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Milwaukee Service Dog Training Programs

Browse these service dog training programs with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Milwaukee.

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  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
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Sue S.
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Carolyn is great! She understands dogs and people so well. My dog and I are working on the training tips she gave me and we're both having fun, too!

  • 10 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne K.
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Kim was fantastic! She gave us great ideas on training 2 puppies. We highly recommend her :)

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Blue Grass Kennels
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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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.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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Dog is Your Copilot LLC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Joan V.
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I would highly recommend using this service if you would like help training your dog. The trainer is awesome and made the experience fun for both our puppy and us. We learned so much and feel like it was just what we needed to get us off to a good start.

The Educated Canine
4.5
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
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Myself and my family have had quite few dogs over the years. Almost all large protective breeds which inherently require high levels of training. Over the years we've met many trainers some were nice but underqualified and others not so nice. Leslie came from a very reputable and well established training center. Over the years (many at this point) and through several different dogs she has brought a wealth of knowledge from all aspects of canine behaviour, psychologically, and physiology. She has a very level headed and balanced approach to training that generally defaults to firm obedience and discipline but never overly corrective or through anger. She is also a great guide in picking a dog that's right for you and your particular lifestyle, which is extremly important to do first. She's a pretty straight-up, no nonsense type but is really easy to work with and the value for her services is beyond fair. She can definitely deliver any kind of assessment, training program, or dog type you may want or put you in contact with some of the best out there but you must be willing to takeover after and work the program consistently for the results to last.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Mr. Hubbard's Hounds
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Mary L.
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I could not be happier with the training and the love Rick showed our German Shothair, Brandy!!!! Rick trained and boarded Brandy for 3 weeks in his own home and treated her like a member of the family - he definitely went above and beyond our expectations. He also kept in touch via text messaging and send several adorable photos of her. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone interested in improving the behavior of their dog with quality training! THANKS SO MUCH, RICK!!!!!! Mary Lou Mauro Marquette, Michigan

Awesome Paws Academy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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.

K9 Satisfaction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Harvey K.
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Transformed my hyperactive misbehaving antisocial 8 month old Lab puppy to a tranquil obedient well behaved companion after one week of residential ecollar training.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I treat my clients pets as though there a part of my family

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I offer full-service K9 training for your pet and your family. The family pet can be an amazing asset to your family. If you struggle with his/her behavior, and it's what makes you think why did I get this dog? I can help. Don't let silly behavior and lack of time stop your family from the love of a great family member. I know I can help.

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We are a full-service dog training facility that can provide a variety of services, ranging from basic obedience, all hunting breeds pointing and flushing on land and water to dog behavior correction. We also provide dog and cat boarding and grooming (professionally trained groomer on site). We give dogs special care when it comes to boarding and training and have a variety of packages available to custom fit each dog. Most of our trainings have a "hands-on" approach with teaching the dogs first approach.

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I provide full-service training at your house or place of your choice. I also have access to a pond and 55 acres of land for retriever training.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I believe the more information you have the better you can accommodate your clients needs. I am always learning and feel not every person or every dog learns the same, therefore, having more tools allows for more progress.

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I walk dogs, and I love animals. I can also train them to walk like they are supposed to, and I can train them to use the bathroom outside. I can trim their claws as well and give them baths.

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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