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“Dogs make up everything good in the world.”

I have six years of experience professionally working with dogs, specifically with moderate-severe behavioral and medical cases. I own four of my own rescue dogs, three of which are behavioral and/or medical cases. I have fostered countless dogs throughout my home and currently focus on fostering at-risk behavioral/medical dogs. My entire life revolves around my love of animals and I promise to care for your fur kiddo like they’re my own.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected 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, Puppy training

“Dogs are the heartbeat of a home”

Hi! I’m Jackie. I have had dogs in my home for 29 years! I have done long term house and pet sitting for 6 years. I love all animals, and will treat your dog as if it was part of my own family. I am detail oriented and always make sure to follow any special care needs your pets may have, and make sure every animal is well taken cared of and loved ❤

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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, Behavioral training, Potty training, Puppy training

About Dog Training in Tempe, AZ

Training Fun Fact #1

If you’ve noticed Fido favors shaking with one paw over the other, you’re not alone! Dogs have a dominant paw like humans have a dominant hand, and learning whether your pup is a lefty or a righty can help with training down the line.

Training Fun Fact #2

Like humans, dogs have an internal clock and routine and do best when they stick to a schedule. Creating a schedule and sticking to it can minimize potty accidents, separation anxiety, and stress on your woofer! 

Training Fun Fact #3

Did you know that the weather can affect your pet’s mood and trainability? Hot weather can cause agitation and may be distracting for some dogs. You may need to bring your dog training sessions indoors during the dog days of summer in Tempe. Be especially mindful of weather conditions with short-faced breeds like Bulldogs, since they’re prone to exhaustion and overheating. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Tempe 

Being a pack leader is hard work, and sometimes we need to call in reinforcements to get the job done. There are plenty of dog trainers in Tempe ready to school your pooch on the ins and outs of obedience, though budget-friendly trainers are few and far between.

Doggy basics like potty training are on the lower end of the price range at $595 for 2 hour-long training sessions. More intensive in-home training courses for issues like aggression and fearfulness start at $1,895 for 6 sessions.

Even a 30-minute over-the-phone training session comes with a hefty price tag of nearly $200.

Obedience classes are another option; while these are usually less expensive than individualized training, they aren’t for every pup. Training around other dogs can be distracting for social pooches and anxiety-inducing for more reserved dogs.

Pit Bull families will have an even harder time securing a dog trainer in Tempe since many training businesses have bans against the breed. Other exclusions include dogs who can’t sit on command, unspayed/unneutered dogs, puppies under 4 months old, and dogs with food or toy aggression.

Local dog trainers on the Wag! platform do things a little differently. At Wag!, we love all dogs, so you won’t find any breed restrictions here. For just $60 per 1-hour session, trainers in our network will work with your precious Pibble to form a comprehensive training plan specific to their behavioral issues.

Trainers with Wag! provide private in-home training to help reduce stress and help your dog reach their training goals. The affordable price tag means your pup can get that new Kong they’ve been eyeing!

Off-Leash Parks in Tempe

Tempe Terriers have 5 different off-leash parks to show off their lessons from obedience class, but as most mutts know, not all parks are created equal.

The ever-popular Papago Park has a vast open area that’s “pawfect" for practicing recall and mastering Spot’s fetch game. Dogs looking to make friends should strut straight to Mitchell Dog Park, the local hot spot for Tempe’s most social Shar Peis. The lowkey scene at Jaycee Dog Park makes it a solid pick for dogs still working on their confidence.

Behind the skate park and ball fields at Tempe Sports Complex, you’ll find a spacious puppy play area where Fido can frolic with their own. This bustling complex has plenty of room for Prissy to zoom around with other locals, but keep in mind it’s one of the busier parks in the city. Unfortunately, Tempe’s parks don’t have any small dog enclosures, so you may want to plan your visit during a less busy time if you’re one of the area’s many Chihuahua parents.

The city parks have several rules in place to ensure the safety of furry park-goers. Dogs must wear a leash to and from the off-leash area, and there is a 3-pup limit per person to promote proper handling. Maricopa mutts must have a valid license and be current on all vaccinations to enjoy Tempe’s town parks. Make sure you bring some waste bags for the trip; owners could face fines for not picking up anything their pup puts down — if you catch our drift.  

Dog Training in Tempe

When dog trainers in our network aren’t teaching doggy etiquette to the furry locals, they can be found hiking and snuggling with their own fur-babies. Many trainers on the Wag! platform enjoy giving back to the pet community by volunteering at the Humane Society and local animal rescues.

It’s no surprise that the warm-weather-loving Chihuahua makes up a large part of Tempe’s “pupulation" and dog training clientele. These small-bodied and big-spirited pooches are very bright, but their headstrong nature can make obedience training a challenge. With early training and socialization, the Chihuahua can make a stand-out service dog or excel at agility sports.

Bigger breeds like Labs, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, and Golden Retrievers are also frequently seen strutting around Tempe. These super trainable breeds shine in several training areas, from scent work to emotional support roles.

No matter what breed you love, trainers on the Wag! platform can customize a behavior training plan and schedule explicitly tailored to their needs. If your Maricopa County mutt could use some manners, check the Wag! app to find an affordable Tempe dog trainer near you! 

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