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Milwaukee Dog Obedience Schools

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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.
Verified review

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.

Sunset Training Center
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Barb R.
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My son got a one year old dog and after two weeks she started biting people and attacking other dogs. I tried training with larger facilities but they only wanted to address obedience training not the biting issue and they were very costly. I was lucky to find Claudia at Sunset Training Center a few days before I was going to give her up. Holiday weekend training. Within the first 15 minutes she was able to get my dog under control and the dog loved her . The dog now plays and shares toys with other dogs and loves the super huge agility course on the property that I go back to. Less expensive by far and much more caring that you and your dog are happy. She had puppies when we were there too! Love this place. Barb-Lake County,IL

  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Sophia V.
Verified review

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.

The Educated Canine
4.5
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony Z.
Verified review

Leslie is training me and my dog obedience everything is very clear and easy to learn she is very knowledgeable on the subject and easy to get along with looking forward to continue working with her as my dog is doing great because of her training

Sit Means Sit Dog Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Pam H.
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Jason worked with our 90 lb boxer/bulldog Moose. Moose really enjoyed working with Jason and we saw behavior improvements after the first lesson. Our trainer was always polite and professional, but best of all he was effective. We now have a dog who has manners and is very obedient.

Dog Training
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 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

Nikki Collier
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Emily D.
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Nikki was a fantastic help with our Shiba Inu puppy. We never thought he'd be able to be trusted off leash, but thanks to Nikki's obedience training we can trust him to stay with us off leash and respond to our commands. She was very helpful and always available to answer questions and offer advice. We wish she were still on the east coast!

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

K9 Satisfaction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine M.
Verified review

Absolutely fantastic! Shannon transformed my psycho hyper Dane mix into a calm amazing dog. He's incredible now. Walks amazing on a leash. We went for a walk and I was able to walk him and hold my 4yo daughters hand, even when passing people and dogs. He was fantastic. He now can come inside and instead of constantly pacing, he's learned to settle and lay down on his own. I also can tell him "place" and he'll lay down on his dog bed until we tell him "free". Our experience was incredible. We can't thank shannon enough!!!!!

K9 Satisfaction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rocky L.
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Shannon is Awesome! What can I say? Our dog "Sulley" is an 80lb, pure muscle, leash pulling strong, dog aggressive, pitt bull / lab mix who took me out for walks yanking me left and right.... That is, until Sulley met his match: Shannon of K9 Satisfaction. We now have an obedient dog that walks along side of me, able to ignore barking dogs, and has great indoor manners (no jumping on guests or myself, growling at the vacuum or the instruments my kids play, or aggressive play). Because Sulley is now more obedient we are able to take him on outings in parks without a leash (woo-hoo!). Sully is now more happier with his new found freedoms. And as a result, Sully is more compliant. Thanks Shannon!!! Btw, Shannon style is more a positive reinforcement style as a motivating factor for the dog as opposed to negative reinforcement in case you want to know. You can really tell she loves dogs and her profession.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jo A.
Verified review

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

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    I can help you with simple obedience issues. Your dog will come when called. I will teach "sit, stay and lay down" and how to walk without being pulled.

    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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