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Elyria K9 Trainers

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Abby Lane Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
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Tom and Kathleen are amazing. Since the training began we have seen marked differences every week. The puppies are so much more behaved. Will continue on to the next level of training with Abby Lane. I highly recommend them. Truly wonderful people, excellent professionalism, fun to work with and great to all dogs.

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica K.
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Jennifer was very helpful in training. I was very happy that she actually had rottweilers herself. Every question I had, she knew an answer to. She was very knowledgeable and obviously did her research and learned everything she could avout training. I will most definitely use her again, as well as recommend her. Thanks Jennifer!

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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Susie was here to meet our new dog Ritz for training. Susie seemed very knowledgeable and handled Ritz easily. She is very personable and professional.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Dianna P.
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It’s my pleasure to write a review for Complete Canine Training, and for my dear personal friend, Robin Stone. I can attest to Robin's strength of character and compassion for both people and animals. Robin is caring, compassionate, loyal, and trustworthy, and has spent years perfecting her craft of training animals. I have worked together with Robin on many occasions, doing pack walks, and have witnessed her commitment firsthand. The time I have spent volunteering, is an extremely small percentage of time that Robin has given the canine community, and many other animal that have needed help. Robin has spend countless hours helping animals, and has always amazed me with her commitment to animals that most other people would give up on. Robin has rescued animals that nobody else thought could be saved. On a more personal level, Robin has a spirit of giving and skill for making others feel welcome in her presence. She is just a genuine loving and caring person. Robin is a cherished friend, and an all around incredible person. She is thoughtful, reliable, and just a fun person to be around. Robin has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is today, and she truly deserves all the success that has come her way training animals, and I’m sure she will continue to grow both her business, and her success. If you want someone that will love and care for your pet as much as you love and care for them, look no further; Robin Stone is the best of the best!

Pawsitively Good Pup
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Randall D.
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My husband and I got our Border Collie (Isis) when he was 8 weeks old. We started training classes with Cindy soon after. Isis is almost 10 years old now.over those nine plus years we went through basic, Intermediate, clicker, canine good citizen, agility, o-gility...pretty much everything Cindy offers. The classes are fun and informative, a great bonding experience for you and your dog. Once we ran out of classes we just kept going back. Cindy is an excellent teacher and trainer. You will learn just as much as your dog if not more. Isis loves going to "school" as we call it. Just saying the word "school" to him makes his ears perk up then he dashes to the back door ready to go. Cindy makes dog training (school) something to look forward to every week. Thanks Cindy.

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dogtrainer/walker
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff S.
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Having had dogs before, I had a basic understanding of the time and effort that goes into training a dog. It has been many years since our last dog and this time, training a puppy also meant training children to the same routine that we want the dog to learn and grow with. Working with Jeff has been a pleasure. He has provided me with good reminders as to how I need to approach our puppy. He has also provided me with my one-on-one training, so that I know how to instruct my wife and kids in their approach to our puppy. Having a dog in the house allows for great companionship as well as security. Having a dog that respects your authority and responds to your commands allows you to have a smooth interaction and a peaceful home!

Dog Logic with Barbara
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
J.S. W.
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Barbara was very professional and yet very friendly. She taylored her training and tips specifically for our dog's breed. She was very knowledgeable, showed us exactly how to work with our puppy and made sure we were doing the techniques properly. We have seen a huge difference already, although we plan to do more training sessions to work on more skills and address any new questions. We are so glad we found Barbara and can't recommend her highly enough!

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Donna C.
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I would highly refer any friend to Walk This Way. Dianne was punctual, very giving of her time. For the first visit I felt I gained a lot of dog training knowledge. Very friendly and accomplished a lot for a first visit. I will be using Dianne for further training.

What's Up, Dog? L.L.C.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Patty S.
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Tina contacted me right away but we aren't having our first training session until April.

