Dog Trainers in Los Angeles

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How dog training works

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Meet & greet

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Practice makes perfect

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What is Wag!?

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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Gunilla LLos Angeles, CA

4.9

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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, 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

Russ MLos Angeles, CA

4.9

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Hi, I'm Russ. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and I'm a lifelong dog lover and avid hiker. I've spent my life walking, training (and cuddling) with all different breeds. My beagle, Pixie, was self trained and became an animal actress! I love spending time outdoors and I can't wait to meet your dog.

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

Olga KLos Angeles, 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

Anya WLos Angeles, CA

4.9

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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 HLos Angeles, 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

Candace SLos Angeles, CA

4.9

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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 YLos Angeles, CA

4.9

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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 CSULB and production jobs, I am dedicating my time for work, however, would love the opportunity to meet your dog on my days off!

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

Isabel MLos Angeles, 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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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

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

Maya WLos Angeles, CA

4.8

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“Dogs are our link to paradise. (:”

I will make sure your dog(s) or puppy(s) are happy while being with me. I will give all the love he or she deserves. I also have my own personal business of fostering puppies on the side, if you’re looking for a new furry friend just let me know. I’m very experienced with how to take care of puppies and dogs. I’ve bottle fed puppies that have been taken away from their mom too early. I look forward to taking the responsibility of your furry friends! :)

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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

Christian ALos Angeles, 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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Training Provider

Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

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

About Dog Training in Los Angeles, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Ever wondered how clicker training works? You’ve likely heard of positive reinforcement, but clicker training also utilizes a method called positive association. When first starting out with clicker training, click once, then immediately give Gizmo a treat. Over time, they’ll learn that the click sound equals a tasty treat. From there, build on to the training with verbal commands and cues.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Did you know you can start training dogs as young as seven weeks old? Puppies might be easily distracted, but they’re able to start learning basic commands. “Sit” and “stay” are two commands you’ll want to start working on as early as possible, as often as possible.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Most therapy dogs in training, as well as those looking to test their mettle in agility competitions, are required to take the Canine Good Citizen Test. Pups must pass ten trials, including socialization, obedience, recall, temperament, and appearance. Ready to prove to the world your wagger is a good boy or girl? Start working on obedience training fundamentals with a dog trainer in Los Angeles and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a bonafide Canine Good Citizen.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Los Angeles

The cost of Los Angeles dog training varies depending on the type of training as well as your dog’s age. Private in-home sessions start range from $150 to $175 per 90-minute session. Some in-home training packages can cost up to $2,100 over a three-month period. Group obedience dog training classes in Los Angeles start around $125 for a four-week course.

While group obedience training can be a good way to socialize your dog, it may not be the right option for shy, aggressive, or easily distracted dogs. If you’ve already started working on commands at home, there’s a chance the trainer might repeat those lessons in group. Less one-on-one correction time with the teacher is another drawback of group obedience classes.

Prefer to train at your pup’s own pace in the comfort of your home? Book a dog trainer in Los Angeles with Wag! and create a personalized approach with the help of a vetted trainer. Plan training sessions around your busy schedule, chat with your trainer, and pay securely — all within the app. Los Angeles dog trainers on the Wag! platform offer a more affordable alternative to traditional obedience training classes at just $60 per hour-long session.

Going Off-Leash in Los Angeles

According to the City of Los Angeles’ official rules and regulations, aggressive dogs and puppies younger than four months aren’t allowed to play at the city’s off-leash dog parks. These rules are in place to keep all visitors happy and safe.

If your doggo doesn’t get along very well with other pooches but you’d like to treat them to a playdate at the dog park, it might be time to consult a dog trainer in Los Angeles to work on their socialization skills. After all, your woofer won’t want to miss out on some of the best dog parks in the country!

The Runyon Canyon Dog Park is a must for your mutt. But since this park is so popular, good pup and people skills are important. While dogs are allowed off-leash in over half of the park, it’s a good idea to keep the leash attached if you’re planning to work on your dog’s commands here.

Looking for a great dog beach? Rosie’s Dog Beach is another hip hangout for LA locals and visitors alike. The surf is gentle, making it a great spot to splash. Although only one pup per person is allowed here, this off-leash beach can get crowded in the summer months. For a safe, fun day in the sun, superb recall skills are important. Need to sharpen this skill before your beach day? Los Angeles dog trainers can help create custom recall lessons based on your dog’s previous training and temperament.

Ready to experience these puptastic parks and beautiful beaches with your pooch? Find a dog trainer near you, and you’ll be one step closer to going off-leash in Los Angeles.

Dog Training in Los Angeles

Dog trainers in LA are doing some good deeds. When class isn’t in session, many dog trainers on the Wag! platform volunteer with local shelters and humane societies to gain some hands-on experience. (Not to mention help canine citizens in need.) This gives Los Angeles dog trainers the knowledge they need to assist pet parents with training a puppy and teaching obedience essentials.

What breeds are Los Angeles dog trainers working with? Chihuahuas are a firm favorite with pet parents in Los Angeles. These petite pups often get the short end of the chew stick and are stigmatized as yappy and bossy. Any Chihuahua lover will agree this couldn’t be further from the truth! Sure, they’re protective, and they can have the attitude of an alpha at times. While a calm yet firm demeanor is needed to train these fierce little lap dogs, their attentiveness, independence, and eagerness to please their people will help them excel in obedience training.

Alongside the eternally loved Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd, the Poodle also lands high on the list of most popular dog breeds in Los Angeles. A sophisticated breed known for its elegance and beauty, the Poodle is also highly intelligent and adaptable, making them a treat to train. Once they’ve established a strong foundation of obedience fundamentals, they’ll soon be ready to up the ante with agility training, tracking, and even dock diving.

No matter what breed your buddy is, regular training will keep their mind stimulated. Remember, practice makes “pawfect!” Need a little guidance? Team up with a dog trainer on the Wag! platform to create a personalized training plan that suits your dog’s needs and nature.