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Morgantown Dog Trainers

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Paula's Dog Services
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi D.
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I would highly recommend the services of Paula's Dog Services. She was very knowledgable of positive reinforcement, rewarding, and classical conditioning. Paula took the time to really get to know me and my dog. I have a 9 month old English Bulldog (which some deem stubborn and difficult to train). Paula was very patient and excited, which helped my dog to excell in training. Paula easily explained the techniques of training for both me and my dog. She also provided handouts and books. In addition, she is very reasonably priced. I would use her again in the future, without hesitation.

  • 10 years in business
Wendy W.
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Jessica kept our high energy dog, Sookie, for 8 days over Christmas. We were so extremely pleased with the service that she provided. She sent daily updates and even a picture, which was such a comfort to us. Jessica kept a detailed log of food and activities which was also comforting. Even ridiculous things that we dog owners think are important (like special treats and activities on Christmas) were important to Jessica as well. We will leave Sookie with Jessica again and again (as often as she'll say yes!).

  • 4 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Luke D.
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My wife and I signed our Weimeraner up for the two week crate and train package and l can say with 100% certainty that it was the best money we've ever spent. Prior to the training my wife simply couldn't handle our dog. He is too big and too strong for her to control (not to mention that it's pretty embarrassing to be pulled around constantly by your dog). We met with the trainers (Buck and Sue) and knew immediately we had found the right place. We dropped our pup off, went on our honeymoon, and picked up a completely different dog. Like night and day. He went from pulling like a sled dog on leash to walking right next to us without one. He listens, obeys, and is overall a pleasure to be around. When we picked him up Buck and Sue took all the time we needed to show us how to properly use his commands and taught us the dos and donts that will insure proper behavior. Now I take him to the trail all the time with no leash in sight and let him do his own thing knowing that at any moment for any reason I can call him right back to my side with no problem whatsoever. We went from embarrassed to gushing with pride as we constantly are receiving praise for how well behaved and trained our dog is. Buck and Sue are the nicest and most genuine people you could ever hope to have molding your dog (they cried when we picked him up just like we did when we dropped him off). They sent us tons of pictures and videos of the training process while we were gone so we could see his progress and never feel like he was too far away. If you want to have the best behaved dog in your neighborhood or are having trouble with at home training then you don't have to look any further than Offleash K9. My friends are all looking to have their pups trained there and any dog we have in the future will absolutely be spending some time with the BEST TRAINERS IN PITTSBURGH. You're the Best Luke, Shelle, and Ruxin

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara S.
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Darlene is a delight to work with. I was at first nervous about leaving my 2 pups. They are bigger dogs and love attention. But after meeting with her and her correspondence while we were away, all worries melted away. The dogs seem to love her her and she's very good with them. Highly recommended.

Trusted K9 Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Pattyann M.
    Verified review

    I have an American Bulldog that was literally pulling my arm off. I had developed severe pain in my shoulder and elbow. After working with Lindsay she taught me how to master the walk and be the pack leader. Thanks to her I can now walk my dog with ease..

    Nose To Toes Dog Training
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Angela J.
    Verified review

    Vironica is very responsible and dependable. Love her caring manner

    • 12 years in business
    Paula C.
    Verified review

    Me and my finaces dog was not trained at all when we adopted her at 7 months. Michelle completely transformed our peanut. She not only helped peanut but helped us gain a wonderful bond with her. Thanks so much again!!

    Stephanie R.
    Verified review

    Jess took great care with my two dogs and cat while we were on vacation. I knew from the moment I met her that the animals would quickly adapt to her caring for them. They instantly fell in love with her wonderful personality and passion for animals. Dependable, caring, and affordable. Highly recommend.

    Youngwood Dog Whisperer
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I provide loving care and attention to your pet while you are at work or on vacation, or you just need help. Pets need socialization, fresh air and exercise to keep them healthy and happy.

    Jake
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Michele B.
      Verified review

      We finally have peace of mind that our dogs are being cared for in the way we want them to be. We have used Jacob for a year and he is reliable, caring, and our 2 dogs are so happy to see him. In addition to walking, playing with and feeding our dogs, Jacob has, from time to time, had to administer medications, and special dietary needs. We have had other pet sitters, and when we return, we've had to take our 1 dog to the vet for dehydration and other medical conditions. I highly recommend Jacob for pet sitting positions - your pet will love him!

      BM Dog and Horse Training
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Heather R.
        Verified review

        Great job with my dog! He was listening better in just one lesson. Bree is very gifted with animals and her knowledge is unbeatable. Thanks Bree! Myself and Freddie will see you soon!

        About

        I'm really good with dogs. I charge $5 an hour, and each walk with the dogs are $5 an hour. If you ever wanna go out, I'll dog sit your dog.

        About

        For several years, I have shown successfully in conformation as evidenced by several championship titles, as well as an award of merit from Westminster Kennel Club 2011, and I teach classes at my local all-breed club. I have also taught, as well as assisted in obedience classes for several years. My teaching methods use total positive motivation with no harsh corrections. Rewarding is consist of food, play, and lots of praise.

        About

        Here at South Hills Pet Resort, we do dog boarding, training, and pet care. We have more than 10 years of experience. Feel free to give us a call at anytime!

        About

        I don't really have a business. I just love dogs and am looking for extra income to support my daughter and myself. I am a single mother with a very active 6-year-old kid.

        • 3 years in business
        About

        Pet food manufacturing with a variety of additional pet services offered. From advanced obedience training, Canicross/sled/pull training, and more. Food products: Natural grain-free products for pets, utilizing many ingredients found right here in our home state of West Virginia!

        About

        If you cannot, and I'm available, I would like to take care of your dog.... Winter is approaching and I have a Subaru... Have a nice day... John M. Kamin

        About

        Because when I do my job I actually put care into what I'm doing. I make sure that the animals on the walk and play that there taken care of.

        About

        We are providing first-class dog and cat boarding, grooming, dog daycare, dog training, and veterinary care.

        About

        We offer group classes using positive reinforcement. We do classes in obedience, agility and show handling. Obedience classes include puppy, beginning, intermediate, AKC rally and competition. K9 Nose Work classes are also available.

        About

        I love dogs and love to help out. If you have anything available, please contact me.

        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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