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Dublin Dog Behavior Specialists

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  • 9 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jenna H.
Verified review

I contacted Terry about my newly adopted dog when I was at my breaking point with the fighting, mouthing, uncontrollable barking, dominant behavior and nightly 2am wake-ups. After seeing a demonstration and putting some tips Terry provided during the free evaluation into practice, I could already see a change in my dog. After just 3 lessons, there's been a night and day difference in my dog's behavior and barking. Now, I wake him up in the mornings! Having off leash control outside and on walks was the icing on the cake (I never even considered that as a possibility). I highly recommend Terry for any behavior modifications and obedience needs! He's been a life saver for me, and Bernard!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
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Mari J.
Verified review

We had a great time! Julie was kind and compassionate with Abby and Bella! She is very knowledgeable about doggies, people and the resources available! She taught Rick and me new secrets to help mange their doggie behavior!

Katie's Canine Connection
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Kylene B.
Verified review

Katie was one of the trainers who trained my service dog as a puppy. Without Katie's hard work, Leni would not be the partner for me that she is. Leni is not a quiet, obedient dog. She has a mind of her own and can be a bit too smart for her own good. Katie set the foundation for Leni's training when she was a puppy so that she could be the dog she is for me today. I now rely on Leni as my medical alert dog to keep me safe, and it is the obedience training foundation and task training that she received that make her able to do her job and do it well. Having Leni has changed my life, and the training Katie did with her has been a huge reason that Leni has become the service dog that she is. Katie is incredibly talented as a trainer and knows how to connect with each dog to get the best out of them. Choosing Katie to train your dog will not disappoint!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Cheryl N.
Verified review

I have used Shannon's services twice now and it has been a very good experience. My dog is elderly, with special needs, and does not always take to people she doesn't know. Shannon seems to have been able to create a rapport. Each time I have returned, my dog greeted me happily, but not anxiously. Clearly, she was comfortable while I was gone.

Durfey's Dogs
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew And Jamie L.
Verified review

Amy is very patient and you can tell she really cares about your dog. Even though my dog seemed to be beyond training, Amy was able to give her the confidence she needed to be a good dog again and she gave us the tools to keep our dog on her best behavior.

Pin Up Pup Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Barb R.
Verified review

Megan is absolutely wonderful, very insightful and knowledgeable. I am very encouraged my dog's behavior will be changed for the better.

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

I did the basic obedience 4 week course. I was very pleased with Roger and his professionalism. He always made sure the dog and myself knew exactly what he was asking of us before he sent us home to practice. It is unbelievable what Roger can accomplish with a dog in sheer minutes. I will definitely be going back for advanced commands. Definitely worth the money if you expect awesome behavior from your dog

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Pack Boss, LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian L.
Verified review

What a difference! After a few visits from The Pack Boss (Tim Bruno), we have seen a dramatic change in the behavior of our puppy. By teaching us how to communicate, teach, and work with our pup, he has changed the trajectory of our relationship. We went from wondering if we made a mistake in bringing a young dog into our family to reaping the benefits of a great relationship. Tim knows dogs and better yet he understands the people he is helping. Thank you for everything, Tim!

Get A Cue LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert W.
Verified review

We used Ami for our Miniature Golden Double Doodle (Miki) when he was about 6 months old. Ami came to our home for about 6 weeks and spent whatever time was necessary to work with us and Miki on that weeks project. She was very professional and extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior. Her assistance proved very helpful not only for Miki but for Miki's owner (a 76 yo man who had not owned a dog for about 30 years). Today, about a year later, Miki is a well behaved happy fellow and a great companion. I highly recommend Ami and Get a Cue to any dog owner who wants to change behavior and improve their relationship with their dog.

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Family Dog K9 Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Wonderful experience, she did an excellent job training our dog Harrison

Pet Behavior Associates, INC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bob L.
Verified review

I went to this class with help for my dog with off leash behavior. Annette is not excellent instructor and takes the time to work with you individually as well as in a group. She focuses on all aspects of the dog's behavior and what works for that dog. Very breed knowledgeable. Learned a lot.

