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  • 45 years in business
  • 348 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min

Linda J.

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Meeting and working with Susan was above and beyond what we could have hoped for! She came to our house in Lake Zurich and was here for about 2 hours she really knows her job well and taught us things about our dog that we never would have figured out ourselves. She has a great personality and was really easy to communicate with. Our dog Reptar also responded to her on a positive note. It took about 15 minutes for her to get Reptar to trust and listen to her and by the end of the visit he was really comfortable around her and listened to all of her commands. We can't wait to have her work with Reptar again and in fact she is coming back in 2 days to work one on one with Reptar and our son. Her prices are really reasonable but no matter what she charges, she is definitely worth it! You can tell she loves what she does and goes the extra step to make sure you know why she is doing what she is doing and how we can continue to make progress with Reptar until her next visit. We think she has resolved the reason for Reptar's aggression and now we have work with him to make it better and we truly believe with Susan's help and knowledge, we will achieve our goal. We don't believe there was anything she could of done to improve our visit. She knew what to do the minute she walked in our door and by the end of the visit, we felt progress was already made and can't wait for her to come back and continue working with Reptar. We would most definitely recommend Susan to anyone who really wants excellent training for their dog. She knows her job, she is really good at what she does but most of all, she loves doing it and that makes the results even more rewarding. We feel that we have already created a bond with her and can't wait for the final results with Reptar to be achieved.

Kathy Z.

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Susie was phenomenal! She took time before we even met to ask questions about our dogs, what we thought the problems were and she listened. We spent close to 45 minutes on the phone before she ever came to our house. Once she got to our house she immediately connected to our dogs. She also involved my entire family. She spent time with us, we never felt rushed. My dog responded to her immediately. Before she left, she gave us homework. We've been doing the training Susie recommended and we see such a difference in our dog. He's happier and more relaxed. I would recommend Susie to anyone I know who needs dog training help!

William W.

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Excellent, excellent work. Would definetly recommend her to anyone needing dog training.

TOP PRO
  • 3 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Frank D.

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Kristi immediately made a difference with our 8 month old Labradoodle. There were issues with continually jumping on and nipping at the wife, and not listening to her at all. Kristi explained how dogs think and how we need to communicate to him what we want him to do. Her approach is positive reinforcement of good behavior, not trying to change bad behavior by negative reactions. Now the dog respects the wife's space, is very good at sit stay and down stay, and is well on the way to being calm when someone comes to the door. He also greets people in a much calmer and respectful way after Kristi working with him. Kristi's rate for training is very reasonable, and she works her schedule to come to your house when it's convenient for you. I doubt there is any dog behavior that she hasn't dealt with successfully in her years of experience. We have and would recommend Kristi to anyone with a dog or dogs with issues, minor or major. It's very clear that Kristi is very passionate about gentle, force free dog training techniques. Frank & Bobbie Drew Janesville, WI

Bethany P.

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Kristi has been wonderful, offering valuable training for our new puppy along with practical tips for dealing with some issues that our older dog has as well. We appreciate her patience and dog training experience and would highly recommend her to anyone in the market for dog training!

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.

TOP PRO
  • 29 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Tom D.

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We met with Tim Mader this evening for assessment and training of our dog Charlie. Both my wife and I were impressed with Tim's knowledge and his ability to "diagnose" the problem and give us advice and direction on the proper way to handle and/or correct our dog when he adversely reacts to situations. Charlie was termed a "difficult to adopt" dog that we adopted from the Humane Society. We do not have knowledge of Charlie's past, but as Tim worked with him he was able to explain to us why he thinks Charlie sometimes reacts to situations and why he (Charlie) is acting the way he does with strangers. He then demonstrated to us what we need to do to correct him. Tim is very personable, friendly, easy to talk to, and his directions were easily understood. Both my wife and I are very appreciative of his advice. We highly recommend Tim to anyone who has a "problem" dog and needs direction.

Dave R.

