Best Dog Trainers in Philadelphia, PA 2016

Best of 2016

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia, PA.

  1. #1 Elaine Cury Dog Obedience

    (31 reviews)

    Karen D.

    I had contacted Elaine when remy, a recent rescue was getting worse instead of progressing. He was scared of everything, people, cars and random objects. after almost two weeks with us he was worse and no longer wanted to go outside or come out of his crate. After contacting Elaine, she gave us the instruction we needed to turn him around! I can walk remy now! Which is progress that makes everything so much easier. Since remy, I've introduced another dog to our home, elaine has helped us to ensure peace between remy and Couper. She always has the best interest of the dogs in mind, sharing do's and dont's with us to help us achieve well balanced dogs. Ensuring the dogs are well balanced is very important to me, both are rescues with pasts that have damaged them to different degrees. I believe Elaine is someone that can instruct me on the tools I need to ensure they become the well adjusted pets we know they can be. I was hesitant using a behavorist, as I've use one in the past that was an expensive waste of time. I was desperate when I contacted Elaine, she has helped so much and really cares about the animals she is involved with. I can't recommend her enough!

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  2. #2 Sassafras Canine Service Academy

    (29 reviews)

    Amanda M.

    I have had 2 sessions with Steve. He was punctual, professional and extremely helpful. He didn't rush through our sessions and made sure my family was comfortable with our 'homework', even my 8 year old daughter. He has been a HUGE help getting our rescued adopted dog to become a part of our family. We would highly recommend him to anyone that was having issues with their dog's behavior.

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  3. #3 Gray Wolf Dog Training

    (37 reviews)

    Emily M.

    We spent the afternoon with Susan yesterday and it was amazing. We went from chaos to cam in a matter of hours, thanks so Susan's methods. I learned a totally new way to "speak" to our dogs without words, and think Susan's methods will carry us forward into a number of situations that we may have deemed impossible to handle just a day ago. Susan's expertise is unparalleled. We will reach out to her for any other behavior modification needs that we may have in the future.

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  4. #4 The Wyn-Ne-Wood Dogs

    (10 reviews)

    Jenn M.

    Jeff is helping us potty train a 2 year old rescue and will be working on walking and socialization in the coming weeks. He has been happy to fully understand the situation and consult with routine check-ins on progress. We are very happy!

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  5. #5 Stronghaus Dog Training Center

    (9 reviews)

    Ian F.

    We had our dog at Stronhaus for two weeks to have Chris help us with some aggressive behavior issues as well as general obedience training. When we got our dog back we couldn't believe the difference. It was night and day. Before we sent him we couldn't have people over for fear that something bad might happen, after two weeks Chris we had a totally different dog. We were able to finally have guests and in fact we had a party 3 days after he got home and he was perfect! We can't thank Chris enough and would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to change some undesirable behaviors in their dogs.

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  6. #6 MC Balanced Dog Training

    (6 reviews)

    Brynne F.

    I can't believe how far Roxy has come in the last few weeks! She is a completely different dog! Before I contacted Minnie, I could not walk Roxy out of the house without her barking, lunging, and growling at every person that walked by. She would have a total meltdown if she saw another dog. I was only able to walk her at 5 am , and she would not let a single person through my front door. Don't even get me started on taking her to the vet, it was a total nightmare. Minnie is absolutely amazing! She's so personable, and really knows her stuff when it comes to training. I've had trainers for Roxy before and never saw results. I could walk Roxy without a problem after the first session was over. She is now able to go to any park. No lunging ,no barking. She Plays with other dogs and let's strangers pet her. I can have company over without a problem and taking her to the vet is a piece of cake. It's so nice to have a dog that doesn't terrify everyone that walks by, and both our lives are a lot easier now that she is calm and under control. Minnie went above and beyond what I expected from any trainer. You will not be disappointed with the results you will see from this training! I can not thank you enough Minnie!

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  7. #7 Peace In The Pack

    (7 reviews)

    Elisa A.

    Nancy is amazing! In our first session we accomplished more then I could have ever expected. She is insightful and excellent at communicating with me what I need to do, and often the changes I need to make are very subtle but important to my dog. As it turned out, the issue that I was seeking help with is being resolved by addressing other things that I did not recognize as issues...reducing anxiety (that did not present as what I think of as anxiety) and building his confidence. By working on this, he is better able to successfully integrate on the weekends with another, much more dominant, dog. I am blessed to have found Nancy bc the changes I see in him mean that Jack is enjoying his time on the weekends so much more and he is so much more confident overall!

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  8. #8 Doggyality LLC

    (15 reviews)

    Michael A.

    Larry Fine was extremely responsive. He is an impressvie teacher and was great with our new puppy. I would highly recommend him.

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  9. #9 Doggies in the Ruff

    (9 reviews)

    Susan M.

    We will be getting together shortly! So far very good!

