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Zabdi ACosta Mesa, CA

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“All about the tippity tapities and butt wiggles.”

I am a dog mom myself. I have three amazing girls between the ages of 1 and 2 years old. The twins, as I like to call them, are Jack Russell Chihuahua mixes. They are sisters from the same litter and are both one year old. The oldest is a Chihuahua Pomeranian and she is 2 years old.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Victoria FCosta Mesa, CA

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My family breeds and shows pugs, so I am knowledgeable about different dog breeds and training techniques. I have a lot of experience, and am comfortable with dogs of all sizes, energy levels, and ages. If needed, I can giving medication orally, or directly to the eyes and ears. My dogs are my family and I wouldn’t want anyone taking care of them to treat them any different. You can be assured that I will treat your dogs with all the love, care, and energy that they require and deserve!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Puppy care

Lauren BCosta Mesa, CA

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“A well exercised dog is a happy dog!”

I currently work at an animal shelter as an animal care attendant. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from UC Davis specifically concentrating on domesticated and companion animals. I also received my certification as a Canine Behavioral Consultant. I have experience working with everything from Pit Bulls to Chihuahuas. I am familiar with the use of choke chains, martingale collars, head halters, gentle leaders, harnesses, easy walk harnesses, and basket muzzles.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Chris MCosta Mesa, CA

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Hi My name is Chris. I have been very lucky to grow up in a family that loves dogs. I currently own a pack of 3 ( 80 lb Goldendoodle, 20 lb Poodle mix, 40 lb German Shepard). My German Shepherd is a tripod ( only has 3 legs) and she is trained and certified for dog therapy. As a dog therapy team we visit senior homes, colleges/universities, and medical buildings. I have owned or worked with many different breeds ( Basset Hounds, Labradors, Bullmastiffs, Clumber Spaniel, English Bulldogs, Pit bulls, Airedales, Jack Russel Terriers, Poodles, Doberman Pinchers...) I enjoy walking dogs and training dogs. Thanks!

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Olivia TCosta Mesa, CA

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“Above & Beyond Pet Care!”

Hello! My name is Olivia and I am a recent graduate student with a very open schedule and a love of dogs. I am an active person and enjoy being out and about with a furry friend. I have experience walking and caring for dogs of all sizes and breeds and consider myself to be a very reliable and kind person. I’m looking forward to meeting your pal!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Kersti WCosta Mesa, CA

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“From Graduate school to Dog Walking!”

I’ve spent 1 year learning the world of professional pet care. It happened by accident - I got a chance to go back to school, not only to earn a master’s degree but to play volleyball. Unfortunately, I finished my degree injured and struggling mentally. Enter dog walking! I thought I would just try it out...turns out it helped me heal: movement, nature and a friendly companion. Then it dawned on me, growing up with all kinds of animals from fish to horses - I was built for this!! Yay pet care!

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Cynthia ECosta Mesa, CA

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“Everything I know, I learned from a dog”

My name is Cyn I absolutely love animals. I have three dogs of my own. A German Shepherd (Service dog) Mix Shepherd (Therapy dog) & Chihuahua. I have 4 years experience how to raise and develop mentally healthy, happy, relaxed and stable dogs. Success is consistency on training with your pet. I do have a future goal and that’s building a shelter for abandoned and abused German Shepherds dogs on a piece of land I own in OR. This will be a safe and a forever home for these beautiful animals.

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

Jessica SCosta Mesa, CA

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“I’ve a true dog whisper! :)”

Hello! My name is Jessica, I love animals & I’m a passionate dog lover! I know how to properly supervise, interact & have fun will all the doggies! So you can be assured your loved fur baby will be taken care of to the fullest extent! I have been working with dogs off all breeds for the past 11 years! I'm very trustworthy and patient. I am passionate about what I do, and I treat other people’s dogs how I’d want mine to be treated, with care! Dogs are my passion!

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

Darian KCosta Mesa, CA

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“A house is not a home without a dog <3”

Hi! I love dogs and everything about caring for them. I currently work as a lead volunteer with a local dog rescue, where I feed, walk, clean, socialize, train, play, and do anything else that might come up. I'm excited to work with you and your dog(s), too!

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

Alyssa ACosta Mesa, CA

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“I can’t wait to walk your pup!!”

My name is Alyssa Alpert and I am a Certified Athletic Trainer by profession, but an avid animal lover by nature! I have grown up with animals of all kinds, and currently have an amazing pitbull who is the love of my life (don’t tell my fiancee! ;P ) I have been a volunteer at local animal shelters for years and love any opportunity that I can get to work with and help animals! I am so excited to be your dog walker and can't wait to love your furry family member as if they were my own!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

