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Katie SAltadena, CA

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“Loving, Patient, and Compassionate Care & Training”

I have been professionally walking, training, boarding, and connecting with dogs for over 10 years and have loved and cared for dogs my whole life. I use positive reinforcement behavior training and relationship games to build the connection you have with your dog. I am comfortable with all shapes, sizes, special needs, medical conditions, and anxious, shy, or other unique personality types.

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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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Russ MAltadena, CA

4.9

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“I can’t wait to make your pups tail wag!”

Hi, I'm Russ. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and I'm a lifelong dog lover and avid hiker. I've spent my life walking, training (and cuddling) with all different breeds. My beagle, Pixie, was self trained and became an animal actress! I love spending time outdoors and I can't wait to meet your dog.

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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, Obedience training, Potty training, Puppy training

Gunilla LAltadena, CA

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“Life is better with dogs around!”

I have always LOVED animals, I grew up around horses, dogs and cats, and my beloved turtle. Vegetarian and PETA member since many years. To care for someone's pet is a responsibility I take seriously.

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

Olga KAltadena, CA

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“I will make your dog sit and listen”

I love training dogs. I spent 5 years in the circus and make dogs sit, lay down, roll over, dance between your legs when you walk and many other fun things. It takes time but I can help you create the best behaving dog you’ll ever own.

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Anya WAltadena, CA

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“Committed to canine health, safety, & education!”

Hi! My name is Anya from ATL, GA, now living in LA, CA. I previously have owned 4 dogs and have grown up with/made furiends with/boarded, cared for, and trained many more in the past. I have experience with dogs of all different breeds, ages and sizes, but I specialize best in small dogs, puppy care, rescue pups, and basic canine communication skills training. I have taught several puppy kindergarten and basic obedience group classes across Los Angeles.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, 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, Puppy training

Aryanna NAltadena, CA

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Since I was little, I have had a passion for working with animals. I grew up in a house with animals of all shapes and sizes. My parents taught me from a young age how to take proper care of each one and I could not get enough! For the last year I have been working with animals full-time. I have often worked with, and had to problem-solve for animals that were scared, nervous, abused, or abandoned. It is the most gratifying feeling to help them feel safe and loved so I can care for them.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Kelly FAltadena, CA

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“Life is better with pets!”

I love animals! I grew up having pets and have been walking dogs since I was young. I have volunteered at Northern California Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco, have been a dog sitter and a foster mom for a dog. I am a dog mom as well! It brings me joy when animals are happy.

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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

Patrick TAltadena, CA

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“Gotta walk them all! 🐶🐕🐩🐕‍🦺🐾🦴”

Hi everyone, my name is Patrick! I’m lucky enough to be Pepper’s dog mom - who is a 3 year old rescue Pitbull mix. I have experience with dogs of all ages and sizes. Can’t wait to meet your furry friend! 🥳

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Socialization training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Isabel MAltadena, CA

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“Will walk or run MILES with your pups!”

I love to walk everywhere, and taking your pups along with me is one of my passions! Since I was 13 years old I have been walking dogs and pet-sitting. I'm comfortable with dogs of all size and age and am more than happy to follow any instructions and guidelines you give me! I can always sniff out the best trails and parks to make sure that the dogs enjoy themselves, and I like to bring a portable dog bowl along with me. Also experienced in pet-sitting!

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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, Puppy training

Maya WAltadena, CA

4.8

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“Nothing better then a four leg best friend (:”

I will make sure your dog(s) or puppy(s) are happy while being with me. I will give all the love he or she deserves. I also have my own personal business of fostering puppies on the side, if you’re looking for a new furry friend just let me know. I’m very experienced with how to take care of puppies and dogs. I’ve bottle fed puppies that have been taken away from their mom too early. I look forward to taking the responsibility of your furry friends! :)

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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, Puppy training

About Dog Training in Altadena, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Potty training a dog comes with successes and well, a few accidents. When the inevitable tinkles on the floor occur, don’t punish your pup. Instead, immediately pick them up, head outside, and give a command like “go potty.” With a new pupster, watch their every move. When they circle and sniff, head outside before they pee!

