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Galveston Dog Trainers

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Canine Counselor
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
Verified review

Lee has been great in working with our two dogs and daughter, I'd definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for some training with their dog(s)!

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Stealth k9
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
Verified review

Michael is the dog whisperer! I rescued Julie from the Houston SPCA on July 22nd after getting her home we quickly looked at each other like what have we gotten ourselves into? This pound puppy is cra cra! She was an owner surrender then adopted and quickly returned to the shelter because “she was to hyper” my husband and I made a promise to Julie that she was a good girl deep inside and we wouldn’t give up until we helped her find that good dog behavior we both just knew she had it in her! We took her to the vet and put her on m do for her sever anxiety issue that helped she calmed down but she was still clueless to any basic commands. I decided to look for a trainer to work with Julie for the behavior and anxiety issues we were seeing. I found Stealth K9 and contacted him asking about the cost for board and train. His quote was hundreds cheaper than the rest and his reviews were great he was very responsive I hired him right away! He came and picked Julie up the same day Within 4 hours of reaching out for help. When he arrived Julie did not like him at all because she didn’t know him, she actually bit him out of fear within minutes of him meeting her, that didn’t phase him at all! He was persistent with her and before he even left the house with Julie he had her healing next to him on the leash! He was there for less than 30 min. My husband was blown away. I get daily updates on Julie but after only 3 days of training he sent me a video of Julie’s progress I was in shock completely blown away. Julie loved him she was 100% fixated on him! She was already doing sit stay, heal sit and she was doing it with major noise distractions. He was using positive reinforcement by pet and praise no treats I love this style! I want my dog to perform her commands all the time not only for food. Michael and his team of trainers work day and night training the dogs. Julie has had multiple different trainers all day long so she is taught to take the commands from everyone not just 1 person she has shown no further aggression not even with new trainers she hasn’t worked with yet or doesn’t know. There aren’t enough words to express how great everyone has been with my Julie girl! I am so grateful that I found Michael and he is making it possible for me to fulfill our promise to Julie that we will never give up on her or take her back to the shelter we promised to get her the help she needs and we absolutely have.

Good Boy Obedience
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Connor B.
Verified review

Sarah is absolutely amazing! Where do I begin? As soon as you start speaking with Sarah you can immediately tell how much her profession means to her. It is clear that she is in it for the dogs and it’s obvious that she is doing exactly what she was meant to do. She will take the time to explain to you the reasons behind doing things which helps to give you a better understanding of the training and your dog. If you are looking for a dog trainer, I highly recommend Sarah!

Paws Over Texas
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Kathy G.
Verified review

Kelly is the BEST! Our dog JJ loves her! He gets so excited when she comes to the door!!! I would recommend her to everyone! She is just great and so caring with our JJ!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna P.
Verified review

Terry, the dog trainer, has been a great dog trainer. I have tried out many in and around the area where I live, and have never had any success. This time I am seeing successes that I never thought possible. My dog is making great strides. Yes, she has a long way to go, and so do I, but with Terry's help, I believe we are achieving that goal well. Terry is very professional, yet very down to earth, and will talk to you about what he wants you to do. He models everything for you, then he gives you the leash and lets you do the work with your dog. He offers good information and helps you to correct the areas in which you might be doing something wrong. He also seems to do so until he sees you are getting it right. He explains well, and he doesn't just say ok, now you do it. He observes closely and helps you. His work quality is tip top, and he is very responsive to the dog's needs as well as any needs the owner has in working with the dog. He knows what he is doing, and he knows how to teach people . Terry is rarely ever late, but if for some reason, he is going to be a few minutes late, he always calls me to let me know this. Value can mean one of two things to me. I always think of it in a monetary way first, and as far as the money that I have spent and am spending, I believe these lessons are a great price for the money. I think they are worth every penny I have put out for them. I think about not only being worth the money for the lessons, but when I think about it, this man drives all over the place, and the price is worth it for the 35 - 40 mi drive he makes to come help and teach me to teach my dog. I realize too, that he has expenses, and he has to pay for gasoline, so the monetary price I pay is definitely worth it. I really cannot express what kind of value Terry and the lessons exhibit on a teaching and content level. I think this is the most valuable thing I have learned in a long time. I cannot measure the value that the lessons have for my dog and me. I believe she feels like she has more structure, and I am feeling positive and excited , because I am learning to be her leader instead of the other way around. I am also feeling more respected by her. I am so happy that I found Always Faithful Dog Training and that I have Terry to help me and show me how to handle my dog !

Jenevi’s Pet Services
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karin L.
Verified review

Jen and I had messaged one another in order to discuss helping our dog Vanilla. Unfortunately, we are a very far distance away in order to do visits. However, she still took the time to help us as much as possible via e-mail, sending helpful tips, videos, and more. THAT is something you don't see often, and I greatly appreciate it. We are definitely going to utilize what she gave us!

