Dog Trainers in Altadena

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Patrick TAltadena, CA

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I grew up witHi everyone, my name is Amanda! 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 sizes and personalities. I’m a runner at heart and I would love to take your dog with me exploring the hy is a true source of joy for me. Wet noses = happiness!

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Gunilla LAltadena, CA

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“Life is better with dogs around!”

I have always been a great animal lover, I grew up around horses, dogs and cats, and my beloved turtle. I am a Swede living in LA, trying to make ends meet and what better way to make money than to spend time with animals? 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

Russ MAltadena, CA

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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

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, I come from ATL, GA and now live in LA, CA. I previously have owned 3 dogs and have boarded and trained many more in the past. I have a lot of experience with dogs of all different breeds, ages and sizes, but I specialize in small dogs, puppy care, and basic canine communication skills training. I have taught several puppy kindergarten and basic obedience group classes across Los Angeles.

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Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Candace SAltadena, CA

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“Ready to give you a PAWsitive experience!”

Hello. My name is Candace Seward. I grew up in a small town in Northeast Arkansas. I graduated with a BS in digital filmmaking from UCA in Conway. I just recently moved to California to pursue film but would also like to get a chance to meet some furry friends. I grew up around dogs and did a lot of training in a 4H club. I live in the second floor of an apartment but we have a fenced in area in the back. I work close to home so I have time to check in on your furry friend multiple times a day!

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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

Viviana YAltadena, CA

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Hi Wag! My name is Viviana and I have lived in Culver City my whole life so I know the area pretty well and it's surroundings. Both of my parents are big animal lovers as am I. I've grown up with terriers, a beagle, yorkie and also a husky! I have worked at a dog daycare for 2 years and also volunteered at NKLA for about two years. I would love the opportunity to meet and spend some time with your pups!

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saisha tAltadena, CA

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Hi, my name is Saisha. I attended Animal Behavior College and became a Certified Basic Obedience Dog Trainer. I am Pet CPR and First-Aid certified. My passion is the health and well being of not just dogs but all animals. In my free time when i'm not working my part time at a puppy preschool, I love being active and outdoors . I also enjoy reading and cooking in my spare time .

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

Brid HAltadena, CA

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“A big fan of dogs and walking!”

Bubbly dog & pup lover who would be honored to take your furry friend for a stroll! I've always been enamored by dogs. Cali, my Yorkie, has easily been the love of my life since I got her 13 years ago. While I don't work with dogs in other jobs, I make up for it with my commitment of being the first one to ask "Can I pet your dog?" if I see them walking down the street. My promise is to give your pup the best walk possible with endless enthusiasm and tender care.

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Maya WAltadena, CA

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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

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 a dog trainer to formulate a plan, and book the first lesson. At just $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!