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Sugar Land K9 Trainers

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Animal Talker
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly V.
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She takes her time training my dog! I enjoy it!

  • 14 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
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Green Timber provides excellent training of both canine and handler skills. J.R. Totten has a keen eye in understanding the psychology within both and the unique relationship between man/woman and dog. You will be amazed at the results!

Barks 5th Avenue
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Shirley A.
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We took our fur baby, JJ, to Barks for the 3 week board & train program for basic/general obedience and we have been AMAZED at the difference the in house training has made. When JJ came home he was so very obedient that we were all shocked. What a little pleasure it is to have a puppy that looks to you as his leader instead of the other way around. Now to get the other 3 pups in for this training! LOL If you have been looking for proper training for your fur baby, look no further......you are on the right site!

Canine Counselor
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Marni G.
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Lee is very energetic and patient both with the Dogs and with us people!! She is very thorough and observes our dogs behaviours while training and tailors the training to our specific needs.

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Texas Modern K9s
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Beth L.
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Ty is excellent with dog training. Zeus just loved her from the minute she walked in the door and she taught us so much in just the first lesson that he is already well on the way to heeling perfectly and is so much calmer when we take him outside. She is so patient and understanding of dogs, it's like she speaks their language. We couldn't have asked for a better trainer. We would very highly recommend K9 to everybody who wants the best in dog training.

Come And Train It K9
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Frances R.
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I had a doberman, Rose, that was a challenge to walk. She did not go out for walks. I found Come and Train It K9 and now Rose and I go for walks! John and Courtney really understood Rose and gave us the tools we needed to be successful. The team is extremely professional and genuinely wanted to make sure we were successful. I learned about my own shortcomings when it came to my with and toward Rose. I very much recommend Come and Train It K9 to anyone who has a dog with challenges. Rose can go out for walks now.....life is much better for her! Thank you John and team!

K-9 Companion Pet Services
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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My first time with K9, they took care of my two cats. Great job, need just a couple of minor tweaks for next time that I forgot to include in instructions. Will use again!

Tri-County K9 Academy
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Paula S.
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Tri-County K9 trained the perfect dog for my family. And they offer lifetime lessons. Very knowledgeable and professional staff. Will be returning with my next dog

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Stealth k9
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
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Michael is the dog whisperer! I rescued Julie from the Houston SPCA on July 22nd after getting her home we quickly looked at each other like what have we gotten ourselves into? This pound puppy is cra cra! She was an owner surrender then adopted and quickly returned to the shelter because “she was to hyper” my husband and I made a promise to Julie that she was a good girl deep inside and we wouldn’t give up until we helped her find that good dog behavior we both just knew she had it in her! We took her to the vet and put her on m do for her sever anxiety issue that helped she calmed down but she was still clueless to any basic commands. I decided to look for a trainer to work with Julie for the behavior and anxiety issues we were seeing. I found Stealth K9 and contacted him asking about the cost for board and train. His quote was hundreds cheaper than the rest and his reviews were great he was very responsive I hired him right away! He came and picked Julie up the same day Within 4 hours of reaching out for help. When he arrived Julie did not like him at all because she didn’t know him, she actually bit him out of fear within minutes of him meeting her, that didn’t phase him at all! He was persistent with her and before he even left the house with Julie he had her healing next to him on the leash! He was there for less than 30 min. My husband was blown away. I get daily updates on Julie but after only 3 days of training he sent me a video of Julie’s progress I was in shock completely blown away. Julie loved him she was 100% fixated on him! She was already doing sit stay, heal sit and she was doing it with major noise distractions. He was using positive reinforcement by pet and praise no treats I love this style! I want my dog to perform her commands all the time not only for food. Michael and his team of trainers work day and night training the dogs. Julie has had multiple different trainers all day long so she is taught to take the commands from everyone not just 1 person she has shown no further aggression not even with new trainers she hasn’t worked with yet or doesn’t know. There aren’t enough words to express how great everyone has been with my Julie girl! I am so grateful that I found Michael and he is making it possible for me to fulfill our promise to Julie that we will never give up on her or take her back to the shelter we promised to get her the help she needs and we absolutely have.

Life and K9s
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Anita Snyder
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Very happy with the training Chloe received. I missed her terribly while she was gone, but the transformation was amazing. Thank you so much for giving her the direction she needed and for helping me to continue with teaching her. I've recommended you guys to others looking for excellent training.

