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Browse these puppy trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia.

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Pine Street Dogs
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt G.
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We really enjoy working with Nico! We needed help potty training our puppy and getting him on a consistent schedule. Nico's advice was excellent, and we've made more progress in a week than we thought we would in a month. Within a few days our pup was free of accidents and learning some really important tricks. The new schedule even has him sleeping through the night. Thanks, Nico! We're looking forward to more lessons!

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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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Taylor M.
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I am so happy that we hired Deb to help with our puppy! She was able to provide us with a ton of information, tips and tricks ! I have tried other puppy training classes, but this was a much better. Our dog was able to learn much easier with the one on one instruction. We were also able to focus on specific areas that we had trouble with. I will be using Deb for future lessons !

  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires 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.

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Pam's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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Pam is great. She always sends pictures and a little update about her visit. Having her walk my puppy makes me feel so much better when I have to leave him alone during the day. Very trustworthy .

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Canines With Class
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Steven G.
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My family and myself gained a lot of information on training our dog. We feel that we now have the building blocks to keep up with his training and we believe he will improve with time. Thanks Lisa we really enjoyed training with you

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  • 9 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Bryan D.
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We have our Black Lab Retriever Chloe in puppy manners class with Marion and she is adept at reading each dogs' body language and determining when they need a break to go outside for a potty break or to settle and calm down before playing some more. We are beginning positive reinforcement training and our children our learning how to properly reward Chloe when she does what we ask her to. We are looking forward to the additional building blocks of the Puppy Training course so we can enjoy spending many years with a well-trained and loving companion.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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My husband and I are so happy that we have discovered Steve Broadwell from Diamonds In The Woof to help us with our dog, Winston. Steve has been a life-saver and we are so pleased working with him. He is professional, highly knowledgeable, and has not only helped our dog, but has helped us, too. Our dog is a handful and we're still a work in progress, but Winston has really come a long way, all thanks to Steve. We not only feel as though we have hired the best dog-trainer in the area (we have!), but we have also made a friend who truly loves and cares about our dog.

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For Paw Drive
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 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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Sweet Paw Dog Training
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dominique H.
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Heather is very competent. My very large dog was an obnoxious jumper and had to be locked up every time anyone came into the house. She almost knocked some of my friends to the floor with her jumping!! Now I am able to control her and she no longer jumps up on people. Finally I have a dog with good manners! Heather stressed how important it was for me to be motivated to participate in the training of my dog, so I did my homework faithfully in between sessions, and was incredibly consistent, which really paid off. Heather is an excellent trainer and if you're really ready to work along with her you'll have a well mannered and happy dog.

Buck’s Dog Training, LLC
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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I had an amazing experience with Buck’s Dog Training! Both of my dogs came back after 2 weeks and were so very obedient and well mannered. I highly recommend her services to anyone and everyone.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha S.
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Kayla is awesome! We enrolled our two and a half month old Doberman Pinscher puppy in training classes learning how to do basic comands. She is very flexible with our schedule and we meet at a local park to do our training. Kayla connected with our puppy immediately. After our first class she was successful in teaching our dog the basic sit and stay. She really focuses on us the owners how to teach our puppy the correct way to train our dog. We have had a total of four classes and we have been successful in teaching our dog sit, stay, lay, come, paw, heel, long leash training and walk wonderfully on a leash! Since we meet at a local park there are lots of distractions like people, children, other dogs and even a horse and she was able to keep his attention and keep him focused on the tasks at hand. I would recommend her to anyone! I wish I knew about her sooner for my other pups!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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Pilar has done a fantastic job training our pup on a leash! I have counted on her to take care of my baby daily for the past 8 years. She did great working with her, as huskies are an intelligent yet stubborn and mischievous breed.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sabine C.
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Matt trained me and my 6 month old German Shepard. He is a wonderful trainer. Very patient and knowledgable. He explained and demonstrated each step during our 8 sessions with him, very focused. He made me and my dog a great successful team. I am comfortable to take Lacey anywhere. Would recommend Matt for any dog training. You can not get a better trainer that Matt.

Dog Charmer LLC
5.0
from 6 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.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha W.
Verified review

Ryker LOVES Mark. I've seen such a huge improvement pertaining to many of Ryker's behavioral issues since we started working with Mark and am looking forward to seeing many more. I'd previously done a bit of training with Ryker, but never got these types of results. Extremely happy with his service and would recommend 100%!!!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole B.
Verified review

Athena is a wonderful caring trainer who has a passion for rescuing dogs and helping them find their forever homes. She has worked with all range of dog types, breeds including aggressive dogs. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a caring dog training professional!

The Unmistakable Dog
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Linda M.
Verified review

I have a 3 year old miniature schnauzer named Gia. My reason for having her join the pack was to get her more comfortable around other dogs. I spent a lot of time working with Gia and she is a good well trained dog except in this area. I couldn't get her over her fear of other dogs. She would bark and carry on whenever she saw another dog. She has been walking with the pack for a few months now and when Melissa picks her up she runs to the car and jumps in, she can't wait to see the other dogs. I would recommend Unmistakable Dog to anyone. Melissa does a wonderfully professional job. Linda M.

  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl O.
Verified review

Absolutely the best! Martha knows her stuff. Positive training only for both the dog and their "people". She goes above and beyond always. Extremely thorough and very knowledgeable you can't go wrong with Martha!

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

Buck's Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Julie B.
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I can't say enough good things about Nicole and Buck's Dog Training! Nicole was very responsive to my initial request, she met with my dog and family prior to the first day of boot camp training to make sure that everyone was comfortable. She picked up my untrained dog and delivered a well trained, well behaved dog who listens to commands the first time and is well behaved walking off lead. The most amazing thing is that she responds to voice commands without the need for me to raise my voice or change the tone of my voice. Having a dog is a great joy, but having a well behaved dog is priceless! Thank you Nicole and team!

Buck's Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Chuck C.
Verified review

Chris is an awesome trainer!! He really knows a lot about handling dogs...highly recommend

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