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Throw Me a Bone, LLC
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jordan L.
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Kristi did an outstanding job with dog training. My dog is a little stubborn and she took her time to work with her. I would definitely go back to her and refer her.

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  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Cindy S.
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We have only had 2 sessions but Carolyn has given us good tips to get started with our dog's training. She is very professional, prompt and calming with our dog and us.

  • 10 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia V.
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I hired Kim to help me train my young puppy whom I'd already somewhat spoiled. I was looking for help with puppy biting and jumping, setting rules and making him understand them and sticking to obedience training, which I find sorta boring. Kim was working the second she stepped through my door, showing me how to deal with the jumping and explaining my dog's body signals to me. She was funny and interesting to work with, not only told me what to do but WHY it works and went a step beyond what I'd gotten from trainers in dog class as far as connecting the pieces for me. She demoed every trick and technique she was showing me and made me feel like I can easily incorporate her tips into our daily life. I am very excited that I now have a more interesting approach to training my pup. I was a bit overwhelmed by all the information at the end of our time together and I think Kim could tell because she summed up what things I will need to work on with him. She gave me a clear plan of when I'd hear from her next so we could discuss challenges and progress and gave me options for working for her in the future if I chose to. I am definitely going to work with Kim again to see if I can improve the relationship between my dog and my boyfriend's dog and teach my pup how to nicely walk on a loose leash.

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Blue Grass Kennels
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Susie S.
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Very well versed on dog training.talk to you not down to you.one visit from tim can already see the difference.gave us alot of hope thatbwe will be able to correct his aggresiveness.tim was very easy to talk to which also made for a productive session.woukd highly recommend tim.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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Dog is Your Copilot LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joan V.
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I would highly recommend using this service if you would like help training your dog. The trainer is awesome and made the experience fun for both our puppy and us. We learned so much and feel like it was just what we needed to get us off to a good start.

Mr. Hubbard's Hounds
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine S.
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Rick is a great trainer he helped our dog abby to once again enjoy the dog park. She had a bad experience last year and became very aggressive with other dogs. Thanks to Rick she has started to trust again and I can take her to the park which she loves. Rick has become abby's best friend she could not wait to see him after the first session and every session after that. Rick is a great trainer and you can tell he loves his work and he loves and knows dogs. Great job Rick I

  • 18 years in business
Erik Lindstrom
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We have been overly impressed with Kristi's dog training. We contacted her when we brought home our newborn baby and our 1 year old American Bulldog had no manners and was out of control. We enrolled izzy in Canine Composure's board and train program and izzy was a changed dog after the five weeks of training. We were beyond thrilled! We have been continuously training izzy with Kristi over the past year and have been impressed with the results. We have recommended Canine Composure to all of our family members! We are so thankful For Kristi and Canine Composure! We have a bulldog that is well trained and the best family dog!

Marlana Z.
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I love the dog that I got from Von der Stadtrand German Shepherds, grew up to be a very nice dog. I am amazed at how my dog loves to play with other dogs. It does not matter what size they are, she never overpowers them at all. If I decide on getting another German Shepherd I will definitely get it from Von der Stadtrand!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Have not experienced Carols expertise on dog training yet, but thumbtack app wants me to rate anyways. Carol has gone out of her way to contact me for a phone converstion and has been very patient w my unavailabilty. As for thumbtacts rating i would say 3 stars which a 5 star waiting for the app to allow u to schedule these appointments threw the app making all the phone calls a unnessacary step. Hope to see u soon ped pet dog training !

Brainy K9 Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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Sarah worked with me and my 4 year old Yellow Lab on greeting at the door, leash pulling and not jumping on people. To be honest I didn't think much could be done at his age and because no matter what I tried couldn't get him to improve. Sarah was amazing and helped tremendously. She is very calm and patient and was able to give me very simple training tools to use to work with my Lab. And it worked! She clearly loves animals and they really respond well to her. Sarah was always on time, met with me and my dog before training began and clearly explained the process at this initial appointment. I would highly recommend Sarah.

Sit Means Sit Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Kathy O.
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Sit Means Sit has been a really fun experience for Bentley and me. Jason has a superb way of getting your pooch to do anything without saying a word. The puppy training went great. Jason taught us how to curb the Bentley biting and terror time. We just received our training collar and we're already confident that this type of dog training is the right way to go.

