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Good Dog Training
4.9
from 307 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 688 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)!

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Champion K9 Companions
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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My little dog is very fearful.-frightened of strangers. Not the K9 trainer! My dog was analyzed and I was told exactly what could be done to help her. And how it would be done

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K9 Kenny
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Guilherme C.
Verified review

Kenny has been fantastic!! In just a few sessions, he has got my little Cosmo listening to me like never before. He is very attentive and listens to any questions or concerns I may have. I've worked with several different dog trainers, but K9 Kenny is by far the best. I've already recommended him to several of my friends!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Julie K.
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Taylor is a professional in every way. She came prepared for the problem and offered and demonstrated techniques that worked immediately. It was really an eye opener. Her confidence with and in the dogs made a world of difference in their behavior. We were having problems with our dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior towards other dogs. By the end of the session, we had both dogs inside the dog park, showing no aggression. She followed up with a written synopsis of the problem and steps to take for behavior change. I would highly recommend Taylor. She has a complete grasp of dogs and their behavior, and is not afraid to " think outside the box" to problem solve. She is a pleasure to work with, and dogs respond very positively to her!

Top Pro
  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Monica R.
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Carol was very helpful in my dog's training experience. She was calm, informative and knowledgeable. Will be using again!!

Top Pro
  • 8 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
NADINE G.
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

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Paulette B.
Verified review

Kevin has been a great trainer for our two dogs. He has been very accommodating and flexible to work with us and our schedules. Our girls love going to Camp Aloha. The care and training available is what you want for your pets when you can't be there. Thanks Kevin, we appreciate all you do for "the Smirhwick Sisters"

K9 Mastery LLC
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea Y.
Verified review

My boyfriend and I adopted a 6 week old pit bull named Huck in November 2013 the very first night we brought him home to feed him, I leaned down to pet him and he immediately starting growling. We tried to work with him ourselves but his food aggression started escalating as he got older and he also started being very aggressive towards us and family before he was 4 mo. Old. Our vet at the time told us that he needed to be neutered ASAP. So after we did that, we expected him to be more calm and less aggressive. Nothing really changed except he became more aggressive to the point where he would never let us give him a bath, clip his nails, being at the vet, pet him while he was eating or had any kind of bones to chew on, putting a collar on him, getting close to him and trying to touch his face. He would lash out at us if we did any of those things. It broke my heart more than anyone could understand because I was always so loving and affectionate towards my other dogs and the fact that I couldn't even love on my dog just ate me up. I became very scared of him and anytime he growled at me which was daily, I just left him alone. Me and my boyfriend have taken him to a few dog trainers in the past but we were turned away because they said he was too agressive and he should probably be put down. We even were recommended to go see a (Dog Phychiatrist) so he could be put on meds forever to help him be obedient. When I found out how much that was, it was insanely amount of money that we just couldn't afford. I was actually starting to consider to have him euthanized because so many people have told us that he is just to dangerous. I felt so alone and I just didn't want to be scared of my own dog anymore. My final attempt to get him help was actually on thumbtack. I listed my needs for a dog trainer and explained how agressive he was and expected to get no reply back from anyone because of his behavior. But then within 5 minutes of me posting my request, Christie said that she could help us. My boyfriend and I were kind of skeptical about it at first cause we didn't think she fully understood his condition and that maybe she just turn us away like all the others. But she explained to me that dealing with agressive breeds was actually her specialty which made me feel a lot better. On His very first day there of training he acted up pretty bad and Christie told that Huck needed to stay there for a while so she could work one on one with him without us being around. It was the hardest decision I ever had to make at that point but we decided to leave him there. It was very hard on us but we would have rather had to say goodbye for a little than have to say goodbye to him forever. Christie made us feel better by sending us emails and pictures almost daily about Huck's progress. We were finally able to bring him home 3 months later and we could not be more pleased with his behavior right now. I can finally say that we are able to put Huck's collar on him, clip his nails, and my most favorite part of all, he finally let's us love all over him and get close and touch his face. We know that he still has a long way to go, but he has made so much progress and we are so thankful from the bottom of our hearts for Christie. She is absolutely amazing with all of the dogs. You can really tell that she is genuine and really cares about what she does. We are learning so much from her and Ms.Jessica. That is why we drive 3 hours to see her for Class every Saturday morning from Houston.

1st Class K-9 Dog Training
4.1
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Abigail M.
Verified review

My dog has made a lot of progress in just two visits so far. Corey is professional and very knowledgeable about dog training. I like that he comes to my house and works with both of us on setting boundaries around the house and with the cat. I highly recommend using this trainer.

