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  • 13 years in business
  • 700 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Annmarie .

Verified review

Lauren was outstanding. She was so helpful and knowledgeable about dog behavior. I loved that she was quick and to the point - easy to follow and understand. She stayed on track and answered all of our questions. She provided easy, helpful advice that we can start doing in our home right away. And it worked!! Her prices are so reasonable for such a great service. She even spend extra time with us. We will definitely use Lauren again. Thank you for bringing peace to our home! :)

Amanda P.

Verified review

Our pup is only 6 was old and didn’t have interaction with her mother & limited exposure to litter mates for only the first 3 weeks: Lauren brought her 9mo old pup to interact as well as talk about the training and philosophy, etc. It was really great to see our Storm learning to be a dog, and good behavior as a dog right away. My husband and I were sold and went for the full training package :)

Katherine H.

Verified review

Incredibly knowledgeable, immediately effective, we started noticing results in our dog's behavior the next day, and after only 1 lesson. Very down to earth and great rapport with dogs (and people)! Thanks Lauren, we'll be scheduling more lessons soon.

K9 Kountry

4.6

(69)

  • 26 years in business
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Nick R.

Verified review

Butch was really great to work with. He was so knowledgeable about dogs. He taught us so much about how to handle our problem with one of our dogs attacking the other. He also was able to piece together how we got in this situation in the first place. He provided us with the tools and knowledge to deal with our dog problem. One of the tools he gave us was a video disc displaying what behavior to look for when the dog is getting ready to attack. Finally, he offered to allow us to contact him if we ran into any problems or had any questions. Thank you Butch.

Rebecca S.

Verified review

We were just about ready to return our rescue Boxer. Butch took him in for 10 days. What a drastic difference in his behavior. Don't get me wrong we have a way to go but we feel confident Butch will be right there working with us & our pup to be great!

Rob W.

Verified review

Butch did a great job with our dog Harley she was a very aggressive dog before and had some behavior issues that needed to be corrected and butch did a great job helping her I would recommend this place to anyone!

WeTrainDogs

4.6

(62)

  • 8 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Anthony W.

Verified review

Maury trained Nikey, our 8 month old lab during a 1 week live-in period! Nikey came home a brand new puppy! This is a great training academy! Nikey not only changed some bad behavior he has also become more focused an obeys much easier! I would highly recommend Maury to train any dog! Great experience!!!

Neal W.

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We've only had two sessions and I already see a noticeable change in behavior. Maury keeps the dog engaged throughout and I am thoroughly satisfied so far. Very reasonable rates and pretty flexible schedule make the experience even better. Thanks Maury.

Jeanne G.

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After the first session, there was a huge improvement in my dogs behavior, and the instructions were easy to follow and continue after the instructor left the house.

  • 3 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours

Corey A.

Verified review

Heidi did a great job on our animals. Our Golden mix is pretty laid back while getting bathed and shaved, and he looks great. She also shaved our Maine Coon cat. He's not as laid back while getting bathed and shaved, but they did a great job with him. They both look great, and the service was quick!

Jordan G.

Verified review

Heidi did a wonderful job with grooming our dog! She was very polite and professional. She also brought along a trailer so there was no mess in our house. My dog and I couldn't be happier, wonderful service!

Robert F.

Verified review

She came on time and took care of my dog that needed a lot of work. She was very patient with my dog, she was very confident on what she was doing.

TOP PRO
  • 18 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Vanessa C.

Verified review

I have a small breed dog and have had a difficult time finding a trainer. The moment I talked to Net's Happy Pets I knew she had the skill set to help me with my sweet little guy. She came to our home and I instantly felt like I had finally found someone knowledgeable, kind, non judgemental, and truly has a love of animals.

Linda S.

Verified review

She is a pleasure to work with, guiding us with our pup, teaching both us and the pup appropriate behaviors for success. I would highly recommend her and her methods of training.

Lauren P.

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Everything about Lynette is amazing. She treats my dogs like her own and has done amazing things with their behavior. I'm so happy I found her.

TOP PRO
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Emily C.

