Dog Trainers in Emeryville

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What is Wag!?

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 LEmeryville, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Tara LEmeryville, CA

4.9

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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 HEmeryville, 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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Becky IEmeryville, 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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RIcardo REmeryville, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Marisa KEmeryville, CA

4.9

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

Daniel LEmeryville, 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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Megan SEmeryville, CA

4.9

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“Future Special Needs Teacher who loves dogs!”

Hi, I'm Megan! I've been volunteering at the animal shelter for about 4 years now! I've loved dogs since I was a little girl and care for each dog I meet as if it were my own! Fun fact about me is I also ride and care for horses! I really hope I meet your requirements and that I fulfill your dog-walking needs! I'll always give more than 100% effort!

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Training Exam Complete

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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

Kelly FEmeryville, CA

4.9

(158)

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“Life is better with dogs and cats!”

I love animals! I grew up having pets and have been walking dogs since I was young. I have volunteered at Northern California Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco, have been a dog sitter and a foster mom for a dog. It brings me joy when animals are happy.

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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

Ryan MEmeryville, CA

4.9

(148)

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I live and work as a medical professional in San Francisco and I'm often described as dependable and responsible. I've grown up with dogs my whole life and I love to play with and take care of my friends' dogs in the city. I enjoy exploring the city and look forward to taking your dog for walks in San Francisco!

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Dogs who pull, Fast walker

About Dog Training in Emeryville, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Are you the proud pet parent of a working dog? If so, your chance will love being given jobs to do, so why not put them to work? Maybe you’d like to teach your Border Collie how to herd sheep, train your Bloodhound in the basics of search and rescue, or maybe you’d like to raise your German Shepherd puppy to become a guard dog. And if you want to help out people in need, you could even teach your dog how to visit hospitals and nursing homes to spread a little love.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Does your new puppy keep crying at night? Are they keeping the whole house awake with their heart-rending cries? Don’t despair — there are a few different tactics you can try to stop your pooch crying at night. Crate training gives your pup a safe and secure place to call their own, while never rewarding your dog with attention for their vocal displays can also help. Other tips include making their sleeping space more comfortable, giving them a boredom-busting chew toy, and making sure they’re well and truly tired out before going to bed. And if you need help, you can always book an Emeryville dog training session for some expert advice!

Training Fun Fact #3:

If you’ve recently adopted a dog who’s been abused, give yourself a pat on the back — you’ve done a wonderful thing. But it may take some time to teach your new dog that it’s okay to trust you and other people. A patient and gentle approach is understandably key, as is gradually exposing your pet to a wide range of positive experiences. Give plenty of rewards and praise along the way as you teach your dog how to face their fears. It may take weeks or even months, but the results will be well worth the effort.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Emeryville, CA

There are plenty of dog trainers in Emeryville, CA, so how do you decide which one is the right choice for your dog? To ensure the best results, look for a trainer who uses methods that align with your dog training philosophy. The right person will have experience working with dogs of all ages and be able to communicate effectively with you and your dog.

For the most popular trainers, you may need to book weeks in advance. You’ll also need to compare the cost of dog trainers in Emeryville, plus choose between group sessions and private lessons.

Group training is the cheaper of the two options — some classes start at around $100 to $150 for a 4 to 6-week course — and is ideal if you’re looking to socialize your dog. There are classes focused on puppy training, basic obedience, and other common behavior issues. 

But if your dog needs private training to tackle their behavior problems head on, there are also several Emeryville dog training services that offer in-home consultations. The biggest advantage of this approach is that the trainer can focus solely on your dog and their unique needs. Unfortunately, it can also be quite expensive, with private sessions with dog trainers in Emeryville commonly costing between $90 and $150 each.

That’s a lot of money in anyone’s book, especially when you consider that trainers with Wag! offer rates starting from just $60 per hour. That rate includes an in-home training session and a detailed training plan tailored to your dog’s needs, so you can set your pup on the path to better behavior without breaking the bank. 

Going Off-Leash in Emeryville, CA

Looking for a way to spoil your dog in Emeryville, CA? Why not take them to an off-leash dog park?

One venue well worth checking out is Ohlone Dog Park in Berkeley. This much-loved dog park features separate areas for small and large pets, while water fountains are also provided. It’s a great spot for you and your pup to do some socializing, with seating available when you need to take a break.

A little further to the north, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is a popular spot with dog lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Covering 23 acres, the park offers lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding landscape. Dogs are allowed off-leash right throughout the park, but they must be under your voice control at all times.

But before you can hit up any off-leash space with your pet, you’ll need to ensure that your pup knows how to always be on their best behavior. That doesn’t just mean coming with distractions but also playing nice with other dogs and not jumping on strangers. Once your pup has these skills nailed, they’ll be ready to have the “ultimutt” dog park adventure with you.

Dog Training in Emeryville, CA

Whatever sort of training problem you’re trying to solve, there are plenty of dog trainers in Emeryville who can help. Maybe you’ve got an older dog who won’t walk calmly on a leash. Perhaps your dog hates being brushed (no matter how much they may need it). Whether you need basic puppy training or intensive behavior training, the key is finding the best dog trainers near you to offer their assistance.

Trainers with Wag! boast experience in a diverse range of pet care fields and can work with dogs of all ages and abilities. They’re passionate pet professionals committed to offering 5-star training advice to you and your pup.

Best of all, booking dog trainers in Emeryville is easy. Start by downloading the Wag! app and browsing the profiles of local dog trainers. When you find someone you like, use the in-app chat feature to discuss your pet’s training needs and arrange a time for a meet and greet.

Your trainer will then come to you for an in-home training session. Once it’s done, you can work with the same person again or try someone different — it’s up to you and what you think is best for your dog. It’s simple, reliable, and hassle-free, so book an Emeryville dog training session through the Wag! app today.