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Pepper Dog Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
Verified review

Dina explained to our satisfaction quite a few concerns, she was professional,and very knowledgeable!!! We would highly recommend Pepper Dog Training!!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leigh Ann B.
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Georgia's Story:  When I rescued Georgia she was six months old and on the "urgent adoption" list. Needless to say, I couldn't let that happen after seeing the video of her rescue on FB. I had not been looking for another dog but always knew I wanted another rescue.  WOW!!! What a handful! She knew zero commands, had to be walked on a leash with a collar and with a leash on a harness. She was strong and knew she could drag me anywhere.  I realized I had to do something to gain control. After being referred to James with Upstate Dog Academy, Georgia completed his course with flying colors! She was doing so well at the academy we decided to train an additional two weeks and now she's doing better than ever. I love the fact that Georgia is so well behaved that she has become my sidekick and actually goes to work with me. I don't worry about her getting into trouble or misbehaving because James has taken time training with us at home and work. He's great at meeting the client's needs...whether it's picking up or dropping off your dog or offering boarding service if you need to go out of town. He's very service oriented. I am so surprised what her training has done for me....I've learned so much because James has a great way of teaching you in a way you can remember. It felt good working wIth Georgia and watching her succeed with the training. Several months ago I would have never thought we'd be this far along. James is great about following up to see how we're doing and answering any and all questions.  Bottom line...I know I made the right decision taking Georgia to Upstate Dog Academy! * He truly cares about my dog. * Georgia absolutely loves him.  * His training techniques are used with a great positive energy.  * He guarantees 100% satisfaction with his training.  * He enabled me a relationship with Georgia I truly enjoy.  * Georgia is thriving and learning more each day.  I can't possibly forget to mention Hannah who's assisted in Georgia's training. Thank you James, Hannah & Crew!!

Utopian Canine
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mary H.
Verified review

I have had the pleasure to take instruction with Jennifer in 3 different dog training classes. My dog Morgen, a black lab, and I started with Jennifer in puppy class, moved on to intermediate and then completed advanced training. Morgen is only 10 months old and we are always getting complimented on his great behavior in public at such a young age. Jennifer kept the classes stimulating and fun for both the human and dog. She is very skilled and has abundant knowledge in dog training and handling. Anyone attending Jennifer's training classes will not be disappointed. She is a true professional.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren C.
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Stephanie helped us with our dogs after we brought our daughter home from the hospital. We had some introduction issues that were quite frightening for us as new parents. Not only did Stephanie empathize with our concerns, she was extremely patient with our never ending questions during the training process. Stephanie's way of explaining dog training is extremely easy to understand and helped us achieve very fast results. We would recommend Stephanie to anyone with a dog, whether they are new to the family or have been a longtime member.

Pearson's Pooch Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Donna W.
Verified review

We got a strong willed, 7 week old Golden Puppy and were looking for someone to help us train her. We were referred to Lonnie Pearson. She is a loving, carring and well trained trainer.Daisy just loves her! We are pleased with the hand/voice signals that she used and the many times she helped us over the training period. We now have a well trained and much loved dog. Lonnie is very good at training all temperments and breeds of dogs. Well worth it! Donna and Bob Welker Simpsonville, SC.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christina W.
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Judy helped me paint my entire apartment when I moved one year ago. Her hand is outstandingly steady; she painted all the trimmings and moldings perfectly without the assistance of painter's tape! Judy is attentive to detail and will do a beautiful job with any color or surface. I recommend her painting services 100%; I can't say enough good things about her work. Judy is also a fierce animal lover, and has owned up to five dogs and three cats at one time. She cares about the health and happiness of any animal she interacts with, and prioritizes proper training for a stress-free lifestyle. I trusted her to care for my puppy 24/7 when I was traveling for a week, and not only did she ensure his safety but she even taught him to stop being afraid of the front staircase and walk more confidently on a leash! I would use Judy's services for painting and puppy care again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.

Christina's Pet Boarding
3.8
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa G.
Verified review