Kurtz's K-9 Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
C. E. J.
Verified review

Kurtz provided me an excellent service. We were having trouble with our Dog and his reaction to the birth of our triplets. He was becoming very territorial due to him being our only "baby" for the previous 5 years. Sampson would bark, growl, and even once nipped at the babies pack n play. He would constantly wake our babies causing for long nights. Because of this we turned to Andrew for his help. He recommended that we use the personal owner training. He worked with my wife and I to in sure that we taught our baby Sampson how to intergrate and live with the kids. After his sessions, we noticed a drastic change in Sampson's behavior. Andrew was extremely professional and patient but firm. This is exactly what we needed. I will recommend his services without any hesitation!

Pet Sitting by Tisha
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Kevin M.
    Verified review

    Taking a vacation can be stressful when you have dogs, especially when a family member or trusted friend is not available to look after them. I recently ran into this problem and decided I felt most comfortable with an in home sitter. I spent an ENTIRE day researching and calling services in the Columbus area. Judging by first impressions over the phone, Pet Sitting by Tisha was my favorite. I scheduled an in home consultation with her and could not have been happier. She was great with the dogs (large dogs) and asked several questions about their behavior and what they like to do. I also liked the fact that I knew she would be the one doing the visits. It just so happens that the rates beat all the other services too! Upon my return, everything was exactly as I left it. To my surprise, I found a sheet of paper hand written front to back by Tisha with very detailed journal entries from each visit. I highly recommend Pet Sitting by Tisha and will definitely be calling again! Thanks Tisha!

    Lead the Way K9 Training
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 7 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.

    Zack's Dog Services
    3.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Katie M.
    Verified review

    Zack has been working with me and my dogs on their leash reactivity. I have seen such an amazing improvement in my dogs' behavior since I first started working with Zack! They have become less reactive on leash and tonight, one of my dogs was even calm enough to meet another dog on our evening walk! We aren't done, but I couldn't be happier with the progress we have made so far!

    Happy Life Dog Training
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Joanna G.
    Verified review

    A talented dog trainer who knows how to work with my dogs and with me! Often my dogs are responding to something I'm doing (wrong) and I don't realize it. Lauren is able to see how my actions and emotions play into my dog's behavior. Her experience with rescue groups also provides background knowledge on animals and how they interact with other dogs and with people that just can't be taught. She's put in years of time with dogs and people and you can tell. I highly recommend her as a trainer!!

    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.

      Fur Business
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Jen S.
      Verified review

      Alicia was wonderful with my chihuahua! She gave me great advice to help with Lola's inappropriate urination. I'll definitely be recommending her to friends and family with dogs who have behavioral issues. Thank you so much, Alicia!

      Barker Behavior, Inc.
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 12 years in business
      Caroline V.
      Verified review

      Three weeks after I adopted my dog, it became clear that I was in over my head. My city-living pup was aggressive when we walked anywhere near another dog and I hated that walks were stressful for us both rather than fun bonding time. I had heard amazing things about Brandi and Barker Behavior and I truly can't sing her praises enough. She is professional and insanely knowledgeable, but she's also fun, kind and a joy to work with. I quickly learned that training wasn't so much about teaching my dog, but rather about teaching me. Brandi was patient and great at communicating and helping me to tweak how I was engaging with my pup and handling situations. We now can happily go out and about -- he's a rockstar loose-leash walker, has great "tricks" to help him walk by other dogs and is so much happier and more confident. I recommend Barker Behavior to everyone I know who is bringing home a new puppy or adopting a dog. And everyone who takes that recommendation has always become her newest fan!

      Brown Dog Training

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        About

        I provide dog training,and behavior modification. I believe in helping people achieve a happy relationship with their dog through the use of positive reinforcement training and fun activities. Along with many years of working with dogs, I am a KPA-CTP and have my CPDT-KA.

        About

        I will walk your dogs for 45 minutes a session; anything less than that they are considered not balanced. It will alter the behavioral problem that is good for their health.

        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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