Dog Trainers in South Gate

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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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Patrick TSouth Gate, CA

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I grew up witHi everyone, my name is Amanda! I’m lucky enough to be Pepper’s dog mom - who is a 3 year old rescue Pitbull mix. I have experience with dogs of all sizes and personalities. I’m a runner at heart and I would love to take your dog with me exploring the hy is a true source of joy for me. Wet noses = happiness!

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Russ MSouth Gate, 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Potty training, Puppy training

Olga KSouth Gate, CA

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“I will make your dog sit and listen”

I love training dogs. I spent 5 years in the circus and make dogs sit, lay down, roll over, dance between your legs when you walk and many other fun things. It takes time but I can help you create the best behaving dog you’ll ever own.

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Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Anya WSouth Gate, CA

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“Committed to canine health, safety, & education!”

Hi! My name is Anya, I come from ATL, GA and now live in LA, CA. I previously have owned 3 dogs and have boarded and trained many more in the past. I have a lot of experience with dogs of all different breeds, ages and sizes, but I specialize in small dogs, puppy care, and basic canine communication skills training. I have taught several puppy kindergarten and basic obedience group classes across Los Angeles.

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Oral medicine administration, Special needs dog care, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Stephanie HSouth Gate, CA

4.9

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“Always looking for new furry friends!”

Hello, my name is Stephanie! I am a certified dog trainer, a former veterinarian technician, and I have over 6 years of experience working with dogs professionally. I have extensive knowledge of dog behavior, breeds and care. My dream is to have my own creative dog rescue someday. Dogs mean everything to me, I can’t wait to meet yours!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Candace SSouth Gate, 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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Mia RSouth Gate, CA

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“Less talking, more walking!”

Hi! My name is Mia! I have been around dogs and animals all my life. I own my own amazing beagle mix and have dog sat for my friends and family for years. I am good with any size dog. I have a passion for animals, including keeping our furry friends happy and safe!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Socialization training, Potty training, Service training, Puppy training

Viviana YSouth Gate, 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, yorkie and also a husky! I have worked at a dog daycare for 2 years and also volunteered at NKLA for about two years. I would love the opportunity to meet and spend some time with your pups!

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Can run with dogs, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull

Kelly FSouth Gate, CA

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“Life is better with dogs and cats!”

I love animals! I grew up having pets and have been walking dogs since I was young. I have volunteered at Northern California Family Dog Rescue in San Francisco, have been a dog sitter and a foster mom for a dog. It brings me joy when animals are happy.

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

Maya WSouth Gate, CA

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“Nothing better then a four leg best friend (:”

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

About Dog Training in South Gate, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Wonderfully clever and always eager to please, the German Shepherd is one of the world’s most trainable dog breeds. But if you’re having trouble training your German Shepherd not to pull on their leash, there’s no need to despair. You might want to take a passive approach, which basically involves stopping whenever your pooch starts to pull and rewarding them for paying attention to you. Another option is the “zig-zag method”, which involves regularly changing direction on a walk and rewarding your pet with treats and praise for following you. The good news is that German Shepherds are quick learners, so it won’t take your pup long to work out what you want them to do.

Training Fun Fact #2:

If you’re a fitness fanatic or you’re just looking to get in shape, you might want to train your dog to jog with you. This is quite easy to train — once your dog knows how to walk with you, you basically just start increasing the pace to a jog for short intervals. Of course, treats and praise will be welcome rewards to help encourage your pooch, while you’ll also need to make sure they’re physically capable of jogging alongside you. And if you ever notice your dog slowing down, make sure to stop and let them carry on at their own pace.

Training Fun Fact #3:

If your dog loves being given a job to do, why not teach them how to help out around the house? For example, you might want to train your fur-baby to carry groceries, bring you the newspaper, or even pick up dirty laundry around the house. You might be surprised just what dogs can be taught to do if you’re willing to put the time and effort into training them. Just make sure you use positive reinforcement methods and that you always stay patient to ensure the best dog training results.

Average Cost of Dog Training in South Gate, CA

If you’re searching for dog trainers in South Gate, CA, or in wider Los Angeles County, you’re spoiled for choice. But with so many options to choose from, finding the right one can be a difficult task.

The best dog trainer is one with plenty of experience and a long list of happy customers. At the same time, the trainer you choose will need to offer the exact service you need — whether that be puppy training, behavior training, or anything in between — and will need to be able to communicate effectively with you and your dog.

Of course, price will also be a factor in determining which trainer you choose. If you’re keen to book your pet in for puppy socialization or obedience training classes, you’ll typically need to sign up for a program of classes that runs for anywhere between 3 and 10 weeks. Prices for these courses start at around $130, but they can cost more than $350 in some cases.

You can also expect to pay a premium if you want to book private training sessions for your dog. Designed for pets who need special attention or who simply don’t thrive in a group setting, private lessons typically involve the trainer coming to you to provide an in-home service. Many dog trainers in South Gate charge $100 or more per hour for private training, with some even charging over $200 per session. However, some businesses offer slightly reduced rates if you book in for multiple sessions. 

But when you book dog trainers in South Gate with Wag!, you can schedule an in-home training session for just $60 an hour on average. (Pet parents receive a final price when they choose their trainer.) This includes a one-on-one consultation, and your trainer will customize a training plan to suit your pup’s needs and your own dog training goals. Booking a South Gate dog training session through Wag! is easy and affordable, and it means you’ll have more money left over to spend on treats for your furry friend.

Going Off-Leash in South Gate, CA

South Gate Park is one of the most popular green spaces in this part of southeastern LA. Unfortunately, when the dog lovers of South Gate, CA, want to take their pooch to the park, they must only take their pups on the outside trail (sidewalks). Your pet must also be on a leash and under your control at all times.

The good news is that the city does have a designated off-leash dog park — it’s found in Hollydale Regional Park on Monroe Avenue. This popular canine meeting point boasts all the features you’d expect to find in a decent dog park. There are separate areas for small and large dogs, shade is available for dog lovers who want to escape the summer sun, and water fountains and waste stations are provided.

Of course, you’ll also be able to find a host of other “grrreat” dog parks across the wider Los Angeles area, so it’s worth doing some research and planning day trips to check out some of the city’s best off-leash areas. Just make sure your dog knows all the basics of good off-leash behavior, including how to behave at the dog park and how to play nicely with other dogs, before you let them enjoy some leash-free fun.

Dog Training in South Gate, CA

There are plenty of different reasons why you might want to find dog trainers in South Gate. Maybe you need your Pit Bull puppy to listen to you, maybe your dog needs some basic obedience training, or maybe your new bundle of fur needs puppy training and socialization to learn how to become a more polite pooch.

Whatever you and your dog needs help with, there are plenty of dog trainers in South Gate who can offer their expert advice and assistance. And when you book a trainer on the Wag! platform, improving your pup’s behavior is simple, affordable, and stress-free.

All you have to do is download the Wag! app and compare dog trainers near you. Trainers with Wag! have experience across a huge variety of pet care fields and can work with pets of all ages. You can also book private training sessions 7 days a week, allowing you to tailor training to fit your schedule.

Once you’ve found the right person, choose a time for an in-home training session. Your trainer will then work with you to tackle your pet’s problems and set them on the path to becoming a perfectly behaved member of the family.

Dog training doesn’t get any easier than that, so book a South Gate, CA, dog training session with Wag! today.