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Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Off Leash K.
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There is no better dog trainer in the area! Daniel took my dog from out of control to a perfectly behaved dog. Not only did my dog learn, I learned how to handle my dog and be the leader she needed. Thank you so much!

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One Dog Training
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Valerie J.
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I feel not only that I had a great dog trainer but gained a friend myself.

Ultra K9
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
James R.
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I could not have ask for a better trainer for my dog. I highly recommend Mr. Spooner to train your dog and at a great price.

My Pet Pro
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Aweful dog trainer.

Greentrees Petsitting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Meg D.
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Marcy was great. she came over the day before we left to see our ferrets and see their routine. Everyday shed send me texts about them (morning and night) and let me know how they were. She was very caring and i felt safe giving her a key. I could relax on my vacation knowing my pets were in good hands :D if you have ferrets or exotics use her!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie A.
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Lisa is great to work with. She explains everything as she works with your dog. I am already seeing a difference in Marley’s behavior after the initial consultation. I would definitely recommend Part of the Family to anyone looking for a great dog trainer!

  • 6 years in business
Julie F.
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Maia is a terrific teacher! Her calm and encouraging demeanor sets the perfect tone for both the dog, as well as the owner, to learn. Her instructions are clear, and she gives so many helpful examples. If you get to watch her with another dog she has already started to train, it is so inspiring to see the connection this type of training creates between the dog and the trainer/owner. We began working with her even before we adopted our current rescue, and we feel that this has helped us establish a deeper connection with our new "fur baby." In my opinion, anyone who gets to work with with Maia is very lucky!

Happy Tails
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine K.
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Donna has boarded my dogs for years. We live out-of-state and like to travel with our pets, so while visiting the Tunica area they stayed with Donna. She treats them like her own and my dogs were always loved and happy there.

Happy Tails Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Sarah D.
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She was very prompt and professional taking care of my guinea pigs. I know it’s DOG training but she was willing to help. She went above and beyond to help me when I needed it!

THE MEMPHIS DOG TRAINER
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kat C.
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We contacted Ami regarding a fear aggressive Catahoula after her second bite notice. Unfortunately, due to distance and hectic schedules, we were unable to make a formal appointment but that did not stop Ami from coaching and helping us over several phone calls. Her tips and recommendations as far as diet and herbal supplements helped Belle's behavior tremendously and continually. She coached me through some exercises I could do with Belle to relieve anxiety that were also beneficial. As long as I kept up with them, Belle's overall temperment and confidence were vastly improved. Ami didn't give up on us just because we couldn't get together. She believes in what she does 100% and is out for the best outcome for you and your dog. Our previous 'behaviorist' and trainer told us that Belle would probably need to be put down, that her type of aggression was not treatable...but Ami helped to prove her wrong!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Charlesa S.
Verified review

Jacque is everything I could ask for in a great dog trainer. He is very patient with both myself and my unruly pup, and we have made great progress already with only 2 training sessions under our belts. He is always available for questions and is very professional. I highly recommend him to anyone that is at their breaking point with their dog's bad behavior. This man knows what he's doing.

Allison Walsh
4.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I am dedicated to customer service with a 😃! I also pay close attention to detail, am very family oriented and quality driven. I have worked for over ten years as a proffesional dog groomer. I also am versed in many different skill sets.

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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