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Tim was extremely professional and knowledgeable. Our dog has struggled with leash walking and aggression with other dogs while on the leash, and by the end of the two hours with Tim, we understood how to correct the behavior. Tim may cost a few dollars more but it is well worth it and cannot be compared to a dog class setting.

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.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

TOP PRO
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Spring Grove, IL

Karen G.

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I have brought 2 of my 3 rescue dogs here for training. Claudia is an amazing trainer!! She is great about explaining to me her thought process and has trained me as well as my dogs!! The change I am experiencing at home with my dogs is worth every penny I paid. What a huge difference she has made in my life. I have recommended her to other people who need some extra help and I will continue to do that. 5 Stars for sure ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Barb R.

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I went to her facility and it has indoor. & outdoor areas and a huge agility course that we did too, after training. My dog listened immediately to her and now she is showing me how to get the same results all the time. She really enjoys helping you. Nice lady. We are going back.

Karen L.

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I appreciated the quick response as I was seeking help with my puppies. Claudia is always helpful with questions regarding my dogs training & what to do with them in certain situations. Her prices are great with her experience & amount of time she spends with the dogs.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Ingleside, IL

Jeff W.

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As a first time dog owner I have learned that the process to a well behaved dog is the training of both the dog AND the owners. Our rescue one year old Birder Collie/Australian Shepard mix was pretty well behaved indoors and in our yard but had a very aggressive issue when meeting new digs and people. He could not be trusted to not bite either. After one session with Lynn and homework he was 100% better. After the second session I have little fear of having a problem. Buddy still needs some work however the change has been dramatic. Lynn comes to your home with written plans and homework assignments. Hire Lynn, you will not be disappointed. Jeff Wadsworth

Terri C.

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Lynn is the kindest, most patient and warmhearted, knowledgeable, and flexible person to work with. She has an exceptional understanding of dogs and their behavior. During our initial evaluation, Lynn gave us a few pointers and our dogs were behaving better. I could not ask for a better person to "train" me in training my dogs.

Jennifer H.

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Lynn is an amazing dog trainer and she has changed our lives in only a few sessions:)

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Rebekah K.

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I would highly recommend Julie to any of my friends (and have) that want to train their dogs. I like that she comes to your house. She was very helpful in giving me a different approach to training that is more my style of training. I have started using the techniques she has shown me in the past few days and my dog has shown improvements.

Laura G.

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Julie is so knowledgable and professional. In just our first session we made some progress with our sassy 7 month old puppy. We still have lots of work to do and plan on working with Julie until we get our skills mastered! Awesome Paws is a priceless gift to your dog and family!

Tanya C.

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Julie was super professional! She emailed when she said she would, she called to confirm the appointment, she showed up on time and gave me a wealth of information. I would highly recommend Julie's services!!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Milwaukee, WI

Tyson A.

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Cassidy does a great job with our Goldendoodle Doug! We have her stop at least twice a week to let Doug out, take him for a walk and play with him. Cassidy has even started to teach Doug some new commands. She communicates well and lets us know when she arrives and leaves. We would recommend Cassidy to anyone that needs a dog walker, pet sitter or just someone to spend some extra time with their dog.

Julie A.

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Cassidy is always there when I need someone to take good care of my goldendoodle. Cassidy is loving and kind with her and spends much time playing with her and walking her during every visit. She is dependable and on time, I can always count on her. She even went out of her way to find a gentle lead collar to help with my dog pulling while on walks. I would highly recommend Cassidy!

Lindsay P.

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Cassidy is nothing short of a lifesaver. She comes over 5-6 times per week to let my dog out. She is always on time, reliable, and goes out of her way to make sure my pup is happy and well taken care of. I can not put in words how grateful I am to have her and the peace of mind I have at work knowing my dog is in the best care. She is amazing and highly recommended.

  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Kenosha, WI

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.

Jess W.

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We worked with Sarah for 6 weeks with our dog, Diggie, on his visitor anxiety at our home. She was quick to diagnosis Diggie's issues and came every week ready with strategies and tools to help us. Sarah was always professional and knowledgable, answering all our questions, while still making us feel very comfortable with what we needed to do and providing us with feedback. After the 6 weeks, Diggie has come a long way, mastering basic commands that will help his anxiety and a plan to continue his progress. We would definitely recommend her to anyone who loves their dogs, but not their behaviors.

