Dog Trainers in Hawthorne

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Maya WHawthorne, 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 HHawthorne, 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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Gunilla LHawthorne, CA

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“Life is better with dogs around!”

I have always been a great animal lover, I grew up around horses, dogs and cats, and my beloved turtle. I am a Swede living in LA, trying to make ends meet and what better way to make money than to spend time with animals? Vegetarian and PETA member since many years. To care for someone's pet is a responsibility I take seriously.

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

Anya WHawthorne, 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 SHawthorne, 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 YHawthorne, 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 MHawthorne, 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

Caelyn DHawthorne, CA

4.9

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“Your dog’s new best friend!”

Hi! I'm Caelyn. I'm a junior at Tufts University in Medford, MA but I grew up in San Francisco with 3 dogs: two golden retrievers and a yellow lab. I also volunteered with Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) throughout high school. Dogs have been a big part of my life as long as I can remember, and I know they're a huge part of yours as well. I love dogs, I love to exercise, and I can't wait to meet you

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Hollie MHawthorne, CA

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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

Christian AHawthorne, CA

4.8

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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 Hawthorne, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

If you have a pretty outspoken pup, you'll likely grow tired of them barking up a storm in the yard or when anybody comes to your front door. It usually takes a few weeks to teach your dog not to bark or whine but is well worth the hassle for a bit of peace and quiet. You'll want to find the root cause of your woofer's barking or whining, to ensure you're meeting their needs. Try using gentle commands at first to stop their barking or whining, and then grow firmer as time goes along. Make sure you never reward your pooch, and you should see a quick improvement. 

Training Fun Fact #2:

Some large dogs have a habit of eating food off the table when you're not looking, ruining your meal. Thankfully it takes less than a month to teach your dog not to eat food off a counter. There are few ways to go about this, and you can try using positive reinforcement, or distract your doggo while you're preparing food. Before you know it, your opportunistic hound will no longer try to steal scraps. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

Need some help bringing in the groceries? Your canine compadre can help with that. This trick can take a few months to learn but will be super useful in the long run. Try starting small with a can, and of course, use positive reinforcement and treats to let Fido know they're on the right track. You can build up shopping bags slowly over time and remember to have plenty of patience, as this is a challenging activity to master. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Hawthorne, CA

Across LA, there are dozens of dog trainers waiting to teach your pup some new tricks. Hawthorne is no exception and is home to some high-quality dog trainers. However, before diving in, there's a couple of things you'll need to consider. 

First off, make sure you book a session with your chosen teacher a few weeks in advance as slots fill up quickly. Secondly, make sure you can attend your appointment, as many dog trainers charge cancellation fees if you have a last-minute change of plans. 

Once you've got a plan of action, pick what type of class you want to attend. If your pup is shy, you might be better off booking a one-on-one training session. Private sessions are reasonably expensive in Hawthorne and cost anywhere from $80- $225 for an hour-long session. 

Many dog owners opt to take their furbabies to group puppy training and obedience classes, as they're much more affordable than private lessons. Group dog training classes near Hawthorne cost around $100-$150 for a month-long course. Group puppy training programs are great for socializing for your pup and getting them to listen when there are lots of distractions. However, you'll be tied into attending a class every week at a specific time, so make sure you can fit these group classes into your schedule.  

If you're unsure about taking your pooch to these classes and you're looking for an alternative, book a Hawthorne dog trainer through the Wag! platform. These appointments only cost $60 and can be easily arranged and canceled via Wag!'s app. You'll also save a decent chunk of money, which can then be spent on pampering your pupper. 

Going Off-Leash in Hawthorne, CA

While you won't find any off-leash dog parks for your mutt in Hawthorne, there are a few in neighboring cities, like Manhattan Beach. Before traveling to any park, make sure your canine comrade has up-to-date vaccinations, as you don't want your pup to get sick during your outdoor adventure. 

Dog owners searching for a quiet place to test their dog's social skills should head to the Live Oak Park Dog Run. This small dog run only allows ten dogs in at a time, making it an excellent park for socializing your dog if they're shy or a bit skittish. If you're looking to wear your dog out, there are lots of hiking trails in the park where you can take Tucker on a leashed stroll. 

The Redondo Beach Dog Park in Redondo Beach is a superb spot for hyper dogs who are looking for an open space to run around. This park contains two off-leash areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. With lots of distractions and plenty of space to roam, make sure your pup is adept at coming back when called.

Dog Training in Hawthorne, CA

Hawthorne dog trainers on the Wag! platform are sure to get your pup's tail wagging. These dog trainers know their stuff and have a range of qualifications in the pet niche. Each trainer gets a rating on the app, so you check your trainer's credentials before arranging a training session.

You might be asking yourself, 'what if my trainer doesn't know anything about my dog's breed?' Dog trainers on the Wag! platform have experience with an array of canines, including one of the most popular breeds in Hawthorne, Labrador Retrievers

Labs are loving, clam breeds that make top-notch service animals but can get bored quickly and are prone to stealing food. Luckily, Labradors are easy to please, and there are tons of activities you can try with your adorable companion. Take your Lab along with you on your next hike or let your up cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool.

Regardless of your doggo's breed, involve them in plenty of activities and training exercises, so they grow up with their dog constantly wagging. Head on the Wag! app, and book a Hawthorne dog trainer, and Fido will develop into the "ultimutt" canine companion.