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Zabdi AWestminster, CA

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“All about the tippity tapities and butt wiggles.”

I am a dog mom myself. I have three amazing girls between the ages of 1 and 2 years old. The twins, as I like to call them, are Jack Russell Chihuahua mixes. They are sisters from the same litter and are both one year old. The oldest is a Chihuahua Pomeranian and she is 2 years old.

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

Victoria FWestminster, CA

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My family breeds and shows pugs, so I am knowledgeable about different dog breeds and training techniques. I have a lot of experience, and am comfortable with dogs of all sizes, energy levels, and ages. If needed, I can giving medication orally, or directly to the eyes and ears. My dogs are my family and I wouldn’t want anyone taking care of them to treat them any different. You can be assured that I will treat your dogs with all the love, care, and energy that they require and deserve!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Puppy care

Lauren BWestminster, CA

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“A well exercised dog is a happy dog!”

I currently work at an animal shelter as an animal care attendant. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from UC Davis specifically concentrating on domesticated and companion animals. I also received my certification as a Canine Behavioral Consultant. I have experience working with everything from Pit Bulls to Chihuahuas. I am familiar with the use of choke chains, martingale collars, head halters, gentle leaders, harnesses, easy walk harnesses, and basket muzzles.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Chris MWestminster, CA

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Hi My name is Chris. I have been very lucky to grow up in a family that loves dogs. I currently own a pack of 3 ( 80 lb Goldendoodle, 20 lb Poodle mix, 40 lb German Shepard). My German Shepherd is a tripod ( only has 3 legs) and she is trained and certified for dog therapy. As a dog therapy team we visit senior homes, colleges/universities, and medical buildings. I have owned or worked with many different breeds ( Basset Hounds, Labradors, Bullmastiffs, Clumber Spaniel, English Bulldogs, Pit bulls, Airedales, Jack Russel Terriers, Poodles, Doberman Pinchers...) I enjoy walking dogs and training dogs. Thanks!

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Olivia TWestminster, CA

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“Above & Beyond Pet Care!”

Hello! My name is Olivia and I am a recent graduate student with a very open schedule and a love of dogs. I am an active person and enjoy being out and about with a furry friend. I have experience walking and caring for dogs of all sizes and breeds and consider myself to be a very reliable and kind person. I’m looking forward to meeting your pal!

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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

Kersti WWestminster, CA

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“From Graduate school to Dog Walking!”

I’ve spent 1 year learning the world of professional pet care. It happened by accident - I got a chance to go back to school, not only to earn a master’s degree but to play volleyball. Unfortunately, I finished my degree injured and struggling mentally. Enter dog walking! I thought I would just try it out...turns out it helped me heal: movement, nature and a friendly companion. Then it dawned on me, growing up with all kinds of animals from fish to horses - I was built for this!! Yay pet care!

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

Cynthia EWestminster, CA

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“Everything I know, I learned from a dog”

My name is Cyn I absolutely love animals. I have three dogs of my own. A German Shepherd (Service dog) Mix Shepherd (Therapy dog) & Chihuahua. I have 4 years experience how to raise and develop mentally healthy, happy, relaxed and stable dogs. Success is consistency on training with your pet. I do have a future goal and that’s building a shelter for abandoned and abused German Shepherds dogs on a piece of land I own in OR. This will be a safe and a forever home for these beautiful animals.

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

Darian KWestminster, CA

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“A house is not a home without a dog <3”

Hi! I love dogs and everything about caring for them. I currently work as a lead volunteer with a local dog rescue, where I feed, walk, clean, socialize, train, play, and do anything else that might come up. I'm excited to work with you and your dog(s), too!

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

Alyssa AWestminster, CA

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“I can’t wait to walk your pup!!”

My name is Alyssa Alpert and I am a Certified Athletic Trainer by profession, but an avid animal lover by nature! I have grown up with animals of all kinds, and currently have an amazing pitbull who is the love of my life (don’t tell my fiancee! ;P ) I have been a volunteer at local animal shelters for years and love any opportunity that I can get to work with and help animals! I am so excited to be your dog walker and can't wait to love your furry family member as if they were my own!

