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  • Rocky Junior's Dog Training Service

    (12 reviews)

    If you want the best in dog training at a reasonable price, look no further! Rocky Junior and I are a highly experienced, positive-reinforcement training team. We both love dogs and truly enjoy helping them and their owners achieve better lives. We work privately, 1-on-1 with our clients. You'll be literally amazed at how quickly and well you and your dog (or dogs) will learn. We offer basic to advanced skills training for puppies and adult dogs, as well as solutions to problem behaviors including aggression type issues. Understanding dogs and their behavior is our forte, and we will educate you well, along with your dog. We are located near Puyallup and travel to you for lessons in your home or at a nearby neutral location. Many of our past students have become AKC canine good citizens! We hope you'll choose us to help you because we are highly capable, and we truly care.

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  • Alpha & Omega Dog Training

    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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  • Isis Dog Training

    A loving dog owner and happy trainer, Isis has 10 years of helping dogs and their owners with the problems that prevent a happy coexistence. From behavior modifications to simple potty training, Isis does it all; and if she doesn't know, she will refer you to the best able person for the job.

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  • All Dogs Training Services

    We offer agility, obedience and manner, puppy classes, Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog, and more! Group classes and private lessons are available. We have over 30 years of experience. We have small class sizes for individual attention. We offer reasonable prices. Family members are welcome!

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  • Megan's Dog Training

    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.

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  • Dog Training with Becc

    You can think of training as learning life lessons. Pet dogs have the capacity to become a loving, even tempered, and well-mannered member of the family. All it takes is hard work dedicated to teaching dogs according to how they learn individually. My understanding of dog communication and cognition allows me to accommodate various levels of intelligence and energy in order to structure a lesson plan for individual dog needs. Training should motivate confidence and problem solving which can be built upon to gain consistency in proper behavior, end unwanted behaviors and strengthen the bond of your family.

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  • Fast Pup Dog Training

    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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  • Dog Whispers

    I grew up training horses so dogs came naturally. I'm not Dr. Do Little, but I can feel their vibe, read their body language and get the dog individually. I'm reliable. This is my passion, and I'm giving it a go.

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  • Sit and Stay

    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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  • Villas Dog

    At Villas Dog, we want to share with you our passion. We are a family-run company with years of experience in dog training, walking and grooming. We have learned and worked with the best dog trainers in America and Europe such as Peter Scherk (three-time world champion) and Conny Scherk "Germany", Martin Barlik "Slovakia", Danni Ruano "Spain" and Fernando Dosta "Mexico-France. We think that positive methods are the best way for any achieving goals concerning all kinds of dog training. We know that our dogs are part of our family, so we always treat them with love, kindness and respect. If you require to train your dog, to reward him with a nice and fun walk or you need someone to babysit him while you're out, do not hesitate to call us, we will be glad to take care of your best friend. For more information, look for us on Facebook.

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  • Dezi Dog Care

    I can do anything, from walking them to training and everything in between. I treat every client and dog with respect and care. You will have an obedient companion in no time!

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  • Andalusian Love

    I offer pet care while you're on vacation or do housesitting with pets, i.e., dogs, cats, birds, fishes, and horses. Also, I offer dog/puppy training.

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  • Safe with Robbin

    I train your dog gently with positive reinforcement. I train your dog to in the end obey you, not just me. That is important, because in the end, your dog will need to listen to you. When the training is over, if you have any problems, I am only a phone call away. If I travel to you, I need you to cover my travel expenses. I am a very positive person and enjoy dogs and training them.

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  • Paws-Abilities Total Dog Center

    We have a place where dogs bring their families for health, recreational and educational activities, from puppy kindergarten to competition and sport classes, alternative daycare, store and grooming.

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  • Bridget's Dog Walking

    My services include the following: * Dog walking * Pet sitting * Pet care * Pet training

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  • I am a dog trainer with five years of experience in positive reinforcement training. I have an eye for behavior modification, and I'm very patient and caring. I am consistent. I provide positive reinforcement training, jumping, biting, unruliness, recalls and loose leash walking. I have worked with service dog, mobility assistance, hearing, diabetic detection.

