Dog Trainers in Lemon Grove

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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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Laura WLemon Grove, CA

5.0

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“I Use Gloves and my Own Leash 4 Your Protection”

My goal: To be the dog walker/ dog sitter that I always wish my own dog had. I’ve had great fun jobs with dogs: training, photographing, caring for and now walking. My favorite part has always been getting to know each unique dog’s personality and figuring out what makes them happy, comfortable and confident and becoming a trusted friend to them.

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

Chloe KLemon Grove, CA

5.0

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Hi there! My name is Chloe and I am a third-year marine biology student at UC San Diego, but my love for animals extends well beyond the confines of the ocean! You can’t name an animal that I haven’t owned, trained, or both— dogs, cats, horses, birds, any rodent or fish you can think of! I’ve worked as a pet sitter, walker, caretaker, and trainer since I was 9 years old, and my experiences have made me comfortable and confident with every kind of dog out there, whether pure-bred or pure mutt. As a dog owner myself, I know that you want to give your pet the very best, and I’ll do my very best to make sure they get it! Hope to see you soon!

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Jhaime RLemon Grove, CA

4.9

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Hello my name is Jhaime Marie. I am bilingual, I love to go for walks and runs so what better way than to take a furry companion with me. i have been around animals all my life. I have 3 miniature pinscher, a doberman pinscher, and a long hair Chihuahua.

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Amber PLemon Grove, CA

4.9

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“Professional Dog Lover”

As an animal lover and dog enthusiast, I can't imagine a better opportunity to get outdoors and show some love to your pups when you're away. I grew up with multiple dog breeds and now have 2 best buds of my own. I love training with my GSD & taking her out for a run. I’m a full time grad student and volunteer with the animal shelter. Pets are great companions and I want to ensure they are happy as can be. I look forward to meeting your furbabies and taking them out for some tail-wagging fun!

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Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Brittany HLemon Grove, CA

4.9

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“Dogs are my kind of people!”

I have over 20 years of experience owning, caring for and training many breeds of dog. I graduated with a BS in Zoology because working with animals has always been a passion of mine. My previous work as a veterinary technician has given me the insight required to properly care for and respect each dog’s individual needs. Dogs hold a special place in my heart, so I’m thrilled to have a job that gives me the opportunity to make them smile everyday.

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Training Exam Complete

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

Tara DLemon Grove, CA

4.9

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Hi! My name is Tara Dehdari and ever since I was little I would take care of dogs. I started off with taking care of my Dad's coworkers friends dogs. While they would work I would watch their dogs. Then as I got older my neighbors would ask me to watch their dogs for two-three weeks while they would go on vacation. I would play with the dogs, walk them, feed them, clean up after them, and etc. I became the neighborhoods dog walker, and/or dog sitter. I have dealt with all dogs, small and big, puppies and adults. I love dogs!

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Andrea HLemon Grove, CA

4.9

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“I Love to Run or walk w/your young to elderly pups”

I'm fun and friendly. I'm always available for any last minute walks when you need it most! Or maybe a daily consistent schedule! I love to walk our furry friends around when you're unable to or when they need a breath of fresh air. Rain or shine! I'm always up for making a new friend and giving them lots of love!

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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

Philip LLemon Grove, CA

4.8

(300)

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“Our pets are priceless.”

I’m Phil, and I have a passion for working with animals. I worked at Rancho Coastal Humane Society (Encinitas, CA) for the past 5 years, working as a kennel mate directly with dogs of all sizes and temperaments. I also raised several dogs myself. I respect the personal nature of relationships that people can develop with their pups. I understand that dogs are special, and that they are beloved family members. It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to watch over & care for your loved ones.

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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

David LLemon Grove, CA

4.8

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“Dog training isn’t only for dogs”

I am a graduate of the Dog Training Academy for dog trainers in San Francisco and obtained my certification. My method is through positive reinforcement and never causes pain to the dog in any way. Dogs are highly social. Although they are different, they have needs just like us and they must be met. I will show you how to achieve a balanced dog. We all want a healthy happy dog! If your dog requires it, i can help your dog get along with other dogs and people too, if you request of course.

