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  • 17 years in businuess
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Port Orchard, WA 98367

Kelsey C.

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Cindy knows so much! She was so helpful; my puppy is so much more obedient even just after the first session. I will definitely continue to ask Cindy for help with all of my dog training needs.

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  • 5 years in businuess
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Roy, WA 98580

Teresa S.

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We have been working with April for a little over a month to train our rescue dog Milo. April is easy to work with and our dog responds positively to her. I like how she has goals for us to work on, but also addresses any issues we have with Milo during the week. I also appreciate that she comes to our house, so we can work on issues specific to our environment. I highly recommend April if you are looking for a dog (or people) trainer.

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  • 2 years in businuess
  • Phoenix, AZ 85085
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Megan S.

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So far my dog loved Brandon, and in my consultation I am applying what I saw him do with my dog, and its working. Looking forward to the real training, for me and my pup!

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  • 31 years in businuess
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Monroe, WA 98272

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I am an animal behavior therapist and trainer. I work with people privately in their home or over the phone to help them understand their animal friends, and solve their behavior, training or healing problems. I take a holistic approach which means I share with you everything that I have found that affects your dog's behavior. I cover food and how food affects behavior, physical body imbalances, health and wellbeing, how it affects behavior and if necessary, what to do about it. I look at your home and environment and let you know what you are doing right and should continue and what we need to change or add to accomplish what we need to. Before I come to see you, I have you compile a simple list of problems, complaints, questions and goals about your dog or dogs. I address everything on your list, teach you how to communicate, how to teach and behavior modify and set you up on a custom program to solve the problems. I actually work with your dog and you while I am with you and in many cases the problems, like barking, jumping, stealing AND walking on the leash without pulling are solved and under control before I leave. I have been doing this professionally for more than forty years. My specialty areas are vast and include, puppy education, house training, especially difficult or problem dogs, anxiety, fear, aggression toward animals and people, even owner directed aggression, dog to dog relationships within the same household or with other animals, manners like barking, jumping, chewing, digging, stealing, household destruction, dog and new baby to come prep or problem solving (I have major success even if the dog has already started biting the children), obedience and leadership education as well as pretty much whatever might be going on with your animals. I also work extensively and successfully with cats and their problems. I do not believe there is only one right way to address our animal's problems so I am very flexible and creative when it comes to designing a program you are comfortable with and that will work for you. I most often only need to see you once, and you get free phone follow up privileges after I have seen you so we can adjust or tweak techniques once you are working with them. Once I have met you and your dog/s and seen your environment, it is easy for me to coach you over the phone or by email. The exception to seeing you only once is some extreme aggression cases or growing puppies that may need adjustments later down the line. I can be more specific about your case if you call me. I am super reasonably priced, flexible with payment, and have more than 40 years of professional experience. Weekday, evening and weekend times available. I always do a free/no-obligation telephone evaluation, so call me, and we can talk in more detail about your animal situation and my services. If I am not the best person to help you, I probably know who is and will refer you. I am the host of the longest running (more than twenty years!) live talk show about animals in the country, Martha Norwalk's Animal World, on Sunday mornings on the radio or internet, and I write a monthly column about animals for the New Spirit Journal.

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  • 15 years in businuess
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Renton, WA 98059

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For the most part. Everything we do here, whether it's Doggy Day Care, walking dogs, or boarding dogs, we focus on training, socializing and getting along in groups. Watching the dogs play together and bond. They become like family to each other and look forward to their next visit.

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  • 13 years in businuess
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Black Diamond, WA 98010

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We offer effective and friendly dog training and behavior modification by a certified professional trainer with over 10 years of experience. In-home private coaching sessions, Camp Good Dog Board and Train, and day training are available. We can train your dog for you! Day training is available in Maple Valley, Covington, Enumclaw, East Auburn, Black Diamond, and Ravensdale. We offer puppy manners and basic obedience as well as behavior problem solving. We can help a fearful dog and dogs suffering from separation anxiety. Don't have time to train? We offer Camp Good Dog board and train boot camp in a home environment. Puppies and dogs receive socialization and training in a home, on trails, and around town, working around multiple distractions. See our website for details.

