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Danville K9 Trainers

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The Grateful Dawg NC
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley I.
Verified review

Working with Will and Shana was a pleasure. Our large Golden needed some fine tuning regarding his social skills and their tips and guidance was very helpful. We got as much training as he did. On one of our training session outings to a pet store, we talked about nutrition and the right foods/supplements. He has lost 5 pounds and we are walking 2miles a day. And he greets other walkers and dogs with good manners. So grateful. Thanks guys.

Woofin. Good Time
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

She was very hands on with my dogs; training, walking, and playing with them. She would send me photo and videos of them during the 2 week board and crate process.

Kelley Trainspawsitive
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Martha T.
Verified review

Kelley was an absolute lifesaver for us and our Goldendoodle, Reuben! She has a unique and very effective method of training canines of any breed We we're amazed with Kelley's 'calm sense' that truly transposed Reuben's demeanor and responsiveness to commands. We learned simple commands that made it easy for us. The wealth of knowledge and experience Kelley shares during training is invaluable!

  • 2 years in business
Gretchen B.
Verified review

Meghan is the best dog handler, trainer, and source of information I know, and I have worked at dog daycare facilities. She's kind, understanding, uses positive reinforcement methods, and is unfailingly consistent in her work with animals. She seems to have an intuitive sense of a dog's potential and their needs. Bonus: she's a great animal photographer. Your dog will be in the very best of hands!

Dog /Dee-O-Gee/
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 29 years in business
Kevin T.
Verified review

Couldn't ask for any better! I needed extended care and decided to have training added while I was away, thought it would be something to keep my pup busy so he didn't miss me so much, the care was exceptional and the training results were better than I could have ever asked for, and I am willing to say he didn't miss me much! I think he had a better time with them then he does with me, I will surely use them again even if it is just to give him a vacation! They kept in touch with me with lots of pictures and were always available to talk, his health is amazing, manners impeccable and I am a very happy customer. Thanks again for all you do! Will highly recommend to anyone I know looking for dog care.

Blue Ribbon K9
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
Shenna C.
Verified review

Excellent service provided. I have had the honor to see training sessions with Mr. McCall and it is amazing to see how he can easily train you to train your dog. I have also seen the outcome of him raising an intelligent American Bulldog, dash. The things dash was able to do after Mr. McCall worked with him would blow your mind. Dash is always loved and truly missed. Much success to your Mr. McCall.

Piedmont K9
5.0
from 1 review
    Jasper H.
    Verified review

    They did a great job with my 2 year old German Shepherd. She was out of control and now she's a pleasure to be around every day.

    Coldwater Canine Academy
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 3 years in business
    Cathy and Jonathan F.
    Verified review

    Robin is a great and knowledgeable trainer who spends quality time with our dogs to help train them. She is patient with our sometimes hyper active dogs! We absolutely would recommend her to anybody that needs help with their dogs.

    About

    I am a certified dog trainer with over 19 years of experience. I specialize in behavior modification such as dog aggression, jumping or any other desired behavior.

    About

    At Blue Dog Creature Coaching, we offer a variety of classes and services to help pets and their people live in harmony. We offer the following: * Private, in-home dog training * Adult dog classes — advanced * Adult dog and puppy classes — intermediate * Adult dog classes — beginner * Puppy classes

    About

    Learn how to communicate with your dog in a natural, non-physical way with in-home dog behavioral training for any dog, any issue. We are vet recommended. This approach will help you develop a balanced, happy relationship with your dog. Because you will learn to communicate with your dog in a way he understands, the results are faster and completely humane. I am a master dog trainer and certified behavioral trainer, canine good citizens evaluator as well as a member of IACP and APDT. So, if your dog is driving you crazy, embarrassing you with any behavior including barking, rushing the door, jumping, pulling on the leash, destroying your home when you leave, or aggressive to people and/or dogs, then give me a call. This method is being used successfully by over 500,000 people worldwide, so you can trust it will work for you! Happy dogs have happy families.

    About

    I train dogs and specialize in behavior modification. I focus on obedience and use positive reinforcement as my primary training method. I am located in the Lynchburg area, but am willing to travel. I also have trainers in the Richmond, Petersburg and Williamsburg areas.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We strive to provide positive experiences with you and your dog's training by using positive reinforcement only.

    About

    I offer individual dog training services in your home or mine. I have almost 20 years of dog training experience. I provide positive reinforcement training, focusing on building your relationship with your dog and teaching you how your dog thinks, so that you can later tackle problems head on! I have trained and worked with service dogs for adults and children with disabilities, police and protection dogs, and even exotic animals, like large cats.

    About

    A dog training center, we offer everything from puppy and beginner, intermediate (CGC and TDI level) to competition obedience and agility; we also offer breed handling classes.

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    I have been training service animals. I have had about five years' experience in training service animals or any type of animal.

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    We provide basic obedience, advanced obedience and behavioral modifications. Our training is done one-on-one in your home to provide the most convenient service for you. We will come and provide a free evaluation of your dog to attain which general program you need. Then, based on our findings, we will provide a detailed action plan, setting you on the road to the companion you want and deserve. Problem areas we specialize in are: * dog aggression * bolting * biting * jumping * chewing * food aggression After working with JBBDogs, you will be the leader that your dog wants and needs, and you will be amazed at the obedient companion your dog has become.

    About

    Evolutionize your dog! Darwin K9 is a full-service dog training and behavioral problem-solving company that can handle any dog-related needs or issues you may have, regardless of the breed, age, or personality of your pup. Our trainers and behavioral consultants have worked extensively with dogs in obedience training, both on and off leash, as well as behavior modification and problem solving with issues such as dog aggression, jumping, barking, pulling on a leash, and any other unwanted behaviors. Darwin K9 offers Board and Train programs, private in-home lessons, and group classes to best suit your dog's needs. Call or email us today to set up your free evaluation!

    About

    We board dogs, groom dogs and train dogs. This is a dog's home away from home. We take pawdicures. We have puppy classes. We have home obedience training.

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    I provide boarding, grooming and gifts training. I have been in the business for 45 years. I am a certified master groomer. I am an active licensed professional handler. I am also a winner of the Gaines Award and the Delta Society Award.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    We have over 25 years of extensive experience in breeding and training German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Dutch Shepherds and many other dogs.

    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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