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Grand Prairie Dog Trainers

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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 225 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 727 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.

K9 Kountry
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
Verified review

Butch is amazing. My dog had severe fear angression and has a bite history. After being with Butch for several weeks, my dog is no longer aggressive and loves meeting new people. Not only did Butch work with my dog pertaining to his aggression, he also taught him skills and I'll continue to see Butch in the future for further training. If you dog needs help with aggression or obedience, K9 Kountry is the place to go! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

WeTrainDogs
4.6
from 72 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Clay K.
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Maury is extremely knowledgable when it comes to dog training. Not just a dog sitter! Give him a few minutes and ask about your dog's well-being. You will not be disappointed!

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Net's Happy Pets
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy R.
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Lynette did a wonderful job training a dog we had rescued. She was very professional and cares about what she does! I would highly recommend Lynette and Happy Pets!!!

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Debidawg LLC
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura G.
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Debi is such a nice person let alone a great dog trainer! She is highly skilled and very knowledgeable! Thanks again!

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Walk of Life Dog Training
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
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We've only had a couple of sessions with Stephanie and our two French Bulldogs but we already know she was a great choice for our dog training needs. First of all - she loves what she does and it shows in her work. Stephanie is also very responsive to the behaviors that we want to change in our dogs, and is able to make the training fun. Additionally, my wife and I have busy schedules, and Stephanie is very flexible to finding training times that work for us. I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone considering training for their dogs.

  • 29 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Grace B.
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Our dog training was very good and we learned a lot our self.

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 57 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.
Verified review

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.

Zoom Room Trophy Club
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
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I would recommend Zoom Room to anyone. Heather is a great trainer and is so encouraging, especially if you have a "hard to handle" dog. The training is a lot of fun and good exercise, as well. Lisa W.

Positively Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 31 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!

In Home Dog Training
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Adam B.
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Tena called me in a short amount of time, and was very friendly. My particular problem falls far outside the normal purview of any dog training, as such she had not encountered this before. She was very eager to brainstorm with me over the phone giving me several ideas on how we might rectify my situation. We spoke for about twenty minutes, and concluded with her asking me to keep her updated on the progress. She seemed genuinely caring for me and my dogs, even though she hasn’t met either of us. She was happy to help, and didn’t say she needed to come and give an in home consultation, that would have cost money, which I thought was extremely generous of her. Thank you again Tena! Adam.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue H.
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I appreciate Brian's approach to dog training. He establishes a relationship with the dog to create a desire within the dog to want to please him. I also believe that takes time. Every other trainer I talked to only wanted the dog for two weeks, which in my opinion is not enough time to really teach a dog obedience. I have been visiting Brian and Harry once a week and I'm very pleased with Harry's progress. I'm also learning how to reinforce the training once Harry comes back home. Brian has been a pleasure to work with and a very competent trainer.

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Canine Perceptions
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randy M.
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The team at Canine Perceptions exhibit a great caring attitude toward the animals they train. They were more concerned about getting Daisy trained properly than they were with trying to get her through the program in as little time as possible or have her back on a set schedule. This is the third dog we have had trained by a professional trainer and of the 3 trainers we have used Canine Perceptions is by far at the top of the list.

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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)!!!

Come, Sit, Stay
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Angela S.
Verified review

Shiloh is Awesome!! My mom broke her shoulder because her dog knocked her down and She was going to get rid of him. We hired Shiloh to come out and work with my moms dog Clifford and now she is able to keep him. Thanks for everything!! :-)

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Mallory Moffat 🐶
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 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.
Verified review

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!!!

The Perfect Pet Sit
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Penny L.
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Michelle was a delight! She took such good care of my dog and my house. All went perfectly! I definitely recommend her...

The Doggy Walker
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy K.
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My dog loves his midday walk. You couldn't ask for a nicer experience for your furbaby.

Aspen’s K9 University
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ginger C.
Verified review

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.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need Dog Trainer

Rowlett, TX

  • Dog training type
    Guard / Protection
  • Dog age(s)
    3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • $150
    Average price

Need Dog Training for Obedience

Richardson, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Details
    She will be 1 in July.
  • $195
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Fort Worth, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 0-6 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    Looking for in home training, boarding training, or somewhere close for classes. My puppy is 8 an month old lab mix who needs help figuring out how to come when called, stop jumping on us, and leash training. He loves to please, but he is high energy.
  • $77.5
    Average price
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