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Rowlett Group Dog Trainers

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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 226 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 735 hires on Thumbtack
Karen E.
Verified review

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.

WeTrainDogs
4.6
from 74 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony W.
Verified review

Maury trained Nikey, our 8 month old lab during a 1 week live-in period! Nikey came home a brand new puppy! This is a great training academy! Nikey not only changed some bad behavior he has also become more focused an obeys much easier! I would highly recommend Maury to train any dog! Great experience!!!

K9 Kountry
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
Matt D.
Verified review

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!!!!!!!

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Net's Happy Pets
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline G.
Verified review

So happy we got in touch with Net. My two little dogs love her and we are making good progress in their training. This is not easy, as one dog is a Shih Tzu & the other a Terrier mix, both recent rescues from the Keller Humane Society. But Net is kind and firm in teaching both dogs (and me). We love you - many, many thanks! 👍 Jackie G.

LISA'S K-9 KIDS
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
Holly A.
Verified review

I am in my second week of dog training with Lisa and she is absolutely wonderful. My dog is already showing improvement and Lisa really knows what she's doing. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to train their dog the right way.

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Canine Training Center
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lacy D.
Verified review

Howard is an excellent dog trainer! His extensive knowledge and expertise in training dogs is very evident. Learning the "Alpha" way definitely helped me reevaluate how I interacted with my dogs and that there were some things I was doing that was contributing to their bad behavior. Howard is not just training your dog, he is really training owners on how to communicate effectively with their dogs. By giving us the power to train, we are able to continue to effectively maintain and extend the correct dog and Alpha communication. And even apply it to new pets! I would definitely recommend dog owners see Howard for training their pets!

  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Krystin S.
Verified review

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
Shelley H.
Verified review

I signed up for group puppy classes and started today. They were run very well. The facility and staff were outstanding.

All About Dogs
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
Verified review

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.

Dallas Dog Whisperer
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy F.
Verified review

Excellent dog training and pet setting for aggressive dog. Had him interacting with other dogs in 1 session!!!

  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Angie K.
Verified review

Beth was called to our house to help us with our rescue pit bull. She is a people person but most importantly she is knowledgeable trainer. Her philosophy on training meshed well with my family. She does not implemented dominance strategies which is unlike some other trainors here in the area. We want a family pet not an animal that fears us. I feel confident that with her helpful tips and training we will have the dog of our dreams. Our dog was abused prior to us having him. Already I see a significant improvement. I would strongly recommend her to anyone that has doggy behavior issues.

Canine Competency LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Nancy F.
Verified review

Mr. Villione was hired to stop my overly friendly golden retriever from jumping on everyone who came to the house. It was amazing to watch him work and his passion for his job. He went right to work getting to know my dog and basic training techniques. He then provided me with the tasks to work with my dog until our next class. They were simple, easy to understand, and very effective. So glad I found him.

Cosmic Canine Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
Verified review

My experience with Cosmic Canine has been wonderful. Maya and Megan are very knowledgable dog trainers from manners to competition. I have brought my Giant Schnauzers to Maya for advice in our obedience training. My dogs and I began going so well with Maya's support, expertise and insight. I am looking forward to Cosmic Canines classes and for needed coaching for my dog and I.

Cole K9 Academy
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Lesli G.
    Verified review

    We received private training and joined the puppy class. Both were great.

    aBsolute Dog Training
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Katie L.
      Verified review

      Miranda is an aBsolute doll! I recently acquired a new puppy and decided to enroll in her puppy kindergarten class as a way to help bond and take the time to focus on my puppy. We had SO much fun!! Miranda’s classes are fun, informative, and effective. So much so that I also enrolled in her one on one training (I bought 5 sessions!) to continue our training at home. I even left my little dude with Miranda while I was out of town for a weekend to keep up with his training! My puppy is now 9 months old and I get compliments ALL the time about how cool and well behaved he is! I owe this to Miranda! Don’t miss out on such an awesome trainer - I promise you won’t be disappointed!

      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!

      Aspen’s K9 University
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Ginger C.
      Verified review

      Great class. The trainer is very patient with the dogs and their owners and you can tell that she loves dogs. She gives you homework to do with your dog for the next class and if you follow her directions, you’ll see the progress with your dog. The trainer provider great info on dog behavior.

      Phoenix Canine Services
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 6 years in business
      • 22 hires on Thumbtack
      Jessica S.
      Verified review

      We have two terriers, ages 4 and 5. We adopted both animals well into their adulthood, and neither had any training. We put up with the accidents in the house, the nipping, and the complete lack of obedience for far too long because we wanted our new additions to settle in before we started correcting their behavior. Well, that is where Damon came in. He assured us that our dogs could behave AND go to the bathroom outside. That they were not the worlds worst (although cutest) dogs, but actually good dogs! What? My dogs can be trained? I was a little skeptical. Initially, we signed up for a private session. We love our dogs, but surely he would change his mind when he met them. Our dogs interacted with Damon wonderfully. They are a little much at times, and he knew exactly how to handle them to get them to calm down or play. We worked on some potty training techniques and talked about the format of his training class. Sure enough, we enrolled our dogs into a six week beginner course and they really responded. They enjoyed going to the park once a week, interacting with other dogs and humans, and best of all, working for food! Never in a million years did I think my dog would "sit" on command. Now they sit, wait, lay down, touch, and leave it! AND THEY POTTY OUTSIDE. I know these things may seem extremely basic to some people, but I honestly didn't think my dogs could be trained - not even to sit. I know some of you out there have dogs like mine. I do want to say, Damon only provides the tools. If you do not reinforce the expected behavior at home then your dogs will not respond. Our dogs were ready to work every Saturday morning, but not so much when we got home. Once we started enforcing those expected behaviors we got much better results. Be prepared to put in just as much work as your pup. I highly recommend Damon! Can't wait to enroll our dogs in more advanced training!

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Robert M.
      Verified review

      Bill was great! We met with Bill for a 6-week period, at our home and at a Park. We rescued a dog who was aggressive to other dogs, but otherwise "sweet as pie." Bill helped us get to know Zack and learn how to communicate with him to get the best response from him. We completed the basic class, but we all agreed that we would meet again for advanced training when the weather was cooler. We look forward to working with Bill again soon. We highly recommend Bill to anyone who is looking for an excellent dog trainer.

      K-9 Pro Dog Training
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Julie P.
      Verified review

      Geneva is extremely knowledgeable in all things dogs! I learned so much from her in a short time. She is also very flexible. I had to reschedule classes a few times and she was very understanding. My pup and I took the obedience classes and although I couldn't finish due to moving, she gave me the tools to get a good start on helping my dog be a happy, well mannered dog. I hope to be able to take classes again from her in the future.

      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Rebecca H.
      Verified review

      Things are already better after just one hour of training. I plan to have more consultations as well as take the puppy training class. Amber is very knowledgeable, listens to your concerns, and provides practical solutions.

      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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