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Good Dog Training
4.9
from 312 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 695 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andrew K.
Verified review

I have worked with trainers in the past, but Rona brought a much different perspective to it! She's very in depth about how her training works, why the training is designed like it is, and why my dog acts like he does in various situations. She also does a good job of focusing on the dog getting things right, and not correcting my dog every time he doesn't act as I want. She is very positive, and firmly believes no dog is that far away from behaving exactly how I want. She also knows a lot about dog nutrition and ties this into the training and rewards that I am giving my dog. I cannot say enough positive things, and I will be using her again for a follow up session. Rona is very passionate about dogs, and training, and made us feel great going forward. It was also good to hear someone tell us what we were doing wrong, and why it was wrong rather than only focusing on the behavior of the dog. I would recommend her to everyone with any dog, big or small!!!

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K9 Kenny
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Melissa F.
Verified review

I highly recommend Kenny! He is very personable and professional. Communication was outstanding. Our dog’s behavior has vastly improved after 5 sessions, and we now have the tools to continue working with him after our final session. Thanks, Kenny!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jack G.
Verified review

Selene has been great at training our 5 year old Lab/Mastiff. She explains what to do and why and learns all she can about the dogs temperament so she can make specific recommendations.

K9 Mastery LLC
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Erin C.
Verified review

I've had the pleasure of working with Christie both recently and over the last several years. She is an excellent trainer! She has saved many shelter dogs that would have otherwise had a very unhappy ending. She is professional, punctual, very knowledgeable about dog behavior, and her training program has wonderful results. I look forward to working with her for years to come! I would highly recommend her services if are looking for a trainer in general or if your dog has aggression issues.

Canine Moxy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Chad G.
Verified review

Kris at Canine Moxy is very knowledgable about dog behavior, especially big/working dogs like our Malamute and Husky/Shepherd mix. He is a great instructor, giving you simple exercises to do with your dogs between training to continue the lessons, and is at your service anytime you have questions. Price can't be beat for all you get with Canine Moxy.

Austin Dog Zone
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
Verified review

We love Austin Dog Zone. I continue to be amazed by Laura and her willingness to educate. From the first time I asked for help to my ninety ninth question---she responded enthusiastically and quickly with a wealth of information. I have noticed a tremendous difference in my dogs behavior and health thanks to Laura's training and diet tips.

The Dog Chick
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nic A.
Verified review

We have been super pleased with Tiffany and her reliability. She is so easy to work with and helpful in a pinch with her "can-do" attitude. She is a genuine animal lover, and our dogs are always happy to see her. She's very responsive, and we've been so glad to have found her for home care instead of kennels!

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn B.
Verified review

Sammye is amazing and very caring with animals. I would completely trust her with my pups if ever I needed a dog sitter!

Premier Pet TLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michele M.
Verified review

Samantha and Julie were great! We contacted Premier Pet TLC as the first on our list of possible sitters and we didn't have to look any further! From our first meet & greet, Samantha went out of her way to gain the trust of our loving fur babies. We had them come twice a day to walk our dog, change litter, and feed everybody, and stay overnight for 4 nights so our animals wouldn't get lonely. Samantha went above and beyond with our youngest cat, Toby, who has confidence issues. By the end of her stay, our normally very shy boy was coming out of his safe place to investigate and show her some love at dinner time. Their online portal is fantastic to use and makes it easy to schedule future visits. Through the portal, we were sent progress reports after each visit, which included photos and updates on how everybody was doing. We even got special Mother's Day greeting photos from each of our adorable pets! We loved Premier Pet TLC so much, that it was a joy to accept Samantha's offer for a behavioral session with Toby to help work on his kitty confidence, and we very much look forward to it. We will now always recommend Premier Pet TLC to anybody who asks, and if we could give an even higher rating we absolutely would. If you're looking for a caring sitter to take care of your pets while you're away, there is no better choice!

