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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 226 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 735 hires on Thumbtack
Karen E.
Verified review

Got some great dog training tips and training, which is what I paid for, but also got additional great nutritional and health info. Will definitely use this trainer again.

WeTrainDogs
4.6
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Clay K.
Verified review

Maury is extremely knowledgable when it comes to dog training. Not just a dog sitter! Give him a few minutes and ask about your dog's well-being. You will not be disappointed!

K9 Kountry
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
Verified review

Butch is amazing. My dog had severe fear angression and has a bite history. After being with Butch for several weeks, my dog is no longer aggressive and loves meeting new people. Not only did Butch work with my dog pertaining to his aggression, he also taught him skills and I'll continue to see Butch in the future for further training. If you dog needs help with aggression or obedience, K9 Kountry is the place to go! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Net's Happy Pets
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
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Tammy R.
Verified review

Lynette did a wonderful job training a dog we had rescued. She was very professional and cares about what she does! I would highly recommend Lynette and Happy Pets!!!

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Walk of Life Dog Training
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
Verified review

We've only had a couple of sessions with Stephanie and our two French Bulldogs but we already know she was a great choice for our dog training needs. First of all - she loves what she does and it shows in her work. Stephanie is also very responsive to the behaviors that we want to change in our dogs, and is able to make the training fun. Additionally, my wife and I have busy schedules, and Stephanie is very flexible to finding training times that work for us. I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone considering training for their dogs.

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lacy D.
Verified review

Howard is an excellent dog trainer! His extensive knowledge and expertise in training dogs is very evident. Learning the "Alpha" way definitely helped me reevaluate how I interacted with my dogs and that there were some things I was doing that was contributing to their bad behavior. Howard is not just training your dog, he is really training owners on how to communicate effectively with their dogs. By giving us the power to train, we are able to continue to effectively maintain and extend the correct dog and Alpha communication. And even apply it to new pets! I would definitely recommend dog owners see Howard for training their pets!

  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Grace B.
Verified review

Our dog training was very good and we learned a lot our self.

Zoom Room Trophy Club
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
Verified review

I would recommend Zoom Room to anyone. Heather is a great trainer and is so encouraging, especially if you have a "hard to handle" dog. The training is a lot of fun and good exercise, as well. Lisa W.

Positively Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Stella Y.
Verified review

Pamela has helped so much with training our dog Darwin. She's taught us how to take charge of Darwin. Darwin now knows that we make the rules. Additionally, Pamela has helped us with Darwin's barking problem. Whenever anyone would come over, Darwin would immediately start barking. Pamela showed us how to get him to stop barking, and it works!

All About Dogs
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Tammy was wonderful! She took the time to train us all and gave such great advice and suggestions that we can put in to practice. She is very knowledgeable and patient and I would definitely recommend her for any dog training needs.

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THE Pack: Big D's Best Buds
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill R.
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A great dog trainer. We saw progress instantly. Very easy going and friendly. On time and very polite. Gave us very good tips to work on and I liked how he has a balanced approach towards dog training.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Jim A.
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Brian was very good with our dog. He's much better walking on a leash and listens to us better than when he left. The only downside to training our dog this way is that it's a remote location so we have far more distractions in our neighborhood than out on the ranch. But Brian did some socialization training and left us with good tips and instructions for continuing to help our dog learn that he needs to be calm when approaches other dogs. Our dog was sad to see Brian leave.

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Canine Perceptions
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris J.
Verified review

Bella came back much better than expected. She is a big dog, so having her trained well was very important for us so that we can keep her inside with the family. You will not be disappointed!

  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Eboni G.
Verified review

This review is only based on customer service, not the dog training as I have not dropped my pup off for board and train yet. I will this weekend. Amber made me feel comfortable with her personable attitude and extensive knowledge of dog training. I'm expecting a positive experience and will update after training!

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Arlene Ruiz
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Barbara G.
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Arlene Ruiz was very pet friendly. My 3 cats were attentive to her right away on their first meeting. Everything was well taken care of.