Verified review

Debi is by far the most trustworthyhy care giver I know. I've had the honor of knowing Debi for years and I can't say enough amazing things about her. You don't come across people like this very often, so when I say it's an honor, I truly mean that will all of my heart. I've known Debi as an animal control officer as well, and I'll just say you don't come across ACO's like her at all!!!! I worked in the veterinary field for 8 years, so trust me when I say that. She will treat your pet as if they were her own and nothing less! I love Debi and respect her to the fullest!

Larry S.

Verified review

Needed my Service Dog bathed and dried off. He's a high drive little guy. She was very professional and I can't say a negative word about my experience. Thank for giving Maverick a bath. Knowing how to handle the animal professionally and efficiently means she knows exactly what she's doing!

Niki H.

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Debra was great with my old lab! She did a fine job and knowledgeable about a lot of animal stuff. I'll definitely be calling her again!

TOP PRO
  • 29 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Katy V.

Verified review

With only one training session so far I noticed a major improvement in my dog Bleau's behavior. He is so strong and pulls on the leash and Nancy was able to make him heel and obey. Nancy is incredibly knowledgable, helpful and accommodating. She truly cares about your dog and doing everything she can to ensure success with the training. I am so excited to practice the training excercises Nancy provided and see Bleau's progress!

Ashley T.

Verified review

Nancy is great! Today we had our first session with my blue heeler ChelseaBlue. Chelsea has anxiety and Nancy was very informative and talked me through Chels' training session. She goes through everything exactly how it's done and makes sure you understand everything. We've already schedule upcoming revisits and I'm very happy I chose Nancy to work with. I already have seen improvement with Chels' behavior.

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

Nancy was very informative and started the training immediately while explaining the concepts and methodology of Bark Busters. During the first visit, Nancy took us through and practiced with us the techniques needed to train our dog effectively. We have seen an immediate change in our dog’s behavior. We are looking forward to our future training sessions.

  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Sherrina S.

Verified review

Wanda was wonderful with my 2 year old previously neglected foster dog and was able to teach me some very simple techniques to start training him. After one session there was already a marked difference in his behavior. I am no longer as stressed on the what or how to train him. She is prepared with treats and how to start. And she emailed me further instructions on how to work with him until our next session. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. Before her help, he was too antsy to pay attention, and I had no way to reach him. Now he makes eye contact and enjoys our training sessions.

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.

Shelley S.

Verified review

Wanda is very kind and has helped us work with our crazy Bulldog Bella. Wanda takes a gentle approach and the dog loves her. She even met us at a park with her dog to give our dog socialization and play time. We have another dog but Bella enjoys attacking him. Most important is to practice the tools Wanda has taught us.

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Laura B.

Verified review

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!

Megan M.

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Pamela did amazing with our dog. She was very good at explaining our dogs behavior and how to correct it. We were able to conquer basic commands and break his jumping habit. She was a pleasure to work with and very flexible with our schedule.

Marcy E.

Verified review

Pamela is the best and is truly a dog whisperer. She will teach the owner the skills to maintain a well-trained dog for life!

  • 12 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Karen D.

Verified review

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.

Jason P.

Verified review

She has been great. She showed us how to handle excessive barking with our Maltese. We will do a few more sessions at home with her. I have also enrolled my Cockapoo puppy in her puppy obedience class up in Melissa. I would diffently recommend her services.

Kim M.

Verified review

Tammy was great! She answered all of our questions and helped us focus on the behaviors we want to change. Her method is working and our dog is really responding to how we are training him.

TOP PRO
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min
  • Burleson, TX

Cyndi L.

Verified review

Tena is amazing! I had two badly behaved dogs that needed training. Tena helped me set up a list of behavioral goals for my dogs. She then provided a detailed training schedule to help accomplish those goals. After just a few weeks of weekly training sessions, my dogs can now sit, lie down, stay, and “leave it” on command. They now walk on a leash without pulling – something I was unable to accomplish on my own. Tena is affordable, knowledgeable, patient, and dependable. She teaches you how to train your dog so that you can practice commands on your own. I highly recommend Tena for any dog training needs. Cyndi L.

Jose G.

