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Hardie DWestminster, CA

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“If I had four legs...I’d want to walk more too.”

Hi! My name is Hardie and I have more than just a passion for dogs. I also have the knowledge it takes to keep your pup in the best hands possible. I hold a certification in dog training, behavior consulting and pet first aid/cpr. When I am caring for someone else's pet, there is no higher priority. Please be assured, you can count on me to give your dog the best time in each visit while also keeping them as safe as possible!

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

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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Stephanie HWestminster, 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

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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Mia RWestminster, 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

Victoria SWestminster, CA

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“REINFORCEMENT DRIVES BEHAVIOR”

Hi, I'm Victoria, and I'm probably already in love your dog. I've worked as a certified dog trainer for almost 10 years and a lifetime-long dog lover. I've had many opportunities to work, walk, and play with dogs. My favorite thing to do is go on hikes with my friends and their dogs. I can't wait to meet your pup!

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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, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

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 2 German Shepherd’s & 6years experience on how to raise & develop mentally healthy, happy, relaxed & stable dogs. “Consistent Training” creates a positive change in your dogs behavior. No more jumping, leash pulling, excessive barking & more. Teach your dog to respect boundaries like doorways, furniture, roadways & more. Learn how to understand & communicate with your dog effectively. I am Looking forward to meeting your family pet.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

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, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Cyndi NWestminster, CA

4.9

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“I promise to treat your furry baby like my own!”

Hello! My name is Cyndi! I have been in the pet industry for almost 10 years now. I’ve gained experience with your usual pet food retail, as well as in boarding facilities. I currently work as a receptionist at a pet hospital. My goal is to treat your pet the way you want your pet treated. I have a broad range of knowledge about different types of harnesses and how to secure them on your pet, as well as practicing safe ways to hold leashes. Please reach out with questions!

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

Vinessa PWestminster, CA

4.8

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I love to get outside and be productive. Whether a walk or a run, I am grateful to have this opportunity! I am patient and practice obedience with every pup.

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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 Westminster, CA

Training Fun Fact #1:

There's no doubt about it: 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. In-home dog trainers in Westminster, CA are available on the Wag! platform whenever 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 $57 to $63 per hour-long lesson on average.

Don't need the full hour? Book a 30-minute digital dog training lesson instead. For just $27 to $33 per session on average, you'll get a chance to ask your dog trainer for help or advice on sharpening Sparky's skills.

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!

Just 5 miles away in the neighboring community of Garden Grove is Garden Grove Dog Park. 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!