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Madison Dog Trainers

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  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Morgan L.
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I took my dog aggressive shepherd Blue to offleash because I was tired of being pulled down the street when he saw another dog it was very frustrating and embarrassing. Now after doing the 8 lessons I couldn’t be happier! I can walk past any distractions and Blue doesn’t bat an eye! Couldn’t recommend them enough!

Herman's Hangout, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynne R.
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Herman' Hangout been a valuable partner in helping our rescue evaluate dogs as well as a safe and clean environment for dogs needing kenneling. This female owned business specializes in field and behavioral training,obedience, gun dog foundation training I have had the pleasure of watching dogs trained by Tammy she has a special way with the animals, you can't go wrong with Tammy and her furry team If you want a well behaved pup this is the place to go

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Les M.
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Is doing wonderful with training of the 3 family dogs.

Mary H.
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I would trust Ella with my dog any time! She truly cares about animals!!

Canine Composure
3.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandra L.
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I did board and train with my girl Lucy. It was pricey but it was the best money I ever spent on my dog. I have been to 2 other trainers prior to meeting Kristi. She really helped me with Lucy wanting to drag me on walks and bark and lunge at other dogs and people. I now enjoy walks. If you want training from Canine Composure just bite the bullet and do it. Not only did she fix my dog but she also really helped me.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We hold 2 official world records in obedience! We are recognized by the World Record Academy for setting world records in “The Longest Down From A Distance with Voice Command” of 360 yards and “Most Off Leash Commands with Less than 5 Days of Training” - 14 commands. Just last year, we were featured on Cesar Milan’s Documentary "Love My Pit Bull:" Nick has people come from all throughout the US for his private training! As you will see, our client list includes: VP Cheney, actor Ryan Reynolds, WWEs John Cena, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, NBA Star John Wall, UFC World Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, World Champion Boxer Roy Jones Jr, UFC Star Lyoto Machida, Actress Carolyn Stotesbery, Model Marissa Fraering, film star Ron Jeremy, 3x UFC Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin, UFCs Rashad Evans, WWE Champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, WWE Champion and Actress Eve Torres, World Renowned Gracie Jiu Jitsu trainer, Rener Gracie, NHL Star Sheldon Souray, Model Barbie Blank, MLB Star/National’s Pitcher Max Scherzer, WWF World Champion Iron Sheik, Kane Hodder (“Jason” from the Friday the 13th movies), the staff from the hit show “Operation Repo,” and Elliot’s dog from Elliot in the Morning on DC 101! As you will see on our website, we are getting a lot of publicity and it's continually growing! We've had American Legion, US Military Veterans, NoVa Dog Magazine, Military Times Magazine, Smart CEO Magazine, and The Virginia and Maryland Dog Magazine do stories on us (just to name a few). Additionally, we are the official trainers for ABC's "The Pet Show." The popular online dog magazine, "The Dogington Post" named us one of the top trainers in the world! Recently, we were added to Wikipedia's "List of 17 Most Notable Dog Trainers in the World." We would HIGHLY encourage you to check out our YouTube link below, there are over 1700+ videos of dogs we have trained on YouTube so you can see the amazing results we get verse us just tell you about it! :-) We also have over 300+ 5-star reviews on Google! What separates us from other dog trainers in the area is we do not only teach your dog commands, we give you an off leash dog that responds with military/law enforcement K9 speed and precision. We have experience working with dogs from numerous military and law enforcement agencies, and we train your dog the same way that we train theirs. Also, our lessons are all private, which means you and your dog gets our undivided attention. As I always say, "I have NEVER seen a dog that impressed me in obedience that came from a group class."

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jo A.
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helped a lot with making my dog heal want him back 1 more time

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I have been a registered professional dog trainer since 1987. I train all breeds and ages. I do obedience, behavior problems, protection and off-leash training.

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I love little dogs, so if you have a little to a medium dog that needs watching when you are at work or on vacation, I would love to do that for you. I have 2 little dogs myself, so I know what they need. I have a big backyard that is fenced in. I charged at $10.00 a day that your dog is in here. I would love to hear from you.

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We board dogs. We have a heated kennel. Our rates are $16.00 per calender day. We offer hunting dog training. We do hunting dog for waterfowl and upland training. Rates are $700.00 per month. We also do dog grooming. We also have puppies a couple litters a year.

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I love to clean and walk dogs. I think I am very good at what I do. I am very adamant about everything I do being done the right way the first time.

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With 50 years of dog training, I can help you and your dog work through behavioral issues or basic obedience. Also offering in-home dog grooming.

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My primary focus is the well-being of your fur baby. I will walk, feed, clean up after, transport to vet, and anything else necessary to enable your dedicated dog to thrive. While I'm at it, I'll also feed your fish, play with your cat, water your plants, bring in your mail, do your grocery shopping, and run your errands.

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We do positive dog training. We offer classes or private lessons. We love working with dogs in a happy, positive way, making it fun for them to learn.

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I will give your best friend the care that they desire and more. You let me know what they like, and I take care of the rest.

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Anew Life is dedicated to helping canines and their humans become one team. Offering in-home behavioral correction, obedience training and rehabilitation. Specializes in dominant breeds. All breeds welcome.

  • 4 years in business
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I have shown dogs since I was seven. Dogs have always been a part of my life. Therefore, it's natural for me to want to pursue pet sitting full time.

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I enjoy tutoring kids, looking after dogs, or doing housekeeping. Please give me a chance to prove my work in your home.

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I work with owners and their dogs to resolve behavior issues that contribute to dogs being surrendered to shelters and make homing them very difficult, if not, impossible.

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I play with the dogs and do everything that is needed to take care of them probably as good as their owners. I do watch cats but I watch dogs more and prefer to watch dogs over cats

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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