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“Reliable and experienced dog lover!”
Hi, I'm Abbey! I grew up in Iowa with all types of dogs ranging from small to large breeds and I own a mini poodle mix named Phoebe. I was a dog walker all throughout my undergrad years, I have been walking dogs on Wag while in grad school since 2018, and I’m also a Petco Certified Dog Trainer, so I have lots of personal and professional experience caring for dogs. :) I love walking and exploring new neighborhoods so I will be sure to take your pup on walks that will keep them happy and healthy!
Training Exam Complete
Socially Distanced Pet Care
Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience
“I just love dogs- young, old, big and small.”
I live in the Tri-cities area and am currently available for daytime and night time walks, training and dog sitting. I have a dog of my own but have cared for up to four at a time. My friends all call me to watch their dogs when they are not available. I live in a community with 46 dogs, all of which I know and love. I am not afraid of any breeds and can spoil or follow the strictest rules. I believe each fur baby parent knows best how they want to have their babies cared for.
Training Exam Complete
Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training
Your choice of a Papeagle as your next dog is a good one. Spirited and absolutely lovable, it is said that this dog will melt your heart in minutes. Perky and ready for fun, the Papeagle fits into just about any family as long as there are people who care. They are happy to be loyal and will bond easily. They can be vocal and may need training to not bark at every sound. Teach your Papeagle the Quiet Method, which is very effective.
Has your teething puppy chewed your favorite pair of shoes again? It’s a popular pastime for young pooches, and your pupster just needs a little instruction and help to break the habit. Remove the temptation, replace the action with a better activity, and watch your dog change from shoe destroyer to tug of war champ!
The world record for highest jump by a dog is 75.5 inches. That translates to over 6 feet! Interested in seeing if your dog is up to the task? Start with the Line of Sight Method when teaching hurdles. It’s all about motivation and skill, of course. Always be encouraging and remember, if your dog can jump a hurdle of any height, they are a champ!
Of course, you want to give your pooch partner the best of everything. That includes training to help them be the best they can be. Take lessons alongside your dog, and the practice sessions will be that much easier.
Group lessons in Geneva may be a good option for four-leggers who are ready to learn. Expect to pay between $100 and $140 for a 4 to 6-week class. After a one-hour class, doggos are ready to practice at home what they’ve learned as preparation for the next week. Your woofer will need to keep up with lessons, as each week builds on the next. Many classes are split into tiers, so prepare to triple your investment if you plan to complete the beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes.
Board and train is an option for four-leggers who will benefit from extensive one-on-one instruction. Dogs in this type of program go on an adventure at the home or facility of the trainer, receiving instructions personalized to their specific needs. Budget just under $2,000 for a 2-week board and train program in Geneva.
If you want your dog to train with you by their side, consider one-on-one training. In Geneva, private in-home instruction averages around $100 per hour. In some cases, a consultation fee is added to the cost. A trainer may want to see your dog before designing a program for them.
If you think in-home dog training is the solution to your pup’s needs, we've got some good news for you! Booking your first session on the Wag! app is a cinch. Chat with a local dog trainer, customize your dog’s first lesson, and even pay in-app. With average rates starting at $57 per one-hour session, this affordable opportunity is right at your fingertips. The same can be said for digital dog training classes on the Wag! app. For just $27 to $33 on average, you and Fido can attend an online class for some extra training assistance.
Geneva is an extra dog-friendly town, making it super easy to take your dog just about anywhere. The city requires that all dogs be vaccinated for rabies, and registration is essential as well. Keep your pupper on a leash, and remember that you are responsible for their actions everywhere you go. Make sure your furry companion is well-behaved by training them.
Not sure where to start? Choose a Geneva dog trainer on the Wag! app, and they’ll start your dog off on the right paw. Teaching your dog to come when called is an essential skill for afternoons at the local dog park. Practice makes perfect, so head on over to nearby Aurora to West Forest Preserve. This large park is designated off-leash, and that’s the ideal space to hone recall skills.
Trekking a trail is always fun with an energetic dog. Let your pooch stimulate their senses at Danada-Herrick Lake Regional Trail. You and Fido can spend at least two hours here completing the entire trail. Watch for owls and woodpeckers if you’re a fan of birdwatching. There is also an equestrian center at one section of the trek, which will prove interesting to the curious pooch!
The tri-cities of Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles all lay out the welcome mat for furry citizens. Take Fido for a stroll to meet and greet people and dogs in the historic section of Batavia. Then, settle in on a dog-friendly patio. Once there, your canine kiddo can make a new buddy by rubbing noses with any number of well-trained pooches.
What breeds of dogs live in the tri-cities? The French Bulldog likes to frequent the pooch-perfect restaurants and is always looking for a special treat. Resisting this expressive dog is not easy – they’ve got charm, and know how to use it to their advantage.
The Goldendoodle is another favorite, and with their sweet nature and happy-go-lucky personality, it’s easy to see why. This clever canine is a star in obedience class and is happy to show the other pups how it’s done.
Not to be left out of mention is the Shih Tzu. Vivacious and vocal, this spunky breed loves to tag along on a walk and is more than happy to end a promenade with a snack a local eatery. Sitting right beside the Shih Tzu are the Beagle and the American Pit Bull Terrier, two dogs that love to be part of the crowd. Fido will know how to fit right in with the pack after learning the ins and outs of socializing from a local dog trainer.
Help your dog be the best they can be. Book your pup’s first lesson with a local dog trainer on the Wag! app today. Vetted and enthusiastic trainers are ready to get started!
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