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Philadelphia Animal Behaviorists

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Pine Street Dogs
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David R.
Verified review

Nico is absolutely incredible. My dog has come so far and truly enjoys his training. I used to pull my hair out over my dogs behavior, but since Nico came along my dog is patient, focused, and always eager to learn something new. I will definitely be continuing to advanced training with Nico.

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Doggies in the Ruff
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Lauren K.
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We are first time puppy parents and our fur baby is a handful to say the least. When searching for a trainer, Deb immediate won we over by asking to talk via the phone. She breaks it down so we can understand his behavior from a dog's mindset. She is very invested in our mental health and our puppy's overall well being. Highly recommend!

  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline E.
Verified review

Steve was so excellent. He came out on extremely short notice and spent hours with me and my dog, going over not just what to do to train her but why each training tool/technique was important for my dog's safety and wellbeing, as well as the whole family and neighborhood. I would never have realized how many behaviors I was exhibiting that were giving my dog the wrong message, and thanks to Steve we are well on our way to a happier and calmer doggie life! I feel confident that I know how to handle my dog's behavior, and better yet I know how to behave around her to make sure she knows she is safe and cared for. I am so grateful.

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Pam's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Paul H.
Verified review

Reliable, shows up when she says every time. Hard to say dog interaction since we are not home when she walks the dogs. Will continue to use her.

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Canines With Class
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa D.
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We have two French Bulldogs (brothers)...one started to "resource guard" and was becoming very aggressive towards the other, we had actually thought he might have to go live with a family member which we did not want to do. I contacted Canines with Class and we scheduled our sessions asap! Lisa was very helpful, she was able to teach my family techniques on how to control his behavior but also to understand the behavior, which is important, plus she was able to help us with other basic obedience training. They responded well to Lisa, they were very excited to see her each visit!! We are so glad we made that call....we no longer have to consider seperating them. We can't not thank Lisa enough for helping us!!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tarah B.
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Marion is very knowledge in her skills. She is always very responsive to me and we make our schedules work. You can tell she loves her job and does great work with my dog.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann M.
Verified review

Within one visit there was a significant positive change in my dog's behavior. I know there is still work to do, however, this small change has made a big difference in our lives. I look forward to learning more how to train my dog.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan H.
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Jordan Is AMAZING!! We had our little boy "Spirit" groomed 4 days ago and he is like a BRAND NEW KITTY NOW!! So, of course, Spirit looks great. And, In fact, we have never seen him look better...ever. Jordan took care of EVERYTHING that one could possibly want done with grooming a cat. Therefore, her expertise in the area of grooming, is quite-evidently-obvious!! HOWEVER, there is more than that, that goes along with "Jordan's Touch"...much, much, more. Jordan has a way with animals, that is very, special. She has a gift. After being groomed by Jordan, our little Spirit has a brand new confidence about himself and his surroundings; He is vastly more energetic; And, he clearly has an overall better sense of well-being and happiness with life....all after being groomed by Jordan. My wife and I really can't get over it. We are incredibly happy with our entire experience!!! We both, HIGHLY RECOMMEND JORDAN for any and all of your " Little Baby's" grooming needs. Thank You for Reading, Have a Wonderful Day, Danny and Sharon Holbrook and Family-

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Sweet Paw Dog Training
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Gwen N.
Verified review

Heather accomplished more in 3 sessions than previous dog trainers who spent much, much more time, but were less knowledgeable about how to effectively handle my dog's behavioral problems. She went directly to the problem behavior and after each session had produced lasting results. Everyone says my dog is like a whole different dog while maintaining his great enthusiasm for being alive. Positive training and rewards all the way. I would highly recommend her services. She doesn't just talk, she delivers.

Buck’s Dog Training, LLC
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie B.
Verified review

Nicole took the time to come to my house to meet with me and my dog prior to signing a contract so that everyone involved felt comfortable and agreed with her method of training. She if very calm with the dogs and trains in a gentle caring manner. She corrects bad behavior and gives praise for good behavior, teaching the dog how to please their humans. I can't wait until my dog comes back from spending two weeks with Nicole and can teach me how to communicate with her so she can show me what she learns. I highly recommend working with Nicole.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline F.
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Training my dog with DeNovo Canine was a wonderful experience. Kayla makes everything so easy and simple, even for first time owners like us, and now my dog listens to every command. We get compliments everywhere we go about our dogs behavior and could not be more thrilled with our results!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara M.
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Pilar has been an integral part of our pets' lives and family for well over 10 years. She has been with us through the puppy years, greeted our new rescues, and comforted us when our fur babies crossed the rainbow bridge. Her professionalism and dedication is beyond reproach. When we rescued a neglected Airedale who exhibited serious behavior issues, Pilar came to the rescue. She was masterful with her approach and in virtually no time, had taught him to follow commands, taught US how to handle him, and helped him assimilate into our family of humans and pets. Recommending Pilar is always a pleasure and I do so often. She never disappoints.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley H.
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Almost seven years ago, my husband and I adopted a precious 3 year old Pomeranian who had lived his life tied to a tree. Little did we know, he would quickly develop some very protective tendencies and people problems. He is good with us, but horrible with other people when we're around. We had tried every kind of training we could think of and were even told we should just euthanize him after spending over $2000 on a 3-week "boot camp". Spring of last year, the manager at my vet's office gave rave reviews of Off Leash K9 Training and decided to give them try! Matt and Joe were fabulous. They worked so hard with Reddy and with me to help him to be a better dog. He's not 100%, but he is so much better and it so much more enjoyable to have him around other people than it was. I highly recommend Matt and Off Leash K9 Training to anyone looking to improve their dog and their relationship with their dog!! You couldn't ask for better!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth K.
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Love love love Athena Jones! She worked with our 9 yr old lab mix Onyx on following directions, especially where the cat is concerned. We couldn’t be happier with the results! She’s so knowledgeable about dog behavior and helped us understand what to expect. She’s patient and explains everything she does to us pet parents. Onyx gets so excited whenever she see’s Athena. You can just tell she’s an animal lover with a firm, yet gentle approach to training.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Great experience working with Mr. B! Patient with both my dog and myself, collaborative and professional. Highly recommend!

