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Denison Dog Trainers

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lacy D.
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Howard is an excellent dog trainer! His extensive knowledge and expertise in training dogs is very evident. Learning the "Alpha" way definitely helped me reevaluate how I interacted with my dogs and that there were some things I was doing that was contributing to their bad behavior. Howard is not just training your dog, he is really training owners on how to communicate effectively with their dogs. By giving us the power to train, we are able to continue to effectively maintain and extend the correct dog and Alpha communication. And even apply it to new pets! I would definitely recommend dog owners see Howard for training their pets!

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

All About Dogs
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Tammy was wonderful! She took the time to train us all and gave such great advice and suggestions that we can put in to practice. She is very knowledgeable and patient and I would definitely recommend her for any dog training needs.

  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael K.
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Liz was great with us! She taught my husband and me how to use clicker training with our dogs. She arrived promptly and was professional and courteous. She explained what she did as she was doing it and helped us understand how to continue with them.

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Liz G.
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Laura did a fantastic job taking care of my dog. My dog has some issues and she went over and beyond the call of duty to take care of her. I am grateful for her help and all she did for me and to make my dog comfortable.

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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
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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)!!!

Animal Addiction Concierge
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Olga G.
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My dog love her She very responsible and I can trust her to leave keys from my home and my dog !!!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin S.
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Hedy has been home four days after her boarding & training. We have taken several long walks and she no longer strains on her lead, nor lunges at passing cars. She also sits on command, waits before entering or exiting openings until she receives a release, and shows significant progress in getting along with our older dog. My wife and I are very pleased with the training results for Hedy from Artemis, are pleased to give our recommendation of the Artemis Dog Training and Boarding! Harry & Karen Sivess

Brandi G.
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D'anne has watched our dogs more times than I can count and is always very professional and trustworthy! She lets me know right away of any of my babies aren't feeling well and she sends fun pics also and that is awesome to see when I'm away. Not to mention my dogs LOVE her!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I work with dogs in the Dallas area who have people problems.

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I try to do a good job the first time.

  • 2 years in business
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Professionalism – A K9 Captain dog trainer acts respectfully and responsibly to all clients and their pets. Knowledge – A K9 Captain dog trainer is committed to lifelong learning to stay up to date on the most effective dog training techniques. Excellence – A K9 Captain dog trainer understands that dogs need a trustworthy and consistent leader that is worth following, and is able to help you become one. Empathy- A K9 Captain dog trainer doesn’t make anyone feel guilty for what they don’t know or what they’ve done in the past, but motivates them to do better in the future. Integrity – A K9 Captain dog trainer conducts business with professional ethics, honesty and respect. We pride ourselves in providing clients with low costs and big results.

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Available 24/7 and on short notice for any length of walk for dogs. 3 dog maximum at one time

  • 11 years in business
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I have grown up with dogs all of my life, and always been the go-to pet sitter/dog walker for the last 10 years. I love dogs of all ages and sizes, and have experience with most breeds as well. Currently raising a little maltese/poodle rescue mix of my own, and couldn't love him more. Don't be surprised if your pup learns some new commands after spending some time with me. I am mature, responsible, and consistent with a reliable car. I understand the significance of trusting someone to care for your pets, because of how important our fur babies our in our lives, so know your fur child is in good hands with me. Can only accept dogs smaller than 40 lbs in own home, but happy to watch dogs of any size or age for any other service. Dog Boarding (Dog Staying at My Home Overnight): $30* Per Dog/Night $34* Per Puppy/Night (Dogs under 1 yr) House Sitting (Staying at Client's Home): $35* Per Night $25* Per Additional Dog Doggy Day Care (Dog Staying at My Home During Day: $25 Per Dog/Day Dog Walking: $20 Per 30 Minute Walk $10 Per Additional Dog

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I will love and care for your pets as if they were my own. I will feed them, walk them, and love them.

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will take extra care of dog(s) when walking. Will not use force or abuse to control dogs if ok with owner will let the dog interact with other dogs

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We are passionate, caring, loving, and we feel like our clients and their pets become our family and pets also. We have more than a decade of experience in caring for animals. We take great pride in our attention to health and safety of the pets we care for. We pride ourselves in honesty, integrity, and staying up to date with current pet news and trends. This helps us in making recommendations about your pets health, nutrition, and overall well-being.

  • 15 years in business
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I am a certified behavior consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. I am certified through Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) and Animal Behavior College. I have thousands of hours of hands-on dog training. I offer private and group lessons for dog owners. My classes include basic, advanced, basic tracking and CGC. I also offer boarding, board and train, behavior modification programs and pack evaluations. I have been specializing in aggressive and fear behaviors.

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I have raised and rescued animals all my life, and currently have five now! I love and understand dogs especially and feel most free when caring and loving them all, even caring for other's pets; I treat them all as if they were my own. I have references and would would be willing to meet a client first, and I am used to traveling, especially more rural areas. I hope to be considered a candidate . Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

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I'm a dog trainer serving the Collin County area. I offer the following: * Problem Behavior Solutions * Basic Obedience * In-Home Training

  • 7 years in business
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We offer dog walking and pet sitting in the Downtown/Uptown/Deep Ellum areas. We are bonded and insured with the best rates!

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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