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  10. #10 At Attention Dog Training

    (2 reviews)

    Christopher J.

    We received fantastic advice from Dave. He was personable and very professional. Even more importantly, he has helped solve our issues with our german shepherd who was pulling a lot on the leash. So much that we just didn't go for walks. Thanks to Dave and At Attention Dog Training, we can enjoy walks again!

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Thumbtack Spotlight

Brother of the Wolf LLC

(2 reviews)

My clients range from middle-aged housewives suffering from empty nest syndrome to poverty-stricken animal lovers. Most just need to understand how to gently coax their dogs to act in a socially acceptable manner.

Brother of the Wolf, LLC offers the kindest, gentlest methods on training dogs. Owner Dawn Watson has over 35 years of training experience, and she uses her ability to understand coyotes, wolves and foxes in working with domestic dogs.

My greatest challenge was in making a career of this knowledge and not just giving advice away without charging for it! I still give most of my classes away, charging little or no money for the service.

Dawn is part of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

If you love your dog and are craving to learn methods on handling them so they act in a socially acceptable manner, get in touch with Dawn Watson.

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  • Dog Training

    Gray Wolf Dog Training

    (37 reviews)

    Check out Gray Wolf Dog Training that uses dog psychology to address the root cause of your pet's undesirable behavior. Their dog behaviorists also offer free first session for rescue dog training.

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  • Positive Dog Training In Your Home

    Bad Dog -- Good Dog Trainer

    (15 reviews)

    CJ Hazell uses positive training methods to help you develop a better relationship with your dog. He is the dog trainer who offers quality canine training services customized to meet your pet needs.

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  • Dog Training, Care, Sitting & Walking Services

    Ruff Recruits

    (10 reviews)

    Ruff Recruits provides quality care for your four-legged members to meet your individual needs. They offer pet sitting, dog walking, basic obedience training, and more.

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  • Dog Obedience Training

    Doggies in the Ruff

    (9 reviews)

    Try Doggies in the Ruff's at home dog training lessons and pet sitting services to make your pets well-behaved using friendly methods. They have been in the canine dog training business for over 16 years.

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  • Dog Training

    Nora's Dog Training

    (8 reviews)

    Send your dog to college-boarding and pet dog training services with Williams Dog Training Company. These dog trainers offer 2 weeks training program on dog training obedience, barking, and more.

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  • Dog Training & More

    Kat's K9 Cadets Dog Training and Pet Services

    (6 reviews)

    Get quality pet sitting, walking, training, and grooming from these adult dog and puppy trainers. Aside from dog obedience training classes, they also do home services.

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  • Canine Behavior Modification & Training

    Best Paw Forward

    This business offers dog behavior classes and training services. They are one of the dog behaviorists and trainers who service dogs with all types of issues, from the simplest to the toughest one.

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  • Experienced Dog Sitter, Walker & Trainer

    Pugs & Kisses Pet Care

    (1 reviews)

    Caitlin Kucsan is an experienced and professional dog trainer who provides quality and insured in-home pet sitting, dog walking and more for local clients with satisfaction guarantee.

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  • Dog Trainer, Sitter & Walker

    Angels In Fur

    Angels In Fur is a local dog training business that uses positive reinforcements in training pets. Their professional dog training services include pet sitting, dog walking, massages and more.

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  • Professional Dog Trainer, Walker, & Sitter

    Angels In Fur (They Deserve The Very Best)

    Carol Pierce offers private dog training using positive reinforcement. She also provides pet sitting, walking and massage for stressed-out canines as well as nutrition program.

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  • Dog Training

    Brother of the Wolf LLC

    (2 reviews)

    Brother of the Wolf, LLC offers professional dog training service for exceptional dogs. They work with the Camden County Animal Shelter, and offer a program to teach people the art of dog training.

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  • Private & Professional Dog Training

    The Right Ruff Professional Dog Training

    (1 reviews)

    The Right Ruff Professional Dog Training offers aggressive dog behavior training and modification using positive reinforcement. You will also learn how to communicate with your dog effectively.

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  • Family-friendly Dog Training

    Simple Dog Steps

    Plan a personal puppy obedience dog training that works for your pet when you hire these dog trainers from Simple Dog Steps. They are available in training dogs using positive reinforcement methods.

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  • K9 Dog Training

    Off Leash K9 Training Philadelphia - Joe Goch

    (1 reviews)

    Unleash your bond with your K9 with this dog obedience school. Their trainers provide weekly dog obedience classes which consist of four one-hour lessons. Check out their money-back guarantee service.

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  • Security Guard & K-9 Services

    Homeland Canine Security

    Keep your properties safe and protected by your four legged buddy through this company's security dog training services. Apart from their dog trainers, they also provide security patrol services, and more.

