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Logan Animal Behaviorists

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Speaking K9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Corinna M.
Verified review

My boyfriend and I got our puppy, Luna, last year. She is a mix of high-energy breeds. She was jumping on the back door, jumping on people, constantly pulling on her leash, and could never contain her excitement. To be honest- I'm not a very patient person, so I was having a hard time handling her. We contacted Lindsey, and she came out the next week. The change she initiated in Luna was incredible. Not only did she train Luna, but she trained us. It truly is amazing the knowledge she shared with us on dog behavior and how to modify it. Luna is now a year old, she is obedient, rarely jumps on people (unless specifically asked to), doesn’t pull on her leash, stays on her bed when told, and is much better at controlling her energy. Lindsey also helped me realize that patience is so important when training a dog. Dogs need a positive environment to learn, and being constantly frustrated with them is not helpful. If you’re having trouble with your dog’s behavior, I 100% recommend Lindsey. We couldn’t be happier with Luna’s progress. THANK YOU.

Miller Kennels
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Emilie H.
Verified review

Roger has worked with several dogs of mine, in all areas of training. His approach is simple and effective. He is an animal lover and understands the needs and strengths of all of my dogs. He is currently helping me train a service dog. He has taught me to listen and observe so that I can be effective in the process instead of only depending on his expertise. I've had friends who pay enormous amounts of money having their dogs trained who end up with huge problems because they have no clue or understanding that they need to be part of the process. Roger's training isn't limited to his magic with my dogs. He's able to educate me so that I can be a part of the process with the best outcome for both of us. Roger's knowledge and experience with dogs in all situations makes him unique. I've been lucky to see him work with other dogs, some with severe behavior issues caused by past trauma and neglect. He is gifted. His work with each dog is unique. His ability to assess the needs of my dogs and provide the training that they need to rehabilitate and grow is profound. Miller Kennels is a great facility. It is clean, spacious and very delightful . If you get the chance to visit, plan on exploring. It's a haven for dogs, birds and humans. Thank you Roger, for your love and dedication to these amazing beings that provide us with the support and work and loyalty they want to provide. Whether you need basic obedience training, bird and retrieval work ,or training a service or search and rescue dog, Roger has skills and the ability to provide the best training for any canine in any job.

Pam T.
Verified review

Paige is great with animals and is very dependable. Her prices are reasonable and you will never put your pet in a kennel again.

Dog Daze Training Co.
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nichole D.
Verified review

Summer was FANTASTIC!!! She truly cares about animals and their training!! I will definitely recommend Summer to ANYONE who needs their dog trained... Her 2 week boot camp did wonders for my Great Pyrenees my 5 year old daughter was able to walk him with her holding the leash and Marley stayed right next to her!! No more being dragged down the street! Also he responds to when he's told NO now he actually listens!!!! Thank you soooo much Summer!!!

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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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