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

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Amazing Paws Dog Training
from 38 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
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Janet R.
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Gave ya many good tips for training our puppy

  • 42 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna K.
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Nikki has been our dog trainer, breeder and friend for over 3 years. She first trained our rescue Shepherd/Husky mix Dublin as a 1 year old "neurotic" puppy. We quickly gained obedience with her one on one training sessions and continued working on advanced obedience in her group training sessions. Dublin has become our "angel without wings" enjoying life and still participates in the group hikes Nikki offers at our local State park. In 2012 we were blessed to be a part of Nikki's C litter breeding with her female Ovana. We chose a beautiful Bi-color female and named her Nessie. From day 1 Nikki was a part of our routine with Nessie. She offers free puppy training with her breedings and takes concern in all her pups upbringings. She guided us in aspects such as crate training, obedience, socialization and continues to this day as a part of Nessie's life in the Schutzhund arena. Nessie is now 2 years old and has earned her BH Schutzhund title and continues to work towards her IPO titles all with the coaching and guidance of her "other Mother" Nikki. She is a no nonsense trainer and does not except excuses and our dogs are a true testament to the life dogs can have, and deserve, when properly trained and cared for. Our family has been blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and have Nikki as a trainer, breeder, and true friend.

A New Leash On Life
from 7 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mary P.
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I am so glad I chose Corey. My first lesson taught me how to take my dog out for a walk without worrying she will pull me down. Corey is very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and obviously loves dogs.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rebecca M.
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Chose Dog Gone Happy for Obedience training for our Husky. Christina did an amazing job and solved the problem we were having with chewing and counter surfing. During lessons Christina explained what we needed to do to maintain what she learned. Our Sapphire listens to commands on the first try and no longer pulls on walks. Life has gotten a lot easier. We recommend Christina highly.

Legigh Valley Dog Training
from 3 reviews
    Daniel B.
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    Gwenevere was professional and very affective with teaching our dog to stop acting aggressive to people and dogs he didn't know. He would lunge and bark and pull. It got so bad we stopped having people over. My wife had stopped walking him because his barking and pulling was so obnoxious and embarrassing. Gwenevere even fixed our house breaking issue. He no longer looks out the window and barks at everything he sees. WOW this was well worth the money. We now can have people over we can walk him and we can go back to loving him like we wanted, thanks Gwenevere

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Sue E.
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    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.

    Terry J.
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    Allison was fantastic!!!!!! She really cared about our dog, and was clearly sad when our program was over!! We are going to be investing in her services to do some more in depth training on tricks in the very near future!!!!! She was really really great !!!! Well worth the money and then some!! -Terry and Susan !


    I train dogs of all sizes, shapes, and breeds in obedience. I teach your dog to sit, stay, fetch, and heal.


    Besides providing obedience training for their pets, I listen to my customers on their specific training needs and will incorporate those needs into a training plan.

    • 9 years in business

    Offering positive, reward-based training for dogs of all ages. I am specializing in basic obedience and solving problem behaviors.


    Services offered: - Dog obedience and behavior modification for dogs (from basic home obedience to advanced training) - Private one-one-one lessons and group practice available - Full-service grooming for dogs, cats, and small animals - Daycare and boarding for training clients K9 Korner is the place the dogs love to hang out! Clients love to drop their dog or puppy for daycare on their way to work. The puppy can then be scheduled for obedience training, agility, and grooming prior to picking them up at the end of their day. We carry Life's Abundance dog food that does not contain corn, wheat or any harmful chemicals and other products to make us your one-stop place for you and your dog!

    • 13 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack

    25 plus years as an Animal Handler and Trainer. Degree in Animal Behavior.


    I have a 2-week training program on behavioral modification and basic obedience. I also offer boarding. I am family oriented.


    We offer group training classes, puppy, basic, advanced, CGC, TDI and rally. We specialize in behavioral concerns. We offer private training at your home, or at the training facility. We also offer boarding for dogs and cats. We have an indoor puppy palace for smaller dogs.


    I am a certified canine obedience instructor and behavioralist. I do private, in-your-home lessons, as well as puppy socialization classes. I train based on natural canine behavior. Learn how to communicate better with your dog and understand them as well.


    I am a firm believer if you talk to your pets constantly, they will begin to understand your language. If the human is confident and consistant, a dog will have no questions about doing what is expected. I also believe that with positive reinforcement a dog will learn to feel pride in doing the right thing.


    Be part of the True Companion experience. We specialize in the education and personal well-being of all dogs. We help people and pups to communicate and work as a team. We are skilled in basic skills training, field training, placement of rescued pups, and much more. We have a state-of-the-art training center for boarding and education.


    We provide dog obedience training for all ages and stages. From beginner to advanced, we offer something for everyone. We offer private sessions, group sessions, and more. Contact us today for a full list of services we provide. We are now offering an online dog training program, with a wide variety of courses offered. Personalized training plan, feedback, and advice from the trainer are included with the online program. So, no matter how far you may be from us, we can help! Contact us today!


    Bio Tell your story! Edit Services I have a certificate for training dogs I can only do basic training if that is what you are looking for if you look in my Face Book under Kim Reich you will see a picture of me in a Blue shirt you can read more info on me I do love dogs and I love working with them I trained dogs for 4 years in Hawaii I may not have a lisence but I am good at what I do dogs are mans best friend and they deserve to be train in the right way with the a good trainer who knows the dogs need I am one of them and I am good at what I do.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How old should a puppy be for training?

    Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

    In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

    Which dog training method is best?

    The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

    • What type of training methods do you use?
    • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
    • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

    How long does it take to train a puppy?

    Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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