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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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Becky IAlamo, CA

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Hi! My name is Becky. I grew up in Alameda, California with a Rough Collie mix, Sheba and Chow Chow mix, Gaby. The bonds I've had with dogs are lasting, and they always bring a smile to my face. I am a patient, kind person that gets along well with all types of dogs from big to small to the timid to the drooly to the spastic. In my day to day life, I am an artist, that specializes in mostly metalsmithing and a carpentry student, and I love to hike, jog, bike, and swim. I hope to be able to help dogs keep an active lifestyle to keep them fit and happy.

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RIcardo RAlamo, CA

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Animal Lover here, with more then 9+ yrs of personal dog ownership and over all handing a variety of animals from reptiles to farm animals. I very much enjoy spending time with animals and dog walking is another way I get to interact and learn more about man kinds best friends.

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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

Marisa KAlamo, CA

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“Huge animal lover”

Hello my name is Marisa. I have been a HUGE dog/ animal lover all my life. I have two chihuahuas rescue dogs of my own. I have experience with training, special needs, administering meds, hikes. I can't wait to walk your dog!

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Daniel LAlamo, CA

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Hi everyone! My name is Daniel, I am an experienced dog walker and sitter, and was a Kennel Supervisor before moving to Berkeley to study. I have walked and sat for families with multiple dogs, as well as dogs of every energy and confidence level. I have had dogs all my life, and learned a lot about proper dog handling while working at the shelter. The job exposed me to a variety of sizes and personalities, as well as techniques to be successful with all types of dogs, and I can't wait to meet yours!

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Christina TAlamo, CA

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“Committed to safety and excellence in pet care!”

I’ve worked as a dog groomer and boarder for most of my career. I naturally understand dog behavior due to working with so many dogs. I am also proficient at dog training/behavior correction. I am very knowledgeable at identifying and working with each individual dog breed. For walks, I always take a pet first aid kit. Dogs hold a special place in my heart. I see them as the most loyal and faithful of all creatures. I am fortunate to meet so many dogs and I can’t wait to meet yours!

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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, 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

Ariel EAlamo, CA

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Marine Corps Veteran and passionate about animals, I combine my diligent, hardworking nature with loving care for your furry family members. Every adorable furry friend has a unique personality that I love getting to know! As a volunteer with two animal rescue organizations, foster mom, and trainer for several rescue pit mix pups, I am familiar with a wide variety of breeds. I strongly believe that most negative animal behaviors occur when the animal has pent-up energy so ensuring a good walk makes both you and your furry one happy! :) When I'm not volunteering or Wag walking, I’m “Mom” to my two cats, Kida and Thai. I am a fun-loving, respectful, and dependable college student who is pursuing a medical degree while currently registered as an EMT. I can’t wait to meet you and your little buddy and to create a lasting friendship with both of you!

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Megan SAlamo, CA

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“Future Special Needs Teacher who loves dogs!”

Hi, I'm Megan! I've been volunteering at the animal shelter for about 4 years now! I've loved dogs since I was a little girl and care for each dog I meet as if it were my own! Fun fact about me is I also ride and care for horses! I really hope I meet your requirements and that I fulfill your dog-walking needs! I'll always give more than 100% effort!

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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

Eric AAlamo, CA

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I have always owned a dog since I was little. I’ve trained all the dogs I’ve ever owned. I have always been an animal lover. I’m very patient, caring and thoughtful.

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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, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Nichole JAlamo, CA

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“Big or small I love them all!”

As I grew I knew I wanted a career that had something to do with dogs. In high school I got a job as a groomers assistant and loved it. After four and a half years it just wasn't the passion I was looking for. The passion was right in front of me. I have been training my dog to do all kinds of tricks since the beginning . I'm now a certified dog trainer graduated by the ABC animal behavior college. I have two dogs a giant Doberman pincher, Yuuki, and a tiny miniature, Peaches, plus 2 cats.

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

Grace SAlamo, CA

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“I’d love to meet your pets! Check out my profile!”

I am a student at UC Berkeley planning on continuing my studies in veterinary school. I have dog training experience as well as emergency animal medicine experience. I would love to get to know your pets with a walk, visit, sitting, or boarding!