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  • Professional Dog Training

    Ain't Misbehavin' Gentle Dog Training, LLC

    Ain't Misbehavin' Gentle Dog Training, LLC is a dog training school using positive reinforcement methods. They utilize no punishments, corrections or leash popping of any sort.

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  • Pet Boarding, Grooming, & Training Services

    Preppy Pet Suites

    Preppy Pet Suites gives your dog overnight boarding, dog boarding training, walking, and grooming at a reasonable package price. You're kept up-to-date with free webcam access.

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  • Superb Dog Walking & Pet Care Services

    Follow Your Instincts Dog Walking and Pet Care Services

    Let your pets have a happy, healthy, safe, and balanced life while you are at work or on vacation with the help of this company. They offer easy dog training, walking, sitting, bathing, and more.

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  • Best In-Home Puppy Dog Trainers

    Baltimore Dog Days

    Baltimore Dog Days is a dog and puppy training company that will come to your house. They provide home dog training services, dog behavior training, and more.

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  • Dog Training

    Canine Country Inc.

    Canine Country Inc. provides puppy dog training to advanced dog training services that guarantee lasting results. They also offer full-service grooming, doggie daycare, and boarding.

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  • Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters

    Dog Gone Walking

    Dog Gone Walking enriches the lives of both people and animals. They walk, run, pamper, and train dogs with a commitment to compassion and professional care.

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  • Dog Trainers and Animal Behaviorists

    Philly Unleashed

    Let the professionals from Philly Unleashed help you solve behavior problems in your dog. They offer group training classes, behavior evaluations, private lessons, and pet selection services.

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  • Dog & Puppy Training Classes

    Tuff Pup Training, LLC

    Tuff Pup Training, LLC provides comprehensive puppy classes as well as basic and advanced dog training programs. They also offer behavior counseling services as well as leash walking and much more.

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  • In-Home Dog Training

    Bark Busters Chestnut Hill

    Get dog training in your home done by dog behaviorists and master trainers who work with dogs of all breeds and all problems. Their canine obedience training is based on humane methods and pack mentality.

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  • Obedience Training Done with Positive Reinforcement

    From The Heart Obedience Training & Pet Service

    For gentle and consistent dog obedience training using only positive reinforcement, contact this provider. They set up your dog to succeed and become a well-behaved member of your family.

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  • Sports Obedience and Agility Training & More

    K9JYM

    K9JYM is comprised of pet trainers who are equipped with heated and matted floors. This fully air conditioned facility provides dog agility, treiball, sport obedience, flyball, weight pulling training and more.

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  • Obedience Training

    Posh Pets LLC

    This company has some of the best dog trainers who provide obedience training for all breeds. They also do pet grooming and more. Give your furry friend a nice treat with their help.

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  • Dog & Puppy Obedience Training

    Canine Einstein LLC

    Canine Einstein LLC offers private and group puppy obedience classes, therapy dog training and testing, and Canine Good Citizen prep. They use a reward-based method for all their programs.

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  • Private Dog Trainers

    Bark Busters Home Dog Training

    Bark Busters Home Dog Training provides veterinarian approved in-home dog training classes. These dog therapists and trainers employ simple yet effective methods to stop unwanted behaviours.

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  • Personal Dog Trainer

    Sit, Stay, Run!

    Daniel Stein has over 12 years of experience in providing one of the best dog training services using positive methods. He also does behavioral consultations and pet pre-adoptions, among others.

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  • Dog Training

    Bark Busters

    Cindy Haire loves doing dog training jobs in a client's own home. She teaches owners how to use the correct voice tones and body language so they can communicate better with their pets.

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  • Dog Classes

    Friendly Pet Care

    Friendly Pet Care has been offering quality pet sitting and dog training and walking services since 2002. They will also provide overnight care and protection for your pet.

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  • Pet Services

    Phillytigers Pet Services

    Phillytigers Pet Services offers pet care services including pet training, pet sitting, dog walking and house sitting too. They also facilitate sporting games at charity events.

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Best of 2015

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia, PA.

  1. #1 Elaine Cury Dog Obedience

    (31 reviews)

    Karen D.

    I had contacted Elaine when remy, a recent rescue was getting worse instead of progressing. He was scared of everything, people, cars and random objects. after almost two weeks with us he was worse and no longer wanted to go outside or come out of his crate. After contacting Elaine, she gave us the instruction we needed to turn him around! I can walk remy now! Which is progress that makes everything so much easier. Since remy, I've introduced another dog to our home, elaine has helped us to ensure peace between remy and Couper. She always has the best interest of the dogs in mind, sharing do's and dont's with us to help us achieve well balanced dogs. Ensuring the dogs are well balanced is very important to me, both are rescues with pasts that have damaged them to different degrees. I believe Elaine is someone that can instruct me on the tools I need to ensure they become the well adjusted pets we know they can be. I was hesitant using a behavorist, as I've use one in the past that was an expensive waste of time. I was desperate when I contacted Elaine, she has helped so much and really cares about the animals she is involved with. I can't recommend her enough!

