Dog Trainers in Menlo Park

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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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Rebecca KMenlo Park, CA

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“Dog Trainer & Behaviorist”

Hi! I'm an experienced animal trainer and am owned by two Border Collies. I specialize in dog behavior and dog training. I guarantee I'll be your dog's new best friend! When I'm not walking dogs, I am an agility (dog obstacle course) instructor. I love teaching dogs tricks!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, High energy dogs, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jackie MMenlo Park, CA

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Hello fellow tail-WAGgers. If you are looking to find a trusted friend for your dog who will reciprocate that love that they give you when you can’t be there, I'm right here! My name is Jackie and I learned how to run on four legs before I learned to walk on two. I’ll be your dog’s best friend(other than you, of course). Your dog is in good hands with me—or should I saw paws?

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

Reet SMenlo Park, CA

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I am a spiritual person, who loves to connect with different species. Taking care of things is very important to me, especially animals. I had been in the childcare buisness for 6 years due to my love for children but now after having 3 of my own adopted children (dogs I adopted) I feel comfortable and excited walking, caring and playing with dogs as well. As an observant human, I find it easy to pick up on the emotions and characteristics of a dog.

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Coralie DMenlo Park, CA

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“Active dog handler with training experience!”

I have been caring for a variety of species since I was a young child. I am a certified canine nutritionist, and am wilderness first aid & CPR certified. In my free time, I backpack and compete in dog sports, including at a national level. I have experience with all sizes of dogs and have worked with a variety of temperaments including fearful dogs, reactive dogs, and hyper dogs. I have extensive experience raising & training service dogs as well as training advanced tricks and obedience.

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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

Taylor WMenlo Park, CA

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“Walking your best friend is an honor!”

Hi Pet Parents! My preferred name is Elena. :) I’ve been working with dogs for 7 years now. I’ve walked dog of all sizes and love meeting new pups. I’m very athletic and will always make sure your pup gets the exercise they need. I always carry treats on walks so please let me know if your pup has allergies/restrictions. Can’t wait to meet your pup! :)

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

Susan CMenlo Park, CA

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Hi! I'm a Bay Area native working in tech who grew up with a mischievious Maltese mix. I'm godmother to a German shepherd puppy who is now 100 pounds. I volunteer at the pet shelter and work with dogs who need behavior training.

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Eric AMenlo Park, CA

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I have always owned a dog since I was little. I’ve trained all the dogs I’ve ever owned. I have always been an animal lover. I’m very patient, caring and thoughtful.

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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

Carolyn MMenlo Park, CA

4.9

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Hi my name is Carolyn. I have over five years of experience volunteering and raising dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind. I also have experience caring for horses, livestock and exotic animals. Currently I work at a veterinary hospital and have a passion for training and caring for dogs of all breeds and temperaments. I have seen dogs dramatically improve their behavior, health and overall wellbeing with regular walks which keeps me excited about providing dog walking services.

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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

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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, Puppy care

About Dog Training in Menlo Park, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Is excessive barking a problem for your Menlo Park pooch? If so, the key is to use a rewards-based training method to help turn your problem barker into a polite and well-behaved pup. Whether you need to teach your dog not to bark at birds, at cars, or even at your neighbors, we’ve got training guides to help. And if your pooch is barking out of boredom, providing lots of regular exercise and mental stimulation for your pet can go a long way to ensuring peace and quiet.

Training Fun Fact #2:

If you’ve welcomed a Labrador Retriever into your family, at least some form of basic obedience training is essential. The good news is that Labs are people-oriented, intelligent, and love food, so they’re one of the most trainable breeds you’re ever likely to meet. A reward-based training method will work best — a good supply of training treats will come in handy — while you’ll also need to make training sessions as fun as possible. With a little bit of patience, your lovable Lab will be the best-behaved pooch on the block before you know it!

Training Fun Fact #3:

Looking to have a bit of fun with dog training? Why not teach your dog how to perform a party trick or two? For example, maybe you could teach your pet how to catch a treat from their nose, how to jump into your arms, or even how to ride a skateboard. Not only will your pup learn some “pawsome” tricks to wow all their friends at the dog park, but it’ll also help make the bond between you and your fur-baby stronger than ever.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Menlo Park, CA

Searching for dog trainers in Menlo Park, CA? There are plenty of options to choose from, so it’s important to compare a variety of trainers before choosing the best person for your pup. Not only will you need to consider a trainer’s experience and qualifications, you’ll also need to consider the training services they offer (including everything from puppy training to behavior training) and how much they cost.

If you decide to sign your pet up for group classes, you’ll typically need to commit to a class schedule for 4 weeks or more. You can also commonly expect to pay $150 to $350 to attend a full schedule of classes, or higher in some cases.

But if group training isn’t the best fit for your dog, or if you decide that they need special attention, you may want to look for dog trainers in Menlo Park who can offer one-on-one training.

Pricing for private training lessons starts at around $70 per hour, with many trainers charging well over $100 per hour for a one-on-one consultation. While you may be able to access slightly cheaper rates if you book in for a multi-session training package, you’re still looking at a significant expense.

In comparison, private training sessions with trainers on Wag! start at just $60 for a 60-minute session. It’s quick and easy to compare and choose trainers, and the pet professional you select can develop a customized training plan for your dog. And with all the money you save on the cost of training, you’ll have more left over to spend on spoiling your fur-baby!

Going Off-Leash in Menlo Park, CA

For many dogs, there’s nothing that sets their tail wagging like a trip to the off-leash dog park. And when you live in Menlo Park, CA, you’ve got some great dog parks nearby.

One particular favorite with local pet parents is Nealon Park on Middle Avenue. This 9-acre park features a dog park open Monday to Friday from 8-10am, and your pup should find lots of other pooches to play with during their visit. Willow Oaks Park on Willow Road is also worth a visit, with dog park hours from 7-9am and 4pm-dusk daily.

And with plenty of other dog-friendly entertainment options to explore in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ll find loads of great ways to treat your dog to an exciting adventure.

Of course, if you want to let your dog enjoy some off-leash fun, you’ll need to make sure they can be trusted to be on their best behavior. That means your pup will need to know how to come to you even when there are plenty of other distractions, and how to play nicely at the dog park. And once they’ve mastered these essential behaviors, they (and you) will have a whole lot more fun socializing at your nearest off-leash area.

Dog Training in Menlo Park, CA

Do you need help training your French Bulldog for the show ring? Is your Pit Bull puppy struggling with the basics of coming when called? Whatever sort of assistance you need to better your dog’s behavior, there are plenty of dog trainers in Menlo Park with Wag! who can help.

All you need to do is download the Wag! app and then start searching for dog trainers near you. Trainers with Wag! are reliable, passionate about pets, and experienced across a wide variety of dog care niches.  

Once you’ve found the right person for the job, you can arrange a meet and greet with your pup. Your trainer will also develop a customized dog training plan tailored to your pet’s unique needs, and start your pooch on the path to better behavior straight away.

It’s simple, stress-free, and affordable, so book a Menlo Park dog training session today.