Dog Trainers in Costa Mesa

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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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Hardie DCosta Mesa, CA

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“If I had four legs...I’d want to walk more too.”

Hi! My name is Hardie and I have more than just a passion for dogs. I also have the knowledge it takes to keep your pup in the best hands possible. I hold a certification in dog training, behavior consulting and pet first aid/cpr. When I am caring for someone else's pet, there is no higher priority. Please be assured, you can count on me to give your dog the best time in each visit while also keeping them as safe as possible!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Zabdi ACosta Mesa, CA

5.0

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“All about the tippity tapities and butt wiggles.”

I am a dog mom myself. I have three amazing girls and one boy 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. The youngest is a Boxer mix and he’s about 9 months old!

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

Chris MCosta Mesa, CA

4.9

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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

4.9

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

Mia RCosta Mesa, CA

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“Less talking, more walking!”

Hi! My name is Mia! I have been around dogs and animals all my life. I own my own amazing beagle mix and have dog sat for my friends and family for years. I am good with any size dog. I have a passion for animals, including keeping our furry friends happy and safe!

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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, Socialization training, Potty training, Service training, Puppy training

Cynthia ECosta Mesa, CA

4.9

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“Everything I know, I learned from a dog”

My name is Cyn I absolutely love animals. I have 2 German Shepherd’s & 6years experience on how to raise & develop mentally healthy, happy, relaxed & stable dogs. “Consistent Training” creates a positive change in your dogs behavior. No more jumping, leash pulling, excessive barking & more. Teach your dog to respect boundaries like doorways, furniture, roadways & more. Learn how to understand & communicate with your dog effectively. I am Looking forward to meeting your family pet.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior 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

Cyndi NCosta Mesa, CA

4.9

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“I promise to treat your furry baby like my own!”

Hello! My name is Cyndi! I have been in the pet industry for about 7 years now. I’ve gained experience with your usual pet food retail, as well as in boarding facilities. My goal is to treat your pet the way you want your pet treated. I have a broad range of knowledge about different types of harnesses and how to secure them on your pet, as well as practicing safe ways to hold leashes. I also have the option to secure the leash to my waist if I find it safer. Please reach out with questions!

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

Daniel SCosta Mesa, CA

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Hi, my name is Daniel. I'm 30 years old and live in Orange, Ca. I've had dogs in my family since I was born but currently only have 2 cats that live with me and my wife. I'm a professional poker player that has a lot of free time, wants to stay active and loves dogs!

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Bruce ACosta Mesa, CA

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Have Treats Will Travel!! 20 years of dog ownership, training sessions, hands on experience and love of dogs is why I am good at this and enjoy it as well. They all have their own personalities and I treat them as individuals. For example I would adjust the pace of the walk or training to suit the dog size, age and breed. I have owned or worked with most of them. From Great Dane to Mexican Chihuahua, German Shepherd to Afghan Hound, French Poodle to Japanese Akita, it doesn’t matter where they are from, what language they speak, or what color they are! Black, white and all colors of the rainbow in between, are all loved here! While with them, I encourage good dog behavior and reward them frequently. I want to be your dog’s Second Best friend. Thank you for giving me the chance to show you and your love one(s) the superior quality of care I can provide!

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Vinessa PCosta Mesa, CA

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I love to get outside and be productive. Whether a walk or a run, I am grateful to have this opportunity! I am patient and practice obedience with every pup.

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Training Exam Complete

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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 Costa Mesa, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Just a bone’s throw southeast of Costa Mesa, Crystal Cove State Park 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! have you and your woofer covered. For just $57 to $63 per hour-long session on average, 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 the Pet Caregivers on our platform 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.