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  • 32 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Monroe, WA 98272

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I have 2 rescue chis and one shows dog on dog aggression, dog to person aggression, fearful and reactive small dog syndrome, stranger danger issues and a list of others small issues. After a very thorough phone consultation we made an appt to come to my home I got effective methods that were easy to follow and have gotten immediate results. Ive been on my own only 1 day since martha left and I have started to exercise several modifications on my own and I can see the behaviour change, such as waiting at the door until I give permission to exit, not jumping up on the couch uninvited, barking at lots of little noises and he listens to me and my leadership carries much more weight now. Martha audio tapes your sessions and leaves you the tapes to review. I also video taped them and have been reviewing segments in the last day which is helpful. She comes just one time and addresses everything at that visit. And it is effective to do it that way. It probably costs less and it takes less time out of everyones schedule. I like getting it done in one shot. For her level of experience and the effectiveness of her teqnique she is a good value. She understands the psychology of the dog, the "why" and gets to the root of that as opposed to just "training". Its not about just the dog changing, you as the leader have to change too and she shows you exactly how to do that. Follow up phone calls are included so if something isnt working quite right or something else arrises she can coach you over the phone if you call her. I am so glad I did this. I know that soon I wont have to worry about my dog nipping at strangers, or barking non-stop everytime someone comes to the door, or growling at my husband when he comes to bed or attacking my other chi. Thanks Martha!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Port Orchard, WA 98367

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Cindy Wilson did a fabulous job with assisting me with training my dog,Hershey . She was well prepared with handouts to support and supplement her instruction. I highly recommend Cindy as a dog trainer! She loves dogs and strives to assist her clients to be successful with their pets.

  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Roy, WA 98580

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My experience working with April was nothing short of amazing! My Doberman has been having some issues with over excitement and a lot of pulling while on the leash. April has helped to considerably change his habits and equip me with all the tools that I've needed to help my dog succeed! In addition to her high expertise training and vast knowledge with dogs. April is very punctual and respectful of your time. I thoroughly enjoyed our training sessions and will be seeking further training from Rowdy Rover Dog Training in the future once we have mastered the skills April has taught us. If you have been looking for a reputable, knowledgeable, and personable trainer for your dog. You found it! Thanks so much April!

  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Renton, WA 98059

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I am centrally located on the eastside of Seattle. I can provide all types of training for all types of needs and breeds. We also provide doggy day care and social time. Call or visit my Facebook page for more information.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Black Diamond, WA 98010

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Gina at One Good Dog! Training is wonderful. I refer my daycare clients to her for training with fabulous results!

  • 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.

  • Seattle, WA 98134

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I have known Kathy as an educator and mentor in early socialization for assistance/service dogs in training when I became a volunteer for PAWS With a Cause, a Michigan-based service dog agency. I began to raise service puppies with PAWS and Canine Companions for Independence and through Kathy’s education, training and support I have been able to expertly socialize, handle and utilize a therapy dog. I have the utmost respect for Kathy as an educator through her background, knowledge and teaching style. She makes learning fun and has always left me with the desire to learn more. Kathy has been working with me and my disabled son in hands-on socializing and training with our dogs for 6 years. The confidence we have developed has been amazing! We have 3 happy and healthy "girls" that have learned to adapt to a variety of situations with Kathy's early socialization techniques. Kathy has the ability to teach with expertise in a supportive manner, always encouraging the learner to stretch their capacity to become an expert. She readily shares her knowledge and has a wonderful way of aligning herself with her "students" in sharing the learning process together. Thanks Kathy for helping me, my son and my three "girls!" I couldn't have done it without you!

  • Seattle, WA 98119

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We offer the most recommended dog training in the Seattle area. We have dog classes and behavior problems all done in a positive and successful manner. We have been serving Seattle since 1999.

  • 3 years in business
  • Phoenix, AZ 85085

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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!

  • 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.

  • 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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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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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Seattle, WA

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