Verified review

After our 3rd meeting I can confidently say my dog is on the right path. She's learned a lot more than I ever could teach her and I'm looking forward to the rest of the training. Her price rate is better than the traditional pricing when it comes to private training, in my opinion. Highly recommended.

Scott L.

Verified review

Tena does a nice job of teaching both the pup and their human. The fact that she comes to your home is great. She uses clicker training/positive re-inforcement which is also important to me. I have already recommended her to my colleagues at work.

  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Frisco, TX

Sara W.

Verified review

Over the last year, I have been fortunate to have Hilton Butler from K-9 Bootcamp train my puppy so he could become a therapy dog. From the first encounter with the Butler family I knew my dog would be in good hands. They understood the purpose of his training and knew what he would have to learn in order to become a therapy dog for kids with special needs. I was greatly relieved to know that my dog would be staying in their house with their children. This meant a lot to me since my dog spent 6 weeks being trained. To know that he would not be neglected in a kennel on a large property was a huge relief. Auggie was immediately welcomed by all family members and was treated like one of their own pets. He was in loving hands from the moment he walked in the door. I felt that Hilton was able to apply various protocols to meet my dog’s needs due to his extensive background with K-9 training in the military, police, and service dog environments. Hilton demonstrates a firm hand while training, but uses positive reinforcement as well, which was needed for my dog. He ensures that you know the protocols to carry over in the home environment after training is complete. If there was any question regarding Auggie’s behaviors at home, Hilton was available by email, phone, and even conducted follow up sessions at my house. K-9 Boot Camp is a professional and loving dog training facility. They excel in providing individual treatment to meet your specific training goals. Customer service and compassion for their work shines through. Hilton, took time on a Sunday in November to drive all the way to Auggie’s therapy test for moral support. Auggie passed with flying colors and now comes to work everyday as a certified therapy dog. He is happy in his new role making sure all kids have a smile on their face while receiving therapy! We could not have done it with out Hilton.

Patrick M.

Verified review

made our Irish wolfhound a manageable and more enjoyable companion and gave us clear guidance on how to continue improving the dog;s behavior, as well as the offer of future assistance.

Alan B.

Verified review

Hilton did an amazing job with our Goldendooddle puppy. He knows his stuff and as long as you follow his instructions you will have a well behaved dog!!

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Bri C.

Verified review

Stephanie was fantastic with Crown. He was a little nipping puppy that wanted to chew on everything AND everyone in the house before she came out for our 1st session and now he's a well behaved little boy (some of it is still a work in progress but the progress with only 3 sessions is INCREDIBLE). My husband and I decided to use Walk of Life Dog Training because of Stephanie's flexibility with our schedule - we both work long hours and don't always have congruent time off and Stephanie was willing to figure out a time that worked best for the both of us! Crown, our puppy, absolutely LOVED his time with her and it was amazing to see how expanding his mind through training was eliminating the unwanted behavior that we'd experienced prior to training with Stephanie. Additionally, she is so incredibly kind and just wants to make sure that your life with your dog is as happy as possible! We would absolutely recommend Stephanie and Walk of Life Dog Training to anyone that's interested in getting their dog trained - puppy or not, I know Stephanie can teach you some tricks and effectively address any concerns you have with your pup! Thanks a bunch!

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.

Stephanie L.

Verified review

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!

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 hours

Stella B.

Verified review

During the meet and greet one of our shy cats even came out to meet Dayna. My husband and I were both shocked! Animals must know she loves them! We have started calling her our cat whisperer. She did an amazing job of watching them and we will definitely hire her again!

Dawn T.

Verified review

Dayna did an amazing job with our animals. She treated our dogs like her own and they love her. She even sent pics of our dogs which made me very comfortable leaving them in her care. I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!!!

Deborah P.

Verified review

Dayna house and pet sat for us for 3 weeks and when we returned home everything was clean and all the animals were well taken care of. We would definitely use her again and highly recommend her!!

  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Jamie J.

