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Bay City Dog Trainers

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Pilla's Pet Services
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel T.
Verified review

Pilla has done an incredible job with our Aussie, Nox. She uses only positive training and she is very knowledgeable! It was more about teaching us than our dog and being able to understand exactly what he needs. She always explains things in an easy way to understand and she's very encouraging. Highly recommend her for all your dog training needs! She's awesome!

DogS Gone Good
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Suzie J.
Verified review

Brilliant advise for me and my dogs. I understand my dogs better and I am able to control them so much more easily. I would recommend Dogs Gone Good dog training to anyone!

Fulshear Pet Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Judy R.
Verified review

Pat is incredible. We boarded our dog for 7 days. He left a 1 yr old very hyper wire hair fox terrier. He came a back very calm and loving pet. He is no longer attacking our older toy fox terrier. Amazing. Thank you so very much! Sending our anxious min pin next. Would highly recommend her without reservation to anyone with a dog or cat that has behavior difficulties!

Puptown Houston
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Misty B.
Verified review

I can not say enough about how AWESOME Sheena is when it comes to training your dog. We have a Cane Corso and she is the best. I love her climb command. Several times I have had a contractor or someone come in and they had no ideal she was even there. One guy asked me if she was real because she had been so still and quiet. I can have a house full of kids running around and if I put her in a down command or climb she never leaves that command. I never knew how great it is to have a well behaved dog. Shenzi walks so well on her leash heeling perfectly. If you are having any issue with your dog or need any kind of training. I highly recommend Sheena. I took Shenzi in to be groomed at a pet store and everyone in there was complimenting on how well behaved she is. The owner wanted to know who my trainer was so she could send some of her clients to her. No matter where we go I always get compliments on her behavior. Love Love Love what she has done for Shenzi and our family. Thank You Sheena!!!

Sit Means Sit West Houston
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
K. R.
Verified review

I used David's Dog Training for the training of our new puppy. When we first got our Miniature Schnauzer he was an absolute mess, jumping on guests, furniture, dragging us down the street, and uncontrollably excited all the time. After a 8 week session with David's Dog Training, he was controllable and walking (not pulling) on a leash. Most of his training, believe it or not, had more to do with us as the owners than with the dog. We were the ones who needed to step up and communicate with the dog. He is now content, controllable, sociable, and a very good boy. I honestly don't know what we would have done without his help. Thank you!

  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael S.
Verified review

Rachel at BelleCreek Dog Training Center was so great with our Boston Terrier. She was friendly, prompt, has a great facility, and was patient with our dog. We would definitely go back!

Amber Bagley
5.0
from 1 review
    Shirlei M.
    Verified review

    She babysat our two American Esqimo dogs she was very professional she got along with or dogs. She did everything we required and beyond. She is the only one we trust with our dogs and I strong recommend her services.

    About

    I do pet sitting. I will play with the dogs or cats to keep them from getting bored. I will feed the animals in keeping with instructions. I will take the dogs for walks if the size of the dog is manageable, otherwise I will play in fenced yard only.

    About

    If you want a fabulous, well-trained dog, then I am the trainer for you. You get one-on-one training for either a one-time fee to work on an issue or sign up for eight weeks and really wow your friends. We don't board your pets but will travel to meet you up to 25 miles, or you can come to us. With our help, your dog will be ready to get his CGC certificate or just be a wonderful addition to your family. I also do phone consultations.

    About

    I just relocated to Lake Jackson from Indianapolis, Indiana and know from experience the guilt of leaving your dog all day. I absolutely love dogs and would love to make you and your dog feel better while you are at work.

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    I am a trainer, behavior, evaluator, walker, and sitter. I participate in competition obedience such as rally. I am a CGC and Pup Star trainer and evaluator. I am a member of AKC and Galveston Kennel Club. I am also the proud owner of three generations of Labrador retrievers, who often help me on my assignments.

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    I thoroughly enjoy dogs. I am seeking part-time and full-time dog-sitting care position. I prefer small to mid-size dogs.

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    Patience is a virtue. I work well with animals and I love dogs with care. I am motivated and trustworthy. I am reliable and dependable. I have a clean record and drug free. I am a former veteran of USMC. I have the ability to interface with dogs on every level. I will also do pet exercise and walking in a timely manner. I ensure proper safety and handling with care.

    About

    I can do anything: tattooing, dog grooming, building a house from ground up, airbrush, auto body repair and small engine repair. I can go on and on. Just ask me anything. God bless you.

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    Let's say your too busy to walk your dog Monday through Friday, that's what I'm here for. I do not cut corners. I do this professionally, and I'm always on time and provide cleaning up after pets.

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    I educate people on how to be better dog owners as well. I teach the dog to better understand their owners and together, let's make your good dog better. Sit, down, and here are all easy commands. The key is getting them understand why you have asked them to do so.

    • 20 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I own and operate my own dog obedience training business. I provide group classes, private lessons and board training. I also provide pet sitting, etc. I tailor each training session to the specifics of my clients and their dogs. I love what I do because all dogs deserve a chance to make their very first home their "forever" home through proper training and education of their "human."

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    I love animals and love walking people's pets with no problem, and yes, I care for the safety of my clients and their pets, so feel free to stop by. Thanks, Henry A.

    About

    I am based in Sugar Land. I want to provide personal assistance services, including errands, shopping, dog walking and care.

    About

    M.A.D.S. is set apart from other trainers because we offer affordable in-home dog training. Lowest price guaranteed and we guarantee results after one session or its free.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I'm retired and live with my own two dogs which I care for 24/7 in a fenced backyard. I've had dogs, cats, and fish all my life. I am looking to care for your pet dog, whether it be walking, feeding, giving its meds, or companionship in a loving environment or your own setting.

    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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