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Herndon Animal Behaviorists

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Ruff House Dog Training
4.9
from 163 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 288 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
David M.
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Ryan was great, and within minutes I could tell a difference in my dog's behavior! This was also a great experience for me and my wife because it was also training us to be the 'alphas' in the family.

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Perfect Poochies
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Brittany M.
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Kathryn was very knowledgeable and left me with some great tips to help with my dog's behavior.

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Horse and Hound Wellness
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
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Kasey H.
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JoJo was amazing with our girls and really helped me and my husband understand what was causing our girls to get into fights. We have already seen a huge difference in behavior and the tension dissipating. We can`t wait to keep training!

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Social Tailwaggers, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Meg O.
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Jody came by to coach us through some issues we've been having with our puppy: nipping, barking, jumping, and leash pulling. Jody spent 1.5 hours teaching us techniques to work with our puppy, and managing our expectations so that we know what's normal puppy behavior. We're already seeing great results! Jody was very patient, knowledgeable, and helpful as we work to train our puppy to be the best dog she can be! All of her techniques are positive, and reinforced with treats. No awful choke collars, shock callers, or leash jerking necessary.

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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
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Sonny S.
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I purchased the six week training package with Vicky. On the initial meet and greet I could already see that she had a good rapport with my dog. After the initial meeting we set up a regular date/time and Vicky was always vigilant on sending a reminder text the day before to confirm our appointment and she always arrive on time every time. Vicky does an excellent job in guiding you to train your animal, she provides both positive feedback on the things that you and your animal are doing right and what needs to be corrected. She was able to successfully correct the main issue that I had with my dog which was pulling on the leash.

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Wag Ur Tail Dog Training
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara L.
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Mike is fantastic ! I was able to schedule our training sessions during the holidays while visiting family. He was very accommodating. Mike's training uses a positive reinforcement - no fear or intimidation and no shock collars! Our 7 month old puppy, Capone, (APBT) was becoming a little stubborn with distractions, making it somewhat difficult to get him out and about. Mike also provided an amazing amount of information on dog behavior and dog psychology. After the first training session I noticed Capone had a change in behavior he was better behaved and within 4 and was obeying commands much better. Mike spent as much time teaching/training us how to react or not react to our puppy in order to discourage or praise him for his certain behaviors. So glad I chose Mike at Quarter Moon Kennels and will be contacting him again if needed!

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Zorger's Pet Care, LLC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
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Wayne W.
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We had to go out of town and were stressing over leaving our babies. We have 2 dogs 3 cats and a water dragon. Nikki went above and beyond of what we asked her to do for a babies, we were very impressed with her professionalism. She walked our dogs daily, fed them bathed them and trimmed their nails. Our 3 kitties got a lot of love nails trimmed and their boxes cleaned. The water dragon got fed and let out to roam every day, plus his cage cleaned. I would highly recommend Nikki to everyone I know. If you are looking for a professional, reliable, caring Animal lover, Nikki is your GAL.. Your pets needs will always come first!!

PackFit
4.3
from 30 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Gloriana E.
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After searching multiple sites and trying out two other trainers, we found Kimberly on Thumbtack and liked what we read. Her "holistic" approach to dog training really appealed to us and aligned perfectly with our view of the connection between nutrition, physical and mental health, and behavior. When we did the IBAC, we immediately felt a click between the three humans (Kimberly + puppy parents) and Lucy (puppy). Through our work with Kimberly during the training sessions and our practice at home, Lucy has become more calm, responsive, and seems now to recognize us as the "pack leaders". One of the most important lessons we learned is that adjusting on our own energy and behavior is key to effect change in our dog's energy and behavior. It is important to bear in mind that no trainer - no matter how good - can make a dog's behavior change consistently and permanently after the training program without the owners' follow-through. With Kimberly's guidance and our constant practice, we're confident that we will continue making steady progress and nurture a balanced, well-behaved dog and a loving, respecting bond between us.

The Perfect Dog
4.2
from 26 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Alisa S.
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Our dog, a 2 yr old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is a great, playful dog to family and friends. It seemed suddenly he was becoming scared of everything and began to show some large-dog and people aggressive behaviors to dogs and people he doesn't know. We have tried almost everything to deter his behavior but nothing seemed to work. So, we hired Shawn. In just one week we have seen a tremendous turn-around in our dog's behavior. He is calmer, happier and more relaxed. We can clearly see strides in his aggression issues. He no longer jumps or pulls on the leash. He sits, stays and heels on command and will remain in the position until he is allowed to change. And it doesn't end there. Shawn and Holden have a wealth of knowledge in not only handling dogs, but in educating dog owners in what a dog really needs and how to handle them. These guys are awesome! We cannot wait to see what progress the next week brings.

