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West Chester German Shepherd 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
Bud H.
Verified review

My 6 month old German Shepherd became pushy and started to become defiant. Elaine showed me that I gave him to many liberties when he was smaller and now he is beginning to understand that I am the Alpha

  • 6 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn B.
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The absolute BEST! We have 6 dogs and had him come in to help with our rescued German Shepherd. Within 5 minutes he assessed the problem and now we have a wonderful family member and protector. The change is amazing. We would recommend him for all types of training. Scarlet has blossomed into the happiest dog. Without Steve this would have never happened. We recommend him all the time. He is 5☆☆☆☆☆

Bad Dog to Good Dog, LLC
4.7
from 51 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

Sandy was very helpful in training and calming down my 9 week old German Shepard puppy. She taught her how to sit and respond to her name in just the first session! She came to the house today at 2 and brought us treats and other helpful training items to use when she left. I started reinforcing the commands she showed her today and I can't believe how much progress she's made over just 24 hours! Sandys the best and I highly recommmend her to anyone with a wild, out of control dog.

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Doggies in the Ruff
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jack D.
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Deb just left the house after a wonderful 2 hour session. I have always had dogs but never ever thought about using a dog trainer. Well I must say that Deb brought so much to the training of our Lab that it was invaluable. She is so knowledgeable, professional and very personable making the session a fun' experience for all of us. We highly, highly recommend Deb to anyone looking for a dog trainer!

Gray Wolf Dog Training
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Adam N.
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SUSAN WAS GREAT. We look forward to seeing her again next week to continue with our training for our German shepherd and Chihuahua mix

For the Love of Dogs LLC
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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We have been utilizing For the Love of Dogs, LLC for the past 7 weeks and we are so pleased with the personalized service we have received. We have been receiving training catered to the needs of our 17 month old German Shepard, Bane. We have also used them for dog walking when we were out of town. They are amazing, completely unique to other companies and 100% dedicated to their dogs. We are in love! Bane seems to be a fan too! ;)

  • 16 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Ted F.
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We asked Dan to train our 17week old German Shepherd. Dan advised us on nutritional needs, housetraining ideas and many more. In a week he was reliably sitting, and coming.

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

We hired Heather to help us with our incredibly smart but VERY willful Australian Shepherd puppy. I felt fairly confident in raising a puppy who was high drive, after having a border collie, but this puppy definitely challenges us. Her advice has been wonderful and is helping greatly. It's clear she has an understanding of how a dog's mind works and we love her approach. We have one more session to go but feel confident that we have it under control. An added bonus is that she assured us that she's always just an email/text/phone call away, well after we are done our training. I'm not sure what else we could ask for.

Ruff Recruits
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sara C.
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Emma (Ruff Recruits) is amazing! She is super accommodating and someone I can trust when I have last minute change of plans that require someone to look after my two boys. There are tons of dog walkers in Philadelphia and I've tried a few, but Emma is my go to. She has full of energy and knows how to control my two crazy pups (they are two hyper golden retrievers). After a dog walk with Emma, I come home to 2 content pups instead of the usual hyperness. She is the best!!!!!!!!!

Joe's K9 Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Felicia R.
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I do competitive dog sports. I have gone to Joe's K9 Training for coaching this past year.Joe has such a vast knowledge of dog behavior and training and is so willing to share it. Really enjoy watching his nationally competitive dog, Graff. Joe's K9 Training is fairly priced for high quality training. Due to Joe's help I and my female German Shepherd Dog have won High in Trial twice. i have observed Joe training clients with their dogs and the results are consistently above the rest.

  • 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!

Nora's Dog Training
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Charles B.
Verified review

Nora Stotz and her trainers are all great! We get so many compliments on how well behaved our two dogs are. It is so worth the investment and time involved to have such well trained dogs. We highly recommend Nora's Dog Training Company!

  • 26 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Peter M.
Verified review

Chris is extremely patient. He made sure that I knew how to work with the commands. He spent time with me and did a great job training my German Shepard.

Mind Your Pawz
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
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I would Highly recommend Angela. I have a 5 lb. Yorkie that doesn't get along with alot of dogs. After 5 days at Mind Your Pawz she was playing with some of the dogs. Angela kept a close eye on her and now she is alot friendlier. She also is not barking as much. She sent me pictures and kept me updated on her every day. Roxy can't wait to go back.

