Dog Trainers in Phoenix

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What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured dog walkers, sitters, and trainers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Paige WPhoenix, AZ

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“Life is better with dogs!”

Hi! My name is Paige and I can’t wait to meet your pup! I have 10+ years of professional experience in animal welfare, including work at animal shelters, doggy daycares and in-home pet sitting. I am responsible, communicative and attentive, and have worked with dogs of all sizes, ages, and temperaments — whether they’re timid or energetic, your pet will be loved and safe in my care! I can’t wait to go on adventures with your furry BFF!

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

Brennon NPhoenix, AZ

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

David RPhoenix, AZ

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“Experienced and Caring Dog Walker”

I am from the UK, where I grew up with three Labradors in the house. I have experience walking and training dogs from a young age. Previous professional walking exp. includes a Mastiff, Pit-bull, Spaniel, Labrador, Doodles, Retrievers, and many more. My own dog is called Winter, he is a rescue from Turks and Caicos, I completed advanced obedience training with him. I genuinely enjoy the company of a four legged mate and would go above and beyond to ensure that your dog would be taken care of.

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

Devan JPhoenix, AZ

5.0

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“Professional dog trainer (+6 years experience)”

Hi my name is Devan! I’ve been a professional dog trainer for over 6 years. I’m CPDT-ka certified and I’m also a AKC-CGC certified evaluator. I can help your dog learn how to not pull, and to walk nice on the leash. I specialize in basic obedience, impulse control training, scent work and agility. Let me know if I can help you with any of your doggy needs!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Randy GPhoenix, AZ

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I have loved and cared for dogs my entire life! I earned my degree in animal science from The University of Maryland. As an associate at Eye Care for Animals, I had the opportunity to care for all types of dogs, specifically those who require eye drops. I am currently a volunteer at Foothills Animal Rescue in North Scottsdale. I am an avid runner along with my golden retriever, Leo. My pug (named "Pug")stays behind as she has arthritis and is an older gal. I look forward to meeting your dog!!!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Lance SPhoenix, AZ

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“Experienced reward based trainer. 3 years+ exp....”

I have been around dogs my entire life. My wife and I currently have a bloodhound mix named sawyer who is sassy and stubborn and a Australian cattle dog named Myron who is unique and full of energy. I completed a year-long dog training apprenticeship which transitioned into a management position. I am now looking to start my own dog training business. I have included a few photos of some of the dogs I have worked with over the last two years. Enjoy!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Daniel BPhoenix, AZ

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Michael PPhoenix, 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kelton SPhoenix, AZ

4.9

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I grew up in Buffalo New York with a German Shepherd named Baron. I didn't know I had a special effect on dogs until later in life. I used to be in cable construction and satellite instalation and every time I went to Homes with aggressive or shy dogs they took to me for some reason and owners were always shocked. I even taught my daughters pug mix to say I love you. I love all sports played all sports and lived in Toronto Canada for 2 years and have been to most states in the US.

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Miranda DPhoenix, AZ

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

About Dog Training in Phoenix, AZ

Training Fun Fact #1:

Housetraining a puppy can be a little tricky, to put it lightly. If you’re not having much luck with using puppy pads or sticking to a potty schedule, why not train your dog to use the litter box? Of course, this trick will require a lot of time, patience, and treats. As long as you’re consistent and shower Spot with a healthy dose of positive reinforcement, your pup will know their way around the litter box before you know it.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Does Tucker have a knack for getting into the garbage? If you’ve tried every trick in the training manual, you might need to consider unconventional methods. Baby gates and child locks can work wonders for keeping your woofer out of the trash. Remember, the only time you’re able to correct this bad behavior is after you catch them in the act. Reprimanding your dog after the fact will only confuse them. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

Who knew sticky notes could be such a handy dog training tool? With a pad of sticky notes and a little determination, you can train your dog to close the door behind them! Start by rewarding your fur-baby with treats and praise when they sniff the sticky note. Over time, you can place the sticky note on the door (at your dog’s eye level) and encourage them to nudge the note with their nose. This trick could take as little as 3 weeks for your mutt to master!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Phoenix, AZ

Dog training in Phoenix can cost a pretty penny, depending on the type of training you require. You can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $150 per hour for private in-home dog training in Phoenix. That’s not including any applicable travel fees for those who live outside a certain radius. While some Phoenix dog trainers charge an hourly rate, others offer membership options and in-home training packages with a set number of sessions and commands. These packages range from $1,300 to $3,200 and offer a mix of benefits, including access to group training classes and accessories for your dog.

