Dog Trainers in Evanston

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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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Lindsey MEvanston, IL

5.0

(650)

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Do you need someone to walk your pup? I'm in! I grew up with many pets, including dogs and currently own a very energetic shepherd/hound mix rescue. I am open to working with dogs of all sizes and temperaments.

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Training Exam Complete

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Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Brendan SEvanston, IL

5.0

(615)

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“Belly rubs, butt wiggles, zoomies and love!”

Lifelong dog lover and owner. From puppies to when the grey hair kicks in. Volunteer, trainer of goofball pups, professional spoiler and always brave the elements so my lab can go do lab things in the rain or snow. My lab is diabetic, and has an amazing, stress free life. So I have endless amounts of experience caring for/providing specialty care. Whether it’s a quick walk, trip to the park, some company or anything else, the only thing that matters is there’s nothing better than a happy dog!

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Socially Distanced Pet Care

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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

Bruce HEvanston, IL

4.9

(1092)

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“Dogs are among the greatest things on earth.”

Hello! My name's Bruce. I'm coming up on my 6th year as a volunteer dog walker at DuPage County Animal Services, and have completed the shelters S.T.A.R. classroom and hands on training program. (Structured Training and Reinforcement). I’m also certified in CPR and first aid for pets. I welcome the opportunity to give your dog the love and care it deserves.

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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Krista JEvanston, IL

4.9

(792)

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“Have a Waggy day!”

Hey there Wagsters! I'm Krista, a zoology student and part time personal trainer, looking to assist in the daily care of your family pup(s)!! I have just over 5 years of experience as a dog walker, completed dog training and obedience courses, and I'm Pet First Aid/CPR certified via Red Cross! I absolutely adore fur family members, and physical exercise, so please feel free to request a good run for your pup! Thanks for taking the time to read my bio, I look forward to assisting your family!

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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

Hannah BEvanston, IL

4.9

(665)

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My name is Hannah and I am a violinist. I have 4 years of dog walking/sitting experience. I grew up with dogs, but since moving away from home I've realized how important it is for me to have dogs in my life! I love to take walks and use it as my main way to exercise, but I prefer to do it with a canine companion! I can't wait to give some belly rubs to your furry friends!

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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

Dorothy OEvanston, IL

4.9

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“Dog Mom Extraordinaire!”

Hello! I’m Dorothy! I am a musical theatre actor with a big personality and three high-energy husky pups to match: Chloe, Charla, and Chester. They are my best friends and constant companions. Since they have been training me for a while, I am an expert pack walker. If you are looking for someone to wear out your pup on an outside adventure, I’m your gal! I can’t wait to meet you and your pup(s)!

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Top Pet Caregiver

Training Provider

Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Kela JEvanston, IL

4.9

(160)

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Hi, my name is Kela! I've been working with dogs professionally for a few years now. I'm also currently enrolled in online courses about animal behavior, handling, and training. I have so much love and passion for working with dogs and I can't wait to meet yours!

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Caleb HEvanston, IL

4.9

(158)

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“Little borks, big woofs, all loved!!”

Hey pup parents! I’m Caleb and I’m an energetic, active distance runner that would love to take your furry friends for a jog about town! I’m comfortable working with the whole rainbow of pup personalities and cannot wait to get to know your dogs. Whether it’s a one time walk or twice a day for a year, I’m ready to get those canines moving and bring you some peace for the home!

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Top Pet Caregiver

Training Provider

Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

David TEvanston, IL

4.8

(316)

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“Your dog is family too”

I am an animal lover at heart who used to run a dog training company. Had to sell it at one point as it was challenging to manage work, girlfriend, and running a company. I still desire to work with animals and jumped on this platform.

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Training Provider

Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

Syd CEvanston, IL

4.8

(26)

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“I'm masked & staying safe so you can stay home <3”

Hi! I'm Syd and I'm so excited to meet your pup! I've had dogs all my life and have 10 years of dog-sitting/dog-walking experience. I would draw and post up flyers offering dog services in my neighborhood back when I was just a kid! Now I work managing and fundraising for an environmental nonprofit. I adore my job and am lucky enough to have free time, so I want to continue to help my community by making sure your best friends get the exercise they need, without disrupting your busy schedule!

