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Manassas 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
Jasmin G.
Verified review

We adopted a dog who unfortunately was very aggressive. The dog was nipping and jumping at the kids all of the time. We were worried that we had to give the dog back to the adoption agency because of his aggression towards our family. Ryan was able to change our dog’s behavior with just one lesson!! We were so surprised with the quick results! We are happy to say that Luke will be staying with our family!

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Perfect Poochies
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 102 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
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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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!!

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Paw Patrol of VA LLC
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 57 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.

PackFit
4.3
from 30 reviews
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer A.
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I've had one lesson with Kimberly and wished I had contacted her sooner to get started on training my German Shepherd rescue. What I like best about Kimberly's approach is her care and attention for the well-being of my dog. Working with Kimberly has helped me to understand that an obedient dog isn't necessarily a happy or well-adjusted dog. Kimberly's method of training takes in the "whole dog" concept addressing nutrition, mental, and physical fitness. As a new dog owner she's helped me to understand how to interpret my dogs behavior and what my dog needs from me as the pack leader. Training is fun, the homework is simple and Kimberly is always on hand to answer a question. The welcome package (lots of goodies) she provided exceeded my expectations and Kimberly has become my "go-to" for additional resources for my dog.

Adventure Paws
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey W.
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Orla, the owner of Adventure Paws, is great! I cannot recommend her highly enough. We moved to Allston with our 7 year old Norwich terrier, who was not very happy about the change. Orla has patiently worked with our dog to make her more comfortable in the new neighborhood and with new dogs. Orla has been great about reinforcing training and working to curb bad behaviors/encouraging good behaviors. Our dog has been much better behaved since Orla came into the picture. She is highly responsive and flexible. We get text updates about our dog's daily walk and anything they worked on/fun things they did. If we ever need a change in timing Orla makes sure our dog is taken care of. Aside from daily walks Orla has stayed for overnight stays when we have been away - it was great to know that our dog was well taken care of when we were gone. If you need a dog walker in the Allston area Adventure Paws is the place!

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.

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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.
Verified review

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.

  • 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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Leigh H.
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I've known about Journey for about 4 years now, and my experience with Journey has always been excellent. Laron (the founder of Journey) is a very determined, kind hearted young gentlemen who knows how to treat animals right, and I'm glad to have met someone who is as passionate as he. From grooming to feeding, I found Journey to be well tailored to the needs of my animals and the customizable time slots make vacations away from my pets a breeze. I was very glad I found Journey, and I would most certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a easy way to manage their pets, either due to vacation or a hectic lifestyle, or even if you're looking to give your pets a little treat! Journey (from my experience) has been completely reliable, an excellent service which I've come to rely on.

Quality Time, LLC
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie R.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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!

Taylor’s Pet Sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alyssa D.
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Taylor's care for animals is exemplary. She is very nice and my animals (dogs and horses) love her and feel comfortable around her. I love that I don't have to worry about them while I'm away because I know Taylor provides the utmost, diligent care. I also find comfort in knowing that Taylor is a certified Veterinary Assistant so of there was an emergency or if one of my animals seemed off, she would notice and attend to it and know how to safety handle an emergency. She has many years of experience with animal care and I know I can entrust the care of my fur children to her when I have to be away. You won't be disappointed and your animals will not only love her, but also be thankful someone as kind hearted and knowledgeable as Taylor is caring for them. My one horse is special needs and requires meticulous instructions for feed, hay, medications and topical treatments. Taylor has background knowledge on her health conditions and diligently gives her treatments and meds that she needs. I never have to worry those small, extra care instructions are forgotten or neglected since Taylor takes her care role with utmost dedication and sincerity. It's not just a job to her, it's a true passion. If you're looking for the ultimate pet sitter or dog walker, Taylor is the person you're looking for!

Steve's dog training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Monique K.
Verified review

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!

Island Way For Dogs

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I thoroughly enjoy training animals whether it be dogs or horses. I have been training for over 30 years. Taining involves spending time with your animal and that is good for everyone.

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I provide animal care, sitting, walking, playing and anything that needs done for your pets, short-term or long-term!

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