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“If I had four legs...I’d want to walk more too.”
Hi! My name is Hardie and I have more than just a passion for dogs. I also have the knowledge it takes to keep your pup in the best hands possible. I hold a certification in dog training, behavior consulting and pet first aid/cpr. When I am caring for someone else's pet, there is no higher priority. Please be assured, you can count on me to give your dog the best time in each visit while also keeping them as safe as possible!
Top Pet Caregiver
Training Exam Complete
Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
“All about the tippity tapities and butt wiggles.”
I am a dog mom myself. I have three amazing girls and one boy between the ages of 1 and 2 years old. The twins, as I like to call them, are Jack Russell Chihuahua mixes. They are sisters from the same litter and are both one year old. The oldest is a Chihuahua Pomeranian and she is 2 years old. The youngest is a Boxer mix and he’s about 9 months old!
Training Exam Complete
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training
Chihuahuas are beautiful, loving dogs, but not all pups are born knowing how to be perfect pets. And because they’re small dogs with big personalities, Chihuahuas can sometimes have a problem with growling defensively at other dogs and people they meet. There’s plenty you can do to combat this unsociable behavior, including socializing them from a young age and making obedience training part of your daily routine. Teaching your dog to stay calm and quiet in certain “trigger situations”, such as when the doorbell rings, can also be a big help.
Our dogs have some pretty funny and endearing behaviors, but sometimes those behaviors can be frustrating for you — and downright dangerous for your pup. One obvious example is a dog who likes eating things they most definitely shouldn’t, such as garbage, clothes, and even rocks. Eating inedible objects is known as pica and it’s a lot more common than you might think. It’s caused by everything from anxiety and boredom to a range of medical conditions, so the first step in solving this problem behavior is taking your dog to the vet for a check-up.
Have you ever thought about letting your pooch try a doggy sport? Dogs can learn an impressive variety of sporting skills, and there’s a surprising range of activities where they can put those talents into action. For example, maybe you’d like to teach your dog how to dock jump, do rally obedience, or run an agility course. You’ll need a patient and consistent approach to get the best results, and if your pup proves to be a slow learner, there’s no shortage of dog trainers in Newport Beach who can help.
Choosing the right dog trainer isn’t easy. Not only do you need to find someone who is professional, reliable, and experienced, you also need a trainer who’s able to form a close bond with you and your dog. Popular trainers are often booked up weeks in advance, while there’s also the not insignificant matter of cost to consider.
If you’re looking for dog trainers in Newport Beach, CA, you may decide to sign your pet up for some puppy training classes. These classes help your pet socialize with other dogs, learn some obedience training essentials, and bond with you.
There are many Newport Beach dog training services that offer puppy socialization classes. Typically, you’ll need to sign up for a schedule of 4 to 6 weeks of classes. Prices vary between services but you’ll generally pay somewhere between $150 and $400 to register your dog for a series of group lessons.
But if your dog doesn’t feel comfortable in a group setting, or if they could benefit from some one-on-one training time, you might decide to book an in-home training consultation. Private training has several benefits, allowing the trainer to focus solely on your pet and giving your dog the comfort of training in their own home.
Unfortunately, private training is often expensive. You’ll commonly pay between $100 and $150 an hour for an in-home consultation with a Newport Beach dog trainer — even more in some cases. Compare that to the rates of trainers with Wag!, which start from just $60 an hour, and you’ll see the importance of shopping around to find good value.
Plus, because Newport Beach dog trainers with Wag! develop a customized training plan for your pet and will work with you to help create a polite pooch, there are lots of good reasons why you should better your dog’s behavior with Wag!.
If you’re searching for the best off-leash areas in Newport Beach, CA, you’re spoiled for choice. One of the best options you can check out is the Newport Beach Dog Park. Located near Fashion Island, this popular park is open from 7 AM till dusk 6 days a week, and 9 AM till dusk on Wednesdays. Features here include AstroTurf, seating, and drinking fountains, so it’s a handy space for your pup to enjoy some socializing and get some exercise.
Unfortunately, dogs are only allowed on the sand in Newport Beach before 10 AM and after 4:30 PM, and they must be on a leash at all times. But if you’re keen for some off-leash fun, make the drive to Huntington Dog Beach. Open every day of the year, this pretty stretch of sand is the “ultimutt” destination for pets that love to get wet. There are 1.5 miles of sand to explore, so you’ll probably want to spend a lot of time here making the most of it.
Of course, before heading to the beach with your dog, make sure they know how to swim in the ocean and stay safe near the water. Teaching them not to play rough and to not run away is also essential to ensure successful off-leash adventures.
What are your dog training goals for your dog? Does your older pooch need a refresher on the basics of obedience training? Does your dog have some nasty habits that need fixing with some one-on-one behavior training? Or are you just looking for puppy training to get your little bundle of fur off to the right start in life?
No matter what problem you’re trying to solve, there are plenty of dog trainers in Newport Beach who can help. Trainers with Wag! boast experience across a diverse range of pet care fields, and these pet professionals are committed to helping turn your badly-behaved pooch into a well-mannered canine.
Best of all, finding dog trainers near you is easy. Simply download the Wag! app to start comparing the qualifications and expertise of a range of local trainers. When you find the right person, connect with them to chat about your training needs and goals.
The trainer will then put together a plan tailored to suit your dog and come to you for an in-home training session. It’s simple, effective, and there are no strings attached, so start searching for the best Newport Beach dog trainer today.
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