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Dog Gone Good Training, LLC
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah F.
Verified review

Anne is fantastic! If you are looking for any kind of behavior issues such as obsessive barking, anxiety, dog aggression and the like, she is the best trainer to go for and at a great price! My rescued pitbull is aggressive towards other dogs and Anne started by observing his behavior on a walk around my house. She carefully listened to my stories about when dog fights would happen. My pitbull gave no sign of attack until after latching on. Later, Anne asked any family members to bring their dog to see how mine would react if properly introduced. It is always moment to moment training, meaning: Anne will instruct me to walk by the other dog or let my dog see another and when he is calm, he can proceed to the next step. ONLY after we have achieved a level a calmness and proper body language will the dogs go closer to one another. And it is always at YOUR comfort level. If you think your dog will react, you can take precautions or if your dog is in the same room as another, Anne does not push for a greeting if it doesn't seem to be happening. I would highly recommend for anyone.

Emerald Meadows K-9
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
Verified review

A little over a year ago we came to Belynda with our Standard Poodle Annie. We had done the normal puppy and advanced obedience training, which taught her the basic commands, but she had some deeper rooted problems. We also had another trainer that came to the house and we put Annie thru "boot camp" better but she still had issues. We met with Belynda and she put Annie in some uncomfortable situations and video taped Annie's reactions. Belynda determined Annie had insecurity issues and not fear as we had always been told. We did the eight week individual training course and now have been attending the group classes for a year. Annie is much happier and interacts with other dogs much better.

K9 Command
4.4
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Alan H.
Verified review

Our 8 year old dog Griz had bitten a child and we were considering surrendering Griz to a shelter. He had so many behavioral issues we thought it might be hopeless. As a last minute effort we contacted Jevry for help. Jevry promptly responded to us and made an appointment to meet at our house that evening. She's very professional and focused on helping us with Griz. Our dog responded immediately to Jevry. He kept his eyes on her and figured out what she was asking him to do. We are just getting started and have a ways to go but we are confident that with Jevry's help we will be able to keep Griz. She is the perfect fit for our problem. We highly recommend her to anyone with a problem dog.

Jessica Renon
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn V.
Verified review

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!

Camp Happy Paws
1.0
from 1 review
    About

    Camp Happy Paws is a kennel-free dog boarding and day camp facility. We are located on five acres of fenced, wooded trails, and open grassy fields. We refer to ourselves as a "camp for dogs" because your dog will have so much fun here while you are away on vacation or at work. The dogs are boarded in the house at night, and they play all day out on our property while we are out with them playing, doing yard work, or just hanging out by a campfire. Dogs that prefer less activity are welcome to be inside the house relaxing whenever they wish. Camp Happy Paws is a mom-and-pop-type operation, and we are proud to offer personal attention to your four-legged buddies. We have been in business since 1997, and we love what we do. Come on out for a tour, and we would be happy to show you around. We think you will love it too.

    Ranger Dog Day Camp

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      With more then three years of experience managing large packs of dogs in a daycare setting, Ranger Dog Day Camp now offers more personalized care in the form of daily adventures! Off-leash dog parks, mountain hikes, beaches, and dog-friendly events in the community will all be explored by The Pack of up to four friendly, well-socialized dogs.

      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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