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Butler Dog Trainers

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Happy Pets Training
from 67 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 264 hires on Thumbtack
Karen R.
Verified review

Christine has taught us effective methods to positively redirect our dog away from his undesirable behaviors. We would highly recommend her to anyone that needs help with training their dog.

Scooby Doos House of Play
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra C.
Verified review

We just finished week 2 of training with our dog and we have noticed a huge difference already. Can't wait to see how much more we can achieve

Dog Gone Walking, Pittsburgh
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Nate B.
Verified review

Jen provides an amazing service with Dog Gone Walking. Super accommodating, super friendly, and super good with the dogs. They've been walking Lincoln for 2 years now. Can't recommend highly enough!

Carrie's Pet Care
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Carrie is GREAT! She is clearly a pet lover (as is her partner). She makes an effort to be flexible to one's schedule. She does not just sit and watch the dog play outside, but is actively involved. If you need her to find palace off-leash, she will find it. She will come to your home and she will do overnights. Her home is rather small to have a large pet there but it is full of love and comfort, which is most important. She will check in w/ you everyday, give you updates; never complains (even if your dog helps her to sprain her ankle!) She is trustworthy and I highly recommend her!

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christine F.
Verified review

It’s my pleasure to recommend Stephinie Italiano for dog training, walking and sitting. Stephinie has been my dog sitter for the past 3 years. She is honest, dependable, and goes the extra mile to make sure that my dogs are happy. My dogs are both shy and she was able to make both of them feel at ease quickly with her kind and gentle approach. Stephinie is also an excellent dog trainer. She is highly skilled in helping fearful, aggressive dogs become more confident and therefore no longer aggressive. Dogs that used to be afraid to walk out of their home, are able to enjoy walks after she works with them. Dogs that used to bark, growl and lunge at other dogs and people on walks are able to walk past confidently without become aggressive. I highly recommend Stephinie as a Dog Trainer and Dog Sitter/Walker. You and your dogs will love her!

Splash 'N Dash K9 Sports
from 3 reviews
  • 32 years in business
Rob T.
Verified review

I’ve learned more at a couple of classes at Splash n Dash than in all the books I have read and 40 years of dog ownership. Agility training and Flyball have changed my dog Dougal from a frustrated and slightly destructive dog into a very happy and well behaved companion and established a special bond between us.

Kilted K-9
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
Verified review

Based on the recommendation of my veterinarian, who knew Dayton, I contracted with him for 6 weeks of training for a 5 month old German Shepherd. He helped me understand the breed and worked with us as the pup learned basic commands. I was so pleased with my progress with the pup that I contracted for 6 more lessons and later recommended him to a friend who had just rescued a 2 year old greyhound. Dayton obviously loves and respects dogs. He has endless patience for the dog and the owner and is able to clearly explain and demonstrate the lesson being taught. He is very generous with his time and knowledge and he guarantees his training. He is prompt to respond to messages and is always available to address training problems or issues that might develop after the class is over.

  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy H.
Verified review

We learned so much in one hour and already see a difference with training our puppy and him learning his manners.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim B.
Verified review

I hired Ed for my daughter & her dogs. She calls him the dog whisperer! She has posted wonderful reviews of his training program on her social media accounts. She & I highly recommend him!

Steel Valley Kennels llc
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Johnny R.
Verified review

They have the best working dogs in the Ohio valley area and if they don't have 1 they can get 1 in. Definitely the best kennel to get a great dog or puppy from.


I walk dogs and give your loved pets a good home while you're away from them. I am an avid dog and cat lover myself and have years of experience.


I am an 18-year old student from West Allegheny. I own a mini dachshund that is seven years old. I love it deeply, and I think we all could benefit from this position. You get a doggie walker and Bobo gains a new friend.


I am a mature woman and understand the responsibility of caring for pets. Especially someone else's pet.


I have been training/raising dogs over the past twenty years. I have a 95% guarantee that I will be able to curve your dogs' bad behavior(s). I specialize in large-breed dogs, but small pets are just as easy to train for me.


I provide dog walking, entertainment, house-sitting and care of the house if odd jobs are needed, such as watering plants. I am a retired veterinarian, so I love to care for pets with health issues and needs of the elderly or anxious pets.


My wife and I are both pet lovers and live in the South Hills. We can provide 24-hour care for your dog at our house, or visit your dog or cat in your house. We can work around your schedule and provide whatever your pet may need. We also bring in mail and will water plants. We can provide background checks and references. We are looking forward to meeting you and your pet. Mike & Jen's Pet Sitting


My service is great for customers who needs a dog or cat sitter while at work or on vacation. I would like you to contact me if you are interested in my services so that we could sheldue a time period and also discuss the pricing I am negotiable.


Barb Levenson Dog Training Centers' pet classes have been helping Pittsburgh dog owners train their dogs for 3 decades. All classes are specifically designed to help owners develop a positive canine relationship through positive reinforcement training.


I'm really good with dogs. I charge $5 an hour, and each walk with the dogs are $5 an hour. If you ever wanna go out, I'll dog sit your dog.


I offer walking, teaching, and behavior training services, as well as teach you how to take care of your dog, voice commands, how to work with children, and helping your children take care of the dog.

  • 4 years in business

I will sit with, play with, feed, walk, and love your pet while you're not there. I am a pet-loving person who will take good care of your pet like it was my own.

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 Dog Obedience & Behavior Modification Training

Akron, OH

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    I am new to pet ownership. I need help in teaching Milo some manners.
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