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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 226 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 739 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua L.
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I've used two different trainers before for my dog and had little to no improvement. I decided to try Traveling Dog Trainer based on her reviews and her reply to my ad. Lauren did a great job on our first lesson. She showed me a few areas where I'm lacking and how to make my dog more confident in me as a leader. She didn't try to sell me on more lessons, which I liked that she wasn't pushy about it. She suggested that I keep practicing what we went over and of I feel the need for more training after, to give her a call. I highly recommend her.

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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Highly recommend,very fflexible.dog trainers with lots of experience

Hilton Butler's K-9 Bootcamp
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberley D.
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We’ve always considered our dogs as part of our family and we didn’t want that to change when we had kids. But when we adopted two rescue puppies, that dream quickly faded. Even for dog people, puppies are not easy to train when you are busy raising three young children. Finding Hilton changed everything. It was hard to make the decision to let our beloved puppies stay with Hilton for one month, but when they came back they were more a part of the family than they had ever been before. Now we take them with us to the park, to run errands, to school pick up, even just while we’re playing in the front yard or bringing in the groceries. They no longer need to be in kennels when we are away. They are friendly and well behaved around company, including our kids’ friends of varying ages. Investing in quality training with Hilton was the best gift we could have given our family.

Positively Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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After shopping around looking at different dog trainers, I'm SO happy I went with Pamela! Over the course of the few weeks, she taught me so much about how my body language and tone of voice communicate different things to my dog and how to use that to teach him obedience and manners. Not only did my dog master the commands, I learned how to be in control and take leadership of walks and day to day life. Pamela offered great advice and insight when I needed it and I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you!

Dallas Dog Whisperer
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy F.
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Excellent dog training and pet setting for aggressive dog. Had him interacting with other dogs in 1 session!!!

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THE Pack: Big D's Best Buds
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
  • 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.

  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby G.
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Beth has trained 2 dogs for me and both times I was completely satisfied with the results. After she trained my dogs she trained me and the rest is history. I would highly recommend Beth as a great dog trainer. Bobby Gerber

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tina L.
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It’s been almost a month since I adopted Kip from a local rescue. I remember seeing Kip for the first time at the adoption event and I immediately knew he was my dog. Kip had been so neglected for a long time that he did not know how to interact with other dogs let alone know how to walk on a leash properly. He kept lunging towards every one and every dog on our walks. After a short while, he started to develop an aggression towards other dogs in the park. I didn’t know how to help him, so I reached out to the rescue and they recommended that I call Darlene at Artemis Dog Training. Kip was enrolled into the program the same day I called. While Kip was going through rehabilitation, I was learning and studying the videos Darlene sent me to watch, so I can be a better leader for him. We still train and practice commands every day. Darlene also takes the time to check-in on us to make sure we’re still doing well. I can’t imagine what Kip would have been like without Artemis Dog Training. Darlene helped transform Kip into a better dog and I can’t thank her enough. If you have a dog with behavioral issues, call Darlene at Artemis Dog Training. She will be the last trainer you’ll ever need.

Stacy's Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Julie C.
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Stacy is an excellent dog trainer particularly for one-on-one training. She can solve any problem behavior and can help take a puppy and make it the best dog ever!

Cosmic Canine Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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My experience with Cosmic Canine has been wonderful. Maya and Megan are very knowledgable dog trainers from manners to competition. I have brought my Giant Schnauzers to Maya for advice in our obedience training. My dogs and I began going so well with Maya's support, expertise and insight. I am looking forward to Cosmic Canines classes and for needed coaching for my dog and I.

Training Spot
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Katie A.
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We are absolutely thrilled with the results we've experienced with our puppy after Traci's 2 week "Puppy Headstart" program. It's incredible the amount out puppy was able to learn, retain and apply in her daily life. She is such a joy and a wonderful member of the family!

The Rational Dog
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kayce C.
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Sarah Roberts, SATS certified in Perception Modification and Bridge and Target Training, with an MS in education and years of experience as a special ed teacher, is one of the most talented, effective teachers/trainers I know. She is also a pleasure to deal with. She is able to train demanding and difficult animals, for a wide range of applications, and she is an outstanding teacher of owners as well. I have mentored Sarah in her SATS certifications and I am proud to have her as a trainer.

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.

All Dogs Can Learn
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Marlene P.
    Verified review

    Sue took great care of my 4 dogs when I left town. I have a foster puppy who is very shy. Sue was at my house every 4 hours and she also spent the night. She sent me text messages after EVERY visit to let me know everything was alright and she spent time playing with puppy to bring him out of his shell. She knew the correct way to do this because she is also a dog trainer as well as a petsitter. I will use her again for sure.

    Nichole Hemstock
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Tyler S.
      Verified review

      I had a really temperamental rescue German Shepard who had pretty bad food aggression and refused to do any obedience. We had a mutual friend who always spoke about how awesome her dogs behaved, and her mother is a well known dog trainer in our area. I was hesitant at first because she had never had any professional experiences with a company, but man was I wrong. She is so patient with her students and offers take-home training for really troubled ones. I am so happy that my dog is now happier and more trusting, and I'm definitely happier.

      • 1 year in business
      About

      I specialize in Service Dog Training. Service Dog Trainers require a knowledge of how dogs learn and basic canine behavior to help their clients. My education and Knowledge of training and behavior have helped me build a strong foundation to better help my Service Dog Teams.

      About

      We offer the following services: * Puppy Training - potty issues - no jumping - sit - down - wait - walk * Basic Training - basic manner - heel - park - sit - down - come - stay * Advanced - canine good citizen prep * Trick class - roll over - sit pretty - dance - play dead - bow I also work with special need dogs and aggressive dogs.

      About

      Dogs don't come with instructions! It is up to us as responsible pet parents to let them know what is acceptable behavior and what isn't. I continue to keep up with the latest and greatest training techniques and have learned how to specialize. I have my own Therapy Group and we visit the different facilities once a month which is most rewarding and a huge community service! Upon request, I also do diabetic alert dog training.

      About

      Magen & Me offers pet sitting, pet taxi, and dog walking services in the Frisco area. We also do dog training! Our new dog walking services reinforce basic dog training commands. Magen & Me has experience in veterinary clinics, dog training, and is apprenticed by The Castle Hills Pet Nanny. We are bonded and insured, Pet First Aid and CPR trained, accredited through Pet Sitters International, and we are flexible and reliable. We are passionate about animal care and love what we do!

      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.

      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.

      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?
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