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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 226 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 739 hires on Thumbtack
Schelly W.
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Lauren is very knowledgeable when it comes to training your dog. She provides a lot of information and suggestions.

WeTrainDogs
4.6
from 77 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Meriya P.
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Maury is great as he has been a great help training me and my puppy. I have found it easier to go on walks, have guest over and learned how to refocus my dogs energy. As I continue my training I will most definitely continue with Maury’s help.

K9 Kountry
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
Garret B.
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If you are looking for a simpleton trainer with a clicker and a smile then this is not your trainer. If you are looking for a real trainer with real results, this is the place to go. I have been working with Butch Cappel at his training facility for a few years now. I was originally just looking for some obedience training for a dog with endless energy. Not only did I get excellent results from his training techniques, but I soon learned that Butch has a whole lot more to offer. Protection training, Tracking, Search & Rescue, Drug detection, Agility, Advanced obedience, Conformation showing... etc. etc. If a dog can be used to perform the task, Butch can teach you and your dog how to do it. I have also adopted a pure bred American Bulldog from Butch's facility. He is now a Dual Champion conformation show dog. I have also competed and titled him in several working venues. http://www.bubbacus.com/accomplishments.html I can't say enough good things about Butch and his training programs. I highly recommend him.

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Net's Happy Pets
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy C.
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Lynette was great with our puppy training needs. We look forward to Thursday's session. He's already calmer since the training.

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Walk of Life Dog Training
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bri C.
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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!

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Krystin S.
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I found Nancy online almost a year ago, and found myself having a hard time figuring out what dog training classes I needed for my dog Bowinkle. We had just adopted Bowinkle and he was about 6 months old and into everything and HORRIBLE at walking on a leash. When I called and spoke to Nancy I immediately felt I had made the right choice in calling her first. I didn't want to have to take Bowinkle to a class group setting and not get one-on-one attention and struggle with Bowinkle being to "interested" in the other dogs. The fact that Nancy does all visits at our house and offers many different types of service plans was a huge plus. I had no clue what we were getting into and how long we may or may not need her. We decided to sign up for a year; since then she has come every 2-3 weeks. What I like most about Bark Busters is we as dog owners are learning the correct way to train our dog(s) and become their Pack Leader. I can have as many dogs as I want from here on out and know that I can train/lead them on my own, and if I have a hard time I can call Nancy and she'll be here to assist. Nancy is a very professional and respectful person whom my pets, and myself have grown to love. I recommend her to everyone who is interested in dog training. I thought my Bowinkle was never going to grow out of his old habits and today I have a completely different dog. Thank you so much Nancy for your help, care and knowledge. Thanks, Krystin Scott

Hilton Butler's K-9 Bootcamp
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie G.
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What a wonderful decision to send our precious new baby, Graham Cracker to be trained! The Hilton-butler method is a family centered, reward based program that has remained with our Doodle since we brought him home. The program is very easy to follow at home because the precepts are common sense and affection based. Our sweet Graham came home beautifully socilzed and civilized and ready to join our "pack". He has been a great pleasure because his training stayed with him, and his training was so easy for us, as his forever family, to reinforce. The Hilton-Butler new puppy training program is invaluable!

Zoom Room Trophy Club
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Susan T.
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Fantastic staff and great place for puppy training and fun!

Positively Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Stella Y.
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Pamela has helped so much with training our dog Darwin. She's taught us how to take charge of Darwin. Darwin now knows that we make the rules. Additionally, Pamela has helped us with Darwin's barking problem. Whenever anyone would come over, Darwin would immediately start barking. Pamela showed us how to get him to stop barking, and it works!

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THE Pack: Big D's Best Buds
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill R.
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A great dog trainer. We saw progress instantly. Very easy going and friendly. On time and very polite. Gave us very good tips to work on and I liked how he has a balanced approach towards dog training.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Jim A.
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Brian was very good with our dog. He's much better walking on a leash and listens to us better than when he left. The only downside to training our dog this way is that it's a remote location so we have far more distractions in our neighborhood than out on the ranch. But Brian did some socialization training and left us with good tips and instructions for continuing to help our dog learn that he needs to be calm when approaches other dogs. Our dog was sad to see Brian leave.

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Canine Perceptions
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Shawn C.
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They did a great job with our Puppy

Mobile Master Dog Training
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bev L.
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Vicki worked with a recently acquired rescue dog, a 1 year old yellow Lab which was tied to a tree on a short rope. The pup was ill mannered and had no training of any kind. In a very short time Vicki shaped the dog into a well mannered, indoor dog. We were able to place her with a family which included a young toddler. Gracie and her new family are doing great and the parents are so grateful the the training that Vicki put into her to insure that she is the perfect fit for them. I recommend her services for small or big dog training needs.

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Mallory Moffat 🐶
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
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Mallory has taken care of my dog for over a year now whenever needed. She also spent some time training my dog. Mallory is very dependable and reliable, and great with my dog.

Perfect Pack Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anna W.
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I recently rescued 2 puppies that are just under a year. Never having puppies before, I had no clue what was in store for me. Both puppies were out of control and I was miserable. I have completed 3 lessons (with 3 left to go) with Chris and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Training puppies is a lot of work but with Chris’ help, I have begun to build a good foundation for me and the puppies! Chris’ techniques and training style truly work and are allowing me to enjoy the puppies while keeping them under control. I highly recommend Chris!!!

TDS CANINE SOLUTIONS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Debra H.
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We are blown away with the progress of our rescued Border Collie puppy. The trainers at TDS Canine Solutions took our fear agressive 6-month old to a well behaved puppy in just 5 weeks. We could not be more impressed with their style and results. Loving traing that not only taught our puppy how to behave, but professional expertise that taught us how to raise this sweet boy. We are forever grateful. By the way, we've had more than 10 dogs in the past, but simply couldn't figure out how to deal with with fear agression. This team knows their stuff!

Sit Stay Play
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Patti D.
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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!

Aspen’s K9 University
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ginger C.
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Great class. The trainer is very patient with the dogs and their owners and you can tell that she loves dogs. She gives you homework to do with your dog for the next class and if you follow her directions, you’ll see the progress with your dog. The trainer provider great info on dog behavior.

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I do a basic job, doing off leash training, home and family protection, behavior issues, house breaking, aggression problems, etc.

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    The dog training industry is a small one. The skills required are not something one can learn in school. With 21 years experience and thousands of dogs trained, the quality we offer is second to none.

    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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