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Sunderland Dog Trainers

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Sunderland.

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Critters
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 299 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
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Allie W.
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After our German Shepherd puppy attacked the neighbors dog we decided enough was enough and found Cynthia through Thumbtack. After talking with Cynthia we decided to leave our boy with her for 2 weeks of boarding school. It was a night and day difference. He still has some aggressive issues but we're working through that with additional training and socialization. Dog training isn't just for the dog, it's for the owner as well. We try to meet with Cynthia 3-4 times a month. I recommend the two week boarding/training and then follow up sessions.

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Yappy to Happy
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 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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Growing Up K9
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Nakama Dog Training
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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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 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 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.

Dulce's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Candace S.
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We currently hire Dulce for her dog walking and she is amazing. It is easy to schedule her through simple text messaging and she shows up on time. Her rates are competitive and a great value and she walks our dog for an entire hour! She even send photos.

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!

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!

Pumpkin Patch Pet Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
    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!

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

    • 39 years in business
    About

    I have been working with animals all of my life. And yes, I'm at a "mature" age!! You need to balance people, emotional beings, with dogs, pack animals. I feel we should not try to make dogs into people, but meet them halfway with communication. We becoming part dog and they becoming more compliant to human needs.

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    I'm currently a senior at Mountain View High School, but I'm finishing my requirements through running start at Clark College. I only attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I have a lot of free time! I've been seeking employment to occupy myself. I have a huge heart for animals, and it never occurred to me that I could do something I love and make a little bit of cash while doing it! I would be able to walk, exercise and play with your dogs. I love being very active myself, and being able to do that with animals just makes it all the more fun! I can also provide pet sitting when needed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

    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.

    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?
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