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Arlington Dog Trainers

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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 225 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 729 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie C.
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After looking and talking with a host of trainers, I picked Lauren to help me train Sailor. He's a ACD Blueheeler and is typically smart and can be "Hard Headed". Lauren and Sailor hit it off first rattle out of the box and Sailor and I learned a lot. I have purchased many books on dog training, Lauren taught us things that the books never even mentioned. Sailor and I are looking forward to our next lessons here at home, with her. No "Doggy Boot Camp" for us!

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

If you are looking for a simpleton trainer with a clicker and a smile then this is not your trainer. If you are looking for a real trainer with real results, this is the place to go. I have been working with Butch Cappel at his training facility for a few years now. I was originally just looking for some obedience training for a dog with endless energy. Not only did I get excellent results from his training techniques, but I soon learned that Butch has a whole lot more to offer. Protection training, Tracking, Search & Rescue, Drug detection, Agility, Advanced obedience, Conformation showing... etc. etc. If a dog can be used to perform the task, Butch can teach you and your dog how to do it. I have also adopted a pure bred American Bulldog from Butch's facility. He is now a Dual Champion conformation show dog. I have also competed and titled him in several working venues. http://www.bubbacus.com/accomplishments.html I can't say enough good things about Butch and his training programs. I highly recommend him.

WeTrainDogs
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Mark A.
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I highly recommend this company. Maury is outstanding and I was so impressed with his knowledge and approach to dog training.

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Net's Happy Pets
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy R.
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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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Debidawg LLC
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura G.
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Debi is such a nice person let alone a great dog trainer! She is highly skilled and very knowledgeable! Thanks again!

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Walk of Life Dog Training
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 73 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.

  • 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.

Wanda Woof Dog Training
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Jess T.
Verified review

Wanda learns the owners strengths and the dogs needs on the 1st lesson. She will provide you with different techniques that meet both of your needs. Wanda goes the extra mile to have a different technique/lesson each class to keep the dog on the learning path. She will give you training milestones throughout the different stages of your dogs life.

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
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Stella Y.
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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!

In Home Dog Training
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Billie C.
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Tena is very professional and knowledgeable about training dogs. She has a very pleasing personality and I really like her. I would recommend her to help you with your dog training needs.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue H.
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I appreciate Brian's approach to dog training. He establishes a relationship with the dog to create a desire within the dog to want to please him. I also believe that takes time. Every other trainer I talked to only wanted the dog for two weeks, which in my opinion is not enough time to really teach a dog obedience. I have been visiting Brian and Harry once a week and I'm very pleased with Harry's progress. I'm also learning how to reinforce the training once Harry comes back home. Brian has been a pleasure to work with and a very competent trainer.

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Canine Perceptions
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 38 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.

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Arlene Ruiz
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Absolutely a delight to work with. This is my first time to have a dog and Arlene is helping me alleviate my fears. Knowledge is power. And all the informative tools, techniques and skills she is sharing with me helps me embrace and celebrate the joys of having Noelle( my sweet labradoodle)!!!

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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.

Comfort Crew Pet Sitters
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Colette F.
Verified review

Comfort Crew provides great care for our dogs! We've used them during extended vacations and also for occasional single afternoon visits. Belinda and Daniel go above and beyond! They always spend a lot of time playing with the pups and showing them love so that they don't feel lonely. They've even stayed extra time to keep the pups company during scary thunderstorms! Every time we travel, we call Comfort Crew. The email updates after each visit keep us updated during our travels. It's great peace of mind having them take care of our fur babies!

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!!!

The Perfect Pet Sit
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Penny L.
Verified review

Michelle was a delight! She took such good care of my dog and my house. All went perfectly! I definitely recommend her...

The Doggy Walker
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy K.
Verified review

My dog loves his midday walk. You couldn't ask for a nicer experience for your furbaby.

  • 3 years in business
Fred K.
Verified review

Rachel is super good at working with dogs and very detail oriented...

Aspen’s K9 University
5.0
from 1 review
  • 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

Fort Worth, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    My 2 yr old Pitt mix has been becoming aggressive to strangers on her walks and when friends come to the house, and exspecially when she is in her kennel.
  • $160
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Arlington, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    I have two male boxers that are brothers, born aug 3, 2011 just over a year old. we also have a female minpin that lives in the house.
  • $213.75
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer for a Puppy

Fort Worth, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    Has completed dog course at Pets Mart, but will only respond to commands when I have a treat. Will not come when called, jumps and nips on children and jumps on adults.
  • $213.75
    Average price
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