Dog Trainers in Gardena

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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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Patrick TGardena, CA

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I grew up witHi everyone, my name is Amanda! I’m lucky enough to be Pepper’s dog mom - who is a 3 year old rescue Pitbull mix. I have experience with dogs of all sizes and personalities. I’m a runner at heart and I would love to take your dog with me exploring the hy is a true source of joy for me. Wet noses = happiness!

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Maya WGardena, CA

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“Dog Walker Extraordinaire”

I am a dog parent of two littles with special needs so I know how unique each pups needs can be. When I’m not walking dogs I’m running my vintage store, auditioning for commercials or working on jokes.

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Potty training, Puppy training

Olga KGardena, CA

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“I will make your dog sit and listen”

I love training dogs. I spent 5 years in the circus and make dogs sit, lay down, roll over, dance between your legs when you walk and many other fun things. It takes time but I can help you create the best behaving dog you’ll ever own.

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Anya WGardena, CA

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“Committed to canine health, safety, & education!”

Hi! My name is Anya, I come from ATL, GA and now live in LA, CA. I previously have owned 3 dogs and have boarded and trained many more in the past. I have a lot of experience with dogs of all different breeds, ages and sizes, but I specialize in small dogs, puppy care, and basic canine communication skills training. I have taught several puppy kindergarten and basic obedience group classes across Los Angeles.

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Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Stephanie HGardena, CA

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“Always looking for new furry friends!”

Hello, my name is Stephanie! I am a certified dog trainer, a former veterinarian technician, and I have over 6 years of experience working with dogs professionally. I have extensive knowledge of dog behavior, breeds and care. My dream is to have my own creative dog rescue someday. Dogs mean everything to me, I can’t wait to meet yours!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Candace SGardena, CA

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“Ready to give you a PAWsitive experience!”

Hello. My name is Candace Seward. I grew up in a small town in Northeast Arkansas. I graduated with a BS in digital filmmaking from UCA in Conway. I just recently moved to California to pursue film but would also like to get a chance to meet some furry friends. I grew up around dogs and did a lot of training in a 4H club. I live in the second floor of an apartment but we have a fenced in area in the back. I work close to home so I have time to check in on your furry friend multiple times a day!

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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

Viviana YGardena, CA

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Hi Wag! My name is Viviana and I have lived in Culver City my whole life so I know the area pretty well and it's surroundings. Both of my parents are big animal lovers as am I. I've grown up with terriers, a beagle, yorkie and also a husky! I have worked at a dog daycare for 2 years and also volunteered at NKLA for about two years. I would love the opportunity to meet and spend some time with your pups!

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saisha tGardena, CA

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Hi, my name is Saisha. I attended Animal Behavior College and became a Certified Basic Obedience Dog Trainer. I am Pet CPR and First-Aid certified. My passion is the health and well being of not just dogs but all animals. In my free time when i'm not working my part time at a puppy preschool, I love being active and outdoors . I also enjoy reading and cooking in my spare time .

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Socialization training, Potty training

Brid HGardena, CA

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“A big fan of dogs and walking!”

Bubbly dog & pup lover who would be honored to take your furry friend for a stroll! I've always been enamored by dogs. Cali, my Yorkie, has easily been the love of my life since I got her 13 years ago. While I don't work with dogs in other jobs, I make up for it with my commitment of being the first one to ask "Can I pet your dog?" if I see them walking down the street. My promise is to give your pup the best walk possible with endless enthusiasm and tender care.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker

Christian AGardena, CA

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I’m a certified animal trainer, as well as worked with animals my whole life whether it was my dogs, or walking and sitting for others. I’m a fun, caring, and hard working person, all your dogs will be treated like my own, with love. Can’t wait to meet your furry family members!

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

About Dog Training in Gardena, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

 Brushing your dog’s pearly whites is just as important as keeping your own teeth clean. Start early, and your dog will soon learn to love the vet-approved beef-flavored toothpaste! Get some help the first few times around and even start with a special finger covering that acts as a doggo toothbrush. Start with just a couple of teeth in the front. Once your dog is accustomed to the sensation, move toward the side, and then polish the back molars. 


