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McKinney German Shepherd Trainers

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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 224 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 727 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn S.
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Lauren was an answer to prayer. Her knowledge and understanding in how to train dogs is superb. I am already gaining confidence in working with my large German Shepherd pup. I highly recommend Lauren.

WeTrainDogs
4.6
from 69 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Simson G.
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We used We Train Dogs to board and train our German Shepherd. The result was night and day.

LISA'S K-9 KIDS
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Keesha G.
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Lisa has been fantastic at training our 12 week old German Shepherd in puppy class.

Nicole Lounsbury
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren Z.
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Nicole was great with my Australian Shepherd puppy. We started when he was 8 weeks old. By 9 weeks he was sitting and coming. By 10 weeks he was laying down and learning "off". I highly recommend Nicole!

  • 29 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Vidhi P.
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Nancy is amazing! The first session alone pretty much changed everything. Our puppy is responding to commands very quickly and he is only 4 months old. He is German Shepherd Border Collie mix and for a pup, he's pretty big. The only things that we have issues with are his typical puppy behaviors which will only go away over time (bursts of hyperness kind of stuff).

Hilton Butler's K-9 Bootcamp
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
David Amber M.
Verified review

Hilton & Christine did a wonderful job training our German Shepherd! Hilton even made two trips to our house just to reinforce what he taught our pup. Hilton has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to training dogs effectively and efficiently. He and Christine were both such a joy to work with. We give K-9 Bootcamp our most highest recommendation. Great people! Great company! Great work ethic!

Wanda Woof Dog Training
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Debi W.
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Wanda was very helpful with explaining training to us with our dog. Great information.

  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Chris C.
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Great trainer! Shyla, our German Shepherd, is 2 years old and picked up quickly to his training methods.

All About Dogs
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Sofia T.
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I had a German shepard puppy named Zeus. He was hyperactive and jumped all the time after just two sessions he already improved significantly. Tammy was so patient with us and Zeus. Highly recommend.

Positively Dog
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 30 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!

Checkmate Canine
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Keith H.
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Checkmate canine are phenomenal. They are trained professionals. I took my German Shepherd to be trained at checkmate canine within five minutes I saw a drastic change in my puppy performance. They are knowledgeable and hands-on professionals with techniques to help anyone transform their puppy into a well mannered trained dog. I will recommend checkmate canine to everyone who is need of their dog to be trained

Dallas Dog Whisperer
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanna L.
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Larry is one in a million! I’ve met tons of trainers that can do a temporary fix or even an ok job but I’ve never met anyone like Larry. He trains the dog with so much love detail & discipline..My 100 lb german shepherd Brody jumps for joy when i say Larry’s name. Theres no one I would recommend over Larry…he’s seriously the best!

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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
Angel G.
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Larry came in calm and collected when our new german shepherd was barking his head off at the "sign" of an intruder. He was understanding and explained things in a way that we could easily process and execute on our own in the future. We will definitely be using him for any troubled spots in the future, as well as boarding Cooper with him in a few weeks!

Mark Treat Repeat
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Anya W.
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Lauren has been an amazing trainer, and a wealth of knowledge on dog behavior. I first worked with Lauren over a year ago with my spaz of a German Shepherd puppy, and once I got her back from the 2 week program Lauren offered - she was a dream! Lauren was so personable, and she really takes a personal interest in you and your pup. I love that she was very goal oriented, and with her help my pup went on to obtain her CGC certification, as well as continue to learn in advanced obedience and off leash work.

  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Katie F.
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She's amazing! Fantastic attitude when it came to the temperament of my German Shepard/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. He's a sweet dog but had some issues with going on walks and bombarding the door when people knock and she gave me the tools in which to fix the problem. If I ever had any questions on his behavior, how to train him to do something, or whether or not I should put him in specific scenarios (I.E. Dog parks), she always pointed me in the right direction. She drove out to Fort Worth to help with keeping my dog in a comfortable environment whilst learning which helped tremendously. I could go on and on about how great she is. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Trish F.
Verified review

Darlene is our Fairy Dog Mother. We had worked with several other trainers and still had issues with our two labs. We first did a walk clinic and were so impressed with the results we did a two week board & train with Darlene and I highly recommend her. She truly understands dog behavior and is exceptionally skilled at training both dogs and their humans. I couldn't be happier with the results she delivered. Even after training she is available for consultation & coaching to help us through our challenges. She helped us overcome leash aggression & pulling, extreme anxiety, fear of narrow spaces & excessive barking among other things. We now have a peaceful home with well behaved dogs and walks are a pleasure. We travel with them and can take them anywhere and know that they will behave. Darlene WILL be the last trainer you will need!

