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Good Dog Training
4.9
from 320 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 715 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ken D.
Verified review

Rona was very professional, efficient, and definitely gave us a lot of information in an hour. We would highly recommend Good Dog Training!

Reese's Rascal Roundup
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Ted R.
Verified review

Carrie was a great dog sitter; prompt and on time and my dog was happy and well-fed when I returned!

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Bridgette D.
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Kevin is very professional and skilled in his dog training abilities. My Frenchie completed a 2 week board and train program. She is much calmer and has MANNERS! I am continuing her training at home and it's been great. The Easy to follow instructional video using my own cute puppy doing her new skills has been very helpful for the whole family! We are so happy to have the Lola we new she could be🐶

  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
MaryKate P.
Verified review

Really liked working with them. We were super worried about how our Great Dame would react to a trainer, because he has such bad public manners and is super crazy toward people and animals, but they were willing to work with us and meet us a few times before training so our dog would feel comfortable when they did take him for two weeks. We had a great response with their training and are continuing to work with them after the two weeks.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Suz M.
Verified review

Brought both our 'boys' (Bouvier des Flanders - head strong!) to Canine Academy for puppy training nearly 10 years ago and have continued to use them for boarding since then. Can't say enough good things about Lisa and her crew. The boys are so well-behaved (and know some pretty great tricks) and perk up when we say "Are we going to see Lisa?" Highly Recommend for training and/or boarding!

Honorable Hounds
3.6
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa W.
Verified review

We just got our dog Zeus back this Saturday from his home and bored training, he was gone for 4 weeks. It's like he is totally a new dog. He is 10 weeks old and doing amazing for being that young. He can sit, lay down, walk on his leash, place, and is potty trained!!!! It's amazing I am so happy with his results, would recommend Keith to anyone. Thank you so much!

Training Tails
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
Verified review

Had a great first training lesson and i’m Looking forward to more lessons. I already learned a lot about working with my dogs.

Longhorn Pet Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Liz H.
Verified review

We have only spoke on the phone so far but have training sessions set up! Ryan seems very knowledgeable and I look forward to working with him!

  • 9 years in business
Hank A.
Verified review

I found Julie while I was exploring the variety of things (shows, events, competitions) my dog could experience. I was referred to her for instruction in what is called Nosework (a fun search and scenting activity). Through this experience Julie has introduced me to methods of training that have developed my relationship with my dog I didn’t know was possible. Buddy (my 70 lb rescued mutt) and I are growing every day in our understanding of each other. I can better understand his behavior cues and He understands what I’m asking of Him.

Companion Dog Works
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia H.
Verified review

Michelle was fantastic! She came to my home to work with me and my puppy, Bennet. We worked on all kinds of things from obedience to loose leash walking to greeting other people and dogs. Bennet has been making such progress, I don't know what we would do without Michelle's help!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Deborah T.
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Lu is wonderful! My two 80+ lb older dogs (8 and 6) were having behavioral issues and Lu taught us how to properly train them. I referred Lu to my parents who have a stubborn Dachshund who are also very happy.

Pamela
5.0
from 1 review
    Teri R.
    Verified review

    Pamela groomed my dog and she did a phenomenal job. Super professional and friendly and my pup felt like a million bucks afterward.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    My focus is on mid-day dog walks and pet sitting. Daily visits consist of 30-minutes walks for your pet to stretch their legs and have a potty break. Perfect for the new puppy who is being crate trained and needs to be let out during the day. Pet sitting for those who want a weekend getaway or extended vacation with up to three visits per day. Although my primary care is for dogs and cats, I also care for fish, birds, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, and gerbils.

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    I work with the dog owner and his/her dog to learn basic commands like sit, stay, come, down, heal, off, place, etc.

    About

    I have always been a lifetime lover of dogs. When I had to leave my puppy behind and move across the country to attend college, I still wanted to be able to do all the things I enjoyed doing with my own dog. Happy Hounds is a business that provides services such as dog walks, play time, checkups, or feeding when you're away. It's great for anyone who may have a busy schedule and wants to give his/her dog some extra exercise or fun time!

    About

    I like to offer polite people training for a well mannered pup. I encourage gentle, positive training methods to help create a bond between the human & canine family members. Together we will focus on calm, concise communication skills. One of my canine family members is deaf, so you have to option to learn an assortment of non-verbal cues as well as traditional verbal cues. We will customize your training to the goals & priorities of your family expectations. I grew up in the North-East, always having had "fuzzy family" and a love for their companionship and antics. I received my formal training through Animal Behavioral College. Additionally, as a rescue volunteer, not only do I get to enjoy being part of the process of helping pups find their new forever homes, I get to interact with a variety of canine personalities. I look forward to meeting your family team and helping guide your quest for a Happy Household.

    About

    Let me help you keep your dog happy! I'm an Austin based military service member and animal lover. I have two pampered pooches of my own. I can walk, feed, play with, brush, or give medicine to your dog.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I described my services to be fun, unique and easy to work with, and I'm very affordable.

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    • 4 years in business
    About

    I love dogs and have had many in the past. I know how hard it is to leave them alone for hours so I am the person who knows how to take care for your baby.

    About

    We have over twenty years of experience working with dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. Our specialty is rehabilitating "hopeless cases," especially aggressive and reactive dogs. Through our work with area shelters and rescue groups, we have reformed many dogs who would have been euthanized, and made them suitable for adoption. We offer classes on various topics that are limited to only 4 dogs, so that everyone gets ample one-on-one attention and practice. Some of our customers prefer the convenience and flexible schedule of our private, customized sessions held at our facility in East Austin or at their location. Finally, we have our board and train program of intense behavioral modification for truly tough cases or just a basic brush-up on manners and obedience, while the owners are on vacation or traveling. Please visit our website for more details about schedules and pricing, training tips, articles, videos, and other information.

    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

    Kerrville, TX

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Guard / Protection
    • Dog age(s)
      3-4 years
    • Dog size
      Large
    • Details
      he is a ukc registered american pit bull terrier, very non agressive but just rambunctious. loves to play rough.

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Austin, TX

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy
    • Dog size
      Small
    • Details
      the dog is super skittish except with her owner. Is there a way to calm her down?

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Austin, TX

    • Dog training type
      Obedience
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy, 5 or more years
    • Dog size
      Medium
    • Details
      2 male Beagles, 6 & 9 yrs old and a female Lab mix, ~9mos (rescue, so we're not sure); we need HELP with all 3 digs jumping up on people and rushing at/out the door with visitors! It's mayhem when people come into our home. They're all sweet (mostly) behaved dogs otherwise!
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