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Lake Jackson Dog Trainers

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Canine Counselor
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
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Lee has been great in working with our two dogs and daughter, I'd definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for some training with their dog(s)!

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Stealth k9
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
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Michael is the dog whisperer! I rescued Julie from the Houston SPCA on July 22nd after getting her home we quickly looked at each other like what have we gotten ourselves into? This pound puppy is cra cra! She was an owner surrender then adopted and quickly returned to the shelter because “she was to hyper” my husband and I made a promise to Julie that she was a good girl deep inside and we wouldn’t give up until we helped her find that good dog behavior we both just knew she had it in her! We took her to the vet and put her on m do for her sever anxiety issue that helped she calmed down but she was still clueless to any basic commands. I decided to look for a trainer to work with Julie for the behavior and anxiety issues we were seeing. I found Stealth K9 and contacted him asking about the cost for board and train. His quote was hundreds cheaper than the rest and his reviews were great he was very responsive I hired him right away! He came and picked Julie up the same day Within 4 hours of reaching out for help. When he arrived Julie did not like him at all because she didn’t know him, she actually bit him out of fear within minutes of him meeting her, that didn’t phase him at all! He was persistent with her and before he even left the house with Julie he had her healing next to him on the leash! He was there for less than 30 min. My husband was blown away. I get daily updates on Julie but after only 3 days of training he sent me a video of Julie’s progress I was in shock completely blown away. Julie loved him she was 100% fixated on him! She was already doing sit stay, heal sit and she was doing it with major noise distractions. He was using positive reinforcement by pet and praise no treats I love this style! I want my dog to perform her commands all the time not only for food. Michael and his team of trainers work day and night training the dogs. Julie has had multiple different trainers all day long so she is taught to take the commands from everyone not just 1 person she has shown no further aggression not even with new trainers she hasn’t worked with yet or doesn’t know. There aren’t enough words to express how great everyone has been with my Julie girl! I am so grateful that I found Michael and he is making it possible for me to fulfill our promise to Julie that we will never give up on her or take her back to the shelter we promised to get her the help she needs and we absolutely have.

Good Boy Obedience
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Connor B.
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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!

Paws Over Texas
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Kathy G.
Verified review

Kelly is the BEST! Our dog JJ loves her! He gets so excited when she comes to the door!!! I would recommend her to everyone! She is just great and so caring with our JJ!

Pooch Care
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Jocelle J.
Verified review

Kristen has watched my dog several times and has done a great job.

Amber Bagley
5.0
from 1 review
    Shirlei M.
    Verified review

    She babysat our two American Esqimo dogs she was very professional she got along with or dogs. She did everything we required and beyond. She is the only one we trust with our dogs and I strong recommend her services.

    Canine Behavior Services
    3.0
    from 1 review
    • 36 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been a canine behavior specialist in business since 1982. While much of my work currently is with working canines, I have begun to take on private clients here in Houston. My specialties are all forms of aggression, anxiety-related disorders and rescue dog integration issues. I see clients in their homes or for less severe issues such as socialization and obedience, I offer a reduced rate if customers come to me in the Hobby Airport area.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    I am a aminal lover and owner and you don't have to worry about injustice. The animals I take care of and getting to help people.

    About

    Cameron's Critter Care provides dog walking, exercise and all critter pet sitting services. My love for all the earth's critters is demonstrated in my service and care of your beloved pets!

    About

    What our clients tell us is that they can really tell The Pet Palace is a family owned business vs run by a corporation somewhere else. Our place is always clean and smells great. When the pets arrive, they run towards the kennel door - seriously, just come in and you can watch them! They like that we are involved in helping rescue group provide homes for pets that are permanent ones due the big discounts we offer all adopted pets. Everyone here really loves what they do and have really big hearts. We treat all clients no matter who they are equally, to us, everyone is a King or Queen. We love hearing the clients share with us the various ways they can tell their dog is excited once they determine they are on their way here. some figure it out before leaving their home, some on the way here but all of they know it by the time they pull in to our parking lot! The other thing we really like is to being able to help the many Pet Parent find a food that not only does their pet really enjoy eating but provides them with so many benefits that they have been missing from their current food. And last, we really love to hang out and watch all the various groups playing out in the Group Play yard and Swimming Pool!

