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Good Dog Training
4.9
from 310 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 688 hires on Thumbtack
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Catey H.
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I had a great experience with Rona! As a first time dog owner, there are many questions I have about training my German Shepherd. Rona helped by giving me simple exercises to practice with my dog to improve confidence, eye contact and obedience.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Linda H.
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Taylor is an amazing trainer! I am so happy that she is helping me with my dogs.

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  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebecca R.
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Carol Anne did awesomely with our 3 month old german shepherd puppy! She had such a great presence that our boy immediately respected and responded to. She was also very patient and helpful with teaching my husband and I how to gain the same type of respect. Highly recommend!

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

1st Class K-9 Dog Training
4.1
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Skipper K.
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At this time I'm quite pleased with 1st Class K9 Dog Training and Cory V. Very professional, respectful, responsive and punctual. Cory up on meeting my puppy went wright to worke and had him work in a more positive manner is short order. I believe this company is going to be a good value for the money!

  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Don L.
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Went to Canine Academy for training with my 9 month old German Shepherd puppy. He had reached the stage where if something doesn't change, he would have to go. I talked to Lisa, the owner, who told me that the toughest time was between 8 and 14 months, and that she was confident training would help. We went, and it did! The training was casual but focused. My 11 y/o daughter came with and spent a lot of time working with the dog. It's obvious the instructors know what they are doing and have had experience with many types of dogs. I would absolutely recommend this place...and I have!

Lucky Star Dog Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Susan H.
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Jennifer is a life saver! I do train and board with her, and she has brought out the absolute best in my German Shepherd pup Blue. After going through her training Blue can come anywhere with me. She comes when called, is great on leash, and no longer jumps on people. I feel totally confident and relaxed with her on walks, at the dog park, or hanging at a patio restaurant. And she gets loads of attention for being so well-behaved! Jennifer is both professional and loving. While boarding she sends regular updates and photos of the pups. The dogs get tons of exercise and play time. Blue is always excited to board there. I can't recommend Jennifer enough!

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

  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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My newly-adopted, two-year old, purebred German Shepherd had no 'dog socialization skills', and was fearfully aggressive with all dogs. His idea of a leash is what he attached to his human to take him/her wherever, at a speed he deemed appropriate. He had other undesirable traits and lacked those which are desirable. Well, within 24-48 hours Jax was running and playing with his new friends; learning what was undesirable; learning new desirable traits; and within 7-8 days was making Field Trips to Home Depot and Lowe's. Kevin is a true professional who obviously loves animals - both his and those of his customers. My proof of just how positive an experience Jax had was when we returned a few days later and Jax went running to Kevin - a strong bond was formed. A TEXAS-SIZE thank you to Aloha Canine Development Center for a positive experience beyond expectations.

K9 Mastery LLC
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey B.
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Christie does absolutely amazing work, which is why we drove 2 hours to have her board & train our 2 yr old German Shepherd. We were running out of hope just when we came across K9 Mastery during an online hunt. She stuck out from the other standard 2-week board & train programs all over and decided to give her a shot. While it was hard having him gone for an entire month... boy, was it worth it! We used to get pulled all over when we had him on a leash and coming across other dogs and/or people was a nightmare. His aggression towards other dogs and people that he didn't know was our biggest issue and we were SO SHOCKED to see his progress when we picked him up after a month with her. She has done the impossible (or so we thought) and it was worth every penny. His sits, downs, and stays are even better than before and now he can even heel. And oh how thankful we are to not have tired and red hands after having him on the leash. I have already recommended K9 Mastery to several people who have asked us how our dog is so well trained and behaved.

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Champion K9 Companions
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristen S.
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Working with Aubrey was such a pleasure. She really is the dog whisperer! She helped me train my German Shepherd puppy to be potty trained, crate trained, and all her basic obedience. I saw results immediately and I know how to make them last now. I would definitely recommend her!

Zoom Room Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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My dog responded well to the trainer and her dog even though he is very shy.

Canine Moxy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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I can't say enough good things about Kris and Canine Moxy! My husband and I rescued a German Shepherd mix from the middle of nowhere and have fallen head over heels for her over the past year. Despite the fact that she is the sweetest dog to us, we couldn't seem to shake her fear and "aggressive" behavior towards other dogs. When Kris arrived for her two-hour consultation I was immediately impressed - not only is he a trainer, but he is an animal behaviorist and was able to read things like her posture and reactivity to stressful scenarios. We chose to send our dog to a week long training with Kris at his house, and saw HUGE results. His analysis was that she was actually a feral dog and hadn't learned how to socialize with other animals at all before being rescued. He was great about sending updates and pictures while she was away, which made the experience much less stressful on her overprotective parents! Since working with Kris, our dog has transformed from a dog that would enter into extreme panic mode when passing another dog on a walk to being able to go to a dog park and have positive interactions with other dogs. Hiring Kris was the best decision we have ever made, and we plan to continue working with him!!

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All through my life, I wanted to train animals and help others train their pets. It always seemed as a great way to see your hard work and time pay off. I have always liked that with proper training, the right behaviors will come out in animals, whether they are good or bad. I want to extend out to others to show them the different ways and techniques on how to handle, from a misbehaving dog to a temperamental horse. I'm here to help you exceed that goal on giving Fido another chance.

Patriot Dog Training
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly G.
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We chose Benito to train our German Shepherd puppy because he was a military veteran.. He did an excellent job with her! She is well behaved, gets along with other dogs and listens.. She stops and sits on walks when I stop. She never pulls on a leash. He trained her to the fullest in just 10 days! I'm thankful for this. Great guy great dog friendly family and he truly works from the heart. I would recommend him to train everyone's dogs that I know... Thank you

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