Dog Trainers in Baltimore

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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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Matthew DBaltimore, MD

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“Running, playing, slow walks - you name it!”

My name is Matt and I'm originally from Vermont. I grew up with dogs and I currently have a rescue beagle mix named Fox. I'm very patient on walks - it's your dog's special time, not mine! Want me to work on some leash skills and basic commands? I can do that too! I consider dog training one of my hobbies. I have also performed lots of house sitting for various pets. I'm a detail oriented person, so any instructions you give me I won't overlook!

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

Sarah KBaltimore, MD

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“Tails Wag & I Teach!”

I come from a lifetime on a farm, so I have handled & cared for many types of animals. When I was younger, I was also a member of the 4-H Club. I have previously worked as a Dog Trainer for Petco. I currently work as a self-employed dog trainer (specializing in anxiety cases) and I volunteer with BARCS. I have 2 dogs of my own - Khan, a 3yr old Rottweiler/Australian Cattle Dog mix & King, a 5mo old Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler. I also have a 10yr old tortoise shell cat named Izzy.

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

Stephanie LBaltimore, MD

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Thank you for considering me for your pet care needs. I have had dogs and been a animal lover all of my life. I have worked as a vet tec and have experience walking dogs, house sitting, and dog training. I have a eye for detail and am on time. My goal is to be sure your pets get the best care possible. Thank you for considering me for your beloved fur babies.

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About Dog Training in Baltimore, MD

Training Fun Fact #1:

Dogs who love car rides become pretty attuned to the sound of jingling keys. So conditioned to the sound, in fact, that it may be hard to leave the house without bringing your pup along for the drive. How about training your dog to bring you your keys? Dogs can learn hundreds of words, so teach them the name of the object first and then send them off to find it. 

Training Fun Fact #2:

An organized barn hunt is a fun event where trained dogs compete to find rats put in tubes, which are then placed in a maze of hay bales. It’s all for competition, and the rats are safe at all times within the protective tubes. Terriers, Dachshunds, Foxhounds, and Corgis all excel at the fun, but any dog can compete as long as they can fit in the 18” opening in the maze.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Have you ever heard of Sergeant Stubby? Described as America’s most decorated war dog, this courageous and determined pooch alerted soldiers of mustard gas and helped to locate the wounded. He was really a self-taught search and rescue dog! To prepare your pup for a career in volunteer search and rescue, look to a qualified trainer for assessment of your pooch’s abilities.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Baltimore, MD

Are you looking to start your pup’s introduction to the world? Or do you have an older dog to train? Dog trainers in Baltimore have got what it takes to make your pooch a pro. There are several options in the city. Consider your dog’s primary needs, so you know where to start on the journey to top-dog status.

Private, in-home training in Baltimore typically runs around $100 to $150 per hourly session. Fees often depend on the age of your dog, how much training they have had so far, and whether they have special needs. Group lessons can cost up to $150 for 4-5 weeks, and prices will vary between puppies and older dogs. Board and train is an option where you more or less drop off your dog in any stage of training and pick them up from the facility a couple of weeks later as a new dog. 

Do you need advice on leash pulling or biting? Has your pooch just not picked up on the housebreaking routine? Private in-home training gives your dog the individual attention they need to conquer these little bumps in the road. 

Learn at home at a time that suits you and take advantage of dog training tailored precisely to the needs of your little woofster. Look to Wag! for fun and affordable sessions unique to your dog’s personality and your busy schedule.

In-home training is just $60 per one-hour session and is a snap to organize when booked through the Wag! app. Connect with the best local trainer for you. Chat and pay in-app to set up a customized session for you and Fido. Paws on the sidewalk - let’s go!

Going Off-Leash in Baltimore, MD

Get your four-legger ready to explore Baltimore. First, there are a few rules to be aware of to keep your pet safe. A leash is a must in public areas, and your furry companion needs a license and rabies tag. You are responsible for your curious pup’s behavior when you are out and about. Ensure their safety and good manners by training with a Baltimore dog trainer.

The city has dozens of destinations suited to doggo and pet parent duos, so get out there and enjoy! Does your pooch love a spook? Plan for a full moon and take a ghost tour and see the eerie sites. On a sunny day, see the city from a different angle and take a boat tour of the bay. Or, if your dog prefers the life of a landlubber, check out one of the city’s off-leash parks.

The Canton Dog Park is one of the city’s firsts for off-leash enjoyment and has two sections for pooch-play, one for the big boys and the other for the smaller set. The sandy surface of this enclosure makes for great traction, perfect for running and digging. Fill in any holes your dog makes, though, before heading home.

Don’t miss playtime at Patterson Dog Park, a fully fenced space with amenities like park benches and astroturf (great for keeping Fido clean as a whistle).  This park is built with your four-legger in mind; the water fountains here are made with two levels, one of them being just the height for thirsty canines.

Dog Training in Baltimore, MD

Looking for tips on how to teach your dog to greet strangers calmly? This skill and more can be explained by dog trainers in Baltimore. They’ve got the experience it takes to help you and your doggo work as a team. Choose the obedience commands you want to start with and get ready to see your pup excel.

Baltimore has a significant canine population, and at the top of the list of companions is the American Pit Bull Terrier. This dog is strong and likes to be busy, so pet parents keen on exercising with their furry friends may choose the breed. The Pit Bull’s reputation precedes them, and not always for the right reasons. Train your Pitty to take on the world with a smile and show that this pooch knows their stuff. 

The Labradoodle, Beagle and Jack Russell Terrier all make the list, too. Rounding out the top five dogs is the ever-lovable Pug. Pugs are ready to roll whenever you are but don’t have any qualms about showing their stubborn side, either. Their wrinkly, unique faces and short height mean they may tire more quickly than a bigger dog, Still, the personality of these little dynamos makes up for any shortcomings in stature.

Connect with a dog trainer with Wag! and get ready to let your hair (and your doggo’s fur) down for a fun dog training session that will see your pup at the top of the class.