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Top 10 dog trainers in Tampa, FL

Homeowners agree: these Tampa dog trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
All American Dog Training Academy

All American Dog Training Academy

5.0(3)
2 hires on HomeGuide
52+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Malissa E. says, "Woohoo! These good boys graduated from doggie training today! 6 weeks ago they were completely separated for two months after their near-death fight. Now they are in the house together freely without any issues. I’m so happy that we chose to train them versus re-home one. We just couldn’t do that to our little children. We have learned some invaluable lessons and I no longer feel that they dominate our relationship. They still have some fine-tuning to do but they have certainly come a long way! They can now walk on a leash without pulling, stay, place on their beds until I release them (even when the doorbell rings 😳), and they adhere to my commands much more consistently. I’m very proud of them! I’m so grateful to our trainer Dave who is super cool, knowledgeable and so kind to my babies. If you need a good trainer, he’s your man! I know Mike who is deployed is so grateful as well. THANK YOU!!!! All American Dog Training Academy" Read more
Hip Houndz Dog Grooming

Hip Houndz Dog Grooming

5.0(3)
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Tampa, FL
Joan D. says, "Well so far being here for a year now and 3 other groomers, Beth is by far THE BEST!! Thank goodness we finally found a good groomer. Thank you Beth!!" Read more
Dog-Eze Training Specialists

Dog-Eze Training Specialists

5.0(1)
11+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Brett P. says, "We strive to provide the best!" Read more
Awoken K9

Awoken K9

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Awoken k9 offers dog training in Tampa where Brian our dog training and behavior expert is able to offer owners and their dogs an individualized approach to dog training. We do this so that you as an owner have a clear understanding on how your dogs mind works an be able too instill life changing habits! Awoken K9 focuses on creating a clear line of communication between you and your dog. We strive to do this in order to create real-world obedience, anywhere, anytime. Whether you’ve just brought in a new puppy, or want to teach an old dog new tricks, we will guide you every step of the way....
SIT HAPPENS DOG TRAINING

SIT HAPPENS DOG TRAINING

5.0Exceptional(20)
19 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Deanna G. says, "Mart Ellen was very professional, personable! She spent time assisting me with training my puppy and was very patient and knowledgeable. " Read more
Christina's Canine Connection

Christina's Canine Connection

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
I am very passionate about helping people and their dogs have a wonderful life together by opening up the lines of communication and helping owners understand their dog better. Everything! But seriously I love seeing the bond between the owner and dog grow as they learn to become a team.
Lauri's Pet Sitting Service

Lauri's Pet Sitting Service

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
We are a full time professional pet sitting sitting service which also provides doggie daycare, dog walking and over night boarding. All 5 star reviews please visit petsittersouthtampa.com. We enjoy working with all types of animals and also work as a foster to dogs and cats! We pride ourselves on our 90+ 5 star reviews and plan to reach 100 soon!
Pet Peeves Animal Training

Pet Peeves Animal Training

5.0(1)
25+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Frank S. says, "This company is by far THE BEST! Our dog, Zeus, was extremely aggressive. We thought, at one point, we might even have to put him down. But then our vet told us to call Wendy. She came to our home and worked her magic! She literally saved our family! Now Zeus is a big love! We are forever grateful!" Read more
Happy 4 Paws LLC

Happy 4 Paws LLC

5.0Exceptional(7)
8 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Arthur L. says, "Great in home consult!," Read more
Highland Canine Training Tampa

Highland Canine Training Tampa

5.0(1)
15+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Cheryl L. says, "The whole experience from start to finish was very personal, that is was attracts me the most to them, love the hands on and even their if I had questions afterwards" Read more

Your Dog Training questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much are dog training prices near me?

Professional dog training costs $30 to $50 per group class and $45 to $120 per private session. Dog obedience training schools cost $200 to $600 per week, and boot camp kennel training costs $500 to $1,250 per week. Get exact prices by contacting affordable dog trainers near you.

What do professional dog trainers do?

Local dog trainers teach dogs basic obedience, behavioral modification, agility, personal protection or guarding, emotional support, therapy or service dog training, show dog handling, puppy training, trick training, hunting training, police dog or K9 training, and other types.

Certified dog trainers offer group classes, private lessons, or come to your home for one-on-one training. The best in-home dog trainers also teach the owner how to train commands, use body language, and offer proper reinforcement guidance. Many dog trainers use positive reinforcement, which uses a reward (treats, praise, toys) for desired behaviors.

What is the best age to train a dog?

Puppies 7 to 8 weeks of age begin to learn basic obedience commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “stand,” and “down.” Professional dog training traditionally starts at 6 months old. By delaying training, behavioral patterns learned during puppyhood likely take longer to change.

Can you train an old dog?

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Dogs can learn and be trained at any age. Older dogs have more self-control and are easier to train than young puppies. Continuing to train your dog as it matures is also important to help keep their mind sharp.

Is paying for private dog training worth it?

Private dog training helps correct your dog’s behavior, aggression, anxiety, socialization skills, and teaches them a commands list in a timely and cost-effective manner. Common commands dogs learn quickly are to stay, heel, and roll over.

Professional dog training is valuable because it teaches your dog not to jump or bite, to stop barking, to stay in the yard off-leash, potty training, to use a dog door, not to pull on a leash, hand signals, and much more.

Which dog breeds are easy to train?

The easiest dog breeds to train are an Australian Shepherd, Corgi, Bearded or Border Collie, Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Labrador, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and a Doberman Pinscher. Female canines of all breeds are also easier to train and housebreak.

Which dog breeds are hard to train?

The hardest dogs breeds to train are a Husky, Mastiff, Pug, Beagle, Bulldog, Weimaraner, Afghan Hound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Fox and Kerry Blue Terrier, Irish Setter, Pekingese, Pit Bull Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, and a Rottweiler.

Reviews for Tampa dog trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Tampa area.
Kellie F.
I had an extremely difficult (and rare) breed to train and Dave and Tommy were so knowledgeable regarding the process. I was so impressed with the effectiveness of training I decided to pursue basic and advanced obedience along with protection training. I always recommend All American to anyone seeking dog training. They are THE best!!!
All American Dog Training Academy
Jeanne S.
Professional, quality work! She obviously cared for my dog and gave him great grooming and cut!
Hip Houndz Dog Grooming
Brenda S.
AMAZING Mary Ellen is incredible. She was able to capture my golden’s Lenny focus so well and helped keep him calm (he can be super anxious outside. She’s super compassionate and is always here to help me. I feel more confident in my dogs training now than ever before and I can’t wait to reach back out to her. Please check out sit happens you won’t regret it best decision ever!!!
SIT HAPPENS DOG TRAINING
Paula M.
Hired for training. Absolutely love her and her training techniques. Carola had my dog eating out of the palm of her hand within minutes immediately. She is punctual, informative, friendly, had full control of our little dog; Sam. Taught us who is control and we feel more confident as old pet parents. Highly recommend for any situation or training needs you may have. Worth every penny.
Happy 4 Paws LLC
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