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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
Jennifer M.
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Terrific dog trainer for our 7 month old Rottweiler. Kristie saved our human puppy relationship!!!!! Kristie ROCKS!!!

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  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Lynda F.
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Carolyn is a great and patient trainer. My dog is a work in progress but progress is what we are getting with Carolyn.

  • 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.

Dog Talk
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Lynn is an amazing dog trainer and she has changed our lives in only a few sessions:)

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Blue Grass Kennels
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Amber C.
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I have owned my dog for just over a year and over all is a good dog, however, she is a barker and is "aggressive" with other dogs and people who walk by. She was hard to walk on a leash due to her pulling and constant barking at other dogs, rabbits, leaves or anything moving for that matter. I have tried other training methods including classes, pinch collars, and books. ... nothing worked. Within 5 mins of Tim being here, not only was I confident but so was my dog. After our session I am seeing a calm and controlled dog and I am comfortable with my dog. Thank you Tim so much for your help. You are truly amazing and a real life dog whisperer. I look forward to working with you again.

The Educated Canine
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra S.
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Leslie is by far the best dog trainer we have encountered and we have been through plenty ! She has a unique and uncanny understanding of dogs and their behaviors. She has a quiet yet firm way of training, showing that you don't have to be harsh with your dog to train it. She does a pretty good job of training the owners too! She has also alerted us to health issues with our dog on 2 separate occaisions allowing us to get veterinarian care much sooner. If you are looking for a dog trainer go with Leslie! Couldn't recommend her more!

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Mr. Hubbard's Hounds
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Frank K.
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Ricks teaching abilitys were very good. Our dog felt comfortable and so did we. We were satisfied with what our dog learned and would recommend him to others

  • 18 years in business
Jessi Dyszelski
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If you are looking for a great, knowledgeable dog trainer, Kristi is your person! She knows what she's doing and can explain everything in great detail so the average person can understand. She's helped so many dogs from minor to serious issues with great success! I have referred her to many people, including my own family!

  • 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
Chris N.
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Sarah is a joy to work with. You can tell she truly loves dogs, and knows what she is doing. She has great experience, comes prepared, and doesn't have to stick to the same old same old if something in particular doesn't seem to be working. I am going in for a shoulder surgery in January, and I can trust my almost 100 pound puppy won't be pulling my arm off after I get it fixed. And this is only after 3 sessions! But as she says, you need to be willing to work with the dog and give the time it takes to train him/her. She is by far one of the best train the trainers I have ever gotten to work with.

  • 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! :)

Sunflower Elite Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Vera W.
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I used Kay's service twice, after a friend recommended her to me as a good and reliable dog sitter. Kay stayed in my house, so she was not only a dog sitter, but also a house sitter, 2 for the price of 1, so to say. My little stubborn puppy loved Kay. I felt comfortable and happy, because Kay was sending me pictures several times a day and her comments were kind and with sense of humor. You can tell that she loves dogs! I would definitely recommend her services and will call her again when I need.

Sylvie Armstrong
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Judith H.
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Sylvie is a real professional, and she has an amazing rapport with dogs. She is patient, caring, and 100% trustworthy. I've engaged her for basic services like dog-walking, and also as a training consultant, and will definitely continue to do so.

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.

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.

Comfy K9's
5.0
from 1 review
    Amanda A.
    Verified review

    In the first year of his life, my Great Dane had worked his way through two dog trainers and five dog walkers. The latest trainer- a certified animal behaviorist, had recommended we put out 9 month old puppy on prozac. My husband and I were against the idea, but decided to have the conversation with our vet. He absolutely refused and then recommended we talk to Kyra. Fast forward two years. Thanks to Kyra (and Comfy K9s) we watched our misunderstood, misbehaved puppy grow into a respectful, loving, well behaved family member. When it comes to training, except to work. Kyra takes her role very seriously. She won’t let you fail your dog. The number one thing that separates her from any other trainer, behaviorist, dog walker- I've worked with is her passion. She wants to help and she'll get it done any way it takes. She reads. She studies. She asks questions. The training is customized to your dog’s individual needs. And, she truly cares about you and your dog. When everyone gave up on our dog, she was there. She’s reliable. I know I can call her anytime and Comfy K9s will take care of us. (They're actually on my emergency contact list!) Kyra is trustworthy. She’s genuine. She will make your dog shine.

    SideKick Dog Training
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jason P.
    Verified review

    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!

    Ems Dog Sitting Service
    1.0
    from 1 review
      About

      Working with animals, making customers happy, helping people out.

      About

      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

      New To Thumbtack

        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.

        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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