Wishes and Wags
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Julie T.
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Dawn has a great understanding of dogs. So sweet with my labs. Showed up on time, stayed late, and has been in touch with me since our initial training to check on my dog. She sends tips and is really invested in how well my dogs do.

Lotus Canine Companions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Tiffany E.
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Dog training, fitpaws, dog boarding

  • 30 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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Our dog had a barking problem with visitors and Carmen offered several solutions and even provided the tools at no cost. After two reasonably priced visits, the problem is significantly reduced and we now have the means to continue the training. Very happy with Carmen's patience and assistance.

Good Boy Obedience
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Connor B.
Verified review

Sarah is absolutely amazing! Where do I begin? As soon as you start speaking with Sarah you can immediately tell how much her profession means to her. It is clear that she is in it for the dogs and it’s obvious that she is doing exactly what she was meant to do. She will take the time to explain to you the reasons behind doing things which helps to give you a better understanding of the training and your dog. If you are looking for a dog trainer, I highly recommend Sarah!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna P.
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Terry, the dog trainer, has been a great dog trainer. I have tried out many in and around the area where I live, and have never had any success. This time I am seeing successes that I never thought possible. My dog is making great strides. Yes, she has a long way to go, and so do I, but with Terry's help, I believe we are achieving that goal well. Terry is very professional, yet very down to earth, and will talk to you about what he wants you to do. He models everything for you, then he gives you the leash and lets you do the work with your dog. He offers good information and helps you to correct the areas in which you might be doing something wrong. He also seems to do so until he sees you are getting it right. He explains well, and he doesn't just say ok, now you do it. He observes closely and helps you. His work quality is tip top, and he is very responsive to the dog's needs as well as any needs the owner has in working with the dog. He knows what he is doing, and he knows how to teach people . Terry is rarely ever late, but if for some reason, he is going to be a few minutes late, he always calls me to let me know this. Value can mean one of two things to me. I always think of it in a monetary way first, and as far as the money that I have spent and am spending, I believe these lessons are a great price for the money. I think they are worth every penny I have put out for them. I think about not only being worth the money for the lessons, but when I think about it, this man drives all over the place, and the price is worth it for the 35 - 40 mi drive he makes to come help and teach me to teach my dog. I realize too, that he has expenses, and he has to pay for gasoline, so the monetary price I pay is definitely worth it. I really cannot express what kind of value Terry and the lessons exhibit on a teaching and content level. I think this is the most valuable thing I have learned in a long time. I cannot measure the value that the lessons have for my dog and me. I believe she feels like she has more structure, and I am feeling positive and excited , because I am learning to be her leader instead of the other way around. I am also feeling more respected by her. I am so happy that I found Always Faithful Dog Training and that I have Terry to help me and show me how to handle my dog !

About

My business is ran by myself and i taylor my prices to best fit your needs and your dog's needs. I like to have fun and be very interactive with my clients because its very important for them and their pup's happiness

  • 5 years in business
About

Yes we stand out. Not only are we providing home visits but we are also giving back to our community and also to our veterans. Everyday there is a dog we are rescuing and placing it in a better home. There have been so many dogs that have been apart of our rehabilitation program that the owners were speechless when they saw there dog again.

About

I offer the following dog training programs: * basic obedience * narcotics detection * explosives detection I was trained by the military and am a certified kennel master.

About

I offer dog behavior training. I have four labs of my own. I teach basic obedience, participate in competition sports with mine, and teach competition sports too.

About

Understanding your dog and being able to clearly communicate your intentions are of equal importance to the training process. If your communication is clear to your canine friend .. I will teach you to identify temperament, and nerve, your dog process. You will also learn how. Motivation attracting a dog by providing something he wants which stimulates him into the desired response. Providing something the dog likes, or causes pleasure, while its performing a specific action.= positive reinforcement

  • 7 years in business
About

We are certified by Triple Crown - Academy (Star mark Academy). We have taken numerous seminars and have worked with the top dog trainers around the world. We have more than 5 demostration dogs. Our trainings are based on being FAIR to the dog and is 100% warrantied. We speak English and Spanish. We have traveled around the world with our dogs and our show called DOGS the Incredible Dog Show. We have competed and title dogs not only in obedience also in agility, Frisbee and protection sports. We are responsible and 100% animal lovers.

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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