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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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Jennifer CCambridge, MA

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“Where your pets are my family”

I have worked in an animal shelter for about five years. I have also walked and provided pet sitting services within my own business. I have experience with training basic skills for dogs. I can't wait to meet your pup!

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

Amanda BCambridge, MA

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Everyone that knows me know that I am the dog lady. I've had dog as part of y family for years, I always volunteer to help other dog owners, and I donate to local shelters often. No one loves dogs more than me and I have dedicated my time to learning more and more about our four legged friends. I take care of each like they were my own and give them just as much love!

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Nina BCambridge, MA

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Hi! My name is Nina. I have a dog of my own , a mixed breed named Scarlett. I have been around dogs my whole life, and have been working professionally with dogs for over 4 years now. I currently work as a dental assistant and love doing Wag! in my spare time. I have worked in doggy daycares as well as as a dog walker. I have experience with all breeds, ages, sizes and temperaments of dogs. I also can administer medication. I really look forward to meeting your dog!

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Kayla CCambridge, MA

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I have been working in the pet care industry for approximately seven years now. I managed a daycare and pet boarding facility for four years and prior to that, I was a Kennel Supervisor for two years with a facility located in New Hampshire. More recently, I have worked as a Vet Tech in a general practice and emergency setting, as well as with a local animal shelter. Working as a Vet Tech has provided me with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and hands on experience of the medical aspect involved in providing care to both canines and felines. I have aspired to work with animals since I was a child and have always had a true passion toward them. I have years of experience in a canine pack environment, as well as one on one with most dog breeds. I also have personal experience, as I have two rescue dogs of my own. I feel this is very important when dealing with a client's pet, as it provides the assurance that their pet is in good hands. In addition to dogs, I have grown up living with cats my whole life. I also have worked with cats in both shelter and veterinary settings. From a ferrel cat to a lap cat, I have experienced both, yet love them all the same! I can confidently medicate any animal if necessary, including pilling to providing insulin injections. My main focus is currently working in the animal care field and furthering my education with my CVT. I absolutely love working in an environment where the focus is caring for animals. My ultimate goal is to own a rescue some day. I feel as though my passion for animals and my prior experience would be a great match for you and your pet! I look forward to hearing from you regarding your furry family members' needs!

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Sarah CCambridge, MA

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My name is Sarah. I have a degree in Animal Care and have always had pets of my own. I cannot wait to to help you in anyway with your pets.

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Victoria PCambridge, MA

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“Every dog’s different & all deserve the same love!”

I‘ve been a Wag! Walker for year & have been an avid dog lover all my life! I’ve had two very different dogs; my first was a German Shepherd named Tash, a beautiful dog with enormous strength—so rewarding to train and be around. I currently own a finicky, anxious Mini Pinscher who I adore! I know Boston well and have been around animals my entire life, so I know how to earn a dog’s trust before taking control of the leash. I believe in positive reinforcement with dogs, & I think they do too!

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

Jeana KCambridge, MA

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Hello! I’m an outgoing,responsible,dog loving woman with 2 dogs of our own.Ive been walking dogs for over a year now, and usually have walks daily on my schedule. With a back ground in basic obedience training and leash walking definitely connect with dogs and horses!i love getting out in the fresh air and giving your dog the same attention i give my own. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to meet you and your dogs and getting the chance to let them out, take them for a walk, or even a jog!

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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

Hannah CCambridge, MA

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“Need Training, Exercise, Snuggles? You need me!”

Hi! My name is Hannah and I’m able to walk, sit, board, and do basic training for dogs in the Boston area. I have two large fur babies of my own and know what it’s like if your dogs don’t get enough exercise for the day! I’ve been walking dogs since I was a kid and I actually work with non domestic animals as my full time gig when I’m not with dogs. You could say animals are my thing! I can’t wait to meet and have fun with your furry loved one!

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

Ella JCambridge, MA

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Hi, I’m Ella! I am currently living and going to school in the Boston area. I have a Miniature Poodle, Sophie, and a Golden Retriever, Bentley who are best friends! I have been pet sitting in my neighborhood for the last 5 years, and have experience with small and large breeds! I’m very active with my dogs when I’m at home, and am excited to spend time with other people’s dogs between my coursework!

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Jisela GCambridge, MA

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Hello paw friends! My name is Jisela and I am a 20 year old college student who, lucky for you, loves doggies of all shapes and sizes. You can be rest assured that your sweet pup will be taken good care of while in my hands.