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie C.
Verified review

Great service! Super professional, and great with dogs. Takes job seriously and you can tell he had a passion and very good knowledge of animals. A+++

Lucky Star Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Aaron N.
Verified review

Just an FYI for anyone seriously considering htraining / boarding for their dog.... Jennifer came highly recommended to me by several people in my neighborhood/community when I desperately needed help with a foster Shepard that had aggression and other behavioral issues. Thank God I took their advice. I cannot speak highly enough about Jennifer as a person, let alone her ability to read, understand, and communicate with an animal. It’s truly a God given gift. I gave her virtually zero information about this dog, yet She spotted several behavioral tendencies within two minutes of meeting the dog that were scary accurate. I left him with her for 3 weeks and picked up a totally different dog. Unbelievable! Her ability (and patience) to train me how to reinforce it all may have been her hardest part of the training :) With Jennifer’s help, I actually ended up adopting the Shepard and he is the best dog I’ve ever had. He goes EVERYWHERE with me and is happy, balanced, confident and obedient. All signs of aggression, jumping, pulling, nipping, destructive behaviors, leash or barrier frustration; food aggression, and territoriaI issues were gone. GONE! I was afraid to walk him or let people greet him before. Now I have zero fear of his reaction in any situation. All he needed was guidance and structure from me to be comfortable and looks to me for direction rather than reacting on his own. I know I have a leash, somewhere... haven’t used it in so long I can’t remember where it is. Just thought people should know that there is a TRUE dog whisperer in our own back yard. I can speak of my experience, and name at least a dozen other families that have had the exact same experience and level of success with their dogs thanks to Jennifer - I love having the four legged companion I’ve always wanted and thanks to her talents, my dog is my best friend and biggest source of joy rather than a source of stress or worry. THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Texas pet sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
Verified review

Upon the first meeting with Hilary, I felt that she had a really great attitude and willingness to do whatever it took to make my dog feel comfortable. Super Big Plus...She was able to start right away, which took a lot of stress off of my mind. She's also very easy to work with for any adjustments to the daily/weekly walking schedule. I have a lot of gratitude for her choice to work with animals and it gives me peace of mind, that she knows her stuff.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Hank A.
Verified review

I found Julie while I was exploring the variety of things (shows, events, competitions) my dog could experience. I was referred to her for instruction in what is called Nosework (a fun search and scenting activity). Through this experience Julie has introduced me to methods of training that have developed my relationship with my dog I didn’t know was possible. Buddy (my 70 lb rescued mutt) and I are growing every day in our understanding of each other. I can better understand his behavior cues and He understands what I’m asking of Him.

Game Time Dog Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Steve Q.
Verified review

Good job to Amy!! She's been running my dogs off and on for the past 8 months and I love the fact that I don't have to worry about them while at work, or if I take a short vacation out of town. Boxer and Tina get plenty of exercise when I'm away -- twice a day! It's that time of the year for me -- VERY busy -- and it's one less thing that I have to worry about if I'm on a business trip. I also have Amy come over to walk them around the noon hour so they're not inside for 9-10 hrs while at work. The best thing is that both Boxer and Tina seem to be more relaxed when I come home from work. They're behaving much better in the apartment and when I take them on walks! It's a win-win with less stress on them, and me!! Amy is GREAT with both of my dogs and really cares about the well being of animals in general! If you're in need of pet services -- I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AMY'S JOGGIN DOGS!!

Audra's Pampered Pets
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sunshine P.
Verified review

Audra is very knowledgeable and really cares about the animals she works with. She is always willing to answer any questions I have and has made me geek even more confident as a dog owner!

Cindy Stewart
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Terrie M.
Verified review

I hire Cindy to take care of my animals when I am out of town. Not one time have I ever worried about my horses or dogs. I know they are in the best hands ever.

Treasure Fielding
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Richard R.
Verified review

Friendly lady, my dog Sky absolutely loves playing with her, and definitely a plus that she works around animals.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Because I have years of experience in customer service. I know how to listen to a client and follow through with the way they want things done. I am very adaptable and am able to pick up the needs of my clients and those of the family's pet(s).

  • New on Thumbtack
About

All through my life, I wanted to train animals and help others train their pets. It always seemed as a great way to see your hard work and time pay off. I have always liked that with proper training, the right behaviors will come out in animals, whether they are good or bad. I want to extend out to others to show them the different ways and techniques on how to handle, from a misbehaving dog to a temperamental horse. I'm here to help you exceed that goal on giving Fido another chance.

About

We do all of the Following: * Dog Walking * Bathing * General Animal Care * Medication Administration * Overnight Care * Extended Vacation Care * Care for any Non Violent Animal * House Sitting * Light Cleaning * Light laundry Future services with us will include dog grooming.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I will care for any pets that you have. I am available anytime to come and feed your animals, walk them, and give medication. I can come if you are going out for the night or if you are stuck at work all day long or if you are going on vacation. I got you covered.

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