Loose Leash Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Andrew A.
    Verified review

    Typically I don't post feedback for services like this. However, after the incredible training Lindsay provided for my 2yr old Aussie, Sebastian, I felt compelled to write something. I heard really great things about Loose Leash through a friend of mine and figured I would give them shot since prices were better than dog training facilities I researched around town and Lindsay was CPDT certified. I brought in my dog because I was having trouble with him getting too excited and jumping on people coming to my house, and he wouldn't come when called. Within minutes of working with Lindsay, she had my dog sitting next to me instead of jumping all over the place. Not long after that she had him coming from across the yard when called. I was amazed at how quickly Lindsay got my dog to respond! After a few more training sessions, Sebastian was a completely different dog! I highly recommend Loose Leash.

    Pooch Care
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Jocelle J.
    Verified review

    Kristen has watched my dog several times and has done a great job.

    About

    60+yrs.of family history professionally training dogs and owners to become a working team for safety and enjoyment

    About

    Are you tired of having your arm pulled out of its socket because of an undisciplined dog? It begs the question, "Who's walking who?" If you reside within 10 miles of the Clear Lake area (Southeast Houston), I can help. If you reside further than 10 miles, I must add a $10 travel fee. I have extensive experience with dogs due to my time as a dog trainer in the military. We took "green" dogs from not knowing even how to sit or heel to fully certified detector dogs that anyone would be proud of. My training model is to train you on how to train your dog. All instruction will be focused on teaching you how to train. The intent is to train you and your dog in your environment. Call for an appointment and leave a message or send an email with your name, number and a brief message regarding age, and breed of your dog. I'll call you back as soon as I can to schedule a time. Initial consultation is free where we will meet for 30 minutes to discuss your unique situation and to formulate a plan. See you soon!

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am a aminal lover and owner and you don't have to worry about injustice.

    About

    I'm an enthusiastic, energetic and professional person. I love animals and taking care of them too. I am responsible and able to perform satisfactory work.

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    What our clients tell us is that they can really tell The Pet Palace is a family owned business vs run by a corporation somewhere else. Our place is always clean and smells great. When the pets arrive, they run towards the kennel door - seriously, just come in and you can watch them! They like that we are involved in helping rescue group provide homes for pets that are permanent ones due the big discounts we offer all adopted pets. Everyone here really loves what they do and have really big hearts. We treat all clients no matter who they are equally, to us, everyone is a King or Queen.

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    I am taking care and walk dogs like a professional. I am personally available to work satisfactory, with all responsibility to attend any kind of pet.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I truly enjoy and love working with animals in ANY capacity. During my medical rehab in the service I received a lot of visits from the therapy animals while I was an inpatient and I don't know if I would have made it if not for the unwavering ,constant joy I would get from the therapy animals and all they did was lick me and put a smile on my face!

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I am particularly drawn to overnight care and am a little more cost effective and also have childcare experience which means I have experience with safety, complex problem solving and teaching. Also, my enjoyment of walking in different surroundings means the dogs might get a little extra strolling around.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    I will be walking dogs and cats and caring for pets. I have been caring for dogs for the last five years. People travel from Dallas to have their dogs taken cared of while they are on vacation. I love it.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    We are certified by Triple Crown - Academy (Star mark Academy). We have taken numerous seminars and have worked with the top dog trainers around the world. We have more than 5 demostration dogs. Our trainings are based on being FAIR to the dog and is 100% warrantied. We speak English and Spanish. We have traveled around the world with our dogs and our show called DOGS the Incredible Dog Show. We have competed and title dogs not only in obedience also in agility, Frisbee and protection sports. We are responsible and 100% animal lovers.

    About

    I offer dog behavior training. I have four labs of my own. I teach basic obedience, participate in competition sports with mine, and teach competition sports too.

    About

    We are introducing FitPet, the fitness solution for pets. Do you feel like you don't have enough time and/or energy to provide your pet with the daily exercise it needs to lead a vibrant and healthy life? Give FitPet services a try! We are now accepting a limited number of clients in the Seabrook, TX area, at a special, grand-opening rate. There is no need to travel; we'll come to you! Call us today to schedule your introductory session and to take advantage of a limited-time promotion for 20% off a monthly FitPet package for your pet. Be sure to view the various FitPet packages; there is sure to be one that meets your pet's unique needs.

    About

    Cameron's Critter Care provides dog walking, exercise and all critter pet sitting services. My love for all the earth's critters is demonstrated in my service and care of your beloved pets!

    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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    Need a Dog Trainer

    Galveston, TX

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years, 3+ years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs), Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Details
      One extremely obedient dog, two who need behavioral training around other dogs. They will ignore other dogs if they ignore them but will mimic the other dogs behavior and stop listening to us. They only start barking if the other dog starts barking and have only seen them growl once but the approaching dog was growling, barking, and snarling. Need them to listen beyond any distraction.
    • $65
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer for English Mastiff

    Missouri City, TX

    • Dog training type
      Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      3+ years
    • Dog size(s)
      Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Details
      We need help with behavior modification for our English Mastiff. She has recently started to show aggression towards one of our family members that she formerly adored.
    • $450
      Average price

    Need Dog Training

    Houston, TX

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Guard / Protection
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      She's a 7-8 month old malinois, she sits, stays, down, and shake. I'm interested in protection trianing.
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