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Youngstown Dog Trainers

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L'Chaim Canine
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 168 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mandy M.
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Jen was great! She was very reliable and worked hard training our dog and we have already started to see a distinct difference in her behavior. I was skeptical initially because we had other trainers come with very little results. However, this was not the case with her, in one week we have seen a great difference. If you are thinking about using her,I would recommend her without reservation and you will be sure to see results in your pet and work with a knowledgeable professional!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda B.
Verified review

My dog was very receptive to her and she worked with the dog until the dog understood what she wanted it to do. She also wrote up the protocol of the things we went over so I could continue with the training. My dog has several problems and she addressed all of them. I know it will take a while to reverse my dog's bad habits but I think we have a very good start. She even took my dog for a little walk which was great since I am unable to do that.

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).

  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Sue G.
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We sent our dog for training and boarding with Matt. It has been wonderful experience. She listens without yelling. No more jumping, barking, nipping...Matt did a fantastic job training our dog and us! Matt is calm, kind and extremely good at his job!!

Clarity-Canine
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 18 years in business
David Sears
Verified review

Excellent School. Todd does an exceptional job of tailoring the training to the handler and the Dog. I was shocked (in a good way) at how my GSD reacted to the training and a live decoy. Todd and his team are very supportive and focused on building solid foundations for Handler and Dog.

Christy's K-9 Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Laura L.
Verified review

This trainer has a very confident manner and my dog reacted well to him. I am learning a lot about dog behavior and how to read my dog's body language. He has given me great information and tips covering many different areas of my dog's reactions. I would recommend him highly to anyone serious about doing the work to strengthen their bond with their furry friend. Enjoyable too

Steel Valley Kennels llc
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Johnny R.
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They have the best working dogs in the Ohio valley area and if they don't have 1 they can get 1 in. Definitely the best kennel to get a great dog or puppy from.

Paws n Claws Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
Lynn S.
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Took my 2 dogs here to get groomed. The dogs came home with no shedding, feeling soft, and smelled amazing! The staff is personal and friendly! Fast and flexible when making my appointment! The price point was great and fit my budget! I recommend Paws-N-Claws for grooming! My pups loved the homemade cookies too!

  • 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!

  • 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!

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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.

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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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I walk, feed and play with dogs, and I love them so much, and I would take very good care for your dog.

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I treat each pet as if they are my own. When I walk a dog, I take additional time to make sure they get what they need to make them happy. Whether it's sniffing longer in one place, running for a while, or playing in the yard, it's their time, and I want to do all that they need, so their owners have a balanced and happy pet when they come home. Additionally, if I am responsible to give a pet a meal or treats, I only feed them organic foods from USA/Canada.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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We offer dog training done in groups on Monday evenings. Our private lessons are only available on request. Nail trims are also available on Monday evenings.

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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 have four dogs of my own, three dachshunds and one English bulldogs which all require a lot of attention and responsibility. I love pets and am responsible. I am not taking summer classes and would love to pick up something extra to do with my time, especially something I would enjoy like being around pets.

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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!

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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 dog training and behavior modification for all breeds. I have over 25 years of experience. I train and teach the handler as well as the dog.

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I do not have my own business, however, I am just looking for part-time dogs to walk and feed and get paid minimum wage.

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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