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Watauga Dog Trainers

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Traveling Dog Trainer
4.8
from 226 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 734 hires on Thumbtack
Eddie C.
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After looking and talking with a host of trainers, I picked Lauren to help me train Sailor. He's a ACD Blueheeler and is typically smart and can be "Hard Headed". Lauren and Sailor hit it off first rattle out of the box and Sailor and I learned a lot. I have purchased many books on dog training, Lauren taught us things that the books never even mentioned. Sailor and I are looking forward to our next lessons here at home, with her. No "Doggy Boot Camp" for us!

WeTrainDogs
4.6
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Mark A.
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I highly recommend this company. Maury is outstanding and I was so impressed with his knowledge and approach to dog training.

K9 Kountry
4.7
from 71 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
Emily P.
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Butch is amazing. My dog had severe fear angression and has a bite history. After being with Butch for several weeks, my dog is no longer aggressive and loves meeting new people. Not only did Butch work with my dog pertaining to his aggression, he also taught him skills and I'll continue to see Butch in the future for further training. If you dog needs help with aggression or obedience, K9 Kountry is the place to go! Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Net's Happy Pets
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tammy R.
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Lynette did a wonderful job training a dog we had rescued. She was very professional and cares about what she does! I would highly recommend Lynette and Happy Pets!!!

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Walk of Life Dog Training
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kevin F.
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We've only had a couple of sessions with Stephanie and our two French Bulldogs but we already know she was a great choice for our dog training needs. First of all - she loves what she does and it shows in her work. Stephanie is also very responsive to the behaviors that we want to change in our dogs, and is able to make the training fun. Additionally, my wife and I have busy schedules, and Stephanie is very flexible to finding training times that work for us. I highly recommend Stephanie to anyone considering training for their dogs.

  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Grace B.
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Our dog training was very good and we learned a lot our self.

Zoom Room Trophy Club
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa W.
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I would recommend Zoom Room to anyone. Heather is a great trainer and is so encouraging, especially if you have a "hard to handle" dog. The training is a lot of fun and good exercise, as well. Lisa W.

Positively Dog
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Pamela was excellent! We highly recommend her for dog training.

All About Dogs
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Tammy was wonderful! She took the time to train us all and gave such great advice and suggestions that we can put in to practice. She is very knowledgeable and patient and I would definitely recommend her for any dog training needs.

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THE Pack: Big D's Best Buds
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill R.
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A great dog trainer. We saw progress instantly. Very easy going and friendly. On time and very polite. Gave us very good tips to work on and I liked how he has a balanced approach towards dog training.

In Home Dog Training
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Billie C.
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Tena is very professional and knowledgeable about training dogs. She has a very pleasing personality and I really like her. I would recommend her to help you with your dog training needs.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sue H.
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I appreciate Brian's approach to dog training. He establishes a relationship with the dog to create a desire within the dog to want to please him. I also believe that takes time. Every other trainer I talked to only wanted the dog for two weeks, which in my opinion is not enough time to really teach a dog obedience. I have been visiting Brian and Harry once a week and I'm very pleased with Harry's progress. I'm also learning how to reinforce the training once Harry comes back home. Brian has been a pleasure to work with and a very competent trainer.

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Arlene Ruiz
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Absolutely a delight to work with. This is my first time to have a dog and Arlene is helping me alleviate my fears. Knowledge is power. And all the informative tools, techniques and skills she is sharing with me helps me embrace and celebrate the joys of having Noelle( my sweet labradoodle)!!!

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Mallory Moffat 🐶
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tyler C.
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Mallory has taken care of my dog for over a year now whenever needed. She also spent some time training my dog. Mallory is very dependable and reliable, and great with my dog.

Peace4Paws Pet Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lena M.
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Peace4Paws did an amazing job at a fantastic price! Emily was super friendly and took great care of my dog. She sent several photos and update texts each visit - going as far as hand feeding her when she wouldn't eat. Emily even picked up my mail and offered to cleanup the dog hair. My older dog doesn't do well when I have to be away - this is the first time I have and she hasn't lost weight and seemed her normal self. I'm a fan and will definitely rehire.

Comfort Crew Pet Sitters
4.6
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Colette F.
Verified review

Comfort Crew provides great care for our dogs! We've used them during extended vacations and also for occasional single afternoon visits. Belinda and Daniel go above and beyond! They always spend a lot of time playing with the pups and showing them love so that they don't feel lonely. They've even stayed extra time to keep the pups company during scary thunderstorms! Every time we travel, we call Comfort Crew. The email updates after each visit keep us updated during our travels. It's great peace of mind having them take care of our fur babies!

Perfect Pack Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Anna W.
Verified review

I recently rescued 2 puppies that are just under a year. Never having puppies before, I had no clue what was in store for me. Both puppies were out of control and I was miserable. I have completed 3 lessons (with 3 left to go) with Chris and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Training puppies is a lot of work but with Chris’ help, I have begun to build a good foundation for me and the puppies! Chris’ techniques and training style truly work and are allowing me to enjoy the puppies while keeping them under control. I highly recommend Chris!!!

The Perfect Pet Sit
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Penny L.
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Michelle was a delight! She took such good care of my dog and my house. All went perfectly! I definitely recommend her...

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Tina B.
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I've been very pleased with Amy. We had the consultation - she was relaxed and gave all the time to ask questions that I wanted. We've had two sessions so far. She's very patient with my dog (a 25 lb. Doxie mix less than a year old) and me, letting me interrupt and ask as many questions as necessary. Our last session was spent entirely correcting behavior and giving me tips which was much needed. She seems very knowledgeable. Looking forward to the rest of our sessions. Amy is also very flexible with my schedule and willing to work with me. She has offered to let me text or call in between sessions if I run into problems or have questions. Very pleased so far!

Aspen’s K9 University
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ginger C.
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Great class. The trainer is very patient with the dogs and their owners and you can tell that she loves dogs. She gives you homework to do with your dog for the next class and if you follow her directions, you’ll see the progress with your dog. The trainer provider great info on dog behavior.

Feather & Fur Pet Care
5.0
from 1 review
    Koy B.
    Verified review

    Kate and the crew at Feather & Fur Pet Care are amazing. They are very friendly, knowledge, and enthusiastic. I had Kate help me out with my new adopted bernese mix. She took awesome care of her when I needed a hand when I was away for business. She has also helped me with the training of our new girl. We have covered the basics so far, a lot of fun and helpful info, and we plan on continuing our training as far as we can go!!!

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Dog Trainer for a Dog Obedience

    Mckinney, TX

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Small (1-15 lbs)
    • Details
      Our dog is a 1 year-old French bull dog that tends to show aggressive behavior towards strangers and children.
    • $150
      Average price

    Need a Dog Trainer

    Arlington, TX

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 6-12 months, 1-2 years
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs), Large (46-70 lbs)
    • Details
      I have 4 dogs. My heeler and pit bull have got into 3 bad fights in the past 8 months in which I have had to take heeler to vet. The heeler always starts it. They normally get along great. They eat, play, sleep, etc together. Pit bull is 2 1/2 yrs old and red heeler about 7.

    Need a Dog Trainer

    North Richland Hills, TX

    • Dog training type
      Obedience, Behavioral Modification
    • Dog age(s)
      Puppy - 0-6 months
    • Dog size(s)
      Medium (16-45 lbs)
    • Details
      Would like basic commands taught, plus help with jumping and digging. This is a mainly German Shepherd mutt puppy - about six months old. Already does well with "sit," but is easily excited and won't sit well with company around.
    • $77.5
      Average price
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