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Kettering Animal Behaviorists

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Catherine "CJ" Johnson
from 54 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
Anita B.
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CJ really has a real understanding of dog behavior and truly loves her work. Hank (7 month-old lab) is very receptive to her commands. Through demonstration and hands-on coaching CJ taught me methods to gain Hanks attention and respect. His response to my commands and movements is markedly improved, and after only two sessions. I especially like that through her methods there is no need for any devices that can potentially cause pain/harm – no shocker collars, pinching collars, etc. I highly recommend CJ!

  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Traci B.
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Despite a couple set backs with our pup where he wasn't able to attend his lesson Jeff was more than willing to work with us and reschedule those lessons. Jeff is very caring and loves every animal he works with.

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BulletProof Dog Training
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Josie O.
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Bill is an excellent trainer. He is very knowledgeable about dogs & their behavioral issues. My dog responded very well to the training techniques that he used. We now have a well behaved dog! I highly recommend Bulletproof Dog Training! Thanks for all your help!

Raise the Bar Dog Training
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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Explanation of training method was excellent Was provided many tools to work with dog to improve behavior Able to take dog on enjoyable walks Behavior at home has improved Dog enjoyed the training and interactions The owner/family needs to use the tools to reinforce Thanks for the help

  • 5 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Matt D.
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Melissa did a wonderful job with my timid and shy Boxer pup. He had no obedience training to speak of when she got him. When we got him back after the 2 week board and train he is a completely different dog. The behavior changes were noticed instantly. He is now a well behaved and is truly a part of our family. I can't thank Melissa enough for what she has done for Hero.

Bohannon Dog Training
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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Wow! What a great experience working with the Bohannons. They helped us understand our role in our fur babies life. Our Cayta is a much happier and better behaved dog. Between Stephanie's training 'know how' and Brett's understanding of animal behaviors they've changed how we respond and deal with Cayta, making us a much happier family. I would definitely recommend them for any of your dog training needs.

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

  • 21 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tana S.
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Alicia, thank you so much for helping our newly adopted dog Jesse adapt to her new surroundings! We were afraid we would have to return her to the shelter because of her agressive behavior toward us and our other dog. But on the recommendation of a friend, we called you, and learned how to better control our dogs. We have no intention of giving Jesse up now! Thanks for your help!

Chelsea Allen
from 10 reviews
    K. B.
    Verified review

    Chelsea is great!! We trust very few people to care for our animals. We know she is honest and takes care of our kids like she does her own. Also, being a certified Vet Tech gives us extra piece of mind that our animals are in good hands in case anything were to happen. Chelsea is very conscientious. She always leaves the house cleaner than we left it. She is the best!!!!

    Elissa Cline Dog Training
    from 8 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mindy P.
    Verified review

    Elissa is a thorough, skilled and caring trainer. She listened to my concerns/needs. After meeting me and my dog, she developed a workable plan that met my rewards-based method preference. I rescued an 11-month German Shorthaired Pointer who had a very high prey drive and absolutely no recall. My GSP is now a reliable trail and beach dog who responds to a code word and/or whistle. ("Come" no longer worked when we met Elissa.) Elissa worked with us 4-5 times, but mostly she gave me the understanding, skills and followup exercises to work with my dog myself. She explained behavior theory behind the exercises, showed me how to properly carry them out. She followed each training session with detailed notes and other resources. Success wasn't instant, but steady. With Elissa's help, I have a trustworthy companion whom I feel comfortable letting off leash.

    Wright Way Rescue
    from 7 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Jenny P.
    Verified review

    Roxies and Calis stay with Cathy and her family worked out great. I felt comfortable leaving them in their home for 10days. Cathy is very good with animals and my dogs responded well to her. She sent me pictures and updates on a regular basis. I will defiantly use them again, as a matter of fact, I already booked another stay for my two sweet goldens!

    Madison Bailey’s Fur Pals
    from 5 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Dustin F.
    Verified review

    She is awesome id leave all my animals with her and no worries ever! Wish i could give her a bigger rating :)

    • 18 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Matthew K.
    Verified review

    I work with Alecia and All Good Paws, once a week. I recently adopted a puppy and have been working with Alecia for about 4 months now. My dog get compliments from my friends and clients all the time for her behavior as well as some compliments for fun tricks she is learning. I wouldn't have a clue how to train my dog without Alecia's help and guidance. Dog training is truly very valuable and in my mind, a necessity when owning a dog. Alecia is great and particularly loved by my dog.

    Connect with Your Dog!
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Elisa M.
    Verified review

    Bob Marcus trained my Boston Terrier and did an excellent job! He taught him obedience, manners and numerous tricks. When he first started working with my Boston Terrier, the dog had a major problem with aggression toward other dogs after he had been attacked at a dog park. Well those days are over! My Bostie is now a model of good behavior and gets along with other dogs very well. Not only that, but he knows a zillion tricks now-- he can do paddy cake, weave poles, jump through hoops, he will lie down and stay for as long as you want! Bob is patient, easy going and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him highly.

    D's Animal Care
    from 1 review
      Juliet T.
      Verified review

      As a ...ahem...somewhat overprotective pet mom, I am very particular about entrusting my pets to anyone. Danielle has cared for my five cats several times, and I could not be happier with her or with the care she gives. Each time I return home, they are happy and content. The food and water bowls are clean and full and the litterboxes are empty. She keeps me updated with daily texts, so I never have to worry. Initially, I would not have thought it was necessary to visit twice a day for cats, but I have to say, I'm really glad she does and it's well worth it. She is such a pleasure to deal with, and has such a nice, gentle way with the animals. I highly recommend her!


      I am an outgoing, friendly, educated person.


      We offer companion dog boarding, cat boarding and grooming for dogs and cats. We have a 1 acre of play yard with wading pools and toys. We have air-conditioned areas, and we do spacious indoor/outdoor runs.


      I will come to your house and walk, play, feed and water your animals. I have always loved animals if I see a homeless animal. I will try to feed it and get it to find it a home. I'm an animal lover. You would have to meet me, and you will see yourself.


      I am a lover of all animals. I feed, water, walk, and sit all animals except creepy animals. I am a pet owner myself with three cats and eight kittens.


      I take your dog, that won't listen, from your house, and through various trials, I’ll teach him the desired tasks that you, the handler, wants.


      I love animals. I am retired and have stage 4 breast cancer. I have always loved animals, and they love me, too. I am trustworthy, and I will go on and beyond to treat your animal just like I would want my own treated. I will have a dog trainer on staff in November. He will train young dogs basic obedient training in a loving technique. His dogs that he work with at this time are from Four Paws. These dogs are trained for handicapped individuals. I want to do something that I really love and help others. I am dependable. I have had animals all of my life. My health is still good, and I have no problem with walking dogs. I am willing to do extra things for you if needed. I have a police background check and previously held a government Q clearance. I currently have a part-time job at a children's hospital.

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