Dog Trainers in Tempe

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

Paige WTempe, AZ

5.0

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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

Haley RTempe, AZ

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I’ve been a dog owner for almost my whole life. I have two dogs right now and I have trained them. I would love to meet new dog friends and walk them for people who aren’t able to. All dogs need exercise and mental stimulation and I want to help give them that.

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Devan JTempe, AZ

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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 GTempe, 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 STempe, 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 BTempe, 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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Training Exam Complete

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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, Potty training, Puppy training

Michael PTempe, 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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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Obedience training, Potty training

Kelton STempe, 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 DTempe, 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 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 dog trainer near you!