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Newport Animal Behaviorists

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  • 26 years in business
  • 363 hires on Thumbtack
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Cathy helped me take my dog from antisocial to social and playful!

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Training-U To Train Your Dog
4.8
from 112 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 227 hires on Thumbtack
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Karina D.
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Unbelievable. I have a 12 week old Australian Cattle mix and almost no experience in training dogs. Peter is extremely professional, kind, and experienced. He came right on time to my house at 5:30AM and brought treats for my puppy and even gave me a clicker. I noticed a clear difference in my puppy and Peter helped me to understand more about animal behavior. I look forward to our next session this coming week! He is outstanding!

K9 Positive Training
4.8
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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Love, love, love Courtney and Al. They have helped us out by giving us great training techniques that are possitive and extremely useful to our situation. They understand animal behavior and how to correct and redirect your pet. You can see how they interact with our pets that they are very caring and compassionate about what they do. Our dogs love the time they spend with them!!

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  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn B.
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Michael is fantastic! Very laid back and understanding of my dogs behaviors. By the end of the first session, I felt very hopeful and much more relaxed. Looking forward to next weeks sessions!

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Great job with Finnley. Amelia went above and beyond to assist him when he fell ill- in addition to the training! She offered to come to our home after the turnover as well. Highly recommend her. It would be a huge benefit to offer in-home training services as part of the turnover. Amelia responded to our request to do so but it wasn't part of company turnover. Again, above and beyond!! Thank you so much for giving us a happy and well trained dog. It's life changing!

Cloud 9 Canine
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany H.
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Blake was a great trainer in helping me with my dog who had crate anxiety. When I got my dog he couldn't even stay in the crate for an hour without hurting himself, Blake was caring and helped train him to where he can stay in the crate for full work days no problem. She also cared enough to teach him obedience and helped my dog become confident in being away from me. Being trained by her was the best thing that could have happened for my dog.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mackenzie F.
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I brought my 5 year old English Mastiff here for behavioral training, she was attack on site aggressive with people, dogs, kids and cats. After just one session I noticed a change in her attitude, by the thrid session with Omni K9Training I could bring her around with no muzzle! It's a couple months after her sessions were finished and I can now bring her out in public, let her off leash and even allow people to pet her! I would have had to put her down if it had not been for the incredible training we received here!

Boston Equine
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Elaine R.
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Enika is an amazing horsewoman who teaches riders at every level. I’ve ridden half my life and never took a lesson until I went to Boston Equine. Enika has taught me how to ride properly to protect and support my horse. I couldn’t be more pleased with her training methods and how accommodating she is to her riders and boarders. Her knowledge of horse care and behavior is comforting...especially when you are leaving your horse in someone else’s hands. I’ve also had her train a young mare that was quite mean (biting) and also explosive with no warning...after 2 sessions with Enika she made significant improvements in both areas and now, 8 months later she is. Completely different horse! Kudos to Enika and Boston Equine...I’m a huge fan.

Caliber K-9
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa F.
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I first met Ken when he volunteered at our animal shelter. He was so dedicated came in rain, snow exc. He worked diligently with our animals to help make them more adoptable and has a heart of gold. I highly recommend Ken for your training needs. If you want someone you can trust and who will love your animals as much as you then he's the guy.

The Clever Canine, RI
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn M.
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Katy was so sweet to our new puppy Rylie. Even though we are not new puppy owners, it was so helpful to really understand how to control their behaviors from a young age. She was very patient when sharing information on proper techniques to practice on a daily basis. I would highly recommend a few of the trainings to be one on one so you can ask questions and she can see your dogs training opportunities for future training sessions.

Little Lyons Sitting & Care
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kate R.
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Katie dogsits for me when I go away on business trips or go into Boston for the weekend, and I could not recommend her more highly! She is caring and attentive to my dog; my dog gets so excited to see her. My dog is medium to high energy and Katie always tires her out. She is extremely knowledgable about dogs and dog behavior and has given me several tools to help keep my dog more mentally engaged and less stressed. Katie is punctual, she remembers all sorts of details about every dog, and she is my go-to whenever I need someone. Best dog sitter/walker in the Providence area!

Eye-to-Eye Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Reba P.
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I've worked with Kim with my terrier mix one on one and at a leash-reactive training class and highly recommend her in either setting. She was so tuned into my dog and really clearly has a way with them. She's also a terrific teacher in a group setting and can corral a class of a dozen dogs (and owners!)! Kim gave me specific techniques that I have continued to incorporate on my own that have helped considerably. When we worked together she just seemed to know the challenges beneath my dog's behavior - she is a keen observer and listener to both people and dogs and she really knows her stuff. A gem.

Paws N' Learn Dog Obedience
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Melissa Oliveira
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    My family highly recommends Michelle and her services! She came over to help us with our german shepherd puppy who nips and jumps on people, but otherwise is a great dog. She worked with our whole family giving us all the tools to correct this behavior and others that we were not even aware of. She was patient, passionate, and so genuinely kind. We have been using the tips that she gave us and our puppy is doing awesome!

    The Wagging Leash
    4.0
    from 4 reviews
      Courtney W.
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      Five stars Is not enough stars to rate Katie from the Wagging Leash!!!! Katie is truley blessed with a Gift when it comes To working with animals!! She is extremely talented And you do not have to give Your dog another thought while with Katie!! Katie was Truley a life saver when it came to our high energy year old lab Vegas! She treats each and every dog like her own and i sincerly mean that! We saw a HUGE difference in our dogs behavior after we hired Katie it is worth every penny!!! Keep up the GREAT work Katie we are forever grateful for what You have done and most of all Vegas absoultey loves spending time with you!!!

      Pasa's Animal Care
      4.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Shelly S.
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      Great job! Felt much better knowing a real animal lover was taking care of our furry family member

      About

      I have a lot of experience in these fields. I really enjoy working outdoors and being around animals.

      About

      I have an inborn love for animals, and I have 25 years of hands-on experience with animals. I am committed to providing your family member with the best care and services they deserve on a daily basis. My services include but are not limited too grooming, house/pet sitting, animal taxi, and pet exercise and nutrition.

      About

      We do walking, playing, cleaning and whatever needs to be done for your animal. They are in safe hands with me!

      About

      We give solutions to your problems. People think that if they speak up about a problem, it will make them look bad. We like a challenge. No problem is too small. Questions need answers.

      About

      You love your dog. Your dog loves you. We'll help you keep it that way! Alexandra Morgan has been a full-time dog trainer and pioneer in the field of canine behavior therapy since graduating from Brown University in 1984. At Animal School, we provide dog daycare for a happy, well-socialized, puppy that is dog-tired at the end of the day (sorry, couldn't resist!), group classes, from puppy kindergarten through Canine Good Citizen, social boarding, dog and cat food and treats made on-site from all human-grade ingredients, and trainer-selected retail. If your dog is having behavior problems, private lessons with trainer Alexandra Morgan at Animal School or in your home will help you to resolve the issues. Puppy and adult dog temperament evaluations and purchasing/adoption guidance are available, as well as expert witness testimony for dog bite cases. Animal School Rescue always has dogs and cats for adoption. Please visit our website for more details!

      About

      I HAVE A VETERINARIAN ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE. I OWN 2 ANIMALS OF MY OWN , 1 CAT, 1 15 YEAR OLD DOG. I CAN ADMINISTER: INSULIN EYE, EAR DROPS I CAN IDENTIFY MEDICAL ISSUES. I enjoy making Animals and there owners happy. Also i take pride in there care, and there well being. I love animals of all kinds and they love me.

      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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