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  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Boring, OR

Christi E.

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My name is Christi and my Jack Russel/Besenji's name is Chance. I was on the verge of having to give him up due to his aggression towards all other things that move! He was EXTREMELY reactive towards other dogs in particular and I saw my hope dwindling before my own eyes as method after YouTube video after random piece of advice failed each and every time. As my frustration grew my efforts declined and I came to the point where I was reluctant and even on the scared side every time I had to walk him. After a run in with another dog that went particularly horrible I decided that enough was enough. I began combing the internet for dog training in my area and I focused on finding a "board and train" program so that I could get a break from his craziness and reset my patience stores! After a bit of searching I came across Thumbtack and sent out my cry for help hoping it would be heard by someone willing to take Chance's issues head on. I included my new 5 month old Border Collie, Bella in the request hoping to get them both on the same page with obedience training. I received three estimates, two of which I considered. The first was from a Portland group with "satisfaction guaranteed" as their main focus. It sounded nice enough until I saw the price they quoted me! For two weeks of "board and train" for both Chance and Bella they wanted... wait for it... $3,500!! I quite literally fell out of my computer chair when I read the news. That being the first quote I received, naturally I decided to hold out and see what else could be out there. Soon after, I got a new quote from nite-walkerglow.com (aka Cynthia Thompson). She gave it to me straight in her messages telling me that two weeks will be a good START and that I would need training just as much, if not more than the dogs. Besides being realistic and down-to-Earth, Cynthia's price quote compared to my other option was ridiculously kind and reasonable! She asked for $350/dog and after further discussion she offered and we settled on $300/dog since I was bringing two in, one right after the other. From the very beginning Cynthia expressed a genuine desire to help my dogs as well as me. She understands the joy in finding a balance between owner and dog and supports that search with 100% effort and dedication. Her home/work place provides comfortable kennels as well as a large grass area to play/train and she also has a huge indoor arena that she uses when Oregon's weather shows its true colors. After Chance's two week stay and 3 lessons with me I have brought home my dog having a whole new outlook and restored hope in his recovery. His first day home I had him out on a training walk and a small child ran by with her little dog and after just one small correction, Chance simply stood and watched them run on by! I was and am still amazed at his progress and am forever thankful to Cynthia for helping me get on the right track. She has a true gift and, in addition to getting Bella sent out there soon, I will be going back for individual lessons to see just how far we can push them both towards happy and obedient members of doggy society! Thank you Cynthia, for everything!♥

Katie H.

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We have had one session of dog training with Cynthia and she is so helpful! My dog has shown some aggressive tendencies towards other dogs and I have also been uneducated about how to provide structure in my training. I learned so much the first day! She really knows her stuff and does a wonderful job of explaining why her techniques work. She gave me a lot more hope for my dog, before I was afraid to take him on walks, but now I know in a few months that things will get so much better. I definently recommend cynthia :)

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  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

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.

Wendy C.

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Molly Wong came today and after just an hour and a half I knew she was the perfect trainer. Our dog responded very quickly and we learned so much that we can immediately put into our daily routine. I'm very grateful.

Nikki N.

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Great job! My dog needed help to not pull on walks. Now she is not only the cutest dog ever, she is now the most well behaved.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 min

Alex H.

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Rebecca was great with my dog and I learned so much from her and my dog Wiley is just a dream to be around now. After just a few weeks he started responding to me and it just keeps getting better. Turns out he’s much smarter than I thought . You will be very happy with Rebecca she is great with dogs and people!

Allaina D.

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Very professional and knowledgeable of all dog breeds and the training they require. Rebecca has years of experience and is also very responsive and reasonably priced for training.

Linda H.

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She took great care of my dog Gilly

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 39 min

Sarah R.

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Haley is wonderful! My new shelter dog is so, so anxious and we were lost before Haley. She has given us the tools to help him adjust and train him into becoming the family dog he wants to be. She is respectful and sensitive to him and our family. I would recommend her to anyone!!

Amber A.

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Very knowledgeable! Hayley got together with us before we even got our puppy to offer advice on how to make the transition easier for everyone. Our dog was sitting by the first training session and laying down the next!

Kevin C.

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Haley is so patient with our dogs. Positive reinforcement is what she focuses on in her training. Would recommend her to anyone without any hesitation

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Alexsa S.

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Nicole was amazing! We only had a few days with her and she taught us everything she possibly could. She was assertive with our pup and help us do the same. My husband did the sessions with me and while he practiced with our dog, I practiced with Flynn, Nicole's well trained Australian Shepherd. That proved to best way for us to learn as we were both able to be active. Watching her with her dog provided a great example to us if what we were training our dog to do. Nicole was patient and very helpful. He repeated herself often and encouraged us to take notes to ensure that we grasped every concept she taught us. Our 6 month old puppy is doing great! He walks well on a leash and obeys commands like come, sit, down, stay, and heel. We are now practicing of leash training and with Nicole's help he is doing great! I would recommend her to anyone who has adopted a dog of any age.

Janelle J.

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Nicole was fantastic in training my very challenging dog. Although it’s an ongoing process and I still have quite a bit of work to do, Nicole laid the foundation and helped me gain my dog’s respect. I really appreciated that her board and train program included 5 individual sessions with me and my dog.

Emily C.

