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Doggy Decorum
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sharon V.
Verified review

I highly recommend Andrea as a professional dog trainer. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable and an excellent teacher, she was readily available and very flexible with her schedule. Her instructions were very clear and beneficial. In addition, I appreciated that her price was reasonable and she made all of her suggestions in one visit. She could have easily and justifiably stretched the training out for multiple private visits. She addressed all issues in one visit but was willing to come back, if necessary.

  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
William E.
Verified review

Paula made a site visit to my apartment and met with my Dog and me. She quickly identified the problem I was having with my Shiba, and drew up a plan on steps we can try to fix the fear aggression that my dog displayed. Paula asked quite a few questions which were right on queue with all the concerns I had with my dog. I look forward to seeing the results in my dog in the following weeks to come. My main goal is to have a people friendly dog, and I would like to be able to bring my dog to dog parks so she can interact with other people and dogs.

Sky's Playground, LLC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine F.
Verified review

I had never used a pet sitter before and was desperate to find someone to watch my 3 dogs on the 4th of July so we could attend our nephews wedding in Pa. (who knew how difficult that would be!) Ali watched my 14 year old blind/deaf dog and my 8 month old and 8 week old puppy. She was so attentive and even sent me pictures while we were gone! 2 weeks later we had her come back for training of the babies and they went crazy when they saw her... it was like she was a member of the family. I have done a lot of internet searching for dog training and am amazed at what Ali was able to accomplish in just one hour. I cannot recommend her enough, she is wonderful!!!

Lifestyle Obedience
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Jasmine J.
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Gail knows what she is doing, she is the best dog trainer in the USA. She is realistic, fair, reasonable, and completely honest. Throw away your clickers, throw away your e-collars, and find someone who can COMMUNICATE with your dog fairly, with clarity, and get the job done! Training method is totally transferrable, you don't have to take home a dog that only listens to the trainer! Take home a dog that listens to and RESPECTS YOU! Have an off-leash, trustworthy companion. Gail is the only person in the world who can do what she does- Cesar Millan, move aside!

  • 20 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie R.
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Carla taught me the importance of creating a relationship of respect and leadership with my dog Raven. It is such a joy to have a dog who makes eye contact and wants to walk with me now instead of pulling me all over the place on a walk. I can actually stop and talk to people I meet, most importantly when they have a dog also, and my Raven can control herself and sit out lie down and show her manners. Carla is very patient, explains the why of training, and gives very clear step by step homework to do to establish the behaviour that makes sharing your life with a dog a joy. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs to teach their dogs self control. I live in Chapel Hill, NC and find it is well worth the four hour drive to come to her. It is much better in the long run to find a trainer who knows dogs and can develop a training plan for your dog and not a cookie cutter approach that may not address the issues your dog needs the most. Hope to see you at Dutcheast Dog Training Center soon!

The Keene Pack
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra M.
Verified review

The dog trainer is amazing!! I didn't think Aria could be trained at all but she came in and taught her all the basics. Now Aria is a much calmer and obedient dog, she is great to have around now. Thank you

Doggie Zen
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie W.
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Before training with Brenda at Doggie Zen, my high energy lab/terrier mix Phoebe was an out of control, destructive, ill mannered puppy. She was sweet and lovable, but it had no clue how to "civilize" her and make her a good dog citizen. After our first training session with Brenda at Doggie Zen, I saw immediate changes. After several more sessions, she is a different dog. As a trainer, Brenda is competent, calm , patient, and knowledgeable. She had my dog's rapt attention the first time she walked into my home. She has earned my dogs love and respect, and mine too. In reality, I think I am the one who has learned the most because Doggie Zen trains the dog and the owner. The training has met and far exceeded my expectations. I can highly recommend Brenda and Doggie Zen.

  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie T.
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We were very impressed with Dana, the dog trainer. She is very personable and you can tell she really loves the dogs! She already had our dog listening to her commands at the Consultation visit! I would highly recommend her.

Oceanfront Dog Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Trish M.
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The best dog trainer in Virginia Beach! Whatever your dog's needs are Lesa can deliver.She's professional and extremely talented. You won't be disappointed!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Angela D.
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Andrea is an outstanding dog trainer and pet sitter. She has been helping me with my pets for years now. My dog Chaos is pit-lab mix and she is very hyper. Andrea has calmed her down significantly over the past year. Chaos loves Andrea and is excited to spend time with her and learn what she is teaching. I don’t know what I would do without her.

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Kipp’s K9 Training, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janelle F.
Verified review

Working with Renee was the most informative and thorough dog training experience I've had. She asks questions about EVERY aspect of the dog's routine upfront so that she has a full understanding of the dog's background. She will also put you through "human training" so you understand how the dog learns commands and tasks. My hyperactive German Shepherd used to run incessantly in circles and I had a difficult time getting his attention and she successful navigated these issues - when another trainer was hopeless and thought he needed to see a behavioral therapist! She is professional, prompt, and expects you to work with your dog outside of sessions so that the training sticks rapidly! THANK YOU!

