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Mentor Dog Trainers

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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
David A.
Verified review

The best money I ever spent was on Abby Lane Dog Training! When we got Ginger from the pound, she lacked confidence, was fearful, and impossible to walk on a leash. After just six sessions with Tom, our Ginger is now a dream to take on a walk. She has also learned good behaviors around the house by learning proper boundaries and commands. She is happier, and my husband and I are delighted! Tom even went to the dog park with us to work on Ginger's socialization with other dogs. If you want a dog trainer that uses a gentle approach-no fear and no shock treatment, thenTom is your guy. He is punctual, professional, and willing to take the extra time to solve a problem and really get to know the dog. By the time our classes were over, Tom was a member of the family and Ginger was so sad to see him go! I can't imagine a more enjoyable experience. Abby Lane has my unqualified endorsement and I'm looking forward to continuing lessons for Ginger. She is becoming the perfect dog, thanks to Tom!

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy K.
Verified review

Dog training in the home. The trainer and I seemed to click and the dog seemed to like her. She is very businesslike

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie R.
Verified review

We adopted a lab/pit mix for our first family dog. My husband and I had always grew up with dogs but had no clue how to train one ourselves. Ontop of never training a dog we came to find out that our little pup had post traumatic stress from something that happened to her as a baby. We got in contact with Susie Says Sit for help, she was the best thing we could have done for our puppy! She arrived right on time and taught us exactly how to train our dog. She answered all of our questions settled all of our insecurities and was even available for questions by phone if needed. We would definitely recommend Susie says sit!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Fran C.
Verified review

Robin Stone has an extraodinary talent for dog training. A true professional who I would trust to solve any issues at any time.

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly L.
Verified review

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).

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dogtrainer/walker
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
Verified review

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!

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Donna C.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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
Verified review

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.

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
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Keith H.
Verified review

Karen has been great in working with our puppy and working with US on how to work with our puppy. Would highly recommend hiring her to train your puppy!

  • 13 years in business
Timothy B.
Verified review

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!

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KNOWN AS ONE OF THE LONGEST AND MOST RESPECTED DOG TRAINERS IN MY AREA. 35+ YEARS OF TRAINING ALL DIFFERENT BREEDS OF DOGS. i WILL TACKLE ANY BEHAVIORAL PROBLEM AND HELP FORM A LOYAL AND TRUSTING BOND BETWEEN OWNER AND DOG!

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I am hardworking. I pay attention to detail. I have good attitude towards working. I never let the outside world affect my work habits.

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We use only gentle, positive reinforcement methods. We train all breeds and all ages on the comfort of your own home.

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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!

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There are two things: 1) Because I am an armature trainer, I'm cheap. I negotiate per client the price. It depends on how much work needs done with a dog. 2) I won't hesitate to do some research and find out how to do something for your dog.

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I love animals and provide care services to anyone within a short-travel radius. I'm a long-time Hudson resident. I have a large, protected yard as needed.

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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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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.

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We can train any dog! We have our dogs with us at all times to show you how well we can train your dog! We are a results oriented training company with fast and efficient training methods! Call us today for your FREE demonstration!

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

Corry, PA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    5 or more years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    I have a Doberman that is almost 8 years old. Molly is a rescue that i have ad for almost 3 years. She is very active and has be become more aggressive as time gets by. I know what's going on. She is "protecting" what she views as hers and she won't listen when in this mode. I need to know what to do with her.
  • $69
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Coraopolis, PA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    3-4 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    agression towards my 15 month old son
  • $75
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainor

Erie, PA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    I have a American Pitbull Terrier
  • $25
    Average price
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