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Tacoma Dog Trainers

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Top Pro
  • 32 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anita F.
Verified review

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
Lane H.
Verified review

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!

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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.
Verified review

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!

WB K9 Training
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 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!

  • 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.

Zoom Room Seattle
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 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!

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!

Jacqui of All Trades
4.2
from 6 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Ben W.
Verified review

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!

Smooches for Pooches
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

We love Pearl! My dog Maddy can't wait to see her when she comes. The cats love her too! I never worry about my fur babies when Pearl is in charge. She is the best!

Karen's critters
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 4 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.

Pet Care Services
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Erika S.
Verified review

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!

  • 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
  • 2 hires 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!

Whit's Pet Sits
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Anna S.
Verified review

Whit is truly a dog whisperer, but really she's talented with all animals! She considers them her "patients", and has the best of the best bed side manners. We still call on her for any questions and concerns we have with our pets, and can't wait for her to house sit for us again :) Thanks Whit for all you do.

Genaviv
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Erin R.
Verified review

Genaviv is an expert at organizing. She came over to clean and organize files and my closet. Not a single surface was left untouched, and my closet has never been so uncluttered. In addition, she noticed my dog pacing and even let her out to use the restroom while she worked. Her attention to detail and expert skills were so appreciated!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cassandra K.
Verified review

Dinah is fantastic! She's reliable, trustworthy, flexible, and most importantly our dogs just love her! We have been with Dinah for a year now. She walks our two dogs three times or more per week while my fiancé and I work long shifts at a hospital 30 minutes away. We are able to focus on our work without worry that our dogs will be cared for. I highly recommend her!

Eathan
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ethan M.
Verified review

he was so good with my dogs they would bark at everyone and make them frightened but he was able to almost communicate with them it was just a sight to see

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

We provide premium Pet sitting and dog walking services, never forgetting that you are trusting us with a family member,not

  • New on Thumbtack
About

Ever since I was younger, I absolutely loved animals. I always had a desire to be around them, play with them, give them attention and bathe them! I especially love dogs; they always put a smile on my face.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a reliable and friendly dog walker with years of dog-handling experience. I've competed in various AKC shows, received dog obedience awards, and always lived with dogs. I would be happy to give your pet some exercise and care.

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.

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Need a Dog Trainer for an Obedient Shih Tzu

Seattle, WA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    He's a one year old Shih Tzu. Well behaved for the most part. We just need potty training training for him

Need a Dog Trainer for a 4-Month old Australian Shepherd

Lake Stevens, WA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    Need assistance potty training
  • $45
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Renton, WA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience
  • Dog age(s)
    1-2 years
  • Dog size
    Small
  • Details
    jumping on people barking at neighbor would like to chase cars She can sit, come and stay for 10 seconds. 1 year old sheltie
  • $90
    Average price
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