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Animal Talker
from 54 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter G.
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Let's face it - Puppy Training is really about owner training. Amy and her partner John tailored their training to both the needs of our puppy and our family. We have already recommended Animal Talker to our friends (potential first time dog owners). We REALLY wished we had the opportunity to gets some "training" from Animal Talker before we brought our puppy home. We will continue to use them as our dog grows.

Barks 5th Avenue
from 41 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Janet C.
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Amazing! Very beneficial for my 5YO boxer, he went into the 3 week training (being shy and a bit rebellious) and came out a very well behaved dog. I'm very grateful I found them and very thankful to Oscar for the training he's provided not only to my baby but also to me. Highly recommend Barks 5th Avenue. Great experience from the first time I requested info to the time the hand over happened. Grooming and daycare was also very good. Chowder will definitely be visiting daycare there and next is puppy training for my boxer. Old dogs can learn new tricks!

Canine Counselor
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)!

Mayday Dog Training
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
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We have really enjoyed working with Nick May in our home and are very happy with the progress he has made with our pup. We still have several more sessions with him and look forward to working with him each week to meet our goals. I would recommend him to anyone who may need dog training for the puppy/dog.

Come And Train It K9
from 23 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Tenicia M.
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Everything about them is amazing! Courtney has done such a great job helping us communicate with our deaf pit bull Sophie ❤️ She has progressed from digging to jumping on people, to learning to watch our eye contact, watch our hand signs, and completely stopped the digging! This experience has been the most amazing gift to our family! Our 3 year old son has even picked up on the sign language in order to communicate with Sophie! Seriously the best training I have ever seen! Thank you Come and Train It K9! Y’all are a blessing!

K-9 Companion Pet Services
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Janice C.
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Misty & Wayne did their first session with my dog Bailey on last Saturday and the results have been good. I am very surpised and pleased at the amount of change in my puppy already after just one lesson. She is more controlled and the tips that they left me with really work. We have been working daily since they left and the progress is very clear. We had went to a treat-based puppy training class at a local kennel that taught her commands that she only responded to with treats and totally ignored if treats weren't invoked. After one session, she is responding without treats. I'm impressed! Can't wait to get a few additional classes under my belt.

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Stealth k9
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Wishes and Wags
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara B.
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She is awesome to work with. She makes it easy to teach our puppy how to behave with lots of neat games.

  • 30 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Nigel B.
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I went out of town for a few days and hired Carmen to dog sit for me. She did an outstanding job taking care of my puppies Kijo and Zoey. She was very professional and did exactly as I asked. She even sent videos and pictures and regularly updated me on what's going on. I will definitely hire her again. My doggies love her! Thank you Carmen! 😊

Good Boy Obedience
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!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna P.
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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 !

  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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Bobbye had my dog performing right a way and showed myself and dog walker the same. She is pleasure to work with and explains why we do and don't do certain things. Training humans is harder than dogs.


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.


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!


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


60+yrs.of family history professionally training dogs and owners to become a working team for safety and enjoyment


I am a remodeling and certified dog trainer. I do electrical repairs, Sheetrock repairs, plumbing repairs, level trailers and much more.


I offer the following dog training programs: * basic obedience * narcotics detection * explosives detection I was trained by the military and am a certified kennel master.

  • 5 years in business

Yes we stand out. Not only are we providing home visits but we are also giving back to our community and also to our veterans. Everyday there is a dog we are rescuing and placing it in a better home. There have been so many dogs that have been apart of our rehabilitation program that the owners were speechless when they saw there dog again.


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.

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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