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Mount Vernon Dog Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 32 years in business
  • 185 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anita F.
Verified review

Martha is a very intuitive, miracle worker!! I adopted a 1-year old rescue a year ago, so sweet and what seemed a perfect fit. After a couple of weeks, she woke up and was a holy terror - a nightmare to walk, lunging, barking and disturbing the neighbors. I did some private lessons, and enrolled in a highly regarded school specializing in positive dog training. I had a "reactive" dog and everything seemed to set her off. The teachers were very nice, but after hundreds of dollars and several sessions of Growly Dog, and BAT Clinic, there was only the very slightest improvement. I still had to plan my walks, avoiding all of the triggers...which was pretty much everything. The whole business was exhausting. Finally, I called Martha :>) She spent hours with us, explaining what was going on with my sweet girl, what we were doing right and what wasn't working...and then we took to the street. She spoke with my neighbor explaining my dogs behavior and let him know it was all going to be a thing of the past. She visited the other dogs on the street, the kids, a bicyclist, crows, squirrels...my dog shook like a leaf, but eventually calmed down. I saw my dog transform right in front of my eyes, becoming happy and relaxed and walking pretty. Two days later, I am reaping the benefits of Martha's visit. Still a work in process, but I have enjoyed our walks, and I feel free to walk where I choose. We were able to quietly walk near a small dog tonight that has always been on the receiving end of my dogs bark. We were both happy. Thank you Martha!!

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Optimum Dog
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brie N.
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Jenn has been fantastic. She is experienced, knowledgeable and has gone above and beyond. I would highly recvend her to anyone seeking dog training.

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Leashed Seattle
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda A.
Verified review

Leashed Seattle is an excellent dog walking service. Robert comes to my apartment in Kirkland and walks my dog for 30 minutes. Sometimes I pay a bit more and her takes her to an off leash dog park for an hour. Robert is really easy to reach by cell and email. He always fits us into the schedule, even when I make changes the day before. The best part of his service, and probably what sets Leashed Seattle apart from others is the email I get after every walk/park session. It includes a map of distance covered, photos of the dog in action and customized notes. So happy I found them! There's also a discount if you buy a block of walks in advance.

Paws Afoot
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie R.
Verified review

Lise did a great job with our Doodle Lulu. She was very patient and had an ample amount of knowledge about dogs and training. She explained different behaviors to us and made sure we were always doing our home work. We accomplished our main goal and would call Lise again for help if we needed it.

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!

Harmony at Home
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
David T.
Verified review

I've known Ana for several years. She helped me so much with my dog and did my dog's service training. You will not find a more capable trainer for either animals or humans. I recently watched her break up what was going to be a dog fight while talking to a client on the telephone without hesitation and while maintaining her conversation with the client. We are still laughing about that.

Dream Come True Pet Care
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Suzann D.
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My family has thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Allison Reese of Dream Come True Pet Care. We spent quite a bit of time seeking the right pet care provider for our 9 year-old cat and energetic, 4 year-old large dog as we were heading out of the country for two weeks. In the past, boarding our dog had not worked well for us, so we were looking for in-home, overnight pet care. Additionally, our cat has some medical issues, so we needed a caregiver that was comfortable giving medication. Allison made a great impression during the interview process, and her references had wonderful things to say about her work ethic and pet care services. She came to walk our dog several times prior to our trip so that he was very comfortable with her (and vice versa) by the time we left. We received text updates and photos of our pets while we were gone, which was very reassuring, and we came home to calm, well-fed pets and a tidy house. Overall, we could not have asked for better pet care, and we definitely plan to use Dream Come True Pet Care again in the near future.

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.

A Canine Experience Inc.
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
Verified review

The Best Pet boarding and Dog training you will find anywhere! Family owned and operated with people who really care about your pets!

WonderDog Pet Care
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Martha F.
Verified review

Isis has taken care of our dogs and cats for over 10 years now and there is no one else we would choose to watch over our family members!

Toil & Truffle
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Tamera R.
Verified review

Alana was fantastic. She met with us all at our home. She got to know us and our dogs. Then she spent personal time going over any concerns. Showed us the best way to train each of our dogs. It was a fabulous experience. We recommend her to anyone who is looking to train their dogs.

Dog Walking by Cassie
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha C.
Verified review

Cassie was very patient with us... Dealing with our schedule changes and tooking care of my roommates dog at short notice...while taken care of our dog...she made sure to text when she was done after each visit...even sending pictures of our "Zoey"...Cassie is very caring and reliably ...we will be using her again when we need dog care

Toto's Pet Care
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karen G.
Verified review

This is the second time we've had Leah take care of our assorted pets - including our mini pigs! So comforting to have email updates as part of the service since we had just had to put down our old dog's littermate and were worried about his dealing with the loss. Leah spends time there visiting with everyone and doesn't feed and run! Highest recommendation!

My Pals Pet Sitting
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carla L.
Verified review

Deborah did an amazing job watching our three dogs for us while we were out of town over the holidays. She sent us text message with pictures twice daily and we began to look forward to her updates since they included pictures of our little ones back home. We're already booking her for another trip and I highly recommend her! Thanks again Deborah!

The Pawsitive Pooch, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

Nea is absolutely amazing! She is doing an amazing job training our German Shepherd as well us teaching US how to keep up on his training. She doesn't just train your dog, she has SO much knowledge about common problems with breeds, how to deal with problems a dog has and dog nutrition and what is best for them. I very strongly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to train there dog!

Canine Behavior Science
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

Randi knows her stuff! She is always taking classes to better her knowledge of dogs, dog training, and behavior. She brings that knowledge into the classroom and you can tell. Her methods are well vetted scientific based and proven time and time again, while being extremely humane and efficient. We can't get enough of her classes!

Asya
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
John B.
Verified review

Awesome person,my dogs really love her. Would recommend to anybody who need pet care!

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Arlene S.
Verified review

Christy was wonderful and helped me with puppy training, my anxieties, and has helped us to learn to read our puppy's needs and what behaviors to expect at this age.

Doggy Haven Resort
4.0
from 2 reviews
    Pat R.
    Verified review

    Outstanding! Hands down the best experience you dogs will have while you are away.

    Hope for You and Your Dog
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Linda F.
      Verified review

      Paula is helping me to work on some aggression issues with my male dog. I also have a female and she is very outgoing and loves to run and play. My male is jealous of any other dog playing with her and tries to stop them by attacking her dog friends. Paula has helped me to show him that his behavior is unacceptable by patiently working with him by using positive reinforcement and having him meet the other dogs and become friendly with them when my female is on a leash so no one is running and barking. His behavior has definitely improved and I am following up with him regularly to reinforce what we have learned.

      Kite Hill Canines
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 10 years in business
      J. M.
      Verified review

      Marie is great! She did an exceptional job watching our three large dogs. Our pups looked so relaxed in the photo updates Marie sent along.

      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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      Need a Dog Trainer

      Maple Valley, WA

      • Dog training type
        Obedience, Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy - 0-6 months
      • Dog size(s)
        Large (46-70 lbs)
      • Details
        Ali is an 11-week old boxer puppy and needs to be trained not to nip at heels and the basic commands

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Federal Way, WA

      • Dog training type
        Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        3+ years
      • Dog size(s)
        Small (1-15 lbs)
      • Details
        He is aggressive toward some people and all dogs
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