Dog Trainers in Del Mar

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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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Michelle ADel Mar, CA 92014

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“I will treat your fur babies like I treat my own!”

Hi, My name is Michelle! I am retired and volunteer at the San Diego Humane Society as a Canine Companion and a Behavior and Training specialist. I love using rewards based training and clicker training to help our doggies learn new tricks and get them adopted into their forever homes. I am certified in pet CPR and I also run some of our high energy dogs. I promise to treat your dog like I would my own and provide the most positive Wag! experience possible. I can't wait to meet your dog!

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

Laura WDel Mar, CA 92014

5.0

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“I Use Gloves and my Own Leash 4 Your Protection”

My goal: To be the dog walker/ dog sitter that I always wish my own dog had. I’ve had great fun jobs with dogs: training, photographing, caring for and now walking. My favorite part has always been getting to know each unique dog’s personality and figuring out what makes them happy, comfortable and confident and becoming a trusted friend to them.

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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Jhaime RDel Mar, CA 92014

4.9

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Hello my name is Jhaime Marie. I am bilingual, I love to go for walks and runs so what better way than to take a furry companion with me. i have been around animals all my life. I have 3 miniature pinscher, a doberman pinscher, and a long hair Chihuahua.

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Janet TDel Mar, CA 92014

4.9

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“The Dog Gone Best”

Our dogs have never missed their twice daily outings in over 12 years. I fully understand the mind/body connection for a contented canine. I have over 1200 hours of hands-on experience working with shelter dogs and have operated a home-based dog daycare and boarding business. I am comfortable and skilled working with all breeds and temperaments. I ‘get’ dogs and have a lot of knowledge and training expertise to share. I look forward to meeting your dog and I promise your dog will thank you!

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Training Exam Complete

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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, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training

Brittany HDel Mar, CA 92014

4.9

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“Dogs are my kind of people!”

I have over 20 years of experience owning, caring for and training many breeds of dog. I graduated with a BS in Zoology because working with animals has always been a passion of mine. My previous work as a veterinary technician has given me the insight required to properly care for and respect each dog’s individual needs. Dogs hold a special place in my heart, so I’m thrilled to have a job that gives me the opportunity to make them smile everyday.

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Top Pet Caregiver

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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Ixtlaly GDel Mar, CA 92014

4.9

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“A tired dog is a happy dog!”

I am an animal lover, a veteran of the US Marines, a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach, & a Reiki Practitioner. I am currently a homemaker because of my recent cancer diagnosis. As a mom I know the importance of safety & health when walking dogs, since I have two chihuahuas of my own. I have over 3 years experience in dog walking & boarding. As a treat, I give dogs Reiki healing to help with their stress & anxiety. I believe a tired dog is a happy dog & look forward to meeting your special dog!

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Top Pet Caregiver

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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Andrea HDel Mar, CA 92014

4.9

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“I Love to Run or walk w/your young to elderly pups”

I'm fun and friendly. I'm always available for any last minute walks when you need it most! Or maybe a daily consistent schedule! I love to walk our furry friends around when you're unable to or when they need a breath of fresh air. Rain or shine! I'm always up for making a new friend and giving them lots of love!

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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Tara DDel Mar, CA 92014

4.9

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“I love dogs <3”

Hi! My name is Tara Dehdari and ever since I was little I would take care of dogs. I started off with taking care of my Dad's coworkers friends dogs while they would work, then I started dog sitting my neighborhoods dogs. I would play with the dogs, walk them, feed them, clean up after them, and etc. I have had a cane corso, successfully trained my sisters standard poodle, and I have a pitbull puppy of my own right now. I have dealt with all dogs, small and big, puppies and adults.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Potty training, Service training, Puppy training

Philip LDel Mar, CA 92014

4.8

(300)

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“Our pets are priceless.”

I’m Phil, and I have a passion for working with animals. I worked at Rancho Coastal Humane Society (Encinitas, CA) for the past 5 years, working as a kennel mate directly with dogs of all sizes and temperaments. I also raised several dogs myself. I respect the personal nature of relationships that people can develop with their pups. I understand that dogs are special, and that they are beloved family members. It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to watch over & care for your loved ones.

