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Jennifer CSomerville, 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 BSomerville, 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 BSomerville, 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 CSomerville, 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 CSomerville, 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 PSomerville, 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 KSomerville, 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 CSomerville, MA

4.9

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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 JSomerville, 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 GSomerville, 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 Somerville, MA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Did you know that dogs can be lactose intolerant, just like some people can? Dairy products can cause loose stools and an upset tummy, which are signs of the inability to process lactose. Training treats like small pieces of cheese are fine for some canine kiddos. But if your pooch is displaying signs of discomfort after a training session, take note and try yummy liver treats instead, another doggy favorite.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Some dogs are commonly described as hyperactive. Hyperactivity in dogs is an actual behavioral condition in canines and is becoming more common than it used to be. However, having an excessive amount of energy is also a sign of boredom, plain and simple. If your pooch is acting out of character and tearing the house apart, an exercise plan is in order. Enroll your busy four-legger in agility, which uses both the brain and the body when performing tasks like the seesaw.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Have you ever heard of the Schnug? This adorable designer dog is the canine kiddo of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Pug. With the cutest characteristics from both parents rolled into one dog, this new kid on the block is destined for popularity. They are known to love training, but unless you keep it fun and active, this little dynamo may make the decision to end the training session on their own. Keep the lessons short and fun, such as learning to catch food. Just keep the treats healthy!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Somerville, MA

Is your pup eager to please? Most dogs are, and that is why giving them the benefit of dog training is so important. Canines are people pleasers, in general, and we, as pet parents, are responsible for keeping our dogs happy and on top of their game. Leash training, dog park etiquette, and learning how to stay calm when the doorbell rings are all essential lessons.

So, how will you go about providing this training? Group classes in Somerville are typically held once a week. Each session involves specific tasks which must then be practiced throughout the week to build on each lesson. Prices vary depending on what Fido needs to learn. Are you starting with puppy basics? Or does your dog have the groundwork and is ready for advanced manners training? Usually, group dog training instructors will require that your pupster start with a beginner class and move on to the next. Expect to pay between $85 to $200 for a course that typically takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

Board and train is another option, and this requires that you send your dog off to boot camp, often for a week or two. Some of the tasks covered are potty training, basic commands, and more advanced skills like heeling off-leash. Prices average about $2400 for a two-week session. If you can’t bear to send your woofer off to camp, look to private in-home dog training. The cost of this type of instruction ranges between $125 and $150 an hour.

There is a lot to think about when signing your dog up for dog training classes. Keep it simple and stress-free by booking in-home instruction for your dog. It’s easily done through the Wag! platform. Download the app, chat with the best local dog trainer for you, and set up a private lesson customized to the needs of your canine buddy. At just $60 per one-hour session, it’s affordable and convenient!

Going Off-Leash in Somerville, MA

Somerville dog trainers with Wag! care about the dogs they train and want the very best for them. That’s why they teach needy pups at local dog shelters and adoption centers. The great work they do there is then brought back to you and your pooch.

A well-trained dog is a pleasure to take on outings, and you don’t have to worry about unruly behavior when in the dog parks. First, though, you need to learn the rules for doggos living in Somerville. Dogs and cats in this pretty town need to be vaccinated against rabies. Dogs need to be leashed when out and about in public places. As well, Somerville pups aren’t allowed in parks unless otherwise posted.

Don’t fret about the law stating no dogs in parks, pooches in Somerville have great places to play designed with them in mind. Nunziato Field Dog Park is one such space. It’s a large gravel-covered park with plenty of shade and is a hit with doggos big and small. 

Does your dog like to trek? Hiking and climbing are excellent ways to give your dog needed exercise. A few minutes away in Arlington, you’ll come across Arlington Reservoir Trail, where you and your pupster can hike and hit the beach all in one afternoon. It’s ideal for canine kiddos that love the water and meandering along pathways that offer the chance to see a frog or two. It’s the perfect place for a stroll and well-trained dogs deserve the opportunity to observe nature at its best!

Dog Training in Somerville, MA

Popular dogs seen on the streets and trails of Somerville are both large and small breeds. On the mini-mutt side, you and Fido may encounter the Pug and the Yorkshire Terrier. Either one of these dogs can stand their own when approached by another dog.

The Pug is an amicable dog who loves to act the clown and thrives on attention. They love walks but are just as happy to curl up in your lap when invited. The Yorkie is a feisty dog that loves adventure and will jump at the chance to head out into the neighborhood for a long promenade.

Somerville residents who prefer a big dog own Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds. Large dogs require training to ensure they do not jump up on people or pull on their leashes when being walked. Fortunately, all three of these dogs thrive on structure. They have personalities that love to please and the smarts to learn just about anything.

Not to be left out of the conversation is the very popular Boxer. With their serious but lovable expression, they are a handsome dog who has a graceful gait and powerful appearance. They can be quite affectionate and ask for lots of attention. These eager pups will aim to be the top dog in an obedience training class, so give them the chance to shine.

Dogs are loyal companions who love to bond with their owners. Taking your furry four-legger to dog training further cements that bond. Contact a local dog trainer with Wag! and start your pup on the road to pawesomeness today!