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Maya WGardena, CA

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I am a proud dog parent of two; Lady, my 7 year old mini-dachshund and Coco, my 2 year old Rat Terrier/MinPin/Chihuahua rescue. I’ve lived with and cared for several dogs, big and small throughout my adult life and absolutely love the company and joy dogs bring. I’m an animal lover through and through - I’ll be celebrating my 3 year anniversary on a 100% plant-based diet in the coming months. I take excellent care of my dogs and often get compliments on how well behaved they are with other animals and people alike. I know how special and dear pets are to people’s hearts and take care of anyone’s pet like they are my own. I live within walking distance of several parks and am an avid hiker in the Bay Area, often bringing my dogs. My schedule is very flexible as I currently work independently in freelance film production and for a media strategies nonprofit from home.

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Marcy HGardena, CA

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I have been a dog owner of several different breeds. My experience includes in-home dog sitting while owners are out of town. I always send photos. I want to stop and interact with all dogs I encounter. Simply, am a huge dog lover!

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Anya WGardena, CA

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Hi! My name is Anya, I come from Atlanta, GA and now live in LA, CA. I previously have owned 3 dogs and have dog-sat for many more in the past, so I have a lot of experience with dogs of all different breeds, ages and sizes.

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

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, a Yorkie and also a husky! I have worked at a dog daycare for 2 years and I've volunteered at NKLA for a year and a half. Due to my coursework at SMC, I am dedicating my time for school, however, would love the opportunity to meet your dog on my days off and study breaks!

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Isabel MGardena, CA

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“Will walk or run MILES with your pups!”

I love to walk everywhere, and taking your pups along with me is one of my passions! Since I was 13 years old I have been walking dogs and pet-sitting. I'm comfortable with dogs of all size and age and am more than happy to follow any instructions and guidelines you give me! I can always sniff out the best trails and parks to make sure that the dogs enjoy themselves, and I like to bring a portable dog bowl along with me. Also experienced in pet-sitting!

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

Hollie MGardena, CA

4.9

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“Delivering the best walk of your pup’s life!”

Hello! My name is Hollie. I’m a lifelong animal lover, with dogs always having a special place in my heart. I have 3 rescue dogs, 2 miniature schnauzers named Sasha and Sadie, and a husky named Loki whom I love like my own children. I can’t wait to meet you and your furry friend!

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

*David WGardena, CA

4.9

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“Welcome to Paws In Play!”

I'm originally from Washington D.C. and now a 8 year California resident. I started in San Francisco in 2012 where I owned a successful pet company. I moved to Los Angeles in 2018 where I have continued to walk and train dogs. My expertise is with defensive or aggressive dogs. I help families learn new skills to manage their behaviors. I’m looking forward to helping the pets of Los Angeles stretch their legs and keep up with the hustle and bustle.

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

Cyndi NGardena, CA

4.9

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“I promise to treat your furry baby like my own!”

Hello! My name is Cyndi! I have been in the pet industry for about 7 years now. I’ve gained experience with your usual pet food retail, as well as in boarding facilities. My goal is to treat your pet the way you want your pet treated. I have a broad range of knowledge about different types of harnesses and how to secure them on your pet, as well as practicing safe ways to hold leashes. I also have the option to secure the leash to my waist if I find it safer. Please reach out with questions!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Christian AGardena, CA

4.8

(122)

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

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!