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Riverside Dog Training
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stacia R.
Verified review

I love her energy, her positive approach and her professionalism. I love that she is able to tailor the training to my dog and my'son specific goals and needs.

Light the Way Dog Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Corinne E.
Verified review

Margaret did a great job showing me just what it takes to become the alpha that my two dogs want to follow. She led by example and explained why she was doing the things she was doing, as she was doing them. It was a great help that she had given me a call prior and through about a half hour conversation got to know my two pups and our situation specifically, asking questions about details I would have never even thought of or considered. When Margaret arrived, she had a full page written out of notes she had taken from our phone conversation, and was thoroughly prepared for the lessons that laid ahead. She even had a print out of her 5 golden rules for us, each one being broken down into specific detail for my husband and I to follow. Many of the methods she taught were amazing to watch and I was able to see instant changes in my pups behaviors. She demonstrates thoroughly, then has you practice yourself until you get it down. She also brought us some bonus items, like lead ropes and a whistle etc. to help with our dogs training. Margaret is in no rush, she is there with you and is dedicated to you and your family. She dug deeper and deeper to get to the root of problems and find the best customized solutions. It was very clear that she was fully there and wasn't just dropping by for a paycheck. So far it has been just one week since she came to our home and worked with our family, and already I am seeing some positive changes in behavior. Margaret's program is easy to follow and easy to understand. You don't have to be a dog whisperer to have well behaved pups and a stress free environment with them. Can't wait to see how sticking to this program will help as time goes on! Thanks Margaret!

Top Pro
Sylvia's K-9 Services
4.9
from 160 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Liz D.
Verified review

I cannot say enough good things about Slyvia and her dog training skills!!! One visit with our unruly pup and I see a difference. She really understands dogs and how to stop any naughty habits. I would highly recommend her!

Karen's critters
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 5 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.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kim O.
Verified review

Our experience with Latony's Dog Training so far has been exceptional! Very responsive, very professional and very compassionate toward dogs. During our initial meeting they focused on learning exactly what we are looking for in training our dog and are helping us to created a long-term plan. We can't wait to get started on this process!

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!

Top Pro
One On One Dog Training
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeanne G.
Verified review

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.

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!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Betty E.
Verified review

Angelica really cares about our dogs she has made progress with our hardest dog to walk where other people have failed. We have multiple dogs and she takes all of them into consideration. We HIGHLY recommend this person and we like the fact that it’s not all online we can converse with her if not in person at least over messenger

  • 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.

WB K9 Training
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Havila G.
Verified review

i am very good with dogs, i love animals, i not in experienced in dog training,

Fall City Puppy School
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer I.
Verified review

Janet was a pleasure to work with! She came to our home to help us manage our dogs fear/phobia that was progressively getting worse. She had great ideas that we would have never thought of and helped us practice and refine some training techniques. She even helped us with our other dog and issues we hadn't planned on dealing with in that session. She answered all our questions and made sure we felt good about everything before she left. Highly recommend working with Janet who clearly loves animals and is good at what she does.

Zoom Room Seattle
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 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!

Curlette's Critter Care
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bill D.
Verified review

I use Nancy's services and expertise regulary. She is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and professional....as well as fun! She takes her job seriously and creates genuine relationships with both pets and parents of pets. She always goes out of her way to make sure my cat is healthy and loved, and honestly, I think she knows my cat better then I do! She can understand what my cat is communicating at a whole different level then I do! She has often detected something wrong with my cat that requires attention to finer details that I would've otherwise paid no attention to. I appreciate and trust her gut instinct and her gift at researching to see if there is any validity to her suspicions on my cat's needs and health. In the past I had a dog she also took care of. She was very close to him and took care of him so kindly and compassionately in his old age with all of his special needs and medications.  It made me feel so safe leaving my dog at home during the day knowing that he'd have special care throughout the day and Nancy's good company. I HIGHLY recommend Nancy and Curlette's Critter Care.

Brainy Cakes Pet Sitting
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ramona K.
Verified review

I call Melinda the Dog Whisperer! She has a very calming effect on all animals and you can see she is very experienced in taking care of dogs. She took great care of my old cocker spaniel while I was away for 2 weeks and she was happy and healthy when I got back. She's an old dog and Melinda has lots of experience with her own older dogs so this made me feel very secure with leaving my pup in her care. I would recommend Melinda in a heartbeat!

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Need a Dog Trainer

Tacoma, WA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Large
  • Details
    He get extremely anxious when is close to other dogs and when a stranger approach, he want to play, jump over and bite as a playful way.

Need a Dog Whisperer

Marysville, WA

  • Dog training type
    Obedience, Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    Puppy
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    i snaps at new people, he growls at us when we try and take food from him
  • $255
    Average price

Need a Dog Trainer

Seattle, WA

  • Dog training type
    Behavioral Modification
  • Dog age(s)
    5 or more years
  • Dog size
    Medium
  • Details
    dogs barking and pulling at other dogs while on leash
  • $125
    Average price
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