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Wadsworth German Shepherd 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
Dewayne B.
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Tom did a great job with the rescue German Shepherd we have. She went from being hard to handle to listening, following commands and not pulling when walking. When we decide to put her through more advanced training, I will definitely be giving Tom a call.

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 64 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
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Alex T.
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Was unbelievably impressed on her knowledge of All breeds and situations. She's been in the business for 22 years and it really shows. Her training process is completely logical. literally after just the first session my boarder collie/German Sheppard was allready catching on to the training far more than I anticipated. But aside from her ability to handle dogs alot of the training is for the owner. Giving me confidence that training won't be as difficult as I thought and that I wasn't hopeless in getting my pup trained even though this is my first dog. Without a doubt will be continuing training.

Darwin Dogs LLC
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen G.
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Kerry came in and amazed me at her ability to control dogs. My 5 month old female german shephard sat at her side after a brief walk in which she transformed my dog. I sat and watched in amazement as my dogs, ( I also have a corgi and two shitzus) sat in the living room across from my husband and myself completely in her control. The shephard barks at everyone, and is even a little bit nippy. I swear we woke up the next day with a new dog. I will do my best to use the technlques I was taught in a brief 2 hour session. Kathy Gehalo 10 stars

Susie Says Sit
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 105 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
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelli S.
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Robin is a wonderful trainer! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all breeds! I’ve known her for quite a few years and she has continued to learn and train with top trainers, staying up to date with all of the past and current techniques. I highly recommend her!!

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Kayla H.
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Awesome with our puppy & very nice people! So glad we went with these trainers. Our pup loved them & learned so much!

Pawsitively Good Pup
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy L.
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It was positive. Cindy was an experienced trainer. She provided many great advices and was very patient. We also enjoyed Puppy Kindergarten with Cindy on Wed. evening.

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dogtrainer/walker
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Irene C.
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Have worked with other trainers and Jeff got further with the dogs in one hour than others have in weeks. Looking forward to working with him.

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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Beth P.
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My 72 German Shepherd is too big puppy to not have complete control of. We are only two weeks into training, and Moka has made very dramatic and positive changes already. The family loves Amanda, and I'm sure that Moka does!!! Can't wait to see what next weeks brings. I would definitely recommend her!!!

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.

A Better Pet LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christine K.
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Rachel is an amazing dog trainer. Those of you in Cleveland have an incredible resource in dog training and dog behavior.

What's Up, Dog? L.L.C.
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne K.
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She is an amazing trainer, I love how she works with my pup. Very knowledgeable. And gives great guidance for daily tips.

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RottnDogz Pet Training
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifer S.
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I never had a trainer for any of my dogs through the years as they were all under 20 pounds. So, when Tunco came to us as a rescue, I knew with his size as a puppy I was going to need some help, as an adult he could be 60 to 80 pounds. I choose to work with Susan and never once was disappointed with my choice. What I like the most was that she not only trained my dog but she also taught me in the process of training to understand his behavior and body language so that I could work with him at home in a positive way. Tunco was not without some issues and she always work through the problems in a positive way, limiting the stress on him. She also through this process taught me to understand him better so that if I see him getting stress I can react in a more positive and understanding way to correct the issue. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a trainer for their dog. Jennifer E. Sanchez

  • 16 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jon M.
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Daniel helped me with my new East German DDR german Shepard Hassan to be more controllable and focus easier to work with and live with after his training.The family appreciated the time and effort he gave are dog.daniel goes the extra mile for your dog by accident with his passion.He is highly recommended.Thanks to alpha dog.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Lorenzosdogtrainingteam.com
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie C.
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Marcus is a wonderful trainer. He knows what he is doing and you can tell he really loves what he does. He works so well with my dog and my husband and I to ensure that we all are on the same page with training. Definitely worth the price.

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!!

North East Dog Training LLC
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa M.
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Excited to take my puppy to his first training classes tomorrow.

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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