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Pine Street Dogs
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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Richard P.
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Nico is very knowledgeable and experienced in training dogs. My dog really likes him. I highly recommend him.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Gail E.
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Today was the first time I met Steve in my home. I feel very confident that he has the ability to help teach me to be the best dog owner I can be! I demonstrated my dog running off the porch and down the walkway with me while he was on a leash. I also shared a video of my dog biting at me while trying to get him inside. I'm looking forward to our training classes and am anxious to get started.

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Canines With Class
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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David S.
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Lisa is not just a dog trainer she's a great person. She's very dedicated to her profession and cares about her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a trainer.

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Doggies in the Ruff
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Jack D.
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Deb just left the house after a wonderful 2 hour session. I have always had dogs but never ever thought about using a dog trainer. Well I must say that Deb brought so much to the training of our Lab that it was invaluable. She is so knowledgeable, professional and very personable making the session a fun' experience for all of us. We highly, highly recommend Deb to anyone looking for a dog trainer!

Sweet Paw Dog Training
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen N.
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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.

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For Paw Drive
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Meg M.
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Trish has been great with our pup. She has helped train our whole family ((including my two young boys)) on how to help our puppy have a good foundation. She is always available to bounce things off of and has been nothing but patient with us. We love her!!

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Curiosity Satisfied Dog Camp
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly P.
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I have had only one session with Marion and in just a short period of time I have learned so much about dogs and the best training methods. We are looking forward to our next session.

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Elaine Cury Dog Obedience
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
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Stacey E.
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Despite the last review, which I view as a case of poor owners. The fact rings true that there is no bad dog just bad owners. Even if you watch "Caesar Milan" he says the same thing repeatedly and his techniques are also the same if not similar to Elaine's. Regardless, we adopted a Pitt Bull from the local SPCA on January 30,2016 she was very good with my husband and I but aggressive with ANYONE else and with other dogs as well. We knew we had a problem when we could not have people come inside of the house and even when people walked into the vets office she would get aggressive. I researched and talked to many dog trainers and to my shock a few of them said my Dallas was pretty much a lost cause and just an affressive dog. After Elaine's first visit with us we learned the tools we needed to have a happy balanced dog which to make a dog balanced and a happy dog does not require what we need and want to be happy as most think, as I thought before. Elaine knew exactly what Dallas needed and how to work with us to be able to help her. After her first visit was over we had a new dog instantly! The main concerns were covered in only 1.5hrs, this amazed us! We did use the gentle leader and we still use it every time we go on walks, she doesn't like it but she responds much better with it on and we both get an enjoyable walk. Now, 3 lessons in we are confident that we can take her places and know how to handle situations if they occur because with our dog it's all time and repetition at this point. We had a great experience with Elaine and would recommend her to anyone. She knows what she's doing and just go in knowing it's the owners who give their dogs these behaviors not the dogs. Trust me I found out I was making her worse by trying to baby her, I changed my behavior and energy and she changed pretty instantly. Personally I trust the care of my dog in Elaine's hands and you should too, she really does know her stuff and keep in mind being a dog owner does not make us experts so let's leave it to the actual expert!

Pam's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Philomena D.
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My experience with Pam was A+. She took good care of both of my dogs, ages 15 & 4. They have special needs and she did everything as requested. Both of my dogs warmed up nicely to her. I would have her pet sit again.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lynn S.
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Athena is a very professional trainer. She cares about the dogs and the owners she works with. She sets a high quality training approach and achieves her goal every time!

First Class Wags, LLC
4.8
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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Robin and First Class Wags makes it easy to go away and know that all at home is okay and our dog is happy, exercised, fed and well cared for. Robin hires great people who are responsible and always care for Cody as good as we do.

Buck’s dog training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Marcia J.
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Tim is very responsive, and professional. Thank you for your time.

  • 6 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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I have known Steve for 10 years. He is the guru of dog trainers, in my book. He is an amazing trainer of retrievers, diabetic dogs, house dogs and dogs with behavior issues. He can pinpoint issues with the dogs that others just can not see. Steve is prompt, responsible and a super nice guy. You can not go wrong with Sassafras Canine Service Academy and Steve Basht.

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

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