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  • Dogworks Training Center

    (3 reviews)

    We provide positive reinforcement dog training: puppy K, AKC Star Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, all levels of obedience training, nose work, feisty Fido, shy dog, conformation, and AKC rally. Our professional trainers have varied experiences and expertise to help in your having a polite furry family member to well trained show competitor. New this session a Tricks class, come and have some fun.

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  • Trusted K9 Training

    (3 reviews)

    I help owners better understand their dog's behavior and I help strengthen the animal owner bond through obedience and building trust. I can help with behavior modification, problem solving, and obedience. I can do private one on one lessons or I can board the dog in my home and do all of the hard work for you. Upon the end of the training I will show the owner all of the things the dog has learned as well as offer a follow up lesson to help cover any issues the owner may have after the program. I do not use shock collars unless requested by the owner for long distance recalls. I use positive reinforcement with a mix of minor leash corrections when the dog has learned the commands.

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  • Harmony Dog Training

    (1 reviews)

    Harmony Dog Training is a full-service dog walking and obedience training provider. You believe your dog is a part of your family, and we feel the same way. That is why we take a nurturing approach when we take them on our daily hikes and training sessions. Harmony Dog Training provides peace of mind with safe and caring solutions for pet owners who have busy schedules. We use 20 years of experience to provide dog walking geared towards getting your dog in top shape in training and apply it for a happy and well-mannered city dog!

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  • Akin Family Dog Training

    I offer in-home dog training and behavioral consultations. I can work with you and your child. I have been training dogs for over 20 years. I currently work for both the Western PA Humane Society and Animal Friends.

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  • Barb Levenson Dog Training Centers

    Barb is Pittsburgh's premier positive reinforcement dog trainer. She will teach your dog to be well-mannered, obedient and calm through our exclusive training method. Barb is a faculty member for DogNostics eLearning (an international force-free dog training association). She has conducted online webinars as well as developing the "Puppy 2 Partner" program. Barb has been selected to present her training in the Pet Professional Guild summit this November 2015 in Tampa.

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  • Thomas' Trainer for Dog

    I offer walking, teaching, and behavior training services, as well as teach you how to take care of your dog, voice commands, how to work with children, and helping your children take care of the dog.

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  • A Plus Dog Training and Boarding

    We help people train their dogs to be well-behaved canines. We use positive methods and the clicker. A Plus offers private lessons, a board and train and boarding while you are on vacation. Marcy Niedbala is the owner and has been in business since 1994. Please take a look at our website.

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  • Doglogic

    I provide services in basic training for puppies and behavior modification for aggression, fear, pulling on leash, potty training and anxiety disorders.

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  • FSL.X

    I'll train and/or dog sit (restrictions apply). I can also re-train and walk your dog. I live in Millvale, PA.

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  • Jessie's Pet Care

    I have 6 years of experience in pet care, mainly dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and other small furry animals. I do not do reptiles. I also know how to administer insulin and medications. I am a groomer and a certified dog trainer as well.

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  • K-9 To 5 LLC

    I provide meticulous care for exceptionally loved pets. I am a certified master dog trainer, a certified veterinary technician, a professional member of the International Assoc. of Canine Professionals (#P-2566), a member of the Owner-Handler Assoc. of America, and a member of Pet Sitters Int'l. I provide canine training and behavioral work, preparation for performance titles, dog walking, and pet sitting services to dogs, cats, and avian pets. I can provide para-veterinary services, like injections and hanging IV bags, as well as clean ears, clip nails, and take temperatures. I will provide overnight care in lieu of kenneling to select pets in my home or yours.

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  • Bac Training Academy

    We provide obedience instruction, behavior modification, classes and private lessons, and training for AKC show titles (all levels) and canine good citizen/therapy dogs. We are working with search and rescue dogs and nose work.

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  • Alycia's Dog Walking Program

    I will walk the dogs for you. I am great with dogs. I have my own, and I have always grown up walking and training my own pets. I am a people person, and I am very serious when it comes down to business.

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  • Stephanie's Divine Pet Care

    My name is Stephanie, and I do everything, from pet sitting to dog walking, pet training, etc. Yes, I do pet training. I have taught my cat to do tricks. It can be done if you work with them. I can travel to you where you and your pet feel comfortable, or you can always come to my home. I know that a lot of busy business people do not have the time they like to walk their furry friend while they are at work, and if they have to travel, they want someone they trust and someone their animals feel comfortable with taking care of them. Not only have I been around animals my whole life, doing things like this since I was a kid, but I also have medical experience just in case anything were to happen. If you need help or assistance in any way, feel free to get a hold of me. I would love to help out.

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  • Alvin Smith's Personal Home Care Pet Training

    I have been training/raising dogs over the past twenty years. I have a 95% guarantee that I will be able to curve your dogs' bad behavior(s). I specialize in large-breed dogs, but small pets are just as easy to train for me.

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  • Pack Life

    We provide dog training services with a learning environment for both the dog(s) and owner(s). Dog walking services include, but not limited to, walking ranging from short to long sessions for your best friend's enjoyment.