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    I have over 10 years experience working with dogs. Grooming, training, and loving animals has always been a passion of mine. For me personally, my dogs are part of my family. So I understand the importance of providing the type of care that is expected. I truly look forward to working with you and your family members

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  • Pets Palace

    I've been working with animals for over 10 years doing a handful of different jobs such as dog sitting, training and walking. I offer private lessons and group lessons. I've worked with disabled, old dog to baby puppies. I volunteered at animal shelters and rescue centers in L.A, CA to Tacoma, WA. I enjoy working with animals.

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  • The Station Waggin', Tacoma's Off-Leash Adventures

    We are an alternative to Doggy Daycares and basic Dog Walking, offering to pick-up your pooch right at your front door and whisk him away to Adventures many Dogs can only dream of! First, The Station Waggin' pulls into your driveway and loads your pup into the vehicle where his best furry friends are waiting to see him. Then, we travel in style to Steilacoom's beautiful 22 acre Off-Leash Bark Park! Here is where the real fun begins, with two (2) hours of sniffing, romping and waggin' good times. When everyone has had their share of fun, we pack back into The Waggin' and back to your driveway where the Adventures began. But not to fret, because there's always more Adventures to be had. Another day, another barkin' good time. As the owner, I pride myself in having acquired the skills it takes to manage a group of dogs effectively, without ever having to use unnecessary force. I am a very relaxed person by nature, and I approach Dog Training in the same manner. Every Dog has its unique personality, with quirks, preferences and skills. I tap into these traits to barter with Dogs, giving them rewards for their good behaviors. Rewards can be treats, petting, allowing a Dog to sniff where he wants, being allowed off-leash, and so on. This is how I build bonds with Dogs and, you could say, become their favorite person outside of their Family. Please visit our website to learn more about us and to sign up your Dog for some Adventures he wont soon forget! Call us today to schedule your Dog's complimentary evaluation. We look forward to meeting you and your furry best friend(s) soon! Sincerely, Megan McNellis Owner

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  • Mavia's Pet Care

    Pet care is my passion. I am currently attending Tacoma Community College, taking prerequisites to enter a veterinary technician program. I have worked for three years in the animal care field, giving me plenty of experience working with dogs and cats of all personalities and energy levels. I worked for two years in a boarding kennel, providing care for pets while owners were away on vacation, and I worked for two years in a grooming shop, providing bathing, brushing and grooming to furry friends. I have worked with animals with diabetes, severe skin issues, severe behavioral issues, severe allergies, missing limbs, neurological disorders, blindness, deafness, and pregnancy -- you name it; I love them all. I've taken a course in animal massage and hope to someday go into Animal Physical Therapy. I am more than willing to take courses towards additional certifications as needed. I am happy to provide references upon request. I can provide dog walks, runs, play time and love time, baths, training, visits, potty breaks, overnight care, medication administration, household duties, house sitting, plant watering, and gardening.

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Thumbtack Spotlight

One On One Dog Training

(24 reviews)

What do you love about your job?

I love what I do because I get to teach people how dogs think. When they get that "Aha!" moment, I love to see the light bulb in their head go off because they just got it. I also love to teach people how to be a good pack leaders and to teach their dogs the proper way to behave in public, as well as be a good member of their pack and in society in general. Most people don't realize that it isn't hard to train a dog; it just takes consistency to get them to be good. There is nothing better than to see them out and about with their dogs walking with their heads up and proud.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

My mom always had trained dogs, mostly Great Danes, and I really enjoyed helping her train some of them. I also learned from my friend's mom who was a dog trainer. I finally decided to turn it into a business after my daughter was in high school because I had been training dogs off and on my whole life anyway. Starting my own business seemed to be the next logical step. Finding Thumbtack was a real blessing in helping my business get up and running faster. The other thing that inspired me is just seeing to many unruly dogs that people don't know how to control.

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    Get free dog trainers seminar and dog evaluation when you sign up with Fast Pup Dog Training. They provide quality dogs training services designed to meet your pet needs.

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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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