Dog Trainers in Sacramento

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What is Wag!?

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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Kiara CSacramento, CA

5.0

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“Student & dog lover!”

Hello! My name is Kiara Cuevas and I am currently a student at the University of California, Davis. For as long as I can remember, I've always loved animals! I have been walking dogs for about 6 years now, and I have experience with many different dog breeds, from Great Danes to Chihuahuas.

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Socially Distanced Pet Care

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Dogs who pull

Brittney PSacramento, CA

4.9

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“Teaching humans Training dogs Growing together”

Hi I’m Brittney and I’ve been working professionally with animals for 6 years. First as a veterinary assistant and then as a trainer/handler at a boarding facility. I am a husky mom so I’m no stranger to energy, pulling, and a great sense of stubbornness. I love to run so if your pup wants to go then we’ll definitely get over 3 miles in an hour. I use wag while I’m away for my pups and have been disappointed many times before so I always strive to give your dog the best experience. CPR trained

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Training Exam Complete

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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

Kenneth ISacramento, CA

4.9

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“Running is my passion, your dogs are my priority.”

I am an avid walker and have experienced many breeds. I have owned dogs as small as Yorkshire terrier’s and as big as German Shepherd’s. I have trained them all to be very loving and obedient. They do very well with sit, stay, and lay commands. I am a very relaxed individual and love to walk and play with all the dogs. Your dogs and you will love and enjoy the time we spend together.

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

About Dog Training in Sacramento, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

English Bulldogs are quickly moving up the list of most favored dogs in the United States. With their lovable grins and stocky frame, it’s no wonder. Another one of their adorable traits is their wrinkly skin. Pet parents of these portly pups need to wash between the numerous folds in their skin to avoid bacterial build-up. Drying the folded areas of skin is essential, too. Train your English Bulldog to cooperate when being groomed by starting early. That way, keeping them free of dirt will be easy and routine.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Do you love to watch an agility dog in action? Would you like to join in on the fun? Two of the top dogs for agility are the speedy Border Collie and the eager Australian Shepherd. However, dogs of any size and breed can learn this fun activity. From tiny to tall, all canines benefit from using their minds and bodies. The seesaw obstacle is one that is a thrill to watch and teach pupsters of all breeds.

Training Fun Fact #3:

The Great Dane - who doesn’t love them? Described as elegant, tall, docile, and loyal, this giant pooch makes an excellent therapy canine. To train your Great Dane, start with basic obedience training and climb the ladder to advanced levels. Next comes Canine Good Citizenship. Afterward, your pooch will undergo extensive instruction to allow them to enter hospitals and nursing homes.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Sacramento, CA

Does your furry buddy need to brush up on obedience skills? Or do you have a pup ready to learn the ropes? These factors and more will determine the cost for dog training in Sacramento. Private lessons given at home can range from $$80 to $125 and may require a consultation, which can average $150. If there is travel involved for the trainer, additional fees may apply.

Some pet parents will send their dogs off to doggo boot camp. This allows the dog trainer to keep your pooch at their home or in a boarding facility to teach them all facets of behavior. From how to walk on a leash to crate training, a lot is involved. In Sacramento, the cost for this type of instruction ranges from $1000 for a week to $2985 for a 2-week course. Group classes for eligible pooches will vary in length and type of canine education. Class fees average at $40 and may require an initial assessment. There are often multiple levels to complete, and fun-type classes may be available, including group walks, agility training, and scentwork competitions.

Of course, your pupster deserves the best of the options out there. But you may feel that they are not quite ready for a group environment, or perhaps you cannot imagine sending them off to school for a week or more. 

With a dog trainer with Wag!, your woofer can take part in fun in-home sessions for just $60 per hour. Chat in-app with a local dog trainer with Wag! to book a customized lesson for your special canine. Decide what time suits you best and help your pooch reach their potential.

Going Off-Leash in Sacramento, CA

Called a “hipster” city by many, dog ownership is popular in this sprawling town. Fido is welcome in parks, restaurants, and breweries, so be sure to have your well-behaved pooch in tow wherever you are headed. It’s a must to have a current dog license and up-to-date rabies vaccine, and of course, pick up after your dog to keep Sacramento’s parks and streets pristine.

Comply with the regulations, and you’ll be greeted with a smile at dog-friendly patios and parks all over the city. Remember to bring along a collapsible water bowl wherever you go to keep your four-legger hydrated when out and about in the hot California sun.

Are you in the mood for a hike in the “city of trees?” Head to Old Sacramento and explore the Old Sacramento State Historic Park Loop. Mutts big and small can take a carriage ride nearby, and together, you can explore a train museum onsite. This winding trail takes just 20 minutes to complete, leaving energy for another fun excursion.

Off-leash dog parks are a favorite outing for energetic pups in Sacramento. Granite Dog Park is a 2-acre space with plenty of shade and picnic areas for you and Fido to enjoy. Hang out here for the day and cover your pup’s exercise requirements under the sun.

Dog Training in Sacramento, CA

Dog trainers in Sacramento love to access the parks, too, and can be seen playing fetch with their own pups, before heading to local shelters to give a hand there. 

What breed of dog do you often see playing in Sacramento’s parks and trekking the gorgeous trails? The spunky little Chihuahua is top dog in this hip city, and that’s because they are dynamic divas in their own right! These little pupsters don’t mind taking on a protective role and will need training to help them be calm around other dogs, big and small.

Another munchkin on the scene is the Dachshund, a spritely breed ready to go on an adventure despite their short stature and slow speed. Big boys on the block include the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier. These are sturdy and strong dogs in need of direction from a confident pet parent. Enroll them in obedience classes and see them strive to be the best in the class.

The German Shepherd is an everlasting favorite, as are the Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever.  Dogs of all sizes reign in this beautiful city, keeping local dog trainers busy!

Connect with a local dog trainer on the Wag! app and get your pooch ready to learn the proper way to meet and greet dogs when out on your next promenade.