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Pine Street Dogs
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Socorro A.
Verified review

It was the first visit and I can’t stop taking about it. Such a great experience. Learned so much of what I was doing wrong with my Blue even thou I didn’t tell him. It was like going to a Psychic, you don’t say a thing to see if they are for real. First impression was great and I’m looking forward to my next lesson...

Phenomenal Fur Freinds
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Randi J.
Verified review

Jan came to my house. My dogs loved her. I was amazed. She took great care of both of them. Cleaned up so well you couldn't tell she was there. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants to groom at their house.

  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires 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!

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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
Lynn M.
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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
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole R.
Verified review

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
  • 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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Japna K.
Verified review

Jordan did an amazing job grooming my dog (he's a medium sized Bichon). She was so professional and such a sweetheart to work with. I highly recommend 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.
Verified review

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.

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

Only had one session so far and we are highly impressed! We learned about our puppy and saw improvements during the first hour. We are excited to continue with our "homework" and look forward to our next session with her.

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey M.
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I had Rose take care of my dog Rocco for one week. Rose kept me informed on a daily basis and was an outstanding pet sitter for my dog. She took pictures and videos with her and Rocco playing. I felt very comfortable and I knew Rose could get the job done at 110%. I would definitely recommend Rose for any type of pet sitting.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline F.
Verified review

Training my dog with DeNovo Canine was a wonderful experience. Kayla makes everything so easy and simple, even for first time owners like us, and now my dog listens to every command. We get compliments everywhere we go about our dogs behavior and could not be more thrilled with our results!

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Obedience and Beyond
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Awesome trainer there was another trainer there that dog came running over not sure what dog was going to do but she prevented a confrontation whereas other trainer did nothing and actually used ecollar in inappropriate way shocking dog when going back to their trainer

  • 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%!!!!

Dog Charmer LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Craig W.
Verified review

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.

Soph N Bean Pet Care
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn C.
Verified review

We hired Jacques and his team of pet companions for a 10 day vacation we went on and had him stay at our place.We also use them to do some regular dog daily walks. They are easy to work with and so compassionate about caring for our pets. We will only use them for all our pet care needs going forward

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Janet M.
Verified review

Susan took care of my dog, Riggins, for several hours once a week up until I moved out of Philly. Each week I'd come home to a happy and tired dog as well as a long note detailing all of the adventures that Riggins had been on with Susan - long walks, dog park visits, meeting other dogs, and more. Susan treated Riggins like she'd treat her own dog and the peace of mind that came with that was priceless. I'd highly recommend Susan's pet care services!

Kathy's Pet Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Barb L.
    Verified review

    Great dog sitter!! She takes my dog out for a walk and goes to the park. I feel that I can trust her too. Highly recommend her!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sue E.
    Verified review

    I’m extremely pleased with the traing my dogs received from Totaly Balanced K9 Training. Chris is very knowledgeable and has a lot of patience he takes the time to explain everything he’s doing.

    Spring Canine Academy
    3.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 24 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Carol W.
    Verified review

    My dog responded very well to techniques at Spring Canine Academy

    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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    I love animals. I know the daily life keeps us busy but our animals need love even when our schedules tie us up. We all need to make it possible to give them what they need. They depend on us like children do.

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    Need a Dog Trainer

    Nottingham, PA

    • Dog training type
      Guard / Protection
    • Dog age(s)
      3-4 years
    • Dog size
      Large
    • Details
      looking for personal protection training. Have experience in Schutzhund training

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Baltimore, MD

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Guard / Protection
    • Dog age(s)
      3-4 years
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      I have a 4 year old Pomeranian, who barks & snarls at people, other dogs, cats, birds etc. I want him to stop, come when I call and walk with me and not drag me to where he wants to be.

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Baltimore, MD

    • Dog training type
      Guard / Protection, Assistance / disabilities
    • Dog age(s)
      5 or more years
    • Dog size
      Other
    • Details
      I have two 60lb pit bulls that are generally well behaved, but one is animal aggressive. They get along great, but he is a rescue and was a bait dog. It's very difficult to socialize him.
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