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Zabdi AFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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 FFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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 BFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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

Anthony LFountain Valley, CA 92708

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“Who let dogs out!!”

I am a 28 year old family man who loves dogs and animals. Planning to be a dog trainer in the future. I have the patience and the calm energy to walk any dog. I have my own dog who I’ve self trained and walks better than other dogs who have had paid training. I’m very dedicated into training dogs how to walk to encourage more self walks by their owners and to give the ability to any person to feel confident in walking their dogs. Currently teaching my three year old how to walk my dog by himself

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

Chris MFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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 TFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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 WFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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 EFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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

Alyssa AFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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

Darian KFountain Valley, CA 92708

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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

About Dog Training in Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Training Fun Fact #1:

Experienced hikers and their hound dogs should add Santiago Peak to their bucket list. This 16-mile hike ascends to a dizzying elevation of 4,200 feet. But the grueling trek to the top is well worth it. Along the way, you’ll get the chance to marvel at waterfalls and breathtaking vistas of the Santa Ana range. Just remember to bring plenty of water and snacks! Don’t feel like lugging supplies the whole way? Why not train your dog to carry a backpack before your hike? Not only will this give them a job to do, but it also takes some weight off your shoulders. (Literally.) Start by fitting the empty backpack and letting your pal wear it around the house. Once they’re used to it, feel free to add weight gradually. (Don’t overdo it, though. Your dog can only carry 10% of their body weight, and even less in challenging conditions.)

Training Fun Fact #2:

You’ll find plenty of opportunities to try canine sports in Fountain Valley and surrounding communities. If your dog’s already got some experience in agility, train your dog to play flyball. In this exhilarating sport, your dog will clear a series of hurdles, retrieve a tennis ball from a spring-loaded box, and run back down the course. In official competitions, teams of four go tail-to-tail for the gold. Some dogs reach swift speeds of up to 30 MPH!

Training Fun Fact #3:

The rivalry between cats and dogs is a tale as old as time. Introducing a new animal into your home can be stressful for all parties involved. But with the right approach, your canine and kitten will be cuddling together in no time! Training your dog to accept a kitten requires a solid foundation of other obedience commands, like “down-stay” and “leave it”. Start the introductions slowly and carefully, with the kitten crated and your dog on a leash. Allow the fur-babies to investigate each other. If your dog stays calm, reward them. If they start growling or getting aggressive, remove them immediately and try again later. Over time, you can increase the time they spend together and eventually let your kitten out of the crate.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Fountain Valley, CA

Training a puppy or an adolescent dog is a big undertaking. Sometimes, even with the right knowledge, instilling good behavior is a challenge. Private in-home training is a great way to modify your dog’s bad behaviors at their source. The cost of in-home training through a Fountain Valley dog training facility varies depending on your needs.

Hourly rates for in-home training come in at $145 on average. Instead of charging by the hour or lesson, some facilities provide packages. These range in price from $600 to $1,200 for 4 to 8 private sessions. Some packages are themed and cover specific issues, like obedience, aggression, and off-leash training.

Group classes can be a great way to socialize your puppy or meet new four-legged friends. Obedience and puppy training classes start at $130 for a 6-week course. Keep in mind you might need to travel to nearby communities for classes. Additionally, this training option is typically tiered. That means you’ll need to complete the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to learn the full range of commands.

Just about ready to send your mischievous mutt off to boarding school? This training option is the most expensive in Fountain Valley at $2,000 for a 2-week program. Deposits and additional fees may apply. Specialty workshops on canine sports, like herding, flyball, and agility, range from $150 to $270 for a 4 to 6-week course.

As you can see, dog training near Fountain Valley costs a pretty penny! But there is an alternative for busy pet parents who can’t commit to a full course. Fountain Valley dog trainers on the Wag! platform will work with you to create a bespoke lesson plan for your pooch. And for just $60 per hour-long session, you’ll save up to 50% on obedience! With Wag!, obedience school takes place wherever and whenever you need it.

Going Off-Leash in Fountain Valley, CA

Treating your pup to some off-leash playtime is a terrific way to reward them for good behavior, training progress, or just to meet some new pup pals. Unfortunately, Fountain Valley doesn’t have any off-leash dog parks yet. Mile Square Regional Park welcomes leashed dogs to explore the nature area and fishing pond.

If you’re willing to make the short drive to Huntington Dog Beach, your woofer will surely be grateful! Complete with complimentary waste baggies and water, this off-leash beach is the perfect place to make a splash. The volunteers who run this beach recommend keeping your dog on-leash if it’s their first time. Before planning your beach day, work on your dog’s recall command. This helps ensure the safety of your pup and other beachgoers.

Looking for a traditional grassy park with plenty of room to romp? Central Park Dog Park, also in Huntington Beach, is just the ticket. The rules are simple and standard. Dogs must have proof of current vaccinations and license. Pet parents are responsible for their dogs’ behavior. As long as you can stick to the rules, you’re free to play the day away in the separate areas for large and small breeds! Not ready to go off-leash just yet? Link up with a dog trainer near you, and you and Rufus will be romping and rolling before you know it!

Dog Training in Fountain Valley, CA

Fountain Valley dog trainers on the Wag! platform work with a wide variety of breeds and temperaments. Outside of class, you’ll usually find them playing with their own fur-babies! Many of the trainers on our platform are pet parents of rescues themselves. That means they know exactly how tricky it can be to train a stubborn mutt.

One of the breeds you’ll encounter most often in Orange County’s obedience schools is the Irish Water Spaniel. Like most hunting breeds, the Irish Water Spaniel is headstrong and independent, but highly trainable with the right approach. A firm, consistent training regimen is essential to instill good manners.

Boykin Spaniels also feature on the list of most popular breeds in Orange County. Their athletic prowess and intelligence make them a natural for all sorts of training, notably obedience and agility. Just like the Irish Water Spaniel, the Boykin was bred to hunt. Keep their prey drive at bay with a decent mix of activities for Boykin Spaniels.

Lazy lap dogs and hardworking hunters alike need a solid foundation of obedience and good behavior. Book a Fountain Valley dog trainer on the Wag! app today to create a flexible, personalized training plan.