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  • 32 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!!

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Riverside Dog Training
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel J.
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Ada has made training our pup a great experience. She’s friendly, explains things in a very easy to understand way.

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One On One Dog Training
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Dog Gone Good Training, LLC
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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

WB K9 Training
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Wendy was awesome to work with and Junior (our dog) learned a lot We would definitely recommend Wendy to anyone that needs some training for their pup.

Emerald Meadows K-9
4.5
from 13 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Briana S.
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We went through Belynda's 8 week training course with our 7 month old boston terrier, Lucy. Lucy started out as a goofy, easily distracted puppy who walked zigzag on a leash. Belynda helped turn Lucy into an obedient little puppy. She also helped us better understand: the training process, Lucy's behavior & how to react to or correct Lucy to get the best results out of the training program. She was also able to help us address some of the small issues we were having at home with Lucy (jumping up on people, chewing on inappropriate things, etc.) It was a great course for all of us!

Pet Coach to the Rescue
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna L.
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April Parke was beyond amazing when working with us and our dog Cooper. She helped give us the necessary training tips and strategies to keep Cooper grounded. Cooper thinks he runs the house and with April's help we were able to bring him back down to "doggy" level with the help of positive reinforcment. April is friendly and kind and you can tell first off she only wants success for you and your companion! I highly recommend Rowdy Rover Dog Training.

Zoom Room Seattle
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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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!

the Dog Sensei
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Janice K.
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Alex was professional, on time and flexible with our schedule. He provided us with good feedback and course corrections in a nonjudgmental approach. He was easy to work with and provided us confidence moving forward with a new puppy.

Karen's critters
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kari O.
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Karen was absolutely terrific with our lab puppy, Scout! Scout is so sweet, but as a lab puppy, she is too much to handle. Karen taught Scout (and us) how to handle Scout with an e-collar. It's made all the difference -- thanks, Karen!

Pet Care Services
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erika S.
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I am 110% satisfied with Vivians care of my pets while I was on vacation! She was courteous, punctual, reliable, obviously knowledgeable and just a real sweetheart! My pups and I liked her immediately! She even got my "shy" dog to actually leave the yard and go for a walk! I haven't been able to get her to willingly do that! Thank you, Vivian! She sent me periodic status updates and pictures! When I got home she took time to "educate" me on some techniques for continuing the training she had done with my shy dog and she will be coming back for further training sessions! I am grateful I found Vivian and will highly recommend her to friends and family! Thank you Vivian from me and Autumn, and Summer, and Dinah!

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

I highly recommend the Pawsitive Packleader whether you are getting a puppy, having issues with an older dog, or need guidance for whatever stage your dog is in. They are incredibly committed and are in your corner when you are their client. Prescott helped train my dog when he was a puppy, and he and Richard keep coming up with new training and exercise ideas as he moves into adulthood. They also referred me to an nutritionist (Patti) who was helpful as I looked towards an overwhelming amount of dietary choices for my dog.

  • 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.

Light the Way Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia H.
Verified review

margaret has been incredibly supportive and responsive as i work to put her techniques into practice with my nervous dog. we're still working to get him where he needs to be, but after a week i can already see positive changes in his behavior that give me hope that he'll get there!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

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.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I train little pups into mellow, mild-mannered mutts and teach pet owners to understand where their dog/puppy is coming from.

  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are positive method training service but with multiple types of trainers

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am nineteen and I used to work with search and rescue. I have trained my Shepherd to do air scent and I am very patient. Making dogs happy is my main goal.

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