The cost of group dog training classes in Phoenix also varies widely depending on the length of the class. Group classes could set you back anywhere from $85 to $175 for courses lasting 4 to 6 weeks. These programs are usually tiered, which means you’ll need to attend the basic, intermediate, and advanced classes to complete your dog’s training. Agility group classes run from $85 to $125 for a 4-week course.

Specialized training in Phoenix is a little on the expensive side. Board-and-train programs can cost up to $3,000 for 3 weeks. These programs require a deposit of up to $500 upfront. Service dog training in Phoenix requires an investment of $2,500+ and over a year of working through a series of tiered classes.

Need a dog training solution that works for your wallet and your schedule? Team up with a Phoenix dog trainer on the Wag! app to target your dog’s specific training needs and behavior issues. The process is simple: download the Wag! app, find a dog trainer near you, set the date, time, and place of your session, and message your trainer with questions or suggestions. Doesn’t matter if you choose to train in the comfort of your own home or at your local dog park — for just $60 per hour-long training session, Phoenix dog trainers on the Wag! platform bring the obedience classes to you, for less.

Going Off-Leash in Phoenix, AZ

First things first: before you go off-leash in Phoenix, you need to know the city’s dog park ordinances. Pup parents are responsible for their dogs’ behavior and required to keep their dogs under voice control at all times. Aggressive dogs must be leashed and removed from the park immediately. Though these regulations are standard at most dog parks, it’s important to follow the rules to keep all visitors safe. Need some help teaching your woofer good manners before your off-leash romp? Connect with a Phoenix dog trainer to work on your buddy’s behavior.

The Deer Valley Dog Park is a wagtastic place to put your learning into practice. With two separate fenced areas for petite Pomeranians and big Bloodhounds, you’ll have no trouble finding a new pack of four-legged friends to play with. If Sparky is a little shy, visit in the early morning or evening, when the park is less crowded, to work on their socialization.

Work on Lily’s leash manners at Cesar Chavez Dog Park. Located in the borough of Laveen Village and managed by the City of Phoenix, Cesar Chavez Dog Park is loved by locals. The off-leash area is separated for large and small dogs. If your woofer isn’t ready to run free yet, keep the leash attached and hit the loop trail along the lake. Alford Lake is a hub of activity for anglers and nature lovers, so expect to encounter plenty of pups and people along the way!

Dog Training in Phoenix, AZ

Ready to unleash your pupper’s potential? First, decide which skills you’d like to develop, whether it’s puppy training, obedience, behavior, or agility. Then, link up with a Phoenix dog trainer with Wag! and get to work!

What kinds of dogs will you find panting in the Phoenix heat? Alongside the all-American favorites like Labradors and German Shepherds, Boxers top the list of most popular dog breeds in Phoenix. These high-energy hounds need lots of exercise, socialization, and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. Their friendly nature means they’ll make pals with both pups and people easily. Be sure to mix up their activities and training exercises — because they’re so intelligent, they get bored easily, but they’re also easy to train. Once your Boxer has got the basics down, you can move on to fun canine sports like agility, rally, and treibball

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the downright adorable Dachshund. The “weenie” dog is known for being stubborn yet sensitive, so a delicate approach to training is needed. Positive reinforcement is the way to go, but remember to stay firm to nip any bad behaviors in the bud.

If you’ve got a sassy, headstrong pooch on your hands who needs a little encouragement, partner up with a Phoenix dog trainer on the Wag! app. Create a fully customized training plan that caters to your canine’s unique personality and your hectic schedule.