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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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Jason LBerkeley, CA

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“Positive reinforcement walker and trainer”

Being a Wag! Walker since May 2015, dogs and their parents have come to love when I take them out. Aside from being a Wag! Walker, I also care for dogs at the San Francisco SPCA. Besides being trained in dog walking, I am also trained in clicker training. I love making everyone’s dog day a pawsome day and I look forward to making yours too.

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Can run with dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training

Becky IBerkeley, 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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Apeh ABerkeley, CA

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“What can I say, I’m a walk-star!”

I have a sweet spot in my heart for all animals and believe they deserve the utmost love and respect! I’ve volunteered at an animal shelter working with dogs up for adoption and spent time with the cats. I have had two dogs growing up & currently have a 4 year old Pitbull/Whippet mix, my big baby. I have over 16 years experience dog sitting, administering oral medication, providing love and lots of cuddles for fur babies of the world. I would love to shower your pet with love as well!

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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, Potty training, Puppy training

Jackie BBerkeley, CA

4.9

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“Loving and playful care while you’re away”

I’ve had dogs throughout my life and love to have canine companions out on my daily walks. I currently have 2 awesome dogs of my own at home and I volunteer at the Milo Foundation to walk dogs awaiting their forever homes. I currently care for an active and adorable dachshund as well as feisty poodle mix. I’d love to get your pooch out for some fun and exercise while you’re away.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

RIcardo RBerkeley, 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 KBerkeley, 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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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, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Service training, Puppy training

Daniel LBerkeley, CA

4.9

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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 TBerkeley, 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

Tara LBerkeley, CA

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HI my name is Tara! I've been taking care of dogs for 15 years professionally but loving them all my life. I was raised with Poodles and Collies. I have walked everything from Chihuahua's to Greyhounds. I feel providing them with what they need and deserve is a privilege. We both get the exercise we need! So much love to give and receive. Is there a better job?

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Kelly HBerkeley, CA

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Woof! My name is Kelly and I can't wait to meet your best friend. I am a mature, responsible paralegal student and I abide by the rule of paw--happiness and fun! I have been a dog owner all my life (which has included training classes) and I am incredibly devoted to the development of positive interaction and relationship building with canines. I am keenly aware of canine communication signals and positive guidance methods in order to further mutual cooperation with the client. I confess to my "happy-goofy" nature with my clients and I am NOT embarrassed to be seen and heard by others using high pitched "happy talk" on a walk! Let's meet!

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About Dog Training in Berkeley, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Dogs are welcome just about everywhere in Berkeley. Whether you’re attending a church service or a tea tasting workshop, Tucker’s welcome to tag along. To enjoy all the dog-friendly adventures in Berkeley, training your dog not to bark or whine is essential. One reason why dogs bark is to get attention. One method for instilling good behavior is to teach them that performing a trick will get them the attention they want. You’ll also want to identify any triggers that cause your pup to bark or whine.

Training Fun Fact #2:

The Tilden Regional Park is sure to be a treat for you and Fido. Take your time exploring 40 miles of trails winding past lakes and through colorful botanical gardens. If your pup pulls on their leash or barks at everything that moves, it’s a good idea to train your dog to behave on walks before your visit. Start out on a short leash in your back yard or a distraction-free environment. When your pooch starts misbehaving, stop in your tracks. Maintain a calm yet firm demeanor. This shows them you’re in charge and won’t reward their mischief with attention.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Training your dog to look at you is one of the best commands you can teach your woofer. This encourages them to focus on you and ignore other dogs, food, toys, and other distractions. It also instills a sense of safety and trust. You’ll want to start out in a quiet environment. Wait for your dog to make eye contact with you, then reward them with a treat. From there, you can work your way up to verbal cues, like “look”. Maintain a consistent training routine and your dog could learn this command in as little as a week!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Berkeley, CA

Pet parents living in Berkeley are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to training options. A variety of private trainers and group classes available right in town ensure every need is covered.

In-home dog training in Berkeley, CA starts at $125 per session. Consultation fees of $85 to $175 may apply, in addition to mileage fees. Some dog trainers in Berkeley even offer bundles of drop-in sessions. Trainers will visit your home while you’re at work to ensure your dog’s learning stays current. These packages range from $1,200 to $1,600 for 4 weeks’ worth of lessons.

