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Hillsboro Dog Trainers

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Critters
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 294 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
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I have been in the dog training profession for over forty years and have known Kari Kerr as a dog training professional for over fifteen years. She has always demonstrated a very high standard of knowledge and customer service. I recommend her highly to anyone. Sincerely Cheryl Smith Forever Friends Dog Training School 17 Grenfell Cres.,Unit 1 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2G 0G3 (613) 619-5608 foreverfriendsdogtraining@rogers.com

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DOG SPECIALTIES
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina B.
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I am very happy so far. Cynthia has the patience of saint. I am looking forward to working with her in training my dog.

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Growing Up K9
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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We have seen great improvement with our puppy thanks to Molly, our Great Dane has been leash reactive and would not listen to us when there were other dogs around. she has shown huge improvement and we are very happy with the training that both we and our dog received. I totally recommend her services.

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Yappy to Happy
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda H.
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She took great care of my dog Gilly

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Nakama Dog Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rie M.
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very pleased with her service. She is knowledgeable and professional. my dog has responded to the techniques she taught us and we are very happy with the result!

Healing Meadows
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Conrad B.
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Our experience working with Jamie to help train our dogs has been excellent. She involves the entire family and worked very well helping our kids work with the dogs. Her approach and techniques have been very effective with our dogs, especially our rescue. We highly recommend Jamie for any dog training assistance and will continue to have her work with our family for future dog training.

Brenda's Good Dogs
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Diane S.
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We worked with Brenda when our Papillons were puppies. We had man issues with the dogs barking and marking in our house to a point we were frustrated. Brenda was quick to settle the dogs down and work with them one on one. She has the ability to talk to the dogs and they know they have to mind and do so. It is amazing and I believe she is the female dog whisperer! I would recommend her to anyone seeking help in dog training.

Pawcific NW Training
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cody S.
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Kymber began working with our dog Otis a couple months ago. Before meeting Kymber, Otis was extremely timid and lacked much confidence around other dogs. These personality traits definitely impacted his obedience in the house as well. Throughout our training, we worked on creating environments that would allow Otis to gain confidence and let his true personality shine. The result has been a much more confident, obedient, and happy dog. We could not be happier with the progress Otis has made and would recommend Kymber to any dog owner who needs some training help.

Patient Pawz
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joy B.
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Debbie has been training my dog after I spoiled her and taught her a few ban habits. Debbie has always been very patient with both my dog and me. I feel that my dog has come a long way with the training Debbie gave to both of us. I have a new puppy that I intend to have her train as well - I trust her abilities and she is very caring with the animals. I often recommend her to friends that have pets. Jojo loves her.

Charlo Training
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Was very prompt in setting up an in home demo and we feel confident in their skills!

Sandy B.
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Gail is a tremendous pleasure to work with. Her empathy, compassion and love for animals is transparent in the bond she shares with them. At the time, I first met Gail my dog, Sadie, was having mobility issues. Sadie responded to Gail’s massage therapy with more energy & vitality in her daily activities. She was always excited to see her come through the front door of our home and relished the love & care she received from her tender touch.

Whispering Hills Kennels
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bill H.
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My wife and I found Jeff at the sportsmen show earlier this year. We carefully explained to Jeff that I have had many dogs in the past but had always wanted a proffesionaly trained retiever. I explained I was adamant about the limited use of shock collar and a dog focused on hunting from a boat. Jeff said he focused on my concerns and the type of hunting I wanted a partner for. Jeff took my 90 lb over weight dog and returned to me a 70 lb dog that was all about hunting. After working her for two months I asked Jeff for some help with advanced tactics that I was struggling with, he provided me with advice that I found invaluable in completing my dogs training. After this season I intend to use Jeff's facility for another week of his proffesional training help to give closure to any new tactics I may want to add to my dogs abilities. Both Heather (Jeff's wife) and Jeff provide a environment that was easy for my dog to acclimate too and quickly be ready to meet the challenge given her.

Dog walking & sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Georgeanna D.
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Brian has been my lab Hudson's best friend for the past 3 years. He has taken care of all our dog walking and house sitting needs, even when it's been short notice. I definitely trust Brian and can tell he loves his work...and that my dog loves him!

Loving Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Ronnie C.
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Ginger has house sat and taken care of my dogs on two separate occasions and did an excellent job. My dogs love her. When I returned home my house was clean, dogs feed and happy, and an extra nice surprise waiting for me. I travel worry free with Ginger house sitting and caring for my furry family members.

About

We offer professional dog training and boarding services for all breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs. We provide custom programming to fit you and your dog where every dog is treated like one of our own. We used fair and balanced methods to achieve best results with a happy dog and owner! We are owned by a master certified trainer.

  • 26 years in business
About

We use positive encouragement combined with intellectual stimulation to provide effective dog training that works in real life. Our dogs will be obedient not only in class but also at home where it counts most.

  • 2 years in business
About

I have taken care of and trained dogs my whole life. They are not only wonderful companions but, often your best friend. Dogs love unconditionally but, need tender loving care. I will care for your dog as you do-always. My available times are evenings- Tues, Thursday Friday , and weekends.

About

Patty’s Precious Pets offers home-style dog boarding for smaller dogs, 25 pounds and under. We feature a comfortable, enjoyable “bed and biscuit” for your canine family member. In addition, we provide overnight boarding with no hidden charges. We charge $25 for 24 hours of kennel boarding. We also offer doggy day care. Schedule a “meet and greet” today and board your dog with the assurance that they will be healthy, happy, and safe, while they are in our care!

About

My girl and I love dogs. We have two golden doodles and we know if you have a busy schedule, it's hard to make sure that your dogs are properly taken care of. She's a grad school student and I have a very odd work schedule that allows for extra free time for long stretches. We're new to Thumbtack and don't have an official business license, but we know how to take excellent care of dogs. We'd be willing to travel to pop in for a home visit to feed and walk or pet sit at our place while you are gone. Our two dogs love other dogs, so if yours do too, they can socialize in a much more mild setting than a kennel with so many others.

About

I walk or take care of dogs. I'm really good with animals and have had a lot of experience with them. I love what I do.

About

I am a veterinary technician with over 25 years of experience. I love working with animals. I have shown terriers successfully in obedience and agility, using positive training methods. I treat each pet as my own, with love and kindness.

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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Need a Dog Trainer for a Rescue Dog

Vancouver, WA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    Cairn terrier jumps on people, is reluctant to 'come'. Rescue dog who is skiddish

Need a Dog Trainer

Portland, OR

  • Dog training type
    Assistance / Disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size
    Small (1-15 lbs)
  • Details
    I want to train my new puppy of 4 months to grow up to be a diabetic alert dog as my previous dog of the same breed was naturally
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