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Albany Animal Behaviorists

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  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sara G.
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Our experience was awesome! So pleased with everything. Such a change in the behavior of our puppy.

from 7 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon J.
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Has a firm grasp on the training we need and is very knowledgeable about dogs and there behavior. Timely and is a great dog interpreter.

Training Spot
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
Laurel H.
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These are some of the most professional, effective positive reinforcement dog trainers in town. Their group classes and individual training options are so great, no matter what kind of behavior your dog has (good or bad). They are so kind and caring!

Dog Days Inn
from 3 reviews
    Cathie M.
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    Traci has been our pet sitter now for about 10 years or so. She is such a reilable person. I know that my animals will receive the care and attention that they need and are use to. Traci has a very level head on her shoulders and just seems to know what the animals are needing. I trust her to do what needs to be done. My animals always seem to have "smiles" on their faces when we return from vacations. I plan on Traci taking care of my furkids for a long time.

    Pawsitive Pet
    from 2 reviews
    • 25 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Joni H.
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    Cindy came to my home, worked with both my dog and horse. She very quickly established a trusting rapport with my dog. She was patient and knowledgeable.

    Paddiwack and Cozy, Inc.
    from 2 reviews
      Jodie B.
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      Very reliable, trustworthy and caring. She genuinely loves animals. Treats your pets like they are her own.


      My work stands out because I love animals and genuinely want to help them. I also put 110 percent effort into any animal that I am caring for.


      I do exotic bird boarding, grooming, small animal boarding. I also do in-home wing and nail trims for birds and nail, ears, anal glands for and cats. Injured wild animals, birds and small mammals, and raptors removal, a no kill policy.


      I'm very good with animals.


      We provide equine massage and microcurrent therapy for the horse industry to aid in the healing and discomfort of horses due to injury, chronic pain and sickness. Microcurrent aids in the healing of chronic pain, bowed tendons, laminitis, burns, bruising, stress, anxiety, inflammation, cuts and large open wounds, navicular problems, tendon issues, abscesses, arthritis, and cartilage issues. The massage is also great for aiding in the pain of these animals. Microcurrent and massage has been around since the 1900s and is an accredited aid for the last 40 years. It's been recognized from vets and the race horse industries and is mostly known through the Kentucky derby and the Thorp Equine Peek Performace Race Horse industry as well as The Center on Herion Hill and Sovereign Healthy Alternatives and Dr. David Young.


      Hi, I am 24-year-old male who moved to Eugene in 2008. I love the Eugene Springfield area but unfortunately, I have not been fortunate enough to live where I am allowed to keep a pet of any sort. Growing up, I was surrounded by animals of all different sorts and by the age of 10, I had four dogs (two big ones and two small ones), four cats (thee of which I rescued as kittens in the alley behind our house), three birds (two love birds and one parrot), two gerbils and a turtle. I had to feed, clean, wash, walk and most importantly, love all these every day. Me being fully responsible for them was the only way my parents would agree to letting so many animals stay at our house. I learned how to deal with animals of all different temperaments and developed a love and affection for all kinds of animals. I love interacting with animals and enjoying caring for them and making them happy. I would never view being around them and giving them what they need as work or a chore of any sort. I would love to help out with your pets, and I don't set a price on this sort of thing and am always open for conversation. If you would like to contact me, I am available anytime. If I don't pick up, feel free to leave a message or text me, and I will get right back to you. My name is Philip Martin, and I love animals and hope to see yours soon.


      We specialize in providing caring and positive animal training and care. We have a small family-owned facility in a natural setting just outside of Salem, Oregon. We have trained guide dogs for the blind, truffle dogs, herding dogs, and rehabilitated special needs allergic dogs. We love and understand animals' needs and abilities.


      I have a great affinity for animals, especially dogs. All my life, animals seem to take to me. I had a roommate who had 2 dogs; after a few months, he was telling everyone I stole his dogs from him!


      I'm young I can do allot I'm healthy and I love working


      I will watch your animals at your place or mine. I will treat your animals as if they were my own. I have had many animals and have taken care of numerous animals at my place and their place. I love all animals.


      I'm dedicated to helping others in any way I can. My services are yours. Ask me, and I will do my best to assist you. I am a stable/ranch hand ready to work.

      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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