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Knoxville Dog Trainers

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White House Dog Training
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vickey B.
Verified review

Michelle is awesome! In training my dog she was very professional and explain everything in detail so I could continue the training on my own. She is very knowledgeable and helpful with any questions I have at any time!

Meadowbrooke Kennel
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cori H.
Verified review

Outstanding trainers! Our puppy is having a great time at boarding school. The trainer texts us with pictures and videos nearly everyday and we can go out to visit anytime.

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Gretchen R.
Verified review

Marilyn helped us completely transform our relationship with Ollie, our 1-year-old goldendoodle, who is adorable but was not so well behaved. At first, we couldn't see the big picture of what she was having us do with him, but over time we could see that she was helping us build a foundation with him so he would feel loved and secure, and trust us to take care of him, and give us the tools we need to be gentle leaders with him. Cannot recommend her more highly!

Calibrated K9
5.0
from 1 review
    Justin J.
    Verified review

    I contacted Ben when I need help to find the right type of training for my 8- week old puppy Patrick. I was lost and confused with all that I read on Internet about dog training. Ben was able to spend a couple of hours with me and Patrick and tough us some of the basics and helped clarify any misunderstanding I had around puppy training. Can’t wait to go back for more lessons. Would highly recommend him to others.

    About

    Wards Dog Services include dog walking, basic training, puppy training, behavior training, and socializing. Have you wished for a dog that listens and won't chew your house up? I can help. I have four dogs of my own and breed huskies. I have also helped people with small dogs. Let me meet your best friend and see how we can improve balancing your pet.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    I have spent years researching dogs and their behavior. I use positive reinforcement and positive punishment (withholding something the dog enjoys). I do not believe in hurting a dog to get them to fulfill a command. Fear never works.

    • 33 years in business
    About

    I provide services in obedience, personal protection, and drug work. I have been training dogs for over 30 years now. I train for police depts. and private citizens. I have many happy customers, from police officers to professional athletes and many satisfied customers.

    About

    PLF is a full-service, licensed and insured canine daycare or extended stay-care center, and the only non-kenneling dog care facility in the Knoxville area that uses the "Dog Whisperer's" dog psychology techniques. With our master grooming skills, behavioral trainers, nursing skills and more, we are certain your dog will have his/her own vacation while you are away. We are your dog's vacation location.

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    I'm a Certified Canine Trainer and Behavior Specialist. Your dogs will be treated as part of my pack. They will be treated to walks, playtime and cuddles!

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    Hi, my name is Jay. I take care of animals - my favorite are dogs. I feed, bath and walk them. I am very flexible and responsible when it comes to you and your animals. Thank you.

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    I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) offering private one-on-one dog training services tailored to the individual clients' needs, including Basic Obedience and Behavior Modification. I am also a Certified Nose Work Instructor offering classes in the sport of K9 Nose Work, which is a fun scenting activity for all dogs, no prior training required!

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    I will travel up to 40 miles to pet sit for you, if it's worth my time. I will walk your dogs, feed your dogs/cats, clean up after them, bathe them, and even clean the living spaces if necessary. I'm a lover of all animals and I am serious about my work.

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    I'm a senior at Lenoir City High School. I'm excellent with dogs, and I'm easy to get along with.

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    I am a certified dog trainer with years of experience and education in dog behavior. I have many different approaches to solve behavioral problems. I will work with you and your dog to create the best training program that will facilitate a happy balanced lifestyle.

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    I do dog walking, pet sitting and dog training. I do horse boarding, horse showing, horse training. I am voted best dog trainer in Knoxville in 2010. I am a high point adult rider of the year 2012 for the Smoky Mountain Horse show series.

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    I do dog walking. Pet sitting all domestic pets is accepted. Whatever you need, I'm here for you. Just call me.

    • 15 years in business
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    We offer dog walking and pet sitting services. We have been serving West Knoxville since 2003. We provide daily dog walking, pet taxi, and care for your animals in your home while you are away. We do not charge extra for multiple pets (within reason).

    • 4 years in business
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    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.

    About

    I became a dog obedience trainer and behavioral consultant after working with service dogs for autistic children. My goal is to make every dog not just a pet but a family member.

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    I have a flexible schedule, since I am just taking classes from mid-morning to early afternoon. I have grown up with dogs all my life, and I would love to walk them!

    About

    We are here to help you learn to get what you want from your K-9 friend by helping you communicate better with them. Whether it's standard obedience or a specific problem behavior you need, we are here to help.

    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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