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  • Ted Pet Care and Handling

    I do dog care, sitting and all respective services. I offer exercise training, playing, love and affection, care, medication administering, and minor training. I am a Red Cross and CPR certified for special handling.

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  • Ron Always Walking

    I love pets. I have two dogs and a cat. I will walk, play and train your pets, but I am also willing to do whatever you need. I am looking for part-time job.

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  • Melody's Topnotch Animal Care

    If you're looking for someone that has a true passion for all creatures, big and small, I'm what you're looking for. I pet-sit, dog-walk, and enjoy training! I'm an emergency vet tech, so your animals are in good hands!

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  • Pet Knowledge

    I am a licensed psychologist but I provide a variety of specialized services, including life coaching. I have had experiences with coaching athletes, musicians, and graphic designers over the past thirty years. Many have been on the college level, but others in more of a professional environment. I also have a passion for dogs and dog training and I offer counseling and coaching for new pet owners in developing their relationships. I provide grief counseling for pet owners who are dealing with illness and death.

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Dogworks Training Center

(3 reviews)

What do you love about your job?

All of the instructors at Dogworks love working with both the people and their dogs to help them become the best of companions. Whether it's teaching good manners so that dogs are welcome on their people's adventures, or helping dogs with behavior problems such as aggression, reactivity, or fearfulness, we want to help people and dogs to have a long and enjoyable life together. We enjoy spreading the word about, demonstrating, and teaching the power of positive-reinforcement training methods.

Describe your most memorable project.

Our memorable projects happen weekly! We love seeing puppies and their owners get started on the path to a long and happy relationship. We see dogs who are aggressive to other dogs, learn to relax and tolerate, or even enjoy, the proximity of other dogs. We see dogs who are fearful, develop confidence and security. We see dogs earn their titles in Obedience, Rally, Nosework, and Agility. Most importantly, we see happy dogs and happy owners.

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  • Professional Dog Training Services

    Paula's Dog Services

    (28 reviews)

    Paula is an excellent teacher and trainer. She understands your dog’s needs and his behavior. She is able to help you work with your dog in his specific environment. He just turned one year old and responded quickly to this training. She taught me how to train him how to loose leash walk, come to a whistle, drop items he has a tendency to steal (shoes in particular) and “Park It” when he get to rambunctious. I enjoy the time I spend with her training my dog and would take additional classes form her.

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  • Pet Sitting & Dog Training

    Aunt Penny's Pet Services

    (7 reviews)

    We offer private in-home classes such as the following: * Behavior modification * Dog obedience * Dog and baby safety consults Group obedience classes include the following: * Puppy (ages 8 weeks -15 weeks) * Basic (15 weeks and older) * Reactive Dogs * Shelter and Rescue Dog Classes * Out and About Class We also offer dog bite prevention for companies that encounter dogs on the job. Seminars Defensive Dog Handling Canine Body Language Aggression Fear In Dogs Qualifications and associations: - CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) - Pennsylvania State rep for Family Paws parent education - Licensed presenter for the International Dog and Baby Connection - Licensed presenter for the International Dogs and Storks - Dog bite prevention counselor - AABP (Association of Animal Behavior Professionals) - APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers) professional member - 20 plus years of training experience - Pet First-Aid and CPR certified - Advanced certified pet tech

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  • Pro Dog Training Services

    Off Leash K9 Training, Pittsburgh

    (6 reviews)

    Off Leash K9 Training, Pittsburgh is a dog training organization based in Western, Pennsylvania. OLK9 specializes in private lessons, dog behavior analysis, and owner education. This multi-threaded education will ultimately create a stronger bond between the owner and the dog. We are one of the only dog training businesses in the country that guarantee amazing results by the end of the first lesson, or it's free. With experience training both military and police dogs, your dog will be amazing you in the first lesson, off-leash! We specialize in off-leash control, in and around severe distractions. The level of dog obedience training you can expect will be an advanced-obedience level, with your dog having become well-versed in the commands all pups should know. Also, our lessons are all private, which means that you and your dog get our undivided attention. As I always say, "I have never seen a dog that impressed me in obedience that came from a group class". Our most popular package is the two-week board and train. This is where you drop off your dog, and two weeks later, you pickup a dog that is flawless outside, off-leash, with distractions! The training focuses on practical, everyday obedience that is completed with a high level of precision, outside, off-leash, with distractions! This program provides a little bit of everything, including manners and socialization (dogs and people).

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    Alpha Pup Dog Training

    (4 reviews)

    I learned a lot about being a dog owner in Karen's class. My dog was better behaved when we left the final class. Much improved owner and dog. Karen communicates well and made class enjoyable while learning. Karen respects her students and dogs. Top quality class. I recommend it.

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    Dogworks Training Center

    (3 reviews)

    My children and I have worked with this group of trainers for many years, with both personal as well as foster dogs. We have done the puppy kindergarten, shy dog, fiesty fido, basic obedience and agility classes. These trainers go above and beyond to help people succeed in achieving dog training goals. Without hesitation they each will offer one on one guidance to help with individual dog issues outside of class. They are also very supportive of dog rescue efforts. They are caring, compassionate and truly in it for the dogs.

