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Shaker Heights 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
Cheryl N.
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Tom was fabulous to work with and did an amazing job training my dog!! So happy I went with him! The first time Tom was with my dog she wouldn't even walk! She is now a great dog from an obedience standpoint and loves going on walks with my family! Couldn't be happier and highly recommend him as a dog trainer!

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 167 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 .

Darwin Dogs LLC
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Brett B.
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Incredible experience....training for me and the dog! Both of us our happier, and no nipping since our session .... incredible! Thank you so much.

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Elena H.
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Our rescue dog, Fiona, was a breeder dog stuck in a cage all 5 years of her life and she knew nothing about going potty outside. That’s why we reached out for help! Though we still have another session, Fiona is already doing much better with going outdoors. Susie left us with some homework and things to practice on a nightly basis and they are going wonderfully just a couple days in. Fiona had an instant connection with Susie as soon as she walked in the door and so did we. Susie is great! She helped us also with a few queue’s we were using incorrectly and instructed us in other ways to improve without making us feel like idiots! We’d been doing quite a bit wrong and we thought we were well versed in dog training! Ha Ha! I’m excited to show Susie how much Fiona and us have improved in just a couple weeks and I’m excited to learn what’s next! Thanks Susie for helping us become a closer knit family!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Joyce W.
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Robin is truly one of the very best trainers. She is thorough in her approach to training the dog and teaching the owner the correct way to work with their dogs training. Since Robin started working with us to train our Little Missy (a 9 year old Dachshund) we have noticed a huge change in her behavior. She is an outstanding trainer and we would highly recommend her.

  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
James K.
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Mary watched my pets while I was in hospital. She took the time to walk my senior dog separately from the my rambunctious younger dog to give the old guy some peaceful time.

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.

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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.
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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!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey V.
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Dianne did an exceptional job grooming our Goldendoodle Winnie. Winnie looks beautiful! We felt extremely comfortable leaving our puppy with Dianne. She was warm and welcoming, treating Winnie as if she was one of her own. In the past when we would pick Winnie up from the groomer, she was bolting for the door as if to say "let's get out of this place!". However, when we picked her up from Dianne, she was roaming the house and playing with Dianne's dog. We could tell she was very comfortable and not anxious at all! Dianne has earned our business going forward and we highly recommended her services to any pet owner. Thank you, Dianne!

What's Up, Dog? L.L.C.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 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.

  • 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.

  • 23 years in business
Robert P.
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Excellent experience. Gina did a great job walking us through potty training our dogs. She really knows her stuff and the dogs relate well to her. Gina also does a great job with children. She has a former teaching background. As a result, she can really get the dog training points across to the children as well as the owners. Would highly recommend a few sessions with Gina.

  • 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!

The Dog Class LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole O.
Verified review

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!

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That I get to walk the dogs and I love the dogs that all.

About

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!

About

We offer a variety of group training classes such as obedience, dog parkour, trick training, disc training, and nosework. In addition, we also offer private training sessions as well. We utilize positive training methods. Heather actively train and competes in a multitude of sports such as agility, flyball, and herding. Her dogs hold multiple championship titles in sports such as agility and flyball. She is also a AKC CGC Evaluator and Certified Canine Massage Therapist. Currently working on certification for canine conditioning and fitness.

About

If you need a trainer, walker or a pet sitter, call me! I'm flexible and would love to help you out.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Dog Training

Solon, OH

  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • $101.67
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Erie, PA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    I have a 2 1/2 yr old lab/terrier. He knows his basics sit,paw,etc. I adopted him almost 1yr ago. He is very good with children and adults at times I am having problems with him jumping on people and controlling him on walks he gets over excited and very hard to calm down and control at times. I have had a issue from time to time when he is being punished he would growl at me or bark pretty sure it's how I discipline at times but still I don't want to fear he will bite me also....I have tried to train to him but clear were in need of a little help.
  • $95
    Average price
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