Dog Trainers in Westlake Village

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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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Alyssa DWestlake Village, CA

5.0

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Training animals is my passion! I have been training dogs in dog agility since I was 13 years old and I have a strong passion for animals. I have many dogs of my own (mostly Aussies). Excited to spend time with your dog.

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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

Gunilla LWestlake Village, CA

4.9

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

Andrew RWestlake Village, CA

4.9

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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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Training Exam Complete

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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

Jasmin EWestlake Village, CA

4.9

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Hi, I'm Jasmin! I got my first dog, a Shi-Tzu named Bigelow, when I was 6 1/2 and she sparked my love of dogs. Since then, I have had several wonderful companions, some at the same time, and I can't wait to meet yours. I completely understand the worries and absolute love Pet Parents have for their furry little ones as I experience it all, too. I can't wait to meet you and Fido!

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Training Exam Complete

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Oral medicine administration, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kylie EWestlake Village, CA

4.9

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My name is Kylie and I am a university student. I have a lot of experience with all sorts of animals, including dogs. I have also previously done independent dog walking.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Chandra OWestlake Village, CA

4.8

(42)

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“There is no such thing as a bad dog”

Hi, my name is Chandra. I have owned and loved animals my whole life. It began with two dwarf hamsters when I was 6 and now it has blossomed into two dwarf hamsters, two guinea pigs, a cat, and a dog. I began training my own dogs growing up and have been a professional dog trainer for 4 years now. I also volunteer at Best Friends Animal Society. Your pet's wellbeing and happiness will be my first concern. I can't wait to be your doggie guru!

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

Mackenna JWestlake Village, CA

4.8

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“Dogs are my happy place.”

Hi! My name is Mackenna, and I’m a dogaholic. In the past, I’ve worked at an animal shelter and at a dog day care, where I got a lot of experience with many different types of dogs from all walks of life. I have always owned and been around dogs, and I currently have an Australian Shepherd named Auzzie and a dachshund named Marvel. Whenever I work with dogs, I make sure to treat them as if they were my own dogs, because I know how important they are to their families.

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Training Exam Complete

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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

About Dog Training in Westlake Village, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Teaching your dog to sit is one of the easiest tricks your pup can learn, and it shouldn't take longer than 2 weeks for Lucky to master. The easiest way to teach your dog this command is by standing or sitting in front of your dog with a treat. Show them the treat and then raise it up above their head. As the dog looks up, they'll often sit down. When they sit successfully, give the verbal cue "sit" and give them the treat. After plenty of practice, your woofer will sit on command. 

Training Fun Fact #2:

Maintaining your pupper's dental hygiene is a must, but it can be challenging to get them to cooperate. Brushing your dog's teeth will take a couple of weeks to master. You'll want to ease your dog into brushing their teeth by slowly introducing the action. Get your dog used to brushing by opening their mouth and using your finger to touch their teeth. Over time, work your way up to using a toothbrush and then eventually apply toothpaste. Once your dog is used to the toothbrush, you can start brushing. Make sure you reward your doggo after each attempt and give them plenty of praise for a job well done. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

Tried of your dog whining whenever they want food or attention? You can train your dog not to cry with a crate. First, you'll have to train your dog to use a crate. Make the crate comfy so your pup will want to go in it. Set a small period of time for your dog to stay in the crate, about 10 minutes. Leave them in the crate, but stay in the room. If your dog stays quiet, let them out, but if they continue to cry, pause until they stop. Increase the amount of time slowly, and even leave the house for a short period. As you reinforce quiet time in the crate, your dog will learn to be alone and not to cry while inside their crate.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Westlake Village, CA

Westlake Village is ideal for dog owners, with plenty of open space for your pooch to explore. There are also some excellent dog trainers in Westlake Village who can help Lassie learn a thing or two. 

Before rushing to book a class, ensure your pupper is vaccinated and microchipped. Some Westlake Village dog trainers won't let you into their class without proof of vaccinations, so make sure you check the class rules. You should also book a class a month or so in advance, as some of the best trainers have jam-packed calendars.

Private classes are a wonderful way for Fido to pick up new skills and commands quickly. They're also well-suited to dogs with behavioral problems who wouldn't get along well in a group setting. Whether you're looking for obedience or puppy training, a private session in Westlake Village will set you back around $100. 

Alternatively, you might think your mutt would get on well in a group class. Group classes can be lots of fun, but you might find your pup learns things at a slower pace. Also, you'll have to attend a program that runs for several weeks, so make sure you have plenty of space in the schedule. Group classes cost anywhere from $130 to $200 for a six-week course.

Looking for a different option? Consider booking a Westlake Village dog trainer on the Wag! platform. Individual sessions cost as little as $60 and address behavioral issues right where they happen: your home. You can even personalize your lessons in case there's a particular trick you want Princess to learn. 

Going Off-Leash in Westlake Village, CA

Before planning an adventure at a nearby dog park with your furry friend, be sure to check the rules. As with training, many parks require your dog to have vaccinations and a microchip before gaining entry to the park. Some parks are also private, so you'll need to purchase a membership before attending.

The Westlake Village Dog Park is a popular place for pet parents, due to its convenient location at the center of the city. This small, one-acre park features separate off-leash areas for small and large dogs with mounds and boulders for your woofer to play on. There's also a shaded picnic area and a pet wash station where your canine compadre can cool off. 

You’ll also find some superb dog parks in nearby Thousand Oaks. The Conejo Creek Dog Park encompasses 3 acres of off-leash space where your pooch can let off some steam. You'll undoubtedly find an extra tennis ball or two while wandering around this off-leash area, in case you fancy a game of fetch

Dog Training in Westlake Village, CA

Worried your dog trainer isn't going to know their stuff? Westlake Village dog trainers through Wag! are given star ratings by previous clients, so you can quickly tell who are the best trainers in your area. Most training sessions end in a flawless 5-star review, so you can rest easy knowing your pooch is in good paws.

Dog trainers on the Wag! platform also have experience working with a variety of breeds, including a Westlake Village favorite, the Labrador Retriever. Labs are easy to train due to their high intelligence, making them great service dogs and family pets. These clever canines require plenty of stimulation, and there are lots of activities you can try with your Lab, including swimming, hiking, and scent trials.

Whether you have a purebred Papillon or a mixed breed Maltese, your pup could do with a bit of training to ensure they're at the top of their game. Book a Westlake Village dog trainer through the Wag! app and help your pupper become the perfect canine citizen!