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Kingsport Dog Trainers

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Dianne's Pet Projects
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kenny R.
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Dianne is a very professional who knows how to get the message across to not only the dog but to the me. She goes the extra mile to make sure the dog is trained the right way. Working in your drive way or the Dog park or the Green Belt. I fell she believes in not only training the dog but exposing the dog to all different situations.

Mtn View Kennel Inc
from 6 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Linda G.
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Mtn. View Kennel have superior quality puppies bred specifically for the purpose of becoming a Diabetic Alert Service Dog. David has over thirty years experience training dogs for scent work. When dealing with clients, David, is professional, personal, and understands very well the needs of his clients. It has always been my pleasure working with David and Mtn View Kennel.

Minaya K9 Academy
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Susie H.
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This was an extremely positive experience. I totally trust these trainers with my dog, and they were also wonderful at "training" me. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Llama Love
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn S.
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Katy and Mitch were great, dependable, love animals and are very accommodating. We needed a dog sitter for (4) large dogs for 1 week while out of the country. They came to the property and checked on them at least 1 x day to ensure they were safe, had food and water and played with them a bit. Katy even took the extra step to clean up clay that the dogs had brought into the cabin when they came inside to sleep at night. I will definitely be using them again and recommend their services. Very reasonable cost.

  • 1 year in business
Alexis F.
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I have a year 1/2 old dutch shepherd which is a very high energy dog. (Didn't know it at the time we adopted him) We enjoy hiking, going to outdoor events, etc. It was more of a hassle to take him with us since he was pulling me instead of walking beside me. He also jumped on anyone that greeted us or visited the house. We enrolled for the basic obedience class and I have total control of my dog after only 3 weeks. Sean, our trainer, is patient, incredibly knowledgable and talks to me in laymans terms. He was available on the phone for our questions during the first week.... We will be learning some advanced lessons after our basic is done and cannot wait to see the end result. Highly recommend Sean!

Jeff L.
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As a law enforcement officer I am very picky about who is allowed into my home. I am even more picky about who I allow to stay and watch my dog when I am away. Robin has been doing this for a few years and I couldn't be happier. I have an Italian Greyhound who is very skittish of new people an she loves Robin and seems to thrive when she stays here, I would recommend Robin to anybody from pet sitting to just house sitting. It is very hard to find somebody you can trust. I will continue to use her for both of these jobs.

Reliable Pet Sitting
from 1 review
    Abby J.
    Verified review

    Reliable Pet Sitting kept me updated on my dogs each day with emails and pictures!


    I love animals and love meeting and taking care of new animals. The needy animals are the better. It's a challenge.


    We do service dog training. This is a nonprofit specializing in Autism and PTSD. We also do training classes to develop therapy dogs.


    well i've been aroud dogs seen i was boren i love dogs so much


    Because I don't just do it for the money, I do it because it's something that I love.


    I am a K9 cosmetologist of 7 years. I offer a wide variety of services for you and your furr baby: personalized grooming, Fitness training, homemade dog treats and nutrition. I offer a wide variety of packages customizable to meet your needs! There is no need to worry about a busy shop or a rushed groomer. I offer very personal grooming experience for your pet, that is stress free in an environment where they can relax. Please contact me for more info! I look forward to meeting you and you're furr babies!

    • 4 years in business

    I created Spenser's Dream Dog Training to help you, the dog owner, to better and more easily train your own dog. I use positive reinforcement but because no two dogs are the same, no two dog training programs are the same. I look forward to hearing from you to help you achieve all your dog training goals. I achieved obedience titles on my dogs as well as Star Puppy, CGC and TDI certifications. I have recently started my own breeding Kennel AmberBrook Shetland Sheepdogs. You can visit my website.


    Off Leash K9 Training offers basic and advanced obedience lessons and boarding and training. We have started offering scent work. We use military training techniques and modify them for use in everyday life!


    I am from Belgium, and I have trained dogs for 6 years; it has been a long time ago. I trained police dogs for a hoppy.


    I am serving the Greeneville area. I play baseball at Tusculum College, and I am extremely nice, caring and trustworthy. I can house-sit or dog sit during this summer at any time.


    I am a professional dog trainer who cares about improving the quality of the lives of dogs and their owners.


    I provide basic command training for all dogs. I only use positive reinforcement training techniques and work with each dog as an individual.


    We provide great dog walking services for your beloved canine within the Seminole Woods neighborhood, Tree Streets neighborhood, and the downtown area of Johnson City.


    I do the following: * dog sitting * dog walking * dog feeding * dog bathing * dog care I will take care of your dog like it were mine.


    I train behavior cues such as food luring, sit, lay, come and I do problem solving. I am a certified animal trainer. I graduated from Animal Behavior School in 2013. I would like to treat your pet with a healthier life of behavioral 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.

    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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