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Lorain In-Home Dog Trainers

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Abby Lane Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky E.
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Really cared about being sure we were confident in working with our dog. Great trainers!!

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy K.
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Dog training in the home. The trainer and I seemed to click and the dog seemed to like her. She is very businesslike

Darwin Dogs LLC
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Erin H.
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After one session with Kerry, I was amazed how much more control I have had with my dogs. I have two Great Danes, and they can be a little unruly sometimes, to say the least. Recently, one of them has had a couple aggression issues towards other dogs when we go for walks, to the park, etc. Kerry gave me the tools to manage her nervous aggression towards other dogs she perceived as threats. With showing my dogs that I am a leader and making myself more aware of my body language, I am able to put them at ease that I am the one in control whenever we leave the house. Half the battle is making sure you and your dogs are calm and you're the one leading them, and patience is key. Kerry also showed me how to handle my dog when she does get into an aggressive area and how to handle her so she doesn't get hurt, and I don't get hurt. I have done other training techniques with my dogs and other trainers that were not getting the results that I have seen Kerry get within minutes of walking into our house! I would highly recommend Kerry for owners who are really interested in understanding their dogs and understanding their roles in their dogs lives.

Susie Says Sit
4.5
from 45 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara W.
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Very good trainer. My dog / puppy was biting she showed me why was needed to stop this behavior. It did work. Very personable and makes you feel comfortable. Good price also. Well worth your money. This is my baby that she has helped

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  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheryl B.
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Robin's a great trainer and dog lover, rescues and pet sits. There are many qualifications I could list but I will say from knowing Robin as I do she always gives 110%.

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
Juanita Z.
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Barb went way above and beyond what my husband and I could have expected. We had a 2 year old cairn terrier that was bred for show, not temperament. From the moment we got her, we had trouble with resource guarding. We took her to two other dog trainers and spent numerous hours and a lot of money trying to rehabilitate her. It was to the point where we were going to give her back to the breeder who would probably have left her in a kennel. Barb worked with us and then took the dog and rehabilitated her which we would never have believed could be done. Barb found her a new home where she is thriving with her new family. We are so thankful that she was there when we felt like we had no where else to turn.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Terri K.
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Dianne did a great job with my puppy's first grooming. You can tell she loves dogs. Everything in her home is clean and my puppy looked like he didn't want to leave! I will be back. Thanks Dianne !

K-9 Comfort Zone, Ltd.
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Mary beth J.
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Jennifer watched and trained my dog and did an excellent job with her I would highly recommend her, she is excellent with dogs.

D.A.S. Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Dave is an amazing dog trainer! My dog learned a new set of skills, I learned how to understand my dog, and it was all because of Dave's kind and patient demeanor!

What's Up, Dog? L.L.C.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy R.
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Was the stranger for the session and Tina was very careful and explained everything to the dog owners prior to tasks. Owners looked very comfortable working with her as well as the dogs

  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Not only is Gayle extremely knowledgeable but she 'trains' the owners as well as the dog! Her technique is to make sure the owner understands the simplicity of the dogs mind with relatable analogies. She trained our unruly, untrained 1 yr old rescue to 'sit' within minutes and we have an entirely new approach to training thanks to her and it's working! We highly recommend Gayle for any dog training situation.

  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa Z.
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Barb is amazing! I had a senior dog that required a lot of medication and specific care. I do not have family in this area to help me with my dog. There were days were I worked long hours or I had to leave town. I would call Barb and she was always willing to help. My dog had an intestinal disease and kidney failure. She took ten different medications a day and at specific times. Barb ALWAYS made sure my dog was taken care of. I knew if my dog needed anything Barb would handle it. Barb was the only person I trusted with her. I don't know what I would do without Barb! She is passionate about her job and is very trusting.

  • 23 years in business
Hillary V.
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I know Gina from Pet Smart and saw how well she trained dogs and pet parents. Gina was very caring and atentitive to all their needs. When I needed pet sitting services, I knew she would be able to care for my kids. Gina is very through with knowing each of my pets needs and how to care for them. My dog and one of my cats have special needs and she made sure they received that special care. She took time to hang out with them and play too! She gave me updates with every visit! I have used other people in the past but felt they were more about making money than caring for my pets. Gina goes outside the box by bringing in my mail, emptying garbage, shoveling snow off my porch, washing food bowls, adjusting the temp in my house and loving my kids. Gina is fully trained to admimister meds, and had no problem doing it for my dog. I know if one of my pets needed emergency care, she will not hesitate to take care of it! I trust Gina with my pets and in my home! I am so thankful to be able to rely on such a caring person that has such knowledge and ability to care for the things that I love the most, my pets! I am so happy to have a pet caretaker that I trust and love!

Maritime Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
Verified review

Alda has done a wonderful job helping us train our puppy. Her availability works with our schedule and having her come to our home for one on one training is amazing. She has great experience and her layed back approach is friendly and to the point. We have enjoyed our lessons with her and would recommend her services to our friends and family.

Sits N Wiggles, LLC
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thornn J.
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I needed to find someone I trusted to watch my mothers shishu for a weekend when the neighbor who was going to sit her canceled at the last minute. I knew people who recommended Sits N Wiggles and gave them a call to see if they could take in coco even thought it was a last minute request.( would have had to cancel the trip home with mom to the family reunion if I couldn't ) They said "no problem" and coco had a great time playing with the owners and the other dogs there. Coco got more socialization skills and outdoor training on a leash then she would ever have gotten with the neighbor watching her. Mom has even noticed the change in coco and has suggested a "sleepover" in the near future to keep her new skills refreshed. Highly recommended for your fur baby.

Waggy Tails
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heidi H.
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Awesome dog trainer and pet sitter. Highly recommend!!

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!

Paws n Claws Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
Lynn S.
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Took my 2 dogs here to get groomed. The dogs came home with no shedding, feeling soft, and smelled amazing! The staff is personal and friendly! Fast and flexible when making my appointment! The price point was great and fit my budget! I recommend Paws-N-Claws for grooming! My pups loved the homemade cookies too!

  • 2 years in business
Sue H.
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Kelly does a great job with our dog, Maria. Maria doesn't get along with just anyone but loves Kelly!

Besters Dog Training

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    About

    I have military experience with training dogs. I was a K-9 handler and trainer. I can reteach and fix aggression problems with your dog(s). I also teach obedience, house training and general behavior problems with puppies and adults. I will also teach the owner the correct ways on handling their dogs.

    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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