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  • 13 years in business
  • 696 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Eddie C.

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After looking and talking with a host of trainers, I picked Lauren to help me train Sailor. He's a ACD Blueheeler and is typically smart and can be "Hard Headed". Lauren and Sailor hit it off first rattle out of the box and Sailor and I learned a lot. I have purchased many books on dog training, Lauren taught us things that the books never even mentioned. Sailor and I are looking forward to our next lessons here at home, with her. No "Doggy Boot Camp" for us!

Karen E.

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Got some great dog training tips and training, which is what I paid for, but also got additional great nutritional and health info. Will definitely use this trainer again.

Julie G.

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Lauren has a unique approach for training dogs and their humans that works. I look forward to additional training for myself and Wilson

K9 Kountry

4.5

(75)

  • 26 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Matt D.

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My experience with K9 Kountry was been amazing. I came to Butch last year inquiring about obedience and protection training for my german shepherd. From the moment I left, after the first training session, my dog and I began to accomplish our training goals. Butch has been extremely generous with his time and is always available to help or answer any training questions. I couldn't ask for a better k9 companion after working with Butch. He has really helped me and my dog to develop extreme trust and responsibility to each other. I went from having a crazy puppy to a well mannered dog who I am now able to bring ANYWHERE with me. Before working with Butch, I wasted time and money with other local trainer and facilities. K9 Kountry is hands down the dog training in the DFW area!!!!!!!

Emily P.

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Butch is amazing. My dog had severe fear angression and has a bite history. After being with Butch for several weeks, my dog is no longer aggressive and loves meeting new people. Not only did Butch work with my dog pertaining to his aggression, he also taught him skills and I'll continue to see Butch in the future for further training. If you dog needs help with aggression or obedience, K9 Kountry is the place to go! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Chuck H.

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I got my yellow Labrador Retriever from K9 Kountry, but will not get him until next week. K9 Kountry takes the time to insure the dog is properly and correctly trained. My dog is being trained to be a service dog for me. I have watched my dog in training and I have total confidence in the quality of training he is receiving. Very anxious to bring my new service dog home.

WeTrainDogs

4.5

(63)

  • 8 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

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.

Clay K.

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Maury is extremely knowledgable when it comes to dog training. Not just a dog sitter! Give him a few minutes and ask about your dog's well-being. You will not be disappointed!

Mark A.

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I highly recommend this company. Maury is outstanding and I was so impressed with his knowledge and approach to dog training.

  • 3 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 hours

Peggy H.

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Heidi was right on time and she did a fabulous job on my little Lola!! I had taken her to 2 different Petsmart groomers and was told both times she was too difficult and they couldn't cut her hair or nails. Heidi handled her very well and didn't have a problem one! She is definitely our new dog groomer for life! AAA***

Jordan G.

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Heidi did a wonderful job with grooming our dog! She was very polite and professional. She also brought along a trailer so there was no mess in our house. My dog and I couldn't be happier, wonderful service!

Alexis M.

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Thank you for grooming my dog. Very nice and patient with him

TOP PRO
  • 18 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Beth W.

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We rescued a 1 1/2 year old terrier mix. We had no idea what she had been through. Lynette got in touch with me just minutes after I had signed up. We had beginner training for 5 weeks. Simple commands. Lynette did an excellent job! My husband and I needed training just as much as our Stella did and she handled us beautifully too. We will continue to do some group training with her to socialize Stella. We highly recommend Lynette to dog owners with any needs!

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.

Nancy C.

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Lynette was great with our puppy training needs. We look forward to Thursday's session. He's already calmer since the training.

TOP PRO
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Robin Petri K.

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Debbie was hired to train my dog with aggression issues and I could not be happier about his 1st training session! It went so well I can't wait for the next time! He's already doing better just from one session. Thank you Debbie your definitely highly skilled and very knowledgeable...see you again soon! Can't wait!!

Mike C.

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She was everything we hope for in a dog groomer. Very polite arrives on time and flexible. We will Definetly keep her around

Laura G.

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Debi is such a nice person let alone a great dog trainer! She is highly skilled and very knowledgeable! Thanks again!

TOP PRO
  • 29 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

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

Katy V.

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With only one training session so far I noticed a major improvement in my dog Bleau's behavior. He is so strong and pulls on the leash and Nancy was able to make him heel and obey. Nancy is incredibly knowledgable, helpful and accommodating. She truly cares about your dog and doing everything she can to ensure success with the training. I am so excited to practice the training excercises Nancy provided and see Bleau's progress!

Derek W.

