Dog Trainers in Annapolis

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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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Kelsey RAnnapolis, MD

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Hi, my name is Kelsey and I live in Odenton, MD. I currently own a Pomeranian and a German Shepard, so I am acquainted and work well with both large and small dogs! I have taken puppy training courses as well. In addition to owning two best friends, I also board my neighbors dogs when they are out of town. I'm looking forward to meeting your furry friends!

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

Maegan BAnnapolis, MD

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“I already love your dog!”

Hi, I'm Maegan. I'm 20 years old and I've been walking and watching dogs for about a year, and caring for my own dog many years. I have watched over 30 dogs of all sizes, breeds, and personalities. I love dogs more than anything, and I will do everything possible to ensure you dog is safe, happy, and exercised! I look forward to walking your dog!!

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High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Riley CAnnapolis, MD

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I have been taking care of pups of all sizes and breeds for many years. I am very outgoing and love being outside. I have years of experience with administering medicine to pups. Keeping your pup on their normal routine is important to me as well as giving them plenty of love and attention while you are away. I am looking forward to becoming your pups best friend!

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Daniel KAnnapolis, MD

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Hello! I look forward to the chance of walking your dog! I have been walking dogs both mine and others for the past 25 years. I genuinely love dogs of all sizes and breeds, and will give your pet the same caring and attention that I show my own dog. I enjoy walking and will give your dog an excellent opportunity to exercise and enjoy their walk.

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

Bryana JAnnapolis, MD

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“No matter what a pet will always be by your side!”

Animals have always been an passion for me, I been raised around all different breeds of animals, I have a dog of my own I have almost a year old Pit Bull Lab mix puppy. While your fur babies are in my care they will receive nothing but the best care and love!!

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

About Dog Training in Annapolis, MD

Training Fun Fact #1:

Do you dream of the day when your furry tail-wagger will sit pretty on command? Keep it simple and practice often. Before you know it, your pooch will perch every time you ask. When starting to train your dog, lead with the treat. Your dog’s head will lift, and the hind end will automatically lower down.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Dogs are diggers. They love to feel the earth between their toes and see the dirt flying up in the air behind them. Who can deprive a pup of such pleasure? To give your precious pooch the “pawfect” place to play, build a doggo-approved sandbox. Keep it covered so that your cat doesn’t take it over as a litter box. Allow your pup to dig while you garden, and put the cover on after each use.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Don’t worry if your dog is always wandering off on their own. Some dogs are natural loners and like to be alone. Offer them love and affection by giving them treats and walks every day. When it’s time for them to seek out their own space, give them an interactive toy filled with a few treats for mental stimulation.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Annapolis, MD

Is your favorite doggo happiest in a quiet environment or in a crowd? Either way, they’ll need plenty of opportunities to learn socialization. To make park time pleasant, a well-rounded dog is essential. Teaching your dog to greet others with a tail wag is as easy as taking them to dog training!

In Annapolis, group classes tick all the boxes for teaching the basics of obedience. The atmosphere in class is typically full of excitement—and barking, too. For a 4 to 5 week course, expect to dish out about $150. Call ahead to drop in on a class in session to see the training style of the instructor. It’s important that you choose someone you feel comfortable with.

If you think your pup will fare better in a quieter setting, consider private, in-home training. This type of instruction offers a one on one experience for your dog. Prices will vary between $100 and $150 for a one hour lesson. The trainer may require a short meeting with your pooch first, so they can assess what needs to be taught.

Private in-home instruction is often a winner with pet parents. If scheduling is an issue or making it to a class every week is a problem, having a trainer come to you is the ideal scenario. Look to a dog trainer with Wag! for instruction tailored to your pup’s personality. At just $60 per one-hour session, it’s a steal! 

Going Off-Leash in Annapolis, MD

Is Fido a water lover? With Annapolis being the “Sailing Capital” of the U.S., good times are ahead. If you do take your pupster out on a boat, be sure to train them to wear a lifejacket as a safety precaution. Before heading to the sailing club or anywhere else, get your pooch a dog license. Ensure all vaccines are up to date and buy a leash to attach to their collar when in public spaces. Then, it’s ahoy mate!

To help you doggo get their sea legs, make it a point to visit Sandy Point State Park Beach regularly. Splashing around the water here will be good practice for getting accustomed to wearing the lifejacket. Remember though, you still have to keep your eye on your dog at all times, even when they have their flotation device on. In high season, pooches are not always welcomed to frolic on every beach. Check the signage when you arrive.

 Quiet Waters Dog Park is another destination designed for doggos who love to get wet. Dogs who enter this space need to be licensed, vaccinated, and trained to listen to a voice command. Keep your pooch in sight no matter how well trained you think they are. Sometimes the temptation of the surf is stronger than the desire to go home. Does your barkster not always come when called? Look to a local dog trainer for help. They are ready to assist!

Dog Training in Annapolis, MD

Whether it’s the beach, park, or local trail, you’ll see plenty of “furiendly” dogs in Annapolis. Pet parents are proud of their pooches and like to take them everywhere. Local dog trainers feel the same way and are often seen out and about with their own dogs.

Big dogs rule in this town. Among the favorites are the German Shepherd and the Siberian Husky. Both of these sizeable dogs can be a handful if they don’t have proper training. To keep them happy and content to be by your side, enroll them in a training class that will stimulate their ready-to-learn personalities

The Rottweiler is on the list of Maryland’s favorite dogs. They are loyal and ready to work. In fact, giving them a job to do has its benefits. The Rottie is strong—ask them to carry a basket and they will happily comply. Can they carry the weight? Start with just the basket and add to it over time.

Small dogs make the grade in Annapolis, too. The Pug and the Yorkshire Terrier are fast friends ready to stroll around the neighborhood at a moment’s notice. These mini-mutts can hold their own in a crowd and will benefit from training so they know how to interact in a group of pups at the park.

If you are excited to get your pooch park-ready and in terrific shape for meets and greets on local trails, connect with a dog trainer on the Wag! app today. Before you know it, your dog will be the best behaved on the block!