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Longview Dog Trainers

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Critters
4.9
from 102 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 305 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cheryl W.
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Kari from Critters is absolutely amazing. She is matter of fact, patient, and intuitive. She was able to "read" our dog, a stubborn 200 pound Newfoundland, and interpreted small signs that indicated why he was unwilling to go in the car. In less than 45 minutes, she had him going in and out. Half of the battle is undoubtedly training the dog owners, and she did that, too, with grace, patience, and professionalism. Really great service, worth much more than we paid.

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Yappy to Happy
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda H.
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She took great care of my dog Gilly

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Growing Up K9
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sarah B.
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We have seen great improvement with our puppy thanks to Molly, our Great Dane has been leash reactive and would not listen to us when there were other dogs around. she has shown huge improvement and we are very happy with the training that both we and our dog received. I totally recommend her services.

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Nakama Dog Training
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rie M.
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very pleased with her service. She is knowledgeable and professional. my dog has responded to the techniques she taught us and we are very happy with the result!

Healing Meadows
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Conrad B.
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Our experience working with Jamie to help train our dogs has been excellent. She involves the entire family and worked very well helping our kids work with the dogs. Her approach and techniques have been very effective with our dogs, especially our rescue. We highly recommend Jamie for any dog training assistance and will continue to have her work with our family for future dog training.

Brenda's Good Dogs
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Diane S.
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We worked with Brenda when our Papillons were puppies. We had man issues with the dogs barking and marking in our house to a point we were frustrated. Brenda was quick to settle the dogs down and work with them one on one. She has the ability to talk to the dogs and they know they have to mind and do so. It is amazing and I believe she is the female dog whisperer! I would recommend her to anyone seeking help in dog training.

Naughty Dogs PDX
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Kellie S.
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I feel I need to chime in on Kendra's innate ability with boarding animals. To say Kendra is good with pets is an understatement. Kendra goes the extra mile with each creature she comes in contact with; she has an animal rescue kit in her van just in case she comes across an animal in need! A few summers ago, I had a temporary job take me out of state for a month and couldn't take my cat with me. Frantically, I tried to think of a caregiver who would put up with my temperamental feline friend. My cat is not really a "people cat" and prefers not to be touched by anyone other than me; I was truly panicked about finding a place for her. Somehow my kitty was relaxed and at ease while purring and sitting on Kendra's lap only within a few short minutes of reaching the house (not something I have ever seen). Needless to say, all of my worries were put at ease immediately. If your loved one needs a place to stay, look no further! Kendra's compassion, openness and knowledge of dogs, cats, and other furry or feathered friends will amaze you.

The Laughing Tail, LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine K.
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Laura truly loves dogs and it shows in everything from her dedication to helping rescued dogs to helping pet owners with their canine companions. She understands why enrichment is so important to a dog's well being and I've certainly learned a lot from her about that, which has helped my dog, Dexter, tremendously. He gets bored and needs a lot of mental stimulation. When I watched a video about how she trained her own active dog, Tula, in some enrichment behaviors, it took how I thought about enrichment to a whole new level. You can see that video here, if you're interested: http://thelaughingtail.com/videos When I have training questions about my dog, I have 3 people I consider experts in different dog training specialties - Laura at The Laughing Tail is 1 of those 3 people. I wish we lived in Vancouver so I could take my Dexter to her doggie day care. She provides so much more than just a place for your dog to hang out. It's more like a really great pre-school than it is dog sitting.

Pawcific NW Training
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cody S.
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Kymber began working with our dog Otis a couple months ago. Before meeting Kymber, Otis was extremely timid and lacked much confidence around other dogs. These personality traits definitely impacted his obedience in the house as well. Throughout our training, we worked on creating environments that would allow Otis to gain confidence and let his true personality shine. The result has been a much more confident, obedient, and happy dog. We could not be happier with the progress Otis has made and would recommend Kymber to any dog owner who needs some training help.

Dulce's Pet Sitting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Candace S.
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We currently hire Dulce for her dog walking and she is amazing. It is easy to schedule her through simple text messaging and she shows up on time. Her rates are competitive and a great value and she walks our dog for an entire hour! She even send photos.

Linda's Dog Walking Service
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
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I broke my leg a while back and have been unable to get my very active dog out for exercise. I found out about Linda on this website and have been extremely happy with her abilities. Linda is one of the friendliest people I have ever met and absolutely loves dogs. She has been walking my dog for almost 2 months now and my dog worships her. He anxiously awaits her arrival on those special days and they always have great walks. She is also quick to note when he wants to play and gladly accommodates him. I would highly recommend Linda for anyone who is interested in this type of service.

Dog walking & sitting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Georgeanna D.
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Brian has been my lab Hudson's best friend for the past 3 years. He has taken care of all our dog walking and house sitting needs, even when it's been short notice. I definitely trust Brian and can tell he loves his work...and that my dog loves him!

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I am currently training for Mondioring and French Ring. I do take clients for basic obedience, management, puppy building and much more. Shoot me an email, and let's see what you're trying to accomplish with your dog! Have a happy training.

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I love walking dogs, grooming, feeding them and playing with them with love and care with patience and kindness.

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Giving pets the freedom to be outdoors without chains, tie outs, and other restricting containment methods. The joy I see when they are outdoors playing, taking in the sun, breathing the fresh air and getting a little exercise too brings so much joy. Being able to provide all of that while keeping them safe and out of harms way makes me feel like I am where I should be - making positive changes in the lives of pets and pet parents.

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I love dogs, and I love animals that are happy and excited to have a friend. I love being active, and because I live where I can't have animals, I found a way to make sure I can put that love to others who need it. My service starts at 10 dollars and up for any kind of service you're looking for. Thank you!

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We offer all species training and pet care. We help pets and owners build a healthy relationship through training, reinforcement, and communication.

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I am a full-service GSD breeder and trainer. I have worked on socialization professional guard dog, providing personal protection and solid family dogs for 29 years. I have also been a pro resistant-free horse trainer for 45 years.

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Offer experience to assist dog owners in correcting behavioral issues. Rehabilitate unwanted behaviors such as aggression, possession, excitability, excessive barking, lead pulling, etc. Handle a wide variety of breeds (pit bulls, bulldogs, hounds, Labradors, mixes, etc.) No behavioral problem is too large! I will always work to the best of my ability to help you and your dog experience a more balanced life. *I am also available to walk, pet-sit, and for basic grooming.

  • 12 years in business
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At Safe Journey Dog Boarding, we offer home-style doggie day care. There will be no crates, pens or kennels. They spend their visit with us in a comfortable environment among us and other dogs in our Victorian style home.

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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