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Greenwood Dog Trainers

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Pampered Pets TLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ali C.
Verified review

Charlotte and her family are wonderful! They take great care of our dog Jake. We know we can count on them to help take care of Jake when we work long hours or leave for the weekend. They always leave notes about their visit which I appreciate. I highly recommend!

Lakeside Kennels LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Dottie T.
Verified review

Joe Steen has been wonderful with my initial experience at Lakeside Kennels. He has been very informative, honest, and patient with all the questions and anxiety I have in leaving my 3 year old dog to be trained. He is very flexible in offering a training program that best suits your needs. I have been amazed that he is always available by phone when needed. I'm very excited and look forward to my dog reaching her full potential.

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

Dina came out to our home and worked directly with us and our dog. She gave us so many pointers that have made such a difference in training our new german shepherd. I'm amazed at how quickly our dog has responded using very simple tools and instructions she left with us. Her recommendations on how to respond and react to our dog's actions have made all the diffference. I would highly recommend Dina's expertise to anyone needing help with training their dog.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Crissy P.
Verified review

I've used Upstste Dog Academy for training and boarding my dog Frank. James at Upstste worked with Frank teaching him basic commands and we are now starting on loose leash training. I boarded Frank there for over a week and received photos and videos of Frank enjoying his vacation. I would recommend Upstate Dog Academy to anyone who wants a happy and well behaved dog or a doggie vacation!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sally W.
Verified review

My family and I took a last minute trip. Judy was amazing with our anxious pet dog. Thanks again for the service.

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.

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.

Pampered Paws
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Susan G.
    Verified review

    Carol has cared for my two dogs and cat in our home on several occasions. It's really nice to have them safe in our home and pampered by Carol. They were happy to see us when we got home but sad to see her leave!

    Moe's Pet Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Sherry L.
      Verified review

      Maureen is so wonderful. She is great with my dogs and cat. She is always on time. One of my dogs is scared of people but not her, my dog loves her. My other dog is a great dane that is 11 years old and has accidents in the house she cleans up. He loves when she comes over.

      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.

      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Jeremy N.
      Verified review

      Felicia did a great job with my puppy, gave them 4 stars just based on being a lil pricey.

      About

      I LOVE canines, I never use or allow harsh corrections. I teach the hand signal to every command, dog CPR, and a whole lot more.

      About

      I give your dog a walk twice a day, make sure they have plenty of playtime and get the attention they need when you can't.

      About

      I walk dogs, take care of dogs and love dogs. This is the best way to describe my passion for my furry friends.

      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

      Kayla can take care of your dog's needs! I have experience in working with dogs and cats. I'd love to walk, play, and snuggle your furkids when you can't. I have plenty of patience, strength as well as calm and loving energy to handle any situation with your pet. I will be furthering my skills and love for animals into becoming a licensed canine trainer. I have worked in animal day care, boarding facilities and businesses. I have seen and experienced a lot about dogs and cats. I can perform duties, if needed, such as giving medicine, feeding and planning treats as well as doing specific requests. Whatever your rules are, I'll follow, except I will not apply physical force as discipline. I do not hit animals whatsoever and neither should anyone else. There are positive ways of correcting your pet, and that's what I have practiced in. I love all sizes, shapes, colors, and personalities! I am very trustworthy and reliable with my own transportation. My job is to take care of your pet the way you want and with sincere love. I know cleaning comes with any type of pet care too, so it's not a problem.

      About

      Hello, I love to walk dogs. I walk a dog named Tia, and she is always excited to see me when I walk her. She always waits for me by the window for me to walk her. Walking dogs is my passions, as well as photography and playing the guitar.

      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

      I will come to your home at least twice (or as many times as you wish) a day to feed, water and exercise your dogs, cats and any other small pets that you have. I have previously had 5 years of experience in working with dogs in a pet store, boarding kennel and with dog groomers.

      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.

      About

      I had dogs all my life, mostly rescue dogs. At the moment, we have three, and it would be my pleasure to walk or watch your dogs. I am a really responsible person and love animals. I am from Germany and living here for 1 year.

      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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      Need a Dog Trainer

      Rock Hill, SC

      • Dog training type
        Obedience
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Large (46-70 lbs)
      • Details
        I have a reasonable amount of time off for training, but it doesn't follow a regular schedule so it would be difficult for us to make the same time/same day on a regular basis.

      Need Dog Training for Obedience and Behavioral Modification

      Waxhaw, NC

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        3+ years
      • Dog size(s)
        Small (1-15 lbs), Large (46-70 lbs)
      • Details
        Both dogs need training; beagle rescue needs obedience and housebreaking and yellow lab needs obedience and behavioral modification
      • $50
        Average price

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Greenville, SC

      • Dog training type
        Guard / Protection
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Medium (16-45 lbs)
      • Details
        Want to train puppy how to protect me against intruders.
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