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Have not had training of dogs yet but I got to tell you for someone like me, Nancy sure made the arrangment process very easy and stress free. Never used thumbtack before and hoping everything goes as it has already. Will be using services again if so. Thinking I'll leave reveiw again in near future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 38 min

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!

Lisa W.

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I would recommend Zoom Room to anyone. Heather is a great trainer and is so encouraging, especially if you have a "hard to handle" dog. The training is a lot of fun and good exercise, as well. Lisa W.

Susan T.

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Fantastic staff and great place for puppy training and fun!

  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Jess T.

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Wanda learns the owners strengths and the dogs needs on the 1st lesson. She will provide you with different techniques that meet both of your needs. Wanda goes the extra mile to have a different technique/lesson each class to keep the dog on the learning path. She will give you training milestones throughout the different stages of your dogs life.

Shelley S.

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Wanda is very kind and has helped us work with our crazy Bulldog Bella. Wanda takes a gentle approach and the dog loves her. She even met us at a park with her dog to give our dog socialization and play time. We have another dog but Bella enjoys attacking him. Most important is to practice the tools Wanda has taught us.

Charlie V.

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Wanda is amazing with dogs. Took my 12 week boxer to her. My dog learned a few tricks today. Wanda is very patient with dogs. Definitely recommend her for training.

  • 12 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Karen D.

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Tammy is very good with animals. She gave us a lot of useful information to help us in working with our dogs. The sessions worked more with the owners than dogs. Just keep in mind it will be up to the owner to do the training not the All About Dogs staff. We were wanting someone to work with our dogs and train them and for us to reinforce what they were taught. In 2 sessions this was not an obtainable goal. We are happy with our start but have a long way to go.

Jennifer M.

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Tammy was wonderful! She took the time to train us all and gave such great advice and suggestions that we can put in to practice. She is very knowledgeable and patient and I would definitely recommend her for any dog training needs.

SHELBY O.

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Tammy is amazing! Very knowledgeable in puppy training.

TOP PRO
  • 24 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Tabitha B.

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Pamela provides personal, professional service that fits your schedule and needs. She trained our Havanese and he is a happy, better dog because of it. I can walk with him off leash and he will stay with me or on walks he never pulls his leash and follows simple commands. I highly recommend Positively Dog and Pamela Christy for your dog training needs.

Stella Y.

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Pamela has helped so much with training our dog Darwin. She's taught us how to take charge of Darwin. Darwin now knows that we make the rules. Additionally, Pamela has helped us with Darwin's barking problem. Whenever anyone would come over, Darwin would immediately start barking. Pamela showed us how to get him to stop barking, and it works!

Michael B.

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Pamela was excellent! We highly recommend her for dog training.

TOP PRO
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Ariel P.

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Larry was wonderful! He was very flexible with his availability and prompt with meeting us. Personality wise he was great with our dog! Overall it was a great experience and he gave us great tips to work with our dog and his leash aggression. Top notch experience!

Francisco S.

Verified review

I used the The Pack's boarding service, and Larry is very helpful and flexible, and it´s very important to me that he has the knowledge to understand my dog´s needs according to its personality so he can make its stay more comfortable. Thank you Larry and Willie!

Nick Z.

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Amazing. Dog learned many commands in the 10 day stay with Larry. Was very impressed.

  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Frisco, TX

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.

Debbie G.

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What a wonderful decision to send our precious new baby, Graham Cracker to be trained! The Hilton-butler method is a family centered, reward based program that has remained with our Doodle since we brought him home. The program is very easy to follow at home because the precepts are common sense and affection based. Our sweet Graham came home beautifully socilzed and civilized and ready to join our "pack". He has been a great pleasure because his training stayed with him, and his training was so easy for us, as his forever family, to reinforce. The Hilton-Butler new puppy training program is invaluable!

David Amber M.

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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!

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 59 min

Bri C.

Verified review

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!

Kevin F.

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We've only had a couple of sessions with Stephanie and our two French Bulldogs but we already know she was a great choice for our dog training needs. First of all - she loves what she does and it shows in her work. Stephanie is also very responsive to the behaviors that we want to change in our dogs, and is able to make the training fun. Additionally, my wife and I have busy schedules, and Stephanie is very flexible to finding training times that work for us. I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone considering training for their dogs.

Steve T.

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After one session Stephanie really connected with my dog. I have high hopes for a well trained dog thanks to her teaching methods.

TOP PRO
  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Thumbtack Customer

Verified review

Absolutely a delight to work with. This is my first time to have a dog and Arlene is helping me alleviate my fears. Knowledge is power. And all the informative tools, techniques and skills she is sharing with me helps me embrace and celebrate the joys of having Noelle( my sweet labradoodle)!!!

