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Delaware Dog Trainers

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L&S Pets
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Coelleen B.
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Although I have zero professional dog training experience, I do have a human/animal psychology degree, so I know which schools of thought work best and which are pseudoscience and Lisa uses the best current method available called operant conditioning, or positive reinforcement. It sounds simple, but without professional help it can be hard to figure out what exercises to use when you want to remove unwanted behaviors instead of just training your dog to do tricks. It can also be difficult to phase out treat use once a behavior is mastered (since no one wants to need perpetual treats to achieve good behavior). Lisa makes all that guesswork easy by giving you training exercise "homework" each week customized to your dog's behavioral needs, which will lead to newly shaped desirable behaviors to replace undesirable ones. You can tell she is really passionate about what she does. She doesn't judge or try to correct what you find acceptable behavior in your own dog as some trainers will (i.e. allowing dogs on furniture) but she instead listens to YOUR behavioral goals for your dog and helps get you there. Last but not least, her price is the best I've seen for her amazing skill level. To compare, I sent my dog to a training center for just a week, and it was $750 for him to come back with sit, stay, lay down, and heel which are great commands, but at that price Lisa could have come to my house 13 times. Plus, they used a prong collar on unwanted behaviors that we're still using as management only (even in the house which I fear will cause injury) which is why we called Lisa. We're already on a path to no leash indoors with a 6 month old goldendoodle.

  • 8 years in business
  • 93 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.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andrea L.
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Terry Cook is a great dog trainer with so much experience and he breaks everything down into understandable steps! I had a Pit Bull Terrier that was very reactive to strangers and her surroundings plus I wouldn't dream of her being off leash. Yet with obedience and behavior modification mixed all together after 6 private lessons I have an off leash dog that gets so many compliments out in public! Highly recommended!

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All in the Serve
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Roberta A.
Verified review

See below. picturesAllison brings water and bowl during walks for my dog. She also communicates about my dog s welfare via texts.

  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires 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!

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.

Perfect Pooches Dog Training
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kyra C.
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Sean did a great job with our dog. Very professional, and great at explaining things in easy to understand ways!

ALL PURPOSE K-9 LLC.
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kim D.
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I don't get my pup back until next saturday. She is a very young dog. Paige and Jordon aren't rushing her and if u look at the video. The 1st 6 days were unremarkable.

Ashley C.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Paige B.
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We think Ashley is attentive to our pets, conscientious, and very thorough. She texted every now and then and sent pictures of our dog while we were away. It is nice to find someone that can be so trustworthy! What a relief!

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Selina M.
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Ms. Pomales was available for us when needed. Our dog Leuie loves her.

Pack Boss, LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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We are still a work in progress but after just one visit we can see a major change in Bixby. Tim is a master at not only training our dog but also training us. I look forward to achieving our goals with Bixby.

Offleash K9 Training, LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dave and Davena W.
Verified review

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!!!

Must Love Dogs!
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn V.
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Carol was our best dog and house sitter by far. I will ALWAYS ask Carol to help us out with future vacation coverage. She stayed at our house at night to keep our 3 crazy dogs company. Carol made chicken stock, chicken, carrots and peas to mix with their dry food. She played with them on a daily basis and Carol even bought them toys. Our dogs are not small. Two are 90 lbs. and 1 is 80 lbs. Our 80 lb. male Boxer can be aggressive toward the other dogs at times. I believe Carol said there was one incident. We love our dogs and of course treat them like our children. Carol continued to treat them as children and made them happy. Carol has dogs of her own that she babies too. She checked the mail, watered the plants and kept the house very clean when the dogs would track in dirt and mud. Carol was at our home for the entire month of February and the dogs miss her very much. Carol IS THE BEST!!!! We love you Carol, Lynn, Zoe, Nana and Buddy xoxoxo

Jan's Pet Care
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Janine B.
Verified review

Jan is the Mary Poppins of pet sitters. She was very loving to my old cat and worked on solving a couple of problems we were having with the cat's care ourselves. She left detailed notes for each day. I couldn't have been more impressed!

Lead the Way K9 Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 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.

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  • 6 years in business
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Do you have to bribe, threaten, or trick your dog into listening? Does your dog have to be shut away instead of enjoying life with you? Do you know your dog could be great, if only he wasn’t so wild and out of control? If your dog is barking, biting, chasing, running away, and in general ruining your life, we can help. If your dog listens when there’s nothing better to do, but does what he wants as soon as something more interesting comes along, we can fix that too. The worse your dog is today, the better he can be tomorrow.

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I train dogs with reward training. I train the person how to train their dog and show them how to put it in place.

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Hi, I have owned many dogs over the years and have helped out at the humane center, so I'll take very good care of your dog!

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Peaceful Paws gives you peace of mind. While you're at work or on vacation, we will walk your dog or dogs and feed them. We also take care of other animals and offer other services. Your pets are your family, so don't worry. Call Peaceful Paws for all your pet's needs.

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If you're against boarding your dog, then give me a call! I'll make sure your furry friend gets the exercise he or she needs as well as socialization (with your permission!) at the local dog parks. I have plenty of experience with dogs and no dog is too big or small (or crazy) to handle! I am willing to bathe, feed, play and cuddle as much as necessary - either your place or mine! This can be a regular arrangement or whenever you need me! Give me a call :)

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