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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 & Training specialist. I’m a certified dog trainer (CPDT-KA), and I love using Fear-Free, rewards based training to help our doggies get 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!
Top Pet Caregiver
Training Exam Complete
Socially Distanced Pet Care
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
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.
Top Pet Caregiver
Training Exam Complete
Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Obedience training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ready to discover what your mutt's made of? Private in-home 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 $57 to $63 per hour of training, it’s the best bargain on the block! Looking to fit a shorter training session into your schedule? Digital dog training is also available for just $27 to $33 on average per 30-minute lesson.
Sunny Del Mar is the ideal location for pups and people 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.
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 parent 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!
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