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Ardmore Dog Trainers

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Mobile Master Dog Training
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley W.
Verified review

Vicki, the owner of Mobile Master dog training has been an amazing experience. She has taught me so much, not only about my dog but about myself and how it affects my animals. I love how she uses positive reinforcement and figuring out the underlying issue of the dog instead of going straight to a collar and making it scared into doing what you want. Animal whisperer sounds cliche but you really feel like the elephant in the room when her and your dog are talking telepathically (feels that way 😆) I highly recommend her to teach your fur child! Expect to learn a few things yourself 😉

All Dogs Can Learn
from 2 reviews
    Marlene P.
    Verified review

    Sue took great care of my 4 dogs when I left town. I have a foster puppy who is very shy. Sue was at my house every 4 hours and she also spent the night. She sent me text messages after EVERY visit to let me know everything was alright and she spent time playing with puppy to bring him out of his shell. She knew the correct way to do this because she is also a dog trainer as well as a petsitter. I will use her again for sure.

    The Happy Dog
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    All breed Grooming and Pet service. The Happy Dog specializes in giving your fur babies plenty of TLC in a low stress environment. I do grooming appointments individually. Which means your baby won't be in a loud, hectic room all day waiting their turn in a create. Most appointments are finished within an hour or so, then your baby can be back with you! Where he really wants to be! :) There is a waiting room or I will call/text when they are ready!

    • 15 years in business

    I am a certified behavior consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. I am certified through Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) and Animal Behavior College. I have thousands of hours of hands-on dog training. I offer private and group lessons for dog owners. My classes include basic, advanced, basic tracking and CGC. I also offer boarding, board and train, behavior modification programs and pack evaluations. I have been specializing in aggressive and fear behaviors.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I work with dogs in the Dallas area who have people problems.

    • 29 years in business

    We offer full-service professional grooming and have been on the same location for over 20 yrs. We treat your pets as if they were our own. We also provide basic and behavioral obedience training. We are CGC-certified by AKC and offer classes or in-home training.


    Do you have a pet that needs to be cared for while you're away? Does your fur baby need a bath or haircut or nails done? I am an experienced groomer with many years of experience of dog care.


    I train dogs to potty, obey verbal commands and socialize. I give grooming, healthy diet and extreme workout program training. I also provide boarding for a short term.

    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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