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  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
John P.
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Ruth is highly professional and extremely knowledgeable on dog training theory, behavioral traits and most importantly, she is very adept at putting her experience into practice with training drills and hands-on exercises during our sessions.

RUFF Academy
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn W.
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My experience thus far with Ruff Acdemy has been excellent. The trainers are compassionate and loving. They are driven and passionate about empowering dog owners; with the best training techniques, advice and help. The classes are fun and interactive. I have seen such growth my puppy in such short time. Rebekah has been readily available to me with questions and concerns that come up with my puppy. She is an amazing trainer. Lastly, her classes are very affordable and she has many different levels of training. I would highly recommend Ruff Academy to anyone looking to train their dog. You will love it!!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cory L.
Verified review

My Daughter is a animal lover beyond barbies and toys. Crystals hands on puppy training was excellent in creating a relationship between my daughter and her puppy Marley.Its amazing to see the difference after just one month of out eight week program,everyone is becoming a family.

Tails for Life
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tom T.
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My Ruby is getting trained and behaving very good.for a big four month old German Shepherd.

Canine Training Camp
from 2 reviews
    Elizabeth T.
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    Great dog trainer! Very reliable and works individually to your and your dogs needs.

    • 2 years in business

    Our unique services are brought straight to you and we work with your dog in your home to help create a bond between both dog and pet parent. We focus on all aspects of a dog's well being ensuring both their physical and metal needs are met while providing a nurturing training environment. We strive to put a sparkle in your dog's eye as you embark on your journey together. Contact us if you want to form a bond with your dog that will never be broken. Laura Van Remortel is the owner and operator of Click Treat Training Academy. She is a certified dog trainer that specializes in positive reinforcement and force free training techniques. Click Treat services the Green Bay, WI area and beyond. So If Rover is pulling at the leash, barking at the neighbors or simply will not listen to your cues let us help you work to improve your dog's behavior by helping you learn how to speak dog and communicate on a level that your dog will understand.


    We offer dog massage and dog training. I provide therapeutic animal massage and wellness and also provide training for dogs and their owners.


    Group classes are for socializing, but good behavior at home is most important to you as the owner. We are offering professional K-9 education in the Fox Valley area. We are certified dog trainer helping you with your K-9 training goals. Classes are one-on-one and in the comfort of your dogs' own home. Lessons available are basic, behavioral, K-9 manners, and advanced classes. We are specializing in manners at home and managing the relationship between you and your K-9 companion. We will be teaching you how to handle your dogs many behaviors for a full and fun life for you and your dog. We have over 10 years of research and 2 years professional service to the public. Visit our website for more information.


    Best Friend & Companion Dog Training is run by Silvia Golz in Appleton, Wisconsin. Silvia offers puppy and dog obedience training.


    I can do just about anything. I have not graduated. I am good with animals. Mammals are my favorite. I look forward to meeting new ones.

    • 7 years in business

    Certified training that is specifically set for each families needs, safely and comfortably for you and your PUFF (dog).


    I breed, raise, and train German shepherds for 21 years. I have taken in rescue dogs trained and socialized and nursed back to health so they could find life long homes. I have done obedience training with other people's dogs and I work closely with my vet.


    I like using positive reinforcement for anxiety and aggression. The key is knowing their body language

    • 4 years in business

    In my 15 years working with animals I have been fortunate to participate in some very unique and cutting edge training experiences. These experiences have taught me that sometimes you need to "think outside the box" to get results. You need to know and understand the animal your training. Once you realize what motivates them, the sky is the to what they can learn.


    I am dedicated to building harmonious relationships between dogs and their families through positive, ongoing and cooperative training. My goal is to teach you how to train your dog in a way that they can clearly understand and respond to.


    I am my own person and do other things as well. The basic things I care for are pets (any animals). The other things I do include taking care of cleaning around the house/home. I have very flexible hours. Depending on the kind of animal, I do basic training for rabbits, dogs, cats, and guinea pigs.


    I facilitate an open line of communication with canine companions. I build a strong bond between companions and pet parents through obedience training and brain enrichment exercises. I offer specialty classes such as trick training, socialization, behavior modification, and one-on-one private lessons.


    I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 2007 with a major in psychology, and part of that was taking canine psychology one and two with my professor who is considered the dog whisperer of the Midwest. I was paid up to $500 per hour. I have looked up to this man and he is my role model in life, as I have never met a man as interested and passionate about dogs as I am, along with the knowledge he has given me, as dogs are my life. I shadowed him for over a year and bought my German Shepherd Mya, my baby girl who is 5, which I trained myself along with doing agility courses and other work with her and other dogs I have trained. I have helped in changing behavior in dogs and modifying it for specific needs along with teaching you training skills, working with you and your dog to connect and have them learn not just from myself but rather from you, their owner, with my guidance. You can contact me if you do have a question and need my help as I'm happy to work with you and your companion.


    I offer full-service K9 training for your pet and your family. The family pet can be an amazing asset to your family. If you struggle with his/her behavior, and it's what makes you think why did I get this dog? I can help. Don't let silly behavior and lack of time stop your family from the love of a great family member. I know I can help.


    Wags-N-Woofs offers several options to fit your training needs. - Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). - Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) - Member of Pet Professional Guild (PPG) - Pet First Aid Certified. In-home training brings classroom curriculum to your living room! Get the training you and your dog needs, without the hassle of finding, scheduling and getting to class across town each week. You and your dog are always #1! Private behavior consultations are available to address specific concerns, behavior problems, or aggression issues. Day training is geared towards busy pet parents; drop your dog off for the day or schedule in-home training during the work day. Your dog will benefit from one-on-one training while you are hard at work! Puppy University is a fast-tracked classroom curriculum. Your dog or puppy stays with us for 2, 3, or 4 weeks and learns as much as (or more than) a dog in a typical 6- to 8-week group class. Private, in-home, follow-up sessions are included in Puppy University tuition to help you get the most of your dog's training. Work day pet sitting gives your dog a potty break and a chance to stretch his or her legs while you are at work. Out-of-town pet sitting provides peace of mind to pet parents who are going out of town. With three different packages to choose from, you can be sure we have an option to fit your specific situation. Wags-N-Woofs also offers boarding, for those times when leaving Fido and Fluffy at home isn't an option. Pets stay in our home, not in a sterile, cold kennel environment. We only take 1 to 3 boarders at a time, so your dog will always be in a fun, relaxed setting.

    • 6 years in business

    I have 2 pitbulls that are very well trained. All my friends and co workers are always commenting on their manners.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How old should a puppy be for training?

    Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

    In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

    Which dog training method is best?

    The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

    • What type of training methods do you use?
    • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
    • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

    How long does it take to train a puppy?

    Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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