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Nashville Dog Boot Camp Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennie A.
Verified review

Best experience with The Pampered Pooch. My dog Iggy had never been groomed so well, they are super helpful and accommodating and very affordable for the value! Would recommend to anyone - wish they pampered humans....

The Balanced Dog
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn R.
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We took both our dogs to training. They both are doing much better and are much easier to manage. It has really made our house calmer and the dogs continue to progress and behave much better. We would highly recommend the two week program.

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Thank Dog! Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph W.
Verified review

From the first home visit "meet and greet" to establish a baseline, through the personalized (hour plus every time) training sessions, and continuous follow up advice, we received high-quality, professional, and - most important - effective means to get ourselves and our dog better aligned. Make no mistake: "Thank Dog! Training" is not a quick-fix, single session solution. It absolutely requires considerable commitment and consistency of everyone in the immediate home of the dog. And that is not easy. But we and our dog are far healthier frames of mind and expectations now.

The Homeschooled Hound
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Pat P.
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John seems to know what he is doing about training a puppy.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shauna G.
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Charlene (Hotsy) did an amazing job caring for our two large dogs and cat! She also did a great job house sitting and helping with small tasks (watering plants, bringing in the mail, taking out the trash). She sent pics of my fur babies and I know they loved being at home during our 11 day vacation rather than a kennel. I would highly recommend Hotsy!

Patter Paws
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol M.
Verified review

I was flying to Canada to visit my daughter and I was really nervous about leaving my 5year old chihuahua at the vet. She is tiny and not use to cages or seclusion. I started googling and I found Patter Paws. It was short notice, I was promised that my baby would be well taken care of and spoiled. Which she was lol. She was so busy playing with the dogs and family that when I went to pick her up, she took a while to notice me. She was excited to see me but did not do her desperate cry sound she makes when I pick her up from the vet. I will be using Patter Paws from now on and I highly recommend them.

Nashville Runs with Dogs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim C.
Verified review

my dog Roscoe loves beth.when my dog first met bed my dog does not like just anybody he took up to her and her husband. when I come home all days that she's been here he's so happy

DogSpeak
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Paul G.
    Verified review

    Nikki's understanding of animal behavior is unimaginable, and her ability to teach people how to have a more enjoyable relationship with their dog is far beyond comprehension. My wife and I had Nikki come out to our home and teach us how to work with our German Shepherd puppy, Veda. Nikki's lessons are straight to the point, and the results are evident immediately. She is a huge proponent of not "over commanding" your dog. To hear it from Nikki, she'd tell you that you shouldn't have to constantly tell your dog what to do (or what NOT to do)...your dog should know what is expected and just do it without a command. To alot of people that sounds daunting, if not laughable, as a training method. You can laugh or shrug off that line of thinking if you want, but we're here to tell you that it works! Dog dragging you down the street on your "walk"? Nikki will fix it! Dog jumping at the door to greet visitors? Nikki will fix it! Ever feel like you're not the one in charge? Nikki will fix it! Quit reading the Leerburg site wondering about prong collars. Quit wasting your hard earned money at Petsmart and Petco on their clicker classes where you make the funny noises to distract the dog from what it's focusing on. Call Nikki. Tell her what's going on with your pet. Setup an appointment, and start enjoying your relationship with your pet (and other humans in the house) again. Her abilities with animals and their owners will change the dynamic in your house in a very short period of time. It does cost a little bit more than those other training classes...but the results are far better in our opinion.

    Music City K9 Training
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Tom C.
    Verified review

    Chris has done a great job teaching my "Old Dog (7 years old) New Tricks" as well as better manners. Not only does Chris use positive reinforcement and unparalleled patience when working with my Fur Baby, but his service also extends to teaching me how to better interact with my dog. I highly recommend Chris if you need effective, kind, and caring help with your puppy, adult, or senior dog. Thanks for everything Chris!

    Happy Whisker Pet Sitter
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Elly F.
      Verified review

      Kerry did a great job with my lab mix. She spent the time with her and played with the Kong toy until she dropped. She made sure the dog are, and I felt very comfortable leaving her in the hands of Kerry. Kerry did everything right, and I appreciate it!

      McKinley Pet Services
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Nanette M.
      Verified review

      Michael was the best!!! I would HIGHLY recommend him to pet sit for any dog. I have two German Shepherds and my female is very shy and barks/growls at everyone. Michael came over to meet the dogs before I went out of town. Within minutes he made friends with both dogs and even had my female licking his arm on the couch. I was happily surprised as I had never had anyone keep them before. He sent me updates and pictures everyday, which made being away from them easier. I completely trust him with my pups and will definitely be using him in the future!

      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Jeremiah M.
      Verified review

      Angie has nearly nipped some serious behavior in the bud. I doubt we would have had that success in a group class. Excellent teacher for my wife and me. Highly recommend her!

      Ali Akey - Pet Caretaker
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Tina P.
        Verified review

        Ali takes care of our dogs when we go on vacation. She feeds them and walks them every day plays with them to make sure they aren't too lonely without us. She is easy to communicate with and responds very quickly to our questions. Since hiring Ali to care for our precious babies, we haven't hired anyone else.

        • 4 years in business
        About

        Im a great worker and I go the extra mile.

        About

        I do doggy walking, pet sitting, pet feeding and giving plenty of exercise. I have my I own doggy, and he is willing to share his mommy with your fur baby.

        About

        As an active dog lover, I adore walking and caring for dogs. I have owned many dogs myself (big and small), so I am used to running around with lots of pups on my leash. I don't mind driving to you and/or providing any personalized care necessary. Honestly, tending to your dogs will be my pleasure!

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        Will always provide your pet with the best care.

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        I walk dogs for owners who are unable to walk their dogs; the owners may have other obligations such as travel out of town.

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        I love animals of all kinds. Keeping them healthy is my top priority. I will even watch them overnight if the need arises.

        • 15 years in business
        About

        I have been taking care of pets for many years and take great pride in my job. I am also Pet First Aid Certified (updated 2014).

        About

        I clean houses and garages, and I can do whatever you want done. I can also run your errands for you. I can walk your dog too. Let me help you so you have more time to play.

        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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