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Willoughby Dog 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
Donna C.
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Tom has been real helpful in training our dog. Pleasant to work with and good at offering advice in solving problems.

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy K.
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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
4.5
from 45 reviews
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Patti Z.
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Dog training, good experience

Angels in the Innfield, LLP
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 74 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).

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

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
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.

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!

  • 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.

Saving Grace K9s
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lyn G.
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Really nice will go beyond what her job is pickedup Samson so he can be exposed to new place I don't drive to to many places so jean offered I am so thankful to have her to help me with my dog he is not aggressive but really reactive to anything new

Very Good Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
    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.

    The Poop Dudes
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year 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!

    • 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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    I provide dog walking for all breeds of dogs. I am a dog lover and would love to see your furry loved one gets its needed exercise!

    About

    I have been training dogs for over 25 years. I believe dogs do not do things for no reason. Many times behavioral problems are caused by the repetition and constituency of their family/pet parent. Stopping a behavior as it is a thought verses an action; teach the human to read their dog and understand why the dog is doing what they are doing can normally solves most "bad" dog issues. Some if not all can be controlled by using basic obedience. A strong foundation is the key to success. Obedience and helping pet parents understand their dog is one of the many services I provide. I also offer pet sitting, (your home, small dogs mine as well) IKT ( In kennel training) and I have to say...I love cats and also offer cat sitting:)

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    My name is Markiya, and I am looking for a pet care job. I walk, bathe and play with all animals, and I am familiar with most dogs. I am an experienced dog walker, and I charge $25.00 per animal.

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

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    I do carpet cleaning, spot cleaning, general housecleaning, dog bathing and sitting, bookkeeping, organizing and errands.

    About

    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!

    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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    Need Dog Training for Obedience and Behavioral Modification

    Akron, OH

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      This dog is a Plott hound mix. Very loveable, but has very recently become aggressive with humans as well as other dogs.

    Need a Dog Trainer for a Dog Obedience

    Akron, OH

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      A puppy likes to bite hard, a little aggression. Has some anxiety issues.
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