    About

    I can train puppies and dogs basic commands such as sit, stay, down, walk on a leash, crate train, etc. I will also be available to return for "refresher" classes. I am also available to come to your home and care for your pet while you are on vacation.

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    Are you tired of having your arm pulled out of its socket because of an undisciplined dog? It begs the question, "Who's walking who?" If you reside within 10 miles of the Clear Lake area (Southeast Houston), I can help. If you reside further than 10 miles, I must add a $10 travel fee. I have extensive experience with dogs due to my time as a dog trainer in the military. We took "green" dogs from not knowing even how to sit or heel to fully certified detector dogs that anyone would be proud of. My training model is to train you on how to train your dog. All instruction will be focused on teaching you how to train. The intent is to train you and your dog in your environment. Call for an appointment and leave a message or send an email with your name, number and a brief message regarding age, and breed of your dog. I'll call you back as soon as I can to schedule a time. Initial consultation is free where we will meet for 30 minutes to discuss your unique situation and to formulate a plan. See you soon!

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    I'm an enthusiastic, energetic and professional person. I love animals and taking care of them too. I am responsible and able to perform satisfactory work.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I truly enjoy and love working with animals in ANY capacity. During my medical rehab in the service I received a lot of visits from the therapy animals while I was an inpatient and I don't know if I would have made it if not for the unwavering ,constant joy I would get from the therapy animals and all they did was lick me and put a smile on my face! Animal interaction all day?

    About

    I offer dog behavior training. I have four labs of my own. I teach basic obedience, participate in competition sports with mine, and teach competition sports too.

    About

    We are introducing FitPet, the fitness solution for pets. Do you feel like you don't have enough time and/or energy to provide your pet with the daily exercise it needs to lead a vibrant and healthy life? Give FitPet services a try! We are now accepting a limited number of clients in the Seabrook, TX area, at a special, grand-opening rate. There is no need to travel; we'll come to you! Call us today to schedule your introductory session and to take advantage of a limited-time promotion for 20% off a monthly FitPet package for your pet. Be sure to view the various FitPet packages; there is sure to be one that meets your pet's unique needs.

    About

    I thoroughly enjoy dogs. I am seeking part-time and full-time dog-sitting care position. I prefer small to mid-size dogs.

    • 5 years in business
    About

    I am particularly drawn to overnight care and am a little more cost effective and also have childcare experience which means I have experience with safety, complex problem solving and teaching. Also, my enjoyment of walking in different surroundings means the dogs might get a little extra strolling around. Caring for animals, and getting plenty of exercise with them walking through interesting and varied scenery I wouldn't have the time to explore otherwise. It's like having a new buddy and new adventure every time!

    About

    I will be coaching you on how fitness classes with your dog will work with your current business model. I will be sharing with you what has worked for us and what hasn't (no use wasting time and money!) I will be preparing you for what is needed to run a fitness class or event. I will be informing you on the legal documents, certifications, and insurance requirements that you will need, taking you step-by-step, so that you will have a successful class format that your participants will love! The benefits of bringing a dog to work are so increasingly obvious that more companies are catching on. Studies show that people who interact with a pet while working have lower stress levels throughout the day, while people who do not bring a pet see their stress levels increase over time. Dogs in the office also lead to people taking more breaks, to play with or walk the dog, which makes them more energized when they return to work. This, in turn, has been shown to lead to much greater job satisfaction and productivity.

    About

    My business is ran by myself and i taylor my prices to best fit your needs and your dog's needs. I like to have fun and be very interactive with my clients because its very important for them and their pup's happiness The best part about my job is getting to be around dogs all the time and constantly spreading knowedge not only to the pups but to their owners so a happy life style can be possible

    About

    I'm retired. I'm 70-year-old healthy man. I like to walk my wife every day. I would like to help you and your dog.

    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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