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Cleveland Puppy Trainerss

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Blue Bridge Dog Training
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Serena N.
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We adopted our lovely Libby from Naperville Area Humane back in Aug of 2013. She is a 2 year old shepard/lab mix and weighs approx 75 lbs. After getting her home and numerous "walk" attempts we did some research and decided to contact Prairie Path Dog Training (Jeff). He responded to my call within the day and we set up training sessions from there. Being Libby was our first pet I was nervous to take her out because I could NOT handle her on the leash. She pulled tremendously and didn't listen to me very well. So Jeff was flexible and courteous to come to us (we live a short distance from him). From Aug 2013-April 2014, Jeff's training expertise has turned our pet around. She responds to all the commands we have worked on and the pulling has decreased almost entirely, (still working on squirrel and rabbit desensitizing though). Jeff has made a world of difference in Libby and addressed all of our current needs. We plan to use PPDT for future training lessons we may need. Serena N.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannie W.
Verified review

Silvana is a very knowledgeable dog trainer. Her method of dog training is so easy to learn and has proven excellent results raising my puppy. Highly recommend her for any dog behavior problem!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal C.
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Crystal is very professional and knowledgeable. My dog’s behavior has improved so much with just two training sessions so far.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Renee G.
Verified review

Wonderful service.

  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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We don't nickle and dime our clients, and we work with all breeds, all ages, and all sizes. Period. We may not be the cheapest trainers in town, but we are the most effective and back up all programs with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Scenic City K9 Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Jjjj T.
Verified review

Completely re-trained my Lab to stop behavior like jumping on everyone and basically not listening. Nikki even taught him a few tricks. But now he can stay in one spot until a command to come.

Muddy Buddies Dog Wash
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark C.
Verified review

Rachael is an excellent master trainer! She did a fantastic job with our dog Rooster! We have already scheduled our newest pup to get trained by her too! Great job!

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I can teach any animal how to be the perfect pet or security guard. I had a wild coyote at the age of five eating out of my hand. I have never failed to train any dog or cat that I have worked with.

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We provide private basic to advanced obedience for canines. We have trained several pet therapy dogs that have passed special screenings to allow them into medical settings to visit patients. We also provide private doggie day care in the city of Chattanooga on our two fenced-in acres, as well as house calls up to a 30-mile radius of Chattanooga.

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I have been pet sitting for over ten years and have been a dog trainer for five years. I have a strong passion for animals and work as a pet nutrition consultant. I have four dogs of my own, all miniature dachshunds, which are my absolute loves! I bring them to field trails, agility, therapy work, etc., and they just love it. I have worked with multiple breeds of dogs in the past as well as cats. I also have experience with small animals, reptiles and fish. I am comfortable giving medications also.

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I am a military veteran and a certified dog trainer. I have over 11 years of experience in animal care. I offer dog training, walk-and-train, and pet-sitting services to care for all pet species. Call now and schedule a meet and greet.

  • 19 years in business
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I can train your dog with manners, backyard obedience, and respect. A happy dog has a happy family. I come to your home, see what you need, and we start from there.

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I provide dog training and behavior modification. Basic training includes such as sit, down, stay, and more advanced training such as come, hidden stay, boundary, and down from a distance.

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Obiedience and behavior modification training. "Trick" training for TV and film. Dog walking/hiking also available.

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I have been training dogs for 18 years specialize in basic puppy manners and obedience foundations for all breeds. I also train hunting dogs for the field and hunt tests in various venues. I train with motivational methods for any age, and am a CPDT-KA certified professional dog trainer.

  • 6 years in business
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Motivational training geared to suit individual needs of owners and their dogs. No "cookie cutter" training.

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.

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.

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?
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