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Bend Dog Trainers

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Dogs Ltd & Training
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dottie R.
Verified review

After spending $$$$ with other professional dog trainers and not learning much, I decided to take my leash aggressive dog to Linda West. I found her method of training to be easy to follow and best of all fun. True, I have had a lot of obedience training experience so I knew that if I was to be successful, I would have to practice what my dog and I were taught during class sessions. I was taught simple little "games or tricks" to get my dog to concentrate on me during an encounter with a target. I learned how to remain calm and confident in my ability to be in control of my dog. Her instructions have helped me to enjoy our dog walks so much more. We work on our "games" every day and I find that my dog is so much calmer when I ask her to perform what we have learned from Linda's class. Thank you Linda

Neumond K9
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Emily K.
Verified review

Shelby and her dogs were great to work with. She was great at listening to what problems our dog (and we) were having. After one session we had made progress. She also gave us plenty of tips to take home and work on. Our dog (and our blood pressure) is doing alot better thanks to Shelby!

OR Dog Pack
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca and Kai L.
Verified review

Highly recommend Aaron. We wanted puppy training, no only did he change our pup, but also our family's point of view on Dogs. He worked more with us, giving us an overview of dog psychology, and how to be good responsible owners. Would highly recommend :)

iHeartFitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Allen B.
Verified review

Megan is a knowledgeable and experienced trainer. She is motivating and her workouts are very effective. Since training with her I have seen awesome results and I'm very pleased with my experience. I would recommend her to anyone who is wanting to build a great physique.

Cascade K9 Services
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Armando A.
Verified review

Very friendly and knowledgeable. She took great care of my dog as well as top-notch training. She also gave me several hints and pointers to keep my dog's training in check.

  • 3 years in business
Michelle T.
Verified review

Tammy Wyke cares for my miniature Australian shepherd female puppy Sadie 2 days a week and sometimes on weekends. I have found Tammy to be very patient and skilled when my puppy is in her care. In the short time she has been training my dog I have noticed Sadie is much calmer and focused. I highly recommend Tammy for all your pet needs. Sincerely Michelle T.

Erin's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Cynthia P.
Verified review

Erin has cared for my cats and my dogs many times over the years. I don't even have to think about them when I go away because I know they are well cared for and that helps me to have a better time.

The Art of Dogs
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Mary N.
    Verified review

    My GSD Sissi and I had the privilege of working with Anneliese this summer in Menominee,WI. I am just a dog mom who wants an obediant/ respectful pup with an interest in scent work and dog sport as a fun little hobby for us. Anneliese was extremely helpful in our goal setting and in outlining the work needed to achieve those goals. She was enthusiastic and encouraging and took her time with us... explaining the science behind achieving behaviors and demonstrating in real time. She's patient and knows what she's doing. We miss her! Oregon is lucky to have her!!

    Tuf Stockdogs LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Billie E.
      Verified review

      Tom is a top quality professional. Anyone's dogs are in good hands. He uses HUMANE training methods and stresses the need for real teamwork. He's the only person I know that is as smart or maybe smarter than a border collie. Tom is the real deal unlike many of the individuals that call themselves "trainers". Well worth the money spent.

      Dreameazy Pet Care
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Alayna S.
      Verified review

      Fran knows how to work with dogs, she has a very kind heart and gives wonderful advice. We can safely say we know how to trim our dogs nails without having him freak out on us. Thank you Fran!!! We look forward to working with you soon!

      About

      Love of my life; Dogs; Goal has always been to help pets and their owners stay together If there are problems, I can help you fix them. I say Help you, because you live with your dog/s, it is my job to guide you in the right direction to make the relationship work between you and your dog. Dogs aren't little people, I will teach you how to think like your dog, learn communication skills so you'll understand your dog better. And in turn he will understand you,, the rules and become a much happier dog to live with it. I am very compassionate with families and encourage everyone that lives with the dog to be involved. Consistancy is critical to help your dog become a better fiend to all involved. Don't delay; Your dog wants to know how to please you and I can show you how. Seeing the owners and dogs become better bonded together, getting the relationship they should have.

      About

      We are friendly and have over 20 years of experience. Our instructors will help you to reach your safety training needs. We are offering safety training classes for your pet and family.

      About

      We are the premier dog training business in Oregon with the head location located in Portland, Salem, Eugene, and now Bend! We love to work with our clients and love all breeds and sizes of dogs!!

      About

      I train and walk dogs. The more out of control, the better. I also carry a line of pet supplies like leashes, collars, toys, and much more! Check out my website at mkt.com/mikesmutts Call me today with any questions!

      About

      Find a new fido love that lasts forever! We offer expert advice, guidance, and support in selecting and living with a new fido love forever. New Fido Finder takes the guesswork out of finding the right dog who's a natural fit into your life and home, with expert advice and guidance in selecting your new friend. We then support you during the early months of this new relationship to help get things off to a great start! New Fido Finder works closely with you to determine your "fido type": who's the right sort of dog for you and all of the members of your household (other dogs and cats included). We'll help you to find and evaluate the real life fidos around central Oregon, and beyond, those who match your fido type. Those dogs who will naturally fit into your activities and lifestyles. The real fun begins once you bring new fido home. We provide fido follow-up to support you through the early months together. New Fido Finder brings 12 years of experience and success to this process of placing happy dogs into happy homes. We know fido love. We believe that every person should experience the joy of real fido love in their lifetime.

      About

      We celebrate the power of positive training. Friends For Life Dog Training offers professional positive-only dog training. We are certified through the CCPDT, the certification council for professional dog trainers. We offer puppy basic manners group classes and adult dog basic and intermediate manners group classes. We offer specialty classes like loose leash walking, come when called, impulse control workshops, as well as Tellington TTouch Training. We also offer private training for aggressive behavior and other issues like house training, barking, separation anxiety, and other difficult to deal with behaviors. We only believe in positive training with both humans and dogs because we get results. We are recommended by local veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, and others in the pet-related industries. Let us help you enjoy your dog.

      About

      I graduated in March 2009 but have been training and walking dogs during my schooling as well, which I started in march 2007. I am a Certified dog Trainer and can help with loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, and come commands and much more! I will give you a price and if you know of a better price some where else I will lower my price to beat anyone, all you have to do is say so! I walk dogs for 30 minutes minimum and 2 hours maximum. I do pet sitting/house sitting for household animals, but I do not watch farm animals like horses, cows or pigs mainly because I do not know how to care for these kind of animals. Pet sitting anytime, any day. I have references upon request. Ask for Wendy - call anytime!

      • 11 years in business
      About

      I have a passion for all animals. Large and small. However, dogs are my favorite. Truth be known, I prefer them over most people. lol The relationship and unconditional love.

      About

      My work unlike others does not resolve around me making a profit off of it but of my love of animals! I love the different animals and people I meet!

      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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