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Sylvia's K-9 Services
4.9
from 165 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 277 hires on Thumbtack
K.g. C.
Verified review

Sylvia was very helpful to is in devising a training program for us to reduce aggression, protect our dog from injury and Eliminate unwanted barking. We recommend her as a skilled trainer with a strong understanding of how to motivate dogs and alter their behavior.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diego G.
Verified review

I have 2 rescue chis and one shows dog on dog aggression, dog to person aggression, fearful and reactive small dog syndrome, stranger danger issues and a list of others small issues. After a very thorough phone consultation we made an appt to come to my home I got effective methods that were easy to follow and have gotten immediate results. Ive been on my own only 1 day since martha left and I have started to exercise several modifications on my own and I can see the behaviour change, such as waiting at the door until I give permission to exit, not jumping up on the couch uninvited, barking at lots of little noises and he listens to me and my leadership carries much more weight now. Martha audio tapes your sessions and leaves you the tapes to review. I also video taped them and have been reviewing segments in the last day which is helpful. She comes just one time and addresses everything at that visit. And it is effective to do it that way. It probably costs less and it takes less time out of everyones schedule. I like getting it done in one shot. For her level of experience and the effectiveness of her teqnique she is a good value. She understands the psychology of the dog, the "why" and gets to the root of that as opposed to just "training". Its not about just the dog changing, you as the leader have to change too and she shows you exactly how to do that. Follow up phone calls are included so if something isnt working quite right or something else arrises she can coach you over the phone if you call her. I am so glad I did this. I know that soon I wont have to worry about my dog nipping at strangers, or barking non-stop everytime someone comes to the door, or growling at my husband when he comes to bed or attacking my other chi. Thanks Martha!

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Riverside Dog Training
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia J.
Verified review

Ada was prompt in responding to my initial request for dog trainers near my home and after discussing what needs to be accomplished explained what she believed would be necessary and how much it would cost giving me the opportunity to talk it over with my daughter (the dog's real owner) who will get back with me tomorrow about the degree of commitment to help pay for the service. Ada kindly accepted the delay and pleasantly offered the suggestion that if it didn't work out just now she would be happy to help whenever we were ready. So, I already know we are going to hire her because she is so flexible and considerate regarding our circumstances and needs.

Dog Gone Good Training, LLC
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah F.
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Anne is fantastic! If you are looking for any kind of behavior issues such as obsessive barking, anxiety, dog aggression and the like, she is the best trainer to go for and at a great price! My rescued pitbull is aggressive towards other dogs and Anne started by observing his behavior on a walk around my house. She carefully listened to my stories about when dog fights would happen. My pitbull gave no sign of attack until after latching on. Later, Anne asked any family members to bring their dog to see how mine would react if properly introduced. It is always moment to moment training, meaning: Anne will instruct me to walk by the other dog or let my dog see another and when he is calm, he can proceed to the next step. ONLY after we have achieved a level a calmness and proper body language will the dogs go closer to one another. And it is always at YOUR comfort level. If you think your dog will react, you can take precautions or if your dog is in the same room as another, Anne does not push for a greeting if it doesn't seem to be happening. I would highly recommend for anyone.

One On One Dog Training
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Catrina S.
Verified review

Cindy Wilson is an excellent dog trainer. She even trained my dog to ring the bill to let me know when he wants to go out. I still call her till this day when I have dog training questions. Even though she's now in another state. I highly recommend her services.

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WB K9 Training
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff A.
Verified review

Wendy is the best dog trainer by far in this area. Totally legit and amazing what she can do for your dog. I guarantee you won't be disappointed and you will be seriously amazed at the results. Worth every penny!!!

Your Canine Resource
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Carol G.
Verified review

I contacted Patti for help with my dog, Sophie, and her reaction to other dogs which was getting more and more aggressive. Patti helped me with obedience in general and, in particular, with helping Sophie learn that she did not have to behave fearfully around other dogs. Patti is the only trainer for me.

Zoom Room Seattle
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

We love Zoom Room! The staff are amazing, especially Olivia at the front desk! The owner Cheryl is truly a gifted dog trainer and an all-around awesome person. Zoom Room offers numerous classes and you will find no trainer more dedicated to you and your pup than Cheryl; she has taught me so much about being a good handler and my dog Xedo loves her. Xedo has excelled at Agility under her awesome direction and insight. Even now, while he is recovering from ACL surgery, Cheryl has been so awesome, checking on him and offering ideas and encouragement. Cheryl is going to help us build strength in his knee, by utilizing one of her class specialties, “Puplates”! Best of all Zoom Room is a community gathering place where like-minded, fun loving dog owners and their awesome pups can meet up; whether it’s for "Agility League Night" (a friendly competition for pups and their peeps!) or celebrating while playing games and enjoying lite fare. Xedo even had his 6th birthday party at Zoom Room! Boy was that fun!! We have so many favorite events at Zoom Room it's hard to name them all! Cheryl is so awesome at putting together parties to celebrate every new season, including holiday photos shoots for pups and their owners. There is no better training studio around! If you are looking for a great community to connect with while learning tons about training your dog and having lots of fun while doing it, look no further! Zoom Room is perfect!