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About Dog Training in Cambridge, MA

Training Fun Fact #1:

When you mix a Welsh Terrier and a Miniature Schnauzer, you end up with an adorable Wowauzer! This dynamic designer dog will weigh between 20 and 30 pounds and is highly trainable. They do have a destructive streak when bored and can be very vocal. Put their energy and their bark to good use by training them to compete in organized barn hunt competitions.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Do you like to keep busy? Consider a dog breed classified in the American Kennel Club’s Working Group. These pooches include the Boxer, Great Dane, and Rottweiler. They love to have a job to do and will ask you to give them a task to use their mind and body. What’s the best chore to combine working skills and mental acuity? The bar jump is a task that will do the trick. Canines have to judge the timing for the jump and use their physical strength to get over the bar. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

Chewing is a natural behavior for dogs. How do you curb this innate, and admittedly fun to dogs, habit? Provide chew toys and interactive feeders, and as well, give your dog an exercise outlet every day. Many dogs love a good hike or the opportunity for a game of Frisbee or fetch in the park. Teaching them the drop it command goes a long way to stopping them from chewing your belongings, too.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Cambridge, MA

To start your research about dog training in Cambridge, think about what you want your pup to learn. Do they have issues with walking on the leash? Or do they need to build their confidence when they are at the dog park?

Group classes offer an atmosphere that helps a shy dog feel comfortable around other dogs while teaching them the basics of obedience. On average, classes in Cambridge cost between $150 and $225 for a six-week course. Plan on a one hour class, and be aware that consistency in attendance is key.

Some owners prefer to send their canine kiddos off to doggy boot camp. This is commonly known as board and train. Pooches are sent off to camp for a period of a week to a month or more, and come back with a wealth of knowledge about how to behave. Expect to pay around $2400 for a two-week course. Dogs with special issues may take longer to train than the average pup; a consultation will enable the trainer to nail down the details.

Private in-home classes vary in price in Cambridge, depending on what your pup needs to learn and whether there is follow-up once the lessons are finished. Many trainers will offer a lifetime of contact so that you can ask questions if the need arises. Sessions average around $150 per hour.

Is your barkster ready for class? Dog trainers in Cambridge are ready to give your dog the skills needed to be on their best behavior in any circumstance. Dog trainers in Cambridge will teach your pup how to greet other dogs with a friendly wag of the tail, and a woof that says hello.

Private in-home lessons with a dog trainer with Wag! are sure to tick all the boxes. Owners and dogs learn together, and the option is entirely affordable. At $60 per one-hour session, dog training with Wag! allows you to tailor the instruction to the needs of your dog and your busy schedule. Download the app to connect with the best local trainer for you, and get the ball rolling.

Going Off-Leash in Cambridge, MA

Let your well-behaved pooch join in on the fun at off-leash dog parks in Cambridge. This gorgeous university town has lots for the dog-loving person to do, but first, responsible dog owners will need to learn the rules of pet ownership. All dogs in the city need to be registered and licensed, and as well, the rabies vaccine has to be up to date.

Dogs are required to be on a leash unless in specific leash-free areas. Let your dog blow off steam at Danehy Dog Park, a large, fully fenced doggy haven for big and small dogs alike. Separate runs keep the large and rambunctious pooches out of reach of the mini-mutts who will be having fun on their own, with pups just their size.

If you are looking for bigger spaces to explore, head over to local Belmont and drop into Beaver Brook Reservation. Your curious canine will have a ball sniffing around the ponds and marshes in the park. Spend an afternoon there, and then stop at a dog-friendly restaurant for refreshment and some socializing. It’s just as important for your dog to feel at ease around strangers as it is around other dogs. End the day with a stroll through the Harvard campus and maybe stop to watch a sports team holding a practice.

Dog Training in Cambridge, MA

What breeds of dogs will you see taking a promenade under the lushly treed campuses of Harvard or MIT? Dog trainers in Cambridge are dog owners themselves and practice training their own pups after school before coming to you to pass on the knowledge and perfected skills.

Retrievers are a popular canine buddy in Cambridge, namely the Golden Retriever and the Labrador Retriever. Both of these dogs are eager to please and are keen to partake in any activity you invite them to join.

The toy breed Chihuahua is the next top-dog on the list in Cambridge, and they are no less active than the retrievers. The Chi may need to take smaller steps but will have no problem keeping up!

Next in line is the ever-lovable mixed breed. Dogs of mutt lineage have hearts of gold and are known to be fiercely loyal. The best properties of both parents get a chance to shine in the mixed breed.

Rounding out the top five is the Terrier, which can comprise any number of pups. Whether the Wheaten, West Highland, Wire Fox Terrier, or any one of the other terrier types, this dog is known for their determination, spunk, and ability to dig a hole just about anywhere! 

Schedule a fun and affordable dog training lesson for you and your favorite pooch by downloading the Wag! app today. It’s that simple!