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Norfolk German Shepherd Trainers

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From Wags to Whiskers, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Carrie S.
Verified review

Wonderful! Cindy went above what I expected in a pet sitter. I have a German Shepherd and a cat. I was worried about finding a sitter after I moved to a new city. Especially with a large breed dog that can be intimidating. Rowan loved her! I no longer worry about who to call if we are unable to take him with us on trips.

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Doggy Decorum
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary R.
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Andrea spent extra time on her first visit with us. She is very knowledgeable and great with our dogs. I have high hopes that with her help we will get through our German Shepherd's puppyhood!

  • 8 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy W.
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Paula is the best pet sitter I've ever had. She takes great care of my 2 dogs, SweetPea & SnowPea. She came to my home during a snowstorm to check on them. She recently was doing a sit while I was away and had it not been for her training as a vet tech, my dog would have died. She rushed her to the pet emergency clinic which saved her life. Paula is the best and I'm so glad she takes care of my Peas'. Paula is wonderful, trustworthy and honest, we all love her and consider her part of our family.

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!

Doggie Zen
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila L.
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Brenda is great with my dog Bradley who is in training and he does very well with her. She is so very good with him. She really knows her stuff! She has helped me allot with training me so I am able to train Bradley when she is not here. She has always made herself available to me. I have seen much improvement in Bradley since he has been in training. I highly recommend Brenda and Doggie Zen!

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!

Sky's Playground, LLC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan B.
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Ali did an amazing job with my stubborn German Shepherd and I'm so happy now with how good she is doing at only 4 months old. I'm so thankful for her help.

  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Robert T.
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After bad experiences with other trainers, we found Carla at Dutch East. After meeting her in person it was immediately obvious that she and Fred are nothing short of experts in their field. They gave us the tools we needed to completely turn our dogs behavior around, and in one year we went from having a German Shepherd we thought we'd have to get rid of, to having a wonderful, well behaved, sporting dog.

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Kipp’s K9 Training, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Catherine L.
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I have only met her for a consultation, but right off the bat, she was great with my dog. I am hiring her to help with some aggression behaviors with my 2.5 year old German shepherd. She is very knowledgeable about what she does and explains it in a very understanding way. She walks you through some basic training skills that she will work with while training your dog and makes you feel comfortable with how to train your dog. She is very nice and personable. I am very encouraged and excited to start training with her!

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christine R.
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Dena is a rescued German Shepherd that trained with off leash K9 and I have to say for the amount of time she was in training she has come a long way. She is still learning and I have learned a lot also. It was a good experience for both of us. She now pays more attention and listens much better. I work with her every day and we are doing great. Thanks for all the help.

EinsteinK9 Dog Training
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Cynthia C.
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I loved working with einsteink9. Chelsea is professional and she knows her stuff. We have a Standard Poodle and didn't know they were so high powered. Our fault we didn't research. So we needed a professional trainer. Chelsea not only trained our dog but she trained us. I recommend einsteink9 100%

The Canine Class LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John joanne B.
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Ron is a kind and thoughtful in boarding and training our English Mastiff Otis. The transformation from difficult dog to great is amazing. Thanks Ron

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

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie J.
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I hired Andrea to help my daughter and myself learn how to work with our new addition to our family which happens to be an 11 week old mini Australian shepherd. Andrea is exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to handling and commanding the dogs attention and also getting them to respond appropriately. I am blown away at her expertise and ability. I know every dog is different just like people are, but I am ecstatic with the results just after 2 weeks. Hiring Andrea is money well spent.

Stephanie Bass
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren S.
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Stephanie is a wonderful trainer and person! We came to her to help our Australian Shepherd adjust to a new baby in the house. Stephanie is very flexible in scheduling lessons and understanding. She goes above and beyond to make sure what we are working on suits all involved. Stephanie is well informed and knowledgable in her ability! We will always use her and highly recommend her!

Cavalier K9
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Bridget H.
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Victoria Harter has trained my now 2 year old German shepherd to not only be obedient, which is essential for a 98 pound dog, but also to act as my service dog specializing in stability. I have illnesses which cause me to be unsteady and sometimes fall and my GSD is ready to pull me to where I direct her, to stand still while I lean on her, to escort me up escalators and into elevators. She is my guard dog, companion and confident. With Victoria's help, my shepherd is so socialized that I take her everywhere with me - shopping, to the mall, restaurants or to the park. She loves children and all dogs, all the while keeping an eye on me. I highly recommend Victoria for all aspects of dog training, but especially for stability and mobility help.

Fetching K9 Manners
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Nicole V.
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Nicole with Fetching K9 Manners helped me bring a timid/neglected dog from a shelter to a confident, obedient companion. I also had the pleasure of watching her process of rescuing two German Shepherds with questionable backgrounds and shape them into caring, obedient companions, as well. We tested for our therapy dog certifications together and all passed easily. Nicole uses a common sense approach to training that is easy to follow.

Katy's Dog Walking

New To Thumbtack

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Do you have a large German shepherd who needs a walk in the park? Then let Katie Jacobsen take care of it for you. She knows dog behaviours.

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