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Sheboygan Animal Behaviorists

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Blue Grass Kennels
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennie L.
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Tim is highly professional and a wealth of knowledge I have had dogs my entire life, and yet learned more in the couple of hours we spent together than all that time. It was incredible to watch my dog respond to Tim. As he interacted with my dog he was able to explain the behavior I had been observing and probable causes. Many things FINALLY made sense after he explained them. I would highly recommend Tim to anyone.

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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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Alex P.
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Working with Elena was an amazing experience. Not only is she well informed on dog behavior and training, Elena also answered any questions I had about her methods. She even informed me on how to reinforce her training and tricks I could teach on my own.

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Simply Smith LLC
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon T.
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The Smith's do a great job. I have worked with them personally and have seen them work on some dogs that really needed help. Their knowledge and understanding of a dog's aggressive behavior is one that should be modeled! I appreciate the hard work and dedication they show the animals they are working with. Good knowledge is usually not combined with a big heart! FULLY RECOMMEND!

  • 13 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ginny S.
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On only 2 sessions, I can see great improvement in my dog's behavior and can see what is possible.

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
  • 18 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

  • 6 years in business
Jane H.
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Pam is fantastic to work with. She is reliable, timely, and honest. She has training for medical issues and has been wonderful with our medically-challenged dogs. When there is a crisis on her watch, Pam takes action, seeks our input and keeps us informed. Most of all, Pam has a loving heart for animals and is kind and gentle with them. I can heartily recommend Professional Pet Sitting by Pamela.

SideKick Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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!

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Furbaby lover of all. Kind, sweet, attentive, understanding & in control. Experienced in giving all forms of medication, pills, drops, insulin shots, etc. Experienced with all types temperaments and ages. Live in a nice upper-class clean safe condo that is very pet-friendly​. I have owned many animals grew up having 3 dogs and 2 cats at all times. Was a farm hand and horse hand for years. Personally, feel life is only complete with animals in it! Animals bring utter joy to my day!!!

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We offer training classes for your dog, from puppy to adult. We've been training people and their dogs since 1946. I am a former army instructor.

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I am dedicated to building harmonious relationships between dogs and their families through positive, ongoing and cooperative training. My goal is to teach you how to train your dog in a way that they can clearly understand and respond to.

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We provide love and care for animals. We are looking for a part-time job for the upcoming holidays.

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I offer personalized dog training tailored to your needs! Using only positive training techniques supported by science, I will help you modify your dog's behavior, teach basic skills and more in your home. I am specializing in fearful and shy dogs, with experience ranging from shy dogs to over-the-top reactive dogs. Training should be fun and rewarding. Let me show you how!

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I am a retired administrator who loves dogs, and I will love your dog as if it were my own. I walk dogs and dog sit, and as a retiree, I have a lot of time to devote doing work that I enjoy.

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I love being around animals, and I have started to pet sit. I have enjoyed it and would like to do it more often. I have mainly done pet sitting from a week and a half or less. I can sit for animals with medical problems who need medicines because of my background of working at OAHS as an animal caregiver. I know how to give shots, pill animals, give eye or ear medicines, etc. I would be willing to stay at your house or possibly have the animal stay with me.

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I offer house- and pet sitting. I have always enjoyed dogs and cats. I enjoy caring for them, and if also needed, I will house-sit. I am responsible and trustworthy and have a big heart!

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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