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McKinney Gun Dog Trainers

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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 216 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 713 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Joshua L.
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I've used two different trainers before for my dog and had little to no improvement. I decided to try Traveling Dog Trainer based on her reviews and her reply to my ad. Lauren did a great job on our first lesson. She showed me a few areas where I'm lacking and how to make my dog more confident in me as a leader. She didn't try to sell me on more lessons, which I liked that she wasn't pushy about it. She suggested that I keep practicing what we went over and of I feel the need for more training after, to give her a call. I highly recommend her.

WeTrainDogs
4.5
from 64 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Chad C.
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Maury did an excellent job with our dog. There are so many dog trainers out there we were not sure who to go with, but after only 1 week of training, we can see a huge difference. Maury loves the dogs he trains, and always wants a chance to see pictures of our dog. His 2 follow appointments are so helpful as well.

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Net's Happy Pets
4.8
from 50 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
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Risa C.
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Finding a dog trainer is difficult. Finding Lynette who has actually trained CAIRN Terriers is a bonus! We start working together next week.

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy M.
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Highly recommend,very fflexible.dog trainers with lots of experience

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  • 29 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
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Krystin S.
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I found Nancy online almost a year ago, and found myself having a hard time figuring out what dog training classes I needed for my dog Bowinkle. We had just adopted Bowinkle and he was about 6 months old and into everything and HORRIBLE at walking on a leash. When I called and spoke to Nancy I immediately felt I had made the right choice in calling her first. I didn't want to have to take Bowinkle to a class group setting and not get one-on-one attention and struggle with Bowinkle being to "interested" in the other dogs. The fact that Nancy does all visits at our house and offers many different types of service plans was a huge plus. I had no clue what we were getting into and how long we may or may not need her. We decided to sign up for a year; since then she has come every 2-3 weeks. What I like most about Bark Busters is we as dog owners are learning the correct way to train our dog(s) and become their Pack Leader. I can have as many dogs as I want from here on out and know that I can train/lead them on my own, and if I have a hard time I can call Nancy and she'll be here to assist. Nancy is a very professional and respectful person whom my pets, and myself have grown to love. I recommend her to everyone who is interested in dog training. I thought my Bowinkle was never going to grow out of his old habits and today I have a completely different dog. Thank you so much Nancy for your help, care and knowledge. Thanks, Krystin Scott

Zoom Room Trophy Club
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Breanna P.
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I initially chose Zoom Room to enroll my 8 week old puppy into puppy preschool for socialization and basic obedience. This was the best decision! Heather is great and my puppy just passed his AKC S.T.A.R. puppy test! He will now be moving on to puppy obedience and we will definitely keep coming back here! There is outstanding agility equipment here and my puppy loves learning the agility course mixed in with his obedience training! A great way to keep them engaged and learning and also super fun for the owners too! I highly recommend coming to Zoom Room for your dog/puppy training needs! We will keep coming!

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.

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Walk of Life Dog Training
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Bri C.
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Stephanie was fantastic with Crown. He was a little nipping puppy that wanted to chew on everything AND everyone in the house before she came out for our 1st session and now he's a well behaved little boy (some of it is still a work in progress but the progress with only 3 sessions is INCREDIBLE). My husband and I decided to use Walk of Life Dog Training because of Stephanie's flexibility with our schedule - we both work long hours and don't always have congruent time off and Stephanie was willing to figure out a time that worked best for the both of us! Crown, our puppy, absolutely LOVED his time with her and it was amazing to see how expanding his mind through training was eliminating the unwanted behavior that we'd experienced prior to training with Stephanie. Additionally, she is so incredibly kind and just wants to make sure that your life with your dog is as happy as possible! We would absolutely recommend Stephanie and Walk of Life Dog Training to anyone that's interested in getting their dog trained - puppy or not, I know Stephanie can teach you some tricks and effectively address any concerns you have with your pup! Thanks a bunch!

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Positively Dog
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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THE Pack: Big D's Best Buds
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

Hilton Butler's K-9 Bootcamp
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Sara W.
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Over the last year, I have been fortunate to have Hilton Butler from K-9 Bootcamp train my puppy so he could become a therapy dog. From the first encounter with the Butler family I knew my dog would be in good hands. They understood the purpose of his training and knew what he would have to learn in order to become a therapy dog for kids with special needs. I was greatly relieved to know that my dog would be staying in their house with their children. This meant a lot to me since my dog spent 6 weeks being trained. To know that he would not be neglected in a kennel on a large property was a huge relief. Auggie was immediately welcomed by all family members and was treated like one of their own pets. He was in loving hands from the moment he walked in the door. I felt that Hilton was able to apply various protocols to meet my dog’s needs due to his extensive background with K-9 training in the military, police, and service dog environments. Hilton demonstrates a firm hand while training, but uses positive reinforcement as well, which was needed for my dog. He ensures that you know the protocols to carry over in the home environment after training is complete. If there was any question regarding Auggie’s behaviors at home, Hilton was available by email, phone, and even conducted follow up sessions at my house. K-9 Boot Camp is a professional and loving dog training facility. They excel in providing individual treatment to meet your specific training goals. Customer service and compassion for their work shines through. Hilton, took time on a Sunday in November to drive all the way to Auggie’s therapy test for moral support. Auggie passed with flying colors and now comes to work everyday as a certified therapy dog. He is happy in his new role making sure all kids have a smile on their face while receiving therapy! We could not have done it with out Hilton.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 39 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 11 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Randy M.
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The team at Canine Perceptions exhibit a great caring attitude toward the animals they train. They were more concerned about getting Daisy trained properly than they were with trying to get her through the program in as little time as possible or have her back on a set schedule. This is the third dog we have had trained by a professional trainer and of the 3 trainers we have used Canine Perceptions is by far at the top of the list.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Rachael K.
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Liz was great with us! She taught my husband and me how to use clicker training with our dogs. She arrived promptly and was professional and courteous. She explained what she did as she was doing it and helped us understand how to continue with them.

  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Bobby G.
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Beth has trained 2 dogs for me and both times I was completely satisfied with the results. After she trained my dogs she trained me and the rest is history. I would highly recommend Beth as a great dog trainer. Bobby Gerber

Training Spot
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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Posted my needs and the next day found a trainer. It was easy, which is what I needed.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Benjamin S.
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Hedy has been home four days after her boarding & training. We have taken several long walks and she no longer strains on her lead, nor lunges at passing cars. She also sits on command, waits before entering or exiting openings until she receives a release, and shows significant progress in getting along with our older dog. My wife and I are very pleased with the training results for Hedy from Artemis, are pleased to give our recommendation of the Artemis Dog Training and Boarding! Harry & Karen Sivess

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The love, knowledge, comfort and care we give to each dog makes their stay pleasureable, peaceful and wanting to come back to someone you and your dog absolutely trust.

  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I specialize in Service Dog Training. Service Dog Trainers require a knowledge of how dogs learn and basic canine behavior to help their clients. My education and Knowledge of training and behavior have helped me build a strong foundation to better help my Service Dog Teams.

  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I work with dogs in the Dallas area who have people problems.

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