  • 38 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Cymone S.
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Ms Maxine and Her Husband are exemplary trainers. They are very flexible, and very effective. Their instructions are clear. I saw a great turnaround in my dog's behavior immediately after the training session, and continued to improve from then on. This is a great program.

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Canine Dominion
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
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Brian J.
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I used Canine Dominion to help me with my aggressive dog. My dog would go after other animals and sometimes people. Jauvarie the owner took a special interest in my case and came out to help. When the lessons was over my dog was a completely different dog. Jauvarie's knowledge and skills are amazing. I would definitely reomment him to my friends.

Pet Sitting
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Christine F.
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I am exceptionally pleased that I chose Jenny to dog sit for me. I have a shy dog, and Jenny took the time to introduce herself to my pup to make sure they were comfortable with each other. She sent text updates and pictures so I wouldn't worry while I was away, and also wrote out detailed descriptions of every visit. It's obvious that Jenny loves animals (especially with her background in animal rescue), and I would not hesitate to use her services again or recommend her to a friend.

  • 33 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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I started with Academy when our rescue 14 month GSD was a year old and am very pleased with the results. I'm not sure who is being trained though. If you have the time and opportunity definitely take the group class over a period of time. In a subtle way Haywood shows you insights into your dogs behavior while you work with the dog. There are no "trade secrets" in his classes. He explains in a friendly manner the whats, whys, and how to train and its dependent on the particular dog. Some dogs connect differently. You will eventually have a moment when you're home working with your dog when you realize that you're actually communicating with your dog. Reading the dog and answering back. Its amazing. I firmly believe that this is the place if you seriously want to understand your dog and have a well trained dog. There are many options available here for training. You really can't go wrong. Haywood has over 30 years in the business. I'm getting good results with him.

Jane's Dog Care Service
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dan H.
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We were desperate about our Shepherd - Lab rescue's behavior when we started working with Jane. Our friends and family were not comfortable in our house because of his fearful / aggressive behavior and intimidating barking. We were not able to walk him or go anywhere in public without worrying. We saw a change after the first week of lessons with Jane. She knew exactly what to do to get Arlo to settle and to help us work with him in a different way. Six weeks later he is comfortable with strangers and we are able to walk him almost anywhere with confidence. Jane was a life saver.

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Dawn L.
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Dom was very professional and helpful. Besides walking, Butchy, he even taught him some better behavior!

Quality Time, LLC
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie R.
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I had a great cat sitter who interacted well with my cats, provided daily reports, answered all of my questions and offered great suggestions for managing some of their eating behaviors.

Anne’s Pet Care
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jackie W.
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Anne is fabulous. She is dependable and super flexible with our schedule. I would highly recommend Anne for all your pet sitting needs. Our fur baby LOVES Anne. She is always so happy to see her which makes us feel great. Anne has also taken care of her when we were away. It gives us such a peace of mind knowing our girl is so well taken cared of. Anne is great. She is loving, sweet and loves the animals that are in her care. She is our go to person and we love having her take care of our precious girl. You will not go wrong with Anne.

Paramount Family Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Greg J.
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My little guy (3 yea old Maltese) has been staying with Jonise for the past 2 years now when I'm on travel. Jonise goes far and beyond. I always know that he's in safe hands when he stays with her. She always gives me a review while she has him, as well as a full review in email that states the activities they've done, his behavior, if she' noticed anything out of the ordinary, etc. Skylar loves Jonise as if she's a part of the family, and so do we! Skylar will see you in October, per my next travels!

Steve's dog training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monique K.
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Amazing work. The changes are immediate and we are able to continue teaching our dogs. Their behavior was truly modified virtually instantly with the training provided by Steve!

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

Wholistic Hound Academy

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Wholistic Hound Academy teaches you how to train your dog so that they make incredibly brilliant choices! We do more than just teach sit and down. We teach your dog the life skills that are so necessary for living in the human home. Our goal is help you and your dog enjoy living together...as it should be.

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