Dog Trainers in Hawthorne

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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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Katie SHawthorne, CA

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“Loving, Patient, and Compassionate Care & Training”

I have been professionally walking, training, boarding, and connecting with dogs for over 10 years and have loved and cared for dogs my whole life. I use positive reinforcement behavior training and relationship games to build the connection you have with your dog. I am comfortable with all shapes, sizes, special needs, medical conditions, and anxious, shy, or other unique personality types.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Gunilla LHawthorne, CA

4.9

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“Life is better with dogs around!”

I have always LOVED animals, I grew up around horses, dogs and cats, and my beloved turtle. 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, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Olga KHawthorne, CA

4.9

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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

Aryanna NHawthorne, CA

4.9

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Since I was little, I have had a passion for working with animals. I grew up in a house with animals of all shapes and sizes. My parents taught me from a young age how to take proper care of each one and I could not get enough! For the last year I have been working with animals full-time. I have often worked with, and had to problem-solve for animals that were scared, nervous, abused, or abandoned. It is the most gratifying feeling to help them feel safe and loved so I can care for them.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Stephanie HHawthorne, CA

4.9

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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

Kelly FHawthorne, CA

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“Life is better with pets!”

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. I am a dog mom as well! It brings me joy when animals are happy.

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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

Patrick THawthorne, CA

4.9

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“Gotta walk them all! 🐶🐕🐩🐕‍🦺🐾🦴”

Hi everyone, my name is Patrick! 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 ages and sizes. Can’t wait to meet your furry friend! 🥳

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Fast walker, Socialization training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Cynthia EHawthorne, CA

4.9

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“Everything I know, I learned from a dog”

My name is Cyn I absolutely love animals. I have 2 German Shepherd’s & 6years experience on how to raise & develop mentally healthy, happy, relaxed & stable dogs. “Consistent Training” creates a positive change in your dogs behavior. No more jumping, leash pulling, excessive barking & more. Teach your dog to respect boundaries like doorways, furniture, roadways & more. Learn how to understand & communicate with your dog effectively. I am Looking forward to meeting your family pet.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Isabel MHawthorne, CA

4.9

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

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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Socially Distanced Pet Care

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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, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

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 cost $60 on average and can be easily arranged and canceled via Wag!'s app. You'll see an estimated rate on the booking screen, and you'll receive a final price when you choose your trainer. 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.