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Sylvia's K-9 Services
4.9
from 160 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 269 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Aimee M.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
  • 32 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Judith D.
Verified review

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.

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Riverside Dog Training
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Wendy M.
Verified review

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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One On One Dog Training
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Hannah P.
Verified review

Cindy was on time, and very friendly. She also was very flexible with times and days that worked best for us as a family. She not only provided training for the dogs, but also provided knowledge to us about how the mind of a dog works, and how to receive the best relationship with your dog as possible. She provided many different environments for our dog to encounter situations, and continually made sure we felt comfortable in the training. I would recommend Cindy with One-On-One Dog Training to anyone who would like an extremely friendly, flexible, and outstanding trainer for you and dog!

WB K9 Training
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

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!

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!

Curlette's Critter Care
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bill D.
Verified review

I use Nancy's services and expertise regulary. She is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and professional....as well as fun! She takes her job seriously and creates genuine relationships with both pets and parents of pets. She always goes out of her way to make sure my cat is healthy and loved, and honestly, I think she knows my cat better then I do! She can understand what my cat is communicating at a whole different level then I do! She has often detected something wrong with my cat that requires attention to finer details that I would've otherwise paid no attention to. I appreciate and trust her gut instinct and her gift at researching to see if there is any validity to her suspicions on my cat's needs and health. In the past I had a dog she also took care of. She was very close to him and took care of him so kindly and compassionately in his old age with all of his special needs and medications.  It made me feel so safe leaving my dog at home during the day knowing that he'd have special care throughout the day and Nancy's good company. I HIGHLY recommend Nancy and Curlette's Critter Care.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Aimee M.
Verified review

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.

the Dog Sensei
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Darlene H.
Verified review

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!

Karen's critters
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kim S.
Verified review

Karen did amazing work during the two weeks she had my dog for a board/train. My dog is a completely different dog while still being the super sweet dog that she was before.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kim O.
Verified review

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!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John L.
Verified review

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.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Betty E.
Verified review

Angelica really cares about our dogs she has made progress with our hardest dog to walk where other people have failed. We have multiple dogs and she takes all of them into consideration. We HIGHLY recommend this person and we like the fact that it’s not all online we can converse with her if not in person at least over messenger

Light the Way Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Corinne E.
Verified review

Margaret did a great job showing me just what it takes to become the alpha that my two dogs want to follow. She led by example and explained why she was doing the things she was doing, as she was doing them. It was a great help that she had given me a call prior and through about a half hour conversation got to know my two pups and our situation specifically, asking questions about details I would have never even thought of or considered. When Margaret arrived, she had a full page written out of notes she had taken from our phone conversation, and was thoroughly prepared for the lessons that laid ahead. She even had a print out of her 5 golden rules for us, each one being broken down into specific detail for my husband and I to follow. Many of the methods she taught were amazing to watch and I was able to see instant changes in my pups behaviors. She demonstrates thoroughly, then has you practice yourself until you get it down. She also brought us some bonus items, like lead ropes and a whistle etc. to help with our dogs training. Margaret is in no rush, she is there with you and is dedicated to you and your family. She dug deeper and deeper to get to the root of problems and find the best customized solutions. It was very clear that she was fully there and wasn't just dropping by for a paycheck. So far it has been just one week since she came to our home and worked with our family, and already I am seeing some positive changes in behavior. Margaret's program is easy to follow and easy to understand. You don't have to be a dog whisperer to have well behaved pups and a stress free environment with them. Can't wait to see how sticking to this program will help as time goes on! Thanks Margaret!

Northwest Dog Retreat
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Hailee H.
Verified review

Carol at Northwest Dog Retreat is truly exceptional. I adopted a small dog from an animal shelter and was extremely overwhelmed in the beginning when I first began to discover some of his behavioral issues. As a first time dog owner, I was unsure how to deal with his fears and also my own. I knew I was not equipped to train a dog with fears and aggressions on my own and I was thankful to have been able to find Carol at Northwest Dog Retreat. Carol really took the time to listen to me and my concerns, and with her knowledge, help and guidance, Bruno has totally turned around and is more outgoing and expressive than ever. She is caring, intuitive and truly has a special way with animals. She has given me tools, tips and support through out the process and I am so grateful to have met her! Not only does she help with behavioral training in her own home and well as public arenas, she has boarding and the retreat location is beautiful! Plenty of space for dogs to run and play and enjoy. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Her true passion sets her apart from the others. Thank you Carol!

Fall City Puppy School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer I.
Verified review

Janet was a pleasure to work with! She came to our home to help us manage our dogs fear/phobia that was progressively getting worse. She had great ideas that we would have never thought of and helped us practice and refine some training techniques. She even helped us with our other dog and issues we hadn't planned on dealing with in that session. She answered all our questions and made sure we felt good about everything before she left. Highly recommend working with Janet who clearly loves animals and is good at what she does.

About

My work stand out because I know what my clients' expectations would be. They want someone who is an excellent problem-solver, a communicator, and most of all has compassion. I am not only responsible but also full of compassion to animals.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am retired, and I like medium to large dogs. I have grown up with large breeds in Alaska. I have walked and sat dogs when I was younger.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

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

About

Creature Comforts Kennels is a small family-owned dog and cat boarding facility. With only 24 dog runs and six cat condos, we are able to provide individualized care for your pet. We also have a large exercise field that allows your dog to have off-lease run time each day and handled with one-on-one attention that they need. All of this for a very reasonable price.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

The Dog Spot provides dog daycare, boarding and training to the families of Everett, Lynnwood and Snohomish county. Both owners are certified trainers and all our services are designed to provide positive interactions between dogs and humans alike. Whether your dog comes for daycare, a training class or a cozy weekend stay, they will be treated as one of the family!

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Need a Dog Trainer

Lakewood, WA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Assistance/disabilities
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Medium, Large
  • Details
    one lab retriever and one lab/collie mix

Need a Dog Training for a Havanese Puppy

Port Orchard, WA

  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    I am interested in socialization, obedience and possibly agility training for our Havanese puppy.

Need a Dog Trainer

Port Orchard, WA

  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    My husband and I will be bringing our new puppy hope the first week of June, when he is 9 weeks old. We want to see about getting him into a puppy socialization/training class to get him off to a great start.
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