D.A.S. Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Karissa C.
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David was very honest with me about my puppys training progress. He told me that she was very advanced for her age and that he was not comfortable taking my money when he was just going to teach her the same thing, but that he was always just a call away if a problem arose or even if I just wanted to bounce things off of him. I was extremely pleased with his professionalism and honesty and will be working with him for any training that we do need!

Very Good Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Margee D.
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Alicia is very passionate about training your pet to be a welcomed Family member. She listens to you and gets a better understanding of what problems you are having with your pet. She puts together a plan to correct this behavior . She has been very successful with both of our dogs. I would highly recommend her.

The Dog Class LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole O.
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Marie-Josee is a very accessible and knowledgable dog trainer. I've been working with her for about 4 years. She provides practical instruction. She manages expectations about what you and your dog will be able to do and acknowledges when milestones have been reached. Working with Marie-Josee, I've been able to get my challenging pup to do things I'd never thought he'd be able to do, like playing nice with other dogs. Thanks, Marie-Josee!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

We are boutique style, so we offer individual attention and personal care. Dawn Pokorny, founder of Dawning Of a New Dog, offers customized training for your pooch, obedience training, home training, and behavior training – all right here in-house at Pay It Forward For Pets! Techniques used are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Doggie Daycare is an off-leash environment. Our goal is to socialize all guests and having “fun” is the name of the game. Bring your dog in for Doggie Daycare / Boarding and have Dawn work with them and schedule a training session session with just you and your pup! 100% of proceeds benefit Pay It Forward For Pets 6 programs for animal rescue in our community. We also provide overnight boarding, Our unique alternative to standard kenneling. All overnight guests rest comfortably on a 4-foot, low-rise, twin bed in a Private Club or Luxury Suite. Club Suite accommodations measure 5’ x 5’ and Luxury Suite accommodations measure 6’ x 6’. Two large-screen televisions offer the coziness and sound of a home setting and the day is filled with indoor-outdoor play. Request extra amenities to enhance your pet’s experience!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I'm a former vet tech and a lifelong student of behavior and training. My focus on continuing education and skill building means that I have a current and versatile tool box to help my clients and their pets.

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Animal behavior consulting and training provided by certified and educated professionals. We offer classes for puppies and adult dogs of various skill levels. Services for cats are also available. All trainers are nationally certified professional dog trainers by examination offered by the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers. Additionally, Jennifer is a canine good citizen evaluator, and Amanda is a registered veterinary technician with specialty in animal behavior. The training provided is clicker-based -- we train dogs and cats just like they train whales and wolves!

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I can train your dog. I have 6 years of experinece. I use to work for the animal protective league, and I am excellent at what I do, any problem with your dogs or pets period I can help, and I'm more than willing to help.

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We can train any dog! We have our dogs with us at all times to show you how well we can train your dog! We are a results oriented training company with fast and efficient training methods! Call us today for your FREE demonstration!

  • 24 years in business
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Located near Sandusky, Ohio, we have been breeding Alaskan Malamutes since 1994. All are pups are AKC registered. Our Kennel is USDA licensed, and I am also a certified dog obedience trainer. We also have adults and rescues available at times. Our pups come with shots to date, vet checked, microchipped and a health guarantee. Contact us for available.

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We use only gentle, positive reinforcement methods. We train all breeds and all ages on the comfort of your own home.

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Tonia, an ABC certified dog trainer, is specializing in basic obedience and dog walking. We can meet at a park or your house. I use the basics of both food based and mild-correction training methods.

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We offer a variety of group training classes such as obedience, dog parkour, trick training, disc training, and nosework. In addition, we also offer private training sessions as well. We utilize positive training methods. Heather actively train and competes in a multitude of sports such as agility, flyball, and herding. Her dogs hold multiple championship titles in sports such as agility and flyball. She is also a AKC CGC Evaluator and Certified Canine Massage Therapist. Currently working on certification for canine conditioning and fitness.

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.

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.

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?
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