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  2. #2 Sassafras Canine Service Academy

    (29 reviews)

    Amanda M.

    I have had 2 sessions with Steve. He was punctual, professional and extremely helpful. He didn't rush through our sessions and made sure my family was comfortable with our 'homework', even my 8 year old daughter. He has been a HUGE help getting our rescued adopted dog to become a part of our family. We would highly recommend him to anyone that was having issues with their dog's behavior.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  3. #3 Gray Wolf Dog Training

    (37 reviews)

    Emily M.

    We spent the afternoon with Susan yesterday and it was amazing. We went from chaos to cam in a matter of hours, thanks so Susan's methods. I learned a totally new way to "speak" to our dogs without words, and think Susan's methods will carry us forward into a number of situations that we may have deemed impossible to handle just a day ago. Susan's expertise is unparalleled. We will reach out to her for any other behavior modification needs that we may have in the future.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  4. #4 The Wyn-Ne-Wood Dogs

    (10 reviews)

    Jenn M.

    Jeff is helping us potty train a 2 year old rescue and will be working on walking and socialization in the coming weeks. He has been happy to fully understand the situation and consult with routine check-ins on progress. We are very happy!

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  5. #5 Stronghaus Dog Training Center

    (9 reviews)

    Ian F.

    We had our dog at Stronhaus for two weeks to have Chris help us with some aggressive behavior issues as well as general obedience training. When we got our dog back we couldn't believe the difference. It was night and day. Before we sent him we couldn't have people over for fear that something bad might happen, after two weeks Chris we had a totally different dog. We were able to finally have guests and in fact we had a party 3 days after he got home and he was perfect! We can't thank Chris enough and would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to change some undesirable behaviors in their dogs.

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  6. #6 MC Balanced Dog Training

    (6 reviews)

    Brynne F.

    I can't believe how far Roxy has come in the last few weeks! She is a completely different dog! Before I contacted Minnie, I could not walk Roxy out of the house without her barking, lunging, and growling at every person that walked by. She would have a total meltdown if she saw another dog. I was only able to walk her at 5 am , and she would not let a single person through my front door. Don't even get me started on taking her to the vet, it was a total nightmare. Minnie is absolutely amazing! She's so personable, and really knows her stuff when it comes to training. I've had trainers for Roxy before and never saw results. I could walk Roxy without a problem after the first session was over. She is now able to go to any park. No lunging ,no barking. She Plays with other dogs and let's strangers pet her. I can have company over without a problem and taking her to the vet is a piece of cake. It's so nice to have a dog that doesn't terrify everyone that walks by, and both our lives are a lot easier now that she is calm and under control. Minnie went above and beyond what I expected from any trainer. You will not be disappointed with the results you will see from this training! I can not thank you enough Minnie!

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  7. #7 Peace In The Pack

    (7 reviews)

    Elisa A.

    Nancy is amazing! In our first session we accomplished more then I could have ever expected. She is insightful and excellent at communicating with me what I need to do, and often the changes I need to make are very subtle but important to my dog. As it turned out, the issue that I was seeking help with is being resolved by addressing other things that I did not recognize as issues...reducing anxiety (that did not present as what I think of as anxiety) and building his confidence. By working on this, he is better able to successfully integrate on the weekends with another, much more dominant, dog. I am blessed to have found Nancy bc the changes I see in him mean that Jack is enjoying his time on the weekends so much more and he is so much more confident overall!

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  8. #8 Doggyality LLC

    (15 reviews)

    Michael A.

    Larry Fine was extremely responsive. He is an impressvie teacher and was great with our new puppy. I would highly recommend him.

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  9. #9 Doggies in the Ruff

    (9 reviews)

    Susan M.

    We will be getting together shortly! So far very good!

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  10. #10 At Attention Dog Training

    (2 reviews)

    Christopher J.

    We received fantastic advice from Dave. He was personable and very professional. Even more importantly, he has helped solve our issues with our german shepherd who was pulling a lot on the leash. So much that we just didn't go for walks. Thanks to Dave and At Attention Dog Training, we can enjoy walks again!

    (show more)
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“Need a Dog Trainer”

Smoketown, PA

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Dog age(s)
5 or more years
Dog size
Medium
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Dog has just been released from being chained for her entire life...9 yrs. She is very fearful of everyone and has lunged at kennel attendant who tried to leash her. Need evaluation and advice.
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Bayside, NY

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Stop him from jumping on house guest and getting excited when he sees approching people as he is being walked. He is well socialized at the dog run and does not fight or act aggressive.
$350
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“Need a Dog Trainer To Provide Basic Puppy Training”

Ambler, PA

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Basic puppy training; getting 7 week old puppy
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