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Portsmouth In-Home Dog Trainers

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From Wags to Whiskers, Inc.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Diane F.
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I highly recommend Cindy Thibault / Wags To Whiskers,Inc..I was interested in adopting a dog but was concerned about leaving him home alone all day while I was at work.A coworker at the Shelter recommended her services and it has worked out very nicely.I felt better bringing a dog home and knew he would get some love, attention and a walk while I was a work.She is very professional, on time, has never missed a day, and flexible if I need to change a day..She provides a journal and makes comments on how the visit went, time she was there and any concerns she might have.She also posts a picture on FB of your pet which is so comforting to see your pet enjoying the visit / walk.Love those pics!!..Cindy & Laura have done an exceptional job for us..I wouldn't change a thing..

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Doggy Decorum
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sharon V.
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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.

The Keene Pack
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra M.
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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

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Alina M.
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Cristina contacted me within minutes and set up an appointment immediately for my puppies to be groomed. The place was clean and my puppies felt at home right away. She is very loving and patient with the dogs and extremely communicative with the parents. In my years receiving grooming services I've never come across with someone as personal as Cristina. Highly recommend.

  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney G.
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If I could give Paula ten stars, I would. We recently rescued our dog, and this was the first time we would be leaving her. As you can imagine, we were very nervous about this. When we met Paula for the meet and greet, I knew I could relax. She is incredibly experienced and professional and thoroughly went over everything with us. Together, we walked through the routine for both our dog and cat. She even offered to check our mail for us, which had completely slipped my mind. Because of what we imagine to be a rough past, Mochi (our dog) did not respond well to us leaving. She became very guarded of our house. Despite the difficult situation, Paula went above and beyond to make her comfortable. She worked with her and created a routine that made her feel less stressed. She even cooked rice and gravy for her when she wasn't eating enough of her food. We came home to a happy dog and cat. Paula left us a note and called us to give us the play by play when we got home. I will only trust Paula to take care of our family when we are away. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thanks, Paula!

  • 5 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
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We sure do love Lara and her staff. They are friendly and love animals. We have worked with Stable Hands for over a year both personally and professionally. I trust them 100% with my home and pets.

Sky's Playground, LLC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Mara J.
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Ali has been training our 4&1/2 month old Spanish Water dog in our home since he was 7 wks. old. She is an amazing trainer, I can't imagine where he would be without her. My dog, Bob, has come a long way! I would rate her a 10 out of 10!!!!!!!

Megan Zinck
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
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Megan watched my dogs for almost three weeks and did a wonderful job. She stayed at my home and helped keep my dogs on their regular schedule and in their own environment. She sent me daily updates while I was away that made me feel much better about missing my two dogs. When I got home, the dogs seemed happy and calm. In addition, she took care of my saltwater aquarium, and even mowed my lawn. She really cares about her job. I would highly recommend her pet sitting services.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Alecia J.
Verified review

Most people say, "My crazy puppy/dog needs training." The great thing about Off Leash K9 is that they train the person and the dog reaps the benefit of a knowledgable owner. Moose, my high energy Hungarian Vizsla loves working with the trainers as it gives him job to do. He loves working for verbal affirmation vs. treats as do most dogs. Off Leash K9 also delivers on their method and it's instant which goes to show how smart dogs are when paired up with a well 'trained' owner!!

EinsteinK9 Dog Training
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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 !!!!!!

  • 15 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn S.
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great trainer, very knowledgeable. Helped with 2 serious issues, over all a better dog thanks to her help. We were at a crossroads when we found this trainer, either a new home for our boy which could of just led to more problems, or putting him down due to biting his humans, and aggression towards our other dogs. This trainer saved us and our dog and we are a much more relaxed dog owner, dog family. 2 week board and train program was awesome. Expensive, but in line with other places we checked out. classes could be a bit more organized, would like to see similar levels of obedience grouped together in classes.

Oceanfront Dog Training
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Trish M.
Verified review

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.

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

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!

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Anita D.
Verified review

Jacqui at English Rose Petsitting has always done an EXCELLENT job! We have 2 cats, one that takes medication daily, and am always at ease knowing when we are out of town, they are cared for. She is dependable, trustworthy, and have never had any issues of any kind with her outstanding service, and has helped out when in a jam and had to go out of town on a family emergency and had only a few days notice of needing her. She has put out the trash on trash days, brought in mail/pkg's, and will even water plants if needed (although I'm not a plant person and have never needed her to do this). It is nice coming home knowing my kitties are safe and comfortable in their own surroundings with a daily visit from Jacqui. You cannot go wrong in making sure your fur babies are cared for with English Rose Petsitter.

All For Paws
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Linette B.
Verified review

Erica is great with our Rose. At our first meeting, we knew right away that she loved dogs and that ours would be well cared for. Erica is very detail oriented; she really wants to know how to provide the best care possible. We could not ask for more.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa N.
Verified review

Caitlin really helped me out when I was in a bind. I had to go out of town unexpectantly and she was able to watch my boxer on very short notice. I live in Virginia Beach-- almost Pungo and so not very close to where she is.. but she was completely fine with that. She had a great way about her that made Mia feel comfortable immediately. She played with her and took her for a walk. She really cares about dogs and the dogs know it. I will definitely be calling her again and would recommend her to EVERYONE!

Crystal Clear Canine
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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

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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.

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