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  • 26 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Emily T.

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I was very pleased with the grooming service provided by Cathy. She consistently responded to me leading up to the service within 5-10 minutes. She arrived 15 minutes prior to the designated start time to give herself time to set up and prepare. She took her time with my dog, Maizee, who's only 4 months old and was very patient with her during her very first grooming! The best part was that my pup didn't even have to leave the comfort of her own home which eliminated any stress or anxiety about getting groomed! Also - I was able to get things done around the house! It really was a win-win! I would not hesitate to hire Cathy again. A great value for the services that are provided in the convenience of your own home! Thanks, Cathy!

Julie G.

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I am giving 5 stars because she did a very amazing job with my dog, she was rescued and needed to get GROOMED ASAP! She was really matted, she had about 4 inches of thick fur coat. Cathy had the patience and did a lovely job. I definitely will keep using her for my dogs grooming. She dematted my dog and now she’s running around happy. Thank You! I appreciate the fact you came in less than a 24hr notice. Reasonable price as well.

Lynn V.

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My dog Addie behaved incredibly well for Cathy, I was extremely impressed! She gave her a good cut and Cathy coming to my home was a godsend! I well definitely be calling Cathy again

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  • 18 years in business
  • 202 hires on Thumbtack
  • Avon, MA

Monique L.

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Peter was attentive and very kind. For our first training session, he taught basic techniques that seem to be aligned with the methods he uses. The second appointment he gave more specific direction on the original issue I sought training to address. Overall, I would invite him back for evaluations, his prices are great for the area, and he comes to you. I was looking for a trainer to help me with a specific negative behavior my dog began in the past year. If you are hoping for specific behavior corrections, this may not be the best route to take. I would recommend Peter for initial/new dog training and basic obedience training.

Katherine M.

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Peter is extremely intelligent and well-read when it comes to dog training. He spent two quality private sessions with me and my dog, and the improvement in her behavior was obvious within minutes of our first session. We have a long way to go but Peter gave me and my family a great foundation upon which to raise my new pup. And who knew, we had the tools all along - food!

Melissa M.

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Peter was very helpful. He specifically helped us with our puppy's barking, leash manners and hyperactive behavior. We've had puppy training with our dog at Petsmart but hired Peter to help with these small problem areas and he helped us a lot in just 1 hour. I'd definitely hire him again if need be.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Blake T.

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I hired Courtney and Alphonse to help me and my rescue dogs with obedience, leash manners, and building respectful relationships. One of them suffers from abandonment, too much confidence, and minor physical abuse. While the other had extensive physical abuse (from dogs and humans), neglect, and starvation, with no prior training. Not only have they helped with ALL of those things, but they have become a part of our little family. They solve every issue that comes up, respond to every text from a hyper sensitive dog mom, offer extensive trainings and services, all while creating a fun experience for us and our dogs. After my experiences with Courtney and Alphonse I will never work with another training service. On top of their amazing credentials, they care so much about their clients. During an incident at a dog park where my dog was attacked by an outside dog, Alphonse put himself in the middle and got bit to protect our baby girl. After this incident, they have worked diligently to help our girl improve re-socialize with other dogs. If you need help with ANY behavior with your dog, K9 Positive Training is where to go!

Coral S.

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Courtney is a very positive trainer that always goes out of her way to help me and my Service Dog in training. I learn lots of new things from her. If it weren't for her, I don't know what I would do since it is much harder than it seems to raise and train your own Service Dog. With Courtney at K9 Positive Training, we think finishing Kodak's training as a Service Dog is possible.

Mary K.

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Courtney is a super dog trainer. Her skills in training were quite evident on her first visit with us. She is a good listener to all the problems and then she explains where to begin to ultimately have a positive outcome when all the training is complete. Be prepared to do some homework but you won't be disappointed with the results.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 30 min

Justine C.

