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Happy Pets Training
4.8
from 57 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 214 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
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Christine was fantastic and super helpful helping me with my puppy and making me feel hopeful that I can do this. I want to have a well trained dog and I know it starts with her training now and I am well on my way thanks to Christine!

Paula's Dog Services
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Richard E.
Verified review

Paula is absolutely the best dog trainer. She not only trains the dog but also the dog owner. Even dog owners who had previous canine family members (we had three) will learn much from Paula. Why? Because not all dogs are the same. Paula had our 1 1/2 year old Standard Schnauzer Storm obeying commands on the first visit. Storm also looked forward to Paula's training visits .... and to tell the truth, so did we. We followed her instructions and so does Storm. We would highly ... and I mean highly recommend Paula. If you do what Paula says and work with your canine family member, you will see nothing but excellent results.

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Scooby Doos House of Play
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Deedee is an excellent dog trainer and business woman. Hire her!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Emilie B.
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I had a great experience working with Matt! not only is he personable and easy to work with, but he is an excellent dog trainer. We were able to transform a gigantic stray shepard puppy from a total maniac into a calm, obedient buddy in 2 sessions. This is a very practical and effective method of training. If you're on the fence just go for it. You AND you dog will be much happier.

  • 17 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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My dog trainer arrived at my home and took her time to become acquainted with my puppy. She was very thorough in telling me how our lessons would be and a future lesson was scheduled without a problem. She also listened to my concerns and gave valuable input.

Paw & Order Dog Training
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
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Paw & Order Dog Training has been a huge help with my dog. When I came to them I had already been to two different trainers with no luck. My dog is dog & people reactive so he was quite a challenge. Jamie is always a call/text away. Even 2.5 years after starting training, we still attend monthly pack walks to brush up on our skills. They also board Brody for me when I travel as a typical kennel is not an option for him. We are able to do things together that I never thought would be possible for him! I cannot recommend them enough.

  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Luke D.
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My wife and I signed our Weimeraner up for the two week crate and train package and l can say with 100% certainty that it was the best money we've ever spent. Prior to the training my wife simply couldn't handle our dog. He is too big and too strong for her to control (not to mention that it's pretty embarrassing to be pulled around constantly by your dog). We met with the trainers (Buck and Sue) and knew immediately we had found the right place. We dropped our pup off, went on our honeymoon, and picked up a completely different dog. Like night and day. He went from pulling like a sled dog on leash to walking right next to us without one. He listens, obeys, and is overall a pleasure to be around. When we picked him up Buck and Sue took all the time we needed to show us how to properly use his commands and taught us the dos and donts that will insure proper behavior. Now I take him to the trail all the time with no leash in sight and let him do his own thing knowing that at any moment for any reason I can call him right back to my side with no problem whatsoever. We went from embarrassed to gushing with pride as we constantly are receiving praise for how well behaved and trained our dog is. Buck and Sue are the nicest and most genuine people you could ever hope to have molding your dog (they cried when we picked him up just like we did when we dropped him off). They sent us tons of pictures and videos of the training process while we were gone so we could see his progress and never feel like he was too far away. If you want to have the best behaved dog in your neighborhood or are having trouble with at home training then you don't have to look any further than Offleash K9. My friends are all looking to have their pups trained there and any dog we have in the future will absolutely be spending some time with the BEST TRAINERS IN PITTSBURGH. You're the Best Luke, Shelle, and Ruxin

  • New on Thumbtack
Alexis M.
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My dog Winkie just love Andi and Chris. So glad i found there service.

  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Terri N.
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Fetch Pet Sitting looked after my Bulldog and 2 Kitty Cats while we took a 14 day vacation over the Christmas and New Year Holiday Season. I typically take my dog to a kennel however he is getting up there in years I and would have worried while away. Fetch set up an initial meeting in my home where the 2 sitters came and met my animals and got all the information they needed to take good care of my animals. I provided them with a key each, and on the day of my departure received a text message letting me know they would be there later on that day and to have a great vacation. During my vacation, I received a text from home giving me a quick update on the status. Which allowed me to really relax. Upon my return I found the animals content and happy. The house was left very tidy, the mail had been taken care of, and most of all my pets were all in great shape. In fact - I think they were a little disappointed when we walked through the door rather than the pet sitters - they were completely spoiled while I was away. I fully intend on using Fetch Pet Sitting again and would highly recommend this service to anyone who has pets. They were professional and very thorough, and they obviously have a deep affection for animals as demonstrated by how my pets were upon arrival home. I had the service come to my house 3 times a day - since I was gone for so long. I think the service was good value for money - I would have paid as much to Kennel my Dogs and pay a neighbors kid to look after my cats. Peace of mind - Priceless.

Dogworks Training Center
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michele L.
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We brought our 12 week old St Bernard to the Star Puppy class at the Canine Club under trainer Stephanie Barber and Toni. Our puppy has retained the good habits we worked on in class. The positive reinforcement training is very effective. Our family was welcome there including our four young children which was the main reason I signed up for the class. I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for a kind, knowledgeable instructor. Sincerely, Michele and AJ Liberatore and family

Christy's K-9 Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Laura L.
Verified review

This trainer has a very confident manner and my dog reacted well to him. I am learning a lot about dog behavior and how to read my dog's body language. He has given me great information and tips covering many different areas of my dog's reactions. I would recommend him highly to anyone serious about doing the work to strengthen their bond with their furry friend. Enjoyable too

V Force Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kelly K.
Verified review

Melissa is an amazing trainer! She has been helping me train my dog, Boone, in nose work and without her help we wouldn't have made any progress as her hands on lessons made night and day difference. I can see a huge difference in my dogs confidence and in his ability to follow commands. Definitely would recommend V Force training for anyone looking to have fun and excel with creating a better bond with their dog!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim B.
Verified review

I hired Ed for my daughter & her dogs. She calls him the dog whisperer! She has posted wonderful reviews of his training program on her social media accounts. She & I highly recommend him!

Thomas' Trainer for Dog

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  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer walking, teaching, and behavior training services, as well as teach you how to take care of your dog, voice commands, how to work with children, and helping your children take care of the dog.

Tails A Waggin

New To Thumbtack

  • 21 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I care for every pet as I would my own. I take tra in in and pet care very seriously.

K9 Headquarters

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  • New on Thumbtack
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Training a dog for protection can be a tough job to do. Hire K9 Headquarters. They are among the companies that provide protection training for dogs.

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