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Salem Dog Trainers

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Critters
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 300 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
Verified review

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
Christi E.
Verified review

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!♥

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Growing Up K9
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
Verified review

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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Nakama Dog Training
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rie M.
Verified review

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!

Kate's Dogs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jim W.
Verified review

Only pre-consultation discussion took place, but Kate really went out of her way to respond and give advice about my situation. I will definitely be giving her a shot in the future to train my dogs! Will review further once she does.

  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ines N.
Verified review

Maggie is excellent, she knows dog behavior very well, and is very caring! she took the time to come and meet my very difficult dog ;-)

Charlo Training
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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

Linda's Dog Walking Service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
Verified review

I broke my leg a while back and have been unable to get my very active dog out for exercise. I found out about Linda on this website and have been extremely happy with her abilities. Linda is one of the friendliest people I have ever met and absolutely loves dogs. She has been walking my dog for almost 2 months now and my dog worships her. He anxiously awaits her arrival on those special days and they always have great walks. She is also quick to note when he wants to play and gladly accommodates him. I would highly recommend Linda for anyone who is interested in this type of service.

Pumpkin Patch Pet Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Chris H.
    Verified review

    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!

    Dog walking & sitting
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    Georgeanna D.
    Verified review

    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!

    Sarah's Doggie Daycare
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Mandy G.
    Verified review

    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.

    About

    We offer all species training and pet care. We help pets and owners build a healthy relationship through training, reinforcement, and communication.

    About

    I love dogs and would love to have an opportunity to look after your pets. I can look after them when you are away on a vacation. I will walk them, play with them, and feed them.

    About

    I can sit, walk, bathe and exercise your best bud! You come to me, or I come to you. I love animals and love to exercise. I hope to hear from you soon.

    • 46 years in business
    About

    I like dogs

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I'm young and like to do anything possible to make the dogs happy and they make me happy.

    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

    We provide the finest in hospitality and very personal service. We are not, at all, like a traditional kennel. Your pet will feel right at home in our cozy home and large fenced yard. Your buddy will receive tons of love and attention, including daily walks, dietary considerations, brushes, socializes and lots of pampering.

    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.

    • 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.

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    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

    Oregon City, OR

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Assistance / disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Other (Dont have dog yet but Im looking into it. So how can I get into site if I dont have dog so at least I did what I needed to do. )
    • Details
      Ill talk with trainer when I have my own pup...

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Portland, OR

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Assistance / disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      Needs potty training - but knows basic tricks and is very social with dogs and especially humans.

    Need Dog Training Service

    Portland, OR

    • Dog training type
      Assistance / disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      5 or more years
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      I have PTSD and would actually like to train a bigger dog to help me with that--otherwise I have a rat terrier chi mix too
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