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Maya WSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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I am a proud dog parent of two; Lady, my 7 year old mini-dachshund and Coco, my 2 year old Rat Terrier/MinPin/Chihuahua rescue. I’ve lived with and cared for several dogs, big and small throughout my adult life and absolutely love the company and joy dogs bring. I’m an animal lover through and through - I’ll be celebrating my 3 year anniversary on a 100% plant-based diet in the coming months. I take excellent care of my dogs and often get compliments on how well behaved they are with other animals and people alike. I know how special and dear pets are to people’s hearts and take care of anyone’s pet like they are my own. I live within walking distance of several parks and am an avid hiker in the Bay Area, often bringing my dogs. My schedule is very flexible as I currently work independently in freelance film production and for a media strategies nonprofit from home.

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Russ MSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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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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Marcy HSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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I have been a dog owner of several different breeds. My experience includes in-home dog sitting while owners are out of town. I always send photos. I want to stop and interact with all dogs I encounter. Simply, am a huge dog lover!

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Gunilla LSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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“Life is better with dogs around!”

I have always been a great animal lover, I grew up around horses, dogs and cats, and my beloved turtle. I am a Swede living in LA, trying to make ends meet and what better way to make money than to spend time with animals? Vegetarian and PETA member since many years. To care for someone's pet is a responsibility I take seriously.

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Anya WSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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Hi! My name is Anya, I come from Atlanta, GA and now live in LA, CA. I previously have owned 3 dogs and have dog-sat for many more in the past, so I have a lot of experience with dogs of all different breeds, ages and sizes.

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Candace SSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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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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Viviana YSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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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, a Yorkie and also a husky! I have worked at a dog daycare for 2 years and I've volunteered at NKLA for a year and a half. Due to my coursework at SMC, I am dedicating my time for school, however, would love the opportunity to meet your dog on my days off and study breaks!

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Isabel MSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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“Will walk or run MILES with your pups!”

I love to walk everywhere, and taking your pups along with me is one of my passions! Since I was 13 years old I have been walking dogs and pet-sitting. I'm comfortable with dogs of all size and age and am more than happy to follow any instructions and guidelines you give me! I can always sniff out the best trails and parks to make sure that the dogs enjoy themselves, and I like to bring a portable dog bowl along with me. Also experienced in pet-sitting!

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Caelyn DSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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“Your dog’s new best friend!”

Hi! I'm Caelyn. I'm a junior at Tufts University in Medford, MA but I grew up in San Francisco with 3 dogs: two golden retrievers and a yellow lab. I also volunteered with Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) throughout high school. Dogs have been a big part of my life as long as I can remember, and I know they're a huge part of yours as well. I love dogs, I love to exercise, and I can't wait to meet you

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Maya WSouth Pasadena, CA 91030

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“Dogs are our link to paradise. (:”

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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About Dog Training in South Pasadena, CA 91030

Training Fun Fact #1:

Who says a little dog can’t do big things? It’s a known fact that the Dachshund used to have an important job back in the day – they were the champs at “going to ground,” meaning chasing after prey and flushing them out of their den. This innate trait has carried through to today, and that is why the feisty Dachshund still loves to dig. Big holes are their specialty! Give your Doxie a place in the garden to enjoy this task, and they should be calmer when in the home.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Are you getting your first dog? Before bringing your new canine addition home, make sure that you are prepared with all of the things they’ll need. At the top of the list are a comfy bed, fun toys, and grooming tools like brushes and nail clippers. Besides the items and practical things, you’ve got to decide on a vet. A new dog in the family always needs a vet visit first, above all, for things like anti-parasitic medication and dog-safe toothpaste.

Training Fun Fact #3:

What’s the best breed of dog to take on as a running partner? The Siberian Husky is one of the top choices for avid runners. Why? Historically they have the stamina to run long distances and do great things, like the Iditarod. That does not mean your Husky can pull off a 10-miler first time out. Train them gradually to jog beside you and build up the distance as their ability to keep up increases.

