Dog Trainers in West Hollywood

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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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Russ MWest Hollywood, 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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Marcy HWest Hollywood, CA

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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 LWest Hollywood, CA

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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 WWest Hollywood, CA

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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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Andrew RWest Hollywood, CA

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“Big, strong, and/or ‘scary’ dogs welcome!”

I'm Andrew - I have 3 pups of my own. I was a Wag user before I was a Wag walker, and understand the stress of letting strangers take care of your pets. I've grown up with dogs all my life, and was a dog walker for several years through college. Hope to meet you and your pup soon!

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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

Candace SWest Hollywood, 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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Viviana YWest Hollywood, 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, 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 MWest Hollywood, CA

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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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Maya WWest Hollywood, CA

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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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Christian AWest Hollywood, CA

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I’m a certified animal trainer, as well as worked with animals my whole life whether it was my dogs, or walking and sitting for others. I’m a fun, caring, and hard working person, all your dogs will be treated like my own, with love. Can’t wait to meet your furry family members!

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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

About Dog Training in West Hollywood, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Dogs in the American Kennel Club group designation of Non-Sporting vary significantly in appearance and size. One pooch in this group is the unusual Norwegian Lundehund. This unique and special canine has six toes on each foot and has a flexible body not seen in any other dog breed. Almost a canine contortionist, this pupster is relatively new on the scene as far as being in North America. The Norwegian Lundehund loves to collect shiny things and even hide kibble for another day. It sounds like the perfect dog to train to find things!

Training Fun Fact #2:

Warm weather seasons are the ideal times for pesky critters like fleas and ticks to make their appearance and hop on your furry BFF. That’s not to mention other insects with stingers like mosquitoes and, of course, bees and wasps. Keep your dog safe by having them checked at the vet and supplied with protection against parasites like fleas. That will keep them ready for summertime fun, such as dock diving

Training Fun Fact #3:

Service dogs are an integral part of society. Mobility dogs are canines that assist with helping people walk and transfer from place to place, and can even push buttons on an elevator. Does your furry buddy have what it takes to be a service dog? They are many schools in North America that work to assess dogs for suitability and then train them for testing and certification.

Average Cost of Dog Training in West Hollywood, CA

Are you ready to start preparing your dog to be their best in all situations? Taking them to the dog park without having to worry about their behavior is important. And, being relaxed (both you and your pupster) makes for a more enjoyable time. Luckily, there are great options for dog training in West Hollywood, allowing you to choose the trainer that you think fits your pup’s personality the best.

What type of training are you looking for? In-home private lessons are a popular choice for young dogs that may not be socialized yet. Teaching them doggy etiquette goes a long way toward getting them ready for a group class. In-home instruction can range in price depending on the age of the dog and their present skill level. Expect to pay anywhere from $80 to $175 per one-hour session.

Grab your canine kiddo’s leash and take them for a walk around the block while you consider what class will suit them best. Group lessons are best for confident dogs who can focus on the experience at hand despite the distraction of an excited dog jumping and barking beside them. Each week will show improvement in all of the dogs in the class. Weekly attendance is essential, though, to allow your pup to excel at the lessons every time they attend. The price averages around $150, but some classes are $250 for six weeks, offering extra instruction like confidence building and reactivity training.

Boot camp for dogs is another term for board and train. This involves sending your four-legged buddy off to the trainer’s for a week to a month or longer. Having someone else teach your dog the essential skills is not easy for some pet parents, but the results are often worth it. However, you must remember that the training does not stop when Fido arrives home; it’s a continual process to keep them at the top of their game. Get a recommendation if you decide to go this route. A month-long stay for your dog at a board and train in Beverly Hills will set you back between $2400 and $3400.

Another thing to keep in mind as you consider the type of classes most suited to you and your dog is flexibility. If that is important to you, look to Wag! for exciting and affordable in-home dog training that works with your schedule. 

West Hollywood dog trainers are experienced and vetted, and have the know-how to teach your dog the skills needed to be top dog in the neighborhood. Download the Wag! app and book a customized program for your dog for just $60 per one-hour session. 

Going Off-Leash in West Hollywood, CA

West Hollywood is a dog-friendly city with plenty of exciting goings-on for doggos and pet parents. Is your pooch a fan of relaxing on a shady restaurant patio? That’s a favorite pastime in the city, and many eateries welcome dogs with open arms. Shops, doggy spas, and markets look for well-behaved pups and their owners to peruse and make purchases, too.

Before heading to the local bistro or pet spa, become familiar with the leash laws for the city. Keep your pupster safely leashed when out and about. The city requires your dog be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and in possession of a license. Vaccination against rabies is a must. Remember that coyotes frequent the hills that surround the city, and they may venture into your neighborhood.

Where are the best places for dogs to run off energy? West Hollywood dog parks are where many fun-loving dogs hang out. In particular, dogs that like to stroll along Sunset Boulevard take a detour and turn into the fenced-in William S. Hart Park. It’s an enclosed area with shade for resting under and even sprinklers that randomly come on to cool off the dogs. Remember to keep water on hand whenever out in the California sun. Your busy barkster may not appear to be thirsty, but chances are they will be happy for a cold drink when you offer them one.

Does your dog like to hike? Head to Thousand Oaks just a short drive away and take your pick of excellent trails. Los Robles Nature Walk is one such trail; it’s a moderately difficult trek, perfect for a cool and cloudy afternoon.

If you and Fido have been building up your hiking stamina for a while, go for a 2-hour hike on Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista. Amazing views and even a picnic spot partway through the trek await furry friends ready to make the trek. 

Dog Training in West Hollywood, CA

Local pups frequent stores designed just for them and shop for goodies in the form of treats and toys. Other pastimes are strolling famous neighborhoods and stopping at dog-friendly restaurants for a refreshment and snack.

Which breeds of dog enjoy a walk along the Sunset Strip? Window shoppers include the ever-adorable Bulldog, who claims top spot on the West Hollywood roster. 

The Labrador Retriever, French Bulldog, and German Shepherd claim spots two, three, and four. The Frenchie is sandwiched right in between two larger breeds, but that is not a problem as this little dynamo can hold their own. 

The Golden Retriever makes the list in just about every state, and it’s no different in sunny California. They love to explore Hollywood Heights, and Runyon Canyon Park is the ideal spot for a big dog with a curious nature. Next in the line of favorites is the Yorkshire Terrier. This cute and feisty canine loves a trip to Studio City to go the doggy spa for bows and trims that make them look sweeter than ever. 

Where does your dog like to spend time? Take your canine sidekick wherever you go in West Hollywood and beyond. Let them explore the fun neighborhoods and the parks. First, train them to be their very best. Download the Wag! app today and book a customized dog training lesson for you and your Hollywood star.