Dog Trainers in Redwood City

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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 KRedwood City, 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 MRedwood City, 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

Megan SRedwood City, 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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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

Taylor WRedwood City, 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 CRedwood City, 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 ARedwood City, 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 MRedwood City, CA

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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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About Dog Training in Redwood City, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Is your dog staring off into space? There could be a few logical explanations for that. The first is simple to fix. If your pupster is bored, the far-away look may be an indication that you need to get them moving more. That’s where fun classes like agility and barn hunt come in. Other causes of a staring gaze could be cognitive decline or hearing issues. These conditions warrant a vet visit.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Who parented the New Shep? This gorgeous designer pooch is the product of the Newfoundland Dog and the German Shepherd. Picture this: a large dog who loves to swim and needs a busy schedule to keep them content. This canine combo makes the perfect formula for a search and rescue dog. Have your New Shep assessed and put them to work!

Training Fun Fact #3:

Many pet parents dream of a dog that can bring them their slippers after a long day at work. This is an entirely possible chore to teach. Teach your furry companion to fetch first, and once that is old hat, train them to recognize your slippers. Put two and two together, and you’ve got it.  

Average Cost of Dog Training in Redwood City, CA

Is your woofer ready to reach for the top? Top of the dog training class, that is. If your dog needs to be taught how to behave when at the dog park or pulls the entire time you are walking around the block, it’s time for school.

Group lessons in Redwood City are ideal for dogs who know how to get along with other canines well and do not have aggression issues. Courses will include basic commands like sit and heel. Once skills such as these are mastered, your dog will graduate. They'll move from the first level of training to a more advanced class. Sessions typically take place over 4 to 6 weeks, and the fee ranges around $200.

A popular choice for parents who have hectic schedules is the board and train option. A 3-week away from home stay will cost around $2500 in Redwood City. The price can vary greatly, depending on what follow up is involved and whether the service offers a pick-up and drop-off option.

Some dog owners really like to learn alongside their dog and have their furry companion trained on their home turf. Fees for in-home private instruction average around $150 per hour. Often a consultation charge is added at the first visit.

Do you have a dog who is not quite ready to join a group class? Or do you have a schedule that demands flexibility? Look to Wag! for an affordable option that allows you to work with a local dog trainer, customizing lessons that fit your schedule and your dog’s needs. Dog trainers bring the lessons to you. At only $60 per one-hour session, it’s a great bargain!

Going Off-Leash in Redwood City, CA

Right between San Francisco and San Jose, Redwood City is a great place to be a dog! Hikes and trails abound, and of course, there are beaches to enjoy, too. Before taking Fido anywhere, though, make sure your dog is wearing a leash. This law is strictly enforced, even in your own yard, unless it is enclosed with a fence. 

A healthy dog receives regular checkups at the vet and is up to date on vaccines. Plenty of exercise is on the list of dog ownership responsibilities, too. Where to head first to burn off energy? A drive to San Francisco and the Fort Funston Doggie Beach is always a blast for a dog. Running along surfside, off-leash and free is a thrill. Train your dog to come when called, though, before allowing them to roam.

Venture in the opposite direction and explore the almost 20-mile trail at Coyote Creek. The terrain varies, from rustic wooden bridges to suburbia to flower-lined trails. You may want to make a day of it, so be sure to have Fido carry a backpack with a water bowl, water, and tasty doggo snacks.

Having a well-trained dog by your side wherever you go just makes every experience that more fun. Dog trainers with Wag! can give your pooch the confidence to trek alongside you, like loyal dogs love to do.

Dog Training in Redwood City, CA

Dogs galore ride the waves in sunny Southern California. Which dog breeds are most often seen practicing the doggy paddle in the salty sea?

Both the Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever are fans of the water. They are built to swim and have an innate sense of how to do it. For those who aren’t quite sure, swimming lessons are in store.

The Siberian Husky loves the snow the best but is pretty happy in Redwood City, too. After all, the coastal towns are no stranger to cool and foggy weather. When the fog does burn off, these dogs need to keep cool. Exercise your Husky in the morning or the evening, once the sun’s heat dissipates. 

Redwood City is home to lots of small dogs, including the energetic Chihuahua and the friendly Terrier mix. Both of these spritely dogs can be on the protective side, so be sure to enroll them in doggy school and expose them to people and dogs alike. 

The American Pit Bull Terrier can be seen walking about Redwood City and surrounding neighborhoods; they are a stocky and attractive breed that gets plenty of attention. They can be overzealous in their greetings and deserve the chance to be top dog in obedience class.

No matter what your favorite breed is, your pupster deserves the best. Connect with a local dog trainer with Wag! to arrange your first lesson. Then, let the fun begin!