Training Fun Fact #2:

Not all dogs know how to swim from instinct. Despite what we sometimes think, the doggy paddle isn’t always a natural movement. It’s important for a woofer to know how to manage themselves in the water if you have a backyard pool or a house on the lake. The life jacket method works well with many dogs because it gives them a sense of assurance. Another technique is the synchronized swim method, where you are your dog’s partner in the water as they learn.


Training Fun Fact #3:

Administering eye drops is all about the positioning. If you have your small furry sidekick on your lap, it is easier to position their head up and back so you can put the drops in. Larger dogs will do better with the resting chin method. It’s a combo of comfort and relaxation that makes giving your pooch eye drops a breeze. Consistency in how you do it, constant reassurance, and a treat work wonders, too. 


Average Cost of Dog Training in Gardena, CA

Is your pupster getting out of hand now and then? Do they pull on the leash or pretend they don’t understand the command to sit? It’s time for dog training if that’s the case! Most dogs love training because they get to use their keen and active minds.


Dogs in Gardena have several options for learning. Pet parents with busy schedules may opt for private lessons, booked at a time that suits them. Prices vary depending on what needs to be learned and the preferred techniques of the instructor. Travel fees can be a factor if the trainer needs to drive any distance. Expect to pay between $100 and $200 for a one-hour session.


Board and train is a popular option. Doggy boot camp is another term, with pooches packing their bags and heading off to the trainer’s home or facility for instruction that lasts between a week and sometimes even a month. A consultation to assess your dog will determine the fee structure and time needed. For a week of training, the cost will be around $1600. 


Group classes in Gardena will cost around $150 for between 4 and 6 weeks of training. Get ready for fun – classes are often noisy and full of excitement.


Do you have a dog who is on the timid side? Is your busy work life keeping you back from taking your dog to training? Look to dog training with Wag! for convenient and affordable classes tailored to the needs of your best buddy. Download the Wag! app, chat with the best trainer for you, and book the first lesson. At $60 per one-hour session, this bargain is something to bark about!


Going Off-Leash in Gardena, CA

Gardena is a haven for doggos who love to socialize and to eat! Dog-friendly restaurants are abundant and it’s a common occurrence to see happy pooches relaxing on a restaurant patio in the shade. To be included in the pack, Gardena requires all dogs be licensed and vaccinated for rabies. 


Fuel up at a local diner before a day on the trails. After a feed of pancakes, along with dog-approved mini pancakes for Fido, head to North Hollywood. Tranquility awaits at Tujunga Wash Greenway, and so does an incredible art installation. The Great Wall of Los Angeles stretches half a mile along the trail and includes the work of hundreds of artists.


Stop at Huntingdon Dog Beach on the way home to get cooled off in the surf. This beach is a favorite with water-loving canines and can get busy. Well-behaved dogs are always welcomed! Bring along fresh water and a snack, as well as a large umbrella for shade. This beach does not have many trees.


The last stop of the day can be Hickory Park in Torrance. A space with acres of grassy play areas is just the ticket for fetch-loving pooches. End the day with a dog training session and a homemade treat as a reward.


Dog Training in Gardena, CA

Is your pupster wagging their tail in readiness for dog training? Other polite pooches in Gardena train to be on their best behavior as well.


The German Shepherd is a fan favorite in this doggo-friendly town. Noble and intelligent, they make ideal service dogs, as does the Golden Retriever. These extra-keen canines love to learn and have an innate sense of wanting to help others.


 Pugs

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and Shih Tzu’s are popular canine kiddos on the block with their spunky attitudes and winning ways. These dogs need training so they don’t try and rule the roost! Kind, yet firm training goes a long way and helps them to respect everyone and be their best. They are no stranger to being at the top of the dog training class when they want to be. And with consistent practice from their pet parents as well, of course.


Busy Californians like a dog who can keep up with them, and the Boxer is the ideal candidate. Always ready for fun and activity, the Boxer is athletic and likes to hang out with the crowd.


Is your favorite furry companion ready to start dog training? Book their first lesson with Wag! today and watch them shine!