Mutt Manners
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Reland H.
Verified review

Kaci is amazing with dogs. She has been training dogs and teaching people how to properly handle their dogs for quite some time. Don't let her youthfulness fool you! She knows her stuff! Kaci has always had patience to make sure my young daughter understood what she was teaching her about her dog. My daughter even won an award for handling thanks to Kaci and her expertise! She shows compassion for all animals and is driven to continue to be the exceptional trainer that she already is.

What An Obedient Dog!
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tina J.
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We went through 2 other dog trainers before finding Rebeccah who uses positive training methods. She could read our dogs' body language and know exaxtly what to do to solve their anxiety problems. We had 3 sessions of private training and learned all the basic commands, which helped tremendously with their insecurties, plus gave us the confidence we needed to know how to give our dogs a normal life that they deserve. I would highly recommend Rebeccah for any dog training needs. She is so patient and understanding and you will see she is excellent at what she does!! We will be calking her soon for more advanced training.

Sit Means Sit
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Joe S.
    Verified review

    I contacted Eli after having problems with my German shepherd and hearing through many sources that he was the best in Dallas. Dogs (yes, even the sweet cuddly ones), do not innately know how to behave or what's appropriate in the human world. Eli taught us how to establish boundaries and keep Redd under control in the toughest of situations. Now, Redd can hike off leash and pass other animals without breaking command. I would recommend training to ANY dog owner. There is a simple test for this.. take your pup to a dog park.. allow him/her to play with the other dogs and say "come" only once out loud.. if he doesn't run to you and sit by your feet.. call Eli. When this situation is transferred to a speeding car or an aggressive wild animal.. you will thank him.

    In Service Dogs
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Emily J.
    Verified review

    After interviewing several trainers, Koda and I attended a private lesson with Steve. Besides being knowledgeable about dogs and their behaviors, Steve had Koda acting better than he ever had with me just after 10 minutes. By the end of the lesson it was obvious that the issue was mostly me. Me pulling on the leash. Me not giving Koda the right direction. Me letting Koda get away with stuff. Not once did Steve make me feel stupid. He answered all of my questions and I know he had to be tired of telling me the same things over and over. After a couple of lessons and attending the weekly classes, our class attended a city festival and Koda was amazing! Before Steve's help I would have had my hands full just on the walking part with me being pulled behind him like his personal kite. He also would have jumped on everyone when saying hello. Koda walked on a leash beside me past a live band, with rides making noise and kids screaming and he did not freak out or misbehave. We actually made the front page of the local newspaper and got tons of complements on how well behaved Koda was. While we still have a long way to go in our journey on making Koda the best dog he can be, Steve will be the only trainer we will use.

    Sit Means Sit
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Mark S.
      Verified review

      Best training program I have had. Wish I had known about the program sooner and used it with otherdogs. Training is fun for the dog and there is no yelling or punsihment methods used. Speak to your dog in a normal tone of voice and they wantingly repsond. We had such good results with our American Shepherd we are now going to train our 4 year old mean Chihuahua who does not get along with other dogs or people. Worth every penny the program cost!

      • 2 years in business
      Sandra T.
      Verified review

      Treva is the person I trust the most with my dog, house.. I would trust her with my debit card and pin if left out on the counter. She is sooooo trustworthy. My previous dog was a great dane/akita/german shepherd rescue with aggression issues and she was amazing with him. My current pup is a 150 lb jumbo great dane rescue and she is amazing with him as well. She goes above and beyond what is required. She spends extra time with the pets she cares for and really cares for her clients - four legged and two. She sits for my across the street neighbors and is over there at the crack of dawn. I swear the girl never sleeps. She is also a fab gal and a great friend to have!!

      Leader of the Pack
      4.7
      from 3 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      • 11 hires on Thumbtack
      Joyce B.
      Verified review

      Sooz"The Leader Of The Pack" gave me some wonderful ideals for dealing with my pet being so unsociable. Sooz came to my apartment home where my community has a pet park. The training session was a little over an hour which i felt was worth alot more than her fee. My Pug and I highly recommend Sooz "Leader Of The Pack" for you and your love ones (family pets). SOOZ DIFFENITY HAS A NATURAL INSTINCTS FOR OUR ADORABLE PETS.

      Training Spot
      3.7
      from 3 reviews
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Katie A.
      Verified review

      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!

      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.

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