Dog Trainers in Indianapolis

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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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Mya FIndianapolis, IN

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“Skilled in reactivity, fear, and leash manners”

Hi, I’m Mya. I’ve worked with animals professionally for 4 years now. I’m educated in canine (and feline) behavior, health, and I’m working on becoming a certified trainer. I have experience with fear, reactivity, aggression, leash behaviors, and much more.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected 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

Dominique AIndianapolis, IN

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Hello, I’m a navy veteran. I served 9.5 years as a military police officers and K9 handler. I trained 10 military working dogs on obedience, search and patrol, drug and explosive ordinance. I love to work with all dogs and enjoy applying a positive reward system to encourage good behavior.

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Sandy GIndianapolis, IN

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“Reliable, caring pet lover at your service!”

Hi! My name is Sandy, and I have been a dog lover/owner all of my life. I am currently a stay at home mom with 2 kids in grade school. We have a wonderful 4 year old boxer/hound mix named Ginger. I have been walking and boarding dogs on wag for 3 years. I look forward to meeting your furry family member and taking excellent care of them!

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

Gabrielle SIndianapolis, IN

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Hi! I grew up with dogs and have been hooked since I was little. I have never met a dog I didn't like and that didn't like me! I'm absolutely a sucker for them and they know it.

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Libby DIndianapolis, IN

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“I make SIT happen! FULL-TIME dog-trainer & sitter”

Hi, my name is Libby and I’m a certified professional dog trainer and full time pet-sitter! I have been working with dogs for 5 years now but have had animals my whole life! I currently have 2 dogs and 2 cats who are my whole world. I offer dog training, boarding, daycare and dog walking.

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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

About Dog Training in Indianapolis, IN

Training Fun Fact #1:

Canines have three eyelids, although only two are visible, the top and the bottom eyelids. If the third lid, found in the corner of the eye, becomes apparent, it typically means there may be a problem. Some conditions can develop rapidly and require a need for surgery. Whenever your pup’s eyes become red, inflamed, or watery, take them to the vet right away. A dog’s vision is the window to the world, allowing them to excel at sports like climbing an agility seesaw. It’s a tough one to master, but once learned, it is a favorite.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Dogs can hear about four times better than a human can, and that is why it seems that the typical pooch barks at the slightest sound. They are capable of hearing things that we cannot, especially high-frequency noises not loud enough for the human ear to discern. Train your pawesome dog to recognize the sound of your cell phone ringing and send them off to find it by sound when you misplace it.  

Training Fun Fact #3:

Is your dog your favorite gym partner? Are they your number one motivation for getting outside and active daily? Canines are game for just about anything, and that includes showing you up during your exercise routine. Teach your dog to do push-ups and train together to get in the best shape ever. This workout routine involves your dog knowing the sit, down, and stand commands, all useful to know in many instances such as grooming.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Indianapolis, IN

Prices for dog training in Indianapolis vary because there is a wide range of options available. For example, in-home private lessons may be offered for between $75 and $200 a session. The lower price is a basic introduction to obedience and leash manners, while the more expensive course can cover behavioral issues and extra obedience commands.

Packages for boarding and training can be as low as $550 and as high as $5500. The fees depend on the length of the course and the intensity of instruction. Group lessons typically run around $75 per session and are held at the training facility.

Although you may be interested in teaching your dog manners, your inability to commit to a scheduled weekly class may hold you back. Or, perhaps you feel that your dog is not quite ready to participate in a group environment. Will one on one instruction at home suit them best?

Terrific in-home sessions can be yours when booking with a vetted dog trainer on the Wag! app, starting at a rate of $60 per one hour-long session. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a Pet Caregiver is selected for the service. Connect with the best local trainer for you, chat and pay-in app, and set your pooch up for success. It’s as easy as that!

Going Off-Leash in Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis is a city that prides itself on being dog-friendly. Many local craft breweries and restaurants set a special place for Fido. They invite all well-behaved doggos to make a selection from the just-for-dogs menu and encourage licking the plate clean.

Get your pooch restaurant-ready by attaching an ID tag and proof of rabies vaccine to their collar before heading out. Of course, picking up after your dog is a courtesy that is expected. 

After dining, wear off a hearty meal by getting exercise for both you and your pupper at off-leash dog parks in Indianapolis. Remember to pay your annual fee for everyday enjoyment at Fort Harrison State Dog Park all year long. The nature park spans 1700-acres, and there are two large off-leash areas for energetic dogs to burn off steam and rebuild an appetite!

Venture to the Central Canal Towpath to explore 5 miles of pawfect sights and smells. Keeping your furry companion leashed is the best idea here. This long and winding trail varies between people-populated and wooded areas, some of them being quite open. Remember to bring along Fido’s collapsible water dish and a supply of water. It’s recommended that you do not let your four-legger drink the canal water.

Dog Training in Indianapolis, IN

Where do Indianapolis dog trainers on the Wag! platform hang out when they aren’t instructing local pooches of every age, breed, and size? You can find them happily assisting vets and employees at local adoption centers and shelters. Skills learned here are then applied to help your pup put their best paw forward as they train.

With so many dogs visiting attractions, parks, and restaurants in Indianapolis, knowing doggy etiquette is a must. What kinds of dogs are taking instruction with local dog trainers? 

A popular dog with Indianapolis pet parents is the noble German Shepherd. This dog has a lengthy list of accomplishments, from working in the military to police detection work. Acting is another claim to fame for this regal pup. Rin Tin Tin is one of the most famous German Shepherds, and the breed was also immortalized in comic books.

The American Pit Bull Terrier is another much-loved breed in the state. Always ready for adventure and an athletic challenge, the strong and sturdy Pit Bull is the star of the class at many agility clubs and advanced obedience classes. This ultra-energetic dog thrives on using the brain and the body. Not to be forgotten is the Golden Retriever, a sweet and lopped-eared canine who is also game to excel at obedience, too.

Download the app and connect with a dog trainer with Wag! to set your dog up for success in any situation. It’s easy to do, and the rewards are great.