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  1. #1 Sit Means Sit Pittsburgh North

    (13 reviews)

    Della M.

    Just had one lesson so far enjoyed it learning from it very pleased with it

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  2. #2 Canine Assist

    (7 reviews)

    Linda N.

    Jennifer was great! I am training my 7 month Lab to work as a service dog for me. She drove from Pittsburgh PA to Erie PA, ABOUT 125 miles. She was prompt, personable and professional. Jennifer was very knowledgeable and really knew about the breed. My dog responded to her very well and did commands for her that I had been not successful getting my dog to do. Jennifer gave me suggestions that I can work on at home and with my local trainer. She told me if I had questions or needed help just to call and would do what she could. I was very impressed and happy with her. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone who needs help with dog training.

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  3. #3 Off Leash K9 Training, Pittsburgh

    (5 reviews)

    Melanie M.

    These lessons were great. They taught me how to teach my dog. We did the 4 lessons - she did not go live with them for a month. Our dog is super sweet & she's a great listener now. She doesn't do as well when we aren't consistent, but she is quickly reminded of her training once we review the commands. Very helpful!

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  4. #4 Paula's Dog Services

    (27 reviews)

    Marjorie B.

    Spent a lot of time, explained things very thoroughly, very personable. Looking forward to more training

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  5. #5 Carol Stewart CPDT

    (2 reviews)

    Carol B.

    Carol has many years of experience and very knowledgeable of how to train dogs effectively and can really help with how to design areas in your home to ensure quick and successful training.

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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

    (27 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

    (5 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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  • Dog Training Services

    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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  • Dog Training

    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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“Need a Dog Trainer”

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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