Revathi J.

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My pets just had their first visit with Arlene. So far she has been very prompt, flexible and seems to love on my dogs just like I do! They seem to be getting along just fine with her as well. Hope to continue to see such excellent care on all future visits as well.

Kris H.

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Arlene has been phenomenal already. First session was Saturday. She definitely knows her stuff. My dog sas doing 5 commands at the end of the session. Look forward to her next visit and all my homework;)

  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Jamie J.

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We are dedicated animal lovers with 5 dogs of our own, plus typically 1-2 foster dogs. Needless to say, dog training at our house could be a challenging task for any other professional, but Valerie has truly been a lifesaver and has made tremendous progress with all of our dogs. From the moment Valerie walked into our home, we've been 100% comfortable with her and have been so impressed by her work -- her once-a-week visits have made a remarkable improvement in each of our dogs. Her ability to work with a wide range of dogs and behavioral problems is particularly impressive -- we've seen Valerie make a world of difference in our personal dogs with reactivity & control issues, to completely rehabilitating a foster dog from a hoarding situation/extreme neglect/zero socialization. In sum, we could not be happier or more impressed with Valerie's work -- HIGHLY recommend!

Simone D.

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Our cocker spaniel rescue prevented us from entertaining friends at the house, and walks were difficult because of her incessant barking. Valerie helped us understand her triggers and work with her to build her confidence and calm her behavior. Short of a miracle and a few weeks of training, our Sadie has made SIGNIFICANT progress! She loves Valerie, it's been an amazing journey together. We had a short dinner party a week ago 😄, all went sooooo well! Thank you Valerie!!!!

Theresa T.

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Valerie did an outstanding job teaching me to train my service dog. He certified 3 weeks ago and everywhere we go people comment about how well behaved he is. Valerie worked with us in spite of our living 90 min away and met with us both in person and via Skype.

TOP PRO
  • 21 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 43 min

Ruth C.

Verified review

My dog Bruno is a young rowdy pup, very smart but also very strong willed. After attempting to watch You Tube videos and train him myself, it seemed like I was getting nowhere. I was at my wits end and discouraged. I needed serious help! I brought my Bruno to Canine perceptions after reading good reviews elsewhere and needing help with his behaviors. He went through the 6 week off leash program and graduated yesterday. 1st, I'm very happy to have him home for Christmas but the change is so noticeable! I knew he would be super excited to be home and expected bad behaviors once he left. Only one day, but the change is extreme. The Staff of Canine perceptions returned my baby not only well cared for, but well mannered! The training they gave me put everything into perspective and gave me the understanding I needed to continue Bruno's training. I could not begin to explain how grateful I am to them.

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.

April M.

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Tim, Roy and Ben did a great job with our young Doberman. She was chasing horses and we could not catch her. Now she comes when called, heels and sits. The trainers treated her with love and kindness! Great job and reasonably priced!

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Tracy K.

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My dog loves his midday walk. You couldn't ask for a nicer experience for your furbaby.

Betsy H.

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valerie is wonderful and Willy loves her. Betsy Holschuh

Gary C.

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Just all around excellence.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Carolina C.

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Karen has been our go-to pet sitter for years! Our boys, two Australian shepherds, love her and we know that when she is here, we have nothing to worry about. We love that we can leave our dogs at home where they are most comfortable and not worry about leaving them in a kennel away from everyone and everything they know. Karen truly loves animals and has a soft spot for our doggies - it's clear by the way they act when she comes over! Recently, one of our dogs got out and was lost. Karen was so upset by this news that she personally went out looking for him. In the end, she is the one who found him and rushed him to the vet after he was hit by a car. He is doing great now and we are so thankful to have someone like her who cares so deeply for our fur babies.

Patti D.

Verified review

So far I'm very pleased with Karen and Park Cities Obedience school. Cooper begins training on the 20th and I have no doubt that he'll do great with Karen!

Jamie L.

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Karen is great. Worked around my schedule, great with my baby and with me.

Dream Dogs

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  • Grapevine, TX

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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • Roanoke, TX

About

My private sessions cover potty training, basic commands, walking on a leash and correcting bad behaviors such as puppy biting, chewing, jumping and digging. I also specialize in cases of anxiety. I use positive reinforcement, relationship centered and reward-based training. The 30-minute evaluations are free. Private sessions with you and your dog start at $25 an hour. One-on-one training with just me and your dog start at $40 for two and a half to three hours, depending on distance and dog's energy level. One-on-one is recommended for highly energetic dogs.

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