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I was dogsitting my parent's 12 year old Yorkie, who demonstrated classic signs of fear aggression and was very territorial in the home. When we took him for walks he would bark and snap at other dogs on the path. On his first visit Mike brought treats and notepads for us to take notes, and he stopped our little yorkie's barking in its tracks and demonstrated immense patience. Our dog even bit him on their first meeting, but Mike didn't miss a beat! With his therapy dog Finn we worked through our dog's aggression. Finn was never out of control and was as patient as Mike with our dog. The dog that we currently have compared to the dog that we initially brought to Mike are as different as night and day! We only had four sessions with Mike, but he is able to socialize off-leash with other dogs now (he doesn't play with them, but he's able to just be around them, which is so much better than before). And when we walk him he's now able to greet other dogs without trying to bite them, so we no longer get scared every time we see another dog walking on the street. Lastly, our Yorkie used to drag his feet while walking, trying to sniff every little thing. After our first few meetings with Mike he showed us how to get our dog to walk at a better pace, and to follow us better. Walks that used to take us an hour now take us about 20 minutes! I highly recommend his training! Not only did he drive out early every Saturday, but he also never complained about Davis Square's parking situation.

Chris J.

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Almost immediately we noticed a difference with Larry. Mike was able to calm Larry down around other dogs (specifically Mike's dog Finnegan) and people in the house. We learned tips for improving walks and for counteracting aggressive behavior. Mike identified pain points for Larrry (e.g., stomach issues) and offered suggestions for things we could do to improve Larry's stomach issues. Overall, we are extremely happy with Mike's work; we would recommend to anyone wishing to correct aggressive behavior and make for a happier dog.

  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bristol, RI

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.

Kirsten C.

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Blake has been working with our dog bear for a couple weeks now we already notice a,difference. She is great with both of our dogs. WE highly recommend her.

Lisa B.

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I absolutely loved her. First day she worked so well with my dog.

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portsmouth, RI

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.

Emma L.

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Katy has been an AMAZING trainer, she has been training my golden retriever puppy to be my service dog. He has learned so much in just a few short weeks. I have nothing but positive feedback for Katy. Incredible trainer that I look forward to continuing working with!

Traci G.

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Great! Katy is very knowledgeable and patient!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Stacy G.

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I can't say enough good things about Nachwaechter German Shepherds. From the start Lindsay has been so informative and helpful. When it was time to pick a puppy she helped decided which one would best suit our lifestyle and he has been nothing but perfect. Her and John took him for their board and train program and he is so obedient and sweet. They were patient with us on learning all of his commands and followed up often and even took him back to further his training because they wanted him perfect for us. You guys have really been amazing and I can't thank you enough for being so supportive and accommodating to our individual needs. It's apparent your true love for the breed and thank you for all of your kindness and wisdom with my boy.

Jillian M.

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Amazing!! I couldn't be happier with the training my two shepherds recieved. They are wonderful off leash, I can bring them anywhere! I get compliments on how well they are trained all the time. If you want high quality training of your dog you've found the perfect place. I would and will take all my future dogs here. Titan (17 months when trained) and Layla (7 months when trained) are still well behaved and listen. Yet act like dogs, they still have their own personalities, that was no broken from them in training as some other trainers have done.

Lauren W.

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I live several states away, but Lindsay is always responsive and helpful with any questions or concerns I have on my pup. We are training in IPO and she has been a great resource for learning about the sport and always eager to hear about our progress. I am so happy we found her!

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Andrea V.

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No bones about it. Chelsea is the pack leader. She trains dogs without treats & without the use of E-collares. I was blown away when on our second lesson she came into my house of 5 dogs & within 10 minutes all my bone heads were sitting down together QUIETLY and looking up at us. I would have never thought it possible never-ending in just 10 minutes. Then she proceeded to bring her service dog into my house without my dogs ever meeting him. They did not make a peep & sat to meet him. It was like the Twilight Zone. This can't be my dogs!@#? As dog parents, we tent to let a lot slip. We are not in control. We are not being the "PACK LEADER " This is hard for us but it is also confusing for our dog's. They have to know who is the boss. Chelsea will teach you that. Just remember, she can teach you the way, but you must become the "PACK LEADER " she can not do it for you. She will always be by your side but it is up to you to guide your dog down that path. Chelsea is the only person I would trust to do that with me.