Training Fun Fact #2:

Do you have a dog that follows you around when you are trying to work? Give them a job to do of their own and watch their tail wag with joy. Woofers are big on keeping busy, too. Teach your pup to pull a wagon. They’ll enjoy the time in the fresh air as they transport raked leaves or brush. Begin by familiarizing them with the wagon harness first, and then move on to the real thing.

Training Fun Fact #3:

A dog who dislikes baths and brushing will have to learn to like these essential tasks if they are fans of digging in the dirt. Mud-covered claws and twig-matted fur are challenges facing the pet parent of an active dog who likes to play in the yard. What’s a simple solution? Train your puppy from a young age to expect grooming every week. If your new furry addition is older, ease them into the routine by cleaning a small section of their body each day.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Altadena, CA

In-home dog training in Altadena is typically charged in hourly increments, although some trainers will extend the lessons to 90 minutes. Expect to pay around $150 to $175 for instruction in the home. 

Can you commit to a same day, same time schedule to train your willing woofer? Group classes can be a lot of fun but do require that you attend regularly. Not all instructors can offer extra classes for pooches who have missed time. In Altadena, group classes, on average, cost $125 for a 4-week session.

Looking for training that offers affordability but also expertise? Team up with a capable trainer on the Wag! platform. Download the app, chat with an Altadena dog trainer to formulate a plan, and book the first lesson. Starting at rates as low as $60 per one-hour session, dog training with Wag! is the pawfect solution!

Going Off-Leash in Altadena, CA

Does your woofer wag their tail every time you mention a trek on local trails? With San Gabriel Mountain as a backdrop, who can resist? As a responsible pet parent, there are a few small details to take care of before hitting the hills. Remember, your dog is under your care – license them, make sure they have their rabies shot, and keep them leashed in public spaces. Of course, pick up after your pooch to keep Altadena pristine!

Are you and your canine sidekick training to be top trekkers? Start with Echo Mountain via the Sam Merrill Trail. It’s a moderate hike, so you and your four-legger will need to be in shape to tackle this pupperific path. Described as a history-filled walk, you and Fido will have lots to see before you even reach the scenic views of L.A.

Once you have climbed a few hills as part of your prep, you’ll be ready to try Gabrielino Trail. It’s ranked as a difficult hike, so bring along plenty of water and snacks to keep up your energy. Fido stays on a leash for this climb, making it a great way to practice skills you’ve learned with an Altadena dog trainer. You’ll be sure to meet other dogs and hikers, and even a mountain-biker or two along this pawpular trail.

Dog Training in Altadena, CA

No doubt, your furry companion is now a master of mountaineering. Are they the best-behaved dog on the summit? See it all happen by enrolling your dog in obedience classes and extra activities for nice days under the California sun.

Your dog will be howling in excitement when they meet up with their furry furiends on an outing. Who to look for along the trail? Pet parents in this adventure-worthy part of California adore dogs both big and small. Barksters of any breed and size love the great outdoors, after all.

The Boxer is one big dog on the block and with their serious expression, charm everyone they meet. They are a favorite in Altadena and with their super happy demeanor, they are welcome everywhere they go.

 The Siberian Husky is happy to make a home in Altadena, and is especially keen to go for early morning runs in the crisp mountain air. The American Pit Bull Terrier deserves a second look as well, with their mile-wide smile and proud stance. These two dogs love the challenge of dog training class and are eager to vie for top of the class.

Small, but mighty, the Chihuahua and Pug are ready to keep up with anyone and have no problem mixing with the big pooches when it comes to personality. As for playtime at the park, they do prefer the enclosure for the small dogs!

Connect with an Altadena dog trainer on the Wag! platform and help your special pup reach their potential today!