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Williamsport Dog Trainers

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  • 42 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa K.
Verified review

I highly recommend Nikki Banfield for dog training; however, I think of her more as a "people trainer". She trains you to train your dog. Be prepared for constructive criticism. She is firm because she is so passionate about dogs. She does individual training first, then group training. She gives you all of the tools you need to have a well-trained dog. If you take the time, and use the tools, you will have that well-trained dog. She also does "group walks" on Saturday mornings. These give your dog the opportunity to learn how to interact properly with other dogs. You are always welcomed on the walks even after you are done with your training, and she continues to make herself available with any problems that may arise down the road. We trained our first Labrador retriever with her 18 years ago and currently use her for the lab we have now. We will continue to recommend her to all of our friends and anyone else who asks us who we used for dog training.

Flying High Dog Training
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey B.
Verified review

Marsha helped us with our 2 dogs we adopted from Mostly Mutts. They have completed Beginner and Intermediate dog training, and she's come to our house to help us with issues around our fence and with our neighbors. She's high energy, dogs just love her! Our dogs walk much better on a leash now and we get lots of compliments on how well they behave out around town and in our yard. We've learned so much from her. Well worth the time and effort to have well behaved dogs! We plan on continuing to advanced and getting our Austin approved so I can take him into work with me as a therapy dog. Best thing we could have done for our mutts! I wouldn't take my dogs anywhere else!

Stacky's K9
from 1 review
    Joe M.
    Verified review

    Great trainer. Helped me get my dog obedient and now we (my dog and I) are a better couple. Walks are enjoyable and he listens to my commands.


    I am able to walk your dog or watch it. The pay will depend on the situation. Please contact me through phone first.


    Hi, I am Cori from Milesburg in Centre County. I have been training and showing dogs for 27 years. Since I also offer boarding for dogs I am used to taking several dogs at once for walks. I love dogs. I have a German shepherd named Otto, he is a service dog, therapy dog and tracker. Bella is a mini dachshund long hair sable. She is an agility, obedience and tracking dog. I did train my service dog myself. There is nothing better than taking dogs out for a good walk. I walk my dogs 3 times a day. My services are walking, training and boarding so I am always around. I can go anywhere in Centre County or a little bit further for a small gas fee (for outside Centre County). I have my own car so I have no trouble getting anywhere. Dogs are my life. I retired early to do what I love. I do have a degree in Animal Science and General Banking. I work with a vet for small animals. I lived on a farm for 26 years and have bred St. Bernards. I have a lot of experience with dogs. I would love to help you out. I provide many references upon request.

    • 5 years in business

    I am a lifetime dog lover, and I provide daily dog walking service and pet care. Do you need someone to lovingly walk and care for you fury family member while you work or go out of town? My name is Kristen Corry, and I offer my services as a dog walker to give you peace of mind. I offer 15, 30, 45 and 60-minute walking sessions to tailor your pet's needs! I am a lifelong dog and pet owner, and their care is my passion. I am in Bellefonte City center and operate in a 10-mile radius. Call today to see if I operate in your area!


    I am an animal lover. I care for all animals. I have always been on a farm, and never without animals of one kind or another. I have trained dogs too.


    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.

    • 12 years in business

    I have worked with Hawaii Fido for 4 years and I have a good experience with dogs I show them love and give them all the attention they need for their training and make my customers happy and feel well cared for as well to know that their dogs are in good hands when we work together to get the dogs feeling happy for protecting their owners and being well behaved so when my customers have company the dog will obey their owners when they are given a command.

    • 23 years in business

    I provide dog training / obedience training ranging from puppy to advanced including service dogs and show. All is done with positive reinforcement keeping it fun for both owner and dog. Also provide clicker training. Also provide training for behavior issues.


    I provide pet care in your home and dog lodging in mine. I am a member of Pet Sitters International. I have a certificate in professional pet sitting, and I am pet first aid/CPR trained. This is an insured, bonded and licensed business that is owned and operated by a former teacher.

    • 26 years in business

    I am extremely proud of my work because I raise beautiful pets that become loyal members to other peoples families.


    We have been breeding and showing Labrador Retrievers since 1988. We have AKC show champions and pups available, stud service, training, etc.


    I walk dogs and I watch them. I love animals. I live in a nice area where the dogs would enjoy to walk.


    I go above and beyond by providing housesitting and cleaning services while i am taking care of your precious babies while you're away on your trip.


    We offer an in-home rehabilitation and training in a group setting. Our in-home rehabilitation works one on one with you and your dogs. Our group classes are designed to create mutual trust and respect in the human/dog relationship. We do not use any harsh methods either in rehabilitation or in training. We also have a group dog walk on Saturdays for all of our clients. There is never any charge for the group dog walk which begins in front of Brookpark Pet Supply near Lewisburg, PA. Our team includes a person with a graduate degree in animal behavior specializing in canids and 3 certified dog trainers.


    I will take good, loving care of your dogs or other pets while you are away on vacation, business, or any occasion as needed, so they can stay in the comfort of their own loving home!


    Worked at Animal Care Sanctuary which is a non profit, no kill shelter for the last year and a half as a Behavioral Team member. Working with dogs and their owners everyday was the main part of my job.

    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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