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Hazleton Dog Trainers

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  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie W.
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Steve is a very knowledgeable dog trainer. His method of dog training is so easy to learn and has proven excellent results raising my puppy. Highly recommend him for any dog behavior problems!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicole R.
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Marion is a great trainer! She takes pride in helping you as well as your fur baby in achieving your training goals. I highly recommend Molasses Creek Dog Training!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan H.
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Jordan did an excellent job in grooming our Dog Bella. It was not easy job as Bella was matted a lot all over the place. Besides grooming work I liked the way Jordan treated Bella with care. We would recommend Jordan for Dog Grooming and would be comfortable boarding our Dog with her if we need it in the future.

Dog Charmer LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Craig W.
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If you are like me, I want to know if Bridget Gallagher is good without a lot of words. In short, my wife and I highly recommend Bridget for any issues you may be having. Even if you are not having issues, it was well worth the time to be taught how to handle your dog and to know what works with them. We had Sully doing more after 4 hours than 6 weeks of obedience classes.` Now for those who would like more info. Here is the longer story: We adopted Sully from a breeder in Maryland. We met Sully and his brothers and sisters at the breeder and fell in love. Sully was a very calm 5 ½ month old puppy that played well with his family and enjoyed our touch. His personality fit in perfectly. Sully came home with us and was an angel in the car. We introduced him to others and took him out to stores with no issues except he was shy. After a couple of weeks, he started barking and growing at anyone who came into the house and out in public. Our son, who is attending college, came home for a week and Sully would bark and growl at him every time he saw him. He never really warmed up to our son. This behavior seemed to be getting worse (nipping started) and we wanted to find someone who could help us. We were told he would be okay after going to obedience training which we were doing. The class taught us to give him treats. That never really did work. He would do the commands but it never helped with the barking and growling. I felt he had either a fear of people, lacked confidence or we were not doing something right. I owed several dogs and never had a problem. I reached out to a lot of trainers and dog behaviorists who said that they could help but I had seen mixed reviews with all of them. Some were using a prong collar and tough love. I just did not get a good feeling. I called my vet for a reference (who never got back to me) and others to no avail. I did some other searches and finally found Bridget. We saw her testimonials on line, talked with her on the phone and found other reviews not associated with her web site. My wife and I finally made a decision and had Bridget come to our house. When she arrived, Sully growled and barked at her when she met him outside. The next 4 hours were simple AMAZING. She explained to us what we had to do and how to do it. It was just SO simple. Bridget has a wealth of knowledge and experience with dogs and how and why they behave as they do. She is so committed to helping and educating you so you are able to work with your dog’s behavior problem. She even went with us to 2 pet stores to see strangers so she could show us how to stop the barking and growing and how to introduce him to strangers. By the end of the 4 hours, we had Sully: • Being introduced to strangers with VERY little barking and almost no growling • Staying in place with NO words – just hand motions and body language • Sat at the door and staying there without rushing outside – waited to be told to go out • No jumping or counter surfing Understanding how the dog thought was fantastic and so very cool. Just amazing what she taught us and what she could have us do that worked right away. The next day my wife and I took him separately on walks that met strangers and our training worked. He barked a little but we stepped in to stop the barking before the growling started. He calmed down and was able to greet the stranger with no issues.

  • 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.

Olivia Shay
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
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We hired Olivia as soon as we saw how she interacted with our border collie; could tell she was the right choice. Olivia proved herself to be trustworthy, enthusiastic, flexible, communicative, and most importantly very caring and dedicated with our border collie! She even did two unforeseen but needed dog visits when our second carer couldn't make the middday walk. She also filled bird feeders, took in the mail, and took time to play with our dog. We will hire her again when we go out of town, and we highly recommend her services!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda L.
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The dog walking is scheduled. She quickly responded ,was very professional, and I am looking forward to meeting her and having her walk my puppy in October.

Spring Canine Academy
3.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carol W.
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My dog responded very well to techniques at Spring Canine Academy

Kelly's Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Fabian D.
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Kelly thank you so much, great rate and my dogs and cat being with such a caring person is a relief. You always go above and beyond. Payed you to watch them walk&feed them and you did that plus gave the dogs a bath and brushed there coats was. So shiny and they loved the interaction.

About

I provide pet care in your home and dog lodging in mine. I am a member of Pet Sitters International. I have a certificate in professional pet sitting, and I am pet first aid/CPR trained. This is an insured, bonded and licensed business that is owned and operated by a former teacher.

  • 13 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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25 plus years as an Animal Handler and Trainer. Degree in Animal Behavior.

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I am a certified canine obedience instructor and behavioralist. I do private, in-your-home lessons, as well as puppy socialization classes. I train based on natural canine behavior. Learn how to communicate better with your dog and understand them as well.

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I am willing to walk dogs, dog sit, cat sit, let animals out, feed animals and provide care while the owner is not at home.

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I am a retired nurse who lives in the area and loves dogs. I lost my dog recently and would like to reconnect. I am close in the area.

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I have two dogs of my own, and I also sit for my son's two dogs. I am free days and nights. I have been taking care of friends and family dogs for 14 years. I just retired, and I'm looking for something to keep me busy. I love most animals.

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I feed, train, bath, walk and pamper dogs all over. I would like to start a rescue one for dogs that are in need of a home.

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I love pets and like to deal with people from their home. I don't do kennel works. I have 4 dogs of my own, and love to give attention to all.

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I will dog sit and walk you're dog or take care if you're home when you're away . Or I can clean you're home too. Whatever service you need.

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I provide certified dog obedience training. I also work on underground elect pet fencing. My work has a lifetime warranty and guaranteed results.

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My name is Levi, and I am a proud dog owner. I have three of my own, and I know what it takes to ensure that each of them gets the proper amount of exercise daily. I also trained each of my dogs, all of them knowing numerous tricks and commands.

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I treat your pets as if they were my own. Pets are more like children to me rather than animals. I have loved all types of animals since they day I was born, being a veterinarian has always been my lifelong dream. If I could rescue every abused, abandoned animal in the world, I would without hesitation.

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

Mount Wolf, PA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    3 month old puppy, has lived in shelter her whole life, really needs help with leash training

Need a Dog Trainer ASAP

York, PA

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    barks alot and play bites constantly we can do nothing without biting
  • $400
    Average price

Need Dog Training

Hanover, PA

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 6-12 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    we adopted a springer who must have came from a home with no leadership so he thinks he is dominant over us he is on Prozac
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