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  • Dog Training

    Kindred K9s

    (2 reviews)

    Does your dog have issues? I work one on one with dog owners to correct behavior problems. I travel to the home to consult with the owner(s) and observe the problems that need addressing. I educate owners in the areas of dog psychology, body language and methods of correction. At the end of the first visit, usually lasting anywhere from one and a half to two hours, I set up a plan for the owners to follow for the next week or two. I return at the end of that time to follow up and check progress. If further sessions are necessary, I will advise the owner of that at that time. I specialize in aggression cases. I have been fortunate to have been able to save several dogs from having to go to shelters or be put to sleep. I absolutely love what I do, and it shows in my work. I will go the extra mile for my clients. The method I use is cheaper, in most cases, and more in depth and effective than traditional obedience training. My clients love the fact that they can use the knowledge I give them with any dog they may own in the future and never have to pay for training again. Clients love that, after trying everything else with little or no success, I can step in and correct the problem in 1-3 visits. I will travel anywhere within 2 hours of Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • Dog Walking & Training

    Pawsitively Perfect

    (1 reviews)

    I offer pet sitting in my home or in your home. I am also able to stop by your home several times a day. My services include dog walking, simple command training (i.e. sit, stay, heel, etc.), and bathing.

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  • Pet Services

    First Resort Pets

    First Resort Pets provides dog training, specializing in behavior rehabilitation, therapy, and socialization. Please see our website for details.

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  • Pet Care Services

    Life With Dogz

    I service the Sewickley community exclusively, offering premium personalized pet care services that fit your dog and your lifestyle. I am the only certified dog trainer / walker offering group play and socialization. My company is locally owned and operated, bonded and insured. I am certified in canine first aid and CPR. I am a certified professional dog training focusing on general obedience and behavior modification. I can easily and quickly help you with creating good manners for everyday situations so that your dog becomes a well-behaved member of your family. Common solutions I offer include sitting, walking nicely on a leash, stopping jumping on people, counters or furniture, sitting calmly when the door bell rings, begging, riding in the car, etc. I do not offer group classes; only private one on one training. A dog playgroup will dramatically improve your dog's behavior, energy levels, socialization and general happiness. Dogs with dominance, aggression or possession issues are not permitted and all dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines. Owners can feel confident that their dogs are in a safe environment. Walking, sitting and overnight stays are customized to meet your needs. I am a member of several professional organizations such as IACP - Intn'l Assoc of Canine Professionals, APDT - Assoc of Professional Dog Trainers and IAABC - Intn'l Assoc of Animal Behavior Consultants.

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  • Dog Training

    K9 Headquarters

    K9 Headquarters offers a wide variety of all-breed dog obedience training and related services to Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. - Puppy, basic, advanced, and competitive obedience dog training - Problem behaviors and aggression management - Tracking and scent work - Schutzhund training and titling - Personal protection evaluating and training - Board and train - Show dog training and conditioning - Pet sitting and dog walking to some locations - And many other more specific dog training scenarios

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  • In-Home Dog Training

    Molly's Canine Academy

    I offer mostly in-home dog training, with some daily dog walks. I have been training for almost 20 years. I have excellent references.

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  • Dog Training & Walking & Pet Sitting

    K-9 To 5 LLC

    I provide meticulous care for exceptionally loved pets. I am a certified master dog trainer, a certified veterinary technician, a professional member of the International Assoc. of Canine Professionals (#P-2566), a member of the Owner-Handler Assoc. of America, and a member of Pet Sitters Int'l. I provide canine training and behavioral work, preparation for performance titles, dog walking, and pet sitting services to dogs, cats, and avian pets. I can provide para-veterinary services, like injections and hanging IV bags, as well as clean ears, clip nails, and take temperatures. I will provide overnight care in lieu of kenneling to select pets in my home or yours.

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  • Animal Behaviorist & Private Dog Trainer

    Akin Family Dog Training

    I offer in-home dog training and behavioral consultations. I can work with you and your child. I have been training dogs for over 20 years. I currently work for both the Western PA Humane Society and Animal Friends.

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“Need a Dog Trainer”

Friendsville, MD

Dog training type
Obedience
Dog age(s)
Puppy - 0-6 months
Dog size(s)
Medium (16-45 lbs)
Details
Jemma is 5 months old as of April 28th. She is a Husky/Pit Bull mix. She is very, very sweet, but has "selective hearing" when she is outside or into something she shouldn't be. She doesn't seem to respond to her name. She is 95% potty-trained.
$400
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“Need Dog Protection Training”

Pittsburgh, PA

Dog training type
Guard / Protection
Dog age(s)
Puppy - 0-6 months
Dog size
Large (46-70 lbs), Other (guard dog)
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Canonsburg, PA

Dog training type
Assistance / disabilities
Dog age(s)
3-4 years
Dog size
Small
Details
I need my dog to be trained as a service dog so that she can be registered as such.
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