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Buddy's Dog School
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
Verified review

Stacey is a very knowledgeable trainer. My dog was very exciteable and in a few training sessions he became more relaxed and I felt more equiped to handle a variety of situations with him. Stacey was willing to spend as much time a I needed to feel better about my situation. Great trainer!

K9Elite Dog Training
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila C.
Verified review

Coty did awesome training my dog. Using positive reinforcement and clicker training, my dog bonded to him immediately. Coty came well informed. He knew all the steps I have to complete in getting the results I need for my my disability. I am excited to continue working with Coty and would recommend his calm and great energy to my friends and family in a heart beat. Thank you

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie O.
Verified review

Fantastic trainer, professional, knowledgeable, and relatable. Great value and excellent communication. I adore Kayla and will continue training beyond the initial 5 sessions. Also, I appreciate your company's military discount. My neighbor is signing up for training too! I highly recommend this company. I see big results immediately!

Precious Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley R.
Verified review

We’ve only had one session so far but are so happy with choosing Precious Dog Training! Marissa is so friendly, personable, and most importantly knowledgeable about dog training and wonderful with our pups! Looking forward to many more sessions :)

Dharma Total Care
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Keele F.
Verified review

Wow. This woman loves my dog more than me ... Lol. Seriously , she cared for them all during my trip. I did not want to leave them in a kennel and I thought this was my answer. I was right. She is an angel and I will not hesitate using her again! Thanks Sarah !

Dana Stone Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Trina C.
Verified review

I've had the pleasure of designing Dana's website. During that time, I witnessed pure passion, motivation, dedication and an absolute adoration for all things "dog". Not only is Dana passionate about training, she is a life-long seeker of learning which puts her above the rest as far as training methods. She puts her clients before herself and makes sure their questions never go unanswered. Dana has talked me "off the ledge" more than once when it comes to my fur kids! There's nobody that I trust more. She ensures that a personal bond is created, not only with your fur kids but with YOU! I can't recommend a more qualified dog trainer than Dana Stone. Set up a consultation and you'll see what I mean!

Off Leash K9 Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Perry is an outstanding trainer! Thank you for your help with Sequel. She is a completely different dog. Our bond is stronger and she appreciates me more! I attached a picture of her 1st birthday. We would never have been able to take this picture if they hadn't been through the board and train program! (her littermate, Nova also was trained by Perry)

2 Paws Up
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mazie C.
    Verified review

    I am very impressed with 2 Paws Up pet sitting services and dog training classes. I have participated in every dog training class Gayla has offered. I have been happy with the professional way Gayla teaches the classes and the information I have received from these classes. She is patient with both owner and dog and encourages everyone with a positive attitude. I will continue to take classes offered thru 2 Paws Up.

    Kaylee Allen
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Stephanie W.
    Verified review

    Kaylee is a great pet sitter! My dog loves her to death, the cats who are anti social even come out to sit with her! She always does such a great job of taking care of them. She is the only pet sitter/house sitter I would ever use! She always leaves the house just as I left before I go on trips, if not cleaner!!

    Little Hearts Care
    4.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Sara W.
    Verified review

    We left for Christmas holiday out of state. Amanda took great care of our 2 dogs. They were fed, watered and giving TLC. We came home to happy and healthy pups!

    • 23 years in business
    About

    We provide professional dog and puppy training services for all breeds using positive training techniques, full training, private and group lessons, a huge dog training yard, and play yard.

    About

    With the college and the military base so close, I know that a lot of people are afraid to leave because they don't have a reliable person to watch their beloved pets. It can be really stressful when you're trying to fly home for the summer or you're leaving on deployment and have no way to bring your poor cat or dog along with you. I am offering a pet walking and pet sitting service for locals, whether you have to work a late shift and want someone to come by and check on your pet for a night or you're leaving for an extended period of time and would like your pet to be able to stay in the comfort of your own home. I've taken care of many dogs, cats, chinchillas, hamsters, fish, etc. and have only had the most pleasant experiences. My rates are as follows: * Pet walks: local (within 10 miles) -- $15 * Pet walks: nonlocal -- $15 plus $.25 every mile for over 10 miles for gas * House-sitting: local -- $25 per night or $100 for 5 days at your residence * House-sitting: local -- $20 per night or $75 for 5 days at my residence All other sitting needs can be discussed and arranged as needed. I'd like to help more than I'm worried about how little or how much you can pay. I have a passion for animals and would like to use that passion to help people. Please email or text me with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your time.

    About

    I love pets of all kinds. I have one dog and three cats. Nothing bring me more joy than giving love and attention to my animals. Being away from home can be extra stressful with furry ones left at home. I am here to ease that worry, and to make sure your pet's needs are met while you're away.

    • 18 years in business
    About

    I am a great dog caretaker

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    I am a K-9 officer and have been for 14 years. I have trained several dogs that now work for police departments, along with training for the group Working Dogs of Oklahoma.

    About

    I can do day pet care as well as overnight. I will also train, groom and walk dogs. I will accept any animal (even pit bulls) no matter what, and I can go with aggression fear medication and rowdy behavior for no extra cost. I charge $7 an hour and $20 a night for overnight care.

    About

    I have 20 years experience training bird and dogs. I am a general obedience training certified hunting dog trainer and seminar operator for Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

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    The way I believe the service here stands out, is I strive to train the dog around the clients needsand to help create a strong bond between the client and the dog.

    About

    Sassy Suds, a pet grooming spa, is the place for your pet. Dogs, cats and some exotic pets are welcome. We offer grooming, boarding, pet massage, individualized menu planning, teeth cleaning and dog training sessions. We are available from Tuesday through Saturday at 8 AM to 6 PM.

    About

    We will take care of your dog. We love animals. You know where to go if you need a dog caring business if you need to go somewhere and you don't want to leave your dog at home. Just tell us. We take our jobs seriously. We take in strays off the street, and we don't want to see them starve or be homeless. Yeah, we know they are dogs, but we know you love them and so are we.

    • 6 years in business
    About

    I love seeing the working bond develop between owners and their dog!

    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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