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Puyallup Dog Trainers

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  • 50 years in business
  • 258 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Aimee M.

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I had the opportunity to officially meet Sylvia for our first dog training session and was blown away by how much she was able to help me with my rescue dog, Buttercup, in just 60 minutes!! She is incredibly knowledgeable about animals, very patient, and offers a hands-on approach that allowed me to become comfortable with her recommended dog commands. It honestly feels like Buttercup is a brand new dog and I'm already seeing significant improvements in her behavior! Sylvia is a miracle worker and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent dog trainer. Not only that but her rates are super affordable and she is very flexible about coming to your home.

Liz D.

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I cannot say enough good things about Slyvia and her dog training skills!!! One visit with our unruly pup and I see a difference. She really understands dogs and how to stop any naughty habits. I would highly recommend her!

Sean M.

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Sylvia walked into our home and immediately went to work. I would highly recommend to help with any of your dog training/behavior needs. She even gave us advice on nutrition.

TOP PRO
  • 32 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Anita F.

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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!!

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.

Judith D.

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Martha was intuitive, kind and knowledgable. My pup is a work in progress, but she gave me the tools and encouragement to believe that our problems are solveable and that things aren't as bad as I had thought. I needed as much training as my dog did and look forward to our mutual progress and peace of mind.

TOP PRO
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 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!

Thumbtack Customer

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I am thrilled with the experience be have had with Riverside Dog training. We have seen significant progress and excited to continue. I would highly recommend Ada to anyone looking for personalized dog training.

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.

TOP PRO
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Amanda A.

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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.

Natalie L.

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I hardly trust my dog with family, so finding a dog walker was bound to be a challenge. But Leashed Seattle stepped up to that challenge. Not only do they deal with my hyper boxer, but I can tell by the pictures they send me that they enjoy every minute they spend with her. Life is easier when you know your dog is in amazing hands while you're at work. Highly recommend!

Carlos S.

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I love working with Leashed Seattle, from day one they have been uber professional and you can right away tell they will care for your pup. They are super willing to accommodate any special requests. I am so happy that I ditched Wag (app) for a more personalized approach. I get an email every day with GPS updates of what my dog did for the day as well as some nice pics.

TOP PRO
  • 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.

Kelsey C.

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Cindy knows so much! She was so helpful; my puppy is so much more obedient even just after the first session. I will definitely continue to ask Cindy for help with all of my dog training needs.

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

Connie M.

Verified review

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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 31 min

Nancy B.

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We are so happy that we found Wendy to help us with our 100 pound mastiff mix. Before we started training, our dog pulled us everywhere, was nervous around other dogs and people, and we were afraid to take her anywhere off leash because she never came when called. After completing our training, we have a completely new dog! I can't believe that she will heel beside me off leash even with other people and dogs around us! I'm so happy that we can finally trust our dog and give her the freedom she deserves. Thanks, Wendy! You're the best!

Nancy B.

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We are so happy that we found Wendy to help us with our 100 pound mastiff mix. Before we started training, our dog pulled us everywhere, was nervous around other dogs and people, and we were afraid to take her anywhere off leash because she never came when called. After completing our training, we have a completely new dog! I can't believe that she will heel beside me offleash even with other people and dogs around us! I'm so happy that we can finally trust our dog and give her the freedom she deserves. Thanks, Wendy! You're the best!

Havila G.

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i am very good with dogs, i love animals, i not in experienced in dog training,

  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Everett, WA

Jackie B.

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We recently adopted our dog and noticed some behavior issues resulting from previous abuse. The rescue organization recommended that we contact Shawna for advice. I told Shawna the problems we were experiencing and she gave me some suggestions over the phone. We set up an appointment for her to meet our new dog and evaluate the situation. After our first meeting it was clear that she could help us. She was able to identify the cause of the behavior we were dealing with and gave us effective tips to help us deal with his triggers and build his confidence so that he could feel safe. The training sessions that we have had so far have shown remarkable results. Our dog is more relaxed and looks forward to his training every day. He is happy to show off his skills to Shawna at his next session with her. Shawna has a very common sense approach to training and her advise if followed provides an opportunity for any dog to be successful. My husband and I believe in giving rescue dogs a home whenever possible and if we adopt another dog in the future Shawna will be the first call we make to help us navigate the unknown of our new pet's history. I cannot say enough good things about our experience dealing with her.

Brennan T.

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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.

Stacey R.

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Shawna is great, so glad we found her. We have learned a few techniques for our dog Nala who is a puppy still. They are working!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Kerry D.

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Shevaun did a thorough and environmentally pet safe job doing a deep clean in our home! She took extra care with the rugs as we have a black dog!! Her quote was accurate and the house looks and smells clean without the antiseptic smell! I highly recommend her. She was also very flexible in meeting my schedule needs...very organized! Great job, Shevaun!!

Beatriz M.

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Shevaun has an excellent eye for detail. She is curtious and friendly, but has a great work ethic. I finally found someone who does a superb job!! One thing I appreciate about her is that each time before she leaves, she makes sure I am happy. 100% recommend her.

David M.

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Shevaun did a wonderful job. She was very kind, polite, and worked hard. I would definitely recommend her services!

  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Tacoma, WA

Darlene H.

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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!

Heather S.

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I was very specific with the issue I wanted addressed with our German Shepard and Alex did not fail to deliver! He gave us solid answers and suggestions and truly knows his way with dogs. I wound not hesitate to use him in the future and highly recommend him as a trainer.

Cheryl R.

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Alex is the dog whisperer! He was able to make changes and teach me what to do all in the first visit! There is something special that he is able to accomplish and the puppies take to immediately! I highly recommend you to give Alex a call for all your puppy needs!

  • Response time: 30 min
  • Seattle, WA

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.

Luke P.

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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!

Jeff T.

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Julie was great with my dog. Really explained things in a way that was easy to understand.

  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 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!

  • Seattle, WA

Nicole S.

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Marni is absolutely the best! She goes above and beyond when it comes to caring for my dogs. She follows instructions meticulously, asks all the right questions, and is extremely responsible and trustworthy. Her love of animals is evident in how she interacts with them and makes the effort to learns their specific needs and characters. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of high quality, reliable pet care.

Lauren A.

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Marni is fabulous - no one better to trust with your beloved animals!

  • 13 years in business
  • Bremerton, WA

Marie S.

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Absolutely the best service and care for our home! Leah not only does a beautiful job, but is also a wonderful person. I cannot recommend her enough, we won't use anybody else!! Also our dogs adore her!

Margy N.

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Leah has worked for me for several years. She's extremely dependable and a hard worker. She's the most thorough house cleaner I've ever had. I highly recommend her services.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Kirkland, WA

Zoe S.

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I highly recommend Aisha! She has done outstanding work last year with my 3 month old male dobie. The board and train option was the perfect choice to develop Bodhi into a well-mannered and confident puppy! She truly cares about both you and your pet by teaching you how to become a strong leader for your pet. As Bodhi grows up, I know I have the knowledge and tools that Aisha provides to ensure his continued growth and maturity into adulthood and an important member of society! Thank you Aisha!!!

Ken D.

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Couldn't of asked for anything more!

  • 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.

  • Tacoma, WA

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

Kristin Dog Training

New To Thumbtack

  • Seattle, WA

About

I have been training dogs of all breeds for over 20 years now, and I am a member of the Pet Training Association club. I am also the author of the Dog Training System.

Mellow Mutts Training

New To Thumbtack

  • 7 years in business
  • Bremerton, WA

About

I train little pups into mellow, mild-mannered mutts and teach pet owners to understand where their dog/puppy is coming from.

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