About Dog Training in Costa Mesa, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Check out Crystal Cove State Park; just a bone’s throw southeast of Costa Mesa and is an excellent destination for a camping trip with your dog. Unfortunately, pups aren’t allowed on backcountry trails or the beach. The good news is, the campground and the paved trail are fair game! Before visiting this stunning coastal bluff, you’ll have to train your dog to stay beside you. This is a protected wilderness area with a fragile ecosystem. Preventing your dog from chasing after critters is essential for everyone’s safety.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Some of the most popular breeds in Costa Mesa are herding dogs like Shetland Sheepdogs and Border Collies. These breeds have strong herding instincts, but a little herding training is required to successfully complete a trial. Essential commands include “walk up”, “come-bye”, and “away”. The first step is introducing your dog to the herd using a long leash. As your dog progresses in their training, start small with a flock of chickens. Herding workshops are a great way to learn the ins and outs of the process.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Costa Mesa is a skip and a hop away from some truly sensational beaches — many of which are dog-friendly! Because the beaches are usually packed with pups and people, solid socialization is a must before visiting any beaches around Costa Mesa. However, you might find your dog gets along well with some dogs more than others. Why don’t some dogs get along? The answer is complex and varies from dog to dog. Just like people, dogs have moods and emotions. They could just be feeling a little grumpy or anxious, or maybe another dog rubs them the wrong way. Is your fur-baby fearful of other dogs more often than not? The good news is, it’s possible to train your dog to get along with other dogs. Starting slow, staying consistent, and respecting your dog’s boundaries is key for training a well-mannered dog.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Costa Mesa, CA

Group obedience classes are a popular option for many pooches. Unfortunately, classes don’t always suit every pup’s needs or every pet parent’s schedule. Some of Costa Mesa’s fur-babies might benefit from in-home training to correct troublesome behaviors at their source. You can expect to pay at least $100 per hour for private, in-home training through a local training facility. Additional consultation fees of up to $150 may apply. Instead of charging an hourly rate or per individual session, some Costa Mesa dog training facilities offer packages. This option includes multiple sessions and other extras for a set price ranging from $400 to $2,200 on average.

Considering group classes to help your dog’s socialization skills? A 6-week obedience course can set you back anywhere from $100 to $130. However, these classes usually come in three tiers: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. That means you should triple your time and financial investment expectations when planning to sign up for a class.

Need a helping paw with training, but can’t afford expensive packages or commit to weekly classes? There is a more affordable, flexible alternative. Costa Mesa dog training professionals with Wag! Walking have you and your woofer covered. For just $60 per hour-long session, you’ll enjoy the freedom to plan every part of your dog’s training regimen, from the time and date to the location and commands. (And because you’ll save up to 40% on training, you can reward your pup’s progress with some new toys or treats!)

Going Off-Leash in Costa Mesa, CA

There’s nothing like a good romp at the dog park after a successful training session. Costa Mesa’s off-leash dog parks have everything your hound needs for a fun day out. All the standard rules and regulations apply. Dogs must wear up-to-date vaccination and city license tags at all times. Pet parents are responsible for their dogs’ behavior and must vacate the park immediately at the first sign of aggression. Keep the park tidy and pick up after your dog.

Complete with water, waste baggies, and two acres of fenced space split into separate areas for large and small breeds, Costa Mesa Bark Park has truly gone to the dogs. This petite pup playground is primarily comprised of dirt, so it might be a good idea to train your dog not to dig before visiting. (After all, you are responsible for filling in any holes.) Plan your visit just right and you might just catch a dog-friendly event or breed meet!

For more off-leash fun, you’ll need to venture a little further afield to neighboring communities like Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. If Buddy’s a beach bum, they’ll want to make a beeline for Huntington Dog Beach. If they’re not so keen on making a splash, why not work with a dog trainer near you to train your dog to swim at the beach?

Dog Training in Costa Mesa, CA

Where can you find Costa Mesa dog trainers when class isn’t in session? Chances are, they’re at home playing with their own pups! Their love for their own fur-babies led many of them to pursue a career working with dogs. Outside of that, they’re probably volunteering at local animal shelters or working with foster pups waiting for their forever home. Pet caregivers on the platform boast a wide range of experience working with dogs. So when it comes to finding the perfect match for Maisie, you’re spoiled for choice!

What breeds will you find sitting and staying for local dog trainers? The Shetland Sheepdog is a top choice for the city’s pet parents. Instantly recognizable by their fluffy, multi-colored coats, these herding dogs would play all day if you let them. Keep their body and mind stimulated with a diverse variety of activities for Shelties, including obedience training, agility, and herding.

Also on the list of top dog breeds in Costa Mesa is the Malti-Poo. With button eyes and a fluffy coat, this oh-so-cuddly hybrid is sure to melt any dog lover’s heart. Because your Malti-Poo is crossed between two highly trainable breeds, the Maltese and the Poodle, training should be a breeze. Perhaps the only downside to their trainability is their intelligence. When boredom sets in, these mischievous mutts just might get into trouble to entertain themselves. That’s why a positive, consistent approach to training is essential to teach them good behavior.

Whether you’ve got a gentle giant, a medium-sized mischief, or a petite princess, a little extra training benefits every dog. Whatever your needs — obedience, behavior, socialization, or even canine sports — Costa Mesa dog trainers on the Wag! app deliver. Connect with a trainer today to unleash your pupper’s full potential.