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Alyssa L.
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Bryan is amazing with dogs! Bryan trained our Rhodesian Ridgeback to heal and listen off leash. We also purchased a German Shepherd from Bryan who we absolutely love. Moving forward we would only purchase German Shepherds from Bryan. He knew our family and our dog is a perfect for for us. You can see that Bryan knows and understands a dogs behavior and temperament. He is also always very responsive to my questions and available to work with the dogs if we have something in particular we we want reinforced.

Proud Paws
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joan R.
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We had adopted an older german shepherd who seemed sweet and we figured we'd just let her live out her life in our nice little home. Unfortunately, very quickly we found that she was food aggressive and would suddenly snap at us and anyone we came in contact with, for no apparent reason. Within 15 minutes of meeting our Mattie, Jodi informed us she was deaf! The shelter hadn't known that, and of course, neither had we. Once she had identified Mattie's hearing problem, and after she had been been seen by our vet, to rule out any other medical issues, Jodi began re-teaching her & us, good manner using hand motion signals. Jodi even suggested a harness that Mattie could wear during walks that was printed with her name & would warn folks that she couldn't hear and to ask before petting! What a difference! Now she is a favorite among our neighborhood since everyone makes sure they treat her appropriately. Jodi also taught us tactics to reduce her food agression and it is a rare day that she exhibits anything but perfect manners! Thanks Jodi.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susan E.
Verified review

Jackie is very dependable an very loving towards our dogs.I trust her in our home an with our dogs. Jackie is a very loving an caring person. Jackie is the only person that can trim our german shepherds nails with out a fuss.

  • 25 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ken M.
Verified review

Steve, Stacey the boys and I would like to thank you for training our dog and training us. Dakota is doing great and we are a happy family. I would like to tell everyone some background of our dog. We got Dakota at 10 weeks old (pure bred German Shepard) and everything was good. As she got older she became too protective, to the point where she would not let anyone into our house or anybody even around my family. My wife would bring Dakota to my son's sporting events and would have to stand far away from everyone. We decided we needed to take her for training. The first two places we took her to were 2 local trainers and Petsmart, both places separated us from the rest of the class. Even though Dakota "graduated" from both schools none of our problems were solved. The next in home trainer (Bark Busters) we called had a 100% guarantee or your money back offer. This trainer ended up trying to train our dog from behind our fence he was also scared of her. After two sessions he never came back and also called us and told us to get rid of the dog because it was too aggressive and could not be trained. A friend of mine told me about A-1 Total control dog training academy and he said “he’s the best I've ever seen." I called A-1 and was offered a FREE 21/2 hour class. The class was over an hour from our house, but we decided to give it a shot because it was free and if we didn't get Dakota under control she would have to be put down. My wife and I took Dakota to the class and as Steve was approaching Dakota snapped and bit Steve on the leg. By the way Steve reacted when this happened we knew he knew how to handle her and he was going to have fun doing it. It only took us about 5 minutes to decide to sign up for the class even though it was far from home. We spent 5 Monday nights driving 1hour and 15 minutes each way trying to save our dog's life. Today we have a dog that we can take everywhere. We can have people over into our house and we are the envy of every dog owner in the neighborhood because our dog is the best behaved. Everyone that knew Dakota before cannot believe that this is the same dog. Many people stop me when I am walking Dakota and ask me how I got my dog to be so good, I tell them all about A-1. It took us four trainers to find Steve, but you are the last trainer we will ever need. Anyone who has any type of dog training concerns should bring their dog to A-1. Steve I have given you my home phone number and will talk to anybody that wants to know more, I would be glad to do it because we are forever grateful to Steve. Thanks again!

Buck's Canine Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jim F.
Verified review

Purchased a German Shepherd and wanted to make sure he was well trained around my 4 year old daughter. We worked on basic obedience and Gunner is doing great. My daughter even helps Gunner go for a walk. Excellent work by Kevin. Would highly recommend.

Mid-Atlantic K9 Services
3.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Erin R.
Verified review

I hired Sam when I brought home a German Shepherd pup from a rescue and knew I would need someone to help me learn to train him. Sam had the experience and discipline my dog needed and the patience that I needed. I have learned so much from Sam and so has my pup. We highly recommend him for all aspects of training.

Puppy Love, LLC

New To Thumbtack

  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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