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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Belfair, WA 98528
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Professional. Personal. Friendly. Fun. These are just a few words clients use to express their feelings after working with us. Training the dog is much more then getting Fido to "sit" on command. It is understanding how to speak"Doglish". This is what every dog speaks through body language. Our classes don't just teach you how to control your dog, but also how to understand, and communicate with your dog so you both achieve progress. Two decades of working with families, like yourself, in need of help. We work with k-9's and their owners all around the Olympic Peninsula, you can rest assure that you will have fun learning with your dog. We have experience working with dogs of all sizes, ages and stages. There are no breed restrictions. We also have experience working with disabled clients who need a specialized, trained service dog. Our class is one on one, in the private of your own home. We provide you with training, field trips, and understanding the laws both, state and federal and how it applies to using a service dog. We also help in preparing the client to advocate for themselves when they come across situations where they are not allowed access because of the "no animal" policy. Most services are provided in the comfort of client's home. Services include the following: * manners * basic obedience * behavior issues * GCG testing We also offer service dog testing, training, as well as workshops for businesses on access issues with service dogs.

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  • Seattle, WA 98134
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I have more than ten years experience training/socializing service dogs/puppies and their owners. Helping people understand what they can do - and should not do - with their puppy, helps eliminate unwanted behaviors before they begin. My own dog has appeared on several TV news/human interest spots to highlight his skills. Creating friendly, well balanced dogs and happy people

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  • Seattle, WA 98119
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Dog training is not complicated but sometimes it can seem that way. I convey the information in a way so that anyone can understand it. Keep it simple and then there is a greater chance to succeed. I also make it fun so that my clients enjoy the process and want to continue. Sometimes I meet with people and their are at the end of their rope. They have tried everything and I am their last hope. We then get to work on a solution. Within days sometimes, things are better and they are so happy that their dog is not a lost cause and can actually get better. I see the client and their dog later on and they are as happy as can be together. Good dog, good home. That is what makes my job great.

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  • Auburn, WA 98001
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Whether you need just a tip or two to reign in that goofy pup, or rehabilitation for more serious behavior problems, K9 R&R can help. Our daily goal is to rescue and re-home dogs that otherwise would have no chance for a happy, balanced life. We work hard to assess, train, rehabilitate, and then place all breeds of dogs into appropriately matched homes. On a one-on-one basis, we also help other dog owners to understand why they're having a specific problem(s) with their own dog. The goal being to help them make the adjustments needed to change any unwanted behavior to that which provides both human and K9 family members life-long happiness, mutual respect, and balance within their home.

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Mighty Mutt

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  • Vashon, WA 98070
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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.

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Dog Gone Busy

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  • Renton, WA 98058
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I live in Renton, Washington and offer pet services including walking, sitting, overnight stays, basic training, running errands and a special training package for people who want a dog but don't have time to train it.

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  • Tacoma, WA 98404
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Garrett Stevens is South Sound's premier dog trainer and dog whisperer. Based in Tacoma, Garrett is one of the only trainers who can guarantee his results for any breed, any age, and any problem. Alpha and Omega Dog Training offers in-home private sessions around your schedule; group obedience classes for puppies and older dogs at many safe, local dog daycare centers; and seminars and workshops on how to calm and balance your dog and other canine behaviors. The convenience and very fast results of the private home sessions are what many customers love. The dynamic of dog training in a group class under distractions and with others is also something to consider. The dog whispering vs. dog training seminar is very popular. Garrett Stevens teaches dog whispering and training and does live demonstrations with puppies and dogs in attendance! Garrett is a gifted public speaker and has taught around the world. He is excellent with both people and animals. He has "re-trained" many problematic "untrainable" dogs after other trainers have failed. Garrett's methods are always cutting edge, and he prides himself on his knowledge of canine behavior and body language. Call today; it could change your life!

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Naughty Dog Training

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  • Renton, WA 98059
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Naughty Dog Training offers private in-home dog training of every sort. We understand that all dogs are different, therefore they can't all be trained out of a "How To Train Dogs" book. We specialize in coming up with a unique plan for your dog. We train in your home, offering you the comfort and the environment where the issues are taking place. Send us an email or give us a call to set up an assessment. Choose a trainer with a heart for the dogs!! No issue is too big or too small. From puppy basics to aggression, we'll help you help your dpog! We offer both private in-home and board and trains. See website for details or feel free to call us with any questions! We work with the Bully's too!

