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  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Lane H.

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We appreciate Ada's gentle, positive strategies to help us build our bond with our Lab and work on some behavior changes! We completed training with our dog when she was younger and called on Ada for an update. We plan to have some follow-up sessions as we prepare to add another dog to our family. Ada was wonderful!

Stacia R.

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I love her energy, her positive approach and her professionalism. I love that she is able to tailor the training to my dog and my'son specific goals and needs.

Wendy M.

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What a great experience using Ada with Riverside dog training. She has taught us the valuable tools we need to get through this puppy stage :-)

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  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Port Orchard, WA

Susan T.

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Cindy was amazing! On our first visit, we learned how to improve everything from the crate we have our dog sleep in, to the food we feed our dog. We learned some basics of dog training, and have seen vast improvements already in his behavior. Cindy is easy to talk to, and non judgmental. She obviously loves animals very much, and wants only the best for you and your pet. We are beyond happy with our experience with Cindy!

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.

Catrina S.

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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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  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Tacoma, WA

Josh W.

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We took our 18 month old put bull for training. Anne was very informative and helpful gave my wife and I tons of handouts to help us to continue our training at home between lessons and to continue now. Rusty when he first started his training couldn't even see a dog without getting anxious and start barking and lunging. Now after 4 weeks he will allow dogs to walk by withing about 6 feet without him even caring and we actually took him camping over labor day and the campsite on both sides of us had dogs and he didn't have one outburst. Also rusty now walks nice on a leash with us. If your dog as any behavioral issues or just want to add more training to your dog's repertoire than I highly suggest Anne. You won't find anyone more knowledgeable patient and also affordable than her. Thank you again Anne or and Kirby for putting up with Rusty'a nonsense

Gary G.

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Had an evaluation/training with my new dog I adopted from pet rescue. Nico had some possession issues with food dish and toys that we worked on. The trainer gave me good instructions on trust building and training specifics that would work with my dog. Also got additional tips that have helped in other aspects.

Jill R.

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We loved our dog training sessions! It was very personal as there are never more than 4 dogs per session. Our's only had 2. I like Ann's positive training method. I've been through training before and still learned new ways to do things. It was very beneficial!

  • 29 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Connie M.

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Patti is amazing! She gave me practical tips on training my dogs and gave me insight into how their minds work. She showed me processes to help me work with them and gave me hope that I will be able to train them properly. She saw my dogs as loving, sweet and good dogs - like I do! Even just 24 hrs later I see a marked difference in their listening and wanting to change direction! I have 2 mastiffs and needed someone to come to my home since it wasn't possible to take them both somewhere by myself for training and she was able to do that. Patti is kind and gentle and I am so thankful for her help! I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Tiffany B.

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Patti was flexible and understands my to our situation and fit is in her schedule with our limited timeframe. She gave us great advice and pointers on how to handle our dogs as well as recognize existing or potentially bad habits. She had great follow up with us and we intend on calling on her to evaluateour dogs progress in the near future.

Carol G.

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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.

  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Puyallup, WA

Dana F.

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They were fantastic, my dog is very sensitive and I was worried that the experience my be hard on her. She is a Border Collie /Aussie mix. She came home, beautiful, clean, nails trimmed, trimmed up nicely,teeth brushed, and she was happy!!!!! Worth every penny! Thanks to Gretchen for treating her with love❤️

Frank G.

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Showed up on short notice at our home to groom our disabled 140lb Great Pyrenees. They were wonderful and gentle with our old guy. Cleaned him up and trimmed areas matted with urine stained fur. Would definitely recommend for anyone with a special needs dog. Thanks again for everything

Debra Y.

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She was so patient with my 3 large dogs! I’m an overly protective dog mom and she made me feel very comfortable. I definitely recommend their services and will use again in the future!

  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Seattle, WA

Ben W.

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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!

Shelly S.

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Jacqui is amazing! She's very attentive to the dog and it's owner. I highly recommend her!

Tiffany P.

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Jacqui was helpful in refreshing our dog's obedience skills as well as our own.

  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Pam N.

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I work with Denise at Bark & Ride, I also board my 2 dogs with her when I am out of town. My dogs & all the dogs she cares for LOVE her, I trust her implicitly with my dogs, she has double gates at the entrance, a very large play yard (she picks up poop several times a day), the dogs are brought inside a smaller yard next to the house at night, where they can go inside the heated sleeping quarters if they choose. I pick up & take 10 -12 of her dogs to the dog park twice a week, I work closely with all of her clients & they trust her absolutely. The only negative feedback I have ever heard was from a helper that was let go.

Michelle R.

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Denise and Pam are fantastic! My dog loves them, she comes home exhausted everytime she's with them. They are very professional and friendly. They care about your dog and entire family! They rinse my dog and dry her off when she is dirty and wet and give her a snack of her food before they go. I am so happy I found them and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Julie C.

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I've used Bark 'n Ride for the past 4 years for training, doggy day care and boarding. Its great having some you trust to watch over your dogs. Denise goes above and beyond!

  • 2 years in business
  • Shelton, WA

Sandra W.