Verified review

We are dedicated animal lovers with 5 dogs of our own, plus typically 1-2 foster dogs. Needless to say, dog training at our house could be a challenging task for any other professional, but Valerie has truly been a lifesaver and has made tremendous progress with all of our dogs. From the moment Valerie walked into our home, we've been 100% comfortable with her and have been so impressed by her work -- her once-a-week visits have made a remarkable improvement in each of our dogs. Her ability to work with a wide range of dogs and behavioral problems is particularly impressive -- we've seen Valerie make a world of difference in our personal dogs with reactivity & control issues, to completely rehabilitating a foster dog from a hoarding situation/extreme neglect/zero socialization. In sum, we could not be happier or more impressed with Valerie's work -- HIGHLY recommend!

Simone D.

Verified review

Our cocker spaniel rescue prevented us from entertaining friends at the house, and walks were difficult because of her incessant barking. Valerie helped us understand her triggers and work with her to build her confidence and calm her behavior. Short of a miracle and a few weeks of training, our Sadie has made SIGNIFICANT progress! She loves Valerie, it's been an amazing journey together. We had a short dinner party a week ago 😄, all went sooooo well! Thank you Valerie!!!!

Karen W.

Verified review

there's not a thing to changes shes good at the job and does well and offer good infromation to aid the person to do there train with the service animals

TOP PRO
  • 21 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 38 min

Ruth C.

Verified review

My dog Bruno is a young rowdy pup, very smart but also very strong willed. After attempting to watch You Tube videos and train him myself, it seemed like I was getting nowhere. I was at my wits end and discouraged. I needed serious help! I brought my Bruno to Canine perceptions after reading good reviews elsewhere and needing help with his behaviors. He went through the 6 week off leash program and graduated yesterday. 1st, I'm very happy to have him home for Christmas but the change is so noticeable! I knew he would be super excited to be home and expected bad behaviors once he left. Only one day, but the change is extreme. The Staff of Canine perceptions returned my baby not only well cared for, but well mannered! The training they gave me put everything into perspective and gave me the understanding I needed to continue Bruno's training. I could not begin to explain how grateful I am to them.

Randy M.

Verified review

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.

April M.

Verified review

Tim, Roy and Ben did a great job with our young Doberman. She was chasing horses and we could not catch her. Now she comes when called, heels and sits. The trainers treated her with love and kindness! Great job and reasonably priced!

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Carolina C.

Verified review

Karen has been our go-to pet sitter for years! Our boys, two Australian shepherds, love her and we know that when she is here, we have nothing to worry about. We love that we can leave our dogs at home where they are most comfortable and not worry about leaving them in a kennel away from everyone and everything they know. Karen truly loves animals and has a soft spot for our doggies - it's clear by the way they act when she comes over! Recently, one of our dogs got out and was lost. Karen was so upset by this news that she personally went out looking for him. In the end, she is the one who found him and rushed him to the vet after he was hit by a car. He is doing great now and we are so thankful to have someone like her who cares so deeply for our fur babies.

Patti D.

Verified review

So far I'm very pleased with Karen and Park Cities Obedience school. Cooper begins training on the 20th and I have no doubt that he'll do great with Karen!

Jamie L.

Verified review

Karen is great. Worked around my schedule, great with my baby and with me.

  • 6 years in business
  • Dallas, TX

Kayce C.

Verified review

Sarah Roberts, SATS certified in Perception Modification and Bridge and Target Training, with an MS in education and years of experience as a special ed teacher, is one of the most talented, effective teachers/trainers I know. She is also a pleasure to deal with. She is able to train demanding and difficult animals, for a wide range of applications, and she is an outstanding teacher of owners as well. I have mentored Sarah in her SATS certifications and I am proud to have her as a trainer.

Susan B.

Verified review

Sarah is an excellent trainer, with expertise in helping dogs manage their behavior and emotions and become responsible citizens and valued family members. And she makes it fun for the dogs and their people. Worth every penny!

  • Arlington, TX

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Sunshine Dog Training & Behavior provides dog training services to families all across the Dallas/Ft Worth Texas area. From expecting parents to busy homes with teens, Sunshine Dog is here to help your family in every way possible.  From puppies to seniors, no dog is too young or old to learn something new or make a few behavior changes.

  • Hurst, TX

About

because we treat animals like humans

Emily's Animal Care

New To Thumbtack

  • Euless, TX

About

I love animals and am great with them. I don't really have a business. I just want some part-time work. I hope I can help.

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