You’ll also find some slightly unconventional training offerings, like phone consultations and online classes. Phone consultations start at $80 per hour. Online classes begin at $175 for 5 to 6 weeks of puppy training lessons. Specialty workshops on nosework and agility start at $150 for a 6-week course.

Prefer to attend a good old fashioned obedience class instead? Classes will set you back anywhere from $180 to $200 for a 5-week course. If your pooch hasn’t quite mastered obedience after the beginner class, you might need to enroll in the intermediate class. Advanced classes are also available. You’ll want to consider this when shopping around for a class.

But before you go and commit to a class, there are a few things you should know. Some Berkeley dog training facilities have long waiting lists. You’ll also want to be mindful of refund and expiration policies if you’re considering purchasing a package.

Maybe you want to test out a training option before committing. Or maybe your inconsistent work schedule means you can’t commit to a class. Whatever your needs, Berkeley, CA dog trainers on the Wag! platform provide an affordable, flexible solution.

Once you’ve downloaded the app and set up your account, you can access a list of dog trainers near you. Find the perfect match for your pup, then start chatting to create a personalized training plan. You decide when and where classes take place, as well as the commands Lassie works on. All for a fraction of the cost of other Berkeley private dog training options at just $57 to $63 per hour on average!

Going Off-Leash in Berkeley, CA

What better way to spoil Sparky than with some off-leash freedom? If your pooch doesn’t play well with other puppers, you’ll need to brush up on their behavior before your playdate. Link up with a trainer near you, and you’ll be rolling and romping at the off-leash dog parks in Berkeley, CA in no time!

Here’s a fun fact about Cesar Chavez Dog Park: it was named after a dog lover! This is just one reason why it’s so appealing to local pet parents. With 17 acres of grassy off-leash space to explore, Max is sure to have a ball! (A tennis ball, that is.) Foxtails are abundant here, which is useful information for parents of wiggly woofers who don’t like bathtime. Stay on the safe side and train your dog to sit still for grooming before your visit.

The Ohlone Dog Park, on the other paw, is a little on the smaller side. But what this petite park lacks in space it more than makes up for in amenities. Seating, shade, and separate areas for small and large breeds offer plenty of space to play. Did you know Ohlone Dog Park is also considered one of the first designated off-leash dog parks in the world?

Dog Training in Berkeley, CA

Ready to take the plunge and test out one of the trainers near you? You’ll be pleased to learn that the pet caregivers on our platform are so much more than just dog trainers. Many are also pet parents themselves! Some trainers also work with dogs in local shelters on basic obedience commands. (Not to mention they also provide plenty of love and affection to dogs awaiting their forever homes.)

Berkeley dog trainers work with a range of breeds, from the small but mighty Chihuahua to the much bigger but still mighty Siberian Husky. These are just two of the top dog breeds in Berkeley and the surrounding Bay Area.

Chihuahuas are known for their fierce attitudes and excessive barking. But spend a little time with these cuddly lap dogs, and you’ll soon see this reputation is ill-deserved! A great method for training your Chihuahua puppy not to bark is to let them tire themselves out. They’ll eventually get tired of hearing their own voice. And when they do, that’s when you reward them! Over time, they’ll learn that being quiet gets them a tasty reward.

Siberian Huskies, on the other paw, are a stark contrast. Athletic, intelligent, and alert, these working dogs trace their history back over 3,000 years. Descended from sled dogs bred in Asia, Siberian Huskies are a natural at canine sports. Agility, mushing, racing — you name it, the Siberian Husky can do it. Unfortunately, their strong prey drive and boundless energy make training tricky. Got a headstrong Husky at the end of that leash? Berkeley dog trainers can help instill good manners and obedience fundamentals.

Obedience training is essential for raising a well-behaved fur-baby. Once you’ve got the basics down, try your paw at canine sports or trick training. Boasting a wide variety of backgrounds as pet caregivers, Berkeley dog trainers have the skills and expertise you need. (For a fraction of the price of other dog training options in Berkeley!) Download the app and start crafting Peanut’s personalized training plan today.