Christina groomed my two cats at a reasonable cost and was very gentle with both.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lori J.
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Lisa is so good at what she does that you will want to keep her all to your dog and yourself, but that would be ridiculously unfair to all the other dogs and pup-parents out there who can benefit from her help! We sought Lisa’s help in training our 7-month-old Plott Hound-mix rescue pup, Remi. Initially Lisa worked with us at our home in a very practical way, on real-life behavior issues and where Remi felt comfortable. We have, since then, also done group agility sessions with Lisa at her fantastic facility. Remi loves agility, and we have been amazed at how much we've accomplished - from an obedience standpoint - when we thought we were just doing agility. My husband was, at the very first, a skeptic. But it did not take long for him to realize what a tremendous difference Lisa would make - not just in fixing a few annoying behaviors Remi had picked up - but in improving our relationship and communication with Remi so dramatically and to such an extent that we are all – Remi and us – so much happier and content with each other. I have never met anyone who is so knowledgeable about dogs and their relationship with people and who is, at the same time, so incredibly patient, kind, helpful, positive, funny, accommodating, understanding, and humble. Lisa knows what she’s doing, but she also listens to you. She is hugely flexible and never insistent that there is only one way to accomplish something with your dog. She is not rigid in her approach because she understands that it isn’t any good if it doesn’t work for you. Lisa has helped us to accomplish everything we have wanted to accomplish by helping us to find ways that will work for us and for Remi. Lisa genuinely wants to help you have a better relationship and a happier life with your dog, and she has a seemingly bottomless tool kit of ways to accomplish that. Most of the suggestions Lisa has given us for how we might change or modify a behavior of Remi’s that we don’t like work remarkably well. But if we try something and it doesn’t work for us, she will - without hesitation - offer another suggestion. And it seems like she could easily keep coming up with new suggestions until we find one that works for us. Lisa works with you at the level you’re at and the pace you’re comfortable with, and she does it without any judgement or criticism. She never questions how much we have (or have not) worked on something she has taught us. She is always positive and encouraging, and has the ability to see small gains - which she regularly points out so that we can see that we are making progress. Lisa makes learning fun for both you and your dog. She brings something new to every session so that it’s always different and interesting. Remi is always excited to see Lisa because she knows we’ll be doing something fun and engaging. Lastly, working with Lisa is an incredibly good value. She did not require us to commit to a long and expensive training program. We like working with Lisa and we are seeing all of the results we were hoping for (and more), so we keep working with her. It’s that simple.

DreamRun Dog Training, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah W.
Verified review

She is immediately responsive! Will guide you honestly and lead you in the direction that best suits you and your dog!

The Easy Dog
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ed P.
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Jason did a wonderful job training our puppy and continues to do a great job with boarding him. Highly recommend !!!

Carolina Canine Services
5.0
from 1 review
    Chrystal B.
    Verified review

    I have been working with Laura for the past few months with my new GSD puppy. She is very patient, honest and professional. Her knowledge is top notch. She takes the time to explain all aspects of the training process. I drive 4 hours for each training session. I would highly recommend Carolina Canine Services for all your training needs.

    The Puppy Nanny's Place
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kaye M.
      Verified review

      I have been training my whippet, Ash for the last year and a half at the Puppy Nanny's Place. We have trained in basic obedience, and rally, and we have been competing for about a year. He has his Rally Novice title and 2 legs on his Advanced which we hope to finish in June. Now, I know many would think that is a long time but Whippets aren't known for doing a lot of obedience, they are sight hounds who run, not sit stay! So, what this means is that Sue has tought me the skills, and trained me to understand how he works, and make us both successful using positive training and many unique tools such a platform work to teach hind end awareness, games to play that make your dog think things through for himself, and commands that help him to understand what you want from him. She has a wonderful attitude, always a positive, never a negative, to training. She is reasonable fee wise, and the facility is always immaculate. I couldn't recommend a better trainer in the Greenville SC area,

      • 4 years in business
      Annie R.
      Verified review

      Kaelynn is a talented young trainer with a passion! She has helped me so much with my pup! She came up with several logical and practical solutions to training complications when they came up. She's very understanding of my disability and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a service dog trainer!!

      No Butts Dog Training
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I believe my work will stand out from others do to the fact that i take the time to get to know my clients, and take the time with each and every situation.

      About

      We offer board and train programs to suit every need and every dog. All behavior problems and breeds are welcome. Do you not have the time to get to a class? We train your dog for you then show you how to keep it up at home. Your dog stays in the comfort of our home, not a kennel, while learning obedience and manners.

      About

      Experience with training more than one hundred dogs

      • 4 years in business
      About

      I am young and have a lot of energy. I won't give up easily. If one tactic doesn't work I will try another until I give you the satisfaction you want and need from your animal.

      About

      A behaviorist dog trainer will come to your home and train you how to train your dog, from basic obedience to behavioral issues such as aggression and anxiety. Alpha-Dog tells you the "why" behind dog training using positive techniques, not endorsing the use of any type of punishment. Clients love training the Alpha-dog way, learning how to communicate with their dog, and forming a bond and trust that is only given to the pack leader. And yes, Alpha-Dog teaches you about the questions your dog will ask you every day, and explain to you how to answer them in a way your dog will understand. Have a better understanding of your dog by training the Alpha-Dog way! We come to you because training always begins at home!

      • 5 years in business
      About

      I offer in-house 2-hour sessions. I teach basic obedience, leash, potty and crate training, behavior modification (digging, chewing, jumping, aggression, fearfulness, etc.), and agility and/or hunting exercise (not for competitive training but physical and mental exercise), only using positive reinforcement such as treats, toys and praise and affection. I also offer dog walking/running. I am accepting all breeds and ages.

      About

      I am an educator (dog person) and caretaker. I work with all breads. There are no bad bogs, and I teach owners to be dog savvy.

      About

      We offer full-service pet care, including walking, training and behavior modification for high-risk pets. We do in-home or on-site care for all customers. The cost will include travel expenses if long distance. Our primary purpose is to help you care for your fur baby! The pricing is affordable. We have a lifetime of experience in tending and training. We will work with low-income families who cannot afford most trainers. We are a mother-and-daughter team with flexible hours.

      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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