Hans T.

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Sarah has helped our family tremendously with training our puppy Topaz. Sarah has always had great ideas for our personal puppy issues, including counter surfing and puppy biting. We would definately recommend Sarah to anyone seeking great tools/skills to learn as she not only helps with typical commands but also customizes training to your pup and family. We look forward to another session with Sarah in the springtime. Thank you!!!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Waukesha, WI

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 !

Clarice J.

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Carol is a remarkable trainer. She has worked with many breeds having all types of temperaments. With her patience she has helped many a shy dog come out of its shell. Carol helped train my dog I adopted from a shelter. We are now part of a therapy team she organized in our community. She is so likeable and wants you and your dog to succeed.

Kristin S.

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Carol at Petlicious was very informative and nice. She will help you with any dog issues. I would highly recommend her!

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Milwaukee, WI

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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Racine, WI

Denise F.

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Mary has watched our two dogs Dakota and Tucker numerous times and has stayed with them overnight. Mary has always been extremely reliable and enjoyed watching our dogs; she is very knowledgeable when it comes to animals behaviors. I totally trust Mary with our dogs and I highly recommend her to watch your animals. Mary is also always punctual and very communicative to let us know how our dogs behaved while we were away. Our older dog Dakota also has a mean streak every now and then that Mary knew how to handle and was extremely patient with Dakota for which our family is thankful.

  • Sussex, WI

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We teach pets to train their people! We offer in-home, private, all-positive, and professional dog training for all breeds and all ages. We handle new puppies, rescues, and older dogs. We help with curbing bad habits, polishing up behaviors, tricks, CGC prep, and more! We have over 20 years of experience. Travel within 10 miles is included in training fees.

  • Lake Villa, IL

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I offer doggy nanny 911 services, as follows: training/communication, pet sitting, dog walking, boarding and grooming. I provide customized pet care that fits in your budget

  • Muskego, WI

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I'm a UK Lab breeder. I offer dog training, from basic obedience and psychology to finished hunting with whistle sits and hand signals. All breeds are trained.

  • Oconomowoc, WI

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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.

About

I would love to help assist fellow dog owners to bridge that gap between master and pack member at an affordable price. To own and care for a dog is already expensive enough, so paying for a professional trainer is often discouraging and can lead to many outcomes including negative behavior in both dog and human, neglect, abandonment, stress in both dog and human etc. My goal is to eliminate anything blocking the natural connection between you and your canine companion.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Lake Villa, IL

About

I have been doing dog training and dog sitting for 15 years. I am certified by Animal Behavior College. I also have an associate's degree in veterinary assistant. I love animals very much. I treat my clients' dogs as I do my own. My dogs are my children -- they're my first priority in my life. My hobby is dog showing. I show my Chinese crested dogs.

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I have my own pet sitting business, where I personally take care of the animals. I have worked with animals for over 20 years, and I am also a certified dog trainer and pet nutrition specialist. I belong to several animal welfare and rescue organizations, and I am also a HomeAgain pet rescuer. I have five dogs and one cat of my own and recently have acquired some Cichlids (fish) that I rescued. I believe in treating another person's little furry family member like they were one of my own with the utmost of love and devotion. Animals are and always have been my passion in life. I will travel up to 15 miles within Wisconsin and Illinois.

  • 3 years in business
  • Fox Lake, IL

About

Is your dog rude when it meets new people? Does she jump, bark, or pull on the leash? Did you just get a puppy that simply just needs training? Through Civilized Canine training programs, it is my goal to not only make your pup a well-behaved civilized canine but to make sure the owner is happy as well.

  • West Bend, WI

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I do everything with a smile, it's the customers satisfaction that really matters.

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For customized loving pet care and whatever you need is, I can be there for your four-legged friends. Walks, training, bathing, nails, house visits for vacation care, etc. are all customized for you and your dogs' needs.

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