Dog Training
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
James A.
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Before we met Anna, my wife and I were ready to surrender our dog Zoey to the Washington County Humane Society. Zoey destroyed many things in our home to include bedsheets, comforters, sofa cushions, draperies, shoes, shirts, a recliner, four leashes and three pet harnesses, and that's not the complete list. Zoey was unable to walk with anything other then a 15' cable. She exhibited intense stress, fear, and anxiety. It was so bad that she would pull, tug, and bite on my carhartt jacket. ( thanks for making such a durable jacket carhartt! Lol). It was literally a tug a war every time we tried to take her out for exercise. Anna, discovered, and taught us so many valuable things about Zoey's condition that we were able to come up with a plan of how to work with in Zoey's comfort levels and now Zoey walks with a leash not a cable! She walks right next to my leg with plenty of slack in the leash, she does not exhibit any signs of anxiety anymore. I believe It is realistic to say Anna saved Zoey, not only from going back to the humane society but due to Anna's experience, education, and knowledge with dog psychology, dog behavior, and her understanding of the breeds; how they act and react in social situations, all this gave Zoey a better more calm and fulfilling life. I call Anna the "Saint of Dogs", and I think she has earned this title in the way she genuinely cares for and about animals and how they interact and coexist with humans. I strongly recommend Anna to everyone in need of dog obedience training and behavior modification training for their four legged friends. Sincerely, James & Aly Krieser

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Katie R.
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Jennifer is a fantastic dog trainer! Very clear and concise during classes, and definitely has a great connection with all canines! My Fezzik is learning SO much so quickly! :)

RUFF Academy
4.2
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!!!

Cyndie R.
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Victoria is one of the most dedicated dog trainers and breeders I know. She has so many top working dogs, If you have a breed that you would like to compete with,Victoria is the trainer, and breeder you would want to go to.

Selten Ruhe Kennels, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
MT D.
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Absolutely brilliant; I could NOT be happier with this service. Incredibly professional, helped the anxiety in my dog immensely and I loved the videos and the email updates I received from them on a regular basis. I was very happy with the facilities and the dog training building was superb. I also enjoyed that my dog was around other dogs and animals of all ages so he could interact with the trainers as well as with their own trained dogs. I truly was impressed with everything on offer. My vet could not believe the change in my dog in just over 3 weeks and I have provided to her and the vet clinic all of the contact information for Selten Ruhe Kennels. The price was incredibly fair and the entire experience was worth every penny as my dog is now well trained and loud noises no longer cause the continued panting and pacing for up to 2 hours later. Folks, it just doesn't get any better than this and I can wait to do this again next summer. THANK YOU!

Dog-Ma!
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer F.
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Ellen is one of the most sought-after experts in the North Shore and surrounding suburbs! She is the go-to professional for any and all of my dog-related issues. She is unlike any trainer we've worked with -- she understands exactly what each individual dog needs and trains US how to transform our companions into best-behaved pets possible.

SideKick Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jason P.
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Jennifer is a great trainer, very insightful in the ways that dogs think and feel. My dog and I have attended training classes before, but there were a few behaviors I wanted to work on. Working one on one and at home is great, as there are less distractions than working in a large class. In all a very positive experience for my dog and I; he gets rewarded for his good behavior and I'm less stressed because he's doing what I want him to do! Jennifer's positive reenforcement methods are easy to learn and work great!

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We are Mobile dog trainers- We come to you! We give you one on one training with the socializtion your canine friend needs! Our programs are catered to your need and your dogs needs! I love to help people with their canine friends become well manner canine family members!

Happy Paws

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    About

    I am a certified dog trainer for over 40 years. My service has been used by police and military in Europe. I talk dog with dogs.

    Noble Heartz Kennels

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I personally select the breedings of my Llewellin Setters to make sure I get the most birdy dog with natural abilities, high-prey drive, and that loves to hunt for the gun! These dogs are easy to train due to their intelligence and willingness to please! I sell their pups, and I also train them to be sold as started and finished gun dogs. These Setters are world-class hunting dogs and awesome family pets! I train the pointing breeds on all upland game birds to point, steady to wing, and shot and retrieve. I also hold classes for obedience training. I also like to give the dog owner hints and ideas to help prep their pup a little, before coming here for formal training which helps the dog greatly. I don't train for forced retrieve; it's all natural. Using a natural retrieve method, I like to have the owner do some play retrieve in their hallway when the pup is young. The dog needs to know his or her name, and be here before formal training.

      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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