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Victoria HPleasant Hill, CA

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Hello pet owners, My name is Victoria and I am a qualified veterinary surgeon with an animal behavior degree. I have experience in both general practice and emergency veterinary medicine. I know it may seem as though I am little overqualified to be a dog walker...however I have decided to take a sabbatical from work over the summer, but just cannot resist being around your fur babies 24/7! They will certainly be in safe hand! I look forward to hearing from you and looking after your fur babies.

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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

Patricia RPleasant Hill, CA

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“Dogs speak to those that know how to listen”

having over 10 years of experience in the pet industry, I am known among my peers as the dog whisperer! I love giving training, nutrition and grooming tips, using my 3 dogs as examples on how to get along with even the most stubborn of dogs. All pups have their own unique personalities that should be celebrated, but should also be kept in mind for their walks! Our 4 legged family members are seen as our children and should be treated as such.

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Becky IPleasant Hill, CA

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Hi! My name is Becky. I grew up in Alameda, California with a Rough Collie mix, Sheba and Chow Chow mix, Gaby. The bonds I've had with dogs are lasting, and they always bring a smile to my face. I am a patient, kind person that gets along well with all types of dogs from big to small to the timid to the drooly to the spastic. In my day to day life, I am an artist, that specializes in mostly metalsmithing and a carpentry student, and I love to hike, jog, bike, and swim. I hope to be able to help dogs keep an active lifestyle to keep them fit and happy.

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RIcardo RPleasant Hill, CA

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Animal Lover here, with more then 9+ yrs of personal dog ownership and over all handing a variety of animals from reptiles to farm animals. I very much enjoy spending time with animals and dog walking is another way I get to interact and learn more about man kinds best friends.

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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

Marisa KPleasant Hill, CA

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“Huge animal lover”

Hello my name is Marisa. I have been a HUGE dog/ animal lover all my life. I have two chihuahuas rescue dogs of my own. I can't wait to walk your dog!

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Daniel LPleasant Hill, CA

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Hi everyone! My name is Daniel, I am an experienced dog walker and sitter, and was a Kennel Supervisor before moving to Berkeley to study. I have walked and sat for families with multiple dogs, as well as dogs of every energy and confidence level. I have had dogs all my life, and learned a lot about proper dog handling while working at the shelter. The job exposed me to a variety of sizes and personalities, as well as techniques to be successful with all types of dogs, and I can't wait to meet yours!

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Megan SPleasant Hill, CA

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“Future Special Needs Teacher who loves dogs!”

Hi, I'm Megan! I've been volunteering at the animal shelter for about 4 years now! I've loved dogs since I was a little girl and care for each dog I meet as if it were my own! Fun fact about me is I also ride and care for horses! I really hope I meet your requirements and that I fulfill your dog-walking needs! I'll always give more than 100% effort!

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Nichole JPleasant Hill, CA

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“Big or small I love them all!”

As I grew I knew I wanted a career that had something to do with dogs. In high school I got a job as a groomers assistant and loved it. After four and a half years it just wasn't the passion I was looking for. The passion was right I front of me. I have been training my dog to do all kinds of tricks since the beginning . I'm now a certified dog trainer graduated by the ABC animal behavior college. I have two dogs a giant Doberman pincher and a tiny miniature pincher also 3 cats.

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Hannah LPleasant Hill, CA

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I'm a dog lover with lots of experience getting to know and handling new dogs. I've worked with local animal rescue organizations as a foster home and a volunteer. I've always loved working with animals and I plan to pursue a career in animal training.

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About Dog Training in Pleasant Hill, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Teaching your dog to sit is one of the most basic training skills your dog can learn. It's also super simple to teach and won't take more than a couple of weeks to master. One of the best ways to teach your dog to sit is by holding a treat in your hand and raising your hand above your dog's head. Your pup will follow the treat and will usually sit as a result. When your dog's butt touches the ground, give them praise and the treat. Then, introduce the "sit" command so your dog learns the association. Before long, your woofer will be sitting on command without any extra encouragement. 