  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa S.
Verified review

We have been working with April for a little over a month to train our rescue dog Milo. April is easy to work with and our dog responds positively to her. I like how she has goals for us to work on, but also addresses any issues we have with Milo during the week. I also appreciate that she comes to our house, so we can work on issues specific to our environment. I highly recommend April if you are looking for a dog (or people) trainer.

Emerald Meadows K-9
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
Verified review

The trainer is clear with instructions and patient. She is clearly knowledgeable and has a love for dogs as well as training.

K9 Command
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Duncan H.
Verified review

After just 2 sessions I'm already seeing tremendous improvements with my dog, an 11 year old shepherd mix rescue with dog-aggression issues. I recently started working at Amazon and want to take my dog to work, but her behavior with other dogs (barking, growling, lunging) would be unacceptable in the workplace. I am confident Jevry will quickly get my dog to be well-behaved around other dogs. Jevry also very honest, talking me out of a 9 session training plan, telling me she thinks a 5 session plan would be enough. Her price is a great deal; it would be hard to find such a good trainer at this price.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kim O.
Verified review

Our experience with Latony's Dog Training so far has been exceptional! Very responsive, very professional and very compassionate toward dogs. During our initial meeting they focused on learning exactly what we are looking for in training our dog and are helping us to created a long-term plan. We can't wait to get started on this process!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sh B.
Verified review

In the past 15 years we have used several dog trainers and Thomas is by far the most knowledgable in terms of understanding dog psychology. He takes a training approach much like the parenting approach that I take with my children. The dogs are able to understand what you want from them without the need to be domineering or requiring any type of negative reinforcement. He has been able to answer and address all of my questions/issues and explain a solution in a very concise and pragmatic way!

Pet Coach to the Rescue
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Brennan T.
Verified review

We just had our consultation with Shawna about our dog's aggression issues. She had some great insight on what is causing the issues, and gave us some things to work on at home until our next session. After meeting with her, my husband and I are confident that she can help correct this behavior. I highly recommend Shawna to anyone looking for a calm, straight forward, and practical approach to dog training.

the Dog Sensei
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene H.
Verified review

Our Lucy is quite sweet but also a very rambunctious Australian Cattle dog. This combined with her stubbornness and physical strength, she was out of control. Thankfully I found Alex. He is great! Right from the start he had Lucy following his commands. Lucy now sits / stays and comes when I call her. We are working on walking without pulling on the leash. It’s wonderful to see the changes with her. He loves dogs and they love him. I highly recommend Alex. I can’t say it enough, he is great!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
KADEANA R.
Verified review

Awesome experience. I have an older dog who is getting more aggressive with strangers and she managed to win him over and one dog that is much younger and a total sweetheart. She successfully help me while I was on vacation and my husband and daughter works long and odd hours. We did not want to leave them created for too long. Angelica came in with a key and walked the dogs. I really loved her app, that shared with me pictures and their adventures together. I am very grateful for her help.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Luke P.
Verified review

We have a 4 year old German Shepherd Dog, Lila, that is a perpetual puppy--extremely high energy and playful. We were having a lot of issues while out walking or hiking with her because of constant pulling and leash reactivity around other dogs. We found Julie and were immediately impressed with her resume of handling large dogs (Malamutes) and training them through positive reinforcement. Julie has been full of valuable tips and strategies that have focused on positive reinforcement, repetition, and the gradual increase of distractions when training. After several sessions and lots of practice in the neighborhood, we are really starting to see results. Taking Lila out for a stroll is now much more pleasant and manageable. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Julie and would absolutely recommend her!

Jacqui of All Trades
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Ben W.
Verified review

Jacqui was asked to jump into a very difficult situation and she was absolutely marvelous. I watched Jacqui train four dogs for a commercial shoot, in which, she had very little time to prepare and time was of the essence. It was a complete success! Jacqui has a confident demeanor and knows how to work with animals proficiently. With over 6 years of experience, I can't think of a better trainer for our commercial shoot. Jacqui is kind and respectful and was the lynchpin in ensuring the success of our shoot and ultimately our commercial spot. We could not have done it without her. If you need your dog trained, call her right now! You will not be disappointed. Thank you, Jacqui for all of your help! I will be calling you again, when my director tells me that our talent is a bunch of pooches. You rock!

Supersonic Dog Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Nicole H.
Verified review

Cameron is an awesome dog trainer! He took my concerns seriously and gave me hope when I thought my dog could not be trained and the problems couldn't be fixed. He was very professional and explained everything thoroughly and made sure I was comfortable with what I was doing. He is a great teacher and worked wonders with my dog! I highly recommend him!!!!

Sound Animal Services
5.0
from 1 review
    Jo C.
    Verified review

    I have worked with other dog trainers but Jeff goes so much further than most. He gave our border terrier the chance she needed and all our lives are so much the better for it.

    The Dog Within
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Margaret K.
    Verified review

    Phenomenal trainer! Great at helping animals with behavioral problems or if you just want to teach your dog to sit and stay he can do that too. He has been able to make aggressive animals adoptable and trained many animals for television roles.

    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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