  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea W.
Verified review

I was referred to Brandy at Citizen K9 Dog Training after adopting my 5 month old German Shepherd from a local rescue. My boy, Kota, was all male, puppy, and not well socialized; It was play time, all the time. I emailed Brandy the Friday I adopted him because I didn't want to waste time getting him into obedience classes and working on his issues. She assured me that my concerns were not uncommon and that she could absolutely help me/him. Kota also had severe car anxiety. I dreaded taking him with me when I went somewhere because of the excessive drooling and car sickness. Brandy help me understand that his issues were reversible with a little patience. She is amazing at what she does and the dogs love her. Not only did my boy learn basic obedience and now has good social skills, but I learned a few new tricks myself. Kota is free of car anxiety and loves to go places with me. The caliber of training that you receive at Citizen K9 Dog Training is first rate. The group atmosphere allows for many distractions for the dogs to learn to focus solely on you; building your confidence and bond with your dog. I could not have asked for better training for my Kota.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cara H.
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Our Off Leash K9 experience hasn't been just about building confidence in our dog and seeing his life transformed, I have also conquered many of my fears related to dogs. I was bitten by a dog as a young child and never thought I would be able to confidently be around, let alone own certain breeds. Off Leash's training is so reliable and has helped me to build a more confident relationship with our 90 lb furry family member!

EinsteinK9 Dog Training
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Ebony T.
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I recommend Einsteink9 dog training to anyone who is having problems with their furry friend or just wanting to touch up on some basic training. Chelsea is wonderful she takes the time to train not only your furry friend but also the not so furry human lol. She is all about positive reinforcement and takes her time making sure you know the steps you need to make it a great experience for you and your furry baby. She is absolutely amazing !!!!!!

The Canine Class LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dana E.
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Ron took our puppy Dakota for a 2 week boot camp. Just when I thought Santa's gift of a dog would have to go back, he came home a completely different, better dog! Not only does Ron work with the dog, but he teaches the family how to be better pet owners. He worked great with my daughter, which was very needed to get control over this dog. Dakota is mostly behaved now, and when he isn't, we know from our lessons at Canine Class, that we need to focus more- not Dakota. I've recommended Ron to many others. Fantastic dog trainer!

East Coast Dog Whisperer
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
Verified review

Rose Freguson is not the dog whisperer - she is the dog hypnotist, the ultimate trainer of dogs. I hired Rose for a few sessions with my dogs to help me get them under control for my disabled husband. What she taught them in a few sessions has resulted in a permanent change in their behavior. They are responsive, obedient, and they get along perfectly now with our neighbor dogs. If you don't hire Rose, you're wasting your money.

Stephanie Bass
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene H.
Verified review

Stephanie was fantastic with my dog Adi. She clearly knew what she was doing and she was more than happy to answer all of my questions. Training a dog is more than the pet it is so much about the owner and how they behave and she helped me to understand that. I would recommend her to everyone I know with a dog.

Crystal Clear Canine
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Lydia Wicks W.
Verified review

I take my dog Barkley to Jordan for schutzhund and scent detection training. He has done wonders with Barkley and keeps his mind active the whole time we are there! He knows exactly how to keep him focused and stimulated and I always come back with a worn out dog. His prices are unbeatable compared to what other trainers charge for this kind of work. Jordan has a lot of experience and really knows what he's doing. I definitely recommend him to anyone that has a working dog or a dog that needs some training!

Jennifer's Dog Training

New To Thumbtack

    About

    I train all types of dogs, but mostly, I train people too. It's not all about the dog's behavior. It is also the people's behavior. I communicate the way dogs think and the way they want to live. The people can explain the behaviors that they need help on breaking, and I help solve the problem. As long as the client is willing to be consistent with their pets, everyone will be happy.

    Diana J. Marahrens

    New To Thumbtack

    • 14 years in business
    About

    I can handle positive reinforcement training and behavioral modification for dogs and cats. I have been training for over 10 years, and I am certified by the APDT a national volunteering certification council. I also certified as a trick dog trainer.

    About

    Don't blame them, train them. I offer dog training with a gentle touch. I like to teach the dog how to think and watch the dog process a given command and have the dog not be afraid to try the command for fear of being wrong. Using positive methods enables the dog to want to learn. Owners love my training because it is really quite easy, and they are able to see their dog's arability to learn fast. My special skills I have are many years studying and understanding dog behavior, and the best skill of all is I can share my skills with you, the dog's owner, in a way you have not seen before.

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