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Sajjadi Farms

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  • Bonney Lake, WA 98391
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Located in a safe and serene location in Lake Tapps, Sajjadi Farms has been boarding, training, and breeding German Shepherd dogs for 20 years. TLC in a clean safe and secure environment is our priority! We do offer extra services, so please check out our website.

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  • Port Orchard, WA 98367
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My style of dog training is for owners that want to build a working relationship with their dogs. Training includes agility, flyball, herding, lure coursing, therapy dog, Rally-O etc., which also makes for a great family dog. I usually get my students from word-of-mouth referrals. Students will call me when they get their pup at 8 weeks old. I immediately get them into my puppy play group for socializing. This play session is on-going, drop-in, every Thursday evening. I watch each pup to see if they are appropriate with the other pups. Some never go off leash, until they can control their impulses. This class benefits all the pups and handlers, by introducing the pups to each other before starting their obedience class. Without the play group experience, pups usually take the first 2 classes before they settle down enough to learn and focus, due to the distraction of all the new pups in class. Once the pup is old enough to go into a puppy obedience class, at 4 to 12 months, we work on recall and heeling from the first class to the last class. These two cues are important for a performance dog. We need off-leash control, as well as the pup watching and reacting to where we are going. We also teach attention, sit, down, heeling with the auto sit, which leads into greeting with a sit, wait at the door or pup sits at the door waiting for a verbal release, before walking out the door. Once pups graduate from this class, we go into a class called Crate Games. This is not crate training, it's a fun class that again works on a strong verbal release, impulse control, drive, and letting your pup make its own choices, while you say nothing. All good choices are rewarded, which develops a pup that can think on his/her own. If your pup is thinking about choices, your pup will choose choices that get good responses from you, whether a verbal praise or a treat reward. At this point you are ready to go into your respective calling. Pups interested in going on to agility will start my foundation beginner agility class. In this class, we work on start line stays, flat ground work or pup following your body, and jump skills. After your pup graduates this class, we go to the agility arena, a 80' x 90' horse arena. We start contacts (dog walk, A-frame, teeter) and weaves. I have students that have been taking classes with me since 2004. These students continue on for various reasons, competing in agility. They love the team feeling they get from working together with their dogs. I have several retired folks, whose dogs are their kids now, and they enjoy the social interaction with classmates, as well as seeing their dogs have so much fun running on the equipment.

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Fast Pup Dog Training

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  • 11 years in businuess
  • Tacoma, WA 98406
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No matter what sort of problems you currently have with your dog, you will be amazed at what a super great dog yours can become. We will work with you and your dog at and nearby your home, in your environment, showing you how to get awesome behavior from your dog. Our programs center on problem solving your particular issues and you will have training customized for your set of circumstances. The training will be proofed around the most severe distractions--giving you confidence that you will always be able to handle your dog under any type of stressful situation. Your dog will amaze!

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Central Bark

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  • Seattle, WA 98144
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We are offering a doggie daycare, boarding, training, grooming and U-wash services. Plus our own private off-leash dog park!

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Sit and Stay

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  • Tacoma, WA 98409
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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.

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  • Seattle, WA 98168
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Little Furry Things provides quality care for every pet, no matter the size, shape or amount of fur! We're also particularly well-suited to offer specialized care for older pets or pets with medical requirements, puppy socialization and training, unique cats-only services, and basic training walks for adult dogs. Convenience: We offer the convenience of online payment and scheduling and a free initial consultation with your caregiver. Online blog with photos: We also create a personalized online blog for each day of service for your peace of mind! Caregivers: Our carefully selected, well-trained and experienced caregivers always provide one-on-one, thoughtful and caring attention for your pets. We're licensed and bonded, and all caregivers receive standard background checks prior to joining us. Neighborhoods: We service the following Seattle neighborhoods for pet sitting and dog walking: Downtown, Pioneer Square, Belltown, Capitol Hill, Madrona, Leschi, Broadmoor, Montlake, First Hill, International District, Lake Union, Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Crown Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Wedgewood, Lake City, Ravenna, Greenwood, Fremont, Wallingford, Maple Leaf, Northgate, South Park, Highline, Shorewood, Georgetown, Columbia City, Mt. Baker, Beacon Hill, Rainier Beach, West Seattle, Fauntleroy, Alki, SeaTac, Tukwila, Maple Valley, Burien, Boulevard Park, Seahurst, and Normandy Park.

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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
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“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
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“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
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