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Reading Dog Trainers

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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.
Verified review

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.

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

Fantastic well worth the money she was gentle and loving to my dog. She took her time and did a wonderful job

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Pine Street Dogs
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Bob M.
Verified review

This was a wonderful experience. Nico is very knowledgeable and a patient dog trainer with both owner and dog. I look forward to continuing with him. Happy Thanksgiving Nico!

Pam's Pet Sitting Service
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
Verified review

It is very difficult leaving my dog and cat when going away, but knowing that Pam is taking care of them relieves me of any anxiety I might have. She is reliable, trustworthy and is a true lover of animals. I know they are in excellent hands and recommend highly Pam for any of your pet needs.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
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Marion is a great trainer! She takes pride in helping you as well as your fur baby in achieving your training goals. I highly recommend Molasses Creek Dog Training!!

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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Steve is very professional and was amazing with my hyper crazy rescue dog. I'm happy to say with Steve's expert help my dog is doing amazing! I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to train their dog. He is very compassionate and supportive!

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The Clever Hound LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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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
Jeannie W.
Verified review

Steve is a very knowledgeable dog trainer. His method of dog training is so easy to learn and has proven excellent results raising my puppy. Highly recommend him for any dog behavior problems!

Bucks Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Gary S.
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I trust Nicole 100% with my dog it was a pleasure having her train my dog Duke. I am extremely satisfied with the end results. I would highly recommend Buck's dog training

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
Laura F.
Verified review

We hired Mark to train our female Rescue 5 year old Rotty/lab mix. This rescue was very snappy, nipped a neighbor & didn’t walk, but ran on leach. We’re still at the beginning of training but so far Mark has trained us to walk slowly, directing our dog and we already can touch & love up our girl. I made a connection with my dog that I didn’t have before Mark. She trusts me more & is looking at me for guidance. We were ready to give her back to the pound because no non-kills would take her with her anxiety. Thank you Mark for giving our rescue a stable home! Xoxoxo!!!!!! 💜🤗💜🤗🤗🤗

  • 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.

Pet Parent Allies: CPDT:KA
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse P.
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Very educated in dog training, impressively fast results with my dog, and professional throughout the process A+

Soph N Bean Pet Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Julie O.
Verified review

We have 2 dogs, one of whom is very difficult to work with. I didn’t think the dog would let someone unknown ever come into the house. Jacques has been great. He responded immediately and came to meet the dogs the next day. It was clear he had the experience he had the experience we needed. He is just wonderful. Just one week out and all is going so well. 5 stars to Jacques.

Spring Canine Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol W.
Verified review

My dog responded very well to techniques at Spring Canine Academy

  • New on Thumbtack
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I walk the dogs, feed, clean up after them, and if needed play with them, brush and clean their teeth and ears.

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I do any type of cleaning that you need, and I also clean and walk dogs. I am very easy to talk to and get along with, and I can work with anyone.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

We offer powerful, positive training for you and your dog. Tuff Pup Training is a Philadelphia-based dog training and behavior counseling service. We offer comprehensive puppy, basic and advanced training programs, as well as help with complicated behavioral issues. Our methods are positive and fun for both dogs and owners. All sessions are held in home and are tailored around the dog's particular strengths and/or behavior problems. We help with housebreaking, jumping, nipping, ignoring commands, leash walking, separation anxiety and a variety of aggression issues. Our trainers are insured, experienced and Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ members.

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I am a very outgoing person, and I love animals. I am dependable, a good worker and flexible, and I need an extra income. You will not be disappointed.

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