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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 226 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 735 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua L.
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I've used two different trainers before for my dog and had little to no improvement. I decided to try Traveling Dog Trainer based on her reviews and her reply to my ad. Lauren did a great job on our first lesson. She showed me a few areas where I'm lacking and how to make my dog more confident in me as a leader. She didn't try to sell me on more lessons, which I liked that she wasn't pushy about it. She suggested that I keep practicing what we went over and of I feel the need for more training after, to give her a call. I highly recommend her.

WeTrainDogs
4.6
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Chad C.
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Maury did an excellent job with our dog. There are so many dog trainers out there we were not sure who to go with, but after only 1 week of training, we can see a huge difference. Maury loves the dogs he trains, and always wants a chance to see pictures of our dog. His 2 follow appointments are so helpful as well.

K9 Kountry
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
Bernardo C.
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I was in a long search for a dog trainer that had ample experience with German Shepherds, as everywhere I looked, it was more of a cookie cutter/group training class where I could not get the results or experience for training this breed that I was looking for. I finally came across Butch through a reference from the DFWGSR, and after having several phone conversations with him, I made a decision that I was going to take my 7 month old German Shepherd with him for a 2 week board and train. His knowledge on GSD's and other working breeds is impressive and the results are great. He does a great job in getting your dog to where you can take over and continue the work at home with much less effort. I can honestly say that this is the best dog trainer that I have come across. The results you get speak for his years of experience and love for dogs. I definitely recommend Butch and his team if you want impressive results, service and the type of experience you get after training dogs for all type of service work for over 30 years.

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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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Risa C.
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Finding a dog trainer is difficult. Finding Lynette who has actually trained CAIRN Terriers is a bonus! We start working together next week.

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Walk of Life Dog Training
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie L.
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Stephanie is a wonderful dog trainer! She helps me train my 4 month old puppy. She is very knowledgeable of dog behavior in general, and breed specific behavior, too. She teaches only positive reinforcement training techniques and is very sweet with my pup. Lola loves her, too!

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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Highly recommend,very fflexible.dog trainers with lots of experience

  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey M.
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Nancy has been such a life saver for my husband and I! She has only been working with our puppy, Remi for a month now, and I can already see such a huge difference in her behavior, manners, and obedience. The part I love most is that she meets at your home. Meeting at our house enables us to use her methods and trainings in the area our dog is the most, at home! I have been able to watch the way she trains and directs my dog and mimic that, and it has changed so much for the better! The counter surfing has decreased drastically, her basic obedience skills are close to perfect, and we are still working towards other behavior goals such as jumping. Nancy is so sweet and caring to us and our dog. She gives out her personal number to you in case of emergency, any needs, or questions you might have. I would highly recommend her to any friends I have looking for someone to help with your dogs behaviors! Thanks Nancy!

Zoom Room Trophy Club
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Breanna P.
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I initially chose Zoom Room to enroll my 8 week old puppy into puppy preschool for socialization and basic obedience. This was the best decision! Heather is great and my puppy just passed his AKC S.T.A.R. puppy test! He will now be moving on to puppy obedience and we will definitely keep coming back here! There is outstanding agility equipment here and my puppy loves learning the agility course mixed in with his obedience training! A great way to keep them engaged and learning and also super fun for the owners too! I highly recommend coming to Zoom Room for your dog/puppy training needs! We will keep coming!

Positively Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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After shopping around looking at different dog trainers, I'm SO happy I went with Pamela! Over the course of the few weeks, she taught me so much about how my body language and tone of voice communicate different things to my dog and how to use that to teach him obedience and manners. Not only did my dog master the commands, I learned how to be in control and take leadership of walks and day to day life. Pamela offered great advice and insight when I needed it and I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you!

All About Dogs
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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Tammy is very good with animals. She gave us a lot of useful information to help us in working with our dogs. The sessions worked more with the owners than dogs. Just keep in mind it will be up to the owner to do the training not the All About Dogs staff. We were wanting someone to work with our dogs and train them and for us to reinforce what they were taught. In 2 sessions this was not an obtainable goal. We are happy with our start but have a long way to go.

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THE Pack: Big D's Best Buds
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
Randy M.
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The team at Canine Perceptions exhibit a great caring attitude toward the animals they train. They were more concerned about getting Daisy trained properly than they were with trying to get her through the program in as little time as possible or have her back on a set schedule. This is the third dog we have had trained by a professional trainer and of the 3 trainers we have used Canine Perceptions is by far at the top of the list.

  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Trevor S.
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Amber was the perfect trainer for our dog Patterson and we would eagerly recommend her to our friends.

  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby G.
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Beth has trained 2 dogs for me and both times I was completely satisfied with the results. After she trained my dogs she trained me and the rest is history. I would highly recommend Beth as a great dog trainer. Bobby Gerber

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

Mobile Master Dog Training
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alan C.
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I had found a four or five week old Puppy and decided to raise it. As she grew I wasn't having any luck with any kind of training. She wasn't having any of it and I was getting near wits end with her, you no what I mean, the constant jumping on everyone, running out the door when it's opened just for a second and once out she was always running off, but the worst was that she loved to use my carpeting as her private rest room. I had to face the facts that I might have a Jug head on my hands. Then a friend told me about a service were a Master Dog Trainer would come to my home and work with Lucy to correct all those bad behaviors in her own comfortable environment and because it was a mobile service I didn't have to break up my day taking her somewhere for an hour lesson twice a week. Well it worked extremely well, Vicki Nourse came out on a regular basis and she worked magic with Lucy and I'm glad to report that she's now a very well mannered companion. I've thanked my friend a couple times for the great tip on this great service.

Stacey W.
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Brandon did a great job training my dog, Tobias. He took the time and was patient with my boxer/lab mix. Tobias had a large problem with obeying my commands in public with distractions. He now is able to focus on me! I just need to keep up all the hard work Brandon put in! Thank you Brandon for everything!

TDS CANINE SOLUTIONS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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We are blown away with the progress of our rescued Border Collie puppy. The trainers at TDS Canine Solutions took our fear agressive 6-month old to a well behaved puppy in just 5 weeks. We could not be more impressed with their style and results. Loving traing that not only taught our puppy how to behave, but professional expertise that taught us how to raise this sweet boy. We are forever grateful. By the way, we've had more than 10 dogs in the past, but simply couldn't figure out how to deal with with fear agression. This team knows their stuff!

Training Spot
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Posted my needs and the next day found a trainer. It was easy, which is what I needed.

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