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Good Dog Training
4.9
from 312 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 695 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jingjing L.
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Rona was truly a great trainer. I needed a trainer for my rescue dog who is shy and easily scared. I've had dogs before and were able to train them, but this one I had no idea what to do. I needed a way to let my dog know that she can trust me. Without me saying this, Rona taught me and my boyfriend a way to gain our puppy's trust and to build our relationship. It's been a couple of days now and the trick totally works! Even when we go out now our dog would look at us instead of panning left and right. What I truly appreciate from Rona's training is that she taught us just enough for us to get started on the dog training. I wasn't overwhelmed with information and the tricks she taught us were useful ones for this stage of the dog's training. I think dog trainers need to realize that as much as they are training the dogs, their main task is to train the humans on how to train their own dogs, and that's exactly what Rona did. Thank you Rona, Lucy is doing a lot better (still problems here and there but getting better)!

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

Kenny has been fantastic!! In just a few sessions, he has got my little Cosmo listening to me like never before. He is very attentive and listens to any questions or concerns I may have. I've worked with several different dog trainers, but K9 Kenny is by far the best. I've already recommended him to several of my friends!!

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

Dog trainer seemed very professional got past what I thought he could not get past my dog is very large and has a very mean bark but that did not stop the dog trainer for going in and handling him very gentle of course but affirmative loved it what would make it better is more consecutive sessions I know the days closer together

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!

K9 Mastery LLC
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea Y.
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My boyfriend and I adopted a 6 week old pit bull named Huck in November 2013 the very first night we brought him home to feed him, I leaned down to pet him and he immediately starting growling. We tried to work with him ourselves but his food aggression started escalating as he got older and he also started being very aggressive towards us and family before he was 4 mo. Old. Our vet at the time told us that he needed to be neutered ASAP. So after we did that, we expected him to be more calm and less aggressive. Nothing really changed except he became more aggressive to the point where he would never let us give him a bath, clip his nails, being at the vet, pet him while he was eating or had any kind of bones to chew on, putting a collar on him, getting close to him and trying to touch his face. He would lash out at us if we did any of those things. It broke my heart more than anyone could understand because I was always so loving and affectionate towards my other dogs and the fact that I couldn't even love on my dog just ate me up. I became very scared of him and anytime he growled at me which was daily, I just left him alone. Me and my boyfriend have taken him to a few dog trainers in the past but we were turned away because they said he was too agressive and he should probably be put down. We even were recommended to go see a (Dog Phychiatrist) so he could be put on meds forever to help him be obedient. When I found out how much that was, it was insanely amount of money that we just couldn't afford. I was actually starting to consider to have him euthanized because so many people have told us that he is just to dangerous. I felt so alone and I just didn't want to be scared of my own dog anymore. My final attempt to get him help was actually on thumbtack. I listed my needs for a dog trainer and explained how agressive he was and expected to get no reply back from anyone because of his behavior. But then within 5 minutes of me posting my request, Christie said that she could help us. My boyfriend and I were kind of skeptical about it at first cause we didn't think she fully understood his condition and that maybe she just turn us away like all the others. But she explained to me that dealing with agressive breeds was actually her specialty which made me feel a lot better. On His very first day there of training he acted up pretty bad and Christie told that Huck needed to stay there for a while so she could work one on one with him without us being around. It was the hardest decision I ever had to make at that point but we decided to leave him there. It was very hard on us but we would have rather had to say goodbye for a little than have to say goodbye to him forever. Christie made us feel better by sending us emails and pictures almost daily about Huck's progress. We were finally able to bring him home 3 months later and we could not be more pleased with his behavior right now. I can finally say that we are able to put Huck's collar on him, clip his nails, and my most favorite part of all, he finally let's us love all over him and get close and touch his face. We know that he still has a long way to go, but he has made so much progress and we are so thankful from the bottom of our hearts for Christie. She is absolutely amazing with all of the dogs. You can really tell that she is genuine and really cares about what she does. We are learning so much from her and Ms.Jessica. That is why we drive 3 hours to see her for Class every Saturday morning from Houston.

Training Tails
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Scott A.
Verified review

Wonderful to work with listening to my requests. Also, the pup came back even better behaved!

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Suz M.
Verified review

Brought both our 'boys' (Bouvier des Flanders - head strong!) to Canine Academy for puppy training nearly 10 years ago and have continued to use them for boarding since then. Can't say enough good things about Lisa and her crew. The boys are so well-behaved (and know some pretty great tricks) and perk up when we say "Are we going to see Lisa?" Highly Recommend for training and/or boarding!

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda F.
Verified review

I cannot say enough nice things about Doug. He takes amazing care of my dog, Penny and always sends updates on how she is doing. He is always accommodating to my hectic schedule and gives me the most important thing when I'm away...peace of mind. I know that not only is my home safe, but Penny is happy and well loved. Often when I return from trips, I find a thoughtful note and lovely plant or yummy soup waiting for me from Doug and Kitty. And the amazing part about all of this is the extremely reasonable pricing! If you choose to hire Doug, you will never look for another pet sitter again, I guarantee it,

  • New on Thumbtack
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My training methods are gentle, allowing the animal I work with to choose the to shape themselves to the behaviors I am offering to them in my program.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We offer affordable, reliable, and loving pet services to residents of the Circle C Ranch area in Austin, TX. We treat our animals gently and with care, whether it's training your dog to fetch a stick or administering his medication. We are backed by years of experience of pet ownership, and treat each animals as if they were our own. We are respectful to pet owners, and do our best to create a complete solution for our clients.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We have over twenty years of experience working with dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Our specialty is rehabilitating "hopeless cases," especially aggressive and reactive dogs. Through our work with area shelters and rescue groups, we have reformed many dogs who would have been euthanized, and made them suitable for adoption. We offer classes on various topics that are limited to only 4 dogs, so that everyone gets ample one-on-one attention and practice. Some of our customers prefer the convenience and flexible schedule of our private, customized sessions held at our facility in East Austin or at their location. Finally, we have our board and train program of intense behavioral modification for truly tough cases or just a basic brush-up on manners and obedience, while the owners are on vacation or traveling. Please visit our website for more details about schedules and pricing, training tips, articles, videos, and other information.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I take care of dogs, cats, and other animals when needed. I provide food and basic care like exercise walking. If they get dirty, I will give them a bath and any other basic needs.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am an experienced house sitter, dog sitter, cleaner, landscaper, and general contractor. I am prompt and thorough, and I take pride in my work. I am a people person and work well with direct instruction. Getting the job done exactly to the customer's satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me.

Dogs Love Leaders
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lou C.
Verified review

Very Precise and clear instructions. Helpful. Will continue.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have always been a lifetime lover of dogs. When I had to leave my puppy behind and move across the country to attend college, I still wanted to be able to do all the things I enjoyed doing with my own dog. Happy Hounds is a business that provides services such as dog walks, play time, checkups, or feeding when you're away. It's great for anyone who may have a busy schedule and wants to give his/her dog some extra exercise or fun time!

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