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West Linn Dog Trainers

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Critters
4.9
from 99 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 298 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
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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Growing Up K9
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 39 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 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 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.

Naughty Dogs PDX
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kellie S.
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I feel I need to chime in on Kendra's innate ability with boarding animals. To say Kendra is good with pets is an understatement. Kendra goes the extra mile with each creature she comes in contact with; she has an animal rescue kit in her van just in case she comes across an animal in need! A few summers ago, I had a temporary job take me out of state for a month and couldn't take my cat with me. Frantically, I tried to think of a caregiver who would put up with my temperamental feline friend. My cat is not really a "people cat" and prefers not to be touched by anyone other than me; I was truly panicked about finding a place for her. Somehow my kitty was relaxed and at ease while purring and sitting on Kendra's lap only within a few short minutes of reaching the house (not something I have ever seen). Needless to say, all of my worries were put at ease immediately. If your loved one needs a place to stay, look no further! Kendra's compassion, openness and knowledge of dogs, cats, and other furry or feathered friends will amaze you.

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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!!

April
5.0
from 1 review
    Garrett J.
    Verified review

    dog and cat Sat. did what she needed to dogs and cats are happy

    About

    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.

    About

    We provide equine massage and microcurrent therapy for the horse industry to aid in the healing and discomfort of horses due to injury, chronic pain and sickness. Microcurrent aids in the healing of chronic pain, bowed tendons, laminitis, burns, bruising, stress, anxiety, inflammation, cuts and large open wounds, navicular problems, tendon issues, abscesses, arthritis, and cartilage issues. The massage is also great for aiding in the pain of these animals. Microcurrent and massage has been around since the 1900s and is an accredited aid for the last 40 years. It's been recognized from vets and the race horse industries and is mostly known through the Kentucky derby and the Thorp Equine Peek Performace Race Horse industry as well as The Center on Herion Hill and Sovereign Healthy Alternatives and Dr. David Young.

    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

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

    • 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.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." Roger Caras We're a stay-at-home mom-and-tot business supporting you in providing good care for your pup while you're away. We provide ongoing and single-time dog walking and pet sitting services at affordable rates. We know that you can't always be home with your pet, so let us provide you and your pet with safety and security knowing someone is able to check-in.

    About

    • 4 years in business
    About

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

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Dog Trainer

    Terrebonne, OR

    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs), Other (graet dane)
    • Details
      he is agresive has bitten one person

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Woodburn, OR

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 6-12 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Details
      My dog runs away and will not come when called that is the only problem I have with her.
    • $900
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Newberg, OR

    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      3+ years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      Resque Boxer soils house when left alone.
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