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Strongsville K9 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
Amanda M.
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Tom and Kathleen are amazing. Since the training began we have seen marked differences every week. The puppies are so much more behaved. Will continue on to the next level of training with Abby Lane. I highly recommend them. Truly wonderful people, excellent professionalism, fun to work with and great to all dogs.

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
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Jessica K.
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Jennifer was very helpful in training. I was very happy that she actually had rottweilers herself. Every question I had, she knew an answer to. She was very knowledgeable and obviously did her research and learned everything she could avout training. I will most definitely use her again, as well as recommend her. Thanks Jennifer!

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Mary C.
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Susie was here to meet our new dog Ritz for training. Susie seemed very knowledgeable and handled Ritz easily. She is very personable and professional.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Dianna P.
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It’s my pleasure to write a review for Complete Canine Training, and for my dear personal friend, Robin Stone. I can attest to Robin's strength of character and compassion for both people and animals. Robin is caring, compassionate, loyal, and trustworthy, and has spent years perfecting her craft of training animals. I have worked together with Robin on many occasions, doing pack walks, and have witnessed her commitment firsthand. The time I have spent volunteering, is an extremely small percentage of time that Robin has given the canine community, and many other animal that have needed help. Robin has spend countless hours helping animals, and has always amazed me with her commitment to animals that most other people would give up on. Robin has rescued animals that nobody else thought could be saved. On a more personal level, Robin has a spirit of giving and skill for making others feel welcome in her presence. She is just a genuine loving and caring person. Robin is a cherished friend, and an all around incredible person. She is thoughtful, reliable, and just a fun person to be around. Robin has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is today, and she truly deserves all the success that has come her way training animals, and I’m sure she will continue to grow both her business, and her success. If you want someone that will love and care for your pet as much as you love and care for them, look no further; Robin Stone is the best of the best!

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Sue A.
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I was really impressed with Angela from day 1... with just a few visits my dog was responding to hand signals . Having one in one training I am learning so much about my dog and how to respond to her . I highly recommend them for anyone wanting to train their dog

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
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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!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly G.
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Dianne did a wonderful job on our two dogs! She took her time and they look so much better than times we have taken or dogs to other groomers.

What's Up, Dog? L.L.C.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Patty S.
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Tina contacted me right away but we aren't having our first training session until April.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie T.
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American Blue Collar K9 worked with my 2 dogs. One was fearful and the other one was dominate aggressive. They addressed the issues with both dogs in a timely manner and reasonably priced as well! With their guarantee, you can't go wrong!! Thank You again American Blue Collar K9

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

We are boutique style, so we offer individual attention and personal care. Dawn Pokorny, founder of Dawning Of a New Dog, offers customized training for your pooch, obedience training, home training, and behavior training – all right here in-house at Pay It Forward For Pets! Techniques used are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Doggie Daycare is an off-leash environment. Our goal is to socialize all guests and having “fun” is the name of the game. Bring your dog in for Doggie Daycare / Boarding and have Dawn work with them and schedule a training session session with just you and your pup! 100% of proceeds benefit Pay It Forward For Pets 6 programs for animal rescue in our community. We also provide overnight boarding, Our unique alternative to standard kenneling. All overnight guests rest comfortably on a 4-foot, low-rise, twin bed in a Private Club or Luxury Suite. Club Suite accommodations measure 5’ x 5’ and Luxury Suite accommodations measure 6’ x 6’. Two large-screen televisions offer the coziness and sound of a home setting and the day is filled with indoor-outdoor play. Request extra amenities to enhance your pet’s experience!

About

I have been training dogs for a little over a year with the prospect of hoping to be able to open up my own "Angels Dog Cafe and Rescue." I'm actually experienced in handling/training dogs, cats and even rabbits. I can do everything, from the basics of potty training to the training of show dogs. I can train your dog to do anything, from the most basic of tricks to the complexity of skateboarding. For what you're looking for, I'll offer up my best service.

  • 8 years in business
About

We are a professional breeding and dog training kennel. We specialize in German shepherds and Belgian Malinois. We have a high success rate in training dogs from obedience all the way to fully trained dogs or dogs with behavioral issues! Feel free to give us a call today for a free quote on training your loved one! We also provide puppies, young trained dogs and fully trained dogs.

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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I'm a former vet tech and a lifelong student of behavior and training. My focus on continuing education and skill building means that I have a current and versatile tool box to help my clients and their pets.

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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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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.

  • 31 years in business
About

Lorenzo’s Dog Training Team has been focused on keeping dogs out of shelters and in happy homes since 1987. Lorenzo’s certified team trainers undergo a comprehensive training curriculum prior to certification to ensure an unwavering commitment to quality animal care and professional conduct.

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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