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

About Dog Training in Westminster, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

 Potty training is one of the trickiest parts of pup parenthood. Did you know your dog’s sense of smell might be holding them back in their potty training efforts? Spot’s sniffer is five times more powerful than your own. The scent of an “accident” can linger for as long as three weeks. Your dog will identify that spot as the “bathroom”, and the cycle will continue. Fortunately, there are some sprays for that! Elimination spray gets rid of the scent. Other sprays encourage your dog to go potty where you want them to. These will come in handy when training your puppy to use a pee pad.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Training your leash-reactive dog to walk beside you on-leash is one thing. But training your dog to heel without a leash is a totally different challenge. You’ll want to start training on-leash. Make sure to let your dog burn some energy and do their business before beginning. Keep a bag of treats handy. Lure your dog to walk alongside you with a treat. If they go to tug, keep up your normal pace and grab another treat. This will encourage them to stay beside you. Keep practicing in short sessions each day. Once your dog’s got the hang of it, it’s time to practice off-leash! (Preferably in a back yard or enclosed space with few distractions.)

Training Fun Fact #3:

Some dogs love bath time. If your wiggly woofer isn’t one of those dogs, you’ll be pleased to know you can train your dog to love bath time. The key is to create a positive association. Pay attention to your dog’s reactions and try to pinpoint the source of their fear or discomfort. Fill up the tub before bringing your dog to the bathroom. Use a cup or handheld showerhead rather than running water to rinse off the shampoo. If your dog is skittish, wait to drain the tub until after you’ve dried off your pup and set them loose again. Remember to reward your dog with treats and playtime afterward!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Westminster, CA

Comparing the dog training options in Westminster, CA and the surrounding area? You’ll find that most private training costs $100 per hour on average. While some Westminster dog training facilities charge by the hour or session, others offer packages. This option bundles multiple sessions together for a set price. Prices typically range from $600 to $1,300 for 4 to 8 sessions. These can take place either on-site at the facility or your home. Be advised that additional mileage fees and consultation fees of up to $185 may apply for in-home training.

Enrolling in a group class is an excellent way to socialize your dog and meet other pet parents. This option starts at $130 for a 6-week beginner obedience course. If you plan to complete the beginner, intermediate, and advanced tiers, you can expect to triple your financial and time investment. Finally, boarding and training is the most expensive dog training program in Westminster at $2,000 to $3,000 for a 1 to 2-week program.

To sum up, dog training in Westminster can be pretty expensive! But there is an option that doesn’t have to break the bank or interfere with your busy schedule. Westminster, CA dog training caregivers on the Wag! platform are there when you need them. You’ll work together to create a fully personalized training plan. Class is in session whenever and wherever you want, for a fraction of the price at $60 per hour-long lesson.

Going Off-Leash in Westminster, CA

Off-leash dog parks are the perfect place to test your dog’s newly acquired obedience, socialization, and agility skills. (Not to mention play with other woofers!) Unfortunately, you’ll need to travel a short distance to find off-leash dog parks near Westminster. The rules are pretty standard. Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated, and on their best behavior. Pet parents take full responsibility for their dogs’ actions. As long as you can follow those rules, you’re all set for an exciting dog’s day out!

Garden Grove Dog Park

is just 5 miles away in the neighboring community of Garden Grove. This small park has a decent amount of space for Rufus to roam. It comes complete with all the essential amenities, including water, waste baggies, and separate areas for large and small breeds.

Need more space for Sparky to stretch their legs? Arbor Dog Park in Los Alamitos is just a bone’s throw away from Westminster. Its high fences ensure even the most notorious jumpers won’t escape. However, be aware that this dog park is a single play area. (Which means there’s no separate space for small dogs.) If your pooch is well-socialized, this is the perfect spot to sniff out some new canine compadres!

Dog Training in Westminster, CA

Puppy training, obedience fundamentals, leash manners — no matter your training needs, Westminster dog training superstars have got you covered. Pet caregivers on the platform boast a diverse variety of backgrounds working with dogs. Above all else, they’re dog lovers themselves! Many grew up with dogs and are proud parents of fur-babies. (Which means they have firsthand experience raising well-mannered dogs.)

You’ll almost always find a Yorkshire Terrier or two in Westminster’s obedience classes. Highly affectionate and willing to please their people, these adorable little doggos are a treat to train. But you’ll want to start training as early and often as possible! Yorkies are prone to “small dog syndrome” and just might develop an alpha complex. Need a hand establishing the rules of the roost? Connect with a dog trainer near you and your Yorkie will be sitting and staying in no time.

The ever-popular Golden Retriever has stolen the hearts of pet parents across the country, and Westminster is no exception. Their trainability and sharp minds make them a top choice for service dogs and therapy dog training. Start early, stay consistent, and your Golden will grow up to be a well-mannered, loving companion.

First time training a puppy? Could you use a little guidance with a sassy adolescent dog? Westminster dog trainers on the Wag! app are more than happy to lend a helping paw. Download the Wag! app today to find your pupper’s perfect match!