Dog Trainers in Richmond

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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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Kiefer HRichmond, CA

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My name is Kiefer, I'm an enthusiastic animal-lover living and working in San Francisco. I grew up with a pit bull/Great Dane mutt named Bandit and a couple of cats. After Bandit, we adopted a border collie/black lab mix and a greyhound/black lab mix from our local animal shelter. When I moved away for college, I filled my dog void by spending ~10 hr/week at the Humane Society as a senior volunteer; I was responsible for cleaning, feeding, basic agility and training, and off-site socialization and exercise. I've had a great love for dogs since I was a child and miss having them as a constant in my life. I aim to provide your dog with all of my affection and attention!

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Jason LRichmond, CA

4.9

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“Positive reinforcement walker and trainer”

Being a Wag! Walker since May 2015, dogs and their parents have come to love when I take them out. Aside from being a Wag! Walker, I also care for dogs at the San Francisco SPCA. Besides being trained in dog walking, I am also trained in clicker training. I love making everyone’s dog day a pawsome day and I look forward to making yours too.

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Can run with dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Kelly HRichmond, CA

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Woof! My name is Kelly and I can't wait to meet your best friend. I am a mature, responsible paralegal student and I abide by the rule of paw--happiness and fun! I have been a dog owner all my life (which has included training classes) and I am incredibly devoted to the development of positive interaction and relationship building with canines. I am keenly aware of canine communication signals and positive guidance methods in order to further mutual cooperation with the client. I confess to my "happy-goofy" nature with my clients and I am NOT embarrassed to be seen and heard by others using high pitched "happy talk" on a walk! Let's meet!

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RIcardo RRichmond, CA

4.9

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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 KRichmond, CA

4.9

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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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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

Daniel LRichmond, CA

4.9

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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 SRichmond, CA

4.9

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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

Marlys JRichmond, CA

4.9

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Hi! My name is Marlys and I have been around dogs my entire life! I've owned all different kinds of breeds and sizes of dogs. I've been dog sitting for 9 years now! I work at Guide Dogs for the Blind full time and walk dogs on the side. Looking forward to meeting you and your dog!

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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, Fast walker

Nichole JRichmond, CA

4.9

(46)

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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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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Hannah LRichmond, CA

4.9

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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 Richmond, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

If you love getting active with your dog, Richmond boasts plenty of places where the two of you can raise your heart rates and make the most of the great outdoors. However, you may need to tackle a few key training tasks before you and your pup can start your next workout. For example, you may need to train your dog to run alongside your bike, rollerblade with you, or even run an agility course. There’s no shortage of options available, so why not get out and enjoy the fresh air?

Training Fun Fact #2:

Just brought home a new Labrador puppy and want to teach your furry family member how to shake hands? The good news is that Labradors are extremely food-oriented and eager to please, so they’re easy to train if you’ve got a handful of tasty treats at your disposal. Once you’ve taught your Lab to sit, hold a treat in your closed hand and ask them to “sit”. Tell them to “shake” and reach down to pick their paw up with your hand, quickly offering a reward when your pup does the right thing. With a little repetition, your pet will soon lift their paw whenever they hear the “shake” command.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Richmond is also perfectly located for anyone who enjoys getting out on the water. And if you’d like to bring your dog along with you, why not teach them how to ride in a kayak? If your dog is comfortable around the water and will happily sit still without “rocking the boat”, this is a wonderful way for the two of you to spend some quality time together. Just make sure to slowly introduce your pet to the idea of riding on a kayak, and remember to invest in a good-quality doggy life jacket.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Richmond, CA

One of the first things you’ll notice when comparing dog trainers in Richmond, CA is that improving your pup’s manners doesn’t come cheap. You may also find that you need to book weeks in advance to secure a session with a popular trainer, while the style of dog training offered can vary from one service to the next. 

If you’re searching for dog trainers near you, you’ll need to decide whether you want private training or group classes. Private sessions typically take place in your home, with the trainer coming to you, but some dog training services offer their own specialist facilities where you and your pooch can attend lessons.

Group classes can take place at these facilities or in local parks, and they’re commonly geared towards puppy obedience training or dog socialization. Some services also offer dog training classes designed to tackle specific behavior problems, such as walking politely on a leash and calmly greeting new people.

Group classes can be extremely useful if you want to teach your pet how to interact with other pets and people, but they won’t be the right option for every pup. They also require a long-term commitment to a class schedule of 3 weeks or more, and are priced anywhere between $120 and $250.

If you want to book in-home training sessions with dog trainers in Richmond, CA, rates commonly sit in the $100 to $150 per hour range. You can secure a cheaper hourly rate if you book multiple private sessions, but you’re still looking at a sizable spend.

So if you’re looking for a more affordable way to teach your dog the right way to behave, why not connect with Richmond dog trainers on Wag!? Rates start from just $60 per hour for an in-home consultation, there’s no need for a long-term commitment, and your trainer will customize a plan to help you work towards your dog training goals. Now that should put a smile on your pup’s face!

Going Off-Leash in Richmond, CA

When it comes to enjoying some off-leash fun, dogs in Richmond, CA have plenty to wag their tails about. And while you’re spoiled for choice in terms of dog parks in the area, the number-one “mutts-visit” destination would have to be the Point Isabel Regional Shoreline dog park. 

This spectacular park offers wonderful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County, plus 23 acres of territory for you and your pup to explore. Dogs are welcome off-leash provided they’re under voice command, so it’s the “pawfect” spot for your pet to run, play, splash, and enjoy a great day out.

Another popular off-leash park among dog trainers in Richmond is Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. Dogs are allowed off-leash in open-space areas in this hilly, 2,789-acre park, provided they’re under strict voice control. There are also rules regarding where leashed and unleashed dogs are welcome in the park, so it’s worth checking the latest regulations before you visit.

It’s also essential to make sure your dog is completely under control when off the leash. You may want to teach your pooch how to heel without a leash, how to be calm around other dogs, and how to play with other dogs. Training your dog to come even when there are plenty of distractions is also essential, and there are plenty of Richmond dog trainers who can help if your pup is having trouble mastering this important skill. 

Dog Training in Richmond, CA

There are plenty of reasons why you might need to find reliable dog trainers in Richmond, CA. For example, maybe your new puppy needs some obedience training, maybe you want to teach an old dog new tricks, or maybe your naughty dog is in need of some private training sessions to deal with a few problem behaviors.

Whatever the case may be, it’s easy to find dog trainers near you with Wag!. The trainers on the Wag! platform are dedicated pet people who are committed to helping improve your dog’s manners. They boast experience in a huge range of pet care fields and they’ve got the expertise to tackle doggy behavior problems of all shapes and sizes.

To connect with a dog trainer on Wag!, download the app and then browse the profiles of dog trainers near you. Once you’ve found the “pawfect” person, the trainer will work with you to develop a training plan tailored to your pup’s needs. They’ll then come to you for a private, in-home training session designed to set your pooch on the path to better behavior.

The entire process is simple and hassle-free, so book a Richmond dog training session today.