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Clarksville K9 Trainers

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Legend Acres
from 48 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lianne G.
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We are only 2 weeks into puppy 101 training, but are very pleased with the results so far! The class has definitely helped us learn how to get the best out of Saint by setting him up for success and teaching us how to interact with him in the most effective way. We are even considering continuing the classes when the puppy training is over. Thanks to the wonderful Legend Acres ladies!

Music City Pet Sitting
from 21 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Roxann F.
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Danielle has been a huge help taking care of my puppy during the work day. She's working with 'Shelby' to reinforce good habits, potty training and play time. It gives me peace of mind! Thanks Danielle!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria A.
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James is an excellent dog trainer and combines dog training and life coaching together. He helped me organize a time management system so I could get my life back in balance and know precisely when to train,play, feed,sleep and potty my puppy. This has helped my puppy train so much more effectively. Looking forward to my next session!

The Balanced Dog
from 17 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn R.
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We took both our dogs to training. They both are doing much better and are much easier to manage. It has really made our house calmer and the dogs continue to progress and behave much better. We would highly recommend the two week program.

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Thank Dog! Training
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!

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joel W.
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Molly did an amazing job working with our dog. It was exciting to see his transformation in such a short amount of time. Molly and the folks at Off Leash K9 Training were very responsive and did a great job keeping us updated all along the way. Staff were very friendly and flexible with our schedule. Couldn't be happier with the results.

Absolute K9 Solutions
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Jerrilynn H.
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I have had excellent ongoing advice on training and behaviour modification issues with my Malinois..Tami's experience and training style have helped me immensely. Her advice/experience made sure I was on a proper training program to help my dog be a reliable family dog..Thank you Tami!

Pet Prep Academy, LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Cathleen S.
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We are working on Pepper's training. Connie is punctual and a very solid kind trainer. Pepper responds to her and remembers the sessions long after they are over. I'm very pleased.

Music City Dog Training
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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Very pleased with the training our Benny received from Beth. She was professional, always on time (early) and considerate. Due to her training and advice, Benny is now socialised and rid of all, well most of them. I do not believe that we would have the well-mannered pet we have today without her guidance.

The Homeschooled Hound
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Pat P.
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John seems to know what he is doing about training a puppy.

  • 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
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
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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.

The Zensational Dog
from 1 review
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Erin W.
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Anita is fabulous.

Creed K-9
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Mike S.
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Basic protection training and obedience training..the trainer was extremely professional and answered every question I had ..even ones I didn't think to even answer..I was also given tips and taught ways to continue training at home and how to work with my dog..she even offered to do refresher lessons for me..I will be getting a new pup this summer and will definitely have creed k-9 as my trainer. HIGHLY recommended

Runaway Dog Train
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I have the patience that other dog trainers simply do not have. You tell me what you'd like done, I'll find out what your pup's incentive is, and your best friend will be just that.


We would be more than happy to help train and work with bulldogs that can be stubborn at times, when at a young age. Having worked with this majestic and awesome breed for twelve years, we can help assist frustrated owners. Whether it be potty training, or walking on a harness, we can make a difference in your new addition of a bulldog, making true family harmony happen.


We offer in-kennel board and train services by cert. trainer. Bluegrass Canine offers in-kennel board and train services. Basic and advanced programs are available. We are experienced in behavioral rehabilitation of all types of problem dogs. We train for a great, lifelong companion. Private, one-on-one lessons are included and allow you to learn in an environment specifically suited to you and your dogs needs. No one-class-fits-all approach. Puppy classes are offered also. Call us for more information; let's talk dogs!


I am a dog trainer based in Fairview, TN. My passion for all animals has driven me to become a dog trainer. I am dedicated to turning any dog into our best friend.


Will always provide your pet with the best care.


My passion is incomparable


I have 35 years of one-on-one training with all breeds; the dog and people tell me where to go with training. I have trained a balance dog for MS people, personal protection dogs, tracking dogs for search work, plus competed in a sport called schutzhund with my dogs. I run a club as the training director of several people at one time. I have put together and hosted championships for working dogs. The obedience is something all dogs should do, for you to learn temperament and drives of your dog and how to handle it properly.

Q & A

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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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