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Nashville Dog Trainers

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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
Judith B.
Verified review

Noelle Blessey is responsive and very skilled, Our first lesson with our dogs has already shown results and we are looking forward to continuing to work with her!

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

John seems to know what he is doing about training a puppy.

  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Amazing is the only thing I can say about Bobbie and the result of her training. After her two week board and train, my 12 month old German Shepard is a new dog. Before her training he would rip my arm off every time he was on a leash and he would see a person or another dog. Yesterday I took him for a walk around the neighborhood without a leash. We passed two poodles, a boxer, a jogger, and a cat that ran right in front of us. He never left my side, not even once. He sat at the corner on command and would stay even when I walked off. Then he would come to me on command. The freedom of an off leash dog is amazing. I would recommend Bobbie, and her training, to anyone who truly wants to treat their dog like they are part of their family!

Music City K9 Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
Verified review

Chris is great to work with! He gives easy tips for training your dog. We loved working with him to learn a variety training commands. He gives out homework sheets each week that help you remember what to work on and is also available to chat if you have questions.

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

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

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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brandy E.
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Jackie is such a joy to work with! Highly recommended!

Dog walker and pet sitter
5.0
from 1 review
    Danielle K.
    Verified review

    Lee Ann, is an incredible person. I have used her while on vacation and for general daily walking of my dog. She's honest, trustworthy, and extremely dependable. She has a real connection with my dog, you can see it when they greet each other. I have owned dogs for 20 years and I've never found somebody more reliable,fair and committed then Lee Ann and I so appreciate her professionalism.

    About

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

    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

    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!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    Audrey's House is a single-family home with a fully fenced yard located in West Nashville. We board only one dog or one family of dogs at a time, so your best friend will receive constant, individualized love and care. Audrey's House has two loving pet residents, Audrey and Ginny. Audrey is an eight-year-old Weimaraner, and Ginny is a six-year-old Weimaraner. They love other dogs and are extremely friendly and submissive. There are no children in the home. A variety of housing and sleeping options are available, including free reign of the home, secure gating in the tiled kitchen area of the home, or crating, if requested. We charge $25 a night for one dog. Additional family dogs are only $10 more per night, per pet! Please visit my website for detailed information, including pictures. Call to schedule a time to meet us. Thank you so much!

    About

    I love dogs and have owned several dog most of my life. I am responsible and reliable. Your pets will be in good hands while you are away. Enjoy your trip with piece of mind.

    About

    I actually care about what I'm doing.

    • 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

    My husband and I are looking for any kind of odd jobs that you may have. Whether it might be some type of construction or lawn care maintenance, handyman need or some type of help with a pet sitting, dog walking, housecleaning, paying bills for you, shopping or any type of help at all you may need. No job is too big or small.

    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.

    About

    We would be more than happy to help train and work with bulldogs that can be stubborn at times, when at a young age. Having worked with this majestic and awesome breed for twelve years, we can help assist frustrated owners. Whether it be potty training, or walking on a harness, we can make a difference in your new addition of a bulldog, making true family harmony happen.

    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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    Need a Dog Trainer Asap

    Thompsons Station, TN

    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Details
      Jumps in people to greet them and knocks them down. I'm afraid she'll hurt somebody.

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Brentwood, TN

    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs), Other (Golden retriever puppy)
    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Details
      Want initial training for the family
    • $75
      Average price

    Need Dog Bootcamp for Potty Training

    Brentwood, TN

    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Small (1-15 lbs)
    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Details
      Looking for a bootcamp for potty training.
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