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Germantown K9 Trainers

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Off-Leash K9 Training, LLC
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph G.
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My dog was difficult-to-control, so much so that the shelter was rather discouraging about his adoption. I saw that this dog was intelligent and potentially trainable and through this basic obedience program of Off leash K9 training he has come under control nicely. I want to add that Daniel was diligent in following up through the final lesson of the basic obedience even though it took about two months of discussing times to find a time when I was available.

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One Dog Training
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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They got back to me very soon, and were very helpful in creating an individualized plan for my dog's training!

Ultra K9
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Damon L.
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I am beyond satisfied with the training my dog received here. Danny made us feel very comfortable and unrushed. Our dog, Sampson, is doing things I never thought possible. Such an improvement.

My Pet Pro
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia S.
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Donna was very knowledgable in the field of dog training plus used a kind, positive training approach with the dogs.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kathi W.
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Lisa really listens to my concerns and questions and has an answer for everything. She is patient and kind, professional and flexible. She has great puzzles to help with training which my dog loves! Can not recommend her highly enough. Great value! She even welcomes my neighbors son who I have coming in while I am out to join us so we are training with the same methods!

Happy Tails Dog Training
5.0
from 5 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!

  • 6 years in business
Carolyn B.
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Maia has trained both my dogs and my horses. I compete with both and they have all titled nationally in their sports. Maia is a wonderful person, and a phenomenal trainer. I worked with her up to Grand Prix levels in dressage on my horse Dakota's Only Sun and have never had a better professional training experience. I'm a serious amateur and have been riding for 35 years, so I've seen lot of trainers! She also rode my younger dog through his conformation and obedience competitions for me, earning High in Show awards each time, including at a national show (for the best score in each level). I think the secret to her success with people and animals is that she somehow makes us all want to do our best for her, and she's right there to celebrate all the good stuff even when you don't see it. She's precise but positive. Even though I have now found another excellent trainer after Maia moved, I still write to Maia to troubleshoot strange dog behaviors, because she always comes up with good plans that improve performance without requiring threats, pain, new or harsher equipment etc.

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha G.
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There are not enough words to describe Jacque's ability to read and understand what training a dog needs. He was super patient but persistent with our little hard-headed rescue puppy. Our dog is now very well behaved and even takes orders from our 4-year-old. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a professional training experience with someone who truly loves dogs!!

Healing Paws Services
5.0
from 1 review
    Richard W.
    Verified review

    She was very helpful in basic obedience training, getting my boxer better at walking on a lease along with getting her on a good diet for her energy level. Plenty of energy, lots of muscle and no fat. I enjoyed working with her.

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    With 15 years experience, handling different animals has allowed me to understand their needs individually. Ranging from disobedient dogs to wild snakes!

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    Email me for further details. I am an experienced dog trainer who is new to the area and love helping people and their four-legged furry family members with whatever training goals they may have!

    • 1 year in business
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    Our mission is to help bring dogs and their owners closer together by bridging the human-dog communication gap. From Puppy Imprinting all the way to Dog Obedience Level Two. Munford Dog Training is there for you!

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    I offer training, from basic to moderate puppy/dog obedience and gundog training, and the greatest thing of all is the method I use -- it is all positive reinforcement using operant conditioning!

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    my name is Denise Davis I have been training dogs and people for 30 years. I have done everything from being a Veterinarian technician to the kennel manager for the Memphis Humane society. I use positive reinforcement, and train your dog and you in the comfort of your home I believe it is important to train your dog and you in your environment where you and your dog reside. animals have been my passion from the time I could walk. I enjoy seeing the look on a customers face when they see how effective my services are to themselves and their dogs. Please click on above link under websites for 22 5 star ratings and reviews!!

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    I'm available anytime, any day, and on holidays too! I do pet sitting, training, walking, breeding, birthing, and instructing your animal, whether it's getting ready to give birth or just needing to understand your animal. I am an amazing trainer, and I even work with police dogs and military dogs. Anything you need I can provide at a low-cost rate. I simply love animals and love to love them. I just started my own business because working for other people, I saw way to much abuse and/or neglect, so I started my own, where I am the one taking care of the animals for you, so there is no neglect or abuse. Your animal(s) are in the best-of-the-best hands with me and my fiance, Keith, who is my business partner does jobs for me if I am on a pet sitting/house-sitting job and cannot get to the job. We have many references, just email or call me, and I will gladly email or call you with them! The pay rate for 1 full day and that night is $30-$60 depending on how many animals you have and if there are extra requests (available) that I have to charge for, like cleaning the kennel once a day is $5, and walking one animal for 1 hour is $15, and if there are two animals to walk, I only charge an extra $10.

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    Everything I do, I do to please and satisfy my clients. There is nothing I can't do especially when it comes to pleasing my peers.

    • 16 years in business
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    Years working with dogs to have a very in depth understanding of the species and also the human factor and the bond between them.Will go beyond the usual to make sure customer satisfaction is achieved and that their pet/companion has achieved what was directed which also makes the dog(s) have a happier life.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    We guarantee our training for life! If for any reason the dog goes back to old behaviors call us we will come back free of charge.

    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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