Dog Charmer LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce B.
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I couldn't be happier with the services Bridget provided. When it comes to knowing how to communicate with a dog, Bridget is phenomenal. We contacted Bridget after she sent us an offer to help us with our dog Kody through Thumbtack. We had recently adopted Kody (7 month old Male Siberian Husky) as a playmate for Dakota (6 month old Husky). We later found out he had been chained up outside for most of his short life. He had no kind of guidance or training. He turned out to be a handful, he would run for the door whenever it opened, he would counter surf for anything on it, he snatched a plate of chicken right out of my hand, he would dominate his playmate Dakota, he would take toys from all 3 of our other dogs and he would nip at your hand & back talk you whenever you try to correct him or try to get him to stop doing something. Bridget’s offer was a set price for 3 to 4 hours of her time to help teach us how to communicate with our dogs & help us teach them to be a better dog. When I spoke to Bridget about helping, my main concern was Kody & a little with Dakota (with the way they played). When Bridget came to our house she seen some issues with our other 2 dogs Nakita (12 Yr. old Husky) & Fiona (4 Yr. old Min. pinscher). She helped us with all 4 dogs and stayed for 6 hours. In my opinion, she went above and beyond what we expected. I would say 60-80% of the training was for us. Showing us how to handle the different situations and get the dogs to respond the way we wanted them too. Bridget is very knowledgeable when it comes to a dog’s behavior. She spent time on each issue we were having and made sure we understood why we were doing the different things we needed to do to correct the dogs behavior. Within 5-10 minutes of putting food on the floor, Bridget had Kody lying on the floor while she walked over and talked to us and Kody never bothered with the food. We only had Kody for 2 weeks when Bridget came to help us. In those 2 weeks we almost found Kody a new home because he was just too much to handle. Thanks to Bridget, we kept Kody and he is doing SO much better. He is not obsessed with food anymore, He only got on the counter 1 time (took an empty plastic bowl), he does great on walks (which he loves to do). He is by far a much better dog then he was a few weeks ago. Bridget is exceptional in the way she communicates with the dogs. She has a way about her that the dogs just respond to. She is a down to earth person that is just great to work with. She makes you feel comfortable while teaching you and your dogs, which makes it much easier to learn. She was a blessing to our family and she could be one for yours too. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Bridget for any help you may need with your pet. Thank You Bridget Bruce, Julie, Nakita, Fiona, Kody, Dakota

Pets AuPair
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Chris G.
    Verified review

    Louise is very good with animals. She treats the animals with the greatest care and kindness! There are no concerns when Louise is involved.

    About

    We are a team of 5 pet sitters; we are bonded and insured. Our passion is animals! We have been in business for over six years. I, as the owner operator, have been heavily involved in dog rescue for many years. We are animal lovers and your neighbors, and we would love to care for your animals while you are traveling and/or while you are at work!

    About

    Do you need some guidance in training your puppy? Are you constantly trying to keep peace in your multi-pet household? Is your dog or cat's behavioral issues getting out of control? Contact me. I'm an experienced animal behavior consultant.

    About

    I have years of experience working with all animals. I will be happy to work for you and your furry family members in any way possible, whether it be from taking your dog for walks to training or working horses before or after shows, house-sitting with your cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, or farm animals and barn care. I have experience working in veterinary offices and kennels, managing barns, and pet sitting and training dogs including service and seeing eye dogs. My goal is to make sure that you feel comfortable leaving your pets, your family members, in good hands. My love for animals goes beyond just a paycheck - it is simply my passion.

    About

    Allow your family to have that well-behaved yet strictly trained dog. Dogs will listen to all of your commands as fast as you can sign by hand motion or orally command your family companion. For those of us who need a guard dog as well as a great family companion, you have come to the right place. German commands and English commands are available, while in the same hands be people, kid and animal friendly. Come and see your best friend and family companion transform!

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