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Allentown Dog Trainers

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Bad Dog to Good Dog, LLC
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph S.
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Sandy was amazing. My dog is not fond of strangers and before Sandy was leaving she was jumping in her arms and loving her. Her positive training is really working and I saw the difference in my dog within only a few hours. With her price and ability to travel to you there is no one out there that even comes remotely close in terms of a dog trainer. I will be recommending Sandy to EVERYONE that ever asks me about dog training.

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Doggies in the Ruff
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert B H.
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Deb was on time and her knowledge of dogs and training can only be the sum of many years in the dog training industry. Our Girly listen to her and she made dog training look easy. I highly recommend her.

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Amazing Paws Dog Training
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
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I would highly recommend Amazing Paws for all your dog training needs. Anna helped us get through some behavioral issues with our dog. She explained things very clearly and answered all of our questions. She is very knowledgeable and has tons of experience. Our session with her left me feeling very confident about knowing how to work with our dog. I can't say enough good things about Amazing Paws and Anna. Her prices are more then reasonable and so worth it. If we have anymore issues I will definitely be calling her again and will recommend her to anyone I know with a dog.

  • 2 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie W.
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I love this method of dog training! It's easy to learn and working fantastic with my puppy! Steve is super knowledgeable and I highly recommend him for any behavioral dog issues.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alison M.
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My two dogs attended Adult Manners I class with Marion O'Neil. Marion did give us many tips on how to help our dogs follow direction. They have both made strides in their behavior. We are pleased that we attended Molasses Creek Dog Training.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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My husband and I are so happy that we have discovered Steve Broadwell from Diamonds In The Woof to help us with our dog, Winston. Steve has been a life-saver and we are so pleased working with him. He is professional, highly knowledgeable, and has not only helped our dog, but has helped us, too. Our dog is a handful and we're still a work in progress, but Winston has really come a long way, all thanks to Steve. We not only feel as though we have hired the best dog-trainer in the area (we have!), but we have also made a friend who truly loves and cares about our dog.

Super Fine K9
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
Verified review

Great experience! Margaret provided us with the tools we need to work with our dog. She is extremely professionally, knowledgeable, and genuinely loves working with dogs. Would highly recommend!

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Japna K.
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Jordan did an amazing job grooming my dog (he's a medium sized Bichon). She was so professional and such a sweetheart to work with. I highly recommend her!

Dee's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tom G.
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Great job. We always prefer keeping our dog at home when we go away. Dee makes that possible. Thanks!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Paige W.
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Kayla is great- I couldn’t ask for a better training expirience. She was extremely patient, thorough, and compassionate with my pup. I was so impressed with how quickly he was able to respond and learn from her! Kayla was also very communicative and patient with me, as this was my first time training a dog. I’d highly recommend Kayla for your doggie needs!

The Clever Hound LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Faye S.
Verified review

Experienced dog trainer helping me with my puppy. Smooth experience! Never realized how smart a 12 week old puppy could be. So worth the obedience skills. My puppy is crate trained. Walks nicely on a leash and does basic obedience and beyond!! So worth it!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
SANDI M.
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It is with great pleasure that we write a note recommending New Beginnings Dog Training ! We are absolutely delighted with the experience Raffie, our 7 month old Standard Poodle had with Kristy at her home...she did a wonderful job with him. Don't hesitate to call her if you want your dog trained properly ..... showing caring and kindness while getting wonderful results....she's terrific and we highly endorse her work. Raffie had all kinds of experiences while he was living with her to board and train over a two week period; she's the best ! Tom and Sandi....Reading, Pa.

  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Christine P.
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Ruby stayed here at our house from 5/2 to 5/.9 with our two dogs, Ozzie and Harriet. She was fantastic!! The dogs just loved her, she messaged me several times, and her knowledge and expertise were excellent. Looking forward to having Ruby stay here again with our pups. Thank you, Ruby!!!

Arlene's Kennel
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anne K.
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My dog came home looking like a show dog. Arlene did a wonderful job and it will make brushing him a joy. I'm so glad I found her.

Soph N Bean Pet Care
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn C.
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We hired Jacques and his team of pet companions for a 10 day vacation we went on and had him stay at our place.We also use them to do some regular dog daily walks. They are easy to work with and so compassionate about caring for our pets. We will only use them for all our pet care needs going forward

J9 Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin R.
Verified review

John is great! Very knowledgeable and great with our pets. We’ll be working with John continually until we’re comfortable with where we’re at with the dog training.

Canine Einstein LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Elena B.
Verified review

Beth from Canine Einstein is absolutely amazing! She came to my house last night and worked with my new adopted rescue beagle, Charlotte. She is 2 years old and hasn't had any type of training before. She's not housebroken, she begs for food during all mealtimes, she jumps on tables (something I've never seen any dog do before!) and is pretty much into everything. We needed some serious help!! Beth is very knowledgeable, extremely patient and very soft spoken too. By the end of the night she had Charlotte sitting and staying (which is something she's Never done). Her normal things were to jump on you, stand on all 4 legs, stand on 2 legs while leaning against you, or to lay down and sleep but never sit!! Now Charlotte is becoming a completely different dog thanks to Beth. It's like night and day and I'm so relieved. Today Charlotte and I worked on all of the things that we learned last night and she's been doing fantastic. Beth is a truly gifted woman!

Spring Canine Academy
3.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carol W.
Verified review

My dog responded very well to techniques at Spring Canine Academy

Pegasus Pets LLC
5.0
from 1 review
    Maire G.
    Verified review

    Maike has taken care of both my dogs over the years. Paddington is so happy when he sees her.

    Dog Walking Services

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      About

      I have been a part time dog walking for a year now. I also do a lot of volunteering with two local rescues. I work with many different breeds of dogs. I am very flexible and reliable.

      Dog Walking

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        About

        I am an animal lover and I enjoy being around with animals. I will walk your dog while the owners are out or at work all day. If needed I will clean up their house upon request. I am also a mother of two young boys and a widow too, and the company of dogs and cats has comfort us through our time of sorrow. I am also a supporter of the rescue pets society.

        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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        Need a Dog Trainer

        Manchester, MD

        • Dog training type
          Obedience
        • Dog age(s)
          Puppy
        • Dog size
          Large
        • Details
          Golden retreiver Would like to train for duck hunting eventually

        Need a Dog Training Service

        Lancaster, PA

        • Dog training type
          Obedience
        • Dog age(s)
          1-2 years
        • Dog size
          Large
        • Details
          I have a 2 year old German Shepherd who is very dog aggressive. That is my main focus. I need to be able to take him on walks and to places without him wanting to rip other dogs apart. Please help!!

        Need a Dog Trainer

        Forest Hill, MD

        • Dog training type
          Obedience
        • Dog age(s)
          Puppy
        • Dog size
          Small
        • Details
          Tucker is a Yorkie, 14 wks old weighing 2lbs. He is puppy pad trained, but I can not get him to potty outside or take walks with our Westie. I am in need of guidance and Tucker needs to learn normal commands and obedience to make it a happy household. Do you take the pets for a 2 week training or what do you suggest?
        • $75
          Average price
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