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Nicole is a sweetheart! She worked well with us and our dog. She was always on time and easy to contact for extra help. Overall, she's a joy to work with and showed genuine care for our dog.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min

Gaylene B.

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Risa is a lover of dogs and dog lovers. She has worked with my daughter for over a year with a rescue dog, Lexie. Risa has been patient in the training--she does not move on if more work is needed in a particular area, either on behalf of the dog or the owner. We have appreciated her work with us, and Lexie is a much more pleasant part of our family now. Risa also has a heart for pairing folks with disabilities with therapy dogs. Training and therapy dogs--Risa at George and Friends is THE Go-To Person!

Tim T.

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Risa has a true talent communicating with our German Shepard, and us her owners. We're making good progress and am looking forward to getting the most our of our training to help make our dog as happy and well behaved as possible.

Noelle M.

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Risa is an amazing trainer, she helped to make training my first puppy a fun and rewarding experience.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Thumbtack Customer

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Was very prompt in setting up an in home demo and we feel confident in their skills!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR

Kelsey W.

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Ashley is awesome! She's so caring and respectful towards the animals and their humans. I have had her stay for overnights to take care of my dogs, horses, and goats and have had her come for midday visits to let the dogs get their wiggles out. I've referred her to many friends and family members and have received excellent feedback about how grateful they are to have someone they trust working with their furkids! Also, having a positive reinforcement dog walker/pet sitter is so crucial for the well being of the animals, so I am very thankful to have found someone who values humane and effective techniques.

Sarah T.

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Our family adores Ashley and so does our little dog, Bowie. We are so glad she came into our lives! We thought we were just getting a dog walker, but we got that and someone who is invested in our dog's training and success. Ashley is working with Bowie to make sure his transition from being a stray to being a beloved family pet is smooth and healthy for everyone. I can't recommend her highly enough!

Laura S.

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Ashley walks out dog, Abby. She goes out of her way to send us pictures of how she's doing, what sort of training they worked on, and if there were any behaviors that were concerning. Ashley is very reliable and she adores animals with all her heart! You can tell what passion she has for her job and working with my pet. I highly recommend Ashley to anyone!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Vancouver, WA

Aaron C.

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Gail has been very professional. She has walked our sometimes stubborn and hard to manage Dalmatian for several months. She even takes pictures to let us see our dog when he takes a walk. She has given us advice about how to calm our dog for his separation anxiety and even given us a collar to help with his whining and barking. I cannot say enough about the level of professionalim and passion she has for animals. Hire her, she will take care of your animals with love, compassion and kindness like they are her own. Highly Recommended!

Jill H.

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I had Gail take care of my dogs over Thanksgiving. She was very good with them and caught onto their personalities right away. My doggies love Gail! Gail sent pictures every day which helped immensly with not having to worry that they were ok. The dogs were happy when we got home which is an indication that they were well taken care of. I will use Gail again for sure.

  • Portland, OR

Kelsey K.

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Olive's passion for animals is obvious - from eager pups to tired old pooches she loves and cares for each on an individualized basis. She's responsive - frequently sending images of our animals in her care, she's courteous and respectful when staying overnight in our home and her prices are very reasonable. Could not recommend her and her services enough!

Chris H.

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Olive has helped us with our three dogs for nearly two years, and we'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent dog walker and sitter. We love her almost as much as our dogs do!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 min

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Scientific studies have shown that owners who train with reward-based methods report to have more obedient dogs than their punishment-based counterparts. When combined with a decreased levels of stress and aggression in these dogs why would you choose to train any other way?

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Beaverton, OR

Jessica S.

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Bringing our Shiba inu to Holly was the best thing we ever did. We were at our wits end and didn't know what to do with her aggression. Holly took her in and treated her like her own with love and she has never been better! She listens, places, sits, comes, everything. We can have her around company and finally a real part of our family. Wouldn't have made it without Holly. She kept is updated and assured that she was greatly cared for when we did to want to let her go, well my boyfriend. :) best trainer out there! Do what's best for your family!!

  • 4 years in business
  • Salem, OR

Mandy G.

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She took excellent care of my dog and I would recommend her to anyone. She will take your dog out to the dog parks if she's able, which is really neat. She is a smart and trustworthy individual. Thank you.

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This is a two year program that teaches the individual to train their own service dog. We train for mobility, medical and hearing alert. During the two years the student learns not only basic obedience, but advanced service skills. They are taught about dog health and welfare in a positive reinforcement environment. Our goal is for the individual to understand the training process so well, that as their needs change they are able to train their dog to meet those needs. Thank you!

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Offer experience to assist dog owners in correcting behavioral issues. Rehabilitate unwanted behaviors such as aggression, possession, excitability, excessive barking, lead pulling, etc. Handle a wide variety of breeds (pit bulls, bulldogs, hounds, Labradors, mixes, etc.) No behavioral problem is too large! I will always work to the best of my ability to help you and your dog experience a more balanced life. *I am also available to walk, pet-sit, and for basic grooming.

  • Portland, OR

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I am currently training for Mondioring and French Ring. I do take clients for basic obedience, management, puppy building and much more. Shoot me an email, and let's see what you're trying to accomplish with your dog! Have a happy training.

  • 46 years in business
  • Portland, OR

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I like dogs

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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.

  • Portland, OR

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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.

  • Beaverton, OR

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  • Hillsboro, OR

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Giving your dog the best care is my top concern! I offer walks, some training, and feeding.

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