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West Valley City K9 Trainers

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Life is Pawsible
4.8
from 103 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 248 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy R.
Verified review

Kim has been excellent to work with, she is very knowledgeable and flexible with any situation. Kim’s ability to adjust to any dog and their owners personalities is amazing. She doesn’t just teach your dog, but she teaches you as an owner to be a good teacher and leader for your dog. She has been great for us and our Harley. Training is never done for you and your dog and Kim goes above and beyond just the training class. Thank you Kim!

Solomon's Dog Training
4.7
from 53 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Jazmynn P.
Verified review

We all, including the puppy, have LOVED working with Solomon's Dog Training. Leanne was always very easy to schedule appointments with, always was on time and ready to get to work with us. Her suggestions and exercises were extremely effective. After just our first session with her we immediately noticed differences in our puppy's behavior and started to be complimented on her obedience. 10 weeks later we still are practicing all the exercises and the puppy is doing fantastic -- in addition to basic obedience she is also walking off leash, respecting boundaries, and showing off multiple tricks. She was always very observant of our puppy's mood and taught her and us just enough to be manageable for practice until our next session. We never felt overwhelmed or underwhemed by the amount of exercise or "homework". We also responded very well to the way Leanne explained dog brain and why/how certain things were effective or not; we truly learned as much as the puppy did. We would recommend Leanne over and over again, and couldn't be more happy about our decision to work with her!

Cache Canyon K9
4.7
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Joe L.
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When my husband and I adopted our second dog in February 2017, we pretty much immediately began looking for a trainer. (He is a 4-year-old male, fixed, lab mix.) While Winstons wasn't the least expensive, they certainly appeared to have the best training and training that we wanted. We had it narrowed down to two places and went with Winsrons because the other place stated they did not do obedience training. Now, I'm not a professional trainer, but it's also not like I'm a slave driver so I felt our dog should at least be able to sit and come when told to and so on. With our dog being so new to us, we ultimately decided on the boot camp offered.. I'll admit that time was tough, even though we'd only had him for about a month before, so it was really great to get the video updates on his training. Jameson was a whole different dog when we picked him up and I do mean that in a good way. He still loved people and playing of course, but now he understood that he didn't have to try micro-managing every little thing and wasn't choking himself pulling on walks! On top of that, winston has been awesome with working with us on payments since we definitely couldn't pay for it right out. The thing we feel is the best though, is that our dog will be trained for life. (As long as we keep up on it of course.)The amazing trainer Mikayla does such a good job working with you and your dog one-on-one and even came to our house to try working through some things that seemed to be territory-related. The group classes are an amazing way to get a quick touch up or work on tougher difficulties that might arise as dogs are always changing, learning, and growing just like us. Thank you so much to everyone!

Specialized Canines
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Shanai O.
Verified review

Working with Tiffany was such a breeze. She was very proactive with arranging the initial date to meet me and my pup. The day of our first meeting we so informative and productive. She even saved my pup from another dog who escaped his yard, and gently led that dog back home and shut the gate behind him, ensuring the safety of both that dog and my own! I will highly recommend her training to any dog owner who needs specialized one-on-one training. I can't wait to watch my dog continue to grow throughout this training process. Thank you so much Tiffany😁🐶😁

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia F.
Verified review

Best of the best! Do not waste your money on other trainers! Off-Leash K9 Training will turn your dog into a solid performer.

Yes! Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Karen M.
Verified review

We just love Julianne and our 4-legged girls love her even more! Julianne takes care of our furry family as if they were her own. She's incredibly responsible, reliable and always sends updates on the crew while we're out of town. We're lucky enough to have found Yes! for pet sitting, while the training results are also amazing. We were out of town for only a few days, upon our return, our girls were well behaved! Amazing. Highly, highly recommend everyone use Yes! Dog Training for all training and pet sitting!!

Dog Daze Training Co.
4.5
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!!!

Omega Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Laura B.
Verified review

Maloree is worth every penny we have spent for dog training. We love her, and so does our dog pancho!

  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Wes F.
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They are awesome, they really know what they are doing with dogs, I took a training course with them and my dog is very well behaved.

Elevated K9
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brady R.
Verified review

I was amazed at what he did with my dog on the first session. My dog was barking and lunging at other dogs and in one session he fixed it! I had a bunch of other things that I needed to do to maintain that but I was really impressed! He is really good with the dogs and reading the messages they are sending. He’s a dog whisperer!

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!

  • 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.

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Using positive training techniques I ensure a happier, healthier life for you and your pets. I also provide excellent sitting and walking services, helping you help your pet stay safe, exercised, and happy while you are away.

  • 6 years in business
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I am in no hurry to get the job done and leave , I want you and your pet to be happy and confident in the work I Have done. I feel my tender and patient way with animals helps them to know I am only there to be a friend and make life a little better

  • 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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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

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What my service offers is a complete one on one training experience. There is no hassle having to deal with corporate restrictions. I have 6 years of experience in the dog training profession and enjoy every clients growth and success. If socialization is required, that is absolutely provided. I have 7 dogs myself and they are perfect tutors and playmates as well! My training brings a hands on experience who genuinely cares of your dog and your relationship with them.

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I am in animal behavior college for dog training obedience instructor I train dogs with love and affection prison Association whatever you tell a dog and show them how to do it a thousand times he will know for the rest of his life

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I am a service dog trainer. My specialty is consisting of services for mobility, autism, diabetic, seizure, blind guide and therapy. I also do potty train, behavioral training and correctional training. I use positive reinforcements with marker words or clicker. I can do grooming as well. My first visit is free to get to know you and to do a temperament test for your pup.

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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