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Lakewood Dog Trainers

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt H.
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We've only done 2 of our 5 private sessions so we aren't very far into the training but our dog seems to be responding very wel .

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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
Erin F.
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We hired Abby Lane Dog Training after we got our newest addition. Both dogs were in need of obedience training, while we as a family needed to better understand how to properly discipline our dogs, so that we could have well-mannered dogs. After 6 weeks our dogs are well-behaved, especially in social settings with people outside of our immediate family. We would recommend Tom & Kathleen, hands down!

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Patti Z.
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Dog training, good experience

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  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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My dog was very receptive to her and she worked with the dog until the dog understood what she wanted it to do. She also wrote up the protocol of the things we went over so I could continue with the training. My dog has several problems and she addressed all of them. I know it will take a while to reverse my dog's bad habits but I think we have a very good start. She even took my dog for a little walk which was great since I am unable to do that.

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
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Angie has taught me how to handle my dog, and in return, my dog is a much better behaved pet. She really listened to my concerns and made a plan to work on each one of them. I highly recommend Angels in the Infield! Professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable about training dogs (and their people).

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.

Dog Logic with Barbara
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Becky R.
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I started training my dog, Rocky, with Barb when I was only 11. I am now 15, and he has improved so much in the last 4 years. Everytime I had to teach Rocky a new command for my 4-H Dog Obedience project, she would put me on the right path and would help me work out the kinks. Besides the basic tricks, like sit, stay and come, Barb has also help me teach my dog more advanced commands like: drop on recall, heel off leash, and even how to retrieve a dumbell over a jump. Barb's grooming techniques are also very impressive, and make my dogs look amazing. I can always count on her to be there for me and both my dogs no matter what the issue. I don't know where I'd be without her and her excellent dog training. Thank you so much Barb, you have went above and beyond what anyone would expect from a dog trainer..

  • 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
Joedda R.
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Tina has a love and passion for animals. Great to learn from for owner and dog. Would recommend her to anyone!

D.A.S. Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Great service. My dog responded so well to Dave. He is teaching us to work with our dog Our dog is behaving better and we are enjoying him more because of it.

ROMP Ltd. Run on Mighty Pup
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Denise F.
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My dogs love Paula. I call her the dog whisperer. Paula has groomed and boarded my dogs for a long time and takes great care of them. They always look beautiful after she's groomed them. She also takes loving care of them when we're on vacation so we can relax. When we pick them up, they're beautiful and healthy. And we appreciate the pictures she sends of our dogs while we're away. I can't recommend Paula highly enough. She's an experienced and loving dog handler.

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki H.
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Very informative session. She gave very clear step by step instructions as to how to train my dog to be better on the leash and when encountering strangers, and also the reasons behind the doggie psychology, too. I also really liked the action plan she sent us a few days later with first priority training and then the steps to do from there. Reading about dog training is sometimes very theoretical, and it's nice to have an expert assess what's going on exactly with your specific dog.

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.

  • 13 years in business
Timothy B.
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Called when they were on their way. Removed a lot of dog waste from the home! So thankful for them so I do not have to do it. My elderly mother uses them as well since she isn't physically able to do it! Would definitely recommend!

About

Cleveland K-9 offers the new line in complete dog training for all breeds at reasonable rates. I have over 35 years of experience in police K-9 training. I am a Schutzhund and behavioral specialist. I deal with aggressive problems, basic and advance obedience, personal protection training, tracking, and A.K.C. and U.C.K. show training. My method is all positive reinforcement. I will train your dog at your home, or in my location. If interested in a one-on-one evaluation with your dog, please send an e-mail with a contact phone number and name, or you can call. If there's no answer, please leave a message with a contact phone number and name, and we will call you back as soon as possible. Thank you!

About

I have four dogs of my own, three dachshunds and one English bulldogs which all require a lot of attention and responsibility. I love pets and am responsible. I am not taking summer classes and would love to pick up something extra to do with my time, especially something I would enjoy like being around pets.

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We offer our services daily, weekly and on your vacation times. We are available to walk your dogs or feed and play with your animals.

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I provide dog walking for all breeds of dogs. I am a dog lover and would love to see your furry loved one gets its needed exercise!

About

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!

About

Alpha Dog Training Team is here for you! Alpha Dog Training Team is a Cleveland, OH-based company with trainers in various other states. We provide a variety of packages to choose from, including general obedience, on/off-leash training, behavioral issue training, dog aggression rehabilitation, and in-home cage free boarding. ADTT will customize a program based on your goals and needs. We'll assess your dog and work with you in creating a successful training package. Please browse our site to find out if the Alpha Dog Training Team system is what you're looking for. You can receive a free quote and a free assessment by contacting us today.

  • 24 years in business
About

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.

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?

Actual Requests

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Need a Dog Trainer

Mount Vernon, OH

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs), Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    Brutus is a rescued boxer from the shelter that is estimated to be between 3-4 years old and he is in need of some additional training. He has learned basic commands including sit and shake. However, he would benefit from extra work.

Need a Dog Trainer

Ashtabula, OH

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    Rescued Brussels Griffon age 1 needs basic obedience and some issues with housebreaking
  • $12
    Average price
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