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Harrisonburg Animal Behaviorists

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Charlottesville Pet Care
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
James T.
Verified review

This is a great place with great people. My dog Shakka loves it there and is thriving. His love for all animals is unmatched by many and generosity is endless. He became my friend the first day we met and been great every since. His home environment allowed Shakka to transition very easily and allowed her to grow and not stress. I recommend Charlottesville pet care to anyone and everyone. It's great. It's home away from home for your fury friends and children.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kathleen W.
Verified review

What a find! I can not say enough wonderful things about Riegle Animal Care. Upon moving to Madison, CT I was worried that I would not find a sitter for my Havanese who was cared for by the same person all her life. Now, my worries are over! It was obvious from the start that it is not just a job for Cynthia, she genuinely cares for our dog and has taken the time to get to know her and our family. Cynthia's experience and knowledge of pets is outstanding. Her insight is amazing. My Havanese actually cries when we approach Cynthia's home. She can not get to the door fast enough. She especially loves her play dates and extended stays. I highly recommend.

Kelly's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Susan S.
Verified review

We have had Kelly take care of our 3 dogs twice when going out of town and have been very satisfied with the service. He was very detailed in the information he needed us to leave for him and very personable and we could tell he enjoys caring for animals. Everything that was requested as far as their care was done. It has been a big help and relief to have someone reliable to care for our pets.

K-9 Life
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ben H.
Verified review

I just wanted to post to say how amazing my first lesson was. My dog Maddie is a very “scared “dog, so I thought she would be harder to get through than most. She is frightened by noises, won’t walk on a leash (unless it is a trail with no one around) and if she is scared for whatever reason, she won’t even go in our own back yard. She, in essence, is a homebody (and very well behaved there). The first lesson Jessica came and Maddie was doing her normal barking, tail tucked between her legs running around the house, afraid of strangers. However, within the first 10 minutes, she got Maddie to warm up, the tail was un-tucked and she was playing! The best part was she was able to get Maddie to walk on her leash outside, around the block. Normally, when I try and walk her anywhere near cars, noises and people, she immediately freezes and refuses to walk. Jessica got her to walk around our apartment complex, no problem. I was amazed. I have been using the same techniques and have been able to walk her much farther distances these past few days. I highly recommend Jessica and I can’t wait until I have more lessons to work out all Maddie’s little quirks.

  • New on Thumbtack
Heather L.
Verified review

Karin has been an ideal dog trainer! We brought our rescue puppy with behavioral issues to Karin for socialization and assistance with basic obedience. Her hours were flexible and she always showed compassion, knowledge and support in working with Teddy. She also assisted us with lining up additional resources in the community to help with his behavioral/socialization issues. In addition, the first day that I left him there, she sent me photos and emails during the day to give me updates. I felt comfortable leaving my dog with her and appreciated the amount of effort she put into identifying our dogs needs. I recommend her to friends and will continue to highly recommend her.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine W.
Verified review

My dog Maisy was with Carly for boarding/training for 3 weeks and it was a wonderful experience! The 1:1 sessions were very helpful. And the support she provides is excellent! I would highly recommend Carla's services for dog training and behavior modification. Thanks a bunch,Carly 😊

Jennifer's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Evan J.
Verified review

Jennifer was an absolute joy to work with. She sent updates at each visit, and I could tell that she genuinely enjoyed taking care of our animals. We will 100% use her again when we need help with our pets.

Peak Performance Dog Sports
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen H.
Verified review

Down to earth easy tips for training that even us senior citizens can do with their dog. Thanks Wendy

Tammy Clem
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anna C.
Verified review

My dog loved Tammy. She took great care of him while I was away. She not only fed, groomed, and provided exercise for him but gave him lots of love. I felt very comfortable leaving my fur baby with her and would definitely recommend. I've already arranged to have my dog stay with her in the future.

Perfect Pet's Paradise
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Jill P.
Verified review

Heidi has an innate talent with animals of all sorts. She does an excellent job handling and caring for my rabbits. She has also been a big part of my 2 rescued dogs lives. She walks them, trains them, and provides 24 hour care by pet sitting in my home when I need to go out of town. She does exactly what I ask her to do regarding walking, exercising, feeding and bathing the dogs and they really enjoy her company. I highly recommend her services to anyone who wants outstanding care for their animals. If you are considering hiring her feel free to contact me if you have any questions! jpartin26@gmail.com

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Animals need love too Seeing a happy animal and knowing a good job was done to help better animals and humans life on our earth

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I can help with behavioral problems, basic dog training, puppy training, and aggressive dog problems. I will drive to client's location.

  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We provide all handyman services for home improvement (interior and exterior), all lawn care services, all pet care (we have many pets of our own, very very pet friendly). We have over 20 years of experience in all these fields. Work is guaranteed !

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am involved and concerned...I care I attend to details as well as the larger picture I do not give up easily...I work hard at it and enjoy what I am doing I am reliable, dedicated and honest with references

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We work on the following: - Floor to ceiling residential cleaning - Green cleaning - Weekly/Biweekly/Monthly - Party prep/Party cleanups - Move in/move out - Pressure washing - Windows - Home sitting - Pet sitting - Personal assisting/shopping, errands, etc.

  • New on Thumbtack
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  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Virginia, and I am trained to handle wildlife as well as having the proper licensing to do so legally. The animals' well-being is the highest priority. Solutions can be found in human conflicts with wildlife without resorting to harmful measures. Pet owners and their pets can both be retaught in such a way that both parties are happier and secure in their roles in the family. This takes hard work and patience along with the right amount of stubbornness. I give the tools and provide support and analysis of the situation throughout the process.

  • New on Thumbtack
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The service I provide is dog behavior modification training. I am a professional woman who was a teacher for many years and very familiar with behavior modification practices. For 20 years, I have loved and taught my own pups and would like to pass that knowledge to you. Each dog is unique, so sometimes what will work for one will not work for another. Though we love and cherish our dogs, we may be giving them wrong cues without even realizing. There are hundreds of 'dog behaviorists' who will instruct you do X, Y, and Z and say everything will be fine. Some of their methods will work with some animals but not others. Training should be as natural as possible and doesn't have to be for long periods. Training never should be something that should stress the human or the dog. Change will come in its own time by a carefully laid, consistent training plan. What's important is to hone in on those key areas that are making your life and your dog's life stressful and being consistent in the training -- this means the whole 'family' is on the same page. After an initial evaluation, I will teach you the most important things to decrease your dog's anxiety, so you will live a much happier, less stressful life. Look forward to a much calmer and enriching lifestyle with your best friend.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I offer dog training (one-on-one sessions or 3-week bootcamp), behavior modification and boarding for your four-legged kids. Boarding is done at my house, so they don't sit in kennels all day.

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