Dog Trainers in Pasadena

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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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Maya WPasadena, CA

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I am a proud dog parent of two; Lady, my 7 year old mini-dachshund and Coco, my 2 year old Rat Terrier/MinPin/Chihuahua rescue. I’ve lived with and cared for several dogs, big and small throughout my adult life and absolutely love the company and joy dogs bring. I’m an animal lover through and through - I’ll be celebrating my 3 year anniversary on a 100% plant-based diet in the coming months. I take excellent care of my dogs and often get compliments on how well behaved they are with other animals and people alike. I know how special and dear pets are to people’s hearts and take care of anyone’s pet like they are my own. I live within walking distance of several parks and am an avid hiker in the Bay Area, often bringing my dogs. My schedule is very flexible as I currently work independently in freelance film production and for a media strategies nonprofit from home.

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Russ MPasadena, CA

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

Marcy HPasadena, CA

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I have been a dog owner of several different breeds. My experience includes in-home dog sitting while owners are out of town. I always send photos. I want to stop and interact with all dogs I encounter. Simply, am a huge dog lover!

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Gunilla LPasadena, CA

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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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Anya WPasadena, CA

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Hi! My name is Anya, I come from Atlanta, GA and now live in LA, CA. I previously have owned 3 dogs and have dog-sat for many more in the past, so I have a lot of experience with dogs of all different breeds, ages and sizes.

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Candace SPasadena, CA

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

Viviana YPasadena, CA

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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 SMC, I am dedicating my time for school, however, would love the opportunity to meet your dog on my days off and study breaks!

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Isabel MPasadena, CA

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

Caelyn DPasadena, CA

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“Your dog’s new best friend!”

Hi! I'm Caelyn. I'm a junior at Tufts University in Medford, MA but I grew up in San Francisco with 3 dogs: two golden retrievers and a yellow lab. I also volunteered with Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) throughout high school. Dogs have been a big part of my life as long as I can remember, and I know they're a huge part of yours as well. I love dogs, I love to exercise, and I can't wait to meet you

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Maya WPasadena, CA

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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, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

About Dog Training in Pasadena, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Have you considered getting your dog microchipped? Doing so ups the odds that you will get your dog returned to you quickly and safely if they happen to get lost. It’s a fast procedure that ensures your pooch will be easily identified at the pound or vet when found by a helpful stranger. Most shelter dogs are microchipped before they are adopted out. Still, it’s best to not let them run to other dogs and risk your pup following them for an adventure.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Did you know that the Border Collie is top dog when it comes to canine freestyle? These dancing divas train for hours to perfect the moves required to become champs of the sport. Spinning, weaving, and standing are some of the intricate, perfectly timed movements that a pooch has to know for this unique sport. Train your dog to dance and watch you and Fido get in shape!

Training Fun Fact #3:

Are you looking for a way to relax with your furry BFF? Try Doga, the fun and physical way to put you and your pooch in a good frame of mind while exercising at the same time. Rule number one is to not move your dog into positions that will be uncomfortable or put their limbs at awkward angles. The benefits of doga? Both you and your dog will sleep better and have excellent posture!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Pasadena, CA

When you choose private in-home dog training as a way to teach your pup the rules of doggy etiquette, Pasadena dog trainers usually charge between $90 and $120 per hour. Travel fees could be tacked on if the trainer has a distance to travel. In some cases, a consultation cost is additional.

Board and train lessons involve sending your pupper off to boarding school for one on one instruction and overnight stays. Some pet parents will choose this option if they are planning a vacation and can’t bring their dog along. The cost for a board and train brush up of skills or courses on the basics of good canine behavior average around $1500 for two weeks. The price may be higher if your dog needs extra work, such as breaking a habit like scratching on doors.

Group classes are ideal for dogs who need to learn socialization skills. The courses run anywhere from a month to ten weeks. Prices vary, with the average cost for group dog training classes in Pasadena being $75 to $125 per course. Don’t forget the fun after training is done – enroll your eager companion in entertaining activities you can do together, like rally class or trick training.

What if you are not sure that your timid pupper will thrive in a class environment right away? Or maybe your dog is well trained already but needs a brush up in specific areas only?

In these cases, choose a Pasadena dog trainer on the Wag! platform. Chat with an enthusiastic and vetted dog trainer to book a session tailored to the needs of your pet. Make a plan for one or multiple lessons, given at a time that suits your schedule. An hour-long session is a worthwhile bargain at just $60.

Going Off-Leash in Pasadena, CA

Pasadena is known as The Crown of the Valley. That’s why so many pups and pet parents choose to live there. Happy and well-exercised dogs are seen all over the city. City ordinances have been put in place to protect man’s best friend, and that makes this an excellent town for doggos to spend time in.

It’s the law for every dog in Pasadena to be registered and licensed every year. Rabies vaccinations are mandatory all over the United States, and this pretty town is no different. These rules keep local and visiting puppers safe. As well, it’s expected that you keep the streets and parks pristine by always picking up after your dog.

Are you looking to spend the afternoon letting Fido exercise while practicing skills like greeting other dogs with a woof and a tail wag? Head to Alice Frost Kennedy Dog Park to do just that. With an area sectioned off for smaller canine set, this park is the cat’s meow for dogs who love to hang out in a crowd.

Does your furry companion have the skills needed to get along with dogs of every age and size? In-home dog training will give your dog the tools to make every meeting a good one.

Those in the frame of mind for a quieter outing can check out Eaton Canyon Falls. While there will be lots of energetic dogs trekking the trails, the atmosphere is one of calm and beauty with lush, narrow creekside paths to follow.

Dog Training in Pasadena, CA

Dogs in Southern California really are man’s best friend. That’s why you see them running on the beaches, trekking the trails and being trained all over town. 

What types of canines do dog trainers with Wag! work with around sunny Pasadena? The top dogs in this town are the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. While both dogs are super smart and eager to please, the Poodle has the edge when it comes to a stylish southern Cal haircut. Did you know this fancy do stems from long ago? Poodles once retrieved (indeed they did!), and their owners trimmed the fur to not weigh them down in the water. The tufts of longer fur at the joints and chest were left to keep the body warm.

Other top dogs on the Pasadena roster are the American Pitbull Terrier, along with other terrier mixes. They can include the Airedale Terrier and even designer dogs like the French Bull Rat Terrier.

Rounding out the list but no less loved, are the German Shepherd and the mini-mutt Chihuahua. Although on both ends of the size scale, each of these dogs has a heart of gold and a personality unique to their lineage. The Chihuahua is a feisty dog always ready to party. The German Shepherd, noble and kind, is forever on standby to give a helping hand when needed.

Are you ready to unleash your special pup’s potential? Book an in-home session on the Wag! app and chat with a trainer to get the ball rolling.