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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

Mark LDel Mar, CA 92014

4.8

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“Experience Dog Trainer/Walker/Sitter/Available Now”

Hello Pet Parents, my name is Markus. I am a certified dog walker/trainer. I specialize in specific problem areas, basic and advanced training. I have over 15 yrs experience in proper animal care and handling. I am CPR and First Aid cert. I work great with pups and senior dogs. I have owned and cared for my own pets. I have been living in the San Diego areas my entire life. I am equipped and ready to bring a great service experience to your dog’s issues,needs and challenges. Available Now

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

About Dog Training in Del Mar, CA 92014

Training Fun Fact #1:

Finding it hard to potty train your pup? It’s all in the timing. Of course, being super alert to signals that your dog may be giving you is essential, too. Take your pup outside every 60 to 90 minutes at most as you first work to train them. After eating, when waking from a nap, and after playtime are other perfect potty opportunities.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Teaching your doggo partner to heel and focus on you gives your dog confidence. How is that so? When Fido walks along in tandem with you, there is a sense of teamwork and compatibility. Along with that, your pup feels prepared to face the world. And because every dog loves to please, being part of a duo brings them joy!

Training Fun Fact #3:

Is it time for a poochie pedicure? Some dogs have sensitivity in their paws and not all dogs like their feet to be touched. Starting early is helpful in maintaining cooperation for tasks like nail clipping. But if you have an older rescue dog, get them used to foot care by snuggling with them on the couch and occasionally petting and gently manipulating the feet.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Del Mar, CA

How do you know when your tail-wagger is ready for school? If you feel that your pooch is showing a need for direction, it’s time. Or if you are looking for an excellent and fun way to bond with your pooch, training together will do the trick!

Make sure your pup is up to date on vaccines and sign up for group classes. In Del Mar, well-behaved pooches can take a month or more of classes for between $150 and $175. As your pooch moves from basic to advanced courses, fees may change. Signing up for extra fun, like agility and flyball adds to the excitement. 

Board and train is the ideal option for pet parents who want a trainer to take care of teaching their canine kiddo good manners and pooch-oriented etiquette. Your pupster heads off to the trainer’s home or facility for lessons. Instruction will depend on your dog’s needs, age, and current knowledge. Expect to pay around $1500 for a week to 10 days of boarding and classes. Looking to send your pupster off for a month? Doing so may set you back around $4000.

Young dogs and canines who need to learn socialization skills will benefit from in-home instruction to get them started on the right paw. Learning right at home, with you by their side, is often just what a dog needs to learn quickly. In-home instruction in Del Mar will range from $100 to $175 per lesson, depending on the type of teaching and the needs of your furry sidekick.

 Dog trainers in Del Mar are ready to work alongside you and your trusty companion in whatever capacity you need. Does your pupster lack leash manners? Does Fido need to learn how to sit pretty? In-home lessons with a dog trainer with Wag! will get the job done. Download the app and book an affordable and customized lesson for your pooch. At just $60 per one-hour of training, it’s the best bargain on the block!

Going Off-Leash in Del Mar, CA

Sunny Del Mar is the ideal location for dogs and owners to enjoy pretty outdoor spaces. Outings like going for a hike or relaxing on a shaded dog-friendly patio tick all the boxes for Del Mar doggos. License and register your dog with the city and buy a fancy leash – your best buddy is now ready for a promenade about town.

Where to spend the day today? California is home to excellent off-leash parks and winding trails. If you are looking for a flat and easy trail to trek, head inland to Escondido. San Dieguito River Park Highland Vally Trail awaits, and it’s worth the few minutes car ride. It’s an interesting walk, with opportunities for views of the mountains and maybe even some wildlife. Keep your curious pooch on the leash while here to protect the animals who make the trail their home. It’s not unusual to see a snake, and there are a few noxious plant species here, so be aware of that. 

If Fido behaved and practiced obedience training commands like heeling beside you as you walked the river trail in Escondido, stop at Poway Community Dog Park in nearby Poway for a little off-leash fun. This park is fenced and has separate enclosures for pooches big and small. Remember to bring along water for both the trail and the park. For good behavior, reward your pupster with a homemade dog biscuit, too.

Dog Training in Del Mar, CA

Despite the heat that Californians often see, dogs of all breeds and sizes are seen out and about. Even in sunny Del Mar, the Siberian Husky is one of the favorite types of dogs owned. They do have a thick double coat, making them the ideal partner for hiking through a cool and shaded forested mountain trail. They like the beach, too, but keeping them well-hydrated and out of the sun in the heat of the day is essential.

The ever-popular French Bulldog makes the list in many of the cities of North America, and Del Mar is no exception. This spunky pup requires a pet parent who doesn’t mind their friendly four-legger tagging along at every opportunity. They want to be your number one companion, and if you leave them home alone too often, they’ll let you know their displeasure.

Another spritely pooch who loves to show their stuff in Del Mar is the cuddly Maltese. They benefit from plenty of socializing with both people and other pups. This determined doggo will thrive under the wing of a helpful dog trainer and will easily make you the proudest pup owner in town. They are keen learners and will be an ace at tricks like doing the army crawl or balancing a treat on their nose.

Is your four-legged companion ready to take on the world? Download the Wag! app, book your dog’s first lesson, and get started today!