Dog Trainers in Detroit

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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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Karrie ADetroit, MI



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“All you need is love & a dog”

Hi! I'm Karrie. I am a non-smoking female who loves taking my own dogs for a walk and would love to be able to help you when you are unable to walk your pups. Currently, I am a volunteer at a local rescue and have two dogs (Doberman mix and Labrador Mix)of my own. I have experience walking all sizes of dogs, those who have special needs, and dogs of all tempraments. I feel comfortable going at your dogs pace and having slow introductions.

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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

Patricia MDetroit, MI



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“Dog Gone Walking”

Hello, My name is Pat And I have been around dogs and cats my whole life. I had worked in a veterinarian hospital, certified in dog grooming, I also certified through Animal Behavoiral College in Dog Training, Dog Walking, Shelter Training, Cat Behavior, Pet Massaging. I have fostered cats, done pet sitting. My love for animals is endless. I had taken a course in Pet CPR.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

About Dog Training in Detroit, MI

Training Fun Fact #1:

Which breed is sometimes called a bodybuilder on four legs? The American Staffordshire Terrier, that’s who! Although their musculature and size make them look bulky, they are surprisingly speedy. Despite their stocky appearance, they have little body fat and benefit from a coat in the winter. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a loyal pup that makes a great hiking partner in any season as long as they are dressed for the weather. 

Training Fun Fact #2:

It’s not a natural movement at all for a dog to walk backward. Typically, it is easier for them to turn on a dime and head the other way. There are dogs who do walk this way, though, and it is thought to be due to a phobia or even a neurological condition. To teach your clever four-legger to walk backward, have treats in hand, and exercise patience.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Are you tired of tripping over your furry companion’s toys? Teaching your intelligent pupper to clean up every last toy after playtime is a chore sure to stimulate the brain. First, take the time to help your dog identify each object by name (it’s proven that canines have the skill). Then, train them to drop the toys in their toybox. Put the two tasks together, and it’s clean-up time!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Detroit, MI

Are you looking to learn more about dog training in Detroit? The best type of class for your pooch will depend on their individual needs. A group class where basic manners are taught will average $175. It’s possible to fine-tune the specifics for group classes even more, by looking into lessons in confidence building, leash control, and socialization. Be prepared to go to every class so that your dog does not miss a minute of the important instruction.

Does a boarding and training package suit your needs? Pet parents willing to part from their pooches for a week or two will pay about $2800 for 2 weeks of intensive onsite training in a boarding kennel. Sometimes, the overnight stays and lessons take place in the trainer’s home. An assessment of what your dog needs to learn is often required and will range around $150 in fees.

Are you looking for in-home training for your canine buddy? This type of class will cost, on average, $100 to $200 per hour. Travel costs for the dog trainer will be extra.

Is your best buddy ready to get pawsitive attention and training to help them be the best-behaved dog on the block? Dog trainers in Detroit are up to the task and will combine instruction and fun to keep your dog engaged in the lesson. 

In-home instruction with a dog trainer with Wag! is the best option for getting your pooch the tools to succeed in all aspects of training. A customized program tailored to what your pup needs is an affordable option at $60 per hour. Download the Wag! app, chat with a vetted and enthusiastic trainer and schedule your dog’s first lesson. It’s that simple!

Going Off-Leash in Detroit, MI

Before heading out and about in bustling Detroit, have your vet bring your dog’s vaccinations up to date. Leptospirosis has been recorded in Southeastern Michigan, making the vaccine for this serious illness a must. The rabies vaccine is a requirement, too. All pups need a dog license, and of course, it is good doggo etiquette to pick up after your canine BFF at all times.

Where do local dogs hang out in Detroit? Off-leash dog parks are a favorite place to congregate and exercise. Take Fido for a ride in the car to Balduck Dog Park, where adventurous dogs roam large fields and run over the hills. It’s just the spot for practicing Fido’s recall skills. Engage your dog in a game of fetch when the park is quiet, and then watch the sunset together.

Does your dog love an early morning run like most dogs do? Head to Belle Isle Beach for a jog, and if you have any energy left, traverse a nearby trail before leaving for home. Remember, when planning an all-day outing, bring a backpack with a mini-sized first aid kit. Include a collapsible water bowl and fresh water, and a few of Fido’s favorite snacks.

Dog Training in Detroit, MI

Mutts and designer dogs alike sport fancy dog collars and leashes as they walk about Detroit’s city streets. The attractive Labradoodle is a hit in this town, and that is no surprise. A combo of the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle, this popular pooch has got what it takes to be a star. They are full of energy, love to train, and are always happy. 

Not to be left out of the picture is the Goldendoodle, another dog ever-eager to be where you are. The parentage of this amicable dog is the matching of the Poodle and Golden Retriever. The Siberian Husky makes the list, as does the American Pit Bull Terrier. 

One of the spunkiest dogs to walk the neighborhood is the busy Jack Russell Terrier. It’s highly likely you will meet one of these mischievous pups at the park. They reign supreme as far as spunk goes and even though a small dog, will stand up to the big boys any day.

If your dog is high-energy like any of these fabulous Detroit dogs, you will want to get on the dog training bandwagon right away. Schedule a lesson on the Wag! app for your little dynamo and get ready to learn today!