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

We were very pleased with our experience with Voraussehen Kennels. We have two dogs that we took for the 30 day training. A 10 month old terrier and a 1.5 year old German Shepherd. We were at our wits end with our Shepherd. We adopted her from the shelter, she was rescued from an abusive situation. Before taking her to the kennels she was very nervous in general and very uneasy around other dogs. It was impossible to take her for walks or the park. The poor baby wasn’t able to relax at all. She knew most of her basic commands already, but just couldn’t get her mind right. Mike did amazing work with her. He really looked at the situation and tailored a program especially for her. I am happy to report that since we have been home, she will sit in her place outside, even when the neighbor dog is out and be calm until we release her. We have been able to take her to the park without incident. We are able to run in our neighborhood without her pulling us across the street at other dogs, cats, or squirrels. “Place” and “leave it” have changed our lives for the better. Our little Terrier now knows commands, but is a little tougher. He went in knowing nothing. So he is constantly testing us, but we know he knows what to do. We are able to “place” the Shepherd and work with the terrier more to make sure he remembers his commands. No more jumping and no crying when he is put in his kennel for the day. I would recommend their services to anyone.

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Animal Talker
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly V.
Verified review

She takes her time training my dog! I enjoy it!

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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.

Barks 5th Avenue
4.7
from 34 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley A.
Verified review

We took our fur baby, JJ, to Barks for the 3 week board & train program for basic/general obedience and we have been AMAZED at the difference the in house training has made. When JJ came home he was so very obedient that we were all shocked. What a little pleasure it is to have a puppy that looks to you as his leader instead of the other way around. Now to get the other 3 pups in for this training! LOL If you have been looking for proper training for your fur baby, look no further......you are on the right site!

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Modern K9s
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
Verified review

Ty is excellent with dog training. Zeus just loved her from the minute she walked in the door and she taught us so much in just the first lesson that he is already well on the way to heeling perfectly and is so much calmer when we take him outside. She is so patient and understanding of dogs, it's like she speaks their language. We couldn't have asked for a better trainer. We would very highly recommend K9 to everybody who wants the best in dog training.

K-9 Companion Pet Services
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

My first time with K9, they took care of my two cats. Great job, need just a couple of minor tweaks for next time that I forgot to include in instructions. Will use again!

FURever Home
4.6
from 27 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Lori E.
Verified review

I work with a rescue dog that has had a bite case filed against him and was given Amy's name as one that can work with this type of behavior. She came out yesterday to see him and the other dogs in my home - training all of them together. She quickly identified the one dog as Fearful/Aggressive and Protective/Aggressive and then showed me how the behavior manifests, how to bring it out, how to address it. It was a fantastic session working with my group as a pack but still addressing each dog's needs. She will come back in a few weeks and see how well I have done continuing the work and working on a few more items. This was incredibly valuable and I look forward to gaining continued insight while working with Amy.

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Come And Train It K9
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Frances R.
Verified review

I had a doberman, Rose, that was a challenge to walk. She did not go out for walks. I found Come and Train It K9 and now Rose and I go for walks! John and Courtney really understood Rose and gave us the tools we needed to be successful. The team is extremely professional and genuinely wanted to make sure we were successful. I learned about my own shortcomings when it came to my with and toward Rose. I very much recommend Come and Train It K9 to anyone who has a dog with challenges. Rose can go out for walks now.....life is much better for her! Thank you John and team!

