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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
Stacey E.
Verified review

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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 132 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.

Bad Dog to Good Dog, LLC
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph S.
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Sandy was amazing. My dog is not fond of strangers and before Sandy was leaving she was jumping in her arms and loving her. Her positive training is really working and I saw the difference in my dog within only a few hours. With her price and ability to travel to you there is no one out there that even comes remotely close in terms of a dog trainer. I will be recommending Sandy to EVERYONE that ever asks me about dog training.

Phenomenal Fur Freinds
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
Verified review

Jan was wonderful!! She really has great love for my dog,Penelope. Penelope is an older mixed bread and Jan put her to ease right away. I would strongly suggest if you need a great groomer give her a call!!!!

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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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Jason P.
Verified review

Deb is an extraordinary dog trainer and is well worth a visit or two, she is fantastic! Our dog loves her and so does our family. She is so positive and ready to spread her knowledge to everyone in the family to get the puppy or dog to be its best! Highly recommend hiring Deb! Especially after I was looking for a great puppy trainer and came upon her 5 star reviews..now we know why! Thanks Deb!!! Kaiser is doing great!

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Pine Street Dogs
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 65 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.

Amazing Paws Dog Training
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Liz Z.
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Looking for a dog trainer is so hard cause everyone has different ways of training dogs and you never know which is the right way. We have worked with other trainer in the past an by far this is the best trainer. She really understood what our issues were with our dog, spent time getting to know our dog and evaluating him without trying to correct him right away. Very patient and is always available to follow up with via phone, text or email. I would definitely recommend Amazing Paws to all dog owners!!!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
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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

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  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kerry S.
Verified review

Steve's been great with our big baby Zeta. Zeta is a LARGE dog who gets over excited and lunges at other dogs while on a leash. Steve has helped train zeta (and us) to greet guests more calmly, walk better on a leash and come when called. We continue to work with Zeta on these skills but we wouldn't be where we are today without Steve. He has been an amazing trainer! I highly recommend him!

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The Clever Hound LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Faye S.
Verified review

Experienced dog trainer helping me with my puppy. Smooth experience! Never realized how smart a 12 week old puppy could be. So worth the obedience skills. My puppy is crate trained. Walks nicely on a leash and does basic obedience and beyond!! So worth it!

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

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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Curiosity Satisfied Dog Camp
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Gwendolyn M.
Verified review

This was our first experience with a dog trainer and we are so grateful for Steve’s time. He spent so much time explaining our dog’s behavior and why he does what he does. He is very knowledgeable and patient with the process. He answered all of our questions and was thorough with his answers. We have seen an immediate change in our dog and look forward to continued success with his behavior as we put Steve’s recommendations into practice. Thank you Steve!!!

Alpha Beta K-9
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Michelle W.
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I have worked with Ryan with my both my personal dogs and my foster dogs, and he has made a world of difference with them. His years and years of experience show in his work and ability to handle any foster dog I've introduced him to, and trust me, there have been some EXTREMELY difficult ones. Not only has he helped me with difficult cases, he takes a personal interest in my fosters. There was one particular dog who needed a very specific home, and Ryan was more than willing to meet the potential family to ensure that it was the perfect fit for both the family and the dog. I will be forever grateful for all he's taught me and I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a dog trainer!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Renee J.
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I tried 2 other dog trainers before working with Matt Ferramosca @ OLK9 training...what a difference! Matt is the best trainer I have ever worked with! I have a 2yr old energetic and very verbal German Shepherd .After his 2 week board and train, Alex is a different dog! I have walked him off leash in a park during a very busy weekend with people kids bikes and other dogs and he was wonderful! I rec'd many complements but referred the compliments to Matt at OLK9 Training. And the training doesn't end there! Matt is always available via phone text or email for questions and concerns! I highly recommend Matt and OLK9 Training for all of your training needs for big and small dogs of all breeds!

Bark U
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
Verified review

Excellent dog trainer and dog sitter. We have been with Bark U since we got our puppy a year ago. They are very caring, trustworthy and responsible. Easily reached for advice and questions. Christine is like a second mommy to our dog. I don't have to look to a kennel because Bark U also provides boarding. My dog gets to stay with someone he knows and trusts, gets to continue his schooling with his canine buddies and training while we are away. I never have to worry. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

Pet Parent Allies: CPDT:KA
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila S.
Verified review

Curt is an extremely professional and personable trainer. My two dogs absolutely love him and he saved my sanity by training me on how to be a more effective dog owner. He sincerely understands the impact of positive reinforcement and I highly recommend him to anyone who requires help in dog training.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
SANDI M.
Verified review

It is with great pleasure that we write a note recommending New Beginnings Dog Training ! We are absolutely delighted with the experience Raffie, our 7 month old Standard Poodle had with Kristy at her home...she did a wonderful job with him. Don't hesitate to call her if you want your dog trained properly ..... showing caring and kindness while getting wonderful results....she's terrific and we highly endorse her work. Raffie had all kinds of experiences while he was living with her to board and train over a two week period; she's the best ! Tom and Sandi....Reading, Pa.

  • 25 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Shaun S.
Verified review

If you are looking for a dog trainer, your search ends here. I purchased a 10-week-old Australian Cattle Dog in late September and about two weeks after, we were at our wits end with the dog, and considered taking the three and a half hour drive back to the breeder. From not being able to walk around the house without having your pant legs pulled at, to sleepless nights (or nights spent on the floor with the pup), and not being able to sit on the couch without being bit, it was becoming too much to handle. Then we decided to go to Steve at A-1 Total Control Dog Training. Years ago, I lived in a development with the most well trained dog I’ve ever encountered. Being only about 5-6 years old, I vaguely remember my neighbors, my house, and even my friends, but I will never forget this dog. While living here, my family got a Great Pyrenees puppy that enjoyed nothing more than slipping out the door and taking off around the development. Luckily, when the trained dog’s owner would see this, he would send his dog in a full sprint to circle around our puppy until we were able to get to her to bring her home. The dog was simply amazing, and was trained by Steve. Now, in just our fifth week of training, our puppy is on track to rival this dog from my childhood. Though she is still young and has a long way to go, Steve gives the tools and instruction for everybody to be able to do so, and we are confident she will get to this level of obedience. Do not waste your time or money elsewhere and take your dog of any age to Steve at A-1 Total Control Dog Training. It will be the best decision you will ever make for you and your dog.

Buck’s Dog Training, LLC
3.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alisa R.
Verified review

Nicole is a fantastic trainer. She treated our dog as if he were her own! She has a real passion for training done in a safe, effective way. We were thrilled with the results. As we continued to train our dog on our own, we saw how important the foundation was that she had prepared for him. We recommended all our friends to her and have not had any regrets since!

Dave's Dog Training

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I train people to help their fuzzy family members to be well-behaved. I specialize in obedience, such as leash walking. I also do sit, come, and stay as well as other commands.

Holly Quinn Trainer

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I help train puppies to become well-behaved adult dogs with well manners. I help them be the pet you'll love.

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