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

About Dog Training in Alamo, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Canines tummies are not made of steel. Dogs given multiple types of treats when training or allowed to gobble up the remains of dinner scraps are no stranger to digestive problems. When teaching your woofer, stick to training treats made specifically for dogs. Sure, it’s okay to train them with tiny pieces of cheese or hotdog, but if they have stomach sensitivities, doing so can cause problems.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Is your dog “bouncing off the walls?” Do they seem out of control? Hyperactivity is a real condition in dogs, and it’s not over-reacting to ask the vet’s advice. Before you do, see if a lack of exercise is the culprit. Sign your agile athlete up for agility classes a few times a week. You’ll both get in shape, and your pooch’s excess energy may be nipped in the bud!

Training Fun Fact #3:

Have you heard of the busy little Bichomo? This active four-legger is the combination of Bichon Frise and American Eskimo parents. They are alert and always ready to play. When it comes to training, they are keen for that, too, but you’ve got to keep it interesting. Work on two or three commands, choosing one a day and training for just 10-15 minutes a session. That keeps it fun and a challenge, two elements of successful training.


Average Cost of Dog Training in Alamo, CA

Does your pupper thrive on learning? Most dogs do, and that’s why it’s essential you give your canine kiddo the chance to train. Dogs thrive on attention and using their clever noggins, and you want your pooch to be happy, right?


Haven’t decided on the right dog training method yet? Group classes in Alamo typically take place once a week. You and Fifi will learn training concepts that are built upon each week. Prices vary, depending on whether your dog is starting with the basics in puppy class or has some knowledge already. Usually, group classes require that your pupster begin at the bottom and work their way up through the ranks. Group classes cost between $200 and $225 for 4 to 5 weeks.


In-home training is another fun option. It often suits the shy or young canine as they start off learning the ropes of commendable good behavior. It’s always a joy to have the best-behaved dog on the block. In Alamo, in-home private training will cost you around $125 an hour. Sometimes the trainer will require a consultation first, with an additional fee for that.


There is a lot to consider as you make your choice. Keep it simple and easy to manage by booking in-home instruction for your favorite pal. It’s a breeze when booked through the Wag! platform. Chat and pay in-app, and book a lesson customized to your pooch’s personality. Starting at rates as low as $60 per one-hour session, it’s the best deal in town! The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a Pet Caregiver is selected for the service.


Going Off-Leash in Alamo, CA

Alamo dog trainers with Wag! can’t wait to meet your special canine. They care about the dogs they train and show that enthusiasm at every lesson.


Being a pet parent brings responsibility, and that means following the dog ordinances of Alamo. What are they? All doggos over the age of four months old must proudly wear their dog registration tag whenever out and about in the city and any public property. It’s the safest measure anyway, to keep your dog tagged and leashed, to avoid losing them. Rabies vaccines are a must, too.


Are you and your dog a dynamic duo? Why not train your partner to be the best trekker in town? It’s easy to do at Sycamore Valley Short Ridge Trail. Start off small with this 2-mile trail, offering moderate difficulty. Wander through the grassy trails and admire the scenic beauty of Mount Diablo the entire time!


Up the ante with acres and acres to explore on the hills of Shell Ridge Open Space. Nature is at its best here, right near the foot of Mount Diablo. With 31 miles of trails to choose from, you’ll want to have your wits about you and a map in hand! Your dog can stretch their legs off-leash here, making it a favorite spot for Alamo area dogs. Having trouble with Fifi’s recall skills when it's time to go home? Alamo dog trainers with Wag! are ready to step in and help!


Dog Training in Alamo, CA

Popular dogs who love to trek the trails and stroll through parks in Contra Costa County are often big breeds. Dogs like German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers top the list of family favorites. Large dogs, although loveable, need to be trained to be at their best. You’ll want to teach them to greet passing dogs with a happy tail wag.


Two other strong and forward pooches live in Alamo. The Rottweiler is a loyal canine at heart but can have territorial instincts. Don’t let them pull you along as they walk – they love to be involved in everything and are anxious to be on the go. Need help training them to heel beside you? Connect with a dog trainer with Wag! for assistance.


The American Pit Bull Terrier is a popular breed all over the East Bay region. This brawny breed can be seen working with their dog trainers, excelling at learning the basic commands and beyond. The Pitty is a pooch that needs consistent instruction and is pleased to show off their smarts.


Dogs are faithful companions who form a lasting bond with their owners. Enrolling your canine kiddo in dog training cements the bond even more. Chat with a local Alamo dog trainer with Wag! to see how pawesome your pup can be!