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Good Dog Training
from 319 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 715 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jingjing L.
Verified review

Rona was truly a great trainer. I needed a trainer for my rescue dog who is shy and easily scared. I've had dogs before and were able to train them, but this one I had no idea what to do. I needed a way to let my dog know that she can trust me. Without me saying this, Rona taught me and my boyfriend a way to gain our puppy's trust and to build our relationship. It's been a couple of days now and the trick totally works! Even when we go out now our dog would look at us instead of panning left and right. What I truly appreciate from Rona's training is that she taught us just enough for us to get started on the dog training. I wasn't overwhelmed with information and the tricks she taught us were useful ones for this stage of the dog's training. I think dog trainers need to realize that as much as they are training the dogs, their main task is to train the humans on how to train their own dogs, and that's exactly what Rona did. Thank you Rona, Lucy is doing a lot better (still problems here and there but getting better)!

Reese's Rascal Roundup
from 30 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
Verified review

I am happy to write the first review for Ms. Reese. Our experience with her was superb. We have used many dog-sitters before and they have never been as happy and relaxed when we came home as this time. Our dogs, also, are a bit finicky with new people. They absolutely loved Carrie. We have already requested her service for another trip, and will continue to do so in the future.

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Madison A.
Verified review

I have an 11 month pup that I was quite frankly having a hard time getting under control. She's my first dog out of college and I quickly realized that I was in over my head. After searching the internet, I decided to give Kevin with Aloha Canine a call. From my initial phone call to my drop off- Kevin was ready to answer any question and walk me through the game plan with my pup. He outlined a training program that was easy to follow and individually tailored to my dog's needs. She spent 3 weeks with Aloha Canine and I can honestly say she is a changed dog. She is much calmer and responds quickly to my commands. I am absolutely thrilled. I know that training a dog is a daily habit, but I am sure that with the foundation that Aloha Canine has now provided we will be A-OK! I look forward to working with my pup and mastering all of her new commands together. And I'm sure that if I have any questions in the future- Kevin will be there to help. Thank you so much Aloha Canine!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Verified review

Dog trainer seemed very professional got past what I thought he could not get past my dog is very large and has a very mean bark but that did not stop the dog trainer for going in and handling him very gentle of course but affirmative loved it what would make it better is more consecutive sessions I know the days closer together

Canine Moxy
from 12 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Kris is awesome! I would highly recommend him to anyone. I got my dog, Apollo, almost a year ago at the age of a year and a half. He was the easiest dog at the beginning, did everything I asked. A few months ago, Apollo, started to challenge me on everything, going on walks became impossible because he was so hyper. Then he became aggressive or at least I thought he was. When we'd walk, he'd try to attack any walker, biker, or runner that came near me. He started to growl and act like he was going to attack anyone that would come into my house. It got to the point, I was about to take him back to the pet shelter I got him at. I was terrified he'd bite someone and then he'd be put down. I was pretty against professional dog training, as I've heard horror stories from friends of spending a large sum of money with no results. After a very close encounter of Apollo almost biting a girl renting a room in my house for the weekend, I gave in and thats when I met Kris. Kris came to my house for a free two hour evaluation with Apollo, in which he got to know Apollo, I told him about the struggles, and then we went on a walk. Kris showed me several training techniques even during the elevation. He cares far more about helping your dog and you build a stronger relationship, in which both parties are happier, than just getting his money for the training. Kris is very passionate about what he does, which helps create a fun, exciting, training environment. I have never felt stupid for not knowing how to handle my own dog, or for asking questions, even if I had to ask the same one several times. Kris doesn't just take your dog and train him, he involves you, the owner, a great deal. This helps me a lot, because I didn’t know anything about how to train a dog before this. Kris will give me pointers, or explain why Apollo is acting a certain way when I do something. I feel very lucky that I have a dog trainer who is not only patient with Apollo, but so amazing at training me on how to train my dog. Kris is truly amazing at what he does, and seeing his connection with animals is extraordinary. I’m telling you, if you want to see immediate improvements hire Kris. I highly recommend not waiting to contact him, with his results his services will be in high demand soon. Thank you Kris, I can’t tell you how much it means to me that Apollo is such an obedient, loving dog now, our relationship/connection is so strong, it’s incredible.

