Dog Trainers in Mesa

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Gage OMesa, AZ

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My name is Gage & I am a professional animal trainer. I have experience working with dogs, cats, monkeys, fish, porcupines, pigs, and more. I have been flown around the world to help train dogs that have bitten members of staff as well as host my own seminars to educate the public. I am a studying psychology major & positive reinforcement specialist, which means that I do not use any corrections, punishment, or aversive tools/methods. Your dog's happiness is my #1 priority.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Shanna SMesa, AZ

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“There’s no such thing as a bad dog!”

I have 15 years of working with dogs and have trained 4 service animals and worked with the following concerns: aggressive behavior, jumping, nuisance barking, leash reactivity, and prey drive behavior. I presently have two wonderful dogs, an Australian Shepherd therapy dog and a rescue BullyxGSD. Both dogs love other dogs and love to play and romp around our fully fenced backyard or swim in our fenced pool. I have a degree in Animal Behavior and 8 years of dog training experience.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Brennon NMesa, AZ

5.0

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My name is Brennon. I am 25 and I have been a dog trainer for about a year and I absolutely love meeting and getting to know new animals. I have a corgi mixed named Winnie and we love to go on adventures to the dog park and out in nature.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Daniel BMesa, AZ

4.9

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“Doggie Dan”

My name is Dan. I have 9 year old dachshund named Achilles. I was born and raised in Arizona. I graduated from University of Arizona in 2004 with Bachelor Degree in Social Science. I have always been an animal lover! I am very good with dogs and very reliable person. I have been working for Wag and Rover since September 2019. This is a not a job for me it is a passion! I would really like to get to know your dog and create an amazing experience!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Michael PMesa, AZ

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“Do or do not there is no try.”

My name is Michael, I have been raised around dogs my whole life. I love dogs as well as all animals. I currently have a 4year old boxer named Hiro and I can honestly say he is my best friend. I have dog sat for dogs from small puppies to large dogs as well as I have volunteered for the animal adoption at petsmart before which included feeding them, playing with them and making sure they are ready to be taken home.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Cassandra CMesa, AZ

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“Life is amazing with furry friends”

Hey! My name's Cassandra and I've had all types of pets growing up, from dogs/cats to exotics. I’m a certified vet assistant and currently a veterinary technician student. I’m here to make you and your furry family member an experience of a life time provided with safety and care.

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Training Exam Complete

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Miranda DMesa, AZ

4.8

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“I’ll be sure to treat your dog like my own!”

My name is Miranda, I have grown up with different breeds of dogs my entire life, they are one of my favorite animals. I would be honored to meet your furry friend!!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

About Dog Training in Mesa, AZ

Training Fun Fact #1:

Got a hard-headed hound at the end of that leash? Does your pupper beg for scraps from the table, drink out of the toilet, or try to destroy every piece of furniture you own? A handful of treats can help fix those bad behaviors! Treats should only be given in small quantities, and you’ll also want to phase out the treats over time. Try teaching commands using a combination of treats, praise, verbal cues, and hand gestures for the first few repetitions. Then, cut out the treats entirely once your dog knows what to do.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Thanks to their stamina and natural sense of adventure, doggos make excellent hiking companions. Planning to go backpacking with your buddy? Train your dog to carry their own backpack and you can enjoy a slightly lighter load! Plus, giving your pal a job to do boosts their mental stimulation and makes them feel good. The first step is introducing the backpack. Before putting it on your pal and eventually adding weight, let them get a good sniff. With a little patience and a treat or two, you’ll be trekking through the great outdoors in no time!

Training Fun Fact #3:

When you pet your pooch, your blood pressure goes down. (And so does your dog’s.) But did you know that dogs can also be trained to detect a dangerous drop in blood pressure? Cardiac alert dogs are saving lives all over the world. Their super powerful sniffers can detect a heart attack or stroke before symptoms manifest. Medical alert dogs can also remind their owners to take medication, rest, or even elevate their legs.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Mesa, AZ

For in-home training, Mesa dog trainers usually charge an hourly rate, typically between $125 and $150. Extra travel fees of up to $50 may apply depending on where you live. Note that some in-home training sessions are only available to clients who have already completed a class with the training facility. Additionally, some in-home dog trainers in Mesa have limited availability.

Some dog training packages in Mesa offer a limited number of home visits alongside lifetime membership to group classes and semi-private training. Though it may seem like a no-brainer, some of these dog training programs in Mesa can cost anywhere from $1,000 to over $3,000. Looking for highly specialized training options, such as medical alert dogs? You can expect to pay up to $7,000 to train a service dog in Mesa.

How much are group obedience classes in Mesa? You’ll pay anywhere from $85 to $175 for a 4 to 6-week obedience course. Unfortunately, group obedience training and similar options might not be right for every dog. Pet parents with unpredictable work schedules might struggle to make it to class each week. Group classes may also be unsettling for nervous dogs and easily distracted puppies. 

Searching for a dog training alternative that works for your pup’s needs and your schedule? Look no further! Choose a Mesa dog trainer with Wag! and partner up to create a personalized training plan for your precious pooch. Wag! makes in-home training easy. Download the app, book your training session, and message your trainer to plan the time, date, and place. All for just $60 per session — even Spot will agree that’s a steal!

Going Off-Leash in Mesa, AZ

Itching for some off-leash freedom in Mesa? There are a few rules dog owners should know before visiting the city’s dog parks. First, and most importantly, pet parents are responsible for their dogs’ behavior — that includes any injuries caused. At the first sign of aggression, dogs must be leashed and removed from the park. Visitors are also required to repair any property damage caused by their dogs. (That means you’ll need to fill in any holes your doggo digs!) Need to work on your mutt’s manners? Mesa dog training, available through the Wag! app, can help Sparky brush up on their obedience before letting loose at the park.

Now that you know the rules, it’s time to get to the good stuff — the best dog parks in Mesa!  With a name like Quail Run Dog Park, your four-legged friend just might be tempted to tear off after the birds at this popular park. Fortunately, the small, separately fenced areas keep your pal safe and secure. Eastmark Great Park Off-Leash Area and Countryside Park Off-Leash Area also offer similar amenities. Just remember to bring plenty of water for your woofer.

Dog Training in Mesa, AZ

Where do Mesa dog trainers get their start? Often in the city’s animal shelters and adoption centers! Dog trainers in Mesa work hard to care for the canines in their charge, whether they require basic obedience training or a helping paw with learning good manners.

What breeds will you find soaking up that famous Arizona sunshine in Mesa? The feisty Chihuahua tops the list of most popular dog breeds in Mesa. This petite pup — as well as its ancestor, the Techichi — has reigned supreme in Mexico for hundreds of years. Though they can be little doggy divas, Chihuahuas are also super smart and catch on quickly to obedience training. With a positive yet firm approach, Princess will be rolling over and playing dead before you know it!

Despite the stigma that seems to follow Pittys everywhere they go, the long-loved American Pit Bull Terrier is also among the top dogs in Mesa. Pit Bull breeds are just as brainy as they are brawny and require a healthy dose of mental stimulation alongside regular exercise. They also have a slight stubborn streak and are prone to excessive digging and chewing. Ready to welcome a Pit Bull puppy to your pack? Get started on obedience training and socialization as soon as “pawssible”.

Link up with a Mesa dog trainer on the Wag! app and your fur-baby will be the most well-behaved dog on the block!