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Galveston Guard Dog Trainers

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Voraussehen Kennels
4.9
from 80 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 201 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin C.
Verified review

This is one of the best experiences I've ever had with a trainer. We have a 2 year old male standard poodle, Beau. His behavior, fear aggression, was not conducive to downtown living. Since neither of us knew how to handle it on our own, we reached out to Mike for our options. From the very beginning he managed our expectations, explained every step of the training process, and best of all took time to listen to our concerns. Before recommending the 3 week obedience board and train, Mike heard all of Beau's behavior, asked questions and gave us some preliminary feedback. When we went to drop him off with Mike, we thought it would be a quick hand over of the leash and we would be out. However, Mike took his time with us, and with Beau, getting to know him and his temperament. He also reassured us since Beau was an inside dog, most of his training and all of his boarding would be inside, to keep with our conditions at home. This was very comforting for us. During the training, Mike recommended we visit once a week to see Beau to play and work with him. It was comforting for both of us. Mike treated Beau like a pet, just as we do with affection and play, and yet managed Beau's behavior and obedience like a trainer. Such a dynamic was critical for us in seeing the transition from home to training back to home as seamless as possible. When we went to pick Beau up, Mike spent over 45 minutes with us going over the commands, shoring up any last minute concerns, and "training" us. (If you don't know it, humans are often just as much to blame for the dog's behavior as the dog, but I digress.) We highly recommend Mike for your dog as well.

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Canine Counselor
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Marni G.
Verified review

Lee is very energetic and patient both with the Dogs and with us people!! She is very thorough and observes our dogs behaviours while training and tailors the training to our specific needs.

Elite K9
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey C.
Verified review

Kristen was very helpful training my dogs. She even taught them how to swim! She gave me great tips on how to to manage my dogs aggression! She was very knowledgeable on different aspects. I would recommend Elite K9 to anyone! Very reasonable price for excellent service!

Stealth k9
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy P.
Verified review

Got my dog started on walking and avoiding some distractions. I was very pleased. Explained every part of the training and why.

  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Sue F.
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Great, great Trainer!!! Anyone with a dog needs to go and see Justin Bailey @ Off Leash K9 Training. His techniques are truly innovative but at the same time provide common sense, simple solutions to any issue with your dog. Weather your dog has been trained or not you need to take your dog here and REAP THE BENEFITS AND REWARDS of having your dog e-collar trained by the best dog trainer in the country. You and your dog will live a much less stressful and funner life once the training occurs...and it only take 4-1 hour lessons to transform you and your dog. If you need validation check out there YouTube page and watch all of the success stories like our dogs Penny and Capone.

  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
Verified review

Cassidy is great with my dogs. We have had issues with trainers in the past but knew it would be different from the first time we met her! Our dogs love her and she is always available to use day or night when we have questions!

Anthony Beckett
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Marilyn W.
Verified review

Anthony was a puppy raiser for Saint Francis Service Dogs in our Prison Pup Program at Bland Correctional Center. He was in the program for approximately 2 years. As a puppy raiser he had total responsibility for raising and training a puppy. Anthony was very serious about his job, he worked hard to learn our program; asked questions, studied, participated in class and most importantly loved and cared for his puppy. The puppy went on to placement with a young girl as a service dog. Anthony also worked with other dogs in our program. I enjoyed working with Anthony and watching his progress as a dog trainer.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Camille B.
Verified review

Matt has been walking my dog Mama for 2 years now. Mama is a special case dog, who does not like other dogs, however as her mom I refuse to keep her in doors all day. So I spent weeks and hours finding the RIGHT dog trainer/handler for my precious baby. So that I could be at work at ease, knowing she was in safe hands, but also getting some fresh air in her day. Matt fulfilled all of my requirements. He was knowledgeable and knew exactly how to handle Mama in order to keep up with her training. I cannot tell you how much of a relief it was to find him! He is respectful, timely, and GREAT with communication. You're family member will 100% be in the right hands with Matt.

Good Boy Obedience
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New 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!

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!

JM Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Kip L.
Verified review

We did a consultation with Jenny and it was a great experience. She walked us through some really easy and helpful training techniques. During the meeting she was easy to talk with, communicated clearly and hit it off with both of our dogs. We will definitely continue to do periodic consultations with her as we continue to work with our dog's separation anxiety.

Mutts With Manners
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry K.
Verified review

I have working with Trelle in a various capacities. I have participated in her group trainin classes, I have volunteered with her within Pet Partners Team evaluations, as well as ACK/CGC testing. I have also had her work with one of my patients who is traumatically brain injured and his dog. She came to his home and worked on basic commands and responsible pet ownership. All of these experiences were positive. Trelle is knowledgable, professional and very personable. I have recommended her to both friends and colleagues. I feel fortunate to have croosed paths with her.

HuntersCreek Retrievers
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wayne A.
Verified review

We have gotten 2 dogs from john and both have been fantastic. His expert training program made the puppy transition easy. Their temperament and ability to follow commands are second to none. I would highly recommend john for training if you truly want to enjoy your best friend .8

  • 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!

  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anais U.
Verified review

Randolph knows what he is talking about! I felt like he was very knowledgeable, understanding and really does care about dogs! I came to him for a consult and I left very impressed. He had great command of his own dog and seemed very comfortable with my own dog. He seems like a people person and a dog person! My dog has socialization issues with other dogs and I had trouble finding a trainer because he is considered a "giant breed". Randolph taught me a lot about the issues with my dog and presented me with different options for training (board and train & private sessions). My only issue is the cost. I will have to wait to begin training because the training will negatively affect my budget...more than expected.

  • 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 !

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am patient, firm but kind. I am able to work with any breed. I use positive training methods. I don't use shock, prong or choke collars.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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."

  • New on Thumbtack
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I teach ur dog the basic commands such as sit lay down place and targeting

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Tired of looking for a company that offers quality canine protection training services? Check out S&W K-9 Academy. They have some of the finest local dog trainers.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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At Duck Dog Trainer, we specialize in training duck hunting dogs. It is what we are known for. By far, our most popular training package is our Basic Retriever Training package. Our basic retriever training package is the program that 75-80% of our clients feel will meet their needs adequately. If you hunt in farm ponds, marsh ponds surrounded by high grass, or shoot most of your birds over decoys where the ducks fall dead inside of 75 yards…then there is a good chance our Basic Retriever Training will meet your needs. This dog will de a great family companion with great obedience and be able to handle the above scenarios with ease.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Aedan Sprung takes pride in offering reliable puppy training and adult dog training services. This professional does circular discussions for groups about various topics.

  • 35 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Are you looking for a reliable and trustworthy professional who can take good care of your pets? Look no further and hire this pro. He is a professional dog trainer who provides dog obedience training. Hire him now!

  • New on Thumbtack
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A stay at Action Dogs USA is like a vacation for your dog. Large exercise yards for outdoor activities are just one of the many highlights. All dogs are evaluated before joining a play group. Dogs that are not suitable for group activities will be exercised individually. Reservations are recommended, especially prior to the holidays. Please consider us for the finest in clean, comfortable, country boarding.

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