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Burlington Dog Trainers

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Dog's Day Grooming
from 14 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sloane Prescott
Verified review

Holly did a great job grooming our dog Kai. She did exactly what we asked for and our dog who is very nervous was very comfortable and happy with Holly

  • 1 year in business
Kaitlyn C.
Verified review

Money well spent! We love being able to bring our dog everywhere with us. We are thrilled that she's still a big ole lap dog after her "boot camp" too! Great trainers and a truly great company!

PetBuds Of Champlain Valley
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Kate L.
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Our dog Noel is a joy to be with: loving, well-trained, calm and happy! John has been a critical part of her development, providing dog walking and puppy training throughout her two years. Dogs love John! Noel carefully watches through the window for his arrival, and returns home tired and satisfied after her time out with him. He is very hard-working and reliable, always going above and beyond to cover those times when we need dog care. He really puts his heart into what is best for Noel, and in meeting our scheduling/training needs as a family. We are lucky to have him as a support.

Semper K9s
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

Andrea's Animal Care LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Jericho M.
Verified review

Andrea is very reliable, loves the animals she cares for, and goes out of her way to make our dogs feel safe and cared for.


Have a better life with your dog through thoughtful training and deep understanding. Dog training without the use of harsh reprimand, special equipment, or food rewards and lures.


We are the number one dog sitting, walking and light grooming (nails only) service. We work with the dogs that are in our care.


I am a certified dog trainer who also works with birds. I offer pet sitting as well as bird and dog training in your home.


I have a passion for working with animals. I grew up with dogs and I know what it takes to take the best care of them.


At The Dog School we have a well educated and friendly staff, that are happy to answer any questions. We have a fun environment where you can feel comfortable and welcome. We will not only help you with your training challenges, but we will make sure you have fun in the process! We love to see the moment when things begin clicking. When a dog and handler team have been working very hard, and suddenly everything starts to fall into place. It is a great feeling as an instructor to know that you helped someone meet their goals. You also can't beat the feeling of knowing that you are helping to keep even one more dog in their home and out of the shelters.


We offer doggie daycare and overnight stays, no cages, huge fenced-in yard for playtime, with someone always here. It's at our house. Lucky Dog also has pick-up and delivery for day dogs in the local area. We're also open seven days a week, with pick-ups and drop-offs every day. We've been here for eleven years.


I am looking to provide care to any family's pets. I would be willing to come over, check in, feed, walk, and entertain pets while you are away.

  • 19 years in business

I can help you Think Like A Dog for a better life and more fun with your dog. Training begins with relaxation breathing and a leash connection to your dog. This allows you to build confidence together, through training exercises, play and living together every day. Whether it's gun dog training, walking on a leash without pulling, or safely greeting visitors at the door, confidence is the platform we jump off together. I will help you to identify and define your dog house rules and boundaries. To make enforcement easier, we focus on teaching your dog the acceptable alternatives to their rule-breaking behaviors. Soon they will have a whole new bag of tricks to get your attention, and you will have effective rewards that celebrate your dog's unique personality and needs. Physical domination, harsh reprimand and intimidation are not necessary and do not contribute to mutual trust and respect between us and them, and that is necessary for a good life together. To think like a dog, you don't have to be the same as anyone else; you just have to consistently be yourself. I encourage family members to participate, give feedback and ask questions as we work together. Please contact me to discuss your specific needs and answer your questions. Thank you!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How old should a puppy be for training?

Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

Which dog training method is best?

The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

  • What type of training methods do you use?
  • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
  • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

How long does it take to train a puppy?

Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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