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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 226 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 735 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.

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Positively Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 33 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!

All About Dogs
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Tammy was wonderful! She took the time to train us all and gave such great advice and suggestions that we can put in to practice. She is very knowledgeable and patient and I would definitely recommend her for any dog training needs.

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THE Pack: Big D's Best Buds
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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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
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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
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Chris J.
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Bella came back much better than expected. She is a big dog, so having her trained well was very important for us so that we can keep her inside with the family. You will not be disappointed!

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Arlene Ruiz
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Barbara G.
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Arlene Ruiz was very pet friendly. My 3 cats were attentive to her right away on their first meeting. Everything was well taken care of.

  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Angie K.
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Beth was called to our house to help us with our rescue pit bull. She is a people person but most importantly she is knowledgeable trainer. Her philosophy on training meshed well with my family. She does not implemented dominance strategies which is unlike some other trainors here in the area. We want a family pet not an animal that fears us. I feel confident that with her helpful tips and training we will have the dog of our dreams. Our dog was abused prior to us having him. Already I see a significant improvement. I would strongly recommend her to anyone that has doggy behavior issues.

Animal Addiction Concierge
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Olga G.
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My dog love her She very responsible and I can trust her to leave keys from my home and my dog !!!

Peace4Paws Pet Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lena M.
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Peace4Paws did an amazing job at a fantastic price! Emily was super friendly and took great care of my dog. She sent several photos and update texts each visit - going as far as hand feeding her when she wouldn't eat. Emily even picked up my mail and offered to cleanup the dog hair. My older dog doesn't do well when I have to be away - this is the first time I have and she hasn't lost weight and seemed her normal self. I'm a fan and will definitely rehire.

Perfect Pack Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anna W.
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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!!!

  • 2 years in business
Heather B.
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Treva has been sitting for my pets (dog and cats) for several years now and I wouldn't trust them with anyone else. She is amazing...she gives my animals the best love and care and I have peace of mind knowing she is looking after them. I feel truly blessed to have her!

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.

About

I have experience with many of my own dogs. I have been taught by Man's Best Friend, a dog training school. I have been a massage therapist for over 35 years. I specialize in canine and equine massage as well as human. Holistic health for human and animals has been my focus most of my life. I can serve both pet and owner for a harmonious relationship. I am a Christian.

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When you look your dog in the eyes, it's just as if you were giving the one you love a hug. Dogs have feelings too.

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I watch and take care of dogs when the owner is too busy. I feed and walk whenever it is necessary. I make sure the dog is happy.

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I love animals and am sensitive to their needs, anxieties and happiness. I'm respectful of your home and will leave it exactly as it was, or even better. I'm 47 years old and am supplementing my income by doing something I love: caring for animals!!

  • 15 years in business
About

I am a certified behavior consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. I am certified through Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) and Animal Behavior College. I have thousands of hours of hands-on dog training. I offer private and group lessons for dog owners. My classes include basic, advanced, basic tracking and CGC. I also offer boarding, board and train, behavior modification programs and pack evaluations. I have been specializing in aggressive and fear behaviors.

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I treat each animal as the precious gifts they are.

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will take extra care of dog(s) when walking. Will not use force or abuse to control dogs if ok with owner will let the dog interact with other dogs

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 Dog Training

Longview, TX

  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy - 6-12 months
  • Dog size(s)
    Large (46-70 lbs)
  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Details
    Main problem is with other dogs and distractions, mainly during runs. He seems afraid of riding in cars, though I haven't forced him to much.
  • $70
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Longview, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years, 3+ years
  • Dog size(s)
    Other (Great Danes)
  • Details
    My two male Great Danes are fighting. One of them is being the aggressive one and starting the fights. We have to keep them separated at all times. We also have two other female dogs but the aggressive one isn't aggressive with them. This is putting our marriage on the line.

Need a Dog Trainer

Colleyville, TX

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size(s)
    Medium (16-45 lbs)
  • Details
    Having problems with aggression towards strangers and other dogs. Has bitten someone before.
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