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Legend Acres
4.8
from 45 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryne G.
Verified review

We were having trouble potty training our dog, Wrigley, and decided to bring him to Legend Acres for a week while on vacation. He did a Potty Training Board & Train program for the week to get used to going outside. After bringing him back home he has had minimal accidents inside the house and we’re confident that he’ll be fully house trained very soon. Legend acres was very responsive any time we wanted to check in on Wrigley, provided some great tips, and we were very confident in the trainers abilities the entire time. Highly recommend!

Music City Pet Sitting
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Elena B.
Verified review

I've been using Danielle's dog walking service since I moved here last July. Knowing Danielle (or her Mom) are visiting with my dog, Kloe, while I'm at work gives me great peace of mind. When I get into a pinch and can't get home from work right away, Danielle is just a "text" message away, and she's always been able to go back to the house to bring Kloe out for another break. Danielle is a natural animal lover - it's clearly her passion, which makes her the kind of person that I want watching my little Kloe. I would highly recommend Danielle and Music City Pet Sitting.

The Balanced Dog
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jo A.
Verified review

Travis did a wonderful job with our 13 month old German Pinscher Anabel. She now has house manners and walks without tugging when we go out for walks. During her training, he updated us with photos and information on how her training was progressing. When Travis return Anabel, he gave us a lesson on how to continue reinforcing all that he had taught her and a video of her training for reference. We highly recommend Travis for anyone who is looking for knowledgeable dog trainer.

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Thank Dog! Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judith B.
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Noelle Blessey is responsive and very skilled, Our first lesson with our dogs has already shown results and we are looking forward to continuing to work with her!

Pet Prep Academy, LLC
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

Cindy reestablished my trust that I do know how to be a good dog owner😊🐕😚

The Homeschooled Hound
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen G.
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I hired John Miller to come to my home to train my 8 month old golden retriever on a few obedience commands and to resolve a couple of issues such as jumping and pulling on the leash when we would go for a walk. I definitely got the results that I was looking for. John's knowledge combined with his patient and friendly personality would make a great choice for anyone looking to hire a dog trainer.

  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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I hired Bobbie to train my lab Shadow after paying another trainer in the area with zero results. Shadow was a food vacuum off of my kids' plates, barked incessantly and dragged me down the street on our daily walks. He often broke free from his leash and collar and we spent hours chasing him through the neighborhood with less than enthusiastic neighbors. We did the 2 week board and train program and I got back a brand new dog! He no longer gobbles up a whole pizza from the counter. He waits at the door for me to open it and he comes when I call him each and every time. I was skeptical that my crazy dog could be trained but Bobbie was confident that she could deliver results. You will not find another dog trainer that is more professional, knowledgeable or experienced. We couldn't be happier with Shadow and are thankful for Bobbie and Offleash K9 Training.

Music City K9 Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

Chris is great to work with! He gives easy tips for training your dog. We loved working with him to learn a variety training commands. He gives out homework sheets each week that help you remember what to work on and is also available to chat if you have questions.

Anna's Pet & Home Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kim F.
Verified review

Anna was wonderful in every aspect. She was great with all three of my pets - parrot, cat and dog. She was accomodating and visited an extra time just because she was in the area! I feel confident that I am able to leave them in her care whenever I need to go out of town.

Tatiana Vazquez
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Kelsey F.
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Tatiana is wonderful! She truly has a passion for animals and has taken care of and loved on our fur babies many times. She's great with our two giant dogs (70 and 60 lbs) and our cat. My husband and I love that she has so much experience at the vet and we can always count on her professional knowledge of what's going on if we are noticing any certain symptoms our animals are experiencing. I would highly recommend her. She's responsible, understands animal behavior, and most importantly our animals love her!

Nashville Runs with Dogs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

my dog Roscoe loves beth.when my dog first met bed my dog does not like just anybody he took up to her and her husband. when I come home all days that she's been here he's so happy

Melonie's Service Co.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessyca M.
Verified review

Melonie was wonderful! She fed my dog while I was on vacation and took great care of her. She even played with cat and kept her company. I would highly recommend her!

  • 4 years in business
About

Audrey's House is a single-family home with a fully fenced yard located in West Nashville. We board only one dog or one family of dogs at a time, so your best friend will receive constant, individualized love and care. Audrey's House has two loving pet residents, Audrey and Ginny. Audrey is an eight-year-old Weimaraner, and Ginny is a six-year-old Weimaraner. They love other dogs and are extremely friendly and submissive. There are no children in the home. A variety of housing and sleeping options are available, including free reign of the home, secure gating in the tiled kitchen area of the home, or crating, if requested. We charge $25 a night for one dog. Additional family dogs are only $10 more per night, per pet! Please visit my website for detailed information, including pictures. Call to schedule a time to meet us. Thank you so much!

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I am totally open to walking your fur friends and/or babysitting them for reasonable and affordable prices. I will even run with your dog if it is a runner!

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Don't let just anyone take care of your precious fur baby; our clients will tell you we are the best! With 35 years of pet care experience, Southern Paws offers professional in-home, personalized care for your pets. Pets are pampered using games, toys, walks and grooming methods that you specify while staying in the comfort of their own home. Do you work for long hours? Ask about our daily dog walking that provides them with exercise and fresh air. We offer daily text messages with photos giving you peace of mind during your long workday or travel. We have competitive rates to fit your budget. We do our very best to accomodate short notice bookings. Let’s face it. At Southern Paws, we understand how much your pet means to you. They’re like your children, and in those times, when you can’t take them with you on trips or to the work place, you can keep all your pets together in the comfort of their home. We offer free in-home consultations. We're members of PSI (Pet Sitters International). We are insured and bonded! Your pet says you need to know us.

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I wash dogs walk and try to train them. I will take any pet even snakes but i'm very good at dogs and snakes

  • 15 years in business
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I have been taking care of pets for many years and take great pride in my job. I am also Pet First Aid Certified (updated 2014).

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I am seeking a position as a dog walker/sitter with a genuine passion for animals and managing their everyday exercise needs. My qualifications are as follows: - Worked as a part-time dog walker for three years - Eager to walk multiple dogs at one time - Known for fully utilizing time and providing exercise to each dog - Hands-on experience in commanding obedience in accordance to preset rules of language - Familiar with healthcare issues and vaccination of dogs My special skills are as follows: - Possess a strong passion for animals - Familiar with basic training commands - Knowledge of basic dog grooming and health assessment - Physically capable of walking seven hours a day - Excellent communication and organizational skills My accomplishments with animals are as follows: - Provided basic obedience training - Conducted safe and productive playtime for multiple pets in one facility Here's my work history. I worked as a dog walker in West Lafayette/Indianapolis from 08/2010 to 2013. My duties include the following: - Walk dogs for the prescribed amount of time - Play with dogs following instructions for exercise - Dispose of waste on the trail - Clean backyard of the facility and organize it - Ensure the dogs are in their kennels or are returned to the rightful owners - Refill water and food - Apply flea and tick treatments as and when necessary My educational attainments are as follows: - High school diploma - Purdue University

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My husband and I are looking for any kind of odd jobs that you may have. Whether it might be some type of construction or lawn care maintenance, handyman need or some type of help with a pet sitting, dog walking, housecleaning, paying bills for you, shopping or any type of help at all you may need. No job is too big or small.

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Will always provide your pet with the best care.

About

I love dogs and have owned several dog most of my life. I am responsible and reliable. Your pets will be in good hands while you are away. Enjoy your trip with piece of mind.

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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