Austin Dog Zone
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Karl S.
Verified review

I love Austin Dog Zone! My dog, a Basenji named Loki, has some anxiety issues. After adopting him for the local shelter, it soon became apparent that I would need some help. He was scared of everything: dogs, people, noises, and even things I couldn't see or hear. I turned to Austin Dog Zone for help with this, especially his on-leash reactivity. The moment we met trainer Caitlin Lane I was impressed, she obviously knew what she was doing. Over the course of four private lessons at my home she taught me everything I needed to know to help Loki with his anxiety. 2 and a half years later and Loki and I can go to the park and meet other people and dogs worry-free! I genuinely believe Caitlin is the best dog trainer in Austin. She's naturally good with dogs, she's extremely knowledgeable (I've never had a question that she couldn't answer), and she's infinitely patient. I really like that she focuses not only on training the dogs, but on teaching the owner what they need to progress without her. I've only met fellow ADZ trainer Reed Morgan once, but after talking with her I was very confident she was of similar caliber. Megan Sartori came on board after I moved to Dallas, but I have no doubts she's great. Finally, Laura Neiheisel is always friendly, helpful, and quick to respond over email. I know she does a ton of work behind the scenes, but in addition to that she's a fantastic liaison for the company. To sum up, Caitlin and ADZ have had a lasting impact on my life and the life of my dog. I'm so grateful for all their help!

Canine Moxy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Shelly B.
Verified review

From the first day I brough Bambi home from the shelter, she was not a fun dog to walk. She would go crazy if we saw another dog while walking, so I began to avoid other dogs whenever possible. But after five years of that and a few failed attempts with other trainers (who labeled her with "dog aggression" or "barrier frustration"), one day she got off leash and sent a dog to the emergency vet. That's when we met Kris. Despite her history, Kris knew just within minutes after meeting Bambi that it was a socialization issue, not aggression. After just a few hours with Kris, Bambi had made great strides, and after just a few days she was playing at the off leash dog park! Kris understands dogs - from pack dynamics to individual temperament - unlike any trainer I've worked with. He has a calm, confident, and positive training style that relies on the reinforcement of good behavior instead of treats or punishment. He has transformed Bambi into a differnt dog, and I know that there isn't a dog (or owner) out there he can't help.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meeta B.
Verified review

I think this company does so much more then leave me with confidence that my dog is safe while I'm traveling but also the compassion and dedication to helping and improving my dogs life with in the household as well as in public!! I have so much more fun now knowing that my dog is being trained properly and in a humane manner then others trainers use. My dog is still learning things but I'm glad I use Darling Pet sitting and training to help me in pet sitting stays and to train my dog.

Lucky Star Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Chris E.
Verified review

Jennifer at Lucky Star is an excellent dog trainer. She is extremely knowledgeable and she truly cares about the well being of your dog. We started taking our border collie to her at a young age and we constantly get compliments on how well behaved our (very hyper) dog is. Whether you’re looking for general obedience training, boarding, or doggy daycare, Jennifer at Lucky Star is the among the best there is.

Patriot Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Charles H.
Verified review

There are many people who call themselves dog trainers but there are very few who can actually produce results and are in fact the best in the business Don't waste your time with anyone else but Benito Olsen & Patriot Dog Training. I guarantee you will not regret using Patriot Dog Training as your dog trainer and you will get outstanding. Don't settle for less or mess with the rest when you can have the best. Benito Olson & Patriot Dog Training are as good as it gets. Cannot recommend highly enough!!!!

  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alena M.
Verified review

Marlene is so great! What I liked most was her experience and knowledge. She isn't just some trainer who went through a seminar and now thinks they are a dog trainer. I wasn't sure I even needed help thinking I could do it myself no problem. But after meeting with her I realized just how little I know about training and my dog's behavior. I realized this was an investment for the next 10-12 years that I would be spending with my pooch and am so grateful for the wealth of knowledge she provided. Marlene loves dogs and helping people and it shows.

Riverdog Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ann F.
Verified review

Loved working with the trainer. She not only trained my dogs but also very helpful by providing the right tools to continuing training at home on a day to day bases. My dogs today are house trained and most important have great social skills with people and other dogs.

Julie Bailey
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Amanda R.
Verified review

Julie is without a doubt, one of the *best* trainers out there. She's firm and direct, and rewards them with praise and belly rubs to their hearts' content. I would say that when your dogs see their trainer, and start jumping and wagging tails ... it's a good sign. We wouldn't trust our girls with anyone else.

In Balance Dog
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nick N.
Verified review

Nikolas is a very insightful and knowledgeable dog trainer, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a personal trainer.

Zoom Room Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary S.
Verified review

My dog responded well to the trainer and her dog even though he is very shy.

Kim the Dog Trainer

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About

Kim Roche tailors her dog-friendly and scientifically proven training methods to real people with busy lives. The goal? Relaxed and attentive dogs, strong relationships, and clear communication. There is an undercurrent of kind-hearted, calm and consistent leadership combined with a joyful sense of play in all of her training. Vets, rescue groups and past clients all recommend Kim Roche because she gets long-lasting results. Group Classes: The pace and structure of our small workshop-style classes are the easiest and fastest way for most owners to achieve their obedience goals. You will love the changes you will see in your dog, and your dog will learn how much fun good behavior can be. All classes are led by Kim Roche herself, never an assistant or intern. JumpStart! Boot Camps: At the end of your rope, do want to see results fast? We can turn your dog around. Let us do the training for you while you are at work with an intensive training plan designed especially for you and your dog.

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I am a certified AKC (American Kennel Club) and CGC (Canine Good Citizen Evaluator). I offer positive reinforcement training from things as simple as sit, down, stay, come, leave it, wait and heel. I offer fixing behavior problems like barking, jumping, pulling, bolting out doors, getting food off counters, aggressive tendencies, etc.

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