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Training Exam Complete

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Mark LLemon Grove, CA

4.8

(85)

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“Experience Dog Trainer/Walker/Sitter/Available Now”

Hello Pet Parents, my name is Markus. I am a certified dog walker/trainer. I specialize in specific problem areas, basic and advanced training. I have over 15 yrs experience in proper animal care and handling. I am CPR and First Aid cert. I work great with pups and senior dogs. I have owned and cared for my own pets. I have been living in the San Diego areas my entire life. I am equipped and ready to bring a great service experience to your dog’s issues,needs and challenges. Available Now

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

About Dog Training in Lemon Grove, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Complete with dozens of miles of hiking trails, a vast lake perfect for fishing and boating, and endless wildlife watching opportunities, Mission Trails Regional Park is a must for your mutt. And it’s just a short drive north of Lemon Grove! Obeying the leash laws is essential to keep your pup safe from rattlesnakes and other dangerous critters. Did you know you can even train your dog to stay away from rattlesnakes? For this method, you’ll build on the “leave it” command. You can simulate a snake’s rattle using your smartphone or a wooden toy snake. The goal is to teach your dog to move away from the rattle and return to you.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Why do dogs give you kisses? The answer seems pretty obvious — because they love you! But the root of this behavior lies in your dog’s instincts. Mother dogs bathe their dogs and encourage them to potty by licking them. Sounds kind of gross, but licking is a primary form of communication for dogs. It signals everything from hunger and friendship to affection and pack status. Unfortunately, not all pet parents love the sloppy canine kisses. Train your dog not to lick you by turning away when they try to kiss your face. You can also offer an alternative greeting, like “give paw”, so they can still show affection while respecting your boundaries.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Dogs like sleeping in bed with their humans because our beds are comfy. But co-sleeping with a canine isn’t always ideal for both hound and human. For starters, big breeds might take up more space in the bed than you do! Some dogs also snore, while some pup parents might also toss and turn. When training your dog to not sleep in your bed, be sure to give them a cozy space of their own. At the same time, you should make your bed less appealing by restricting your dog’s access to it.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Lemon Grove, CA

Most Lemon Grove dog training facilities offer both in-home training and private training lessons on-site. You can expect to pay a minimum hourly rate of $100. Additional deposits or consultation fees may apply.

Puppy training and obedience classes add an extra element of socialization, which your dog needs to learn good manners. This training option costs $130 for a 6-week course on average. Most classes are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, which equals a total investment of roughly $400 and 4 months. Considering sending Buddy off to boarding school? Board-and-train programs could set you back anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 on average for a 4 to 6-week program.

Boarding and training might teach your dog how to behave, but they don’t actively involve you, the pet parent, in your dog’s training. (And your participation in your dog’s training is essential!) Group classes might also not provide the one-on-one attention your dog needs to learn the rules of the roost. Looking for an affordable alternative? Afraid you’ll miss a class due to your hectic work schedule? Worry no more — Lemon Grove dog trainers on the Wag! app can cater to your pup’s training needs. 

Here’s how it works: download the app, sign up for an account, and enter some basic information. Once you’re all set up, enter the time and date of your session to access a list of dog trainers near you. Check out their reviews and specializations to find the perfect match for Princess! Message your trainer to create a fully customized training plan and pay securely in-app. For a set price of just $60 per hour, you’ll have some cash to spare for new treats and toys!

Going Off-Leash in Lemon Grove, CA

Off-leash playtime is a terrific way to make new friends and let Lassie feel the wind in their fur. It’s also an excellent test of their obedience training and socialization skills. You won’t need to travel out of town to find off-leash areas where your woofer can go dog wild. The standard rules apply: clean up after your dog, supervise them at all times, and ensure they’re on their best behavior.

Berry Street Dog Park is a popular spot for the local hounds and their humans. With separate zones for small and large breeds, plenty of toys and grass, and even agility equipment, this off-leash area has everything you need for a fun day out. Even water and a pooper scooper are provided.

Ready to meet some new four-legged friends? Make sure Spot’s socialization skills are up to par! Link up with a Lemon Grove dog trainer today and you’ll be rolling and romping at Berry Street Dog Park in no time.

Dog Training in Lemon Grove, CA

Puppy training, obedience fundamentals, beginner agility — no matter what you want to work on, Lemon Grove dog trainers with Wag! have the knowledge and experience you need. Browse the list of top-rated trainers on the platform and connect with them through in-app messaging to discuss your dog’s training needs. From there, you can work together to create a bespoke training plan that suits your schedule.

While Lemon Grove dog training professionals have extensive experience working with a variety of breeds, the Boxer is a firm favorite with Lemon Grove’s pet parents. Just as energetic as they are muscular, Boxers are highly intelligent and need a consistent approach to training. Try different games and activities for Boxers to keep their brawny bodies and sharp minds stimulated. Need a helping hand to potty train your Boxer or teach them to come when called? Find a dog trainer near you and get to work!

A stark contrast to the Boxer only in size is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, another top contender on the list of most popular dog breeds in Lemon Grove. Another highly intelligent breed, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a treat to train. But they can be wary of strangers, so socialization training is essential.

Whether you’re the proud parent of an atheletic purebreed or a lazy hybrid, training is an integral part of raising a happy, healthy, well-mannered dog. When it comes to dog training, you don’t have to go it alone, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Find a dog trainer near you on the Wag! app today and enjoy full control over your dog’s training regiment. (For a fraction of the cost of other Lemon Grove dog training facilities.)