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  • 9 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

Terry’s dog training for me and my young pit bull mix has positively changed the family dynamics and energy at home! Cali used to tug on the leash during walks, making it impossible for me to bring my kids with us; she ate the kid’s toys; and generally caused chaos with her excessive energy. Even after one lesson she was a more enjoyable dog. After three lessons we can walk with her off leash without her running (and I can bring the kids on walks too), she doesn’t eat their toys, and now her personality is shining through. And Terry helped us do this with only a few simple commands! Thank you!

Katie's Canine Connection
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Katy D.
Verified review

Katie was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was knowledgeable and friendly. She taught us so much about our dog’s body language and behavior; and gave us great strategies to help our dog’s fear aggression. I would absolutely hire her again for any dog training needs. She knows her stuff and has an obvious passion for helping dogs!

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Pack Boss, LLC
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie K.
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Amy has been fantastic to work with. We’ve had many people say they’ve noticed a change since we’ve been working with her. We needed the training just as much as our dog did! I have already recommended her to a few people who told me they needed training for their dogs.

Offleash K9 Training, LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Erin B.
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Roger was awesome to work with from the start! He provided all the upfront information in a timely and efficient manner. Upon dropping Guinness off Roger warmly welcomed us to his facility and went through with detail what to expect over the next two weeks for Guinness. During that time Roger continually updated us on Guinness’s progress with pictures and anecdotes of his training. Roger genuinely loves what he does and it shows through in his work and the compassion for Guinness! I highly recommend Roger at Off-Leash K9 Dog Training Dayton, OH.

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Family Dog K9 Training
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Wonderful experience, she did an excellent job training our dog Harrison

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.

  • 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.

Ashley C.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Grace H.
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Ashley dog sat my dog for me while I was out of town for a few days. She did a wonderful job and my dog loves her! Ashley fed, watered, walked, and even played and spent time with my yorkie everyday I was gone. She even went above & beyond and tidied up for me. Absolutely outstanding! I definitely recommend her and will be using her in the future.

Lead the Way K9 Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nicholas B.
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Josh and Brittany are incredible. We signed up our 10 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback for their 2 week program and had an awesome experience. As soon as we walked in the door, we knew Nala was in good hands. They treat each dog as if it's their own. Nala came into the program with several bad habits (jumping, nipping, counter surfing, barking, etc.). The typical puppy stuff. The drop off was fantastic. Josh and Brittany explained the program in detail and made sure they addressed all of our concerns. Not more than a half hour after drop off, Josh had already sent me an email with an update saying Nala had settled in nicely. Every thing about these folks is first class. Throughout the two weeks, we were provided with updates through social media and email. Our minds were at complete ease throughout the two weeks. Pick up went amazing as well. Josh and Brittany went over everything they had taught Nala and made sure we were comfortable and set up for success at home. Nala has only been home a couple days now and her bad behaviors have essentially disappeared. And, she hasn't lost any of her personality. A miracle! We cannot promote Lead the Way enough. Great program and great people. They are on a different level from any other training program. Thank you so much Josh and Brittany!

Anna L.
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Frankie D.
    Verified review

    dog walk. Dog was tired and happy and didnt beg to be walked when i got home from work. A+

    Michelle C.
    Verified review

    I was very pleased with the service that I received. The service was beyond my expectations as i received pictures and updates daily. Along with a few added extras of picking up my mail and watering my flowers. I will definitely use the dog sitting services again. Thanks for a job well done with my fur baby. You really made me feel at ease.

    Sky dogs
    5.0
    from 1 review
      MJ W.
      Verified review

      I was referred to Sky Dogs when I adopted a deaf dog from Spreak! for the Unspoken. Allison Holloway teaches a special needs class for deaf, blind, and deaf-blind dogs and puppies. Once we got the basics down, we found the training staff was open to us joining in other classes. Nosework, treibball, flyball, agility, and many other courses are open to all dogs. If you need help improving your dog's social skills, there are behavioral classes as well. The cost is very reasonable. The center is located at Central Point in Columbus and there is plenty of well lit parking. Besides the affordable prices and friendly atmosphere, Sky Dogs fosters a sense of community among participants and provides opportunities for people (and their dogs) to volunteer to help out in rescue efforts.

      About

      If you need your dog walked, I'm the guy who is good for the job. I feed them. I take them for long walks. I have a dog of my own, and he loves it.

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      My passion is working with dogs. I have four dogs of my own that I work with and train. I do dog walking. I also do basic dog training and some behavioral issues.

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      I walk dogs, and I am looking for more business. I like the 10/10 deal. That is 10 dollars for 10 minutes. The offer is good for three walks per week.

      About

      Meet me at my training site, The Green Barn 4 Dogs, and I will help you learn how to train/communicate with your dog. I'll show you ways to have fun, so both you and your dog will learn new skills.

      • 6 years in business
      About

      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.

      About

      All breeds are welcome. Our training centers on aggression issues, basic training, and house training. If your dog has some problems in these areas, we can help you. We only use positive reinforcement and tons of love to train your baby. We also work with many rescues in the Central Ohio area.

      About

      I do not work outside the home and there is always someone here. The dogs who stay with us are treated as family including cuddling on the furniture with us and hopping in our beds at night if they wish. I provide brushing, bathing, trimming, ear care, and nail care at no extra charge.

      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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      New Albany, OH

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Small (1-15 lbs)
      • Details
        Our terrier is 8 months old and she is not even close to being house broken. That is our biggest issues. She also needs help with not barking at everyone who goes by the house and not chasing people when they walk by.
      • $600
        Average price

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Lancaster, OH

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Large (46-70 lbs)
      • Details
        He is an 11 month old pitbull adopted from human society. Fixed, yet pees every where in the house no matter how often taken out. Does not always get along with out 2 yr old pit. Refuses to listen. Have only been able to accomplish sit comand. But does not always work. Jumps on people knocking them off balance. Just resently nipped at my young nephew.
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