Average Cost of Dog Training in South Pasadena, CA

Is your woofer jumping in excitement at the thought of dog training? Whether you have a new puppy or a mature mutt, it’s never too late for a dog to benefit from obedience training. In fact, dogs thrive on learning and enjoy the challenge of using their brain as much as they like a good walk.

If you are looking for dog training lessons for your special pooch, group lessons in South Pasadena cost between $75 and $125 for courses that last between 6 and 8 weeks. Puppy classes are typically the first step, but if you have adopted an older dog, you can begin with basic obedience and move up from there. Many instructors offer classes like socialization and dog park etiquette, too.

Many dog owners opt for a board and train scenario, where pooches get packed up and sent off to boarding school for a one on one boot camp that lasts anywhere from a week to six weeks. This type of training can work wonders, but it may be hard to be away from your favorite furry pal for so long. Expect to pay around $1500 for a board and train stay.

Dogs who are shy or have other personality traits that prevent them from attending a group class do very well with private in-home dog training. In South Pasadena, the price for private instruction typically ranges from $90 to $120 per hour.

Many pet parents see the most success for their dogs when they have private instruction. As well, lessons can take place whenever it fits your schedule.

With a dog trainer with Wag!, your four-legger can participate in fun and enjoyable in-home sessions for just $60 per hour. It’s easy to arrange. Download the Wag! app, chat with the best local trainer for you, and customize a training plan that fits your dog’s requirements. 

Going Off-Leash in South Pasadena, CA

South Pasadena is also called the City of Trees. What better place to enjoy promenades and the beautiful California weather? This charming community has more than 100 acres of parks and green spaces to explore, so be sure to get your pooch out there!

First, have your pupper licensed with the city. A full vet checkup will include the required rabies vaccination, and then you’ll be good to go. Remember to keep your dog leashed when in public spaces, keeping them safe from hazards like traffic.

After a walk around your own neighborhood, it’s fun to venture out further. Which park to explore first? It’s always fun to head into L.A. and Laurel Canyon Dog Park. This park is in the district perfect for celebrity sightings, and the beautiful landscape around the park is something pet parents will enjoy. Dogs love the 3 acres of space for running off-leash!

Looking for a challenging trek to tackle on the weekend? Agile and athletic dogs can handle the Gabrielino Trail in Altadena. Hiking this trail means that you and Fido will see a variety of landscapes from waterfalls to the desert. Leave your woofer’s leash on for the duration, and be sure to bring along water and snacks. Pick up after your pooch to leave this gorgeous trail pristine for those who follow.

Dog Training in South Pasadena, CA

City dog shelters are one of the places where dog trainers in South Pasadena hang out. Why? Because they have a passion for dogs, trainers are always ready and willing to help out puppers in need. After showing these pups the rules of doggy behavior, local dog trainers then come to you and your dog to do the same.

Restaurants in this super-sunny town welcome well-behaved dogs who are thirsty after trekking a tricky California trail. Which breeds of dog will you see relaxing on the patio? The Labrador Retriever is the top dog in the city, and that’s no wonder. They are dogs who like to go wherever you do, from beach to hike to hanging out at the park. They are friendly, easy to train, and smart, too.

The Poodle is on the top-dog roster, as is the American Pit Bull Terrier. This strong canine often has the reputation of being difficult to handle, but with the right training and consistent guidance, they can easily be the kindest dog on the block. 

Mixed Terriers are another popular pooch in South Pasadena. Whether it’s the Toy Fox Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, or even the designer pup, Pom Terrier, pet parents will have a ball training them. They are spunky and eager to learn.

Speaking of spunk, that describes another fan-favorite, the Chihuahua. Small but mighty, they are ready for action at a moment's notice. Rounding out the list is the ever regal German Shepherd, an intelligent and loyal dog found in happy homes all over the state.

Is your dog ready to learn? Connect with a dog trainer with Wag! and book your dog’s first lesson today.