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Medina Dog Agility 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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Amanda G.
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We have a puppy that we were struggling with potty training and excessive barking. In fact, for the several months that we had him, I somehow managed to train him to go inside the house - rather than outside. It was stressful on everyone. Poor dog couldn't understand what I wanted, humans were frustrated. We had to go out of town and decided to use that time to send him to a dog trainer for help. Jennifer had him for a little over 2 weeks, training him in her home. When he came back he was about 75% of the way trained to potty outside. We still have accidents, but it was an immense improvement and got us on the right track. Jennifer also worked with his barking. She was able to get him to the point where if she said 'quiet' he would stop barking immediately. That being said, he doesn't always do that for us... but it is better than before and a work in progress. Basically, she took a dog that we loved, but were beginning to think that we'd made a huge mistake in getting and helped us realize his potential. We still have work to do - but Jennifer has been very helpful in answering questions and giving advice.

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
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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%.

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Angie is a great dog trainer, we boarded Max with her to train him. He is a lot calmer, knows basic commands and listens better. I would recommend her to anyone.

Pawsitively Good Pup
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Kate H.
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Cindy is simply the best. My Pitbull is a completely different dog after her wonderful training. We both look forward to our sessions and my puppy loves to show off his good behavior and new tricks!

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.

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dogtrainer/walker
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 15 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!

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

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jody F.
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Kim Glover the trainer is very personable to work with she listens to your concerns and is very helpful .She gives you tools to practice with for your dog and she also is very nice and friendly with your dog.

  • 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.

  • 15 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
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Christy has been invaluable in helping me with my dog training- from puppy obedience to Canine Good Citizen and to issues which have arisen in learning and competing on agility courses. She advocates a very kind and effective approach to training.

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Emily T.
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Sissie is a wonderful person and excellent dog trainer. She's helping me get over some fears I have with multiple puppies and teaching me how to be the alfa along with training my puppies.

Lorenzosdogtrainingteam.com
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Phyllis L.
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I have a golden retriever that was pulling me down the street and beagle who was aggressive. We trained at Lorenzo's with marcus and he was amazing. He helped us gain control over our rambunctious dogs. He even got my beagle to stop being afraid of every. Since then we haven't had any more accidents in the house and walking down the street is actually fun now. I would recommend marcus to anyone who wants a dog you can take anywhere and not have any worries.

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!!

Katrina Jones Dog Training
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Michelle W.
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She's the best dog trainer I know!! You can tell she has a true passion for her work and she loves all her clients. I would definitely take my dogs to her anytime!!

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!

  • 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!

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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