Training Fun Fact #2:

If your dog is liable to bolt or is a bit clumsy, you might want to teach them to stop dead in their tracks. Teaching a dog the emergency stop trick is a little challenging and can take a couple of months to master. Using the assistant method is a great way to teach your dog this command. Have your dog sit and get your assistant to hold your dog. Start walking away from your dog while using the "wait" command to keep them in place. Walk about 30 feet and turn to face your dog without any eye contact. Then, call your dog and introduce a command like "halt" or "stop". Walking towards your dog will cause them to hesitate, which will make this action easier to learn. Keep practicing while increasing the distance, and make sure you praise your dog when stopping on cue. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

Tired of your dog barking up a storm in the backyard? Luckily, you can teach your pooch to stop barking on command in less than two months. You can actually teach your doggo to be quiet by teaching them to bark. Try knocking on a door or wall to get your dog to bark. Use the command bark, and give them a treat. Once they've mastered this command, try knocking on the wall again. If your dog doesn't bark, use a firm command like "quiet" and reward them. Now keep practicing this command, and try it when your dog is the middle of a long barking session. This method will teach your dog the difference between barking and being quiet and is a clever way of teaching Fido to be silent. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Pleasant Hill, CA

California is a popular place for pet parents, and Pleasant Hill is no exception. After a little digging, you'll find dozens of dog trainers in Pleasant Hill and the surrounding area who are waiting to help your doggo become the perfect canine companion. Before jumping into a training class, there are a few things you should consider. 

Firstly, make sure you book a class well in advance, as they often fill up quickly. If you're planning on taking your dog to private classes, you may have to attend a consultation before your dog can start lessons. These consultations vary in price but can cost over $100. You should also carefully read to T&Cs for each class you attend as some trainers ask for deposits, and others require your dog to have full vaccinations. 

You may want to take Max to a private class if they're shy or have some trouble staying focused. Private classes ensure your dog picks up new tricks and commands faster, but cost a lot more than group classes. Across Pleasant Hill, private sessions usually cost around $100 for an hour of training. 

Alternatively, you might decide your canine compadre would thrive in a group environment. These classes help your pooch socialize, but can be a bit distracting with lots of other woofers around. You'll also be tied down to a course, so make sure you have space in your schedule to attend a class once a week. Puppy training classes and group obedience programs around Pleasant Hill cost between $130 and $190 for 5 to 6-week courses. 

If you don't find the right teacher for your dog, check out some of the Pleasant Hill dog trainers available on the Wag! platform. Classes start at around $60 and can be customized to teach your pupper precisely what they need to learn. You'll also have a few bucks left over so you can treat Princess to a tasty treat or a new ball. 

Going Off-Leash in Pleasant Hill, CA

You'll find several dog parks in and around Pleasant Hill where you and Scoob can show off your new talents. Before heading to the park, check the rules as no two dog parks are the same. Some parks require proof of vaccinations before entering, while others are private and require membership. 

One of the only dog parks in Pleasant Hill is Paso Nogal Dog Park. Located on over 60 acres of woodlands and fields, this dog park features two large off-leash areas where your pooch can frolic with their furry friends. There's an area for small dogs and one for large dogs to ensure your woofer isn't overwhelmed. You can also take your dog on a long leashed hike along one of the park's many trails. Just be wary along in grassy areas, as snakes inhabit the park, so take care not to disturb them. 

If you'd prefer to take Lassie out of the city for the day, consider visiting the Heather Farms Dog Park in Walnut Creek. Your fur-baby will love roaming around this 100-acre park, which is complete with two large off-leash areas where your hound can stretch their legs. 

Dog Training in Pleasant Hill CA

Dog trainers on the Wag! platform receive a star rating, so you can easily tell who the best trainers are in Pleasant Hill. Lots of trainers also have unique skills that help them stand out as the ideal candidates to help your pup level up their training.

Dog trainers through Wag! have experience working with a variety of dog breeds. Pleasant Hill natives love Pit Bulls, and these adorable doggos are intelligent, tough, and make great family pets. Pitties love an array of activities, including hiking, tug of war, and agility training.

All dogs are different, but every pupper could do with a little training to make sure they're a model canine citizen. Hop on the Wag! app today and find a trainer to help Fido become the perfect pupper!