Peace4Paws Pet Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lena M.
Verified review

Peace4Paws did an amazing job at a fantastic price! Emily was super friendly and took great care of my dog. She sent several photos and update texts each visit - going as far as hand feeding her when she wouldn't eat. Emily even picked up my mail and offered to cleanup the dog hair. My older dog doesn't do well when I have to be away - this is the first time I have and she hasn't lost weight and seemed her normal self. I'm a fan and will definitely rehire.

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Mallory Moffat 🐶
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
Verified review

Mallory has taken care of my dog for over a year now whenever needed. She also spent some time training my dog. Mallory is very dependable and reliable, and great with my dog.

Mobile Master Dog Training
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Bev L.
Verified review

Vicki worked with a recently acquired rescue dog, a 1 year old yellow Lab which was tied to a tree on a short rope. The pup was ill mannered and had no training of any kind. In a very short time Vicki shaped the dog into a well mannered, indoor dog. We were able to place her with a family which included a young toddler. Gracie and her new family are doing great and the parents are so grateful the the training that Vicki put into her to insure that she is the perfect fit for them. I recommend her services for small or big dog training needs.

Perfect Pack Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anna W.
Verified review

I recently rescued 2 puppies that are just under a year. Never having puppies before, I had no clue what was in store for me. Both puppies were out of control and I was miserable. I have completed 3 lessons (with 3 left to go) with Chris and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Training puppies is a lot of work but with Chris’ help, I have begun to build a good foundation for me and the puppies! Chris’ techniques and training style truly work and are allowing me to enjoy the puppies while keeping them under control. I highly recommend Chris!!!

TDS CANINE SOLUTIONS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joe H.
Verified review

We signed up Emmitt (strong-willed 3 year-old Lab/Great Pyrenees Mix) for training with TDS. Emmitt had always been a good dog, with potential to be great if he could overcome this one very annoying and troublesome flaw – reactivity to other dogs. (He thought he needed to protect us.) Also, we have a new grandson on the way, and wanted to make sure Emmitt would be in control around the baby. So, we began goal-based training sessions to 1) desensitize his reactivity issue and 2) get him ready for the baby. I have to say, the benefits have gone way beyond the goals set. Emmitt is a completely different dog. He has progressed tremendously beginning with the first session. The way he recognizes me as his “leader” and his rapid progress on his obedience training has been amazing. At first I was skeptical of some of the methods. For example, having him tethered to me with a 6 foot leash when I was doing my routine around the house seemed crazy. However, after doing it for a week, even without the leash, he happily followed me everywhere and looked to me to tell him what to do! All instruction is based on positive reinforcement only. The trainers are great to work with. They come to you (to your house or another designated location). For us, it was a park near our house that we used for some of the training sessions. This is much better and more sustainable, since the dog is being trained in his regular environment. In our case, they even brought their own dogs to help work with Emmitt, and left a baby stroller & doll at our house to acclimate him to having a baby around. Emmitt still has a ways to go, but is much less reactive to other dogs. And most importantly, we are confident he will not be problem around the new baby either. My experience with TDS has been outstanding. I highly recommend them, especially if you have a unique training need.

Aspen’s K9 University
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ginger C.
Verified review

Great class. The trainer is very patient with the dogs and their owners and you can tell that she loves dogs. She gives you homework to do with your dog for the next class and if you follow her directions, you’ll see the progress with your dog. The trainer provider great info on dog behavior.

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

Mansfield, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    I just need help getting him to not be so stressed around strangers.
  • $400
    Average price

Need Dog Assistance Training

Denton, TX

  • Dog training type
    Assistance / disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    3-4 years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    We are on a budget. I need our doberman certified in emotional service to get her into an apartment up north.

Need a Dog Trainer

Frisco, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification, Guard / Protection, Assistance / disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    Gracie is a service dog for my wife. Gracie has had a hip replacement but is very mobile but she also has a hip that pops out sometimes. She was very well trained until she had to live in a bath room for 6 months after her surgery. My wife has a crutch and needs help
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