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Sylvia's K-9 Services
4.9
from 166 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
Shelton C.
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Sylvia came over, to give us advice on our 4 month old Yorkie/Havanese pup - Yoda, who is a handful. She answered all our queries and concerns, spent time teaching us commands for Yoda as well as training Yoda to follow them. We were impressed with how well she handled Yoda and taught him to respond. She is very informative, knowledgeable, patient and passionate about what she does. We like the fact that Sylvia came home to train Yoda in his home environment. We also like the fact that she available via a phone call and can be contacted anytime we have any concerns. We recommend her if you are looking for a good dog trainer. We will definitely be using her for our next dog training session.Thanks Sylvia for easing our minds. Yoda is already showing signs of improvement.

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  • 32 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carolyn W.
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Martha is impressive. She came to our home and spent three hours helping us train our six-month old puppy with amazing results. She was well prepared, extremely patient, and anxious to address all our concerns. Martha's experience with dog training is evident. She was very helpful in showing us how to have our puppy and two older cats live in peace. You can't go wrong with Martha. She is a true professional and her love of animals is apparent.

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Optimum Dog
4.8
from 50 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.

One On One Dog Training
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne G.
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Cindy Wilson did a fabulous job with assisting me with training my dog,Hershey . She was well prepared with handouts to support and supplement her instruction. I highly recommend Cindy as a dog trainer! She loves dogs and strives to assist her clients to be successful with their pets.

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WB K9 Training
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Havila G.
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i am very good with dogs, i love animals, i not in experienced in dog training,

Harmony at Home
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Annell W.
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Miss Anderson is very professional. Did a quick assessment of my dog after a 30 minute phone call with me. She knew exactly what I wanted and started training within 2 days. After 2 days with her my boy was feeling abandoned by me and she immediately brought him home and set a training schedule up for me to continue with him at home. She will take him back for a few days when he is feeling more comfortable. I am very happy so far and trust her completely

the Dog Sensei
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry A.
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So very thankful for Alex and his knowledge about what was best for my dog Lucy. He gave me really workable, sound advice. Lucy is totally responding to his directions. I feel he gave us both tactics to go forward with. Given Lucy, is a high attention dog I am sure we will need him to come back!

  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Kim O.
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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!

Jessica Renon
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn V.
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Jessica motivates, encourages and pushes you to better yourself every time. I have done cardio lift team training and boot camps with her. I always want to do my best when she's my trainer. She's also pretty funny and fun to be around. Thanks for all you do for us Jessica!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
KADEANA R.
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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
John L.
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Julie's knowledge and expertise were evident from the clear instructions she provided to me and the way she interacted with my Husky-Mal mix, Koda. Koda would go crazy whenever she encountered other dogs when we took our walks, so I sought Julie's help in finding ways to deal with those situations, as well as ways to help introduce her to known friendly dogs. She brought her dogs (Malamutes) to assess Koda's reactivity and we worked on exercises to divert her attention and to gradually approach and greet her dog in a more controlled manner. She also showed me how to prevent Koda from jumping up when greeting people and tips on training her to greet people politely. I've been practicing what I learned with Koda and her behavior has definitely improved. I'd recommend Julie/Learning 4 Life Dog Training to anyone looking for training and practical advice using positive reinforcement.

Fall City Puppy School
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paula C.
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Janet was more than helpful and is teaching me how to deal with two dogs at one time. One senior dog and one puppy. She is Marvelous. My dogs love her too.

Any Breed Training
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Linda K.
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Nikki is awesome! I have 2 dogs, one is older and the other is just under two years old. Neither is out of control or major nuisance, but there was room for improvement. The younger one is leery of people and a bit skittish. At our first meeting the young walked up to Nikki and allowed herself to be pet and she was at ease. We are just about a month into training and all is going well. The dogs have responded well to the training and I've seen significant improvement.

Honest To Dog Training LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Zak B.
    Verified review

    My two dogs were very rambunctious, wouldn’t listen and practically tore my arm off when we went for a walk. After Charli worked with me and my dogs we had the know how on how to have a better relationship. I’m not afraid to have people over anymore and be stressed that they’ll jump all over them. Charli was very professional and worked around my schedule. She also takes into consideration what works best for me and my dogs. She’s not a one size fits all dog trainer. Her methods were different for each of my dogs. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a better relationship with their dogs!

    Nascent Phoenix
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jas D.
    Verified review

    Janelle responded to my call right away. She came out the same day as I had to separate my dogs with the issue I was having. She has years of experience and it shows. As soon as she walked through the gate my dogs knew she was in charge. She thoroughly explained what the issue was and how to correct it. My dogs are now super happy together. We are following all the advise she has given us. I am so Thankful that I found her. I would highly recommend Janelle to anyone with any type of dog training .

    Alex S.
    Verified review

    Robert taught my dog,moxy to sit,stay,pray,fetch,not bark and speak upon demand.

    Draven Cooper
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Barry A.
      Verified review

      A few weeks ago my wife and i hired Draven to watch our two small dogs and our cat while we were out of town, when we got back they were happy and taken for walks every day, the cat was still, well, a cat, but a happy cat. Next time we are hiring Draven for sure

      • 6 years in business
      About

      the love i have for dogs. spending time with them. keeping them healthy and good diet. Socializing them with other digs is healthy

      About

      I just love dogs, small ones, big ones and any size! I will take them to the vet or around the block for their walk. Your choice is my pleasure.

      About

      We are a doggy day care and boarding facility. We also provide grooming in the same building. We are a no-kennel day care and boarding. We are for dogs under 40 pounds.

      About

      I will walk dogs, make them happy and keep them healthy. I never had a dog walking business but am willing to learn the job.

      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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      Puyallup, WA

      • Dog training type
        Assistance / disabilities
      • Dog age(s)
        3-4 years
      • Dog size
        Small
      • Details
        Need to be able to license and register dog as a Service Dog after receiving required training from authorized Trainer in Wa State. For Elderly with Disabilities....

      Need a Dog Whisperer

      Seattle, WA

      • Dog training type
        Behavioral Modification
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy
      • Dog size
        Medium
      • Details
        The dog get overexcited and starts to bite and nothing we have tried has curbed it.

      Need a Dog Trainer

      Seattle, WA

      • Dog training type
        Obedience
      • Dog age(s)
        Puppy
      • Dog size
        Medium
      • Details
        9 month old rescue dog. Picking up on 3/14 and not sure of any special needs.
      • $50
        Average price
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