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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
Brooke H.
Verified review

Justin is THE BEST trainer with off-leash!! I just completed the four lessons of basic obedience with my 3 year old Standard Poodle. With Justin's quiet and confident persona, I can honestly recommend him and his methodology without hesitation. I was somewhat skeptical about the whole e-collar experience, the guarantee, etc., but all that Justin states on his website is true. I had a leash pulling and off-leash control problem that was easily remedied. Most important, my dog accepted the training and he now enjoys to heel (on or off leash) when out on a walk! Give Justin and his K9 Off-leash training your attention... with his knowledge and expertise of dogs/training, both you and your dog will be so thankful! (I only wish I had found him sooner.)

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

I've had dogs my whole life. I've taken puppy classes and know quite.a bit about dogs. I've never had a problem with dogs. I've often had people come to me asking me questions. But every so often you meet a dog who is a challenge. We took in a stray German Shepherd who the previously ownera literally got out of the car, released the dog and got back in and drove away. That should have been our first clue. She was very unruly. Very dominant. Very strong willed and uncontrolable. Tammy came in and taught us what we needed to control her. She now sits on command, we are now able to take her for walks and actually play with her and she will.sit with you for 20-30 minutes so you can love on her. Thia juat lows mu mind because I have never met a more high strung hyper wont calm down and rwlax dog before!. She still has a lot of work to do, but i know that with Tammy we will get there. Tammy helped when the dog got pregnant. She helped us pick out a pup so it could become a service dog for my daughter who has severe panics attack occasionally. Tammy has been also working with my daughter to train the pup and helps my daughter to recognize her triggers and how to channel her thoughts and let the pup do his job. Tammy also has boarded all 4 of our dogs and we know they are in great hands while we are gone...she even sent us pictures when we had to goit out of state for a family emergency that took over 2 weeks. (We missed our fur babies). Tammy also grooms my sheltie and does a great job. Tammy know her stuff and i cant sing her praises enough.

  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth P.
Verified review

Cassidy is great with my dogs. We have had issues with trainers in the past but knew it would be different from the first time we met her! Our dogs love her and she is always available to use day or night when we have questions!

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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.
Verified review

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
Zing A.
Verified review

Service and customer-oriented, this business really knows dogs! Whether for training, for natural/homemade treats, photographs -- this is the place to go! Vivian Tjeng is a pro with these fur babies.

  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie M.
Verified review

Aedan is an amazing dog trainer!! I have a red heeler who I adopted at three years old. He used to bark constantly at anything that moved. He also would pull on the leash outside and would try to run after bicycles (Maybe he thought they were cattle?). It was hard to interrupt his barking or chasing behaviors. Aedan was able to get him to focus on just me when we were outside and to even get him to obey off leash!! He is able to not react around people on bikes now and he has great manners now! Tucker, my dog, has also been sprayed by a skunk twice. Aedan was able to help Tucker focus on activities outside rather than going after small animals. He is a wonderful trainer! I highly highly recommend this guy if you need a dog trainer!

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Paw Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tee T.
Verified review

Thzz for bring your dog to help with the training.

Anthony Beckett
4.7
from 6 reviews
    Marilyn W.
    Verified review

    Anthony was a puppy raiser for Saint Francis Service Dogs in our Prison Pup Program at Bland Correctional Center. He was in the program for approximately 2 years. As a puppy raiser he had total responsibility for raising and training a puppy. Anthony was very serious about his job, he worked hard to learn our program; asked questions, studied, participated in class and most importantly loved and cared for his puppy. The puppy went on to placement with a young girl as a service dog. Anthony also worked with other dogs in our program. I enjoyed working with Anthony and watching his progress as a dog trainer.

    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 !

    Marquita T.
    Verified review

    Ashley Schmalz is the best dog trainer I have ever met very good at what she does and also very knowledgeable Ashley Is the best hands down

    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.

    • 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."

    • 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.

    • 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.

    About

    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.

    About

    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.

    About

    I teach ur dog the basic commands such as sit lay down place and targeting

    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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