Susan M.

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I got connected to Conmon Sense K9 through social media. I was looking for a service dog for my daughter that would also be a good family dog. After corresponding with Chelsea several for weeks I made the decision to go forward with it. Chelsea came to our home to meet us m. She got to know us and what we were looking for and found us a perfect match-Georgia Belle. Chelsea then began working with us, training and coaching for obedience then trained for my daughter’s specific needs. It was not a one-size-fits all approach. A few months passed and I felt like I might want to get another dog, because our experience with Chelsea had been so amazing we decided to let her know so she could match us up again. Within a few weeks we got a call to meet a young female silver lab Silverado - “Rado”. Needless to say, we met her and took her home the same day. We had already arranged her first three training sessions with Common Sense K9. Our family is complete, thanks to Chelsea and Commin Sense K9.

SiGina C.

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We love common Sense K9 Chelsea has done an amazing job with our labradors in training and obedience . I highly recommend to any new Puppy parent or for an adult dog that needs better control.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 36 min

Debby B.

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Linda has taken such wonderful care of not only my own dog, who is challenging at best, but several Foster dogs I have had in my home. She is incredibly flexible and juggles her schedule to accommodate the client. She knows a great deal about dogs and their behavior and has offered helpful professional tips when appropriate. I cannot recommend Linda enough and my dogs would agree. I do not know what I would do without her!

Ann F.

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Linda and Celeste of Paws Unlimited are wonderful companions to our dog. Paws Unlimited is extremely reliable, organized, dependable and trustworthy. Linda and Celeste treat our dog with utmost care and love. We are extremely happy clients and value Linda's help tremendously. Highly recommended!

Joyce D.

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Linda walks our two dogs and takes wonderful care of them. They both look forward to her visits. She has been a good friend to them and to us.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 hours
  • Coventry, RI

Jane B.

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Michelle is absolutely terrific at what she does. My husband and I were in our late 50's when we got a puppy and thought we are crazy so we hired Michelle to work with us at our home. It was the best experience. My dog Bailee is the most well behaved dog. I can take her anywhere with me, to anyone's house and she is extremely well behaved. I feel that we owe all of this to Michelle. I would never give a second thought in recommending Michelle. She was a fantastic dog trainer and you can tell that she loves doing what she does.

Andy C.

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My wife and I attended classes at Patience Inspired Dog Training and found it to be excellent in all matters. We have attended many classes at other facilities over the years with our dogs and found this to be the best. We especially liked the patience that Michelle has during her classes and while working with our dog and us. Overall it was a great experience!

Nancy D.

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I trained my dog with Michelle and had a wonderful time with her. She workd with my dog from puppy all the way to Therapy Dog!!! We also do the drop in aggility classes with her and have a wonderful time.

  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Holbrook, MA

Tina L.

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Robin Billings is a remarkable trainer.. She trained a golden retriever Jack when he was just a puppy. Robin also taught Jack how to swim ..she gave him the confidence and in one session he started swimming and now loves to swim everything single day. Robin also trained Jack to walk on the treadmill to get exercise and build up his muscles in his leg after being attacked by neighbors.dogs. she also trained Jack to use a ramp to get into our s u v. My husband and I think that Robin is the best ....and our boy Jack just loves her.. She uses her abilities to train dogs with understanding ..patients. and love. we would recommend Robin to people looking for the Best trainer . Larry and Tina . West Palm Beach Florida we give her 5 STARS

Nancy A.

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Robin Billings is an experienced dog trainer. Robin has the innate ability to "read" your dog, and then she can help you understand how to train your dog. Robin's training methods are positive, not punitive. You and your dog will both enjoy having Robin instruct you - whether it you are training house manners or for the obedience ring.

