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West Valley City Dog Trainers

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in West Valley City.

Life is Pawsible
4.8
from 99 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 243 hires on Thumbtack
Ila C.
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Kim has been a great dog trainer. She has helped my 4 year old dog learn to walk by my wheelchair, sit, wait, stay, and lots of other things. I didn't know my dog could be well behaved. My dog is continuing to get better as we practice what Kim taught us.

Solomon's Dog Training
4.7
from 52 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren P.
Verified review

Leanne is amazing! I recently adopted a blue heeler mix with aggression issues towards new people. I had little experience dealing with these issues, and was hoping to find a trainer that could help. Leanne reached out to me and in less than a month, my dog improved drastically. Friends, neighbors, even the owner of the local pet store noticed a huge change in my dog. Leanne is punctual and also super flexible. Her main goal is ensuring the dog gets the most out of every session. If that means she has to reschedule because the dog would learn more with different tools, better location, etc., Leanne was very ready to accommodate. Overall, I am so happy with my dog's progress and would highly recommend Leanne to anyone who is in search of an excellent dog trainer. Thanks Leanne!

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Vet Tech Pet Sitting, LLC
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alisha M.
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Love the special care and attention my dogs Isabelle and Lily are given! They are my fur babies and I only want what's best; which is Vet Tech Pet Sitting!!

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Redemption Dog Training
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Parker H.
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Did a wonderful job training our new puppy! He's made so much improvement in such a short amount time, and I'm so glad we chose to work with her. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dog trainer.

  • 13 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Grace C.
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Critter Care has been awesome for our family. We travel quite a bit and often last minute. Beth has been super flexible and we know we are leaving our dog and home in safe hands!

Specialized Canines
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Harry M.
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Tiffany huntsman is a very responsible individual and professional person. She will take the time with the animals to train them. She is very good at what she does. I will recommend her service's to anyone. if you are looking for a good dog trainer ask tiffany.

Fluffy Butts Pet Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia L.
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These ladies are absolutely amazing!! Would highly recommend them! My babies (3 dogs and cats) absolutely adore them when they come over! One of my dogs is diabetic and it's hard to find anyone that is able to accommodate her schedule (and mine) as well as administer her medication!

Annie Golladay
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Lissa P.
    Verified review

    Annie has always been excellent with dogs. She is kind, gentle, yet she is firm enough to handle them.

    Tags N Wags
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    Doreen D.
    Verified review

    She was excellent. I have two dogs and a fish. My one dog doesn't like a lot of people but loved Lashay. That is one thing I was scared about. I was so happy with her.

    Western Stated K-9 College
    2.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lauren M.
    Verified review

    It look some time to actually get my appointment set up, but I am very excited for it! They charge a good price to come out to my house for an hour to train my puppy!

    Kaylee
    1.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a lover of animals and a hard worker. And I believe that both love and experience are mandatory. I will pet sit dogs, cats, fish, and others at your home :)

    • 18 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I dedicated complete to my dogs friends.

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    I have always had dogs in my life, until I started to travel for a living. Since I am on the road for part of the year, I am unable to have a pet of my own. I miss that part of my life. I will treat your dogs as if they are my own. The joy of seeing dogs run around and have fun far surpasses any other kind of entertainment.

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    I'll walk, board, and watch your dogs with enthusiasm and with love. I love dogs. I am reliable. I am very flexible and affordable!

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    I will take care of your pets I will do anything to keep your pets company and to be able to have fun

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    The following dog training services are offered: * training of all behavioral problems * potty training * socializing * teaching body language and meanings to owners * e-collar training * clicker training * positive reinforcement with treats or with no treats

    • 1 year in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I have been working with animals for 12 years on a volunteer basis. The program that I use now is brand new and improved, and no one else in the dog training industry has it in their position yet. It is not only a better more loving problem but I have found it is more efficient during training. Not only do I work one on one with the animals, I work with their families as well. I love both teaching and loving the pets, and working with the owners. I do realize that the price may be high for some people but if you'll try me out I will make it worth your time and money.

    • 9 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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    I dont charge as much as other trainers do, Id rather help pets and owners stay together and not everyone can afford a dog trainer

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    Thank you for taking a serious interest in getting your dog on the right track through training! I would love the opportunity to be able to work with you and your furry friend during this process. My name is Amy Francis, and I am a professional dog trainer/owner of Paws Forward Dog Training. My methods are based on positive reinforcement training, because simply put -- it works! This approach teaches and encourages your dogs to make good conscious decisions on their own so that you don't have to be a constant reminder for them in the future. This puts the responsibility and pride in the owner's lap because your behavior has a direct attachment to theirs! I offer a custom course which would fit the needs that you list perfectly. I come to your home and teach you hands-on skills for how to manage or change your dog's behavior. We also go in-depth on dog psychology and theory because I feel that it is absolutely crucial for all owners to understand their dogs both inside and out. My initial lesson is $200 which also includes free e-mails and phone calls for the life of the dog. All lessons after that are an hour long for $80/session. It is entirely up to you if you decide that you need more lessons or not. I want to make sure that I am a resource for all of the my clients -- even after I am gone! I train from Mondays to Fridays and am pretty flexible on the times depending on the week.

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    I have 23 years of experience as a pet owner, four years of experience working as a kennel assistant. The inspiration for the creation of Dog Pals was not only a passion and well-being for my furry companions, but others as well. My services are not only limited to dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, pigs, birds and pocket pets. Each pet's itinerary is custom designed to his or her specific needs.

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    I work very well with dogs and have one of my own who is an Australian Shepard mixed with a lab named Max. My roommate has a mini Australian Shepard named Lacey. I am willing to take your dog or dogs on as many walks as needed if he or she is a hyper breed. We all know that Aussie puppies have a never ending tank of energy so I am use to talking 2-3 walks a day. If your dog is used to a dog park, I can also take them there and stay as long as needed until their tank is empty. I love spending time with dogs so if your dog craves a lot of attention, that will be not a problem!

    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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