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Suz M.
Verified review

Brought both our 'boys' (Bouvier des Flanders - head strong!) to Canine Academy for puppy training nearly 10 years ago and have continued to use them for boarding since then. Can't say enough good things about Lisa and her crew. The boys are so well-behaved (and know some pretty great tricks) and perk up when we say "Are we going to see Lisa?" Highly Recommend for training and/or boarding!

Honorable Hounds
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa W.
Verified review

We just got our dog Zeus back this Saturday from his home and bored training, he was gone for 4 weeks. It's like he is totally a new dog. He is 10 weeks old and doing amazing for being that young. He can sit, lay down, walk on his leash, place, and is potty trained!!!! It's amazing I am so happy with his results, would recommend Keith to anyone. Thank you so much!

Training Tails
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria G.
Verified review

Had a great first training lesson and i’m Looking forward to more lessons. I already learned a lot about working with my dogs.

Texas pet sitting
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany B.
Verified review

Upon the first meeting with Hilary, I felt that she had a really great attitude and willingness to do whatever it took to make my dog feel comfortable. Super Big Plus...She was able to start right away, which took a lot of stress off of my mind. She's also very easy to work with for any adjustments to the daily/weekly walking schedule. I have a lot of gratitude for her choice to work with animals and it gives me peace of mind, that she knows her stuff.

Game Time Dog Services
from 3 reviews
    Steve Q.
    Verified review

    Good job to Amy!! She's been running my dogs off and on for the past 8 months and I love the fact that I don't have to worry about them while at work, or if I take a short vacation out of town. Boxer and Tina get plenty of exercise when I'm away -- twice a day! It's that time of the year for me -- VERY busy -- and it's one less thing that I have to worry about if I'm on a business trip. I also have Amy come over to walk them around the noon hour so they're not inside for 9-10 hrs while at work. The best thing is that both Boxer and Tina seem to be more relaxed when I come home from work. They're behaving much better in the apartment and when I take them on walks! It's a win-win with less stress on them, and me!! Amy is GREAT with both of my dogs and really cares about the well being of animals in general! If you're in need of pet services -- I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AMY'S JOGGIN DOGS!!

    Cindy Stewart
    from 2 reviews
      Terrie M.
      Verified review

      I hire Cindy to take care of my animals when I am out of town. Not one time have I ever worried about my horses or dogs. I know they are in the best hands ever.

      Companion Dog Works
      from 2 reviews
      • 17 years in business
      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Alicia H.
      Verified review

      Michelle was fantastic! She came to my home to work with me and my puppy, Bennet. We worked on all kinds of things from obedience to loose leash walking to greeting other people and dogs. Bennet has been making such progress, I don't know what we would do without Michelle's help!

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Deborah T.
      Verified review

      Lu is wonderful! My two 80+ lb older dogs (8 and 6) were having behavioral issues and Lu taught us how to properly train them. I referred Lu to my parents who have a stubborn Dachshund who are also very happy.


      I am a full-time student, looking for odd and end jobs. I am willing to work with a student's class schedule.

      • 4 years in business

      I love dogs and have had many in the past. I know how hard it is to leave them alone for hours so I am the person who knows how to take care for your baby.


      I work with the dog owner and his/her dog to learn basic commands like sit, stay, come, down, heal, off, place, etc.


      Honestly, my dog walking business is just getting started! I have a bachelor's degree in English and taught high school English for 10th and 11th graders. I'm now a stay-at-home mom with three children, and I am just looking for a part-time job that I will enjoy, so that I can still pick up my kids from school, get outdoors, enjoy the sunshine and make your dog happy with a walk!

      • 4 years in business

      I specialize in service and hearing dog training. I enjoy training dogs that are given a job to people people.


      Pet Boarding Service, Dog Sitter, Pet Groomer, Dog Walking, Day Care & Sitting

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      I described my services to be fun, unique and easy to work with, and I'm very affordable.


      I love dogs and taking them on fun walks so they can explore the outside. Dogs have unique personalities and are fun to get to know!

      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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