary trained their first dog or that Gary groomed their childhood pet, so now that they have their own dog, they know exactly where to go for great service. Occasionally, people who have moved from the Cincinnati area for 10 or 15 years, return and call us for their grooming and training needs. Gary touched so many lives and continues to do so all because of the reputation that he began building when grooming and training dogs in his garage. After a few different owner operators, currently Gary's is owned by Rickey Kinley. Rickey, with the help of Katie, is carrying forward the legacy of high quality, professional, caring, and attentive dog grooming, dog training, and boarding services. Read about Rickey and Katie on their respective pages.

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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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I offer dog training from puppy to adult dog. No dog is too big or too small to learn some good manners. My goal is that your dog will be a well-mannered animal that is easy to manage and live with.

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D & G's has over 20 years experience working with dogs and their families. We offer kennel free boarding to our Day School clients. All dogs must be temperament tested before acceptance into our program for Day School. We off flexible class schedules for our Levels classes with the focus on Impulse Control.

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i am very passionate for my animals and others animals. am a very hands on trainer and dont dicipline my animals like most. you want the diciplining to almost be made on the animals end so they learn. i have experience with all animals and currently have horses, dogs, cats, birds, and a wold hybrid.

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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.

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I provide various levels of all-breed dog training. I provide behavior modification, basic and advanced obedience, service dog training.

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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