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Canine Counselor
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Marni G.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Yashira C.
Verified review

It has been an amazing experience from the beginning. Communicating with them has been extremely easy. They answered all of my questions even before I agreed to meet them. Roxy has so far been to two classes. Let me tell you, she is a completely different dog! She used to jump on everybody, whether you were standing or sitting (and she's a German Shepherd so it's not pleasant when you are trying to drink coffee and she jumps on your lap.) She was also bad about rushing out the door, pull on the leash and play rough with my kids among other things. After only two sessions, she will NOT jump on anyone anywhere! She does not pull on the leash, waits to be invited to go out the door (not perfect yet but almost there). She is a different dog. I receive so many praises from people when they see us at a store or at the park. I can't wait to see how far Off Leash K9 can take her! I definitely recommend them!

The Bark Resort
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel K.
Verified review

When had our German Shepherd trained through the Bark Resort. We went from an out of control puppy to a well behaved dog. Tammy is absolutely amazing with animals and if we ever got another dog she would be first on our list to call. I have zero complaints about our training. Best decision we made to train our dog with Tammy!

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Stealth k9
5.0
from 10 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.

Wholistic Woofers & Co.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sharetta L.
Verified review

She was very patient with my pup. He is extremely overly excited Great Dane. Just in one training session, she has been able to get him to listen to a few commands. I am looking for for future train patients with her.

The Family Pet boutique
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kristy E.
Verified review

I loved the groom! Dawn did such an amazing job with my dogs. My German Sheppard got a deshed and my little dog got a full groom and wow she looks awesome!! In and out fast didn't have to wait all day and she even called with updates.. definitely be back :)

Good Boy Obedience
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 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.
Verified review

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 !

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry H.
Verified review

HP, Kritter, and Mina are the BEST!!! We LOVE Sit Means Sit Houston!!! They are all very professional, very caring, and truly know what they are doing!! Their training techniques are like none I have every seen before and have been very effective with my smart by bull headed German Shepherd. The kind ways they teach and handle my reactive dog and the way they have taught me to train my dog has been above and beyond all of my expectations. This is money well spent. I could have not picked a better place or better people to help train my dog. It is amazing to see his transformation from day one. Kritter has been Amazing with Grimson. I feel like we have built a forever friendship with Kritter. I am so happy that we found this place and I have been recommending them to everyone I know! Thanks! Sherry & Grimson

Sit Means Sit West Houston
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
K. R.
Verified review

I used David's Dog Training for the training of our new puppy. When we first got our Miniature Schnauzer he was an absolute mess, jumping on guests, furniture, dragging us down the street, and uncontrollably excited all the time. After a 8 week session with David's Dog Training, he was controllable and walking (not pulling) on a leash. Most of his training, believe it or not, had more to do with us as the owners than with the dog. We were the ones who needed to step up and communicate with the dog. He is now content, controllable, sociable, and a very good boy. I honestly don't know what we would have done without his help. Thank you!

  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rachael S.
Verified review

Rachel at BelleCreek Dog Training Center was so great with our Boston Terrier. She was friendly, prompt, has a great facility, and was patient with our dog. We would definitely go back!

  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anais U.
Verified review

Randolph knows what he is talking about! I felt like he was very knowledgeable, understanding and really does care about dogs! I came to him for a consult and I left very impressed. He had great command of his own dog and seemed very comfortable with my own dog. He seems like a people person and a dog person! My dog has socialization issues with other dogs and I had trouble finding a trainer because he is considered a "giant breed". Randolph taught me a lot about the issues with my dog and presented me with different options for training (board and train & private sessions). My only issue is the cost. I will have to wait to begin training because the training will negatively affect my budget...more than expected.

Lance W.
Verified review

Ms. Taylor's dog walking service is simply wonderful. My German shepherd-lab mix puppy is usually is extremely around other people, but Ms. Taylor made her feel very comfortable and calm, along with exerting great control over her. After my dog came back from the walk, it was easy to tell that my puppy got the exercise it needed and she was extremely happy.

Canine Behavior Services
3.0
from 1 review
  • 36 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I have been a canine behavior specialist in business since 1982. While much of my work currently is with working canines, I have begun to take on private clients here in Houston. My specialties are all forms of aggression, anxiety-related disorders and rescue dog integration issues. I see clients in their homes or for less severe issues such as socialization and obedience, I offer a reduced rate if customers come to me in the Hobby Airport area.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am patient, firm but kind. I am able to work with any breed. I use positive training methods. I don't use shock, prong or choke collars.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I own and operate my own dog obedience training business. I provide group classes, private lessons and board training. I also provide pet sitting, etc. I tailor each training session to the specifics of my clients and their dogs. I love what I do because all dogs deserve a chance to make their very first home their "forever" home through proper training and education of their "human."

  • 6 years in business
About

At Duck Dog Trainer, we specialize in training duck hunting dogs. It is what we are known for. By far, our most popular training package is our Basic Retriever Training package. Our basic retriever training package is the program that 75-80% of our clients feel will meet their needs adequately. If you hunt in farm ponds, marsh ponds surrounded by high grass, or shoot most of your birds over decoys where the ducks fall dead inside of 75 yards…then there is a good chance our Basic Retriever Training will meet your needs. This dog will de a great family companion with great obedience and be able to handle the above scenarios with ease.

  • 4 years in business
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A stay at Action Dogs USA is like a vacation for your dog. Large exercise yards for outdoor activities are just one of the many highlights. All dogs are evaluated before joining a play group. Dogs that are not suitable for group activities will be exercised individually. Reservations are recommended, especially prior to the holidays. Please consider us for the finest in clean, comfortable, country boarding.

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I have studied animal behavior while in college and also worked as a volunteer veterinary technician.

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I have over five years' experience in professional dog training using only positive or reward-based training. I have over 25 years of experience caring for all kinds of animals (from pocket pets, dogs and cats to fish tanks (freshwater and marine), reptiles, horses and chickens. I am also a certified dog trainer and pet nutritionist.

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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