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Madison Obedience Trainers

Browse these obedience trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Madison.

  • 18 years in business
Michelle Ristow
Verified review

I have personally watched first-hand as Kristi has patiently worked with animals with behavioral issues. Her kindness and caring not only showed through in the end result whether it was training, grooming or demanding obedience, but also allowed her the ability to perform certain task that other animal professionals were not. Her ability to determine weaknesses in Owner behavior also helps her to strengthen the results of each animal as well as the relationship between pet and Owner. I haven't seen such results since the Dog Whisperer!

PuppyTutor
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mallory L.
Verified review

I have a husky who was rescued as a stray... Meaning we had to start at "hasn't even been trained how to sit". Not only did I feel valued and understood by the trainer, but the services here have helped me and my doggie bond and develop a mutual respect for each other too. The prices are definitely fair and scheduling is made easy. I used services for beginning/obedience-type sessions as well as kennel training/separation anxiety. You can't go wrong here for any of your training needs!! I can't say that enough. :)

Herman's Hangout, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynne R.
Verified review

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

Kelsey B.
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I have worked with Victoria in both grooming and training. She clearly loves her job. With grooming, she was always interested in new techniques and advancing her skills. She's patient and caring. With training, she's extremely knowledgeable. I learned so much from her! She's patient with both dog and owner, and I've yet to see a case she can't crack.

  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Les M.
Verified review

Is doing wonderful with training of the 3 family dogs.

Selten Ruhe Kennels, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
MT D.
Verified review

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!

Sidekick Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith A.
Verified review

Alexis saved me from misery! First day she was here the dog responded to her and it was amazing!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jo A.
Verified review

helped a lot with making my dog heal want him back 1 more time

  • 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."

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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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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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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 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 raise quality labradors and train dogs that are ready to be in new homes. I accommodate all breed of dogs, behavioral challenged dogs, and rescue dogs.

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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.

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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 have been training dogs for seven years. I have experience in large dogs. I can sit or train your dogs.

  • 2 years in business
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I focus on the bond between handler and dog. Not just making the dog more obedient but helping the owner understand why the dog does what it does, and then ways to help modify the behavior. Please visit my website for more information and prices.

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I have raised and trained German Shepherds for over 30 years (puppies occasionally). I do obedience classes for dogs and puppies of all breeds. I am a certified animal care specialist. Animals have been my passion my entire life. I do pet sitting with over 20 years of experience. I also provide dog grooming with body massages and full brush out to help with shedding dogs.

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We are a dog training facility that uses classical and operant conditioning to train your dog to do anything! We offer classes of all levels in agility, puppy/adult classes, Canine Good Citizen Class, and Shaping 101 which gives you understanding about the method and much more!

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We specialize in training and breeding high-quality hunting and hunt test dogs. Training starts in the spring and ends in the late summer before hunting season starts.

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.

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.

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?
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