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Nashville Dog Trainers

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The Balanced Dog
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jo A.
Verified review

Travis did a wonderful job with our 13 month old German Pinscher Anabel. She now has house manners and walks without tugging when we go out for walks. During her training, he updated us with photos and information on how her training was progressing. When Travis return Anabel, he gave us a lesson on how to continue reinforcing all that he had taught her and a video of her training for reference. We highly recommend Travis for anyone who is looking for knowledgeable dog trainer.

Pet Prep Academy, LLC
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Susan M.
Verified review

Cindy reestablished my trust that I do know how to be a good dog owner😊🐕😚

The Homeschooled Hound
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kristen G.
Verified review

I hired John Miller to come to my home to train my 8 month old golden retriever on a few obedience commands and to resolve a couple of issues such as jumping and pulling on the leash when we would go for a walk. I definitely got the results that I was looking for. John's knowledge combined with his patient and friendly personality would make a great choice for anyone looking to hire a dog trainer.

  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jill E.
Verified review

Bobby has done such a great job with our Doberman puppy! She's patient, consistent and our puppy loves working with and learning from her. The reason we chose her to train our pup is because she was the only dog trainer we talked to who was consultative and really listened to our wants and needs. All of the other trainers were more interested in telling us how great they were and didn't seem to care about our dog. So, we knew that if she was so kind with us, she'd do a great with our fur kid! I would highly recommend her!!!!

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.

Anna's Pet & Home Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kim F.
Verified review

Anna was wonderful in every aspect. She was great with all three of my pets - parrot, cat and dog. She was accomodating and visited an extra time just because she was in the area! I feel confident that I am able to leave them in her care whenever I need to go out of town.

Krishana Futrell
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Chloe S.
    Verified review

    My husband and I always have Krishana house sit and take care of my dog while we are away. I wouldn't ask anyone else to do it! She is amazing with our pup!

    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!

    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.

      Tiffany Exum
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Jennifer S.
        Verified review

        I work at a job that has crazy hours and thanks to Tiffany Exum I am able to get things done and feel like I have been home the whole time. She pretty much takes care of my household. Cleans laundry mail kids the whole thing. If I have a load of laundry ready to go in, it's a great feeling when it's already folded when you get home. One time I was gone overnight and the dog got loose and was hit by a car. My kids called Tiffany Exum to try to help him and she did, came over with her doggy first aid kit and he his fine to this day thanks to Tiffany Exum. Not only is the dog ok but we are all better off as we are able to spend more family quality time. She foresees things and is quick to jump at the task at hand

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Brandy E.
        Verified review

        Jackie is such a joy to work with! Highly recommended!

        Melonie's Service Co.
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Jessyca M.
        Verified review

        Melonie was wonderful! She fed my dog while I was on vacation and took great care of her. She even played with cat and kept her company. I would highly recommend her!

        • 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!

        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!

        About

        I am a dog trainer based in Fairview, TN. My passion for all animals has driven me to become a dog trainer. I am dedicated to turning any dog into our best friend.

        About

        I am totally open to walking your fur friends and/or babysitting them for reasonable and affordable prices. I will even run with your dog if it is a runner!

        About

        Don't let just anyone take care of your precious fur baby; our clients will tell you we are the best! With 35 years of pet care experience, Southern Paws offers professional in-home, personalized care for your pets. Pets are pampered using games, toys, walks and grooming methods that you specify while staying in the comfort of their own home. Do you work for long hours? Ask about our daily dog walking that provides them with exercise and fresh air. We offer daily text messages with photos giving you peace of mind during your long workday or travel. We have competitive rates to fit your budget. We do our very best to accomodate short notice bookings. Let’s face it. At Southern Paws, we understand how much your pet means to you. They’re like your children, and in those times, when you can’t take them with you on trips or to the work place, you can keep all your pets together in the comfort of their home. We offer free in-home consultations. We're members of PSI (Pet Sitters International). We are insured and bonded! Your pet says you need to know us.

        About

        We offer in-kennel board and train services by cert. trainer. Bluegrass Canine offers in-kennel board and train services. Basic and advanced programs are available. We are experienced in behavioral rehabilitation of all types of problem dogs. We train for a great, lifelong companion. Private, one-on-one lessons are included and allow you to learn in an environment specifically suited to you and your dogs needs. No one-class-fits-all approach. Puppy classes are offered also. Call us for more information; let's talk dogs!

        About

        I have been training dogs for 7 years. I teach a dog training class for kids in 4-H. I can also groom dogs and express their anal glands. I have worked at a vet's office, so I know a lot of medical information that may come in handy when teaching your dog.

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        Will always provide your pet with the best care.

        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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