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Sylvia's K-9 Services
4.9
from 166 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 290 hires on Thumbtack
Liz D.
Verified review

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!

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  • 32 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca S.
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I have arranged a training session with Martha Norwalk. She is willing to travel and I am willing to pay her travel time because she is "the best" there is. She helped my husband and me with a rescue dog that serious issues about 14 years ago. It was our first rescue experience. There was no history available. Martha was wonderful and helped us understand the little fellow had neurological problems, probably related to severe abuse and the kindest thing we could do was to put him to sleep. That was not easy to hear, but she was right.The vet we consulted was in complete agreement with everything Marthashe had told us. He was not a happy little dog and never would be. She also discussed adoption of rescue dogs, where to look, questions to ask, choosing the right dog for our lifestyle and much more. She also offered free telephone consults when we did adopted another dog, because it was part of her training plan for follow-up questions and/or problems. We lived in Seattle at that time and have since relocated to Olympia, WA. We were thrilled to find her name on your list of recommended trainers and even more thrilled that she would travel from Monroe to Olympia. We never would have found her again if it hadn't been for thumbtack Thank you ! Rebecca

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Riverside Dog Training
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

One On One Dog Training
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah P.
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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!

Misty Mountain K9
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Lorraine K.
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Laura has been excellent to work with. She is still training my dog, but keeps me updated every couple days.

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WB K9 Training
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Emerald Meadows K-9
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
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The trainer is clear with instructions and patient. She is clearly knowledgeable and has a love for dogs as well as training.

  • 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!

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!

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.

  • 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
    Thomas A.
    Verified review

    This was my first time sending my dogs off for professional training, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. My wife and I have 2 60-lb hounds, 4 and 5 years old. Throughout their lives, we have spent a lot of time working working with them on our own, using what knowledge and techniques we could gain from books and YouTube videos (and there are a lot). But the two weeks Gillie and Bronson spent with Charli brought them further than anything toward their path to the well-behaved dogs we’ve been striving for. The best part about the training, though, was the tools and skills Charli gave us to practice with at home. She met us at our level and taught us just what we need to feel confident. We are very satisfied, thanks Charli!!

    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 .

    About

    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.

    • 4 years in business
    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.

    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!

    • 32 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We are positive method training service but with multiple types of trainers

    About

    Deciding to have a home-based training facility was based around the concept that low-distraction environments increases your dog’s learning potential and decreases handler’s frustration. In addition, by offering small group courses or private sessions my goal is to increase the Instructor and Handlers' communication network. In turn, the concepts within the learning material are retained and enthusiasm about learning more about dog training will have increased ten-fold. One thing that sets me apart from most trainers is the fact that I'm an instructor and not just a dog trainer. I will give you detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to establish different behaviors or skills. Furthermore, my goal is to help you understand why a Responsiveness trainer's mindset will help you accomplish your goals. The term Responsiveness refers to the dog and handler who can work readily reacting to each others' cues because they have formed a trusting and caring bond towards each other. Also, I focus on the whole dog (mind, body, and soul) and not just one aspect of the sport.

    About

    I have taken care of several animals (cats, dogs, horses, and all small pets), either of my own or for others. I volunteered with a dog rescue and have learned valuable dog safety and training skills. I have a passion for animals and grant the best and very thorough care for your pets!

    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.

    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.

    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?
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