Dog Trainers in Tampa

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What is Wag!?

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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Ellery CTampa, FL

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“Be unapologetically you!”

I have loved animals of all species my entire life, and the kindness in a dog’s heart will always be special to me. I enjoy meeting all the pooches, and seeing them healthy, smiling, and having a good time will always be my goal. I work as a Canine Coach at a dog daycare/boarding facility in Palm Harbor, so I get to spend my days around happy dogs barking and playing! It’s great!

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

Alissa VTampa, FL

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“Enthusiastic Trainer/Walker/Boarder, here for you!”

Hi! My name is Alissa and I have worked professionally with dogs for 12 years, both as a handler and a trainer. I look forward to taking your fur child for a nice walk when you are unable!

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

Amarah BTampa, FL

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My name is Amarah and I love all animals. I love all types of dogs big and small, I even have two of my own, 1 is a Toy Poodle and the other is a Chihuahua Poodle Mix.

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Deana FTampa, FL

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I have always had a passion for dogs, as i grew up always having one. When i got old enough, i started volunteering with a dog rescue and soon became the volunteer and foster coordinator. I have also worked a high end pet resort and in a Veterinarian Office as a Vet Assistant. I am very comfortable with all breeds, shapes, and sizes! I am also trained to administer medications, including injections, and in first aid.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Ana CTampa, FL

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Hi, I’m Ana! I have a crazy 3 year old miniature schnauzer. I have always been around dogs since I was 5 years old. I am from Tampa, FL and cannot wait to meet you and your dog!

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About Dog Training in Tampa, FL

Training Fun Fact #1:

When it comes to digging, some of the smallest breeds out there are the stars of the show. Look at the Dachshund, the Jack Russell Terrier, and the German Pinscher. These spritely hounds are breeds that were once working dogs used to hunt vermin. Today, that innate characteristic isn’t buried too deep. When gardening, give your energetic pooch a place to call their own and watch them in action. Just be sure to train them to wipe their paws when they come inside!

Training Fun Fact #2:

Did you know that long before tunneling in agility was invented, a tiny Yorkie performed a tricky task and navigated a 70-foot long tunnel? Smoky was her name, and she was one of the smallest war-time heroes ever. Smoky carried telephone lines through the tunnel, which was only 8” in diameter. She saved the soldiers three days of dangerous work. This was just one of this micro-pup’s courageous deeds in WWII.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Flyball is one of the coolest doggy games around. In a nutshell, speedy dogs run relays over a series of four jumps. They pounce on a springboard box to release and catch a ball. Then, it’s a race back to the start so the next dog can have a go at it. The first team to send all dogs and return, wins! The jumps are set at a height according to the shortest dog on the team. So, with a Corgi on your team, you are all set for low jumps for all dogs, no matter their height.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Tampa, FL

Are you interested in dog training in Tampa? How much you have to pay for the service will depend on your dog’s unique needs. On average, a group class lasting 4-5 weeks will cost $130 and involves a one-hour commitment per week. Whether your dog is ready for puppy training or is a seasoned veteran of obedience and you are looking to brush up on skills, group classes require consistent attendance.

In-home private classes in Tampa may be as high as $150. You are paying for one on one attention for your pupster, and on top of this fee, there may be a consultation charge to determine your dog’s specific training needs. Board and train costs can be $2800 for two weeks. 

Looking for something fun to do with your best buddy? Dog trainers in Tampa may offer fun extras in their training regimen, such as dock diving at $30 a class, and even swimming lessons for pups not yet able to do the doggy paddle.

In-home training with a dog trainer with Wag! is an affordable option at $60 per one-hour session. What do you get? A personalized program specific to your doggo’s personality — and all at your fingertips. Download the Wag! app and connect with an experienced, vetted trainer. Chat and pay in-app to schedule a dog training lesson that fits the needs of both you and Fido. 

Going Off-Leash in Tampa, FL

Ready to hit the turf at Tampa’s off-leash dog parks? There are rules for the city of Tampa’s doggos. Know the drill to have the best possible time when hitting the popular dog-friendly spots in town. Leashes are a must when walking in locations like the Tampa Riverwalk, a happening place for dogs and humans alike. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and pop into one of the canine-friendly bars or restaurants. Have your pooch’s rabies and license tags safely secured to their collar to avoid a fine.

How about a dip in the ocean? Leash-free areas are in place at Picnic Island Park, and there are picnic tables, too. A pup playing near the water needs to know how to do the doggy paddle and swim in the surf. Show your woofer the waves and be aware of signs of fatigue or struggle. Remember to keep both you and your dog well hydrated throughout the day.

Outings with your pooch will be all the more fun if they are well-behaved and have the social graces to make you proud. Take advantage of dog training lessons with an enthusiastic Tampa trainer who has your four-legger’s best interests at heart.

Dog Training in Tampa, FL

What types of dogs do you see strutting their stuff about town? Tampa dog trainers on the Wag! app work with breeds of all ages and sizes. Every dog’s needs are different and local trainers have the experience to get your dog in shape and ready to play. Hours of volunteering at the city’s adoption centers ensure trainers are top-notch at what they do, and they’ll use that experience to your advantage.

Popular pups in Tampa include the Labrador Retriever, and it’s no wonder. This trusty dog is a fan-favorite in many states across the nation, and their friendly expression is a testament to their personality. This breed can be goofy but is always loyal. Smart and willing to work, the Labrador Retriever makes an excellent service or therapy dog. They know when it’s time for serious business and when it’s time to let their fur down at the dog park.

Other faithful canine friends ready to explore this pooch’s paradise are the Beagle, German Shepherd, and French Bulldog. The Frenchie is an up-and-coming star of the doggy stage and demands the attention to go along with their status. The perfect companion to bring along for some retail therapy, the French Bulldog is curious, alert, and ready to shop. Leash manners are a must for this breed, who will enjoy a promenade about town at every opportunity. Some French Bulldogs are prone to separation anxiety and that means having this little four-legged fur person asking to tag along a lot of the time.

Get connected with a Tampa dog trainer on the Wag! app and book a customized session for your pooch today!