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Philadelphia Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers

Browse these psychiatric service dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia.

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Elaine Cury Dog Obedience
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Vincent M.
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We were extremely pleased with Elaine's service and knowledge of dog training. After just one visit we finally have a more disciplined dog and more peaceful nights. Thank you Elaine!!! The Montesano Family

  • 6 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Dale S.
Verified review

Steve did a great job in not only training my dog but training me to understand the reasoning behind everything. He made sure I knew why we did something and how to correct my dog's actions if necessary. Steve was very informative and helpful and made it known he's only a phone call away if I need assistance on something or have a quick question.

Bad Dog to Good Dog, LLC
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela B.
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Sandy was prompt and well informed. She got right to business and had my dog responding to the training immediately. I will hire her again as needed.

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Doggies in the Ruff
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Irene T.
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Deb from Doggies in the Ruff had my exuberant adult Lab and Shorkie puppy eating out of her hand within minutes of meeting them. In addition to Deb's dog walking service, I've also taken advantage of her separate dog training service and have seen improvements in my Shorkie puppy already. Her rates are very reasonable and the peace of mind I have knowing I can rely on someone as experienced as her is priceless.

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Pine Street Dogs
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Duane C.
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Nico did an excellent job with my adopted pitbull rescue. She was always a sweetheart, but coming from an abusive environment and into a new home, she was scared and untrusting of most humans -- especially guests who came to our home. With Nico's help she's now coming out of her shell and is more relaxed around people. The basic training regiment made a very big difference!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nora S.
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We recently completed Adult 1 Manners with our 10 month old puppy, Foxy. It was so much fun to watch her "get it". As this is our first dog, much of the training helped us get comfortable with her. House breaking, biting, and jumping has improved with lighting speed. Her leash skills are much improved; she learned to wait for us as we go out the a door; she has learned how to go home to her bed; she responds to the word, "come" so much better then before. She has also learned to sit, lie down, stay and to leave it. We are looking forward to starting the Canine Good Citizen class. Marion has a way of balancing her professionalism with her humor. She is available for questions during class or afterwards by phone or email. She has a way of letting you know that you need to work a bit more if you want your dog to improve without putting pressure on you to do so. In addition to the skills we have learned in class we have learned things about the best kind of leash for our dog; when to use what kinds of treats; the best way to crate and ideas for practicing at home with the emphasis on a few minutes throughout the day rather than time consuming practices. We feel it has been well worth the 1/2 hour drive to Molasses Creek and recommend Marion as a trainer. Her greatest strength is her undeniable love of dog

Sweet Paw Dog Training
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Ankea L.
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She was on time and very professional.. will hire again .. very good with my pet pit/lab mix .. he was very stubborn but after training a different dog.. thank you great job!!

Ruff Recruits
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannine D.
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No exaggeration -- Emma Keeler is the BEST dog walker I've ever had. But she's much more than just a dog walker -- thanks to Emma's training and behavior expertise, my dog and I can communicate more effectively, and our relationship is now practically stress free. Emma is kind and friendly, and truly invested in the well-being of ALL her clients -- both four- and two-legged :) I'm so glad (and VERY thankful) I found her!

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Curiosity Satisfied Dog Camp
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kristina H.
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Steve is definitely a professional and we are so glad that we chose to train our puppy with him. After our training session with Steve; it was like we had a completely different dog. Thank you Steve for listening to our concerns, for being so patient with us and making sure we were comfortable and confident with everything. We also appreciate that Steve continues to provide support if we ever need it in the future.

J Mac K-9 Academy
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Gusmel S.
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My female Dog is still in training . But as so far , its been great having J-mac K 9 deal with the situation we have with the dog . Our communication has been really supportive for us . Thank you.

First Class Wags, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Risetta J.
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First Class Wags is a first class company! The owner, Robin, is on the ball with replying to requests for service. She and her staff are very accommodating, and very professional. My dogs look forward to their dogwalker spending time with them, and they are a lot happier. Neighbors have remarked how happy my dogs are when they are out with their dogwalker. And, if the dog is happy, the mom is happy!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Great experience working with Mr. B! Patient with both my dog and myself, collaborative and professional. Highly recommend!

Dog Charmer LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 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.

No Worries Pet Care
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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We have used John and Susan at No Worries Pet Care since we rescued our baby pitbull, Brooklyn, earlier this year. While we both work fulltime, we felt it would be best to have someone come to give her the attention, effection and exersize she needs during the day. John and Susan provide more than we could have ever asked. They love Brooklyn like she is their own. They help us with training techniques and teaching her puppy manners. Brooklyn is so excited when they come see her. We know she loves them and they love her. Hiring No Worries Pet Care for our little girl is the best decision we could have made and we couldn't be happier with what they do for us.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I create a personal relationship not only between me and the dog but me and the owner as well. So I can better understand how both parties work.

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I offer in-home dog training and behavior modification specializing with puppies. I also provide daily dog walking, vacation pet sitting and separation anxiety issue services.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Apex Dog Training was thought of by Stephen Parker, (Founder/CEO) and Natasha Black (Life Coach). I have been training dogs for over ten years. I have worked with some of the best dog trainers in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. I am now launching my own company and my new dog training experience. My mission is to reunite the bond between a human and a dog by way of dog training. We will provide you with professional dog training — basic obedience training and behavioral shaping. A well-trained dog makes a very happy home. We also offer dog walking and pet sitting. I am a trainer with the passion for making you and your dog understand each other like never before. My pricing is reasonable and I can create various prices to accommodate your budget. I have also trained dogs for the largest animal welfare organization in the world, The Humane Society of United States that has a Pets for Life program.

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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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My experience as a technician is an asset to my training and behavior services. I use positive methods of training/behavior modification because I feel that is the only way to achieve lasting results. My goal is to make the lives of the client and the dog better, together.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm always around dogs, and I've learned how to train them and nurture them in the gentlest way. I also walk my own dog constantly for long-distance walks.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Susan Rosetti (Soozy Pooch) has over 20 years of experience working with dogs. Soozy Pooch specializes in high anxiety and aggression cases but also loves working with families and their new pups. The in-home courses are based on canine hierarchy, positive reinforcement, discipline, basic obedience, problem solving and confidence building.

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