Dog Trainers in National City

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Laura WNational City, 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 KNational City, 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 RNational City, CA

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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 PNational City, CA

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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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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 HNational City, 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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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 DNational City, CA

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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 HNational City, CA

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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

Danielle SNational City, CA

4.9

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I am the BIGGEST animal lover you will EVER meet. People always ask if I speak dog. German Shepards were in our family since before I could walk, large or small pets I am totally comfortable! I recently lost my best friend so I have TONS of love to share with your FURKID...I love meeting other pet owners who care about their dogs and in turn I will care and treat them as if they were mine. I am certified in Pet CPR & First Aid. I can also give oral medications for your pets in need. I PAWROMISE your dog will WOOF me instantly!

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Philip LNational City, CA

4.8

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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 LNational City, 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

About Dog Training in National City, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Since National City is just a bone’s throw from the dog-friendly beaches of San Diego and Coronado, taking your mutt for a beach day is a must. But it can be a little tricky if your pal doesn’t like car rides or is wary of the waves. One way you can train your dog to like riding in a car is by chilling out in the backseat with your buddy while the car is parked. Treats and toys will come in handy. Same goes for training your dog to swim in the ocean. As long as you stay by your fur-baby’s side and show them there’s no danger, you’ll be sunbathing and strolling in the surf in no time!

Training Fun Fact #2:

Welcoming a special-needs pup into your pack is a rewarding and heartwarming experience. Whether your dog is blind or deaf, missing a limb, or lives with another condition, training can pose a challenge. The good news is, a dog’s sense of smell is their strongest, and it will come in handy during the training process. When crate training your blind dog or training your deaf dog to stop barking, utilize their other senses (and their favorite treats).

Training Fun Fact #3:

The San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge is just south of National City. While dogs aren’t permitted in most areas of the refuge, your woofer is welcome to wander down the Bayshore Bikeway Trail with you. (Provided you’ve trained your dog not to pull on their leash in pursuit of birds and other critters.) Ready to up the ante? Why not train your dog to ride a bike with you? This complex activity builds on a handful of commands your dog probably already knows, plus a few new ones!

Average Cost of Dog Training in National City, CA

National City in-home dog training options vary widely in price. You can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $150 per hour for private training through a National City dog training facility. Instead of charging by the hour, some San Diego County dog trainers offer bundles of multiple sessions for a set price. Packages start at $675 for 5 sessions. Additional consultation fees of up to $200 may apply.

Puppy training and beginner obedience classes could set you back anywhere from $130 to $200 for a 5 to 6-week course. Think boarding school might be a better fit? This is the most expensive dog training program in National City, with prices ranging from $2,000 to roughly $3,000 for boarding and training programs lasting between 6 and 12 weeks.

As you can see, dog training classes in National City can be a little pricey. Wish there was a more budget-friendly training route? Not sure if group classes will address your dog’s behavioral issues? Look no further — National City dog training professionals on the Wag! app can give your doggo the individual attention they need. All you need to do is download the app, create an account if you haven’t already, and enter your dog’s info. Once that’s done, you can schedule your session, browse a list of trainers near you, and find the perfect match for your dog’s needs. And for a flat fee of just $60 per hour-long session, you’ll save up to 50% on training!

Going Off-Leash in National City, CA

Is your woofer doing well during their training sessions? Ready to put their learning into practice? There’s no better place than the dog park. Playing off-leash with other pooches in the neighborhood is a great way to socialize and gauge your dog’s training progress.

El Toyon Dog Park is the local hangout for hounds. Buddy is sure to have a ball at this former baseball field! With two separate sections for large and small dogs, there’s no need to worry about your petite pup roughhousing with the big breeds. However, be aware that both height and weight restrictions apply here, so read the dog park rules carefully. Once that’s done, keep an eye on your fur-baby while the play with the friendly dogs who frequent this park.

That just about covers it for off-leash dog parks in National City. Venture further afield to discover some of San Diego’s off-leash dog parks. Socialites will love frolicking at Torrey Highlands Dog Park, which offers a single playground for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Dogs working on their agility skills will be tugging on the leash en route to Morley Field Dog Park to let loose on the agility equipment.

Does your pup need a primer on dog park etiquette and playing well with other dogs? Want to try your paw at agility? National City dog trainers on the Wag! app will be more than happy to assist.

Dog Training in National City, CA

Got a badly behaved pup who just won’t listen? Or just need a helping hand with teaching your dog some new tricks? National City dog trainers on the Wag! app have a wide variety of backgrounds as pet caregivers. Some specialize in puppy training and obedience training, while many boast dozens of 5-star reviews from satisfied pet parents. That experience makes them a great match for your dog’s unique temperament and training needs. All pet caregivers on the Wag! platform share a love of dogs, and many grew up around beloved family pets.

National City dog training superstars work with all kinds of breeds, but the brawny Rottweiler is a top choice for local pet parents. These social dogs love nothing more than spending time with their humans, but they can be a little protective if not socialized properly. Expose your Rottweiler puppy to an array of environments and experience so they’re not wary of strangers as adults.

One of the most popular dog breeds in National City isn’t actually a breed at all! Chiweenies, Pitskys, Chugs — every mixed breed is truly a mix when it comes to training and temperament. National City dog trainers rely on their knowledge of the parent breeds’ standards, as well as your hybrid’s unique personality traits, to create a custom training plan.