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

Stacey did a wonderful job with the 2 week board and train program. Our German Shepard has calmed down considerably for a young dog that was always in puppy mode and now on track to listening and responding to our commands for keeping her obedient. One has to understand Stacey does the training busy people do not have the time to do but the owners must keep up daily reinforcement to keep you dog in check. One thing we love so much already is if she starts to go off track, all we have to say is NO! and she stops dead in her tracks. We can point to a spot on the floor and say down/stay and she does perfect for the down and doing very well on the stay. Not perfect yet but she is so much better and on the way . Going into her cage, no problem. Just point to it and she goes right in.

Kody Roach
from 17 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Verified review

Kody was a great help for my dog and I, we both learned a lot in the process. He has a calm approach and is persistent. If you're looking for an obedience trainer he's your guy.

K9Elite Dog Training
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Mary F.
Verified review

I am thrilled to have K9 Elite as my trainer. My trainer is an exceptionally good trainer and I love his attitude and treatment towards his dogs, as he loves his dogs and enjoys working with them. I will always be grateful for this because I know my dog has the best, and should I desire more training he will be my top pick.

Forever a Keeper, LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Larrissa V.
Verified review

Jaimee Flinchbaugh has a deep understanding of animals. She has helped me to recognize problem alerts and made the coexistence of my dogs a positive and rewarding experience. She trained a puppy and a ten year old dog for me and did it very well. I would highly recommend her.

  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie O.
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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
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 :)

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

    What a great trainer! She is so in tact with you and your dog. I have a stafford shire and she (Mali) my stafford shire loves Gayla!! I'm so lucky as a owner of a pit bull breed to have found Gayla ( 2pawsup) to not only love the breed but so loving of the very family that will take on such a task. She is a true pit (pet) lover and we are blessed! Thank you Gayla I owe you so much!

    • 28 years in business
    Jeff O.
    Verified review

    Penny has more knowledge about animal behavior than any other trainer I've dealt with. Outstanding !!


    I am basically a jack-of-all-trades. Dog training is my first love. I also paint (interior), faux finish, texture, prep, etc. I also decorate and re-decorate.

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      I have 10 years of experience working with owners and their dogs. I teach basic manners, problem solving, and assistance in teaching children how to interact appropriately with dogs. I can train all breeds and all sizes.

      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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