Charles P.

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Robin is fabulous, a terrific dog trainer, and a wonderful person to interact with.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Bristol, RI

Carolyn D.

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Jessica of Wagging Trails has been walking our dog for almost 4 years. She takes wonderful care of our dog and we wouldn't think of using anyone else. She is professional and timely and always leaves us notes about their walks. We couldn't ask for a better dog walker and friend to our dog!

Joshua M.

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Jess has been caring for our dogs for years and she is the best! Trustworthy, knowledgeable about dogs and most of all caring. Jess stays in our home with our pups when we vacation and it has always been a perfect experience. I highly recommend Wagging Trails

Matthew M.

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Wagging Trail's is amazing, we wouldn't trust our puppy with anyone else and we are so lucky to have them caring for an important member of our family!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Middleboro, MA

Christine C.

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Zephyr has mastered the art of dog training. Within minutes of our first session our previously untrained, recently adopted dog was sitting and heeling. We were trying to reduce his low level anxiety by working with him on basic obedience skills. Zephyr was very patient with me as I learned how to give the commands and how to use the leash. He was also very kind and loving to my dog, which I know is very important to most dog owners. My dog has shown less anxiety and greatly increased obedience skills in just three sessions with Zephyr. We are already recommending his services to family and friends with dogs!

  • Smithfield, RI

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!!!

John F.

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Katie is amazing. I am one of those dog owners who treats their dog like a member of the family. It used to make me sick to my stomach with worry if I had to leave town for a few nights and leave Gizmo with someone. I do not worry anymore. When Gizmo is with Katie I know he is being cared for in the same way. If I need Katie to take Gizmo for a walk, I don't worry. Katie is reliable and professional and she always has a cookie for Gizmo. I have been spoiled by the service provided by Katie and the Wagging Leash. I highly recommend.

Amy R.

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We have had great experience with Katie and The Wagging Leash. When we leave our dog Lilly in Katie's care we know she is being cared for as if she was Katie's own pet. She is walked & played with and loved! Lilly comes home happy & rested :) I would recommend Katie & The Wagging Leash to anyone who wants their pets taken care of as a member of Katie's family while they are away.

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No dog is a bad dog. They might have just learned bad things. We can fix that. I do training and care, and I am certified in animal CPR. I have experience handling 30 plus dogs off-leash at the same time.

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I am an experienced vet tech, groomer and dog trainer who provides pet care, training and grooming. I am experienced in horse and exotic animal care as well.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Dayville, CT

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I offer in-home dog training based on positive methods, learning how to understand how your dog learns and communication to make training them much easier. I also offer behavior modification programs to help with bad habits and other bad habits that need help. I work with you on a plan that works for both you and your dog at your home or on a field trip to work on the behavior. I am not a high-pressure person, but I believe that if you understand how your dog communicates and how they learn, it will make it so much easier to develop a relationship of trust and happiness for both of you. I do a lot of behavior work too, but it is mostly from what I have learned over the years of training along with many seminars and symposiums. I have been training for over eight years professionally, and I have never advertised; this is a first for me. Most of my clients come from word of mouth or many vets. I have may references, and I can have you talk to some of my previous clients if need be.

  • Norwood, MA

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Every trainer offers their own techniques, my primary goal is to make a great relationship between handler and pet. I'm very interested in guiding the handler to learn how to teach the dog to do a behavior because you asked not made him. Very big difference in a relationship.

  • 6 years in business
  • Buzzards Bay, MA

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I do all types of dog training at your home. I love all types of dog; I train with kindness, but I'm firm. Give me a call; you will be happy with the training.

  • Providence, RI

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We offer 6-week puppy- and adult-level classes, AKC STAR puppy and Canine Good Citizen certifications, puppy playtime, and clicker training!

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As a trainer, I specialize in basic through advanced obedience, behavior modification, tracking, agility, and protection sport. I live and breathe customer service, and I haven't met a dog I can't help yet!

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