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Training Provider

Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

About Dog Training in Evanston, IL

Training Fun Fact #1:

Clicker training is a popular and simple way of training your dog to perform tricks. If you're trying to teach your dog to perform "down" with a clicker, it'll take about a week. Hold a treat at the end of your dog's nose, and lower it to the ground. Your pupper will follow the treat and lie down. When they lie down, use your clicker and give them the treat, so they build an association between the two. 

Training Fun Fact #2:

One of the best games you can play with your pooch is fetch. To teach your mutt to fetch, you'll first want to get them to sit. Show your dog the ball, throw it, and yell "fetch". If your dog goes after the ball, use encouragement to show it's the right thing to do. You should also encourage your dog to bring the ball with an excited tone of voice. If your dog plays fetch correctly, consider giving them a treat to reinforce the behavior. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

Trying to potty train your new puppy? Teaching your woofer not to pee in the house can be tough and take as long as 6 months. The best way to housebreak your dog is by setting a routine. When you wake up and before you go to bed are some of the best times to take your dog outside to avoid any accidents during the night. Also, try to walk your dog at the same time every day, and let them out within 30 minutes of drinking lots of water. There may be some accidents along the way, but this is one of the best techniques for potty training Princess.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Evanston, IL

Evanston is a popular place for dog owners and trainers, with plenty of training options across the metropolitan area. Before booking Fido in for training sessions, there are a few things you'll need to consider.

Many dog trainers in Evanston have strict rules you'll need to follow before your pupper to begin training. For example, many trainers require you to bring proof of vaccinations to your first class, which will protect your dog from nasty diseases. You should also look at payment options, as some trainers require a down payment or deposit before attending. 

Once you've cut through the red tape, consider if your pooch would be best suited to private or group training. Group puppy training and obedience classes are ideal for canine socialites, but with so many distractions around, your pup may pick up new skills slower. Group training classes in Evanston range in price and can cost anywhere from $120 to $250 for a 6-week course.

Private classes are great for shy puppers who fare better at home than in a new environment. You can also guarantee that your doggo will quickly pick up new commands as they'll have their trainer's full attention. However, private classes can be pricey in Evanston and cost between $100 and $150 per session. 

Not keen on any of these training options? Consider booking an Evanston dog trainer on the Wag! platform. These trainers charge $60 for a session, meaning you'll save a few bucks on teaching Lucky some new tricks. Dog trainers through Wag! also offer bespoke training sessions, so woofer will only learn the commands you deem necessary. 

Going Off-Leash in Evanston, IL

Once your mutt is well-trained, you'll be itching to take them to an off-leash dog park to show off their new tricks. Before you swing by the local dog park, check the rules. As with trainers, some parks require proof of vaccinations before letting you in. You'll also notice that some dog parks in the area are private and require you to purchase a membership before entering.

Pooch Park is one of the best dog parks in the area and is the closest to Evanston. Located between Skokie and Evanston, this dog park provides puppers with three different enclosures. These off-leash areas are designated for either large, small, or boisterous fur-babies. There's also an agility course, so brush up on your dog's agility training so you can flaunt some tricks. This park requires you to buy a membership, so check with the city before attending. 

If you fancy getting out of Evanston for the day, consider taking Max to the Beck Lake Dog Park in Des Plaines. Situated at the Cook County Forest Preserve, this park features a huge off-leash area where you can play fetch and other games with your doggo. There's also a pond where your dog is welcome to go for a swim to cool off. Due to the excellent facilities at this park, there's an annual fee you must pay to visit. 

Dog Training in Evanston, IL

While searching for the perfect trainer on the Wag! app, you'll notice many trainers have experience volunteering at dog shelters, as well as other qualifications that help them stand out from the rest. Each trainer also has a star rating, making it easy to find the best dog trainers in Evanston.

Dog trainers through Wag! also have experience working with a range of dog breeds from Newfoundlands to Chihuahuas. For example, Beagles are one of the most popular dogs in Evanston. These former hunting dogs are a joy to be around thanks to their kind nature and humorous behavior. Beagles are also super smart and enjoy mental exercise. Beagles love scent trials due to their strong hunting instinct. Other activities they enjoy include memory recall games like "guess the hand".

There are loads of fun activities you can try with your hound, and dog training goes a long way to help keep your pupper's mind and body in top shape. Find a dog trainer on the Wag! app today who can help your woofer become the best canine they can be!