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Oklahoma City Animal Behaviorists

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

I highly recommend Buddy's Dog School! Stacey is so talented in her skills and knowledge of training methods that really work! She worked with both me and my dog, teaching me how to continue reinforcing wanted behavior after she trained my dog. That made a big difference!

Daydra's P.E.T.S.
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Brennym K.
Verified review

She was able to not only change the behavior of our dog in a matter of minutes, but more importantly, able to teach us very simple and effective tricks to modify his behavior.

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

I want to highly recommend Forever a Keeper, LLC. The quality of training was exceptional. My Dog and I also have a new forever friend. For anyone looking for the best dog training around you have found the right place here. I definitely will be doing more training with Forever a Keeper in the future.

Sit Means Sit OKC
from 11 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle G.
Verified review

Sir Means Sit provided us with an Immersion training for my dog. She came back happy and I can already see a different in her behavior. I LOVE the fact that their work is guaranteed for the life of the dog! They will also be out for a follow up to be sure she is retaining information and to make sure we are having the success with her that they had.

The Kassie Project
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Shawn H.
Verified review

Whether as an animal advocate or fashion facilitator, Kassie gives 110%! More importantly, she has a truly good heart and is a pleasure to know. Best wishes on your new venture Kassie!

D's Dawg Dazz
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
Verified review

DeAnn was awesome! She sent me pictures every time she visited! We did the first initial meet and greet two days before I left, and my dogs quickly adapted to her. Made me very comfortable. You can tell she's an animal person! Would highly recommend her, and now since my dogs are familiar with her, I will definitely be using her in the near future!

Precious Dog Training
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stephani A.
Verified review

Precious Dog Training is fantastic! I had a wonderful experience. Didn't think my dog could BE trained, but Marissa made it easy and fun. She is truly a "dog whisperer" I would highly recommend. She provided notes at each session on what and how to practice and checked in between sessions to offer suggestions and support and monitor progress. Precious Dog Training will work with you on specific issues you choose and provide general training as well. Fast response time to quote request, great value for your money and time, prompt arrival, flexible scheduling, and a great all around experience. Marissa of Precious Dog Training is friendly, patient, nonjudgmental, yet really gets results. You can instantly tell that she loves animals and their pet parents.

Ruff Life Rehab
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mia S.
Verified review

Jennifer and Timm are wonderful! They are honest and kind, and they did an amazing job socializing our dog. We would recommend them to anyone and will definitely be going back for more obedience training soon!

Cherish's Pet service
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melodee C.
Verified review

Always attentive to individual pet needs. Treats all animals as if they are her own babies!

  • 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 an Oklahoma based animal caregiver and trainer. As a child, I've always had a passion for animals and that has been carried into my adult career. I personally cared for five dogs and a cat and would love to pass my knowledge onto you and help you with your animal in anyway possible.


I take good care of animals. I walk, feed, bathe and play with them. I'll rub their belly. I love animals. No matter what kind of animal it is, I'll take care of it.


I help animals with hurt paws and I take the animals for walks and I give them baths I just need a little bit of stuff if you could get a leash and calar and if you want me to give them a bath please bring soap.


I provide canine behavior modification, basic obedience training, dog walking and dog sitting. I will travel depending on location.


I walk the animals, feed them and take care of them like they are my own. I treat them like they're my kids.


We care for anmials, and we dont require much of a fee.

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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