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

When I first spoke with Kristen and I told her all my concerns, I thought she would tuck tail and run. But she did not. Prior to placing my listing on Thumbtack, I had spoken with quite a few trainers and the feeling I received from them was not about loving the dog so much as the money. It seems the ones that cost the most cared the least. I had enrolled Sophie in training at Petsmart and that turned out to be a waste of time, money and effort. Petsmart training. My conversation with Kristen was a bit lengthy and I could tell that she has a genuine love for dogs. I was still a bit nervous after all we were strangers. The Pre-Kristen Era: Sophie is an 8 month old Lab Mix. She is full of energy and walking her was a nightmare. The pulling, the walking from side to side and jumping. Of course bolting through the door and running through house like a wild banshee. She ignored my calls to come and our walks were strictly potty walks; not to mention the money I spent on puppy pads. I kept potty pads in every room of the house. Handling her was becoming more difficult with each passing day. I knew I had to do something, so I decided to give Kristen a try. I was a little nervous, I didn’t know much about her other than what I learned from our conversations and read on the site. She picked up Sophie on September 4th and she would be gone for two weeks. She sent me pictures and progress reports. When Sophie returned on September 19th, I was blown away. In just two weeks, Kristen transformed Sophie into a well behaved young lady. She taught her to walk up the stairs gracefully. She sits at all doors and waits before entering or exiting, she is not all over the place when we walk. I stop, she sits. She lays on her spot oblivious to what is going on around her and most of all she has not had an accident in the house since she has been back. It is amazing what Kristen did in just two weeks. I suspect if she stayed with her longer, who knows, Sophie could possibly prepare gourmet meals or at least help with the laundry. We met at a location of my choice and we went through every command until I was comfortable with handling her. She did not bring Sophie back and leave me on my own with no guidance. She sent me a list of command words and instructed me how to use them. She contacted me to ask me how it was going and to address any problem areas. I am so glad I chose her. The only regret I have about the entire process; I did not do it sooner. She is the best because she loves what she does and loves dogs. Seriously, if you are experiencing behavior problems with your puppy or dog, contact Kristen and in just two short weeks, you will be amazed at the results.

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Barclay Farms
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Dianne H.
Verified review

Barbara is extremely knowledgeable about animal training. I am very satisfied with how my dog has progressed in just a couple of lessons. I love how she uses positive reinforcement to create a fun learning environment for both my pet and myself.

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.

Prairie Kennels
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jolee S.
Verified review

Mike and Missy are phenomenal. I left my 9 month old German shepherd with them for about 3-4 hours, and in that time alone, he had already progressed with Bishop by him not barking vigorously, pulling on the leash, or misbehaving. The reason I brought Bishop to train is because he was getting older, bigger, & stronger. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to control him. But Mike works with us both. He examines the relationship between the both of me & Bishop to better train Bishop for me. They also have land for bishop to roam, & I live in an apartment in Houston, so Bishop does not get to do that often! Mike invited me to come visit whenever I could so he could also teach me how to handle Bishop. He's doing basic training right now, but I already know I'll be bringing Bishop back for further training. What I really like about Prairie Kennles is that I'm getting my money's worth. I promise you will not be disappointed with their work.

Lotus Canine Companions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tiffany E.
Verified review

Dog training, fitpaws, dog boarding

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  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
Verified review

I haven't had the training yet, but just speaking with Joey on the phone made me feel comfortable with her and confident in the quality we will receive.

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!

Wholistic Woofers & Co.
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sharetta L.
Verified review

She was very patient with my pup. He is extremely overly excited Great Dane. Just in one training session, she has been able to get him to listen to a few commands. I am looking for for future train patients with her.

Koba's Four Paws Institute
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katelyn W.
Verified review

Britney has been my go-to trainer for the past year with all of our rescue dogs. She is very patient working with each other their personalities and we love the fact she uses positive reinforcement, not shock collars or anything of the sort other trainers quoted us using. She also has been helping guide us through the process of finding the right Service Dog prospect and owner-training legally. We definitely recommend her for all our dog training needs, whether in person or through Skype/Facetime when she's not in our area!

  • 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 !

Petakuresforpet

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I offer pet sitting and obedience training. I have been a veterinary technician for over eight years. I have been involved with various rescues helping to rehabilitate and train dogs in order to get them the home that both families and pets deserve.

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The care, upkeep, training, and socializing of all animals, great and small, wild and domestic, and exotic, will be provided.

Maria's Pet Care

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I will not hurt your pet while training it. If it doesn't come near me, I try for it to know me better.

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