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Grove City Dog Trainers

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  • 9 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle F.
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This is the best decision I have ever made! Instead of going to dog training classes over and over again. After only 3 lessons my dog is walking off leash and knows his commands! Terry knows dogs! Thank you I'm very happy with the results!

Katie's Canine Connection
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Katy D.
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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
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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
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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
Michael D.
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Roger was a wonderful trainer. I still cannot believe the improvement in our dog Ratchet in the 2 weeks that he had him. He wouldn't sit for more than 2 seconds and would run off when we took him outside. He now sits until we release him and always comes when we call him. He lays down, heals, stays in place, touches and more on command. Roger kept us up to date on his progress and sent us pictures throughout Ratchet's stay. I would and will recommend K9 training to anyone looking for dog training. We will use them again with our next dog as well!

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Family Dog K9 Training
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brendan M.
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We have been customers for over a year and have been very happy to have someone dependable and trustworthy to take care of our dog. Our dog has been walked every day that we have needed help without exception.

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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Holli D.
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Tiffany was great to work with and did an excellent job with Lulu, our goldendoodle puppy. I would highly recommend her!

Sky dogs
5.0
from 1 review
    MJ W.
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    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

    I have been dog sitting for over 4 years now. I make sure I provide the best care for every dog I dog sit for. I give each dog as much love and care as I possibly can. I want to make sure they are most comfortable at home while their owner is away. I can assure you that your pooch will be in great hands!

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    17years experience in careing for pets and owners. Ultiment loyalty and patients.

    About

    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.

    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.

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    • 3 years in business
    About

    Working with both K9s and their families to better understand each other so they have a happy and healthy relationship.

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    I do what my customers want that they can't or don't want to do. I take care of animals, houses, yards or whatever is needed. My pet care is like my children, I love and respect them and listen to them.

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    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.

    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.

    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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