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Diana always takes care of our 2 guinea pigs when we are abroad. They are not the hardest pets to take care of but they do need attention and to be fet. Diana does it so well the animals come back more social then we left them. She also cuts their nails and grooms them. Because of her background in the veterinary field she also keeps an close eye on their health and wellbeing.Diana also knows how to treat small ailments and when to go to the vet. With her your pets are save, healthy and most importantly well loved.

Amanda B.

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My pets love her and always look forward too seeing her. My cat is really shy but will actually bounce of the stairs when he hears her. My dog loves their walks and it's nice to have someone look after them when I have to go to the hospital again.

Alex S.

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

  • Seattle, WA

Jo C.

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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.

  • Tacoma, WA

Barry A.

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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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Olympia, WA

Aimee M.

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Thomas is an awesome dog trainer. I know that dog training isn't really 100% about the dog , it about teaching humans what dogs can do with enough attention and care. He is very direct and clear with his objectives for each class. He also has a lot of experience and wisdom that he loves to share with his students. His constructive criticism is so awesome. He doesn't just tell you not it do something but how to do it differently and better for your dog to understand. His knowledge of the dog is amazing. I was feeding my dog really cheep food and she was constantly sick and acting out. He showed me what dog food to get and WHY. He always backs up everything he says with facts, statistics and his personal life experiences. Outside of class we met up at the dog park a few times, so I could show him what I can do with my dog.

Meaghan M.

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Thomas has an amazing way of communicating not only with the dog, but with the owners on a level that I haven't seen in any trainer before! His wealth of knowledge with human and animal chemistry makes training a dog more interactive and effective than traditional methods. I give him 5 stars because of his patience, commitment, and drive to help people solve their problems with their animals!

Jeff P.

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Overall a great experience. Thomas worked with us helping train our dog through puppy level 1 through 3. I would recommend his services to anyone that is looking for support with patience through dog training.

  • Onalaska, WA

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We provide all breed sporting dog training for the field-to-field trials. We also offer complete gun dog training, from introducing birds and gunfire to the finished gun dog. Tuxedo Kennels can meet all your gun dog needs. We are located in S.W. Washington.

  • 4 years in business
  • Tacoma, WA

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I am able to train dogs to standard behaviors. I have had experience with many dogs and love working with all breeds. I love working with young dogs and puppies especially. I am willing to travel to you when possible.

About

You can think of training as learning life lessons. Pet dogs have the capacity to become a loving, even tempered, and well-mannered member of the family. All it takes is hard work dedicated to teaching dogs according to how they learn individually. My understanding of dog communication and cognition allows me to accommodate various levels of intelligence and energy in order to structure a lesson plan for individual dog needs. Training should motivate confidence and problem solving which can be built upon to gain consistency in proper behavior, end unwanted behaviors and strengthen the bond of your family.

  • Vashon, WA

About

Maggi McClure is a certified dog trainer (CPDT), and she holds a professional membership with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. For over 15 years, Maggi has been coaching people and their dogs in a broad capacity. She has taught and trained family dog obedience at some of the top training and boarding kennels in Western Washington both as a staff trainer and head trainer. Maggi assisted and taught agility for the Rainier Agility Team and MAC Agility Center. As a head trainer at the Canine Country Club, she created a new training program that focused on the use of positive feedback to the dog for behavioral issues, socialization, and manners. Maggi now resides on Vashon Island where she offers her training services to the island community and surrounding Puget Sound area. In-home consultations, teaching classes and coaching other canine professionals has all been part of her path as a trainer. Maggi has also worked as a commercial and movie animal trainer, and she has trained for companies such as Panasonic, Warner Brothers, Iams, and PetSmart. With such a broad background in training and her experience competing and teaching in agility, herding, and having two Delta Society therapy dogs, Maggi brings both a high-skill level and a creative approach in helping owners resolve issues or setting new goals for their pets. We offer creative solutions for you and your dog or puppy.

  • 4 years in business
  • Tacoma, WA

About

My work stands out from others because in the end you will have a happy well mannered dog. Your dog will be taught to respond to you not just me. If needed, I offer my phone for any problems that may arise after training.

  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Tacoma, WA

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We have a place where dogs bring their families for health, recreational and educational activities, from puppy kindergarten to competition and sport classes, alternative daycare, store and grooming.

  • Tacoma, WA

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I offer easy, basic obedience for your beloved pooch. It's fun and gratifying to have your best friend obey. Also, obedience makes for a trustworthy pet. I love dogs, and have trained my own. I can do it for you, too. My basic obedience will also free up your time. You will come home to a pet that is well behaved and personable. I'm excited to help your dog become the fun, loving and enjoyable companion that you desire.

  • 6 years in business
  • Seattle, WA

About

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

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I am an experienced groomer that can do any breed and haircut. I also train dogs for basic obedience and behavior correcting.

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Graham, WA

Dog age(s)
1-2 years
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Small (1-15 lbs)
Dog training type
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Just adopted her, the dog, from an animal shelter on July 3rd, 2013. She is about 1 years old. The shelter did not have much info on her. The dog is a great people-dog, but seems to have trouble getting along with other dogs. I would like to help her socialize with other dogs. I have never had a dog before. Unfortunately, I am on a tight budget and cannot afford anything more than $15/hour.
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Seattle, WA

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Belfair, WA

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Rescue dog is one year old, doesn't tolerate car rides and is becoming more fearful of men
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